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(Den Of Geek)   The Doctor and Clara are going ghost hunting, and Bonnie Hammer finally thinks Doctor Who is a worthwhile show and is cursing herself for taking it off of Siffy's schedule. It's Doctor Who: 'Hide', 8 PM on BBC America   (denofgeek.com) divider line 124
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2013-04-21 09:00:21 AM  

Nefarious: [i189.photobucket.com image 457x236]


This is why chicks should not run networks.
 
2013-04-21 09:04:15 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: It's just this odd thing that the only person to ever really get British TV and be able to successfully adapt it for US Audiences was Norman Lear.


I will submit that "Cybil" was an American adaption of "Absolutely Fabulous" that worked nicely, except no one properly accounted for Cybil Shepherd's gargantuan ego.
 
2013-04-21 09:06:19 AM  

xria: Given that the Doctor recognized her immediately and there is now (historically) no place/time for her, I wonder if she might be added as a companion, and hence more of her story can be added as we go along.

/maybe the next week preview thing ruled it out somehow, but I always avoid watching those


While she wasn't explicitly mentioned (or seen that I saw) in the "next time" preview, that doesn't mean she won't tag along for an episode or two; similar to Captain Jack, or that young kid who had a thing for Rose and then tried to take future knowledge back to his own time before the Doctor got pissed and tossed him out.

Most likely however, we wont see her again, and be left to assume that she was taken care of between episodes.
 
2013-04-21 09:17:32 AM  

serial_crusher: [www.yourprops.com image 600x337]

shrug, I don;t like Dr Who, but evidently it's about a time traveling Doc and a woman named Clara.


If someone could pull a dual cosplay out of that it would be fantastic.
 
2013-04-21 09:53:17 AM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck:  Notes:

Is his "and I am afraid" line just another lie to settle everything?

Anyone else mistook her for Sophie Marceau?

They piled on the "10 returns!" anticipation too thick with the spacesuit

Now I have to finish episode 3 of Ghostlight to figure out which trumps which.


Not Sophie Marceau, but Gina Bellman (Coupling, Leverage).

I was wracking my brain to figure out who I thought she was.
 
2013-04-21 10:42:21 AM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: They piled on the "10 returns!" anticipation too thick with the spacesuit


This isn't even the first time 11 has used the space suit, is it? I could have sworn they've popped it out more recently than that.
 
2013-04-21 01:04:28 PM  

theorellior: FirstNationalBastard: It's just this odd thing that the only person to ever really get British TV and be able to successfully adapt it for US Audiences was Norman Lear.

I will submit that "Cybil" was an American adaption of "Absolutely Fabulous" that worked nicely, except no one properly accounted for Cybil Shepherd's gargantuan ego.


Your ideas are intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

I watched Cybil when I was a kid and loved it, haven't thought about it in years.
 
2013-04-21 02:50:58 PM  
Well it was better then the last one, the submarine one just didn't feel like they were at the bottom of the ocean or in danger at all.
 
2013-04-21 03:42:42 PM  

SundaesChild: That episode was basically a Poltergeist rip-off.


Um. No.
 
2013-04-21 03:55:35 PM  

Shan: xria: Given that the Doctor recognized her immediately and there is now (historically) no place/time for her, I wonder if she might be added as a companion, and hence more of her story can be added as we go along.

/maybe the next week preview thing ruled it out somehow, but I always avoid watching those

While she wasn't explicitly mentioned (or seen that I saw) in the "next time" preview, that doesn't mean she won't tag along for an episode or two; similar to Captain Jack, or that young kid who had a thing for Rose and then tried to take future knowledge back to his own time before the Doctor got pissed and tossed him out.

Most likely however, we wont see her again, and be left to assume that she was taken care of between episodes.


I thought she was going to stay in the 70s with her great-great-great-great-great-great grandparents.
 
2013-04-21 04:32:01 PM  

OniExpress: e Tardis actually speaking directly to her (something that she's never even done with the Doctor, not intentionally)


Sure she's done that with the Doctor.  Both when she occupied Idris' body in "The Doctor's Wife", and again in "Let's Kill Hitler".
 
2013-04-21 04:38:58 PM  
Bonnie Hammer is among history's greatest monsters.

Also, I liked last night's episode, despite the stupid wub is ebwyfing thread running through it. It was genuinely creepy and well-done, and Clara's development as clearly NOT the same blase "okay, I'm a time-traveling big dick now, check me out" Rose, Donna, and Amy became that I feared from her initial impressions. She really is, or at least acts like a normal, everyday girl, and part of that (or being a normal everyday person) is a vulnerability to seriously weird, life-threatening stuff making her nuts. Realizing you just saw the life of Earth pass by would freak out anyone normal. Facing an alien and seeing people die would freak out anyone normal. I kind of really like that she jumped in with the same carefree attitude that previous companions got but she's very reasonably getting weirded the fark out beyond the previous ones. I hope it actually becomes a character thread and isn't just a hiccup from this ep and last.
 
