Recap Inspector Spacetime Discussion

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btravern
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02:33:00 PM Feb 19th 2015
Since this page parodies TV Tropes' standard Recap format, notes should be kept to a minimum and editorializing should be avoided. Ideally, someone browsing this page should see something that looks like just another Recap page at first glance and only on closer inspection turn out to be a parody.
btravern
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11:02:15 AM Dec 18th 2014
DW Series 9 has kicked off with Moffat revealing the title for the first episode: "The Magician's Apprentice". (As for IS on Community, while its series on Yahoo is underway, Dan Harmon has indicated any plans for more IS.) I've added "The Sorcerer's Superior" as a tentative corresponding IS episode for the time being.
btravern
10:10:40 AM Feb 20th 2015
With DW S 9 E 01 titled "The Witch's Familiar", I've added "The Wizard's Alien" as a provisional title.
btravern
08:58:47 AM Mar 30th 2015
DW has announced two new episode titles, "The Girl Who Died" and "The Woman Who Lived". While it's tempting to have the IS counterpart called "What Maisie Knew" since DW has cast Maisie Williams, it's simpler to go with provisional titles "The Chavette Who Carked It" and "The Lady Who Relived It" for the time being. They can always be changed once there's more information about the DW episodes - or if Community finally makes another Inspector Spacetime reference.
btravern
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03:54:06 AM Oct 13th 2014
edited by 68.163.28.58
The original group discussions on how we'd go about constructing seasons/stories for IS vs. DW settled on sticking to a one-to-one correspondence whenever possible. (That page is now hard to find, but it's still archived on http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/remarks.php?trope=Main.InspectorSpacetime.) We're not adding new seasons or alternate continuities as such, and instead going for Expanded Universe offshoots.

Something like the proposed season 21B would work better as a "Great Ending" storyline rather than a BTV official series.
CrankyStorming
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02:17:51 AM Jun 29th 2014
Should we change the title of the first S8 episode? I know we're trying to keep in line with Who, but should we really lose "Twelfth Knight"?
btravern
12:09:21 PM Jun 29th 2014
edited by 192.234.99.10
"Twelfth Knight" would have been a perfect mirror of DW's rumoured/working title "The Twelfth Keeper", but since Moffat went with "Deep Breath", we have to come up with something fitting as a parody/pastiche. Sometimes in writing you must Kill Your Darlings. That's not to say we have to stick with "Shallow Breathing" if a better inspiration strikes* (same goes for all the titles based on the rumoured ones for Series 8). Part of the fun of IS is seeing what we can create within the framework of DW.

  • For instance, "Big Gulp" was one that occurred to me, but since 7-11 failed to expand in the UK, that brand reference doesn't quite work. Inspector Spacetime is a British Series, after all.
CrankyStorming
12:00:25 PM Jul 2nd 2014
We've had titles that have deviated wildly from the real episodes before. "The Inspector's Mad Holiday", for example.
btravern
03:18:17 PM Jul 2nd 2014
edited by 192.234.99.10
Good point. If IS Series 8 has one exception, it probably won't muddle the overall parody. (And there might be an opportunity later to make a joke about the "Knight Watch" (http://madmanwithabooth.wikia.com/wiki/File:InfinityKnightWatch.png) that appeared in the background of Community's InSpecTiCon episode.)
btravern
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07:07:56 AM Apr 18th 2014
edited by 192.234.99.10
Here's a roundup of the rumoured titles for Doctor Who Series 8, along with the tentative Inspector Spacetime counterparts:

  1. The Twelfth Keeper / Twelfth Knight
  2. Across the Stars / Behind the Nobodys
  3. Robots of Sherwood / Androids of Camelot
  4. Listen / Look
  5. Time Heist / Space Swindle
  6. Kill The Moon / Save the Satellite
  7. TBD
  8. Mummy on the Orient Express / The Mysterious Affair at the Vampire's
  9. Flatline / Braindeath
  10. The Ghosts Of Pompeii / The Phantoms of Venice
  11. TBD
  12. Master and Commander / Sergeant-at-Arms
  13. Holiday Special / Christmas in July

Just as none of the DW titles are official, all the of the IS ones are tentative and open to further suggestions. Thanks,
llawliet
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03:03:05 PM Sep 27th 2011
Alright, so, should we make a forum to come up with IS recaps and pick out who makes which ones?
iamthedoctor
08:59:14 PM Sep 27th 2011
Yeah, this should work though.
skrcha
09:12:09 PM Sep 27th 2011
Actually, the forum already exists: http://inspectorspacetime.proboards.com/
llawliet
05:30:22 AM Sep 28th 2011
Thank you kindly, skrcha.
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