November 28th, 2011

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Where Doctor Who meets Ken Russell.

...sort of retrospectively, anyway.

Yesterday I started another attempt at my "watching all of Doctor Who in order from beginning to end" thing. Whether I'll succeed or not, who knows, but I got through the whole of Serial A (I refuse to call the whole lot An Unearthly Child), and the thought kind of occurred to me that the Kal/Za fight at the end...it's the Alan Bates/Oliver Reed naked wrestling scene from Women in Love, basically. Okay, Derek Newark and Jeremy Young are wearing slightly more clothes, but apart from that, there seems to be a lot in common in terms of the way it's choreographed, and similar lighting coming from the fire in both scenes. I'd be genuinely interested to know if Ken Russell had seen the Doctor Who serial and took any inspiration from it.

And then I heard on the news this morning that Ken Russell had died. Which kind of surprised me, although I don't know why.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Just for rthw sheer undiluted heck of it, that Doctor Who meme

Your job is now your Time Lord name. The last digit of your phone number is the current regeneration you are in. The nearest clothing item to your right is now the most notable item in your current wardrobe. The last person you texted is your current companion. Your favourite word is now your catchphrase.

Hi, guys. I'm the 7th Administrator (which sounds like something out of Colony in Space; or is it The Mutants? A third Doctor one, anyway), and I appear to wear one of my wife's skirts. My wife, incidentally, is my travelling companion (so we'll have none of that "no hanky-panky in the TARDIS" that the Doctor has to put up with, poor repressed wretch), and my catchphrase would probably be "facetious", which I love because it sounds nice and it has all the vowels in order. Or possibly "fish," which I use as an all-purpose exclamation of surprise, fear, anger, shock, hatred, or just generally not really having the right word to use, and which is (IMO) better than being all sweary.