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2012-05-24 11:27:05 PM

SweetSilverBlues: Say his Visit A is in one year, skips forward five years for visit B, skips back two years for visit C.

For her, it was A, C, B. She's going to know more in their second meeting than their third.


I get that, but that's not how it was explained. Your explanation is just that he is bouncing around time and he (happens) to have met up with her in the opposite order. They specifically say that their time streams (not sure if they used that exact phrase) are going in opposite directions.
 
2012-05-24 11:43:09 PM

mjbok: SweetSilverBlues: Say his Visit A is in one year, skips forward five years for visit B, skips back two years for visit C.

For her, it was A, C, B. She's going to know more in their second meeting than their third.

I get that, but that's not how it was explained. Your explanation is just that he is bouncing around time and he (happens) to have met up with her in the opposite order. They specifically say that their time streams (not sure if they used that exact phrase) are going in opposite directions.


Hm, I don't remember that, but I've only watched the Smith run twice, and not recently.

If that's the case, no more River Song, then.
 
2012-05-24 11:47:49 PM
On my first back-to-back run through of Nu-Who, Tennant was my favorite. But I'm just wrapping up my second B2B run through, and Smith has really grown on me. CE was great, but too short. Smith kind of owns it.
 
2012-05-24 11:53:05 PM

PizzaJedi81: So what I'm getting is...no "The Eight Doctors" special. Is that what everyone else is getting?

I was really hoping that the Powers That Be might mend the fences with Colin Baker and (From what I understand.) Tom Baker.


Both are already doing official Doctor Who audio plays. So, I don't think there are fences left to be mended. Hell, Baker... excuse me, Colin Baker, has been involved with quite a few documentaries about his era for the Doctor Who DVDs, and was almost always there for the audio commentaries. If they could find a way to get him to look more like his character, it wouldn't surprise me to see him in the Technicolor Dreamcoat one more time.

/the season they're shooting now isn't the big 50th Anniversary season. That's the season after this coming one. And after the new season starts airing, that's when I'd expect to start hearing about former Doctors signing on for a big anniversary show.
 
2012-05-25 12:02:42 AM
I'm gonna just...go ahead an list my Doctors. I'm only going to list nine of them, since I haven't seen anything from the Colin Baker run, nor the movie with Paul McGann. (I did listen to the BBC Radio plays, and loved the ever loving snot out of them.)


1. Jon Pertwee. There was just something about the few episodes I saw him in that really drew me in.
2. Going with Matt Smith. The energy and looniness he bring to the role amazes me every time, and when he gets mad, you know it's on like Donkey Kong.
3. Tom Baker. Let's face it...he IS the Doctor, the one and only. The definite article, if you will.
4. Christopher Eccleston, who had simply the perfect ability to bring out the pathos, bathos and wonder of the character. It's a shame his run was so short, but it was a great one.
5. David Tennant, who, let's facer it, is this generation's Tom Baker. He defined who the Doctor was, post Time War, post genocide.
6. Peter Davison, because the youthfulness he brought to the role, and the nicely contrasted maturity, was perfect, in a post-Tom-Baker universe.
7. Sylvester McCoy, the schemer, and, although I only saw Fenric, I can see the seeds of what might have been my favorite run. (Cool fact, he's going to be Radagast the Brown in the Hobbit! Although, I prefer to think that he's still the Doctor, in disguise.)
8 is a tie between Hartnell and Troughton. I don't think I saw the best stories of thier runs, and, while I enjoyed them both, especially on second viewing, I just wasn't able to get a feel for their Doctors.

I WISH Netflix had some of Six's run, and the movie. I'm not sure if it's a rights issue or what, but only having 17 of the 100+ stories from the original run of Doctor Who is...something of a nuisance for me.

So...I asked this in another thread, but never got a reply, but where do you guys go online to find Classic Who? I'm looking through Daily Motion, and that seems to have a LOT, but I'm wondering what other sites I might like better. DM's search function is...wonky.
 
