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On a Saturday night

The financial crisis doesn't seem to be affecting my bank much, given the enthusiasm with which they keep increasing my credit limit, unasked, even though my credit card balance never goes above £500. Vaguely reassuring that I can still get my hands on more money if I need it, I suppose.

Nonetheless, I will attempt not to buy any too many books tomorrow, when I go to Borders for coffee. I do want one of these cherry mocha things people keep talking about, though. Mmm.

I had low expectations of the Doctor Who bit of Children In Need, which was wise, as it turned out. You've got two minutes, so you use 45 seconds to show the Doctor looking gleefully at some snow? Also, ROSE-ita? I didn't even notice that at the time, but...sigh. It kind of amuses me that the BBC are so blatantly lying - or coming close to it - to try and persuade people that David Morrissey is the next Doctor, but I suppose the general public don't really have any reason to think it's untrue. Christmas special looks...silly. As long as it's better than Runaway Bride, that's all I ask.

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arborophile
Nov. 16th, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
Suppose loads are expecting some sort of double bluff of him actually regenerating into him then being pissed off by it!
pickwick
Nov. 16th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Heh, probably.
andrewducker
Nov. 16th, 2008 09:52 am (UTC)
The BBC are trying to persuade people David Morrissey is the next Doctor? I'm sure that the RTD interview in the latest SFX has him saying "Don't be silly"
marcella_riddle
Nov. 16th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
But how much of the general viewing populace read specialised magazines? It's designed to be a ratings hook.
pickwick
Nov. 16th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I never quite understand this idea of pulling people into a show under false pretences! Surely that means they'll just be disappointed? Maybe it doesn't matter as long as you get the ratings :(
pickwick
Nov. 16th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
The intro was...I can't remember exactly, probably a play on words using "the next Doctor", but it caused me to swear to my colleague about what they thought they were playing at :->
glamhag
Nov. 16th, 2008 10:28 am (UTC)
The general pleblic aren't likely to notice that MorriseyFakeDoctor's sonic screwdriver didn't look all that sonic, or consider his character's bombast counter-indicative.

I'm keen to find out where Undoctor learnt about RealDoctor though, and why he's decided to impersonate him, but I fear the explanation is going to be facile...
pickwick
Nov. 16th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
He's probably EVIL. Or perhaps, since it's Christmas, just misguided.
laserboy
Nov. 16th, 2008 11:37 am (UTC)
I'm expecting some hideous "his brain's broke" explanation for the impersonator with some kind of family loss behind it. And the Doctor will let him go along with his delusion out of pity and because it's christmassss...

Urgh!
pickwick
Nov. 16th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
Urgh indeed. That would be a particularly nasty counterpoint to Donna's end, somehow, but I can see it happening.

I'm hoping for something tricksy and psychological, since the companion seems to be a mix of the Doctor's recent companions, but I expect to be disappointed.
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laserboy
Nov. 16th, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC)
What's the name of the that story? I think this guy is human but it'll be interesting to compare them.
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marcella_riddle
Nov. 16th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
The problem is that I don't think this was scripted specifically for CiN. They just lobbed it off at the last moment for the telethon, which is why the first half seems like such a waste of time. In context, it probably isn't.
pickwick
Nov. 16th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, as far as I know it's just the teaser from the Christmas ep - but it's mentioned in RTD's book, I think, so they've been planning to use it for CiN for a while. It'll work fine as a teaser, though - except that half the audience will have already seen it. Oops.
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