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I'm Going to Miss Doctor 11

I just wanted to keep this one.



I was looking at Netflix, thinking to check and see if Being Human Series 4 (UK) was available yet, since Series 5 starts on BBCA this weekend, but I stumbled across Red Dwarf, which I haven't seen in a VERY long time, so I started watching S1 again... and whoa, hard to believe this was being produced the EXACT SAME YEAR as the Star Trek:TNG episodes I had just been watching!!! (And Rory's dad, Mark Williams, is a member of the doomed crew of the Red Dwarf! My goodness, he's just a sprout!)

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cornerofmadness
Jul. 4th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
very nice

I had that same reaction to the 6th doctor last week. It's only like three years before Next Gen and wow.
wildrider
Jul. 4th, 2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
I think it's a simple difference between the production values in the UK and those in the US -- ST:TNG was probably ahead of its time, but looking back on it it still looks AMAZING (no way that's nearly 25 years old!), while BBC shows from the same time have the same quaint appearance as their mid-60's shows do...

(Which some of our mid-80's sitcoms actually do, as well; I caught an episode of "Family Ties" yesterday, and it was... well, quaint!)
cornerofmadness
Jul. 4th, 2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
I know and yes I figure the amount of money hollywood tossed at Star Trek was way above what Dr. Who had access to

haha fun
nutmeg3
Jul. 5th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
The hair - or lack thereof - is very strange after all the floppiness. I wonder what he's filming in Detroit? I supppose I could check the IMDb. And did anyone ever say why he exited so abruptly?
wildrider
Jul. 5th, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
I heard vague "artistic differences," but of course we may never know all the truth of the whole thing, since he appears to be very gracious about the whole business. Hard to say. Of course, we never have found out all the facts about Eccelston leaving, either (although rumors there are aplenty). I think I'm saddest because I HAD heard he'd been signed for S8, and then... no.

He does look strange without the Doctor's floppy hair. Of course, I thought the same thing when I saw David Tennant without the sideburns!

IMDB says it's "How to Catch a Monster," which looks like it's probably a good movie, but not something I'd normally go out of the way to watch. I am interesting in seeing him in other roles, although that's been chancy for me -- I think Tennant is a reasonably good working actor in most of the other roles I've seen him in; while Eccelston is absolutely freaking ASTOUNDING in all that I've seen him in; I haven't seen a lot of the other Doctors in other roles (Tom Baker is Tom Baker; but he was the absolute GREATEST Puddleglum of All Time).

The problem with IMDB is I see from Matt's birthdate that he was born AFTER I graduated High School...

sillymagpie
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
The Doctor Who haircut is gone. That makes it official. :/

I'll miss him. He was a good Doctor.
wildrider
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
I remember when they first showed pictures of him, and I was HIGHLY dubious of him... but he did turn out to be a really awesome Doctor.

I'm sure I'll like the new one, but right now, I'm still dubious. Until I see him in action!
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