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Planet of the Spiders revisited

Dialogue for the old and new fans...

From Planet of the Spiders part one, as it might be re-edited:

LUPTON: Not only a Doctor, but a woman Doctor. We do not want her here.
CHO-JE: We cannot shut out the world entirely, my brother.
LUPTON: Why not? You used to, in Tibet.
CHO-JE: All things pass away, as you will learn in your meditation. This world of samsara, the world of appearance, is the world of change.
LUPTON: Yes, but I came here to get away from the world. So did the others. We came here to find solitude.
CHO-JE: One day you will learn to walk in solitude amidst the traffic of the world.
LUPTON: It's still not too late to stop her coming.
CHO-JE: But it is. Mister Chibnall has already gone to the station to fetch her.


CHO-JE: We can but point a finger along the way. A man must go inside and face his fears and hopes, his hates and his loves, and watch them wither away. Then he will find his true self, which is no self. He will see his true mind, which is no mind.
SARAH: And that's what meditation's all about?
CHO-JE: Yes! The old man must die and the new woman will discover to her inexpressible joy that he has never existed.
SARAH: Well, good luck, mate.

From Chrissie's Transcripts Site, with alterations.

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/2017/07/17/planet-of-the-spiders-revisited.html.


Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: July 17th, 2017 06:06 am (UTC)

I admit I'm undecided, and probably will be until 2018 and a chance to actually see the new Doctor. Not sure if life depends on change and renewal or if this old programme of mine is wearing a bit thin...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: July 17th, 2017 10:08 am (UTC)

I find any anxiety comes less from Whittaker's casting, but from the almost-unknown quantity that is Chris Chibnall's understanding of the series.

Posted by: daniel_saunders (daniel_saunders)
Posted at: July 17th, 2017 05:37 pm (UTC)

Well, he's given us two plagiarisms of classic series stories (admittedly one was in the brief), a vulgar comedy (unfunny, IMHO), an RTD era homage and a teenage rant about Pip 'n' Jane. Plus (shudder) Torchwood. So it's not quite unknown, but I'm not sure how encouraging it is.