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Bushmeister

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« Reply #120 on: 05-03-2005 15:03 »
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All that I can remember (which is very little), is Baker's doctor being quite detatched from human morality and McCoy's doctor growing to be something of a dark character. Then again the opposite could be true with the earlier doctors, of whom I've seen either very little or nothing.

Also am I the only one who  prefers those written by guest writers (The Unquiet Dead and Darlek) to those written by Russel T Davies? Although all the episodes so far have been pretty good, there are bits in his episodes which just really grate with me, such as that whole 45 second threat idea and the excessive farting in the two-parter.

edit: Ooh a TOTPD.
Davey

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« Reply #121 on: 05-03-2005 16:15 »

Dalek was amazing and it was written by a guest writer, But Unquiet Dead wasnt all that good as the other episodes. I think Russel T Davies is an amazing writer I think Casanova is good but World War Three was dull I thought and it shown in the 40 second preview really exciting stuff!
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« Reply #122 on: 05-03-2005 18:11 »

It was a good episode, but I find the idea of a 'Dalek who just wants to be loved' a bit silly. After watching 'Remeberance of the Daleks' the night before, I expected some really nasty stuff from this Dalek. At least they gave the Daleks a good makeover, so you could really believe they were heartless killing machines.

 
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But, like LLL's saying, does anyone else remember the old Doctor Who being all moralistic?

I remember a scene with Tom Baker where he berates Leela for killing a bad guy. And Peter Davison's Doctor was always troubled by death. As far I can remember, the Doctor has never killed someone in cold-blood and shouldn't start now. It's a family show remember, that sort of thing isn't really suitable for kids.
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« Reply #123 on: 05-05-2005 16:09 »

YAY!! It's back on TV! I couldn't believe it when they said on newsround. ( By the way, in case you don't know, it is on satuerday, 7:00 BBC 1.
Juliet

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« Reply #124 on: 05-05-2005 17:05 »

WELL D'UH!!!!!!!
LLL

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« Reply #125 on: 05-06-2005 05:45 »

Quit insulting my mate you little sad

you like to be gay with david tennant
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #126 on: 05-06-2005 05:47 »

...'you little sad'?

I hope that's an acronym, you awful.
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« Reply #127 on: 05-06-2005 06:08 »
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Unfortunately I only saw half of this week's episode, but my friend taped it for me, so I'll watch it some time soon. From what I saw, it was great.

I love daleks, they're so cute!   love

Edit: I'm going to miss it this week too, damn. Yay for recording stuff!
jamdav86

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« Reply #128 on: 05-06-2005 15:51 »

I'm new to Doctor Who, as I've only seen all of the new episodes, which I enjoy. What episode/saga/Doctor should I start with if I watch the classics?

Thanks!
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #129 on: 05-06-2005 20:09 »

Poor lost Dalek!

Awesome. Fan-smegging-tastic. Absolutely loved this. Who'd a thought I'd ever feel sorry for a Dalek? A story of redemption and loved the way the roles were reversed - Rose feeling sympathy for the Dalek and the Doctor being the hate crazed maniac. Loved the way the Dalek was still true to itself in the end, it'd rather die than become "human" - "This is not life, this is sickness". Unlike, say, "I, Borg" theres no redemption possible here. The best line went to the Dalek - "You'd make a good Dalek (Doctor)"

Should become a classic.

 
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Originally posted by Bushmeister:Also am I the only one who  prefers those written by guest writers (The Unquiet Dead and Darlek) to those written by Russel T Davies? Although all the episodes so far have been pretty good, there are bits in his episodes which just really grate with me, such as that whole 45 second threat idea and the excessive farting in the two-parter.

I know what you mean re: RTD's writing, the joke element just leaves me cold, I mean I just don't find it funny. I quite liked the political satire though, 45 seconds and weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist, oh, and blowing up 10 Downing street, shame Blair wasn't in it, heh.

