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So. There was new Who.

Random stuff:

- Plot was a bit rubbish. That's like tradition.
- Liked the interplay between the Doctor and Christina, actually. Bit one-note, but it's hard to beat Donna and possibly Christina could have grown awesome in a full series. As tradition, snogging occured. I cry a bit foul on why he didn't take her with - he's lost so many companions and only now he decides to stop having them? Is he having a midlife crisis at tenth generation all of a sudden?
- Yay UNIT. With Quartermass mention and the awesome Malcom. But really, can't UNIT just once get to be awesome and not get loaded with issues?
- When the Doctor said 'end of the line', my mind immidiately went to BSG. BSG owns my brain, y/y?
- LOL 'lost everything in the Icelandic banks'. Oh, poor Iceland, now you're even made it as a joke on Doctor Who.
- "The worse it gets, the more I love it." Yeah Doctor, that's you all right. So is the hero speech and the wanting to save all and the fantasy of a normal life he still chooses not to have. (Think he likes to have the fantasy - reality is more of a bitch.)
- Almost everyone got to be useful in ways. This I approve of.
- Flying bus, best goodbye present ever y/n?
- Omnious foreshadowing is omnious. Knock four times, hmmm. Fandom will be mulling that one over.

Overall: Liked, but wasn't overwhelmed. Good fun at times. Some lines I really liked. I give it mostly approval.

There is also new Red Dwarf (OMG) which I will comment on when I've seen all the parts. But I loved that show so much back in the day; revisiting it is lovely either way.

Meanwhile, Woody Harrelson is accused of assaulting a paparazzi and offers the following statement:

"I wrapped a movie called Zombieland, in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie."

... Either he's being really funny or really scary. I can't make up my mind.

Easter accomplishments of the Internet kind:

- Posted BSG crime fic. That was fun. And fitting of Norway's "Easter crime" tradition, which none of you get. But that's all right. We don't even know why we have it ourselves.
- Finished BSG/Doctor Who crossover with Adama/Roslin, Lee/Martha and the Doctor getting punched in the nose by the Admiral. With beta, whee.
- Finished Kara/Lee piece for faithful and much too lovely beta [livejournal.com profile] lyricalviolet, which is with another beta so she doesn't have to do work on her own gift-fic.
- Wrote and posted MM/EJO RPF. (Requires membership at [livejournal.com profile] bsgrpf to read.) Am going to hell. Then again, was going already.
- Fixed my LJ memories because they were a mess. Now I just have to remember to use them.
- Finished and posted my Adama/Roslin manifesto to [livejournal.com profile] ship_manifesto.
- Got my shaman to level 69, and my guild now has Satherion with two drakes down on heroic. Yes, that's World of Warcraft.
- Spent too much time pondering if I should sign up to [livejournal.com profile] bsg_remix or not. Am torn. Anyone have good or bad experiences with that?

Lazy Easter like whoa, oh yes. Though I did also do the first biking of the year in brilliant, brilliant sunshine. IT'S SPRING. This makes me ridiculously happy like you have no idea.

How's your life doing?

Date: 2009-04-11 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] specialagentr-c.livejournal.com
I think the Master is coming a'knocking, personally!

Also you may know this, why is Sheridan Smith credited with being in this episode when she isn't? I know she's only a BFA companion, but it would be strange to re-use her in the tv show as a different character? I am puzzled.

Date: 2009-04-11 11:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
Certainly possible!

Um, I didn't know she was credited. Cut scene? Cheeky nod to BFA? I don't know, I'm afraid. First I've heard of it.

Date: 2009-04-11 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] specialagentr-c.livejournal.com
:D Tis strange indeed.

I didn't see if she was credited on the episode, but she's credited on the imdb.com page. (actually probably not the best source of information!)

Also, I love me some Woody Harrelson crazy! Didn't he scale a bridge or something a few years back when he was trying to promote the uses of hemp. Maybe he had just smoked some of the good stuff before attacking that photographer. It can make you paranoid...I've heard.

Date: 2009-04-12 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
I never trust IMDB, honestly. So maybe wait to see if you find that info somewhere else. Could even be for another special, that, or just plain wrong to begin with.

Hah, I'd forgotten that. I do know he's been accused of assaulting photographers before, so I suspect he just has a temper. And possibly smoked and then thought up the zombie excuse.

Date: 2009-04-12 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crytears.livejournal.com
Plot was a bit rubbish. That's like tradition.

Lol. So true. Yet, I always hope...

Flying bus, best goodbye present ever y/n?
Yes! Not gonna be hard for her to get caught again, though. Not exactly hard to miss a flying bus.

