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2012-06-21 12:46:55 PM
The Sherlock Holmes ones are already written.
 
2012-06-21 12:49:31 PM
Que the "Steven Moffat is a hack" crowd...

/Series 5 is my favorite of Nu Who...
//6 is good, but not as much...
 
2012-06-21 12:50:10 PM
He only writes his scripts in sequence, but how does he edit them?

After watching all of Coupling and all the Sherlock so far, I have a difficult time believing that he does not do tons of rewrites.
 
2012-06-21 01:01:55 PM

Nietzsche is Dead: He only writes his scripts in sequence, but how does he edit them?

After watching all of Coupling and all the Sherlock so far, I have a difficult time believing that he does not do tons of rewrites.


Someone else has watched "coupling"? God, i thought i was the only one.

/giggle loop
//captain subtext
 
2012-06-21 01:04:21 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Nietzsche is Dead: He only writes his scripts in sequence, but how does he edit them?

After watching all of Coupling and all the Sherlock so far, I have a difficult time believing that he does not do tons of rewrites.

Someone else has watched "coupling"? God, i thought i was the only one.

/giggle loop
//captain subtext


Coupling was the shiznit, up until Jeff left. Plus it's always on Netflix streaming

/Meltyman
/I was expecting shadaim
 
2012-06-21 01:07:28 PM
Lots of us watched Coupling. I am of the opinion that Gina Bellman should be the next Doctor.
 
2012-06-21 01:12:12 PM

sinanju: Lots of us watched Coupling. I am of the opinion that Gina Bellman should be the next Doctor.


She would be good if they decide to go the female doctor route. I like Matt Smith and want him to stay a while though. And I'd like the next Doctor to be older (Tony Head?) just because they can't go much younger without having a fetus.

/also, no more River & Amy in S7. Rory can stay.
 
2012-06-21 01:15:40 PM
Rory really needs his own series. Even if it's Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams solving mysteries in a completely mundane world. Think the next incarnation of Johnathan Creek. I'd watch the hell out of that.
 
2012-06-21 01:16:05 PM

DarkPascual: Que the "Steven Moffat is a hack" crowd...



Present and accounted for, sir.

I don't know what his next project will be, but no matter what it is, even if it is a freaking nature documentary series, it will involve bad actors, 3 or 4 plots that will be cycled thourgh over and over again, and it will be inscrutibly written.
Oh yeah, let's not forget the obligatory gay subplot.

If directors are Italian food, Moffatt is Spaghetti-O's.
 
2012-06-21 01:21:45 PM

Balchinian: DarkPascual: Que the "Steven Moffat is a hack" crowd...



Present and accounted for, sir.

I don't know what his next project will be, but no matter what it is, even if it is a freaking nature documentary series, it will involve bad actors, 3 or 4 plots that will be cycled thourgh over and over again, and it will be inscrutibly written.
Oh yeah, let's not forget the obligatory gay subplot.

If directors are Italian food, Moffatt is Spaghetti-O's.


He sayeth with a clenched buttocks that hath nary allowed the passage of a single turd in a fortnight.
 
2012-06-21 01:29:49 PM

oldfarthenry: Balchinian: DarkPascual: Que the "Steven Moffat is a hack" crowd...



Present and accounted for, sir.

I don't know what his next project will be, but no matter what it is, even if it is a freaking nature documentary series, it will involve bad actors, 3 or 4 plots that will be cycled thourgh over and over again, and it will be inscrutibly written.
Oh yeah, let's not forget the obligatory gay subplot.

If directors are Italian food, Moffatt is Spaghetti-O's.

He sayeth with a clenched buttocks that hath nary allowed the passage of a single turd in a fortnight.


Maybe so, maybe no, but that doesn't make me wrong. Feel free to show me something that he has done that my criticism does not apply to. I'll take it back if you can. But you can't. So fark off.
 
2012-06-21 01:38:07 PM

Balchinian: oldfarthenry: Balchinian: DarkPascual: Que the "Steven Moffat is a hack" crowd...



Present and accounted for, sir.

I don't know what his next project will be, but no matter what it is, even if it is a freaking nature documentary series, it will involve bad actors, 3 or 4 plots that will be cycled thourgh over and over again, and it will be inscrutibly written.
Oh yeah, let's not forget the obligatory gay subplot.

If directors are Italian food, Moffatt is Spaghetti-O's.

He sayeth with a clenched buttocks that hath nary allowed the passage of a single turd in a fortnight.

