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Posted 2005-05-11 by Tony Walsh
I've been catching up on the new Doctor Who series every two weeks over at Hyakugei's place. While the pilot episode wasn't very promising, I have to say the show's coming along rather nicely, and in ways that might surpass the legacy episodes. The combination of the gaunt and whimsical older Christopher Eccleston with the doe-eyed and exuberant younger Billie Piper seems to be a winner, despite Piper's annoying oral fixation. The writers have worked out a more realistic relationship between the new Doctor and his spry companion than in any of the previous series. Even the Doctor's relationship with the rest of the world makes more sense. Within the fiction of the show, Doctor Who's earthly visitations have been documented in history books and on the internet. It's a pity the Beeb didn't set up an alternate reality game for the series--there is so much material in the way of fake sites that could have been generated. As it stands, there is some mystery surrounding the consistency of the phrase "Bad Wolf" in the series--again, dying for an ARG.
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Comment posted by mysteryjones
May 12, 2005 @ 9:56 am
Great idea! Maybe it should all culminate in an ingenious Time Traveler's Convention on the steps of MIT.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
May 12, 2005 @ 9:59 am
The convention would have been a perfect tie-in, actually. It's a pity Eccleston quit after shooting only one season, because an in-character appearance at the convetion, complete with Tardis, would have been a huge, huge publicity win for the BBC. Hell, even just the Tardis.
Comment posted by mysteryjones
May 12, 2005 @ 10:06 am
New plan - you and I go back in time two years and pitch this idea. Make sure we wear LOTS of chrome, which means I'll need to raid your closet.
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
May 12, 2005 @ 10:14 am
I'll have you know my assortment of chrome Time Lord gear is proudly out of the closet.
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