2012-05-25 12:04:17 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Both are already doing official Doctor Who audio plays


I knew that, but was under the impression that they were not wanting to do tv version, due to how they both eft the show.

Slipback is a mighty fine piece of Doctor Who storytelling, ya ask me.
 
2012-05-25 12:05:28 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Dead for Tax Reasons: Eccleston was the best new doctor, maybe biased by the fact he brought the role back. Tennant was awesome, but the 9th doctor was definitely better than smith is now

Smith's Doctor has been saddled with an unfortunate hanger-on. This coming season, we'll really see how he can do when not saddled with THE MOSTEST SPECIALEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE storyline.

/just hope they don't fark up and make the new companion another mostest specialest girl in the universe that just aches to have a taste of Time Lord jizz.


She can have some of mine...

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2012-05-25 12:08:20 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Dead for Tax Reasons: Eccleston was the best new doctor, maybe biased by the fact he brought the role back. Tennant was awesome, but the 9th doctor was definitely better than smith is now

Smith's Doctor has been saddled with an unfortunate hanger-on. This coming season, we'll really see how he can do when not saddled with THE MOSTEST SPECIALEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE storyline.

/just hope they don't fark up and make the new companion another mostest specialest girl in the universe that just aches to have a taste of Time Lord jizz.


I'm thinking that the new Companion, stated to have a connection to the Doctor, is going to be either Susan Foreman, regenerated (She IS his granddaughter, after all.) or Romana.

Gods above, below and in between, I hope it's Romana.
 
2012-05-25 12:09:57 AM

PizzaJedi81: FirstNationalBastard: Both are already doing official Doctor Who audio plays

I knew that, but was under the impression that they were not wanting to do tv version, due to how they both eft the show.

Slipback is a mighty fine piece of Doctor Who storytelling, ya ask me.


I wouldn't see where that's a problem. John-Nathan Turner is dead, Michael Grade is long gone, and I'd wager there's no one left from the 80s run still working on Doctor Who. That's one reason Eccleston's whole thing about leaving badly doesn't apply, IMO... nearly a decade later, most everyone in charge he would have disagreed with is gone.

Plus, Colin Baker was one of the first former Doctors to come forward and say "Let us old farks get in on the fun for the 50th Anniversary!".
 
2012-05-25 12:11:12 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Plus, Colin Baker was one of the first former Doctors to come forward and say "Let us old farks get in on the fun for the 50th Anniversary!".


Fair enough. Didn't know that. That's pretty cool.
 
2012-05-25 12:15:03 AM

PizzaJedi81: FirstNationalBastard: Dead for Tax Reasons: Eccleston was the best new doctor, maybe biased by the fact he brought the role back. Tennant was awesome, but the 9th doctor was definitely better than smith is now

Smith's Doctor has been saddled with an unfortunate hanger-on. This coming season, we'll really see how he can do when not saddled with THE MOSTEST SPECIALEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE storyline.

/just hope they don't fark up and make the new companion another mostest specialest girl in the universe that just aches to have a taste of Time Lord jizz.

I'm thinking that the new Companion, stated to have a connection to the Doctor, is going to be either Susan Foreman, regenerated (She IS his granddaughter, after all.) or Romana.

Gods above, below and in between, I hope it's Romana.


Could also be Jenny, regenerated. She's his daughter.
 
2012-05-25 12:15:18 AM
The problem with Tennant isn't Tennant . His performances are fine. But in the material he got from RTD, he simply isn't the Doctor.
RTD made the character a human being. A cool human being, but a human being. The entire show strayed from its roots and went off to be the story of this nice human fellow who had a sad.

I can understand people who only know the new series just not getting this at all - for them he did a grand job. But Doctor Who isn't about some cool human being with a box. It's about this freaky powerful, ancient, time travelling alien who is totally NOT of this world and yet resides in a rather ordinary human-looking body. And Smith just NAILS that dichotomy. Troughton managed it, Baker managed it, and Smith manages it.

