In a season of Doctor Who that’s been undeniably uneven, last night’s slight, derivative “The Lodger” represented an unfortunate dip in quality. From the cliched “roommates who can’t admit their romantic love” subplot to a main story arc that felt like it had been cobbled together from a half-dozen superior Who episodes, the hour proved to be a less-than-scintillating run-up to the season finale (part one of which airs next week). Worst of all, it wasted the copious charms of guest star James Corden (Gavin and Stacey’s uproarious “Smithy”).
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Doctor Who. Well, according to i09, that ain’t going to happen. The sci fi website quoted a BBC rep as saying there are “no plans” for a Doctor Who movie, and that any talk is “pure speculation.” (BBC did not respond to EW’s calls for comment.)For the last few days, there has been much chatter in the blogosphere — and in the area-around-my-office-o-sphere — that Johnny Depp might star in a big screen version of the cult BBC show
I have mixed feelings about this news. On the one hand, the show only recently installed a new Doctor in the TARDIS in the bow tie-sporting, and rather good, shape of Matt Smith. On the other, you can’t help but wonder what Depp would have done with this most eccentric of characters. Just one scene which featured him and K-9 would be worth the price of admission alone.
What do you think? Would you like to see Johnny Depp play the lead role in a big screen Doctor Who? Let us know!
Last weekend’s episode? With the Time Lord traveling to the 19th Century to help Vincent Van Gogh kill a space monster that looks like a giant parrot? Cracking entertainment! Turned out it was written by Richard Curtis, co-creator of the classic 1980s British sitcom Blackadder and, nowadays, the most successful screenwriter in the English Empire (he wrote Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Love, Actually, and a slew of others). Getting Curtis to write for Doctor Who was a huge coup for the BBC show. In American terms, it’d be a little like Woody Allen going back to his TV roots by writing for SNL. READ FULL STORY »Is it me, or is Doctor Who becoming especially watchable lately?
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly underwhelmed by “Flesh and Stone,” last night’s conclusion to the superior (and scarier) “The Time of Angels.” As is often the case with Doctor Who, I preferred the intimate storyline of last week’s episode — which focused more narrowly on the pure stone-faced terror of the Weeping Angels — to the Big Mythological Sweep (TM) of the conclusion, in which said Angels became secondary players to the overarching “crack in time” arc being plotted this season by Steven Moffat. To put it another way, something’s not quite working when you’ve got the Angels fleeing en masse from an eerie light source, but I’m not feeling remotely scared.
Things kicked off with the Doctor temporarily fending off the Angels with a little shift in gravity, until, of course, that tense standoff in a narrow passageway where he had to (gulp) turn off the lights in order to release the airlock and get back into the main deck of the crashed spacecraft. READ FULL STORY »
After last week’s disappointing Winston Churchill installment — sorry about the lack of recap! Loved those colorful Daleks, though! — Doctor Who got back on track last night in a major way, combining one of the show’s most terrifying baddies (the Weeping Angels) and one of its jauntiest space travelers (Alex Kingston’s River Song). I loved the episode intro, with “Professor” Song communicating over a 12,000 year time gap using a spacecraft “home box” and a surveillance camera. Watching her float out the airlock, into outer space, and onto the TARDIS was an absolute hoot. The lady knows how to make an entrance! Also genius: Song’s explanation for the TARDIS’ wheezy takeoff and landing sounds. “It’s not supposed to make that noise. You leave the brakes on!” Who knew?
Of course, with the Weeping Angels on the scene, you knew the tone wouldn’t/couldn’t stay light for long. READ FULL STORY »
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