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PEE Poll: Who is your Doctor?
William Hartnell   -0 (0%)
Patrick Traughton   -0 (0%)
Jon Pertwee   -1 (5.3%)
Tom Baker   -1 (5.3%)
Peter Davison   -0 (0%)
Colin Baker   -0 (0%)
Sylvester McCoy   -0 (0%)
Paul McGann   -0 (0%)
Christopher Eccleston   -7 (36.8%)
David Tennant   -4 (21.1%)
Matt Smith   -5 (26.3%)
Rowan Atkinson   -0 (0%)
Peter Capaldi   -1 (5.3%)
Total Voters: 19

ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #440 on: 08-09-2013 02:57 »
« Last Edit on: 08-09-2013 02:59 »

Hilarious stuff about sounding Welsh etc...

Edit - the poll. No voting until you can be honest about.

Edit 2 -  Actually, New Doctor! All votes reset.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #441 on: 10-11-2013 23:44 »

Now THIS is real Dr Who news.

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« Reply #442 on: 11-15-2013 04:23 »

The Night of the Doctor


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« Reply #443 on: 11-17-2013 11:47 »

I just watched that mini-episode; it was pretty good; nice to see Paul McGann's Doctor again smile
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« Reply #444 on: 11-17-2013 19:27 »

Agreed! Anyone catch the Brian Cox/Doctor Who lecture BTW? I don't really have much of a scientific mind, but I could think of few people better than Prof Cox to lecture me about it smile
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« Reply #445 on: 11-17-2013 19:54 »

I saw that clip on youtube, it having been linked by somebody on Facebook. It was good to see McGann as the doctor again, but a real shame that almost as soon as we're re-introduced to him, he regenerates.

I'd have liked to see a season of McGann.

Agreed! Anyone catch the Brian Cox/Doctor Who lecture BTW?

I'm planning to iPlayer it at some point.
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« Reply #446 on: 11-24-2013 12:20 »

I just watched The Day of the Doctor; what a cracking episode! If you haven't seen it yet hurry up and watch it before you read any spoilers!
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« Reply #447 on: 11-24-2013 18:13 »
« Last Edit on: 11-24-2013 23:57 »

I concur. Also, watch it in 3D if you can - the TARDIS interior just works so well with the feeling of depth.

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« Reply #448 on: 11-25-2013 05:38 »

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« Reply #449 on: 11-27-2013 10:06 »

The Night of the Doctor



At 2:49: "You have a little under four minutes." Cute. roll eyes

The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. Highlights include overweening self-deprecation and one or two scenes with McGann. Oh, McGann!
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« Reply #450 on: 12-22-2013 22:18 »
« Last Edit on: 12-22-2013 22:19 »

Finally saw The Day Of The Doctor (after trudging through a pretty boring season to catch up), and I liked it. Here's hoping Peter Capaldi is the final Doctor and this show ends in a couple seasons after he finds Gallifrey. I really don't want to see this show continue indefinitely.

Looking forward to seeing Matt Smith die on Christmas!
DannyJC13

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« Reply #451 on: 12-26-2013 00:11 »

Most people had no clue about what was going on in The Time of the Doctor, nor did I. That regeneration was way too fast, so lame. frown
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« Reply #452 on: 12-26-2013 00:15 »

Most people had no clue about what was going on in The Time of the Doctor, nor did I.

Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean that it isn't logical, consistent, perfectly simple, and enjoyable.

I suggest that you re-watch the Moffat/Smith run, and take careful note of the connections between the three arcs. Then, you might actually understand that throughout most of the episode, almost nothing is not thematically significant.

It was really rather damn good.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #453 on: 12-26-2013 00:18 »

I haven't really enjoyed Doctor Who that much since Series 5. hmpf

Matt Smith was a great Doctor, but the way the show has been handled has really put me off of it. frown
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« Reply #454 on: 12-26-2013 08:18 »

That regeneration was way too fast, so lame. frown

The dramatic aspect had already been done earlier in the episode, and repeating a long scene with the same theme would have dampened the impression meant to be left by the final speech. I thought it was brilliant; it happened so suddenly I nearly fell out of my seat in shock.