Tennant is a fine actor. And when he had good scripts (Moffat), he excelled. But eventually RTD turned him into a human soap opera character.
 
2012-05-25 12:16:06 AM

SweetSilverBlues: Could also be Jenny, regenerated. She's his daughter.


True, but my understanding was that she tied to the Classic Series.

Plus, I'd prefer Georgia Moffatt to return if Jenny comes back.
 
2012-05-25 12:19:10 AM

PizzaJedi81:
7. Sylvester McCoy, the schemer, and, although I only saw Fenric, I can see the seeds of what might have been my favorite run. (Cool fact, he's going to be Radagast the Brown in the Hobbit! Although, I prefer to think that he's still the Doctor, in disguise.)


Curse of Fenric was probably the best of the McCoy run. The rest of it didn't live up to that standard.

The first season was pretty much horrible. There was one 3 episode serial, Delta and the Bannermen, that seemed to have so much material cut out that an extra episode could have been created from what they left out. Plus, Mel was the companion until the final serial of that season. I've only seen half of the second season, but it was getting better. That final season, though, was Battlefield, Fenric, Ghost Light, and Survival, and the final season was very good. Plus, Battlefield had the Brigadier!

/and if you ever find any Colin Baker stuff, you want to watch Vengeance on Varos.
 
2012-05-25 12:22:02 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Vengeance on Varos


Not the first time I've heard that. Hm...I may have to splurge.

Were I to buy serials, I'd have to buy the ENTIRITY of the Key to Time series. I love the 4 parts I saw (Pirate Planet being my favorite.).

And, of course, The Daemons. Because the MASTER, that's why.
 
2012-05-25 12:25:50 AM

PizzaJedi81: FirstNationalBastard: Vengeance on Varos

Not the first time I've heard that. Hm...I may have to splurge.

Were I to buy serials, I'd have to buy the ENTIRITY of the Key to Time series. I love the 4 parts I saw (Pirate Planet being my favorite.).

And, of course, The Daemons. Because the MASTER, that's why.


Well, the DVD releases are at the point that Varos is due to be rereleased in a cleaned up special edition by the end of the year. Some of the early US Who releases didn't look as good as later releases because the restoration team hadn't cleaned them up yet, and WB in the US pushed quite a few releases out over the objections of the restoration team, who wanted to do them properly before they got a DVD release.

I would recommend The Two Doctors, but that's more of a "SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! PATRICK TROUGHTON!" serial than anything.
 
2012-05-25 12:27:56 AM

RassilonsExWife: The problem with Tennant isn't Tennant . His performances are fine. But in the material he got from RTD, he simply isn't the Doctor.
RTD made the character a human being. A cool human being, but a human being. The entire show strayed from its roots and went off to be the story of this nice human fellow who had a sad.

I can understand people who only know the new series just not getting this at all - for them he did a grand job. But Doctor Who isn't about some cool human being with a box. It's about this freaky powerful, ancient, time travelling alien who is totally NOT of this world and yet resides in a rather ordinary human-looking body. And Smith just NAILS that dichotomy. Troughton managed it, Baker managed it, and Smith manages it.

Tennant is a fine actor. And when he had good scripts (Moffat), he excelled. But eventually RTD turned him into a human soap opera character.


See, I got the opposite of that. To me, Eccleston was a Time Lord, who, after the death and fury of the Time War, was done. He was over this whole being alive thing, over the whole helping people thing. He was more about stopping the bad guys than helping the good guys.

Enter Rose.

With Tennant, he was desperately trying to escape the responsibility of phenomenal cosmic power. He was tired of destruction and death, and overcompensated.

He became more human because he didn't want to be a Time Lord anymore.

He occasionally gets this thousand yard stare thing going, then snaps out of it and forces himself to live in the moment!

