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The Doctor Who Thread

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

  1. AlittleMayhem

    AlittleMayhem Well-Known Member

    Since no one brought up the 50th Anniversary now that's it's been a week, I'll start up.

    I saw it in the local cinema with my boyfriend in 3D, which isn't exactly great for someone with glasses, but what could I do? (my ears ached from the pressure afterwards)

    Anyway, I really enjoyed it! Very funny, touching, lots of great references (as Moffat does) and a lot of wonderful moments! To say more would be spoilers. ;) A few flaws but otherwise uplifting.

    Also, if you have not seen the other specials, An Adventure in Time and Space and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, I highly recommend you do because they are fantastic!
     
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  2. Teheheman

    Teheheman Well-Known Member

    I REALLY should try to get into this show. My buddy is Whovillian all the way(He has cosplayed as one of the Doctors, and dedicated the first episode of his blogtalk radio show to Doctor Who) but the only reason I haven't gotten into it yet is because I wanna watch the first episode of a show before I get into it and since the show is 50 years old, I'm not sure I'd wanna watch that many at one time you know what I mean? I saw that it's on Hulu, so I might try to watch it but I did watch PART of an episode, and it looked good, so I might start watching from the beginning.

    Daniel
     
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  3. ZeppoAndFriends

    ZeppoAndFriends Well-Known Member

    *Brushes dust off of thread*​

    Alright, folks, sit yerselves down. We's gonna have a dee-scussion 'bout yer thoughts on the Twelfth Doctor.

    *Ahem* Sorry. I've been watching too much Beverly Hillbillies.

    Anyway, my thoughts are: so far, so good. I really liked how his first semi-lucid act was deciding the best way to exit a house is through a second story window.
     
  4. beakerboy12

    beakerboy12 Well-Known Member

    I love the Twelfth Doctor. He's the edgiest Doctor I've seen and I love the episodes I've seen of him. I will say he can get a little rough (I'm not a big fan of his negativity in "Robot of Sherwood"), but he is certainly a great Doctor! Expecting to see a lot of good stuff from him, ready to see what's coming next.

    P.S., love "Listen," best episode since "Blink" (I think).
     
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  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I'm really suprised that nobody has posted anything on this thread for almost a year. (note major spoilers ahead if you have not finished the 8th season) So much has happened since then, Clara leaving twice, the christmas special ,the return of The Master,the death of Danny Pink/Osgood, all this news about series 9,which is due to come out next month. Also there have been some rumors about Steven Moffat leaving.
     
  6. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Capaldi's a pretty good Doctor, I guess. It took me a while to get used to him but I think he's really taken off since around "Mummy on the Orient Express"
     
  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

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  8. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Hm, interesting. It seems the post I was replying to was deleted.

    Anyway, am I the only Doctor Who fan currently on this forum??!!?!?
     
  9. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Nope. :)
     
  10. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    I really wish we could get Moffat to leave...pity that Matt and Peter have had to slog through so many badly written eps, story arcs that never really resolved, etc. Curious to see what (who?) enters next.
     
  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    *takes a sip of coffee. sees someone else posted on this thread. does spit take.
    Holy Mother of Flounder! *pinches self to make sure i'm not dream. I'm not.

    Ouch.

    Well, I never thought i'd be having a Moffat debate on Muppet Central:excited:.
    He's actually leaving after this next season, so your wish has been granted.
    Personally I don't hate Moffat, but yeah, I do agree that his story arcs seem to be too ambitious for him to wrap up. I mean, often times his most brilliant episodes are the ones that set up interesting stories (i.e. Day of the Doctor, Deep Breath, Dark Water, etc.) but the payoff is almost always disappointing. The sixth season was probably the worst for me, but the first five episodes of series 7 were good (the ones with Amy and Rory), but the rest of the season was pretty meh, save for The Snowmen. Journey to the Center of the TARDIS was awful! When series 8 started, I thought we were in for some much more mature, subtle, and dark story lines, but most of the episodes after Deep Breath were disappointing. But, personally, minus Clara's exit story, I think series 9 was a vast improvement, but was too RTD-ish for my taste. I mean, I love the RTD era, but series 9 played it too safe.
     
