The last movie I watched was Beetlejuice…
Gravity…childhood dream job acquired!
I really, genuinely feel awful for all of the old Doctors now.
And the way Moffat explained it was soooo condescending:
“They’re all brilliant, they’re all terrific, but time has passed. I think it would be beyond the dignity of all those very fine actors to want to force themselves back into a costume from 20 or 30 years ago.” (SFX Magazine)
I saw Peter Davison speak yesterday at Hal Con, and his take on the issue was much the same. He said that he feels the 50th is celebrating the 50th Anniversary itself rather than 50 years of the program. He said that Moffat had basically penned something that celebrates his own work rather than something than something that celebrates the show as a whole. Peter Davison said that he felt let down to be part of a group excluded from the anniversary despite his role in its history, which is really very sad.
He said that Moffat had basically penned something that celebrates his own work rather than something than something that celebrates the show as a whole.
I know I’ve reblogged this before, but the added Davidson quote just makes me terribly sad. I got into who properly in the Eccleston years, but I’ve always been aware of it. It’s a huge part of the TV culture of the UK and the wider sci fi community. People who have no interest in the show now remember hiding behind the sofa when they saw the Daleks. And some people have been watching the show since the beginning and still love it now. The fiftieth should not be about one man and his ego. It should be about the fans, all the doctors, all the companions and all the stories that have been loved and lived. And we’re not going to get that.
I sent my Dad a link to this earlier. Mum messaged me after a few minutes saying that he stared at this for a long time, and then stood up and left the room. Five minutes later she went after him and found him on the couch with one of our dogs on his lap. Our dogs are never allowed on the sofa. That’s how badly this shook him.
Dad has been a fan of the program since he accidentally caught the very first episode the first time it aired. He reads the TARDIS wikia all the time, and I suspect may have even contributed to it. For the last few months, he has been mentioning how much he hopes they’ll get the old Doctors back, because he misses them. It’s disgusting that they’d treat fans of his generation like that.
ESPECIALLY THOSE FANS WHO ACTUALLY WERE THE DOCTOR.
I am even more full of disgust for Moffat than I ever thought I could be. I wish I’d socked him when I had the chance. Fucking hell.
Moffat had basically penned something that celebrates his own work rather than something than something that celebrates the show
basically sums all of this up.
"none of us have been deemed worthy."
Those words make me cry.
Not a part of the fandom (long story) but this actually enrages me.
My first exposure to who was actually getting sucked into a wiki about it before 9 debuted.
So I kind of ended up liking the older doctors better because I read all about them.
Then 10’s fandom scared me away forever >.>
Now I have to decide whether or not to tell my stepdad about this before it airs, or let him hang onto his optimism a while longer. He’s had a TARDIS key on his keychain for the last… 30 years.
Can we just… make Moffat’s house go away somehow? With him in it? Send him somewhere far away where he can’t muck things up with his misogyny and ego? I hear the Vogons are very fond of writers of his caliber.
>_< This is so terrible. I already wasn’t at all excited about the 50th Anniversary show *coughRoseFuckfaceTylercough*, but this…. God damnit. I thought I couldn’t dislike Moffat any more than I already did 8/
And Colin Baker, you poor bugger. He already got sacrificed in the BBC Meatgrinder after a run as an extremely unpopular Doctor because of terrible screenwriting. This is an extra kick in the face. What a disgrace.
wow. i have even MORE contempt for Steven Moffat now…
I’ve reblogged this before, but the extra commentary from Davison is as true as it is a stab in the heart.
Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb.
Jeri Ryan and Wil Wheaton discuss filming battle scenes in Star Trek. (x)
Captain Erika Hernandez
Oh god just read the destiny book series that involves her THE FEELS
I dont really think they where meant to be villains, because when push comes to shove they really do the right thing. I remember that in a few movies they damn near killed them selves to help Ash, it even happens a few times in the series. This is why I will always love these two, because their not evil, just confused, its like their suffering from peer pressure or something to impress their boss. Sad choices.
I could write an essay on why Jessie, James and Meowth shouldn’t be considered the villains and why they’re perfect people and why they’re perfect for each other in the family sense, including Meowth. I mean sure in B/W they’re a lot more threatening, but the other like 14 years worth of the anime? No. They’re just… too soft. They both have extenuating circumstances when it comes to why they’re in Team Rocket. Neither of them joined purely because they were mean people and wanted to steal or hurt Pokemon. Jessie was an orphan and her mother was in Team Rocket. James ran away because his parents tried to force him into getting married to a girl he hated. Meowth was abandoned by the rest of the Meowth because he learned to talk. They all joined because it was really the only place they felt like they belonged.
And I could also go on and on and on about how they’re NOT failures. They fail at being bad. There are plenty of episodes where they show them all having special talents. Jessie is amazing at contests, James can do a ton of stuff they never show except in certain episodes (PokeRinger, Orienteering, poetry?, contests). Plus James is just a total sweetheart omg don’t even get me started on him alone okay. Neither of them are actually bad at Pokemon battles unless they’re up against Ash & Co. MEOWTH CAN TALK. WITHOUT TELEPATHY. If that doesn’t prove how freaking SMART he is then what does?
I JUST LOVE THEM OKAY.
look at the emotion on their faces i
That and they have such GREAT attachments to their pokemon, which often get emotional, like with James’ Cacnea, and Jessie’s Dustox (which watching them give them up made my cry a bit more that the oh-so-classic Bye Bye Butterfree)
We cannot ignore the episode where Jessie and James give up Arbok and Weezing.
A poacher…..keep this in mind that Team Rocket is an organization built around stealing pokemon and occasionally mutilating them (Slowpoke Tails) to use as soldiers and for profit….a POACHER is hunting down a herd of Ekans and Koffing.
We will ignore how convenient that is….
This Poacher has a high level Fearow and a fucking TYRANTITAR that spams Hyper Beams. And what does Team Rocket do, despite Arbok, Weezing, and even WOBBUFFET getting torn apart by this guy?
To rescue the Ekans and Weezing trapped in these electrified cages, Meowth uses his claws to pick the lock, getting electrocuted CONSTANTLY in the process, stating that he can take it due to his constant encounters with Pikachu.
Then, realizing that there’s no way for Arbok and Weezing to win against this Tyrantitar, Jessie and James plead for them to lead their respective herds to safety. They have to beg, as well, as Arbok and Weezing have been with them since the beginning. With tears in their eyes, they flee, leading the others to safety.
The poacher orders the Tyranitar to Hyper Beam the herd, and MEOWTH leaps in the way, slashing it in the eyes, but takes a full on Hyper Beam regardless. Arbok and Weezing turn around, wanting to help, over and over. And Team Rocket, using only THEIR BARE HANDS, leap onto this Tyranitar, taking hyper beam after hyper beam to shield their pokemon, and in the end while they lose. Beaten, broken, they still muster the strength to hold on to the Poacher’s legs to keep him from walking.
These are the perfect characters. The most human of the entire cast in all of Pokemon. They starve with one another (sharing a single bean), they fight for one another, they always support one another. James even gave up his prized bottle cap collection to save Meowth’s life, hurling them to fake a Payday attack, a move Meowth unfortunately could never learn (making him useless in Giovanni’s eyes).
The best characters.
Just a friendly reminder that they got a happy ending.