Monday, 2 July 2007

Divine Dr Who

The third series has just finished, restoring my faith in the good Doctor. It has been rather good having these strong, clever and brave women as his companion (Rose Tyler and then Martha Jones) but it started to bother me in the last few episodes it seems to be always Martha saving the day. The Doctor had become vulnerable and have many weaknesses. Which is realistic and no bad thing, but there is a bit of a dilemma when he is no longer the powerful creature we expect.

Better than pornography, Dr Who does it for me. I can't remember as a kid ever thinking of fancying Jon Pertwee or Tom Baker, but Christopher Ecclestone and now David Tennant have gotten me, ever so gently, entwined in a magical spell where I am smitten. So to have the character needing to be saved so many times slightly dents the fantasy.

It is important to note, that as an hetrosexual woman I am also attracted to the companion characters in the revived Dr Who. No longer the blonde bimbo, or a bit of fluff as a supporting act to the magician, the companions are hard hitting characters of their own. I love what has been done and, in contrast, can barely name any of the companions from the Dr Who of my childhood.

Last Saturday saw the last in the trilogy from the final series. Oh joy of joys when the Dr "resurrected" and transformed to do the deed only he could do. (Admittedly he couldn't have done it without Martha Jones but at least he went on to do his bit.) The light show and special effects are not lost on me as I hugged myself in joy as the tables turned and the Dr regained his former glory .... and good looks. When David Tennant smiles at Freema Agyeman I can imagine him smiling at me and then there is only him and me in the room and I am so gone!

Such a good twist with Martha finally telling the Dr she was not going to travel with him for the forseeable. The BBC news site has an article which confirms Doctor Who to get extra companion and that Freema will be off shooting some episodes for Torchwood and will miss the first half of Series 4 of Dr Who.

Dr Who

PS. It just gets better! Kylie stars in festive Doctor Who

10 comments:

Steg said...

'Twas indeed fabulous. There is every possibility that Tennant may turn out to be the best ever Doctor.
I may be in love with Martha Jones...

Doris said...

Hee hee! You too :-)

As for Kylie Minogue - wahey. Perhaps she will start off as a singer on the Titanic? She can do a flapper costume really well. Only 5-6 months to wait!

Theresa said...

Doris - I left an answer for you on Dress A Day-- Theresa (Blog reader)

Doris said...

Thank you Theresa, you are a star :-)

Gerald Ford said...

Hi Doris, long time no see. I am glad to see your blog is back in action again.

I am sad to say I've never watched an episode of Dr. Who in my life, but my colleague at work somehow uses it as a ringtone for his office phone.

Neutron said...

Hi Doris, Good to have you back!

Dr Who? Brilliant - frightened me to death when I was a kid...maybe that's why I love it.

Anji said...

I've always fancied Tom Baker myself. I really wish we had Doctor Who in France. I shall have to rely on the blogging community to keep me up to date

Pearl said...

That's a dif looking Dr. Who than I remember -- aging like wine. :)

Congrats on the rebranding.

Pearl said...

rebranding of your site I mean, not Dr. WHo.

Library Lady said...

We're just seeing series 3 here in the States.

And is it just me, or does Freema look a heckuva lot like Billie Piper dipped in chocolate. I mean, I like her, but she seems awfully Rose like to me--physically, that is!