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2014-07-24 09:42:38 AM
Ah poop. Here I was getting excited, then I RTFA. It's more like "Peter Jackson would like to maybe direct Doctor Who someday, if there was time, which there isn't, so he's not, but if there was, then he might, but we have no plans, but he'd like to someday."
 
2014-07-24 09:47:21 AM
And now, three hours of the Doctor and Clara walking.
 
2014-07-24 09:52:40 AM
And the director's cut will be as long as the entire run of the show.
 
2014-07-24 10:05:52 AM
Damn you, subby, we already knew he wanted to. Now we want to know exactly when it's gonna happen.

*sulks*
 
2014-07-24 10:09:28 AM

Mentat: And now, three hours of the Doctor and Clara walking.


Swarmed by 500,000 CGI creatures with swords and screams.
 
2014-07-24 10:24:47 AM

Mentat: And now, three hours of the Doctor and Clara walking running.


FTFDW
 
2014-07-24 10:27:05 AM

yakmans_dad: Mentat: And now, three hours of the Doctor and Clara walking.

Swarmed by 500,000 CGI creatures with swords and screams.


If those CGI creatures are made by Weta Workshop, I'll watch every second of those three hours.

His pacing isn't great, but that man can bring any fantasy creature or being to life.
 
2014-07-24 10:38:44 AM

clkeagle: yakmans_dad: Mentat: And now, three hours of the Doctor and Clara walking.

Swarmed by 500,000 CGI creatures with swords and screams.

If those CGI creatures are made by Weta Workshop, I'll watch every second of those three hours.

His pacing isn't great, but that man can bring any fantasy creature or being to life.


Even Liv Tyler's face!
 
2014-07-24 10:42:38 AM
Meh. I'd be more excited if Craig Ferguson would appear, in a substantial role, on the show.
 
2014-07-24 10:44:25 AM

Mentat: And now, three hours of the Doctor and Clara walking.


But they might kill the occasional Orc Dalek along the way.
 
2014-07-24 10:45:30 AM
If he used the aliens from Bad Taste, that would be fantastic.
 
2014-07-24 10:46:27 AM
will expand original TV script into a trilogy of three hour episodes.

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2014-07-24 10:55:03 AM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: will expand original TV script into a trilogy of three hour episodes.

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http://maaretta.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/martin-freeman-as-watson- i n-sherlock.jpg

"And that's the season."
 
2014-07-24 11:08:03 AM

CarnySaur: If he used the aliens from Bad Taste, that would be fantastic.


AND DEREK!!!!! Last time i checked, Jackson could fit those shoes without busting out of them. I would love to get the "Dereks Don't Run." line in the show.
 
2014-07-24 11:14:41 AM
He raped my childhood when he destroyed LotR for me. I refuse to watch that 2nd sham trilogy. Keep that guy away from Doctor Who please. He's a farkin' hack whose only directorial trick is to make his actors widen their eyes during stressful moments.

Saucer eyes. That's his one thing.
 
2014-07-24 11:16:21 AM
One TARDIS to rule them all.
 
2014-07-24 11:19:40 AM
upix.me
/Not mine.
 
2014-07-24 11:22:15 AM

Mentat: And now, three hours of the Doctor and Clara walking.


We are done here.
 
2014-07-24 11:23:31 AM

Egalitarian: He raped my childhood when he destroyed LotR for me.


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2014-07-24 11:33:08 AM
Subby, the article says that he wants to direct a Doctor Who episode - not that he has.

/Looked forward to reading an episode synopsis and the date it would air.
//Leaving disappointed.
 
2014-07-24 11:34:52 AM

Flint Ironstag: [upix.me image 600x395]
/Not mine.


Oh come on, if Sean Bean were The Doctor he'd barely make it through the first episode before being killed off.
 
2014-07-24 11:39:49 AM

Vacation Bible School: Flint Ironstag: [upix.me image 600x395]
/Not mine.

Oh come on, if Sean Bean were The Doctor he'd barely make it through the first episode before being killed off.


Which is why I was thinking he'd be the Ninth, not the Tenth.
 
2014-07-24 12:23:20 PM
I'm not sure I could handle decent special effects in a Doctor Whovian setting.
 
