Sunday Roast: Doctor Who, Father’s Day

Going back a few years (and one Doctor incarnation), the Doctor and Rose go back in time to meet her father who died when she was six months old.  By preventing his death, she creates a paradox and inadvertently releases the Reapers, and leaves the Doctor powerless.

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27 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: Doctor Who, Father’s Day

  1. Interesting article, Cats. Humans are incredibly slow learners but as more information comes out and more of ‘God’s mysteries’ are understood I think people will realize just how long the snake oil salesmen have been ripping them off.

    For 1500 years Xtianity has been selling the idea of turning your life over to a higher authority. It’s about time mankind figured out that higher authority they are selling is nothing more than a bunch of greedy con men.

  2. On Face The Nation, Harry Smith hosts a circular firing squad of Republicans, with Dick Armey, Dee Dee Scozzafava, and Ed Gillespie. They’re blaming each other for losing the NY 23rd seat. Very funny.

    But the highlight of the morning was Bernie Sanders on This Week, opposite Lindsey Graham. He tears Lindsey up on the Afghan War, healthcare and the re-appointment of Ben Bernanke.

    On This Week’s panel, Dan Senor, giving the talking points from the Reich, claims that David Obey’s war surcharge tax is wrong, because you shouldn’t propose a tax for every foreign policy crisis. Matthew Dowd and Paul Krugman drew the distinction between policy and a war, and George Will could see how lame Senor sounded and stayed out of it.

  3. I like the idea of a non-declared war surcharge tax. Make it hefty and automatic on any company that stands to profit from the conflict. And on any member of Congress who votes to support it.

    Regular people get to opt in or out. Public expression of support would amount to automatic opt in. I think engaging in armed conflict would lose a great deal of glamor if one had to pay for it up front.

    Oh, and if the money dries up, all troops come home immediately.

    One can dream.

  4. Zooey,

    Maybe Saturday would be better for longer shows like Doctor Who. Blackadder was easier to get into because it was shorter. On weekdays, I have to turn off my talk radio, to listen to a show. I have a hard time squeezing in Keith and Rachel. On Sundays I have This Week and Meet The Press etc, fairly early.

    I was watching the show last year for a few weeks, then I stopped finding it. It’s on this Friday at 4am on SyFy, then BBC channel has it 6pm Saturday, then 6pm the next Saturday, and Sunday the 13th has several in a row, starting at noon, but those times aren’t convenient. So I quit looking for it.

  5. I’ve always loved the good Doctor, watched it pretty steadily when I was younger. For me, its like coming into the middle of a movie. The episode may be great fun but you just know you are missing things.

    A friend recommended Heroes to me last year so I watched an episode. It was cool and loads of fun but after about ten minutes I realized I had no idea what was really going on.

  6. Looks like I’m going to have to go TV shopping. Last night the 27 inch died just like you turned it off with the remote, and efforts to revive it have failed. Just now the 19 inch’s picture lost horizontal control and there’s no external adjustment. I wasn’t sure I could watch Alabama on the 19 anyway, so I was expecting to shop later this week, but now I may have to go today.

  7. Zooey, what’s your dad doing in Texas for 6 months?

    Hoodathunk, Wayne and I started watching Heroes when it first aired. The first season is fairly easy to follow and pretty entertaining, after that we started losing track. Plus other things started conflicting with that TV time slot, so we kinda gave up after the second season.

  8. Tiger Woods turned down an interview with the state troopers for the third straight time this afternoon since his accident at 2:25 AM Friday morning. This guy has chutzpah! Under the same circumstances, I would be looking at three concrete walls, bars, a cot and a non-flush toilet without a seat..

  9. As long as Tiger Woods refuses to talk to the police, there will be speculation as to what really happened. Should be good material for The Onion.

    I never followed Dr. Who and I watched Heroes the first year it was on TV and then I lost interest. The Supersize series was unique and I think that is what grab viewers’ attention. Just my opinion.

    • Hello, all.

      I chose this particular Doctor Who because it’s from the first season (2005) after a very long hiatus. And because it shows the relationship beginning between the Doctor and Rose, as well as some background on her parents, who are featured in future shows. I’ll figure out some direction for the Sunday Roast, but in the meantime please bear with me and my Doctor Who love!

  10. Zooey, I went to last Sunday’s Dr. Who and it said:

    “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by BBC Worldwide Ltd..”

    I’m wondering if these are going to be available, much longer. They haven’t banned the ones above yet, but maybe it has to do with what season they are from?

    • Walt let me know about that, House. I think there was a copyright claim because it was only aired within the last few days before I posted it. I was hoping it wouldn’t be pulled until after last Sunday, but lost the gamble. Too bad, because it was totally sweet!

      This particular episode is from 2005, so I think there’s no problems in posting it.

  11. Look at that, over 5000 comments on the Huckabee story at Huffpost. I wonder how many were pending at the peak of traffic? That place is so overcrowded it’s ridiculous.

  12. Wanda Sykes said Tigers wife probably chased him out of the house while he was leaving and started banging on his truck with a golf club and when he looked to see what was going on smashed the truck. Nobody was hurt and he was tested for alcohol so if they want they should write him a ticket and let him go to court. I think the average guy would have walked away without a ticket though.

    Anybody else watch the rock and roll hall of fame concert on HBO. Simon and Garfunkle singing together, gasp.

    • Morning Shayne. I am still wondering how he got the cuts and lacerations to his face. Do you suppose she took a whack at his head and face with that golf club before taking out his back windows of his Escalade? Reports say there was no blood on his steering wheel and his bags didn’t deploy, so how did his face get so damaged, and why would he be in and out of consciousness.. I saw somewhere where apparently Tiger told someone:

      During the phone conversation on Friday, Tiger told his friend, “I have to run to Zales to get a ‘Kobe Special.'” The person on the other end of the phone asked Tiger what a “Kobe Special” was. The reply — “A house on a finger.”
      During the conversation, Tiger said his wife had “gone ghetto” on him.

      I like Tiger Woods. His story is an amazing one. He’s been a great role model and inspiration for a lot of young people. I hate to see this stuff happen. I don’t know what happened, and it’s too bad it’s being playing out for the world to see and speculate about. I hope he can live this down and it doesn’t destroy his family.
      I guess I don’t get how if the police come to your home to interview you following an accident, you can just keep turning them away (3 times). I didn’t think you could do that.

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