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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

Doctor Who thing: Joss Whedon, George R.R. Martin, and Steven Moffat walk into a bar…

Can’t believe I missed this earlier in the year. Back in June, @PaperClippe tweeted this:

Which some unknown wag turned into this:


And then, just yesterday (which is how I finally discovered this), @PaulGCornish “fixed it”:



(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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  • RogerBW

    Yeah, that’s one of my Moffat-problems summed up in a nutshell. Like Eighties-era X-Men, nothing is ever irrevocable, so there’s no possibility of dramatic tension. Maybe it’s just me.

  • bronxbee

    not just you…

  • RogerBW

    At the same time, when things are irrevocable, it feels arbitrary — like what happened to Sally’s friend, and to Amy and Rory.

  • Bluejay

    “…but are then brought back to life by Moffat.”

    Or by Marvel Studios, when there’s a popular character that needs to headline a TV show or something…

  • Rob

    Yeah, I never thought Steven Moffat made sense as the third writer in this joke. Surely it should be someone more along the lines of Suzanne Collins, or even J. K. Rowling, who kills much-beloved characters, traumatically and always lastingly.

  • Bluejay

    A downvote? Really? For the record, I *like* Agents of SHIELD. ;-)

  • Tonio Kruger

    …or Whedon.”

    It’s worth noting that Joss Whedon has a bad habit of arbitrarily resurrecting dead characters as well. He’s just not called on it very much for some strange reason.

  • Tonio Kruger

    Unlike real life where death always makes perfect sense…

  • Bob

    Potential Spoiler:

    G.R.R. Martin isn’t afraid of bringing people back to life either…
    Although in a considerably creepier fashion.

  • Ian

    A seal walks into a club

  • Ian

    Anybody seen the last episode of “Press Gang”?

  • Ian

    Look, look Buffy was resurrected from the dead cus of a new series…

  • What about it? What’s the connection? What’s Press Gang, for that matter?

  • Bluejay

    Revisiting this post, I see that the downvote has disappeared. Actually, come to think of it, all the downvotes on the site have disappeared. Did you disable the “dislike” button, MaryAnn?

  • LaSargenta

    No. Disqus did for some reason. They sorta-kinda-not really have an explanation on their website. It is Disqus-wide.

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