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Feb 08, 2007

Meet the Authors: Salem

Age: 26

Location: Beaumont, Texas, America (ugh)1250485162_m

Homepage: sonicstapler.blogspot.com

Earliest Doctor Who Memory: State of Decay, after that my Da bought me Haining's Time Traveller's Guide, and it was all downhill after that.

Favourite Doctor Who TV Story of All Time: Remembrance of the Daleks - It's the glitter gun, has to be. And revelling in the Cartmel Masterplan.

And on the opposite end: None I really hate, but there's a few Pertwees that put me to sleep.

Favourite Doctor: McCoy, by far.  He's such a slick bastard.

Favourite Companion: Fitz.  Oh, poor, poor Fitz.  He just can't catch a break, can he?

Favourite Doctor Who Novel: Algebra of Ice - C'mon! Aliens that take the form of maths!  How cool is that? Yeah, I'm a nerd..

Favourite Doctor Who Audio: After the Faction Paradox Protocols, I'd have to say probably a tie between The Harvest and The Next Life.

Favourite Doctor Who Website: bucking the norm, thevervoid.com, and the DW section of fiveminute.net.

Favourite Non-Who website: warrenellis.com, bloggorah.com, womenincomics.blogspot.com, wikipedia.org.

Favourite Film: Boondock Saints, Shaun of the Dead, Slither, Love Actually, a few others.

Favourite TV Show: hehe-erhm.  DW, Red Dwarf, 24, Scrubs, Sinchronicity, Life on Mars, 2 Pints, and the ORIGINAL Office.

I enjoy listening to: Sisters of Mercy, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Apoptygma Berzerk, VNV Nation, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, The Pogues, Johnny Cash, Tori Amos.

I enjoy reading: BBC and Virgin DW, Warren Ellis, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Gail Simone, Joseph Heller, Nietzche, Alan Moore

Other sci-fi I enjoy: Red Dwarf, ST:Deep Space 9, Stargate SG1

Things that irritate me(since there's too much for one):
Loud, sudden noises.
Poor grammar and/or spelling.
Stereotypes(ANY stereotype.  Except Irish. Leave us alone already!)

Favourite joke: Two guys walk into a bar.  The third ducks.
-ALSO- (wait until someone walks up close)...AND THE MONK PULLED A CANDLE OUT OF HIS ARSE!!

Guilty Pleasures: X-men comic books. And Deadpool.  Imagine Spiderman's attitude with no decency filter and no moral compass....AND HE KNOWS HE'S A COMIC BOOK CHARACTER!! Yay for breaking the fourth wall(stand up, Tom..)

Reasons for Blogging: have you BEEN to America lately?  The only people watching the show I know are the ones I've drafted into it! Can't exactly pop down to the pub at 9 on Saturdays to intelligently discuss the new episodes.


A McCoy fan? I knew I liked you. Build high for happiness!

You know it. Gurn Five!!

(to reference Scrubs..)

Very pleased to see a reference to Algebra of Ice. I loved that book. It was actually my very first exposure to 7, having not seen or heard any of his adventures before that. Based on that book, I really liked the McCoy Doctor. Now I've actually seen two McCoy episodes and the reality doesn't quite match the "dark, mysterious" Doctor he's so often described as. Next I guess I'll have to actually watch a C. Baker episode so I can have an honest opinion of him..

Meanwhile, I heartily recommend Algebra of Ice.

Well, yeah if you saw Delta and the Bannermen and Time and the Rani, it won't match. Try watching later ones, preferably Ghost Light and Curse of Fenric, then you'll get it.

They 'turned up the volume' with the Seventh's manipulative side in the books.
He's a little lighter in the tv series, still regretful and hesitant about putting his big plans into action (even if he does still do them...)

I felt in some of the books, a bit too often they'd have him just do something and not care afterwards...unlike, say, Fenric where even though he really rips into Ace at the end he's upset and concerned and seeks to reassure her. Or the cafe scene in Remembrance, or what initially seems like him being nasty about Ace and Kara in Survival turns out to be the right thing to protect Ace...stuff like that.

It's interesting, Remembrance is seen as the 'big switch' for the Seventh suddenly becoming the manipulator, but you can still see bits of it in Paradise Towers and particularly Dragonfire. His speech to Kane and farewell to Mel are very much like the Seventh we all know.

Delta & Time, as you say, don't have the darker tones to his character and stick out a bit. I don't think it's a coincidence those are my least favourite Seventh tv stories either.

I can't help but like Delta. I just turn off me brain and enjoy. I need something like that every now and then, it's just plain fun.

And forget Peri. Ray was phwaor.

Ken Dodd, hubba hubba!
...I'm sorry, I don't know what came over me.

"...I'm sorry, I don't know what came over me."

Perhaps it was a Diddyman?

Perhaps Mr Dodd is overcompensating somewhat.

Nigel Ponsonby Smallpiece;
Wee Hamish McDiddy;
Dickie Mint.
Sid Short
Weany Wally
Little Evan

Maybe I should give Delta another try sometime...

I always felt Paradise Towers was a story that could've done a lot better in Season 26, with a much darker tone.

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