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(Radio Times)   Steven Moffat: "I'd rather be the Doctor than Sherlock"   (radiotimes.com) divider line 64
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2013-01-07 05:21:21 PM
No shiat?
 
2013-01-07 05:28:01 PM
Of course, the Doctor's practically immortal.
 
2013-01-07 05:50:50 PM
Sherlock's kind of a miserable character, isn't he? He's alienated and self-isolated. He is incapable of having healthy relationships with anyone. His one friend can't stand him half the time.
 
2013-01-07 05:52:11 PM
The Doctor gets laid all the time
 
2013-01-07 05:59:02 PM
Also, TARDIS.
 
2013-01-07 06:04:57 PM
Sherlock is a drug addict and an arrogant genius.  Take away the drugs and the crime-solving and you have Sheldon Cooper.

I'd rather be The Doctor.
 
2013-01-07 06:09:24 PM
But who would win in a fight?
 
2013-01-07 06:09:59 PM

fusillade762: But who would win in a fight?


The audience.
 
2013-01-07 06:33:12 PM
i'd rather be captain Kirk
 
2013-01-07 06:47:14 PM
Am I the only person who couldn't get into Sherlock? I love the stories and most of the adaptations but I don't know, the stories were kind of plodding and boring, Cumberbatch is so supremely unlikable he's difficult to watch, and even Watson is kind of meh.
 
2013-01-07 06:48:35 PM

coco ebert: Cumberbatch is so supremely unlikable he's difficult to watch, and even Watson is kind of meh.


It's okay to be wrong. I won't hold it against you. The rest of Fark might, but I don't.
 
2013-01-07 06:50:17 PM

t3knomanser: coco ebert: Cumberbatch is so supremely unlikable he's difficult to watch, and even Watson is kind of meh.

It's okay to be wrong. I won't hold it against you. The rest of Fark might, but I don't.




Maybe I need to give more episodes a try. I saw the pilot and one about a Chinese woman in a museum, can't remember the details now.
 
2013-01-07 06:54:53 PM

coco ebert: t3knomanser: coco ebert: Cumberbatch is so supremely unlikable he's difficult to watch, and even Watson is kind of meh.

It's okay to be wrong. I won't hold it against you. The rest of Fark might, but I don't.

Maybe I need to give more episodes a try. I saw the pilot and one about a Chinese woman in a museum, can't remember the details now.


3/10

It will get some people, but it's a little to obvious. Next time work in more subtlety.
 
2013-01-07 06:56:44 PM

coco ebert: t3knomanser: coco ebert: Cumberbatch is so supremely unlikable he's difficult to watch, and even Watson is kind of meh.

It's okay to be wrong. I won't hold it against you. The rest of Fark might, but I don't.

Maybe I need to give more episodes a try. I saw the pilot and one about a Chinese woman in a museum, can't remember the details now.


Yeah, I thought the first season was kind of meh. The second season picked it up, made the episodes a little faster and what was annoying about Sherlock became more like dependable jokes.

The pilot never explained the cabbie's method. Kind of farking stupid to make that into an 1 and a half or so.


Anyways, who the fark wouldn't want to be the doctor instead.
 
2013-01-07 07:09:03 PM

browneye: Everytime I see a picture of Moffat with Cumberbatch and Smith altogether, it always makes me smile.

[www.radiotimes.com image 580x350]


Throw in some Jeff, and we'll have a real Moffatgasm.
 
2013-01-07 07:11:14 PM

RexTalionis: Sherlock's kind of a miserable character, isn't he? He's alienated and self-isolated. He is incapable of having healthy relationships with anyone. His one friend can't stand him half the time.


Funny enough, same can be said about the Doctor. Unless that was the point you were getting at
 
2013-01-07 07:11:44 PM

rynthetyn: Of course, the Doctor's practically immortal.


Well, as long as his program doesn't degrade, yeah pretty much.
 
2013-01-07 07:16:57 PM

coco ebert: Am I the only person who couldn't get into Sherlock? I love the stories and most of the adaptations but I don't know, the stories were kind of plodding and boring, Cumberbatch is so supremely unlikable he's difficult to watch, and even Watson is kind of meh.


You saw the weakest episode of them all. Give them another go.
 
2013-01-07 07:21:24 PM

ActionJoe: RexTalionis: Sherlock's kind of a miserable character, isn't he? He's alienated and self-isolated. He is incapable of having healthy relationships with anyone. His one friend can't stand him half the time.

