Saturday, December 29, 2007

A little science fiction to tickle the brain

When I was younger I used to watch Dr. Who on PBS. It could be campy, dark, scary, yet really fun--all at the same time.

During the past year, I happened to see a newer version of it on Sci-Fi. However, it would be on and then the next week it wouldn't. I guess it had a short run based on the series length.

As chance would have it, I was watching BBC America last week and saw that it is on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. (est). And to make things even better, a new series of Dr. Who is set to begin in a few weeks (1/26).

I really like the portrayal of Dr. Who by David Tennant. He's fun, yet quite serious when he has to be. I dare say the show is even better than the ones I had watched in the past. The show has even retained what I consider to be one of the greatest theme songs, ever.

After Dr. Who is finished for the evening, there is another show, Torchwood. I plan on watching it. It seems good.

I'd stayed away from BBC America for a little while, as the shows were getting a little stale. I'm encouraged by the programming it is now offering. I might even watch Life on Mars New Year's Day.

Science fiction can be a lot of fun, especially when the realities of the world get to be a bit much at times. It is a nice escape.

2 comments:

vincent_antonelli said...

I'm still kinda pissed that Home Depot hasn't come out with a "sonic screwdriver" by now.

RT said...

Isn't that a drink?