Sunday, May 25, 2008

Lawrence Miles DRUDGE MATCH!!!

I know, I spend too much time going on about him but TRUST ME... I have a reason this time.

Lawrence Miles has released his "If *I* Had Written The Season 6 Opener That Hasn't Even Aired or Begun to Be Written Yet..." script.. you know? The one he bragged about on his blog?

Oh, you don't. You don't actually load it once a week to make sure you read all of his slurs before they're deleted indiscriminately.


Man, I feel like a bit of a loser now...

Anyway, LM bitched about Steven Moffat DARING to write an episode with a similar premise to one that he himself had deliberately written in secret with the decision to never show anybody at all. Personally, I think at that point you lose sympathy right away. I mean, I would be pissed obviously if I turned on the TV to find that somebody had made a show named 'Calypso 5' about a heap of prisoners trying to become the new Blakes 7, but I wouldn't really have any grounds for complaint, unless I'd been attacked by psychic scriptwriters.

This was largely inconsequential. But it happened to be in the same paragraph in which he proclaimed that he had the superhero ability to urinate Moffat scripts while unconscious.

This is from a guy who refused to even WATCH Jekyll, on the high-minded premise that... it starred a guy who did some telephone adverts that pissed him off.

Now, a monumentous post from him today or... sometime recently. That I had to respond to in [bad] form. Here. Where he'll never see it. But anyway...

On the day of Steven Moffat's ascension to godhood, my pretend-agent sent me the news in an e-mail headed "Bet You Wish You Hadn't Made That Comment About Blink Now", to which my response was: 'What comment about "Blink"?' Remember, I never go anywhere near the newsgroups,

Or your own blog?

So when it turns out that an off-the-cuff comment I made three months ago

How do you define an 'off-the-cuff' comment online? It was clearly visible, afterall. Not trying to be narky, but that's a real grey area. Maybe next time you say something completely idiotic you should put a big flashing .gif next to it saying "OFF THE CUFF COMMENT". How does 'off-the-cuff' work anyway? From this defense I gather it's a little like 'off-the-record'. Oh, wait... 'off-the-record' STILL lands you in deep shit when it's a stupid thing to say.

has not only become notorious, but has actually provoked a response from the New God-King himself, I have to feel a certain level of… actually, I'm not sure what.

Confusion? Bewilderment? Come on, Larry, why is it you can never give a straight answer. It can be amusing at time but mostly it's frustrating. I can eat meals in the time it takes you to get to the frigging point..

I read the old interview of him on Outpost Gallifrey. There wasn't a single question he didn't answer by either picking apart the words used in the question, or by saying "I wouldn't say [blank] more a matter of [tangent leading to his favourite subject of conversation, in this case how much he hates Anji]"

Puzzlement, mainly.

Wow, sounds like I guessed correctly.

Now, at the end of last year, I wrote a full-length Doctor Who script.

Wouldn't have to recap this if you didn't delete everything off your blog constantly but anyway..

However, I now know that people remember me saying something along the lines of 'I could piss a better script than "Blink" in my sleep'. This changes the tone of the whole affair: it's not so much a question of putting my money where my mouth is as putting my generative organs on the chopping-block. Everything I've ever said is going to stand or fall on this, isn't it…?

... not necessarily. I think it's the way that you're making a big deal about it now. And, I have to say, focusing on one comment you made towards Moffat when you've been riddling your blog with snarky little jibes at him for the past couple of months feels like really ba dform. I haven't even read anything about Moffat making a response, but I've read a fair bit recently about his bemusement at you seeming to pick a fight with him online constantly, possibly being fed up with it.

This is indicative of quite a bit that Miles does - he shifts the focus of everything like this to make himself look like the victim. If he's the victim of anything in cases like this it's his own inability to be nice to or about anybody. I'd go so far as to say if he was just a complete bastard and unapologetic about it, he'd be a lot more likeable. But all of this slagging somebody off and then turning around and saying "Oh, because I said ONE THING-" to make them look like the petty ones is really miserly.

