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I had one of those wonderful 'ZOMGEUREKA!' moments yesterday when I… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
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I had one of those wonderful 'ZOMGEUREKA!' moments yesterday when I was editing my thesis chapter on female martyrs. A moment where everything fell into place for me and suddenly I knew the direction I had to take it in. If I'm being a bit evasive about the details, forgive me. If any of you dear flisters/readers are curious about what I'm writing, I promise to upload it when it's completed.

Since Stewart and Colbert are on repeats this week, I'm catching up with Torchwood. Just got the two-parter finale to watch, and then I'll post my thoughts on the final five eps. Ditto for Rome, since the final episode's on tomorrow night. In the meantime, time for some thoughts on New Who.

See, this is what Voyage of the Damned should've been. Maybe the Christmas special needs extra bells and whistles because people who don't normally watch Who tune in, but this is what I would've preferred to have seen: a tense thriller with a monster we don't know a thing about.

RTD employs the same basic character types of the disaster genre- the married couple, their disinterested offspring, the single woman, the brainy guy and the assistant he keeps belittling and the crew member. But the difference is that he's not ripping off any particular disaster film/show/book. These characters are much more subtle in their development, and therefore more effective. Not giving a name or even an appearance to the monster worked incredibly well too.

I don't quite know where to rank this yet, in terms of RTD-penned episodes. I'm not sure anything else he's written will quite beat 'Rose' for me- that one never loses its excitement, no matter how many times I re-watch it. Midnight got me on the edge of my seat a few times, but at the end I wasn't like 'whoa!' like after Blink or even the final five minutes of Utopia. Anyway, Rusty's written way worse than this, so I'm thankful for some quality writing from him. Not holding my breath for the finale though....the least I can hope for is that Rose's return isn't marked by angels singing and Ten going into meltdown. ;p

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