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Doctor Who

Since the title of the ep can be construed as spoilery, I'll just say thoughts on Ten's latest adventure.

Ok, I know the Cybermen are part of the Doctor's past and that they are very bad and I should be scared, but they look too much like something out of a B 60's sci-fi/horror flick for me to be on the edge of my seat. I did like the cliffhanger since I have no idea how they are going to get out of their predicament.

I felt the story for this episode was far superior to the last two outings. There didn't seem to be the gaping plot holes or WTF? lapses in logic. Then again, when you deal with parallel universes and alternate realities you have more leeway.

I wish Jackie had been more different than her counterpart. Mickey and Pete seemed to fair much better. And I was highly amused that Mickey's counterpart was named Ricky since Nine referred to him as such on more than one occasion.

Here's my obligatory enough with the Torchwood references already. I get you are doing a spin off and I don't need to be reminded constantly. Bored now.

I find it interesting that when the Tardis stopped working they were pretty much screwed. Ten basically admitted he doesn't have the knowledge that the others of his kind did. Why? Is it because they each had a unique gift and relied on each others intellect? Was he distanced from the others for some reason? Did he goof off too much in Time Lord School?

Ten gave up ten (hee - just got that) years of his life to charge the power cell. Um, which life? Doesn't he have like three more to go?

"You can only chase after one of us and it's never gonna be me." Mickey actually sounded a little jealous/hurt there. Not that he's interested in the Doctor in THAT way, but part of him must want to be valued as much as Rose and he's aware that will never be the case. Heck, he asked to come with them, he better learn to deal with being the second banana.

The waiter suit looked very similar to a tux. Ten in a tux? Nice. :)

FYI, if any of you are planning on attending Dragon*Con the membership cost goes up $10 tomorrow.
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For me, the cybermen were never particularly scary. The Horror in them lays in the whole body shock think, and their emotionless and relentlessness. Though saying that plenty of times in the old series, the cyber commanders seemed to show emotion. Hopefully this series will remember what the cybermen are all about. They are emotionless soldier, marching (slowly) and relentlessly (that word again). Theres no need for them to run because they will get there. Shoot one down? More will be along.

As for the doctor, he has some knowledge about the TARDIS , but he didnt build it. Its dead beacuse there is no power. The experts in TARDIS's were Timelord Engineers. And no, he asnt top of the class in Timelord school :p

In regards to the 10 years life thing, each body he has will act like a normal body, and eventually will wear out prompting another regeneration. So now tens body is 10 years closer to wearing out.

YES! Too much with the Torchwood
The experts in TARDIS's were Timelord Engineers.

Thanks. That bit of info helps to explain quite a bit.

And no, he asnt top of the class in Timelord school :p

Hee! If only Rose could get her hands on that piece of info. ;)
Tux *and* glasses? Priceless.

Also, I completely agree: Poor Mickey is sad to be second fiddle. He needs to find someone who thinks he's the best thing since sliced bread. Perhaps I'll volunteer. ;-)
I think the idea of the Cybermen is more scary than the actuality so far; but that may just be me giggling at all those shots of people running around a corner, finding a row of cybermen and running back the way they came to find another row of cybermen - except it's the same bunch of extras, just walking in the other direction! Hee hee.

It took me back to the good old days.
I have to say they were slightly more intimidating when obscured by fog and shadows than standing there forming a metal wall. And is it wrong of me to wonder if Rose the dog will play a role in saving them? Maybe lift a leg and short circuit them. ;)
And is it wrong of me to wonder if Rose the dog will play a role in saving them? Maybe lift a leg and short circuit them. ;)


Aww, that would be sweet. But it would also make her more useful than Rose the person has been recently. What happened to Rose as our Everywoman heroine?
Well, I purchased a ticket and my roomie from last year is looking to make a hotel reservation and my friend Carrie will break my kneecaps if I don't show so, yeah, I think I'm going. Are you thinking about going? Crap. I didn't think to check with you. Did I mention my crazy past two weeks?

Sorry I couldn't make dinner tonight. I ended up working until 6:30 and I brought work home. ::weeps:: And now I'm up at 1am trying to relax...by writing porn. If Ron Moore won't make Lee and Laura have sex someone has to do it! ;)
no worries. i shall attend dragoncon vicariously again through you. and maybe commision you to pick up a james callis signed photo....

say, do you know anyone who lives in atlanta georgia and is going to or volunteering at the mythic journeys conference in june? it's a long shot, i know.

as for dinner, sorry i missed you, but i understand. and hurray for porn!
If you really want to attend Dragon*Con let me know. We can find out how many people can squeeze into a room!

I know several people in and around Atlanta, but I am unfamiliar with this conference. What's it about? I could see if anyone is going.
The Cybermen weren't scary because all they did was march up and down, stompily. Stoopit writer. Stoopit director. Have to say I was ENORMOUSLY disappointed with this story.

*weeps*
I just finished watching the latest ep. I was very disappointed and there is going to be more?!

::weeps with you::