The fact that Moffat (of all people) was the one who forced the crisis, by writing a real TV story about a great big cosmic library, is an added irony.

There we go again - 'crisis'. Larry is apparently under seige from the nasty, relentless Moffat. Of course, we know Larry can't apologise, or give an explanation for the comment or even acknowledge the fact that Moffat deserves a bit more respect as a TV writer who actually knows what he's doing.

So, if you want to read the script, then it's at the following address. For one week only.

Wow. That's a surprise. I've already saved it to my harddrive, naturally. This one isn't getting away from me..

Bear in mind that I wrote this as a personal challenge, which means that I made various rules for myself before I started.

Oh, qualifications already...

- It had to re-boot Doctor Who from scratch, sending the programme in a direction that was as far-removed from the Russell T. Davies version as possible,

Well that's good, isn't it. I certainly can't think of a better way to prove that you're not an egocentric madman who is unable to write to a set format...

It had to do everything I keep going on about in my "Doctor Who Should Do This" blogs, while avoiding everything I keep going on about in my "Doctor Who Shouldn't Do That" blogs.

But what about the things that are listed in both blogs on different days of the week..?

But just as importantly, it had to be exactly the kind of thing you'd expect me to write, without actually re-using any of my back-catalogue.

Yeah, I wouldn't attach much importance to that one, myself...

- I had to do it properly.

Whatever the fuck that means. Come on. How is that a rule? "Properly" as defined by whom? At a guess I'd say not the production office.

Let's read this shit...

http://davidjhowe.cogia.net/TheBookOfTheWorld.pdf

A couple of notes I jotted down while reading it:

Okay, I'm at the start... the action is filled with uncertain descriptions, very Mallet-esque... of course, this has me feeling I should check my own scripts to see if I do the same..

..oh come on, 'hoods they wear are almost medieval in nautre'??? What, are they special DARK AGES hoods? Are they 97% medieval?

'Heiromimus'? You need an alien name so take a Greek name and change one of the letters? Ooh, very clever..


After the fact, I wrote the following on OG.

...I'm not terribly impressed. It's like Alien Bodies all over again. Yes, it's good to read because of the backdrop, but he pulls the exact same trick again, setting up an elaborate background conflict and mystery and an arcing plotline (ironic given how he's trashed sci-fi's reliance on arcs recently) Aside from that the characters are generally flat ciphers, the Doctor himself being the worst offender. Until his token moralising speech he has no range at all, talking in nothing but smart-arse retorts to everybody around him. The Drudges are a spooky idea rather than anything genuinely frightening or thought-provoking, and The Cardinals are a fairly simplistic piece of his typical sociological caricaturing. Oh, and the Duenna is a terribly realised character. Utterly inconsistent.

That said, I wouldn't mind watching this episode, and he has especially come up with a good climax (Ignoring the God-Like Beings intervening - hmm, was there something like that in Alien Bodies, I wonder?) but Larry raises the standards you need to see from his work through his constant trashing of everyone elses. While this is decent, like everything else he writes it can never justify his own pomposity with regards to his own work. I think every time I read fiction of Larry's it makes me like him a little less, as it can never fulfill his own hype.

I also think it needs to be pointed out that, although he has proven he can write in a screenplay format, he has done NOTHING to prove that he can write for Doctor Who. Because this sets up an arc of his own devising, doesn't write for anyone else's characters. Oh, and a bit of grievous bodily harm near the end that I doubt would go down well nowadays..


Now, I stand by that, even though it doesn't have the requisite immature cussing and tangents into my opinions of 20 year old TV shows to qualify as a review by this site's standards. Because I wasn't impressed. But for the record, I'd like to place her the thoughts of a man who had similar views and, for my record, is far more eloquent in his voicing. And harsher, too. That's cool with me..


He hasn't got a clue, has he?

The entire episode's FX budget has gone by the start of page three, to be generous, though more likely by the second stage direction.

