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Vicious Snowman

January 2nd, 2013 (09:20 am)
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The snow here is too dry for this, and thank heaven, too, because the dryness is what makes the weather tolerable. Still, it could be pretty cool having one of these outside my house:

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Screencaps for Army of Ghosts / Doomsday

December 30th, 2012 (05:47 pm)

Screencaps for Army of Ghosts / Doomsday are posted. More info below the jump.

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List Of Doctor Who Episodes Where Emotion Saves The Day

December 28th, 2012 (11:41 am)
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bracewellI’ve been out sick for a couple of days, but I’m back to find that By Strategy posted this List Of Doctor Who Episodes Where Emotion Saves The Day (Spoilers). (By the way, the spoilers include the recently aired Christmas special.) Strategy says that these indicate lazy writing. I don’t think so.

To me they look like Moffat is making a point, and he wouldn’t be the first showrunner to pick a point and make it over and over again. Just look. The point is: emotion is a good thing.

If you pay attention, you’ll catch him also making the point that it’s not good to let emotions run amok. I should probably make a list, but one immediate example is the Doctor’s fury in A Good Man Goes to War, what Vastra has to say about it and where it leads.

Moffat comes from a culture where people stuff their feelings and praise intellect. I come from a culture where, arguably, the reverse is the case. I think Moffat’s trying to show how these extremes are not good, that we need to value our aspects and balance them.

What do you think?

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First Watch: The Snowmen

December 25th, 2012 (03:32 pm)

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Some thoughts:

  • Don’t like most of the opening title sequence. Sorry. I like some of the bits of it. Don’t like putting Matt Smith’s head in it. Don’t like the melty blobby wax 1970 effect. Don’t like the tweedlee synthesizer bits of the music. Don’t like the sliding-down-the-scale bits of the music, either, especially as they’re in tweedlee synthesizer. The whole flavor is, “Let’s give up on the cinematic feel we’ve been moving toward and make this whole thing small-screen and cheesy again.”
  • Do like the closing credits sequence very much. I know I’m getting ahead of myself, but it’s worth saying.
  • Don’t hate the TARDIS interior. Still not my favorite, but I’m not seething with disgust or anything. Serviceable. Workable. A bit fun. The coppery one is still the best ever in history, hands down. Thank you, designer, for not making all the controls gleaming and homogeneous. That would have been terrible.
  • This is not a very standalone episode. I recently introduced a non-Whovian friend to Doctor Who using Christmas as a gateway by showing him A Christmas Carol, which was brilliant in nearly every way. This totally works. The Snowmen is far too arc-ish and referential for this and would probably confuse the heck out of my not-we friends.

Edit to add: I don’t want to like Clara too much, but I do. So there. Putting this in the non-spoiler section because everyone knows there’s a Clara and if they don’t, I can’t help it. It’s been blared from the rooftops for months now.

Spoilery aspects:

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Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2012 (10:51 am)

Merry Christmas everyone!

Also, Blogtor Who just posted the new titles for The Snowmen.

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Link of the Day – The TARDIS: A Visual History

December 23rd, 2012 (10:06 am)
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The other day I posted my top 4 favorite TARDIS interiors. IGN has very kindly posted a visual history of them, which is rather handy. They included some that I had not seen before. Nifty!

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Repost: Recipe for Fish Fingers and Custard

December 22nd, 2012 (08:27 am)
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Lately I’ve been looking for custard recipes. So far this one looks least complicated and tricky, so I’m planning on whipping this up later today. Posted again in case you were thinking along these lines for Christmas.

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Songtaran Carols

December 22nd, 2012 (08:14 am)

Now, this is just silly.

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New Clips for The Snowmen

December 21st, 2012 (08:21 am)

I’m starting to wonder if The Snowmen is the most clipped, trailered, and prequeled thing ever.


The Snowmen Doctor Who Clip by doctorwho-tv

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Doctor Who – The Snowmen Preview Clip – The Doctor and Strax

December 19th, 2012 (10:56 am)

Another preview has been posted:

In other news, I feel like a Scrooge today. My give-a-heck feels broken. Blargh.

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