itgoesdingwhentheresstuff:

30 Days of Summer Break Doctor Who: Day 2: Favorite Episode
The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
To me, this episode has everything a good episode of Doctor Who needs - humor, mystery, excitement, genuine terror, interesting guest characters, a creative idea, and a hint of philosophy. It has some of the best acting Tennant and Piper did in the whole series, and it is the episode the reminds me why I loved the relationship between the Doctor and Rose (when Journey’s End makes me doubt it). Can Matt Jones write more?
Its one of the most overtly sci-fi episodes of DW - and I tend to like the historical ones more - but it shows all the best elements of sci-fi. It perfectly captures the terrible enormity of space and time: when it looks like the TARDIS is lost, we really feel the isolation of those few people standing on the edge of the universe. When the Doctor watches the Scarlet system disappear into the black hole, you can see the weight he always carries, being the only witness to the ending of so much. 
Also, Ida is one of my favorite guest characters, and her scenes with the Doctor, talking about the urge to jump, are brilliant. Only Doctor Who would be capable of genuine deep thoughts on the nature of faith and curiosity in the middle of a kid’s adventure show.
We also see in this episode how much Rose has grown. She can act alone, taking charge of a dangerous situation and encouraging everyone around her to be the best they can be. She is more worried about the Doctor than she is about herself. And she is incredibly brave when she is entirely out of her depth. 
The stuff of legend, indeed.

itgoesdingwhentheresstuff:

30 Days of Summer Break Doctor Who: Day 2: Favorite Episode

The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit

To me, this episode has everything a good episode of Doctor Who needs - humor, mystery, excitement, genuine terror, interesting guest characters, a creative idea, and a hint of philosophy. It has some of the best acting Tennant and Piper did in the whole series, and it is the episode the reminds me why I loved the relationship between the Doctor and Rose (when Journey’s End makes me doubt it). Can Matt Jones write more?

Its one of the most overtly sci-fi episodes of DW - and I tend to like the historical ones more - but it shows all the best elements of sci-fi. It perfectly captures the terrible enormity of space and time: when it looks like the TARDIS is lost, we really feel the isolation of those few people standing on the edge of the universe. When the Doctor watches the Scarlet system disappear into the black hole, you can see the weight he always carries, being the only witness to the ending of so much. 

Also, Ida is one of my favorite guest characters, and her scenes with the Doctor, talking about the urge to jump, are brilliant. Only Doctor Who would be capable of genuine deep thoughts on the nature of faith and curiosity in the middle of a kid’s adventure show.

We also see in this episode how much Rose has grown. She can act alone, taking charge of a dangerous situation and encouraging everyone around her to be the best they can be. She is more worried about the Doctor than she is about herself. And she is incredibly brave when she is entirely out of her depth. 

The stuff of legend, indeed.

  1. paulalsm reblogged this from derepentevocevolte
  2. fangirladdictposts reblogged this from doctorwho
  3. why-yes-i-do-like-that-show reblogged this from itgoesdingwhentheresstuff
  4. myshipsallsunk reblogged this from doctorwho
  5. pendragons-and-winchesters reblogged this from itgoesdingwhentheresstuff
  6. beornthebeast reblogged this from imanagentofchaos
  7. imanagentofchaos reblogged this from itgoesdingwhentheresstuff
  8. malachitegrey reblogged this from jennhoney and added:
    These are almost certainly my favorite episodes of the Rose seasons. They’re intensely frightening and terribly...
  9. jennhoney reblogged this from jennhoney
  10. thedarkrose1997 reblogged this from doctorwho
  11. aminty reblogged this from theriverrunstoblack
  12. rogue-kiss reblogged this from itgoesdingwhentheresstuff
  13. turningthunderintograce reblogged this from theriverrunstoblack
  14. theriverrunstoblack reblogged this from janersm
  15. janersm reblogged this from doctorwho
  16. evollutionary reblogged this from fuckyeahtimelord
  17. lost-halcyon-days reblogged this from doctorwho
  18. begumwho reblogged this from itgoesdingwhentheresstuff
  19. glitterfreckly reblogged this from itgoesdingwhentheresstuff
  20. friendofalltheghosts reblogged this from doctorwho
  21. consortwithstars reblogged this from doctorwho
  22. pelvicsorceress reblogged this from bette--davis
  23. theeyebrowofspock reblogged this from doctorwho
  24. odi-the-aibyouka reblogged this from memoirsofagremlin
  25. everydayjessmarie reblogged this from huffellepuff and added:
    Favorite part of this episode? “If I believe in anything, I believe in her.
  26. beauteus-maximus reblogged this from memoirsofagremlin
  27. memoirsofagremlin reblogged this from doctorteneleven
  28. operationtelevision reblogged this from doctorwho
  29. huffellepuff reblogged this from doctorwho
  30. robbieeboy reblogged this from doctorwho
  31. buckyinthetardis reblogged this from sonic-spaceman
  32. smile-and-press-on reblogged this from doctorteneleven



RSS Twitter YouTube Facebook BBC America

DOCTORWHO.TUMBLR.COM/ARCHIVE





IF YOU ARE NEW TO WHO, Check out these posts.



WONDERING WHERE TO WATCH?
Check out our guide.


DoctorWho_BBCA