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May. 1st, 2011

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Steven Moffat might possibly be the most brilliant screenwriter alive today.

Also: bonus story!

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From:kefen
Date:May 1st, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Yay! We're going to watch the first two episodes of season 6 tonight — well, the two halves of episode 1... hope that's what you're talking about! :)

(Also, still about Steven Moffat, I do recommend you get your hands on Couplings because it's absolutely hilarious.)
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From:balinares
Date:May 1st, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
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AH AH AH AH AH AH you've not seen it yet. My God. If only you knew. If only.

Well, I guess you will soon enough.

See you soon for further discussion, I believe. =)
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From:kefen
Date:May 1st, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
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Well, going to see it at my man's right now. I soon WILL know! :)
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From:balinares
Date:May 1st, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you will.

By seven minutes in, you will.
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From:footpad
Date:May 1st, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Whiiiiine! I don't get to catch up until this weekend. :p
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From:balinares
Date:May 1st, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Feeling your pain. I didn't get to catch up until this weekend either. :/

In the meanwhile, there's always Game of Thrones. Yes.
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From:footpad
Date:May 2nd, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
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As I am even now munching my way through the book series, I found the first episode curiously... meh. They're remarkably faithful to the author's text but, in the inevitable compression of the plot, they seem to have squeezed out most of the intrigue and character-building.
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From:balinares
Date:May 2nd, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I know what you mean -- the books are ever so dense. Many characters, many places, many plot threads, all so vivid and so thick.

In truth, I was curious, but not very optimistic about the series.

And yet, I was pleasantly surprised. Of course, a lot of the books' feel of thickness didn't make it. Nevertheless, I felt the series found a voice of its own, with a certain... refined crudeness to it, you know, and that worked pretty well for me. Keeping talons crossed for the next episodes. At least one was written by GRRM himself, as far as I know; the comparison with the book will be interesting.
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From:kefen
Date:May 1st, 2011 10:26 pm (UTC)
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Well. I thought Weeping Angels were scary. I thought Vashta Nerada were terrifying...

Never thought Silence could ever frighten me so much!

*shudders*

Among other things, of course... Damn! Can't wait to be next week already!
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From:balinares
Date:May 1st, 2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, there's a lot going on. Raises way more questions than it answers. I'm fine with that. I like the feeling that SM knows exactly what he's doing and where he's going.

Also I've got a hunch that the question fans have been asking since the beginning of the new series has just been discreetly answered. Time will tell.
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From:circuit_four
Date:May 2nd, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, we saw the new one last night. It was uncanny -- I made a comment about the new series finally growing the beard... just seconds before we see the Doctor in custody with a you-know-what on his face. :)
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From:balinares
Date:May 2nd, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
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You know, I read that SM specifically requested the scene be shot with you-know-what on you-know-who's face. I had not connected the visual with the trope, but now I wonder just how devious the dude Moffat really is...

Also. TvTrope link. I thought you loved me. ;_; *clicks* *clicks* *clicks* *clicks*...
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