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

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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

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

Simon Nye?? o_O

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

Chibnall ;_;

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

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

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

portmeirion :o

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

chibnall is doing the two-parter? argh

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

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

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

No Paul Cornell :(

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

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

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

word

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

I second that post.

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

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

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

:o

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

the planet Croatia i hope

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

"inserting", "vigour"

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

ITS LIKE I'M HIM

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

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

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

I hope that perhaps the reason for Part One being so light on Bill and Missy is because they get to do most of the interesting stuff in Part Two.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 17:00 (yesterday) Permalink

I have a feeling something interesting is going to happen with this regeneration, yeah, they've signposted it a bit

Never changed username before (cardamon), Tuesday, 27 June 2017 21:07 (yesterday) Permalink

Aw I liked the Tennant Cyberman two-parter, one of the most fun examples of New Who as big dumb action movie, in my memeory anyway. I think I was way more forgiving of any story's flaws in the first few years of the return as it was all so exciting.

Meme-ory – subtle bad-wolf-like hint that chap’s actual recollection of this bad story has been erased by a Cybus implant and overwritten by “+++WHAT A HOOT+++ +++WHAT A HOOT+++ +++WHAT A HOOT+++” transmissions from RTD-prime in the Post Office Tower.

Nah, I’m sure the story was legit super-fun for folks not bothered about bringing “not real, scary Cybermen,” “ugh they’re just transplanting Davros onto the Cybermen” etc baggage onto it. And kids’ reactions trump those of grumpy old nerds like me. (IIRC the one where they return to that parallel world and Mickey is a tough smart hero was more successful action-movie-y though)

Meta stuff about 'Doctor Who' being his real name was bollocks though.

Loved this btw, not least for how much it would piss off grumpy old nerds

Doubtless they are toss. (sic), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 05:28 (thirteen hours ago) Permalink


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