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16 November 2012 @ 03:13 pm
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It's Children in Need today which as usual means DW stuff. First up is the prequel to the Christmas episode:

There's going to be a proper trailer later as well, I'll add that in when it's there.

That was inoffensive. It's sad that "inoffensive" is a pretty high compliment these days. Anyway.
  • Jenna-Louise Coleman is a cutie. I know it was scripted banter, but she still made me laugh, especially the "hiiiii".
  • I don't care much about Vastra, Jenny or Strax but they were nice enough here. Well, Jenny and Vastra. I found Strax's humour annoying. Didn't he die in AGMGTW? Oh well. Also, I still lol @ their relationship with the Doctor which has never and will never be established.
  • So the Doctor is retired because Amy Pond Angst. On one hand I expected him to be whacky and quirky in this prequel and I am nhft so I am glad he wasn't. It's nice that losing Amy seems to have influenced him, although maybe it will influence him like losing Melody influenced Amy, aka "only in this prequel, never to be spoken of again".
  • On the other hand, him retiring is making me laugh hard. It's pretty selfish, isn't it? "I lost Amy Pond in an event largely unrelated to world-saving and now I'm not going to help anyone ever again." I guess I'm glad they're not retreading stuff they already did with Ten, but I can't help but think deciding to travel alone while still helping people seems like a more productive response to losing someone you love than just... lol, leaving everyone to fend for themselves. Oh well Eleven's a dick what else is new.
  • Needs moar Clara.

ETA: and here it is, the trailer itself:

I don't have many. 'The Snowmen' lol what a title. I don't like the teasing about Oswin because it implies they are the same character and GOD PLEASE MOTHER OF GOD NO REPEAT OF RIVER SONG JESUS CHRIST MOFFAT SURELY YOU HAVE MORE THAN 2 IDEAS IN YOUR BRAIN.

Anyway it wasn't a bad trailer and I am excited to see Clara. And we finally hear them say her name! Clara! Now I have to adjust to how Brits say it! That will take a while!
Opalshinyopals on November 16th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
It's sad that "inoffensive" is a pretty high compliment these days


I'd be interested in Vastra and Jenny if they just shot Eleven and had their own spin off written by someone competent. IT'S A PREMISE I LIKE, DIVORCED OF ELEVEN AND MOFFAT.
Kali: dw :: doctors :: someone for everybody_thirty2flavors on November 17th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Yeah they're okay. I am sure there will be at least one gross joke per episode they're in, though.
Opalshinyopals on November 17th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)

Now I have to adjust to how Brits say it!

you mean HOW IT'S SPELLED? :P

and lol maybe Clara is the timey-wimey daughter of River and Eleven. Let's not even pretend he wouldn't go there.
a lanky brunette with a wicked jaw: dw || och ayeintrikate88 on November 16th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
lol like I didn't hate snow enough already.

I see Moffat's continuing his annual tradition of ripping off a classic story from British literature, this time with alien!lady!Holmes, it seems. I dunno, I feel like I should be cynical but all I got out of AGMGTW was FUCK EVERYONE ELSE EVERYTHING SUCKS LET'S HEAR MORE ABOUT THESE CROSS-SPECIES LESBIAN VICTORIAN DETECTIVES. Because. Lesbian Victorian detectives.

I mean Moffat will screw it up, obviously. There will be horrible sexist AND homophobic jokes and the internet will be cranky and I will get a headache. I'm just preparing tea in advance.

Jenna's cute, Clara's from the 19th century which will be a cool changeup from everybody coming from the 21st or 52nd century, and I hope the scripted banter dynamic of him being dramatic and her completely popping the bubble is how it goes, because he needs someone to take him down a notch or five. And I agree: NO OSWIN. If it was anybody else writing I'd be down with it. But we've seen this story. And we've seen it fail. ENOUGH.
Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯rosaxx50 on November 17th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
Needs moar Clara.

Clara is the best thing about these trailers so far. Well, Jenna, because she's adorable.
Sarah: TARDIS!elirrina on November 17th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
LOL, it's always the last day of humanity on the planet, what else is new?
lorelaisquared: DW: Eleven/Ten/Ninelorelaisquared on November 20th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
It was kinda meh for me. I was hoping we'd see JLC in the clip so I was sad we didn't. I don't really care about any of the others and I didn't think they were that funny, but like you said, innoffensive so *shrug* The Doctor claiming to be retired was probably the most interesting thing about it.

I suppose it's possible with those three that in their timeline this is BEFORE AGMGTW? Wasn't it hinted at in that episode that he'd met them before? I feel like it might have been but I cant' remember mainly because I only ever saw that episode the one time and I'm not likely to rewatch it anytime soon.

I'm excited for JLC int he actual ep though, the trailer was better than the clip IMO, save the ridiculous snowmen that sent tumblr into fits of "OMG these will give me nightmares". Anyway I can't wait to meet Clara. If she is the same person as Oswin, i hope it's not a thing where Oswin is her ending b/c we've been there. If she is Oswin I want it to be something like Oswin found a way to save herself from the Dalekization after the Doctor left. It will require some handwaving but I'll take that over River 2.0.