Overall, it was an alright episode, although I consider myself spoiled by the high standard set by The Day of the Doctor. Plus, so many drama-heavy stories are beginning to be a drag -- I want more lighthearted fun to return.

Only one thing confused me, and that was given what the Silence are supposed to be, wouldn't it be a better design for them to forget you, rather than the other way around? Assuming the Church's intentions are benevolent, which is certainly debatable.

I am a bit disappointed that Omega wasn't behind the whole thing.
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« Reply #455 on: 12-26-2013 12:48 »

I thought yesterday's episode was a bit messy but I still enjoyed it smile
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« Reply #456 on: 12-27-2013 19:13 »

I haven't really enjoyed Doctor Who that much since Series 5. hmpf

Matt Smith was a great Doctor, but the way the show has been handled has really put me off of it. frown

Yeah. For me, the show hasn't been as good since Matt Smith took over. The Doctor's Wife was the last episode I genuinely liked from his tenure, but we'll see if Peter Capaldi's Doctor can get me interested in the show again.
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« Reply #457 on: 12-27-2013 19:32 »
« Last Edit on: 12-27-2013 20:39 »

Yeah. For me, the show hasn't been as good since Matt Smith took over. The Doctor's Wife was the last episode I genuinely liked from his tenure, but we'll see if Peter Capaldi's Doctor can get me interested in the show again.

Smith acting was quite okay, though the writing did not do him justice.
There have always been occasional episodes in which the Doctor just hangs on for the ride, while the significant actions are performed by other. Yet, with Matt, the writers just overdid it. He was too often a mere spectator, who got not too much done by himself.

Also, the Doctor used to be an older or at least middle aged guy. I considered Tennant really young, but it turned out he really knew how to handle the character. Matt Smith really took the Doctor's age to the extreme. It was not easy to accept that someday, pro soccer players were all younger than me. Okay. But -from season 5 on- suddenly EVEN DOCTOR WHO WAS YOUNGER THAN ME?????
Good to have Capaldi smile
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« Reply #458 on: 12-29-2013 11:13 »

I watched the episode very drunk and tired at the end of Xmas day and spent the hour either drifting off to sleep or wondering why there were 6 Matt Smith dancing in front of me. I imagine I'll enjoy when I get a chance to watch it awake and sober.

What I did watch awake and sober was An Adventure in Space and Time, a dramatisation of the making of the first few series of Dr Who (the Hartnell years basically), which was a very entertaining 90 minutes (the random non-speaking cameo bit at the end was kind of odd but otherwise it was excellent).

The lookalike for Jacqueline Hill was just amazing.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #459 on: 01-27-2014 19:37 »

12th Doctor's costume revealed:



I really like it. big grin
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« Reply #460 on: 01-28-2014 16:12 »

I hope this is more than just a token nod toward the early Doctors. I would really like this incarnation to be a modern version of the third Doctor: there are hints of  the Pertwee years in that picture.
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« Reply #461 on: 01-29-2014 22:06 »

He's missing a top hat. cry
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #462 on: 01-30-2014 00:48 »

He's missing a codpiece. cry

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« Reply #463 on: 05-10-2014 01:31 »
« Last Edit on: 05-10-2014 01:33 »

So, just finished season 7 of Doctor Who.

As I wrote above, the 11th Doctor often goofed around too much, but got too litte acutally done. Occasional "Just witnesses the events, without influencing them, and have others come up with a solution" episodes are okay, but were imhO overdone with Smith in season 5-6. Season 7 positively toned that down and used a more active Doctor. Also, The "Old man in a young man's body" theme was really well played in that season. Last -but not least- the season benefited from some episode being more "spot on" and direct as earlier Smith season.

