New this month: Scandal rocks an elite British boarding school in The Divines. Davies notes in the commentary that the name was invented only after the episode was shot and a name was needed for the credits. Russell T Davies worked on the series for some years. Amidst this, Elton and his fragile group of friends would almost feel cast adrift – increasingly vulnerable as they are led astray by the sinister Victor Kennedy. Template:Infobox Doctor Who episode "Love & Monsters" is the tenth episode of the second series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast on BBC One on 17 June 2006. Browse more videos. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It touches people, absorbs them and their face actually appears in the body — terrifying.  Slant Magazine reviewer Ross Ruediger was positive towards "Love & Monsters", saying that "there's no reason the series can't do something this quirky and beautiful when an inspired mind conjures up such a scenario." Interesting history of the intersection of Doctor Who and its fandom.  In a review of the series, Stephen Brook of The Guardian stated that he "hated" the episode, describing it as a "parody of Doctor Who fans". It was written by executive producer and lead writer Russell T Davies and directed by Dan Zeff. 45 mins. Let’s Kill Hitler. An excellent account, both scholarly and personal, of the evolution of strands of fan discourse which proved influential on the development of Doctor Who as multimedia storytelling enterprise in the 1990s and the revived television series in the 2000s.  Davies wanted Elton to be a "normal guy" and not geeky with a "funny voice". Do ponto de vista de produção, ele incluiu um monstro criado por uma criança, de nove anos de idade, William Grantham, para uma competição Blue Peter. I'm not sure that I would have fitted in the hard-core group of fans for most of Who's history, but it's fascinating to read about them.  Davies described the episode, "It's an experimental script. Kay was originally offered the part of Elton, but he felt the "UFO-spotter type" was too similar to his character on Coronation Street and much preferred playing the "baddie". Meanwhile, Bridget and Bliss disappear from the group unexpectedly. Totaling the episode count of both programs together, including the 1996 Doctor Who television movie and "The Christmas Invasion" holiday special, it is the 717th episode in the entire Doctor Who franchise. The Abzorbaloff attempts to ransom Elton in exchange for the Doctor, but the Doctor feigns disinterest in Elton's fate, while dropping a hint to the absorbed members of LINDA. Eight volumes of the series have been published by Shueisha under their Dash X Bunko imprint since June 2016. ROSE [OC]: Doctor! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Elton Pope sees a photograph of the Tenth Doctor taken during a recent alien invasion on Ursula Blake's blog. He goes up to it and touches it, reverently.) "Love and Monsters" is a confused story that wants to be about appreciating the beauty of life despite its hardships. Kennedy's alien form, known as the Abzorbaloff, was designed by the winner of a children's competition to design a Doctor Who monster.  Nick Setchfield of SFX rated the episode 4.5 out of 5, noting how it "finally gives Doctor Who a whole new vocabulary as a television programme." This book is not yet featured on Listopia.  Overnight ratings for the UK were 6.22 million, a 38.3% audience share.  Davies was inspired by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "The Zeppo" and the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Lower Decks", both of which focused on atypical characters. (GAME: Destiny o…  As such, the production was "double banked" with "The Impossible Planet"/"The Satan Pit" so Tennant and Piper could film those episodes while another unit worked on "Love & Monsters". " Louisa Pearson of The Scotsman noted that hardcore fans would dislike the comedy and the "panto" performance of Kay, but commented, "It's true, this episode came close to being a spoof, but it was actually quite nice to have a rest from the Doctor.  Davies said of the monster, "I thought the Abzorbaloff was brilliant. "Love & Monsters" was the first example of a "Doctor-lite" episode in the new series: because the lead actors only appear for a few minutes in this episode, they're free to film another one simultaneously. , Another necessity the episode had to fulfill was to include the winner of Blue Peter's "Design a Doctor Who Monster" competition. It was written by executive producer and lead writer Russell T Davies and directed by Dan Zeff.. 4 (DVD) (2005), Doctor Who, Season 2, Episode 10: "Love & Monsters", Dr Who trespasses into alien comic territory, Episode commentary by Russell T Davies, Phil Collinson, and Susie Liggat, Template:Doctor Who episodes by Russell T Davies, https://jhmoviecollection.fandom.com/wiki/Love_%26_Monsters?oldid=5080. And good to know that there have always, ALWAYS, been people for whom Doctor Who is now rubbish because it's no longer the show of their youth. It was written by executive producer and lead writer Russell T Davies and directed by Dan Zeff. The Abzorbaloff tricks Ursula into being absorbed as well, revealing that a single touch is enough to absorb a victim, before pursuing Elton. "Love & Monsters" is the tenth episode of the second series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast on BBC One on 17 June 2006. I wish I could go back and rewatch some of those PBS pledge drives to see how they framed the show, because I think I had a lot of the same ideas and attitudes about it as a young 'lad' in the U. The article noted that criticisms of the episode ranged from "Kay's overacting and the silly Slitheen-esque monster to annoyance at how, well, lame the members of LINDA are. Davies had originally envisioned Kay as a candidate to play Elton, but Kay preferred the role of the Abzorbaloff. To see what your friends thought of this book, Love and Monsters: The Doctor Who Experience, 1979 to the Present (Investigating Cult TV Series), This is about the fans who subscribed to Doctor Who Magazine and read the novelizations and maybe even belong to fan clubs. Be the first to ask a question about Love and Monsters. Incluiu a primeira menção a Harold Saxon e mencionou o arco da história de Torchwood. Davies had also considered making the viewpoint character of the story a woman but felt that he already had enough focus on female guest characters that series. 179, starring Marc Warren as Elton, with David Tennant as the Doctor)  "Love & Monsters" was placed in 153rd position in Doctor Who Magazine's Mighty 200 reader survey in 2009, which ranked every Doctor Who story to that point in order of preference. He manages to meet Jackie at a laundrette and is invited to her apartment. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. "Love & Monsters" is the tenth episode of series two of the 2005 relaunch of the British sci-fi series Doctor Who and the twenty-first episode of the series overall. ... "Love & Monsters" has so many great lines and funny moments that it's a very easy episode to watch several times, which is why we choose to love it. While Setchfield was not a fan of Kay, he found his performance in this episode funny.  This was a production necessity because the Christmas special had increased the number of episodes to produce from 13 to 14.  It was then rereleased as part of the Complete Second Series boxset on 20 November 2006.  The episode gained an Appreciation Index score of 76. People still want a bit of a monster and a bit of a thrill and a bit of the Doctor, so it still delivers as normal Doctor Who. , "Love & Monsters" was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 17 June 2006.  The creature that Elton sees at the start of the episode is credited as the "Hoix". However, he felt that some of the sadder aspects "seemed out of place in what should have been a purely light-hearted comedic episode".  The winner, the Abzorbaloff, was designed by nine-year-old William Grantham. Elton (Marc Warren): You can't imagine it—the Doctor's machine. Written by Russell T. Davies.. A silly and (mostly) drama-free episode that focuses on a minor character. All 11 songs featured in Doctor Who (2005) season 2 episode 10: Love & Monsters, with scene descriptions. The Ice Warriors. Due to the addition of a Christmas special in the production schedule, an episode had to be "double banked" with another story (in this case "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit") for production to finish on time. Doctor Who - S02E10 - Love and Monsters (1) (1) Report.
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