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14 November 2008 @ 09:24 pm
Doctor Who - Children in Need, Xmas Special Preview!!!  
Joining the chorus of joy and squee over the Doctor Who Children in Need special/Xmas preview thingie.

Oh, just a few comments ...

1. The Doctor looked so happy and blissful and joyful. Which was nice to see.
2. Brown suit. Yay.
3. Gorgeous music before it went into the carol. (Or is that Christmas music that I just did not recognize and not Gold's work?)
4. "Oi, just answer the question."
5. The zooming close-up, then "Who, me?"
6. "Doctor who?" (I always love those.)
7. The fact that Morrisey's Doctor said EXACTLY what Ten said when he showed up cracked me up.
8. Rosita? Really, Rusty? Of all of the female names on the planet, you pick Rosita?
9. The look that Ten sent Morrisey's Doctor after they both pointed the sonic screwdriver and said "Allon-sy."

All in all, just SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ETA: You know in all of my moaning about series five under Moffat, I haven't forgotten, but I've rather let it the realization of it fall to the wayside that we still get five more Rusty episodes. YAY!
drunky brewsterpumpkinsoup on November 15th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
My reaction was a major SQUEE! too! I am so looking forward to this.
Arabian: Idinaarabian on November 15th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
I KNOW!!!!
Laurel: Hello!corusca on November 15th, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
Eee I totally squee'd myself. Happy!Doctor is something I've almost forgotten in the past two seasons of pure Angsty!Doctor.

I am actually excited about the specials now...
Arabian: Dr Who (Nine)arabian on November 15th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
I think it's going to be a charmer, and I'm really looking forward to it. YAY!!!
Laurelcorusca on November 16th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I'm hoping these will be the sort of adventures that Ten excels at - fun, silly, straight-up defending the universe with the occasional bout of 'WHAT?!'

Much as I love DT, he's just not built for angst!
Arabian: Sherilyn Fennarabian on November 16th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Really, you don't think so? I think that Eccleston is better at angst (but I think Eccleston's pretty much better at anything acting-wise than most actors on the planet), but I think that David Tennant angsts very prettily. Although, I adore the light-hearted stuff too. And we've had so much angst lately, that light-hearted would be absolutely lovely.
Laurelcorusca on November 16th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
I dunno, I never quite 'buy' Tennant when he's miserable. I know I'm not in the majority, haha, but he just comes across as whiny to me. I always want to buy him a 'cheer up, emo kid!' shirt in those scenes, hehe.

Though I fully agree on the Eccleston-is-better-than-pretty-much-everyone count. There aren't a whole lot of actors who wouldn't pale in comparison...Tennant is superior though, when it calls for physical comedy; I really can't imagine Eccleston ever pulling off Cassandra-in-the-Doctor's-body, or the 'radiation dance'.
Arabian: Christopher Eccleston_01arabian on November 16th, 2008 03:50 am (UTC)
Oh, Eccleston could SO pull those off. Totally. I put Eccleston up there with Ralph Fiennes (my hands-down favorite actor, best actor working today, etc.) and Gary Oldman. In other words, he can do anything.
Laurelcorusca on November 17th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
Maybe I need to watch more Eccleston work to broaden my perspective on his acting skillz. Totally worthwhile project, whoo! Now if I can just *find* some of these stupid movies-that-aren't-released-in-the-US...

And Ralph Fiennes is a-ma-zing. Just straight-up agreeing here :-D
Arabian: Christopher Eccleston_01arabian on November 17th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
Watching more of his work is never a bad thing. I'm going through all I can find, LOL!

Ralph Fiennes; I love him so. (And I so need to make a Ralph icon, I really do.)
Diana: Back Again -- Doctor/Rosebutterfly on November 15th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
I know! It looks so delightful.

He seems a bit like a Doctor (Ten-specific, really) parody. As someone else said, his attitude actually seems much more like River's description of the Doctor than the actual Doctor ever has.
Arabian: Dr Who (9)arabian on November 15th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Heh! Reminds me of the spec in your post that it's someone who's read her diary and is being "The Doctor." If so, hahahahahahahaha!!!!
Diana: Laughter -- Jack/Rosebutterfly on November 15th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
That would crack me up. I'm considering it a very unlikely, but still possible theory at the moment.
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - Kissarabian on November 15th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, not really likely, but it's fun to speculate.
la_tantela_tante on November 15th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
woooooooohoooooooooooooo! first thought: everyone's going to break into song!

you know, when last series ended it seemed like it was going to be forever til the xmas special and here it is already. tempus fugit especially when there's a time lord in question!

Arabian: Obama 2008arabian on November 15th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
I know!!! It is sad that we only get five more with Rusty and David, but that's five more episodes of awesomeness with Rusty and David and I can't NOT be happy about that.

(I so need to make a new Obama icon.)
Giorgia: DW - doctorthinkshardtazza_di_jo on November 15th, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
...maybe it's on purpose? If it's someone reenacting the Doctor's life...
Arabian: Rose_Thinkingarabian on November 15th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
That's a theory floating around. I mean, what are the odds? Seriously? And we all know that Rusty's totally a Rose-fanboy, so he wouldn't do it without a reason.
sunnytyler001sunnytyler001 on November 15th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
Yeah, I KNOW!!! Rosita!!!
When I first heard about her, I thought she was a regenerated Rose! Lol.
Maybe it's an Alt!Ten with his Alt!Rose.
Arg! Every Doctor has a Rose, except for Alien!Ten!
That's sad...
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - One Heartarabian on November 15th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I don't know. But it's Rusty, I have faith!! :D
siren (like the mythic monster)myalltheworld on November 15th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
So... is it just me, or does it look like someone went to Victorian England with a Cyberman's head and made ... a cyber bull or something??
Maybe Edwardian England, I dunno. Or Pre Victorian.

And the music was very reminiscent of the stuff you get in your generic christmassy tales - Oliver, A Christmas Carol etc etc. don't know the composer, but it sounded dead familiar..
Arabian: Dr. Horriblearabian on November 15th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Someone mentioned that, but I butterfly was looking at it closely and wrote:
So, that 'cyberman' looks like a head on a stick to me. Seriously. It's a head on a stick. Painted. It's a painted head on a stick.

(ETA: No, wait, it's even better -- it's totally a mask!
So, I don't think that's it. I think the spec that this is someone pretending to live out the Doctor's life or something may have some merit.
Opal: TIP: *KISS*shinyopals on November 15th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
*Continues to bounce*

I am so hopeful for some FUN. I just hope he doesn't crush us! XD
Arabian: Dr Who (10) - Impossible Planetarabian on November 15th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but I'm hopeful this will be (mostly) crush-less. Gah, it just looks like so much fun!! :D
Palimpsesti_palimpsest on November 17th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
Don't know if anyone else has noticed - but Morrisey's Doctor's screwdriver - appears to be a phillips head. . . and not particularly Sonic.
Arabian: Doylearabian on November 17th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's been pointed out elsewhere as even more proof that he's not actually *the Doctor.* Now, we're all just trying to figure out HOW he knows so much about the Doctor since he's clearly not.
Palimpsesti_palimpsest on November 17th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Sorry didn't mean to step on the toes of 'you all'. I'll just refrain from comment in the future.
Arabian: ATttD - Sorryarabian on November 18th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
No, no, I wasn't intending anything down-putting in my reply, you just specifically mentioned that you didn't know if it'd been pointed out anywhere, and I was just responding that yeah it had. I hadn't caught it, but I know a few others And then I just further added thought to it, we all -- as in the psycho fandom -- are trying to figure it out now. I didn't mean offense at all and I'm sorry you took it that way.