|San Diego Comic Con! Over the years, SDCC has become a mecca not only of pop culture, cosplay and general lunacy, but also an important platform by which Doctor Who announces mammoth events like, say…the 50th Anniversary Special Trailer. The crowds went wild in Hall H, and mere moments later, entitled fans worldwide bristled in anger, fury and impotent frustration that they were not included in the fun IMMEDIATELY. What they should have done is focused their…enthusiasm at this week’s episode of RFS, which contains not only news from SDCC and elsewhere but also a commentary for The Rings of Akhaten, featuring costumer Mette Hedin and Erik Stadnik of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room. Now that’s value! Enjoy!|
– BBC teases…the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special!
Contemplating if Karens’current tonsorial styling is karmic payback for sensitive pony tailed fan boys with low self esteem who have never recovered from her harsh opinions in the confidential episode for Amys’Choice or just a tribute to Nicola Bryant in Mindwarp which has simply gone too far.It all seems the severest possible way to disillusion people hoping she might have been cast as Medusa from The Inhumans in the movie.Guardians Of The Galaxy will also include Rocket Raccoon,Groot the Ent like Tree thing and space battles as well as Karen Gillan doing action stuff again so it’s all good as far as i’m concerned although it would be even better if she was Medusa.Hope you guys win the Parsec Award for being regularly great as well as being dependable voices of rational,reasonable Doctor Who fans everywhere.Good Luck.
The commentary was interesting enough to lisen to while driving. And no I do not have a portable DVD player velcroed to my steering wheel to watch during it.
The Doctor might have a good career ahead of him as a Sunbuster… able to holler any star system’s life-giving star into nonexistence. Another step in the march of entropy. The heat death of the universe.
Best show I have ever seen about an agitated skinny guy yelling for a half hour at a giant pumpkin.
Wow, Erik is deep! The whole “what is he really sacrificing?” thing bothered me.
My theory at the time was that the Doctor was actually losing memories and suddenly hit upon giving away his name (at the “parasite gods blaze” part where the whole emotional shift happened and looked significant but ended up not being significant) so the Trenzalore prophecy would be subverted. After all, if he no longer knew what it was, he couldn’t speak it, right? Oh well.
Now Erik’s thought of losing your individuality helps. And heaven knows that this episode needed all the help it could get in the sense-making department.
Hey people, sorry we killed your sun, but we saved a little girl, so it’s all good, right?
Memories are fleeting things, perhaps… going and coming again. Last time we saw the Daleks, they had completely forgotten the Doctor to the point where they said a TV show title a lot. I am confident the Daleks will find a way to remember him (perhaps some databank somewhere unaffected by Oswin, or from a stack of Terrence Dicks novels off eBay) and the enmity will be back to what it has been all along.
I’m guessing the Daleks will get their memories of the Doctor all back sometime during “The 50th”. Or even before.
The Doctor’s memories, if given to the Great Pumpkin, could be restored through any one of many plot tricks or tropes.
I also always figured that the Doctor’s secrecy about his name is a prime reason he’d never want to visit “Cheers”. He doesn’t want to go where everybody knows his name. Unless it is for the 100th anniversary special, perhaps.
Akhaten is NOT a sun. It’s a parasitic planet.