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(Topless Robot)   This list of 12 great Doctor Who cliffhangers seems to have been written by someone who is actually a Doctor Who fan and isn't just trying to fellate Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat   (toplessrobot.com) divider line 29
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2012-08-28 09:11:49 AM
Ah yes, "The Mind Robber." One of the best of old Who, and pretty damn trippy.
 
2012-08-28 09:29:26 AM
So is a fan in addition to trying to fellate?
 
2012-08-28 09:38:52 AM
I kind of get the feeling that Davies wanted to make the cliffhangers less suspenseful and more fabulous, although Christopher Ecclestone sold the Bad Wolf one. Nothing beats the Doctor murder mystery. Or as I called it later on, The Doctor shot JR episode.
 
2012-08-28 09:47:10 AM

xanadian: Ah yes, "The Mind Robber." One of the best of old Who, and pretty damn trippy.


And it's got quite the memorable introduction...

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2012-08-28 09:55:50 AM
They might be trying to look at Who in totality, but they are still pretty stupid and a poor writer:


Fans familiar only with New Who might incorrectly site the Eccleston episode "Dalek" as the first time the Doctor's most famous foes managed to "elevate". Not true.


First, it is "cite", not "site" - spell check is not a farking copy editor.

Secondly, fans "familiar only with New Who" wouldn't know a damn thing about the Daleks, as the episode mentioned is the first one in which they appear in "New Who".
 
2012-08-28 10:11:22 AM

xanadian: Ah yes, "The Mind Robber." One of the best of old Who, and pretty damn trippy.


One of the lead characters is out sick? fark it! Come up with a way to seamlessly insert a new actor into the role for an episode!

/I was surprised that this wasn't just a NuWho list, as so many are. This was relatively well balanced.
//Although I'd say Caves of Androzani part 4 was the better cliffhanger, with Colin Baker's introduction.
 
2012-08-28 10:32:37 AM

mat catastrophe: Fans familiar only with New Who might incorrectly site the Eccleston episode "Dalek" as the first time the Doctor's most famous foes managed to "elevate". Not true.

Secondly, fans "familiar only with New Who" wouldn't know a damn thing about the Daleks, as the episode mentioned is the first one in which they appear in "New Who".


Yea, never having watched the old Who I didn't know that they couldn't fly. Watching the episode it seemed very reasonable that they could, otherwise stairs would be a problem and advanced alien killing machines who can't climb stairs is kind of stupid.
 
2012-08-28 10:58:50 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: mat catastrophe: Fans familiar only with New Who might incorrectly site the Eccleston episode "Dalek" as the first time the Doctor's most famous foes managed to "elevate". