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Couple of good things on in the past couple of days.

The new Doctor Who was a damn sight better than the first episode of the series. It had jokes. And real monsters, like wot I did kick the crap out of in God of War II. It wasn't a work of genius but was instead a fantastic episode of Who by virtue of simply being good fun. Not in the campy way of Daleks in Manhattan, where most of the audience ignored the emo cuddly-Cthulhu ripoff in favour of cheering on the genocidal pepperpots. "You taught us to imagine. We imagined your irrelevance." being the line that demonstrates just why the Daleks were the real heroes there. No, this one had stone Legionnaires and future-tellers and a moral choice. Admittedly, they sold out the moral choice by making it Pompeii or the world, but it'll do for now. Can't dump a mouthy tart like Donna straight into something like 20,000 lives vs. the future, but giving her a more concrete decision works.

Interesting thought. Everything that's "fixed" so far has been something that the Doctor has had a hand in, either because he's already been there or because he's destined to do so.

And the first installment of Waking the Dead. Finishes tomorrow. No comments before finishing the last part. UK people should note that it's BBC and thus on iPlayer. But Boyd's had a haircut. Damn this fashion for shorter hair.

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catnik
Apr. 14th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
But the Adipose were so CUTE!

Donna's okay. I'm waiting for Martha to come back. Still not enamoured with Rose.
catnik
Apr. 15th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
Also, as I have just seen the ep: Water gun of great justice!
digitalraven
Apr. 15th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
Oh yes!

FOR GREAT JUSTICE!
mythicfox
Apr. 15th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
I wonder if I'm the only one who caught this... both the premiere and the most recent episode feature alien species that have lost a planet belong to them in some way. Now, in the past, it was established as a casualty of the Time War (like with the Nestene Consciousness), but this time we've got two mysteriously lost planets in as many episodes at the beginning of the season. Am I the only one thinking that we're probably looking at the recurring bit building up to the big climax of this season?
digitalraven
Apr. 15th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Nah, that's the Rose Cameo that Rusty shoved into the first episode with as much grace and artistry as a dog turd.
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