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Doctor Who 5×04 Time of the Angels Recap (Finally :P) – Spoilers

Posted in Doctor who with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by Geek Tv

I loved it. The end.

Kidding 😛

Not that I didn’t love it. I really did. I could babble for hours about it and go into an in-depth analysis and whatnot but we all know that it would bore you, no? The episode begins with a dude spinning in a meadow, bird chirping, the sun is shining and the dude is apparently full of drugs 😛 Turns out that he was kissed by someone wearing halluciogenic lipstick (where can I get one? :D) and we’re informed that she is here. The she in question, wears a killer pair of red heels and is none else than River Song!

Next we see Amy and the Doctor in a museum (The Delirium Archive) thing where the Doctor whines about stuff being wrong and Amy whines about wanting to visit a planet. The Doctor is claiming ownership on other things until they come upon a box that has ancient high Gallifreyan all over it. As the Doctor says “There were days, there were many days, these words could burn stars and raise up empires and topple Gods. “ Those words are “Hello Sweety” ROFLMAO Typical River, what was it last time? Message on the psychic paper signed xoxo if I recal correctly XD Anyway, the Doctor steals the box and plays the security recording in it that shows what happened on that ship. Basically River is toying with some soldiers who are about to execute her and sends coordinates to the Doctor, 12.000 years later so as to go and pick her up. She then blasts the ship door open and noone can deny that this woman might not be all doll-pretty but sure has buckets of style. Sure enough the TARDIS materialises and the Doctor welcomes her with open arms. Quite literally. Then at her command he follows the ship River was on.

River sure knows her way round the TARDIS, makes herself comfy by removing her heels and hanging them on the control screens and gives the Doctor some important flying lessons that leave Amy highly amused. They end up in Alfava Metraxis, the 7th planet of the Dundra System and see that the ship ( The Byzantium) has crashed on an Aplan Temple on top of a massive mausoleum (The Byzantium Crash was mentioned by River in Silence in the library). Then River asks the Doctor to sonic her so as to make her mobile a beacon for her team to home to. The team arrives and it turns out it’s a bunch of troops who aren’t troops but clerics.  It’s the 51st century and the Church has apparently moved on. Their leader, Father Octavian asks if they know what they’re up against to and River drops the bomb. It’s a Wheeping Angel. Remember those creepy frakers from Blink? Yes. The very same. Only harder, better, faster, stronger.

The Doctor freaks out a little because they end up looking for a stone angel in a place full of stone statues. Amy then asks if River is his wife and remarks that River talks to the Doctor as if they’re married. The Doctor answers “Yes” to mock her but he doesn’t really know either. River calls the Doctor to show him the video she got from the Byzantium vault. It’s 4 seconds long and on a loop and the Doctor confirms is an Angel. In addition to that, the planet has apparently been terraformed since the indigenous species is extinct and that there are now 6 billion human inhabitants on Alfava Metraxis. That’s right champs. All the current world population 😛

The clerics work out they should bomb their way in the mausoleum to make their way up to the ship and while they’re at it, River shows the Doctor a book on the Angels and asks him how early they are on his timeline and he says it’s way too early. Amy, disappointed that noone wanted her help for anything goes to see the angel video again. She seems a bit mesmerised by it and suddenly notices that the Angel has moved. The Doctor wonders why there aren’t any pictures in the book and come upon a very disturbing passage: ‘That which holds the image of an angel becomes itself an angel.’ I mean it hardly gets any creepier than that right *shudder* Sure enough the angel on the video starts coming out of the screen and into the room Amy is in. Freaked, she tries to get out but everything has locked, the Doctor can’t sonic it open and panicking starts telling her not to blink, not to look it in the eyes and the thing he found out about the angel’s image. Amy proves what a smart cookie she is by pausing the tape on a blip. Everything flungs open just in time for the explosion that opens the way into the mausoleum.

Before they proceed to search for the loose Angel, Father Octavian pulls River on the side and asks her if the Doctor knows what and who she is. River says it’s too early for him with a sad look on her face. When Father Octavian warns her not to let the Doctor figure it out or he wouldn’t help them she wears a look of disgust and tells him she doesn’t wanna go back to prison D: I must admit I took it completely wrong the first time I watched it and thought River was a villain but upon rewatch I noticed the looks on River’s face and now I am convinced she is probably blackmailed by the Church and her only deal out is to lend them the Doctor. Two clerics, Angelo and Christian are investigating when stone rumbles and Christian tells Angelo that he has to come and see what he found. Angelo is looking for him and we see the Angel inbetween the shadows.