When he realizes he can't outrun his responsibility, he goes through all the stages of grief. It's beautiful.

Matt Smith's Doctor was just too similar to Tennant's for me to really see him. So, they gave him bigger hair and a bow tie, toned down the energy, and made him a prude.

Tennant's Who was completely different from Eccleston's. Smith's was like Moffat wasn't quite ready to do the complete makeover, so just tweaked Tennant's a bit.

Hopefully the next season will let Smith really shine.
 
2012-05-25 12:30:00 AM

FirstNationalBastard: I would recommend The Two Doctors, but that's more of a "SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! PATRICK TROUGHTON!" serial than anything.


So...I'm guessing Two's your Doctor? Only thing I've seen is The Mind Robber, which I liked (Especially the hand-waving for Jamie's replacement. That was...inspired!), but, honestly, wasn't enough of a story to give me an insight into his portrayal.
 
2012-05-25 12:32:31 AM
Matt Smith > Chris Eccleston > Suranne Jones >>>>>>>>> the other DW's >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rose and Tennant.
 
2012-05-25 12:32:41 AM

PizzaJedi81: SweetSilverBlues: Could also be Jenny, regenerated. She's his daughter.

True, but my understanding was that she tied to the Classic Series.

Plus, I'd prefer Georgia Moffatt to return if Jenny comes back.


Absolutely, she was adorable. But when I read connected to the Doctor, she was the first one I thought of. Of course, that's because I just watched that ep two days ago.

Not sure about the tie to the Classic, I'll have to look that up! I haven't seen any in ages.
 
2012-05-25 12:34:15 AM

Owangotang: Matt Smith > Chris Eccleston > Suranne Jones >>>>>>>>> the other DW's >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rose and Tennant.


My Blackberry and I now hate you.
 
2012-05-25 12:44:41 AM

RoyBatty: Well I'll take a position and say Eccleston is the best doctor of the current series, and while I like Tennant, I didn't like how every episode contained a Kirk/Picard speech about how wonderful humans were and how wonderful everything is. Wonderful.

Overall the Dr. Who's are a good 7 - 8 out of 10 science fiction shows. Most shows are pretty bad as science fiction, but at least RTD et. al., understand how to tie arcs together and leave no major plots holes begging for answers with promises of future closure, unlike J. Abrams and his bunch. So while the individual episodes are somewhat meh, the series as a whole is pretty good and much better than the sum of its parts.

Torchwood was best in Season 3, Children of Earth, and almost as good in Season 4, until basically the last episode which pretty much stunk as science fiction with the miracle entity running through the entire planet. But Torchwood overall was pretty bad. Got better the more they killed off its characters.


Get the fark outta here with that shiat! THERE WAS NO SEASON FOUR.
 
2012-05-25 12:47:15 AM

PizzaJedi81: FirstNationalBastard: Dead for Tax Reasons: Eccleston was the best new doctor, maybe biased by the fact he brought the role back. Tennant was awesome, but the 9th doctor was definitely better than smith is now

Smith's Doctor has been saddled with an unfortunate hanger-on. This coming season, we'll really see how he can do when not saddled with THE MOSTEST SPECIALEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE storyline.

/just hope they don't fark up and make the new companion another mostest specialest girl in the universe that just aches to have a taste of Time Lord jizz.

I'm thinking that the new Companion, stated to have a connection to the Doctor, is going to be either Susan Foreman, regenerated (She IS his granddaughter, after all.) or Romana.

Gods above, below and in between, I hope it's Romana.


It would be good to see Romana again, but Susan better fits the kind of stories that would work well in a 50th anniversary season. Also, with her making her debut in a Christmas story, it just seems like she's going to be long lost family.
 
2012-05-25 12:48:10 AM

Mad_Radhu: Also, with her making her debut in a Christmas story, it just seems like she's going to be long lost family.


Especially after the LAST Christmas special.
 
