Monday, June 20, 2005

"Hmm... new teeth..."

BWAH! (laughter) and WAAH (sobbing, wailing, gnashing of teeth)!

I can't believe it's over!

Sorry, am past caring whether it should be a guilty secret. I'm with Struggling Author. (Not least because she has the good taste to like this guy).

Utterly brilliant episode(s) though: blinding conclusion. Laughed, cried, gripped the edge of the sofa, cheered loudly for a bit of bisexual kissing at 7.20pm on a Saturday, loved the special effects.

Have to say though, I do feel for David Tennant (note to Darren: no innuendo intended). DT was up for the part in the original auditions, lost out to Ecclestone and then took up the mantle when Ecclestone decided one series was enough for this diverse actor (Ecclestone has always prided himself on not taking easy options for long-term characters). If the pressure was on for this first returning series, with geek expectations and demands high, think what it will be like for the second now an entirely new generation of viewers - many I suspect not typical Whovians - have become entranced. It's a lot to live up to: Tennant will take a huge fall if it doesn't pay off, and that would be a real shame after the year he's had.

Still, I thought the transformation worked pretty well. How long before the first joke about being shot of the Ecclestone ears?

3 comments:

John said...

missed it! Oh the ignominy.

AnnaWaits said...

I'm still in awe... :)

Marie said...

Yes. The teeth weren't such an obvious call. But then again, he hasn't looked into a mirror yet.