Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Another Fandom Heard From...

Dear Readers,
I've gone back and forth on my decision to post about my Doctor Who fandom here at Old-Fashioned Charm. Well, I can't be totally old-fashioned all the time, this blog is about things I like, period drama actors are abundant in the new series and there are many historical references in Doctor Who that are just plain fun. So, if you're not at all interested in Doctor Who feel free to totally ignore this post, I probably won't be mentioning it again.

Doctor Who Blog Party - October 22nd

Okay, so you're interested are you? Yes, I do call myself a Whovian (that is a fan of Doctor Who). I don't recommend the show for everyone but it is a lot of fun and I'm discovering the older the episode is the more fun it usually is too!

Natasha Marie of Day By Day and Ashely of Bramblewood Fashion have teamed up to bring us Whovians The Doctor Who Blog Party, a completely Brilliant and Fantastic week long event celebrating all things Doctor Who related! They have many interesting posts, a couple of giveaways and this super fun tag to which I had fun suggesting questions. Thanks ladies!

Warning: Lots and lots of photos!! :D

1| If you decided to name your first born child after any Doctor Who character, male or female, who would it be? 
Well, probably after Amelia Pond but purely because I love the name Amelia "Amy". Maybe Rose, that's pretty too.

 2| What is your favourite colour of the Doctor's shoes? 
Hmm...well I liked the converse shoes David Tennant wore and not really any particular color, I liked all of them.

 3| Look around yourself and name the one thing that is TARDIS blue in your house! 
There's a couple DVD cases, a hoodie and I have an iPod cover because it's name is definitely TARDIS! :)

 4| If you could pick who plays the Twelfth Doctor which actor would you choose and why? 
First choice would be Tom Hiddleston because he's clever and quirky and oh so adorable! But it would be great if the next Doctor could be ginger haired, and then instead of the "still not ginger" quote he couple go around saying "Look! I'm ginger!" heehee :)  Or...maybe Andrew Buchan, he's be just Fantastic!

 5| The Doctor is going back in time again, which historical era should he visit? 
Regency England, yes, aliens and Jane Austen! Maybe it was the Doctor who was the mysterious gentleman Jane met on the seaside at Lyme! :)

 6| Would you REALLY go with the Doctor in the TARDIS? 
Yes! Well, at least for one adventure. I don't think I could spend a long time traveling with the Doctor (but that might depend what he looks like or his current personality).

 7| Who's your favorite Doctor and why? 
The Tenth Doctor is my absolute favorite! Why? David Tennant. And that's enough! ;)  I love the quirkiness of David Tennant's Doctor, his hair, his adorableness, his always doing what is best, his catch phrases, his kindness and his wonderful group of friends.

 8| Would you be afraid to spend Christmas in London?
No, not really. If aliens attack there's always the Doctor to take care of them.

 9| Do you look at an ordinary screwdriver and think 'this could be a bit more sonic?' 
Hmm...I never have before but

 10| Angel statues, plastic mannequins, Christmas trees - what ordinary everyday object would you love to make an object of terror to Whovians were you Steven Moffat? 
Snowmen! haha

 11| The TARDIS lands in your garden and the Doctor steps out. What is the first thing you say to him? 
"Where have you been?" or maybe "The angels are coming!" or even "Hello! My name is Alonso!" or what about "Oi! Watch it Spaceman!"

 12| Who is your favorite actor who has played the Doctor so far and why? 
David Tennant. That is all. :)

 13| Have you seen any Classic Doctor Who? If so, which Doctor/episode(s) is your favorite? 
I recently watched a bunch of older episodes because I'd only seen the newer series and I felt it was high time that I knew a bit more about the history of the Doctor. My grandmother was a huge Doctor Who fan and her favorite was Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor. I've seen at least once episode of each of the older Doctors (except for Six and Eight) and my favorite is definitely Tom Baker. I've seen nine of the adventures with him and so far my favorite is The Ark In Space, but mostly because that one had Sarah Jane in it and I liked her a lot.

 14| Which are the creepiest, scariest and all-out meanest baddies in all the Who-niverse? 
Daleks are definitely up there but the baddies who always scare me to death are the Weeping Angels. Funny enough Blink is one of my favorite episodes though. Oh, and the Master is very creepy!

 15| Who is/are your favorite Companion(s) and why? 
My favorite companion is Rose Tyler, she's so sweet and smart and helps the Doctor be an even better man than he already is. A close second now is Donna Noble - I just finished watching the episodes in her season and I love her witty remarks, spunk and the compassionate nature that comes out in her. Love her grandfather Wilf to pieces too! I love that Donna is really just an ordinary person but she really becomes the most important person in the universe. Sarah Jane is a new favorite of mine too, I've seen two adventures (not counting the newer episodes) with her but I'd love to see more - she has such elegance, smarts and sweetness.

 16| Did you cry more watching Doomsday or The Angels Take Manhattan? 
Well, as I haven't seen The Angels Take Manhattan yet I'll have to say Doomsday. The episode I cried most over really was The End Of Time: Part Two. Oh my goodness I absolutely bawled over watching that and I've watched it twice.