2013-04-21 04:47:56 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Plus, it's BBC America. Whenever America sticks their nose into BBC shows, bad things happen.


That wasn't always the case - but you have to go back nearly 40 years.  Three of the biggest American sitcoms of the 1970s were remakes of BBC shows
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2013-04-21 04:50:15 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: OniExpress: e Tardis actually speaking directly to her (something that she's never even done with the Doctor, not intentionally)

Sure she's done that with the Doctor.  Both when she occupied Idris' body in "The Doctor's Wife", and again in "Let's Kill Hitler".


Well, I was specifically referring to The Doctor's Wife, as in that case she had been forcibly plunked into a body and there wasn't much of a way around it.  Let's Kill Hitler doesn't count, because that was basically just a pre-recorded message; it was the equivalent of your phone giving a low battery message.

This is, to my knowledge, the first time the Tardis-as-a-Tardis has actually had a conversation with someone.
 
2013-04-21 04:57:06 PM  

OniExpress: This is, to my knowledge, the first time the Tardis-as-a-Tardis has actually had a conversation with someone.


It's non-canonical but there have been a couple of novels and BFA's that deal with sentient TARDISes that have communicated with the Doctor.

/my friend's pet theory about Clara is that she's somehow related to one of these sentient TARDISes which would account for her appearing in multiple points in time.
 
2013-04-21 04:59:53 PM  

OniExpress: HopScotchNSoda: OniExpress: e Tardis actually speaking directly to her (something that she's never even done with the Doctor, not intentionally)

Sure she's done that with the Doctor.  Both when she occupied Idris' body in "The Doctor's Wife", and again in "Let's Kill Hitler".

Well, I was specifically referring to The Doctor's Wife, as in that case she had been forcibly plunked into a body and there wasn't much of a way around it.  Let's Kill Hitler doesn't count, because that was basically just a pre-recorded message; it was the equivalent of your phone giving a low battery message.

This is, to my knowledge, the first time the Tardis-as-a-Tardis has actually had a conversation with someone.



Perhaps, although such a conversation was implied (off camera) in "Let's Kill Hitler" between the TARDIS and Mels/River, and it was implied that was "the best" from whom she learned to fly the TARDIS (and to not leave the parking brake engaged) that she had previously mentioned in "Flesh & Stone".

The TARDIS and the Doctor were both similarly hinky about Jack after he gained immortality.  The TARDIS didn't want him aboard, and the Doctor tried to avoid him (even trying to dash away before Jack could grab on at the end of "End of Days" / the beginning of "Utopia".)
 
2013-04-21 05:06:18 PM  
Question: what was the bell that the TARDIS sounded when the Doctor went into the pocket universe?  Was that the cloister bell?
 
2013-04-21 05:08:40 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Question: what was the bell that the TARDIS sounded when the Doctor went into the pocket universe?  Was that the cloister bell?


Yes.  It means that all of space-time is in danger of collapse.
 
2013-04-21 05:11:34 PM  
I liked the joke about the change in terminology.  The Doctor introduced Clara to the professor's "companion". She corrected him with "assistant", and he remarked something like, "Ah, right, it's 1974; 'assistant'."  Sarah Jane and Rose had the opposite conversation during their pissing contest in "School Reunion".
 
2013-04-21 05:15:21 PM  
There was a bit of a discontinuity issue (not that continuity has ever been sacrosanct in DW) when the final stop along the photo tour was 100 billion years into the future, since that was long after the setting of "End of the World".
 
2013-04-21 07:13:24 PM  
"I'm the Doctor"

"Doctor what?"

"If you like."
 
2013-04-21 07:16:47 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: There was a bit of a discontinuity issue (not that continuity has ever been sacrosanct in DW) when the final stop along the photo tour was 100 billion years into the future, since that was long after the setting of "End of the World".


Enh, for big scifi (and the Doctor) I always attribute those errors to there not being any absolute time measure.  When the Doctor mentions years and billions or years, when does he mean?  And for what planet?  Orbits are always slowly changing in size, getting bigger or smaller.  So the length of years changes as a function of time.

So when he says 'X billion years', the way I handle it is that he's using a different temporal frame of reference by accident without thinking and as such the years do not line up neatly like we would think from our exceedingly small and fixed perspective
 
2013-04-21 07:46:02 PM  

t3knomanser: sirbissel: Or

Wait... really? "The IT Crowd" starring Joel McHale? Uhhhh... wow, I'm so glad I don't live in a parallel universe where that abomination came to be.


NBC shot a pilot that they didn't pick up.  It's out there in the vapors of the internet if you look.  But be forewarned: It's a shot-for-shot remake of the first episode of the original series.  It's fine if you've never seen the UK episode and really creepy if you have.
 
2013-04-21 09:43:23 PM  

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That first one is a really bad 'shop.


Yeah, but I'm going to post it until my penis falls off.
 
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