Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Doctor Who--A is for Allons-y!

Welcome to the start of a rip roaring fun month! My theme is Doctor Who because its the topic my kids voted we do together. We are sticking with people, places, creatures, and episodes from the newer series starting with Christopher Eccleston's Number Nine simply because we haven't watched all the Classics...yet.

You can find the list of other participants HERE. I'm #155.

First a tribute to one of Number Tens catch phrases.


Adipose--Young Adipose were hand-sized, marshmallow-shaped beings, composed almost entirely of fat. They had two eyes and a mouth, two arms with webbed hands and two stumpy legs. (TV: Partners in Crime)



Amy Pond--She wasn't my favorite. In fact I didn't like her at all for a long time. However, in the last episode I loved her and cried for her as much as my favorites. Why? Because it was a good story in the end.

Androzani Trees--One of the universe's most efficient fuel sources, as well as an intelligent species. They normally look like trees, but can reshape themselves when needed. In  The Doctor, the Widow, and the Wardrobe, they shape themselves into a tower, Christmas ornaments and the wooden king.




ATMOS--Or the Atmospheric Omission System. The system looked like the answer to global warming. It could reduce a vehicle's carbon dioxide emissions to zero, however, nothing is ever as it seems in the Whoverse. ATMOS had in fact been designed by the Sontarans as a means of converting the earth into a cloning facility. ( The Sontaran Stratagem and The Poison Sky). My kids are always referring to the time the Doctor set the world on fire.

Do you watch Doctor Who? And, if so, did you fall in love with Amy Pond first thing, or did it take a while?

35 comments:

  1. I'm embarrassed to say that I've seen only one episode, the finale.

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    1. Hm, time is always a factor, even for Time Lords, but we must rectify this one episode problem you have here. :) Definitely start with Nine at least (Chris Eccleston) because that's a nice place to start.

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    2. Oh, and I should say I'll still love you if you don't. My hubby doesn't "get" Doctor Who at all, but I still love him too.

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  2. He was a hyper Doctor, wasn't he? Sorry, I've only seen a couple episodes over the years. (At least five Doctors' worth.)

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    1. LOL! Hyper is a good word for Matt Smith's version of the Doctor. I didn't think I'd like him at first either, but it didn't take long for me to love him too. Perhaps this is one of the best parts of Doctor Who, it's okay for people to change, be different and yet still be the same lovable person.

      It's okay for us to grow and change as long as we stay lovable.

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  3. I love that you're working on this with your kids!

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
    Minion, Capt. Alex's Ninja Minion Army
    The 2014 Blogging from A-Z Challenge

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    1. Its fun now that my kids are getting older and we can talk about blogging and Doctor Who and have some great conversations.

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  4. Andrew Leon -- another A!-- has mentioned in the past that I might like this series. Now you have these topics that make it seem even more interesting than he did. I like those Adipose things.

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    1. Well, there will be clips every day this month, so you should get a good feel for the diversity of the show.

      As for Adipose, even after watching the show I really wanted one too. Humans would have this necklace or something (pill?) and in the night a pound of fat would leave their body giving birth to the Adipose. Great weight loss plan...until the dial was turned up and the human completely disappeared!

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  5. <3 <3 Doctor Who!
    I love those little fattys, the Adipose. :) If only losing weight were that easy! LOL
    As for Amy Pond...I didn't much care for her at first. But when I watched, The Girl Who Waited, well I truly despised her! She was a selfish B*tCh. She was bitter after a few decades? What the? "I waited 36 years for you to return." Um, hello!!! Rory waited for YOU for 2000 years! Yeah, that episode just made me want to slap the crap out of her. And then, Moffet! Ugh! He couldn't leave her alone! I mean, it turned into the Amy Pond show, and oh yeah The Doctor too! I was so glad to see the end of the Ponds and you're right, that ending was extremely touching. I may have cried for a multitude of reasons! :)

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    My A to Z
    Caring for My Veteran

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    1. Yes! I wish losing weight was as simple as the Adipose method. Except for that whole speeding things up bit.

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  6. I haven't watched this show, so I don't have a feeling about Amy Pond. I hope that since the challenge has begun your kids are back on board. Weren't they on and then off? It would be good if they were back on...

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    1. One of them is sort of back on board. She's helping me come up with questions for all the posts. :) I'll take what I can get.

      Mostly we all sit around and watch youtube clips and argue about which ones we should post.

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  7. I've never watch the show, but I know I would like it. Just need some time to catch up. So,cool, you and your kids are doing this together.

