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  • [es-pree de less-ka/-iay] (idiom) A witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations defines esprit de l'escalier as, "An untranslatable phrase, the meaning of which is that one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room."


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April 22, 2007


I too do not have cable. I will have to check this out. Thanks for the heads up!

I have seen the Eccleston season, but I missed the first Tennant. I had a plan to watch all of the prior episodes but that plan dissolved under the harsh reality of history. The show was on the BBC for 20 years. I looked it up on Netflix and they don't have all of the episodes yet.

Nor do they have a "Send me this series in order" selection.

Good lord! You were going to catch up on all of the back history first?? Because that's ridiculous. They do have some of the old stuff on Netflix, though, right?

Check out Season 2, though. Tennant is great.

Wow indeed! AG doesn't love TV that much to get a Netflix account.

AG, knowledge of the classic Dr. Who is totally unnecessary for enjoying the new.

I used to watch quite frequently as a small fry (no cable here, either), and remember writing an angry letter to my local PBS station when they decided not to air further episodes (I was 11).

To this day, I still really love Tom Baker - and think he was the best doctor ever. I haven't seen an episode in almost 20 years, either :) Now that we're cable-less again, I'll have to check it out!

My roommate apparently used to watch Dr. Who as a small child, too. Somewhere there exists a video of her dancing and singing, "Dr. WHOOOOOOOOO!!"

Tom Baker is definitely the Dr. Who that comes to my mind. Amy, you should totally check out the new seasons. They are netflixable if your PBS doesn't show them. I think you'd really like them.

Maryland Public Television runs SciFi Saturdays and starts an episode of Dr. Who at Midnight or 1 am. I watched a few of them the last time I lived in Maryland and was going out on Saturday nights. The last few weekends, I have been remiss and gone to sleep before midnight.

The Eccleston season started this past Saturday on MPT. I will be watching the rest, as I am saving up for my summer trip to somewhere.

Oooh, where do you want to go? I am already scheming about two trips that probably won't happen this summer. (Well, one might, and the other will probably not work out logistically, but a girl can dream.)

I dream of the day when I'll have more paid time off...

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