A Doctor Who fan from way back. I also get into Star Trek, LOTR and many other things. I'm interested in lots of stuff, so I won't limit it to these shows. This blog will be about anything and everything that is of interest to me, but it will be mostly Doctor Who and a splash of whatever else I may feel like posting.
honestly an unearthly child is mega overrated because it’s the first serial of the series
the first episode is fantastic for laying down the grounds of Doctor Who but episode 2 onwards I could almost feel myself developing a brain aneurism every time someone said the word ‘fire’
Wouldn’t say it was overrated seeing as it gets moaned about all the time. The first episode is fantastic yes, but its not the only one of the serial that’s laying down the groundwork, the whole story is. The second episode is still establishing the TARDIS, time travel, and the set up of the team having to work together. Ian is still hugely sceptical in part 2 and this is explored as he learns to accept what has happened. Part 3 is a huge character piece as Barbara breaks down in the forest and the team have to work together, and Ian stops the Doctor from committing possible murder. The serial is still about something other than saying ‘fire’, and it is setting up conflicts and challenges for our early team to get involved in. The tribe mirror the team for example with the power struggle for leader and the Doctor realises he is at the mercy of ‘primitive’ people, and has to rely on Ian and Barbara to help him.
It may not be the most weird and exciting story but its a well written and directed and acted serial that constantly tests and develops the team whilst continuing laying that groundwork and format. As Waris Hussein says in the commentary its good that its not an overly complicated story because it needs time to set up the fundamentals of the series and give the characters time to adjust. If it had been some wibbly timey story then the setting would have taken focus away from us learning to follow these characters and how they bond.
And to us, some of the Cavemen stuff is decent. There are some lovely speeches which really highlight the team and the tribe nature of a group forming, and its really claustrophobic and tense when they’re in the cave of skulls and having to work together. We hate that its slated purely because people find cavemen silly, missing so much of what the serial is saying and setting up. There’s some great stuff in the last 3 parts. We certainly enjoy it even if its not everyone’s cup of tea.
echo-hotel said: Imagine if The Doctor with no memory of who he was started obsessing over shoes
So many people are like “Capaldi is a Doctor Who fan, he’ll tell Moffat what’s what”
Are you kidding me? Those two nerds are just going to be geeking out at each other the entire time. They are both super knowledgeable about the show.
I can just imagine Peter and Moff talking for hours about Classic Who while Jenna looks on bored and baffled :-)
When Jenna decides to leave that’s going to be the reason why
"I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough."