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Doctor Who season ender. [Jun. 26th, 2010|08:50 pm]
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[mood | no spoilers on my mood!]
[music |again resisting spoiler urges]

Thoughts on the Doctor Who season finale, "The Big Bang."

Spoilers won't let me use the icon I want outside the cut )
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Ask me what my favorite episodes are in the previous seasons and, yes, you will see the pattern. [Jun. 19th, 2010|07:19 pm]
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[mood | ditzy]
[music |Rifftrax, "Voodoo Man"]

Trying not to be a snob, but, 12 episodes into the 13 episode Doctor Who season, I'm bursting to say it: I like the Steven Moffat-written episodes way, WAY better than all the rest of this season's. I have multitasked my way through every one of the non-Moffat eps, bored at the pacing, at my lack of investment in the story. (Okay, The Vampires of Venice did have Helen McCrory, which may have curtailed my multitasking some.)

The twists in the latest episode are so deliciously twisty I'm aroused. Don't leave me, Moffat.
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Most recent Doctor Who ep; post a bit belated [Jun. 10th, 2010|02:50 pm]
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[mood | relieved]
[music |My Chemical Romance, "Teenagers"]

The ending of the Vincent and the Doctor episode of Doctor Who Spoilers )
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[Apr. 11th, 2010|05:10 pm]
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[mood | mischievous]
[music |just starting the credits!]

I have only just finished watching the teaser opening of this week's Doctor Who (The Beast Below), but, remember that post I made a bit ago, about Things Are Different Here? Yes, yes, and yes; that is exactly the sort of thing that gets me. That opening hits all my erotic/creative buttons, makes me want to leap to write The Dirty Version of that sort of scenario.

All right, carry on. *goes back to episode*
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Planet of the Dead (only a casting spoiler) [Apr. 11th, 2009|06:26 pm]
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[mood | yum!]
[music |code geass amvs]

Re: the latest Doctor Who episode: I loved it, and my non-spoilery detail reaction is damn, but ten extra pounds looks good on Michelle Ryan. She was beautiful in Jekyll, and now she's truly nommable. *noms*
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Sarah Jane was my Che, and that's all I'm sayin' [Apr. 3rd, 2009|07:59 pm]
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[mood | amused. No, bemused.]
[music |no chance]

What are the chances that in the 1980s two Doctor Who fans independently wrote full filk versions of Evita? Both called it Whovita, of course. I wrote one and never showed it to a soul because, like, sucky 'n' embarrassing 'n' such. And I just learned today there's another one out there. Wild.
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They're still doing the schtick! Ah ha ha ha! [Nov. 5th, 2008|08:07 pm]
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[mood | mightily amused]
[music |m not really WATCHING it]

Hey, Doctor Who/Torchwood fans!

The lead character on Knight Rider (Look, I don't watch it, but my default is NBC when the tv's on and I'm not watching anything, 'k?) just walked into his fictional workplace dressed for Halloween as Captain Jack Harkness. And they had the "Isn't he gay?" "He's omnisexual!" exchanges!
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Doctor Who 4 X 12- Pfft, the last ep was MUCH better. [Jun. 29th, 2008|07:07 am]
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[mood | heretical]
[music |the ending? yeah, right]

Honestly? You want to engage me and make me believe you've ramped up the story? Stop effing shoving "ultimate," "supreme," and "maximum" into every other sentence. Oh, and "destiny." SURPRISE ME. ENGAGE ME. STOP TELLING ME HOW MUCH I SHOULD BE ENGAGED.

*looks at all the squee on flist* I guess I'm the only one who thought it was 45 minutes of "hey Mom, watch me watch me watch me watch me" tell-not-show, huh.
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Doctor Who 4 x 11 [Jun. 22nd, 2008|10:01 am]
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[music |adult swim on DVR (you can guess which show)]

Ha, that's just like me. An episode like that, a preview like that, and my most important thought is, Who's gonna... )
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And then he--and then she--and then he said--! *glees* [Jun. 15th, 2008|02:22 pm]
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[mood | eeeee!]
[music |not episode 8, not yet. want to absorb and FEEL.]

Fired, every last one of you, FIRED, for not telling me to sit down and watch the sublimity that is Death Note. You made me wait until I stumbled across the premise for myself. You all suck. This show is full of so much clever my brain cannot process. Eeeeeeee. I just watched episode 7--the one that takes place almost entirely on the street and is kind of real-timey, a la 24?--and I'm frozen from going on, frozen, because it was so freaking perfect I almost want the series to end right there. You people with your Supernatural and your Stargate Atlantis--bah, I tell you, bah! *writes down entire flist's names on Death Note*

I did somehow make time in the middle of mainlining Death Note to watch the latest Doctor Who, "Midnight." Exactly the kind of story that deserves to be a one-shot, yay for spot-on pacing. I was very happy that my first suspicions of "Wait...don't tell me it will all turn out to be--" were unfounded, and yes, images of the Doctor's face during that scene will be etched on my retinas whilst in the throes of sexual joy in the future. As if you doubted.
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Doctor Who 4 x 09 [Jun. 7th, 2008|06:37 pm]
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[mood | happy/sentimental]
[music |ooooWEEEoooooh]

Now, come on, I know I'm not the only who thought, in the midst of all that heart-wrenching countdown drama, Spoilers for the episode )
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"Dear old things, plus Bird..." [Jun. 1st, 2008|09:05 am]
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[mood | pleased]
[music |aww, his troops are singing happy birthday!]

Without doing anything other than bordering on spoilers, Doctor Who 4 x 08, Silence in the Library, is my favorite episode of the season, and I say that knowing full well they could fudge it all up next episode, but I don't think they will. This is exactly the sort of brain-pounding "Where is this all GOING, omigod??" that I loved about episodes like Blink and The Girl in the Fireplace.

I have finally got around to watching My Boy Jack--I've heard very little about this on my flist, which surprises me. I'd be watching this even if not for Dan Radcliffe, as my TiVo is set for Masterpiece anyway, but, migod, I'm only forty minutes in and I've been close to tears so many times. Radcliffe really can act, dear gods, he really can. And this is a perfect role for him, metaphorical even, as a young man in transition to grim adulthood. I suspect I'll really be at the kleenex before this is over.
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Doctor Who ep 4 x 06 [May. 11th, 2008|09:00 am]
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[mood | cynical]
[music |The Tudors season two]

Non-detailed reaction to ep 4 x 06 of Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Daughter"...essentially one large serving of "Whatev." Authors for the episode evidently had a Buy Ten Contrivances Get One Free card that they were dying to use up in the name of Wouldn't This Be A Neat Idea.
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Doctor Who episode discussion [May. 5th, 2008|10:10 pm]
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[mood | resigned]
[music |Tori Amos, "Over the Pink"]

Spoilers up to and including The Poison Sky )
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New Torchwood, BSG, Doctor Who (hooray for tv overload!) [Apr. 5th, 2008|08:57 pm]
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[mood | busy]
[music |Simoun DVD 2]

My thoughts on the Torchwood Season Finale are all here, so go there and read everyone else's thoughts too.

Thoughts on the Battlestar Galactica opener--really don't have any beyond, "OOOOH! My shiny show!"

Thoughts on the Doctor Who opener: without being spoilery, who's already transcribed the silent scene so that I can get all the nuances?

(Anticipate spoilers in the comments.)
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