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28th-Mar-2005 01:46 pm
knitting sketch
The return journey was faster - much faster, but there was a lot of traffic for early Easter Sunday, and all the roads were extremely busy. MWNN had cooked a traditional Easter dinner, despite the fact that we'd agreed there was little point in marking Easter any more. I even got some chocolate for afters. No Easter Tree though. I'd brought two nesting boxes back from Glossop so we put those up this morning instead. Miggins's neighbour makes them. They're very reasonably priced and I was treated to the lecture about cleaning them out at the end of the season before he'd hand them over.

I have to comment on the first ep. of the new Dr Who - Wow!. I watched it expecting to hate Christopher Eccleston because I'd been rooting for ASH to get the part. But he was wonderful, funny and with an edge that reminded me a little of Tom Baker's Doctor. I was on board as soon as I saw the leather-clad arm grab Rose when she was being attacked by the Autons. The Tardis's new interior was pretty good too - very cathedral-like.

Like fenchurche said, it lost me only once, in the final scene, when the Dr is stuggling and Rose is staring and her Mum is cowering. It went on a tad too long and would have benefited from an edit. If the arm could throttle the living daylights out of the Doctor in an earlier scene, (which reminded me of Spike's fight with Muppet Angel for some reason)why were whole-and-entire Autons so namby pamby with him in that final scene?

I recorded the final episode of Cassonova last night for calove. Have to admit I blubbed during the final scene, having chortled the way through the flashbacks to Jack's younger self in England. His son turned out just as I expected after noting his reaction to watching certain things when he was a small child, but the revelation of just what sort of man he'd turned out to be was shocking, nevertheless , when it happened.

Last but by no means least HAPPY BIRTHDAY willowfae
28th-Mar-2005 01:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Who was pretty good. Loved Ecleston, not keen the interior of the Tardis. That 'Jules Veren retro' look has been done to death. Two many roundles in the background make for an overly busy look, too busy I think for an area that's going to have lots of 'two shots' in it.

Really don't like the logo, but apparantly I'm not the only one, (the merchandisers are having a real problem with it) title sequence a tad 'rough' and far too fast. Not keen on the whole story having to be completed within the 45 min's format, although I believe that there is going to be a couple of two part stories on the cards.

All in all, (after that moan) I liked it, but then again I've always had a great deal of faith in RTD's writing. Anyone who adores Buffy/Joss just has to be taken seriously!
29th-Mar-2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the fabulous job you did on Miggins photo. I'm sure she'll love a printout.

I forgot you used to work on Dr Who and have all the insider knowledge about the sets. What's this about the logo? What is the logo? I always thought it was the Tardis. It's so long since I've seen a TV episode that I can't remember the earlier opening titles. The music sounds similar and the swirling stuff looks familiar. I seem to remember the Tardis was aprt of the swirly though. Don't remember seeing it this time.
28th-Mar-2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)

I'm guessing you don't need to borrow my tape with Dr Who on then? Shame, I was going to use it as an excuse to pop round briefly tomorrow afternoon!

As for Casanova: so glad I'm not the only one who blubbed a bit.
29th-Mar-2005 12:32 pm (UTC)
You sweetie for remembering to tape it for me. I was able to watch it at Miggins's place. And you know you don't need an excuse to pop round. Just give me some idea of time and I'll have the kettle on.
As for Casanova: so glad I'm not the only one who blubbed a bit.
Cassonova took me completely by surprise.
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