Maybe so, maybe no, but that doesn't make me wrong. Feel free to show me something that he has done that my criticism does not apply to. I'll take it back if you can. But you can't. So fark off.



He wrote the screen play for that. No gay sub-plot, I don't think Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis or Daniel Craig are bad actors. And the plot was from Herge, so not inscrutably written and didn't cycle through elements featured in Coupling, Who, Press Ganag or Sherlock.
 
2012-06-21 01:39:04 PM
Fark threw away my Tin-Tin movie poster image above, so that's what I was referencing.
 
2012-06-21 01:41:29 PM

DarkPascual: Series 5 is my favorite of Nu Who...


I liked Steven Moffat scripts until I watched Season 5 (just finished last night). But Season 5 really is awful crap and Matt Smith reminds me of Christian Slater in his early days of acting when he thought he acting was doing a Jack Nicholson impression. Smith is all shtick and prop comedy. So now I'm both pleased and annoyed by both RTD and Moffat.

Season 6 is starting out much better. Haven't quite figured out yet if Rory is still plastic or not.
 
2012-06-21 01:50:20 PM

RoyBatty: DarkPascual: Series 5 is my favorite of Nu Who...

I liked Steven Moffat scripts until I watched Season 5 (just finished last night). But Season 5 really is awful crap and Matt Smith reminds me of Christian Slater in his early days of acting when he thought he acting was doing a Jack Nicholson impression. Smith is all shtick and prop comedy. So now I'm both pleased and annoyed by both RTD and Moffat.

Season 6 is starting out much better. Haven't quite figured out yet if Rory is still plastic or not.


As with anything, it´s all about personal preference... I think that Smith's take on the Doctor is amazing, Series 5 was full of outstanding moments (Personal favorites are "Vincent and the Doctor", "Amy's Choice" ant the "Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang"). I wouldn't deny that it got silly at times, but to me, that's part of the charm of it.
 
2012-06-21 01:55:11 PM

Nietzsche is Dead: He only writes his scripts in sequence, but how does he edit them?

After watching all of Coupling and all the Sherlock so far, I have a difficult time believing that he does not do tons of rewrites.


He does the drafts once he falls through the Sock gap, no self respecting woman will do the squelchy with him after that.
 
2012-06-21 01:59:40 PM
May 28, 2012

His acceptance speech was pretty cool. I really love how much a Doctor Who fanboy Moffat is.

I also want Moffat to continue Jekyll...that was a creepy show.
 
2012-06-21 02:10:18 PM

azazyel: May 28, 2012

His acceptance speech was pretty cool. I really love how much a Doctor Who fanboy Moffat is.

I also want Moffat to continue Jekyll...that was a creepy show.


I'd love to see that continued as well, hell I may even change my dish plan to have bbca again if he does
 
2012-06-21 02:13:45 PM

Balchinian: oldfarthenry: Balchinian: DarkPascual: Que the "Steven Moffat is a hack" crowd...



Present and accounted for, sir.

I don't know what his next project will be, but no matter what it is, even if it is a freaking nature documentary series, it will involve bad actors, 3 or 4 plots that will be cycled thourgh over and over again, and it will be inscrutibly written.
Oh yeah, let's not forget the obligatory gay subplot.

If directors are Italian food, Moffatt is Spaghetti-O's.

He sayeth with a clenched buttocks that hath nary allowed the passage of a single turd in a fortnight.

Maybe so, maybe no, but that doesn't make me wrong. Feel free to show me something that he has done that my criticism does not apply to. I'll take it back if you can. But you can't. So fark off.


Thine buttocks doth hurt, insolent cur?
 
2012-06-21 02:16:38 PM

DarkPascual: As with anything, it´s all about personal preference... I think that Smith's take on the Doctor is amazing, Series 5 was full of outstanding moments (Personal favorites are "Vincent and the Doctor", "Amy's Choice" ant the "Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang"). I wouldn't deny that it got silly at times, but to me, that's part of the charm of it.


I agree ... Smith does old well.
 
2012-06-21 02:18:58 PM

LucklessWonder: sinanju: Lots of us watched Coupling. I am of the opinion that Gina Bellman should be the next Doctor.

She would be good if they decide to go the female doctor route. I like Matt Smith and want him to stay a while though. And I'd like the next Doctor to be older (Tony Head?) just because they can't go much younger without having a fetus.

/also, no more River & Amy in S7. Rory can stay.


I have tits now. Tits are cool.
 
