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December 29th, 2007


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06:13 pm - How to cheer oneself up about fandom again...
Step 1: Read through the entire Doctor Who love meme.

Step 2: Immediately afterwards, watch Voyage of the Damned for the first time.


See, I liked it. No, it isn't going to be making my top 10 Doctor Who stories any time soon. And it was overlong, and had some laughably OTT moments and displayed that RTD has a serious Christianity fetish for an atheist.

And, you know, looking back on it there were some subtexts that show that RTD is nowhere near as progressive as he likes to think he is.

But all that said, I liked it. Astrid was cute and likable in the sort of generic default companion manner, and the guest cast were amusingly quirky, and there were some good funny lines, and some I hope will mean good running themes for S4.


And the S4 trailer was good, as was the Torchwood S2 one.

Both could have been improved by more Martha, but that's because everything's better with Martha.

Actually, I have concluded that I have done the exact same thing with Martha that I did with Ten: Namely, spent so long being arguing for them and for giving a chance to the people irrationally bashing them based on nothing other than they aren't the character they miss, that I've somehow argued myself into loving them to the point that they are my very favourite characters in the entire show.

And that is why, I will always love Martha (aside from the whole, you know, made of awesome thing) and why I will always love Ten, even when he's being an arse.

...And that's your philosophical fandom message for the day.

*toddles off to find new icons*
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From:viala_qilarre
Date:December 29th, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)
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It's really good to see a couple of more positive reactions to VotD. :)
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From:drakyndra
Date:December 29th, 2007 11:54 am (UTC)
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The same thing happened for me with the S3 Dalek episodes, actually. Yeah, they were the weakest of the series, but they were still enjoyable.

I think I enjoy Who much more when I keep away from certain parts of fandom.
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From:evilgeniuslady
Date:December 30th, 2007 10:57 am (UTC)
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I think I enjoy Who much more when I keep away from certain parts of fandom.
Those are very wise words indeed. Even less-than-stellar Who is good entertainment and it's sometimes ridiculously hard to remember that with all the "this is crap!!!!" arguments flying around.
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From:drakyndra
Date:December 30th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
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True, true, so very true.

The problem is that when you enjoy the show, there's nothing better than chatting about it with other fannish types. And it's really hard to find solely people who enjoy the same things about the show as you do...
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From:evilgeniuslady
Date:December 30th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
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And it's really hard to find solely people who enjoy the same things about the show as you do...
Agreed again - especially since what I like about the show seems to vary from episode to episode. The only constant is that I'm always entertained.

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