I’m still not feeling very well. But we’re back to the week and the strain of everything is making me a little brain dead.
Herman Cain’s wife defended him against the sexual harassment charges. I’m not sure what that’s supposed to prove- since it’s not like she can speak to how he acts when she isn’t around. Or like people would tell her if he was trying to chase after women when she wasn’t around.
I suppose I’ve been stung by one too many politician’s wife, standing there denying any wrongdoing of her spouse- right up until the men admit they were wrong and that they’d been caught. (And no, it doesn’t matter what party someone’s from. Whenever I see the media interviewing a wife to get the real story, I just shake my head.)
David Yates says that he wants to make a Doctor Who movie that doesn’t tie in to the current series. This seems like a mistake to me. Considering how Moffat’s seasons have been, there’s no reason he couldn’t write a standalone tale packed with the usual bad guys. Heck- Davies was given a miniseries for Torchwood: Miracle Day, and that could have just been a two hour movie. Actually it should have. It was just too damn long, in my opinion. Aside from that, while Doctor Who is GIANT in the UK, it’s just gaining footing here in the US. A major movie that had nothing to do with the series, other than it being a timelord called the Doctor, might really confuse potential audiences. If the tones are completely different, fans of the show might not like it- and fans of the movie might not like the series.
Plus, considering how long the Doctor has lived… it just seems silly to make it a new continuity instead of finding a way for it to fit in. Frankly, I’d love a movie done by the current team about the Doctor’s earlier years- when he was already the Doctor, but not quite any of the men we’ve met.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to tell a six year old that he can’t drop a parachute on his brother’s head.
Day 14 of NaBloPoMo (Haven’t missed a day yet!)