Yup. Decided to try it. Wow, is it ever a massive time waster ... and oh, my goodness, is it ever fun wasting time on. So, where do I start? Oh, right.
2) Too many to number, and all from The Ninth Doctor's time.
However, the discrete ones I recall most quickly are:
- Jackie Tyler's "Stitch this, mate!" when she confronts and slaps the Doctor for taking her daughter in "Aliens of London." It encapsulates the fearlessness, crude energy, intention to take no shit, and protective mama-tiger aspect of Jackie's nature. No wonder Pete fell in love with her ... despite the fact that he probably had to duck a few slaps himself.
- Pete Tyler's "Who am I, love?" asked of Rose, in "Father's Day," followed by her tearful, "You're my Daddy." I grew up without a father, thanks to divorce, and even though I later regained some contact with my dad, this two-line piece of dialogue never fails to bring me to tears. It reminds me that there are heroes in the Whoniverse beyond the Doctor, and who the Doctor respects.
- And finally (although it's out of chronological order,) the speech the Ninth Doctor gives to Rose in "Rose," trying to give her just the tiniest hint of who he is: "Do you know like we were saying? About the Earth revolving? It's like when you're a kid. The first time they tell you that the Earth's turning and you just can't believe it because everything looks like it's standing still. I can feel it: the turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at a thousand miles an hour. And the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at 67,000 thousand miles an hour and I can feel it. We're falling through space, you and me. Clinging to the skin of this tiny little world and if we let go... that's who I am." When I heard that? That's when I knew that the revived Dr. Who was going to be Very Much More Than Fine.
- Oh, hell: forgot nearly all of "Parting of the Ways," which is also eminently quotable. Forgot it, I suppose, because I wish so much that it hadn't ended as it did. But there is one quote from it that I have to include in this bloated love-fest with which I've presented you: "I am the Bad Wolf - I create myself." With that, the Blue Rose announces Herself, and goes on to say more, in language both lyrical and terrifying, pronouncing sentence on The God of All Daleks. Every time I hear it, the hair rises on the back of my neck, and I'm reminded of why I love both Rose and the TARDIS.