Compare and contrast with: http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/ins...who_3_ep_1.pdf
for how it should be done. Practical, for a start.

He blogs about "big Russell" not understanding Doctor Who and writes something George Lucas would dismiss as excessively-demanding on the CGI on his hundreds of millions of dollars budgets.

It's testament to a remarkable arrogance that Miles can pontificate about "how things should be" when he clearly either hasn't read anything about how to write a workable script or he hasn't retained a scrap of it.

There's one point of agreement, though. In his commentary on 'Utopia' Russell T Davies talks about how "some people would say you can't write a scene this long. I don't agree, and I don't work with people like that, but there are those who say it." He is talking about having one very long scene at the heart of 'Utopia': Larry has an enormous scene between minor characters before the plot starts.

It's like having listened to someone boasting about how they are a world class tennis player and finding out they can't even serve.

A comic masterpiece, but not for any reasons he might think.


And while I'm quoting OGers, how about this loser..

Quite a brave move to let it loose, although I'm sure others will be quick to portray it as an attention-seeking attempt to impress the new guv'nor or something.

Erm.. no. They'll be quick to point out it isn't actually very good. Not because they dislike LM (although that won't help) but because it really, really isn't.

38 comments:

Youth of Australia said...

Man, I feel like a bit of a loser now...
Nonsense! I visit it whenever my blood pressure is low enough...

Anyway, LM bitched about Steven Moffat DARING to write an episode with a similar premise to one that he himself had deliberately written in secret with the decision to never show anybody at all.
Get over it, Larry! Rob Shearman and RTD have been doing that to me for ages! At least I don't take it personally and, by the by, Larry, fuck off - because Moffat wrote a story about sinister big library gig back in 1995, called Continuity Errors. So he's revisiting that, ala Blink.

That's right. Moffat has the fucking temerity to use his OWN work, WITHOUT checking you first.

How does he sleep at night?

he had the superhero ability to urinate Moffat scripts while unconscious.
Seriously, how did he find this out? Did he wet the bed and find the stains wrote ARE YOU MUMMY?

"I wouldn't say [blank] more a matter of [tangent leading to his favourite subject of conversation, in this case how much he hates Anji]"
Wow. Anji. I haven't thought about her in ages. She's REALLY dropped off the radar of companions, hasn't she?

But all of this slagging somebody off and then turning around and saying "Oh, because I said ONE THING-" to make them look like the petty ones is really miserly.
His "if I had gone to that one party RTD was at, I'd be in charge of Doctor Who now" rant really made me laugh. If you and he had actually MET, the chances are, after five minutes he'd have decked you and made it clear he never wanted you near him AGAIN!

This one isn't getting away from me..
I think you might have beaten me to it. I can't get the thing to load!

- It had to re-boot Doctor Who from scratch, sending the programme in a direction that was as far-removed from the Russell T. Davies version as possible,
So... basically... you're writing something completely different to Doctor Who. Since HE didn't reboot it from scratch.

Still, I have to admit I'm eager to read it. After all, there doesn't seem to be a single frame of Doctor Who that DOESN'T disappoint and wither Larry's soul. Seeing what's actually PERFECT and WITHOUT compromise - oh, how he chaffed having to write with OTHER PEOPLE'S IDEAS!

And now I'm suddenly seeing Mad Larry as Rik the People's Poet, and Moffat Mike TheCoolPerson, and RTD SPG, and Chris Chibnall Vyvyan...

Sorry, drifted away there. Must have been the lack of self-pitying vitriol. Sorry, Larry.

Oh, wait, your link works. His link didn't. Jesus fucking Christ. That's Spara-levels of ineptitude, that is.

I haven't read it yet, but... Cardinals? Drudges? Damn Marc Platt, writing Lungbarrow and STEALING Larry's ideads! Damn Louis Marx for making "Heironymous" remind us of the Masque of Mandragora!

DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!

Needless to say, I shall critique this at length on my own blog.

If I can be arsed.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Wow. Anji. I haven't thought about her in ages. She's REALLY dropped off the radar of companions, hasn't she?

