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OMG watch it! SO DELIGHTFUL I CAN'T EVEN!

RTD <3

27 May 2016 06:37 pm
elisi: (Abed)
Interview with RTD, mostly about a Midsummer Night's Dream.

But full of other good stuff too.

DID YOU KNOW HE GOT MARRIED?!?

(A Midsummer Night's Dream is on BBC One 8.30pm on Monday)
elisi: (Have you met the wife? by kathyh)
Via [livejournal.com profile] gillo (here) this simply made my day. RTD and Moffat are honestly the bestest/most geekiest/fannish showrunners ever. And this proves it. ♥

It all started in DWM 482 when a fan wrote in to ask whether the Doctor was a bigamist, since he was obviously married back on Gallifrey, but has since married Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe and River Song. And since it's a show about time-travel, he could easily travel back to when any/all of them were still alive... For the full reply (which is worth reading!!!) go here, but for now the important thing is that in his response Moffat claimed that the Doctor's marriage to Liz I could have been annulled as it was never consummated. RTD took issue with this:

"I love your list in DWM 482 of the Doctor’s many wives. Did you ever think we’d be having that conversation, 10 years ago? But… what’s this? His marriage to Queen Elizabeth the First was unconsummated? But, but, but… in The End of Time Part One, the Tenth Doctor arrives on the Ood-Sphere to greet his old friend Ood Sigma with the words, “Got married. That was a mistake. Good Queen Bess. And let me tell you, her nickname is no longer… ahem.” So, what does that mean, boss? What can it possibly mean?? Steve, what does it MEAN??? Thank you."

Moffat's reply )

I can't even. ALL HAIL THE MOFF! (And dear old Rusty.) ♥ ♥ ♥

all-hail-j-o
elisi: (Welsh Overlord (RTD) by ?)
So, the only response to this news, is this vid:



(Let's laugh, not cry. By which I mean - no liquids! Although Doctor/Rose fans - respect. You know how to stan)

ETA: Also, we all know that Rose wasn't Ten's true love... (I couldn't help myself.)



And to prove that I'm equal opportunities, Moffat-era equivalents (sort of. Moffat is less... melodramatic):

Moves Like Jagger (Eleven)

Booty Call (River/Eleven)

Last Friday Night (Ponds)

(This backfired slightly, because all the Pond vids just made me TERRIBLY nostalgic. MAH PONDS! I MIIIIIIIISS YOU!)
elisi: (Master (evil bf) by xafirah)
Stuff that popped up during discussion in the previous post which I feel the need to share.

Re. The Stolen Earth:

It is the most magnificent, bollocking mental, bloody wonderful extravaganza ever seen on screen. That is a fact. It's like having chocolate, and whisky, and steak, and cigarettes, while making love to a porn star on a luxury yacht in outer space. Dear God, it's brilliant.


And from when he was plotting out The End of Time:

So, I think the Master should disguise himself. He could dye his hair blond. In a public toilet. He's scrubbing away at the sink. That puts in mind an Ortonesque, post-watershed scene where the Master is dying his hair like a rent boy, and a smart businessman comes in cruising, and the Master takes him into a cubicle, and murders him. Maybe after sex. That won't happen, for obvious reasons, but I thought of it anyway. Oh, and he could grow a beard, then he really is the Master! Yeah, that could work. And somebody could still say, 'You look like the Prime Minister.' 'Yeah, I get that a lot.' Nice.

And this is why I luff him. ♥
elisi: (Master (evil bf) by xafirah)
Stuff that popped up during discussion in the previous post which I feel the need to share.

Re. The Stolen Earth:

It is the most magnificent, bollocking mental, bloody wonderful extravaganza ever seen on screen. That is a fact. It's like having chocolate, and whisky, and steak, and cigarettes, while making love to a porn star on a luxury yacht in outer space. Dear God, it's brilliant.