 17| What is your favorite quote from the show? 
"Alons-y!" I have lots of favorites but that one is my favorite. That and "Multa Bene!" Oh and I do love the "Don't Blink" quote from Blink. :)

 18| Which Doctor (including all previous regenerations) would you most like to be the companion of, and why? 
Ten, Four and Nine - in that order. Ten-nant first of course! Tom Baker's Fourth is so clever, witty and kind. And then I do think Christopher Eccleston's Ninth was quite fun.

19| Which of the following are you more scared of, the Daleks, Cybermen, or the Weeping Angles? 
Weeping Angels definitely. They kill you kindly but are still the scariest to me.

 20| Who are some of your favorite guest stars in the series? 
Oh, too many to name! Carey Mulligan as Sally Sparrow might be my favorite. Penelope Wilton as Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister. Anna Maxwell Martin, Hugh Bonneville, Harry Lloyd, Elisabeth Sladen, Sophia Myles, David Morrissey, Bernard Cribbins (though he's sort of becomes a regular character), Clive Swift, Bill Paterson, Bill Nighy, Felicity Jones, Felicity Kendall and many many others. I want to see the Michael Gambon and Katherine Jenkins Christmas episode very soon. That's one great thing about the newer Doctor Who series is that you get to see so many of your favorite actors popping up all the time! :)

 21| What was your first experience with Doctor Who and how did you hear about the series? 
Well, my grandmother was a huge fan of the older Doctor Who series so she knitted my dad a Tom Baker scarf and I've always had an interested in the story because of her. I'd heard some things about the new series and was quite interested in all of the actors who were in it. March 2012 I got Netflix and having finished watching BBC TV series Robin Hood I decided to take the plunge with Season One of the new series. I wasn't sure if I liked it at first, some of the Christopher Eccleston episodes are quite cheesy, but I enjoyed it and held out for David Tennant's seasons and I was not disappointed! I finished all six available seasons by early April. Crazy? Obsessed? YES!

 22| The Ninth Doctor said, 'Fantastic!', Ten said, 'Allons-y', and Eleven says, 'Geronimo'; what would you like to be the signature exclamation of the Twelfth Doctor? 
"I'm late! I'm late!" haha, yeah a little too much like the White Rabbit from Alice In Wonderland. Maybe bringing back a catch phrase could be fun like randomly exclaiming "Jelly Babies!", haha. :)

 23| If you were trapped in an episode, which one would it be? 
Oh, maybe The Unicorn And The Wasp. I love Agatha Christie and the fact that that episode doesn't have a really dangerous baddie makes it more appealing too.

 24| Which is your favorite episode with each Doctor (Nine, Ten and Eleven)? 
For Nine, either Rose the first episode or Father's Day with Rose's father. Favorite Ten would have to be his first, The Christmas Invasion, because it's just such fun! I love lots of his episodes including Blink and The Unicorn And The Wasp. For Eleven, not sure, I've watched the Fifth and Sixth seasons once and have a hard time choosing a favorite - maybe The Eleventh Hour or The Curse Of The Black Spot.

 25| After watching a certain Doctor Who episode, did you summon up the courage to try fish sticks and custard?
Never! I wouldn't mind the custard but I really dislike fish fingers (or fish sticks).


Alexandra said...

The Doctor is the man Jane Austen met...OHMYWORD. That is the most amazing idea. SHRIEK! They've gotta do that! GREAT idea!

Arielle Melody Bailey said...

Yay! Another Whovian! I just started watching DW earlier this month but I became a Whovian from the first ten minutes! :)

Oh, I love that one about the iPod! If I ever have an Ipod, I'm definitely going to name it TARDIS.

I just discovered Tom Hiddleston recently- not having seen any of the period dramas he's been in yet, my first experience was with him in Thor. I liked him well enough in that I started looking up what else he's done. I'm becoming a fan.... :) Benedict Cumberbatch is still my first choice to play Twelve, but I'd like to see Hiddleston do Thirteen.

I LOVE THAT!!!! 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a mad man in possession of a blue box must be in want of a companion.' They should use that for the opening scene when they next change companions!!!!!

DT is my favorite, too!

Snowmen! Great idea!!

My mom watched the Fourth Doctor so I've seen some clips of him- out of curiosity and so I could compare him to Ten. :)

I love all the period drama actors that show up as guest stars!

Rhoswen Faerie Wrose said...

I would comment on everything, and you know very well I could ( ;-) ) but I'd just be reiterating everything you said! :-D
Especially when it comes to the favorite Doctor(s), companions, and episodes. Christmas Invasion for the win! :-D
I'm glad you're getting into the 4th Doctor episodes. 4&Sarah Jane = awesomeness! I'd have to say The Ark In Space is one of my favorite 4&SJ episodes...but I won't go into all that again. ;-)

Hamlette (Rachel) said...

I've yet to see an ep of Dr. Who, but it keeps coming up lately, and the other say my husband said he felt like we should watch it sometime, so one of these days...

Anyway, if Tom Hiddleston was in it, I would be sure to watch, as I've been loving him ever since I first saw him in The Avengers this summer (well, loving him and pretty much everyone else in the movie!)

Thanks for yet another nudge toward watching Dr. Who!

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