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2nd-Jan-2010 01:17 pm
Life on Mars (Sam smirks)
You should all know by now that I am not a fan of Doctor Who, so chances are this post may harsh your squee.

a) Wilf. Tell her to lose the phone. Jesus. I hate that kind of incompetence.
b) "You could be beautiful." Rusty's slashing again. Mommy, make him stop.
c) John's eyes are weirdly light in this episode. They looked almost green last episode. I am so engrossed by this show I'm concentrating on John Simm's eye colour.
d) HEE. How does he switch from waaaaay over the top to subtle like that? Also, we almost had an IJSCS.
e) "Worst. rescue. ever." = Comic Book Guy reference?
f) I feel like at least one of those Masters should really hate being ordered about. They're all the Master, right? So they should not be fond of someone exerting their authority on them. Even if it's themself.
g) David Tennant's bringing his A-game again.
h) This is extra cheesy and I hate it.
i) Blending comedy and drama: you do not know how to do it, please stop trying.
j) Goodbye spiky green aliens, you were pointless and I won't miss you.
k) I am brilliant, hear me roar! I may or may not be an apparition or hologram, since I am not moving from this spot, and I am instead letting you zap me to death!
l) Wow, way to go with dignity, Ten. I knew you could be a dick, but really?
m) As much as I have always loved David Tennant, I confess I haven't always liked Ten --- but I thought he was better than this. He's making Wilf feel bad that he's going to live and the Doctor will die? The Doctor doesn't die, he regenerates. All that he was still exists in some form. Wilf would simply die. You fucking douche, Doctor.
n) Infodump! This is called super lazy writing, with bonus wankery.
o) Okay, I'm one of the few who always liked Mickey, but, again --- really? And, also, yes Martha is an awesome gun-toting free-lance --- but the truly important thing we need to know is that she's married. Gag.
p) Jack, yay!
q) I love you, Russell Tovey. I love you, Jessica Hynes. You're both kind of unnecessary, but it was nice seeing you.
r) And of course. Rose. How very obvious. Excuse me while I go vomit.
s) The universe sounds like Aled Jones.
t) This is crazy overwrought. Nine didn't get any of this.
u) I wish Eleven had been a girl. His 'ewww' voice made me want to punch him in the nose.
v) I like Rusty's decision to blow his TARDIS set up --- "If I can't play with it, no one can!" --- okay, so chances are this was a joint Rusty/Moffat decision, but talk about overkill.
w) You know what, I remain confused. What happened to The Master? I must have blinked and missed the exposition.
x) Who was the woman in white?
y) I have issues with how Donna was handled. She was never given the opportunity to reclaim all she learned. She got to get married and win the lottery, but not to know how brilliant she could be. Rusty's misogyny astounds me.
z) I truly think Rusty's an amazingly shit writer. Sorry, guys. I am not at all sad he's gone. He sets up the idea of Many Masters and then squanders it, completely. It was eradicated with a flick of a wrist, for Christ's sakes. If you're going to set up something that complex to film, capitalise on it. (Many Masters were needed to bring the Time Lords back, you cry. So? I yell back. It didn't mean anything!) I am worried about Moffat for sure, because he has very obvious flaws, some of which overlap with Rusty's (too reliant on archetypes, always injects unneeded romance, fond of telling the same story again and again), but he gives good dialogue and he's written some great episodes of Doctor Who so far. I don't know why I continue to torture myself with this show, but, well, clearly I do.
:þ) I wonder if John Simm will ever be back?

2nd-Jan-2010 03:32 am (UTC)
x- The credits had her just as "The Woman" but I think they're alluding to Romana. Sort of.
z- YES!!! I miss the days of acting over special effects (because if the actors can make bubble wrap and spray paint believable, you don't need to let the special effects take over the scene). Rusty's lack of coherence and mary sue-ing (and the Earth-centric-ness. Why must everything be about or involve Earth?!) I will stop now, because I can rant for hours on Rusty and still secretly <3 him because he brought back Doctor Who (even though he turned it to utter drivel) and gave us Torchwood.
2nd-Jan-2010 03:35 am (UTC)
Wow. I completely forgot to end a sentence there. *ahem* Rusty's lack of coherence and constant mary sue-ing was irritating and distracted from the innocence (after all, it is for kids. even though we likes to write teh pr0n about it) and enjoyability of the show.
2nd-Jan-2010 04:34 am (UTC)
I hoped, a little, against my better judgment, to have my heart pulled out and neatly ripped apart. Instead, a toothless old cat gummed and pawed it for two hours. It eventually escaped and expired in a wet grubby heap behind the refrigerator.

