Justified & Ancient
- May 30, 2009
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The making of The Green Death. A true classic from 1973. Real Doctor Who.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_grenade_attacks_in_SwedenAccording to Swedish police, the use of hand grenades in crime is unprecedented in all comparable European and non-European countries, and the only countries with similar characteristics are those with warlike conditions, such as Mexico with the ongoing drug war. One study suggests Sweden had four to five times as many fatal shootings per capita as Norway and Germany from 2008-
Jeez, you watch a few episodes and you're an expert in sonic screwdriver usage.I think the best comment on this series came from below the line in the Guardian. While it’s been pushing how great this series is, BTL begs to differ.
‘You don’t have to clench your buttocks to use a sonic screwdriver. It’s not a trumpet’.
I'm not sure they like the traditional story names now - it's all gone a bit gimmicky, a far cry from the days when you could prefix them with the words "Doctor Who and..." and get Terrence Dicks to knock out a novelisation. I mean, "Doctor Who and It Takes You Away" or "Doctor Who and Kerblam!" don't really work, do they?Well, there was Resurrection of the Daleks, Revelation of the Daleks and Remembrance of the Daleks so please, d'you think we could have some Demis Roussos on?
Chibnall said there would be no returning villains this year, this year being 2018. The New Year's Special is technically 2019. So maybe it's Daleks?I'm not sure they like the traditional story names now - it's all gone a bit gimmicky, a far cry from the days when you could prefix them with the words "Doctor Who and..." and get Terrence Dicks to knock out a novelisation. I mean, "Doctor Who and It Takes You Away" or "Doctor Who and Kerblam!" don't really work, do they?
As for "Resolution", who knows? The trailer has certainly set up the monster to be something big, and given that this season has been notably lacking in "known" monsters, it would be an extreme disappointment if it were something as new and crap as Tim Shaw, or a badly-animated amphibian. Bad enough that the story is going to be set on Earth, as were 6 of the 10 episodes in the series just gone.
"Laurence, Angela likes Demis Roussos. Tony likes Demis Roussos, I like Demis Roussos, and Sue would like to hear Demis Roussos: so please, d'you think we could have some Demis Roussos on?"Demis Roussos - do explain please, the reference is eluding me...!
She’s totally Bubble. Bubble was always a bit gormless but written to be ok in the end despite of it.The best written so far. Bubble - really?
those of us with non-visible disabilities are rather enjoying it. The disability = wheelchair trope is well beyond sell by date.The disabled guy has a disability that is so convenient (and sometimes forgettable) for a shooting schedule that it doesn’t mean wheelchair access or other special needs to get to location and shoot.
The critical difference being that the viewing figures for David Tennant's tenure showed a steady increase, as word got around that this was very entertaining television.Average has been 7.7 million viewers, the best it's been since the Tennant years.
But logically, if you make a Dr Who for people who don’t normally watch Dr Who, some of those are going to drop off. And then you’ve potentially already distanced yourself from traditional Who fans in the process.That's normal for TV ratings these days, I'm afraid, there seems to be an increasing number of viewers who don't stick with anything they watch. Bodyguard and Killing Eve are exceptions. Must admit I'm guilty of it myself - I still haven't finished Maniac on Netflix, and don't know if I ever will. We are always being told attention spans are getting shorter, so maybe TV ratings are proof?