Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wow, Doctor Who is awesome.

Doctor Who is the UK's long-running science fiction show, it's older than Star Trek by a few years. It's the main influence for the Bill & Ted movies - phone booth that can travel through space and time? Yeah, they nicked that from Doctor Who. Only the original phone booth is only a phone booth on the outside, it's much bigger inside. One could almost imply that Star Wars' R2-D2 was influenced by the long-running villain, the Daleks.

I first heard about this series a couple years ago, when I was still on the Disturbed board. The wife of the admin was a big fan (or rather, she had a crush on the Tenth Doctor, the bloke with the 3D glasses at 0:07 in the video) and I always wanted to check it out. I got Series 1, which ran, I think in 2005, but she told me that Series 1 (we'd call it Season 1 in the US) has the Ninth Doctor, and it's the Tenth Doctor, who doesn't appear until Series 2, who she likes. (Don't ask me why, but they started over in 2005, kind of like how Star Trek did with the series "Enterprise" and now this new movie... yet they keep the count on how many Doctors they've had from the original.) Anyway, while the show is kind of silly, I love it and can't get enough of it. If you get a chance, it's worth a look, and unlike the best of Star Trek, and Babylon 5, and Battlestar Galactica, you really don't have to watch them in order, unless it's a two-parter. I just don't know when Doctor Who comes on in the United States - it's made by the BBC. I bet you can download them though, but don't go asking me how to do anything illegal. ;-)

In this video, two evil alien robots have a little war of words. Interestingly enough, they both look like robots (think C-3PO and R2-D2 from Star Wars) but both have living creatures inside them. The Cybermen (the upright ones) have human brains in their heads, and the Daleks have these little octopus-looking things inside.

Sick burn, or just a couple tin cans rattling on about nothing? Have a look and decide.

Cyber Leader: Daleks, be warned. You have declared war upon the Cybermen.
Dalek Sec: This is not war. This is pest control!
Cyber Leader: We have five million Cybermen. How many are you?
Dalek Sec: Four.
Cyber Leader: You would destroy the Cybermen with four Daleks?
Dalek Sec: We would destroy the Cybermen with one Dalek! You are superior in only one respect.
Cyber Leader: What is that?
Dalek Sec: You are better at dying.

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