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Saw The Christmas Invasion... - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
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normandie_m
normandie_m
Saw The Christmas Invasion...


Firstly, it has to be said.

David Tennant is the Doctor.

Granted, I liked him the moment I saw him miss landing on the horse in Casanova, but seeing him in action as the Doctor was just a joy to watch. Ten seems to have a lot less angst than Nine. In fact, he reminds me quite a bit of Two in terms of personality: lighthearted, but also with a great desire to do good over evil (especially at the end, when he berates Harriet for ordering the destruction of the the Sycorax spaceship).

What else? Um, well there was the indirect mention of TORCHWOOD. I can see a million fangirls already, yearning to see Captain Jack return to our screens. I'll envy the Brits who'll get to watching him from August next year. We probably won't get series 2 until June/July, dammit. But yes. Torchwood! That display of power in TCI should mean some pretty damn interesting alien weaponry.

I'm sure it's been done already, but I fully expect a rash of H2G2/DW crossover fics now. Depending on how you think of the remark, it could be canon that the Doctor's met Arthur Dent. I mean, just....gah! I bet the Doctor and Ford are good friends. Hell, even Ten's suit and trenchcoat are rather Ford-ish in appearance.

Speaking of clothes....the whole dressing scene was quite possibly my favourite scene in the whole show. And it was lovely to see Four's scarf, and I'm not sure, but I think I saw a bit of Six's coat and his bright blue tie too.

Oh, and for a final kick, I'm including this picture here.

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How much do I want another The __ Doctors special now?! If there's going to be at least one other Doctor, it has to be Five, even though Peter Davison isn't quite the same boyish-looking young man he was in the 80s.



Irony of ironies, 'Secret Smile' arrived just after Libby left. Karen, I honestly cannot thank you enough (and I will see about sending that dvd your way tomorrow!).

And to cap off this unofficial 'Must-see Tennant' week, I'm watching Blackpool right now, and then off to Southbank tomorrow to see Goblet of Fire again. Am I a geek? Of course. And I may further my reputation if I decide to buy the copy Virgil's Opera that I hope is still in Borders. It's either that or the much cheaper translation of Ovid's 'Art of Love', which I've been morbidly curious about since my mythology lecturer Sonia bought it up in class last semester. An instruction manual on how to court like a Roman in the Augustan age? Yes, please.

Current Mood: giddy giddy

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imbeiaiel From: imbeiaiel Date: December 28th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I loved the Christmas Invasion. I have to admit to going, "ooh! Captain Jack!!" when Torchwood was mentioned. I preferred Casanova to Blackpool but both are great. When David was interviewed on Jonathan Ross's chat show they played a clip of him in Harry Potter. He was very charming and funny.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: December 28th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
He really is the man of the hour, isn't he? I even read that he's going to play one of the romantic poets in a BBC series.

Now, the question is, which one would he play best? Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Shelley or Wordsworth?
imbeiaiel From: imbeiaiel Date: December 29th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a tricky one. I'll have to have a think about it! He was wonderful when he played Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing in the BBC Shakespeare season on Radio 3. Such a charmer.
classics_lover From: classics_lover Date: December 28th, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, be still my heart!

Although, I never really care4d too much for Captain Jack, it will be interesting - and fun - to have a new piece of well written sci-fi to enjoy. I'm kicking myself over missing Blackpool, now. I didn't realise quite how gorgeous DT is.

DT was very funny on Jimmy Carr's Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005, too.
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