Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dr. Who

The opening credit is from 1974, Tom Baker is the current Dr. Who. Yep, 1974 is when I started watching.

Oh to be a time lord. What ? You don't know what that means? Then you must become a Dr. Who fan. Thanks to BBC America and Direct TV I can watch it again.

When I was much younger, Dr. Who was a Sunday night staple on the local PBS station and the viewing was much anticipated. The move to Florida, change of stations and poof, it was gone. I was out of touch for years. Not any longer.

For those not in the know, Dr. Who is a time lord, a time traveler. What does that mean, what does he do? Honestly, you have to watch the show. But beware, you will be utterly lost and confused in each and every episode. You will want to come back again and again. The show itself has been around for years. There has been many Dr. Who's. That will be part of the confusion. It doesn't matter, in due time the new actor will immerse himself in the role and you will adjust.

The sets and graphics have changed over the years, getting better and better. The imagination of the writers has no limits and the plot lines are incredible, the villains are so so villainous! The other actors and actresses are believable and work well with each other.

There was talk of a movie that would have done well but the talk died down as someone probably realized it would have ruined the serial nature of the show. Here in the states it would have been done and killed the franchise. We never learn.

This is the current opening with Matt Smith. Music is still great but the graphics explode on the screen.

So I invite you to step in the Tardis (the blue phone booth, small outside, huge inside) and journey through time. You will be hooked. Don't say I didn't warn you.

coffee time

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