Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dr. Who - Season One


There is one thing so great about having all five seasons of Dr. Who at my beck and call. I don't have to wait a week for the next chapter in the story. I knew seeing half a million Daleks against the Doctor would make for a great season ender. I love how the robots are so scared of only one person and how the Doctor plays that to full effect despite his guilt.

Is Rose the reason that Captain Jack is immortal now since she raised him from the dead?

In case it's not obvious to everyone, I have developed a great love for this show and I have seasons worth of adventure ahead of me. But I am going to have to mourn the loss of Christopher Eccleston first before I move on to season two. I loved how he could go from serious to goofy and then back to serious all in a moment's time. Does this sadness happen every time we lose a time lord?

18 comments:

Misha Gerrick said...

Hmm... I really should give Dr. Who a try...

:-)

grahamkillin said...

great show! stick with it and you'll love the whole thing!!! my fave is the eleventh doctor (the new one)

Rod Barnett said...

Yes- this sadness is there EVERY time a new Doctor comes along. It causes what I think of as the single stupidest most predictable BS from the fans- Waaaaaah! The new guy will suck! He's not the old guy! Why do they have to do this? Why does the old guy hate us so much? If he was not gonna play the Doctor forever why did he do it at all?? Waaaaah!!

Those are the moments I despise Who fans.

M. D. Jackson said...

It even has a name (of sorts): New Doctor Syndrom. It lasts until the current actor playing the doctor becomes your favourite, or at least a grudging acceptance sinks in.

Yes, Rose is the reason that Captain Jack is immortal. How he got from that space station back into Earth's past is a little less clear.

So now is the time to move on to the first Christmas special, The Christmas Invasion.

Unknown said...

I stopped by to see your A post but I'm early. It's Ok though because Dr. Who is interesting... My husband has long been a fan of Dr. Who and was ecstatic when the new series came out. I was reticent because the originals were a bit campy. Surprisingly, I totally enjoyed the series. Not sure I like the new Dr. Who. But perhaps he'll grow on me.

LaurieB said...

You know, I was SO mightily pissed when Christopher Eccleston left that I wouldn't even consider watching the new Doctor. Then, I saw a few of the Martha episodes and fell in love with the series all over again and had to go back and watch the end of the whole Rose mythology. Now, I'm taking my time warming up to this new bow-tied git. Loving Amelia Pond though. She is fab-OO!

Kal said...

I am giving myself the weekend before I get into the new Doctor and watch how Rose's mythology ends. I don't want to hate the new guy right out. I can see how people can get all worked up about it.

Kal said...

Misha - I was a skeptic for a long time but I now know the error of my ways.

Nomad said...

Unless you get to the end.

csmith2884 said...

Is Rose the reason that Captain Jack is immortal now since she raised him from the dead?

As I tell my g/f all the time.."At this time we do not know"

oh or "Spoilers darling" which you don't yet get hahaha You will when you meet River Song

Katie said...

Before you watch the new season/christmas special, you've got to watch this bit they filmed for charity. Its a nice bridge between the two and a really great moment for David Tennant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZK8tPwA0Ro

cerebus660 said...

I'm old enough that I can remember watching the Third Doctor ( Jon Pertwee ) regenerating into the Fourth ( Tom Baker )back in 1974, and thinking "Who the Hell is THIS guy? I want MY Doctor back!" But, of course, within the space of an episode I was totally sold on the new Doc...

TBH I was gutted when it was announced that the wonderful Chris Ecclestone was leaving the show after only one (!) season, but I had faith in David Tennant after seeing him in a few other roles, and he turned out to be even better than I'd expected...

...that Matt Smith's pretty good too...
:-)

TS Hendrik said...

Every time he regenerates, it hurts. Wait until the end of David Tennant's turn. It will rip your heart out.

Lazarus Lupin said...

Like any loss it hurts a bit when the doctor regens a bit. But it works out generally for the best. I always thought time lords should have a wake for themselves after regenerating, but maybe that's morbid.

Cal, by the way did you like the "Bad Wolf" reference through out the first season? What a great little mystery they put in there.

lazarus lupin

Kal said...

I saw the Bad Wolf references but but I still don't get the point. It passed right over my head.

So I will cry MORE, TS...but that is not manly.

Lazarus Lupin said...

Well I might have this wrong but it was like the tardis has been micromanaging time and space to bring rose tyler to where she had to be. In doing so it created ripples of "bad wolf" and the closer to the event the more "bad wolf" ripples there were.

stefani said...

I think Tennant made a wonderful Doctor. Out of all the Doctors (and there are a lot of them) I think he is now my favorite. The story line wasn't bad either. I really enjoyed his last season with Catherine Tate.

Oh.....and once you are all caught up with the Doctor you will have to move on to Torchwood. :-)

tdulina said...

Indeed it is painful to loose a time lord, but wait till you see the 10th go. I know dudes who cried ;)