2012-06-21 02:23:13 PM

sinanju: LucklessWonder: sinanju: Lots of us watched Coupling. I am of the opinion that Gina Bellman should be the next Doctor.

She would be good if they decide to go the female doctor route. I like Matt Smith and want him to stay a while though. And I'd like the next Doctor to be older (Tony Head?) just because they can't go much younger without having a fetus.

/also, no more River & Amy in S7. Rory can stay.

I have tits now. Tits are cool.


Hard to argue that. Tits (on women) are indeed cool.
 
2012-06-21 02:42:34 PM
Steven Moffat, Doctor Who and Sherlock writer extraordinaire, admits he's too superstitious to actually write down plots

That's OK.
RTD refused to right down good storylines. Didn't stop him from filming what he had...

ALSO:

sinanju: Lots of us watched Coupling. I am of the opinion that Gina Bellman should be the next Doctor

waiting in my bed, panting in erotic desperation and.... SHAVED?!?!?! when I get home.

FTFM
 
2012-06-21 02:45:37 PM
I would always think to myself, this guy looks like he's been burned. I'm glad to discover he wasn't born that way.

R.I.P Steven...
 
2012-06-21 03:04:04 PM

UNC_Samurai: Rory really needs his own series. Even if it's Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams solving mysteries in a completely mundane world. Think the next incarnation of Johnathan Creek. I'd watch the hell out of that.


I want to see something happen and Rory becomes a later season Doctor Who villain.
 
2012-06-21 03:06:40 PM
Moffat lies.
 
2012-06-21 03:10:48 PM

LucklessWonder: sinanju: LucklessWonder: sinanju: Lots of us watched Coupling. I am of the opinion that Gina Bellman should be the next Doctor.

She would be good if they decide to go the female doctor route. I like Matt Smith and want him to stay a while though. And I'd like the next Doctor to be older (Tony Head?) just because they can't go much younger without having a fetus.

/also, no more River & Amy in S7. Rory can stay.

I have tits now. Tits are cool.

Hard to argue that. Tits (on women) are indeed cool.


reminded me of This (NSFWish)
 
2012-06-21 03:39:13 PM

LucklessWonder: Balchinian: oldfarthenry: Balchinian: DarkPascual: Que the "Steven Moffat is a hack" crowd...



Present and accounted for, sir.

I don't know what his next project will be, but no matter what it is, even if it is a freaking nature documentary series, it will involve bad actors, 3 or 4 plots that will be cycled thourgh over and over again, and it will be inscrutibly written.
Oh yeah, let's not forget the obligatory gay subplot.

If directors are Italian food, Moffatt is Spaghetti-O's.

He sayeth with a clenched buttocks that hath nary allowed the passage of a single turd in a fortnight.

Maybe so, maybe no, but that doesn't make me wrong. Feel free to show me something that he has done that my criticism does not apply to. I'll take it back if you can. But you can't. So fark off.


He wrote the screen play for that. No gay sub-plot, I don't think Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis or Daniel Craig are bad actors. And the plot was from Herge, so not inscrutably written and didn't cycle through elements featured in Coupling, Who, Press Ganag or Sherlock.


Tin-Tin was not "his" project, he just wrote the screenplay, as you said. So that doesn't really count. Even so, I hold that it was almost certainly dreadfully written simply based on how terrible everything else he has written has been. However, without seeing the screenplay I can't actually judge that. A capable director can make a decent movie out of an inscrutible screenplay, so the finished product is not necessarily a valid indication of the quality of the screenplay. Given that he was handed a plot already, his actual input was automatically held to a minimum, so he wasn't really given an opportunity to be in control of much of the things I criticize him for.

BTW, Tin-Tin, like Biggles (from which Moffatt stole Capt. Jack), was full of gay undertones. He wouldn't have had to write them in, they are already there.

Oh, and I should point out that Daniel Craig has all the acting ability of a pine tree. Kristin Stewart is more expressive, FFS. Sirkis, yes. Bell...debatable, but I like what I have seen. Craig, however, could be replaced by a 2x4 without adversely affecting the films he is in.
 
2012-06-21 03:42:16 PM
Why is this news? A lot of movie writers have never written a plot into a movie. Lately is seems some forgot how to write endings too.
 
2012-06-21 03:43:39 PM

Balchinian: LucklessWonder: Balchinian: oldfarthenry: Balchinian: DarkPascual: Que the "Steven Moffat is a hack" crowd...



Present and accounted for, sir.

