May 4th, 2008
|02:03 am - Rest assured I was on the Internet within minutes registering my disgust throughout the world|
Just saw this week's Doctor Who and you know, the episode was decent, all things considered, it had its moments, had some instances of human beings actually acting human, didn't feature any gratutitous kissing (at least, not involving Ten)...
...and then I saw the previews for next week before turning it off.
JOHN RINGO GOD NO.
I don't believe I've hollered "WHAT?! WHAT?! WHAT?! NO!!" at my televised media display screen before with quite the fervor as I just did, and that includes the response to the concrete slab-fucker scene from a few seasons ago.
There's only one way this little premise could work and if what we see next week is not that way, I fear next week I will be hollering "RUSSELL T. DAVIES YOU ARE DEAD TO ME, DO YOU HEAR ME? OOPS NO, YOU CAN'T, BECAUSE YOU ARE DEAD TO ME."
What's the way in which this could possibly work, she said, sharing the horror of a good ninety percent of the viewing audience in advance?
|Date:||May 4th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)|| |
She's a Tom Robbins character come to life!
But wait! There's more!
She's a nuclear phyisicist!
She can suck the chrome off of trailer hitches!
She can pick up her car keys without using her hands!
NOW HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY?!!??
In the very very first series, he's traveling with his granddaughter, though. It's not wholly crackpot!
Oh hay look, a Corner Gas LJ icon! Hooray!
I done made it myself. It's one of my favorite quick-cut scenes in the entire series.
Oh hey, can RTD be dead to me too?
(I'm definitely the dorkiest fangrrl who ever fangrrled, but there is some shit up with which I will not put.)
|Date:||May 4th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)|| |
We're still pretty leery of the new companion. She seems more annoying and less interesting than either Rose or Martha..
|Date:||May 4th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)|| |
Have to disagree with you hard on that point. I much prefer Donna over either Rose or Martha. For starters, she isn't all googly-eyed and in wuv about the Doctor. Ten needs more smacking around and fewer women treating him like the goram high school prom king ("will he notice me? Is he LOOKING AT ME? OMG HE's A LONELY GOD!!!"). Donna's the first extended companion of the new series that he really treats like an equal, and it's not because she's a time traveller or brilliant, it's because she won't stand for anything else. I like that.
As for The Doctor's daughter: I'm more optimistic than most. It does open lots of questions, but the mere existence of a daughter doesn't bug me. He's 900+ years old. Surely in all that time the Doctor has "danced" more than a few times, and he had a granddaughter, so we know he could spawn. Why not a daughter?
A daughter who is a blonde Lara Croft...well, that doesn't bode well. But the season has been very good so far, so I'll wait until the episode shows before fretting about it.
My favorite part was the trailer telling us that not only did the doctor have a daughter, but that the daughter called him her father!
Doctor: 'she's my daughter!'
(Other Stuff Happens a Little)
Daughter: 'Hi, dad!'
Me: You know, we probably didn't need BOTH of those lines in the TRAILER.
(Or, indeed, probably in the episode.)
But how else would we have known that she's his daughter and he's her dad? It's like that riddle about the guy and his son who get in an accident and the kid goes to the emergency room but the doctor says "I can't operate on this kid, he's my son!" and okay so it's not at all like that riddle.
Or maybe all she gets to say is "Hi, Dad!" before getting inexplicably hit by a truck and we get More Emo Doctor for a while.
Somebody on the SA forums created an image of a Doctor Who title card with the caption "Something Hugely Retarded" by Russel T. Davies. (Should have been the real title for last season's finale.)
My money is on the Doctor visiting Earth in 1968, meeting the failed pilot team of Gary Seven and Teri Garr, and hooking up with the latter. Makes as much sense as anything else.
I hadn't even thought of the fact that this daughter might be the product of a booty call yet to be seen this season.
OH DON'T YOU DO IT.
Also, I grabbed the SA image: http://www.spatch.net/rtdavies-title.jpg
|Date:||May 12th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)|| |
So, does that count as "fake-out?"
Fake-out, yeah. I'm still on the fence over whether or not it was a cop-out.
All I know is that (in the draft I'm writing) the episode really screamed out for a four-part serial because there was not enough time for any sort of decent character development.