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The Doctor Who Thread

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

  1. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I think this might be the first time the soundtrack beats the Series its from to physical media, Series 11's not coming to DVD/Blu-ray (at least, here in the US) until the 29th.
     
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  2. Angela Mae

    Angela Mae Member

    John Nathan-Turner was bad for Doctor Who, but Doctor Who was also bad for him. He might still be alive if he had never joined the program. He drank himself to death at only 54.
     
  3. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I suppose he was rather young, wasn't he? I think that John's era greatly influenced New Who, and from what i've heard he had some good seasons, but he was more of a producer than a writer. Colin Baker's last season would've been a good time to step down, but he kept going. I've seen a good amount of seasons 25 and 26, and from what i've seen they're really good. But by then the damage had been done. There was no going back as far as the public's perception was concerned.
     
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  4. Angela Mae

    Angela Mae Member

    If JN-T had never been exposed to showbiz and had stayed in an anonymous life in the West Midlands where he had been born and bred, he might still be alive today at age 71, combing grey-white hair and listening to classical music on BBC Radio 3...
     
  5. Angela Mae

    Angela Mae Member

    Dear Matt Smith,

    Whatever got you to play Charles Manson, was not worth it.

    All you had to do. when offered the script, was remember what Susan Atkins said to Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant and begging for the life of her baby: "Look, b*tch, you might as well face it right now, you're going to die, and I don't feel a thing behind it."

    Matt, you could have said "no".
     
  6. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    YAAASSSS. No Master has ever reached the standard set by Delgado. Not that I dislike any of them (except in the TV Movie, but that's another kettle of worms altogether), but the mustache-primping, velvet-tricked-out Master who planned better silly schemes than The Brain and Pinky was the best.
     
  7. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    LMAO. Those are so bad they're good.
     
  8. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    For the past two weeks, I've been listening during my work commute to the Tenth Doctor Tales collection by the BBC - audiobooks read by David Tennant and Catherine Tate (who has far more range than I'd realized). I am generally not a fan of audiobooks, far preferring to just read them myself, and audio plays (e.g. Big Finish) are much more fun. However, found myself actually really enjoying these audiobooks. Eager to start the next one this evening. Recommended for any fans of Ten.
     
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  9. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I still need to get around to listening to The First Doctor Adventures, they're up to three volumes and I haven't even listened to volume one yet.

    Speaking of poor segues, I noticed nobody else has piped in about Series 11 yet, so I'm gonna do that there thing there.

    I have to say, after watching Series 11 and the New Year's special, I'm a bigger fan of Jodie and 13 than I am a fan of the show at the moment. Just overall the episodes felt "meh", and the ones that didn't feel "meh" felt like they were pressed right up against my ear, screaming "WE ARE BEING TOPICAL, AND ARE THEREFORE SOCIALLY RELEVANT!"

    Except "Resolution", which had a pretty nice Reinvention of the Daleks and proved (for me at least) that kicking the old monsters out for an entire series was a mistake.
     
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  10. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    I definitely agree - if Derek Jacobi's Master didn't exist, lol.
    I've been meaning to listen to those, although they're going to have to wait for now because I have SO much Big Finish to get through. (Currently on a Two Masters trilogy, which is so far really good!)
    Tbh, although I like Jodie/13, I think they could have given a bit more... development and made her more unique. It's kind of like how the 5th Doctor felt really bland in his first season and really didn't develop until his second or third season. I agree though, Series 11 was overall a disappointment in terms of episodes.
    "Resolution" is my current favorite 13 episode, and just goes to show that Chibnall is better at writing old monsters than creating new ones. It also managed to be the first true Dalek-centric story since... idk, Into the Dalek? (Because The Magician's Apprentice was more of a Davros story).
     
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  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Resolution was my favorite of the season by far. The pacing was better than most (especially other Chib-penned episodes), the deaths were creepy and well done, there was tension, and heck, for once I even liked the one shot characters. The pay off for Ryan and his dad was surprisingly well done, Tosin actually gives a good performance. But Yaz still has nothing to do. Like, obviously she couldn't have done much in Ryan's side plot, but why not make her more instrumental in the Dalek plot??
     
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