Sunday 20 October 2013


The discovery of the authentic remains of prehistoric giants has revived a very old riddle, which has always puzzled the learned. 
- Bernard Heuvelmans, On the Track of Unknown Animals

Me:  Well, the trailer's more of a trailer than I thought it was going to be.  It’s also mixture of car advert, a 2D version of a 3D experience and the bullet-time opening credits to Watchmen and divisive like you wouldn't imagine.  Once again, Atlantis sinks beneath the waves of a newly-melted internet.

I don't know.  I probably liked it but I can't tell any more.  This is another reason to step away and do something else for a bit.  

We watched The Enemy of the World last night - actually watched it.  It's brilliant - as suspected - and I found it much more exciting than the trailer.

The trailer knows it's going to be pulled apart by wannabe-geneticists, hoping to piece together The Day of the Doctor from stray DNA - that's how it's been designed.  It’s an easter egg hunt.  It's also a call-back of sorts to the first Doctor Who 3D trailer, the one that ran before Alice in Wonderland.  They both look lovely because that's how they've been built - there's no point getting angry with them: you might as well shout at the future.  It won't care, it's happening anyway. 

The Enemy of the World resembles nothing less than a living, breathing, moving fossil.  It’s the Loch Ness Monster for real1 – a coelacanth; a sabre tooth tiger; a dodo.  Likewise, The Web of Fear proves that Yeti exist.

So, we should admire the shiny promotional tool, but throw our arms around the impossible.  And cryptozoologist Phillip Morris deserves a hug too.

The Him yawns.

Me:  Seriously?  I thought that got quite moving at the end.

Him:  zzzzzzzz 

1. So it wasn’t the Borad all along.  And I guess this means the Zygons will have given up dairy too.

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