Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:00 am

I'm not saying this is everything that's wrong with Doctor Who now in a single image, but I'm not saying it isn't either.
https://24.media.tumblr.com/58df599f9e2 ... o1_500.jpg

I want to see the version of, what's in the Doctor's head? Shopping and boys, I assume.
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:47 pm

There are "impersonations" of the first three Doctor Whos in Big Finish's "Light at the End" - played by William Russell, Frazer Hines, and Tim Treloar respectively. As a scene with all three came up, it took me some time to realize these voices were supposed to be the Doctor, and I couldn't for the life of me tell which was supposed to be which.

Hines is known for a decent Doctor, but there's a difference between narrating a Companion Chronicle, halfway in and our of character, and actually doing an impersonation in a narrative. It doesn't help when you're accompanied by Ian and a terrible "Pertwee." Let's not forget John Guilor, the genuinely good Hartnell impersonator who worked on Planet of Giants and Day of the Doctor and so on, and whose absence is keenly felt here.
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:46 am

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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:39 am

Moffat disappoints us all on Twitter.
http://stfu-moffat.tumblr.com/post/2354 ... -beginning
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:01 am

Moffat's Doctor Who, summarized in one GIF:

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From this post, BTW:
http://stfu-moffat.tumblr.com/post/7153 ... a-feminist

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I want him gone. Now. Three years ago.
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Re: Through Time & Space: The Doctor Who Thread

Postby Garrett Gilchrist » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:22 am

From 2011!

The Doctor’s dilemma in [The Waters of Mars], as in so many of the best of Davies’ episodes, was a moral one. It wasn’t a problem that could be solved by being clever or using the sonic or the TARDIS to fix everything. There was no winning scenario—the Doctor had to choose the best of two bad outcomes and it hurt to watch him do it. It made us hurt for him, which made us love him all the more. The Doctor knows what fixed points in time are, so can he refuse to save Pompeii? Should he have prevented the Dalek race from ever being born? Was it wrong to destroy the Racnoss, or was it just wrong to take steely pleasure in it? Was it wrong to depose Harriet Jones? There’s a moral question like that underpinning all the best of Who.

There’s very little of this exploration in Moffat’s Who, which creates an Eleven who is that arrogant, dangerous Time Lord Victorious from the end of “Waters of Mars.” He doesn’t have moral dilemmas, he’s not bothered about the consequences of his actions, he doesn’t even pause long enough to worry about the people who might get trampled under his feet or feel bad when innocent bystanders end up as collateral damage. Consider the particularly nauseating example of the solution to the Silence infestation of Earth in “Day of the Moon”: humans being hypnotoaded into being weapons of niche destruction. Perhaps it’s a testament to the vividness of his storytelling, but think about what Moffat has created here: in that world, thanks to the Doctor, every time you or I turn around we might feel a compulsion to splatter open a skull. There’s very little to love about a character with so much power who wields it so carelessly.

Part of what’s so maddening is that Moffat often has the opportunity to explore the moral dilemmas right in front of him and refuses to do anything with it. If there’s a consequence to the Eleventh Doctor’s behavior, Moffat’s hiding it inside a strangely constructed Rubik’s Cube, and we’re no longer convinced he isn’t more interested in playing with the puzzle than finding what’s inside.


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