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« on: November 19, 2008, 06:15:14 PM »
To give the following post context, this was originally posted as a reply to this thread:  Star Trek: May 2009

BIG WHOOPIN' DEAL! ::)  Once the BBC finally puts Doctor Who on the big screen, then I'll be impressed.  Until then... 8)
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 06:47:58 PM »
^This, this, and this!  It has to be David Tennant, though.  Or at least Tom Baker.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 06:57:19 PM »
^This, this, and this!  It has to be David Tennant, though.  Or at least Tom Baker.
Tom Baker's too old.  (Of course, Peter Davison came back to reprise his role as No. 5 in the 8-minute sketch he did with David Tennant.  I think that was "Time Crash", set between the events of "Last of the Time Lords" and "Voyage of the Damned".)
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 06:59:52 PM »
Split the off-topic Dr. Who groupies!! :police:
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 07:44:45 PM »
BIG WHOOPIN' DEAL! ::)  Once the BBC finally puts Doctor Who on the big screen, then I'll be impressed.  Until then... 8)
Yeah, you know what they say about TV shows and books: it's not a success until it becomes a movie.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 08:43:02 PM »
^This, this, and this!  It has to be David Tennant, though.  Or at least Tom Baker.
According to this press release from the BBC, David Tennant will be leaving the show after he completes the four special episodes scheduled for the 2009 season--weekly episodes of Doctor Who will resume with the Eleventh Doctor in 2010.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7698539.stm
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 08:45:10 PM »
BIG WHOOPIN' DEAL! ::)  Once the BBC finally puts Doctor Who on the big screen, then I'll be impressed.  Until then... 8)
Yeah, you know what they say about TV shows and books: it's not a success until it becomes a movie.
Well, there was the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie that starred Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor.
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 09:23:46 PM »
I'm wondering what they'll do when they've used all twelve Doctors. The show is just now becoming more popular than ever (thanks in large part to David Tennant).
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 09:51:13 PM »
I want to see the old episodes again.  I tried watching them on Youtube and other sources, but then they got removed for violating copyright.  As if anybody shows them anywhere anymore!

Did anybody see the movie "Filth" on Masterpiece Theater on Sunday?  It's the real-life story of Mrs. Whitehouse, who, starting in 1963, fought against the relaxed standards on British TV.  I got the strong impression that she wasn't a prude, just someone who felt that violence and sex on TV were sending the wrong messages to young people, that sex belongs in marriage.  She started watching TV shows looking for things to write to the BBC to complain about.  Hubby and I laughed when she started jotting down notes while watching a fight with a Cyberman on an episode of Dr. Who (Doctor #2). 
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 11:27:21 PM »
I'm wondering what they'll do when they've used all twelve Doctors.
Actually, twelve regenerations means thirteen Doctors.
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 07:32:58 AM »
I'm wondering what they'll do when they've used all twelve Doctors.
Actually, twelve regenerations means thirteen Doctors.
I knew there was a reason I don't teach math! :laugh:
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 11:09:14 AM »
I'll be really sad to see David Tennant go.  He gave the Doctor a whole new energy and cheekiness that I really enjoyed.  Paul McGann was ok but he, like Christopher whatshisname who was just before Tennant, took the role entirely too seriously.  Tennant fleshed out the Doctor so you saw how haunted he was by his past and yet how hopeful he was that the universe could be good and people could love each other.  One of my favorite lines from the recent episodes was the Doctor calling humans "brilliant, stupid, wonderful people."
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2008, 05:00:00 PM »
My wife is a big Dr. Who fan. Myself, meh...  ;)
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2008, 05:04:55 PM »
My wife is a big Dr. Who fan. Myself, meh...  ;)

Same here.  My father-in-law was regional president of the Dr. Who fan club in the 70s/80s and it rubbed off on his daughter.

I just don't get it.  It's one of the few quintessentially English TV shows I have absolutely no interest in.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2008, 01:58:04 AM »
Okay.  Time for the random Doctor Who question of the day.  Does Captain Jack Harkness eventually become the Face of Boe?

Rose Tyler, in "Parting of the Ways", made Jack immortal, but it's thought that he still ages, though extremely slowly.  In his few appearances, all after about 5,000,000,000 CE, the Face of Boe is thought to be the oldest living creature known in the universe and, moments before his death in "Gridlock", calls the Doctor an "old friend".  And finally, during the events of "Last of the Time Lords", Capt. Jack speaks briefly of his youth in the Boeshane Peninsula where he was nicknamed the "Face of Boe".  Is it possible that during his extremely long aging process Capt. Jack Harkness actually mutates into the Face of Boe?

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Jack_Harkness#Future_as_the_Face_of_Boe.3F
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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2008, 01:59:58 AM »
This topic has interested me, since I'm also a big Dr Who fan. My feeling is that, yes, Jack Harkness is the Face of Boe.
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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2008, 02:46:46 AM »
Does anybody know if any of the doctor who programs can be viewed online.....
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2008, 03:11:08 AM »
Does anybody know if any of the doctor who programs can be viewed online.....
I'd watched a few of the classic episodes (1963-1989) on youtube, but I've heard rumor that the BBC pulled those off the internet for copyright reasons--might be the same for the new series videos.  I also tried to view recent episodes on the BBC web site, but those can only be seen in Great Britain.  I'll see what else I can find over the next few days.  (Personally, I have the complete first three seasons of the revived series on DVD and am waiting for the right time to purchase the fourth and most recent.)
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« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2008, 03:22:01 AM »
if one googles welcome joost and sign's in and does a search  for the lexx series,,, there showing all the episodes there...SmileyCentral.com" border="0  http://www.joost.com/home also they may not require a sign in to watch the programs..
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2008, 04:11:26 AM »
if one googles welcome joost and sign's in and does a search  for the lexx series,,, there showing all the episodes there...SmileyCentral.com" border="0  http://www.joost.com/home also they may not require a sign in to watch the programs..
I don't see Doctor Who there.
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2008, 04:54:01 AM »
you can split the thread ,,i was just the mentioning the lexx series thats very good over there...SmileyCentral.com" border="0
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2008, 04:58:53 AM »
if one googles welcome joost and sign's in and does a search  for the lexx series,,, there showing all the episodes there...SmileyCentral.com" border="0  http://www.joost.com/home also they may not require a sign in to watch the programs..
I don't see Doctor Who there.

i remember that when the doctor who season ended the lexx series began..thats why i menioned it here...SmileyCentral.com" border="0
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2008, 07:23:44 AM »
Okay.  Time for the random Doctor Who question of the day.  Does Captain Jack Harkness eventually become the Face of Boe?

Rose Tyler, in "Parting of the Ways", made Jack immortal, but it's thought that he still ages, though extremely slowly.  In his few appearances, all after about 5,000,000,000 CE, the Face of Boe is thought to be the oldest living creature known in the universe and, moments before his death in "Gridlock", calls the Doctor an "old friend".  And finally, during the events of "Last of the Time Lords", Capt. Jack speaks briefly of his youth in the Boeshane Peninsula where he was nicknamed the "Face of Boe".  Is it possible that during his extremely long aging process Capt. Jack Harkness actually mutates into the Face of Boe?

