22 April 2011 - 13:01
IT’S ALMOST MOFF TIEM YOU GUYS
1. MOFF TIEM
The Grand Moff
Even though I enjoyed watching the episodes and specials from series 1-4, and always looked forward to new episodes, series 5 and 6 are … different. I mean not only am I excited, but I feel like I have no idea what’s coming. I’m excited for series 6 but for a different reason. I feel safe being excited because I know I won’t be disappointed. The acting is top-notch, the story-telling is inspiring, and based on everything Moffat has done I know that I won’t get to the end of the series with a sour taste in my mouth. This brings me so much joy.
One of the things I love the most about Moffat being in charge is that he is truly a Writer’s Show Runner. Each story feels unique, has its own mood, its own pace, and the mark of its writer. Moffat lets the writer of each episode really put their mark on it. RTD, as we known from our own viewing experience as well as his own accounts, edited/rewrote/rerewrote nearly every episode that aired under his purview. Moff lets the writers do their thing. And in this way the new series now seems just a bit closer in style and character to the classic. Each classic series story was totally unique, to the point of being blamed for inconsistency. And I think RTD fans argue the same thing. But Moff’s show running has combined the individuality of story with the narrative arc. It really is just … perfect. And refreshing. And wonderful.
Viva El Moff.
21 April 2011 - 13:45
I can feel it coming in the air two nights from now, oh lord. /Phil Collins
2. Neil. Gaiman.
Neil Gaiman, Suranne Jones, and Matt Smith
We now live in a world where someone like Neil Gaiman would not only agree to write for Doctor Who but would actually be really excited to do so. Ummmm. In case y’all didn’t know, this is an excellent time to be a Doctor Who fan. Just think about it.
20 April 2011 - 13:39
It’s getting so close you guys. SO CLOSE.
3. Who is River Song?
Professor Doctor River Song
Here are some answers that would disappoint me:
1- River Song is Amy Pond.
2- River Song is the Master.
3- River Song is the Doctor’s wife/daughter/mother/whatever.
4- River Song is Jack Harkness, or Jack’s wife/daughter/mother/whatever.
5- River Song is Jenny.
This is one of those things where I’d rather not know the answer. Some things are just better left to the imagination. I would like to know, however, who she has killed. But In Moff We Trust, so hopefully he gives us something extra awesome.
19 April 2011 - 13:55
As I count down the days to Doctor Who, I just keep getting more and more and more and more excited. It’s better than Xmas and birthdays and even Halloween! Maybe even all of those things combined!
4. What the hell are The Silence?
No really, though, what? We’re being led to believe that it may be these things:
A thing in a tie
Or maybe it’s in there?
The Silence in the SpaceSuit?
Or maybe that spacesuit thing is something even cooler, like a callback to Ambassadors of Death? I feel like with SO much promo stuff being thrown at us that the majority of what we’re seeing contains either red herrings or is something totally not what we’re expecting. We are talking about The Moff after all.
18 April 2011 - 16:29
We’re five days out from new Doctor Who. To try to compartmentalize my excitement (can one do such a thing?), I will be posting one thing each day until the premiere to highlight something in the new series that I am excited for!
5. More Rory!
Rory is about the closest thing we’ve had to a relateable male companion since Jamie. (Yes yes Harry Sullivan but he wasn’t around long and unfortunately wasn’t given much to do.) Here we finally have a chance to have a break-out male character aside from the Doctor. And having a team in the TARDIS is just … so wonderful.