Monday, April 04, 2011

On Neil and Doctor Who

I've been watching the Doctor Who panel from Wondercon this past weekend (so jealous of everyone there ... mostly 'cause Neil Gaiman and Mark Sheppard were on the panel and there were cool promotional shirts ... and the spoiler-y stuff). Neil retweeted a link to it on Twitter earlier and I've been watching on and off over the last hour or so ... when I should be doing readings and a bit of writing for tomorrow. But who cares, right? It's Doctor Who!
Anyways, about 16 and a half minutes into the video (probably 20 or so minutes into the panel), Neil said something so true about the show in regards to whether or not people have to know about the 47 years of Doctor Who mythology.
No, look, there's a blue box. It's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. It can go anywhere in time and space and sometimes even where it's meant to go. And when it turns up, there's a bloke in it called The Doctor and there will be stuff wrong and he will do his best to sort it out and he will probably succeed 'cause he's awesome. Now sit down, shut up, and watch 'Blink'.
That's all I wanted to share. :) If you wish to watch it, it's linked here.

Until next time! Allons-y, Alonso!

18 comments:

Lori M. Lee said...

'Blink' is the episode my friend made me watch in order to introduce me to Doctor Who. It worked. LOVED it (and love Neil Gaiman *_*)

Anna Flaa said...

Blink is just the perfect go-to episode. Love Neil's quote. :)

Kem said...

Your "little-known blog" just got tweeted by Gaiman himself. Expect visitors. And yes, "Blink" is television at its very best and needs to be passionately loved by all.

Anonymous said...

THE COUNTDOWN TO NEILWEBFAIL HAS BEGUN

Tassiegal said...

Blink is one of the scariest episodes in the Who genre. But brillant for getting people in.

Sarah said...

"Blink" scares the wee out of me, but it's so brilliant.

Rewarp said...

Blink is the only episode of any TV series I have watched 5 times in two years.

And I have used it to introduce people to Dr Who as well.

Kem said...

I teach a university course on television; I showed "Blink" in class a few weeks ago. After the showing, a student raised his hand and said in a very small voice, "Are all the episodes of Doctor Who that good?"

Angela Perry said...

I watched the entire series over the last couple of months. "Blink" was my absolute favorite episode. I'm still in tears over David Tennant leaving.

Artiom said...

Lured my folks into watching Doctor Who with "Blink"

Anonymous said...

Neil Gaiman is about to kill your blog through twitter. Just so you know why it's about to get neilfailed.

Oh, and thanks for the transcript.

Jason said...

Thank you all for the comments! I believe that 'Blink' was the first full episode of the reboot that I saw, even though I remember seeing a bit of 'The Girl In The Fireplace'.
I did introduce my dad to 'Blink' to try and get him into the new series (he used to watch old episodes from time to time) and he liked it, I think. And I hope to the web Gods (and the Blogger server) that this doesn't crash!

TapperLisa said...

'Blink' is still my favorite episode, ever. It's practically perfect in every way. (Mary Poppins meets the Doctor? Oh no...now that I've put the idea into my head, it's never leaving)
:)

punksocks said...

brilliant summary.

ktk0033 said...

How amazing your paragraphes...! Thanks your posting.

Ian James said...

Came here through the Gaiman tweet link, Blink is awesome I said so in my blog :D

Cool blog dude : )

Kali said...

Thank you for sharing that quote, Jason!

Asia said...

I was there! It was fantastic getting to hear that in person (and I am wearing my freebie t-shirt right now)!