Who’s on First for Christmas

Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs is the creator of the popular blog Pen-Elayne on the Web. She was a founding member of Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of girls and women in comics, as readers and creators. She is married to inker Robin Riggs, with whom she shares two cats, and has odd love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton.

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  1. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    The new theme was quite a shock – I liked it, but I can't say it's quite right for the show.With Sir Derek Jacobi and Ardal O'Hanlon last season, Who's becoming quite the show to get a role on. I'd say Geoffrey Palmer was far better known from Butterflies, not to mention Reginald Perrin. And Clive Swift (the tourguide) was the suffering husband of Cynthia Bucket on Keeping Up Appearances. And that was Bernard Cribbins (legendary british comic) as the newsagent. Richard Briers (The Good Life / Good Neighbors) will be in an episode this season, his second appearance on Who (I want to say Paradise Towers or Happiness Patrol, I'm trying to remember without looking it up. –I looked it up, it was Paradise Towers after all) Debbie Chazen (Foon Van Hoff) is a regular on new britcom Tittybangbang, and Gray O'Brien (Rickston Slade) is on Coronation Street.The Fact File (http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/episodes/2007/fact…) lists where a lot of the actors in this one appeared in classic Who episodes.A delight from start to end. Note perfect disaster movie story; assortment of chracters from all walks of life, check. Make you care about characters then kill them, check. Inexperienced person alone on the bridge, check. All made better at the end by The Doctor, check.The tourguide's description of Earth customs was just hilarious. And he got a great ending as well. And I gotta admit, Catherine Tate isn't turning me off nearly as much as she is the British fans. I have a feeling she'll go through quite the character arc.Just a couple weeks till Torchwood now. I've said it before – with Sarah jane added to the mix, we're damn close to year-round Who.