Friday, July 04, 2008

Casting the Runes

My predictions for tomorrow night's season finale of Doctor Who (based entirely on watching the programme since I've avoided spoilers like the proverbial plague)

  • Donna will die
  • the Doctor will regenerate and it'll go wrong, leaving us with two Doctors for a while
  • Davros will escape using some implausible method, possibly taking the BSG Hybrid - sorry, Dalek Caan - with him in a handy carrier bag
  • Rose will die (possibly due to complications of further Botox injections)
  • The TARDIS will die...
  • Sarah-Jane WILL NOT DIE!
  • Seriously Davies, that better not bloody happen - it's taken me 20 years to get over the death of Spock in Wrath of Khan, and that was only Spock, f'Christsake.
  • I will watch The Sandbaggers afterwards and wonder again if it's the best British television series ever
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Blogger MediumRob said...

You left out the most obvious prediction: David Tennant will regenerate into Robert Carlyle, David Morrissey and James Nesbitt (and maybe even David Tennant as well).

As for The Sandbaggers, obviously it's the best British television series ever - why are you having to even wonder about that? It just is. Fact.

11:04 am  
Blogger Stuart Douglas said...

We watched the episode "Special Relationship" last night which had the single least expected ending I can ever remember.

It must be a sign of the way in which modern telly is terrified to upset viewers, but I kept expecting a sudden twist to save the day - even when it was obvious that there wasn't going to be one.

Burnside is a total bastard, so he is.

11:06 am  
Blogger MediumRob said...

Yeah, Special Relationship is the one where everyone goes "F*ck me! I can't believe they just did that." It's astonishing. Possibly the best episode but the second series is no slouch and there's still the opener to the third series to look forward to.

I'd brace myself for a slightly inferior third series, if I were you, though. Unfortunately, Ian Mackintosh only wrote a few of those and the other writers weren't as good, even though they were following the blueprint he laid down - which is why the producers decided not to do a fourth series.

Still, if your lead writer on a gritty spy drama will go and disappear in mysterious circumstances, what else can you do?

11:17 am  
Blogger SAF said...

Great stuff. Of course, you know the reality will be much worse than any of that ;)

6:44 pm  

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