karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,

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Happiness Meme-Day 4

Two things I'm happy about today that we watched yesterday:

Dr. Who-The Next Doctor

Especially fun to see Tennant working With David Morrissey, given my recent State of Play obsession and the various amusements of imagining Morrissey and Tennant comparing notes on acting with John Simm. Also nice to see a less-mopey Doctor, and I appreciated his hints of remorse about what happened to Donna, even though when he was equivocating about "they forget about me," I was screaming at the set "Yeah, because you wipe their memories."

I LOVED the line about "all those shining companions" (and we all know who the shiniest is.)

Fun bits. Meta bits. Scary bits. Lots of fun and no shippiness (except of course we know the Doctor is still sort of pining for Rose, but I've accepted that as a fact of RTD's Doctor.)

I ASSUME the Wizard of Oz references with the balloon and stuff weren't just in my head, but who knows?

Anyway, lots of fun and halle-bloody-lu-jah, nothing to rant about.

Then we watched Colour Me Kubrick and right there on the screen, practically the first thing we see: BURN GORMAN!!! I was looking at hubby, going is that Burn Gorman. He (and IMDB) assured me it was. But that was only the beginning of the TW/Who-verse (and various other UK fandom) connections. We got Marc Warren (Dr. Who-Love & Monsters, LOM, Hustle and State of Play among others) Bryan Dick (Torchwood-Adam), and even Ayesha Dharker (Dr. Who-Planet of the Ood). Not to mention Richard E. Grant, Marisa Berenson, Honor Blackman and of course John Malkovich as the conman who's pretending to be Kubrick.

The movie itself was really good for the first half and then sort of petered out, but it was way fun spotting the various folks, and of course getting Burn right away when I was totally NOT expecting him was an awesome reminder that I'm going to see him in less than three weeks-SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!
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