panik: (DW - Eleven the man)
2010-06-28 10:32 am

A salutary reminder.

Yes, my fellow Brits, we are very crap at footie, but who cares about that when we live on what is possibly (still) the coolest lump of stone on this planet? Oh yes, my babies, for we have Time Lords and they rock!

We also have NEW! Top Gear and Reliant Robins! Oh good gracious me, I thought I was going to die, if not of suffocation then the massive haemorrhaging caused by the lolz - And new IT Crowd! and Rev starting tonight. It is, indeed, good to be alive. If only it would rain, just a bit (I know, I know, I'm never satisfied, me but my rain barrel is down to its last smelly dregs and there's only so much you can do with a watering can and a bit of leaky hose that was bought in 1972).

panik: (DW - Eleven the man)
2010-06-12 08:11 pm

The Lodger

That was pretty damn splendid in my oh so humble, probably my favourite ep so far,

and not really spoiling I don't think but cutting just in case )

How can it get any better than this? Honestly? I mean it. Seriously. I need to know what you think. ::nods::

Oh, and - Captain Troy Handsome. ::snerk:: Best line of the series so far. *G* Oh my, I am loving this Doctor!
panik: (DW - Eleven rainbow)
2010-06-05 07:42 pm

The Doctor and Van Gogh

Together in a single episode! What could possibly go wrong (nothing, obviously)? If you take Blackadder out of the equation, certainly the best thing Richard Curtis has ever written by miles. ;)

That was pretty damn wonderful, imo, even though the death of Enormous Terry-Gilliam Space-Chicken-Thing broke my heart and wasn't Amy a little under-dressed for 1889 and apparently Van Gogh bore a strong resemblance to Conan O Brien, who'd've guessed? But this Doctor just grows and grows, I can't wait to see what's going to happen to him in the future.

'Maybe you've had enough coffee now'. Best line in ages.
panik: (DW - Eleven the man)
2010-05-15 08:14 pm

No one got nothing to say...?

About Doctor Who? Rather brilliant, is my initial opinion, nothing more to say right now as I'm about to drink some rum and watch I Love You Philip Morris

I shall let you know.
panik: (DW - Eleven the man)
2010-05-08 06:59 pm

Well that was pretty bloody splendid!

This series of Doctor Who just goes from strength to strength, reminding me more and more of old Who - only better *  If next week's outing is even half as good as the trailer, it's going to be spectacular.

And who didn't give a little piggie squeal of joy when the Doctor's 'papers' had a picture of One? I know I did, quite startled the cat.

*though I can't help thinking the estimable Toby 'Being Human' Whithouse has read Jonathan Strange. Just a feeling. ;o)
panik: (History Ho)
2010-04-29 07:35 pm

Returned from a day in Liverpool

Laden with goodies from Matta's in Bold Street, also a brown turkey fig for the garden, some damn good wine, acquired (cough) Michael Wood (In Search of Shakespeare) on our telly and my copy of Doc2 DVD The Invasion (with added Lethbridge-Stewart!) has arrived.

Can a person's cup runneth with more joy than this? Well, yeas, probably. I mean, I could win the £51 mill on  the Euro-lottery. any number of wonderful things might happen but for now, I am content. This is uncommon enough to be worthy of a post. ::nods thoughtfully::

PS: There are an awful lot of Spaniards dressed in red and white and flags proclaiming allegiance to something called 'Atlético' wandering the streets of my former home city. Is there, perchance, a match on...?
panik: (DW - Eleven Tardis)
2010-04-24 07:22 pm
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I really don't know what I think about that. Glad it's a 2 parter but - is it just me or was that entirely lacking in tension of any kind?

My Eleven love continues to grow but the writing is still leaving a bit to be desired for me.
panik: (DW - To Victory!)
2010-04-21 07:59 pm

bloody nora!

It's a Doctor sandwich! Five on the start and Ten on the end. I guess the message is, Time Lords vote Labour. :o)
panik: (DW - Hartnell Credits)
2010-04-10 07:13 pm
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That was a disappointment. Started out well but got rapidly stupid. Such sentimental tosh, it wasn't only the poor whale who wanted to vomit.

The music is still a joy. I never thought I'd hear the almost perfect Delia Derbyshire arrangements again and Matt Smith, still good, Troughtony with a dash of Hartnell but that story - gosh golly, it was bad. Just a glitch I hope, next week looks intriguing. I keep thinking I'm sick of the Daleks but then they open their little mouths (Do they have mouths? Woggle their tentacles...?) and I can't help but love them, the genocidal little tinkers.

And - no Scotland, but what about Wales? ::laughs long and loud in a Dalek voice::
panik: (DW - Love&Peace)
2010-04-03 07:55 pm

Oh new TARDIS!

You are a thing of joy and colour and beauty and I love you! And - Old Skool music and credits! How very wonderful.

Very much like this new Doctor too, nice ironical tone but not too heavy handed. Eppy was a bit frantic, desperately trying to do too much too soon so - exactly like every new Doctor first eps I've ever seen,  I expect it'll get over itself and settle down before next time, but you know what I liked best? An ending, a good, proper, interesting, engaging, exciting end, no rubbishy let downs.

