New Doctor

Aug. 4th, 2013 01:39 pm
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Apparently I missed the live announcement, which BBC America has listed to happen at 3 pm today ...

I've learned never to judge a Doctor by his photo, but even so, I have no problems with who was selected. Can't say I know who he is though, He looks a little like the guy who played Frobisher in Torchwood Children of Earth.

ETA: Well, duh he looks like him, because it was him.

Tumblr is really depressing me right now, because apparently I missed one hell of a show, ad the chance to see it happening with other fans all around the planet. *sigh*
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It's just as well the seller won't ship to the USA, because that would probably cost an astonishing amount.

Otherwise, I would be SORELY tempted.

(Andy would KILL ME!)
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Lander is especially odiferous tonight. Turns out, the sewage ponds are expelling an extrordinary amount of gas because of a combination of the temperature dropping and the drought.

It's pretty gross.


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Andy keeps calling me Bane. I keep telling him to shut up.

Ok, I'm working on a column and it needs the finishing touches on the first draft before I put it away for the night. Tomorrow will be a busy day!
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It was good, punched almost all the right buttons; some of the effects were dodgy; and apparently I'm the only person on the internet who didn't fall madly for Oswin.

I thought she was really, really annoying.

I'm honestly not entirely sure what the plot was- the episode was broken into twice for a severe weather emergency alert, so I lost around 10-15 minutes of broadcast total, once at the beginning and once in the middle. Going to have to watch it again to see what I missed.

Hmmm ...

Jun. 9th, 2012 07:09 pm
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Found this on reddit

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Dreamt that I was traveling with the Doctor (vaguely generic Doctor, but I think it was Matt Smith). We were attending a dinner party, and Sharon Stone (Or it could have been Tea Leoni) was there. Anyway, she kidnapped me and told me that by killing me, she would destroy the Doctor, as it had been prophesied she would kill five of his companions, and then he would die. I told her that I might die, but at least he'd live, because none of his other companions had ever been killed, and she just laughed, while in the background, the Doctor scratched his head, looked sheepish, and said, "Yes, well, about that..."

It was very dark, very atmospheric and frightening, and I remember thinking as I was trapped inside a steel rack with spikes that were slowly crushing into me, "This will NEVER be able to go on television!"


(After I woke up, I was trying to figure out why I was the fifth companion to die in the dream, when only three companions [Katarina, Sara Kingdom, Adric] had died, then realized I was either counting Jack Harkness and forgetting Kamelion, or counting Kamelion and not Jack Harkness. Dream math is hard.)
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Just received notice that "Behind the Sofa" is available now for pre-order.

http://behindthesofa.myshopify.com/

Pre-order
£14.99

Hardcover: 200 pages.

Pre-order a first edition, advance copy of Behind The Sofa.

100% of the profits from the sale of this book go to charity.

This collection of over one hundred celebrity memories of Doctor Who has been compiled by author Steve Berry in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK and is beautifully illustrated by Ben Morris.

Strictly limited to 300 orders.


Yeah, I pre-ordered mine immediately!
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Just received notice that "Behind the Sofa" is available now for pre-order.

http://behindthesofa.myshopify.com/

Pre-order
£14.99

Hardcover: 200 pages.

Pre-order a first edition, advance copy of Behind The Sofa.

100% of the profits from the sale of this book go to charity.

This collection of over one hundred celebrity memories of Doctor Who has been compiled by author Steve Berry in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK and is beautifully illustrated by Ben Morris.

Strictly limited to 300 orders.


Yeah, I pre-ordered mine immediately!
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I'm watching this while working on UitR. Screw the haters- The movie is awesome.

Random thoughts:

Will Sasso was cute!

Grace: I suppose you knew Marie Curie too?
Doctor: Intimately!
Grace: Did she kiss as good as me?
Master: As well as you.

These shoes! They fit perfectly!

Ah, Paul McGann. So much lost potential there. I truly hope he gets to return during the 50th season. That's my dream for the 50th anniversary- that all living Doctors and Companions return somehow. At the very least, it would be criminal if Susan and Ian don't make a return.

"Don't shoot. He's ... British!"

Again, screw the haters the car chases are awesome too!

The Universal map in the TARDIS ceiling is fantastic. This may be my favorite console room design.

I'll admit, the Superman the Movie resolution at the end is weak and could have been done better, but that's a small thing overall.
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I'm watching this while working on UitR. Screw the haters- The movie is awesome.

Random thoughts:

Will Sasso was cute!

Grace: I suppose you knew Marie Curie too?
Doctor: Intimately!
Grace: Did she kiss as good as me?
Master: As well as you.

These shoes! They fit perfectly!

Ah, Paul McGann. So much lost potential there. I truly hope he gets to return during the 50th season. That's my dream for the 50th anniversary- that all living Doctors and Companions return somehow. At the very least, it would be criminal if Susan and Ian don't make a return.

"Don't shoot. He's ... British!"

Again, screw the haters the car chases are awesome too!

The Universal map in the TARDIS ceiling is fantastic. This may be my favorite console room design.

I'll admit, the Superman the Movie resolution at the end is weak and could have been done better, but that's a small thing overall.
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I'm watching this for the first time since it aired on Maryland Public Television in the 80s. Bought the DVD a while back, and now I'm finding time to watch it.