I don't know what his next project will be, but no matter what it is, even if it is a freaking nature documentary series, it will involve bad actors, 3 or 4 plots that will be cycled thourgh over and over again, and it will be inscrutibly written.
Oh yeah, let's not forget the obligatory gay subplot.

If directors are Italian food, Moffatt is Spaghetti-O's.

He sayeth with a clenched buttocks that hath nary allowed the passage of a single turd in a fortnight.

Maybe so, maybe no, but that doesn't make me wrong. Feel free to show me something that he has done that my criticism does not apply to. I'll take it back if you can. But you can't. So fark off.


He wrote the screen play for that. No gay sub-plot, I don't think Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis or Daniel Craig are bad actors. And the plot was from Herge, so not inscrutably written and didn't cycle through elements featured in Coupling, Who, Press Ganag or Sherlock.

Tin-Tin was not "his" project, he just wrote the screenplay, as you said. So that doesn't really count. Even so, I hold that it was almost certainly dreadfully written simply based on how terrible everything else he has written has been. However, without seeing the screenplay I can't actually judge that. A capable director can make a decent movie out of an inscrutible screenplay, so the finished product is not necessarily a valid indication of the quality of the screenplay. Given that he was handed a plot already, his actual input was automatically held to a minimum, so he wasn't really given an opportunity to be in control of much of the things I criticize him for.

BTW, Tin-Tin, like Biggles (from which Moffatt stole Capt. Jack), was full of gay undertones. He wouldn't have had to write them in, they are already there.

Oh, and I should point out that Daniel Craig has all the acting ability of a pine t ...


i149.photobucket.com
...and I offer with critique WITHOUT the benefit of television ownership! *sniff*
 
2012-06-21 04:02:40 PM
Really? A whole thread on DW and not a single Amy picture.

You disappoint. I should not be the one having to rectify this.

static.igossip.com
 
2012-06-21 04:25:43 PM

LucklessWonder: sinanju: Lots of us watched Coupling. I am of the opinion that Gina Bellman should be the next Doctor.

She would be good if they decide to go the female doctor route. I like Matt Smith and want him to stay a while though. And I'd like the next Doctor to be older (Tony Head?) just because they can't go much younger without having a fetus.

/also, no more River & Amy in S7. Rory can stay.


I always thought Tony Head would be a good Doctor, but he's already been in it as a Krillitane. Thought he would be a good Master too. Don Warrington would've been good too, but they used him in Rise of the Cybermen. Saw today that Caroline John as died (Liz Shaw) - that made me sad. She was my second favourite companion of the old show, after Sarah Jane.
 
2012-06-21 05:27:11 PM

LucklessWonder: She would be good if they decide to go the female doctor route. I like Matt Smith and want him to stay a while though. And I'd like the next Doctor to be older (Tony Head?) just because they can't go much younger without having a fetus.


Moffatt did that back in 1999 for the 13th Doctor.
3.bp.blogspot.com
It also provided some illustration for the Absolutely Fabulous Patsy-Saffy slash fiction.
 
2012-06-21 05:47:58 PM
2011 had some outstanding episodes & mini-episodes and brilliant character development, but I did not like the mini-series feel to it. Having series-long story arcs is great, but 2010 and, even more 2011 were each like a single linear story.

Moffat certainly knows how to work a punch-in-the-gut emotional scene in the middle of a sci-fi adventure show and make it work, like the second trip to the museum in "Vincent and the Doctor" and the call to the nursing home in "The Wedding of River Song". I'll give him that. Then there was the awesome mis-direction "Wait! What?!" moment in the cold open of "A Good Man Goes to War" in which Amy is telling Melody all about the man who's coming to save them, building him up, so it as to imply the Doctor, and saying "that man is your father" (after all of those scenes in the previous episodes of Rory worrying that Amy loved the Doctor more than him) before presenting Rory as the universe's supreme badass.
 
2012-06-21 05:51:55 PM

LucklessWonder: Le Grand Inquisitor: Nietzsche is Dead: He only writes his scripts in sequence, but how does he edit them?

After watching all of Coupling and all the Sherlock so far, I have a difficult time believing that he does not do tons of rewrites.

Someone else has watched "coupling"? God, i thought i was the only one.

/giggle loop
//captain subtext

Coupling was the shiznit, up until Jeff left. Plus it's always on Netflix streaming

/Meltyman
/I was expecting shadaim


Three words: Lesbian. Spank. Inferno.

That is all.
 
2012-06-21 06:02:21 PM
In before Balchinian's predictable whiny butthu.....

