Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Doctor of Christmas Past

I spent Christmas day quietly absorbed in a marathon of Doctor Who on the BBC America. It is a method of celebration I can recommend highly. Over the years, I had seen the occasional Doctor Who, but never got sucked into full Whovian fan life until I ran across the reboot of the series with the Ninth Doctor. It's apparently a common phenomenon for people to like their first Doctor Who best. Certainly, that's the case with me, my heart nerdly belongs to Christopher Eccleston, who played number 9.


Christmas Day's orgy of the Doctor, however, was number 11, Matt Smith, the man who raises the question "How can such a homely git have such fabulous hair?"


It was a lovely Christmas.

11 comments:

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I was in doing the same exact thing as you, and yes, it was a lovely christmas!

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  2. I wish I'd thought of that sort of celebration! And I think Matt Smith does a very poor David Tenant imitation.

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  3. My first Doctor Who was Jon Pertwee (The Third Doctor) which makes me feel quite old.

    I have to admit that I thought the same about Matt Smith, until I saw him in "Christopher and His Kind", and suddenly saw the attraction... Jx

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  4. when kabuki was but a tot he would dash home to watch Dr Who on the telly. All kabukis' friends watched Dark Shadows, and kabuki was considered an outsider. WELL BITCHES, it does not appear that Dark Shadows is still alive and kicking. kabuki wins again. victory is mine, and it tastes so sweet.

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  5. Right on, K0, but I need t point out Tim Burton is putting together a new Dark Shadows movie with Johnny Depp as Barnabas, Helena Bonham Carter as the doctor and Michele Pfeiffer as Elizabeth.

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  6. oh alright, as long as tim burton and johnny depp are involved. curses foiled again!

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  7. We like the same Doctor. But really isn't he the same Doctor just sometimes in a sexier shell?

    Peter Cushing was the Doctor last night on TCM.

    Not a sexy Doctor.

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  8. The only Dr. Who is, was, and will always be Tom Baker. There is no Dr Who w/o his 8 foot scarf.

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  9. Should it be Dr Whom? My favourite was Tom Baker too. Happy New Year as they say!

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