The Personal Disquiet of

Mark Boulton

Not much to say about Doctor Who (well, maybe a little bit)

– April 7th, 2005 –

It’s been over a week since I last posted and really i’ve got nothing more to say at the moment.

Life has been pretty hectic over the past couple of weeks with work seriously mounting up which has unfortunately left little time to post anything here (at least anything of any interest). In fact there are loads of things which I can’t talk about just yet, which is kind of annoying.

In addition to work, we’ve bought a new car, attended a wedding and i’ve been ill. I’m sure normal survice will be resumed shortly once i’ve sorted myself out.

Being ill you tend to watch a lot of daytime telly. After one day of this I couldn’t cope and had to go out and buy Battlestar Galactica (the new series). I watched the 3 hour film a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed. But it did, and still does, have a bit of a detrimental effect on watching other sci-fi.

I had the unfortunate experience of watching that Battlestar Galactica film and then watching the first episode of the new Doctor Who afterwards. I’ve not got much to say about it, which is a bit sad. There’s been loads said about this in the UK press and of course Christopher Ecclestone has now resigned. Interestingly he said he was going to be watching the first episode at home with his folks. You can imagine him sat there and afterwards and the conversation going something like this:

Mum “Oh Christopher”
CE “Sorry mum”
Dad “Hmmmm”
CE “Sorry Dad”

Long pause

CE “I’ll try better next time, promise”
Mum “I don’t think there will be a next time, will there Christopher?

Maybe that’s a bit harsh. One good thing about it, or rather better than expected, is Rose - apart from the posh/cockney accent thing. Anyway, working for who I do, I can’t really comment anymore on that.

And that brings me neatly on to Sci-fi. Why, oh why is current sci-fi generally unimaginitive and pretty rubbish? I don’t get it. Sci-fi used to be the realm of imagination and intelligence (go on flame me with examples of dumb predictable sci-fi!).

Roll on Ender’s Game

Anyway, i’m off to watch wash my new car.

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