Funny enough, same can be said about the Doctor. Unless that was the point you were getting at


But The Doctor can see great beauty and wonder in the universe, to the point that it awes and humbles him. And in those moments, the audience connects with The Doctor in a way they do with very few characters.
 
2013-01-07 07:27:16 PM

GAT_00: rynthetyn: Of course, the Doctor's practically immortal.

Well, as long as his program doesn't degrade, yeah pretty much.


upload.wikimedia.org

Sees what you did there.
 
2013-01-07 07:28:32 PM
Gungfu: "I'd rather be doing two chicks at once than just one".
 
2013-01-07 07:38:16 PM

thecpt: coco ebert: t3knomanser: coco ebert: Cumberbatch is so supremely unlikable he's difficult to watch, and even Watson is kind of meh.

It's okay to be wrong. I won't hold it against you. The rest of Fark might, but I don't.

Maybe I need to give more episodes a try. I saw the pilot and one about a Chinese woman in a museum, can't remember the details now.

Yeah, I thought the first season was kind of meh. The second season picked it up, made the episodes a little faster and what was annoying about Sherlock became more like dependable jokes.

The pilot never explained the cabbie's method. Kind of farking stupid to make that into an 1 and a half or so.


Anyways, who the fark wouldn't want to be the doctor instead.


Dr. Who could go back in time and make sure Sherlock was never born.
 
2013-01-07 07:52:20 PM

RexTalionis: Sherlock's kind of a miserable character, isn't he? He's alienated and self-isolated. He is incapable of having healthy relationships with anyone. His one friend can't stand him half the time.


Sherlock was also known to be a hopeless cocaine addict, an opium abuser, (not sure how he pulls off being addicted to two contraindicated substances) and a heavy tobacco/snuff user (back then snuff was ground tobacco that you essentially administered via intranasal insufflation.) He fought, he drank, he had a lot of vices, sure.

But he did not lament nor often regret his life choices, in fact he seems perpetually eager to pursue every opportunity to apply his reason, knowledge and skills - to be virtuous - and he derives genuine pleasure from both his contemplation of problems and his solutions to them... his overall happiness seems unaffected by his many dysfunctions. So insisting he isn't as content, that's a qualitatively false statement.

I'd rather be Sherlock, but I can't explain why.
 
2013-01-07 07:57:18 PM
Dear Mr. Moffat:

Your episodes of Doctor Who were some of the best. Until you took over as head writer and producer. I don't know if it is the stress of managing the series or something else, but I do sincerely hope that you will return to just writing when this time of stress has passed. I look forward to good episodes of Doctor Who in the future.

Sincerely
-Unlikely
 
2013-01-07 07:58:49 PM

xkillyourfacex: RexTalionis: Sherlock's kind of a miserable character, isn't he? He's alienated and self-isolated. He is incapable of having healthy relationships with anyone. His one friend can't stand him half the time.

Sherlock was also known to be a hopeless cocaine addict, an opium abuser, (not sure how he pulls off being addicted to two contraindicated substances) and a heavy tobacco/snuff user (back then snuff was ground tobacco that you essentially administered via intranasal insufflation.) He fought, he drank, he had a lot of vices, sure.

But he did not lament nor often regret his life choices, in fact he seems perpetually eager to pursue every opportunity to apply his reason, knowledge and skills - to be virtuous - and he derives genuine pleasure from both his contemplation of problems and his solutions to them... his overall happiness seems unaffected by his many dysfunctions. So insisting he isn't as content, that's a qualitatively false statement.

I'd rather be Sherlock, but I can't explain why.


He only used opium in that one story where he's hanging out in an opium den investigating a case. It wasn't a regular thing.
 
2013-01-07 08:11:34 PM
I adore you kooky people and pronounce myself a Cumberbiatch.  I sure do love Dr. Who, but those blue eyes.  Blush.
 
2013-01-07 08:15:48 PM
PS: I have never kissed the editor of the Radio Times.

Yours faithfully, Brigadier Sir Charles Arthur Strong (Mrs.)
 
2013-01-07 08:19:55 PM
I am unashamed to admit that I've got a man-crush on Benedict Cumberbatch. With his cheek-bones and his collar turned up to look all cool...
 
2013-01-07 08:27:37 PM

rynthetyn: xkillyourfacex: RexTalionis: Sherlock's kind of a miserable character, isn't he? He's alienated and self-isolated. He is incapable of having healthy relationships with anyone. His one friend can't stand him half the time.