2012-05-25 12:50:41 AM

PizzaJedi81: FirstNationalBastard: I would recommend The Two Doctors, but that's more of a "SQUEEEEEEEEEEE! PATRICK TROUGHTON!" serial than anything.

So...I'm guessing Two's your Doctor? Only thing I've seen is The Mind Robber, which I liked (Especially the hand-waving for Jamie's replacement. That was...inspired!), but, honestly, wasn't enough of a story to give me an insight into his portrayal.


Two and Six. That's why I have a fondness for the not-so-classic Two Doctors.

/but, it is a fun, stupid serial if you're ever in the mood for that sort of thing.
 
2012-05-25 12:51:00 AM

Ceiling Moran: THERE WAS NO SEASON FOUR.


Admittedly I saw it on a holodeck of the mirror universe alongside Matrix 2, Aliens 3, and Star Wars 4. THERE WERE FOUR SHOWS!

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2012-05-25 01:15:40 AM

FirstNationalBastard: I understand his decision to not want to go back to a role he has left.

However, he was in a farking GI Joe movie. If you can do that, take the damn cash and do a one shot as the Doctor!


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Tuesday.
 
2012-05-25 01:31:51 AM

Mad_Radhu: PizzaJedi81: FirstNationalBastard: Dead for Tax Reasons: Eccleston was the best new doctor, maybe biased by the fact he brought the role back. Tennant was awesome, but the 9th doctor was definitely better than smith is now

Smith's Doctor has been saddled with an unfortunate hanger-on. This coming season, we'll really see how he can do when not saddled with THE MOSTEST SPECIALEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE storyline.

/just hope they don't fark up and make the new companion another mostest specialest girl in the universe that just aches to have a taste of Time Lord jizz.

I'm thinking that the new Companion, stated to have a connection to the Doctor, is going to be either Susan Foreman, regenerated (She IS his granddaughter, after all.) or Romana.

Gods above, below and in between, I hope it's Romana.

It would be good to see Romana again, but Susan better fits the kind of stories that would work well in a 50th anniversary season. Also, with her making her debut in a Christmas story, it just seems like she's going to be long lost family.


This is pretty recent (today). Still seems to be pure speculation, though.

The choice of location is an interesting one though, and seems to support the "spooky ghost" theory doing the rounds for the Christmas special, even if Steven Moffat told us all to dismiss the ghost-based dialogue in Coleman's audition script as a red herring. Another idea we like the sound of is that Coleman's companion will be from a past era (as in, our past, rather than the Doctor's). A period companion then, or a spectral one perhaps...
 
2012-05-25 02:03:51 AM

fusillade762: Mad_Radhu: PizzaJedi81: FirstNationalBastard: Dead for Tax Reasons: Eccleston was the best new doctor, maybe biased by the fact he brought the role back. Tennant was awesome, but the 9th doctor was definitely better than smith is now

Smith's Doctor has been saddled with an unfortunate hanger-on. This coming season, we'll really see how he can do when not saddled with THE MOSTEST SPECIALEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE storyline.

/just hope they don't fark up and make the new companion another mostest specialest girl in the universe that just aches to have a taste of Time Lord jizz.

I'm thinking that the new Companion, stated to have a connection to the Doctor, is going to be either Susan Foreman, regenerated (She IS his granddaughter, after all.) or Romana.

Gods above, below and in between, I hope it's Romana.

It would be good to see Romana again, but Susan better fits the kind of stories that would work well in a 50th anniversary season. Also, with her making her debut in a Christmas story, it just seems like she's going to be long lost family.

This is pretty recent (today). Still seems to be pure speculation, though.

The choice of location is an interesting one though, and seems to support the "spooky ghost" theory doing the rounds for the Christmas special, even if Steven Moffat told us all to dismiss the ghost-based dialogue in Coleman's audition script as a red herring. Another idea we like the sound of is that Coleman's companion will be from a past era (as in, our past, rather than the Doctor's). A period companion then, or a spectral one perhaps...