It seemed that season 7 was hitting the 11the Doctor stride better than those before. Pity that it was Smith's last.
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« Reply #464 on: 05-10-2014 04:15 »

I'm not sure about Peter Capaldi being the new Doctor. It just doesn't feel... right. I can't quite figure it out, but this guy is gonna need to try hard if he wants me to change my mind.
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #465 on: 05-10-2014 16:05 »

I had misgivings about Smith. I thought he was just a bit too young to do it but he quickly won me over and totally proved me wrong. Capaldi is a good actor, he'll do well with good writing which thankfully DW isn't short on.
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« Reply #466 on: 05-10-2014 20:32 »

I have a feeling Capaldi will do a fine job; it is just a pity the BBC made such a show of introducing 'The New Doctor' rather than having us learn that he was to be The Doctor when he first appeared in the show... I guess somebody would have spoilt it before it aired though.
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« Reply #467 on: 05-27-2014 03:16 »
« Last Edit on: 05-29-2014 09:30 »



Also this:



Squee?
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« Reply #468 on: 06-03-2014 08:30 »

Capaldi is going to be a really good Doctor. I will be looking forward to it.
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« Reply #469 on: 06-03-2014 12:51 »

Agreed, I think he'll do a good job smile It's nice to have an older Doctor in my opinion.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #470 on: 06-03-2014 17:12 »

he'll do well with good writing which thankfully DW isn't short on.

I'd like to think this is sarcasm. The show's writing has gotten steadily worse during Smith's tenure. And I say that as someone who liked Smith as the Doctor.
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« Reply #471 on: 06-03-2014 17:36 »

he'll do well with good writing which thankfully DW isn't short on.

I'd like to think this is sarcasm. The show's writing has gotten steadily worse during Smith's tenure. And I say that as someone who liked Smith as the Doctor.

I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks that to be honest, a lot of Whovians I've met think the writing is in fact better than it was and I just can't agree with them.
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« Reply #472 on: 07-07-2014 15:51 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2014 15:55 »

The scripts for the first 5 episodes of series 8 have leaked online, I have the link if anyone wants me to PM it to them.

And for anyone who wants the episodes' titles & their respective writers:

DannyJC13

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« Reply #473 on: 08-18-2014 15:35 »

*bump*

BBC have released all episode titles, writers and directors for series 8:

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« Reply #474 on: 08-24-2014 10:58 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2014 20:26 »

Watch the theatrical premiere of "Deep Breath" yesterday.
Might need some more time for it to settle, but right now, I am inclined to give it a B rating

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« Reply #475 on: 08-24-2014 15:15 »

The episode was the first one I have laughed at multiple times in many, many years. Capaldi is quite funny in places, however, I found his confused state and craziness at the start to be quite distracting. I think they focused too much on comparing him to Matt Smith and stressing the differences between the two, especially with


I found myself more interested in the cyborg/robot character, and that whole thing about the Promised Land. Clara was also pretty bearable for this episode.

I'm a fan of the new opening, more so the 80s-vibe of the new theme arrangement. The visuals, I can take them or leave them.

Also: two sex references? It doesn't bother me personally, but this is a show targeted at a young audience. Sure it'll go over their heads, but even so. People complain that the monsters aren't scary enough and that there isn't enough violence and all that, and the writers/directors/whoever always come back with "but it's a kid's show!". Okay, so we're allowed sex jokes but no violence?
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« Reply #476 on: 08-24-2014 20:37 »

Strax is my new favourite character ever.
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« Reply #477 on: 08-24-2014 22:18 »
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Strax is my new favourite character ever.

I just imagined Strax replying something that "Sontarans do not care about the appreciations of puny humans", pausing a bit, to inquire -just out of interest- WHAT exactly it is that makes him the most appreciated character wink

Btw..question to all those who saw it on TV:
Did the episode also start with Strax giving a briefing about the various Doctors, are did it start with the dinosaur in London ?
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« Reply #478 on: 08-24-2014 22:34 »

I watched the episode on British TV and it began with the T-Rex roaming through London, I can't recall any scene related to what you're describing.
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« Reply #479 on: 08-24-2014 22:50 »
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Okay, then this one seemed to be cinema exclusive.
Pity, cannot find it online. but it was an hilarious introduction of Strax describing (and insulting) every Doctor.
E.g. the Third as "Half man, half granny", or Ecclestone "...and when the call came, he was all ears". Strax paused, tried to supress a chuckle, and then burst out "ALL EARS! You get it? ALL EARS!" while showing various pics of Eccelstone (with -surprisingly- a focus on the ears).
I REALLY hope that one will be on blueray. Was hilarious...smile
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