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23 June 2007 @ 09:10 pm
More DW stuff  

I used to have someone on my flist who considered herself a BNF for DW. Hell, she probably was but goodness knows I don't give a fuck about BNF's - like a very wise person said "One person's BNF is the next person's 'Who the fuck?'" But anyway, I don't think she'll be very happy with the latest Doctor Who episode because it screws with continuity in a way that is really going to piss purists like her off.*

But you know what? I don't care.

I was one of those people who genuinely hide behind the couch when DW was on when I was a kid. Seriously the end credits used to scare the crap out of me. I hid. Before it was a cliché.

I really, really, really love the mania that John Simm is using to play The Master. I come to this fresh, I've never seen anyone play The Master (except Eric Roberts and, god love him, that TV-movie had zero impact on my consciousness so I dunno, was he good?).

For the new generation. John Simm's Master is the perfect Nemesis for the Doctor. And he was needed.

RTD can be a good writer, he verges on the great but he never quite gets there. He lets agendas get in the way too often. Whether it be his Gay Agenda or the Political Agenda or some other which this humble blogger hasn't quite identified yet, they all interfere with the ultimate goal. The story.

Maybe I'm naive, but I believe the story should be at the fore. Everything else is secondary. Every thing.

You have a protagonist. Fine, you have people supporting that protagonist. Great. But the only way you can actually have a story - introduce some drama - is to have an antagonist.

John Simm's Master is that antagonist.

Please, Rusty, I'm begging you. Do not have the solution be Reggie Fucking Yates. Mediocre DJ, Crap Kids' TV Presenter, Meh Actor, Martha's brother.

Please? I'm on my knees here!

I personally have been finding this new season of DW intelligent, less... human, I guess... but again we find ourselves with the finale set in the here and now. Rusty, please, we got sick and tired of the Powell Estate in the last couple of years. Please don't make me hate Martha and her family in the way that I grew to hate the Tylers and Mickey?

And please, I'm begging you; do not kill off John Simm's Master!!!

*(she de-friended me. I figure it's 'cause I started showing interest in other fandoms. But right now I have this to say - whatever.) (And yes, deliberately leaving this unflocked in case she sees it. *waves*)
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Babies ate my dingo.derryderrydown on June 23rd, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
it screws with continuity in a way that is really going to piss purists like her off

First, I never really watched Doctor Who as a kid. My mother had control of the telly and my mother just doesn't get the appeal of sf, so we never watched Doctor Who.

That said, I don't really give a toss about continuity in the new Doctor Who. I consider it more of a re-imagining of the concept, rather than a straight continuation. Battlestar Galactica on a less extreme level.

But, dammit, I desperately, desperately want to know what it is about the Evil Balls that'll break the Doctor's heart. Are they something Timelordy? Daleky? WHAT, DAMMIT?
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dw//utopia master (JS) - mewhiskyinmind on June 23rd, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
I think it was Antiques Roadshow, but I know there was something that was on after DW when I was a kid that my parents watched so that I was exposed to the end credits a lot in my formative years. I have a vague awareness of what's gone before but nothing really concrete (although I have since watched a few older episodes because they intrigued me).

Re-imagining is a good way to think of it I think - it would hurt the brain too much to think of it any other way!

The Evil Balls... the childish voice makes me wonder about them, but man... they are intriguing! I want to think that they are embryonic Timelords, but I serious;y doubt that. I fear they may be dismissed very quickly in the next episode - but dude! They deserve so much more!
Babies ate my dingo.derryderrydown on June 23rd, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC)
I've just posted my current thoughts about the balls in my journal. I really, really hope I'm right.

Why must Saturday be so far away?
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dw//utopia master (JS) - mewhiskyinmind on June 23rd, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
... and replied...

Laura: doctor hero - mara_shodimlondeiel on June 23rd, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
I have a horrible feeling that it'll be Martha saving the day (I'm not spoiled for next week so that's me speculating). That'll make it three seasons in a row where the companion saves the day. I've no problem with that but isn't the Doctor supposed to be our hero?
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dw//d&m/share it with me - jetpackmonkeywhiskyinmind on June 23rd, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
I am now completely unspoiled (I had an inclining that the Master would be back but that's as spoiled as I 've been!) and I can't help but think that it will be Martha that saves the day.

Given that Rusty is so keen to have the audience identify with a character I think we are in for a finale full of Martha taking charge.