As we all know by now, DW premiered the day after JFK was assassinated.
I was seeing some coverage of the events in Dallas and was struck by the scene in Rose where Clive has a picture of the Doctor standing in the crowd in Dealey Plaza that day. Occured to me that it was a reference to the date DW premiered.
Just a thought.
THE TWLIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON is, for me, and on the whole, 100 times better than the first movie. Admittedly, I can't really stand the book series. I tried to read the first one and had a lot of trouble staying awake and keeping my interest going. I didn't like the style of writing, found it boring, and found the two main characters so self absorbed...and the same thing can be said about the first movie. What drove me to this one was the hint of more action (the movie delivers this), a better plot (the movie delivers this), and the most attractive cast in creation (the movie delivers this although I wish Cameron Bright was in more of the movie). Cameron has been in sci fi before from a movie where he was a clone of himself to a movie where a female superhero has to save him in the future to a movie where Nicole Kidman is in love with him because he's a reincarnated husband!
As a doctor is about to give Alex an injection...
"Don't tell me you're afraid of a little prick?"
"I wouldnt exactly call you that."
The seemingly lengthy pre credits sequence picks up almost where the last story left off, minus the regulars laughing. Rash's ship blows up (Thames firecracker effects and slight blast). Jedikiah, the robot, floats in space and the effects are not bad for early 1970s and Thames and the UK. A spaceship comes out of hyper space and the model work is quite good, too. A life line with a suction cup comes out of it and sticks onto the robot and pulls him in. As he is pulled toward the ship, the theme music starts a few seconds before the credits roll!
I don't know if this has been discussed anywhere already. I was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about plans for a 2009 "series" boxset. I haven't been buying the separate discs of "Next Doctor", "Planet of the Dead", etc. in the hopes that they'll have a "complete series" set. But I have no idea if that is even a possibility.
This Week In Doctor Who
November 21, 2009 - Vol 12, No 43
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The Waters Of Mars rollout is underway. The episode has premiered in the UK. Upcoming premieres:
I have to admit I"m not a big fan of the novel version of THE NIGHTMARE FAIR. I did like the idea of the CELESTIAL TOYMAKER and the Toymaker character himself. I also like Mike Gough, he's great in almost everything he does, either warm (Alfred) or evil (HORRORS OF THE WAX MUSEUM). That said, the original story takes some getting used to after years of thinking it a classic and then seeing the entire thing...some of it takes a lot of patience to get through. One ep is a bit...poor. THE NIGHTMARE FAIR on audio is another thing entirely. The inteview tells us that there is one novel, one other audio, and this but they missed, I think, the 8th Doctor comic that has the Toymaker (and possibly Grace and the Master or a New Master) but no matter.
This manages to be both down home and outer space out there; it manages to be clastrophobic and wildly wide open outer space spaces on a big spaceship. This is really LOST IN SPACE before LOST IN SPACE with a near hit crash landing on a planet, a creature at a window in the cliffhanger, two girls frightened in a locked off room on a spaceship, strange mind controlling creatures, and astronauts in a very metallic spaceship in suspended animation-like states, very like death.