It doesn't upsample well on my BluRay player. Some random thoughts:

The Doctor bursts into the church and shouts that all he wants is Tegan's bag! But he wasn't there when it was taken, and hasn't talked to her since. Psychic Doctor!

Oh dear ... I used to have the biggest crush on Will Chandler when I saw this originally. I apparently had weird tastes in my teens. Ewww.

The Doctor has history with ominous cracks in walls.

His interactions with Will are touching. I remember hoping that at the end of the story, Will would continue as a companion. I still think he would have made a good one, although probably too much like Jamie to ever have had a chance of happening. I wonder how much of his interactions were from residual guilt over Adric's death?

When Tegan runs through the puddle in her red high heels ... that had to suck.

I'm loving the school teacher, Jayne Hampton. She also would have made a good companion.

Ike keeps bugging me for pettins. I have work to do, lol!

Peter Davison was so very good as the Doctor. I liked Tom Baker, but it was Peter I wanted to travel with.

"You speak treason!" Doctor: "Fluently!"

The Malus is still creepy. Especially when it dies. The Doctor kills it rather casually in the TARDIS, doesn't he? Probably because he knows it's not really killing it.

The destruction of the church is impressive.

Overall, it still holds up as a favorite of mine. Now to watch the extras, including the famous horse scene.

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I'm watching this for the first time since it aired on Maryland Public Television in the 80s. Bought the DVD a while back, and now I'm finding time to watch it.

It doesn't upsample well on my BluRay player. Some random thoughts:

The Doctor bursts into the church and shouts that all he wants is Tegan's bag! But he wasn't there when it was taken, and hasn't talked to her since. Psychic Doctor!

Oh dear ... I used to have the biggest crush on Will Chandler when I saw this originally. I apparently had weird tastes in my teens. Ewww.

The Doctor has history with ominous cracks in walls.

His interactions with Will are touching. I remember hoping that at the end of the story, Will would continue as a companion. I still think he would have made a good one, although probably too much like Jamie to ever have had a chance of happening. I wonder how much of his interactions were from residual guilt over Adric's death?

When Tegan runs through the puddle in her red high heels ... that had to suck.

I'm loving the school teacher, Jayne Hampton. She also would have made a good companion.

Ike keeps bugging me for pettins. I have work to do, lol!

Peter Davison was so very good as the Doctor. I liked Tom Baker, but it was Peter I wanted to travel with.

"You speak treason!" Doctor: "Fluently!"

The Malus is still creepy. Especially when it dies. The Doctor kills it rather casually in the TARDIS, doesn't he? Probably because he knows it's not really killing it.

The destruction of the church is impressive.

Overall, it still holds up as a favorite of mine. Now to watch the extras, including the famous horse scene.

LOL

Dec. 30th, 2011 12:15 pm
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I am listening to Short Trips - Volume III by Big Finish, and Peter Davison reading as Peri is a scream!





(I originally wrote "Peter Davison doing Peri" but luckily re-read it before posting.)

LOL

Dec. 30th, 2011 12:15 pm
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I am listening to Short Trips - Volume III by Big Finish, and Peter Davison reading as Peri is a scream!





(I originally wrote "Peter Davison doing Peri" but luckily re-read it before posting.)
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During my snooze before work, I had two Doctor Who dreams. The second one, I only vaguely remember- essentially, all the Doctors got together, including #12, and me, and another man who claimed to be Doctor #13 ... but as all the other Doctors conferred, #13 got meaner and nastier until finally everyone realized he was the Valeyard incarnation and I was actually Doctor #13.

The first dream was short, but very atmospheric and intense. Four pillars in a night-time sky are connected by Gothic arches; as lightning crashes and a storm approaches, I walk over one arch while Rory walks opposite me; we're in a race to reach Amy first. Rory is wearing his black uniform and eye patch; I am wearing a hooded cloak that hides my face, so neither of them realize that I am actually The Doctor, as seen at the end of the last story. Rory lags behind and I reach Amy at the top of an arch. I hold her shoulders in my hands and look into her eyes, ignoring her confusion and say, "I'm so sorry. Please forgive me." Rory starts to scream as the heavens fall.
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During my snooze before work, I had two Doctor Who dreams. The second one, I only vaguely remember- essentially, all the Doctors got together, including #12, and me, and another man who claimed to be Doctor #13 ... but as all the other Doctors conferred, #13 got meaner and nastier until finally everyone realized he was the Valeyard incarnation and I was actually Doctor #13.

The first dream was short, but very atmospheric and intense. Four pillars in a night-time sky are connected by Gothic arches; as lightning crashes and a storm approaches, I walk over one arch while Rory walks opposite me; we're in a race to reach Amy first. Rory is wearing his black uniform and eye patch; I am wearing a hooded cloak that hides my face, so neither of them realize that I am actually The Doctor, as seen at the end of the last story. Rory lags behind and I reach Amy at the top of an arch. I hold her shoulders in my hands and look into her eyes, ignoring her confusion and say, "I'm so sorry. Please forgive me." Rory starts to scream as the heavens fall.

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