And from when he was plotting out The End of Time:

So, I think the Master should disguise himself. He could dye his hair blond. In a public toilet. He's scrubbing away at the sink. That puts in mind an Ortonesque, post-watershed scene where the Master is dying his hair like a rent boy, and a smart businessman comes in cruising, and the Master takes him into a cubicle, and murders him. Maybe after sex. That won't happen, for obvious reasons, but I thought of it anyway. Oh, and he could grow a beard, then he really is the Master! Yeah, that could work. And somebody could still say, 'You look like the Prime Minister.' 'Yeah, I get that a lot.' Nice.

And this is why I luff him. ♥
elisi: (Welsh Overlord (RTD) by ?)
OK, so Promethia and I stared arguing over which episodes were worst/the maddest - the S4 finale or EoT. Now, I need to explain that this is not some kind of RTD-bashing excuse. I love those episodes like pancakes. I watched TSE six times when it first aired. I watch EoT through a haze of 'Mmmmm Doctor/Master... Wait, was there something else happening?' Seriously - give me crack, I will eat it up with a spoon.

HOWEVER. EoT - IMHO - makes NO SENSE plot wise. Cut for chatter )

So, gentle flist, what is your opinion? Again, this is NOT an invitation to say nasty things about RTD. I luff him very much. He just writes MAD stuff (which is one reason I luff him - logic is for losers. *g*)

[Poll #1845878]

(Although if you want something more serious, then I posted the final chapter of My Immortal 2 yesterday.)
elisi: (Welsh Overlord (RTD) by ?)
OK, so Promethia and I stared arguing over which episodes were worst/the maddest - the S4 finale or EoT. Now, I need to explain that this is not some kind of RTD-bashing excuse. I love those episodes like pancakes. I watched TSE six times when it first aired. I watch EoT through a haze of 'Mmmmm Doctor/Master... Wait, was there something else happening?' Seriously - give me crack, I will eat it up with a spoon.

HOWEVER. EoT - IMHO - makes NO SENSE plot wise. Cut for chatter )

So, gentle flist, what is your opinion? Again, this is NOT an invitation to say nasty things about RTD. I luff him very much. He just writes MAD stuff (which is one reason I luff him - logic is for losers. *g*)

[Poll #1845878]

(Although if you want something more serious, then I posted the final chapter of My Immortal 2 yesterday.)
elisi: (Ten (EoT) by radioactivepiss)
BBC News: Doctor Who's Russell T Davies quits to care for partner, after partner's diagnosis with brain cancer.

Also, an interview from PinkNews.

I hope and pray that his partner gets better. (One of the things running through The Writer's Tale is how much Russel cares about his boyfriend, and this must be absolutely devastating for them.)
elisi: (Ten (EoT) by radioactivepiss)
BBC News: Doctor Who's Russell T Davies quits to care for partner, after partner's diagnosis with brain cancer.

Also, an interview from PinkNews.

I hope and pray that his partner gets better. (One of the things running through The Writer's Tale is how much Russel cares about his boyfriend, and this must be absolutely devastating for them.)
elisi: (River in the Library)
FROM: RUSSEL T. DAVIES TO: BENJAMIN COOK, SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2007 19:44:02 GMT

It's funny, isn't it? I ask him [Moffat] not to spoiler me. He's written 4.9 already, so I've read that. It's called Silence in the Library, and it has a character in it who I'm just sure is the Doctor's wife (!!!), but I don't like to ask. I want to find out in the second episode, like a viewer. It's the closest that I get to experiencing brand new Doctor Who. Not for long, though...
The Writer's Tale, The Final Chapter, p249

(Incidentally this was written the day after Moffat had agreed to become the new showrunner. Also, this is MY LAST DAY OF FREEDOM! I start work Monday... So, goodbye procrastination.)