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Jack_Harkness#Future_as_the_Face_of_Boe.3F

Indeed, I think you're right.  I am hoping they pursue that story as it would be way more interesting than chasing around Rose Tyler.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2008, 10:16:21 AM »
Okay.  Time for the random Doctor Who question of the day.  Does Captain Jack Harkness eventually become the Face of Boe?

Rose Tyler, in "Parting of the Ways", made Jack immortal, but it's thought that he still ages, though extremely slowly.  In his few appearances, all after about 5,000,000,000 CE, the Face of Boe is thought to be the oldest living creature known in the universe and, moments before his death in "Gridlock", calls the Doctor an "old friend".  And finally, during the events of "Last of the Time Lords", Capt. Jack speaks briefly of his youth in the Boeshane Peninsula where he was nicknamed the "Face of Boe".  Is it possible that during his extremely long aging process Capt. Jack Harkness actually mutates into the Face of Boe?

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Jack_Harkness#Future_as_the_Face_of_Boe.3F

Indeed, I think you're right.  I am hoping they pursue that story as it would be way more interesting than chasing around Rose Tyler.
There are so many great story arcs in Doctor Who. They spent way too much time last season bringing back the other companions (though I think that was primarily because of Catherine Tate's abysmal approval rating). Freema Agyeman was so good; I wonder why the change, if not merely for change's sake?
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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2008, 02:16:21 PM »
(though I think that was primarily because of Catherine Tate's abysmal approval rating).
Is she just too much of an annoying airhead chatterbox?  I've only been able to catch the last two episodes ("The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End"), so I really don't know for certain.  The way I just described her character, Donna Noble, is the impression I got of her in just the little time I saw her.
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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2008, 02:48:12 PM »
There was a spin off from the Doctor who series ...can anybody remember the name of that program ...i remember the first name of the woman jane ??  she has a super computer and she's battling aliens on earth while the doctor is away some were in the universe......SmileyCentral.com" border="0
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2008, 02:58:39 PM »
There was a spin off from the Doctor who series ...can anybody remember the name of that program ...i remember the first name of the woman jane ??  she has a super computer and she's battling aliens on earth while the doctor is away some were in the universe......SmileyCentral.com" border="0
You're probably thinking of The Sarah Jane Adventures, starring Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, a travelling companion of the Third and Fourth Doctors during the classic series and of the Tenth Doctor for the latest episode of the revived series.  (FWIW, she is the only companion from the original series to return for at least one episode of the revived series.)

Does she also have that robot dog, K-9 Mark IV?
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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2008, 03:02:01 PM »
Thats the one ,,i liked that one alot ...is it still on tv...SmileyCentral.com" border="0
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2008, 03:18:59 PM »
Does she also have that robot dog, K-9 Mark IV?
I love what a previous K-9 unit said right before he blew up the Krillitanes and himself in "School Reunion".

Brother Lassar (leader of the Krillitanes):  "BAD DOG!"

K-9 (in a smug, self-congratulating robot tone):  "Af-firm-a-tive!"
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2008, 12:59:41 AM »
Thats the one ,,i liked that one alot ...is it still on tv...SmileyCentral.com" border="0
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« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2008, 01:51:04 AM »
Thats the one ,,i liked that one alot ...is it still on tv...SmileyCentral.com" border="0
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i don't remember the k-9 robot dog in the sara jane series,,only in the doctor who,,,,SmileyCentral.com" border="0
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« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2008, 10:07:29 AM »
IIRC, the Doctor left K-9 with Sarah Jane as a companion when he left her to save the universe (again).
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2008, 01:11:43 AM »
IIRC, the Doctor left K-9 with Sarah Jane as a companion when he left her to save the universe (again).
Yes, I believe he built K-9 Mark IV for Sarah Jane after K-9 Mark III was destroyed in "School Reunion".
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« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2008, 05:36:39 PM »
(though I think that was primarily because of Catherine Tate's abysmal approval rating).
Is she just too much of an annoying airhead chatterbox?  I've only been able to catch the last two episodes ("The Stolen Earth" and "Journey's End"), so I really don't know for certain.  The way I just described her character, Donna Noble, is the impression I got of her in just the little time I saw her.
Yes. That's precisely why. The character is just plain irritating, and Tate is a decent but not great actor. I just don't feel any connexion to her, and in television, more than any other theatrical medium, that lack of connexion is inexcusable.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2008, 01:08:57 PM »
I wasn't too fond of Catherine Tate's grrrrlpower thing she had going, though Donna did at least mention she acts like she does because she doesn't feel she's significant.  My favorite of the new companions is Martha Jones, by far.  She has an air of self-assurance that most companions don't have, like they're so grateful to hang out with The Doctor because their own lives are so pitiful.  I was sad to see her go, but I was also happy to see Martha was moving on because she had her own life to tend to.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2008, 09:26:23 PM »
BIG WHOOPIN' DEAL! ::)  Once the BBC finally puts Doctor Who on the big screen, then I'll be impressed.  Until then... 8)
Yeah, you know what they say about TV shows and books: it's not a success until it becomes a movie.

IIRC, there have been a couple of Dr Who films on the big screen.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2009, 01:41:19 AM »
Interesting...  I just found out that the actor slated to play the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is, at 26, the youngest actor ever to be cast as the Doctor (three years younger than No. 5, Peter Davison, when he took the job in 1980).  Even more interesting is that one of the candidates for the role of No. 11 was Sean Pertwee, son of the actor who played the Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee.
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U-tub will start playing Dr, Who Again they reached some agreement with bbc...full episodes  soon ...
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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2009, 03:17:03 AM »
U-tub will start playing Dr, Who Again they reached some agreement with bbc...full episodes  soon ...
Yeah, I just watched on youtube the 2009 Easter Special, "Planet of the Dead", starring Michelle Ryan alongside David Tennant, that aired less than two weeks ago.

You can watch Part 1 of 6 here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU13ygSkcXs
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« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2009, 03:36:23 AM »
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« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2009, 10:02:17 AM »
I heard yesterday that Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame would be appearing in Doctor Who.  :D
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« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2009, 11:35:06 AM »
I heard yesterday that Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame would be appearing in Doctor Who.  :D
And of no other fame whatsoever. But at least she's a better actor than David Duchovny.
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« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2009, 12:56:14 PM »
I heard yesterday that Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame would be appearing in Doctor Who.  :D
I also saw how two other candidates for the role of the Eleventh Doctor were Billie Piper (so soon after playing Rose Tyler?) and Catherine Zeta Jones (I just can't imagine her as the Doctor).
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« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2009, 01:33:44 PM »
I heard yesterday that Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame would be appearing in Doctor Who.  :D
I also saw how two other candidates for the role of the Eleventh Doctor were Billie Piper (so soon after playing Rose Tyler?) and Catherine Zeta Jones (I just can't imagine her as the Doctor).

NO! NO! NO!  It must not be so!  I didn't like Billie Piper at all.  I really wish the character of Martha Jones hadn't been written off so easily... she was the one companion who wasn't all slobbery over the Doctor at all times.
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« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2009, 04:56:38 AM »
I heard yesterday that Gillian Anderson of X-Files fame would be appearing in Doctor Who.  :D
I also saw how two other candidates for the role of the Eleventh Doctor were Billie Piper (so soon after playing Rose Tyler?) and Catherine Zeta Jones (I just can't imagine her as the Doctor).

NO! NO! NO!  It must not be so!  I didn't like Billie Piper at all.  I really wish the character of Martha Jones hadn't been written off so easily... she was the one companion who wasn't all slobbery over the Doctor at all times.
Agreed. And Catherine Tate wasn't any better than Billie Piper. It really says something about her when the writers felt it necessary to bring back the last two companions rather than continue with Tate until the end of the season. Agyeman and Tennant just had a chemistry that was so much fun to watch. That's rare and special thing.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2011, 02:49:05 PM »
I just saw word today that Nicholas Courtney, the actor who played "The Brigadier" Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart alongside five different Doctors from 1968 to 1989, died yesterday at 81. A truly great actor beloved by many Doctor Who fans.

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« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2011, 03:15:59 PM »
 :( That's another one of the links to the early years of the show gone now. The actors who played the first three doctors are all of course dead as well. The Brigadier popped up a short while ago in the spin of series, 'The Sarah Jane Adventure's', which is mainly aimed at teenagers. That will obviously be his swansong and they will probably find a way to write him out on-screen by a reference at some future point.
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« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2011, 07:51:53 PM »
That's too bad.  I just finished watching "The Three Doctors" = what jolly fun.

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« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2011, 10:43:28 PM »
May his memory be eternal!

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« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2011, 12:56:26 PM »
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

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« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2011, 08:34:23 PM »
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« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2011, 02:28:34 AM »
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

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« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2011, 07:54:59 AM »
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419

Eternal memory!

I had not heard this...thank you for letting us know.

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Prayers For Both Of Them......

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+ May Their Memories Ever Be Eternal.....Amen Amen
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« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2011, 05:47:09 AM »
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

May the memory of the handmaid of God, Elisabeth, be eternal!

Peter are you familiar with the kids spin of show 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' she starred in. Which oddly enough she had recently left before her death. The new Doctor Who series started here last night and there was a dedication for Elizabeth Sladen inserted at the start of the show. Very sad news but considering how the show has aired for nearly 50 years now in some form or other I supposed we shouldn't be surprised when actors and others associated with earlier periods of the show are suddenly no longer with us. Still considering she was only 63 and looked fabulous for that age it was unexpected.
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« Reply #57 on: April 24, 2011, 12:34:16 PM »
I still haven't seen the Sarah Jane Adventures, but I'll look for the DVDs.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #58 on: April 24, 2011, 12:55:17 PM »
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

May the memory of the handmaid of God, Elisabeth, be eternal!

Peter are you familiar with the kids spin of show 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' she starred in. Which oddly enough she had recently left before her death. The new Doctor Who series started here last night and there was a dedication for Elizabeth Sladen inserted at the start of the show. Very sad news but considering how the show has aired for nearly 50 years now in some form or other I supposed we shouldn't be surprised when actors and others associated with earlier periods of the show are suddenly no longer with us. Still considering she was only 63 and looked fabulous for that age it was unexpected.
Which makes Tom Baker's longevity even more remarkable. Of course, should that be a surprise? No man ever played the lead role longer than he did.
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« Reply #59 on: April 24, 2011, 01:08:39 PM »
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

May the memory of the handmaid of God, Elisabeth, be eternal!

Peter are you familiar with the kids spin of show 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' she starred in. Which oddly enough she had recently left before her death. The new Doctor Who series started here last night and there was a dedication for Elizabeth Sladen inserted at the start of the show. Very sad news but considering how the show has aired for nearly 50 years now in some form or other I supposed we shouldn't be surprised when actors and others associated with earlier periods of the show are suddenly no longer with us. Still considering she was only 63 and looked fabulous for that age it was unexpected.
Which makes Tom Baker's longevity even more remarkable. Of course, should that be a surprise? No man ever played the lead role longer than he did.

Funny enough my wife has become a fan of Dr.Who in the last few years. But the one Doctor she cannot stand is the Fourth Doctor, she prefers William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, David Tennant or the current incumbent Matt Smith. She'd never heard of the show till she came to the UK a few years ago but something about Tom Baker seems to irk her.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2011, 01:11:17 PM »
just found out today that Elizabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) died earlier this week.  She and Tom Baker were my introduction to Doctor Who.  May her memory be eternal.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/19/uk-doctorwho-idUKTRE73I79X20110419
Wow! Elisabeth Sladen was one of my favorite Doctor Who stars. Her character, Sarah Jane Smith, ranks right up there with Tegan Jovanka (the self-proclaimed mouth with legs) as among the traveling companions I remember most. I was particularly happy to see Elisabeth come back and reprise her role as Sarah Jane in a few of the Tennant episodes.

May the memory of the handmaid of God, Elisabeth, be eternal!

Peter are you familiar with the kids spin of show 'The Sarah Jane Adventures' she starred in. Which oddly enough she had recently left before her death. The new Doctor Who series started here last night and there was a dedication for Elizabeth Sladen inserted at the start of the show. Very sad news but considering how the show has aired for nearly 50 years now in some form or other I supposed we shouldn't be surprised when actors and others associated with earlier periods of the show are suddenly no longer with us. Still considering she was only 63 and looked fabulous for that age it was unexpected.
Which makes Tom Baker's longevity even more remarkable. Of course, should that be a surprise? No man ever played the lead role longer than he did.

Funny enough my wife has become a fan of Dr.Who in the last few years. But the one Doctor she cannot stand is the Fourth Doctor, she prefers William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, David Tennant or the current incumbent Matt Smith. She'd never heard of the show till she came to the UK a few years ago but something about Tom Baker seems to irk her.
I suppose you can't win 'em all. ;)
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2012, 03:01:30 AM »
This just in: David Tennant, the actor who recently finished playing the role of the Tenth Doctor, just married the daughter of Peter Davison, the man who played Doctor No. 5 (coincidentally or not, Tennant's favorite Doctor from the classic series). Irony of ironies, Tennant and his new wife, Georgia Moffett, met on the set of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, "The Doctor's Daughter". :laugh:
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« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2012, 03:39:04 AM »
This just in: David Tennant, the actor who recently finished playing the role of the Tenth Doctor, just married the daughter of Peter Davison, the man who played Doctor No. 5 (coincidentally or not, Tennant's favorite Doctor from the classic series). Irony of ironies, Tennant and his new wife, Georgia Moffett, met on the set of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, "The Doctor's Daughter". :laugh:
Where she played the episode's title role. So, the Doctor has married the Doctor's Daughter- I didn't know Time Lord's were such strict adherents to Freud.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2012, 01:58:37 PM »
This just in: David Tennant, the actor who recently finished playing the role of the Tenth Doctor, just married the daughter of Peter Davison, the man who played Doctor No. 5 (coincidentally or not, Tennant's favorite Doctor from the classic series). Irony of ironies, Tennant and his new wife, Georgia Moffett, met on the set of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, "The Doctor's Daughter". :laugh:
Where she played the episode's title role. So, the Doctor has married the Doctor's Daughter- I didn't know Time Lord's were such strict adherents to Freud.
Well, it wouldn't be the first time the actor playing the Doctor married one of his co-stars. Remember Tom Baker's brief marriage to Lalla Ward (Romana No. 2)?
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« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2012, 02:15:55 PM »
Question: have there ever been any Dr. Who video games?
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« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2012, 02:27:53 PM »
Question: have there ever been any Dr. Who video games?

Yes. I don't know how good it was but there was a Dalek Attack game in the 90's. I remember my brother enjoying it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalek_Attack
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« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2012, 02:29:20 PM »
Aha! Thank you.  ;D
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« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2012, 02:46:48 PM »
Question: have there ever been any Dr. Who video games?

And BBC has a few starring the voices of the current actors on their website. Free for those in the UK, cash-money for us Yanks.

This just in: David Tennant, the actor who recently finished playing the role of the Tenth Doctor, just married the daughter of Peter Davison, the man who played Doctor No. 5 (coincidentally or not, Tennant's favorite Doctor from the classic series). Irony of ironies, Tennant and his new wife, Georgia Moffett, met on the set of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, "The Doctor's Daughter". :laugh:
Where she played the episode's title role. So, the Doctor has married the Doctor's Daughter- I didn't know Time Lord's were such strict adherents to Freud.
Well, it wouldn't be the first time the actor playing the Doctor married one of his co-stars. Remember Tom Baker's brief marriage to Lalla Ward (Romana No. 2)?
Yeah, but it IS the first time that the actual daughter of a Doctor has co-starred as the Doctor's daughter, only to marry the Doctor who played her daddy.

But, hey, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2012, 03:03:31 PM »
I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?
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« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2012, 03:12:10 PM »
I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?

IIRC just a few vague references to the fact that he had a family.
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« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2012, 03:14:25 PM »
I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?

IIRC just a few vague references to the fact that he had a family.

It just seemed odd to me that such a big deal was being made that the Doctor had procreated, when everyone should have known from the beginning of the show that he had a granddaughter.
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« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2012, 03:25:44 PM »
I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?

IIRC just a few vague references to the fact that he had a family.

It just seemed odd to me that such a big deal was being made that the Doctor had procreated, when everyone should have known from the beginning of the show that he had a granddaughter.

The producers (especially of the Matt Smith series) have had an odd resistance to going into the past continuity- they missed out on the Doctor's Daughter episode tying into the whole grand-daughter thing, there was an episode of the 11th Doctor where they could have addressed the Valeyard (who is, I believe, due at some point soon). They love bringing up the classic monsters (though, again, less of that the past two seasons), but shy away from the Time Lord mythology, aside from the teasers we got from the Eccleston-Tennant years (to this day I would still love to hear more about that last Time War, and I'm still wondering who the woman in the Tennant finale was- Doctor's mother or Romana?). Some of this is understandable, it seems that the mythology started getting really weird during the McCoy era (especially in the books).

About the only thing we know for sure about the continuity in the past seasons is that the Doctor stole the TARDIS.
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« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2012, 03:49:51 PM »
What does everyone think of the Dr. Who Christmas Special that was on TV this year?
I have been watching Season 6 on DVD too.

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« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2012, 09:46:02 PM »
I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?

IIRC just a few vague references to the fact that he had a family.

It just seemed odd to me that such a big deal was being made that the Doctor had procreated, when everyone should have known from the beginning of the show that he had a granddaughter.

The producers (especially of the Matt Smith series) have had an odd resistance to going into the past continuity- they missed out on the Doctor's Daughter episode tying into the whole grand-daughter thing, there was an episode of the 11th Doctor where they could have addressed the Valeyard (who is, I believe, due at some point soon). They love bringing up the classic monsters (though, again, less of that the past two seasons), but shy away from the Time Lord mythology, aside from the teasers we got from the Eccleston-Tennant years (to this day I would still love to hear more about that last Time War, and I'm still wondering who the woman in the Tennant finale was- Doctor's mother or Romana?). Some of this is understandable, it seems that the mythology started getting really weird during the McCoy era (especially in the books).

About the only thing we know for sure about the continuity in the past seasons is that the Doctor stole the TARDIS.

Where it really counts, they carried on the worst aspects of the original series, especially in the 80's, where the Doctor became a godlike being, almost an eternal principle, at the center of everything. And the Daleks and Cybermen really should be retired... their earlier stories were great but now they're stock monsters.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #74 on: February 03, 2012, 01:06:04 AM »
I haven't been following continuity stuff too well... has the new series said anything about the Doctor's grand-daughter Susan?

IIRC just a few vague references to the fact that he had a family.

It just seemed odd to me that such a big deal was being made that the Doctor had procreated, when everyone should have known from the beginning of the show that he had a granddaughter.

The producers (especially of the Matt Smith series) have had an odd resistance to going into the past continuity- they missed out on the Doctor's Daughter episode tying into the whole grand-daughter thing, there was an episode of the 11th Doctor where they could have addressed the Valeyard (who is, I believe, due at some point soon). They love bringing up the classic monsters (though, again, less of that the past two seasons), but shy away from the Time Lord mythology, aside from the teasers we got from the Eccleston-Tennant years (to this day I would still love to hear more about that last Time War, and I'm still wondering who the woman in the Tennant finale was- Doctor's mother or Romana?). Some of this is understandable, it seems that the mythology started getting really weird during the McCoy era (especially in the books).

About the only thing we know for sure about the continuity in the past seasons is that the Doctor stole the TARDIS.

Where it really counts, they carried on the worst aspects of the original series, especially in the 80's, where the Doctor became a godlike being, almost an eternal principle, at the center of everything. And the Daleks and Cybermen really should be retired... their earlier stories were great but now they're stock monsters.

I think these past two seasons have gone a good way toward correcting that perception- the Doctor is still a powerful, almost elemental, force for good, but there has been less of the "Oncoming Storm" sense of that awful, invincible good and more of a focus on the "mad man with a box", fallible, prone to mistakes, and the companions existing as much to provide help as counter-balance his ego.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #75 on: February 03, 2012, 02:29:18 AM »
Question: have there ever been any Dr. Who video games?
And a free one that I spent more time with than I should have...

http://www.doctorwhowit.com/
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« Reply #76 on: February 03, 2012, 11:38:05 AM »
Question: have there ever been any Dr. Who video games?
And a free one that I spent more time with than I should have...

http://www.doctorwhowit.com/

Thanks, I'll check that out.  :)
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« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2012, 12:44:48 PM »

Where it really counts, they carried on the worst aspects of the original series, especially in the 80's, where the Doctor became a godlike being, almost an eternal principle, at the center of everything. And the Daleks and Cybermen really should be retired... their earlier stories were great but now they're stock monsters.

I think these past two seasons have gone a good way toward correcting that perception- the Doctor is still a powerful, almost elemental, force for good, but there has been less of the "Oncoming Storm" sense of that awful, invincible good and more of a focus on the "mad man with a box", fallible, prone to mistakes, and the companions existing as much to provide help as counter-balance his ego.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #78 on: December 29, 2012, 03:06:49 AM »
Any thoughts on Jenna-Louise Coleman joining the show?
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« Reply #79 on: January 03, 2013, 10:10:48 AM »
Was there a Doctor Who "Christmas Special" this year that I missed?

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« Reply #80 on: January 03, 2013, 10:16:18 AM »
There was, and a brilliant one it was too! With Richard E. Grant as the (human) antagonist, and the return of the Great Intelligence!
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« Reply #81 on: January 03, 2013, 10:23:22 AM »
I haven't bothered with the new series in about a year, it's just so irredeemably bad.
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« Reply #82 on: January 03, 2013, 11:02:35 AM »
I wouldn't call it irredeemably bad, although for purists whose calendars stopped with Tom Baker, it may certainly appear so. :-) I like the greater-story-arc treatment, and certainly Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill were among the best companions ever. J-Lou already looks promising, as well. ;)
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« Reply #83 on: January 03, 2013, 11:12:36 AM »
I wouldn't call it irredeemably bad, although for purists whose calendars stopped with Tom Baker, it may certainly appear so. :-) I like the greater-story-arc treatment, and certainly Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill were among the best companions ever. J-Lou already looks promising, as well. ;)

I agree with you (and I grew up with Tom Baker, too). The only period where I would have described Doctor Who as irredeemably bad was while Sylvester McCoy was the Doctor. Matt Smith's good, a reasonably close third behind Tom Baker and David Tennant, in my opinion and the Ponds were excellent companions. The Christmas special was well worth watching (almost the only good television over the whole Christmas period that I can recall) and I'm looking forward to more. Nothing better than sitting down to watch Doctor Who with the kids on a Saturday evening.

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« Reply #84 on: January 03, 2013, 11:25:36 AM »
The worst thing about the McCoy years was the virtual deification of the Doctor, and that has continued in the new series in spades. Once you've made him the center of the universe, it's very hard to go back to him being some random, eccentric meddler who occasionally shows up.
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« Reply #85 on: August 08, 2013, 06:39:37 PM »
So, now that we know that Peter Capaldi is going to be Twelfth, are there sighs of relief or groans around?
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #86 on: August 08, 2013, 07:05:27 PM »
Well, it's an older dude (same age as Hartnell when he started), so maybe lame love-interests will fall by the wayside and the writing will improve. I don't have much hope for it though.
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« Reply #87 on: August 22, 2013, 11:58:31 AM »
I'd say Smith was my favorite Doctor, even if the actual stories the Eleventh got into weren't as good as they could've been. Tom Baker is a second, and then David Tennant.

I honestly look forward to the day when we have a new showrunner. Moffat was great at individual episodes but not so great at running the whole show, in my opinion. I think it was his hand that held this last Doctor back from being the best one so far.

I have pretty high hopes for the new Doctor, though they'd be higher if we had someone else at the helm of the actual plot.

Still, imagine being a Dalek going up against this:

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« Reply #88 on: August 22, 2013, 12:11:36 PM »
"Victory of the Daleks," the worst Dalek story in the history of Doctor Who- and that's saying something- happened under Moffat's watch.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #89 on: July 25, 2014, 08:41:34 PM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153
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« Reply #90 on: August 26, 2014, 08:12:50 PM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #91 on: August 26, 2014, 08:26:22 PM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
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« Reply #92 on: August 26, 2014, 08:43:07 PM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
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« Reply #93 on: August 26, 2014, 08:48:25 PM »
After over 50 episodes of Old Who over a month, I'll take New Who any day, and twice on Sunday.
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« Reply #94 on: August 26, 2014, 10:38:18 PM »
Anyone catch the premiere episode for the new Doctor? I'm on the fence with this one. I like the idea of taking an older direction and the (almost flat-out stated in the script) decision to cut back the hyper-sexualization of the Doctor that has taken place throughout the nuWho time period. I don't like the fact that this Doctor seems to be a call back to the wrong Baker.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #95 on: August 27, 2014, 01:14:42 AM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper. Now go rain on somebody else's parade and let us Whovians have our fun.
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« Reply #96 on: August 27, 2014, 07:18:24 AM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #97 on: August 27, 2014, 12:00:11 PM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
Yes, it is. You don't like the new Doctor Who. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion. You're even entitled to defend your opinion with substantial arguments.

Reminding us that you don't like the new Doctor Who every time you get the chance, even when you're contributing nothing new to the thread, only serves to antagonize those Doctor Who fans who look at this thread as a way of talking about what's new on their favorite TV program. What you're doing is a bad thing. Some would even call it trolling.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #98 on: August 28, 2014, 10:31:23 AM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
Yes, it is. You don't like the new Doctor Who. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion. You're even entitled to defend your opinion with substantial arguments.

Reminding us that you don't like the new Doctor Who every time you get the chance, even when you're contributing nothing new to the thread, only serves to antagonize those Doctor Who fans who look at this thread as a way of talking about what's new on their favorite TV program. What you're doing is a bad thing. Some would even call it trolling.

You make some good points. How about this: I'll stop trash-talking the new Doctor Who if you start agreeing with me. Does that sound fair?
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #99 on: August 28, 2014, 11:00:32 AM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
Yes, it is. You don't like the new Doctor Who. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion. You're even entitled to defend your opinion with substantial arguments.

Reminding us that you don't like the new Doctor Who every time you get the chance, even when you're contributing nothing new to the thread, only serves to antagonize those Doctor Who fans who look at this thread as a way of talking about what's new on their favorite TV program. What you're doing is a bad thing. Some would even call it trolling.

You make some good points. How about this: I'll stop trash-talking the new Doctor Who if you start agreeing with me. Does that sound fair?
No. Why should anyone submit to your blatant attempt to control debate in this way? I will agree or disagree with you only on those principles I consider important and NOT in submission to any attempt by you to control a debate in your favor.

I'll tell you what. Feel free to trash talk the new Doctor Who as much as you want, for I never asked that you stop. All I ask (and all that I have ever asked) is that whenever you do trash talk the new Doctor Who, you give supporting arguments for your trash talk. Explain why you don't like the program. Is the acting bad? Do you not like the story lines? Are the new enemies too over the top? etc. Give us an actual review. After all, this is the Reviews board. Even a negative review is a good review if it's well supported. All I ask is that you stop taking hit-and-run potshots at the new Doctor Who and at the opinions of those who like the program. Either give us a detailed evaluation of what you don't like about the new Doctor Who or don't post on this thread. It's really that simple.
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« Reply #100 on: August 28, 2014, 12:44:58 PM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
Yes, it is. You don't like the new Doctor Who. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion. You're even entitled to defend your opinion with substantial arguments.

Reminding us that you don't like the new Doctor Who every time you get the chance, even when you're contributing nothing new to the thread, only serves to antagonize those Doctor Who fans who look at this thread as a way of talking about what's new on their favorite TV program. What you're doing is a bad thing. Some would even call it trolling.

You make some good points. How about this: I'll stop trash-talking the new Doctor Who if you start agreeing with me. Does that sound fair?
No. Why should anyone submit to your blatant attempt to control debate in this way? I will agree or disagree with you only on those principles I consider important and NOT in submission to any attempt by you to control a debate in your favor.

I'll tell you what. Feel free to trash talk the new Doctor Who as much as you want, for I never asked that you stop. All I ask (and all that I have ever asked) is that whenever you do trash talk the new Doctor Who, you give supporting arguments for your trash talk. Explain why you don't like the program. Is the acting bad? Do you not like the story lines? Are the new enemies too over the top? etc. Give us an actual review. After all, this is the Reviews board. Even a negative review is a good review if it's well supported. All I ask is that you stop taking hit-and-run potshots at the new Doctor Who and at the opinions of those who like the program. Either give us a detailed evaluation of what you don't like about the new Doctor Who or don't post on this thread. It's really that simple.

I must say that I enjoyed the rather silly BBC costume drama - which was wildly anachronistic - Musketeers over the summer. Calpaldi's portrayal of Richelieu was so campy, he could have been a villian on the 1960's Batman show which perhaps accounts for why some don't see him as the Doctor.He really gave the old Cardinal a Snidely Whiplash take... (He was Burgess Meredith playing the Penguin playing Richelieu....) But I look forward to season two for good summer fare next year...

Can't say for sure though, as I've only been a casual Doctor watcher over the years though....

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« Reply #101 on: August 28, 2014, 03:06:56 PM »
I like the new guy.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #102 on: August 29, 2014, 09:24:26 AM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
Yes, it is. You don't like the new Doctor Who. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion. You're even entitled to defend your opinion with substantial arguments.

Reminding us that you don't like the new Doctor Who every time you get the chance, even when you're contributing nothing new to the thread, only serves to antagonize those Doctor Who fans who look at this thread as a way of talking about what's new on their favorite TV program. What you're doing is a bad thing. Some would even call it trolling.

You make some good points. How about this: I'll stop trash-talking the new Doctor Who if you start agreeing with me. Does that sound fair?
No. Why should anyone submit to your blatant attempt to control debate in this way? I will agree or disagree with you only on those principles I consider important and NOT in submission to any attempt by you to control a debate in your favor.

I'll tell you what. Feel free to trash talk the new Doctor Who as much as you want, for I never asked that you stop. All I ask (and all that I have ever asked) is that whenever you do trash talk the new Doctor Who, you give supporting arguments for your trash talk. Explain why you don't like the program. Is the acting bad? Do you not like the story lines? Are the new enemies too over the top? etc. Give us an actual review. After all, this is the Reviews board. Even a negative review is a good review if it's well supported. All I ask is that you stop taking hit-and-run potshots at the new Doctor Who and at the opinions of those who like the program. Either give us a detailed evaluation of what you don't like about the new Doctor Who or don't post on this thread. It's really that simple.

Again, your redoubtable rigor in the realm of reason reproves me. You are exactly right. It is only fair that I provide the rationale behind my disdain for the new series, otherwise I am but a tiresome windbag. Let us therefore make a pact: I shall enumerate my reasons for not liking the new series, provided that you promise to agree with them. Do we have a deal?
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #103 on: August 29, 2014, 12:18:34 PM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
Yes, it is. You don't like the new Doctor Who. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion. You're even entitled to defend your opinion with substantial arguments.

Reminding us that you don't like the new Doctor Who every time you get the chance, even when you're contributing nothing new to the thread, only serves to antagonize those Doctor Who fans who look at this thread as a way of talking about what's new on their favorite TV program. What you're doing is a bad thing. Some would even call it trolling.

You make some good points. How about this: I'll stop trash-talking the new Doctor Who if you start agreeing with me. Does that sound fair?
No. Why should anyone submit to your blatant attempt to control debate in this way? I will agree or disagree with you only on those principles I consider important and NOT in submission to any attempt by you to control a debate in your favor.

I'll tell you what. Feel free to trash talk the new Doctor Who as much as you want, for I never asked that you stop. All I ask (and all that I have ever asked) is that whenever you do trash talk the new Doctor Who, you give supporting arguments for your trash talk. Explain why you don't like the program. Is the acting bad? Do you not like the story lines? Are the new enemies too over the top? etc. Give us an actual review. After all, this is the Reviews board. Even a negative review is a good review if it's well supported. All I ask is that you stop taking hit-and-run potshots at the new Doctor Who and at the opinions of those who like the program. Either give us a detailed evaluation of what you don't like about the new Doctor Who or don't post on this thread. It's really that simple.

Again, your redoubtable rigor in the realm of reason reproves me. You are exactly right. It is only fair that I provide the rationale behind my disdain for the new series, otherwise I am but a tiresome windbag. Let us therefore make a pact: I shall enumerate my reasons for not liking the new series, provided that you promise to agree with them. Do we have a deal?
No. I will not agree with you on anything just because I am bound by a stupid pact to do so. Therefore, I'm not making any pact.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #104 on: August 30, 2014, 10:27:33 AM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
Yes, it is. You don't like the new Doctor Who. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion. You're even entitled to defend your opinion with substantial arguments.

Reminding us that you don't like the new Doctor Who every time you get the chance, even when you're contributing nothing new to the thread, only serves to antagonize those Doctor Who fans who look at this thread as a way of talking about what's new on their favorite TV program. What you're doing is a bad thing. Some would even call it trolling.

You make some good points. How about this: I'll stop trash-talking the new Doctor Who if you start agreeing with me. Does that sound fair?
No. Why should anyone submit to your blatant attempt to control debate in this way? I will agree or disagree with you only on those principles I consider important and NOT in submission to any attempt by you to control a debate in your favor.

I'll tell you what. Feel free to trash talk the new Doctor Who as much as you want, for I never asked that you stop. All I ask (and all that I have ever asked) is that whenever you do trash talk the new Doctor Who, you give supporting arguments for your trash talk. Explain why you don't like the program. Is the acting bad? Do you not like the story lines? Are the new enemies too over the top? etc. Give us an actual review. After all, this is the Reviews board. Even a negative review is a good review if it's well supported. All I ask is that you stop taking hit-and-run potshots at the new Doctor Who and at the opinions of those who like the program. Either give us a detailed evaluation of what you don't like about the new Doctor Who or don't post on this thread. It's really that simple.

Again, your redoubtable rigor in the realm of reason reproves me. You are exactly right. It is only fair that I provide the rationale behind my disdain for the new series, otherwise I am but a tiresome windbag. Let us therefore make a pact: I shall enumerate my reasons for not liking the new series, provided that you promise to agree with them. Do we have a deal?
No. I will not agree with you on anything just because I am bound by a stupid pact to do so. Therefore, I'm not making any pact.

My dear Pete, we appear to be at an impasse. I think it is best that we now institute a moratorium on discussing Doctor Who, since we cannot do so in a civil manner. The topic of this thread shall no longer be about Doctor Who, but our favorite colors.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #105 on: August 30, 2014, 11:07:38 AM »
There should be a new episode on BBC America tonight. Yay!  :)
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #106 on: August 30, 2014, 12:32:40 PM »
I heard today that Peter Jackson may direct an episode of Doctor Who in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, he's always wanted to, but has been too busy recently producing and directing The Hobbit trilogy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/doctor-who-showrunner-says-peter-721153

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
We get the point that you don't like the new Doctor Who. You don't need to keep repeating that.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
Except that by venting your disdain every opportunity you get, you only make yourself look like a party pooper.
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
Yes, it is. You don't like the new Doctor Who. That's fine. You're entitled to your opinion. You're even entitled to defend your opinion with substantial arguments.

