All manner of scifi/fantasy/nerdness: Roleplaying, comic books, .... okay, so mainly just RPGs & comic books. And Dr. Who. And Firefly. And comic books. And role-playing games. And Community. And Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And comic books. And RPGs. And Avengers. And RPGS. And whatever else amuses me today...
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how miraculous it is that any of us made it past the first episode.
Least scary bad guys ever.
Their stomachs creased like rubber as they ran.
This entire sequence:
The worst Photoshop that ever existed.
All of this nonsense:
And Mickey’s clinging to Rose’s leg for the entirety of this scene.
And yet, we all fell in love. It’s enough to make a girl question her sanity.
Um… (raises hand) I didn’t make it past this episode.
While standing in line for Denver Comic Con a few weeks ago, my brother and I were convinced to watch “Doctor Who” by a couple of Whovians who just gushed about it. I’d heard enough about the show to understand the basics (it’s bigger on the inside, there’s always a Companion, don’t blink, Britishisms, etc). So we went home that night, watched this episode, turned to each other and were just like “What are we missing? What do people see in this mess?”
And then we didn’t feel compelled to watch any more. The end.
I made it through season one of “Buffy.” I get that a great show can have a bad opener. But this was beyond bad. I just didn’t see any potential for greatness at all. And I’m really ok with that, since the last thing I need is yet another sci-fi show to obsess over and watch in endless weekend marathons when I should be reading.
So “Doctor Who”, you’re just not for me.
Forget all this nonsense. I love Doctor Who EXACTLY BECAUSE of this episode. I wish there was more of it. I’ll take plastiMickey over murderous Tennant any day of the week. I like camp, goofballs, and absurdity.
It’s cool if other people don’t. I just wish they did so that I could get more goofy fun stuff and less brooding angst. Every image in this post is something I love, and something I wish there was more of. But the truth is if it turned you off of Doctor Who, then the current runs/episodes are more for you than they are for me.
Two of my friends said that the 9th Doctor was ugly, horrible, and there was no point to him. They said that no one liked him and everyone who did is an idiot. I told them tons of people liked him and they didn’t believe me.
So reblog this and I will write your url in a notebook labeled “People Who Appreciate Nine” and give it to them to let them become aware of the lovely people like you guys. Deadline is March 22nd.