Behind the Scenes of The Poison Sky / The Sontaran Stratagem (Part Four)
Excerpts from Jason Arnopp’s set report from DWM 396
[Discussion while eating deserts and tea with David] The Doctor’s relationship with violence is a complex one, though, isn’t it? Much as we’re doing now, he often has his cake and eats it. “The violence is the final resort,” David stresses. “You should always give people the benefit of the doubt. In the final moment of the story, the Doctor basically knows he’s gonna have to sacrifice himself and go back up to the Sontaran ship. But it’s important and valid that he allows them the chance to back down. It’s important that he will always allow people to find the good in themselves. He gives them that opportunity even though he knows that because they’re Sontarans and because of what they’re about, they’re not going to back down. But it’s the morally correct thing to do, to allow that possibility”
That ‘second chance’ opportunity is a very Tenth Doctor thing, isn’t it?
“He would have you believe that he has quite strong rules about it,” nods David. “'You get once chance, and then I’ll do ya!’ And again, that came up in Partners in Crime, when he tells Ms Foster, ‘You get once chance. I’d advise you to take it.’ And she doesn’t, and ends up splattered on the pavement! Of course, it’s not quite as straightforward as that, and he will bend his own rules now and again. But that moral framework, that moral righteousness, is very important to him.”
A big “thank you!!” to everyone who shares set photos
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I was tagged by @communicants to do the nine favourite films in 2016 (thank you!) so here are nine of my favourites in no particular order (I didn’t include any Bergman or Ozu because you all already know I like those guys, right?):
The Lobster | Yorgos Lanthimos | 2015
Women in Love | Ken Russell | 1969
The Terrorizers | Edward Yang | 1986
The Spirit of the Beehive | Víctor Erice | 1973
Duelle (une quarantaine) | Jacques Rivette | 1976
Certain Women | Kelly Reichardt | 2016
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders | Jaromil Jires | 1970
Exhibition | Joanna Hogg | 2013
The Duke of Burgundy | Peter Strickland | 2014
I’ll be doing my usual top twenty new-to-me and re-watched posts on the last day of 2016, so this is a kind of teaser. I have five more days off before the end of the year so more films will be watched and things may change - for example I only just watched The Terrorozers this morning and it’s gone straight into my faves, and I’m probably going to see that Rogue One before Christmas so…
Whatever you do, do not think of Cisco with Don and Dawn bECAUSE IT WILL BE VERY BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH!!
Team Flash originally finds out that Iris is pregnant, because Barry and Iris was keeping it a secret, and Barry accidentally outs them, because Iris insists on helping out with a metahuman, while he thinks she should slow down. And Barry just ends up yelling IRIS YOU´RE PREGNANT!!
This is of course mentioned more than once in the future - especially by Cisco, and Barry never gets trusted with secrets again.
Barry quickly gets a habit of bringing the kids along to star labs whenever Iris needs to work.
Of course Barry never thinks that through, so whenever something ends up happening, he has to leave them at Star labs with Cisco and whoever else is there. (They´re starting to get more friendly metahumans around.)
Cisco panics a little about it to begin with, because how the hell is he going to take care of two kids? Especially now that Caitlin is no longer around.
Before they can walk, they´re relatively easy to take care of, and Cisco think they´re cute. Sure, sometimes they cry a lot and he has to call Iris when it gets especially bad.
Of course, despite the fact Iris specifically tells Barry to let Wally or Cisco or really anyone else take care of emergencies while he is looking after the kids, this scenario keeps on happening.
But once they learn how to walk, it quickly turns out that they inherited their father´s ability, and that takes things to a whole other level.
Don is especially bad, which means usually Wally or someone else has to take over the coms and talk to Barry, because funnily enough even though he doesn´t have super speed Cisco is the only one that can catch the kids when they run off.
Occasionally they end up in some of the places in the lab where they definitely shouldn´t end up - Cisco obviously doesn´t mention this to Iris or Barry.
But generally speaking Cisco and the twins get along quite well, when they get a little older he watches loads of movies with them, and it´s basically thanks to him that they end up watching half the classic kids movies they do.
Dawn also gets a habit of snacking on whatever Cisco has laying around, and because of her super speed most of the time nobody catches her.
This eventually prompts Iris to make sure Cisco has actual healthy food lying around (Because if my kid is gonna keep on snacking on your food, at least have something healthy.)
This obviously results in protests from both Cisco and Dawn.
The kids in general just really love hanging out with Cisco, and they quickly mutually decide to call Cisco and his girlfriend Uncle and aunt.
His girlfriend does think it´s a little strange at first, but she quickly rolls with it, because she knows Cisco loves both of them.
okay so everything i owe is going in the queue, which will be set to idk maybe 7 or 8 posts a day ? which is a lot higher than my comfort zone but my drafts really need to go. i woke up at a weird time & i’m not feeling super chatty atm, so i’m gonna throw myself into icon making & watch nerve in the hopes that i can talk myself out of making a group verse.