Reminding us that you don't like the new Doctor Who every time you get the chance, even when you're contributing nothing new to the thread, only serves to antagonize those Doctor Who fans who look at this thread as a way of talking about what's new on their favorite TV program. What you're doing is a bad thing. Some would even call it trolling.

You make some good points. How about this: I'll stop trash-talking the new Doctor Who if you start agreeing with me. Does that sound fair?
No. Why should anyone submit to your blatant attempt to control debate in this way? I will agree or disagree with you only on those principles I consider important and NOT in submission to any attempt by you to control a debate in your favor.

I'll tell you what. Feel free to trash talk the new Doctor Who as much as you want, for I never asked that you stop. All I ask (and all that I have ever asked) is that whenever you do trash talk the new Doctor Who, you give supporting arguments for your trash talk. Explain why you don't like the program. Is the acting bad? Do you not like the story lines? Are the new enemies too over the top? etc. Give us an actual review. After all, this is the Reviews board. Even a negative review is a good review if it's well supported. All I ask is that you stop taking hit-and-run potshots at the new Doctor Who and at the opinions of those who like the program. Either give us a detailed evaluation of what you don't like about the new Doctor Who or don't post on this thread. It's really that simple.

Again, your redoubtable rigor in the realm of reason reproves me. You are exactly right. It is only fair that I provide the rationale behind my disdain for the new series, otherwise I am but a tiresome windbag. Let us therefore make a pact: I shall enumerate my reasons for not liking the new series, provided that you promise to agree with them. Do we have a deal?
No. I will not agree with you on anything just because I am bound by a stupid pact to do so. Therefore, I'm not making any pact.

My dear Pete, we appear to be at an impasse. I think it is best that we now institute a moratorium on discussing Doctor Who, since we cannot do so in a civil manner. The topic of this thread shall no longer be about Doctor Who, but our favorite colors.
Do NOT call me Pete!

My favorite color is red. How about yours?
Let's keep this thread on topic, shall we? The topic is Doctor Who. If you wish to discuss something other than Doctor Who, then don't post on this thread.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #107 on: August 30, 2014, 12:53:10 PM »
Amusing.

PtA took the troll bait hook, line and sinker, even though it was so obvious.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #108 on: August 30, 2014, 11:29:37 PM »
Amusing.

PtA took the troll bait hook, line and sinker, even though it was so obvious.
I knew what Iconodule was doing, and I know what I'm doing. I took the bait, but I did so intentionally, for a reason. 8)
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« Reply #109 on: August 30, 2014, 11:31:45 PM »
Dr. Who is on first, Dr. What is on second . . . :)

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« Reply #110 on: August 30, 2014, 11:37:28 PM »
The new episode was good.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #111 on: August 31, 2014, 11:27:29 AM »
The new episode was good.

All I ask (and all that I have ever asked) is that whenever you do praise the new Doctor Who, you give supporting arguments for your adulation. Explain why you like the program. Is the acting good? Do you like the story lines? Are the new enemies da bomb? etc. Give us an actual review. After all, this is the Reviews board. Even a positive review is a bad review if it's not supported. All I ask is that you stop making hit-and-run accolades of the new Doctor Who. Either give us a detailed evaluation of what you like about the new Doctor Who or don't post on this thread. It's really that simple.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #112 on: August 31, 2014, 04:08:07 PM »
The new episode was good.

All I ask (and all that I have ever asked) is that whenever you do praise the new Doctor Who, you give supporting arguments for your adulation. Explain why you like the program. Is the acting good? Do you like the story lines? Are the new enemies da bomb? etc. Give us an actual review. After all, this is the Reviews board. Even a positive review is a bad review if it's not supported. All I ask is that you stop making hit-and-run accolades of the new Doctor Who. Either give us a detailed evaluation of what you like about the new Doctor Who or don't post on this thread. It's really that simple.
Iconodule, stop trolling this thread.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #113 on: August 31, 2014, 06:32:08 PM »
Amusing.

PtA took the troll bait hook, line and sinker, even though it was so obvious.



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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #114 on: August 31, 2014, 08:04:12 PM »
 :-\ Haven't watched it for years. Have I missed anything? Or should that be decades?
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #115 on: August 31, 2014, 09:52:39 PM »

Enough.  The General Fora are described in the rules as being for "Discussion, no debates or polemics.  These are information-only sections, with relevant discussion of topics permitted."  Therefore, criticizing another's "execrable taste," calling in return a "party pooper," are not the sort of things which should occur here.  At first, some of this appeared to be in good fun, but the repeated calling of Peter the Aleut "Pete," after he requested that such not be done, and the back-and-forth about trolling are crossing the line.  Any more of this and I will need to take action. 

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Re: Doctor Who ... WARNING: SPOILERS
« Reply #116 on: November 02, 2014, 06:18:33 PM »
Admit it. You never saw this coming.



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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #117 on: November 02, 2014, 06:31:56 PM »
Really? You didn't see this coming? The Master has been a dead end since the beginning. He's a bad joke. They had to throw in some gimmick to keep the audience from noticing what a chronic bore he is.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #118 on: November 02, 2014, 06:37:19 PM »
Something tells me that badmouthing Dr. Who could get Iconodule in trouble.
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Re: Doctor Who ... WARNING: SPOILERS
« Reply #119 on: November 02, 2014, 06:38:08 PM »
Admit it. You never saw this coming.

Heh. We'd been trying to figure that one out at home since Missy's first appearance. Someone (not me, but I forget who) mentioned the Master, but it was rather a toss-up between him and the Rani.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #120 on: November 02, 2014, 06:40:07 PM »
Really? You didn't see this coming? The Master has been a dead end since the beginning. He's a bad joke. They had to throw in some gimmick to keep the audience from noticing what a chronic bore he is.
If you dislike the new Doctor Who so much, why do you still watch it so much that you know so much about it? People usually don't watch something they don't like, and they usually don't know something they don't watch.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #121 on: November 03, 2014, 07:44:51 AM »
Really? You didn't see this coming? The Master has been a dead end since the beginning. He's a bad joke. They had to throw in some gimmick to keep the audience from noticing what a chronic bore he is.
If you dislike the new Doctor Who so much, why do you still watch it so much that you know so much about it? People usually don't watch something they don't like, and they usually don't know something they don't watch.

Relax, I haven't watched the show in 2 years. That said, there are plenty of reasons to keep watching something which sucks. Also, the Master has been generally garbage since he began in the old show.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #122 on: November 03, 2014, 10:09:29 AM »
Really? You didn't see this coming? The Master has been a dead end since the beginning. He's a bad joke. They had to throw in some gimmick to keep the audience from noticing what a chronic bore he is.
If you dislike the new Doctor Who so much, why do you still watch it so much that you know so much about it? People usually don't watch something they don't like, and they usually don't know something they don't watch.

