Doctor Who and the Dali Dilemma

New Doctor Who costume

Welcome back to Who’s On First Mondays… or rather, Who’s On Eventually because I was making ossobuco and was busy until now.  This week I’m sure we will find the Doctor in some sort of mischief and Clara doing something to try and help and/or lying to her boyfriend about the ambiguity of their relationship.  But that’s just a guess.  The ossobuco is in the oven so let’s see how right I am, shall we?

  • Well hello there paranoid caller.  Love to stay and chat but I have a feeling you’re about to die.
  • Yup. There it is.
  • Acres of room? Just how big is the T.A.R.D.I.S.?
  • Well that seems strange. A tiny white door where the regular blue one should be? Is it this week’s mystery or something to do with Steampunk Devil Lady? Oooh… or both?
  • “I don’t know what caused this.” says the Doctor of his suddenly shrunken T.A.R.D.I.S.  Now should be the time when Clara reassures him that it happens to all men-like aliens.
  • The Doctor just pointed to Clara & said “This is annoying!” and cheers went up across the galaxy.
  • I would have loved to see Peter Capaldi on set with the tiny T.A.R.D.I.S. jungle-gym thing.
  • Painting over lovely graffiti… what a shame! Speaking of which did you see that Banksy was arrested and his identity revealed?  I said on twitter it was like seeing Santa wear a tank top while watching the Easter Bunny snort a line of cocaine.
  • Also, does this guy have to be such an asshole?
  • Are we going to find out all these people painted on the walls are actually trapped there?  I bet we are.
  • Teeny tiny T.A.R.D.I.S.! So do you think the production department just picked up a replica at the store? That would be convenient.
  • Pocket T.A.R.D.I.S…. awww… how cute.
  • As far as I understand it an “estate” in England is some sort of government housing project. But what’s strange is an estate is also a large property with a mansion and servants. For a country that invented the language you think they could have come up with two different words for such class-sensitive and disparate situations.
  • Do you think there was some kind of scheduling conflict where they had to find a way to shoot Capaldi & Clara separately?
  • The walls are melting! Somewhere in the back of my mind there’s a relation to a French saying about being high, but I can’t quite put my finger on it right now.
  • This may be the first episode I’m actually enjoying of this show, FYI.
  • They can’t touch the walls! Good thing they just happen to be in a room with a hanging chair then!
  • And let’s take a moment to deal with some relationship issues. Sure, why not. “You lied!” “I just can’t quit you!” “You have to do the right thing.” Guilt guilt blah blah blah ultimatum. That sum it up?
  • Who are all these councils Brits are always moaning about anyway?
  • Of course the missing people are in the walls. We said that at the beginning. Like an episode of CSI or something, the killer is always going to be the day player you recognize the most.  Production would not have gone to the expense of doing art & then putting it in the script if it wasn’t important. TV doesn’t have time for art appreciation!
  • What a miserable man. Why would anyone choose to live their life so negatively?
  • The 2dis. What kind of pun crazy sleep deprived writer came up with that?
  • There just aren’t enough occasions to use an Addams Family reference these days. 
  • If these random events happen all over Britain why do none of the side characters talk about it or join a support group? Like T.A.R.D.I.S. Anonymous?
  • And the T.A.R.D.I.S. is restored. The Doctor lives. Because no one is ever in an real danger on this show.
  • Oh shit, he’s unbuttoned his jacket and started a monologue. Watch out!
  • Clara has pre-programmed blow off excuse text messages in her phone for when her boyfriend calls? Cold.
  • Oh hey! It’s Steampunk Devil Lady!
  • Join us next week when Doctor Who… plays Jumanji?

If you’ve missed any of the past week’s recaps (or whatever it is that I’m doing)… catch up!

  1. Doctor Who Does What? In The Where? Or Is It When?
  2. Doctor Who Episode 2: Robotic Bugaboo
  3. Doctor Who: Men In Tights
  4. Doctor Who and the Nightmarish First Date
  5. Doctor Who: The Intergalactic Job
  6. Doctor Who and the Case of Dramatic Irony
  7. Doctor Who: Dark Side of the Moon
  8. Doctor Who Has Mummy Issues