I have to admit, the optimism that has been sustaining the squee over the past couple of weeks is waning. However, for somebody not supposed to be a superhero like Rose and Martha, they’ve certainly gone for the Wonder Woman look for Donna in some of those recently released publicity photos.
And, this has to be said: I want Catherine Tate’s hair!
Also, new trailer’s quite cool. Fire seems to be the big thing there emphasising this season, and that “pfff…we’ll be gone” is quite ominous – yes, I am still predicting that Donna will suffer a dramatic demise. Well, it’s still based on as much fact as the “Donna’s wearing a ring, therefore she must be affiliated with/be the Master,” theory, but I think it’d be true to the character and her symbolic role in relation to the Doctor. Plus it'd give Catherine Tate some nice meaty scenes.
In Classic Who, having watched Castrovalva
recently, I think I’ve figured something about myself as a viewer. I’m really not that interested in the actual science in science fiction, I’m really more interested in the horror that can be drawn out of science fiction concepts – whether it’s a giant monster or a dystopia. This would seem to explain why seasons 12-14 of Doctor Who are my favourite.
Then again, really, what is more interesting? “Oh, noes! We’re trapped in a mathematical regression!” Or “Oh, noes! There’s a ventriloquist dummy killing people!”
Though I did love Castrovalva
muchly. I wasn’t a bit fan of Five a couple of months ago, but the combination of Resurrection of the Daleks
, Time Crash
have endeared him to much a lot, to the point where I’m really starting to adore him. Hell, even Tegan who I have not thought highly of in the past managed to grown in my affections greatly thanks to the ambulance stealing.
Also, pimping for the second time loves_them_all
’s Companion love posting month. Because what could be better for April than Companion love? (Companion bashing has been getting me down lately). Plus there’s a whole bunch of Companions on the list
that I know barely anything about. It should be fun.