Ok I know I'm late to the party but I happened to have stopped in a small town book/video store this morning and had a nice unexpected score. I snatched a new copy of the complete first season box set with Christopher Eccleston at a ridiculously low price. He only did the one season, right? Anyway I have a long weekend with the Memorial Day holiday and I'm whooped from being on the road so it looks like a lazy Dr Who weekend playing catchup.
The last serious Dr Who watching I did was years and years ago when the Tom Baker version was being run on the local PBS station in Atlanta, channel 8. I saw one of the David Tenant episodes (Pompeii) when I was laid up in the hospital early last year. I've heard nothing but good things about the reboot so I'm really interested to see what they came up with. I'm too cheap to pay full price but good things come to those who wait and are pure in heart.
Steve Evil wrote:I've always maintained children have different fear centres. Things we think should scare them don't - while things we find harmless absolutely terrify them.
Absolutely. I remember once as a little kid going almost into hysterics at the sight of a tumble weed in our backyard and refused to go outside until my Dad removed it. I guess it was the way it seemed to move by itself. Also I think adults forget what it's like to be small in a world where everything is bigger than they are. I once read somebody who said that one real source of terror is when ordinary objects act in extraordinary ways. One of the creepiest scenes in HP Lovecraft is in Colour Out of Space
when the guy looks out the window of the haunted old farm and sees the trees moving with no wind
. Aye yi yi...