Don't be absurd: There are no such thing as ghosts!
 
2012-05-25 02:06:47 AM

MadSkillz: Don't be absurd: There are no such thing as ghosts!


::cue on coming tide of ghosts and ghost-like aliens::
 
2012-05-25 02:30:05 AM
Oh, and I will fight until I get really tired anyone who says that "Dalek" is not one of the best episodes of NuWho.
 
2012-05-25 02:49:28 AM
Always liked Eccleston as an actor, and I really enjoyed him as The Doctor. He had a very dark edge under the jocularity that mashed very well together. I was a little disappointed that he was only in one season, but he made a very good contribution to the series.

/and damn, was he scarily believable in 28 Days Later
 
2012-05-25 02:52:27 AM

zombiegoat: Always liked Eccleston as an actor, and I really enjoyed him as The Doctor. He had a very dark edge under the jocularity that mashed very well together. I was a little disappointed that he was only in one season, but he made a very good contribution to the series.

/and damn, was he scarily believable in 28 Days Later


I don't think that the show would have found the footing it did, had it been anyone other than Eccleston.
 
2012-05-25 03:55:22 AM
The best thing about Eccleston is that he was believable as the last surviving, heavily traumatized, soldier of a long forgotten war. He played a thin veneer of happy go lucky guy, over an obvious core of bitter and ashamed at his personal failures. That's way better than, come along companion let's go be goofy yet again!
 
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2012-05-25 05:32:06 AM
Initially I was happy with Eccleston, mostly because I was just happy that Doctor Who was revived. But Tennant sucked me back into that world. Haven't been able to get into the Smith era. I'm not sure if it is just my feeling, but the tone of the series changes dramatically with which actor is playing the Doctor. Tennant era was the right tone for me.

Though Eccleston should really reconsider his decision to not do a 50th anni episode. He is part of a mythos now, and a short time on a filming set is a good head nod to his fans and viewers.
 
2012-05-25 07:16:02 AM
The ABC is broadcasting all of the New Series Doctor Who eps in order - we just finished "School Reunion" and I squeed at K-9. So far I've enjoyed Smith more than Eccleston; I can't say too much about Tennant though it would've been interesting if they'd let him keep his normal accent. Tom Baker is still my favourite though; probably because I grew up with him.

Of the New Companions I've seen so far, my favourite is actually Rory. I reckon he and K-9 would be an interesting combination.
 
2012-05-25 07:16:56 AM

HotWingAgenda: The best thing about Eccleston is that he was believable as the last surviving, heavily traumatized, soldier of a long forgotten war. He played a thin veneer of happy go lucky guy, over an obvious core of bitter and ashamed at his personal failures. That's way better than, come along companion let's go be goofy yet again!


Yes. You stated it better than I could.
 
2012-05-25 08:45:11 AM
He is by far my favorite doctor, although smith is VERY good.. I hope Christopher never comes back though... 1 and done.. he had a great season and when doctors come back for cameo's and one offs its just too easy to tarnish memories..

P.S. The reason i like Eccelston the best is he is the only one that seems to have a FULL range of acting skills and brought it all to the show..

P.P.S. Sweetsilverblues The gayest people on torchwood were the writers for the last series of it.. "ohhh my baby... ohh my feelings" It might as well have been a Syfy show.. just horrible.. i had such high hopes too :( Love jack though:)
 
2012-05-25 08:58:26 AM

Icetech3: He is by far my favorite doctor, although smith is VERY good.. I hope Christopher never comes back though... 1 and done.. he had a great season and when doctors come back for cameo's and one offs its just too easy to tarnish memories..

P.S. The reason i like Eccelston the best is he is the only one that seems to have a FULL range of acting skills and brought it all to the show..

