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With "Time of the Angels, Doctor Who is back! [Apr. 24th, 2010|11:06 pm]
Young Geoffrey
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I feel like I'm 14 again, thrilled that The Empire Strikes Back is every bit as much fun as I remembered Star Wars to have been.

With Steven Moffat's fourth at-bat in his run as show-runner for Doctor Who, I can finally say that my inner child is happy.

Comment here, or there; or don't comment at all. I'm flyin' baby! I'm flyin'.
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[User Picture]From: abomvubuso
2010-04-25 01:15 pm (UTC)
Preserving a part of our babiness is an admirable achievement for anyone, so kudos! ^__^
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-04-25 01:44 pm (UTC)

Strange thing ...

... to accept kudos for, but what the hell. It is fun to take pleasure in childish things sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: beable
2010-04-25 03:36 pm (UTC)

Glad to hear the episode was awesome

4th at-bat is Time of the Angels ? I haven't watched it yet (I haven't watched any of them except the 1st ep with the silly blue ... snake), but I am pleased you like it.

Another LJ-friend posted what appeared to be a lengthy misogynist rant about OMG TEH STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS REDUCE TEH DOCTOR TO NOTHIN (his complaint was that anime manages to get this balance right).

Seeing a positive review (even without looking at the details - most of his rant didn't really spoil me for anything other than the return of a specific character from 4th season that I rather HOPED we would see again) causes me to go with my initial inclination - which is to assume he is completely off his rocker, even if I withold commentary/mockery until I have actually watched it.

He also had less than complementary things to say about the power-rangers/daleks cross-over, but since he included screencaps I had to agree that the day-glo daleks looked ridiculous.



Edited at 2010-04-25 03:37 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-04-25 03:59 pm (UTC)

Re: Glad to hear the episode was awesome

Another LJ-friend posted what appeared to be a lengthy misogynist rant about OMG TEH STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS REDUCE TEH DOCTOR TO NOTHIN...

Yeah, I keep seeing that sentiment in the Who community I linked to. It baffles me, but then, misogyny in general kind of baffles me. But artistically, drama is almost always more interesting when a protagonist has a strong foil rather than a weak one. And, er, "Specific Character" is definitely tough as nails. And Amy is starting to develop as an interesting character too.

Another thing I don't get is complaints about the day-glow daleks looking "ridiculous".

Daleks have always looked ridiculous! I mean, c'mon, they're industrial vacuum cleaners with, you know, toilet plungers coming out of their "heads". Daleks were goofy-looking in 1963 and they're goofy-looking now (and that's one of the reason I love 'em). That the show has ever managed to make them scary is a minor miracle of television making.
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[User Picture]From: beable
2010-04-25 03:39 pm (UTC)

Empire Strikes Back


I was 7 or 8 when I saw it, and I remembered it being the most boring of the bunch (but I loved Return of the Jedi when it came out, and although my memories of Star Wars were fragmented (having watched it when I was 4), I had remembered liking SW).

It was only as re-watching occurred once I was into my teens that TESB became my favourite of the three.
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[User Picture]From: ed_rex
2010-04-25 04:17 pm (UTC)

Re: Empire Strikes Back

Sadly, my love for Star Wars was pretty much destroyed by the sacharine ending to Return of the Jedi. But I can see how as an 11 or 12 year-old it would have seemed awesome.
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