Doctor Who Rewatch: Christmas Episode 2006
Happy New Year! This is our first week back after the holidays! And of course we start out with a Christmas episode. But first, if you're just joining us, here's what were doing:
We're re-watching Doctor Who this fall to prepare for the big anniversary special. I know that Doctor Who has been around for 50 years, but for time sake we're going to start with series 1 of 2005. If you've not watched it, but have wanted to. Here's your chance. We're watching via Netflix, so join us if you can. This is week we're discussing the Christmas special (between series 2 and 3) and Series 3, episode 1.
Title: The Runaway Bride
Original Air Date: December 25, 2006
Directed by: Euros Lyn
Written by: Russell T Davis
Don't you just hate it when it's your wedding day and you get transported into the TARDIS and then realize your fiance is working for an alien who wants to take over the world. Yeah. Poor Donna. This is like the worst day of her life times infinity.
Let's meet our villain in this episode: Empress of the Racnoss:
And somehow Donna got mixed up in all this mess. The somehow being her fiance. Who is a dirtbag by the way. So it's Christmas and once again London is in danger from aliens. And the only person that can save us is the Doctor.
In this episode we see a darker side of the Doctor. We've seen little tidbits from time to time, but just after losing Rose, he's tapped into the darkside. And if Donna wasn't there, he might have done more bad than good. In the end he asks her to come with him, but she declines. She wants to do more with her life than she has. But she tells him to find someone to travel with:
And she's right. He does need someone.
If you see this:
You should run. Run fast!