P.P.S. Sweetsilverblues The gayest people on torchwood were the writers for the last series of it.. "ohhh my baby... ohh my feelings" It might as well have been a Syfy show.. just horrible.. i had such high hopes too :( Love jack though:)


Oh, you make me want to cry...

What is it with this return to melodrama? Slow creep across media. It was crazy bad in Mass Effect 3, too.

All we need is a Torchwood villain with a stovepipe hat twirling long mustachios in evil anticipation.
 
2012-05-25 09:34:20 AM
I'm a Who-whore and love whomever is in the role. I have only seen sporadic episodes of the original run, mostly Tom Baker, so I can't compare all the Doctors, but of the NuWho I loved all three. For me it was RTD's writing that grated on my nerves more than the actors. He tried to "humanize" the Doctor too much, and the thing with Rose needed to DIEDIEDIE. I love the more SciFi direction Moffatt has taken it.
 
2012-05-25 09:38:44 AM

rickycal78: mjbok: The best episode of Tennant's run he wasn't really even in. Nothing Tennant did compared to the work of CE in Dalek.

I dunno, I did like Girl in the Fireplace a lot, and the Family of Blood two parter, and Tennant's episodes with Donna were mostly decent. But yeah, Eccleston knocked it out of the park with Dalek. It's still one of my favorite episodes of New Who.


Well, the two actors (Tennant and Tate) played so beautifully off one another, it's no wonder they have worked together so much since. Plus it helped the RTD didn't not try to foist a romantic relaitonship on them as he did with Rose and again with Martha (which severely undercut her character). It freed them up to just be the Doctor and Donna (Super Temp!).

I find it interesting that in one of Tennant's last episodes, when the aliens are trying to take out the companions and when they go after Donna, the Doctors says, "Did you think I was going to leave my *best* friend unprotected?" I thought that said a lot.
 
2012-05-25 09:41:12 AM

SweetSilverBlues: PizzaJedi81: FirstNationalBastard: Dead for Tax Reasons: Eccleston was the best new doctor, maybe biased by the fact he brought the role back. Tennant was awesome, but the 9th doctor was definitely better than smith is now

Smith's Doctor has been saddled with an unfortunate hanger-on. This coming season, we'll really see how he can do when not saddled with THE MOSTEST SPECIALEST GIRL IN THE UNIVERSE storyline.

/just hope they don't fark up and make the new companion another mostest specialest girl in the universe that just aches to have a taste of Time Lord jizz.

I'm thinking that the new Companion, stated to have a connection to the Doctor, is going to be either Susan Foreman, regenerated (She IS his granddaughter, after all.) or Romana.

Gods above, below and in between, I hope it's Romana.

Could also be Jenny, regenerated. She's his daughter.


Speaking of the Mary-est Sue who ever Mary-ied a Sue. *puke*

Susan or no relatives at all.
 
2012-05-25 09:57:34 AM

baka-san: Funny, in all the other interviews he did at the time, he said that he only wanted to do it for one season, .and when he was younger, what really got him hyped were the regeneration episodes.


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I can see why.

I thought that the ninth Doctor's dark and brooding personality went well with his backstory as the only survivor of the Time War. I just hated most of Eccleston's tenure because of RTD.
 
2012-05-25 10:03:16 AM

StoPPeRmobile: FirstNationalBastard: I understand his decision to not want to go back to a role he has left.

However, he was in a farking GI Joe movie. If you can do that, take the damn cash and do a one shot as the Doctor!


Tuesday.


I heard that Raul Julia did that movie because his kids loved Street Fighter and asked him to. I'll give him a pass for that one.

/Eccleston dies not get a pass for either abortion I have seen him in.
//G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra sucked
///Seeker: The Dark Is Rising was worse
 
2012-05-25 10:06:03 AM
Christoper Eccleston has not been the Doctor since 2005, yet there's articles written every six months or so on why he left. Such people really need to move on. It's been seven years. Let it go.

/God knows Eccleston has.
 
