1. Well I called it right, the drums were programmed into the Master by the Timelords, he was their sleeper agent all along
2. I think the whole diamond thing is pretty stupid. Also the Dr's ability to jump out of a speeding spaceship without a parachute and survive is a little hard to take. Couldn't he have used the sonic screwdriver to alter his personal gravity or something. When Gallifrey appears above the earth where has the moon gone? Also if Gallifrey is so huge when compared to the Earth shouldn't all Timelords be very squat and strong to endure it's gravity?
3. Nice touch that Wilfred recalls serving in Palestine campaign with the Parachute Regiment just as Bernard Cribbins really did. I wonder if he knew comedian Frank Carson who also served there with the Paras?
4. So who is the woman who keeps appearing to Wilfred? The Dr's mum? Sister? Wife? Daughter? Susan? Romana? ("I was lost, so very long ago") Leela's descendent? The Rani? Jenny? Donna? Only time will tell (doesn't it always?). So there are factions within the Timelords and they're not all trapped, not entirely. Who is the other Timelady who voted against Rassilon's plan? "Like the weeping Angels of old" Hmmm?
5. So Rassillon, the Timelords obviously brought back their big guns for the time war. Great performance from Tim Dalton, hope we see him again. Note the Timelords are attempting to become non-corporeal, just as Omega did (he was my second guess for the President). Love the way the Master threatens him and Rassilon just undoes him with a single gesture, like a father with a naughty child.
6. Nice touch with Donna, not so much the lottery ticket as the fact that he borrowed £1 from her dead father to buy it for her. The whole 'visit old friends' routine seemed a bit self indulgent. Can't believe Martha settled for Mickey although the beard suits him. Nice scene with Jack (very Star Wars cantina) although you wonder if a new boyfriend will be enough to heal his sadness over his grandson? Bit of a stretch that Rose forgets the stranger she met one Christmas but I'll buy it. You rather wonder about him going to visit John Smith's beloved Matron's grandaughter rather than the lady herself?
7. I clearly remember the Dr carrying various currency in Battlefield. He's also used guns before in Attack of the Cybermen and Ressurection of the Daleks to name but two. The Visionary rather reminds me of the Baseship's Hybrid from Battlestar Galactica. How interesting that the Timelords have their own version of Dalek Khan. The scene where Wilfred and the Cactus man the guns to shoot down the missiles remind anyone else of the Millenium Falcon escaping the Death Star's fighters?
8. 'You could be beautiful. We could travel together' lines to make the slashficcers weep with joy. Not to mention Jack's "Going my way?"
9. Horrifying idea that the Timelords who we've always regarded as essentially benevolent could have been so warped by the endless war that they were prepared to sacrifice the physical universe to preserve life as non-corporeal intelligences. Just like Davros and his Daleks they were prepared to sacrifice everything but at least there'd be something worthwhile remaining afterwards. I always wondered what Davros and the boys would do after there was no one else left to exterminate?
10. June Whitfield is great, she and Bernard Cribbins cannot fail to raise a smile from you every time. We had such a good goodbye for Rose and Jackie that it seems a shame to keep bringing them back again and again, it's like the many deaths of Darla.
11. So, the 11th Doctor. Remind anyone else of a cross between Boris Johnson and Jerome 'Soldier, Soldier' Flynn?