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Doctor Who
« on: February 09, 2010, 01:30:40 am »
Curiously, there's no thread about this yet.

So I'm re-watching the reboot of the series that started in 2005 and It's just as awesome as it was the first time around. I'm really curious how the next Doctor will do as David Tennant made such a spectacular Doctor. It's gonna be tough walking in those shoes.

Anyone else watch this? If you're even remotely into sci-fi and don't, then this would be the opportune moment!
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 09:26:07 am »
I personally think the next doctor will rock, as long as the writers are on the ball. From the new series previews I've seen it looks a bit too much like an action movie, but that's probably some preview editor getting a load of clips and going "Hey guize people liek action rite?"

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 12:42:05 pm »
I watched a few of them when they were first running; they were quite good.  Dr. Who is one of those shows that I don't seek out, but I watch it if I notice it while flipping channels.  It rarely disappoints.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 12:49:02 pm »
I watched a few of them when they were first running; they were quite good.  Dr. Who is one of those shows that I don't seek out, but I watch it if I notice it while flipping channels.  It rarely disappoints.

Yeah, it was on at some odd time/channel here so I rarely caught it. But when I did, I did enjoy it. Daleks are wicked.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010, 01:47:33 pm »
I watch it.
I think the new series will be good because it will have Stephen Moffet as the writer, who always does the creepiest and best episodes (Blink, Silence In The Library, The Empty Child). He's a very skilled writer.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010, 05:03:53 pm »
I actually just started buying it on itunes last month, only halfway through season 1, so far I like it, and i guess it only get's better from there? or so I hear. Brings back some memories of watching the original, so much so that I actually have the theme as my current ring tone.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 01:32:29 am »
Yeah it is. Season 1 is sort of a reintroduction with the writers/directors still getting a feel for their material. It's only going to get better over time.

Also, Lukipela & Eth, I did find the series to be quite powerful when watched in sequence as you can see a lot of character development that you're going to miss out on otherwise. Just saying :)
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2010, 08:25:10 am »
In these modern times I'm afraid that I can't get past the shitty special effects and hammy acting, no matter how good the story is. Though I used to love it as a kid. Pertwee is the Doctor for me!

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2010, 10:23:22 am »
I think the acting was very good. In the circle, during "Turn Left" Catherine Tate was amazing. She was probably the best actor of them all
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2010, 01:50:12 am »
I can't take her seriously. I just imagine her saying "am I bovvered?" to every alien they meet and can't stop myself giggling.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2010, 02:20:24 am »
I take it you haven't seen this then? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxB1gB6K-2A
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2010, 10:53:28 am »
I think she was very good, this is her best bits thingy:
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2010, 12:40:48 pm »
Also, Lukipela & Eth, I did find the series to be quite powerful when watched in sequence as you can see a lot of character development that you're going to miss out on otherwise. Just saying :)

I'm sure you're right, but it's a question of finding the time to watch it. I watched the first 7 seasons of Stargate in 2 months back when I was younger, and it improved it a lot. Same for Babylon 5. But that was back when time wasn't a valuable commodity :(
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2010, 11:13:24 pm »
  I just don't watch much TV, I'm afraid.  I have trouble sitting still for it.  Every time a commercial comes on I wander off and find something better to do. 

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2010, 12:07:53 am »
I just don't watch much TV, I'm afraid.  I have trouble sitting still for it.  Every time it comes on I wander off and find something better to do. 
Fixed that for you ;)

I should probably give Doctor Who a chance sometime.  I've only ever watched one episode - one of the more recent ones.  It was alright.