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...well, for me at any rate. These are epitome of Who for me because

1. Costume dramas are what Who does best and this one is excellent. Complete with creepy costume elements (and are there any costume dramas in Who that aren't creepy?) and disturbing child.

2. Optimism about the future. It doesn't last long, but there it is. It is great to see the Doctor cry with delight 'Everybody lives!' given what we know about his past. He deserves a break once in a while.

3. Companion (Rose) cutting through macho rubbish and saving the day. Yay for her not putting up with men squaring off against each other and also explaining the doctor to the new addition. I do love Rose in this episode, horrible t-shirt and all.

4. Addition of extra companion (Jack) which confuses matters a little bit more. Plus dancing. And struggle over phallic objects bananas.

5. Doctor caring about social justice and the NHS and more than just saving things. He wants a decent society too. And that's why he's someone who should survive. Because I think it's easier to be the hero who fights than the hero who cares about what should be there after the fight. (Should say the Doctor is not always good at this, but he does care about it. Most of the time.)

Date: 2007-05-02 05:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tinuvielberen.livejournal.com
I think it's easier to be the hero who fights than the hero who cares about what should be there after the fight.

Um..."Long Game"?

Would be a bit of an "oops" regarding the messy aftermath and such...

Date: 2007-05-02 05:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
but he does care in the 'long game'...he's just spectacularly wrong about how things will turn out.

Date: 2007-05-02 10:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chelseagirl47.livejournal.com
Agree. I don't want to be all "oh Nine was my one true perfect Doctor" or anything, but there was something about that season (not uniformly but often) and those episodes are high on my list.

Date: 2007-05-02 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I loved, loved CE and Nine. Sadly more than Ten. But change is inevitable in Who, so I try to whine. Too much.

Freudian slips

Date: 2007-05-02 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
That should say 'not to whine.' Hmmm...

Date: 2007-05-02 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] door-nob.livejournal.com
I agree completely. These 2 eps are what costume dramas should be. I couldn't help but compare "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks" to them, and they didn't measure up in the least.

Date: 2007-05-03 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I haven't seen the latest Dalek ones - which makes me sad, because I love Daleks. But I have a feeling that they will have a hard time matching up to these two. There is something so deliciously unnerving about 'Are you may mummy?' which it will be hard ever compete with.

I am may or may not be terribly biased because I did love CE's doctor so very much.

Date: 2007-05-03 02:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] morwen_peredhil
Those are my favorites, too. Oh, Nine... *sobs*

Date: 2007-05-03 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I find it rather embarassing how much I miss Nine. I think that I got over Davison leaving faster. I guess I was so much younger and more mentally able to deal with change then...


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