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

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Not more converse ;_;

CATBEAST 7777 (ledge), Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

What shoes would you have the Doctor wear, ledge?

I X Love (Abbott), Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

He's still wearing Tennant's outfit there.

DavidM, Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

from the waist down, anyway...

DavidM, Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

xxp Just different ones! New dr, new shoes. Plus converse + smart troos is so noughties.

CATBEAST 7777 (ledge), Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

i figure during the first episode he will explain the TARDIS having the ability to regenerate itself...for HIGH DEF

mdskltr (blueski), Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

think his normal footwear will be black boots xpost

moron oil (Gukbe), Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

good choice

CATBEAST 7777 (ledge), Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

Richard Curtis has written an episode featuring Vincent Van Gogh "stabbing a yellow monster".

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Saturday, 2 January 2010 17:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

> 6 billion masters trying to triangulate the signal

the listen for the space station thing was terrible, right up there with Prof Farnworth's Smelloscope

koogs, Saturday, 2 January 2010 19:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Haha, posts from one thread are starting to seep thru to the other.

"the fabric of reality is melting, again, Doctor!"

kingfish, Saturday, 2 January 2010 20:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

Am I the only who finds Matt Smith kind of unattractive?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Amy_Pond_cropped.jpg

Leee, Saturday, 2 January 2010 20:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

he's got kinda an ugly-hot thing going on, but better that than a teenybopper heartthrob IMO

musically, Saturday, 2 January 2010 20:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

While those swashbuckling vampire-like thingies in the trailer look pretty cool, haven't we reached vamp saturation point? Which made me think, perhaps they're not vampires at all, but haemovores, like in Curse of Fenric? The return of Fenric? That could be interesting...

Stew, Saturday, 2 January 2010 20:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Matt Smith is Easter Island on legs.

sacher torte reform (suzy), Saturday, 2 January 2010 21:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

He's no McDreamy McGann, but he has a certain awkward Chess Club hotness about him.

VegemiteGrrrl, Saturday, 2 January 2010 21:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

That pic of them running makes it look like they're late for the Riverdance.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 3 January 2010 03:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

Spotted somewhere else, posted here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iUT3191g9k

kingfish, Sunday, 3 January 2010 09:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

why are time lords' hairs so oddly gelled in recent years?

did shockwaves have an intergalactic outpost on gallifrey before the fall?

Karen Tregaskin, Sunday, 3 January 2010 12:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

They're supposed to be Silurians I believe, although they look more like Sea Devils and they even have the Sea Devils' heat ray. And yes, they are vampires (in Venice, I think).

I do like in the clip the shocked look on his face when he punches the guy. I'm just hoping the leaked audio clip from a few months ago isn't typcal of his performance.

Never in, Kuyt (aldo), Sunday, 3 January 2010 12:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

Silurians and Sea Monsters are cousins anyway so np.

I'm into SB (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 3 January 2010 12:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sea Devils even, jaysus.

I'm into SB (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 3 January 2010 12:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

The one thing Moffatt has consistently done better than any Dr Who writer is tapping into things that genuinely do scare children shitless. So anything involving vampires is good with me, especially in Venice (which means vampires wearing CARNIVAL MASKS dudes).

Pretty sure this season will be better than any nu-Who series with the possible exception of the first one. More historical shit and alien planets, fewer identikit industrial spaceships please. Also, needs more MYSTERY. It'd be great if the reason the finale was a Must Watch was because something massive was going to be revealed, rather than yer usual bombastic Davies ending.

Presumably Moffatt got Davies to drop in the Weeping Angels as imprisoned Timelords bit as something he's planning on developing in some way. Wonder if he's had something like that in mind since the start - it would make sense given that they can move people around in time and feed off the energy.

Given Moffatt, IIRC, was the first dude to write Tennant's Doctor as hormonal girl-snogging drunken tit in The Girl In The Fireplace, I'd say anyone looking for Matt Smith to be an old-skool sexless Doctor will be disappointed. Also, well, River Song. Moffatt is really good at doing emo anyway.

