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Okay, so I was watching the first season of Doctor Who last night (the new one), and the Doctor regenerated, and I'm a little depressed and happy at the same time. Happy, because he's still alive, and they did save the world. But I'm also really sad, because I'm gonna miss Christopher Eccleston. I liked him, I liked his personality, and he was my first Doctor, so he's what I'm used to. It'll be interesting to see how quickly I adapt to David Tennant being the Doctor.
But...but... I want the Ninth Doctor baaaaaaaaaaack.... *sniff*
I think I'm gonna have to re-rent the whole series to watch it again, either that or go out and buy it before Christmas, 'cause I can't wait until Christmas to get it!

Actually, y'know what? I'm mad. I feel cheated, like they took him away too early. I found the next episode (the Tennant one) on Google Video, so I'm watching it, and I keep glaring at him, because I want him to stop being him and be the Ninth Doctor again.

Wow, obsessed much...?

Date: 2006-11-16 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trepkos.livejournal.com
Yes, one season is way too short for any incarnation.
The first one I was allowed to watched consistently was 4 (Tom Baker) and he was awesome!
I really didn't like his replacement at all, and stopped watching until a new one came along!
But I like both 9 and 10, though I wish 10 would stop going on about how great humanity is. He should look more closely!
Sadly, I believe it was Eccleston that chose to leave - not sure why.

Date: 2006-11-16 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowboyguy.livejournal.com
Sadly, I believe it was Eccleston that chose to leave - not sure why.

Well, that's disappointing. Maybe he just didn't want to get too typecast or something...?

So, now I think I might have to go back and watch the rest of the old series. Should I start at the beginning, d'you think, or is there one season that's particularly good?

Date: 2006-11-16 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trepkos.livejournal.com
Copied from someone's review:

"I’ve heard various reasons as to why he departed, ranging from wishing to branch out and not get typecast because of the role to a disinclination on his part to become “famous.”"

As for watching the old series - be warned; you might have thought the special effects on the series you saw were a bit ropey at times, but the old series were made on a budget of virtually nothing. The scenery, monsters etc. were about on a par with Star Trek:TOS, only usually much funnier!
Apart from that, I felt Tom Baker (4) embodied all the best qualities of the Doctor - he went around saving the Universe armed with nothing more than a sonic screwdriver, a bag of jelly babies, and a really long scarf, he had a brilliant smile, but he could also be very serious and had a strong aversion to killing, which seems sadly lacking in Torchwood.
Jon Pertwee (3) was a less humourous Doctor but was quite dry.
I think TOm is definitely my fav., and he had some great companions - Sarah Jane, Leela and Romana (2 incarnations) were all good fun.

Date: 2006-11-17 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowboyguy.livejournal.com
Eh, who cares about special effects? It's the story that matters, right? :)
Okay, well, maybe I'll start with Tom Baker.

*sigh* I want to see Torchwood, but I don't think they're playing it on BBC America or Sci-Fi...

Date: 2006-11-17 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trepkos.livejournal.com
Good choice!

Torchwood has - for me - been a bit disappointing.
Not written as convincingly as new Dr Who - not yet anyway.

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