He’s a good actor and he deserves so much better than what this show has turned into
Man. This might have made me really sad a year ago. Now I’m just like, who here is surprised.
I wonder how this will affect the show, in terms of story-lines and writing and general fuckery? Maybe it’ll be positive - if they don’t have Matt Smith’s likability to fall back on then they’ll have to go back to actual good writing and characterisation in building the new team, rather than the attitude of what-crazy-shit-will-we-do-next! that they have now.
Or maybe they’ll just get even crazier and twistier in attempts to hold audiences’ attention hostage in the most lazy way possible. Dammit can’t Moffat just quit as showrunner, in the same way RTD and David Tennant left at the same time? That’s how it works, right? When the lead actor quits the showrunner has to quit too?
Lol I feel like half of these are at least as good as what we’ve been getting. My favourite so far:
The TARDIS lands on Mondas, but the Doctor is worried. The Doctor and his friend learn more about humanity in a conflict with Macra. At the end of the episode, time resets, and the events never happened. Carrie Fisher is revealed as a new incarnation of Rasillon.
A malfunction sends the TARDIS hurtling towards a street in Berlin in the time of the Weimar Republic, and the TARDIS team are immediately worshipped as gods. The Doctor and Clara reveal a secret about the origins of humanity in a duel with Gods of Ragnarok. The Master appears, but ends up caught in his own trap. Paula Abdul shines in a supporting role.
The TARDIS lands on Demon’s Run, and they are soon immersed in adventure. Clara and the Doctor reveal a secret about the origins of humanity in a duel with Quig’ra’noor. The Sonic Screwdriver saves the day. Someone from EastEnders plays the part of a newsreader.
I have never seen anything more correct in my life.
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Seriously…WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK
I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS.
The doctor’s secret shame about the time war would be a cool plotline if Moffat wasn’t doing it and also briningg all this nonsense. Also I feel like this plotline needs the master but he’d cast Benedict Cumberbatch you know he would
this is weird and strange and potentially shittyyyyyy
like it’s very high-concept which means Moffat will probably make it terrible
also the fact that Christopher Ecclestone considered it and then turned it down after meeting with Moffat seems… telling.
Man. All these episodes were so great. Even the ones that weren’t as good as the rest were still enjoyable and, like, made some kind of fucking sense. What the hell is happening in this new series? So far two of the episodes have been OKAY to NOT BAD. Everything else has just been shitty/stupid/boring/appallingly edited (The Crimson Horror, did anyone else feel like loads of explanation/actual development was cut out to get in as much fuckery as possible in 45 minutes, sacrificing any kind of point or cohesion along the way? Also The Doctor just let Mrs Whatsherface die and then made some kind of quip or something? WHAT THE FUCK? Also that stupid sonic-screwdriver-as-erection gag when Jenny revealed her leather catsuit? GOD, NOTHING ABOUT THAT SENTENCE DESCRIBES A SHOW I WANT TO WATCH.)
I seriously want to know - is anyone actually enjoying this series rather than obligation-watching it like me? And if you are enjoying it, what are you enjoying? Please, talk me round. I miss being super excited about a new episode, rather than approaching it as a chore.
This week’s the Neil Gaiman one, right? If this one sucks too then there is no hope. No hope.
I just unfollowed the official Doctor Who tumblr because The Bells of St Whatever was so boring and underwhelming and looking at a million fucking gifs of it was just making me angry.
I like Clara as a character. And this Great Intelligence thing has some potential. And it looked completely gorgeous. But the next episode had better step it the fuck up in terms of actually telling a good story because if this new series continues in the same vein as Saturday’s episode… Look I don’t want to threaten to stop watching because 1) I’m not going to and 2) who gives a shit. Just be better, please.
My name is John Smith. I guess you could say I used to be an ‘ordinary bloke’; a little bit on the awkward side with a boring job and a small flat next to the pub. A year ago I saw a box falling right out of the sky, and then a woman coming out of the box. She called herself the Doctor. She was ginger, she talked a lot and she took my hand and we started running. We haven’t stopped since.
She calls me ‘her stupid idiot’. She hates my clothes. I don’t know what I would do without her.
Now that his tenure is winding down and his days in the TARDIS are almost over, we’re bound to hear tell of what Arthur Darvill will be doing once he’s said goodbye to The Doctor.
At least one of these projects will be very… interesting. Here’s the official blurb for Penguin:
The film tells the story of Sam (Darvill), a guy who is unlucky in love, who just happens to be a two-foot tall puppet penguin. We are currently in pre-production on the film, and have obtained our puppet, and have recorded Sam’s dialogue. The next step will be principal photography, which we have provisionally set for the end of March.
There’s a tie to Darvill’s past here – apparently, his mother was the Why Bird on the I’m-A-Bit-Too-Old-For-This-One kids’ show, Playbus.
Also starring in the short will be Daniel Caren, as a human, with his own pupils. Good work, Daniel – that will help cut down on post production nicely.
If you want to support the project, they have an Indie Go Go page set up. Penguin has been written and will be directed by Jack Gregson, and amongst its producers are sometime Bleeding Cool contributor and “man about town,” Ben Mortimer.
Arthur Darvill’s mother was the Why Bird on Playbus?? What???