Relax, I haven't watched the show in 2 years. That said, there are plenty of reasons to keep watching something which sucks. Also, the Master has been generally garbage since he began in the old show.
I have a suggestion for you. Rather than post on this thread only when you have something bad to say about Doctor Who, can you offer us some suggestions for how its producers can improve the show? I mean positive suggestions, not like "get rid of the Daleks, for they suck; get rid of the Master/Mistress/Missy for he/she sucks." I'm looking for something like this: "They should introduce someone like this or a plot line like this, for that would really make the show interesting for me."
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #123 on: November 04, 2014, 07:57:40 AM »
Really? You didn't see this coming? The Master has been a dead end since the beginning. He's a bad joke. They had to throw in some gimmick to keep the audience from noticing what a chronic bore he is.
If you dislike the new Doctor Who so much, why do you still watch it so much that you know so much about it? People usually don't watch something they don't like, and they usually don't know something they don't watch.

Relax, I haven't watched the show in 2 years. That said, there are plenty of reasons to keep watching something which sucks. Also, the Master has been generally garbage since he began in the old show.
I have a suggestion for you. Rather than post on this thread only when you have something bad to say about Doctor Who, can you offer us some suggestions for how its producers can improve the show? I mean positive suggestions, not like "get rid of the Daleks, for they suck; get rid of the Master/Mistress/Missy for he/she sucks." I'm looking for something like this: "They should introduce someone like this or a plot line like this, for that would really make the show interesting for me."

Thanks, Pete. My original offer still stands:

How about this: I'll stop trash-talking the new Doctor Who if you start agreeing with me. Does that sound fair?
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #124 on: November 09, 2014, 06:51:44 PM »
Well, hello there, Brigadier. So good to see you again, sort of. ;D
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #125 on: December 25, 2014, 03:33:50 PM »
Freaky, freaky Christmas special - but so much fun! ;D
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #126 on: February 13, 2015, 11:58:43 AM »
I really enjoyed Season 8; I just hope the writers can figure out a way to bring the Master/Mistress back again.  which they certainly will.  The Master is like Dr. Claw in Inspector Gadget.  "I'll get you next time!" :bang: :evil cat leaps off desk:

On the whole Peter Capaldi has been a delight.  I was hoping to see Dan Pink and Clara Oswald marry and live happily ever after providing the Doctor with a new companion without a grating Lancashire accent, but alas.  The imperious attitude of the twelfth doctor and his style of dress, which resembles that worn by the Master in Season 3 (black coat with frightening dramatic red lining, but the Third Doctor also wore such a coat in his debut if memory serves, the episode with the annoying sceptic scientist girl where he appears at UNiT after regenerating from Patrick Troughton, with the Tardis broken down); it all works very well for me.

One thing I do like about Steven Moffat is the extreme anti-religious aspect of his predecessor is toned down a bit; in The Church we see a religion with vague links to the Church of England depicted in a positive light at the end of season 7.  Whereas the Davies era slammed religion wherever it could get away with it, and took it to an extreme in Torchwood:Miracle Day, with a doctor character saying "I used to be a Catholic, then I got better," depictions of dirty priests selling communion wine in the 1920s, and gratuitous gay sex scenes.  It's essentially unwatchable for an Orthodox Christian, which is a shame because John deLancie, better known for playing Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation, does some wonderful acting as the director of the CIA, with all the same arrogance as Q.  Nana Visitor who played Major Kira in Star Trek Deep Space 9 also makes an appearance.  But I just can't deal with all the anti-Catholic slurs and gay sex, even though I'm not Catholic, Orthodoxy is close enough so as to find it offensive, and the explicit homosexuality nauseates me.  There is still way more extreme liberalism in the show than I'm comfortable with. 
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #127 on: February 13, 2015, 01:01:50 PM »
At first I was 'Gay sex scene? What gay sex scene? There was hardly any straight sex in Torchwood, let alone gay!' Then I looked it up and found out that the BBC version had edited that bit. It can pay off to have Captain Jack Harkness as a kiddie hero - must preserve his reputation! ;D
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #128 on: February 13, 2015, 02:17:51 PM »
My family just switched cable companies, and we lost BBC America and BBC World News.

Looks like I'll have to move to England.  :-\
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #129 on: February 14, 2015, 09:06:47 PM »
Alas I think Cap'n Jack's days are over; he hasn't been in Doctor Who since Moffat took over and Davies has stated he doubts he'll do another Torchwood series.  And explaining Barrowman's aging might be tricky, although the conclusion of Doctor Who Series 3 did address that in advance, kind of sort of.  But you never know, Davies and Moffat are full of surprises.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #130 on: February 16, 2015, 05:41:25 AM »
Alas I think Cap'n Jack's days are over; he hasn't been in Doctor Who since Moffat took over and Davies has stated he doubts he'll do another Torchwood series.  And explaining Barrowman's aging might be tricky, although the conclusion of Doctor Who Series 3 did address that in advance, kind of sort of.  But you never know, Davies and Moffat are full of surprises.

There is a lot of time between captain Jack and the face of Bo. and the Doctor does have a thingy that does a bit of traveling in just that... time.
So it's actually pretty easy to write something there, easy enough to insert a character for a few episode and than just hint at, or be very clear about, the captain.

Or they just might not, Who knows...  8)
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #131 on: February 16, 2015, 03:52:04 PM »
Indeed, seeing how "Handsome Jack" as the Master calls him gets transformed into a giant androgynous face would making for a thrilling multi parter.

By the way I'm still waiting for the Valeyard.  The Valeyard is supposed to be a combination of the darker aspects of nos. 11 and 12.  And Ainleys master knew that.  And the Grand Intelligence mentioned it in the Name of the Doctor.  So I will be embittered if Season 9'doesnt address it.
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« Reply #132 on: February 17, 2015, 05:40:10 PM »
I love Doctor Who. I didn't enjoy the finale or the Christmas episode, but generally have enjoyed Capaldi. The only thing I really dislike about the current set up is Clara - I just feel like her story has been told and reached a natural end.

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« Reply #133 on: February 17, 2015, 08:27:24 PM »
Any new Dr. Who video games coming out? We got a new Doctor last year, it would make sense.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #134 on: February 18, 2015, 01:40:12 AM »
My family just switched cable companies, and we lost BBC America and BBC World News.

Looks like I'll have to move to England.  :-\

Amazon has the episodes next day - I'm willing to pay the little extra to make up for my cable company's many faults.

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I love it if only because it completes the "Spaced" trifecta along with Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes (not to mention mining two villains from the "Spaced" series 2 opening episode's guest stars). Still need Mark Heap and Julia Deakin to round out the main cast, and I'd be down for an Edgar Wright directed episode - heck, if they can get Edgar Wright directing (or showrunning!!! Moffat's strengths are writing episodes, he has no filter when it comes to other people's scripts) a Neil Gaiman episode I would pretty much be in geek heaven.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #135 on: February 18, 2015, 05:07:56 AM »
The Doctor's Wife is probably my favourite New Who episode going. And Matt Smith isn't even one of my top three Doctors.