Discussion in 'Fortean Culture' started by Mighty_Emperor, May 27, 2006.
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Ayode will be playing the Post Missy Master and Lumley will be playing the Post Ayode Missy! Simple! No need for arguments, this is how things will be turning out...
Amusing article about the Jodie furore:
I must say, most people seem to be fine with it, it's only selected cyber-men (eh?) who are angry.
The media need a controversy, they can't have people be fine with it.
Has it ever been mentioned how Time Lords reproduce?
Not in the TV show. It's been covered in the novel Lungbarrow, where they 'loom' new Time Lords. No physical sex involved
why the fuss? i doubt captain jack will care if the doctor is male or female
Whether Lungbarrow is actually canon is open to debate. It might have been if the show hadn't been cancelled way back when, and "The Cartmel Masterplan"* had come to fruition, but since it didn't people have been arguing about it for decades.
It also doesn't fit with the idea of Susan being the Doctor's granddaughter, since Time Lords don't have children, just cousins. It also seems to have been contradicted by events in the show since then, which makes me think the modern Who people have largely ignored it.
*Despite the name, not a proposed serial title, but rather a scheme by show writer Andrew Cartmel and others to expand Time Lord mythology, making the Doctor a reincarnation of the "The Other" - a contemporary of Rassilon and Omega. I don't like it because I prefer it if the Doctor is just a normal person who got bored, and decided to go off adventuring.
Between you and me I've heard he'd shag anything with a pulse two pulses.
Captain Jack's worst moment? That time in a dark alley with a Dalek amongst the bins behind a pub in Cardiff.
Hah, this implies he has standards.
Welll...I'm not sure I believe these salacious new 'Dalek' rumours
That's just reminded me: there was a bloke round our neck of the woods whose nickname was 'Pulse', due to his habitual practice of trying to ensnare the nearest unescorted female at chucking out time. I must've been quite naive, as I had to have it explained to me - I'd assumed it was something cleverer, like he had a pacemaker or summat. Whether he liked the Doctor Whos is unrecorded.
As you can tell from the digression I know next to nothing about DW so I will now bow out of the conversation gracefully...
(though I did recently watch a DVD of Logopolis, which was very enjoyable).
Oh man, I'm not getting into the whole Doctor Who canon wormhole! That way madness lies
I liked the Cartmel Masterplan
That was when he found out what the plunger was really for
The Doctor still didn't try being ginger though.
For me, on the one hand it's a bold (and right) move to cast a woman, but on the other hand, her looks are a bit, I dunno, "normal".
If you look at those cast as the good Doc, the majority have had something slightly off about them; Tom Baker's glinting eyes hinting at madness; Hartnell looking like a disciplinarian grandfather; Matt Smith looking like Lance Perceval on acid; Capaldi's wild eyes and wilder hair.
This Whittaker cove looks as if she could have walked straight from the set of Corrie. It's kinda like the casting of Davison and Tennant.
But then, I get why they'd play a little safe; they must have known there'd be backlash from the unreconstructed neck-beards on the interwebs, so go for the least controversial choice.
Personally, I'd have still preferred Olivia Coleman, Miranda Richardson, Helena Bonham Carter (okay, perhaps too kooky and famous), or Hayley Atwell.
I wanted Dame Maggie Smith, but they didn't listen as usual.
The producers had to go with something daring - how else are you going to follow the Cap?
That's OK. Different people like different things. You're perfectly entitled to be wrong.
It's all moot, anyway, since it didn't actually happen, and even the novel series was inconsistent about it. Hell, Lungbarrow was intentionally written as a lead-in to the movie, which also directly contradicts it. (Then again, I only accept the movie as partially canonical. Yes, Paul McGann was the 8th Doctor, but all that crap about being half human is just unacceptable. On the other hand, I do accept as canon his continued theft of clothing from hospital locker rooms. The man has a problem.)
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