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19 May 2006 @ 01:18 am
"It's very cosmopolitan. You never know Who you'll meet next."  
All the time, every day, new connections surface. New contexts and interactions arise.

I grew up watching BBC's Doctor Who on PBS. If I've understood 530nm330hz correctly, the British program The Prisoner was a similarly common PBS staple similar cult favorite, though it wasn't one I ever ran across.

Doctor Who has been resurrected and is now on the 10th incarnation (actor-version) of The Doctor over in Britain. The SciFi Network is airing the previous season, Doctor #9, in the US currently. I think they picked it up because of the surprising success of the recent reversioning of Battlestar Galactica.

The actor who played Doctor #9, Christopher Eccleston, was rumored to have been tapped for a reversioning of The Prisoner. It currently seems he won't or at least may not be in the role, but the connection is how I learned that there is to be a new series. I hereby pass that news along to anyone who is interested but didn't already know.

And all these connections have left me dizzy.
 
 
 
michelel72michelel72 on May 19th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
Of course, I don't know if/when it will come Stateside. But I'd be interested at least in checking it out if it does, even if I don't really know the old series. I never watched the original Battlestar Galactica, either, and I really like the new one.

The new Doctor Who was silly enough to make me worry it was one of those things I shouldn't revisit if I didn't want to reconsider those happy childhood memories, but the more recent few episodes have been quite good, I think. Or else my standards are slipping!
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)mabfan on May 19th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
I never watched the original Galactica, and I'm startled everytime I find myself praising the new one.

I caught a lot of old Doctor Who in college, but I'm not as well versed as many other people I've known.