Archive for the ‘Doctor Who’ Category

The Doctor’s Daughter really is the Doctor’s Daughter

June 15, 2009

Odd bit of SciFi trivia I hadn’t picked up on. Georgia Moffett, who played Jenny, the cloned daughter of the 10th Doctor, David Tenant, is the daughter of Peter Davison, who played the 5th Doctor. Keeping in the trend, Moffett’s best friend in school was the daughter of Colin Baker, the 6th Doctor.

The Eleventh Doctor

January 4, 2009

The BBC announced the new Doctor Who.

I really liked David Tennant’s Doctor (#10). It will be interesting to see what the 26 year old Matt Smith brings to the role.

The Official Doctor Who List:
1. William Hartnell (1963-1966)
2. Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
3. Jon Pertwee (1970-1974)
4. Tom Baker (1974-1981)
5. Peter Davison – pictured (1982-1984)
6. Colin Baker (1984-1986)
7. Sylvester McCoy (1987-1996)
8. Paul McGann (1996)
9. Christopher Eccleston (2005)
10. David Tennant (2005-2010)
11. Matt Smith (2010 – ?)

Tom Baker is probably the best known in the US, with his 4 meter scarf and robot dog, K-9. He had the longest run as the Doctor, seven seasons.

Cool bit of geekness

June 14, 2008

I was watching Doctor Who on the SciFi channel and noticed that one of the characters has been at least two other Doctor Who episodes.

The first one was Inferno, from the 3rd Doctor era. He played the administrator of the drill site.

Second was from the 4th Doctor era, he played the theater owner in “The Talons of Weng Chiang.”

The episode last night was with the 10th Doctor, where he played the husband of a British noblewoman in the 1920s.

A quick IMDB search shows that actor is Christopher Benjamin.

IBDB doesn’t list his role in Inferno, but the Wikipedia entry for the episode has it.

Good SciFi News

January 27, 2008

Torchwood Season One is available on DVD here in the US.

Some SciFi stuff

November 18, 2007

A couple of Star Trek notes. I watched New Voyages latest offering, “THE WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME“, with guest star George Takei. Damn good stuff. Take the time to watch all their stuff. It really is made out of love for the show.

Pictures of Zachary Quinto as Spock in the new Star Trek feature film are out. He looks like a good fit.

I’ve been watching the second season of the new Doctor Who series. This is first season with David Tennant as the Doctor. I think it is pretty cool that it was watching Doctor Who as a child that gave Tennant the acting bug and his life long goal was to play the Doctor. IMHO, it shows in his performance.

The new series has a couple of spin off shows, including Torchwood. I’ve seen a few episodes. It looks seriously good. I’ll probably be buying the DVD set when it becomes available in the US.

You can’ t make stuff like this up

November 28, 2005

Softcore Darlek porn.
Yes, I have a 4th Doctor Scarf, and I agree with what the director of Terry Nation’s estate, Tim Hancock said,

“The reason the Daleks are still the most sinister thing in the universe is because they do not make things like porn. They weren’t ever intended to be sexual creatures. It’s simple, Daleks do not do porn.”

Now the Cybermen…that’s another story.