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I wonder how they made it onto the list? To be honest, I've never really taken the time to listen to the first, and I've not had much occasion to think about the latter, so I can't be sure it isn't one of my sekrit-from-myself-even interests...Hee. The TARDIS -- well, I've got no gripe with that!

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1. anthropology score: 5
2. fossils score: 4
3. anti-creationism score: 3
4. geeks score: 3
5. evolution score: 3
6. poirot score: 2
7. frank zappa score: 2
8. hominids score: 2
9. human evolution score: 2
10. resident evil score: 2
11. anthony hopkins score: 2
12. knightmare score: 2
13. hannibal lecter score: 2
14. rico score: 2
15. skeletons score: 2
16. preacher score: 2
17. data score: 2
18. michigan score: 2
19. zombies score: 2
20. the tardis score: 2

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Speaking of the TARDIS, what a delight Boom Town was. I like how character driven this present series of Dr. Who is, and I'm revelling in the relationships between the Doctor and Rose (OTP), between the Doctor, Rose and Jack (OT3), and the dawning understanding between the Doctor and his opponents (the last Dalek, the last Slitheen). I'm intrigued by the Bad Wolf references, but not sure they're not a red herring. And above all, I love the visuals of this new series, it seems like no expense has been spared to make the explosions that much more impressive, and the insides of the TARDIS that much more alien and organic, esp. when I compare it to how things were for the Doctor of my youth (Tom Baker). In his day, the explosions just created a bit of smoke, and the TARDIS looked just like an average 70s, Blake's 7-ish type set. The shoddiness of which didn't prevent me from hiding behind the sofa when things got really scary, though!

But I love how Nine isn't simply pitted against another Space Invader every week, and how he then saves the day by simply being more of a clever clogs with a sonic screwdriver to hand. This series has given us more of a backstory to the character, even if it's only hinted at and never truly explained; and for the first time in my Doctor-watching life, my attention is drawn to the sidekicks and their stories, independent of the Doctor, too.

I love this show. And after 3 decades of it having been Tom Baker, Chris Eccleston is now my favourite Doctor of all.


Jun. 6th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
You gotta love good TV. ;)

Ain't it the truth? I'd be interested to know how you like the Doctor once you've had a chance to d/l the episodes! Such a pity there's only 2 more episodes left to the current series, plus the Christmas special. What happens with it after that, when David Tennant takes over the role, is anyone's guess.
Jun. 6th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)
That always happens to me. I get into a TV show, grow to love it, and then it goes away or changes beyond all recognition. *sigh*
Jun. 6th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
::nods in acknowledgment of a shared curse::

Of course, in Doctor Who, such changes aren't supposed to matter. Once the Doctor regenerates, the show can take off in a whole new direction!

So why could I never really get into the Fifth or the Sixth, could only drum up the mildest of interest in the adventures of the Seventh, which then waned quickly until the Eighth appeared on screen and went out again in a blaze of glory in the space of one feature length episode. I didn't think Nine would fare any better, but something extraordinary happened and now I'm loathe to see him go.
Jun. 6th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
I've never actually watched Dr. Who, although I've certainly heard about it. It's not as big here in the US, I don't think. Too bad, because we have a dearth of good TV at the moment.
Jun. 6th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
It's not as big here in the US, I don't think.

Yes, well -- I don't think your networks believe aliens attacking London or Cardiff will appeal to American audiences as much as them threatening to take over L.A. or Kalamazoo. And Doctor Who is quintessentially British; the Doctor is an eccentric of the kind you'll only find in England...
Jun. 6th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
I happen to like British films and TV, at least what I've seen. If what's currently on TV is any indication of the tastes of most Americans, I'm glad I don't watch much. :)
Jun. 6th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
Well then, don't waste time talking to me -- go download The Doctor! ;-)
Jun. 6th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)