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« on: November 23, 2010, 07:32:11 am »
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Hey, I was wondering if besides ArchangelZero, there were other Doctor Who fans around here. Smiley

Personally, I've discovered this series last summer and I like it more and more season after season. It's rarely seen a series combining action, sci-fi, suspense and humour (and what a clever british humour ! Cheesy). I'm usually not fond of this kind of things, but Doctor Who is something unique.

I've seen the seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 entirely, but still not season 5 (as it still hasn't begun in France), so I'd ask you to avoid spoilers if you can. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 08:04:17 am »
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I quite enjoy Doctor Who, though the current Doctor I'm just not feeling. David Tennant needs to return ASAP.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 10:01:39 am »
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Hey, I was wondering if besides ArchangelZero, there were other Doctor Who fans around here. Smiley


Yes, I'm one.

An appropriate day to ask; the show is 47 today.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 10:09:42 am »
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Hey, I was wondering if besides ArchangelZero, there were other Doctor Who fans around here. Smiley

Thanks for singling me out.Sad
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 11:34:27 am »
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I've been a fan since about 1982.  Smiley  The first Doctor I've seen was Tom Baker. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 05:21:13 pm »
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Hey, I was wondering if besides ArchangelZero, there were other Doctor Who fans around here. Smiley


Yes, I'm one.

An appropriate day to ask; the show is 47 today.

Oh, really. LOL, I didn't even know that ! Tongue


Hey, I was wondering if besides ArchangelZero, there were other Doctor Who fans around here. Smiley

Thanks for singling me out.Sad

What did you understand ? What I meant is just that I already knew you were a Dr Who fan. Wink

I even intended to PM you if you hadn't noticed the thread. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 05:26:40 pm »
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Have something of a love-hate relationship. It can sometimes be dreadful. But normally it is  better than most things on television and is occasionally excellent. The recent series managed to avoid any dreadful episodes and wasn't so... problematic... at times, which was a nice change.
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 06:50:21 pm »
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Hey, I was wondering if besides ArchangelZero, there were other Doctor Who fans around here. Smiley

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What did you understand ? What I meant is just that I already knew you were a Dr Who fan. Wink

I even intended to PM you if you hadn't noticed the thread. Smiley

Lol, I'm just joking with you man.  But yes, Doctor Who is teh awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2010, 09:40:39 pm »
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I've only just watched the new Doctor Who series and I am a big fan.  There are usually a few episodes a year that are great.  Blink would rank as my favorite episode.
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2010, 09:43:26 pm »
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Blink would rank as my favorite episode.

Probably the best Doctor Who episode ever.
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 10:12:13 pm »
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I quite enjoy Doctor Who, though the current Doctor I'm just not feeling. David Tennant needs to return ASAP.

     Agreed, David Tennant suited the role perfectly. I was quite sad when he left.
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2010, 12:57:38 am »
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I recall making fun a friend's older brother when I was a teenager (many many moons ago) who watched the original show.  I still find the first run of it to be a little too corny for my liking.  My wife watches the current run of it and so I've seen a lot of episodes (many of them multiple times...the Library and the one where The Master tries and to take over the world...what with the shaky heads and stuff).  It's nowhere near the worst thing she watches (that would be anything with Gordon Ramsey or some of the lamer SciFy shows...I'm looking at you Sanctuary), but I've never been much of a SciFi guy (other than Star Wars of course...and SG-1 I guess).  The kids seem to like it too...not as much as The Walking Dead or South Park mind you, but they do enjoy it.
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2010, 09:32:51 am »
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Sadly, I've never seen an episode of the old series, but I think I'm gonna dowload a few episodes one day to see how they were.

Also, let's talk about the actors. I've enjoyed the ninth doctor, Christopher Eccleston, and was very sad to see him written out so early in the show. I was a bit disappointed by David Tennant at his beginnings (I found his "humour" too childish and less witty than Eccleston's), but I think his performance improved in season 3 and 4 (I also probably gradually got more used to his acting). As I've never seen season 5 I don't know Matt Smith, though what I've seen in this thread makes me quite worried.
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2010, 11:09:00 am »
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Sadly, I've never seen an episode of the old series, but I think I'm gonna dowload a few episodes one day to see how they were.

