Merry Christmas everyone! It is hard to believe that the year has already come around to its end and has brang Christmas with it. The year has gone by so fast. As you all might know from yesterday's post today (Christmas) and tomorrow (Boxing Day) are both going to be Doctor Who Sunday posts to celebrate the arrival of a new actor (Peter Capaldi) and commiserate the loss of an old favourite (Matt Smith). It is also there to make up for missing out on last Sunday's Doctor Who post. You will still be able to see Part 7 this coming Sunday though (if all goes to plan). On with the show!
21. MARTHA WALKS THE EARTH IN THE LAST OF THE TIMELORDS
This was one of the better season finales of Doctor Who as we prepared to farewell faithful companion Martha Jones (without us knowing she would make a few reappearances in Season 4 with Donna Noble). Here we find that after the Earth has been reduced to a shadow of its former glory thanks to the Master and the Toclafane. At the end of the previous episode (The Sound of Drums) we find Martha escaping the Master and now we find out what she has been doing but it is not until the end of the episode that we find out why. It really is a great scene and is one of those emotional-due-to-lack-of-emotion moments. The world has appeared to give up all hope and that is what makes Martha strive on.
22. THE TOCLAFANE'S IDENTITY REVEALED IN THE LAST OF THE TIMELORDS
The true identity of these creatures from somewhere unknown yet found by the Master was one that shocked quite a number of people. As the Master says to the Doctor, "I could tell you who they really are but it would only break your heart." We find out that the Toclafane are in fact from the end of time itself and the last humans fleeing destruction who are driven made and turned into these creatures. They even say that they kill other humans "because it is fun!" It really is a sick thing to know that the human race which the Doctor helped save in the third-last episode of Series 3 became these monsters and returned to kill their own kind. It is horrible to think that this is what becomes of the human race; monsters.
23. MARTHA TRIUMPHS OVER THE MASTER IN THE LAST OF THE TIMELORDS
Some of the final moments of Series 4 were the best. We learnt a lot about our favourite series in this episode. This scene is one where the human will wins over the Master's. It is a story of defiance and the resilience and power of the human race. It was a very triumphant moment to get back at the one man who had single-handedly caused an apocalypse. It is also a very poignant moment when his own companion supports the Doctor. As we saw earlier while the Master dances (see number 20) she was visibly tired and here we can see that she is sick of him and wants him gone just as much as anyone else, if not more.
24. THE MASTER IS SHOT BY HIS COMPANION IN THE LAST OF THE TIMELORDS
This was one shock I did not forsee. I knew that his companion was getting tired of him but I never expected that she would go as far as to try and kill him after everyone else had already threatened to shoot him. What makes it even more surprising is that the Master refuses to regenerate as he does not want to spend the rest of his life stuck with the Doctor. It was a very triumphant and emotional (again due to lack of emotion) scene.
25. THE DOCTOR AND DONNA REUNITE IN PARTNERS IN CRIME
This was one of the funnier episodes of Doctor Who and this was definitely the funniest series in Modern Doctor Who. In this scene Donna and the Doctor are investigating the same thing (without realising it) and it is only in this scene that they finally meet after narrowly missing each other on several occasions. It is a very funny mimed conversation when they finally notice each other. It would have been hard to portray as you had to make sure that everyone could easily tell what was going on. The Adipose lady (Mrs Foster) is great when she realises what is going on and everyone is just like "What the hell is going on?"
Merry Christmas to everyone! Part 6 is tomorrow and Part 7 will come out on Sunday. See you tomorrow!