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everybody lives! or same software/new body

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I'm really really trying to write something totally un-spoilery:

I really really like 8+1 (or however we are meant to number him)

(So does that mean that the entire numbering system is redundant and we need to re-number Doctors Nine, Ten and Eleven as Doctors Ten, Eleven and Twelve)

So, yes, Doctor 8+1 (or 8.5 or the new number 9) deserves a big hug and a lot of tea. Fortunately, Clara is there to give it to him.

(This proves that she is a Classic Who assistant and not a New Who assistant)

Billie Piper gets to be crazy

(This proves she is not a Classic Who assistant)

There are monsters and scarves and glasses and weird messages from the past/present/future and lots of timey-wimey stuff (this term disgusts 8+1 who thinks the older Doctors should grow up a bit)...

And there is the one that forgets and the one who regrets and the other one.

So, I really really loved this and I have one mysterious gnomic quote [mysterious gnomic quote]same software/new body

***

Meanwhile, Dosk is doing his Who Fu thing. The Time Telegraph machine was (he says) given to the Brigadier by the Doctor in the (truly awful) Who Computer Game of the late nineties. Using the latest technology (of five years previously) it featured some of the worst 3d modelling on the planet (including the rocking horse of doom*), lousy collision detection and an even worse storyline. The wonders of CD-ROM technology (by which time we were using DVDs) enabled small low-def videos of Anthony Ainley camping it up.

We have it somewhere.


*which was actually meant to be a killer rocking horse)
  • I just remembered that I have 1(one) DWler on my flist and came back, but now I'm too tired to talk - so upset about tumblr and those stupid stupid haters and - the word's unfair, this was greatish.
    • I am so grateful that I hadn't gone and looked for more reactions outside lj,

      I think I may have exploded through a surfeit of palfreys Gallifreys. Well, idiots, but that doesn't scan. Failing that, I fished out the bloody speech and stuck it in my latest lj post.
      • Good, if you have lj friends they at least have to see it. Somehow I manage not to be connected to DW on my tumblr since as usual I follow people more than content. Or my friends don't repost. Not sure how to google bomb but I wonder if I should keep reblogging until someone notices in the many DW posts, just the Tilbury thing at least (they didn't get anyof the other stuff in their OMG WHY DIDNT TEN MEET ROSE (as if three times hadn't been more than enough).
        • I was really dreading the whole more Rose Tyler meeting up with 11 scenario, so when it didn't happen it was awesomesauce. It reeks of a ship that really doesn't work for me and the whole inane "true wuv" style of fan-fiction. (I had quite enough of it in the x-men fandom and even that was more plausible]. It is what Rusty would do because "the fans want it" and (sadly) a lot of "fandom" didn't like the shift to Moffatt and half-decent arc plotting (involving no daleks playing planet snooker). *fail*

          The whole magically-reappearing-Rose trope was in danger of becoming the Terry Nation Dalek Stories which all recycled the same plot again and again and again...Nation had insisted on writing all the episodes which featured "his" monsters. Most of the good ones were re-writes and produced (conveniently) when Nation wasn't available.

          • Me too. I posted live that I liked Rose for the first time, and her duo with Hurt. I can't believe after all the years of endless fan service and Rose even getting a clone and everything they still wanted yet again for Ten to meet Rose. Again. It was beating a dead horse three years ago and it made me loathe Ten and those years (although his farewell was worse and I love Moffat even more for daring to tackle that whiny farewell of Ten).

            I appreciated the nods and hints more than the actual appearances. The two old actors left me cold but glad that it made ppl realise they got fanservice but not for adulation. Moffat courted hatred by forcing himself to lie for a year about what was going to happen. And now i'm watching the Fivish in which he also is,d espite ppl already saying it's better than the actual ep. Oh well, at least there seem a few more positive voices this time, even if they still don't understand that the end of Galifrey was a very very recent invention itself, etc etc *goes to finish watching Fivish, hoping it doesn't get bad in the second half*
  • I really liked the story. I thought it was witty and well written for the most part. I especially like the surprise curator. :)
  • I was really dreading the whole more Rose Tyler meeting up with 11 scenario, so when it didn't happen it was awesomesauce. It reeks of a ship that really doesn't work for me and the whole inane "true wuv" style of fan-fiction. (I had quite enough of it in the x-men fandom and even that was more plausible]. It is what Rusty would do because "the fans want it" and (sadly) a lot of "fandom" didn't like the shift to Moffatt and half-decent arc plotting (involving no daleks playing planet snooker). *fail*

    The whole magically-reappearing-Rose trope was in danger of becoming like the Terry Nation Dalek Stories which all recycled the same plot again and again and again...Nation had insisted on writing all the episodes which featured "his" monsters. Most of the good ones were re-writes and produced (conveniently) when Nation wasn't available.

    I really wish they had actually stuck with the original origin of the daleks in the spin-off media from the 60s. I am a happy owner of the "Dalek Manual and Space Travellers Guide" which gives a human-dalek dictionary (heavy use of the letter Z) and all sorts of other interesting facts and advice (mostly for running away from daleks). They also had their own strip in "tv century 21" comic featuring them in various adventures and gloriously over-elaborate daleks in various specialised forms. The art-work was amazing.

    The daleks were built by a good-intentioned scientist called Yervling.

    I think a lot of it had to do with Terry Nation's determination to spin the Daleks (who were his property) into their own series and make it big in America.
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