Published on July 9th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett
SFX Take the Scripts
SFX.com has published an article which breaks down the main plot of Series 5/season 31Â of Doctor Who. Past Doctor Who related publications by SFX have had fantastic episode breakdowns for series one to three and this article also manages to raise a few smiles.
If youâ€™ve ever read Total Film magazine, you may (or may not be) aware that they publish an â€œabridged scriptâ€Â of a recently released film, pointing out its foibles. SFX have done the same for Doctor Who Series 5. For example:
THE DOCTOR uses his SONIC SCREWDRIVER to save the day over and over again. From now on the SONIC SCREWDRIVER will be known as the DEUS EX MACHINA.
THE DOCTOR: I need to short-circuit this thingamummy wotsit to save the world! Let me apply some deus ex machina right hereâ€¦ Hey, while Iâ€™m doing that, do you like my bow tie? Bow ties are cool. Â
VIEWERS: [staring at him]
And also another little gem:
THE DOCTOR takes AMYPOND on lots of ADVENTURES. They visit WORLD WAR TWO and meet WINSTON CHURCHILL, come face-to-stalk with DALEKS, find themselves riding a SPACE WHALE and encounter some VAMPIRES in VENICE.
AMYPOND: Scotlandâ€™s still better than any of this. Â
THE DOCTOR: Wales isnâ€™t bad either.