deird1: Rose, with text "I am the Bad Wolf" (Rose bad wolf)
I reckon we'll have two companions this year - a man and a woman.

(Honestly, I don't even watch the show anymore, but this news has me wondering if I should start again. She just looks so... Doctorly.)
deird1: Chiana, head on one side (Chiana)
My brain has a weird relationship with tv split-screens.

Every time I watch The Parent Trap, I spend half the movie trying to figure out what Hallie and Annie's distinguishing features are - before once again realising that they're both Lindsay Lohan and by definition have the exact same face.

And tonight? I was rewatching Doctor Who, when Amy and Amelia got together and started talking... and I spent far too long wondering what kind of split-screen they were using. And then realised that, even though they're playing the same person, they're two different actors. They're obviously two different actors. Who couldn't possibly be mistaken for the same actor. And yet...

Like I say. My brain has not yet learned the difference between fiction and reality. One of these decades I'll figure that out.
deird1: chibis of Kitty and Lydia from P&P, with text "fangirls at large" (Kitty Lydia fangirls)
...just because.


- Spike's arrival.

Because suddenly vampires were not angsty gothic people, but would make ridiculous comments about Woodstock and then go watch telly.

And way before that...
- "They can fly??" "They can drive."

It was just so mundane and common-sense-y.


- Crichton's first week in space:
"Get a tractor beam on that shuttle!"
"Tractor beam? What's that?"
"Graviton field. Attracto ray. Superglue. Whatever it is that you yanked me aboard with."
"You mean the docking web?"
"Yeah! Fine! Use it on the shuttle!"

Star Trek really has done a lot for us. Because, despite the fact that none of us have ever seen one in action, anyone who's watched even the slightest bit of television would recognise the draggy laser thing as a "tractor beam".
I loved that Crichton's space-vocabulary was completely different from everyone else's.

- Frag-cannons.
Specifically, the fact that Crichton reacts to the name "frag-cannons" by grinning and looking around to see who else has noticed the silly; and meanwhile, everyone else it taking it totally seriously because OH NOES THE FRAG CANNONS!

Doctor Who

- "Wait! The Prime Minister's an alien! ...nah, that's never going to work, is it?"

Most shows would have either had him continually insisting that the PM was an alien, with an aggrieved why-does-no-one-believe-me air, or else had him try to conceal it from the get-go. This one made a nice change.


- Parker's origin story. With her blowing up her foster family's house to get her soft toy back.
deird1: Buffy, with text "the Chosen One" (Buffy chosen)
In Victorian London, Jackson Lake and Rosita team up with Madame Vastra and Jenny.

Typical Victorian gentleman with his own hot air balloon, working-class woman, female butler, and Silurian lady who eats criminals. All running around saving the world.

I would watch the heck out of that show.
deird1: Rose, with text "I am the Bad Wolf" (Rose bad wolf)
In RTD's Doctor Who, the Doctor was, for the most part, loved by everyone in the universe. Someone not liking the Doctor was a fairly good indication that they were evil.

In Moffat's Doctor Who, the Doctor tends to be hunted down and imprisoned by everyone in the universe. Not liking the Doctor is not an indication of evilness so much as normality. Being someone who really likes him and wants to see him again makes you rather unusual.

(Just watched the semi-finale last night. Still absorbing it - and desperately need to watch the whole season again...)
deird1: Willow, with text "I am Willow. I am Death. 'Kay?" (Willow death)
I haven't ever really understood why people would buy figurines of their favourite characters. Until now...

Now, there's a box for sale at my local game shop, with all eleven incarnations of the Doctor. With their own little sonic screwdrivers!

I could have them all standing around having a party and arguing about wibbly wobbly timey wimeyness!

I could set up a battle, with half on one side and half on the other, all using their screwdrivers to out-sonic each other!

I could stand them all over my bookcase, and have Ten lecturing the others on the dangers of carnivorous shadows!

I could empty out my Tardis pencil box, and the Doctors could fly it round the room!

I could swap their accessories and have Nine wearing Four's scarf!

deird1: Rose, with text "I am the Bad Wolf" (Rose bad wolf)
Nine shows up unexpectedly, makes silly comments, runs around London, and makes more silly comments. Then there is Rose, and explosions.

The End of the World:
Trees are really pretty, and the last human alive is a trampoline with a face. This does not end well.

The Unquiet Dead:
Charles Dickens chases zombies around Cardiff. Nine and Rose find Cardiff exceedingly amusing, for reasons that escape my comprehension. Plus, the zombies turn into floaty-ghost things. Apparently, blue is pretty and trustworthy; red means you're actually evil.

Aliens of London & World War Three:
Harriet Jones is stiff-upper-lippy and too fun for words. Excitingly huge aliens are making politicians fart, and Nine saves the day by quipping at everyone in sight. Also, the internet can be used for far too many things it couldn't really be used for, such as destroying parliament. (Given 4chan, if you could destroy parliament by hacking the net, someone would have done so already. Truefax.)

A Dalek arrives (finally!), Americans are evil and incompetent, Nine is shirtless (*swoons*), and the Dalek is really a teeny little monster with wavey tentacles. He's so cute!

the rest of them )

...I was bored, okay?
deird1: Wes and Lilah in bed, with text "you called this a relationship" (Wes Lilah relationship)

'Scuse me, I'll be off fangirling Steven Moffat for a while...

Fish! Singing! Fezzes! Marilyn Monroe! Fish! Costumes! Short circuits! Fish! *fangirls*
deird1: Dawn upset with Buffy, with text "you don't have a sister" (Dawn sister)
I think I've figured out why I have such a big problem with what happens to Donna Noble: it's because of Dawn Summers.

this might require more explanation... )

Questions? Comments?


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