  12. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Holy crap, a Whovian who remembers the RTD era! Yes, excellent comparison!

    Yes. That's my beef with Moffat: he sets up intriguing arcs and then seems to forget all about them. If they're wrapped up at all, it seems an afterthought and vastly disappointing given the amount of energy that went into building them (the Silence, anyone? TARDIS exploding?). And there were so, SO many plot holes all through Matt's tenure. I liked his Doctor, but wished he'd been given better stories.

    I love Capaldi's gruffness; he reminds me of Pertwee, who was my first Doctor and my favorite (until Tennant arrived). Didn't like Clara at all until Capaldi took over...she just seemed like a pointless character. But the storylines with
    Danny Pink were good, and I actually dig Missy (though no one, but NO one, comes close to Delgado as the Master in my book).

    Who's your fave classic Doctor, companion, and villain (and episode or arc, if you feel like going more in depth)?
     
  13. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Oh man, I loved Danny so much. I really wanted him to be a companion. He and Clara would've been the most bad*** couple duo in the TARDIS since Ian and Barbara, maybe even more so than that. But, sadly, Danny was merely there to die, and thus punish Clara for traveling with the Doctor :(. I'm glad Danny got a proper closer in Last Christmas though, even if he was just a figment of Clara's imagination.

    Favorite classic Doctor would probably have to be Patrick Troughton. Tom Baker is a close second. Picking my favorite New Who Doctor is a little harder for me, I really love Eccleston, Tennant, and Smith almost equally. My favorite classic villain would probably be The Master, and the Judoon for the new show.
    Companions- Old show: Liz Shaw or Sarah Jane. New Show: Donna "Mother *****ing" Noble!
    As for arcs, I really love both the crack arc from series 5, and Donna's arc in series 4. I think the arcs for both seasons were well paced, and it felt like every episode contributed to it, even if in some small way, and the payoffs were exciting and satisfying. I also think that series 4 and 5 are the only seasons without any bad episodes.

    Favorite episode/stories in the old show: Spearhead From Space and The Curse of Fenric
    New show: Day of The Doctor, The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, The Eleventh Hour, Dalek, and Vincent and the Doctor


    How about you? And also, how do you feel about Rose?
     
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  14. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    I've actually yet to see the Hartnell or Troughton episodes, so I have no opinion on them. The only Doctor I absolutely cannot watch is Colin Baker's. I liked the storylines of Tom Baker's era more than I liked his Doctor, but that may be because he was such a different odd duck than Pertwee, and for all his patronising ego and Venusian jujitsu nonsense, I adored Pertwee.

    Side note: did you see Rifftrax is doing a LIVE RIFF of The Five Doctors? I am SO there.

    I liked the crack arc, but felt that the very last ep, with all the back-and-forth alternate-universe stuff was rather strained. I had expected more, and Moffat let me down. But up until that point it was great. I LOVED Rory's reunion with the Doctor. "Hi Rory." "Hi Doctor." :crazy:

    Can you imagine Clara and Donna? Now THAT would be far more fun than Lady Me...

    Companions: classic - The Brig. Unbeatable. The shout-out to him as a Cyberman made me sniffle a bit. Also loved, loved, loved Sarah Jane, and her ep with Tennant was glorious, if silly. Loved the total fanwank of Stolen Earth & Journey's End. I haven't yet seen any of the Sarah Jane Adventures, but I suspect I'd like them. I was quite sad to lose her. Turlough was amusing, Tegan anoying, and the only thing Adric did right was die nobly. I also liked Jo and Yates during Three's tenure.

