Sea Devils And Die: GeroniMoffat's Doctor Who In The 2010s

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I hate waiting too

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 26 February 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is for me the least anticipated series of Who since the final Rusty one. Last one was kind of a mess, despite some great episodes. Moffat is so much better as a guest writer than show runner IMO. I do really like Matt Smith, though.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Sunday, 26 February 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

1. I'm burning season 5 for someone and trying to get it all on one 4.7GB DVD and trying to include "Blink" -- I'm not going to screw up any canonicity by leaving out the Silurian two-parter, right?

2. Just watched Hartnell's "The Daleks." Wow, do I hate Ian Chesterton. Also, strangely not bothered by the hokey lack of sophistication that bugs me with a lot of classic Who.

omar 13337713 (Leee), Sunday, 26 February 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not going to screw up any
canonicity by leaving out the
Silurian two-parter, right?

You'll lose Rory's departure.

ailsa, Sunday, 26 February 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Silurian lesbian crime fighter from Victorian London in S6 will make less sense.

Ian Chesterfield will always be good. I love The Daleks/The Mutants/Serial B etc and would (and have in the past) suggest it's top 10 of all time.

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Sunday, 26 February 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, you need to tell them to watch the last 10mins of Siluria on D4ilyM0tion or something.

Wow, do I hate Ian Chesterton.

Went back in time to SB you for this.

Daleks/Mutants is monster but waayy too padded at seven eps, when you're not watching week-by-week and not knowing anything about what comes next. Let's go back and forth between the Dalek city and the Thals camp AGAIN!

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Grrr, he's totally a Season 1 Will Riker, being the "charismatic" young dude who keeps upstaging the older/ranking main character. His chauvanism is also nagl, imho.

Let's go back and forth between the Dalek city and the Thals camp AGAIN!

^^ My main complaint about the lion's share of the old serials I've seen.

omar 13337713 (Leee), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh that obnoxious Chatteron..er.. Chesterton...
Lee OTM

#1 Inspector Spacetime Fanboy (Viceroy), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hartnell / Ian / Barbara / Susan is in top ten TARDIS teams of all time.

(I don't actually super care about Ian qua Ian)

Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd say he gets his comeuppance enough so that his character isn't actually a problem on the show -- doesn't mean I have to like that character even if its OG as it gets.

#1 Inspector Spacetime Fanboy (Viceroy), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Olde Gallifreyan

#1 Inspector Spacetime Fanboy (Viceroy), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Barbara I quite fancy!

omar 13337713 (Leee), Monday, 27 February 2012 01:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

New SPOILERS

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Disappointed that yet again they went with pretty 20something female. I'd welcome anything else, even if it meant James Corden.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't think this is going to help the feminist issues Moffat has been coming up against.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like, a robot or a penguin or an older lady or a dude. Anything different, really.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

she could be a robot!

uh oh i'm having an emotion (c sharp major), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

non-gendered robot dog

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean robot penguin

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had pinned my hopes on a transgender cowboy robot penguin.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shapeshifting alien penguin

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

too on-the-nose

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rygel could have made his tv comeback!

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Spoiler: Speaking of Farscape...

This makes me happy, at least?

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bum. Only 6 episodes this year.

After the six episodes broadcast in the Autumn/Christmas this year, the remaining eight will be shown next year, with Moffat adding: "Oh, there'll be more episodes than just those eight, but these are the ones we're making right now." No other details of when and what else will occur during the 50th Anniversary have been revealed as yet.

I'm hoping the new companion isn't from present-day Earth. Always more fun when they're aliens or from the past/future

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey it's the 50th anniversary, maybe she's susan's granddaughter

TURPS-DEFCON1.jpg (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

or, indeed, susan

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

koogs, Friday, 23 March 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just realised they're probably doing the split season thing so Matt Smith can be the doctor into the 50th year, and then regenerate into #12, which would explain his contradictory "I'm just doing 1 more season" / "I want to be part of the 50th anniversary" statements

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Saturday, 24 March 2012 04:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh god I hope so.

TURPS-DEFCON1.jpg (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 25 March 2012 09:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Best Doctor ever.

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Sunday, 25 March 2012 11:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you are like me, you've only just seen these:

Office Tebow (Leee), Sunday, 25 March 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

for some reason i feel sort of awkward about how... expensive this looks? why did they spend so much money on location shots, what is wrong with a quarry, i ask you

uh oh i'm having an emotion (c sharp major), Monday, 26 March 2012 14:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want my transgender cowboy robot penguin, you bastards.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 26 March 2012 14:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good to hear Murray Gold hasn't discovered any new tunes :/

ledge, Monday, 26 March 2012 14:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

the devil you know

aka vanilla bean (remy bean), Monday, 26 March 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

ban Murray Gold

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 26 March 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

The score of Dr Who should be done on 70s synths.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Monday, 26 March 2012 15:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

77 synths

aka vanilla bean (remy bean), Monday, 26 March 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 26 March 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really don't get the point of orchestral incidental music on Dr. Who, it just seems weird whenever I pay attention to it.

Smith... Frobisher Smith. (Viceroy), Monday, 26 March 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

This v silly but it gave me a lot of lols and I <3 Peter Serafinowicz

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 7 April 2012 02:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

David Warner is going to be a guest star! Does that mean next season will be similar to Quest of the Delta Knights? One can only hope.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

Posting here bc the RIP thread moved past this way too quickly

Doctor Who star Mary Tamm, who played companion Romana alongside Tom Baker, has died aged 62.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18995370

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

A few tributes here:
Doctor Who - Best Companion

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

So, given the photos of who's in the Christmas special... what does anybody think? I am quite hopeful since I actually quite like the characters.

Also secretly hopeful the biopic of Sydney and Verity that Gatiss has announced could be kind of great.

passive-aggressive display name (aldo), Thursday, 9 August 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Had to go hunting to see who you meant--I'm very much looking forward to seeing more of them. Love Strax's butler outfit.

Also, I really hope this means the new companion is from the Victorian era--it's been a long time since there has been a non-contemporary or non-Earthling companion.

computers are the new "cool tool" (James Morrison), Thursday, 9 August 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, with you on both of those points.

passive-aggressive display name (aldo), Thursday, 9 August 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

For those who haven't seen it:

computers are the new "cool tool" (James Morrison), Friday, 10 August 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

sweeeeeeeeeeet

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 10 August 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink


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