Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Turtletrekker, Nov 1, 2017.
I wonder if River likes Jelly Babies?
How many times can they pull the "River meets the Doctor but he doesn't see her so he won't recongnise her later"? Its not something that really works once, and at this point BF has had her meet the 8th Doctor and now the 4th. I mean, I don't really care because its all crappy fanfiction to me, but its so obviously a poorly thought out cash grab that its kind of funny.
Actually, River has met all of the classic BF Doctors. And of course it's a "cash grab". They don't make these things for fun. As for "poorly thought out", I'm sure that the sales figures will prove that wrong. And if you "don't really care", then why complain about it?
This follows on the heels of the recent news that she'll be meeting The Fifth Doctor, too, which I didn't even know about until this news. They're producing so much great stuff now and I haven't had the time to keep up. I still haven't listened to the second set with The Sixth and Seventh Doctors yet.
So just Tim Treloar, Frazier Hines and David Bradley to go.
Yeah, Moffat did his part to support this with The Husbands of River Song, when she showed all the faces of the Doctor. I'd argue she's the only companion of the Doctor's who might've met the Warrior, which kind of makes sense too.
And I'm delighted. Any NuWho companion/enemy/situation that has the Fourth Doctor figured in is never bad for me. And yeah, come to think of it, a Third Doctor encounter would be delightful!
That actually sounds fantastic! I have always wondered how the Fourth Doctor would handle River's edge and flirtatious personality. Knowing how he rolled back in the day, the advances of River would be a hoot to see him put down with whit and candor.
Now River is going to be battling four different Masters! At once! Sadly, no John Simm...
No Simm, no MacQueen, and no Delgado (well, that one I can understand). Otherwise... Wow.
I actually didn't expect this to be true. I thought it was a hoax.
But Eric Roberts?
I'm so far behind on The Diaries of River Song (I've only listened to the first volume with The Eighth Doctor), but I'm definitely looking forward to this!
I'm betting he'll improve on his performance, just like Colin Baker, Matthew Waterhouse, and Bonnie Langford before him.
That's why I actually thought this was a fake.
Eric Roberts wasn't really that bad in the TV movie. Well, okay, the less said about him when he was "dressed for the occasion" in Time Lord robes the better. But provided the audio allows him to be the creepily calm Master from the rest of the movie, then yeah, I'm game for that.
I have always heard the issue with Roberts was direction. He was a fan of the show, wanted to do the role justice, and Geoffrey Sax wanted something a bit crazier. They had wanted Christopher Lloyd for the role, so I guess they wanted manic
Sounds a lot like what happened to Anthony Ainlely, who wanted to perform The Master in more subtle turns, but JNT didn't want that.
^ That's the hardest part of watching Ainley in Survival--he's so good in that episode, with a much more restrained performance, that it hurts to think he could have been doing that all along and wasn't allowed to.
For a long time I've looked at "The Five Doctors" and "Time Inc" as examples of Ainley's Master at his most anti-heroic. He's malevolent and corrupt and arrogant, but there's also a moral core in there. When I wrote a proposal for a Missing Adventure in 95 (the fifth Doctor matches wits with A.J. Raffles in Victorian London), the Master had a role in the story that was more anti-heroic, unwary ally of the Doctor than antagonist. If only he could have played the Master more in that vein.
(I doubt very much that I have a copy of that outline any more. I'm pretty sure that it wasn't very good; I was an arrogant cuss of an unpublished writer when I was twenty-one, and I thought everything I wrote was brilliant.)
I wish Ainley hadn't been saddled with material like "Time Flight" and "The King's Demons," though I admit to a fondness for Sir Giles Estram.
Yeah, same here. He couldn't done so much more. Alas
I'm saddened that Ainley turned down Big Finish before he died. I would've loved to hear what he would've done under their direction.
"Time Inc" is parts 13 and 14 of "Trial of a Time Lord.". At least, that's what it says on the script for Saward's unfilmed 14.
It's also known as "The Ultimate Foe."
Ahhh...I didn't know that was the name of the unfilmed Saward episodes.
Separate names with a comma.