Diary of an old cheeser

Hi there! Like other blogs, this is my chance to wax lyrical (some might say talk utter cr*p) about a) what's happening in my life b) all of my pet obsessions in particular music, tv, movies, books and other generally connected things, quite often of the retro, old and "cheesy" variety. Hence the title of my blog. Feel free to leave a comment if the mood takes you. There's nothing like a good chinwag about one's favourite topics and besides I love to meet new people! Cheers, Simon

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The gang's all here...

Okay, I lied. I couldn't resist coming out of hibernation (temporarily at least...) to post this rather splendid pic of the ensemble cast from the forthcoming DW season finale, which kicks off this Saturday:

Great stuff eh?! (Click on the pic if you want to see a larger version). One can't help wondering what they're all looking so scared by. Is it RTD with his clothes off? Answers on a comment please.

From left to right, we have:

Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen); Mickey Smith (Noel Clarke); Jackie Tyler (Camille Coduri); Rose Tyler (Billie Piper); The Doctor (David Tennant); Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate)! Woh! All of whom will be present in the last two episodes...and that's not including a few other returning personages, such as former Prime Minister Harriet Jones (who's rumoured to have something nasty happen to her - is this divine retribution for her blowing up the sycorax spaceship?), K9 (trusty metal mutt with a long back story and a long laser gun), Luke Smith (Sarah's adopted alien "son"), Gwen Cooper (gappy-toothed Torchwood member), Ianto ("comedy" doorman and Torchwood member)...and that doesn't include an old villain with a strong connection to the Daleks...

Which surely leaves us to ask - how the hell are they going to fit so many characters into two episodes? Mind you, it's been confirmed that the second episode is one hour and five minutes long, so gives us a little more time...There's already been a few trailers like this one and this one which all look very epic and dramatic.

I must admit I AM excited. I just hope they can carry it off and it's not a repeat of last year's Master-finale-fiasco. Crossed fingers!!

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  • At 7:31 am , Blogger Steve said...

    I do wish Mr Tennant would stop posing in that cod-action man kind of way... it looks likes the floor is either red hot or he's just finished a broadway dance routine! I am very excited about the series finale... just hope it lives up to my expectations!

  • At 1:11 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    LOL! You're right Steve, he does overdo it rather. You kind of want to pick DT up and bend his limbs. And I wonder if he's got one of those "see through" bits at the back of his head?

    Me too - very much looking forward to the ending, I just hope to god it delivers better than last season. They have a lot to live up to...and DONNA'S GONNA DIE!!!!

    Ha ha.

  • At 12:02 am , Blogger TimeWarden said...

    What should be interesting is the manner in which Donna dies. I don't know whether or not it's just coincidence but director Graeme Harper has played the same trick with Tate's character as he did Peter Davison's Doctor, in "The Caves of Androzani", killing both off two or three episodes before their natural expiry date! As Harper didn't actually write the episodes in question, I'm not sure he's entirely to blame for all this fan teasing!!

    65 minutes is a good length, making the Fourth Season finale the second longest episode since the show's return. Fingers crossed the two-parter is a good one and, like you say, better than last year's distasteful effort! I think the Daleks are, somehow, going to be more effective than the Toclafane who, in year's to come, only the fans will remember!!


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