Matt Smith is going to do a lot of gurning, isn't he? I just hope there isn't a big public backlash due to him not being Tennant that scuppers this series.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Sunday, 3 January 2010 16:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Given Moffatt, IIRC, was the first dude to write Tennant's Doctor as hormonal girl-snogging drunken tit in The Girl In The Fireplace, I'd say anyone looking for Matt Smith to be an old-skool sexless Doctor will be disappointed. Also, well, River Song. Moffatt is really good at doing emo anyway.

Moffatt set this development up way earlier with Ecclescake and "The Doctor Dances". But yes I agree he will probably be better than RTD at emo/romance bits - one of my favourite "aw" parts was in Silence in the Library, at the end when Donna just misses out on meeting her virtual husband. He's good at writing these really simple but effective scenes. none of RTD's soppy soliloquys.

Roz, Sunday, 3 January 2010 16:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

Every time I watch that season trailer I get more excitable. This is gonna rock bells fuiud.

I'm into SB (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 3 January 2010 16:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah Ecclestone's Doctor was more sheepish and embarassed geek than Tennant's full on drunken adolescent though - "Rose, I'm trying to resonate concrete" etc.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Sunday, 3 January 2010 16:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh of course, i just meant that Moffatt arguably started the whole "the Doctor isn't an asexual weirdo after all" on nu-Who.

Roz, Sunday, 3 January 2010 17:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, the difference is that Moffatt can do emotions and characters and stuff like that and Rusty...well, y'know...a fucking lottery ticket???????

I'm into SB (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 3 January 2010 17:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

which means vampires wearing CARNIVAL MASKS dudes

too similar to TGITF surely

just really interested to see how Moffat deals with the show outside his previous confines (writing the scary episode, not dealing with classic enemies) and how he'll do opening episodes and finales differently from RTD

mdskltr (blueski), Sunday, 3 January 2010 17:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

THIS IS PRETTY SHIT NEWS, TBH:

The soundtrack website Music From The Movies has a new interview with Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, in which Gold confirms that he will be staying on to compose the music for the 2010 series of Doctor Who.

In the interview, Gold discusses composing and recording the scores for "The End of Time" and the other 2009 specials. He also mentions that he has already begun work on a new version of the Doctor Who theme for 2010, and that the forthcoming series will feature scripts by Mark Gatiss and Gareth Roberts.

http://gallifreynewsbase.blogspot.com/2010/01/murray-gold-returns.html

James Mitchell, Sunday, 3 January 2010 22:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ew, yes.

Alba, Sunday, 3 January 2010 22:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

Oh ffs I was sure that the terrible score for the last ep was a swan song.

I'm into SB (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 3 January 2010 22:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was really hoping he'd go.

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Sunday, 3 January 2010 22:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

:( was also so so hopeful he wld be gone

Audrey Wetherspoons (sic), Monday, 4 January 2010 00:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

tho just knock the score down to a quarter of the volume and it'll be okay tbh

Audrey Wetherspoons (sic), Monday, 4 January 2010 00:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was vainly hoping for a score of eerie ambient electronic noises.

Communi-Bear Silo State (chap), Monday, 4 January 2010 02:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

tho just knock the score down to a quarter of the volume and it'll be okay tbh

Yeah, it's the intrusiveness which bugs me, which is surely a failing of some sound editor, rather than Gold himself. THough I, too, would love a return to Radiophonic Workshop ambient weirdo stuff.

Attention please, a child has been lost in the tunnel of goats. (James Morrison), Monday, 4 January 2010 02:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

I suppose my problem is more with the mixing than the score itself, but my feelings towards Mr Gold were not greatly improved by that Doctor Who Prom they did (christ knows why I was watching this - that time of day where sitting mindlessly in front of someone else's telly choices is about all I can manage I suppose) mentioning Murray Gold's Amazing Wonderful Doctor Who Theme Tune approx 6000 times, Ron Grainer maybe once, Delia Derbyshire 0 times

brett favre vs bernard fevre, fite (a passing spacecadet), Monday, 4 January 2010 09:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

i reckon if they're going to rip off windowlicker so badly, they might as well hand over the score-writing duties to mr richard d james - not like he's doing anything much else at the moment except hanging round the synth shed smoking weed

that would be a welcome return to weird radiophonic noises

Karen Tregaskin, Monday, 4 January 2010 11:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

I really don't know why Moffat would get rid of everything else from the RTD era, but decide that Murray Gold is a keeper.

think his normal footwear will be black boots

The boots are Prada.

