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Jul 12

A dream about Doctor Who

Posted on Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Fandom, My life

I had a dream last night. I was with the Doctor. Don’t remember much, but it was kind of cool. Love the TARDIS.

May 5

A Doctor Who fan fic

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in Other

There was a fan fic contest on Wattpad. As usual, I was too slow and wasn’t confident enough to enter, but I did start writing a fic. Eventually, I finished it.

Here it is, if someone’s interested. There’s sort of a vegan/animal rights theme so I didn’t post it on my fan fiction site, but I suppose it fits in here.

Mar 26

Doctor Who 10th anniversary: Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble’s best moments

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Fandomlinks

Doctor Who 10th anniversary: Catherine Tate's Donna Noble's best moments

Doctor Who at 10: She was the Doctor’s gobby mate, and one of the funniest companions of New Who – take a look at Donna’s highlights in the Tardis.

Catherine Tate’s Donna Noble made such an impression in Christmas special The Runaway Bride that she returned in series 4 as a full-time companion. Gobby, funny and not interested in the Doctor in the way his two previous companions had been, she was a new kind of Tardis traveller – a mate. And a bloody good one at that.

Let’s take a look at her best bits.

Check them out here.

Mar 1

Leonard Nimoy dead: Let’s remind ourselves of the Star Trek references in Doctor Who

Posted on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Fandomlinks

Leonard Nimoy dead: Let's remind ourselves of the Star Trek references in Doctor Who

Leonard Nimoy dead: Let's remind ourselves of the Star Trek references in Doctor Who

About to celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year, Star Trek lags behind that other science-fiction behemoth, Doctor Who. But you’d be surprised to see just how many times that long-running US franchise has mentioned on screen in the UK time-traveling show. Here are some of the finest mentions.

Read more here.

Aug 30

And this is why…

Posted on Friday, August 30, 2013 in Fandomlinks

…Nine is my Doctor.

See the images here.

Aug 4

The new Doctor

Posted on Sunday, August 4, 2013 in Fandom

So… For the first time I found out almost immediately about who the new doctor will be. In the past, I’ve just stumbled across the news online at some point after the announcement. Unfortunately, I’m really disappointed. I don’t care about the actor’s age or colour, as long as it is a man (I’d love to see a female Time Lord – perhaps The Doctor’s Daughter – but not the actual Doctor). Somehow though, this man doesn’t look like the Doctor at all. Not to me. Sigh.

To be fair though, I wasn’t all that keen on Clara when she first showed up and now I really like her. In fact, I didn’t like Donna either, in The Runaway Bride. I really didn’t see what the big deal was, but after a while, Donna became my favorite companion (well, her and Rory). So who knows? Maybe Peter Capaldi will surprise me, but right now I’m not feeling very happy about one of my favorite tv series.

Jul 30

How to build your own Tardis

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Fandomlinks

How to build your own Tardis

Read more here.

Jul 15

Which ‘Doctor Who’ Character Are You?

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 in Fandom

Jan 2

Doctor Who revisited

Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 in Reviews, Science Fiction, TV series

Three years ago, I posted a review about Doctor Who, after watching part of season 1. I just reread it and I must say it was sort of funny. After having spent many evenings of happy watching, I have a rather different view of the series. I think it’s time for a new review.

Three years ago, and a bit more, Swedish tv aired season 1 of the new Doctor Who series. My dad had watched some episodes of the older series (not sure which ones) on the Sci Fi channel (I know it’s spelled differently now, but it looks ridiculous, and anyway it wasn’t called that back then). I hadn’t been particularly interested. What little I’d seen looked decidedly odd, compared to Star Trek and Star Wars, which were pretty much the only experiences I’d had of science fiction on tv and/or in movies.

Then three and half years ago, roughly, the new series came out. This time, I was definitely interested. Some of the things I said in my earlier review still stands. I don’t like all the episodes, but despite that, I won’t hesitate to say that I love the series. By now, that first Doctor (for me, that is) Nine, has been replaced by Ten and Eleven. I like them all, so it’s hard to make a choice and anyway, they’re all the same Doctor.

I think what I’ve seen so far of Eleven is from one season (apparently season 5).

Fortunately, my sister has a friend who’s given her two DVD boxes of Dr Who, so we’ve been able to watch the whole series in peace and quiet at home. Almost every time I sit down to watch it, I think that my dad would have loved it. (Actually, I do that a lot. Every time I see or hear of something I think my dad might have liked, I think about that. I kind of hope that somehow he does get to see those tv series, movies etc.)

So what can I say about the series? First of all, it is very different from American tv series, but I don’t think that’s necessarily bad. I like many different kinds of tv series and movies. Put simply, Doctor Who is about a lonely alien, the last of his species, who travels the universe in his space/time ship the TARDIS (acronym), that looks like a blue phone booth, looking for distractions, but who also lends a hand when someone – mainly humans – are in danger. To cure his loneliness he picks up human companions and lets them travel with him for a time.

I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t seen the series (or the whole series, as far as I’ve seen), but I thought I might just mention some favorite episodes.

The first episode of series 1 (Rose) is pretty good (The Doctor saves the Earth from an invasion of mannequin dummies…). I also like The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances (About an eerie child who asks everyone “Are you my mummy?”) .

From season 2 I have several favorites, starting with New Earth (set in a futuristic hospital, where humanized cats care for the seriously ill, if you know me, you can probably guess what I like about this episode), then The Idiot’s Lantern (perhaps a warning about watching too much tv?), The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit (a double episode that can be quite scary at times, introduces a couple of great characters that I wish would return and also an interesting new species, the Ood) and finally Fear Her (about a scary child who likes to draw a lot).

In season 3 I particularly liked Smith and Jones (a hospital is moved to the Moon by some kind of intergalactic police force chasing an alien wanted for murder), Gridlock (very interesting idea and some adorable kittens, I’m a sucker for those), 42 (again with a promising new character – who hasn’t returned so far, and a fast paced plot: find out what’s wrong with a cargo ship and what’s killing its crew members before you fall into a sun all in 42 minutes) and Blink (very, very scary – keep an eye on those statues and never blink, even for a second).

The list goes on… 🙂 Season 4: Partners in Crime (Donna returns looking for trouble, hoping to find the Doctor, this time a warning about quick weight loss schemes?, I’ve never seen any fat look so cute though LOL), The Doctor’s Daughter (fascinating idea, terraforming and instant non-sexual reproduction, among other things) and finally The Unicorn and the Wasp (where Donna and the Doctor meet Agatha Christie and try to solve a murder mystery in a British manor house).

Somehow season 5 seems quite different, with a new Doctor again. The Beast Below (welcome aboard the starship United Kingdom where something is not right, don’t ride in the elevators at least not when a frowning face is staring at you) is really interesting, and so is The Time of Angels and Flesh and Stone (again, really scary, with those nighmarish Weeping Angels – to watch or not to watch?). I also like Amy’s Choice (I do love Amy’s guy Rory, he’s such a sweetie). I can’t quite make up my mind about The Hungry Earth and Cold Blood (don’t dig too deep, you never know what might turn up). In a way they’re really fascinating, but in other ways – well, as I said, I’m not sure. There are parts of those two episodes I like less.

All in all, it’s been absolutely thrilling to have these Doctor Who marathons. I can’t wait to see the next season.


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