Mr Moffat's dream of making each episode it's own little film has so far been working out. Today looks suspiciously like Cowboys and Aliens, but here's the BBC's blurb: "The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg." Stetsons are cool, I guess! I am a little wary of this episode, but as the middle of only five precious outings for the Doctor, I'm willing to embrace it wholeheartedly!
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Looking forward to this one tonight. also keeping my eye for something but I don't wanna say it before the episode, just something i've picked up in the first two episodes...
The basic plot to this episode sounds like the plotline to the western classic "High Noon" to me, wiith a bunch of bad guys being replaced with a robot, if you ask me....
it reminds me of this :)
Do you have a Muse reference for everything? ;)
It's a western with robots and silliness!! It'd be mad not to have a link
Isn't that just a way of describing that Will Smith vehicle, Wild Wild West?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpiSPoUqL8k
and now the song to that is stuck in my head instead :)
Well the theme song from "A Fistful of Dollars" should solve that problem...
Waiting for Dr Who and ITV just showed a downton abbey advert and they had perfect day being sang by a choir, don't they know that only two versions of that song exist and two only? (lou reed and the bbc one of course)
reap, reap, REAAAAAAAAP... WHAT you sowwwwwwwwww.
oh what a perfect day :)
Have to love a good bit of Ennio Morricone :D
Brucie's still rocking the dancing
Those women, what are they not wearing?!
Noel's House party was never this skimpy on a saturday night
i'm disgusted by the cover versions #ohgodmyears
Oh poor Freddie.
They could've at least got Jessie J if they wanted to ruin it
Who knew Colin Salmon was so freakishly tall?
Will tonight's ep beat last week for quotability?
It was rammed with them, I'd be amazed if we get another for a while quite as quotable!
Here we go!
Not finished my pizza yet!!
I'll throw out what I'm looking for anyways now - a christmas reference. Both episodes this series have so far referred to Christmas but maybe I'm reading too much into things ;)
It depends on how badly they wnat to rip a whole bunch of Western movies....
It is almost tailor-made for a bunch of "Man-with-no-name" references, for example.... :P
I'm waiting for a high-noon reference
Keep Out signs are suggestions.
At the end there will be bratty girl screaming "Doctor, come back - I love you" la a Pale Rider, no doubt.... :P
Give that man a present
It can't be a coincidence!
He's the alien, who'da thunk it?
I love him saying it's all completely under control when it blatantly isn't.
He's got too much heart to be an alien.
Arnie's been looking for work
I wonder if they are going to rehash that old line line about the posse not need badges..... :p
This in HD looks incredible. Mini-movies for sure.
I'm expecting the Dr to say: "Cowboy hats are cool"
Looks lovely in Sd, great lighting so far
You don't shoot poeple's hats, so rude!
"He shoots people's hats?"
My enemy forsure.
Toast crumbs is a problem
That's what happens when people get toast crumbs on the console!!
Two Doctors! Does not compute.
David Morrissey ?
he took his face paint ideas from Mike Tyson
He wants to listen to the archers!
Oh yeah, amy's a mum.
Susan is being silly.
Oi, don't swear!!
That must be their internet.
He wears a stetson now!
He didn't say it though! "Stetsons are cool."
Throw the hat
Terminate? it really is arnie
is that stomp?
It has a car alarm :)
"Incinerating intruders for three centuries."
Nice that they didn't take the cliche route of going all the way down to 3..2...1
Even alien species have drop down menus.
I bet this show ends with the Dr. winning the gunfight as he wears something under his coat as a bullet-proof vest. Now what Western did I see that in..... ? I remember Clint vs. a guy with a rifle....
Has anyone called the Doctor "Holiday" yet?
The Doctor can't judge a liar, that's his number one rule!
Now I recognise him, he was in gavin and stacey
... what does it mean, what does it mean?
this city is so proud of that 'band'.
The gunslinger went ROGUE!
Tongue in cheek of course.
"Did I miss a memo?!"
McLaren ROGUE or Hollywood ROGUE? :p
proper rogue :)
I spy tumbleweed.
Darn. I was about to switch over to twitter.....
He doesn't like guns though
But... but... the doctor!!
My the Dr is angry this time out!!
Stupid lessons sounds like a strange course to take.
Why don't they just get that doctor to save him??
How stupid do you have to be to be taught how to be stupid?
The sad-Dr music
"You're both good in there, you just forget it sometimes"
They should've played I Shot the Sherriff
dinnertime was an especially worrisome time during the western era.
What time did the Gunslinger say? Was it noon?
Look at him trying to be a sheriff :)
Now you see, if the Dr had taken the 3:10 to Yuma, he would not be in this mess.... :P
"That's 18 then ;)"
They should go and get Barrowman to solve this with his eternity.
I want him to reappear sometime - would be great fun. Also more TW.
So, aside from Amy, I think there is only one woman in this town.
Gimme a Darlek anyday
"Fightened people... Gimme a Dalek anyday" :D
Measuring for coffin?!
Yep. Reminded me of BTTF :)
It did, especially when he said the bit about not wanting a suit :)
Well, that's only been done in a few Westerns.....High Noon, The Man With No Name series, etc....
Ahha - missed the reference
The Doctor is uber-stressed tonight
I bet they had a lot of fun filming this.
Forgot "High Plains Drifter".....
Those Undertakers where so efficient in those days. PLus it was a good way to make sure they got paid....
for the third week in a row David Tenannt is trending on twitter during dr who
Bring him back as the next Dr?
Well that worked :)
he just struck the clock tower...
Is this a bit like the spartacus thing?
Those signs are like 'names'
with more running.
Ooh, there's more women.
wonder what Sarah is, so they can properly name the horse
or susan, whatever she was called.
You have to respect the horse's life decisions!
Yeah the giant tictac ain't subtle.
Especially as Sarah/Susan is one crazy horse..... :P
thermo cam. dr has hot tyres.
Reminds me so much of "Too close for missiles, switching to guns".
He's rather tall
It's them massive boots.
Never eating tictacs agan
Better steer clear of tictacs in the future.
Some serious heartburn from eating them
"We could take you back to your world"
Kinda wanted kahler tec to respond 'I wanna go to disneyland instead'
He won a duel!
She was begging the Doctor to come back two episodes ago, now she wants to go home.
Oh, okay, so that's how it is!
Rumour has it that Lord Shuggs is up next week.
The Gunslinger is a cool dude.
I just spotted rory's dad!!!
Ooooh iPods are going insane next week it seems
enjoyed that but it went so quickly!
You're right, all of the good quote were in last week's
Ahhhh, not even going to attempt to talk your way out of it????
Gestures work far more than 'verbal-digging'
But if mr. c digs in a non-diameter fashion, he could end up here in Tundraland!
heh. cheer all. catch ya later if you're following the indycar thread.