ô_o (Nicole), Monday, 4 January 2010 14:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5952/eleventhdoctorpromojanu.jpg

All a bit wibbly-wobbly torchy-worchy.

James Mitchell, Thursday, 7 January 2010 04:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

Looks like an old-school Doctor there, right enough

stet, Thursday, 7 January 2010 04:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

A dalek turned up in "better off ted" this week.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Thursday, 7 January 2010 04:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

annoying gingers complaining about doctor who complaining about not-being-ginger giving the rest of us gingers a bad name:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article6977818.ece

Karen Tregaskin, Thursday, 7 January 2010 10:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Awesome choice of picture there.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Thursday, 7 January 2010 10:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

annoying gingers complaining about doctor who complaining about not-being-ginger giving the rest of us gingers a bad name:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article6977818.ece

― Karen Tregaskin, Thursday, January 7, 2010 10:37 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

karen, i was on the fence about your whole steez, but this is the second lame anti-ginger comment in two days, so: get fucked, you highly annoying challops merchant/fake woman.

Patriarchy Oppression Machine (history mayne), Thursday, 7 January 2010 11:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

That's phrased like Gatiss is likely to end up at PSG or something

The Adventures Of Whiteman (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 17 July 2017 09:43 (one week ago) Permalink

or Shanghai Shenua

The Adventures Of Whiteman (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 17 July 2017 09:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Moffatt wasn't aware that the next doctor was a woman was he?
JUst wondering to what extent what are now seen as foreshadowing that were coincidences.
I've heard here that him and Chibnall are friends but did he find out earlier than anybody else did, at least exactly who the actress was going to be.
Could see it coming up in what if conversations, but anything more concrete?

Stevolende, Monday, 17 July 2017 10:49 (one week ago) Permalink

First I saw of Whittaker was as the cynical young docu-maker in the THIS LIFE reunion.

nashwan, Monday, 17 July 2017 10:52 (one week ago) Permalink

THere's at least one petition around trying to get the BBC to return to the actor portraying the Doctor being male.
What a lovely forward thinking world this is.
I was surprised taht the Daily Mail were expressing an opinion a couple fo days back. Thought it was all lefty immigrant nonsdense to them anyway. Thought the idea of an elite known as Time Lords might have some appeal?

But God, do wonder what tehy think they're going to achieve by such a petition.

Would teh same thing have happened if the Doctor's skin colour changed too?

Stevolende, Monday, 17 July 2017 12:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Most of this shit is insincere trolling rather than motivated by genuine belief. The Mail are actually framing it as evidence of a backlash against male heroes on TV such is their world beating worst take/best possible wind-up algorithm.

nashwan, Monday, 17 July 2017 12:41 (one week ago) Permalink

i don't personally know any man-babies, so the scattered complaining i've seen has been a little more subdued. who fandom has a long history of outraged parochialism whenever anything new happens - there's a hilarious "WORST. EPISODE. EVER." review by jean-marc lofficier of "the deadly assassin" from when it came out. one of my friends is all "why does doctor who _have_ to be a woman?", which as far as i'm concerned is totally sexist, because it assumes, against compelling evidence to the contrary, that whittaker was cast solely because of her gender, but fuck me if i'm going to argue the point with my friend too strongly. i'm not the Feminist Police.

one of my other friends posted "imagine if they'd cast a female LGBTQ person of color in the role!", and i'm thinking well OK I guess there's no reason you _can't_ have both lead characters be queer black women...

