13 February 2008

Doctor Who

I'm hooked on Doctor Who. I never did watch the old shows. Until recently, I didn't even know what Dalek and TARDIS referred to. But my husband did and so when the new Doctor Who came out on video, I got the first season. I thought the episodes were fun, particularly when my favorite character, Captain Jack, was onscreen. And then we got to the last episode of season one and…there was a new Doctor Who.

I was so disappointed. I liked Christopher Eccleston! But, by the time I hit the second episode of season two, I loved David Tennant.

I am, actually, reminded of Star Trek: The Next Generation. (Take a moment to remember my deep crush on Jean-Luc Picard.) I know the show has a different feel, but the sense of wonder and anything can happen, well, that is the same to me.

Take the episode "Tooth and Claw" which has Queen Victoria, werewolves and martial artist monks! I'm sold.

Plus, they keep dangling Torchwood in front of the viewer so I am just waiting for Captain Jack's return. Even better will be watching Torchwood itself.

Any Torchwood and Doctor Who fans out there? I know I'm behind the times, but at least I have a lot to look forward to.


Anonymous said...

I love both Doctor Who and Torchwood. Captain Jack is one of my all-time favorite characters on television, right up there with Captain Malcolm Reynolds from Firefly and Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (although James Marsters as Captain John in Torchwood is also right up there on the list!)

I didn't start watching Doctor Who until season two, so I was an immediate fan of David Tennant. After I finished season two I went out and purchased season one. Christopher Eccleston was an amazing Doctor, and I'd be hard-pressed to choose a favorite. I'd probably choose David just because I've now spent more time with him. *g*

Anonymous said...

Oh, I loved Firefly. Deep sigh. Though I have now downloaded a Firefly novel by Stephen Brust. Perhaps that will be a fun read.

David is a bit more playful, I think, and sometimes seems more comfortable in his skin, or in Doctor Who's skin. At least that's my impression. Otoh, Christopher Eccleston had some great moments and I was obviously attached because I simply couldn't believe he was leaving!

Anonymous said...

I was even further behind. I didn't watch Doctor Who until the third season when Martha joined him. I love David Tennant, he reminds me of Tom Baker who I grew up on as my mom watched the old show in reruns.

Torchwood is one of my favorite shows on tv. Definitely in my top three not to miss. And Captain Jack Harkness...mmm, can't say enough good things about him and his crew!

Glad you found DW and are looking forward to Torchwood. New fans are always great. :)


Anonymous said...

Torchwood is edgier than Doctor Who and of course it doesn't hurt that Captain Jack is very sexy.

Tom Baker is my all time fave Doctor. Can't love any of the others as much because , I know just when I do, he'll go through a few ch-ch-changes and become someone else.

I didn't care for Tennant at first either until that same Tooth and Claw episode when he looks up at the 'beast' and says, "You're amazing!"(or something like that) He just looked freakin' insane. I've got a little bit of a soft spot for insane people, being one of them.

My fave sidekick so far has been Catherine Tate because she's grumpy. I've also got a soft spot for the mean girls since I am one of those too. Crazy and mean, what combo, my poor hubby.

Anonymous said...

Xakara—I'm curious about Martha, though a little sad that Rose will leave, even if she's apparently coming back.

Jenna—I mostly know Rose as a sidekick so far, though we did get introduced to Sarah Jane in the school episode. And I found the Rose/Sarah Jane resentment pretty funny!

I also think Mickey has some of the best lines. "I'm the tin dog!" Or when Rose is explaining that Madame de Pompadour is not speaking English but rather the TARDIS translates all languages into English and Mickey says, "Even French?"

Anyway, the show makes me laugh and it's a lot of fun.