Friday, March 19, 2010

It Begins

New Doctor Who series 5 trailer! I like this one better than the last one.

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  1. I am so looking forward to this new season. It could be terrible, a horrible misstep from Moffat et al., but I have decided to throw caution to the wind and just hope for the very best.

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  2. Oh, there's always the possibility that things could go horribly wrong somehow. But I am extremely optimistic.

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  3. Me I am just getting over that I didn't realize til last week that the Terry Nation who created the Daleks had a big hand in MacGuyver's creation.

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  4. Oddly enough, I don't think I realized he'd had anything to do with MacGuyver either! Huh. You learn something new every day.

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  5. Moffat's record as a writer fills me with confidence, though of course there's no guarantee that he will also prove a good director.

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  6. Oh, I do like that! Thank you for the link.

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  7. It starts off kind of like a pre-teen girl fantasy book (adds A Wrinkle in Time to my ought-to-be-read list) -- and then a Dalek shows up. I don't want to base a whole season on a preview. I'm not sure what to make of it. I'll just wait and see it on "siffy".

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  8. Yeah, I wouldn't draw too many conclusions from it. I just think it's at least less cheesy than the last one. :) And I'm excited, regardless.

    Sadly, I believe it's going to be airing on BBC America, rather than "siffy" -- annoying for those Americans who still do the basic cable thing.

    (By the way, A Wrinkle in Time was probably my very favorite book when I was 9. I'm a little afraid to go back and re-read it as an adult, though.)

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  9. I don't think A Wrinkle in Time is a book you can first read, like I did not too long ago, when you're an adult. I liked parts of it, but I was generally nonplussed. Revisiting it, though, might be doable.

    I guess there's no way they can't do a Dalek episode with each new Doctor. I just feel like Davies overused them (and the Cybermen, especially in combination), and I kind of hope Moffat just does a one-shot.

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  10. it's going to be airing on BBC America, rather than "siffy"
    I'm going to have to get in my order from "Betflix" early, I see.

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  11. Fred: Yeah, you have to have Daleks. Without Daleks, there quite literally would be no Doctor Who -- they pretty much single-handledly saved it from cancellation back at the very beginning. :) But overuse is always a danger; I wouldn't mind seeing Moffat cut back on them, either.

    Captain C: I think you should come visit me, and we can have a marathon. :)

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  12. But I only get three weeks off in a year...

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