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25 March 2006 @ 09:44 pm
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I am officially a bit in love with the ninth Doctor.


And I want his jacket.
melkorspawn on March 26th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
I haven't caught it yet... no cable. What're your thoughts on the show?
Kel: OMGYAYladyjoust on March 26th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)

My knowledge of the earlier Doctor Who series(sesss) is thanks to my SciFi geek mom, who loved them. I'm diving in full out with this one...

Three eps in, I am, as noted above, loving it. I hear the later half of this particular series is by far the best, but even in these episodes, there have been some absolutely spectacular moments. The writing is excellent - after the title credits, the writer is the first to be acknowledged (Don is delighted by this) and the performances are surprisingly good (Christopher Eccleston is by turns charming, daunting, goofy and heartbreaking). Visually, it is the equal of most scifi shows. They've kept the lowgrade mechanisms that operate the Tardis, which just makes me happy.

It comes out on DVD in July. I will be buying it.

On a side note, I was Spoilered, so I know more than I should about how the series progresses...
melkorspawn on March 26th, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
Most excellent.

My only past experience was with the fourth. Who, at that time, was played by Tom Baker... or as I knew him better, Puddleglum, but my memories of it are so strong that I still feel a kinship with the series, even though I'm fairly sure I never had much of a clue what was going on. (I'm fairly sure I was four or five at the time).
Shanecarraig on March 26th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
I have seen most (bust certainly not all) of the Doctor Who's. I watched them years ago before I came to the states and sorely missed them. To have this fellow turn up was incredible. I especially love the mix of past mannerisms with new in his makeup.

On a side note, I didn't realise how much I missed the southern england accents from my TV watching.
Kel: geeky is the new sexyladyjoust on March 26th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Agreed
I especially love the mix of past mannerisms with new in his makeup.

I wish I were familiar with the old show. I've seen a few here and there, but not enough to be able to pick up on such a thing.
Jobs, baby, Jobs!picoland on March 26th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
Speaking of jackets- we went to ICon yesterday- Pendragon was there- 2 words-Farscape Jacket.

also tried on a gorgeous doublet- omg 395.00 worth of gorgoeus.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on March 26th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
My brain mutated that last line a bit, into "And I want to be his jacket." *L*
Kel: Doctor Smoochladyjoust on March 26th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
Which wouldn't be so bad, either. *grins*
Nim: facepaintnimue9 on March 27th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Ahhhh, so adorkable! :0)
Kel: Robin wildladyjoust on March 27th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)

I am so stealing that word! *loves!*
orangefae on March 27th, 2006 01:50 am (UTC)
You know- maybe it's just because I've never seen any Doc Who before, but I just can't get into it. Whar am I missing?
Kel: OMGYAYladyjoust on March 27th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
I'd only seen a handful of old Doctor Who's previously; I knew it as a fun, rather campy low budget SciFi show, albeit with good storytelling.

So, I'm a bit of a neophyte. Keep in mind I've only seen the first three eps of this incarnation. What grabbed me about this run (with the Ninth Doctor) is how well it is written and acted. The characters are delightful. The Doctor himself is charming and goofy and adorable, yet has a dark past. Rose is, aside from being lovely, warm and sweet and real; her reactions to the things she sees are very like what our own would be (specifically in the second episode, 'The End of the World'). Even so, early on, there are moments of heartbreaking loveliness. Oh, and actors like Zoe Wanamaker and Simon Callow find it decent enough to guest star on!

The writing is really strong - in fact, after the title credits, the writer gets highest billing. I've heard that this season starts off slow, but that the later episodes are astounding.

And *points to icon* OMGlookhowcute!

orangefae on March 27th, 2006 02:56 am (UTC)
LOL- you are adorable! Maybe I just wasn't in a campy mood when I saw it- the melodrama kind of turned me off. It DID have some funny jokes though. Perhaps when it is out on DVD I'll give it another shot.
Kel: geeky is the new sexyladyjoust on March 27th, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
It comes out in July!!!!

Yeah, I already told Don I'm buying it. *blush*

Honestly, there is real humour and real charm, as well as moments of heartbreak and loveliness.

Yeah. I so love this. *is a geek*
Amanada (rhymes with Canada): daniel laughingmandasarah on March 27th, 2006 02:24 am (UTC)
When he touched Gweneth's (sp?) face and said he was sorry? I melted into a big puddle of love. Guh.
Kel: undoneladyjoust on March 27th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
Oh, and: "I'm so glad I met you."

I need more Who iconage. I need a melty swoony one.
Jessica Arielliret on March 28th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
He had me at "Run for your life." And before I'd finished watching the premiere I'd started worrying because there's no way the tenth doctor can be this good.
Kelladyjoust on March 28th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Yeah. That was all it took for me, too... and I fear I will resent Ten in a huge way.

melkorspawn on March 29th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
Caught a couple episodes: The first two, the finale of season 1 and the first episode of season 2.

All in all, pretty enjoyable, but I very much loved the finale. (I wish it could've been spread out over several episodes, but I'm a sucker for lost causes.)