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    1. The show is on netflix. It makes for great winter time hibernation TV. Too bad it isn't winter. :(

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  8. Great theme! I've been a Doctor Who fan since the Tom Baker days and David Tennant will always be MY doctor.

    I completely agree with you! I never really cared for Amy Pond at all and I still don't get what all her fuss was about, but I did cry during her last scene and Matt Smith's (and he's been my least favorite doctor so far) and that's the first time I've admitted that publicly! I never understood why Rory stuck around at all...no matter how much she professed it, it was never believable that she loved Rory more than the Doctor. I am glad to see her go, but terrified to see how Peter Capaldi is going to do!

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    1. I think I'm always terrified before a new Doctor. We grow to love one and then he changes. It took a while for me to get used to Matt, but he grew on me and I have to say I really enjoyed him by the end. To be honest, I'm not sure if I can say which doctor is my favorite now. It used to be Tennant, but as I said, Smith grew on me and I still love Eccleston's smile and "Fantastic!"

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  9. Yep, I watch Doctor Who. I just saw Amy Pond (okay, Karen Gillian) is the star of some awful-looking horror film coming out soon. Yikes. I didn't mind Amy Pond, but star loyalty only goes so far.

    I got my mother to watch an episode once. Blink. She won't watch another ever.

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    1. Blink is seriously one of the best! I can understand why she wouldn't watch anymore though after that one. Creepy to the max.

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  10. I love that you are doing the challenge with your kids!

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    1. Me too, even if they are only halfheartedly doing it at this point. Still, they came up with the theme and most of the items I'll be talking about this month.

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  11. I liked Amy at first, mostly because I wasn't taken with Matt Smith's Doctor. She had her charming moments, but I rolled my eyes at her just as often.

    Great post, can't wait to see the next one!

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    1. Ha! Rolling eyes at her is a great way to describe my relationship with her too. If I think about it, maybe Amy and the Doctor's weird relationship is what helped me finally like Matt Smith's Doctor too. That took a while because I loved Tennant.

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  12. Confession time - I've never watched it! But those marshmallows are adorable!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. They sure are! Especially when it's a pound of YOUR fat walking away. Yeah, I'd like to give birth to about 20 of them...

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  13. Awesome post, Charity. I'm not a Dr. Who fan (I know, don't hate me!), but I'm definitely a fan of you. You are always so supportive of other writers. You rock!

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    1. Holli, I'd never hate you! Some of my friends didn't even read my book and I still love them. LOL

      I feel like I've not been as supportive as I used to be. Time is spinning faster and I need a TARDIS or at least a time-turner to get everything done! Hopefully I can get back to sharing cover reveals, interviews and the like soon.

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  14. I burned out during Matt Smith's reign (had to listen to my daughter complain about compromised "prime directives" too much), but after that trailer of Amy and the angel, I'm going to have to get back on it!

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    1. It's funny because I never noticed all the slips until you mentioned it at writers group. I think I can justify it by the fact that in the end, Smith's Doctor was labeled as the one who "forgets". Maybe he chose to forget some rules that had been laid down previously because they didn't serve him very well?

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  15. Yes, I love Dr Who!! I've been a fan since the Tom Baker days. I think my fav Dr is David Tennant. I wasn't a fan of Amy Pond, though. Ever. I never warmed to her and was so relieved when she finally left. At least she wasn't as bad as Teagan.

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    1. LOL, I think I learned to tolerate her because I loved Rory and River. As someone pointed out to me on facebook, without Amy we wouldn't have had two of my favorite "R" characters. :)

      I really need to get started watching the Classic Who!

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  16. I like these Adipose creatures. They will fit in wonderfully well in Middle Grade fiction which I write. I must start watching Dr Who.

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  17. I don't watch Dr. Who but I'm guessing the cloning factory business is a bad thing. Amy Pond reminds me of the situation with Andrea in The Walking Dead in the season before this one that just ended. Boy did that woman annoy me for a while (mid-season) but in the end she made up for it. Are the Adipose good or bad?

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  18. Used to watch Doctor Who when I was little; Tom Baker was my favourite. So nice that you're doing this with your children. All the best. :)

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  19. Hi Charity, it's Tom Benson, but I'm unable to log in. I've been a fan since the first episode, starring the late, great William Hartnell. Although I've seen most of them come and go, I was serving in Germany when a couple of them were on, so I missed them.
    I loved Amy, just as I have most of the Doctor's sidekicks. If you don't remember William Hartnell,... http://www.tom-benson.co.uk/artwork/gentlemen-portraits/
    I'm off to check out B now.

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