Friday, June 13, 2008

Because Today Is Definitely Friday

Here's the regularly scheduled Doctor Who discussion post for tonight's US-aired episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp."

13 comments:

  1. Aside from the silliness of the monster -- or maybe even because of it -- I thought it was a really fun episode.

    They're committed to doing one of these for each companion, I guess -- Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, now Agatha Christie.

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  2. They do appear to be following a pattern there. It makes me wonder which writer we're likely to see next. Sadly, classic Who already did H.G. Wells, badly, or he'd be my first choice.

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  3. They really ought to do Isaac Asimove. :)

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  4. Where did that surplus "e" come from?!

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  5. This is the internet. Surplus "e"s spring up everywhere. Usually they get attached to the beginnings of words, though. They could meet eAsimov, the writer's disembodied internet avatar! :)

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  6. Jessica Fletcher, Columbo, Monk, Clue , Charlie Chan come to mind. Donna was fabulous with her timing.

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  7. Oh, by the way, I really liked your card. Thanks

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  8. Kathy: Yeah, that's what I thought, too. Goofy. Very goofy. But a lot of fun. :)

    Pop: I think that pretty much was Clue. But now I think I want to see a crossover with Monk. :)

    Glad you got the card! I was a little worried it might not arrive on time. Sorry I didn't get the chance to call you today, though. I woke up at 6 PM and had to leave for work at 7:30.

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  9. Clue, but with giant alien wasps.

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  10. Which, really, is the one thing Clue was missing. :)

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  11. I found it interesting that you could tell the actors were having fun with this one. Even before I was certain it was a farce (or a parody; I'll have to grab the office dictionary later and see which is the proper term), I thought, "It looks like they're having more fun with the period setting than the typical Miss Marple...." and then they introduced Agatha Christie.

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  12. I think perhaps it was both a farce, and a parody. :) And, yeah, they were definitely having fun.

    This one made me think of you while I was watching it, since you've always said you like it when Who does mysteries. :)

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