Fast Return – September 2009

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‘BIT OF A THIN THCRIPT THITH WEEK…’
Yes, it’s true. Nothing grand happened in the last month – or very little. Fandom’s as quiet as the editing desk of… well, you know. Truly the Slough of Despond sloshes at our doorstep. We lost Koquillion, people! And Garron.  We’ll not see the likes of these Jethryk-swiping, alien-drag antagonists in these days of L’NDA and Allons-y, and that is a Sad Thing.

‘Happy’ me someone, please… ooh! This is more like it:

SIXTH DOCTOR DEBUT OFFICIALLY BEST STORY – DWM POLL
Well at least something grand happened, and it’s this – The Caves of Androzani, the story that introduced a feverish and panting fan community to Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor has this month been adjudged Best Story Evar(tm) in the pages of Doctor Who Monthly. With rumours of a revisit by the Restoration Team to make an even more super version we can all be very happy that this highly significant and deservedly-celebrated story is prepped for a new generation of fans. Especially as…

THE TWIN DILEMMA BECOMES LAST SIXTH DOCTOR STORY TO MAKE IT TO DVD
Blimey. Who saw that coming?

NORTHERN BIRD GOES WEST
Awww and we were just getting to know her again! Sad news from Briggs Finish Productions in the shapely form of Sheridan Smith, aka Lancashire’s Lucie Miller, audio companion of the Eighth Doctor since 2007 (what do you mean you didn’t follow them? For shame!!) departing the TARDIS in the forthcoming story Death in Blackpool (eek!). In our humble opinion simply The Best Thing to have happened to the Eighth Doctor since he went all audio, Lucie was brazen, shouty, a little bit fick and best of all wasn’t remotely interested in the Doctor romantically. Did we mention she was a temp? Indeed, we’ve not seen the likes of that sort of character in the new TV series at all, no sir. And now she’s leaving us. Boo.

On the bright side, Sheridan is rumoured to be in the next series of Who On The Telly, so that’s good. But not as Lucie. Bah!

CREDITS WHERE THEY’RE DUE

It’s true, every word of it’s true – very little happened over September, mere weeks from The Waters of Mars breaking over us. Rumours abound, if you’re into that sort of thing, and hopefully it won’t spoil anyone’s day to hear that one rumour involves a new title sequence/logo, potentially spelling the end of that logo some cruelly dubbed ‘the flying turd’. We all have a dream title sequence in our heads of course (some actually feature our heads – go on, admit it – you know who you are). How about something styled after the classics? Like, say…

MacGyver!

Love Boat!

Dallas!

Or, if you’re not up for that sort of thing, why not just enjoy all of the 60s and 70s themes at once? And if life’s still not exciting enough, there’s always the 80s, 90s and 00s together - awesome!

Right, I’m off to bed. Happy October-rest one and all!
(and thanks to Alex and Dave for the MacGyver link that kicked things off)

10 Responses to “Fast Return – September 2009”

  1. Paul Scoones Says:

    Rumours of a revisited Caves of Androzani? I don’t know what you mean.

    Now if you’ll excuse me I must get back to documenting this lost scene involving the Doctor battling the Magma Beast…

  2. rtpeditor Says:

    Next you’ll be telling us you have nothing to do with the DVDs due for release in January…

  3. Jono Says:

    Wow – Zeus Blog’s first ‘get’! Woo hoo!

    But yes… September was very very dull – if you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of the NZ forum slowly grinding to a halt.

  4. the_other_dave Says:

    Now, why does Zamie (or should it be Joe… no, not you Alex) remind me of Thomas the Tank Engine (although now I think about it, the other one Joe/Zamie does look a bit like Ringo Starr..??)

    Ahem, thanks to Joe (yes, you Alex) for the youtube link (credits where they are due indeed).

  5. Peter A Says:

    Done!

  6. rtpeditor Says:

    Plenty of other mash ups out there… Have spotted in the wild (okay, Youtube), but not watched Doctor Who vs.:

    The Tudors
    Angel
    ER
    Hustle
    The Avengers
    Friends

    & many, many more…

  7. Peter A Says:

    Oh yes, seen the Hustle one – it’s excellent!

  8. the_other_dave Says:

    The Tudours one (if it is the same one) is very moody and rather well exceuted:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuwbIOrLEi4&feature=related

    Also rather like the editing on the firefly version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blS0WY6RWmY&feature=related

    Although this (!!??!!):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2ONBxe5mrg&feature=related

  9. Foo Says:

    A very quiet month indeed, but those videos made me laugh. I suspect that with the new logo announced, the Who machine is going to grind back into action any moment.

  10. Foo Says:

    By the way Zoe with Jamie’s face is WRONG WRONG WRONG. On so many levels. It scares me.

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