Thursday, October 12, 2006

Yotza!

I told myself I did not need a plush Rygel. I told myself that it was a useless and pointless thing upon which to spend money that I ought to be saving. But the longer I looked at him -- that paragon of greed for shiny things you don't actually need, that exemplar of the unashamed adoration of Rygel XVI -- the less I felt able to resist.

Stupid bad-role-model doll. Ah, well. He can hang out with my Vulcan teddy bear. That could be kind of interesting...

16 comments:

  1. what the hell is that thing?

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  2. Hey, that doesnt tell me anything either

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  3. A big YO for K-9. Saved the day again.

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  4. I might have to make you watch Farscape while you're here. ;)

    And, yes, K-9 rocks!

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  5. How can these people be your friend and relative and not know!!!!!!!Just kidding Jenben and Your Pop. Well I haven't watched last night's episode yet, but I'm assuming K-9 saves the day :) Looking forward to see Anthony Stewart Head and Elisabeth Sladen and K-9 too :)

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  6. I know! Clearly I've done a bad job at recruitment. :)

    As for the Doctor Who, I hope you'll like the episode... I think it's one of the better ones of the season, although I admit to being biased, because I do love both ASH and K-9. And, man, Sladen looks damned good these days. It's amazing.

    You know, I wasn't a big fan of Sarah Jane when I first saw her, but she's really grown on me over the years, so I was delighted to see her back.

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  7. My favourite episodes of the new series have been anything with Cybermen (4 eps) and The Idiot's Lantern.
    As for the Rygel doll, he needs a fillable bladder so you can get him to fart helium.
    Hmmm, the Rygel bath toy...

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  8. Hmm, I thought "The Idiot's Lantern" was a bit weak, and that the first Cybermen 2-parter was only just OK. That final 2-parter, though, though, man, that knocked my socks off.

    And I think there's a niche market for a whole line of Rygel products.

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  9. Gavin's son goes bananas for all things Dalek (even does a pretty good imitation of them too) and the Cybermen touched a chord with me, I suppose... in a way. (The Borg suck - pale imitations)
    There has been something in almost every other episode in "Series 2" that irks me a bit, something a bit weak. That didn't happen for me with the 9th Doctor, especially watching the episodes over again.
    For instance I like The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit (even wrote a horrible punk song about it) but it just felt like someone trying to bring Doom 3 to life - it even had some of the same sound effects.

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  10. I suspect the Doom-ish echoes were intended as homage. :)

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  11. Oh, and I wanna here this horrible punk song!

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  12. It's in the head only at this point, but I'll see what i can do about fixing that. It's sung in a cockney accent and is in a similar vein to Televison Personalities "The Part Time Punks".

    We love the Satan Pit
    Wanna go an' live in it
    on the Impossible pla-a-nit
    but fink the Doctah's gunna 'ave a fit.

    No it's not crude, livin' with the Ood.
    They're pretty frood dudes
    and they do what yuh tell 'im to do
    Oh oh Doctah, don't be a prude.

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  13. I came up with this without having seen the episode first.

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  14. Bwahahahah! That's beautiful, in its own utterly terrible sort of way. :)

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  15. Deliberately terrible

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