 
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Originally posted by jamdav86:
I'm new to Doctor Who, as I've only seen all of the new episodes, which I enjoy. What episode/saga/Doctor should I start with if I watch the classics?

Thanks!

Well, personally I'd start with "Spearhead from Space" a Jon Pertwee adventure as it relates to "Rose" the 1st new Dr Who adventure and it's cracking good story in it's own right, but probably most of the Tom Baker years are the show's glory years especially "Pyramids of Mars", "The Brain of Morbius", "City of Death" "Robots of Death", and "Seeds of Doom" come to mind but there are plenty more.

Oh and welcome to PEEL javdav86! Enjoy your stay here.
jamdav86

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« Reply #130 on: 05-07-2005 10:12 »

Thanks a bunch Chug a Bug!  smile
Juliet

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« Reply #131 on: 05-07-2005 16:16 »

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Simon Pegg!!  love!
Davey

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« Reply #132 on: 05-07-2005 17:21 »

I though the episode tonight was as brillaint as ever I hate Bruno Langley so I'm happy he left but as I say in Celeb thread anything with Simon Pegg in is the best!

Next weeks looks utterly bizzare!

Oh juliet have you seen Spaced? if your a Simon Pegg fan its for you!
Juliet

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« Reply #133 on: 05-07-2005 19:05 »

yes I have seen Spaced and Shawn Of The Dead
jamdav86

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« Reply #134 on: 05-08-2005 06:09 »

I choose not to watch the 'Next Week' segment, as it spoils the bewilderment of seeing where the next adventure will take place. However, I don't mind knowing the next episode is called 'Father's Day'.
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« Reply #135 on: 05-08-2005 06:36 »
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what did everyone think about yesterdays ep,

i thought it was a funny when adam found out he had unlimited credits, also the fact the people on the sattalite thought rose and the doctor were nobodys

welcome to PEEL jamdav86, enjoy your stay at nerdworld!
Bushmeister

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« Reply #136 on: 05-08-2005 06:50 »
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I really enjoyed last night's episode, Simon Pegg was great in his role and the plot, while not exactly original was still well executed. The introduction of a sub-plot with Langley was a nice touch as well and it really helped flesh both the episode and the setting out. The CGI used for the 'Editor in Chief' was quite impressive too.
Tweek

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« Reply #137 on: 05-08-2005 06:54 »

I thought it was a good episode, Simon Pegg was good in it, I'm glad that other guy got written out at the end he could have got a bit annoying if he'd stayed.
Zed 85

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« Reply #138 on: 05-08-2005 07:00 »

I thought it was very good - I think I set my expectations too high - but I still thought it was good  smile
Davey

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« Reply #139 on: 05-08-2005 07:01 »
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Yes as Tweek said He cant act my mum (or mom as you over across the pond like to call her) Wanted him to stay she said the old Doctor had a boy and a girl. Ah but he only had a boy once and he got killed off!
Impossible

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« Reply #140 on: 05-08-2005 12:49 »

Simon Pegg was indeed excellent in last night's episode  big grin Glad Adam got written out at the end too, I found him annoying in places. And Tamsin Greig was awesome!
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #141 on: 05-08-2005 14:40 »

Sorry to put a damper on this but I wasn't impressed. Average is about the best I can say. At least they got rid of that irritating Adri.... er Adam.

Next weeks one looks good though, reminds of the Daemons.
Davey

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« Reply #142 on: 05-16-2005 12:57 »
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I've just been threatened to killed by the Dr who Makers asking aobut that Bad Wolf Thing keeps popping up! I We Tell You We'll have to Kill You! They Said     laff    laff
LLL

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« Reply #143 on: 05-16-2005 15:20 »

Fathers day was a great episode and next weeks looks good. But when are they going to go to other planets?
Davey

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« Reply #144 on: 05-16-2005 16:35 »

In Series 2! DAMN THEM! Or maybe The 1hr Crimbo Special
Juliet

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« Reply #145 on: 05-16-2005 16:49 »

What the fuck are you on about?