Balchinian: Present and accounted for, sir.


dammit, nevermind
 
2012-06-21 06:27:02 PM
Someone had to tell the BBC that there is a minimum number of episodes that can form a "series" . Let's pick ... 8. If you can't put 8 shows together a year, sod off. I don't care how awesome be your Sherlock Holmes .

THREE EPISODES?

Also : What happened to actually having teens (not twentysomethings) as Dr Who Companions?
 
2012-06-21 06:31:05 PM

fusillade762: LucklessWonder: Le Grand Inquisitor: Nietzsche is Dead: He only writes his scripts in sequence, but how does he edit them?

After watching all of Coupling and all the Sherlock so far, I have a difficult time believing that he does not do tons of rewrites.

Someone else has watched "coupling"? God, i thought i was the only one.

/giggle loop
//captain subtext

Coupling was the shiznit, up until Jeff left. Plus it's always on Netflix streaming

/Meltyman
/I was expecting shadaim

Three words: Lesbian. Spank. Inferno.

That is all.



The Cupboard Of Patrick's Love.

"You watched this for five minutes? I'll tell you what's wrong with that. THAT'S NOT ME!"

Some of the episodes show the same events several times from different POV and are great. No wonder he liked writing time travel...

/Sarah Alexaner is hot.
//And just for a big sad, Lou Gish who played Julia, died from cancer in 2006, very soon after her mother, who played Connor Macleod's PA in Highlander died of the same cause.
 
2012-06-21 06:40:42 PM

rubi_con_man: Someone had to tell the BBC that there is a minimum number of episodes that can form a "series" . Let's pick ... 8. If you can't put 8 shows together a year, sod off. I don't care how awesome be your Sherlock Holmes .

THREE EPISODES?

Also : What happened to actually having teens (not twentysomethings) as Dr Who Companions?


When did that happen? Carol Ann Ford was 23 when she made the very first episode. Liz Sladen was 27 when she first appeared, Katy Manning 22, Janet Feilding 24, Nicola Bryant 24, Sophie Aldred 25 and so on.
Matthew Waterhouse, Adirc, was just a teen at 19.
 
2012-06-21 06:56:38 PM
encrypted-tbn3.google.com
Sarah Alexander is why I watched "Coupling".
 
2012-06-21 07:02:25 PM

rubi_con_man: What happened to actually having teens (not twentysomethings) as Dr Who Companions?


That was pretty much just a thing in the early monochromatic years, when the Doctor Who was ostensibly a kiddie show. In the black & white era (1st & 2nd Doctors), there were Susan Foreman, Vicki, Dodo Chaplet, Victoria Waterfield, and Zoe Heriot. After the switch to colour (3rd through present), the only teens were only Adric, Nyssa, and Ace. Well, as companions anyway; that is, the Williams/Pond/Song family are shown in their teens in flashbacks in "Let's Kill Hitler".

Jenny the maid isn't a companion, so she doesn't count. Hummm, tender young cockney teen Jenny, forced into lesbian beastial D/s by her sadistic mistress.
 
2012-06-21 07:30:54 PM
I dropped out of film school to biatch about movies and television on the internet so I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2012-06-21 07:50:37 PM

HopScotchNSoda: rubi_con_man: What happened to actually having teens (not twentysomethings) as Dr Who Companions?

That was pretty much just a thing in the early monochromatic years, when the Doctor Who was ostensibly a kiddie show. In the black & white era (1st & 2nd Doctors), there were Susan Foreman, Vicki, Dodo Chaplet, Victoria Waterfield, and Zoe Heriot. After the switch to colour (3rd through present), the only teens were only Adric, Nyssa, and Ace. Well, as companions anyway; that is, the Williams/Pond/Song family are shown in their teens in flashbacks in "Let's Kill Hitler".

Jenny the maid isn't a companion, so she doesn't count. Hummm, tender young cockney teen Jenny, forced into lesbian beastial D/s by her sadistic mistress.


On paper wasn't Rose 19? Not the actress, but the character.
 
2012-06-21 08:11:46 PM
Porn Buddy
 
2012-06-21 08:13:11 PM

Ashtrey: HopScotchNSoda: rubi_con_man: What happened to actually having teens (not twentysomethings) as Dr Who Companions?

That was pretty much just a thing in the early monochromatic years, when the Doctor Who was ostensibly a kiddie show. In the black & white era (1st & 2nd Doctors), there were Susan Foreman, Vicki, Dodo Chaplet, Victoria Waterfield, and Zoe Heriot. After the switch to colour (3rd through present), the only teens were only Adric, Nyssa, and Ace. Well, as companions anyway; that is, the Williams/Pond/Song family are shown in their teens in flashbacks in "Let's Kill Hitler".

