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I THOUGHT YOU COULDN’T LOOK INTO THE HEART OF THE TARDIS? WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF SEASON ONE? DID MOFFAT SKIP NINE? IS MOFFAT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE? I DON’T LIKE. I DON’T LIKE.
On Saturday I went to a Doctor Who discussion panel committee congregation of whovians at DePaul university in Chicago. Basically there were panels of people, who thought more and deeper about the show than I ever did, discussing pretty much all aspects of the show. Like 45 minute episode plots vs seven 22 minute episode plots (ala Old Who). What they mentioned was the Old Who format allowed for more character depth and mystery solving (none of this nilly “let’s convince the bomb not to blow up through the power of love” nonsense). However, the smaller broken up episode format created too many cliffhangers, and padding episodes in the middle. They agreed that the 45 minute episodes would do better if the show wasn’t cranked up to 11 all of the time.
Alien Entertainment was there. They’re always there, they’re never not there.
At least two of the editors (I don’t know how many there are) of “Chicks Dig Time Lords” were there. I’ve never read the book, but I assume it’s about digging Time Lord fossils. Also, John Barrowman’s sister was there (Captain Jack Harkness’ Actor’s sister) with some funny stories, at least two of them involving John’s naked ass.
Then there was the writer of the Dalek episode (the episode with Rose and Nine first encountering a Dalek) with live commentary. A couple of highlights are:
- The scientist from the shootout where everyone dies (‘cept the dalek) took a camera phone picture of the dalek and sold it for more money than the writer got for writing the episode.
- Adam Mitchell, the two episode companion that gets the brain thingy in the next episode, never understood why the Doctor and Rose get into the little blue box—or rather the actor didn’t. Robert Shearman, the writer, says he’s possibly the only companion that has never seen any episodes other than the ones he’s in.
- Nine gets spit on his chin when talking to the Dalek. It’s impossible to miss once you see it. Eccleston insisted on keeping it.
All in all, a good day. Plus, there was a Chipotle attached to the building.