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The Doctor Who Thread

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

  1. TheWeirdoGirl

    TheWeirdoGirl Well-Known Member

    I love Doctor Who! I haven't seen any of the original series (except for a few random YouTube clips of Tom Baker), and I haven't seen Series 4, 5, 6, or what has been released so far of 7 yet. My favorite Doctor is Nine, but I love Ten as well. My two favorite companions are Rose and K-9. My favorite episodes are probably Human Nature and Family of Blood.
  2. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Well-Known Member

    "Fantastic"! I've found a Doctor Who thread. I've just recently become a "whovian." I started watching on Netflix and now I can't get enough. right now I'm in the middle of Series 2 and hopefully soon, I'll start watching some Classic Who. I love this show so much and all I want to do is get more and more. And since it's been around for nearly 50 years, I'm sure I'll have no problem with that.
  3. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Anyone else gotten into the Big Finish Audio Dramas?

    So far I've heard, The Sirens of Time, The Sword of Orion, Doctor Who and the Pirates (My favorite one so far) and The Genocide Machine. I just bought Davros on iTunes, but haven't gotten the chance to listen to it yet.
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  4. Bannanasketch

    Bannanasketch Well-Known Member

    Thanks for reviving this thread! I almost thought I had killed it. Anyways, I've finally finished all of NuWho that was on Netflix. Hopefully, I can start Classic Who sometime soon. I also need to find a way to catch up on Series 7 somehow.

    I've heard of the Big Finish Audio Dramas and I hope I can get around to listening to them sometime. I want to get as much Doctor Who as possible.
  5. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    No prob. Let's just make sure it doesn't die again. [​IMG]
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    If it does, like Rory, it will probably not be stay dead for long anyway...
  7. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    If you'd value an opinion, I'd suggest starting with Doctor Who and the Pirates. It's definitive proof that Colin Baker deserved to be the Doctor and a favorite among fans of the Audio Dramas.
  8. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Colin Baker?


    You're SERIOUS? He was AWFUL. Sorry, but he was the reason MANY people (myself included) STOPPED watching Doctor Who back in the day. His Doctor was an arrogant donkey with absolutely no redeeming qualities.

    On the other hand, Paul McGann's Big Finish stories suggest he could have been a decent Doctor -- if the awful TV-movie had been scrapped, and a reboot such as we now have had been the plan instead.

    I've finally seen Matt's first season; now I need to hunt down a copy of Series Six I can actually afford! (No no don't tell me -- spoilers!)
  9. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Well, Nick Briggs and the Big Finish crew gave him some. Via companion Dr. Evelyn Smythe, they deflated his ego and toned down his donkey-ness (he even jokes to Mel in one story about how she took him from intolerable to mostly tolerable). Now he's the fan favorite Doctor of the Audio format.
  10. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Seriously? I thought McGann had that title hands down. *shrug* No accounting for taste...

    Have begun watching Torchwood. A bit silly, and very Doctor-Who-meets-X-Files, but fun. And hey, Cap'n Jack. Gotta love Jack!

  11. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    I've still yet to see Touchwood after all these years. I've heard that it's either really good or really bad.
  12. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    I'm just going by what the fan poll said. I still prefer Tom and Sylve, but I certainly agree, Six is a lot better in the Audio Dramas than on the show.

    Haven't seen any of Torchwood, yet. I could never figure out who was airing it and when.
  13. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    I never bother with the tv. A friend loaned me the first series, with the second on the way within a month. Prefer catching up on boxed sets anyway! Yeah, there's been some rancidly silly stuff but also some genuinely dramatic moments, and I love a good monster thriller, which most of them are. It's Doctor Who, but slightly darker and more adult, basically. Worth a look. I've heard the Sarah Jane Adventures are fun, if more kid-aimed, but haven't had the chance to see for myself yet.

  14. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    Eh, I prefer seeing at least a few episodes of a show before committing to getting the box sets.

    I saw a few episodes of Sarah Jane on SciFi. Unfortunately, I don't remember much about it, apart from the fact that I liked it. I've been on the lookout for the boxed sets of that for a while, but I haven't found them yet.
  15. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    Ehhhh, having watched the show on CBBC, it's okay for what it is. There are some good and bad episodes and the characters are likeable but it does fall into 'corny' quite a lot.
  16. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I really love the Sarah Jane Adventures, in fact as the Dr Who series progressed, I began to love the SJA series as much or more than actual Who. The storylines were simplistic and the characters often repetitive, but there was a real FUN angle, and the fact it was all set on Earth and in relatable day-to-day circumstances made it, for me, better than the later Who which almost never pops into present-day or uses every day life as a plot point.

    I was really sad when Sarah's actress passed away...and I miss the series itself a great deal.
  17. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

  18. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the "no big deal" angle has always been much better than how much of American TV deals with gender issues, which is almost always either stereotyping (Carson Kressly, anyone? gahh) or sappy-drama (AIDS death! oh noes!).

    I'll admit the constant Jack-will-seduce-anything-with-a-pulse jokes crack me up, though. Recently re-watched every modern Who ep dealing with Jack or Torchwood (one of my housemates, not a Who fan, has become hooked on Torchwood so I showed her the other side of the series, basically) and the running gag just grew funnier to me every single time. "Hi. Captain Jack Harkness." "STOP it..."
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  19. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

  20. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    This should help a bit better ;) ;

    "Something I always appreciated about Doctor Who was the fact that they had a few gay and lesbian characters, even if most where quite minor. When I was a kid, I didn’t know what to think of different sexualities because it was so alien to me, perhaps like everyone else who first found out about it. But the way everyone on the show didn’t seem to mind or react negatively to them kinda taught me that it really doesn’t matter. Some people fall in love with those of the same gender (or different species, in this case) and that’s that. In fact, most of the time (I say most because of Captain Jack) it’s just, “Oh, we’re two old ladies who are married” and them they move on like it was nothing. I like that.

    Also with any other TV show, a gay character must always announce their sexuality and must be super flamboyant/dyke (though, admittedly, I do know a couple of people like that). Here, they just act like you and me. Stereotyping? What’s that?

    Finally, keep in mind Doctor Who strongly appeals to kids so perhaps a bunch of children of my generation learned what I learned. And the show still goes strongly today so maybe today kids will do so too."

    From The Green Glasses tumblr by iamallybee
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