Friday, June 17, 2005

Doctor Who

My Dad sent me the Volume One DVD from the BBC's new Doctor Who series.

Of course, it is a Region 2 DVD. Note for future reference: to change the Region on our inexpensive Daewoo DVG-3000N DVD player, turn on the DVD player with no disc loaded, press [Setup] [Stop] [ |<< ] [ >>| ], select the new Region, and turn the DVD player off.

I thought the first episode was pretty good, although the Doctor's straight-up invitation to Rose at the end-- "He [your boyfriend]'s not invited"-- had the air of a pick-up line. Not that there's anything wrong with that but it would mark something of a departure from the Doctor's traditional platonic/avuncular style.

Second and third episodes: Well, these are okay. The dialogue is decent, if not stellar. The special effects are fine. The stories could use a bit more plot twist, a little bit less banging-on-the-locked-door-as-danger-creeps-very-very-slowly-closer, and a bit less deus ex electromachina. "You forgot just one thing! I can reverse polarise the omicron field!"


At 1:01 PM, June 18, 2005, Blogger Maribeth said...

Now that we know that the Doctor is in fact the *last* of the Time Lords, it is plausible that he would be feeling a little lonely in this big old universe. It's not like he can get himself a Time Lord girlfriend (Time Lady?) anytime he wants anymore.


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