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Well, that was ... interesting - The Titfield Thunderbolt
Heisenberg might have stayed here
Well, that was ... interesting
I don't watch much on BBC1, but when I caught a trailer for this a week or two ago I commented to kharin that "David Tennant in the desert with a double-decker bus looks a lot like Time-Flight". Fortunately it turned out rather better than that, though I did find it a bit "wacky" in places and it did have the feeling of a lot of re-hashed ideas thrown in the melting pot. Perhaps they should have thrown in Maurice Jarré's Lawrence of Arabia theme in for un-original good measure, though that had to wait for Confidential. It was particularly interesting to hear that filming did take place in Dubai - I'd assumed it was all a CGI desert - and that the bus hadn't originally intended to be damaged.

I hope Captain Magambo has a longer future with the Doctor than Harriet Jones, and I fear (unless we can have Derek Jacobi back) that strange_complex may be right about "he will knock four times".


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brixtonbrood From: brixtonbrood Date: April 12th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Apparently on-set spoilers are pointing in the direction you fear for the knocking one (I personally wouldn't mind it except that it would blow the hell out of the rather subtle previous ending).
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