Friday, July 7, 2017

Green Lantern and Dr. Who




I was expecting to see Dr. Who regenerate into another form by the end of last week's season finale, since Peter Capaldi is sadly leaving the role, but surprisingly it did not happen.  After refusing to regenerate, we are left with a cliffhanger as the first Doctor showed up mysteriously.  On top of that, the current Companion, Bill, seems to have been written out of the show as well - which is too bad, I liked her a lot.  I guess we will have to wait until the next Christmas Special to see what's in store for the future.

12 comments:

AirDave said...

With all the "excitement" Batman '66 is re-generating for the live action series, I'm kinda surprised that the Dynamic Duo have not team-up with The Doctor...

Where does Doctor Who stream? It used to be on Netflix, then moved to Hulu. Is it on Amazon now?

Gordon Dymowski said...

All of classic Who is on BritBox - it's a paid service (about $7/month) but has a free trial....and *tons* of other shows as well.

As far as new Who...I think Amazon has most of the current series.

Bob Greenwade said...

When Peter Capaldi announced that he was leaving the programme*, he said that it would be at the end of this year's Christmas special. For that reason I was surprised to see him starting to regenerate in the season finale, though his fending it off by sheer will was pure Doctor (he also did it in Part 3 of "The Caves of Androzani").

Also, his replacement has not been announced, and that news has always come well ahead of time since at least as far back as Peter Davison. After the major production made around Peter Capaldi taking the role, I'd expect no less for the new guy. (Current odds on are for Kris Marshall, though there's also serious talk of Tilda Swinton and several others.)

Regarding today's cover, it's excellent but for one quibble: the Fourth Doctor's sonic screwdriver wasn't the amazing piece of advanced technology that it is in the new series. It was fairly impressive, yes; that's why producer John Nathan-Turner decided to get rid of it. But really, it was good for little more than a lockpick; the Eighth Doctor (in one of the audio dramas) got the idea of upgrading it to a handheld computer. Now, K-9, on the other hand -- especially the Mk II -- would be something that aliens might take an interest in.

*Hey, it's a British show, so it gets British spellings!

Cary Comic said...

The 1st Doctor will probably provide the 12th Doctor with some kind of profound insight. Much like he did for the 2nd and 3rd Doctors during the first Omega Crisis.* And it will probably involve the much-dreaded Valeyard!**

As for Bill? Well, at least she's not stuck being a Cyberwoman for the rest of her life.

Last, but not least, re: today's cover? Are those Tractators or Tereleptils?***

*See DW:TOS tenth anniversary special "The Three Doctors."

**See DW:TOS "The Trial of a Time Lord" (6th Doctor era).

***5th Doctor era.

Anonymous said...

Maybe that advise will be: "Ginger-colored* hair isn't all it's cracked up to be."

*I'm posting this from America. So, it comes with American spellings. Lol!

Stuart Wiseman said...

The aliens on the cover are actually Wrarth Warriors from the Doctor Who comic story 'The Star Beast'.

Cary Comic said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Thanks. :-)

Kaptain Kobold said...

The series is set to get a new producer from next year, so the current one is clearing the decks. That's why Bill was only ever going to be a one-series companion. Personally I like a companion to cross over the regeneration, as they allow the process to be explained to new viewers more easily, but I'm sure the series will survive ;)

Kris Marshall ought to be OK as a new Doctor, but he'll have to do something clever with the role because he is, frankly, a fairly lazy choice.

The Answer Man said...

You could do Abbott & Costello Meet Doctor Who with the tag "Who's on first?".

Anonymous said...

yesssss!!!! tom baker has always been my favorite doctor.....care for a jelly baby?....lol

Jesse Stewart said...

I'd love to see a GL / Doctor Who crossover actually happen. They've done GL / Planet of the Apes. Doctor Who would make even more sense.

Jesse Stewart said...

I watch it on BBC America, through Sling TV. They only have the current season on demand though.

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