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baba yaga
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posted 25 December 2005 03:06 AM      Profile for baba yaga     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Christmas Invasion is set to air on Monday at 8 PM!

The CBC's synopsis is as follows:

The Tardis falls to Earth on Christmas Eve, bringing the new Doctor home to Rose's family. But while his regeneration goes wrong, Santa-shaped assassins and deadly Christmas trees herald the approach of a terrible danger from the stars. The Sycorax are coming, and without the Doctor, the human race is helpless.
David Tennant (Doctor Who), Billy Piper (Rose Tyler), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith).

The BBC site has a very short trailer and lots of stills. 90 minutes of fun! Though the official rating is Fear Factor 3: Very Scary!

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Yst
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posted 25 December 2005 03:15 AM      Profile for Yst     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Woohoo.

Very much looking forward to it. I'll be interested to see what the new doctor makes of himself. I greatly enjoyed the first season. I virtually never watch TV and haven't had cable for years now, but I bothered to give it a go and was glad I did (only other TV series I've bothered with in the last five years being Serenity). I have faint memories of watching it in the 80s, but greatly prefered Star Trek at the time.


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posted 25 December 2005 04:09 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh yes, I can hardly wait to download it this afternoon.
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posted 25 December 2005 11:26 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
you probably open your presents on xmas eve too.
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baba yaga
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posted 25 December 2005 05:33 PM      Profile for baba yaga     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tennant was in Blackpool, which I enjoyed immensely. Quite bizzare since there's singing & dancing in it. It works though.
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posted 25 December 2005 06:27 PM      Profile for MartinArendt     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm skeptical...I really liked the old Dr. Who (not the old, old Dr. Who's, but the new...old one...you know what I mean. Christopher Eccleston).
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posted 27 December 2005 07:04 PM      Profile for FabFabian        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What happened at the end? I had to bolt to Robber's Video to return a dvd and missed the last 15 mins.
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posted 27 December 2005 07:54 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It was pretty well done - a little over-camp, in the Whovian fashion, but Tennant did well.

It highlighted the recurring political / anti-authoritarian undercurrents of the show quite nicely, without over-playing it. That's one of the crucial things that makes Doctor Who so special - the anti-authoritarian, existential side of the writing. That's what sets the show apart from most sci-fi, particularly US sci-fi.


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posted 27 December 2005 08:09 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I liked Christopher Eccleston very much; but I like the new guy, David Tennant, as well. I think he'll be good. As for the ending, I'm not sure where you cut out, Fab, the last bit was fairly quiet, showing them getting the turkey dinner set up, and him going through his wardrobe, picking out a snazzy suit and coat to wear; and he and Rose were about to take off again.

SPOILERS: If you left while they were fighting with swords, the villain cut off his hand; but since he was still in regenerating mode, he grew a new one, Rose tossed him another sword and he defeated the villain and said he could go if he promised never to come to Earth again. Of course the villain attacked from behind, but Dr. Who found a handy satsuma in his dressing gown pocket and threw it at some button that sent the villain over the cliff.

He told the Sycorax? to go back and tell everybody Earth is defended. So the ship took off; and Harriet the PM gave the order for it to be destroyed [using alien tech they got from the last invasion] so they wouldn't talk to anyone [Dr. Who had told her that sending out probes, etc., was getting humans noticed out there].

Dr. Who was ticked off, said he should have told the Sycorax to run, the human monsters are coming, and told Harriet he could ruin her with six words, went over to her aid and whispered "Don't you think she looks tired?" Later we see her on TV being beleagered by the media. And the turkey, etc.

Edit: Oh yes, and at the end it looks like it's snowing, but Who says it's ash from the spaceship; and what does that remind you of?

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aRoused
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posted 27 December 2005 08:20 PM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Overuse of the 'You're zombified and about to walk off a cliff, so I'll...dance fretfully around you trying to get you to talk to me but never, no never, physically restraining you from walking wherever you care to'. CROM, I hate that kind of scriptwriting.

Did anyone enjoy the 'Creature Comforts' bit afterwards?


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posted 27 December 2005 08:31 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Favourite bits:

the killer Christmas tree

The PM asking about the royal family and saying "Oh, they're all on the roof too?"


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posted 27 December 2005 08:47 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
All would easily have been averted by a Commando Cushion Deployment Agency.
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posted 27 December 2005 10:00 PM      Profile for FabFabian        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Thanks Contrarian! The satsuma in the pocket was a nice touch. How veddy English Christmassy.
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posted 28 December 2005 03:50 AM      Profile for rockerbiff   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think homage to Douglas Adams was nice "a bit Arfur Dent" when refereing to the bathrobe, pj's and slippers.

It would have been even nicer to have Dr Who spend the whole series in a bathrobe, pj's and slippers.


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