Jenny the maid isn't a companion, so she doesn't count. Hummm, tender young cockney teen Jenny, forced into lesbian beastial D/s by her sadistic mistress.

On paper wasn't Rose 19? Not the actress, but the character.



Apparently so, according to Wikipedia anyway. OK, so rubi_con_man, see, there have been teens reasonably recently.

I think though that the teen companion thing was also put aside in recent years in part because of ex-companion Sarah Jane Smith having teenaged companions of her own on her show. The separate continuity of K-9 also has teen companions.

Ohhh, and about the companions in flashbacks like the Williamses, I forgot about Sarah Jane Smith in "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?"
 
2012-06-21 09:35:52 PM

RoyBatty: Haven't quite figured out yet if Rory is still plastic or not.


That never happened. Since the Doctor's TARDIS was responsible for the crack, and since the Doctor was made never-existed by the crack, the Doctor never happened, nor did the crack, nor did Rory or Amy ever go adventuring with the Doctor, so no one died or got plasticopied since, if the Doctor never existed, there would never have been need for him to have been lured to Stonehenge or indeed even anyone to lure him there. Or something.

Who cares that everyone still remembers all of that having happened.

Yeah, I don't much care for events since Tennant left. Hell, in "Turn Left" they showed how devastating things would have been to the Earth if the Doctor hadn't teamed up with Donna (because of the few mostly-Christmas invasions he stopped) yet apparently the world is just fine even though he would then never have stopped them or any of the earlier invasions either.
 
2012-06-21 10:06:08 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Or something.Who cares that everyone still remembers all of that having happened.


Thank you.

Call me a romantic, but I have a problem with creatures continuing in a relationship with their lover's plastic doppelgangers.
 
2012-06-22 07:36:56 AM

HopScotchNSoda: 2011 had some outstanding episodes & mini-episodes and brilliant character development, but I did not like the mini-series feel to it. Having series-long story arcs is great, but 2010 and, even more 2011 were each like a single linear story.

Moffat certainly knows how to work a punch-in-the-gut emotional scene in the middle of a sci-fi adventure show and make it work, like the second trip to the museum in "Vincent and the Doctor" and the call to the nursing home in "The Wedding of River Song". I'll give him that. Then there was the awesome mis-direction "Wait! What?!" moment in the cold open of "A Good Man Goes to War" in which Amy is telling Melody all about the man who's coming to save them, building him up, so it as to imply the Doctor, and saying "that man is your father" (after all of those scenes in the previous episodes of Rory worrying that Amy loved the Doctor more than him) before presenting Rory as the universe's supreme badass.


Even though I guessed who she was talking about halfway through it when I
first watched it, that doesn't diminish the punch of seeing Rory orchestrate
the destruction of the Cyberman fleet single-handedly.
 
2012-06-22 08:29:33 AM

DjangoStonereaver: Even though I guessed who she was talking about halfway through it when I
first watched it, that doesn't diminish the punch of seeing Rory orchestrate
the destruction of the Cyberman fleet single-handedly.


Rory didn't orchestrate shiat. The Doctor did that. It's not explained exactly how, so he may well have had Rory reroute Cybership cabling or adjust their controls this way and that, but Rory didn't orchestrate it.

Rory's badassery was strolling into the Cybermen's CIC like he owned the place and being completely unconcerned by their sidearms aimed at him and their potential reaction to the destruction of their fleet. As further explored in "The G-d Complex", Rory is without fear. His only motivator is his duty to protect those under his protection (usually Amy, but also his patients when the Atraxi attacked in "The Eleventh Hour"). He's got Sergeant Major Benton's calm, cool professionalism, with Ace McShane's fearless aggression.
 
2012-06-22 09:05:37 AM

HopScotchNSoda: DjangoStonereaver: Even though I guessed who she was talking about halfway through it when I
first watched it, that doesn't diminish the punch of seeing Rory orchestrate
the destruction of the Cyberman fleet single-handedly.

Rory didn't orchestrate shiat. The Doctor did that. It's not explained exactly how, so he may well have had Rory reroute Cybership cabling or adjust their controls this way and that, but Rory didn't orchestrate it.


Initiate it, then. Doesn't diminish his badassery one iota.

In any case just repeat to yourself....

14.media.tumblr.com
;-)
 
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