Wow! Big episode thingies happening this week! Doctor goes all "respect my authority" on the three stooges! Historical setting! Literary figures! Classic villain! Lack of resolution!
The Lord of the Rings would have been one short novella ... instead of three long novels ... if Gandalf had had the bright idea of flying TO Mount Doom on the eagles and dropping the ring in.If you wanted to save the people in the camp why not just land the Tardis into the middle of the camp or at least close by.
I'm rather enjoying that, myself. The Doctor is back to interacting with the world with her own hands and ingenuity and personal strength, rather than through black box technology (or should that be "blue box tech"?) I hate to hark back to the good ol' days again, but I grew up on a Doctor that didn't spend much time in a TARDIS. He and whatever companions might walk out of the thing at the beginning of an episode and then do the rest of the two or three episode arc without ever going back. Sure, it played a part from time to time (and sometimes an important one). However, for the most part, it was a way of getting to the next adventure rather than solving it. Sometimes, it felt like little more than a break room. Heck, Pertwee even lost his driving privileges (but got a sweet buggy)!Watched the Ascension of the Cybermen last night. Entertaining but I can't help but wonder why the Doctor doesn't use the Tardis? The trend is to park the Tardis far away and then walk into the scene. If you wanted to save the people in the camp why not just land the Tardis into the middle of the camp or at least close by.
I suspect a lot had to do with whether or not the show had the budget for a tardis interior for the given episode or not. Or if they had access to the soundstage. I don't think we saw the interior of the tardis at all for Pertwee's first two seasons, and rarely after that for another season or so.I hate to hark back to the good ol' days again, but I grew up on a Doctor that didn't spend much time in a TARDIS.
I think having limitations can make the writing better. The writers know they have the limitations to work with and take the "well, we have to make it entertaining despite that" approach ... and find ways to make it work.I imagine it was a bit of both logistics and writing. They could only do much for a set, but who wants to watch folks yammering in a room when there is all of space and time to explore???
I am not aware of the story there. Do tell ...It's kind of like Spielberg and Jaws. "Dammit, when are you gonna fix that shark?!? Hey, wait a minute . . . ."
I dont mind it not being around. I just wished they would have written in a reason why it wasn't used. Just a line ok r two would have made me happy.Just like the sonic screwdriver was turning into some sort of cure-all magic wand, the Tardis was becoming something of a wizard's cloister with a flippin' Batcomputer. I love the Tardis, but I also haven't missed it. Like @Doc4 mentioned, it's a better story. The way everything has evolved, the whole show could be The Doctor pushing and pulling stuff on a Tardis panel and madly waving around the Sonic. Problem solved!
Originally, the shark was supposed to be seen a great deal more in the film, but there were quite a few technical difficulties with it. Basically, the dadgum thing hardly worked at all. At first, it seemed like a disaster, but Spielberg dealt with the problem as best as he could. The fact that the shark was barely seen at all until nearly the end actually built tremendous tension and made the monster much more frightening than it ever could have been if seen throughout the film. We're always more frightened of the unknown than we are of the known. Many (including Spielberg) note the shark's malfunction as one of the reasons Jaws turned out as great as it did.I am not aware of the story there. Do tell ...
That's a very good point. I suppose it's a tricky decision to state a reason or just leave the issue alone.I dont mind it not being around. I just wished they would have written in a reason why it wasn't used. Just a line ok r two would have made me happy.
Cool story. Thanks.The fact that the shark was barely seen at all until nearly the end actually built tremendous tension and made the monster much more frightening than it ever could have been if seen throughout the film.
Maybe JNT could have learned that lesson for The Lurker??I think I recall Ridley Scott saying that learned from Jaws and applied that same lesson to Alien.