tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post2082298762166934781..comments2008-08-27T20:19:34.116+01:00Comments on Bad Librarianship Now!: The Fantasy DOCTOR WHO movie game.Mark Kardwellhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671mark@badlibrarianship.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-20650083757468758072008-08-27T20:19:00.000+01:002008-08-27T20:19:00.000+01:00I'm hoping it gets me a lot of referrals through G...I'm hoping it gets me a lot of referrals through Google.Markhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-10798429733229161322008-08-27T15:45:00.000+01:002008-08-27T15:45:00.000+01:00I read that last sentence... and I subsequently fa...I read that last sentence... and I subsequently failed to do any work for the rest of the day.Dan McDaidhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02632918989008324574noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-32075956905967112912008-08-25T09:52:00.000+01:002008-08-25T09:52:00.000+01:00Good points. All true, <i>if</i> they fucked it up...Good points. All true, <I>if</I> they fucked it up chasing the lowest common denominator. But there's that niggling voice in my head saying "what if they got it right?". It's the same impulse that keeps guys my age watching what is, after all, a kid's show that all too often does chase that LCD right there on the TV screen.<BR/><BR/>I just happen to think that the talent is now there, either in place on staff or circling the project as attached freelancers, to do it well - something that was never really true before: not when the Beeb licensed it to Hammer; not when they tried to get a movie off the ground in the late seventies; and not for the patchy McGann effort. <BR/><BR/>Davies has created this fantastic piece of mythos, the unspoken back story of The Time War, that seems so tantalising for the fans. I really do think that the only way we'll see it, with a full sweep of scale and grandeur and the tricksy "timey-whimey" element is if a movie gets greenlit.Markhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17791352096505994671noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8210377.post-4163348908914397402008-08-25T06:33:00.000+01:002008-08-25T06:33:00.000+01:00My fantasy Doctor Who movie is none at all.<br><br...My fantasy Doctor Who movie is none at all.<BR/><BR/>What is the constant fascination with trying to get television shows onto the big screen when the finished result is almost universally awful? It's a misplaced fixation on movies representing the big time, or success, or validation, when in fact the real creative mojo has long since moved to the telly. Writers can do so many more interesting things with plot and characterization and texture and depth in the serialized form that simply aren't available in the confines of the cinema. <BR/><BR/>Also serialized television can take creative chances a one-off movie can't. An episode can be experimental, or cerebral, or romantic, or broadly comedic -- and if you don't care for that one, next week's episode can be completely different. That's what makes DW work. But a film would have to be all things to all people. If a DW movie were made, you'd be the first one complaining the idiot executives fucked it up by dumbing everything down and going for the lowest common denominator.RABhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01714171897239398438noreply@blogger.com