The Doctor hears gunfire and runs towards it. Turns out a spooked cleric, Bob, went amok on a decorative statue because he thought it look at him. The Bishop starts to reprimand him but the Doctor jumps in, in his defense and says that whoever isn’t scared is a moron. The Doctor declares something’s wrong but he can’t quite put his finger on it. There’s some funny banter about the builders of the temple, the Aplans, who had two heads and tendencies for self marriage (on which laws were made afterwards). Suddenly, the Doctor and River realise what was eating them. The Aplans had two heads so why the statues only have one? Are you guys spooked yet? Cause this really made me froze in horror. Yep, the whole fraking lot of the six floor mausoleum statues are all Wheeping Angels. Yep. I’m going to need a moment with kittens and sunshine to recover.

Anyway, the Doctor figures the Angels are starved and currently restoring by feeding on the leaking energy from the ship’s crash. Meanwhile, Bob tries to get hold of Angelo and Christian and when they reply on the radio they insist he should go and see what they’ve found. This will end ugly :/ The Bishop radios Bob and informs him that all the statues are now active. Bob says he’s sorry because Christian and Angelo are dead, the angels (oddly enough) snapped their necks and ohh surprise! they have also snapped Bob’s neck as well and then ripped his skull stuff off to reproduce his consciousness so as to communicate with them.  He then informs them the Angel is on his way to them. They all start running away but Amy stays behind. Her hand has turned into stone. The Doctor insists the Angel is messing with her head and tries to make her believe him but she doesn’t. The Angels are clsoing in on them and the Doctor bites Amy to prove her hand isn’t stone. In pain Amy starts running away while whining at the Doctor for leaving her a mark with his space teeth. I laughed so hard 😀

The Clerics and River find the Byzantium but it is 30 feet above them and there’s no way out. Bob calls the Doctor again and tells him the Angels will be there soon and also the reason the Angels wanted him to communicate that much. This was to let the Doctor know that he has let Bob down and even though he promised him his fear would help him stay alive, he died in pain and alone.

There’s something the Angels are very keen you should know before the end. I died in fear.You told me my fear would keep me alive but I died afraid, in pain and alone.You made me trust you, and when it mattered, you let me down. I’m sorry, sir. The Angels were very keen for you to know that.

~Sacred Bob

The Doctor, extremely angered by the Angels mocking his value for life like that, says the Angels did their second big mistake. He then asks everyone if they trust him (To which River replies Always and I am now 100% sure she’s blackmailed and not a villain). When everyone says they trust the Doctor, he say that he’s about to do something very very stupid and dangerous and when he does they should all jump as high as they can. He then declares that if someone values their existence and want to build a successful trap there’s one thing they should never put in it. That is of course the Doctor himself, who takes the Bishop’s gun and shoots the gravity globe that held the light hovering above them.

And that’s it. The credits roll and I’m left with my mouth hanging open, having forgotten this is a two parter and that I don’t have the fraking DVD like I did when I watched the previous seasons! Damn damn damn!

All in all, I love the episode, it moved pretty fast and if possible left more questions about River. I love this woman, she has style, she’s cheeky and she knows the Doctor’s real name 😮 I am a sucker for romance so I really hope River is a love interest of the Doctor’s. The only thing I can do is brood and wait for the next episode and probably produce some fanart while waiting. If I find my wacom stylus -.- I wanted to write more but it’s 3 am, it’s a working day tomorrow and I’ll have to wake up when my son does so Goodnight from me but it is Picspam time for you so fasten your seatbelts.

Old Classic #01: BTVS: 4×10 Hush

Posted in Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Old Classics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2010 by Geek Tv

So sue me! Inspired by the latest Doctor Who episode “The Beast Below” I now introduce you (or remind you) “Hush”!

“Hush” is the tenth episode of the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it was written and directed by Joss Whedon and it originally broadcast on December 14, 1999.

So what’s it about?

Fairytale monsters called The Gentlemen steal the voices of everyone in Sunnydale, including the Scooby Gang.

Oh Wow! So how did it all happen?

This is the season when Buffy was in college! We start with Professor Maggie Walsh talking about communication in class and then asks Buffy to come and lie on her desk for a demonstration. Riley steps forward and kisses her and then the sun goes down. Buffy hears a young girl’s voice and walks out of the classroom and into the halls where a girl holding a small box stands singing a creepy nursery rhyme (LITTLE GIRLS ARE CREEPY)

Can’t even shout, can’t even cry
The Gentlemen are coming by.
Looking in windows, knocking on doors,
They need to take seven and they might take yours.
Can’t call to mom, can’t say a word,
You’re gonna die screaming but you won’t be heard.

