@Douglas442: It would have taken a real fan of the show to have labeled that movie "OK". More accurately, it seemed as if FOX's intent might have been to deliberately sabotage the return of the series.
@garydpdx: Tonight, I am going to try out The Strain, which debuted last week. :)
I read the books so I had to watch this myself. I was out of the office all last week with no access to the Internet, so I downloaded the first episode and watched it yesterday, plus I DVR'd episodes 2 and 3. As far as I could see, episode 1 very closely matched the start of the first book in the trilogy. It's not the best, but it's not bad -- I'm looking forward to watching more episodes...
Max said: "Yes, I should have said Fox TV in conjunction with BBC. I had so much hope for that film ... until I saw it ... I mean, it was OK, but that was it ... just OK ..."
It would have taken a real fan of the show to have labeled that movie "OK". More accurately, it seemed as if FOX's intent might have been to deliberately sabotage the return of the series. No fault of the cast - I personally thought McGann was actually quite well suited to the role. Too bad they wasted it.
And... well, apologies for that... the then president of FOX Network hailed from a family native to my own home town... buddies and cronies with some folks that I *used* to work for. Somehow... I feel partially responsible.
Max said: "But the 2005 relaunch was everything I coudl have hoped ... I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!"
No question that I would agree. What amazes me is how they can pack so much into one hour episodes, and still manage to pull off such satisfyingly entertaining stories. This is a sure sign of creative talent... with great acting as a bonus. And though some may never be able to get past Tom Baker...
( who really was great!... I mean, who else could smile manically while delivering lines like: "I say, what a wonderful butler! He's so violent!"... and get away with it? )
... the new series casts have also certainly had a lot going for them, as well. And not just the actors in the title role. Speaking of which......
Max said: "@betajet: "Who can believe that by the 25th Century they haven't developed a cure for baldness?" I sure they had -- it was a personal choice."
It certainly hasn't done Karen Gillan ( Amy Pond to Matt Smith's Doctor ), a tremendous actress in her own right, any harm to her career, at least:
And, if comic-book movies aren't your thing, she has also starred in the recent "cult classic" thriller, Oculus.... and will be co-starring in a new American ABC series, Selfie, in the fall. Hope it all goes well for her, as I think she deserves success.