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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2009, 12:25:44 PM »

I'm trying to find out more about the new Doctor, Matt Smith. I can't say I've ever heard of the guy before, and I've certainly never seen any of his work. I'm not quite sure about him, seeing as he's really young, he doesn't have that much of a resume, and he gives off this weird emo vibe in any picture I've seen of him. Doesn't quite fill me with confidence, although he sounds like he can act, judging by what I've read.
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2009, 01:53:10 PM »

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Hey the guy that wrote Blink is taking charge so I'm sure it'll be cool !
I aready love who they've cast as the new companion.

Good to hear.

Blink was one of the few good eps so far.

Some where just weird... and other stupid....

Still good news!!!  BounceGiggle

I heard the rumor that they will make a "The Thing 2". I hope its wrong, I have not bothered to check it out yet. So will go with it being wrong. (I really hope it is)
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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2009, 02:00:25 PM »



She just looks smarter than the others...
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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2009, 03:23:16 PM »



She just looks smarter than the others...


As long as she does not ask stupid questions and screams all the time, I will be happy.

Still Ace was the best.


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« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2009, 03:50:37 PM »

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I have a soft spot for Ace !
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« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2009, 06:07:31 PM »

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I have a soft spot for Ace !

I always had something hard for Peri. TeddyR
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« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2009, 06:14:58 PM »

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I have a soft spot for Ace !

I always had something hard for Peri. TeddyR

I think...I think...oh..man...I'm gonna hurl...!!
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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2009, 05:47:41 AM »

His costume apparently...geography teacher anyone ?







http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/07_july/20/who.shtml

New Doctor Who info !
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2009, 08:00:37 PM »

His costume apparently...geography teacher anyone ?







http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/07_july/20/who.shtml

New Doctor Who info !


Hmmm Wonder if they will keep to the "a time lord can only regen 14 times". Hes getting close.

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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2009, 08:19:42 AM »

I thought it was only 13 times. Anyway, there are ways around that. The Master used up all of his regenerations back in the Tom Baker years, and his body's been completely destroyed a couple of times since.

Actually, the new guy looks all right once he's in costume. Wonder how long he'll stick around. I suppose Tennant stayed as long as most of the earlier Doctors, with the exception of Tom Baker, but it still seems like he left too soon. Eccleston had me worried, leaving after one season. It reminded me of the original show's decline in the late 80s, with the more rapid turnover of Doctors. Would be nice to have another Tom Baker, who could stick around for a while. Then again, I suppose the beauty of Doctor Who is that we can get a new lead actor every few years, playing the same character, and all of the previous versions remain part of the story.
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« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2009, 01:09:21 PM »

A Time Lord can regenerate twleve times: a total of thirteen incarnations.
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2009, 06:51:46 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2009, 01:30:56 PM »

I've been kind of wondering something.  I've never seen an episode of Dr. Who, and attempting to get into a series with a 40+ year long of a history and so many lost episodes is kind of intimidating.  Does anyone have any suggestions?
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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2009, 02:08:18 PM »

Watch an episode called Blink from the 3rd series (NuWho).

Everyone loves it and The Doctor isn't even in it.

I'd start with the 2005 series. Most of the stories are pretty self contained so there's no need to worry.
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« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2009, 03:00:17 PM »

The 2005 series is a good place to start, because it was written with the knowledge that many viewers would not be familiar with the old series. My wife started watching there, thought Eccleston was great and became a fan of the new series. Not a bad place to begin, with the Time Lords basically extinct, and reduced to little more than a legend. There are lots of references to the old show, and it could easily lead into exploring the doctor's past adventures.

Of course, if you want a good grounding in Doctor Who (and prior knowledge does enhance the viewing of the new series), it's tough to say where to begin. I don't think too many people who aren't 50+ and British got to start Doctor Who at the beginning and watch it all the way through. The first Doctor I saw was the third one, Jon Pertwee, and the one I saw most as a kid was Tom Baker, the fourth. And as far as watching regularly and understanding everything, that wasn't until Peter Davison in the early 80s. I didn't see anything of the first two Doctors (except for Troughton and an imitation Hartnell in The Five Doctors) until I was in High School in the late 80s, and one of the channels showed Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee and maybe even some of Baker, with the episodes edited together into Sunday afternoon movies.

The show has a good sense of continuity, and stays pretty faithful to its own internal rules, so no matter where you start, you'll know what's going on pretty quickly, especially with a steady turnover of companions who all need to figure it out too. Most of the missing episodes are from the early black and white years with the first two Doctors. The colour episodes start with Jon Pertwee's first, Spearhead from Space, and that wouldn't be a bad place to start. Or start with Tom Baker, the longest-serving and most identifiable Doctor. The Baker years really mark the original show at it's peak.

The problem is that a lot of fairly important stuff gets established by the first two Doctors - the Daleks, the Cybermen, the Time Lords, even UNIT, all have their origins before the 1970s. Besides that, Hartnell and Troughton (especially Troughton) are a lot of fun, and the early episodes have a unique cheesiness and playfulness, with a higher ratio of science fantasy to science fiction.

Don't know if that helps, but really, there are pros and cons to starting Doctor Who just about anywhere. Except the Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy years when the show was still not bad, but rapidly sliding downhill. Don't start there.

From my own point of view, I'd say start with Pertwee, except that he spends most of his episodes banished to Earth and working with a secret military organization. Kind of an oddity when viewed against the whole history of the show. But Pertwee is good, there's plenty of action and laughs, good monsters and Roger Delgado as the Master. And the UNIT soldiers add quite a bit.

But, in terms of readily available episodes that give a good feel for the series as a whole, I'd probably start with Tom Baker. Actually, it might make more sense to start with the final Pertwee serial, Planet of Spiders, since the Doctor's regeneration plays a part in Baker's first episodes. That and Planet of Spiders is really good.
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