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In the UK we have a very popular BBC programme
"Strictly Come Dancing". I don't watch it, but as I
understand it, pairs of celebrity candidates volunteer to
learn a new dance step sequence every week and a UK
wide audience votes for those who remain and those who
leave etc, until
there is a final couple who win the
competition. It's wildly popular but I think there could be
an alternative programme that has similar rules, but
one main variation: the celebrity's dancing partners
character monsters from the BBC's Doctor Who series.
Over several decades there have been numerous
characters featured in this brilliant series, ranging from
the Dark Angels, Cybermen, Zarbies, Mechanoids, to the
notorious Daleks who lend their iconic name to the new
dance floor challenge.
It will be up to the competitors to inventively
series of movements to music each week with their
assigned creature. Latin, Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep,
Pasodoble, Cha-cha-cha, Jive and Tango are amongst
that can be featured as the celebrities swirl their multi-
legged or metal bodied monster around the dance floor.
Strictly Come Dancing
[xenzag, Dec 11 2018]
Dr Who Monsters
have forgotten many, but some can never be erased from my memory [xenzag, Dec 11 2018]
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||So in other words, an average episode of 'Dancing
with the Stars...'
||<Sudden horrific mental image of a group of morris-dancing Klingons/>
||<Whimpering, twitching and gibbering/>
||^ the fool presumably has a bat'leth with an inflated targ
bladder tied on one end.
||What's amazing to me is that DWTS is now on its one-
hundred-and-eighty-fifth fourteen-thousand-week season,
fast approaching the point that every single person in the
US will have appeared as a contestant on the, to use the
parlance, show. In the same time, there has been, so far
as I can tell, a single series of SCD, the cast swelling and
then winnowing to near but never quite satisfactorily
actually at zero before bulging again with the same - or
so similar as to be functionally identical - semi-sleb faces,
a tide going and out each and every Saturday evening,
until eschaton and, who knows, beyond. What I like
about Strictly Come Dalek is that it implies there will be
an end, a complete and final destruction of this, the only
light entertainment perpetuum mobile. What I don't like
is that the implication cannot be carried to frutation (yes,
frutation) by Dr Who-ery *precisely because* the Dr Who
programme operates on the same unceasing tidal return,
each iteration dragged back to the start to continue the
same fucking shite over and over again until
||<Reads down several pages of hits/>
||We're still not convinced that "frutation" is a proper English word ...
||<Decides to consult OED/>
||The crying angels dance would probably need to come with
a strobe warning.
Or they could just dance to 4'33".
||What you need to consult, [8th], is the Scrabble Dictionary. It
says that 'frutation' is not a valid word. [calum] therefore
misses a turn.
||We have voting for dinosaurs instead.
||Yes, it's about time corbyn and his attendant swarm of loathsome little troglodytes were consigned to long-term residential care, or possibly an abbatoir.
||// [calum] therefore misses a turn //
||In that case, we will go ... hmmm ... don't want to get in Nidd ... ah yes, Arnos Grove.
||Are you implying that we're destructive, psychopathic, monomaniacal cybernetic assassins ?
||If you are, then you're quite right.