Yeah, I don't really know anything about her at all. Except that Larry hates her.

His "if I had gone to that one party RTD was at, I'd be in charge of Doctor Who now" rant really made me laugh. If you and he had actually MET, the chances are, after five minutes he'd have decked you and made it clear he never wanted you near him AGAIN!

Actually, this brings up a quote from that thread... that nobody actually said but some guy had in his sig and I instantly thought applied to Miles..

'The central belief of every moron is that he is the victim of a mysterious conspiracy against his common rights and true deserts. He ascribes all his failure to get on in the world, all of his congenital incapacity and damfoolishness, to the machinations of werewolves assembled in Wall Street, or some other such den of infamy. If these villains could be put down, he holds, he would at once become rich, powerful and eminent.' - H. L. Mencken

So... basically... you're writing something completely different to Doctor Who. Since HE didn't reboot it from scratch.

Yeah, I had much the same feeling..

And now I'm suddenly seeing Mad Larry as Rik the People's Poet, and Moffat Mike TheCoolPerson, and RTD SPG, and Chris Chibnall Vyvyan...

So... who's Neil? The guy who did Rise of the Cybermen?

Damn Marc Platt, writing Lungbarrow and STEALING Larry's ideads!

Lmao. Yeah, for something so daring it feels VERY 'more of the same'...

Youth of Australia said...

Yeah, I don't really know anything about her at all. Except that Larry hates her.
She's like a cross between Barbara Wright and people in This Life. She wasn't really likable. I didn't even miss her...

Actually, this brings up a quote from that thread... that nobody actually said but some guy had in his sig and I instantly thought applied to Miles..
'The central belief of every moron is that he is the victim of a mysterious conspiracy against his common rights and true deserts. He ascribes all his failure to get on in the world, all of his congenital incapacity and damfoolishness, to the machinations of werewolves assembled in Wall Street, or some other such den of infamy. If these villains could be put down, he holds, he would at once become rich, powerful and eminent.' - H. L. Mencken

Creepily accurate. Got yer number, Milo, old boy!

Yeah, I had much the same feeling..
I remember, back in 99, an interview with him where he lusts after being put in total charge of Doctor Who so he could "make the Doctor REALLY suffer" and "explore the universe rather than clinging to the TV show".

I can only ask... why write about Doctor Who at ALL if you so clearly hate it and everyone involved? Why?! Even his shithouse comic books and Faction Paradox, all grown from State of Decay and The Deadly Assassin! WHAT ACTUALLY DO YOU HAVE TO SAY?!

So... who's Neil? The guy who did Rise of the Cybermen?
Nah, Rob Shearman. After that convention where he went, "Oh, man, having to rewrite Dalek was so heavy, they bring me down and hassle me, I'll never do it again, my career is suffering, but I'm not a total breadhead, OK?"

Lmao. Yeah, for something so daring it feels VERY 'more of the same'...

I think I'm gonna have to put YOA in charge of reading it through. I have to say, it's bored me shitless AND the first memorable bit (the Doctor counting all the suggestions) is stolen from Press Gang: Deadline! By Steve Moffat!!

HOW FUCKING CHILDISH!

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Nah, Rob Shearman. After that convention where he went, "Oh, man, having to rewrite Dalek was so heavy, they bring me down and hassle me, I'll never do it again, my career is suffering, but I'm not a total breadhead, OK?"

Lol. Never heard of that event. So THAT's why he did that one script and vanished from the series' writing rosters.. I really had wondered that, given that everyone else seemed to like Dalek..

I think I'm gonna have to put YOA in charge of reading it through.

Oh. My. God.

Larry gets the Ron Mallet treatment... is there any fate more indignant???

I have to say, it's bored me shitless

I think Mark Gatiss could have done my review of the first ten pages simply by saying one line:

"Been done, hasn't it?"

AND the first memorable bit (the Doctor counting all the suggestions) is stolen from Press Gang: Deadline! By Steve Moffat!!

