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by adriane17
Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol
Replies: 5
Views: 4569

Re: Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol

I've warmed to the series more since Smith took over - Tennant was becoming a latter day Tom towards the end - but the problem for me is that the series' target audience isn't a 52 year old. I don't find myself drawn to rewatch any of the post 2005 version although I can watch the monochrome stuff a...
by adriane17
Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol
Replies: 5
Views: 4569

Re: Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol

Please don't spoil it for others by posting any details once you've seen it as it is pretty special. I think Moffat has given the series a real shot in the arm and it should be safe and sound now to be around for its fiftieth anniversary. It must have a claim to being the longest running drama serie...
by adriane17
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol
Replies: 5
Views: 4569

Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol

I had the good fortune to get a ticket for the preview/press launch of Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol at The BFI Southbank last night and what can I say? It was wonderful even for someone who has just turned 52 and has had more than enough of Christmas these days. The script was tinselly inevitably ...
by adriane17
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Season 32…or 6 and 7?
Replies: 4
Views: 3721

Re: Season 32…or 6 and 7?

Word has it that the season is being split as much to give Moffat the breathing space to make a second batch of Sherlock as anything else. I suspect the BBC will also be keen to see how the viewing figures for the two blocks compare. I wouldn't be surprised to see a return to an autumn/winter slot f...
by adriane17
Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - Season 31
Replies: 111
Views: 92279

Re: Doctor Who - Season 31

Something truly alien was The Tenth Planet Cybermen design with the linen face and hands and holes for eyes. That would work well today.
by adriane17
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - Season 31
Replies: 111
Views: 92279

Re: Doctor Who - Season 31

Exactly - Christmas seems a long way away. The general consensus at The Fitzroy Tavern (London meeting place for Doctor Who fans on the first Thursday of every month if anyone is passing through) last night was that Season 31 was a success. No-one liked the Dalek one and quite a few were disappointe...
by adriane17
Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - Season 31
Replies: 111
Views: 92279

Re: Doctor Who - Season 31

My comment that if we just suspend disbelief all's fine was too sweeping. I don't like the way that the series has gone since the McGann TV movie in 1996 (turning back time and the Doctor is revealed to be half human). The sonic screwdriver is now a deus ex machina - those who introduced it back in ...
by adriane17
Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - Season 31
Replies: 111
Views: 92279

Re: Doctor Who - Season 31

Since when has Doctor Who ever had any sound basis in science - just like Discworld in fact - it has always been pseudo science at best. As long as we suspend our disbelief then all's fine. Thought last night's finale was OK. Found it rather hard to follow watching it with other fans in a bar (you c...
by adriane17
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - Season 31
Replies: 111
Views: 92279

Re: Doctor Who - Season 31

I think Smith has made the role his own already. Gillan is good too. Although I enjoyed The Pandorica Opens I reserve judgement until The Big Bang. What really annoys me since the series returned in 2005 is that EVERY season has to have a "story arc" with a "season finale" - I ap...
by adriane17
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Does anyone here haunt used-record shops?
Replies: 30
Views: 11699

Re: Does anyone here haunt used-record shops?

Do used record stores still exist? Definitely a fast dying breed in the UK and I'd give them another five years until it is nearly all on-line. Same with record fairs. It is worse with the new music retailers where the UK now has one high street chain in HMV and except for London and the bigger citi...
by adriane17
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: My letter to the world
Replies: 22
Views: 26145

Re: My letter to the world

What a wonderful thread this is - quite life affirming and shows that message boards occasionally can be inspirational.

Puts my effort to shame but it is very hard to open up online.

One of the reasons I avoid Facebook and the like.
by adriane17
Sun May 23, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Top 10 Comics for a Panel Discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 15122

Re: Top 10 Comics for a Panel Discussion

There must be room on the list for The Spirit of the late 1940s when Eisner was really hitting a peak - not every week but not far off.

A personal favourite too is the Carmine Infantino version of The Flash.

Fantastic Four 38-51 with Annual 3 was also a pretty good run.
by adriane17
Sun May 23, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - Season 31
Replies: 111
Views: 92279

Re: Doctor Who - Season 31

The original Silurians had by far the best design and even though they were "men in rubber suits" they looked and moved well. Always looked as if they were "getting excited" when they killed anyone too! The budget for Season 31 was apparently cut so I was hoping for a few more ch...
by adriane17
Fri May 21, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - Season 31
Replies: 111
Views: 92279

Re: Doctor Who - Season 31

Even though I wasn't quite 8 years old I shall never forget the Hartnell/Troughton regeneration - so simple and yet so effective unlike the whizz bang things we have to put up with today.

I do like Smith and Gillan though - and I loved the Hartnell library card too!
by adriane17
Wed May 12, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Doctor Who - Season 31
Replies: 111
Views: 92279

Re: Doctor Who - Season 31

It really comes down to the writing but the concept of "regeneration" (or "renewal" as it was described when William Hartnell collapsed to the floor of the Tardis and became Patrick Troughton at the end of The Tenth Planet) was a brilliant concept back in 1966. I was lucky enough...

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