2014-07-24 12:36:06 PM
WTF do people have against the LotR films? I thought they were great. Slow pace? Nah, the pace was perfectly fine. They weren't at the speed of a modern action movie, but most modern action movies are absolutely awful, and paced as fast as they are so you don't have time to realize just how awful the plot and writing is. The pacing is entirely in line with most movies that actually have plots. They had room for thought and contemplation, and for serious emotion and relationships between characters. The pacing and length was entirely appropriate to the story. The settings were fantastic. The acting was very good. It was well written, and about as faithful an adaptation of the books as is reasonably possible. What more could you ask for?

I get that it makes people feel unique and special to be contrarian, but sometimes the more popular opinion is the right one.
 
2014-07-24 12:45:52 PM

cptjeff: WTF do people have against the LotR films? I thought they were great


I think the LOTR trilogy is still great, but the Hobbit films have knocked a lot of the shine off of them for a lot of people - they're a chore to sit through. You could probably hack them both down to one pretty decent 2 hour movie.
 
2014-07-24 12:51:00 PM

Egalitarian: He raped my childhood when he destroyed LotR for me.


I just want to note that, when they remake "Oz", the term "raped my childhood" cannot be used.
 
2014-07-24 12:52:24 PM

Gunther: cptjeff: WTF do people have against the LotR films? I thought they were great

I think the LOTR trilogy is still great, but the Hobbit films have knocked a lot of the shine off of them for a lot of people - they're a chore to sit through. You could probably hack them both down to one pretty decent 2 hour movie.


Screw that, there are a million 2 hour movies out there. If you feel like watching an epic, you've got LOTR or the Hobbit movies.
 
2014-07-24 01:02:11 PM
LotR?  Great.  Awesome.  I've watched the extended editions so much that the theatrical version seems cut up.

The Hobbit?  The first one was good, despite the slow pace.  The second one?  Completely jumped the shark.  Between Legolas, bad dwarf-elf romance, video game effects and a WTF? ending, I haven't seen it since theaters.  I'm hoping the last one redeems it, but it sucks because the dragon is awesome.
 
2014-07-24 01:33:34 PM
Now what I want to see is a guest appearance by Mike Brewer and Ed China.

/Actually Ed might make a good Doctor.  He's kind'a like 3 and 4 put together
//OK maybe 3 stacked in top of 4
 
2014-07-24 02:01:49 PM

bborchar: LotR?  Great.  Awesome.  I've watched the extended editions so much that the theatrical version seems cut up.

The Hobbit?  The first one was good, despite the slow pace.  The second one?  Completely jumped the shark.  Between Legolas, bad dwarf-elf romance, video game effects and a WTF? ending, I haven't seen it since theaters.  I'm hoping the last one redeems it, but it sucks because the dragon is awesome.


Thank you for summarizing my feelings so perfectly.  Except that for reasons I had to wait to see Hobbit 2 at home.

LotR had enough scope and size to let Jackson make the movie he wanted in it, but keep the main elements intact.  Hobbit....doesn't.  So now we get Peter Jackson's Masturbation Fantasy.  I mean really, what did Tolkein know about Hobbits and Dwarves and Elves and Dragons anyways, right?

So I guess if you like violent masturbatory fanfiction, then this would be good news to you.
 
2014-07-24 02:13:44 PM
cptjeff: WTF do people have against the LotR films? I thought they were great

Gunther: I think the LOTR trilogy is still great, but the Hobbit films have knocked a lot of the shine off of them for a lot of people - they're a chore to sit through. You could probably hack them both down to one pretty decent 2 hour movie.


Actually I have a greater appreciation for An Unexpected Journey since I've seen it again on cable (although the escaping from the Goblins sequence is still too video-game for my taste.).

However, I doubt I'll have the same positive reaction when The Desolation of Smaug comes to cable.  If ever there was a prime example of why Peter Jackson should never have made The Hobbit into a trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug is it.  That movie is filled with filler and is a long, hard slog.
 
2014-07-24 02:31:23 PM

cptjeff: I get that it makes people feel unique and special to be contrarian, but sometimes the more popular opinion is the right one.


Jackson could use an editor. Maybe not as badly as in King Kong but still. And why would be cut out Christopher Lee's character's death? How retarded was that? We can't spare a minute of crying and waking but the fate of the Darth Vader of the saga? Meh.
 
