‘Slutty’ DOCTOR WHO Season Finale Title!

doctorsnameIt may be, in Steven Moffat’s own parlance, the sluttiest episode title in the 50-year history of the show: “The Name of the Doctor.”

Remember that Moffat demanded that series seven consist of 13 epic, widescreen episodes with “slutty” titles that suck audiences in. Well, it appears he saved the best for last! The Doctor’s true name has been a mystery since the very very beginning of the series, when Ian called him “Dr. Foreman” and the Time Lord replied testily, “Who? Doctor Who?”

The novel Lungbarrow suggests the Doctor’s name is d^3∑x^2.

And then there’s his calling card…doctorcallingcard

The real mystery here is, Will we get the Doctor’s true name? Rule No. 1: The Doctor lies. Rule 1a: Moffat lies. So what’s a fan to do?

We have to trust the Grand Moff, who has not let us down yet this season. Maybe not every episode has been absolutely as epic as possible (I’m looking at you, “A Town Called Mercy”), but this season has been pretty damn wonderful.

And it ain’t over yet. Not by a longshot.

‘Movie’ Posters for More DOCTOR WHO Stories

The BBC have released the movie poster-style images for the remaining widescreen episodes of series seven — save for the still-secret finale.

There looks to still a lot of adventure and fun in store as the Doctor (Matt Smith) tries to solve the puzzle of Jenna-Louise Coleman‘s Clara, the “girl twice dead” who is traveling with him now.

My favorite by far is the teaser for “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS.” But there’s a lot to be said for the shiny Cyberman in Neil Gaiman‘s “Nightmare in Silver.”

What do you think?

Catching Fire Trailer Leaves Me Cold

It’s sad but true: This first trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire left me rather cold. What is this, Hunger Games for Dummies?

See?It just felt way too on-the-nose, with President Snow (Donald Sutherland) and Plutarch Heavensebee (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) literally chortling and practically rubbing their hands together and twirling their mustaches like cartoon villains. Or Dr. Evil and his cohorts doing the Evil Laugh Bit. I don’t remember a scene like this in the book; it wasn’t particularly well-written, but I don’t think it was that bad.

And the trailer is just plain dull. It doesn’t make me want to see the movie at all. The sequences have absolutely no energy or sense of drama. Combine that with the muted color palette of the district and Snow’s offices, and it isn’t interesting to look at. Worst of all, the other victors are nowhere to be seen — let alone the Quarter Quell, which is what fans really want to see, because the 75th Hunger Games is the bold new element of the sequel, not boring political plotting.

I expected a lot more out of director Francis Lawrence, and now I’m worried about this project.