I've finished writing Purchas #4. A week or two to let it settle, and then I'll start posting it. This completes the present story arc. Maybe there'll be more Purchas stories, maybe not. The way I'm seeing it now, Purchas, Her Pilgrimage isn't a series of four short books, but one very big book in four sections.
I'll be sorry to take my leave of these characters. I've grown very fond of them.
Those old Whovian monsters- Daleks and Cybermen: they never scared me.
And they don't scare me in their new shined up editions.
I've been watching re-runs. The Girl in the Fireplace is a perfect little work of art. But I couldn't be bothered to watch the Cybermen story that follows. It's not just Cybermen, its an alternative universe and it's Rose's freaking dad. These are a few of my least favourite things.
I think I've worked out why Season 1 was better than Season 2. It's not that Eccleston was better than Tennant, it's that Eccleston had a better character arc- from little lost boy to happily married man who dies to save his love. Tennant's story arc is just teens in space, jumping from adventure to adventure to adventure.