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(Entertainment Weekly)   Peter Jackson is all but begging to direct an episode of Doctor Who, and his asking price is a simple Dalek. Seems fairly reasonable for ten hours of walking and five minutes of action   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 84
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2013-03-21 11:59:25 PM
The sea devils are back.  And I think I saw the mummies in the trailer, so maybe Sutekh might make an appearance.  Now all I want is Fenric and maybe Bok and I'll be happy.  Peter Jackson could be OK to direct as long as he remembers that there's usually a tech answer to the mystery, not a mythic fable.

30th March!
 
2013-03-22 12:29:16 AM
No one offers to pay me in Dalek
 
2013-03-22 12:32:47 AM
One does not simply walk into Gallifrey.
 
2013-03-22 12:35:09 AM
The script he wrote is only one page but he's pretty sure he can stretch it out over 3 episodes.
 
2013-03-22 12:47:14 AM
"Compensate."
"Compensate."
"Compensate."
 
2013-03-22 12:49:56 AM
If it's the Bad Taste/Dead-Alive/Heavenly Creatures and, heck, even The Frighteners version of Peter Jackson, that would be awesome.
 
2013-03-22 12:56:29 AM
Not sure CGI characters wandering around New Zealand really fits the whole Doctor Who aesthetic.
 
2013-03-22 01:01:44 AM
 It's only so he can re-write the Dr. Who series and make Dr, Who drive a sled pulled by bunny rabbits.
 
2013-03-22 01:02:36 AM
There's no walking on Doctor Who.
 
2013-03-22 01:02:41 AM
I'm curious to see it, if just for the novelty factor. And because he's actually a good director.

And hell, a used Dalek would be cool to have around the house.
 
2013-03-22 01:02:48 AM

Spiralmonkey: The sea devils are back


I thought it was the Ice Warriors that were making a return this season,
 
2013-03-22 01:08:26 AM
I'm all for it, but I'd like to see the Peter Jackson who made Dead Alive and not quite the LOTR Peter Jackson.
 
2013-03-22 01:13:57 AM

cptjeff: And hell, a used Dalek would be cool to have around the house.


Me, I'd have it converted into a giant Roomba and fit it with a remote-activated heat laser.
 
2013-03-22 01:14:36 AM
If he did it secretly, and took no credit for it, that would be great.

Because with Peter Jackson's name attached, the fanboys would be shiatting themselves and calling his episode TEH BEST EVER no matter how much it sucked.

/see: Neil Gaiman's Doctor Who episode.
//which didn't suck, and was good, but gets more love than it should because of who wrote it.
///Same goes for anything Who with Douglas Adams's name attached.
 
2013-03-22 01:14:54 AM
Does it *have* to be a gold Dalek, or will he settle for one of the fruit-flavored Skittle Daleks?
 
2013-03-22 01:17:48 AM
Look, just bring Rose back, okay?

Every companion after her has been a forgettable hack.
 
2013-03-22 01:27:31 AM

Strongbeerrules: Look, just bring Rose back, okay?

Every companion after her has been a forgettable hack.


Who knew RTD had a fark handle?
 
2013-03-22 01:33:50 AM

there4igraham: There's no walking on Doctor Who.


There is however a fair amount of running.
 
2013-03-22 01:34:26 AM
that headline is so old it can vote
 
2013-03-22 01:36:48 AM

fusillade762: there4igraham: There's no walking on Doctor Who.

There is however a fair amount of running.


And old rock quarries.
 
2013-03-22 01:42:33 AM

Therion: Does it *have* to be a gold Dalek, or will he settle for one of the fruit-flavored Skittle Daleks?


Exterminate the rainbow.
 
2013-03-22 01:51:08 AM

Strongbeerrules: Look, just bring Rose back, okay?

Every companion after her has been a forgettable hack.


Rose?

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How about no.
 
2013-03-22 01:55:31 AM

Mad_Radhu: Spiralmonkey: The sea devils are back

I thought it was the Ice Warriors that were making a return this season,


Yeah, and probably the Yeti when they bring back the Great Intelligence, most likely in the series finale.
 
2013-03-22 01:57:47 AM
One does not simply walk into... a place with stairs.
 
2013-03-22 02:15:44 AM
When I say run walk, RUN WALK
 
2013-03-22 02:30:40 AM

FirstNationalBastard: If he did it secretly, and took no credit for it, that would be great.

Because with Peter Jackson's name attached, the fanboys would be shiatting themselves and calling his episode TEH BEST EVER no matter how much it sucked.

