Thursday, September 23, 2010

Damn Your EYES, Spare!

Welcome to The Gods Are Bored, where the last thing we need is another addiction! Damn! Damn! Damn! Teenagers and their habits! Gonna bring me down.

I am so old (though well-preserved) that I can remember the original episodes of Star Trek. I watched it in re-run in the early 1970s when it was gaining a fan base. Then I saw the first three Star Wars films, and they were awesome. After that, I parted ways with science fiction. No more Trek films, no Lord of the Rings, haven't seen Darth Vader since James Earl Jones was the voice. Anne and science fiction went their separate ways.

Until now.

DAMN IT ALL! Spare has been consumed by "Dr. Who" since summer. Here's the quote she wanted me to record: "How I spent my Independence Day: Watching 'Dr. Who' and eating Italian food."

A few times I caught a rare glimpse of "Dr. Who," and of course I began to belittle Spare about it. The show seemed incomprehensible to me, kind of all silly action with no coherent story line. (Say what you want about Star Trek, its original episodes had chippin story lines.)

Earlier this week, I settled into the easy chair to blog on my netbook. Spare was, as is her daily habit, absorbed in "Dr. Who."

I started to watch it. And now I can't stop. David Tennant is wicked adorable, and the story lines are silly but somewhat Trekkie. And the doggone show is on every day.

I really and truly thought I was beyond any chance of getting hooked on a cheesy science fiction t.v. show. Just goes to show ya, wicked temptations lie around every corner. But, Spare, Spare, did it have to be this way? Why are you watching "Dr. Who" just when I want to catch the occasional episode of "Dr. Phil?"

Wait. Hold the friggin phone! I'm watching "Dr. Who" when I could be watching "Dr. Phil?" Need I ask you, reader, which one would rot my brain faster and with less-appealing visuals?

I may raise The Spare's allowance.

11 comments:

Meganne said...

In my fantasy world David Tennant as Dr. Who is my boyfriend. :) There are way worse things to be watching!

Alex (and a few Pendragons as well) said...

I have YET to witness an incarnation of Dr Who who can hold a candle to the guy with the big hair and the colorful scarf around his neck.......which brings me to my next revelation.......it's been so long I can't remember the damn actor's name....sheesh!

Alex (he who comments as a Pendragon) said...

TOM BAKER!!!!

Aquila ka Hecate said...

Patrick Throughton.

And that just gives my age away.
Plus the fact that I was largely brought up in the UK.

Love,
Terri in Joburg

Lori F - MN said...

Dr Who is a good show. I'm partial to Warehouse 13.
It's Cyberpunk.

Maeve said...

I've avoided the time sink of Dr. Who, despite all the cross stitchers who have been making cute Daleks and one ambitious gal who put a picture of David Tennant in a cross stitch patter making program and then stitched him.

Mostly I've avoided it because it's probably actually really good and I know I don't have the time to get caught up on all the old episodes first.

We're sci-fi junkies in our house, oh, and the fantasy stuff is cool too, and blending them is alright as well. Sometimes you have to come down to earth again, and an episode of Swamp People or other such shows does that pretty quick-like.

I'm still really miffed that they canceled the Dark Angel series before they really had a decent plot resolution. *pout*

Teacats said...

Tennant will be playing the vampire hunter in the new version of the classic 80s horror film "Fright Night"

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Thalia said...

Wicked Dr Who fan here, and David Tennant is certainly a very appealing visual, but I can't watch the new series at all. Because it's actually scary now, and I have always hated being scared. The old series just laughed at everything, and though I know the effects weren't cheesy on purpose, still, it was a safe space.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I have watched a few minutes of a few eposides..but didn't want to get involved when I thought it would wander off pbs..so I've never gotten into it..but then I'm hooked on Dexter and Deadwood..and as far as dr. phil? I refer to him as Uncle Phil as every family in Texas has a smart ass no it all uncle like that at their reunions...I do..he's Uncle Hick...

anita said...

James Earl Jones isn't the voice of Darth Vader now?

(This is what comes of never seeing a movie and not having a TV.)

going back under my rock now . . .

Gruvkitty said...

I love love love Dr Who!!! I miss Tennant now that they've switched dr.'s - the new guy is pretty good, but I still miss Tennant. But I like Star Trek, too. My dorkiness know no bounds.