Saturday, April 15, 2006

Doctorin' the TARDIS

Well, I've never known anything like it.

The first episode of the new series of Dr. Who aired today, in Britain, on BBC1 at 7:15pm (2:15pm here in NC). It finished at 8pm and by 9pm (that's just an hour), we got to download it (along with a few thousand others). Last night we watched a new children's programme that we downloaded for the kids, called Totally Dr. Who. It was like Blue Peter, but with footage from The Christmas Invasion's edition of Dr. Who Confidential. The only interesting part was a section about a couple of teenagers who make their own mini-episodes with a camcorder and PC, in their house and back garden. This reminded us of a certain friend who used to make his own Dr. Who movies as a child and had built (along with some friends) a full size Dalek in his garage, which he used to take along to conventions. Emily pronounced at the end of the programme that it was rubbish, so we may not be bothering with that again. Tonight, we've downloaded the latest Dr. Who Confidential to watch tomorrow night.

So, from here on in we're going to be watching the Christopher Eccleston series on Sci-Fi at the same time as watching the David Tennant series via the internet.

We've already promised the girls the DVDs as soon as they're released in the US.

(By the way, if you're wondering about the title of this post, it's taken from the title of the novelty single by The Timelords (a.k.a. The KLF).)

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