Tuesday, March 08, 2005

BBC - Doctor Who - Homepage

Okay, the official BBC Doctor Who site has posted these tiny little teasers for the new series, and in them, we get a glimpse of the TARDIS interior (designed by comics artist Bryan Hitch). Which probably means nothing to most of the folks reading this, but I'm pretty excited.

Apparently, a copy of the first episode leaked out onto the Internet last weekend, and all sorts of negative reviews are being posted to Ain't It Cool News, clearing house for All Things Loser. Me, I've only read excerpts of one professional media review, which was apparently quite positive, and read the review Warren Ellis put out on his mailing list, which was also quite positive. (And he tends to hate everything; hated Farscape, hated the Battlestar Galactica miniseries, liked the first episode he saw of House, but doesn't think there's enough variety... I think he may have hated Firefly, too, but who knows?) Me, the impression I get of the great, steaming geek-fest that is AICN is that it's a bunch of fat, sexless losers who still live in their mothers' basements (all metaphorically speaking, of course), who are so desperate to not be seen as, well, what they are, that they try to put on an air of sophistication and disinterest by hating almost everything. Having said that, it's the crowd that loved box office (and, in my opinion, artistic) failure Sky Captain and the Pretty, but Dull, Plotless, Uninvolving, and Personalityless World of Tomorrow, so that shows how much their opinions affect the rest of the universe...

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