    Companions: new - took me a long time to warm up to Clara, but her interactions with Twelve cemented her legitimate companion status to me. Donna ROCKS SO HARD and always will. The pantomime scene in Partners in Crime never fails to have me laughing until I can't breathe; Tennant and Tate were genius together. I AM a sucker for the Doctor/Rose love story, and I felt very cheated that Rose only ended up with the clone. River Song is a delight and steals every **** scene she's in, and yes, I loved the Husbands of episode. Captain Jack is possibly one of the best characters in the universe, and yes, I also have watched all of Torchwood.

    Fave eps: classic - oh, man. It's been way too long since I've seen any of them. I remember really liking Pyramids of Mars, and the Curse of Peladon. I'd really have to re-watch to come up with more definite faves.

    Faves, new - Silence in the Library is hands down my fave, though Blink would have to be second. Listen is also excellent. I tend to enjoy the creepy ones more than the lighthearted ones; exception being the aforementioned Journey's End, just for being one big glorious fanfic of an ep!

    The Weeping Angels are possibly the best new monster, but I feel like some episodes really underplayed them (the New York ep with Rory & Amy being one such). I have a soft spot for the Daleks.

    On my desk at work, I currently have a Funko mini of Twelve, the TARDIS and black Dalek salt & pepper shaker set, a Weeping Angel in full attack pose...and away from all that, because he might get scared, my Newsman. :)
     
  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Ugh, I know literally everyone and his dad has expressed their dislike for the sixth Doctor, but, God, do I hate the sixth Doctor. He's sooooo annoying, as were his companions, Mel and Peri. Which is kind of a shame, because, Colin was actually a really good actor, and he was the first actor to play the role that was a really huge fan when he got the role. He had some really cool ideas that would've made the show and his Doctor a lot more interesting. But than, they fired the man from his dream job all because the writers and producers couldn't get their act together. I honestly think he could've been one of the best Doctors of all time if handled better.

    The SJA was kind of hit or miss at times, but a lot of it was great. The two episodes with The Doctor, and the one with Jo are definitely must sees, as well as any episode with The Trickster on it. Also, the Brigadier appeares in one of the stories, but I haven't seen that one yet. Also, interestingly, the first episode with the Trickster carries over to Turn Left, so that's an interesting little continuity nod.
    I'm really glad to finally talk to a fan that doesn't hate Rose :).

    Those are all definitely in my top fifteen. I love the scene at the end of JE when all of the companions are piloting the TARDIS together. I swear, every time I watch that scene I get goosebumps.
    Yeah, ever since Blink, i'm still waiting for them to be used to their full potential. In the mean time, we can enjoy this gloriously intense scene from the spin off show Class:
     
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  16. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Ooooo! I hadn't seen that yet! Looks great!
     
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  17. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Has anyone seen the season premiere yet with the new companion Bill? If you haven't, this post contains spoilers: Firstly, I just wanna say that I love Bill so far, much more than I expected to. She's enthusiastic, she's funny, and best of all, she's human. She really is one of the most relatable companions the show has had, up there with Rose and Donna. It was nice to get an episode from the companion's point of view rather than The Doctor's. It's also a smart way to introduce the show to any new viewers. The Doctor going back in time to give Bill pictures of her mom was one of the most heartwarming and genuine moments ever. I wonder if her dead mother is going to be in any of the plot lines later one, kind of like Rose's dad in Father's Day. Also, I have to say, in that memory wipe scene, I almost cried when they played Clara's theme.
    I loved the fact that Bill being gay wasn't treated as a big deal. Her having a crush on Heather was treated just like any straight romance would be. Bill really wants to help Heather and travel the cosmos with her, which makes the ending all the more heartbreaking. The scene with Bill in the bathroom, and the reanimated body of Heather chasing them through time and space was actually genuinely scary.
    Overall, I give this episode a 8/10. I think it's the best series premiere since The Eleventh Hour. It's simple, but sometimes simple is good. It's quite possibly the most Doctor Who-ish episode of Doctor Who in a long time, and i'm really looking forward to the rest of the season.
     
  18. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    *covers eyes* SPOILERS!
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Look away! Look away before your eyes burn!!
     
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    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

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