Buffy wakes up in class. She was dreaming! After leaving the class she calls Giles and tries to research the information she gained from her dream about The Gentlemen. Spike (who earlier in the season had a chip, that prevented him from harming people, planted in his brain) has made himself at home at Giles’  and complains about there not being any more Weetabix (despite having eaten it all himself – again), claiming he likes to add it to his butcher’s blood sometimes for texture. Giles, repulsed by the mental image, tells him he ruined food for him forever.

Xander and Anya arrive, arguing about whether Xander really loves her or  is only interested in sex. Giles informs Xander that he has to babysit Spike for a few days because an old girlfriend of his will be coming over from England. None of them are particularly pleased about the arrangement.

Willow goes to her Wicca meeting but soon finds out that the girls are just wannabes with no knowledge of real magic. One girl, Tara, (who makes her first appearance on “Hush” ) seems to be interested in magic, but is very shy and easily cowed by the other members. After the meeting, Buffy complains to Willow how slowly her relationship with Riley is progressing, while Riley discusses the same with Forrest. Spike ends up tighed on a chair in Xander’s bedroom and starts imitating Anya to annoy Xander. Giles’ girlfriend, Olivia, shows up at his apartment and they get right to kissing. At the clock tower, one of the (creepy as #@$#@@) Gentlemen opens a box, and the voices of all the people in Sunnydale float out of their mouths and are drawn into the box.

The extremely creepy part begins here. I don’t know why silence is always so creepy but the episode hereafter contains no dialogue and is based 85% on music, 10% on body language and 5% on  marker boards XD Buffy and Willow wake up the next morning and find they have no voices and panic. Soon they realise that nobody else can speak either. Xander, similarly panicked blames Spike, who very clearly flips him the finger. Riley and Forrest try to enter the underground lab, but without his voice Riley cannot activate the voice-based security system on the elevator door. Professor Walsh opens the elevator and obviously reprimands them when she points out a sign saying they should have used the stairs in the event of emergencies.

The street vendors’ majesty is shown once more as there’s one selling marker boards for an outrageous price. Buffy and Willow both buy one. A report on tv states that everyone in Sunnydale has come down with a severe case of laryngitis and the town has been quarantined. The threat of chaos looming that night, Buffy goes out to patroland Riley and his team also go out incognito to maintain order. Riley and Buffy meet while walking out on the streets and as Riley is about to leave, he  kisses Buffy for the first time. Later that night, the Gentlemen and their weird minions come out in the night. Olivia wakes up startled and through the window she sees one of the Gentlemen who glide followed by their demon assistants on the ground. Two Gentlemen float through the UC Sunnydale dorms, finding a freshman boy and cut out his heart. The next morning, Olivia draws a picture of the creature she saw, and Giles recognises it and takes out a book of fairy tales. In an extremely funny sequence in a lecture room at the college, Giles tells the story of the Gentlemen through drawings and text on an overhead projector, with musical embellishment. The sound of a real human scream — not a recorded one, despite Willow’s suggestion — can kill them, so they take away everyone’s voices, allowing them to get the seven human hearts they need. Riley suits up and goes to patrol, while Buffy prepares to do the same. Tara is chased by the Gentlemen and she finally makes it to Willow’s dorm and the two girls make a run for it. Riley is attacked by several of the Gentlemen’s demon assistants in the clock tower, until Buffy shows up and starts fighting alongside him. They are both shocked to see each other but they can’t say a thing.

Spike vamps out while drinking a mug of blood at Giles’ house and as he bends down by the sofa on which Anya is sleeping, Xander enters and concludes Spike has bitten Anya and starts punching Spike when Anya wakes up and stops him. Xander then kisses her passionately and Anya realizing he does indeed love her does a very crude gesture telling Xander they should have sex.

Hiding in a room, Willow and Tara combine their magic to move a vending machine in front of a door to protect them from the Gentlemen. Buffy gets caught by the Footmen and the Gentlemen are about to cut into her when Riley electrocutes them. Buffy spots the box of voices on the table and recognises it from her dream. She points it out to Riley who smashes the box. Everyone’s voice returns and Buffy lets out a loud and long scream, which causes the Gentlemen’s heads to explode in a shower of green slime.

The next day, Willow and Tara talk about being real witches, while Olivia  is reluctand to be part of Giles’ scary world. Riley goes to Buffy’s dorm to talk, but they sit in silence as neither knows what to say.

That was awesome I want to know more!

