Hunter, I hate to do this, but I'm going to anyway.
(Stage Whisper)Christopher Ecclestone, not Peter.
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Oops.. I work with a Peter Ecclestone.. oh well..
BBC website for the new Dr Who.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/
Charles Dickens in Australia? Did I miss something, or are there different versions going around?
Here in Blighty, many of us have been watching the new series at 7pm every Saturday night for the past eleven weeks. It's nice that today's kids are getting a taste of what it used to be like to not have TV piped to you 24/7. They are having to remember to switch on the same channel at the same time every week to get what happens next. Tell you what, our six year old KNOWS when it's Wednesday that it's only three days to Doctor Who Day!! Next Saturday will be the last show of the series. NO SPOILERS, but it's shaping up to be great. I have to say, actually, that as a lifelong Dr Who fan who was bought up on Tom Baker and Peter Davidson, this new series is an absolute triumph, for new and old fans. Great casting, great writing, good effects, good continuation, good formatting - it's been brought up to date superbly. What a shame a whole generation missed out on hiding behind the sofa from the Daleks & Co. Rejoice in the triumphant return of The Doctor!
I had no clue there was a Dr Who movie or new series. That's awesome!
As for books.... I recently got two books by two beloved authors that I didn't really like and was told to warn you guys :p
First one is Sanctuary, by Mercedes Lackey. I really enjoyed the first two books in this series, Joust and Alta, but this third book was a real letdown. There is no character development and no surprises at all. It felt like the author wasn't interested in the story and just wanted to finish it up. This is a crushing blow to me because I buy anything by her on faith that it's good (not counting coauthor books).
Second book is The Collected Short Fiction of C.J. Cherryh. I didn't understand the ending to one of the first stories and the others dealing with the different cities at the end of the sun's life cycle are fairly alien and hard for me to get invested in the characters. I haven't gotten into the next section of stories yet. I'm hoping those get better. I love all things Cherryh so this was a surprise.
There are actually several Dr Who movies. Two of them star Peter Cushing as the Doctor. First one is "Dr. Who and the Daleks" and was made in 1965. The other is "Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D." made in 1966. I know I saw at least one of these quite sometime ago.
The other movie I know of was made in 1996 and starred Paul McGann as the Doctor and Eric Roberts as The Master. It was title "Dr Who the Movie" and was made for TV.
I also bought Cherryh collection but haven't read any of it yet.
I recently read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. Certainly did not have the level of prose or intricacy of plot that I've grown to appreciate and love.
On a much more positive note, my most recent acquisition is Julie Czerneda's Species Imperative: Migration. Every bit as engaging as the first book in the series.
Grand Moff Tarkin played the Dr.! I'd love to see that! (Ooh, I also see [www.imdb.com] that he played Van Helsing. More fun.) (Yes, I am the type that forever connects a character with an actor. IE Mr. Mom playing Batman. Yes, I am dating myself.)
I loved Angels and Demons, true it wasn't as intricate, but I think that may be what I needed just then. Chasing all around Rome was fun, at least.
Yes, Cushing did play Van Helsing opposite Christopher Lee (Saruman and Count Dooku) as Dracula. Several movies if memory serves. Those were some marvelous movies for their time.
Next week's Dr. Who episode in Australia has a Dalek in it!
Why is the Doctor Who discussion occurring in Book Nook? Seems out of place to me!