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Thursday, January 12, 2006

David Tennant IS The Doctor

Just wanted to chime in with a few thoughts concerning the recently aired Doctor Who Christmas Special "The Christmas Invasion." After thinking about it for a week or two, after seeing it, I have to admit... I loved every second of it! And, so far, I LOVE David Tennant as The Doctor. His portrayal mixes just enough whimsy and eccentricity with just enough darkness and mystery to make him a wonderful Doctor. The perfect example occurred as he was facing down the invading alien horde and he stopped in the middle to declare, "oh look! A great big threatening button that should not be pressed under any circumstances…"

Oh, and, of course, he followed up by pressing it.

I can't wait for the full season, later in 2006.

And, this just in:

SCI FI Channel announced Jan. 12 that it will air the first season of the BBC's hit SF series Doctor Who, starting in March. The 13 episodes, starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, will air as part of SCI FI Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The series, from head writer and executive producer Russell T. Davies, ran originally in the United Kingdom last year and was one of the network's biggest hits ever. An update of the classic Doctor Who show, the series continues in the U.K. with an upcoming second season that will star David Tennant as the Doctor.

"The Doctor's made all sorts of journeys in time and space, but this is one of his most exciting yet!" Davies said in a statement. "I'm a huge fan of the SCI FI Channel, and I'm delighted that Doctor Who is appearing on a channel that supports and enhances the entire genre."

"With its rich history of imaginative storytelling, Doctor Who is a true sci-fi classic," Thomas P. Vitale, SCI FI's senior vice president, programming and original movies, said in a separate statement. "We're excited to add the show to our lineup."

Meanwhile, BBC Video announced that it has moved the proposed U.S. release date of the Doctor Who first-season DVD set to July 4 from its originally planned February launch.

My thoughts? YES! YES!! YES!!! and NO! NO!! NO!!!

It's your job to deduce which announcement receives which reaction.


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