IRONY OVERLOAD+++OUT OF CHEESE ERROR+++RETRY FROM START

(Obscure Discworld reference...)

Youth of Australia said...

Lol. Never heard of that event. So THAT's why he did that one script and vanished from the series' writing rosters.. I really had wondered that, given that everyone else seemed to like Dalek..
Well, Rob wasn't as miserable - he's a very funny bloke, especially given his shocking girly voice and lisp - but he was really upset that he took basically two years off to do 45 minute ep, rewriting Jubilee (though he personally thinks Dalek is the better story, as the original was just him purging all his pycho vibes allowing him to write "normal" for other things). Of course, Dalek was an incredibly important episode, and he'd probably find it a lot easier nowadays...

Oh. My. God.
Yeah. Time Larry learned what "too far" means.

Larry gets the Ron Mallet treatment... is there any fate more indignant???
Nothing that doesn't invole the trousers being removed and yappy dogs...

I have to say, it's bored me shitless
Not done me any good. Hell, even Idiot's (spit) Lantern was more engaging...

I think Mark Gatiss could have done my review of the first ten pages simply by saying one line:
"Been done, hasn't it?"

By Mike Tucker of all people.

Mike Tucker.

Larry, the fucking PROPS BOY handed you your ass!

IRONY OVERLOAD+++OUT OF CHEESE ERROR+++RETRY FROM START
(Obscure Discworld reference...)

Curious, as I just put one into the review...

The space has such a sense of scale that it even appears to have its own weather system, a thin mist hanging in the air. Shafts of light fall on the abyss as if it's shining through narrow windows, though no windows are ever seen.
D: I bet the CGI would be shithouse and you wouldn’t be able to make out any detail whatsoever.
N: This is just the Tooth Fairy place from Hogfather with some books around the place!
A: I now think Mad Larry’s voice is Marc Warren playing Mr. Teatime.

Mr Qixotl said...

“Oh, you don't. You don't actually load it once a week to make sure you read all of his slurs before they're deleted indiscriminately.


Man, I feel like a bit of a loser now...”

Trust me, mate, you’re not the only one – LM’s Doctor Who Thing is like fandom heroin!

I can’t quite believe I’m defending the guy, but don't you think you're reading too much into some of Miles’ recent blog comments? The one-liner about Blink, whilst on the nasty side, did seem to be a off the cuff remark to me, albeit in print. If it helps, it’s not the same as “off the record” – it means it was a spur of the moment remark, he hasn’t retracted it, though he has toned down the criticism since the infamous Blink review (never saw it unfortunately, heard it was a shocker – anyone got a link?)

In his recent episode review/essays, he’s been almost complimentary to Moffat; by his standards, we have to conclude “competent” is praise on the Milesian scale, as he also refers to himself as such. A little too late though, it would seem. Anyway, I think Moffat is big enough to handle himself against Miles, I’ve never understood why fandom feels the need to do it for him. Surely Moffat’s own response (whatever it was – any links out there again, please?) was enough…?

I also don’t think he was really that bad (there are plenty of other instances of self pity from him) when complaining that Moffat’s act of simultaneous creation has now rendered his own spec script unusable – he was just bemoaning another instance of Murphy’s Law being inflicted on him. He did actually say “…If I hadn't just proved my superiority by solving the Radio Times' Enigma Code puzzle in one-third of the target time (even though it's difficulty level 19/20 this week), then I'd actually be annoyed.” when he found out about the Moffat episodes, so not as bitter as normal. As he says in the blog, he was hoping to possibly cannibalise the script for Big Finish, so it’s not like it was never meant to be seen, though admittedly he does vacillate on that point.

I actually think it’s quite gutsy for him to have written an episode simply to prove a point, and okay, perhaps he’s putting way too much significance into posting it in the week that Moffat became showrunner, but given his mental health issues, isn’t it to be expected from Miles that he will imbue more into events than is actually there? Ultimately, this is a “put up or shut up” moment for Miles in some form, however, given that he’s slated the New Boss’s BAFTA winning effort from last year, and has posted a script with a similar idea. He’s just asking to be cut down.