Very refreshing. ;o)

panik: (DW - Joy)
2010-02-20 11:19 am
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There was nothing at all on telly last night

And I was suddenly moved to watch the Doctor Who movie again, hadn't seen it in years and, it was much less bad than I remembered, or rather... 

I mean, it wasn't good; I sighed most mightily at the usual clutch of idiocies but all that 'Look! I is Jesus!', half-human, let's make kissy-face, Eye of Harmony (on the TARDIS people, on the TARDIS!?! I mean, what the....?) bollocks seemed so much easier to dismiss than it was back in the day (certainly no worse, actually rather less offensive than a lot of the crap Rusty's subjected us to over the years. Clearly, after 5 years of dealing with RTD, I have become immunised) and oh! People! What a marvellous Doctor Eight is! Despite the piss-poor material he has to work with, Paul McGann's Doctor just shines through with his Awesome Majesty of Total Awe.

Then there's Seven. Not my favourite in his day but Sylv more than makes up for the eighties (not his fault!) with his performance in this, and how good was it to see him again (VERY!)? And then there's jelly babies and 'I'll shoot myself' and the soundtrack and that magnificent Tardis, surely still the best Tardis interior ever? And being reminded why (despite the movie) Eight was able to edge Two from my personal top-slot to become my Most-Favourite Doctor.

And, horribly bad though it was in so many ways, it led to so much that is Good; the EDAs and Fitz Kreiner especially - without the movie, there would never have been a Fitz Kreiner and for that alone, it was worth every cringe.

So then I went and found this interview with the fabulous Paul McGann in which he talks of the movie and the importance of hair in Who, then spent a very merry hour delving through the archives and, I hope [ profile] bibliodragon won't mind me pimping her magnificent Eight-Movie pic spam because it is so bloody good, words fail me.
panik: (DW - Hartnell Credits)
2010-01-01 09:08 pm
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Doctor Who: out with the old

and in with the new. Sad to see Ten go but looking forward to seeing what's going to happen to number 11 and, in retrospective mood, I'd like to offer a favourite vid that puts the whole regeneration thang into beautiful context.

Happy New Doctor!
panik: (Brand - Only sex)
2009-12-26 02:09 pm

Well I'll admit, I'm surprised

...No one's mentioned David Tennant's astonishing performance as Russell Brand, the Ghost of Christmas Present on the Catherine Tate show last night but there you go. Anyone listen to them on Radio 2 this morning then with the Most Holy Lord Bernard of Cribbins...?

Doctor Who was pure hilarious crack, I have rarely laughed so long or hard - which was good. Our home now has a new line, 'he ate it like The Master' - only used on the dog so far but we eagerly await the chances to broaden that scope.

So, good Christmas, everyone? We still have snow. Dad is going to 'dine' (the way The Skeletor Master 'dines') with his brothers today, he's been in the bathroom a mere 2 and a half hours but still hoping to have him at at least the underpants layer before my cousin comes to get him at 3.00.

Other than that, it's been relatively calm and unfraught. I now own an ipod and a goodly pile of DVD-based comedy and a bottie of delicious hard stuff. I'm now off to make sosmix rolls, please wish me well in my culinary endeavours and have a lovely Boxing Day all!

panik: (DW - Oncoming storm)
2009-11-15 08:01 pm
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Ooh er.

Dark Doctor. Me likee!

Valeyard, anyone? :o)
panik: (DW - Hartnell Credits)
2009-10-06 10:34 am

Oh dear

The new Who logo is a bit pants. I wish I hadn't looked, I feel mildly depressed now, but I suppose I'll always have my Troughton DVDs for comfort.


In the meantime, porridge + golden syrup is a fine and goodly thing on an Autumn morning. I am about to book a Matlock cabin weekend for myself and the friends who did not shun me. It rains, but it's warm inside. I find ideas are flooding in for a new novel. Life ticks on with its many pains and pleasures.There is absolutely no reason for this post and I feel I must apologise.
panik: (DW - Psychadelic TARDIS)
2009-10-05 12:11 pm

I should be working

I'm trying to start a new novel but being mightily distracted by Twitterer @alun_vega sending minute by minute reports of watching the filming of Doctor Who. It's riveting, almost hypnotic...

Work on The New Novel delayed by indecision on which novel to actually write, a sequel to Entanglement or teh one about a stranded-alien-living-at-the-seaside one. Such a quandary-stroke-dilemma.
panik: (DW - Doctor slut)
2009-04-11 08:20 pm
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So. The Doctor...

and Malcolm. Best slash potential so far this year?



Did anyone out there watch DW tonight cause the silence is deafening.

panik: (DW - Breakdance of Rassilon)
2009-04-11 07:47 pm
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Doctor Who squee!


That is all.

panik: (DW - Doctor slut)
2009-04-11 10:06 am

David Tennant!

Just finished a spot on BBC Breakfast and now with Catherine Tate, doing Wossy's radio show this am; guests, Paul Merton, The Proclaimers and Le Barrowman. What could be nicer for a fangirl weekend? 

...I ask my companion, sitting beside me on the sofa who will no doubt be commenting any minute now.

Heh heh heh. Fangurl weekends ftw.
panik: (TS - Hee!)
2009-01-03 08:19 pm
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Interesting, isn't it?

When everyone's agreeing with you, it's called squee, when they're disagreeing with you, it's called wank.

Ah, fandom.