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I am slowly plowing through stories from the TARDIS Big Bang. As I read, I'm tagging the stories I liked on Delicious, under the "tardisbigbang" tag. (This tag does cover stories from both rounds, although I haven't got around to wholesale tagging of Round 1.)

Recommendations so far )

I've also finally cleared out the 300+ stories from the folder where I dump newly saved stories, and as a result there are quite a few new Torchwood recs up. While they're skewed towards newer stories, there's a mix of older stuff in there as well.
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I am almost finished watching the second season of Man from UNCLE. I wince when I consider all the wasted years of my life when I was *not watching this show.*

On a mildly related note, I have just finished watching the entirety of NCIS. All of it. From start to finish. I only meant to watch a couple of episodes, just to see if David McCallum was still sexy (he is), and fell to my arch-nemesis the Police Drama. It was like having a bag of Doritos. I had to watch

I have also watched the entirety of Life on Mars (the UK one). It was, possibly, a mistake to watch this before NCIS, because about 75% of time I was watching NCIS and wondering when the plot was going to twist next and then it never did. (This isn't necessarily a criticism of NCIS--Life on Mars had 5-7 extra minutes for their story, and a lot more leeway when it came to what they could say and do on screen. It's apples and oranges where I had to remind myself every now and then I *was* eating an orange and not an apple). Life on Mars was amazing and awesome and I'm now more than a little in love with John Simm.

Also, Doctor Who is making me nervous. I keep thinking "Okay, there's no way they can top *that,*" and then they do. It's like watching someone juggle plates and wondering how long they can keep it up, and also wondering if the answer is "forever, baby!" :)
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Henry Jenkins recently posted an interview with Matt Hills about the new Doctor Who. I found it an interesting read, so I thought I'd share:

Trimuph of a Time Lord (Part One)

Trimuph of a Time Lord (Part Two)

Hills makes some interesting points comparing the old series to the new one, and while I don't agree with everything he says 100%, I did find many of his insights enlightening.

Doctor Who

Sep. 12th, 2006 08:54 am
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Note: No real spoilers here, even for those who haven't seen the David Tennant episodes. Unless saying that David Tennant has sexy hair is a spoiler, in which case it's already too late.

Okay. Why didn't anyone make me watch the new Doctor Who ages ago? No, you all merely taunted me with your gushing and squeeing and nifty icons without ever saying, "OMG your life will have no meaning until you've seen the new Doctor Who!"

I love it. I love all of it. I love Chris Eccleston. I love David Tennant. I love Rose. I love Jack. I love Micky, and Jackie. I love the new TARDIS. I love the stuff they kept. I love the stuff they changed. I love the stories, and the acting, and the special effects.

I'm actually not sure where to start talking. Okay, so it lacks the plastic rocks, suspiciously fruit-shaped planets, and spaceship crashes rendered by dropping models into oatmeal. )

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