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Dr Who, and brief work grumble - Ed's journal
Dr Who, and brief work grumble
So, having just caught the most recent episode of Dr Who...:

I'm very impressed. When I heard that Neil Gaiman had been 'involved' in some scriptwriting, I was intrigued. Because Mr Gaiman has done some really good stuff, and ... I could _see_ it, you know? He's done creepy, a bit strange and quirky... and they're all the things I think make for a top Dr Who episode.

So I had quite high expectations. And I'm really pleased they were delivered upon. That episode was pretty close to a masterpiece. It's a _real_ risk to play with something like ... well, the TARDIS, and 'things that can alter canon', because you can end up with masses of nerd raging. Personifying the TARDIS? Well, had the potential to make one of those episodes that makes enthusiasts everywhere cringe with horror, and everyone else to shrug and go 'huh'.

So yes. Delighted they managed it. Excellent scriptwriting, and generally beautifully done all round.

"Biting is excellent. It's like kissing, but with a winner!"
"I wanted to see the universe, so I stole a Timelord and ran away. You were the only one mad enough."

Also: Rory dead. Again.
Seriously, I know he's kind of annoying, but really?
So far, that's:
Doctor's wife, dead with 'Kill Amy'.
Drowned in 'The Black Spot'
Erased from existance
Shot by Canton, in Day of the Moon.
And twice in 'Amy's choice'.

And honourable mention for being the legionary watching over the Pandorica for 2000 years.

And on an utterly unrelated note - does anyone know if responsibility for application of working time directive lays with the employee, or the employer? Specifically the bits you can't opt out of?
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mister_jack From: mister_jack Date: May 15th, 2011 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your employer is responsible.
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