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The Magician's Apprentice

Spoiler free, have no fear. Although it probably doesn't matter anymore (I broke LJ again. Sorry about that).

So um... yes. This week's Who watching went along the lines of: Hmm. Bit bored. *idly picks up book* ... Was that Peter Davison?!... Oh, that's the theme music. Whoops. I know Missy was in it, there was something about her texting Hey Mickey!, and Sally from The Bill/Ros from Bugs was there too (sorry Sally/Ros, I usually pay much more attention to you than that). And Davros, obviously, but he was as dull as ever.

So, yeah. Is it worth rewatching, so I know what actually happened?! I am sorry, Doctor, but in my defence, the book was Children On the Oregon Trail.


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Sep. 21st, 2015 03:44 pm (UTC)
yeah, you need to rewatch it, very entertaining but i am not sure why!!! Maybe cos one of my neighbours looked like Davros, he even had the electronic chair!! (But he's dead now)
Sep. 21st, 2015 08:01 pm (UTC)
Your poor neighbour! I'll probably give it another go. A few people have said that it was only the beginning that was dull. I guess I tuned out too early.
Sep. 21st, 2015 04:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, you need to re-watch it.

1) Moffet finally remembered how to write.

3) It's "Genesis of the Daleks meets the Ninth Doctor".

3) Okay, I'm finally convinced of Young Doctor/Young Master slash. That intense a friendship, and no cultural reason not to? Yeah.

4) It's the start of a two-parter.
Sep. 21st, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
I realised it was "Genesis Of The Daleks" again, but I didn't like that the first time around! That was part of the reason why I tuned out, I think. But yes, I'll give it another go. Daleks are usually worth the trouble, even if Davros should have been junked thirty years ago.
Sep. 21st, 2015 05:53 pm (UTC)
I thought you meant The Magician's Nephew for a minute. but I thought the same for a minute with the actual ep, my mind's getting awfully boggleable in its dotage.

Oh, you have a heart of stone. That kiddie was adorable! Boo, bad Doctor!

And Missy is a cutie. How can you resist Missy?
Sep. 21st, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
Missy I like. It's Davros, "Genesis Of The Daleks", Clara, and whatever was going on in the first ten minutes or so that I can do without! And the eyes on hands was nicked straight out of "Pan's Labyrinth", which was much better. Still, the consensus seems to be that I should try it again!

Why does nobody ever put "The Magician's Nephew" on the telly? They always do TLTWATW, but never book one. Or book not one, since it wasn't written first, but still.
Sep. 22nd, 2015 03:36 am (UTC)
OH picked up on the 'Pan's Labyrinth' bit, too, although I can't remember a damn thing about it except it was mizzable and depressing with yucky torture scenes. And the kid! *zips lip*

'The Magician's Nephew' is one of my faves out of the Chronicles, but it is a bit sombre. Plus Diggory's mum, it's hardly cheery kids' telly.
Sep. 22nd, 2015 04:13 am (UTC)
"Pan's Labyrinth" is very dark, isn't it! It amuses me the way it's often spoken of as a children's film, presumably because it's got a little kid in it! There must be so many little kiddies who got horribly traumatised that way...

It's years since I read the Chronicles, so I don't recall all the specifics. You're probably right then - they've never done "The Last Battle" either, with that fabulously dodgy ending. I do like that 'first' one though. It's much better than the later ones, imho.
Sep. 22nd, 2015 12:04 pm (UTC)
I suppose you should as it's a two parter. I've decided to chill out over this series of DW so do what ever you want. Still reading a proper book is probably allowed (better than getting a bit bored with WoR's 'Richard III' and reading the inside of a dvd cover, oops).

I did enjoy the bit inside Davros's lair where he was watching old DW DVDs;D Shame the Meddling Monk didn't turn up.

(No one ever does 'The Horse and His Boy' either - my fave!)
Sep. 22nd, 2015 08:14 pm (UTC)
That is a good one, yes. I suppose it complicates things for people filming the whole series, as they don't get to use their cast much, and have to bring in a bunch of newbies just for that one film. It's a good story though.

Rewatched Who. Not bad. Still unimpressed by Genesis redux, mind. If you're going to make me sit through "Genesis Of The Daleks", you should at least play fair and give me Harry. [/hardtoplease]
Sep. 23rd, 2015 11:38 am (UTC)
It does seem a tad pointless to rehash Genesis, but maybe the Moff is toying with us as usual?
Sep. 23rd, 2015 06:41 am (UTC)
Ooh yes. Aravis is terrific, and her snippy conversations with Shasta and her posh buddy, so funny. And the journey across the desert, and the Tombs! And Bree, secretively rolling! *tamps down enthusiasm a bit*

C.S. Lewis, like a ferociously annoying pal, with just too many good qualities to quite be able to drop him.
Sep. 23rd, 2015 11:36 am (UTC)
The part that has stuck with me most is Shasta being amazed by toast with butter on it!
Sep. 23rd, 2015 11:50 am (UTC)
Haven't watched it yet but I haven't heard any favourable reviews so far ... meh Twelve ...
Sep. 24th, 2015 12:39 pm (UTC)
It turned out a lot better than I'd thought. Slow starting, but the second half was good.
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