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the film criticism aspect of cyber | by maryann johanson

you ‘Doctor Who’ fans are like vultures

I feel like you guys are just hovering like carrior birds, waiting for me to post something about Doctor Who so you can swoop in and instantly post a comment. I’m always astonished to come back five minutes after tossing up a DW post to find that there’s already, like, a dozen comments.

It’s a little scary, but mostly very very cool. Thank you. You guys rock.



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  • PaulW

    Is it alright if we comment here too?

  • There is something to be said for not having a life, after all.

  • Poly in London

    I have resisted commenting for 15 minutes. Can I claim that I have a life?

  • Alison

    From the Doctor Who News Page:
    the 4th series DVD set will release in NA on Nov. 18.

    See, I DO have another (DW) life:)

  • t6

    vultures? Us? No!

    By the way, thanks for mentioning Tegan in your last post. I wonder what she was doing down in Australia…or Peri!

  • It’s your own fault. Your passion for it is what got me to put your feed on my list in the first place. :)

  • Ryan H

    I’ve been curious when your latest Who review would show. Chalk up one more internet junkie with a RSS feed.

    @Alison: Yay, more Doctor Who DVDs for $80 per 13 episode series. When every other show goes for $40-$50 for 22-24. Yes, Doctor Who is some of my favorite television ever. But still.

    Who and Farscape seem to be destined to be the two series I can never persuade myself to drop the money on.

  • I know you can do better than $80 if you shop around. Maybe not a ton better, but I’ve paid $80 for a season….

    Doctor Who is one of the few shows I ever buy on DVD. Although when the ‘remastered’ versions began appearing, I promptly went and got the untouched Classic Trek set than I had been putting off getting.

    And I think I have the first season of the new Battlestar Galactica around here somewhere.

  • I’ve never paid $80 for a season of Who, I meant. Bleh.

  • Mimi

    Here’s a comment from the Who-obsessive who’s always late to the game, waiting for the DVDs, posting after the rest of you have moved on, missing all the fun (yeah, I know there are Ways; none of them are possible for me for the time being). Just had to represent: a vulture in spirit.

    Alison – thanks for the news! I resent the $80 highway robbery too, but I still pay it (well, $74 or something last time). The countdown is on.

  • bluestationwagon

    Well, I have to wait a bit, but I’ve been borrowing Series One and Two from the library – for free, as long as I remember to return them on time. (I can never renew them, as there’s always someone else who has requested them.)

  • Mo

    MaryAnn: I think it’s called post season withdrawal. I don’t know about anyone else, but for me it seems to be worse than ever this year. I blame the upcoming gap. And the sad ending.

    Of course it also helps that Google news gives your entries a certain amount of prominence over other Who related chatter, so I see when they’re up even when I haven’t checked here. It’s how I found my way here in the first place, actually.

    Alison: So in other words, the DVD will be out before the CBC, which is paying for part of the show’s production budget, even bothers to air most of it. Lovely.

    That’s our tax dollars hard at work for you guys, hope you appreciate it since we aren’t. Now I know this is entirely the wrong place and crowd to ask this so it’s kind of rhetorical, but still could someone, ANYONE please explain why the CBC has been so obsessed with it’s own self-destruction in every possible way this last year or so?

  • Yes, you can credit Google News for bringing me here for the first time as well….

  • Joy

    Yeah, I’m not gonna lie – you originally popped up on my David Tennant google alert, and now you pop up on my google reader whenever you update. As for when I comment…I’ll admit to posting too quickly – it’s a knee-jerk reaction, most of the time.

    Oh! And, I ended up waiting for one of amazon’s *amazing* 40%-60% sales, and bought all three DWs at one time, and it basically ended up all three for the price of two. And, other than the special edition of Freaks and Geeks, they were pretty much the best buy – EVER.

  • Ryan H

    Ah, but alas I am a Canadian. Which means that other than missing out on the various FlickFilosopher giveaways I also pay more for my DVDs.
    Manufacturer’s sugested price for the Who DVDs is $125 a series. Amazon and other places often have them for $80 regularly. But they still count as discounted, so when the big sales happen it only drops the price by another $5-$10. Even if I got all four for $70 each (44% off) that’s $280 before tax and roughly $320 after. I just can’t justify over $300 for 52 episodes of TV.

    Which makes me sad.
    Although still not as sad as Farscape which would cost me $630 for the four seasons. So, it could always be worse.

  • MaryAnn

    Ah, hey, guys, I’m just ribbing youse all. There’s no such thing as posting too quickly! I’m just tickled pink that so many of you seem to be hanging on a knife’s edge waiting for me to post.

    And I’ll get to “Journey’s End,” the finale, in a day or so.

    MaryAnn: I think it’s called post season withdrawal. I don’t know about anyone else, but for me it seems to be worse than ever this year. I blame the upcoming gap. And the sad ending.

    Yeah, I feel that way too. :-(

    Of course it also helps that Google news gives your entries a certain amount of prominence over other Who related chatter

    Really? Cool! I had no idea…

  • Allochthon (was Karen)

    Massive withdrawal…
    *sigh*

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