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19 September 2014 @ 06:09 pm
Listen is a master-stroke of an episode. Oh, not because it's scary, which it is. Nor because it has some stupendous effects (love the pink light cast by dying sun) editing, or phenomenal acting. It's brilliant because it works on so many levels of story-telling. It is dramatic and funny. Horrific (well, a tad) and touching. It works so, so, very well as non-linear, timey-whimey, narrative. And, it works as text and metaphor.

A lovely, lovely, brilliant episode which confirms my belief that Steven Moffat can write phenomenally well. I also think he's a re-writer and that he crumbles under pressure, but that's just an assumption on my part.

Lengthy thoughts on the episode can be found here.
19 September 2014 @ 11:14 am
Originally posted by starjargon at 29) So Young
Rating: General
Genre: Humour, Hurt/Comfort, Family, Introspection
Pairings or Characters: 11th Doctor/River Song, Amy Pond
Disclaimer: The Doctor and all other characters mentioned do not belong to me. No profit made from this work, no infringement intended.
An introspection- River's POV from Time of the Angels.  All quotes property of Steven Moffat and the BBC.  Please Review.

Oh, she’d stumbled upon very young versions of them, River could tell.  Literally she tumbled into them, well, him anyway.Read more...Collapse )
18 September 2014 @ 03:25 am
Title: Caged Hearts
Author: betawho
Rating: PG
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song
Words: 450

Summary: The Doctor has a gift for River... (Read More...)
17 September 2014 @ 05:54 pm
A new Who related scene recreation and a webcomic made using photos of action figures.
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There have been delays in the ratings for Into The Dalek but BARB have released the final ratings for Robot of Sherwood:

7,277,000 (10th)

This is an increase of 2,060,000 from the overnights. In the weekly ratings, this episode returns to it's usual position beneath the reality shows (The X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, Great British Bake Off) and nestled among the soaps (below 3 episodes of Coronation Street and 1 episode of Eastenders.

So let's compare this to other third week episodes:


Episode Name




The Unquiet Dead




School Reunion








Planet of the Ood




Victory of the Daleks




Curse of the Black Spot




The Girl Who Waited




A Town Called Mercy




Robot of Sherwood



In terms of overall viewing figures it is the lowest rated third week episode, being 223,000 behind Planet of the Ood. In terms of relative weekly positions, it is the third highest rated 3rd week episode, only behind Gridlock (which was after a football match) and A Town Called Mercy (which was broadcast after the Strictly launch show).The overnight figures for Listen have also been released as 4.81 million. These suggest a fall of around 410,000, which would put it below average for a 4th week episode, rating only above The God Complex. However, as usual, we'll have to wait and see.
16 September 2014 @ 01:58 pm

Watching "Listen" (again)

Image: Detail of the Doctor at the new Tardis control console. Screenshot from 'Listen'.

The first time I watched "Listen", home after an 11-hour shift that followed an early rise, I wrote, "I definitely enjoyed it, definitely want to watch it again." I also wrote, "It sounds silly when I type it out, but [the story] gave me the shivers ..."

Well, hell. I did watch it again and now it seemed silly when I watched as well. There were no shivers to be found.

What was there was a mixed bag of an episode, combining Steven Moffat's still-effective skills at atmospheric scenes, with a show-runner's determined but mis-guided need to further place his singular stamp upon Doctor Who's cannon of mythology and back-story, and proof (as if any more were needed) that as a writer, he gives not a single damn for story-logic.

You don't have to read my review if you don't want your fun spoiled, you know. You really don't. Spoilers (in both senses of the term) ahoy!

Edited for spello, thanks to John_Elliott.

15 September 2014 @ 08:37 pm
Title: Baseball
Author: betawho
Rating: PG
Characters: 11th Doctor, River Song, Amy, Rory
Words: 1303

Summary: The Doctor, River, Amy, and Rory play a little baseball, in their own inimitable style...

“No batter! No batter! No batter!” the Doctor called through his hands.

River, standing at the plate, her bushy hair pulled back through her cap in a ponytail, bat held high, turned and gave him a sloe-eyed look of retribution over her shoulder...

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16 September 2014 @ 08:31 am

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public_call is back for 2014! All Whovian canons are welcome in this secret santa fic exchange for Doctor Who and its various related fandoms.

You can sign up to write a story about a relationship between two or more Whovian characters someone else has requested. In return, you'll receive a story with a relationship you have requested. (Writers are free to write any relationship as a pairing/moresome or as gen.)

Nominations: 14th - 29th September (nominate up to 15 relationships)
Sign-ups:1st - 15th October (request 3 to 15 relationships, offer 3 to 20. One each must be New Who and/or Torchwood.)
Deadline: 23rd November
Posting period: starting 1st December

Nominations for relationships are now open.

More info: Detailed Rules and FAQ
15 September 2014 @ 02:14 pm
Two BTS videos: "Doctor Who Extra" and "Looking Back" with Jenna and Steven. Both embedded under the cut:Read more...Collapse )