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The Doctor Who Thread

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

  1. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

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  2. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    On the bright side the episodes will be slightly longer, meaning less rushed and clunky stories. But, anyway, this is super exciting, I definitely wasn't expecting the news about the companions today at all. This could mean that they start filming soon. Also, wow, three companions, I hope they're all able to get a good amount of development so we don't end up with another fifth Doctor situation. I will say, I know most of the Doctor's friends are supposed to represent normal, everyday people, but I wish that Ryan guy had a less generic name
     
  3. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there's that. :fanatic:
    Hence the :sigh:. We've got three new characters to get to know (four if you count Jodie's Doctor) and two less episodes to get to know them in.
     
  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    The 13th Doctor's costume has been revealed and it looks pretty good!
    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41928500

    I wasn't quite sure what to think about it at first because it looks a bit like a mom from the 80s who just came home from a long day at the office. But, after a few minutes of inspection, I really like it. I love the long overcoat and the suspenders, and the colorful stripes kind of help it all pop. Anyways, it's miles better than the 6th Doctor's outfit.
     
  5. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    But the TARDIS is still blue! Blue is a boy color! And she's a girl! I demand that they paint the TARDIS pink!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah! And she's not even wearing a dress! Won't that confuse viewers about her gender? :p
     
  7. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    And what's the point of having a female Doctor if they don't put her in a tight-fitting, low-cut top? If I don't have anything to oogle at, I'M NOT GOING TO WATCH!!!1!!

    In all seriousness, it's nice to finally see the blind ragers have either calmed down, or followed through on their threats to leave the fanbase. For the first time on a Jodie related article I've seen, most of the comments were positive.
     
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  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    AUGH! I thought I was ready but i'm not! Filming pictures from this week show Jodie Whittaker still wearing 12's clothes. It just dawned on me that Capaldi's really gone. :cry::
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    It feels almost like someone killed my friend and put on their clothes as if nothing happened. I binged all the other Doctors' (9-11) episodes within a few months and loved them to pieces, but Capaldi, he's the first Doctor that i've actually watched while he was still on the show. Been watching him grow and change for three years. It's gonna be hard to say goodbye.
     
  9. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    In less than 24 hours Jodie Whittaker will officially be The Doctor! Can't wait!
     
  10. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen the actual special yet, but I've seen a screenshot of Jodie in action and she's got a grin that rivals Tom Baker's. I'm sold.
     
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  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Welp, just saw the special early this morning and...


    SPOILERS!

    I thought it was pretty good. It was very heartwarming. There were some slower parts in the story, but I didn't find any part of it boring. The First Doctor being a sexist/homophobe didn't really get on my nerves like it did for some people, and it got a few laughs out of me. The only thing for me though is it was a bit too pronounced in the episode, and took away from what his character really was like in his episodes. But, David Bradley did a fantastic job. So I feel like they could've done a bit more with him. Seeing Bill again was nice, even if...
    she was basically an alternate version of herself. So, the Bill that went off with her space girlfriend still doesn't know that The Doctor is alive.
    Mark Gatiss was great as the captain, even if the reveal of his name was pretty predictable. Glad that The Doctor...
    can remember Clara again, and we got to see her briefly
    but for something that was such a huge plot point before, it seems Moffat wrapped it up pretty quickly. Also,
    Nardole
    is as funny as ever, and it was great to see him with his friends again. The regeneration scene was fantastic, every part of it, Eleven's is still my favorite, but this one was sad and exciting as these things should be. I was really upset at the beginning of the scene and kept wishing that I could rewind the episode just so Twelve could be there a little longer. I wasn't ready for him to go. Really, i'm still not ready, but i'm excited for the new Doctor. Seeing Jodie take over, from just two words and an insane grin, I instantly loved her.
    All in all, not quite my favorite Christmas special, but i'm so glad it was quieter and less rushed than Time of The Doctor. I mean, I still like TOTD more, but i'm glad the story had room to breath. And it felt very fitting as an ending for both Capaldi's Doctor and Steven Moffat's era. It was a very Moffat-y episode in the best way possible.
    I may have to give it a re-watch, but for the time being, i'm gonna give it a rating of 7/10

    Also, I just realized,
    Clara has been in more Christmas specials than any other companion, appearing in four, while Nardole is in second place with three

    And i'm still really upset Kate Lethbridge-Stewart wasn't on the show at all this year.
     
  12. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I am so stoked for the new series with Jodie Whittaker in the fall! She looks like she's going to be fantastic! Personally, if I were Chris Chibnall, I would have gone down another route with her companions and instead of an older man as the main companion; I would have gotten a young pre-teen girl (around 11/12) and her dad. The Doctor would then be a sort of role model for the girl and her dad would just kind of be along for the ride. Maybe the dad would start to fall in love with the Doctor and the Doctor just says no or something. I dunno. :p:p Anyway what do you guys want to see in the new series and what kind of personality do you think the 13th Doctor should have?
     
  13. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I've often wondered what the show would be like with a pre-teen as the companion. The dynamic The Doctor has with children is often very fun and cute. I almost wish we could've gotten a few episodes with the younger Amy as the companion, before aging her up. Also, the superhero guy in The Return of Doctor Mysterio as we met him at the beginning of the episode. Wouldn't it have been interesting if The Doctor traveled with an awkward kid trying to come to terms with his superpowers?
     
  14. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that would be cool. I can see Capaldi's Doctor treating him as his grandson or something like that.

    Speaking of, it would also be cool to bring the First Doctor's granddaughter Susan back one day. I actually had this fan "theory" I guess you could call it that the character Bradley Walsh was playing was a regenerated version of Susan that the Doctor finds on Earth. But then it was revealed his character's name is Graham.

    Have you watched any Classic Doctor Who? :search:
     
  15. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    So there was a rumor this week that Billie Piper was returning to Doctor Who, and I am SO glad that the rumor is not true. No offense to any Rose fans out there, but NO. I'm sorry. I do not like Rose. I mean, she's no Mel (if you watch Classic Doctor Who basically she was a very annoying awful companion with the 6th/7th Doctor.), but I still don't like her. I mean I think it was the writing that did her character wrong imo. The writers really wrote Rose some stupid lines, along with that annoying thing she did with her cheeks.

    But enough of the Rose rant! :D

    On another note, there's another rumor that the show is moving from a Saturday night to Sunday night, which I really don't care either way.
     
  16. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Sunday probably makes a lot of sense, ratings wise as there's less competition. Certainly we won't get the huge numbers that we got in 2008 (or the 13 million viewers they had for the Xmas special in 2007), but I want as many people to watch Jodie's first season as possible.
     
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  17. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling that Jodie's first episode will have a TON of more views than normal!
     
  18. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    So I just stumbled upon this:

    Honestly this is the best video for all the regenerations post Capaldi.

    Ugh, Capaldi's regeneration still chokes me up a little. :cry:
     
  19. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I LOVE THE NEW SERIES LOGO!!!!!!!!! :eek::eek::):):):flirt::flirt::flirt::flirt:

    Wow, I just realized I'm the only one who posts in this thread nowadays. :smirk::(
     
  20. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Yep, pretty much.
     


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