Wednesday, December 31, 2008

And when they bore me overmuch, I will not shake mine ears,
Recalling many thousand such whom I have bored to tears.
And when they labour to impress, I will not doubt nor scoff;
Since I myself have done no less and sometimes pulled it off.

Kipling

13 comments:

JWH said...

Happy New Year

And thank you very much for another year of fascinating posts.

culfy said...

We're still waiting to hear Andrew Rilstone's Traditional Christmas Message about the Doctor Who Christmas Special.

Andrew Stevens said...

And Mr. Rilston'e reaction to the casting of the new Doctor, the most conservative choice in the history of Doctor Who. (This guy is David Tennant, right? Only even younger. The hugely important teenage girl demographic will love it, I suppose.)

Andrew Rilstone said...

I enjoyed the Wallace and Grommit Christmas Special very much.

Helen Louise said...

I'd like to second the requestion for the traditional Christmas message!

I'm scared that the new Doctor is a year older than me. It does lend credence to my friend's theory that since the new series started they've been trying to make the doctor younger and better looking. (To be fair she only has one generation backing up this theory, since Paul McGann was younger than Christopher Ecclestone and Peter Davison was 29 according to Wikipedia...)

Andrew Rilstone said...

I really have nothing to say. It was an RTD story. 50% of the world agreeS with me about RTD stories. Whatever I say, the other 50% will believe that I Don't enjoy any story which doesn't have washing up liquid bottle space ships hanging on pieces of string. (Or else tell me that I am somehow morally obliged to like anything with Doctor Who branding on it.) So I really have no desire to go over all the points all over again. They'll be a short piece in Skiffynow next month if you feel like paying for it. This month has one on Merlin and one on Battlefield.

Helen Louise said...

Oh perhaps, but to be honest even when I disagree with you about an episode I enjoy reading what you had to say about it :) Anyway, take heart for RTD's reign of terror is over and Stephen Moffat's reign of terror has just begun...

Helen Louise said...

Also, forgive "requestion", it's been a long weekend :) I think I meant requesting. Or requests.

culfy said...

I really have nothing to say. It was an RTD story. 50% of the world agreeS with me about RTD stories. Whatever I say, the other 50% will believe that I Don't enjoy any story which doesn't have washing up liquid bottle space ships hanging on pieces of string. (Or else tell me that I am somehow morally obliged to like anything with Doctor Who branding on it.) So I really have no desire to go over all the points all over again. They'll be a short piece in Skiffynow next month if you feel like paying for it. This month has one on Merlin and one on Battlefield.
Andrew


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Greg G said...

Have you been following this, Andrew?

http://www.comicsvillage.com/column.aspx?ArticleID=525

Mister Chips said...

But what about the new emo Doctor?

Andrew Rilstone said...

I was wrong about Billie Piper, I was wrong about Catherine Tate, so I am perfectly happy to shut up about the new guy until I've actually seen him in the role. The fact that the Beeb decided to dedicate a whole programme to the announcement (beamed to giant TV screens in town centers all round the country) does rather confirm my prejudice that the show is now more about the casting than it is about the drama -- a sort of off-shoot of big brother. But really, until I have something to say, I propose to shut up.

Political Scientist said...

Happy New Year, Mr. Rilstone!

Edmund@Political Scientist