SPOILERS. You've been warned. Now that I'm a full-time freelance writer, lunchtime means Doctor Who! I've been working my way through the Doctor Who (2005) TV series. I heat up some leftovers and sit down for a single episode--relax, enjoy, and then I get back to work. I'm hooked, call me a fan. Much thanks to Paul Milligan who has been pushing the BBC franchise and explaining decades worth of continuity.

I'm still about six seasons behind, but here's an observation for the fans...

You know that scene in "The Parting of the Ways" (season 1, episode 13) where the Doctor rushes into the TARDIS with Rose Tyler, convincing her they can travel back in time a few days and work on the D-wave to destroy the invading Daleks. He then rushes back outside and sends her home. Remember that scene? To me, it felt like when you pretend to play catch with your dog. You make the throwing motion, the dog goes running, and you walk off in the other direction. Rose is a great companion, a time lord's best friend, and a little too earnest. Of course, then she goes all "Dark Phoenix" on the Daleks, and it seems like you planned it that way all along.