Sherlock was also known to be a hopeless cocaine addict, an opium abuser, (not sure how he pulls off being addicted to two contraindicated substances) and a heavy tobacco/snuff user (back then snuff was ground tobacco that you essentially administered via intranasal insufflation.) He fought, he drank, he had a lot of vices, sure.

But he did not lament nor often regret his life choices, in fact he seems perpetually eager to pursue every opportunity to apply his reason, knowledge and skills - to be virtuous - and he derives genuine pleasure from both his contemplation of problems and his solutions to them... his overall happiness seems unaffected by his many dysfunctions. So insisting he isn't as content, that's a qualitatively false statement.

I'd rather be Sherlock, but I can't explain why.

He only used opium in that one story where he's hanging out in an opium den investigating a case. It wasn't a regular thing.


So I guess he was just a coke head.
 
2013-01-07 08:28:06 PM

RexTalionis: Sherlock's kind of a miserable character, isn't he? He's alienated and self-isolated. He is incapable of having healthy relationships with anyone. His one friend can't stand him half the time.


So.....Abed.
 
2013-01-07 08:53:00 PM
I'd rather have the Doctor and Sherlock both scrubbed and brought to my room.
 
2013-01-07 09:20:17 PM

unlikely: Dear Mr. Moffat:

Your episodes of Doctor Who were some of the best. Until you took over as head writer and producer. I don't know if it is the stress of managing the series or something else, but I do sincerely hope that you will return to just writing when this time of stress has passed. I look forward to good episodes of Doctor Who in the future.

Sincerely
-Unlikely


I'd like to add a postscript:

As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium.

Then you gave us the "Amy Pond Hour". I will never forgive you for ruining one of my favorite shows, making it practically unwatchable. Even evil snowmen couldn't redeem you. But kudos to whoever did the new intro, I did like that.
 
2013-01-07 09:28:27 PM
"As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium."

I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.

I swear, the usual gang of "internet dorks" that like things like "Doctor Who", "Firefly", and "Battlestar Galactica" apparently have never read any sci-fi besides "Star Wars" novels. Those shows are weak sauce. Interesting if you are 12, but as an adult, they are obvious and cliche.
 
2013-01-07 09:35:16 PM

fusillade762: But who would win in a fight?


John, who would run off with the companion.
 
2013-01-07 09:57:18 PM

coco ebert: Maybe I need to give more episodes a try. I saw the pilot and one about a Chinese woman in a museum, can't remember the details now.


The Blind Banker (the one with Chinese woman) is the weakest Sherlock story so far. It was written by Mark Gatiss, you you can't blame Moffat.

Watch "A Scandal in Belgravia", which may be the best episode so far.
 
2013-01-07 10:04:16 PM

penthesilea: I'd rather have the Doctor and Sherlock both scrubbed and brought to my room.


Forgive me, but snark on:  A 13-person orgy?  Are you going to fark or summon Cthulhu?

Snark off: exactly what you said, except specifying Doctors 5, 8, 10, and Watson.  Add in Moriarty too (I likes 'em crazy).
 
2013-01-07 10:06:54 PM

realmolo: "As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium."

I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.

I swear, the usual gang of "internet dorks" that like things like "Doctor Who", "Firefly", and "Battlestar Galactica" apparently have never read any sci-fi besides "Star Wars" novels. Those shows are weak sauce. Interesting if you are 12, but as an adult, they are obvious and cliche.


Yeah, with that long list of alternatives you have converted me.

I haven't watched Firefly or BSG, but Doctor Who is one of the best SciFi shows out there. Personally, any single episode has weaknesses, but I really like the interwoven stories that span multiple seasons at a time. Blink was a good episode, but I find the continuations of the weeping angels to be better. Also The Silence, *drooool*.

The episode that convinced me to watch it was S1E6: Dalek (from the reboot). Though it also seriously confused me since a Dalek is.. less than what you'd expect from a super-advanced alien race. I saw someone put it better than I ever could: "The best thing about dressing up as Doctor Who characters is that the people who came up with them had about the same budget as you do."
 
2013-01-07 10:09:18 PM
i.imgur.com

/Got nothin'
 
2013-01-07 10:12:16 PM
Why choose?

www.doctorwhoreviews.co.uk
 
2013-01-07 10:13:35 PM

realmolo: "As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium."

I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.


Try "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" or "The Girl In The Fireplace".  "Blink" though excellent, isn't as good a starting episode.
 
2013-01-07 10:15:32 PM

realmolo: "As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium."

I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.

