Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Repeated Meme: Catching up

Sorry, I've been out of blogreach for two weekends. Also retro-added a new Teeth meme to the earlier posts.

Vampires of Venice

Idea proposed, rejected, then used in such a distorted form that they might as well not have bothered during the JNT Era: Vampires from Space
Central Premise Recycled From: Anne Rice's The Vampire Armand features a vampire aristocrat in sixteenth-century Venice, who is running an, ahem, "school" for attractive young men, his favourites among whom get turned into vampires.
Reference to Moffat's Back Catalogue: The Doctor takes companion and boyfriend to a romantic historical era and nearly gets them killed: “The Girl in the Fireplace.”
Gratuitous Scottish Joke: Still none-- it's the anti-meme.
Amy Saves the Day with Wuv: Amy actually causes the day with Wuv, or rather the Doctor’s attempt to remind her that she’s in Wuv with Rory. Supposedly.
Tennant Line: The Doctor yells “No, no no no no!” But it was the first episode recorded, so he’s excused.
Star Wars Bit: The Doctor wields something that looks suspiciously like the replica light-sabers stocked by Forbidden Planet London.
Nostalgia UK: Confidential repeatedly reminds us that the vampire girls' look is based on the classic Hammer vampire bodice-rippers.
Teeth!: On the vampires.
Item Most Likely to Wind Up as a Toy:A surprisingly difficult one this. The most obvious is the vampire girls, but that means using the actress’ likenesses, which costs money. The fish creature would thus seem to present itself as the most likely candidate; however, it’s very detailed and finicky with spindly legs, and so might not work so well in toy form. It’ll probably wind up being Rosanna.
Something Gets Redesigned: According to Confidential, a small Croatian town.
The Crack in the Universe Is: What the aliens came through.

Amy's Choice

Idea Proposed and Used during the JNT Era: An anti-Doctor made up from the Doctor's dark side? Gosh, who could that be?
Central Premise Recycled From: The proverb about the man who dreamed he was a butterfly, and woke up unsure if he really was, or if he was a butterfly dreaming he was a man.
Reference to Moffat's Back Catalogue: Companion leaves Doctor, gets married, has children and a whole other life before realising it's an externally created illusion: "The Forest of Gump."
Gratuitous Scottish Joke: Still none!
Amy Saves the Day with Wuv: By deciding she Wuvs Rory enough to die for him. But wants to keep the Doctor too.
Tennant Line: None noted. Perhaps he's overcoming his post-regenerative trauma.
Star Wars Bit: None, though it would be hard to work one in.
Nostalgia UK: More cute little small towns with sinister secrets.
Teeth!: On the old people, sort of.
Item Most Likely to Wind Up as a Toy: Not much, actually. The only thing which presents itself immediately is an old person with an eye coming out of their mouth (well, it's more sensible than the Destroyed Cassandra at least), though we're sure there will be a limited edition Amy Pond Up The Duff at some point.
Something Gets Redesigned: Amy's abdominal region and Rory's bonce, both temporarily.
The Crack in the Universe Is: Taking a break this week.