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December 13, 2005

Bragging, Geek Style

Just want you uber-geeks to know someone you know has received advanced review DVDs of both the latest season of Dr. Who and Red Dwarf Series 7.

That is all.

Posted by john at December 13, 2005 11:20 AM

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mythago | December 13, 2005 11:32 AM

Party at Scalzi's!

Abigail | December 13, 2005 11:35 AM

Have you seen Dr. Who already, John? If not, you're in for a treat.

John Scalzi | December 13, 2005 11:41 AM

I have not seen the new version yet, no. I understand, however, the goofy scarves have been kept to a minimum this go round.

K. Brown | December 13, 2005 11:47 AM

Are you talking about the NEW season with David Tennant as the Doctor or last season with Christopher Eccleston?

If it's the Eccelston then you really are in for a treat but your gloating is completely lost on those of us in Canada and the UK who have been experiencing a hetro-safe man-love for the new Doctor since last March. If it's the Tennent, there isn't a green that adequately expresses my envy.

If you get CBC or BBC where you are tune in for the Christmas Invasion on Boxing Day.

And look for the Torchwood (anagram of Doctor Who) spinoff featuring Captain Jack Harkness.

woofy | December 13, 2005 11:51 AM

so what happens?

Skippy McPirate | December 13, 2005 12:05 PM

Us evil bittorrent pirates are not jealous either. Posting anonymously because I don't need MPAA-controlled Daleks after me.

Dave Ruddell | December 13, 2005 01:30 PM

I was going to ask the same question as K. Brown regarding which season you have. I really enjoyed Eccleston as The Doctor, and I say this as someone who has no particular affection for the original series.

"Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks "Oooh, this could be a little more sonic."?

Byron | December 13, 2005 01:51 PM

My black helicopters will be arriving shortly. No need to gift wrap.

Lew Archer | December 13, 2005 01:52 PM

Typed "whatever" into the search feature on my Internet homepage and you popped up first on the list. Guess that's what I get for being so "blase'" and having a "laze-fare" approach. Read all your Dec entries.
Now, I've been turned toward new reading material - yours - and will spend some of the Christmas money earmarked for grand-daughters on some of your stories. Well, "Whatever."
Future-Fanly Yours:
Lew Archer (Not the once-upon-a-time pulp fiction, semi-cult, detective from the 60's era)(insert grin at this point)

John Scalzi | December 13, 2005 01:55 PM

Excellent. I like being randomly discovered.

Ron | December 13, 2005 03:52 PM

You better be bringing the Doctor on our road trip next month!

Brennan | December 13, 2005 05:01 PM

If I were an evil bittorent pirate, I'd still be jealous over getting to watch the 2005 season of Doctor Who at DVD quality instead of home-ripped DivX.

Stuart MacBride | December 13, 2005 07:51 PM

Meh – I used to do voiceovers for a guy whose dad did the audio effects for the original series. So I bask in my elitist utopia... and wonder why no one sends me free review copies of stuff.

Gary | December 14, 2005 12:05 AM

I've never understand what makes Red Dwarf interesting to people. I thought it was the corny show, and could never get into it. Perhaps I just don't get it.

Matthias | December 14, 2005 01:20 PM

Am I glad that I'm living in Europe.
We get the Red Dwarf DVD's much sooner than the rest of the world.
The seventh season while not being one of the strongest is nonetheless very entertaining. And nothing beats "Ace" Rimmer.

William Young | December 15, 2005 08:32 AM

Well, the "new" Eccleston played Doctor is great, even if some of the episodes are crap. Watched via BitTorrent earlier in the year, and generally loved it, though I couldn't understand why The Doctor hailed "the welfare state" as one of humanity's great achievements.

As for the Tennant version, that doesn't come out till Christmas, right? So how's anyone claiming to have seen it? Curious. As for Torchwood, I'm waiting. I loved Capt. Jack.

Christopher Billett | December 16, 2005 06:52 PM

I was no big fan of anything after series six. I believe that's when Grant and Naylor split? The interesting thing is that the novels also went entirely downhill after as well.

Good news anyway, I guess. Free is free!

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