Sunday, April 01, 2007

Get Lost

Do not; I repeat, do, not; try to contact me when the new series of Doctor Who is on TV.

(1) The writers are on-fire. Not from the current series, but can anyone tell me if there has been a better piece of TV sci-fi than the episode : The Girl in the Fireplace written by the incredible Steven Moffat ("Coupling") ?

"Real" Sci-Fi fans who scoff should note that "The Girl in the Fireplace" was nominated for a Nebula award in 2006. In fact, one of his earlier scripts "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" won the Hugo award in 2005. So yah-boo-sucks.

And he's written an episode for this series, "Blink", which will air on June 2nd. So doubly keep out of my face that night.

(2) But most of all, I get to watch it with Stanetta - high quality Daddy and Daughter time. Any opportunity for a 40 year-old bloke to bond with his 11 year-old daughter is priceless.

As to the Doctor's new assistant Matha Jones (Freema Agyeman), Mrs Stan approves of the fact that this one has a bottom.

The first episode was a little disappointing to tell the truth, and the makers of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" really should sue over the plagarism of the Vogons. Surely there can be only one bureaucratic, ultra-violent, boar-like thick-skinned, rhyme-loving race in the Universe.

But I have hope that standards will improve, and anyway Stanetta loved it up in a childlike way that I can only envy.

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