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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
11:08 am
Friday, June 20th, 2008
11:26 am
Midnight _ addendum
In one of my repiesy to comments on my review of  Midlight, I asked the question can  you think of a black character that hasn't been demeaned/killed or something else really bad happen them in a RTD script. 

after some more thought, I've decided to broaden the question and ask everyone. Can you think of a RTD character who hasn't been killed or demaned by other characters or something similar bad happen to them? Now just to clarify, I'm not including simply being scared as a "bad thing" as all DW characters should be scared. I'm talking major badness - even if it's only implied. For example DeeDee in midlight gets pretty well shouted at and put down by her superior. If I was DeeDee in that situation, I would give serious thought to leaving the Professor due to that aduse. Ditto the Professor. If I was him and had acted that way, would I really want the constant reminder of my shameful behaviour hanging around. End result - DeeDee is likely to lose her job.

So any ideas out there?

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, July 5th, 2007
12:02 am
Monday, July 2nd, 2007
3:44 pm
new Master?!
I heard a rumour at the weekend from a colleague who works for the Beeb, that Paddy Considine had initially been approached to play The Master, but couldnt due to commitments filming the new Bourne film. However, he has apparently stated that he would definitely do another regeneration of the Master at a later date, and he has confirmed that he is signed up for the next series of dr who :) I hope he is going to play the Master, as he is a great actor, and has the perfect sinister, intendse edge that would be perfect for the master! 
Sunday, July 1st, 2007
2:23 pm
Saturday, June 30th, 2007
8:35 pm
Last Of The Time Lords
Here's one thing Last Of The Time Lords has in its favour: it isn't The Sound Of Drums.

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007
8:41 pm
The Sound Of Drums
...and here's me thinking that a good season would get a payoff worthy of it.

Thursday, June 21st, 2007
6:00 pm
Fear Her
As far as series two goes there seems to be a perception that Fear Her is the runt of the litter, as it were. Anyway, it's time it got a long overdue workover from me.

Sunday, June 17th, 2007
12:06 am
Okay then...

Saturday, June 9th, 2007
8:30 pm

I loved Human Nature...but Cornell's two parter had its arse handed to it tonight.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007
9:52 pm
Saturday, May 26th, 2007
8:23 pm
Human Nature
Okay, an episode with virtually nothing wrong with it. Someone provide me with something to complain about quickly, the delirium tremens are minutes away.

Thursday, May 24th, 2007
6:12 pm
The Claws Of Axos
I've finally managed to drag out a review - I've really got to get my act together about this. I've been doing them for two years now and I've still got a good two thirds of the original series to go.

Saturday, May 19th, 2007
8:39 pm
My first impressions.

Saturday, May 5th, 2007
8:37 pm
The Lazarus Experiment
Clickity-click for my first impressions.

Saturday, April 28th, 2007
8:08 pm
Saturday, April 21st, 2007
7:54 pm
Sunday, April 15th, 2007
6:16 pm
Aversion to polarity reversion
Russell T Davies said in Doctor Who Confidential he'd made the decision 'sci-fi speak/technobabble' was to be absent in the revival of Dr Who. But, Stargate SG-1, a hugely successful franchise in ratings and dollars shown everywhere from Channel 4 to TV channels on the other side of the globe, regularly used 'science-speak'.

It seemed to fit? The viewer didn't need to understand the concepts behind the science. It wasn't overdone; it made for good entertainment. The show worked for young and mainstream viewers and sci-fi fans alike. It even allowed for making-of shows, geared toward children, exploring the 'science behind it'.

A couple of series in, I wonder if the Dr. Who writing and producing team still think it would not work well in the current show and alienate potential viewers that were not sci-fi fans?

Current Mood: musing
2:16 am
I'm not feeling quite myself, and dissertation-related stress is getting to me, so here is a very badly written review of tonight's episode. Briefly, I liked it, despite myself. Read my inarticulate review...Collapse )

Current Mood: sleepy
Saturday, April 14th, 2007
8:51 pm
Click for my first impressions.

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