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

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Hearsay and rumours that this series will contain Winston Churchill (could be awful) and Vincent Van Gogh (could be amazing).

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Thursday, 7 January 2010 11:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

That's a decent line-up of writers, especially given that both the Unicorn & The Wasp and School Reunion are underrated episodes.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Thursday, 7 January 2010 11:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

Set pic from the Vincent Van Gogh episode - http://imgur.com/MpnPR.jpg

There's other ones with what's supposedly the new 'bad wolf' running theme shown, too.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 7 January 2010 11:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

Simon Nye?? o_O

unpredictable johnny rodz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 11:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

Chibnall ;_;

Audrey Wetherspoons (sic), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

dear mr. mayne: i AM ginger

this might be why i notice these kinds of things?

Karen Tregaskin, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

am i missing something here or isn't 'karen' pretty obviously masonic boom?

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

portmeirion :o

conrad, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

“I’ve still got legs. Arms, hands, lots of fingers, eyes, hair,” said Smith, 27, after completing his regeneration from David Tennant. Checking his new look, the eleventh actor to play the Doctor continued: “I’m not a doll. I’m still not ginger.”

what the fucking fuck he said "I'm not a GIRL" not "I'm not a doll" surely

whole show is ruined otherwise

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

the comment on that geek site linked to is rather wrong though - claims that the only historical personages the dr meets are writers?

since when was queen victoria a writer?

Karen Tregaskin, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

chibnall is doing the two-parter? argh

Roz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

whilst Chris Chibnall (42) will pen a two-parter.

MEH. six Moffat eps tho, cup runneth over. question is who will be the new him and upstage the head writer?

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

blueski is correct.

Ward the obvious thing you're missing is that Masonic Boom isn't ginger!

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Six episodes is pretty hefty! Rusty usually did, what, four?

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

he did 6 for s4. i guess it means Moffat will write the last 4 or 5, building up to big revelatory arc in similar way.

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

No Paul Cornell :(

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ward the obvious thing you're missing is that Masonic Boom isn't ginger!

― Tracer Hand, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:30 (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

should i grow a beard?

joe, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Get this shit off our nice Doctor Who thread, thx.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

word

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

As a ginger w/no sense of humour I might normally mind that there comment but chose to hear it as slightly funny dig at everyone (apparently every Who watcher ever except on ILX) who takes violent exception to Donna for being, ooh, a bit ginger and over 25, both pretty shocking for a woman who gets allowed to be on the telly

seriously everyone I talk to abt Doctor Who except on here moans endlessly about her being the worst companion ever, which is just a bit silly if you look at the competition, even the nu-Who competition

(xposts) Hm, I was scanning for Cornell too. It says "returnees include" so I don't know if it's completely ruled out or not.

Don't know whether to be excited or worried about new Weeping Angels, since I loved Blink but thought it was very neat as a one-off.

⍨ (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

question is who will be the new him and upstage the head writer?

I'm guessing that would be Paul Cornell, but is he actually writing any?

I thought 42 was an okay, certainly non-terrible episode.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Just checked, Rusty wrote five episodes for each of his series.

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

don't know if this was addressed on the last thread or not as i walked in just as it was ending but donna is probably my favourite of the companions so far in nu-who not least for being a bit smarter, older, less in thrall to the doctor than rose or martha

didn't expect that at all as i don't rate catherine tate as an actor or a comedian

Karen Tregaskin, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

I second that post.

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Conrad: The "Portmeirion" sign should be ignored. It's just a point of sale banner for Portmeirion pottery in the window of the shop at Cardiff Millennium Centre (for that's where that particular scene was filmed). The rest of said episode was filmed in Croatia.

unpredictable johnny rodz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

But on topic, fuck a Crayons Chibnall two parter :(

unpredictable johnny rodz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

:o

conrad, Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

the planet Croatia i hope

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 12:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

The other thing to remember is that Rusty rewrote or got people to revise scripts to fit his view of how the series should be and presumably Moffatt will do the same. So a Chibnall script for Moffatt could end up quite different to a Chibnall script for Davies.

Looking forward to the Gatiss one, given that Rusty apparently trashed his original script for The Unquiet Dead and made him take out a lot of the darker bits.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

there's still strong anti-donna sentiment out there? i knew there was circa "Runaway Bride" but i thought people had gotten over it during S4. anyway i loved her and apparently i've self-selected places on the internet to go where everyone else loves her too.

Euclidian pizza mathematics (reddening), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

does this also mean that moffat written script w/o rusty looking over his shoulder could be different from the moffat we've grown to expect?

Karen Tregaskin, Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Rusty said he didn't change Moffatt's scripts at all, so maybe not.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

half-serious point but presumably now there will be fewer gay references? the occasional background character notwithstanding. i just can't imagine anyone consciously inserting gayness into proceedings with half as much vigour as Rusty.

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

"inserting", "vigour"

Shart Habit to Break (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

ITS LIKE I'M HIM

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

If only Frankie Howerd had ever been offered the Doctor Who gig.

Shart Habit to Break (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Worth bearing in mind Moffatt wrote the series' first gay ref in The Empty Child and also pretty much outed the Master in that mini Davison ep. So you never know… Plus Moffatt loves to troll the stuffier fans so I wouldn't put it past him to try and outdo Rusty for the lulz.

unpredictable johnny rodz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think Moffat just writes better and more subtle innuendos generally tbh

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

Chibnall ;_;

I know :(

At least it isn't Helen Raynor. That's the only way it could be worse.

ô_o (Nicole), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

Example of said trolling - the series 5 trailer. He punches someone! He kisses a girl! He fires a gun! SM must have known how those three things would piss off a certain type.

unpredictable johnny rodz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

yes, it was all to empthasise how this Doctor was different (apart from the kissing girls thing).

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

I had to look up the name of the dude who wrote "Fear Her", he'd be worse.

Shart Habit to Break (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think Moffat just writes better and more subtle innuendos generally tbh

― mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, January 7, 2010 1:18 PM (1 minute ago)

Fair point.

unpredictable johnny rodz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

From the clip it looks like a girl kisses him and he's all like omg a gurl. xps

DavidM, Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

I had to look up the name of the dude who wrote "Fear Her", he'd be worse.

― Shart Habit to Break (Noodle Vague), Thursday, January 7, 2010 1:21 PM (11 seconds ago)

Matthew Graham, creator and writer of Life On Mars. Lousy episode, not helped by how he totally misjudged the tone of the show (and like Moffatt, Chibnall and Greenhorn had a "no rewrites by RTD" clause in his contract). Also, poor casting and Euros Lyn's "LETS DUTCH TILT EVERY SHOT" style made a 50p episode look even cheaper :(

unpredictable johnny rodz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

It was like Brookside as filmed by the putz who did Battlefield Earth :(

unpredictable johnny rodz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

i did like the big scribbly ball in Fear Her, but so much potential missed in that ep

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

The TARDIS gag at the beginning was cute too.

unpredictable johnny rodz, Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Still want them to bring Ben Aaronovitch back into the fold. Will never happen, though ;(

James Mitchell, Thursday, 7 January 2010 13:35 (4 years ago) Permalink


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