Amy and Rory in Ten’s TARDIS control room
Doctor Who Series 6: The Doctor’s Wife
There’s a sign on my front door. You have been walking past it for seven hundred years. What does it say?
We will never not reblog this.
We’re about ten days away from the Doctor Who table reading. I spoke to the Director for the first time yesterday. And the script is pretty much the script. (ie, I’m about to send off a script to the Script Editor that I hope will be, if not the last draft, then the one that we go into the table read with). Technically it’s probably the tenth draft, but I’m not really counting any more. (The “Cut ten pages” draft of the trip to Australia was the last one that felt like major surgery.) Steven Moffat came to my rescue when I felt like I couldn’t even pick it up again, and for that, he is a hero.It hasn’t really changed that much. It just gets tighter and, I hope, more like itself. Slowly, draft by draft, it’s being turned up to eleven.
Anything that wasn’t moving the plot forward has gone. Lots of interesting chatty background conversations in the TARDIS, gone. Lines of dialogue that were fun in themselves but weren’t really needed? Gone. And the food scene? Very gone indeed. It’s been gone since draft six. Given that it’s not there any longer, and that that tells you absolutely nothing about the story except that it now doesn’t have a scene with a bowl of food in it, I thought I’d borrow it back from Lucien’s library.The Doctor has just been given a bowl of something to eat. Something…possibly…alien…AMYIs it something people can eat?(to Doctor)Shouldn’t you scan it with your screwdriver or something?THE DOCTORWhy would I scan food with my screwdriver?AMYSee if it’s safe?The Doctor leans over, dips his finger into his bowl, tastes it.THE DOCTORSome unusual trace elements, smidge too much background radiation, but, yeah, very yummy.Amy is about to try some of his food… he stops her.THE DOCTOR (cont’d)No. Don’t put it in your mouth.AMYNot for humans?THE DOCTORNot for you. Tastes like Marmite on socks.
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Imagine the First Doctor calling the TARDIS “sexy”.
Doesn’t fit, does it?
The first Doctor didn’t actually KNOW The TARDIS, though. He didn’t know at all how to fly her, and up until The Edge of Destruction he had no idea that she was anything more than a machine.
You don’t have pet names for people (or sentient machines) you don’t know.
And different Doctors would have different pet names for her, probably.
That’s what I think. I’m sure each of the Doctors called her something else. The Eleventh Doctor, as we saw in The Eleventh Hour, took a delighted look at her and said “you sexy thing”.
I’m sure each of the Doctors — even the first, the one who normally called her “the Machine” — had a private pet name that he called her, when there was nobody there…
Oh, my beautiful idiot. You have what you’ve always had. You’ve got me
In his Hugo acceptance speech, Neil Gaiman mentioned some exciting news: He’s writing a second Who episode. In fact, he mentioned that only a fool or a madman would attempt to write another episode of Doctor Whoafter having pleased people so much the first time around — so he’s on his third draft of a new episode now.
We caught up with Gaiman at the Hugo afterparty, and he told us more about this surprising turn of events. Apparently the new episode is slated for the second half of season seven, which means that it could air as soon as spring 2013. But Gaiman pointed out that “The Doctor’s Wife,” his Hugo-winning episode, was originally slated for season five and got bumped to season six for budgetary reasons. The same thing could easily happen to his new episode, he said — and it sounds like this is another super-expensive story to make. Fingers crossed we get to see it sooner rather than later.
I wanted to see the universe, so I stole a Time Lord and I ran away. And you were the only one mad enough
It’s a good list that includes Madame De Pompadour, Adric, Idris, and at least one Rory. Read the rest over at Anglophenia