*I've only see up to 'The Lodger' so no spoilers for the finale please.*
This season of Doctor Who was the one television show I was most excited about this year. I've watched New!Who from the start but never really liked it all that much. The actors were great and some of the stories were very enjoyable but I just don't like RTD's writing. I was more than over the moon when I heard that Stephen Moffat would be taking control of the show this series. I've always loved Moffat's work (see my Press Gang ramblings) and his 'The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances' two-parter is still my favourite New!Who story so far. I wasn't sure how I felt about Matt Smith as Eleven but after seeing the season opener I fell completely in love with him. In that one episode he became my Doctor. So scruffy and twitchy and adorable. Amy is also so very awesome. I love the story of their first meeting, and how she came attached so she spends more of her time kicking butt than pining over The Doctor. (Sure she still tried to jump him that one time but I would have too given the chance. :P) With a few exceptions I've definitely enjoyed this series more than all those before it. From what I've heard the response to the finale has been quite positive and nothing less than I'd expect from the awesomeness of Mr. Moffat. Can't wait to see how it all ends. :D
Also a big thank-you to whomever wrote 'The Lodger' for such blatant fan service.
Pick your five all-time favourite fanvids, the ones which made you laugh or cry or kicked you in the guts, that inspired you to offer the vidder internets and first born sons, and tell us why you loved them. Any fandom, any pairing, any genre - the only requirement is they stood out from the crowd. Also, links or it didn't happen.
( In no particular order... )
Also He's Back. I couldn't tell you how wonderfully silly these tours always make me feel. I think it's when people start mentioning the crowd surfing that does me in. I'm gonna have to try and make it to one of these this year. :Dtv
As a complete package It's just so amazingly brilliant. At times I find it hard to believe that it was made over 15-20 years ago. Steven Moffat is most definately a God. Check this one out if you possibly can (and haven't already). :D
Also on the subject of Children's shows has anyone else ever watched that program Channel 9 has in the afternoon sometimes called The Shak? I also might be a little in love with that show as well. Both the concept and the stories they do are pretty lame but the main guy (named Curio because he loves science) is just so geeky it's hard not to love him. He has a Einstein action figure for cripes sake. :P
I think the moment it caught my attentio was an episode where they were talking about things that shake and decided to make some milkshakes. Curio thought this was a brilliant idea because he could then use them to explain the complexities of in-land oil drilling. I couldn't tell you how much that made me laugh (any one who's seen There Will Be Blood will know what I'm talking about) especially when later, milkshake in hand, his explaination consisted of quoting the "Now if you had a milkshake and I had a milkshake..." bit, thick Southern accent and all, to the bemused looks of the others. Maybe that's just me though. *g*
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P.P.S. Any Doctor Who fans in Australia might want to check this out. If I had the spare cash I'd almost certainly be going myself.
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After seeing Silence In the Library Steven Moffat not only gets to have my babies, he can also have my babies babies. I am becoming more and more convinced it is that man's mission to make people afraid of everything.
Also last week I picked up the complete series of The Press Gang at EzyDVD for $25. I can't wait to get into it - just as soon as I finish going through the second season of Dexter. If only these two had been released a little earlier I could have avoided that whole Olympics unpleasentness. :p
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There was a little clip on the news tonight about the BBC's findings over Richarc Hammond's crash last year. Interesting to see a story like that make it here at all. I think the station it aired on just bought the story directly from one of the UK news programs as the reporter narrating it had a distinctly English accent. Had a little snippet of Richard on some British talk show talking about the incident which was nice to see. The only gripe I had with the story was that I'm pretty sure the Australian newsreader who introduced the story said the person involved was one Mick Hammond. :S
Also The Sound of Drums = so much awesome it needs watching again - many times in fact. :D.
I absolutely love The Master (and the way John in playing him) and couldn't care less if he was evil or not - I'd still follow hi to the ends of the Universe and back.
It's great to see John playing a much different and sillier character than those he played in Life On Mars and State Of Play. It's more than nice to see him smiling so often - even if it is that evil grin. He could totally have my babies any day he wanted.
Loved the whole Here Come The Drums music montage thingy though I could see it coming from the first time The Master mentioned that the Drums were coming. Nice twist having The Master responsible for playing the song himself.
Can't wait for next week's episode. From what I've heard it only gets better. ^_^
Utopia tonight. Made of awesome!
Loved it, loved it , loved it!
I was squealing just at the sight of the chain hanging out of Yana's pocket. Also loved how once again it was Martha who figured it all out. She really is too good for the Doctor. Can't wait for next week and lots more Simm!Master as the promo strongly suggests (and internets have since forever).
Loved having Jack back and interacting with the Doctor and also Martha. Nice to see the good old fun Jack too and not not the badly written Jack from Torchwood that I just haven't been able to enjoy or even like - as much as I've badly wanted to.
Speaking of Torchwood I personally find it really funny that there was a ton more exposition on Jack and his past - what's happened to him since The Parting Of Ways - in this one episode of Doctor Who then there was in that entire first series of Torchwood?
On a slightly different note it also amuses me that the Firefly DVD boxset is once again at the top of Amazon's bestseller list. This is almost four years after it's original release date and it's outselling the new Heroes box set released only a week or two back. Power to the Browncoats. ^_^
Amazon's bestseller list