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The Doctor Who Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ZeppoAndFriends, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    We don't know yet, but I also hope she stays. She's fantastic, and there's a lot they didn't explore, like her relationship with her foster-mother. Plus, i'd like a season where she's not tortured in every episode. Could be interesting if Heather joined the TARDIS crew too. And it would be nice to have something from the Moffat era carry over to the next.
     
  2. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Yeah, after all she's been through, Bill deserves more fun adventures.

    On the subject of Companions, I hope one of the changes Chris Chibnall has in mind is doing away with the "Dramatically ripped from the Doctor" departures. My biggest peeve with Series 7A is they spent a whole episode setting up a perfectly logical reason for why Amy and Rory would want to just stop travelling with the Doctor, then go "And now, they're trapped in 1930's New York because reasons. Crying yet?"
     
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  3. ZeppoAndFriends

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  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Well, at least with Amy and Rory's ending it was kind of fitting because of the whole wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey, fairytale theme they were going with, with eleven. Still though, it was a bit excessive, after they already had an episode about them outgrowing the Doctor. However, the one that got really tired for me was Clara. I feel like Moffat was definitely trying too hard to make her exit sad, but at that point I had lost interest because we already said goodbye to her two episodes prior.

    :grr: You see, this is why we can't have nice things!
    Oh well, I just hope it's a good exit for both Bill and 12. :sigh:
     
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  5. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    After posting, I found out that Amy and Rory's exit was Moffat granting Karen's wish to be killed by a Weeping Angel.
     
  6. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I forgot about that. He did the same thing for Capaldi with the Mondasian Cybermen. I'd love to see another Weeping Angels story that really focuses on them as a villain.
     
  7. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    On that subject, I love that they not only brought them back, but managed to make the original cobbled-together design work on a show that's as high quality and polished as New!Who (as the hip kids have taken to calling it).

    Although, according to Moffat, the Cybus-right-down-to-the-logo Cyberman under Stonehenge, the Cybus-with-the-logo-removed Cybermen in A Good Man Goes To War and Closing Time, and the redesigned Cybermen in Nightmare in Silver were all intended to be Mondasian Cybermen, even though they didn't act much like them.
    I actually had an idea for a Weeping Angels story a while back, but:
    1. The chances of me ever getting to write for Doctor Who are miniscule at best.
    2. I forgot what it was. :p
     
  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    How can this not put a smile on your face?:

     
  9. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Alright, pencils up! Question one:

    A: Because you are one of the rabid, unpleasable buffoons who are going around calling July 16th, 2017 "The Day Doctor Who Died".
    B: You were stripped of your ability to feel joy in some sort of horrible accident.
    C: You hate cosplaying with a burning passion and have made it your mission in life to ruin it for other people.
    D: You're a block of granite.​

    Seriously, Pig, I know you said the fanboys weren't happy, but I didn't realize there was this much vitrol about it.
     
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  10. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Just bare in mind that most of the people who are angry about this are men in their thirties. The majority of fans seem to be on board with Jodie. So, while the show may be losing a few fans (although, I suspect most of the complainers will continue to watch) i'm sure it will gain a lot of new ones (hopefully more pleasant ones).
     
  11. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    And here I thought the complainer majority were the old guard "I liked this show when it was made of cardboard and shoestrings" fans.

    Complainers always watch. If they don't watch, they can't find things to complain about. And if they can't find things to complain about, they can't complain. And if they can't complain, they aren't complainers anymore. And if they aren't complainers anymore, they'll have to do something constructive with their time, and who in their right mind would want to be constructive?
     
  12. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Printer paper. It was always jealous of construction paper for being fun and colorful.
     
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  13. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Now, now, Printer Paper. Jealousy does not become us. You were made the way you are for a reason. And that reason is for me to tear you in half in frustration when I try to print something only to find out I've got another defective black ink cartridge.
     
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  14. ZeppoAndFriends

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  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Interesting. She certainly has the fun, silliness in her personality, and after seeing her play Nebula we can see she can play dark and threatening. So, maybe.

    Anyway, it'd be a lot better than their current Joker.
     
  16. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    It's too bad DC seems to be heckbent on not using actors that have appeared in the MCU, a Karen Joker would've been a heck of a reason to see Flashpoint.

    I think it says a lot about DC's approach that their only critical success so far was the one character they previously deemed 'Too confusing for a movie'.

    Back in the world of Doctor Who, we aren't even out of Steven's tenure yet, but I've already seen videos devoted to declaring Chris a hack. :sigh:
     
  17. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I saw that. At first when I saw it in my recommended I was worried, like "What, did Chris say something offensive? Was the last season of Broadchurch worse than The Room?" But nope, turns out it was just another fanboy complaining about things that haven't happened yet. :p
     
  18. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I feel bad for Chris. One decision, and people are already acting like he's the Valeyard.

    It's not like he went, "Okay, the Doctor's a girl now, so we're going to make the TARDIS pink, the Sonic Screwdriver's going to be pink, and we're shifting the show from sci-fi to romcom so we can completely focus on the love triangle between the Doctor, her new Companion and the TARDIS without all that boring space/time travel getting in the way."
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, some fans are acting as if the fundamentals of the show and the character are going to completely change all of a sudden.

    Meanwhile, there are some more potential dynamic shakeups coming. There have been some rumors that the next companion may be some guy in his late 50s. The news is everywhere but it hasn't actually been confirmed by BBC, so I don't believe them. This is a rumor from the Mirror, mind you. They have a bit of a track record for getting things wrong.
     
  20. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Someone made a video whining about that, too.
     


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