RTD steps down; fen sigh in relief.

Fans of the famous BBC television series Doctor Who - in particular, the newly rebooted version which began in 2005 - probably ask themselves from time to time what executive producer Robert T. Davies is on, and whether or not being caught carrying any is a felony. Sure, he started the series up again and it's still going strong after four years, but every once in a while he comes up with a real stinkburger. The Christmas Invasion. Love and Monsters. Some of the stuff that happened in Last of the Time Lords. Overuse of the Daleks in each season. Some people …

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Lyssa and I made it into Cleveland safe and sound.

1128 EST/EDT. Lyssa and I made it into Cleveland, Ohio around 0155 EST/EDT this morning (five minutes within projected arrival time!) The Ferrett is running a Doctor Who marathon today, and Lyssa and I made the long drive to Ohio from DC to join everyone. Some of us have been fans for a while, some of us are new to the series (like Ian, sitting on the floor across the room watching Rose from season 27).

First things first, but not necessarily in that order.. I left work early yesterday afternoon so that I could pick up my …

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Archive: 20070107

Lyssa and I are home from the Ferrett's Doctor Who weekend marathon, having left at 0900 EST/EDT this morning to make it home around 1530 EST/EDT. It's a six hour drive from DC to Cleveland no matter which way you're going, and I'm a little worn out from all the driving, but still we had a good time. We'd started off by watching An Unearthly Child from the beginning collection. It's black and white. The acting's a little dodgy, and not just because it was the first episode ever. Yet, it started it all..

Bit of trivia for …

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You got Time Lord in my chainsaw! You got a chainsaw stuck in my... huh?

The first pressing of the DVD boxed set of Doctor Who, season 28/2 has a strange glitch in it: Footage from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre It seems that the master tapes were used for the movie as well as New Earth, so partway through the episode you'll get to see someone having their legs cut off. Also, the special features on that disk are inaccessible because the content just isn't there, and some of the descriptors appear to be corrupted. So far, this has only been seen on copies rented from Netflix; it isn't clear if anyone of the …

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