18 November 2018 10:29 am
elisi: Five grin (Happy)
[personal profile] elisi
So, it was Children in Need and I vaguely wondered if there would be something Doctor Who related, and then forgot again.

Then this morning I discovered that there was a preview of tonight's episode, Kerblam!

Being shallow, this is unquestionably my favourite part of S11 to date.

Remember this?


There will be icons.

Anyway, am off out for the day, will catch up later. :)

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Date: 18 November 2018 11:41 am (UTC)
auroracloud: Thirteenth Doctor with green hills and the TARDIS behind her (Thirteen TARDIS)
From: [personal profile] auroracloud
I was so squealing when I saw the fez. :-D And she's so delightful with it!

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Date: 21 November 2018 01:18 pm (UTC)
auroracloud: Nyssa of Traken in a white top, looking away from camera (Default)
From: [personal profile] auroracloud
I agree. The fez ended up being the only good thing about it. I found it really unsatisfying and disappointing, and the analyses you linked to yesterday pointed out just how twisted it was when I hadn't yet been able to verbalize it. I'm not yet going as far as to suggest some kind of overarching ideology from the showrunner, before I see how the whole season plays out; I've seen people also interpret it as "technology isn't inherently good or evil, it depends on how it's used". While that's not the reading I got from it at all, it's possible those who decided to accept the script as it was kind of saw it along those lines and didn't see the political implications because they were in a hurry and didn't stop to think, or something. I hope it's that.

On the upside, it made me finally start reading the library e-copy of Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything that I recently borrowed, because I was seething so much I needed some current-system-analyzing substance to sink my teeth into.

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Date: 24 November 2018 07:59 pm (UTC)
auroracloud: Leela from Doctor Who with a knife between her teeth (Leela knife)
From: [personal profile] auroracloud
As the post from Scarves & Celery said, it might be a case of doing a Both Sides take, and not realising how bad that is

Yeah. I also suspect this was something of a rushed job and would have needed more edits, because while the plot seems superficially fine - the pacing, the structure, the beats work well and all the regulars get a lot to do - there's a lot that doesn't even make sense when you stop to think about it, let alone the ethical implications. Which makes me feel nobody stopped to think about it properly during production. Still, it's telling a lot about the political values of the writer at least - even we consider it a rushed job, someone with more palatable views would have made a different sort of clumsy, you know? They wouldn't have failed to punish the corporation.

Promethia has a theory that the Doctor is depressed, hence never really *doing* anything.

I haven't felt as much as many people have that the Doctor isn't doing enough. For me the way Modern Who has the Doctor constantly saving all of the universe/all of time/all of reality has become a bit too much. I like that in Classic Who the stakes are often a bit more manageable in size. But it's true that when all episodes are put together, there's a really strange overtone of passivity that comes across, and it's very unfortunate (I hope not deliberate) to have that happen with the first female Doctor. All that said, that makes it awful that the first time she really takes a big action, it's to solely take down the straw lefty-extremist rather than address any of the issues in the running of the super-oppressive corporation. I really hope they'll fix this in the coming episodes by having her be properly take-down-the-bad-guys active. Because this episode really did bad things to my enjoyment of the series. They'd better fix it.

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Date: 18 November 2018 11:56 am (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (eleven amy smiles)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
I saw this yesterday but was gonna give you the chance to discover it in situ if possible.

HER LITTLE FACE!! <3 <3 <3

Though I've gotta say that the routing information for a package being delivered to a time machine has got to be quite the comedy of errors. No wonder it was a bit late.

Second best thing about this clip is Ryan and the bubble wrap. No character has ever been more relatable ever.

I have cautious hopes for this one.

ETA: oh, your link to the other Children in Need stuff is just a link to your Eleventy gif.
Edited Date: 18 November 2018 11:57 am (UTC)

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Date: 21 November 2018 04:39 pm (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (house kill the show)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Pft, I am far less spoilerphobic when I am not all that invested. :)
This would make me so happy if I had any spoilers to impart but, alas, I'm not invested, so I've no interest in pursuing them.

Best thing about the episode (best thing about the season), still I'd be happy if they wiped the whole thing, the way they did with episodes in the olden days, if it meant the story would be wiped from canon.
The crack ate it?

I think one of the best things I've ever heard on the subject of what is Doctor Who 'canon' is that obviously everything you like, in whatever medium, is canon and everything you don't like isn't. I've gotta say it seems as sensible and coherent a system as any.

Bless him. The bubble wrap was also a plot point!
At they end when they were like no, don't pop it! I was like, but he already did?

*bitter laugh* Well you liked it, so that's good.
*gives you a blanket and some tea*
Edited Date: 21 November 2018 04:39 pm (UTC)

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Date: 23 November 2018 04:53 pm (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Oh excellent. Yes.
I'm now entertaining myself imagining the Time Lords' reactions to all the stories that have fallen through the cracks. 'For the love of Rassillon, Doctor . . .'

Good point. Doctor Who Doesn't Have a Canon
You know, I don't think I've ever seen that before? Thank you; that's excellent. "I hate the Doctor Who canon like Dawkins hates God." *dying*

That is what it's like to be a parent.

Do you have a camera in my house? My life is literally blankets and tea
Somehow that doesn't surprise me.

Anyway, a little more won't hurt; you obviously need them.

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Date: 24 November 2018 01:08 pm (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (river escape)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Somehow now all I can hear is the Doctor (Twelve specifically) replying: 'I most certainly do not love Rassilon!'

I just presume you have seen all my favourite things. Am v happy to have introduced you, it is a proper classic.
It's entirely possible I've seen it before and just forgotten. I tended to glaze over a bit in the early days when things referenced Classic Who too extensively.

Orson Pink (and the irreconcilable bits of River's episodes) have really opened me up to the idea of seeing everything as much more in flux--that the things we remember happening may no longer have happened or happened in the same way that we remember because something changed in time. I'd love to see a season of Doctor Who really play with that--I'd imagine there's novels or audios out there that do. At any rate, I find this an instinctively intriguing and freeing way to see the show. X contradicts Y? Well X didn't happen anymore, just go with it.

Very much so. (Sunday we went to Lincoln, Monday was Miss M's birthday, Tuesday we went to watch Impish Girl in a play, Wednesday Darcy was incapacitated by a horrible cold and last night he was... marginally better but still needed looking after. FAMILY LIFE. /o\)
*builds you a blanket fort*

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Date: 18 November 2018 09:12 pm (UTC)
purplefringe: Amelie (Default)
From: [personal profile] purplefringe
Best continuity moment EVER

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Date: 21 November 2018 01:31 pm (UTC)
purplefringe: Amelie (Default)
From: [personal profile] purplefringe
Haha, very good point! such_heights and I got SUCH a thrill putting that in our Doctor/Master vid!

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Date: 18 November 2018 10:06 pm (UTC)
maia: (Maia)
From: [personal profile] maia

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Date: 19 November 2018 03:49 am (UTC)
orangerful: (Default)
From: [personal profile] orangerful

I'm so far behind (well, two episodes) I need to catch up!

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Date: 21 November 2018 04:05 pm (UTC)
orangerful: (Default)
From: [personal profile] orangerful
Yeah, I just saw your other post. Which is too bad because it sounds like the previous episode was a good one. :(

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Date: 19 November 2018 11:59 am (UTC)
watervole: (Default)
From: [personal profile] watervole
I loved that moment too!


elisi: van Gogh almond flowers (Default)elisi
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