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Monday, 17 July 2017 12:45 (one week ago) Permalink

one of my friends is all "why does doctor who _have_ to be a woman?", which as far as i'm concerned is totally sexist, because it assumes, against compelling evidence to the contrary, that whittaker was cast solely because of her gender

fucking otm. sometimes casting decisions are made on the basis of how good someone is, not whether they're going to ~ruffle feathers~. the bbc is hardly going to cheap-trick its number one sci-fi property out of existence.

in a way i'm sort of glad this manbaby shit is playing out so early, because once it's out of their systems they'll reduce to a dull roar while the rest of us evaluate the show on things that matter, e.g. whether it's good. i know i won't give two shits about any of this by the time the christmas special rolls in.

blink truther (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 17 July 2017 13:04 (one week ago) Permalink

and if ian levine wants a bag of dicks he can have one.

blink truther (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 17 July 2017 13:06 (one week ago) Permalink

The first episode will be set on a misandrist utopian planet where all the men have been killed.

Matt DC, Monday, 17 July 2017 13:12 (one week ago) Permalink

"xir, all our cycles are in sync! what will we do?"

"all the men are dead, you don't need to do anything!"

<much rejoicing and hoovering>

-- END SERIES --

blink truther (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 17 July 2017 13:16 (one week ago) Permalink

i just… it's not the 1950s any more, obviously a woman can do normal doctor who normally, missy fucking managed it all right

blink truther (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 17 July 2017 13:17 (one week ago) Permalink

(i know we all agree, just venting)

blink truther (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 17 July 2017 13:18 (one week ago) Permalink

I just found out there's something I hate more than Doctor Who, and it's Doctor Who misogynists

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Monday, 17 July 2017 13:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Life's funny like that: If something's annoying you, there's always something that can annoy you more.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 17 July 2017 17:08 (one week ago) Permalink

'Doctor' has no gender in English.

— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 17, 2017

полезные дурак (Sanpaku), Monday, 17 July 2017 20:49 (one week ago) Permalink

*arrives out of breath* IT'S... *gasps; tries to catch breath* IT'S TERRANCE DICKS, NOT TERRANCE VAGINAS! *collapses,having owned internet*

— Nick. (@nick_octopus) July 17, 2017

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Monday, 17 July 2017 23:05 (one week ago) Permalink

hahahaha

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 23:18 (one week ago) Permalink

is now a good time to talk about "the prison in space"?

"Prison in Space began as an unproduced serial intended to be part of Season 6 by Dick Sharples. It would have featured a female-dominated planet, previously used in another unproduced serial The Hidden Planet. It would have featured Zoe Heriot starting a sexual revolution, before being brainwashed and then deprogrammed by the Second Doctor, who smacks her on the bottom. It would also have featured Jamie McCrimmon in drag. The story was rewritten when Frazer Hines decided to leave and then again when he decided to stay. Executives were unhappy with it, but Sharples refused to rewrite and it was replaced by TV: The Krotons."

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 01:01 (one week ago) Permalink

ffs

The Sun and Mail Online have been accused of being “reductive and irresponsible” after publishing nude photographs of Jodie Whittaker in articles covering the announcement that she is the new star of Doctor Who.

Reporting the BBC’s announcement on Sunday that Whittaker would be the first female Doctor, both publications ran articles about Whittaker appearing naked or topless in previous acting work, illustrating the stories with stills.

Equal Representation for Actresses (ERA), a campaign group, said it was surprised and disappointed by the publications’ coverage of Whittaker.

ERA said: “We are delighted by the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. However, we are surprised and disappointed by the Daily Mail [Mail Online is owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust] and the Sun’s reductive and irresponsible decision to run a story featuring pictures of Jodie in various nude scenes.”

The Sun published the photographs under the headline “Dalektable” – a reference to the Daleks, an enemy of the Doctor. The article covered pages four and five of the newspaper and described Whittaker’s “saucy screen past”. Mail Online’s article was headlined “Doctor Nude!” and also featured naked and topless photos of previous male Doctors, including Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith.

bitumen: the animated series (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 08:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Mail Online’s article was headlined “Doctor Nude!” and also featured naked and topless photos of previous male Doctors, including Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith.

