TARDISodes: Little Slices of Who (US Pace)
Posted Sep 13, 2006 @ 9:00 AM
I thought this could be a thread for Sci-Fi viewers to see and discuss the TARDISodes without fear of running into spoilers on the BBC site. I'll post direct links here each week. First up:
TARDISode One: New Earth
So there you go: Hospitals. Talking cats (in wimples). Grateful patients. Screams in the dark...
What do you think?
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Posted Sep 25, 2006 @ 11:33 AM
Is it Friday yet?!?!?!?!?!
ETA: Thanks, Nuallain, for the direct link. Last time I was on the BBC site, I was spoiled horribly. I stay away now. So, I really appreciate the link.
Edited by Bayta, Sep 25, 2006 @ 11:25 AM.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 @ 12:07 PM
Hospitals! Cats! Talking cats (in wimples!)
So that's what those Flying Nun type outfits are called, "Wimples"? Are they a type of religious garb, specifically, or just some kind of weird English nurses' outfit? (I've seen them before, I think in old paintings & representations of hospital-type settings).
I haven't even tuned into SciFi since the end of Season One, am I to assume SciFi is not using these "TARDISodes" as on-air promos for Dr. Who? They would seem to be natural ready-made teasers for each week's episode, unless maybe Billie Piper & Chris Eccle-, sorry, I mean, "this David Tennent guy", never appear in any of them. I can kind of see how they might want their on-air promos to occasionally include the actual stars of the show.
Edited by BlueOwl, Sep 25, 2006 @ 12:00 PM.
Posted Sep 25, 2006 @ 1:07 PM
So that's what those Flying Nun type outfits are called, "Wimples"?
The wimple is the headpiece, the whole outfit is the habit. I think the association is that hospitals were originally religious institutions (possibly this is why senior nurses are still referred to as sisters).
In Chaucer's general prologue to The Canterbury Tales he describes the Nun as follows:
Ful semyly hir wympul pynched was,
Hire nose tretys, hir eyen greye as glas,
Hir mouth ful smal, and therto softe and reed;
But sikerly she hadde a fair forheed;
Basically he's having a go at her for pinching back her wimple so that people can see her face.
Online Canterbury Tales here.
Posted Oct 2, 2006 @ 4:26 AM
So, slam ... 300 years later... See Osama walking, See Osama spooked, See Osama see the wolf... munchety crunchety..
Posted Oct 2, 2006 @ 11:06 AM
Posted Oct 7, 2006 @ 4:05 PM
Edited for spoiler-tags, just in case.
Edited by Mack the Spoon, Oct 7, 2006 @ 5:12 PM.
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Posted Oct 16, 2006 @ 10:15 AM
Not since Goddard changed it.
FrightenedAuk: Personally, I'm just surprised Mickey can't get into the Torchwood servers. Doesn't he have the password to the entire internet?
Posted Oct 25, 2006 @ 11:31 AM
Mickey Smith... man with a van?
And who is this Gemini bloke anyway?
Posted Oct 29, 2006 @ 9:41 PM
I can't tell what the hell is going on there even having seen "Rise of the Cybermen."
Bet Mickey's useless in this alternate dimension, though, where "Buffalo" not only is no longer the password to the entire internet (possibly excepting Torchwood), but likely never was. Unless that's one of those cross-dimensional constants. I mean it was the entire internet.
Posted Oct 29, 2006 @ 10:05 PM
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Posted Nov 13, 2006 @ 12:21 PM
I'm not sure what possible connection to the episode this scene could have if neither of the actors appear in the actual episode, the whole thing seems to be setting up this "Captain's" voyage to that..., what, planet with a black hole power source? (Gallifrey? I doubt it. At least, I sincerely hope not.)
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