muccamukk: Close up of Rey wearing a beat up X-Wing pilot's helmet and looking up at the sky. (SW: Dream of Stars)
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When the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser dropped, I watched it three times and then woke Nenya up and made her watch it. Nenya: That... doesn't really show anything new. Me: *wanders around cheerfully humming Binary Sunset theme for next two days.* Apparently I'm easy.

"Carrie Fisher Was a Script Doctor For Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

Star Wars - The Force Awakens - Rey's Theme - Violin vs. Machine cover.

Most of you know now I have a mixed relationship with Moffat's run, which has followed my mixed relationship with RTD's run. I watched the last two Christmas specials, liked the River one, was kinda meh on the super hero one, hadn't watched the last series with Clara because the previous series with Clara pissed me off so badly. I love Capaldi generally, but found that Twelve wasn't really my Doctor (though he was more my Doctor than Matt Smith, admittedly). I liked Clara, but her plots often made me want to set my hair on fire, so I bailed for a bit.

Doctor Who 10x01: "The Pilot." OMG! I LOVED THIS EPISODE! I love Bill. I love her relationship with what seems to be a kinder, lighter Twelve. I like Nardol and how he seems to be the one proping up the Doctor, rather than the companion doing all the emotional h/c stuff. I loved the references to River and Susan (HI! SUSAN! HI!) Bill reminded me so much of Rose, though a more confident version. Like that she got to be so openly queer and it wasn't even commented on, and the story with Heather was wonderful Doctor Who creepy. Does anyone else think that Susan will be in this series? I liked that the arc mystery was What's In the Vault, not What's Up With the Companion. I loved the humour, and the compassion, and the adventure. If the rest of the series is like this, I will be a very happy panda.

Apparently Kris Marshall is the odds on favourite for the new Doctor. Please no.

I watched Cape Fear, or rather I watched the bits of Cape Fear that weren't showing women being terrorised. It was a short movie.

Nenya and I watched The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, which we both really liked. There have been a million movies about white suburban malaise in the 1950s, and I guess this was one of the first. I really did like the focus on mental health, struggling to set boundries, and how much each little individual choice made up your character. It felt like it was about real people, not the pop version of what the '50s were like. I'm surprised they got all the gory and unglamorous depictions of WWII past the censors.

Nenya and I watched The Purple Plain, which was enjoyable on another level. It's a British WWII movie about a Canadian Mosquito pilot in Burma who is Sad Because of His Dead Wife, and Learns To Love Again. The plot was not all that, but it was reasonable in its depiction of the Burmese, and featured perspiration soaked and increasingly grubby Gregory Peck the Canadian, so I was well pleased. I was charmed that they'd obviously decided to hire him, knew he couldn't do a British accent, and therefore literally labeled him "CANADA" and called it done. (I have a weakness for RCAF Mosquito pilots as that's how my maternal grandfather spent the war, though not in Burma.)

Date: 2017-04-19 12:34 am (UTC)
nonniemous: (Donna fun)
From: [personal profile] nonniemous
Is the Star Wars teaser trailer required to do anything but tease? :D Color me easy, as well.

I bailed on Dr. Who back when they ruined River Song. And then they stole Capaldi from Musketeers and ruined that show and... yeah. Not sure I'm ever going back. Then again, I'm still in love with Eccleston's Dr.

Carrie Fisher, script doctor, princess. What a class act, and how I miss her.

Date: 2017-04-19 04:31 am (UTC)
nonniemous: (SRSLY!)
From: [personal profile] nonniemous
They could probably play that theme over a blank screen and show a picture of Finn, and I'd be pretty happy.

Pretty much, yup.

Yeah, that was sad, how fast Musketeers dropped. They lost their main showrunner after the first season I think, along with Capaldi, and it killed the show. I loved the characters, so I did watch all the way through, and season 3 was mostly better than season 2--but that's not saying much.

My big problem with Dr. Who was I got tired of Emo!Ten and then it got to where I couldn't stand Amy Pond. I watched through until "A Good Man Goes to War" in spite of my growing dislike of harridan!Amy, but then they made River her and Rory's daughter? NO. I couldn't believe how they trashed River like that. Just...NO. I haven't watched since. I'll always love Time's New Roman, but the rest of it, nope.

Of course, it doesn't help that the Whovian fan community has gotten a really bad rep, and my spawn, due to their interactions with said community, have gone from fans to virulently anti-anything to do with the show.

And if they cast Marshall what's-his-face, I don't think I'll ever come back. I've been thinking about watching some of the Capaldi eps, but then I just get sad thinking of him as Richelieu. Ah, well.

Meanwhile, Star Wars! *bounces*

Date: 2017-04-20 01:46 am (UTC)
nonniemous: (Captain Jack)
From: [personal profile] nonniemous
They didn't lose their show runner! That was the worst part. They lost their time slot, and when it moved from Merlin time to post-watershed the SAME show runner decided that what the people wanted was a grimdark Musketeers show!

WHAT??? WHAT??? That...GAH! The showrunner ruined an awesome show for...ARGH. That's even more frustrating. As for Aramis, I just ignore canon. *g*

Dr. Who fans! Wanky since 196whatever!

LOL! I'll have to tell the spawn about that. They are better than most Millenials about thinking everything in fandom started in 2015 or later, but still...
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