Honestly, what actress could possibly be this Doctor's companion without the relationship screaming "Boy Toy!" at you?
Well, one that's about twelve. In which case the relationship would scream "Pedo!". Hardly an improvement.
Edited at 2009-01-04 18:28 (UTC)
2009-01-04 18:32 (UTC)
He's gonna materialise that thing around a tree, just you wait...
2009-01-04 18:55 (UTC)
Haha, you can already see signs of a comb-over beginning to take hold.
2009-01-04 22:29 (UTC)
I think he looks more like a young David Bowie, with different hair products and (possibly) different drugs. Not in a good way, mind...
In what way were you wrong about Donna? I mostly quite liked her but by the end of the series I was ready to have her leave.
On seeing the series finale, I think the writers missed a huge opportunity by making her character human and not a Time Lady... she really does best when she's allowed to go over the top.
Not every comedian can make the leap into acting, though, especially in something that's not pure comedy, so I think a certain scepticism was called for.
Paterson Joseph was my favorite and I really was hoping he would make it as #11. I've been wrong before, so I am trying to give this guy a chance, but wow...he looks so young.
BTW - Hi there, speedingslug
sent me over here. I was complaining about not having enough sci-fi friends on my list and he suggested I look you up.
Greetings! Welcome to the madness. Take nothing I say seriously.
And as a loyal fan of the show since the early Tom Baker days, I do fully intend to like Matt Smith once the new series starts. I'm just getting all of my whingeing out of the way now.
Edited at 2009-01-28 18:18 (UTC)
Us fans take our stuff seriously! LOL I was prepared to completely dislike DT, he eventually grew on me. Same with companions. I was worried about Donna, cause her first appearance was such a disaster, but by the end I decided she is one of my favorites. I dislike the whole "I'm in love with the doctor" part. Rose seriously annoyed me by the end and I was happy to see her gone.
I'll admit that aside from occasionally catching bits and pieces of the original Dr. Who on PBS, my first watching came from the recent series. It has given me interest in going back and watching the original ones though. It has been fun discovering a new show with so much history and things to learn.
I agree with you to a point about Rose, but what balanced it out for me was the incredible chemistry the two actors showed by the end of their second series together.
The "I'm in love with the Doctor" bit didn't bother me that much. She was young; it was a crush and in that sense it seemed realistic to me. What did annoy me to ranting though was how infatuated the Doctor was with Rose! It was completely out of character, and most likely done as a shameless appeal to gain more viewers. Worse still, I couldn't even be happy to see her gone, because she was never really gone!
I still enjoy seeing the older episodes, too. I've gone back and watched as many of the Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee ones as I've been able to find. Unfortunately, a large part of the Hartnell and Troughton years have been lost and only exist as reconstructions, but even so they are surprisingly watchable.