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There was Doctor Who, and it had Dougray Scott in it. And of all the things that I might have wished to have happen in Doctor Who, Dougray Scott was probably quite high up on the list. Although I was most likely thinking of him being the Doctor, but nevermind. And then it happened, and he was in Doctor Who, and it was quite nice I suppose, but all I kept thinking was "Isn't there somebody around who could have told Matt Smith how to pronounce 'Metebelis' properly?" Which isn't probably quite what I was supposed to be doing whilst watching. Isn't that why the BBC employs Gary Russell, though? Remembering stuff, and keeping track of important things like planet names is his job (that and making wishes in sandpits, and finding buried treasure on Kirrin Island, obviously). Shouldn't he be telling Matt Smith that Jon Pertwee said MeteBEElis, not MeTEBelis?

But the first half of the episode was good. Set up much better than pay off, as usual. Matt Smith is the best actor in the role in donkey years, if not ever, and he's great at doing stuff, but that doesn't help when the denouement is basically just throwing stuff at the television and shouting. It felt Tennanty (that's not a compliment). And they pronounced Metebelis wrong. Somewhere, the giant spiders are twitching. I realise that they're only made of pipe cleaners (that was briefly pope cleaners, but they're something different), but nonetheless it is not a good idea to annoy them. Get their planet's name right, or suffer the consequences. The giant spiders know where you live.



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Apr. 20th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
The Giant Spiders would be CGI now and would not even exist. I actually prefer the pipe cleaner option.
Apr. 20th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
Me too. The CGI Shelob in LOTR was actually pretty cool, but you can't beat a stop motion monster.
Apr. 21st, 2013 06:13 am (UTC)
YES YES YES, I kept muttering at Mouse about MeteBEElis being correct. *growls* It was epically distracting. (That and the heterocentricity of the story.)

Apr. 21st, 2013 10:42 am (UTC)
Yes, I was wondering how the Doctor was so certain that they were dealing with a male and a female, given that they were essentially dead trees with heads, and he'd only had a fleeting glimpse of either. He seemed to know which was which as well. Time Lord brilliance perhaps! I'm sure a bit of thought would have allowed a less gender specific explanation.

I'm glad I wasn't the only one bothered by the Metebelis thing!
Apr. 21st, 2013 10:40 am (UTC)
Conclusive proof Edward Dark is Lord Dark's son though for not noticing the Metebelis pronounciation!
Apr. 21st, 2013 10:57 am (UTC)
Trust you to remember that one! :)
Apr. 21st, 2013 11:01 am (UTC)
Yep, all the important things:))
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