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Season 4

Family Ties – “The Doctor’s Daughter” & “The Dalek Invasion of Earth”

What would we do, baby, without us?  What would we doooo, baby, without soldier spawn built off of genetic material taken from us without consent?  Yes, the Doctor, Donna, and a reluctant Martha are in the family way as they become embroiled in a generations (wink wink) long war between some jerk humans and some seemingly nice fish people.  And the Doctor has a “daughter” in the sense that someone cloned some chick from his hand, and she is a kick ass soldier in the sense that we all pretend to forget how DNA works.  Oh, and John possibly has a LOT of wine before recording and spends a LOT of time talking about how the Doctor’s daughter is played by the Doctor’s daughter who is now the mother of the Doctor’s daughter(s).  In case you had not picked this up, we are talking about The Doctor’s Daughter.

Ensconced in the warm fuzzy glow of family and the ties that truly bind, we then go back to that time when the First Doctor completely ditched his teenaged granddaughter in a Dalek-ravaged London with some guy she’s known for 10 minutes.  Because the Daleks are back for the first time in Doctor Who, and they have decided that they, like, super need to drive the Earth around like a giant, planet-sized Honda Accord.  It’s Doctor Who’s first true epic as we contemplate plague,  underground resistance, lobotomized Robomen, whirlwind romance, and The Dalek Invasion of Earth!