10 March 2019 08:09 pm
elisi: (Sunglasses)
I think this might be the perfect Twelve vid.

(I have embedded it, but watch it on youtube in wide- or fullscreen.)

The song is perfect of course (okay, it's a cover, which is sad), but the editing is exquisite, and just... *kisses fingertips*
elisi: (Doctor Who)
The Doctor Tribute | 1963 - 2019 | Hartnell to Whittaker

(There are even a couple of frames from the New Year's Special.)


And then I came across an Extended Cut of 'The First Question'- 50th Anniversary Trailer

elisi: (Girl Doctor)
Why couldn't we have had THIS season from the start? *cries*

(I watched it and then immediately re-watched it. This one's magical. Last week's ep was Doctor Who. But this? This was MY show.)
elisi: (Six)
TIBERIAN THOUGHTS – Sheffield Steel, or a Subjective Look at the Thirteenth Doctor #7: “Kerblam!”

This might be the most indepth take so so far. And the most... brutal, I think. The conclusion *burns*.

The thing is, I am easy to please. It takes a lot to genuinely offend me (when it comes to TV), and Kerblam! managed it.

In happier news, I watched 'The Twin Dilemma' this afternoon and it was DELIGHTFUL. <3 (Haters to the left.) All the love for Six. Gimme a Doctor who is arrogant, doesn't give a crap about niceties and is happy to destroy the bad guys, it's like balm to my soul. :D

(I am really REALLY hoping the S11 finale does something drastic. Otherwise I am going to seriously doubt my commitment to Sparkle Motion.)
elisi: (Eleven/Amy (foreheads) by meathiel)

And if there is any hope for any of us in this giant explosion in which we inhabit then surely that’s it:
Intellect and romance triumph over brute force and cynicism!

ETA: Doctor Who is turning 55, and Clara Oswald 32. :)
elisi: (Protest)
SCARVES AND CELERY – The System is the Problem: A Critique of “Kerblam!”
It would have been easy for Doctor Who to overthrow space Amazon.

In some ways, that’s what makes “Kerblam!” one of, if not the, best put together episodes of series 11 so far. That’s also why I hated it, and found it the most morally repugnant Doctor Who episode I’ve ever watched. Here’s where my take may just diverge a little: the things that make it morally repugnant might just make it the best critique of neoliberal capitalism Doctor Who has ever made.
elisi: (Protest)
What these people say:

DoWntime: Our Thoughts on “Kerblam!”

ETA: And here is El Sandifer: Kerblam! review

By the way, allow me to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly recommend the Seventh Doctor if you are starved for something... more. Longer stories than modern Who, but (surprisingly?) diverse casting, excellent writing (except for a couple of episodes) and interesting narratives - some of whom give Moffat Who a run for their money in their complexity and unusualness. (Totally a word.)

Also Ace! Really, she is enough of a reason on her own. (Seven starts off with Mel who is lovely, but Ace is a cut above.)


18 November 2018 10:29 am
elisi: Five grin (Happy)
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!

Here be spoilers! :D )

Anyway, am off out for the day, will catch up later. :)
elisi: (Chess)
'Watch enough Who and inevitably your favorite character become the Doctor and your favorite Doctor becomes the Doctor.'

Do you think if we shake S11 really hard we'll get more of the Doctor? Like, we're in the middle of a 55-year old character arc here. Bit keen to get back.
(with apologies to Promethia)
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
Thoughts on the Doctor in S11, a few minor spoilers for the season so far.

N.B. This is not the meta café - this is just a custard cream to go with your tea. :)

Read more... )
elisi: (Democracy)

130 point list of times Doctor Who was 'too politically correct and too social justice warrior influenced'.

(I.e. the whole show.)

Sing it.
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
Thirteen, Twelve, Eleven & Ten being badass:

And then a multi-Doctor vid from 2015 (so no Thirteen), but it's so delightful and happy that I had to share (with thanks to [community profile] tardis_library):

Because the world is a terrible place, so let's celebrate the good we have. Also I want LOTS of multi-Doctor vids with Thirteen in them. That might be the thing I am most looking forward to... ♥
elisi: van Gogh almond flowers (Earring)
Promethia found this wordpress. I have only started to poke around, but there are two sets of reviews - one lot delving into the meta, and another that's group reviews, with lots of fascinating insights:


They're all thoughtful and smart, without any of the 'I didn't like it, therefore it is rubbish' or 'Thank goodness Moffat's gone!' that you may get elsewhere.

Links to individual eps:

Meta (Tiberian Thoughts):

Sheffield Steel, or a Subjective Look at the Thirteenth Doctor – #1 – “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

Sheffield Steel, or a Subjective Look at the Thirteenth Doctor #2: “The Ghost Monument”

Sheffield Steel, or a Subjective Look at the Thirteenth Doctor #3: “Rosa”

Group reviews (Bit of Adrenaline, Dash of Outrage):

Our Thoughts on “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

Our Thoughts on “The Ghost Monument”

Our Thoughts on “Rosa”

Our Thoughts on “Arachnids in the UK”
elisi: (Bill curious)
Whether or not you watched tonight's ep of Doctor Who, you should check out the Horrible Histories song about Rosa Parks:

Rosa Parks Equality Song

elisi: van Gogh almond flowers (Earring)
Ray Holman - Costume Designer Q+A
We put Thirteen of your questions to our amazing costume designer - Ray Holman to get an insight into the Doctor's Costume.

The Doctor’s Earring: Original Designer Alex Monroe Announces Official Replicas
V good pictures if you want a better look.

Re. imagery, then I think the earring is the most meta thing on the show! <3

ETA: So, I made an icon of the earring... Because poetry. The line is the final line from T.S.Eliot's Little Gidding. The poem basically IS Twice Upon a Time, but the ending is all Thirteen. <3

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree

Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always--
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flames are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
Cut for spoilers )

ETA: Main thing - I could watch Thirteen forever. Utterly magical. ♥

Also this, which isn't spoilery: Doctor Who Weekly Roundup: 24th Sept - 1st Oct Mostly for the picture of thirteen Thirteenth Doctor. :)
elisi: (Sunglasses)
[personal profile] promethia_tenk made a vid:

Rain King

I have followed the creation process over the past few weeks (and helped motivate her!) and it is the most wonderful, rich, meta-filled thing. ♥ If you like my meta, then this is like that, but in vid form. If you don't like my meta - look, it's a beautiful shiny vid.

It's Twelve-centric (but with many call-backs to previous Doctors & seasons) and the perfect way to distil the past before we embark on the future.


ETA: This was her original post on the 10th of September, titled 'Another vid I'm almost certainly not going to make'. BUT SHE DID!! More notes on there if you want background to the song/ideas.
elisi: (Girl Doctor)
On the BBC website HERE

ETA: The background image is GORGEOUS and is now my wallpaper! :D

(at work, so may have to sneak out and watch it in a corridor or something... Yeah, not gonna happen. So will have to wait until I get home. No 'spoilers' in comments please!)

Will update with youtube link as soon as I get it. Twitter here:


ETA: Youtube )

And lo, it was good.


elisi: van Gogh almond flowers (Default)elisi
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