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June 7th, 2007


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02:06 pm - Tenth Doctor and Seventh Doctor--an opinion question
This is for the Old School Doctor Who fans on my flist.

One of the first Doctor Who novels I ever read was Paul Cornell's Human Nature. So, naturally, I'm quite interested in seeing the two-part episode based on that novel. (I've currently seen only up through "Gridlock," this current season, so no major spoilers please.)

I'm particularly interested in seeing how well the plot transfers over from the Seventh Doctor to the Tenth. Now, I don't know a lot about Seven--I've seen none of his episodes, and know him only through DW novels. I was a little thrown when I first heard about this adaptation, because I really didn't see Seven and Ten as being particularly alike.

cryptile, otoh, thinks they have quite a strong resemblance. If she's right, then this is a very apt time to adapt this particular story.

Thoughts? Opinions? As I said, I've only seen through "Gridlock," but since I've read Human Nature, I may be spoiled for the eps already. :-)
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From:rj_anderson
Date:June 7th, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)
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I've said elsewhere, and I still believe, that HN worked much better as a Seven story than a Ten story. It still has its moments, but it just doesn't have the same impact, IMO. And there are some fabulous ideas in the book that simply didn't make it into the adaptation for whatever reason. But I will say that David Tennant is brilliant in it.
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 7th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
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*sporfles at your icon!*

Well, all that you say makes sense to me--I think I'll have to watch the eps, and then read the novel again and do some comparing my own self. I figured there'd be stuff that didn't make it in. Too many awesome ideas in one place. :-)
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From:kerravonsen
Date:June 7th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
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Well, if you don't mind being spoiled, then you could read my posts on the two-parter; there's some compare-and-contrast between the book and the TV there.

I don't have time for more right now, gotta rush.
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 8th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
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I might wait till I've seen the episodes...not sure yet. I mean, the one thing I don't know is what they used and what they didn't. But I'm definitely going to come read your posts (and probably comment) once I get to that story.
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:June 8th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
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It's an irony that I had that book on my shelf for years upon years, and only when I really want to read it, I've packed it away and buried it under many heavy boxes.

As for Ten and Seven, they are as alike as two Doctors can be. They're the scary ones, you see. The jovial dark ones. The ones with really dark ancient secrets and apocalyptic powers.
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 8th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Heh. If you ever want to *sell* that book, I'll buy it from you. *g* I really enjoyed it when I found the e-book, and would not mind having my own copy.

Ten and Seven, they are as alike as two Doctors can be. They're the scary ones, you see. The jovial dark ones.

That's what cryptile says. In her review of "The Runaway Bride," she was like, "Okay, wow, I knew Ten and Seven were the dark ones, but this is really hitting the dark side hardcore!" (which she thinks is awesome.)
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From:kerravonsen
Date:June 8th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
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but this is really hitting the dark side hardcore!

She ain't seen nothin' yet... wait until... well, I won't spoil it.
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From:vertigozooropa
Date:June 9th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
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It is awesome. For us fans of the original series, we never got to see this arc play out. It had just started when the show ended. We had hints of it. More episodes were about ancient enemies, and several times, the Doctor had mega-devices ensconced away in safe places. Well, on Earth, at any rate. And, really, who would think the Daleks would go looking for The Hand of Omega in 1960's England?

We were getting the feeling that this Doctor had secrets, and maybe we were going to learn them. But we never did.

It's too bad they killed off the Time Lords and erased Gallifrey, because I really wanted them to finally do that Lungbarrow episode they'd always meant to.

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