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Dept. of When Cheats Aren't Cheats

The Wedding of River Song: A Recommendation

For everyone insisting the Tesselecta Resolution was a cheat, I direct your attention to this offering from the estimable scarfman.  I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it.


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Oct. 6th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for leaving the hint.
Oct. 6th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
I ran across it, as I usually do these things, by accident. And I grinned like a loon when I did.
Oct. 6th, 2011 02:58 am (UTC)
Okay, that's brilliant. And a very good point.

(I never said it was a cheat, though I might've said it was cheap . . . I just think Moffat was too amused by his own deux ex machina in this particular instance.)
Oct. 6th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
You just reminded me that a FB friend of mine, who's not on LJ, said the Tesselecta was less a deux ex machina than a Chekov's gun. I had to go look that up, since it's been at least 1.5 million years since I'd been in anything resembling a literature or writing class, but it seemed to fit the bill.
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