The waste, the waste, the waste.
2nd-Jan-2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
*dies a little*

I adore your description.
2nd-Jan-2010 05:21 am (UTC)
I was more annoyed that Rusty completely forgot about the part where Martha was meant to marry Doctor Tom. She was still engaged to him when she was in Torchwood! And, IIRC, when she popped up in The Stolen Earth!

*shakes fist*

It was awesome to see Russell Tovey, though. I know I daren't hope it on any level at all - but if Jack convinces Midshipman Frame to come back to Earth and be a part of the all new Torchwood (the Barrowman already said they're talking about a 13-episode S4) I will die of happiness.
2nd-Jan-2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, that annoyed me too.

I do love Russell Tovey. I couldn't possibly care less about TW, though. I actually did stop watching that one.
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2nd-Jan-2010 12:27 pm (UTC)

Oh, no, I had prior understanding of Rusty's misogyny, don't get me wrong. It just manages to continue to astound me, because, apparently, retroactive continuity and my memory are old friends (why else would I continue to watch this when I seemingly hate it with many fibres of my being?)

I've never watched Queer as Folk --- either incarnation. I keep thinking I should, but then I think 'Rusty', and somehow I never get there.
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2nd-Jan-2010 12:51 pm (UTC)

All my flist (bar you) have been sooo very gleeful, and all I can see are the gaping plot holes, shoddy writing, and another bout of "no-one else play with my toys! they're mine!"

HATED. Ten could have gone so much better :(
2nd-Jan-2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
I almost always hate Russell T Davies episodes of Doctor Who (I loved 'Utopia' and 'Turn Left', they are the exceptions that prove the rule.)

My friendslist was a charming mixture of raaaaaage and squee.
2nd-Jan-2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
We watched David Tennant and Patrick Stewart in Hamlet on iPlayer this morning, as an antidote to the Doctor Who awfulness.
2nd-Jan-2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
Part of me wants to watch that, and the other part, the one that's fully intending to fly over to England to see John Simm as Hamlet in September, if it can, really doesn't want to.
2nd-Jan-2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, emotionally this was a satisfying ending for Tennant but as a story this finale sucked hard. How many plots were there and how many dissolved into thin air thanks to a deus ex machina? Seriously, how did series one happen? The writing was so decent back then.
3rd-Jan-2010 03:29 am (UTC)
I didn't even find it emotionally satisfying, because I thought Ten was being a complete prick about it.
2nd-Jan-2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
- I hated part 1. I mistrust part 2.
- Mickey married to Martha?! Loved Martha in TW, and I thought her fiance was called Tom?
- I got the feeling it was RTD saying goodbye in his recent over-indulgent manner
- I don't know how I feel about Jack and Russell Tovey. It might have been enough had it not felt like a final kick in the teeth from RTD
- I love your comment about the universe sounding like Aled Jones. The Bad Wolf music makes me cry but I stolidly didn't during this episode
- I think they wanted to build a new TARDIS, they spent enough money doing so for eleven and they have gone all-out on it!
- What did happen to The Master? Can Stephen play with him? Can he, please?
- The woman in white was the Doc's mum, surely?
- I really hated that Donna wasn't given back her memories. Stephen needs to fix this.
- I see more weeping angels and a dalek in the series five trailer. Hum. Am I surprised?
3rd-Jan-2010 03:31 am (UTC)
I hated part one until we got to BILLIONS OF SIMMS, and then I was so amused by that, I didn't care about anything else.

- I got the feeling it was RTD saying goodbye in his recent over-indulgent manner

Massive, massive word. Which I was okay with in 'Journey's End', when I thought that was the end of Rusty's reign (last year I thought these specials would be written by The Moff.) But since he's kind of had five mini-deaths --- ugh. Overkill.
2nd-Jan-2010 09:47 pm (UTC)
I'd given up on Doctor Who and hadn't watched it in a year, but now I'm breaking my streak of not deliberately watching something that does nothing but annoy me and watching parts one and two of this. I blame Simm, because I would have resisted were he not in it. (I've been looking forward to David Tennant leaving so he can be in something else. Am I going to be killed now? x) )
3rd-Jan-2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Dude, I wish I could give it up. I don't know why I don't.
28th-Apr-2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
Let's see...the woman in white is supposed to be the Doctor's mother. At least, according to the interviews. DW needs to rely on archetypes because this is a kid's show. 11-years olds are the targeted audience. And, with John Simm mysteriously disappearing, he'll probably come back. Well, the master at least. John Simm only wanted to be David Tennant's master <3
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