Tuesday brings us Resolution, the eleventh episode in the current batch of DOCTOR WHO episodes, and the seventh to be either authored or co-authored by reigning WHO overlord Chris Chibnall.
Teasers for Resolution tell us the Daleks will make a return...
....which, at nearly any juncture in this show's history, would be a provocative and potentially fascinating notion.
However, given Chibnall's sloppy comprehension and handling of his own WHOish mythology to date, and his apparent blindness to (or dismissal of?) tenets which have historically driven DW, it's difficult to believe his 'take' on the Doctor's longtime enemies will prove either resonant or progressive.
Resolution is helmed by Wayne Yip, who previously directed the Capaldi-era Empress of Mars and The Lie of the Land. This is the only S11 tale to be driven by an established DOCTOR WHO helmer; it'll be fascinating to see if the presence of a Moffat Era director will bring vitality energy to a season/series which, thus far, has felt remarkably tepid. And, if Yip somehow succeeds in landing this undertaking, it'll be even more interesting to see if Team Chibs either takes note of the fact, or makes further, similar, adaptations in the future.
Meanwhile, BBC has released a track of Segun Akinola's score for S11.
Not surprisingly, said music doesn't play much better on its own than it does within the context of the show. Although, when heard like this, the track does nicely illustrate the Vangelis-like nature Akinola & Co. may've been going for throughout S11, but didn't achieve consistently or particularly successfully.
Geeklectica's Resolution discussion thread is now active.
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Wishing everyone out there...whether you be participating or lurking...a very, heartfelt, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you so much for being a part of this enterprise! Your presence here (whether contributing or observational) is very much appreciated - here's to discussions and adventures to come!
Given how long it's going to be until fresh DOCTOR WHO episodes are available, I'm weighing generating some sort of regular content to prompt discussions here - and to see us through. I've many balls int he air right now (proverbially, I mean. My balls aren't literally in the air - at least not currently - that's uncomfortable physically), so I'm a bit hesitant to over-commit to delivering regular content at the moment. But...mulling...
In the meantime, we will open up an 'Ongoing MegaThread' in about a week, so keep you eyes out for that.