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The Christmas Invasion

Up until an hour ago, I wasn't sure if I would like the new Doctor Who as much as the last one. Now that I've seen The Christmas Invasion, I'm sure I can't wait for the next adventure to be broadcast in the spring. Did you see that trailer? Wasn't it simply fantastic?

As to tonight's Christmas special, it may have taken me a while (about half an hour really) to get over the 'not my Doctor'-feeling, by the end I'd found enough 'still my Doctor'-clues to have fully enjoyed it. He's still the same wonderfully enthusiastic alien who thinks he's so impressive, and in the face off with the Sycorax and later, Harriet Jones PM, he proved he hadn't lost any of the menace, steel and ruthlessness he'd shown the Daleks before. And the way he'd changed...hee! it looks like this Doctor does do domestic very well. He even had a hug for Jackie!

Those Santas and the killer Christmas tree reminded me of last season's automatons. I think that may be why I didn't care for the first half hour much, when the thought of 'oh here we go again!' was uppermost in my mind. Then luckily, the Doctor finally did wake up and the plot and the pace changed dramatically.

Shippery moments, too -- when Mickey asked Rose "You really do love him, don't you?", and when Rose broke down in her mother's arms sobbing her heart out because her Doctor had left her (or so she thought).

And U.N.I.T. still exists! Yay! And yay for Torchwood, too!

Though one thing confuses me: those 'pilot fish' -- first they're after the Doctor, and then when they have him in their great big ship, they don't know who he is? Or did the Doctor just assume they were after him, when in reality, they were just scouting out the planet? But if they were doing that, then why target Rose and Mickey? And where did that Christmas tree come from, exactly?

Right -- back to my Christmas celebrations, even though they've been marred by the news that one of my best friends' father died earlier this evening. How sad.

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deborahw37
Dec. 25th, 2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
Sorry about your sad news!
Doctor Who was great though wasn't it?

Haapy Christmas
gamiila
Dec. 25th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmas!

Doctor Who was wonderful, well worth the wait, and David Tennant looks set to do very well in the role...but I really, really, really miss Chris. Nine is still my Doctor, and though I don't mind Ten, I don't think I'll ever care as much for him as I did his predecessor.
bogwitch
Dec. 25th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
What crap news.

The killer Christmas tree looked good, but it wasn't exactly fast, was it? I could outrun that!

Still prefer my Hex.
gamiila
Dec. 25th, 2005 10:22 pm (UTC)
The killer Christmas tree was total let-down really, and completely redundant to the story, I think. But it was great to see they hadn't skimped on the alien masks this time. Yes, it was still a man in a rubbery mask, but at least it looked halfway convincing.

I liked the Lion King-reference, and the loss of a hand reminding me of both Star Wars and AtS; but most of all I think the Doctor's summary of all the things he wasn't, until he finally arrived at "No second chances. That's the kind of man I am." Hmmm. I like my heroes Doctors all nice and dark like that.
bogwitch
Dec. 25th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)
For their budget, I think they do a great job with monster nowadays.
quietlychaotic
Dec. 27th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
Sorry that you had such bad news over christmas: (

I think that I am going to like the new doctor, I think I am going to like him a lot *squee!*

Happy Holidays: )
gamiila
Dec. 27th, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
I'm all set to like the new Doctor, too -- but it's like, not love as I did Nine.

Happy holidays!
river_soul
Dec. 29th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC)
I'm still a bit iffy on the show. I like DT enough, he's cute and funny but he isn't my Doctor. He did a good job with the light moments and he still managed to maintain the darkness that I liked about his previous incarnation. He'll do well I think but I still have this ache inside knowing my Doctor won't return.
gamiila
Dec. 29th, 2005 10:29 am (UTC)
I still have this ache inside knowing my Doctor won't return.

And that, in a nutshell, is exactly how I feel as well. Nine left a great big gaping hole, and Ten, though undoubtedly quite lovely in his own right, only goes partway to fill it.
anonypooh
Dec. 29th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
guess who had it recorded and just caught up.
.. love him! And totally - until he woke up and stayed woken - I was not .. engaged :) Particularly enjoyed the who am I?.. am I sexy? moment

and how very Arthur Dent. squee.

gamiila
Dec. 29th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
Re: guess who had it recorded and just caught up.
and how very Arthur Dent. squee.

There were so many H2G2 references in there, that for a while I was't sure whether I was watching Doctor Who or a Hitch-Hiker-spoof...but it was all good. ;-)

And thanks, BTW, for your Christmas text. I came across it quite by chance a day or two ago. I really must get the hang of mobile phones one day...There, that's my New Year's resolution sorted!
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