Friday, July 04, 2008

It's Nice To Think That, After 232 Years, America And England Can Reconcile Their Differences Through A Mutual Love Of Doctor Who.

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! And a happy generic Friday to the rest of you!

I don't have any particular plans for the holiday, myself. (Well, OK, that's not quite true. I do have plans, but they mostly consist of "do all the dumb stuff I didn't get done during the week, since I don't have to go in to work.") I am getting together with some friends tomorrow, though, for a bit of a BBQ and the watching of the Doctor Who season finale. Because we're geeks, and when it comes to celebration, we have our priorities.

Speaking of which, there will be no Doctor Who discussion post today, as the Sci Fi Channel has decided to honor the holiday by expelling the British from its schedule. The regular discussion will resume next week, when those of you watching it on Sci Fi will be four episodes from the end. In the meantime, I will (metaphorically) bite my fingers hard to keep any spoilery exclamations from spilling out through my keyboard.


  1. Throwing our tea into Boston Harbour was one thing, but taking "Doctor Who" off the air is going too far. :)

  2. Hey, at least we didn't throw Doctor Who into the harbor. :)

  3. It occurs to me that one "historical" that the show has never done is the War if Indepenndence. It could be interssting. I imagine that the Doctor's sympathies would be firmly on the side of the colonists. Even to this Brit, "no taxation without representation" seems to make a pretty good point.

  4. I was going to say "didn't Revolutionary War soldiers appear in 'The War Games'?" But, no that was the American Civil War, IIRC.

    Well, we did at least get a little nod to that pretty good point in the Gallifreyan constitution, which forbids vaporization without representation. :)