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Dr Who Finale (sob) [Jul. 9th, 2006|10:20 am]
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SPOILERS AHOY...



The ship now leaving from Bad Wolf Bay is Rose/Dr...

So he loved her, although we already knew that from 'Dalek', the ep where the Dalek calls Rose "the woman you love." I think with Rose it really was love, but not of a sexual kind. DT is quite good at that platonic adoration, but neither of them had sexual chemistry with each other. That lovely scene where they are trapped on either side of the wall was heart-breaking, and I finally really liked David Tennant's performance as the Dr. Although I do wish David Tennant had just used his natural accent, which is far sexier IMO!

There was a nice piece in The Independent today in which a columnist said that BP had basically rewritten the rule book about how a woman in a genre show like this can be. She managed to be working-class but not stereotypical, an ordinary shopgirl who was extraordinary too. I'll really miss Rose.

Interesting to see what they write for the new assistant. I liked her in the last episode, and I'll definitely tune in. Particularly considering the teaser at the end for the Christmas episode!
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Forget the shooty dog thing! [Apr. 30th, 2006|01:52 pm]
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[Current Mood |happyhappy]

How brilliant was Dr Who last night. Anthony Head being sinister and slashy! The Dr being sinister back. Sarah Jane ("My Sarah Jane!") was fab, and I loved Mickey's realisation - "I'm the tin dog!"

"You're a bad dog!"
"Affirmative!"

Phew - much relieved when K9 returned to keep Sarah Jane company :-)
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Phew... I couldn't bear to be anyone else! [Jun. 1st, 2004|11:01 pm]
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Avon: less human than the aliens (he thinks)
AVON:
"I relied on other people." --

You
perfected the snarky, amoral geek act when
Seamus Harper was still a zygote. You've
always got an eye out for number one, and you
don't even try to hide your contempt when your
coworkers can't keep up. Yet, somehow, you
keep on coming through for them in the end.


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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [Jun. 1st, 2004|10:24 am]
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spoilers warning...

Saw this yesterday and generally thought it was a massive improvement on the previous two films. Hogwarts looked much better, for example, and they'd finally manage to imbue the film with a feeling of magic through a few Tim Burton-y touches. I suspect that Black/Lupin slashers will not be disappointed (some lovely interaction between these characters), but where was all the Snape I had expected from the reviews? He was hardly in it at all!

I'm glad that they finally had the courage to change details from the book to the screen, enabling an adaptation rather than an awkward re-enaction *but* there were a few things (the origin of the map, for example) that were missed out! Why? There was one perfect moment at the end of the film, where Harry goes to see Lupin. The map is there. It's an excellent opportunity to talk about the animagus link between the friends, and the meaning of the stag that Harry sees, but for some reason it's left out. Argh!

Nevertheless, I was relieved that they're starting to make better HP films... just as the plots of the later books start getting very messy... !
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Clive Owen = really very gorgeous [May. 9th, 2004|09:06 pm]
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Just returned from a showing of the new Mike Hodges film 'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead', which was a very pared-down gangster flick, very South London and moody. The film was, we were surprised to learn, followed by a Q&A session with Hodges, writer Trevor Preston and Clive Owen. Owen is *gorgeous* in person, with stunning blue eyes. He was wearing a beautiful black suit, and was extremely friendly and likeable. He was shorter than I thought he would be. He was very negative about the Bond rumours, and I'm pleased about that because I'd rather see him in other things. It's rare to meet an actor who is even more good looking in person, but the screen doesn't do him justice! He's stunning.
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Hello! [Feb. 29th, 2004|11:15 am]
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Attending a panel at Escapade 2004 on Livejournal (boon or bane?) rather inspired me to have a go at LiveJournal myself. However, not being particularly creative person (not having any fic or art to post) I'm rather stumped at what to do/say! I expect I'll make some comments on my experiences at Escapade, particularly the topics raised at the panels. I'm also hoping to do some HeartThrob challenges (two pictures of gorgeous men and a prop - can you imagine a scenario for the two?).

Reading The Independent today in my local cafe, I happened upon this article about Starsky & Hutch and buddy shows. It has an interesting mention of slash. I wonder, as this gets more mainstream, will slash eventually be mentioned in newspapers without any explanation? Will it actually just become something everyone knows about?

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