elisi: (Bill curious)
This has been a very very busy weekend and after watching 'Knock Knock' this was pretty much my only thought:


Thankfully the other half of my brain, the always brilliant [personal profile] promethia_tenk, HAS WRITTEN A POST, which talks about All The Things. :D :D :D

Go & read. I doubt I'll be 'writing' anything more than what's under the cut.

(My parents have been visiting for the past two weeks. They left this morning. Next weekend it's my sister-in-law's wedding. So yeah, RL eating me alive.)

elisi: (Default)
Well, my immediate reaction was pure delight. But as I started writing down all my thoughts, I realised I would have to split them up, as they were veering in two very different directions. So, first up comes the serious post. Because the show did one of the things I was most hoping for: It got political. And how!

Thin Ice Review Part 1 (the serious part) )



30 April 2017 06:36 pm
elisi: (wtf)
I haven't had time to write anything yet, so instead I am going to share a hilarious Tumblr post:

Common answers to seemingly simple questions asked about Doctor Who

No liquids near keyboard.

In case you are NOT familiar with Doctor Who... Well, this is the kind of stuff which will become second nature, without even thinking about it.

Oh and there are NO SPOILERS.
elisi: (Clara)
Thoughts on 'The Pilot' and 'Smile', whilst also looking back to Clara.

Bite-size meta: Looking vs mirroring )
elisi: (Bill curious)
However, realistically that is not going to happen.

So, instead I offer from the BBC: The Pilot: The Fact File

And also this review which touches on a lot of the stuff I would have talked about:

DOCTOR WHO, 10.1 – ‘The Pilot’
by Frank Collins
elisi: (Clara)
Cautiously opens the door to the meta café a tiny bit...

I have been saying for years now that Moffat has been re-booting the show… Here is how he did it.

Read more... )
elisi: (Bill curious)
It was wonderful and Bill is wonderful and everything is good and Doctor Who must never go away again.

The end.
elisi: (Moffat)
Pandorica Jar: Steven Moffat and the idea of the female Doctor
So many people seem surprised or even shocked because of Steven Moffat’s “sudden change of mind” regarding female Doctor. I don’t know why, really. But for those who haven’t been paying attention to the question of the female Doctor during the last several years, here’s a cheat sheet.
elisi: (Bill)
Kellyanne Conway suggests Obama could have spied on Donald Trump through a microwave

And although it looks like an Onion headline, it's 2017 and the link goes to The Independent...

In far happier news (I'm pointedly ignoring British politics) here is the new Doctor Who trailer:

elisi: (Eleven/Amy (foreheads) by meathiel)

If you want a more artistic version that might be easier to print out, I found one here
elisi: (Twelve)
(I'm so creative with my subject lines!!)

Lovely little post here about the Christmas Special: The gentle world of The Return of Doctor Mysterio

And I mentioned that Darcy has developed a proper Christmas cold/flu, yes?

He does not QUITE adhere to Manflu: A User’s Guide, as he went straight to bed and slept for best part of yesterday, but he DID watch Wheeler Dealers this morning. (Note: apparently in the US this programme has lots of explosions and stuff? Over here, it's one guy buying cars and another guy fixing them up and then the first guy selling them on. (Episode here) It's... incredibly same-y, but it seems to hit the sweet spot for ppl with a Y chromosome.

Now however he's reading Plato's The Republic, so probably on the mend.

Had a lovely Christmas btw, in case I didn't mention that before. :)
elisi: (Twelve)
Much less Bah humbug )

ETA: Sorry about closing comments, but Darcy has gone down with the Christmas flu, so am somewhat pre-occupied.
elisi: (Bill)
This episode did exactly what it said on the tin.

Bah, humbug )

Mostly though, then S10 better be wall-to-wall Happiness Patrols. (Seriously. I want some biting political commentary.) Thankfully the trailer looks great, with or without politics:

ANYWAY. It was a thing. Back to Class. <33333
elisi: (Happy)
This made me laugh far too much:


Esp relevant as I have just watched Paradise Towers (very kindly loaned to me by [personal profile] lost_spook), and it was a most delightful tale FULL OF WOMEN. <3333
elisi: (Missy)
This is for [profile] luckweaver whose birthday I managed to forget! And since I had the very beginnings of this fic I decided to try to hammer it into something resembling a birthday fic. It's not much, but it'll have to do... Unbeta'd, un-everything'd.

Title: To Missy's Credit
Summary: The General felt that after the day she’d had, she was entitled to a drink or two. She hadn't reckoned with being joined by the *other* renegade...
Setting: Post-Hell Bent
Characters: The General, Missy
Rating: PG
Word count: 1200 approx
Dedication: Happy belated birthday [profile] luckweaver! Hope it was a good one. <3

To Missy's Credit )
elisi: (Twelve)
Before I start flailing about Class in great detail (because I will, oh yes - no meta yet, but plenty of thoughts), I wanted to share a couple of Who related things.

One of the CUTEST things ever )

And then you should go check out this link:

This Stained Glass Dalek is the Most Beautiful Villain In All of Doctor Who-dom

I still just look at it and marvel.
elisi: (Miss Pond)
EXCLUSIVE: Twelve Doctors of Christmas - 'The Red Bicycle' download
Hitting stores next month, and just in time for the festive season, is a wonderful new collection of illustrated Christmas adventures, starring twelve incarnations of the Doctor plus many of his friends and enemies.

This Doctor Who-Roger Hargreaves Mashup Book Series is Straight Up Adorable
Roger Hargreaves was a renowned children’s book author and illustrator responsible for the Mr Men and Little Miss series’, and many others. Though he has been gone nearly thirty years, his imagination lives on–and will soon be found in a joint project between Sanrio, Penguin Random House, and BBC Worldwide as a series of Doctor Who books created in his illustration style.


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