I never saw any with William Hartnell; I only saw a few with Patrick Troughton (sp?); John Pertwee was okay, but too posh; I hated Colin Baker ; I really liked Sylvester McCoy, but I've only seen a couple of his; Paul McGann was very likable, but he didn't seem as in control as the Dr. should be; I thought Christopher Eccleston was great, but a bit too moody; I love Matt Smith, but I'd feel like his m...aunt.
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but I think Heinlein has something similar to the TARDIS in his Number of the Beast.... so I'll go with seeing Zebediah Carter and Gay Deceiver appearing in my front yard and delivering and invitation to the First Centennial Convention of the Interuniversal Society for Eschatological Pantheistic Multiple Ego Solipsism
I've been a Tolkien geek since 1978. I've been on a lot of adventures and it's all his fault: bashing guys upside the head with broadswords (Society for Creative Anachronisms), training my patient half-Arabian gelding to work without saddle and rein because Legolas made it look so cool (bookverse), paddling the slightly less swift forest river (and going upside down in my kayak a few times), wearing chainmail on a Viking ship (and comtemplating how I was getting out of it if I went overboard), owning several bows and firing arrows randomly into the scenery (Legolas!!!!), commiting art and writhing...writing... wandering about in the woods and edge of the sea with a backpack... actually beating the sewing machine into submission long enough to make horse costumery.... trying to figure out whether Kashi bars or gorp was the real lembas... learning "to the sea, to the sea" in Sindarin (elvish.org, Ryszard Derdzinski) and using it as a rowing/paddling song... and for a few manic minutes, at the wheel of a real 1812 privateer, learning to steer her from a real sailor who had walked the same decks as (darn you Legolas!!!) Orlando Bloom...
Thanks Gandalf, been there, done that. It is all your fault.
As for the pollantir...
Lost on a desert island one late summer (Assateague, a barrier island off the coast of Virginia), my friends and I consumed some beers and watched an entire season of Firefly... oh, wait, there was only one season wasn't there? Then we had to evacuate because of Hurricane Irene. Loved it, Firefly, I mean. I grew up on Star Trek and Firelfy (you know, if you typo, it has elves in it)... and this was a wonderful unique "wagon train to the stars" final frontier sort of series: kind of cowboys and aliens, without the aliens. I've heard it called both Serenity (name of ship) and Firefly (type of ship). In the US it was apparently released as Firefly.
Have had glimpses of Dr. Who and wish I could watch more. I think BoromirofWinterfell had it right... get in the tardis, and sail Serenity into Middle Earth. But don't forget your Thor's hammer.m And your magic wand.
And your earflap hat.
Avengers was the other great goodie of 2012. If your superpower was beding time and space, you could still get to Middle Earth.
Oh, just get Thor to use Bifrost to get you to the Other Middle Earth.
I think Dean O'Gorman and Chris Hemsworth could switch roles and still be Super Majestic. Hemsworth as a Dwarf.... Fili as Thor... :)
And Harry Potter (one of the greatest series of all time) has that time turner thingie... and magic... you might still be able to get to Middle Earth from there...
Yes,Firefly is the name of the TV series and the class of ship the crew travels on. Serenity is the name of the movie and the name of the ship. So people are talking about the show as Firefly, the movie as Serenity, and also referring to the crew of the Serenity. Clear as mud?
It sounds from your post like perhaps you've watched the series but haven't seen the movie yet? If not, you should immediately do so. We'll wait.
After more contemplation (words, I like words, lots of words)...
I thought about why any of us would go to each of those worlds in the pollantir.
They are clearly all great adventures.
I, personally, have the greatest love for Middle Earth.
I love superheroes, they are our modern faerie tales, our modern myths, using classic archetypes. The issue I have with them is they are quite urban, most of the action happens in urban settings, and I am allergic to concrete and steel.
I think Harry Potter is one of the Great classics at this point, so far ahead of the (sparkly vampire) competition that it can't even be seen in the rearview mirror with the Hubble telescope. It's unique, original, quirky, solidly rooted in archetype... ...but maybe I just like Middle Earth's version of Elves better.
Love what I've seen of Dr. Who, wish I could see more. Where are the elves? Love Firefly, unique "western in outer space" idea, smart, clever... but not overly fond of post-apocalyptic SF as a genre, too depressing, don't want to live there.
The thing that stands out about Middle Earth for me is that everything happens in, and as an integral part of the Natural World. The villains have minds of metal and gears and would corrupt that Natural Order. goddesses (Galadriel) yet reign over Sacred Groves, elves yet dwell in Enchanted Forests, Dwarves yet delve in Mysterious Underground Kingdoms. Riders gallop across green plains, paddlers ply the Swift Forest River, heroes hear the cry of gulls in the dark and yearn for The Sea. Hobbits live, earth sheltered, in bucolic bliss... and your biggest obstacle to all the gold in Erebor is The Last Dragon.
Ultimately, it is Middle Earth that I want to go to... though I will make pit stops along the way, travel with The Doctor, sail to Narnia, stowaway on Serenity (or the Enterprise), hagn at Hogwarts, and go get some schwarma with the Avengers.
We can of course go to Middle Earth, whether we book a flight to New Zealand, or find a green place in our own backyards. That's the beauty of these tales, they take us out of our own forest, so we can look back and see the trees... and understand our own trees better.
I was between the Harry Potter-verse and Middle Earth. Harry Potter gives me comfort because it's in a world that's not so different from mine, and I could have everything I was used to relatively close, but Middle Earth is well...Middle Earth. I would die to eat with a Hobbit, sing with the Elves, admire pretty things with the Dwarves, or even practice swordsmanship with the Rohirrim.
It's set in the modern world, and if you studied hard, you could live a very comfortable and enjoyable life - full of the wonders of magic!
The others are just too dangerous, and being realistic, I would probably die quite quickly in most of those worlds! I almost picked Middle Earth, but again, realistically as a woman, I don't think I'd have the kind of freedom to do what I want and be who I want in Middle Earth as I do in contemporary Western society.
I should have thought of this earlier. The thing I'd like to hear most is, "Pilot, prepare Moya for immediate starburst." That series was the best sci-fi for me, and I watch it repeatedly since there are always little details I didn't see the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd time. Put me on Moya with their colorful crew, and I'd blast around the galaxy to heart's content. Every episode was unqiue, vs. some programs where you've seen it all before.
Rose absorbed the energy of the TARDIS, allowing her to bring back Captain Jack (which is why he's immortal) and make the Daleks go away - again - but being human, it would kill her. So Eccleston said "you need a Doctor" and kissed her, absorbing the energy into himself. Which forced him to regenerate as Tennant.
There was a long lead-in to Tennant's "demise" with the Oud appearing in random episodes and warning him that his "song was ending." He sacrifices himself in much the same way as before, going into a radiation chamber so that Donna's grandfather can leave it before being blasted with radiation - which forces the Doctor to regenerate again.