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Journey's End

I think that underwhelmed may be understating it. I think my whelm is limbo dancing. My whelm is in a deep mine, polishing its nails and saying "was that it?"

FFS

ETA: Confidential: stop using music I like to score things I am pissy about. Turin Brakes are *mine*, for my own personal headpictures, bastards. AND SIGUR ROS. You ****holes.

Spoilers hidden behind grey stuff in comments, if you have the willpower of a small cocktail sausage

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infinitemonkeys
Jul. 6th, 2008 08:55 am (UTC)
Bad Skience was Bad. It always is. I think they hope that if they go VERY VERY FAST, we won't notice.

Why do I love this show? It pisses me off every July for the past three years.
muridae_x
Jul. 6th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
I love this show because I can't ever remember a time when I wasn't watching it. My earliest memories of it are of seeing the Yeti bumbling around in the underground, and the earliest stories I remember the plot for (from seeing them live, rather than watching on video/DVD in later years) are Jon Pertwee's second season, where the Master was introduced. It is my favourite show ever ever ever, and while I was still a bit dubious whether I counted it as the same show during the Christopher Eccleston season, I've come to embrace it fully since.

The season enders do tend to be a bit of a let-down, it's true, although that's one of the things that I'm hoping that Steven Moffat may be able to improve upon. But I've seen The Krotons, The Horns of Nimon and The Twin Dilemma. I know the depths to which the show can plummet, and somehow it always seems to be able to pull itself back up and find another gem of a story afterwards.

Admittedly there aren't too many opportunities for gems between now and 2010. :-(
infinitemonkeys
Jul. 6th, 2008 12:22 pm (UTC)
I know, I know. I had the piss taken out of me at school for liking it back in the deepest, darkest 80s (when paradoxically, the show was just getting good again) I have seen Timelash. I voluntarily sought out The Krotons.

It still pisses me off every July. *g*
muridae_x
Jul. 6th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, my, how did I forget to mention Timelash? Fortunately by the late 80s I had discovered other not-quite-closet Who fans and was buying old episodes under the counter at comic marts.

Those final two Sylvester McCoy seasons promised so much for the future. I still haven't forgiven Jonathan Powell and Michael Grade, even now that we have a new show.