November 19, 2005

Doctor Who (a fanboy post)

When I was growing up in Utah, I discovered the reruns of doctor who on our local pbs stations. It was on at 10pm on Sunday nights, and they ran two episodes. So I grew up watching Jon Pertwee's doctor (for a little bit), but it was mostly all about Tom Baker. Anyhow, The BBC revived the series last year, putting Christopher Eccleston in the role. I was slightly doubtful, at first, but the new series was amazing. Not just updating the series, but Eccleston was insanely ridiculously holy crap awesome. I was mildly pissed that he only has stayed for the one (amazing, terrific, brilliant) season.

So there you go....The Tenth Doctor will be played by David Tennant, who my wife says was great in viva blackpool. He was fine with a very short role in the most recent Harry Potter movie, which was alright.

And before you ask....yes, I owned a long ass scarf, a la Baker. Completely impractical for skiing, but it was great stuff. Looked a lot like the one in Fig E. on that page. Wonder what happened to that thing...

Also, I have a zillion versions of the theme song in my mp3 archive. Bum bum bum, bum bum bum, bum bum bum bum bum bum...

4 comments:

Tony Ruscoe said...

Chris,

Here in the UK we saw a sneak preview of Tennant playing The Doctor. (I assume it was the first scene of the next series.) This was shown exclusively during Children in Need on Friday night but you might be able to find it online somwhere.

It was only about five or ten minutes long, but Tennant made The Doctor even to be more crazy than Eccleston did! I think he's going to be good.

Tony

Chris DiBona said...

Thanks for reminding me! I had just seen that short and it was what prompted me to post.

St.Jimmy said...

I was absolutely gripped by the latest series, but I wouldn't like to see the daleks return *again* (again). This time I think they're properly dead, as they should be, what with all that awesome kick-ass communicating-with-time, which-is-in-fact-alive stuff. It's definitely the best thing Billie Piper's ever done for the country. Can't wait for the next series, the few sconds of the Doctor we got at the end of the last one were promising, although it won't be easy to match Eccleston for humour.

Anonymous said...

I was instantly mezmerized by Christopher Eccleston's potrtayal of the Doctor and wary of David Tennant. Nothing to worry about. He stepped right in and was awesome. I am glued to the TV every Friday night. One disappointment was Love and Monsters. A HUGE letdown. The main characters of the Doctor and Rose were barely even in it. The worst episode ever made.