/see: Neil Gaiman's Doctor Who episode.
//which didn't suck, and was good, but gets more love than it should because of who wrote it.
///Same goes for anything Who with Douglas Adams's name attached.


I enjoyed the Doctor's Wife, but admit it wasn't the best ever (though I did name my car Idris, so...). City of Death was awesome and one of my favorites before I knew Douglas Adams had anything to do with it, though.  And I'll admittedly probably nerd squee all over the place about a Peter Jackson directed episode.

/Totally not a fanboy
//Completely a fangirl though ;)
 
2013-03-22 02:34:43 AM
Did anyone else find the first 'episode' of The Hobbit a little slow and unnecessarily dragging out mundane issues?
 
2013-03-22 02:38:29 AM

Luthien's Tempest: FirstNationalBastard: If he did it secretly, and took no credit for it, that would be great.

Because with Peter Jackson's name attached, the fanboys would be shiatting themselves and calling his episode TEH BEST EVER no matter how much it sucked.

/see: Neil Gaiman's Doctor Who episode.
//which didn't suck, and was good, but gets more love than it should because of who wrote it.
///Same goes for anything Who with Douglas Adams's name attached.

I enjoyed the Doctor's Wife, but admit it wasn't the best ever (though I did name my car Idris, so...). City of Death was awesome and one of my favorites before I knew Douglas Adams had anything to do with it, though.  And I'll admittedly probably nerd squee all over the place about a Peter Jackson directed episode.

/Totally not a fanboy
//Completely a fangirl though ;)


Douglas Adams was involved with a lot of episodes back in the Tom Baker years, but they weren't all that good.. (Horns of Nimon)
 
2013-03-22 02:43:59 AM

Dahnkster: Did anyone else find the first 'episode' of The Hobbit a little slow and unnecessarily dragging out mundane issues?


A little bit in spots, like the last part up the tree, where they added more orc fighting.  Not as bad as Boromir's super extended last battle, though.
 
2013-03-22 03:17:54 AM

Alphax: Douglas Adams was involved with a lot of episodes back in the Tom Baker years, but they weren't all that good.. (Horns of Nimon)


He was the main writer for a while, wasn't he?  And yeah, there are some bad episodes, but City of Death makes up for all of them.  Of course, I'm probably over-partial to anything from T. Baker, so feel free to take that with a grain of salt, I suppose.
 
2013-03-22 03:35:31 AM
(checks City of Death on Wikipedia)  Ah yes, the alien split across time, and trying to enhance human technology enough that he can go back in time, and prevent his own spaceship from exploding.. which would also prevent life from developing on Earth.

Interesting concept.  Though it was funny that when he took off his human mask, his head was twice as big without it.
 
2013-03-22 03:44:31 AM
As an in-joke, no one in Jackson's episode should run anywhere. They all walk to where they need to be, even when time is crucial.
 
2013-03-22 03:54:14 AM

Luthien's Tempest: He was the main writer for a while, wasn't he? And yeah, there are some bad episodes, but City of Death makes up for all of them. Of course, I'm probably over-partial to anything from T. Baker, so feel free to take that with a grain of salt, I suppose.

Not writer, but head script editor.  There's some conflict about just how much he changed things around.  There's stories that some writers barely turned in outlines, forcing Adams to basically write the episodes, while others argue that he just tweaked things here and there (outside the 3 episodes he wrote).
 
2013-03-22 03:59:28 AM

Dahnkster: Did anyone else find the first 'episode' of The Hobbit a little slow and unnecessarily dragging out mundane issues?


Dude, you're totally missing out on the very special episode of "Ow, My Balls".
 
2013-03-22 05:02:43 AM
I could get behind this if it was Tom Baker era, a nice Tom Baker Doctor fused with Gandalf, scarf flapping behind him as he sweeps down astride an eagle, maybe with Alan Moore keeping Jackson from veering too close to the whimsical, with set design inspired by, or even by, Brandon Graham, and catering by the once wonderful nation of Cyprus with their dream-inducing runny egg dishes.
Yes, I should probably like that.
 
2013-03-22 05:09:52 AM
I'll be honest. I hated the  hobbit due to the pacing and acting.
  I have waited 4o years for this. That said- Sure, Give an ep to PJ- he is great . Give him that
 
2013-03-22 05:13:40 AM

Dahnkster: Did anyone else find the first 'episode' of The Hobbit a little slow and unnecessarily dragging out mundane issues?


I've read that book in one sitting, it blows my mind that the movie has parts.