I swear, the usual gang of "internet dorks" that like things like "Doctor Who", "Firefly", and "Battlestar Galactica" apparently have never read any sci-fi besides "Star Wars" novels. Those shows are weak sauce. Interesting if you are 12, but as an adult, they are obvious and cliche.


I find your response shallow and pedantic.
 
2013-01-07 10:25:30 PM

realmolo: "As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium."

I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.

I swear, the usual gang of "internet dorks" that like things like "Doctor Who", "Firefly", and "Battlestar Galactica" apparently have never read any sci-fi besides "Star Wars" novels. Those shows are weak sauce. Interesting if you are 12, but as an adult, they are obvious and cliche.


Yeah because watching one episode in the middle of a series without knowing anything that happened before that episode(not that it was relevant to the plot of said episode) is how you judge something. I hope you don't pick up a book and flip to the middle and read a chapter and judge it the same way. Also, you sound like a richard.
 
2013-01-07 10:28:45 PM

Duck_of_Doom: realmolo: "As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium."

I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.

Try "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" or "The Girl In The Fireplace".  "Blink" though excellent, isn't as good a starting episode.


I started my girlfriend off on girl in the fireplace, and then blink. GITF brought her in, and Blink hooked hooked her for good.
 
2013-01-07 10:28:54 PM

realmolo: "As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium."

I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.

I swear, the usual gang of "internet dorks" that like things like "Doctor Who", "Firefly", and "Battlestar Galactica" apparently have never read any sci-fi besides "Star Wars" novels. Those shows are weak sauce. Interesting if you are 12, but as an adult, they are obvious and cliche.


Speaking as a Firefly fan, I never liked it because of its SF aspect, I liked it because it was fun to watch the characters interact with each other. That pretty much goes most anything Whedon does; the characters are the most important thing, the setting and plot are incidental.
 
2013-01-07 10:30:08 PM

Duck_of_Doom: realmolo: "As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium."

I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.

Try "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" or "The Girl In The Fireplace".  "Blink" though excellent, isn't as good a starting episode.


Yeah you can't really start watching Doctor Who with the episode he appears very little. Of course I'd watch it just for Sally Sparrow...
 
2013-01-07 10:32:42 PM

Tyrone Slothrop: realmolo: "As a writer you gave us "Blink". Easily one of the best television episodes in the history of the medium."

I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.

I swear, the usual gang of "internet dorks" that like things like "Doctor Who", "Firefly", and "Battlestar Galactica" apparently have never read any sci-fi besides "Star Wars" novels. Those shows are weak sauce. Interesting if you are 12, but as an adult, they are obvious and cliche.

Speaking as a Firefly fan, I never liked it because of its SF aspect, I liked it because it was fun to watch the characters interact with each other. That pretty much goes most anything Whedon does; the characters are the most important thing, the setting and plot are incidental.


Hell yeah. The part in one of the first episodes where they told Simon that Kaylee was dead and then Mal is shown laughing with the crew was so freaking awesome.
 
2013-01-07 10:34:43 PM

Duck_of_Doom: penthesilea: I'd rather have the Doctor and Sherlock both scrubbed and brought to my room.

Forgive me, but snark on:  A 13-person orgy?  Are you going to fark or summon Cthulhu?

Snark off: exactly what you said, except specifying Doctors 5, 8, 10, and Watson.  Add in Moriarty too (I likes 'em crazy).


If I had to pick only one Doctor then I'd have to go with 10.  Definitely take Watson too.  And add Rory.
So.... only five people.  That's much more manageable.
 
2013-01-07 10:44:21 PM
Did anyone else read the headline as "Shlock"?  Must have been subliminal after seeing Moffat's name.

/He really is a hack.
 
2013-01-07 10:56:03 PM

realmolo: I don't watch "Doctor Who", never have, really. But I watched "Blink", because everyone said it was so good.

Yeah, it sucked. Is that as good as it gets? Because I was underwhelmed.

I swear, the usual gang of "internet dorks" that like things like "Doctor Who", "Firefly", and "Battlestar Galactica" apparently have never read any sci-fi besides "Star Wars" novels. Those shows are weak sauce. Interesting if you are 12, but as an adult, they are obvious and cliche.


I can agree with your subjective opinion that those television shows' stories are inferior when compared to science fiction novels, and at the same time enjoy those television shows because ... television and books are entirely different mediums of expression.

/if you was trollin', good jorb mate
 
2013-01-07 11:13:42 PM
I too would rather be the Doctor.

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