2012-05-25 10:15:18 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Smith is by far the best of the new Doctors...


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2012-05-25 10:15:27 AM

twat_waffle: StoPPeRmobile: FirstNationalBastard: I understand his decision to not want to go back to a role he has left.

However, he was in a farking GI Joe movie. If you can do that, take the damn cash and do a one shot as the Doctor!


Tuesday.

I heard that Raul Julia did that movie because his kids loved Street Fighter and asked him to. I'll give him a pass for that one.

/Eccleston dies not get a pass for either abortion I have seen him in.
//G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra sucked
///Seeker: The Dark Is Rising was worse


ANY television show based on Goodkind that isn't on Starz after 10 o'clock is doomed to suckage (pun somewhat intended).

Naw, just make that any television show based on Goodkind.
 
2012-05-25 10:35:48 AM
Reposted from here:

OK I'm farking drunk so bear with me.

Almost everyone loves their first doctor tenaciously. It's quite odd that they would do so, but there you have it.

My first doctor was Eccleston. And he introduced me to what a doctor should be. He was headstrong, leaping into the problem without first knowing what the complete situation was. I love, LOVE, him for that. He exemplified humanity with that.

Then along comes Tennant who shows us what 90% of humanity is. We are emotional and often caught off guard ("WHAT?") and we have the capacity to love endlessly.

And then there is Matt Smith showing us how humanity reacts. By telling every situation how cool we wish we were and how much cooler it would be if we got involved.

Every doctor should be a hero, not because of his bravery, but rather, because of his compassion.

The doctor shows us what we should be, not what we are.

I've loved every doctor. I will probably love the next doctor, whomsoever he should be, as long as the writers show him as the element of humanity that we are, and how those failings hurt us, or as what we should be and how great that will make us.

Eccleston is great because of what we are, Tennant is great because of how we react, and Smith is great for what we could be (ie cool in the face of danger.).

Overlook all of their faults and enjoy the ride, I say.

/<CSB>I got really drunk when 10 died and cried like a baby</CSB>
//I think Tennant is better than Eccleston AND Smith is better than Eccleston, but it remains to be seen which of the two is the superior exemplification of what a doctor should be. Hopefully we'll see in the next season or so.
/4slash Still Drunk
 
2012-05-25 10:35:56 AM

browneye: Christoper Eccleston has not been the Doctor since 2005, yet there's articles written every six months or so on why he left. Such people really need to move on. It's been seven years. Let it go.

/God knows Eccleston has.


You're talking about a bunch of sci fi nerds. A LOT of them still want Firefly, from 2001, to come back. A lot of them are pissed about how Quantum Leap ended. Several thought the first Trek movie ruined the franchise...okay, they're just about right.

Point being, they're not gonna let it go.
 
2012-05-25 10:39:16 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Wow, I never saw so much dislike for Matt Smith and Karen Gillan? Smith is by far the best of the new Doctors, second only to Baker. Tennant is easiest the third favorite.

The biggest problem I had with Russel T. Davies run was his insistence that the Doctor be romantic with his companions.

The fact was for the first 10 years of his existence - the Doctor was a Grandfatherly character.

Sure Tom Baker brought an undercurrent of sexual tension to the TARDIS, but was because Tom Baker was a bit of a horn dog and married one of his companions.

Smith and Moffit brought back the realization that a 900 year old alien would have little interest sexual with a 19 year old human being.


Amy Pond went from the most welcomed character in a long time to completely farking annoying in record time. Moffat is brilliant at a lot of things, but mishandled the Amy thing horribly. In fact, I'll go on record as saying that he made a shambles of things by trying too hard to make the long arc important, at the expense of the episodes. Way too many boring, meandering episodes with one "gotcha" moment at the end. Blech.

And the River Song thing won't age well. How the hell do people get on RTD's case (I'm not an apologist btw) for too much romance etc, while Moffat is off the hook for farking marrying the Doctor off? Stupid.
 
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