It's bad enough 1000 plus pages worth of reading are devalued. That pisses some people off. I guess that are trying to capture that in movie form now.

Meh.
 
2013-03-22 05:59:49 AM

Strongbeerrules: Look, just bring Rose back, okay?

Every companion after her has been a forgettable hack.


There are trolls that get you attention. And then there's weak shiat like this that just gets you on the ignore list.
 
2013-03-22 06:08:17 AM

Dahnkster: Did anyone else find the first 'episode' of The Hobbit a little slow and unnecessarily dragging out mundane issues?


Yeah but at least Martin Freeman is likeable, something Elija Wood didn't have going for him.
 
2013-03-22 06:21:57 AM

Alphax: (checks City of Death on Wikipedia)  Ah yes, the alien split across time, and trying to enhance human technology enough that he can go back in time, and prevent his own spaceship from exploding.. which would also prevent life from developing on Earth.


If memory serves, isn't that also essentially the framing device for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?

I never realized that was a DA story -- when I saw it, I was too young for the name Douglas Adams to mean anything, and didn't even know that DA had even been involved with Who until a great many years later.
 
2013-03-22 06:34:09 AM

czetie: If memory serves, isn't that also essentially the framing device for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?


I never have read that one, though there's a copy around the house.
 
2013-03-22 07:05:25 AM

czetie: Alphax: (checks City of Death on Wikipedia)  Ah yes, the alien split across time, and trying to enhance human technology enough that he can go back in time, and prevent his own spaceship from exploding.. which would also prevent life from developing on Earth.

If memory serves, isn't that also essentially the framing device for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?

I never realized that was a DA story -- when I saw it, I was too young for the name Douglas Adams to mean anything, and didn't even know that DA had even been involved with Who until a great many years later.


I Believe The Dirk Gently Novels Started As Doctor Who Scripts.


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2013-03-22 07:20:41 AM

Alphax: czetie: If memory serves, isn't that also essentially the framing device for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency?

I never have read that one, though there's a copy around the house.


The BBC also did a (short) series based on it a while back.
 
2013-03-22 07:33:58 AM

Freschel: Dahnkster: Did anyone else find the first 'episode' of The Hobbit a little slow and unnecessarily dragging out mundane issues?

Dude, you're totally missing out on the very special episode of "Ow, My Balls".


Yes, a CGI masturbation of a children's book is the pinnacle of intellectualism.

So is Sy Fy quality science fiction, for that matter...
 
2013-03-22 07:34:50 AM

Therion: Does it *have* to be a gold Dalek, or will he settle for one of the fruit-flavored Skittle Daleks?


Maybe he could get a special weapons Darlek.
 
2013-03-22 07:52:59 AM

Great Janitor: No one offers to pay me in Dalek


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2013-03-22 07:53:16 AM

LucklessWonder: I Believe The Dirk Gently Novels Started As Doctor Who Scripts.


Only the first one, which was made out of left over bits of the unfinished "Shada" and a little bit of "City of Death".

Ishkur: As an in-joke, no one in Jackson's episode should run anywhere. They all walk to where they need to be, even when time is crucial.


Screw that as an in joke. The show relies on having people running through corridors as a substitute for actual tension. I'd like to see them spend an entire season without a single scene of running.
 
2013-03-22 08:42:39 AM

t3knomanser: LucklessWonder: I Believe The Dirk Gently Novels Started As Doctor Who Scripts.

Only the first one, which was made out of left over bits of the unfinished "Shada" and a little bit of "City of Death".

Ishkur: As an in-joke, no one in Jackson's episode should run anywhere. They all walk to where they need to be, even when time is crucial.

Screw that as an in joke. The show relies on having people running through corridors as a substitute for actual tension. I'd like to see them spend an entire season without a single scene of running.


I think I'd like to see the 12th Doctor as an old guy that sidles around at a sedate pace muttering about how he's too goddamned old to run around like he's only 1200 years old.
 
2013-03-22 08:47:07 AM
Even better, Jackson should direct a Red Nose/Children in Need taking-the-piss special.  Remember the silliness that was Dimensions in Time?  Imagine Jackson going full Meet the Feebles on that.

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2013-03-22 08:48:06 AM

Nurglitch: I think I'd like to see the 12th Doctor as an old guy that sidles around at a sedate pace muttering about how he's too goddamned old to run around like he's only 1200 years old.


And yet, he always gets to where he's going with plenty of time. Almost as if he has some internal sense of the passage of time, like he's some kind of... time lord, or something.
 
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