|A man running around Victorian London calling himself the Doctor! Wha? Wha?|
I taped the Dr Who ones and we watched them over two days. They were SO GOOD. I'd heard that the new series was great, and sampled it a couple times, but now I'm ready to be hooked baby!
|The Master! And Time Lords!!|
When the series was rebooted in 2005 I watched the first episode or so, but was underwhelmed, so I didn't continue. By the time it got great I was in school and didn't have time to watch. (Same reason why I didn't get beyond season 1 with Battlestar Galactica, even though I was loving it.)
|Lion, Witch & Wardrobe inspired, so WWII setting - which always makes me weepy!|
What's so great about the new Dr Whos is that they're a wonderful combination of imagination, action adventure, strange creatures and robots, humor, and sadness. They're very touching--or "humany wumany" as the latest Dr would say. In fact, they're very much like Connie Willis' books.
|A well done play on A Christmas Carol.|
I loved them all, but my favorite one took place on a spaceship with a Titanic storyline. If I'd been alone I probably would have let it all go and wept buckets, like I did watching the movie Starbuck (no relation to Battlestar G.) But I didn't want the husbando staring at me, so I just wept a couple silent tears into the non-vegan cheesies, and blew my nose a bit.
It also had a good joke about London's inhabitants all fleeing for the countryside at Christmastime, because every Christmas there's some sort of alien disaster (that is to say, all the previous Christmas specials.)
Hope you guys enjoyed your Christmases too. :-)