June 2nd, 2013

Cats

Doctor Who thoughts...

It does seem as if, regardless of what one thinks of the actual stories (and I'm happy to go on record stating I rather liked them so far, although more would've been nicer), this 50th anniversary year is being marked by a surprisingly high number of cats being let out of the bag way too soon; firstly, DWM gets mailed to subscribers nearly a week early so the BBC announces David Tennant's involvement in the anniversary special earlier than intended; then the season 7 part 2 Blu Ray (with at the time unaired finale) gets shipped to 210 people prematurely; and now the announcement of Matt Smith's departure is forced by a leaked email (and then at least one paper breaks the BBC's midnight press embargo...although given that I suspect the announcement has been made a few months ahead of when they'd've liked to have done it, a couple of hours probably doesn't make much difference...). Not to mention a copy of the script for the Neil Gaiman episode getting mislaid. At this rate, I vaguely expect the whole of the anniversary special to do a Rose and get leaked online ahead of broadcast...

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Donkey Droppings.

On the not unreasonable basis that he might (according to some rumours) be the new Doctor Who, I just watched Ben Daniels' episode of Drop the Dead Donkey (Old Father Time, from series 1), which was a pleasantly amusing way of spending 25 minutes. Rather interestingly, Daniels plays Henry Davenport's great nephew, who is named Jack Davenport. That would be no relation to the actor, obviously.

Apparently he's also been in a couple of episodes of Merlin (episodes which I've not got to yet) as well as in the film adaptation of Beautiful Thing, in which he...completely failed to make an impression on me. Oh. Although I must confess, I found the film nowhere near as good as the stage version anyway...

In other, totally unrelated news, I am considering getting a T-shirt printed up that says "Sarah's Dishwasher," since that is what I am. (Not a complaint, just an observation.)