Anyway Fatherís Day was a really good and emotional episode. I love the story and the plot to it. Billie Piper was really good in it too.
Zed 85

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« Reply #146 on: 05-16-2005 18:33 »

I thought it was a fantastic episode  smile
Written by a guest-writer mind'ya.
But still, nah, it was a very good episode, with fine acting from all concerned, yes, even Billie  tongue
Farnsworth38

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« Reply #147 on: 05-17-2005 15:37 »

I admit I havenít seen all the new episodes, but I donít think this is the best incarnation weíve been offered. Not really bad, just not as good as it could be. This Doctor somehow seems more manic than eccentric: my memories are of a dandy in a vintage motor and a bloke with an impossibly long scarf and a penchant for jelly babies... what happened to the quirkiness?

And is it just me, or is this version of the theme music... well... a touch lifeless?
Davey

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« Reply #148 on: 05-19-2005 09:01 »

 
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What the fuck are you on about?

Well there love crimbo is the bobby dangling word what we brits use as a term you yanks like to call Christmas across the pond where little children walk down the apple and pears to find their crimbo din din waitin' for 'em and they all open presents under the Crimbo tree

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jamdav86

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« Reply #149 on: 05-19-2005 13:38 »

I saw 3 new Doctor Who (Ecclestone) novels in Waterstones today. Anyone read them? They're mini hardbacks a la 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' in a cardboard half-TARDIS.
Davey

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« Reply #150 on: 05-21-2005 11:34 »

I'm probably gonan buy 'em! Cool Tardis thing if I ever got 1 and a half grand I'd buy one! (As long as i had lots more money)
Bushmeister

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« Reply #151 on: 05-21-2005 15:10 »
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I thought tonight's episode was brilliant. I really enjoyed the dialogue, with the Moffat being able to go from humorous to sad without any problems and the choice of a night air-raid for the setting really added to the unsettling nature of the plot. Richard Wilson gave a great cameo performance as well and the CGI for his face transformation was pretty gruesome.

Although I can appreciate last week's episode as effective at being good at pulling the heart strings, the kind of stuff shown this week is what I watch Doctor Who for and if next week's concluding episode is as good, then I can say without doubt that Russel T Davies has been completely out done by the guest writers for this series.
Juliet

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« Reply #152 on: 05-21-2005 15:51 »

That plague episode tonight was really good and itís another two-part story too. It was scary and really exciting too. I am looking forward for the next episode.
Davey

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« Reply #153 on: 05-21-2005 17:06 »

Howdy did anyone else watch Dr Who confidential It announced that...




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Juliet

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« Reply #154 on: 05-21-2005 18:11 »

Interesting
Juliet

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« Reply #155 on: 05-23-2005 11:48 »
« Last Edit on: 05-26-2005 00:00 by Tweek »

BUMP!  Big Dr Who News: Billie quits the show
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jamdav86

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« Reply #156 on: 05-23-2005 11:58 »
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Originally posted by Davey:
Cool Tardis thing if I ever got 1 and a half grand I'd buy one!

It's cardboard, probably worth £10!

I won't believe Billie's quit until it comes from the BBC.
Davey

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« Reply #157 on: 05-26-2005 11:44 »
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No I mean a big full sized wooden one!

They have announced Billies departure!
Juliet

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« Reply #158 on: 06-12-2005 16:56 »

I watch Dr Who when I got back from the holiday. oh my god that episodes was fucking brilliant. It was really good. I love it when the Doctor is in Big Brother. Oh it so fun. I canít wait for part two and the final of this episode.
Davey

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« Reply #159 on: 06-14-2005 15:32 »

I thought the concept of the them being put into a game show was poor. But next weeks has got to be big! They've written fake scripts shot fake scenes! And if you dont wat to know what happens DONT GO ON THE INTERNET!
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