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Re: Doctor Who
« 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

The Hobbit movies are laughable... but then again, so is the new Doctor Who.
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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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Re: Doctor Who
« 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.
I enjoy venting my disdain as much as you enjoy parading your execrable taste.
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Re: Doctor Who
« 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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Re: Doctor Who
« 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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Re: Doctor Who
« 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.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2014, 12:00:43 PM by PeterTheAleut »
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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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Re: Doctor Who
« 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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Re: Doctor Who
« 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.

My favorite color is red. How about yours?
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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.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2014, 12:35:47 PM by PeterTheAleut »
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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.
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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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Re: Doctor Who
« 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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« 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.



I am compelled, by public reason just, to vigorously repel this slanderous accusation of "trolling" the thread. Nay, but rather, I have sought, in my modest way, to elevate a discourse which heretofore amounted to little more than a convocation of concordant grunts. It is indeed those who would populate the thread with such banalities as "The new episode was good" who keep the thread in the mire of folly and who would more fitly be named "trolls." And to this paltry sum of thought I have but applied Pete's very measure and rule which he applied to me, no more nor less. Verily, I took the Philistine's own sword and cut his head off with it! And if this be enough to earn censure then a woeful double standard has evinced itself. 
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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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.

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« 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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« 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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