I joked that Pierce
Brosnan should be the new Doctor so he can introduce himself as “I’m
Who. Dr. Who”. A friend suggested Samuel L. Jackson, who would use
a slightly more aggressive (and hence not printable here) introduction ;-). But
really I hope they cast some “unknown” actor to play the Doctor.
I also hope they keep the show “cheap” and go for
practical effects (is that the right word? You know, using models, puppets, men
in rubber suits, etc.) rather than CGI. Red
Dwarf (warning: site requires script), another great TV series, seemed to
get worse when they started using more CGI in the later series (perhaps the
writing just got bad; who knows?). Others seem to agree.
Although people tend to forget that Dr. Who was pretty
high-tech back in the day…
I’m also awaiting the return of Blake’s 7, or at least a
DVD box set of the entire series. Apparently there is some talk of a TV mini-series effort (warning: site
requires Flash. First thing it did was spawn a full screen IE window, which appeared on the wrong monitor!) being made by
character in the show).
And tonight, I’m off to see Underworld. Mmmmm, vampires.