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I just finished watching the dvd of this. I did enjoy it greatly, it is one I hadn't seen before, but there are two points that keep niggling at me. Not big ones, I think it is a great story in many ways, but the points still niggle.
Point one, here is a 10 part story with aliens in it who are never named. Unless I missed it somehow, we don't know who they are or where they come from. While I sometimes think it is silly that they name aliens and give planets names and such it seems funny that it is such a long story and we don't find out their home or who they are. We know why they want to rule the galaxy, but you would think with such big egos they would stomp around and proclaim themselves a bit more.
Wow. On the heels of DOOMSDAY, this would seem rather poor and the first bit with Donna in the TARDIS is so overwhelmingly poorly scripted and acted it kinda is. BUT to be honest, I enjoyed this more now than I did when I first watched. I haven't watched it much to be honest again because it isn't the best DW story of any era. Donna's a bit loud and too abrasive, however, Tate imbibes her with such flair at times and has some genuinely funny moments, that it's hard to dismiss her at least to me. There ARE some very good parts of this: almost everything until the reception is pretty good and lightweight AND the stuff at the very end when Donna refuses to travel with the Doctor is very well acted and well scripted. I was so glad that someone rejected him because this Doc needed to be brought down a notch. Unfortunately a year later they reverse that as Donna doesn't really walk in the dust or see the Earth or do anything anyway or even be magnificent.
This Week In Doctor Who
September 26, 2009 - Vol 12, No 37
The weekly guide to Doctor Who broadcasts worldwide since 1998.
by Benjamin F. Elliott
The new animated Doctor Who story Dreamland (starring David Tennant and Georgia Moffett) does not have a premiere date yet. We are still waiting. Should be soon. Reports are now saying that this story is set between The Waters Of Mars and the 2 part finale, so soon could be more November/December.
I thought there should be a thread for fans of the BBC TV Series 'Merlin' which started it's second Series last Saturday (19th Sept)
Epi 1 'The Curse of Cornelius Sigan'
1/13. New servant Cedric muscles in on Merlin's position as Arthur's right-hand man.
Seemed quite a good openner seeing how it had to do some minor 're-caps' for anyone who had missed Series 1
There is a great looking BBC page for Merlin - but I don't know how much of the content is available outside the UK:-
There is a Facebook Fanpage here:-
Please give 'spoiler' warnings if discussing main plot points.
What can I say about this episode: IT'S THE BEST FRIGGIN DOCTOR WHO STORY EVER TOLD, that's what! That's it. Nothing seems to have diluted it, not even the story that came close JOURNEY'S END and the garbage that came before Journey's End, STOLEN EARTH. Let's face it, it's always a shakey thing to do to have a love story on DW but that's what this is. Billie Piper is just amazing in this, Tennant is good too, and the entire cast is just amazing. And don't fool yourselves, it IS a love story even if the male part to the love story can't even bring himself to say it is. Rose, for all she's worth, has come into her own and is truly a great person despite the fact that maybe she does put down her mum and others for working a life in a store or whatever.
The Mirror has former Bill star Graham Cole talking about his experiences in Doctor Who.
My first role in the show was as a Marshman in a story called Full Circle. Back then the Doctor was played by Tom Baker, who was weird and wonderful like his character.
Marshmen are scary, amphibious creatures live underwater and only emerge at night.
From a post by 'cary' on Gallifrey Base:-
WOW, I asked for feedback and I sure got it! Regenerations is run by me,a fan, for the fans so if you want a 2 day event I am duty bound to supply one.
Therefore Regenerations 2010 will take place on the 18th and 19th of September at the Village Hotel, Swansea. weekend tickets will be the same as this year £80 and those people who have already booked I'll contact you to let you know this decision and the website will be updated soon.
Thank you guys for your overwhelming support.
I had better start planning I think!
Lots of love
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