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2016's Two Minutes of Who - Yew Erdri Ming

About 2016's Two Minutes of Who

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Well, we may not be getting a proper episode of Doctor Who until Christmas but to-day the new companion was announced in a two minute miniature episode.



It feels sort of like test footage. I'm reminded of the footage of Sigourney Weaver doing an early version of the cocooned Kane scene for Alien--or the departure scene for Mel from the Seventh Doctor's first season which was originally a test scene. The Doctor and Companion, running from Daleks. It has a very old shoe feel to it. Default Who. In a way it is test footage but for the audience--it's an interesting idea, instead of giving us time to wonder about what she'll be like we're given a test drive right off. That being said, we learn a lot more about the actress than the character, Bill. Her lines are all as generic as the clip--asking what this weird stuff is, making a snide remark about what's familiar now to all the viewers. She seems like a decent enough performer. She's the first female companion since Donna to be average looking rather than perfectly gorgeous like Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman. I wonder if this was planned to try to convince fans to not look for a romance between the two. More than ever, I'm annoyed the BBC is spending money on an uninteresting Doctor Who spinoff this year instead of a season of Doctor Who. It was nice seeing Twelve again, however briefly.
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From:bri_himself
Date:April 24th, 2016 06:25 am (UTC)
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Is she from the 80s? I can't tell. People might just dress like they're from the 80s now and I've never noticed.
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From:setsuled
Date:April 24th, 2016 04:51 pm (UTC)
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I've seen in comments sections people speculating that she might be from the 80s based on her clothes but I haven't heard any official word on it. It would be kind of funny if it's just a costume designer who's stuck in the past. "You dress her like that and people will think she's from the 80s!" "No, no, it's just subtly retro, like the kids do."
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From:bri_himself
Date:April 24th, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Well, here's hoping. The script does namecheck 'Back To The Future', and I suppose it's possible the character was named for the other Bill with a time-travelling phonebox.

I'd like a 90s companion, anyway. We never got one!

Edited at 2016-04-24 07:40 pm (UTC)
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From:setsuled
Date:April 24th, 2016 08:40 pm (UTC)
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A 90s companion would be fun. Yeah, there really hasn't been one--I certainly wouldn't count Grace, either.
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