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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2010, 09:01:14 AM »

True, most of the companions have handled themselves very well. Peri was kind of whiny, but she made up for it in other ways. TeddyR

Amy Pond is already shaping up to be one of the best, provided she sticks around for a few seasons.
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2010, 10:10:48 AM »


I love how serious people get.  TeddyR


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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2010, 11:11:09 AM »

I agree with pretty much everything he said. I've had to explain it to my wife a couple of times that, although you become fond of the characters, Doctor Who fans have to be prepared to see them leave. I don't know that anybody, with the exception of Tom Baker, stayed with the show as a regular for more than three or four seasons.

And as far as respecting the classic show, the new Doctor Who does that better than any update or reboot I've seen. Battlestar Galactica was almost unrecognizable. The first thing Abrams did with Star Trek was have time travelers wipe the previous shows out of existence (although that bloated franchise had no room left for creativity).

Doctor Who, on the other hand, has preserved all of the original continuity. It all happened. All the stories, the characters, the actors themselves are a part of the new show, which has carried on in virtually the same format. If that's not unprecedented, it's at least extremely rare. And I know there is not a single show on TV in which eleven different actors have played the same character, and each is still acknowledged as holding the role. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, any of those guys are still the Doctor, in spite of everything. Any surviving actor who has played the Doctor can play him at any time. That is absolutely unique.

I love the old show, but there can be no new episodes of that, and it changed a lot during its run, so there's no point in making comparisons. Judge the current show on its own merits.

But the most die-hard fans of anything appear to live in a perpetual state of denial.
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2010, 04:49:02 PM »

I just found this...  TeddyR
There might be a tiny bit of swearing.


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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2010, 08:16:12 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2010, 08:01:20 PM »

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I love Doctor Who fans !!!!
I love 'em !!!!!! TeddyR
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2010, 10:17:01 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2010, 10:32:52 PM »

For anyone interested, current Doctor, Matt Smith was on The Late Late Show last night.  This is his appearance.
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Apparently there was a musical number they used to be the open of the show, but CBS wouldn't allow it as they felt that the BBC would sue them.  So they had to change it.

As for Doctor Who, I just started watching it when Smith took over.  Had heard of it, but never actually watched it.  But it's on before I go to work, so I try to catch it.  I have yet to see every episode in full of this particular season, but seen it's on dvd, so I may go get it next week.
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« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2010, 06:52:17 PM »

I loved the bronze daleks. I hate the new mighty morphin power daleks. How long until they form the extreminatazoid?

I really liked victory of the daleks, though. The bit with the old and new daleks reminded me of what's happening with the american right.
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« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2010, 09:50:10 PM »

Honestly the last season of Doctor Who seemed dumbed down to me, like they changed everything about him and the show to make it more widely appealing to today's youth culture (me, I found myself losing interest). Still I'm surprised they haven't created the Cyber-Daleks yet...
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2010, 08:02:59 AM »

The last series was my favourite one.  Smile

I thought the David Tennant ones were the dumbed down episodes.
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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2010, 09:05:35 AM »

The Doctor has changed so much since the 60s that I don't really worry too much about changes from one season to the next, or one Doctor to the next. The show has gone through periods of leaning toward historical and educational emphasis, fantasy, social commentary, action-adventure, gothic horror, space opera, hard SF, heavy philosophy and drama, and just plain silliness. Really, Doctor Who has always contained some of all these elements, but the focus shifts.

I mean, we've seen Jon Pertwee based on Earth and engaging in car chases and hand-to-hand combat, as soldiers shoot it out with aliens. The last season of Pertwee got pretty heavily into environmentalism. Tom Baker dealt with the 70s SF equivalent of demons, mummies and Frankenstein monsters, and later did stories rooted heavily in physics, philosophy and hard SF. The Peter Davison and Colin Baker years gave us a few companions notable for big tits and short shorts, and so on.

If I were looking for the most dumbed-down Doctor Who episodes, I'd probably look to the Colin Baker or McCoy years. I mean, at one point, they had a monster made of giant Licorice Allsorts.

I like Matt Smith. He's got the right mix of goofy and clever, he can go from silly and mocking to dead serious, and he's believable as a guy who looks about 25 but is really closer to 1,000. I liked Tennant too, but I think his Doctor started to get a little too heavy toward the end.
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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2010, 12:12:15 PM »

The Peter Davison and Colin Baker years gave us a few companions notable for big tits and short shorts, and so on.

If I were looking for the most dumbed-down Doctor Who episodes, I'd probably look to the Colin Baker or McCoy years. I mean, at one point, they had a monster made of giant Licorice Allsorts.

I bet those were the days, weren't they, Andy ?

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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2010, 01:14:20 PM »

The Peter Davison and Colin Baker years gave us a few companions notable for big tits and short shorts, and so on.

If I were looking for the most dumbed-down Doctor Who episodes, I'd probably look to the Colin Baker or McCoy years. I mean, at one point, they had a monster made of giant Licorice Allsorts.


I bet those were the days, weren't they, Andy ?

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Indeed. They just don't make companions like Peri anymore.

The show promoted good hand-eye coordination back then. TeddyR
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