Also, let's talk about the actors. I've enjoyed the ninth doctor, Christopher Eccleston, and was very sad to see him written out so early in the show. I was a bit disappointed by David Tennant at his beginnings (I found his "humour" too childish and less witty than Eccleston's), but I think his performance improved in season 3 and 4 (I also probably gradually got more used to his acting). As I've never seen season 5 I don't know Matt Smith, though what I've seen in this thread makes me quite worried.

On the contrary, I've found Matt Smith to be quite the great Doctor.

I loved Tennant, but his time was up.  Besides, the die-hard fans were starting to rage because of the Tenth Doctor's angst and moodiness.Tongue

The Eleventh Doctor is all about having fun, whether it's kicking ass or it's exploring a new world.  Very rarely does he get angry - although the one time he did it was rather sad.
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2010, 04:00:27 pm »
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Well, basically what made me skeptical about the early Tennant was his kind of "hey, let's just have fun !" attitude. Of course episodes like The Satan Pit made me fully change my mind, and if we had any doubt about the maturity of the tenth doctor, the Season 3's finale definitely cleared them all. I actually think "angst and moodiness" are also an important part of the doctor's personality : he is and will remain a lonely, tormented and unsure being. Anyways, that did never prevent him from being a master regarding humour (the way the 9th doctor wielded irony and sarcasm was just epic). I think the best doctor should be able to embrace the character's formidable ambiguity.
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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2010, 04:08:04 pm »
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Well, basically what made me skeptical about the early Tennant was his kind of "hey, let's just have fun !" attitude. Of course episodes like The Satan Pit made me fully change my mind, and if we had any doubt about the maturity of the tenth doctor, the Season 3's finale definitely cleared them all. I actually think "angst and moodiness" are also an important part of the doctor's personality : he is and will remain a lonely, tormented and unsure being. Anyways, that did never prevent him from being a master regarding humour (the way the 9th doctor wielded irony and sarcasm was just epic). I think the best doctor should be able to embrace the character's formidable ambiguity.

     Given some of the things in the Doctor's past, for him to not be angst-ridden & moody would be quite bizarre. Indeed, that's what I liked so much about the Tenth Doctor, especially later on. He managed to balance angst with the Doctor's typical eccentricity.
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« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2010, 04:37:05 pm »
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Myself and Chris are huge fans.

While I loved Tennant, Matt Smith has been great - the stories and plots are tighter.
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2010, 09:18:01 pm »
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I grew up watching the original Doctor Who on Maryland Public Television.

I've really enjoyed the new series, except for the last season. I can't stand Matt Smith.
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2010, 09:22:38 pm »
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Well that's true, but the Time War was a crucible that honestly held his character back a little.  I loved Tennant, as well as the angst the such, but it was starting to become too much.

I'll lay it simply as this:  The old RTD era was about the characters, the new Moffat era is about the story.

That being said, you should really watch Series 5.  It is very good, the only issue being that some characters seem flat.

Well, basically what made me skeptical about the early Tennant was his kind of "hey, let's just have fun !" attitude. Of course episodes like The Satan Pit made me fully change my mind, and if we had any doubt about the maturity of the tenth doctor, the Season 3's finale definitely cleared them all. I actually think "angst and moodiness" are also an important part of the doctor's personality : he is and will remain a lonely, tormented and unsure being. Anyways, that did never prevent him from being a master regarding humour (the way the 9th doctor wielded irony and sarcasm was just epic). I think the best doctor should be able to embrace the character's formidable ambiguity.

     Given some of the things in the Doctor's past, for him to not be angst-ridden & moody would be quite bizarre. Indeed, that's what I liked so much about the Tenth Doctor, especially later on. He managed to balance angst with the Doctor's typical eccentricity.

