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Also, Danny Pink.
It occurs to me that I never actually said anything about Danny Pink. At least I don’t think I did. I don’t… actually recally… oh well, whatever. You get to hear my multiple thoughts about Mr Pink twice! You lucky reader you.
It’s not actually relevant, but when I first saw him, I thought he was going to be some sort of Private Detective type fellow. It was mainly the name, and his coat. I associate that sort of colour name with detectives. Not sure why. That could be quite an interesting story… hmm. Expect elaboration on that tomorrow.
Anyway, Danny Pink. Cool, another companion. Teams of three are always interesting (it means I can adapt my Eleven/Amy/Rory script and send it in! Huzzah!) and can provide a good new dynamic. It’s also probably easier for the story, at times. You can split them up three ways instead of two!
Generally, as a ticklist… it’d be nice if he wasn’t a love interest for Clara, it’d be cool if he had an Ian Chesterton style relationship with the Doctor (“Mr Red”, “Danny Blue”, “Be quiet Green”!) and was quite sarcastic. Sarcasm is great.
Beyond that, I don’t really have any judgement. I’d like to wait until he actually turns up.
Still, looking forward to it!
stardust-musings answered to your post “Question to the world. I’m looking for somewhere I can watch Doctor…”
a bit of google fu got me this page: www.burning-seri.es/serie/Doctor-Who/
Ah, thank you very much for that!
Question to the world.
I’m looking for somewhere I can watch Doctor Who in German. You know, best way to learn a language is to watch your favourite show in said language.
So, the question is… Where can I download some German Doctor Who?
(Equally, if there’s some cheap cheap DVDs, or there’s language options on the English DVDs I’m unaware of, that’d help to know about too.)
That Fantastic Four thing…
Okay, so I wasn’t really going to talk about this, but I ended up having a conversation with a friend about it, so… I figured I might as well weigh in on it, to an extent. (Also, I think I have a relatively good joke about “Flame on!” and internet trolls. Possibly)
I know what they’re trying to say but TECHNICALLY it already happened?
yea, that guy that played barty crouch junior would make a really great doctor
And maybe the rest of the cast could make guest appearences? Madame Hooch could be the last human or something. She’s so badass.
Narcissa Malfoy would make such a cool big fish from space. Just gonna put that idea out there.
Dobby could totally play the Doctor’s psycic-pollen-induced alter ego. Anyone with me?
Barty Crouch Senior would totally kill it as a Cyberman creator and controller. Just saying.
Ooooooh also, bear with me on this one, but Dumbledore would make such a good Scrooge-type character in a christmassy episode. Maybe featuring fish that swim in the sky? Just a thought.
You know what. When I think about it, Rufus Scrimgeour would make an excellent museum curator. I’m seeing something along the lines of Van Gogh.
I was thinking, Moaning Myrtle would be perfect for the role of a random-love-interest-whose-head-ends-up-in-a-paving-slab. Thoughts?
Actually, Mafalda Hopkirk could really grasp the role of some kind of nurse who falls in love with some kind of human incarnation of the Doctor. Maybe.
I feel like James Potter could really capture the role of a campaigner against the Ood slave-trade, who dies for his cause by being thrown into the giant Ood brain by the baddie. Y’know?
I just keep going back to Mafalda Hopkirk. She could so play a great - great granddaughter of her former character in like the final ever episode with the Tenth Doctor. I can just see it now.
I’ve been thinking about this one for ages: what if Filch played this guy who stole dinosaurs on a Silurian spaceship and ended up getting blown up?? That would be epic, he’d be so good in the role.
Mr. Weasly could be Rory’s dad! I know, crazy but it could work so well! I just picture him sitting on the edge of the tardis with a cup of coffee and some sandwiches, looking at the Earth in space.
Nearly Headless Nick could be a guy in an art gallery who thinks the TARDIS is one of the exhibits.
And maybe Slughorn could play, like, an alternate version of the Doctor in some kind of Comic Relief special. Hey, we could even get Steven Moffat to write it!
What about… Ollivander as some sort of… secret Doctor? Fighting in a war, perhaps?
Reblog for your url in Gallifreyan
- Must have your submit box open
- I will try my very very hardest to do them all, cross my hearts
- And I’ll promo everyone who reblogs this and follows me
It will look something like this:
They mentioned The Horns of Nimon on Sky news the other day. Very odd.
I was going to give this to someone, thinking they’d go out with me, but I forgot.
I suppose… now I’ll never know if I was right.
Doctor Who Survey—Masterpost
Being both a Whovian and a psych major, I was interested in taking a survey of the Doctor Who fandom. Specifically, a survey focused on what would make a fan stop watching the show.
