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View Diary: Dr Who; "An Adventure in Space and Time"- GREAT! (9 comments)

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  •  Loved this show (3+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, xaxnar, shortfinals

    when we watched it last night. I have a friend in LA who's a screenwriter who will appreciate a lot of the humour. Kind of Mad Men across the Pond, except it's based on fact.
    Thank you very much for the backstory. It added to the enjoyment.

    "The 'Middle' is a crowded place - that is where the effective power is - the extreme right and left might annoy governments, but the middle terrifies them." Johnny Linehan

    by northsylvania on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 07:44:42 AM PST

    •  I only saw the teaser for the show, but (2+ / 0-)
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      shortfinals, RiveroftheWest

      Some of the comments about the choices that were forced on them were intriguing in the way they become strengths.

      They didn't have a huge budget for sets, etc. so instead of being some huge futuristic piece of alien technology, the TARDIS ended up with the relatively restrained control room around the time rotor and console.

      The bigger inside than outside, and chameleon circuit let it look like a Police Box - or anything else. But… they didn't have the budget to keep reinventing the outside, so they decided the circuit was 'stuck' - which led to the TARDIS being frozen in one guise (which became iconic) and fun scenes where this anachronism would show up on an alien world, the distant past, ancient China, etc.

      Kind of like the way Roddenberry et. al. came up with the transporter for Star Trek so they didn't have to spend a good chunk of every show having the Enterprise land and take off, or shuttles flying back and forth. It's hard to imagine Star Trek without transporters now.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 05:26:24 PM PST

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