Is he having a midlife crisis at tenth generation all of a sudden?
He does go through those regenerations rather fast, mind you. So could be mid-life for him.

Date: 2009-04-12 10:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
We get new head writer soon, so maybe plots will pick up a bit. Never know.

Possibly she'd find somewhere to park her bus and then team up and have mad adventures with someone. She seems to have gotten a taste for it.

Yes, he does show certain signs of midlife crisis, so maybe it really is.

Date: 2009-04-12 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurandbillever.livejournal.com
what is this manifesto actually? Talking about your favourite characters? I loved what you have written but I am still confused about the term....

Date: 2009-04-12 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
To quote from their user info:

Manifesto: a public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions.
Shipper's Manifesto: a public declaration of fannish love for a particular pairing or ship.

Welcome to Shipper's Manifesto, a project designed to bring together shippers of every conceivable pairing and share with the world what it is that draws us to those pairings.

This community's goal is to provide readers with a detailed listing of pairings, insight into the characters behind the pairings, and contextual understanding of what makes the pairing work. This community will also provide newcomers with a starting point for further exploration.

So that's what's it about, really.

Date: 2009-04-12 07:53 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-04-12 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wintergreen126.livejournal.com
end of the line'

my mind went straight to bsg also- hello, hybrid speak.

i didn't like that ('doctor stands alone' conspiracy aside) it's only now he decides that taking along a companion is too dangerous, either. but i'm thinking maybe it's because of what happened with donna. rose is stuck elsewhere, but she isn't alone; martha has changed her occupation and hangs out with lee adama has gone her own way; donna, she lost everything she had with him. they others can tell their tale. as far as donna is concerned there isn't one to tell, and she doesn't remember him.

crossover with Adama/Roslin, Lee/Martha and the Doctor getting punched in the nose by the Admiral.

ah, bill does like to show he still has a nice right hook. i want to see this!

my easter will be quiet, just me and the dog. my parents (management, as i joke with them) have gone to visit my brother.

happy easter, and happy spring, cam!

Date: 2009-04-12 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
That line totally justifies my BSG/DW crossover, so there.

Yeah, it clearly is about what happened to Donna, but come on, he's had hundreds of years of travelling with companions and only now he comes to this conclusion? Donna isn't the first who won't remember him, either.

Bill is a bit justified in bringing out a right hook in this case. The Doctor does something a bit stupid, yes.

Quiet Easters can be nice though - have a good one :D

Date: 2009-04-12 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pugnacioun.livejournal.com
Plot was a bit rubbish. That's like tradition.

I agree. I had expected it to be a lot different, and it really just felt kind of overdone and disjointed. Fun, but bad.

Date: 2009-04-12 10:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
I often forgive Doctor Who bad plot because of the fun, but um yeah, would be nice to have some awesome plot as well now and then.

Date: 2009-04-12 05:59 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] visp.livejournal.com
Bah, paparazzi deserve a good beating.

Date: 2009-04-12 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
I think most people would feel inclined to punch paparazzi at one point or another. But usually not because they might be zombies.

Date: 2009-04-12 06:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluerosefairy.livejournal.com
Ominous foreshadowing is ominous. Knock four times, hmmm. Fandom will be mulling that one over.

I'm sorry, I still can't hear anything over the sound of how loudly I screamed at that line.

Date: 2009-04-12 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com

Yes well, we shall see if that one is misdirection or not.

Date: 2009-04-12 11:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bibliodragon.livejournal.com
Bill Adama punching Ten in the face makes that the best crossover ever :D.

I liked the Who special, though it was marred a bit by the fact that I couldn't stand Christina. Though it was great to see UNIT shooting at monsters. Real old Who there.

Date: 2009-04-12 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
Tentotally deserves that punch - in general, he could do with one now and then ;)

I love me some UNIT, though I get a bit annoyed with what is done with them sometimes. But I loved their little rocket launchers, lol.

Date: 2009-04-12 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorh.livejournal.com
Personally, whatever his reasons, I think the Doctor was right not to take Christina. He needs companions to balance him out; she'd have egged him on. I liked her, but I think she'd have eventually pulled an Adam and done something purely for her own benefit, just because she could.

Date: 2009-04-12 02:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
*shrugs* Impossible to say how she would have been in a full series - I imagine she would have been fleshed out and maybe even changed a bit. She wouldn't be the first one to be changed from experiences with the Doctor.

But really, my issue was just with the reason he gave, not so much that he didn't bring her along.

Date: 2009-04-12 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] broken-enemy.livejournal.com
LOL zombies.

Date: 2009-04-12 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misscam.livejournal.com
Zombies make everything better, they do say.


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