Dec. 5th, 2013

TARDIS Tribute III


Hello, again! It took me a little bit longer than I had hoped, but I finally have a new TARDIS Tribute for you - this time dedicated to my second favourite Doctor, Jon Pertwee.

Patricia's TARDIS Tribute Part 3: The Third Doctor. )

Nov. 24th, 2013

TARDIS Tribute II


Hello again, and HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DOCTOR WHO!

(Okay, so it's past midnight over here now but bear with me.)

It's fitting that, because of the recent downtime, the Second Doctor tribute ended up falling so close to the anniversary since he's my ultimate favourite of all Doctors (and also the favourite of many other people of good taste, such as Matt Smith).

And why is he so awesome?, I hear you ask. After all, it's a well-known fact that, during his middle season (S5) most of his stories had fallen into a specific "base under siege" formula, not to mention there's so many episodes missing from the BBC archives. Well, the answer to this is quite easy, albeit multi-pointed:
1) Because Pat Troughton is the best actor of all eleven twelve actors who have portrayed the Doctor (and I mean this with no disrespect, as almost all of them will be quick to say this themselves) and had the ability to rise to any poor material he might have occasionally have been landed with;
2) Because even when the stories fell into a formula or had something written/produced in a poorly or unsatisfying way they never felt repetitive or tiresome (bubbles and balloons never felt to creepy);
3) Because of the great chemistry Troughton had with his fellow regulars, especially Frazer Hines;
4) Because the black and white filming was put into great use during this era, providing some stories with amazing atmosphere;
5) Because he's Pat motherfucking Troughton. This alone should be enough of an answer.

Anyway, let's take a look at our main protagonists, shall we?

Patricia's TARDIS Tribute Part 2: The Second Doctor. )

Nov. 17th, 2013

TARDIS Tribute ONE.POINT.FIVE!


Yes, you've read that right - this is entry one point five in our TARDIS Tribute. Before we move on to the Second Doctor, we have someone else we should mention: the AU Human Doctor.

You see, in the early sixties Doctor Who was such a huge success, and the Daleks were so loved (and feared) by kids all over the UK, that Dalekmania was considered to be as strong as Beatlemania. The success was such that, in 1965, a movie remake of the first Dalek story was made: Dr Who and the Daleks. One year later, a sequel appeared, yet another remake that turned The Dalek Invasion of Earth into Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD.

And, as it's true in all made-for-cinema remakes, the stories were heavily tampered. In order to see how much, just click on the cut.

Patricia's TARDIS Tribute Part 1.5: The AU Doctor. )

Nov. 16th, 2013

TARDIS Tribute I


Hello, everybody! As promised, here's the first of my tribute posts to the Classic series of Doctor Who. As I've mentioned in my earlier post, I'll just give you a small overview of the past Doctors and their companions - and why they were awesome.

Today, we begin with the busiest era of all when it comes to the show's leading cast: the days of the First Doctor.

So let's start at the very beginning (a very good place to start)...

Patricia's TARDIS Tribute Part 1: The First Doctor. )

Oct. 25th, 2013

Nowadays I seem to be getting cool ideas while at work - where I can't really do anything about putting them into practice. *sighs*

That said, here's the idea I had today:
Since 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and since some maths have shown me that I've been a fan for some 15 years, I decided it could be an interesting idea to pay a little tribute to the show here in my CDJ. And since I started with the Classic era and a lot of my friends here are only familiar with New Who, this tribute will be in the shape of a guide of sorts - a (hopefully) non-spoilery introduction to each of the first eight Doctors and all their companions. It's going to revolve around my opinion of each of them rather than a factual description because let's face it, that's what the TARDIS Wiki is for, right?

So brace yourselves because my little tribute to Doctor Who will begin soonish - once I have a little bit of sleep and catch up on my RPing, that is. Brace yourselves, because the First Doctor entry is going to be loooooong...