I know what you mean about the qualifications LM imposed on the script “challenge”, though (especially making it a theoretical Series 6 opener/reboot - I'd have much preferred he do that "Doctor in 8th century Persia" story idea he was talking about a couple of years ago, especially considering how much he talks about the failings of the modern historical episodes, with Martha as the companion and set between Human Nature and Blink.) I won't comment on Book Of The World as I've not read it yet - waiting until after Moffat's Silence in the Library has been shown. Mind you, Professor River Song, archaeologist, what’s that all about? Can they not just call her Bernice Summerfield and have done with it?

Youth of Australia said...

Quixotl, eh?

Interesting moniker.

Mind you, Professor River Song, archaeologist, what’s that all about? Can they not just call her Bernice Summerfield and have done with it?
I know! It's just bollocks to think there's another smug female archaeologist in the future! First they drop her from Human Nature, now Continuity Errors - it's an Anti-Benny Agenda and no mistake. They've even got Rose running round with a BFG fighting Daleks and just crying OUT for the words "New Ace" to be used in her presence! And everyone knows that Colin Salmon is just playing a regenerated Irving Braxiatel, while Jenny is obvious Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart and Astrid is Angela - the clues are THERE, people! They even had a useless computer geek for a companion for two stories and didn't call him Grant Markham!

Anyhoo, I am myself throwing full support behind Mark Goacher's "Why couldn't it be Adam Rickitt?" campaign the moment it actually starts.

VIVA LA REVOLUTION!

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Eep, somebody I don't know (and who isn't a spambot) on my blog! This is unusual..

I can’t quite believe I’m defending the guy, but don't you think you're reading too much into some of Miles’ recent blog comments?

Well... no. Or at least I didn't when I wrote it. Let's have another look...

Nope. Just read through it and I don't think I crossed the line at all. Of course, my standards are probably lower than everyone elses'..

Anyway, I think Moffat is big enough to handle himself against Miles, I’ve never understood why fandom feels the need to do it for him.

Well, that wasn't my idea - just pointing out what an arse LM is making off himself, that's all.

Surely Moffat’s own response (whatever it was – any links out there again, please?) was enough…?

I'd like a link myself - I've just seen it referenced, not the comment myself.

You're probably cottoning on to the fact that I'm not any sort of online journalist by now..

In his recent episode review/essays, he’s been almost complimentary to Moffat; by his standards, we have to conclude “competent” is praise on the Milesian scale,

Perhaps, but it loses all meaning when in the same posts he is slating the entire modern TV writing world for 'not being writers at all', surely? By laying down this level of criticism he suggests some higher level of knowledge and/or understanding on his own part. And he always stresses the point that Moffat ISN'T really good before saying that he's 'competent'.

I don't know what to make of his opinions in general, though. What with WWIII and Rose, it seems that he only really enjoys DW when it involves the destruction of a major symbol of democracy and/or capitalism...

Youth of Australia said...

Haven't seen either in The Book of the Dead (come on, Larry, you can get a better title than that!)

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

... "The Book of the World", isn't it?

Not particularly catchy I'll admit, but there are worse out there..

Loving your MST'ing, by the way. As ruthless as ever..

Youth of Australia said...

... "The Book of the World", isn't it?
Oh yes, I was auto-improving again. My bad.

Not particularly catchy I'll admit, but there are worse out there..
Like Catalogue of Events, where the Fifth Doctor visits the biggest library ever and... you know, this is a shocking popular theme, isn't it?

Loving your MST'ing, by the way. As ruthless as ever
Shucks, glad you liked it as I was wondering whether or not to finish the ep.


My mistake

Mr Qixotl said...