I can't load Mail Online without crashing my browser, but I hope they included this picture:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ed/bc/aa/edbcaa91bc683140a331486e2d087a4f--colin-odonoghue-boyfriend.jpg

soref, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 11:31 (one week ago) Permalink

I can't load Mail Online without crashing my browser

feature imo

blink truther (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 11:39 (one week ago) Permalink

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/21/former-doctor-peter-davison-says-female-choice-role-means-loss/

former Doctor Who actor has hit out at the BBC’s decision to cast Jodie Whittaker in the role, saying that the decision meant there is “a loss of a role model for boys”

though the actual direct quotes seem a bit more measured than "hit out" might suggest, so possibly the Telegraph is distorting things a little in the pursuit of clicks.

Davison being massacred on twitter rn, he's even being zinged by Ed Miliband, the indignity

In which Dr Who travels back in time to meet the views of the 1950s. Jodie Whittaker is a great model for my two boys thanks. https://t.co/TOCXP92JoU

— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) July 21, 2017

soref, Friday, 21 July 2017 18:44 (four days ago) Permalink

:(

Leee Media Naranja (Leee), Friday, 21 July 2017 19:37 (four days ago) Permalink

dammit Peter

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 21 July 2017 19:53 (four days ago) Permalink

you had to figure that w/ however many of those dudes that are kicking around, one was bound to be a bit of a prick about it

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Friday, 21 July 2017 20:03 (four days ago) Permalink

Did it have to be the one who played my favorite Doctor, though?

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Friday, 21 July 2017 20:05 (four days ago) Permalink

PD has form for saying this sort of thing, which is especially weird given his family connections. But he's a 74 year old man! Of course he's a bit of a prick. Being zinged by real-life Innocent Smoothie label Ed Miliband should be punishment enough, let's forget it.

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 21 July 2017 20:39 (four days ago) Permalink

he's only 66!

soref, Friday, 21 July 2017 20:43 (four days ago) Permalink

Ha yeah it's Colin Baker who's 74. Fine! He's more of a prick then.

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 21 July 2017 21:05 (four days ago) Permalink

If you're an old prick, you're still a prick. It may not be surprising, but it's still disappointing.

Leee Media Naranja (Leee), Friday, 21 July 2017 21:20 (four days ago) Permalink

Ha yeah it's Colin Baker who's 74. Fine! He's more of a prick then.

but he supports whittaker's appointment, so that doesn't work either. pricks are just pricks.

blink truther (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 21 July 2017 22:12 (four days ago) Permalink

Trailer for the Christmas special is out because every sf/f thing is getting a trailer this Comic-con weekend.

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Sunday, 23 July 2017 23:27 (two days ago) Permalink

I am against this ageist prick-judice from two days ago

El Tomboto, Monday, 24 July 2017 02:22 (yesterday) Permalink

ahhh, the colin baker/peter davison feud is one of my favorite things of 2017. here's colin throwing shade on his predecessor for being "eye candy" at sdcc:

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who/news/a833641/colin-baker-doctor-who-fans-not-kind-peter-capaldi/

colin's comments are even funnier if you hit the page up button.

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Monday, 24 July 2017 02:47 (yesterday) Permalink

xmas trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCkDXegqjR0

nashwan, Monday, 24 July 2017 11:34 (yesterday) Permalink

glad that bill is back. I'm going to assume she sticks around now

akm, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:38 (yesterday) Permalink

Nope

El Tomboto, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:44 (yesterday) Permalink

does she not? is that confirmed? or are you hoping she doesn't?

akm, Monday, 24 July 2017 12:59 (yesterday) Permalink

Mackie has said she's not coming back

El Tomboto, Monday, 24 July 2017 13:02 (yesterday) Permalink

you're right, just saw that. that's really too bad, she was a great companion.

akm, Monday, 24 July 2017 13:04 (yesterday) Permalink

great actor, underwritten character

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Monday, 24 July 2017 15:07 (yesterday) Permalink

Well just hope we see more of her elsewhere then. But shame she didn't get used more as a character.
How different it would have been to have her for the series we got stuck with Clara for.

Stevolende, Monday, 24 July 2017 20:26 (yesterday) Permalink

Clara's last season was great though.

Leee Media Naranja (Leee), Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:40 (one hour ago) Permalink


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