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Happy Sigh
I have Doctor Who. New Doctor Who. That was really broadcasted on the really real telly. Not, you know, my really real telly, but it's not like we'uns in the Colonies ever did get the eps new. And by new I mean "within a year of having first been broadcast."

*pets The Internets*

*burns to DVD for the bringing along to ConneXions*

(Doctor Who. Not the Internets. The Internets are too big to fit on one DVD. I think it would take at least 3.)

Also, Puppet Spike and I shall be pretty much incommunicado (Unless you're weird enough to have my cell number. Or feel like texting me, but I'm unlikely to have the chance to answer.) from tomorrow through next Monday, for lo, to Baltimore we go*

tx_cronopio

2005-03-30 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)

*curses self for not having the money or the forethought to go to Connexions*

Have fun, sweetie! Drink a toast to us absent soldiers....

mpoetess

2005-03-30 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)

The fact that I have the money is almost completely down to how much money I ended up *not* spending at VividCon last summer -- dunno how that happened, but was very happy to see my con fund not as depleted as I expected!

Drink a toast to us absent soldiers....

Will do!

morgandawn

2005-03-30 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)

we watched it a few weeks ago and really liked it. post and let us know how other fans react. eagerly waiting the next ep. when do they start broadcasting the rest?

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mpoetess

2005-03-30 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Note to world -- I actually have no idea if the one I downloaded (from kazaa) is the aired version, or the early bootleg. Not actually sure how to tell; I'm sure there'd have been more info if I'd torrented it, but alas I did not, because kazaa was easier to search.

morgandawn

2005-03-30 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)

which bitorrent are you using? I'd like to look at the aired version

nostalgia_lj

2005-03-30 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)

I watched it on the telly and I think it was pretty much the same apart from the theme and (I think) some of the incidental music being a bit quieter.

mpoetess

2005-03-30 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Ah, good. I'm not especially worried about which one I snagged, then, if the script and scenes are the same.

wolfling

2005-03-30 05:00 am (UTC) (Link)

*tries not to be smug because CBC is actually going to air the eps in Canada only a week and three days behind the BBC broadcast...*

I liked the pilot a lot -- and judging from the ep that Magpie saw that aired and the comments she made it's pretty much the same as the ep I dl'ed a week or so ago.

mpoetess

2005-03-30 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Cool! DVD is amost burned, and I am going to bed! See you at the airport, if I don't pop online and catch you earlier. I'm pretty sure you have my cell, as it hasn't changed, but I'm going to make a filtered post before I hit the hay with it in, anyway, just for whoever might want/need.

trepkos

2005-03-30 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)

So, waddya thhink of the new Doctor?
He wasn't as serious as I was expecting, given his serious acting cred.
And Billie was great, surprisingly.

mpoetess

2005-04-07 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm withholding judgement on Billie -- I don't think there was enough of Rose in the pilot to really make a call on her personality. She doesn't annoy me outright, which is a good sign.

I think I love 9Doc; I like that he's a bit of a nutter, without, I think, being as culturally out-of-it as, say, Seven or Four.

Or possibly it could just be the hotness...

trepkos

2005-04-07 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Did you not like Tom Baker's Doctor?

mpoetess

2005-04-07 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, I loved Tom B. I loved pretty much all of them except Hartnell and Troughton (and I didn't hate them, I was just lukewarm) and at times Colin B, whose Doctor alternately pleased and irritated me. Davison and McCoy probably tie for my favorites, but FourDoc is close behind.

I'm just specifically liking that Eccleston is playing a Doc who can be bouncy and insane, yet still seems to have a solid connection to reality and current culture -- a la his commentary on reading the tabloid of "Oh that'll never work; he's gay and she's an alien."


trepkos

2005-04-07 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, some commentator said it was rather like BtVS in that sense.