2014-07-24 02:32:31 PM
Well he could reboot the Ogrons the grunt workers of a couple different races who were basically orcs anyway.
 
2014-07-24 02:53:33 PM

Kurohone: bborchar: LotR?  Great.  Awesome.  I've watched the extended editions so much that the theatrical version seems cut up.

The Hobbit?  The first one was good, despite the slow pace.  The second one?  Completely jumped the shark.  Between Legolas, bad dwarf-elf romance, video game effects and a WTF? ending, I haven't seen it since theaters.  I'm hoping the last one redeems it, but it sucks because the dragon is awesome.

Thank you for summarizing my feelings so perfectly.  Except that for reasons I had to wait to see Hobbit 2 at home.

LotR had enough scope and size to let Jackson make the movie he wanted in it, but keep the main elements intact.  Hobbit....doesn't.  So now we get Peter Jackson's Masturbation Fantasy.  I mean really, what did Tolkein know about Hobbits and Dwarves and Elves and Dragons anyways, right?

So I guess if you like violent masturbatory fanfiction, then this would be good news to you.


You're both probably right about all of it. But Gandalf's line about the embellishment of stories is how I'm choosing to watch the Hobbit films. They aren't "actual history," as we saw in LOTR (though I still can't wrap my brain around why Sauron chose to reincarnate as a gigantic lighthouse). Instead, the Hobbit films are the stories that Uncle Bilbo told young Frodo about his adventures with the dwarves and the dragon. That makes the films far more palatable.

And from those adventures, Bilbo learned to embellish the stories quite a bit. Which is why the goblins are so overstylized, why the wargs are no longer hyena-like (though I do prefer the new ones), why Radagast's head is covered in bird poo, why the goblin cave and river chases are video-game sequences, why Bilbo himself looks so much younger than the opening flashback scene from Fellowship, etc. Even the amount of gold contained within Erebor could be embellished in Bilbo's version of the story.
 
2014-07-24 02:58:37 PM

Egalitarian: He raped my childhood when he destroyed LotR for me.


Maybe your childhood shouldn't dress like such a whore.
 
2014-07-24 03:02:41 PM

Egalitarian: He raped my childhood when he destroyed LotR for me. I refuse to watch that 2nd sham trilogy. Keep that guy away from Doctor Who please. He's a farkin' hack whose only directorial trick is to make his actors widen their eyes during stressful moments.

Saucer eyes. That's his one thing.


You Bakashi folks should really crawl back under the rotoscoped rock that Rosenman's score put you under.

Orcs don't sing.
 
2014-07-24 03:31:45 PM

clkeagle: You're both probably right about all of it. But Gandalf's line about the embellishment of stories is how I'm choosing to watch the Hobbit films. They aren't "actual history," as we saw in LOTR (though I still can't wrap my brain around why Sauron chose to reincarnate as a gigantic lighthouse). Instead, the Hobbit films are the stories that Uncle Bilbo told young Frodo about his adventures with the dwarves and the dragon. That makes the films far more palatable.

And from those adventures, Bilbo learned to embellish the stories quite a bit. Which is why the goblins are so overstylized, why the wargs are no longer hyena-like (though I do prefer the new ones), why Radagast's head is covered in bird poo, why the goblin cave and river chases are video-game sequences, why Bilbo himself looks so much younger than the opening flashback scene from Fellowship, etc. Even the amount of gold contained within Erebor could be embellished in Bilbo's version of the story.


I haven't watched either of The Hobbit films, but this sounds like a really interesting way to watch them.  Similar to how "300" makes a lot more sense when you recognize that it's all overblown propaganda being told by Faramir to motivate the troops.
 
2014-07-24 03:54:55 PM
Much as I'd love to see loads of unnecessary multiple angle slow-mo shots of the Doctor doing something more or less dramatic (okay, not really), I don't know if Jackson is the best guy to direct an episode. He certainly hasn't shown much respect to the Doctor he's currently working with.

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2014-07-24 04:32:24 PM
I thought "the Desolation of Smaug" was a much better movie than "An Unexpected Journey," at least stuff happened a little bit in Smaug.
 
2014-07-24 04:59:04 PM

LucklessWonder: I thought "the Desolation of Smaug" was a much better movie than "An Unexpected Journey," at least stuff happened a little bit in Smaug.


