Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Bride of Who

Catherine Tate, what a nice little surprise tucked in there at the end of the excellent final episode of 'Doctor Who', after we had witnessed the tearful farewell to Billy Piper's Rose.

The only downside was I really was expecting her to die. Nice writing, but what a cop out. We got the great trail at the beginning and eagerly looked forward to the demise of the Doctor’s accomplice chip-shop girl. Or launderette girl. She was good, but as so often pointed out here, no Rosamund Pike.

Anyway, The Observer liked last week's line about laundrette so much that it ran it on Sunday in a piece about the new who assistant Freema Agyeman, who'll be playing a scientist called Martha.

But what do we get? Nothing. Off she walks into the sunset with her perfect new family in a parallel universe. Boo!

Other than that it was brilliant. The Daleks and Cybermen going head to head was only going to come out one way.

The Cybermen with their naff delete were second rate and due for extermination.

So the beach and a holographic farewell in Norway's well-known Bad Wolf Bay.

Back in the Tardis and what's this, was that really Catherine Tate? Sure was.

Tate is to appear in the Doctor Who Christmas Special: The Runaway Bride playing Donna, alongside David Tennant's Doctor.

It's a bit of a lucky gig for Tate who had been holding out for something better. "I was holding out for summer season at Wigan rep but as a summer job this'll do."


At 12:23 PM, Anonymous the online pixie said...

Is there any chance we could get some of the comments in The Observer too? lol

At 5:01 PM, Anonymous the online pixie said...

So farewell then Syd Barrett
Were never
Just another brick in the wall.

At 5:17 PM, Anonymous gordy wardy (different spellings needed to make it rhyme?, what a crazy language) said...

catherine tate is rubbish. she can shove her awards. get back to comedy school you clown shoe.

At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I felt it necessary to jump in on Catherine's behalf, as not only is she a fantastic comedian, but also a highly attractive woman. I am known to have a inclination towards the ginger species - and she really does make my toes curl. and my box of kleenex agrees

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Lost Boy said...

The 'finale' (as we are now wont to say) was a dull cop out with thousands of inconsistencies. Billie seems to have spent the entire series blubbing about something or other, so at least now her tims is over she won't get chapped cheeks. I thought Chrissie from EastEnders looked fabulous in silver, but if they were going to have her as a humanised Cyberman, couldn't they have kept the hair?

At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Russel T Davis said...

What no mention of the way it was cunningly revealed that the Doc had been banging Billie all along?

The whole pregnancy scare thing...very good.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger Navito UK Shopping said...

Catherine Tate is a funny lady ... and original too.


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