  • Joss Whedon created this episode after hearing repeatedly that the crucial part of his series was the dialogue.
  • Joss Whedon wanted “The Gentleman” to be very nightmarish, hoping that they would be monsters children would remember being scared of later in their lives. He succeeded.
  • Joss Whedon originally planned to produce the Musical episode “Once More, with Feeling” in place of this episode. However, Xena:Warrior Princess had recently shown a musical episode so the idea was put on hold.
  • This episode uses composed music in place of dialogue.  Exactly the opposite of  “The Body” that uses no music and puts focus on Dialogue.
  • The original airing of “Hush” received 6.6 million viewers, the highest rated episode of the season and earned Buffy its first Emmy nomination (for best original writing), but did not win.

Was there any funny quotes in the episode?

Oddly enough (considering this episode has almost no dialogue) yes!

Anya – “You mean an orgasm friend?”
Giles – “Yes, that’s precisely the most appalling thing you could have said!”
_______________

Spike – “We’re out of Weetabix.”
Giles – “We are out of Weetabix because you ate it all. Again.”
Spike – “Get some more.”
Giles – “I thought vampires were supposed to eat blood.”
Spike – “Yeah, well sometimes I like to crumble up the Weetabix in the blood. Gives it a little texture.”
Giles – “Since the picture you just painted means that I will never touch food of any kind again, you’ll just have to pick it up yourself.”
Spike – “Sissy.”
_______________

Buffy – “No actual witches in your witch group?”
Willow – “No. Bunch of Wanna-Blessed-Bes. You know, nowadays every girl with a henna tattoo and a spice rack thinks she’s a sister
to the dark ones.”

Where can I watch it?

It has been released on DVD so your best bet lies there. If your country supports it, you can also try Hulu.com. You may also try to find it on youtube although I doubt it will be of very good quality.

Come on! Gimme a trailer! Or some scenes!

Here you go!

Buffy promo, Supernatural style

I laughed so hard at this scene

Stills?

That’s all folks 😀 I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane! Pop in your Buffy DVDs, or go rent them if you can’t afford them like yours truly and tune in back on next Monday for the next installment of Old Classics.

So sue me! Inspired by the latest Doctor Who episode “The Beast Below” I now introduce you (or remind you) “Hush”!

“Hush” is the tenth episode of the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it was written and directed by Joss Whedon and it originally broadcast on December 14, 1999.

So what’s it about?

Fairytale monsters called The Gentlemen steal the voices of everyone in Sunnydale, including the Scooby Gang.

Oh Wow! So how did it all happen?

This is the season when Buffy was in college! We start with Professor Maggie Walsh talking about communication in class and then asks Buffy to come and lie on her desk for a demonstration. Riley steps forward and kisses her and then the sun goes down. Buffy hears a young girl’s voice and walks out of the classroom and into the halls where a girl holding a small box stands singing a creepy nursery rhyme (LITTLE GIRLS ARE CREEPY)

Can’t even shout, can’t even cry
The Gentlemen are coming by.
Looking in windows, knocking on doors,
They need to take seven and they might take yours.
Can’t call to mom, can’t say a word,
You’re gonna die screaming but you won’t be heard.

Buffy wakes up in class. She was dreaming! After leaving the class she calls Giles and tries to research the information she gained from her dream about The Gentlemen. Spike (who earlier in the season had a chip, that prevented him from harming people, planted in his brain) has made himself at home at Giles’  and complains about there not being any more Weetabix (despite having eaten it all himself – again), claiming he likes to add it to his butcher’s blood sometimes for texture. Giles, repulsed by the mental image, tells him he ruined food for him forever.

Xander and Anya arrive, arguing about whether Xander really loves her or  is only interested in sex. Giles informs Xander that he has to babysit Spike for a few days because an old girlfriend of his will be coming over from England. None of them are particularly pleased about the arrangement.

Willow goes to her Wicca meeting but soon finds out that the girls are just wannabes with no knowledge of real magic. One girl, Tara, (who makes her first appearance on “Hush” ) seems to be interested in magic, but is very shy and easily cowed by the other members. After the meeting, Buffy complains to Willow how slowly her relationship with Riley is progressing, while Riley discusses the same with Forrest. Spike ends up tighed on a chair in Xander’s bedroom and starts imitating Anya to annoy Xander. Giles’ girlfriend, Olivia, shows up at his apartment and they get right to kissing. At the clock tower, one of the (creepy as #@$#@@) Gentlemen opens a box, and the voices of all the people in Sunnydale float out of their mouths and are drawn into the box.

