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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Allons-y, Alonso!

Magnet #219 - Titanic Artifact Exhibit

So I went to this exhibit several years ago in Raleigh, NC. Given that it's an exhibit about a very real tragedy that ended in more than 1,500 lost at sea, it was still a very cool experience.

When you first arrive, they give you an identity of one of the passengers - from steerage (if you're me) or first class (if you're a Jonas Brother) - and you go through the exhibit, learning more about the experience for that particular passenger, as well as what happened that superscary, cold night. There's even a spooky room that has a giant iceberg that you can touch that gives you a sense of how cold it was.

The real reason I'm using this magnet, is because, through very minimal urging on my part, I managed to get some friends of mine to do a very long Doctor Who Series 1 and 2 marathon over Labor Day weekend.

I found out that one of those friends, who was originally puzzled over my newest obsession, has been trying to catch up on Series 3 on BBC-A and on PBS ever since. And periodically, she's been leaving me vmails or texts or emails or FB wallposts about Doctor Who. She's finally come over to the David Tennant side - she was adamant that she looooved Christopher Eccleston, but David managed to woo her. Heh.

I dropped all of Series 4 on to DVDs for her and got the funniest message yet. A very jumbled and excited vmail thanking me for the DVDs. She had gone home sick that day and found my DVDs in her mailbox. She'd already started watching them, and her favorite quote (of course, because it's like one of the best kick-ass DW quotes ever) was:
I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the Constellation of Kasterborous. I'm 903 years old and I'm the man who is gonna save your lives and all 6 billion people on the planet below. You got a problem with that?

Huh. I keep forgetting to tell that friend about Midshipman Alonso Frame being touted as RTD's choice for Eleven. Supercute. But, as long as it's not Eddie Izzard, I'm fine with whomever.

Oh. And, obvi, today's title was my own pick for fave quote from the
Voyage of the Damned eppy.

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Anonymous said...

how are there no comments on this entry! Hilarious btw! I loved, loved DT in that speech. And the rumor - love that Alonso being 11. Do love Eddie, but he's all wrong.

Erika said...

Obviously, I don't have quite that much of an obsessive personality. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

julie said...

wait a minute... how come i don't have series 4 dropped onto dvds for me?? hello, i'm IN NEPAL. please?

and... oddly enough i just saw DT dubbed in Nepali from some weird movie about casanova? i don't know... but they had a high pitched nepali speaking man doing his voice. i wonder if they have doctor who here!

joy said...

I didn't make you a set, because I thought you'd already downloaded the whole season to your computer?

And, yep, that was the BBC-A telefilm, Casanova...written by Russell T Davies. It's how DT and RTD met. I liked it a lot...a lot better than I thought I would.

julie said...

that movie did NOT look good, joy! a horrible wig for DT too!

anyway, i didn't download the whole thing... just the last few episodes. drop series 4 on dvd and send... i think that donna is my favorite companion. well, after rose of course :)

joy said...

Will do. You can have my second generation DVDs (i sent the originals to Ro). But, it's close enough to the Series 4 drop date that I can let them go, i suppose.

And, in Casanova, there's a montage of intimate scenes with different girls, and apparently, some were just extras, and David would introduce himself to them with a gross line, Hallo, i'm David and I'm taking you from behind.

Ew. *Such* a boy.