First they drop her from Human Nature, now Continuity Errors - it's an Anti-Benny Agenda and no mistake. They've even got Rose running round with a BFG fighting Daleks and just crying OUT for the words "New Ace" to be used in her presence! And everyone knows that Colin Salmon is just playing a regenerated Irving Braxiatel, while Jenny is obvious Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart and Astrid is Angela - the clues are THERE, people! They even had a useless computer geek for a companion for two stories and didn't call him Grant Markham!

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit - but that was quite funny. :)

Is the new Moffat episode based on Continuity Errors though? Hopefully this means they'll stick it on the BBC website like they did with the story that inspired Blink.

Eep, somebody I don't know (and who isn't a spambot) on my blog! This is unusual..

Er, sorry, didn't mean to startle you! Truthfully, I was just looking for responses to the script posting. Can't promise you I'll be a regular, but there are few places that try and engage with Miles, rather than dismissing him as a bitter fanboy, so you never know...

Perhaps, but it loses all meaning when in the same posts he is slating the entire modern TV writing world for 'not being writers at all', surely? By laying down this level of criticism he suggests some higher level of knowledge and/or understanding on his own part. And he always stresses the point that Moffat ISN'T really good before saying that he's 'competent'.

Well...I guess it's fair to say LM doesn't consider Steve Moffat the genius that, well, most normal DW fans do.I do agree with you that his Platonic ideal of a TV writer is taking a reasonable point too far (Paul Abbott, for one, is a great TV writer, for State of Play alone).

But I thought his point that Moffat has succeeded in Who fandom by doing the opposite in his scripts of what the other DW writers do (whether you agree with that argument or not), and is the closest to what he considers a "pure" TV writer was quite positive, considering how much he resents the guy. And he said how Silence in the Library is the only story he's interested in this season.

I don't know, maybe I've reached a Zen-like state where all the comments that outrage everyone else kind of wash over me. Faint praise still counts as praise - better than his usual resentful invective anyway. If LM spent the energy he invested in his online rants on trying to build some kind of civil relations with the other Who writers, he have probably have a produced episode by now - all Joe Lidster did in Series 2 was do the website tie-in stuff and he got to do Torchwood out of it!

Youth of Australia said...

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit - but that was quite funny. :)
Thenk you, Keyhole.

Is the new Moffat episode based on Continuity Errors though?
It has the same starting point, and I see a few similarities in the plots.

Hopefully this means they'll stick it on the BBC website like they did with the story that inspired Blink.
Perhaps. It's a Virgin decalogue, so I dunno about the rights, or whether or not they can print the epilogue - come to think of it, I don't know if Moffat wrote it. But without it, the story would lose something, as it reveals the fate of the main character after the story finishes.

Youth of Australia said...

Why is it I only stumble on this brilliant and concise review AFTER I've bloody spoofed the whole thing? And I searched high and low on OG for that review thread, including wading through the LMR review threads for four separate episodes...

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Well, I dunno, but there are comments from you here dating back four months...

Also, I think the thread discussing it was in the "Doctor Who Universe" forum.

Youth of Australia said...

Well, I hope you caught a glimpse, because bravenet has just crashed and, seemingly, deleted all its sites and relevent files...

sigh

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Erm... you have back-ups, surely?

(I was having trouble getting into the site just then...)

If there's anything on the site that you don't have copies on your computer of I'll be happy to try and track it down for you via Google cache.

Hans Christian Vang said...

Mr. Jared Hansen, I'd really appreciate it if you'd be able to spare the time to pop 'The Book Of The World' in an e-mail to me, I'm dying to read it after having read a few things posted by Mr. Miles.

My e-mail adress is
hcvang@vangcreative.dk

I seem to be unable to find it online now.

Thanks ever so much =)

Youth of Australia said...

Sorted.

Jared "No Nickname" Hansen said...

Great, now Mr Vang has had TWO copies sent to him.

Ah, well, at least I got to be called 'Mr Jared Hansen'. That doesn't happen very often..

Youth of Australia said...

Well, I sent him the rewrite as well.

Not MY rewrite.

I mean, I'm not THAT cruel.

I hope.

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