Monday, April 5, 2010


So this Easter Weekend was a big weekend for Science Fiction television for us, and I'll elaborate in a moment but first up I have a message:


I have been watching the Doctor regenerate since John Pertwee changed into Tom Baker. This weekend's premier of Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor re-assured me (did I say re-assured? Was I worried? Did I say I was worried? A 26 year old actor, young enough to be my son, playing the Doctor? Was I worried? No! Certainly not. I wasn't worried at all. Did I look worried? Because I wasn't. No, really. I wasn't) that the Doctor is in good hands.


Series three premiered Friday with a bang-up episode throwing us right back into Alex Drake's coma and Gene Hunt's police department. It was a full episode that moved along at a good clip, providing just enough tantalizing hints about what's really going on as well as an exciting episode. The producers say that the third season of Ashes to Ashes will feel more like the prequel series Life on Mars. I'm looking forward to that as well as hoping for an appearance by John Sim as Sam Tyler. Don't know if that will happen but it'd be brilliant if it did.


Downloaded (sorry, I mean, purchased on DVD) the entire 9 episode series from 1987. This is a strange hybrid of science fiction and British cop show, but it works well. It is intelligently written and for the most part well acted. The effects are rubbish, of course. It was made in 1987 pre-cgi. It is poilitically dated as well, with the U.S. and Russia still on a cold war footing. But there is so much going for it. This is a show that really deserves a re-make.

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