Well true, but the fans started to scream "WHEN THE HELL IS HE GONNA GET OVER IT" lol.


Here's a good sample of Smith's work from the first episode:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCCMg-rcCQk&feature=related

And sadly an extra scene that should've been added to the season:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiCvx5it8tU
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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2010, 01:26:09 pm »
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Well true, but the fans started to scream "WHEN THE HELL IS HE GONNA GET OVER IT" lol.

Well, just try to immagine the USA suddenly disappearing with all its inhabitant except you : I think it would be pretty hard to get over it. Tongue Anyways, fans will always have something to complain about : that's pretty much what they we are for. Grin


Also, what about the doctor's companions ? They are of course very important in the telefilm, maybe almost as much as the doctor himself.
I've never really liked Rose (depressingly predictable, occasionally very naive and stupid), but I hated her since it started to look like the doctor was kind of falling in love of her. Really guy, wake up ! Her mother was hilarious though, and I loved when the doctor makes fun of "Rickey". Anyways, Rose needs to finally stay in her little useless parallel universe and never come back.
Martha Jones was awesome, she was definitely the best of the first 3 (don't know of Amy). She was clever, energetic, sensitive... in one word, worthy of the place she occupied. Too bad the doctor was still thinking to the useless blonde and didn't give a sh*t about her.
Donna Noble looked far too lunatic/erratic for my tastes, so I was kind of disappointed at the beginning (especially after Martha). But I eventually got used to her "original" style and found her endearing. And the way she ended up made me so sad... Sad
Well, there's also Jack Harckness. While in "the empty child" I was thinking "who the hell is this idiot", he revealed to be an epic character and I missed him after season 1. He was still great in the season 3 finale, as "Mr Die Hard", but in season 4's he became a bit irrelevant between all the other guys.
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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2010, 02:14:08 pm »
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Well true, but the fans started to scream "WHEN THE HELL IS HE GONNA GET OVER IT" lol.

Well, just try to immagine the USA suddenly disappearing with all its inhabitant except you : I think it would be pretty hard to get over it. Tongue Anyways, fans will always have something to complain about : that's pretty much what they we are for. Grin

Well yeah, but it was his fault....twice.Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2010, 09:03:59 am »
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Well true, but the fans started to scream "WHEN THE HELL IS HE GONNA GET OVER IT" lol.

Well, just try to immagine the USA suddenly disappearing with all its inhabitant except you : I think it would be pretty hard to get over it. Tongue Anyways, fans will always have something to complain about : that's pretty much what they we are for. Grin

Well yeah, but it was his fault....twice.Tongue

His fault, how so ? Huh (did I miss something ? Shocked)
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2010, 02:55:50 pm »
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Well true, but the fans started to scream "WHEN THE HELL IS HE GONNA GET OVER IT" lol.

Well, just try to immagine the USA suddenly disappearing with all its inhabitant except you : I think it would be pretty hard to get over it. Tongue Anyways, fans will always have something to complain about : that's pretty much what they we are for. Grin

Well yeah, but it was his fault....twice.Tongue

His fault, how so ? Huh (did I miss something ? Shocked)

     You didn't watch The End Of Time, did you? Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2010, 03:49:42 pm »
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Well true, but the fans started to scream "WHEN THE HELL IS HE GONNA GET OVER IT" lol.

Well, just try to immagine the USA suddenly disappearing with all its inhabitant except you : I think it would be pretty hard to get over it. Tongue Anyways, fans will always have something to complain about : that's pretty much what they we are for. Grin

Well yeah, but it was his fault....twice.Tongue

His fault, how so ? Huh (did I miss something ? Shocked)

     You didn't watch The End Of Time, did you? Tongue

No, I didnt, so PLEASE SHUT UP EVERYBODY !!! Angry
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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2010, 03:53:15 pm »
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I would recommend not watching it, actually. Some astonishingly shoddy writing, unfortunately.
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