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“The eyes were where a dragon was most vulnerable. The eyes, and the brain behind them. Not the underbelly, as certain old tales would have it. The scales there were just as tough as those along a dragon’s back and flanks.” — George R. R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

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The Key to Time

Greetings from Key Largo! Here for Thanksgiving; heading back tomorrow.

On Monday I saw the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special in 3D in a theatre in South Miami. Unfortunately they didn’t get the 3D working until a few minutes into the movie.

The showing was sold out (no worries, I had advanced tickets), with a second showing added afterward. It was a great episode. I imagine it would be somewhat baffling for newbies, as nearly every line was some sort of fan reference or injoke. But judging from audience reaction, there weren’t many newbies present.

Incidentally, the ending means that Moffat has now arranged things plotwise so that any of the older Doctors can come back any time with no need to explain their looking older….

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Pieces of Eight

This prequel had been rumoured, but I’m delighted to see it’s true:

But it really makes me want to see more of McGann’s Doctor. One tv-movie plus one minisode is not enough.

If you’re wondering who the Sisterhood of Karn are, go watch “The Brain of Morbius” (wherein the Doctor describes Karn as being about two billion miles from Gallifrey, which would most likely place it in the same solar system – that being about the distance between Earth and Uranus).

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