The extremely creepy part begins here. I don’t know why silence is always so creepy but the episode hereafter contains no dialogue and is based 85% on music, 10% on body language and 5% on chalk and blackboards XD Buffy and Willow wake up the next morning and find they have no voices and panic. Soon they realise that nobody else can speak either. Xander, similarly panicked blames Spike, who very clearly flips him the finger. Riley and Forrest try to enter the underground lab, but without his voice Riley cannot activate the voice-based security system on the elevator door. Professor Walsh opens the elevator and obviously reprimands them when she points out a sign saying they should have used the stairs in the event of emergencies.

The street vendors’ majesty is shown once more as there’s one selling chalk boards for an outrageous price. Buffy and Willow both buy one. A report on tv states that everyone in Sunnydale has come down with a severe case of laryngitis and the town has been quarantined. The threat of chaos looming that night, Buffy goes out to patroland Riley and his team also go out incognito to maintain order. Riley and Buffy meet while walking out on the streets and as Riley is about to leave, he  kisses Buffy for the first time. Later that night, the Gentlemen and their weird minions come out in the night. Olivia wakes up startled and through the window she sees one of the Gentlemen who glide followed by their demon assistants on the ground. Two Gentlemen float through the UC Sunnydale dorms, finding a freshman boy and cut out his heart. The next morning, Olivia draws a picture of the creature she saw, and Giles recognises it and takes out a book of fairy tales. In an extremely funny sequence in a lecture room at the college, Giles tells the story of the Gentlemen through drawings and text on an overhead projector, with musical embellishment. The sound of a real human scream — not a recorded one, despite Willow’s suggestion — can kill them, so they take away everyone’s voices, allowing them to get the seven human hearts they need. Riley suits up and goes to patrol, while Buffy prepares to do the same. Tara is chased by the Gentlemen and she finally makes it to Willow’s dorm and the two girls make a run for it. Riley is attacked by several of the Gentlemen’s demon assistants in the clock tower, until Buffy shows up and starts fighting alongside him. They are both shocked to see each other but they can’t say a thing.

Spike vamps out while drinking a mug of blood at Giles’ house and as he bends down by the sofa on which Anya is sleeping, Xander enters and concludes Spike has bitten Anya and starts punching Spike when Anya wakes up and stops him. Xander then kisses her passionately and Anya realizing he does indeed love her does a very crude gesture telling Xander they should have sex.

Hiding in a room, Willow and Tara combine their magic to move a vending machine in front of a door to protect them from the Gentlemen. Buffy gets caught by the Footmen and the Gentlemen are about to cut into her when Riley electrocutes them. Buffy spots the box of voices on the table and recognises it from her dream. She points it out to Riley who smashes the box. Everyone’s voice returns and Buffy lets out a loud and long scream, which causes the Gentlemen’s heads to explode in a shower of green slime.

The next day, Willow and Tara talk about being real witches, while Olivia  is reluctand to be part of Giles’ scary world. Riley goes to Buffy’s dorm to talk, but they sit in silence as neither knows what to say.

That was awesome I want to know more!

* Joss Whedon created this episode after hearing repeatedly that the crucial part of his series was the dialogue.

* Joss Whedon wanted “The Gentleman” to be very nightmarish, hoping that they would be monsters children would remember being scared of later in their lives. He succeeded.

* Joss Whedon originally planned to produce the Musical episode “Once More, with Feeling” in place of this episode. However, Xena:Warrior Princess had recently shown a musical episode so the idea was put on hold.

* This episode uses composed music in place of dialogue.  Exactly the opposite of  “The Body” that uses no music and puts focus on Dialogue.

* The original airing of “Hush” received 6.6 million viewers, the highest rated episode of the season and earned Buffy its first Emmy nomination (for best original writing), but did not win.

Was there any funny quotes in the episode?

Oddly enough (considering this episode has almost no dialogue) yes!

Anya – “You mean an orgasm friend?”
Giles – “Yes, that’s precisely the most appalling thing you could have said!”
_______________

Spike – “We’re out of Weetabix.”
Giles – “We are out of Weetabix because you ate it all. Again.”
Spike – “Get some more.”
Giles – “I thought vampires were supposed to eat blood.”
Spike – “Yeah, well sometimes I like to crumble up the Weetabix in the blood. Gives it a little texture.”
Giles – “Since the picture you just painted means that I will never touch food of any kind again, you’ll just have to pick it
up yourself.”
Spike – “Sissy.”
_______________

Buffy – “No actual witches in your witch group?”
Willow – “No. Bunch of Wanna-Blessed-Bes. You know, nowadays every girl with a henna tattoo and a spice rack thinks she’s a sister
to the dark ones.”

Where can I watch it?

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