Apart from having to set up the story and characters, there was still a decent amount of action in UJ. The Troll section and Gollum were "stuff that happened", not to mention the Warg hunt and Eagle rescue. But yes, more "stuff" happened in DS.
 
2014-07-24 10:34:16 PM

CarnySaur: If he used the aliens from Bad Taste, that would be fantastic.


And the puppets from Meet the Feebles. Peter Jackson was once a genius.
 
2014-07-24 11:29:15 PM
Hi, is this the whiny fanboy thread?
 
2014-07-24 11:57:17 PM

Mentat: And now, three hours of the Doctor and Clara walking.


Actually, I'd just be a long continuous shot of the TARDIS spinning through space and/or the Vortex:
 
2014-07-24 11:58:22 PM
Weird. Fark ate my animated GIF.  Retrying...

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2014-07-24 11:59:14 PM
Why does noscript insist on making me do an unsafe reload when posting these days? Especially when posting a photo or quoting someone. Gets tiresome.
 
2014-07-25 03:49:05 AM
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2014-07-25 09:55:27 AM
Peter Jackson has a really difficult task of trying to reconcile the very different styles of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings". "The Hobbit" is written as a children's book which LOTR is certainly not. Heck even Tolkien had to go rewrite parts of "The Hobbit" in order for it to sync up with LOTR.
 
2014-07-25 07:26:38 PM

clkeagle: Kurohone: bborchar: LotR?  Great.  Awesome.  I've watched the extended editions so much that the theatrical version seems cut up.

The Hobbit?  The first one was good, despite the slow pace.  The second one?  Completely jumped the shark.  Between Legolas, bad dwarf-elf romance, video game effects and a WTF? ending, I haven't seen it since theaters.  I'm hoping the last one redeems it, but it sucks because the dragon is awesome.

Thank you for summarizing my feelings so perfectly.  Except that for reasons I had to wait to see Hobbit 2 at home.

LotR had enough scope and size to let Jackson make the movie he wanted in it, but keep the main elements intact.  Hobbit....doesn't.  So now we get Peter Jackson's Masturbation Fantasy.  I mean really, what did Tolkein know about Hobbits and Dwarves and Elves and Dragons anyways, right?

So I guess if you like violent masturbatory fanfiction, then this would be good news to you.

You're both probably right about all of it. But Gandalf's line about the embellishment of stories is how I'm choosing to watch the Hobbit films. They aren't "actual history," as we saw in LOTR (though I still can't wrap my brain around why Sauron chose to reincarnate as a gigantic lighthouse). Instead, the Hobbit films are the stories that Uncle Bilbo told young Frodo about his adventures with the dwarves and the dragon. That makes the films far more palatable.

And from those adventures, Bilbo learned to embellish the stories quite a bit. Which is why the goblins are so overstylized, why the wargs are no longer hyena-like (though I do prefer the new ones), why Radagast's head is covered in bird poo, why the goblin cave and river chases are video-game sequences, why Bilbo himself looks so much younger than the opening flashback scene from Fellowship, etc. Even the amount of gold contained within Erebor could be embellished in Bilbo's version of the story.


But Bilbo is much younger. He's like 60 years younger. So I'm confused as to why Biblo is embellishing there. He's 50 in The Hobbit, and over 100 in LOTR. Martin Freeman's only about 6-7 years away from 50, although some say he looks around 50.
 
2014-07-25 09:36:18 PM

BohemianGraham: But Bilbo is much younger. He's like 60 years younger. So I'm confused as to why Biblo is embellishing there. He's 50 in The Hobbit, and over 100 in LOTR. Martin Freeman's only about 6-7 years away from 50, although some say he looks around 50.


In the Fellowship film (as the book), Gandalf looked Ian Holm's Bilbo in the eye and said "you haven't aged a day," and we aren't talking about someone known for social niceties or subtle compliments. A draft of LOTR (published in one of the Histories) stated Isildur had the One Ring for decades and completely ceased aging while he bearing the Ring. Similarly, I've heard speculation that Gollum's appearance was affected far more by malnourishment/absence of sunlight than by living for 2500 years. But I'm not sure if Tolkien himself ever commented on that (since Smeagol was retconned into Gollum anyway).

The problem may simply be that, despite his great performance, Ian Holm was a little too old to portray Bilbo while remaining true to the books.
 
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