Oh and second and third comments here, in the comments. :)
elisi: (River in the Library)
FROM: RUSSEL T. DAVIES TO: BENJAMIN COOK, SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2007 19:44:02 GMT

It's funny, isn't it? I ask him [Moffat] not to spoiler me. He's written 4.9 already, so I've read that. It's called Silence in the Library, and it has a character in it who I'm just sure is the Doctor's wife (!!!), but I don't like to ask. I want to find out in the second episode, like a viewer. It's the closest that I get to experiencing brand new Doctor Who. Not for long, though...
The Writer's Tale, The Final Chapter, p249

(Incidentally this was written the day after Moffat had agreed to become the new showrunner. Also, this is MY LAST DAY OF FREEDOM! I start work Monday... So, goodbye procrastination.)

Oh and second and third comments here, in the comments. :)
elisi: (They were Torchwood by casett)
OK, I am going to let this go, but my Star Wars comparison stayed with me and reminded me of something that happened years ago...

Spoilers for Revenge of the Sith, Miracle Day and Bad Wolf )

ETA: Just to give this post SOME content beyond grousing: Speculation on RTD's new project. Hilarious.
elisi: (They were Torchwood by casett)
OK, I am going to let this go, but my Star Wars comparison stayed with me and reminded me of something that happened years ago...

Spoilers for Revenge of the Sith, Miracle Day and Bad Wolf )

ETA: Just to give this post SOME content beyond grousing: Speculation on RTD's new project. Hilarious.
elisi: (Welsh Overlord (RTD) by ?)
[livejournal.com profile] solitary_summer has written an extraordinary essay examining RTD's Who-era (Death, life, and what it means to be human in RTD's Doctor Who and Torchwood). Very long, very in-depth, absolutely worth your while!


Or, if you feel like something completely different, you could go read [livejournal.com profile] angearia's interview with Scott Allie. I am not going to comment on it, since I'm still stuck in WTF-mode. No really. At least it explains very well why the comics (and everyone's characterisation, Angel's especially) is in such a shambles. Many thanks to Emmie for her excellent questions btw.

ETA: Re. Angel, let me pimp [livejournal.com profile] the_royal_anna's exquisite Angel’s Life in Five Acts. Excerpt:

The girl with the golden hair held out her hands. "If you turn over the child," she said, "You can save the world."

But he shook his head, and stood firm.

"I'll save the child," he said, "If I have to turn over the world."
elisi: (Welsh Overlord (RTD) by ?)
[livejournal.com profile] solitary_summer has written an extraordinary essay examining RTD's Who-era (Death, life, and what it means to be human in RTD's Doctor Who and Torchwood). Very long, very in-depth, absolutely worth your while!


Or, if you feel like something completely different, you could go read [livejournal.com profile] angearia's interview with Scott Allie. I am not going to comment on it, since I'm still stuck in WTF-mode. No really. At least it explains very well why the comics (and everyone's characterisation, Angel's especially) is in such a shambles. Many thanks to Emmie for her excellent questions btw.

ETA: Re. Angel, let me pimp [livejournal.com profile] the_royal_anna's exquisite Angel’s Life in Five Acts. Excerpt:

The girl with the golden hair held out her hands. "If you turn over the child," she said, "You can save the world."

But he shook his head, and stood firm.

"I'll save the child," he said, "If I have to turn over the world."
elisi: (*smirk* (Master) by kathyh)
Proof that ALL television should be written by gay men. (A excerpt from the original script for 4x18 The End of Time. SPOILERS natch.)

This is SO my personal canon now. Please excuse me while I sit over here in a corner and slowly fall to pieces, waiting for the fic to appear!
elisi: (*smirk* (Master) by kathyh)
Proof that ALL television should be written by gay men. (A excerpt from the original script for 4x18 The End of Time. SPOILERS natch.)

This is SO my personal canon now. Please excuse me while I sit over here in a corner and slowly fall to pieces, waiting for the fic to appear!
elisi: (TW fanservice by kaimu_art)
And I know that I linked to this earlier. But - a kind soul cut down the video, so here are the *important* bits!

(Also, RTD is devious in ways Joss couldn't dream of. Kissing his way into the fans good graces again? Is it working?)

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