Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ch-ch-ch-changes

The new Doctor - so what does one think?

So far, good enough. Steve Moffat does nothing to lose my trust, and Matt Smith...Matt Smith is an odd fish. He has the face of a puppy, which makes it that much stranger when he acts and speaks like the damaged Tenth Doctor. I love him for also being Ten, and also Nine, for being the lot of them, but it is very disorienting, and I am not yet entirely convinced. No matter - there is plenty of time.

I am also watching Life on Mars (with John Simm, off of Life on Mars) and it never ceases to amaze me how much good tv Britain produces. How carefully it shies away from the easy and the obvious, from lazy writing and lazy acting. So good.

Yesterday I watched the Ninth Doctor again, in some of my favourite science fiction - The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances. So good as sci fi, as suspense, as action and as drama. And I just realised it references The Curse of Fenric, which I am watching at this very moment.

And yes, the tag is not idle, I had a bit of a squee at getting a virtual nod from the most Respectable Mr. Nimoy.

Finally, the changes may not just be in Doctor Who, but who knows (well, he does, perhaps).

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