80’s sci-fi was a hell of a ride.
When I ask him what he makes of the Bible, he says: “If Jesus were here now he would clearly be a liberal humanist. Obviously, he’d be embarrassed that there are all these people quoting him from two thousand years ago. He would find it unbearably awkward. He’d go, ‘Um, guys [in Minchin’s version, Jesus sounds a lot like Paul McCartney], I was just working within the knowledge structure of the time to preach humanism. Like, will you drop it, please?’” If first-century Nazareth had had green-tinted contact lenses ….
The same awkward look when she touches him.
You know what must be amazing? Not just being amazing and comfortable as the actor portraying your character (Capaldi as the Doctor, Coleman as Clara), but being amazing and comfortable as a pair of actors portraying a relationship between two people/characters.
“Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavour to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”
- Abraham Lincoln, 1864, in a letter to col. w.f. elkins.
The cast of the thick of it will slowly replace the cast of doctor who. No one will notice until it’s too late.