16 January 2009

The Time-y Wimey ... Stuff

Doctor Who just finished up the fourth season of the latest version of this British export that first hit the TV screens in 1963. In 2009 there will be five "specials" with David Tenant the most recent doctor, who will then regenerate into the next Doctor Who and a new actor for Season Five in 2010.

Is that geeky enough for you? I am a hopeless Doctor Who addict and absolutely love the David Tenant characterization. There is no way to really explain the Doctor, but in a recent episode where the latest alien menace has taken over a library and has him cornered. What does the Doctor do? He flips his "screwdriver" and says, "You have the knowledge of the universe at your disposal. I'm The Doctor. Look me up!". The shadow that had been creeping towards him, does a high speed reverse in direction. Every Who addict laughed out loud.

It is the combination of humor, wisdom, emotion all packed into one of the best written shows you will ever see. So far my favorite line this year is, "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff. " Somehow the idea that time is wibbly wobbly is very, very comforting.

This is a small clip from the Doctor Who episode "Blink"

Another clip of Doctor Who, "Silence In The Library"


Linda said...

Funny that you should post on this show as it has become one of Amanda's new favorites. Unfortunately, though, we don't get BBC America and she is totally bummed that she can't watch the new episodes. Perhaps I need to check on being able to upgrade cable to include it ...

Travis said...

I've never gotten into this show, but I'm sure I would like it if I gave it a chance.