This is the post dedicated to organizing that.
I, as a major fan, have a very short list of reasons I would stop watching. The first survey is thus dedicated to getting a broader array by sampling the fandom. It will be open until it has 50 responses. At that point I will take the responses and some of my own thoughts (changing the gender and/or race of the lead actor, for example) and compile them into a short list of major options. This will form the core of the second survey, which will also include an array of demographic questions (age, gender, etc) and other interesting things that come up.
Raw data will go up as soon as I have it (have not decided whether survey 2 will have a set number of responses or will be up for a set time). General data includes basic graphs, means, simple statistics. Specific data will apply more advanced statistical tests to provide more basis for any conclusion.
- Ask tag (NA currently)
- First Survey (live!)
- Second Survey (will go up when first survey is complete)
- Results—raw data
JK Rowling and Authorial Intent
This whole JK Rowling thing has been interesting, hasn’t it? The “I think Hermione should have been paired with Harry, rather than Ron” thing.
It says a lot about authorial intent and what it means to an audience, methinks, and I’ve considered it in a way that I hadn’t really before.
There’s been loads of different reactions, haven’t there? Or, lots of different interpretations of the text, and responses to Rowling’s opinion on it (which, I think it’s worth pointing out, was just “if writing it now, I’d have done it differently”).
But… actually I’m not entirely sure what I set out to say originally, I’ve written this post in a pretty staggered way. Oh well.
I guess… it’s interesting to see how people react to the author giving their views on a story. Because on the one hand, the author is the originator of the text - if anyone has the ultimate authority, it’s them. They created the characters, the world, the events. For them to say something of this nature is going to validate, or invalidate, certain views on the text - in this case, certain characters relationships.
On the other hand though, does it matter? The story is written, it’s out there. It’s somewhat beyond the control of the author now, isn’t it? So should it matter what they think? Do they lose that authority, beyond their thoughts being a point of interest or discussion?
Arguably, I suppose so. Once something has been opened up like that, for public consumption and interpretation, it’s sort of difficult for the author to control how someone interprets things.
Even then, though, JK Rowling isn’t having every copy of The Deathly Hallows pulped and replaced with her new version, it isn’t like that. She’s not trying to control the interpretation, she’s just offering an opinion. It’s not George Lucas!
He’s a whole other kettle of fish actually, because he quite clearly does believe he has a degree of ownership over his stories and the way they’re presented. As I understand it, a lot of the changes he’s made have been things he wanted to do originally, but wasn’t able to, which I think is… well it’s interesting. I’m pretty sure that I’d be at least tempted to change the movie, but I don’t think I’d try and remove all the other, original versions.
Equally though, there’s loads of pretty convincing arguments about why the films shouldn’t have been changed, on a story level - things like Han Solo shooting first, and the like. I think Jeremy Jahns did a pretty good video about it on YouTube.
Anyways, I think I’m starting to ramble somewhat. There was an original intention, although it was probably just to say how much I’ve loved the passive aggressive jokes surrounding the whole thing (The Arthur Conan Doyle one was my favourite)
I don’t even know what I wanted to say. I don’t have a definitive word to say on this subject, not really. I guess… stories are what you make of them, and other people’s interpretations are only what you make of them as well. With exceptions.
(How very profound!)
So, here’s a thought…
Was there ever an ‘original’ Clara?
The understanding we have now is that Clara was born, grew up, traveled with the Doctor, then created all her echoes in The Name of the Doctor.
What if that original Clara was also created through that action?
I mean, I don’t entirely understand exactly how she echoed throughout history. As far as I remember, there was a shot of a Victorian woman and a baby in the episode… so presumably that means Clara is born to lots of different people, rather than appearing as a 23 year old woman. (Which is what happened with Scaroth, I think?)
Anyway, what if ‘our’ Clara was also born in this way? If she’s a self creating paradox person? That’d be… interesting. Although there’s perhaps some narrative problems created.
(And, given that we had a presumably Time Lord Clara, does that mean we can have Claras of other races? Slitheen Clara? And is she always the same? Is there a Clarence Oswald out there? How do the different experiences shape the different echoes? Is one Clara less valid that another, if there was an original Clara? If the echoes are still out there, could we meet one in a future episode? How would Clara Prime deal with meeting an echo? How would the Doctor deal with meeting an echo after Clara Prime has left him?)
I… really rather love the idea of Clara splintering, now that I think about it. There’s a hell of a lot to it, isn’t there?
In The Sign of Three, when the Grumpy Army Man says to John “You could be a used car salesman now for all I know.”…
Is that a subtle reference to Benton? Methinks it is, especially with all the other Doctor Who references in that episode.