One fat geek's attempt to regenerate into a not-so-fat geek by watching the entirety of Doctor Who while walking on a treadmill

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We All Float Down Here, Barbara

We All Float Down Here, Barbara

I think this is going to be a short one. It's late in the day, I need to get to bed, and this is the first chance I have had to write. Having my own treadmill out of commission is proving to be a right pain in the arse. I am also frustrated by my reversal of progress the past few days. But as for The Web Planet? It finished strong.

Let's talk about that.

God Hates the Web Planet

God Hates the Web Planet

Look, I was already frustrated by this story ages before I got here. It is the one DVD that I failed to get before it went out of print. When it first came out in 2006 it was a stupid $15 story that looked awful, and I wasn't seriously collecting the videos yet. I didn't bother with it. By the time I started in earnest, it had gone out of print and now can only be gotten for upwards of $200. So I knew I was going to have to watch a streaming version, but it made me frustrated. Then today happened, and things got much worse.

Let's talk about that.

All Roads Lead to a Roman Holiday

All Roads Lead to a Roman Holiday

It may not feature Gregory Peck or Audrey Hepburn, but today's new story The Romans is the first time a major actor (Derek Francis) actually requested to be on Doctor Who. It is also the first story to have intentional comedic elements, although there is most certainly a dramatic plot as well. I know what you are thinking: British actors wearing togas and performing as ancient Roman characters? Will wonders never cease!

Let's talk about that.

So Much Entendre!

So Much Entendre!

Here's a bit of trivia for you: The second part of today's story, Desperate Measures was the very first episode of Doctor Who to become one of the ten most-watched shows of the week when it originally aired. In fact, it is one of the highest-charting episodes of the entire 50+ year run of the show. After the last story's farewell to Susan, this story introduces a new traveling companion -- Vicki (no last name, and not short for Victoria, just Vicki). It's a tight little tale that does everything it needs to and nothing it doesn't. It also had two unintentional moments that spoke directly to my inner twelve-year-old.

Let's talk about that.

Exterminate! Also: Mazel Tov to Susan and David!

Exterminate! Also: Mazel Tov to Susan and David!

Today marks the one-month anniversary of the start of this project. In that month I have lost more than 10 1/2 lbs, walked more than eighty miles, and watched ten complete stories spread across fifty one individual episodes. How's that for a successful venture? I am really quite pleased.

Also, today marked the end of The Dalek invasion of Earth, as well as the first departure of a companion as well as perhaps the single most defining monolog of William Hartnel's time as the Doctor.

Let's talk about that.

Progress

Currently Watching:
The Crusade
(Story 14)


63 of 827 episodes viewed
7.6%
 
 
 

13 of 264 stories viewed
4.9%
 
 
 

Total Steps Taken:
211,530

Total Distance Walked:
95.67 miles

Weight Progress:
 
Blue Line: 5-Day Moving Avg
Yellow Line: Daily Weight

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We All Float Down Here, Barbara
3/26/2017 5:31 PM
Hang on, this is actually... good?
3/25/2017 8:38 AM
God Hates the Web Planet
3/24/2017 3:09 PM
The Pellet with the Poison's in the Vessel with the Pestle
3/23/2017 7:54 AM
All Roads Lead to a Roman Holiday
3/22/2017 2:28 PM
So Much Entendre!
3/21/2017 3:43 PM
Exterminate! Also: Mazel Tov to Susan and David!
3/20/2017 1:25 PM
Time Spent in the Dalekanium Hurt Locker
3/19/2017 10:05 AM
What a Difference a Day Makes
3/18/2017 3:12 PM
50 Minutes of Drek, at a Fraction of the Size!
3/17/2017 9:28 AM