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That's weird...

November 18th, 2005 (09:37 pm)
pleased

current mood: pleased
current music: Madonna on Children in Need, distant in another room

SPOILERISH, I suppose.

If you are wondering what I'm on about, see here.

Well, he's actually very good. He won me over more quickly than Christopher Eccleston did. I know that in David Tennant I'm seeing the Doctor played by someone from my own generation for the first time, who grew up with Tom Baker; and the camera angles, as chosen by Euros Lyn, emphasised this fact, with David's eye-popping reminding me of one of the much-used photographs taken during the 'Do I have the right?' scene from 'Genesis of the Daleks'.

Not sure about the 'regeneration is failing', though - reminds me too much of the overindulgence of the first two episodes of 'Castrovalva' and all of 'The Twin Dilemma'.

The title sequence has been reengineered impressively, too.

I've also just learned that the season one box set has been despatched this evening. I expect it on Monday for DSoc.

Comments

Posted by: Penny Paperbrain (pennypaperbrain)
Posted at: November 18th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)

*is suspicious* It's going to take a lot to make me not want to slap him.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 18th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)

What makes you want to slap him? What would you want changed?

Posted by: Penny Paperbrain (pennypaperbrain)
Posted at: November 18th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)

I'd want him not to grin in a way which seems intended telegraph "I'm so fey and kyute, pet me!" to any female foolish enough to be receptive.

Posted by: Penny Paperbrain (pennypaperbrain)
Posted at: November 18th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)

intended to telegraph...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 18th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)

A male friend of emily_shore, apparently finds David Tennant attractive, and he's straight and engaged.

Posted by: Penny Paperbrain (pennypaperbrain)
Posted at: November 19th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)

The fact that the "I'm so fey and kyute, pet me!" tweeness effect extends to all genders and orientations does not help Mr Tennant's case.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 19th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)

It might help the ratings, though!

Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: November 19th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)

In my case, it's the shiny cheeks and nasal voice. I have been prepared to loathe him on the basis of loathing Casanova and being left utterly cold by his bit part in Foyle's War, but the more I hear, the more I begin to suspect I may actually prefer his Doctor to Eccleston's. IF they fix the accent, as mooted on the T-Soc mailing list.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 20th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC)

I think we are stuck with the accent, though there are reports Tennant will adopt a Scottish accent for the second episode of the next series, 'Tooth and Claw', set in Victorian Scotland, in and around Balmoral.

Posted by: Naraht (emily_shore)
Posted at: November 19th, 2005 10:18 am (UTC)

If liking the Tenth Doctor makes me "foolish," then I'll take the label with pride. I don't get called foolish very often. It's a novel experience. :)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 19th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)

I thought he was very, very good. It is too early to tell how his persona will settle down - as many, including viala_giarre, have pointed out on Outpost Gallifrey, there were a lot of mannerisms directly copied from Christopher Eccleston, although in no way did I have the sense that what we were seeing was an impersonation.

Posted by: Penny Paperbrain (pennypaperbrain)
Posted at: November 19th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)

On the other hand I haven't actually seen him act the doctor yet, and given that I do usually like that physical type minus the suspect grin, I may yet be converted. (specially if he can act. had better not judge man entirely on appearance...)

Posted by: Adilo Creamon (the_marquis)
Posted at: November 19th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
dog1

Why change the habit of a lifetime? ^_~

Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: November 18th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)

Me too, especially if the rumours of Mockney are true. I fear I wasn't even interested enough to tune in, but I imagine I'll hear all the rave reviews from the usual suspects ;)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 18th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)

He's barely Mockney, actually - more soft Estuary, and nowhere near Jonathan Ross. I have to rewrite my DSoc zine editorial now - most of my fears have been assuaged.

Posted by: Disparate Housewife (wryelle)
Posted at: November 18th, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC)

I remain mildly suspicious. But then I first watched it in the Sylvester McCoy era and have not warmed so much to what I've seen of Tom Baker. *ducks*.

I missed it - although Viala taped it so no doubt I will catch it soon.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 18th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)

Viala has already been speculating about badfic possibilities over on Outpost Gallifrey!

Posted by: Adilo Creamon (the_marquis)
Posted at: November 21st, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
dog1

Hmm, I liked him. Mind you I'd say he'd been looking at Troughton as much as Baker what with the feyness there.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: November 21st, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)

I think he's better at carrying off the physical eccentricity than Troughton.