Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dr. Who

I'm hooked. It only took one edisode, and now I'm completely hooked on the adventures of a time travelling alien who looks like you'd imagine Ichabod Crane would, and who travels the galaxy in a blue police call box.

It's whacky and scary and smart - and the decor reminds me of the old Star Trek episodes (before they started taking themselves too seriously).

It's a terrifying look at human nature, and yet it's uplifting too. It's got great actors and great scripts.

In short, you have to see Dr. Who.


Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Dr Who, with Christopher Ecclestone was screened here on BBC Prime for the first time ever. Absolutely brilliant - we're both hooked.

Bernita said...

Your the second person who has told me it's a good one.
Hope I can find it on the tube.

December/Stacia said...

You forgot to mention that David Tennant is sex in a phonebox. Oof!

Sam said...

Vanilla - I am dying to see the early episodes!

Bernita - I'm like a pig in a chocolate box - I found a website where I can download Dr. Who episodes to my heart's delight.

It's tricky - you click on the top link (there are two, but the bottom link never works for me) and you're taken to an upload site. Write the code (three letters) in the box upper right corner. You will get a free download when you wait 45 sec. - you have to pay for immediate, illimeted downloads. I just take the free) You can't download simultaneously, but I download one or two episodes a day and I'm Hapeeee!

December - Oh la la. Yes.

Kate R said...

I don't seek out the doctor, but then, when the boys are watching it and I sit down just to keep them company, I wonder why I'm not collecting all 75 years of it.

I love the humor--the bureaucratic monsters and one-liners. Almost as much fun as Firefly, my current high standard of good tellie.

John Nez said...

I got hooked on 'The Book of Daniel' with Aiden Quinn playing an episcopal minister. He'd pop pills and talk to Jesus... his brother in law was dealing with the Mafia... his kids were in trouble with the law. Just like real life... but the religious right had it yanked off the air after just 3 weeks! It was terrific.

No fair!


Gabriele C. said...

I've really tried to get into some of those highly praised series, but they don't work for me. I doubt this one would be an exception.

Weird brain? You betcha. :)