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15 June 2006 @ 02:21 am
There needs to be massive Who babbling later, but for the moment  
Reporting in from my viewing of the Christmas Invasion: in still pictures he looks goofy, but when he's wandering around in a bathrobe, casting dark glances at possessed holiday decorations, Tennant is undoubtedly the Prettiest Doctor Ever. It's a little unnerving! I'm used to Doctors being charismatic but funny looking.

Someone had commented on TWOP that they thought Tennant's Doctor was actually scarier than Eccleston's, and now I can see why. Nine had a gaping wound in his psyche, and could lose it with terrifying fury, but his anger was more reactive, emotional.

Ten has a chilly calculation underneath his genial surface. Especially with Harriet Jones after her execution of the Sycorax. He knew what the future was; three terms and England's golden age. And it no longer pleased him. And seeing everything that could be, he knew exactly where to drop the tiny stone that would change the future to suit him.

And I loved the delivery of "Witchcraft!" "Time Lord." Because it was witty banter yet he delivered it with just enough weight to remind you how goddamn fucking scary Time Lords can be.
 
 
 
Alix (Tersa): FF - Jayne thinking (Goldie_Gal)tersa on June 15th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
Someone had commented on TWOP that they thought Tennant's Doctor was actually scarier than Eccleston's, and now I can see why....

Ten has a chilly calculation underneath his genial surface.


That's a very good summary of his character and part of why I like Ten so much.

What he did to Harriet Jones was utterly brilliant and cruel.

Yeah, the 'fey' description still fits him: in the sense that many people characterize fairies not as good or evil, but amoral. He has that quality about him sometimes, at least compared to humanity. He very much projects the moralities of being a Time Lord, the last Time Lord.
Lauratavella on June 15th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
"No second chances", and that *expression* on his face walking away. Yeah. I can see that more now than when you were talking about it last night.
Seth Adam Sherdjfanboy on June 15th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
That *expression* on his face actually reminded me of Eccleston's expression in HIS season opener, after he told Rose to go home and is walking back to the Tardis...

VERY dark. This ain't your pappy's professor, fer sher...
Lauratavella on June 15th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
But I love that they reinvented it, and brought more dark in, but they didn't lose the feel of the old one too. There's still moments of great goofiness, and silly monsters. But the flickers of darkness visible in old Doctors has been brought forward into a consistent note.
Seth Adam Sherdjfanboy on June 15th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
and I loooove how he says "Well..." in that particular Tom Bakery way...

:)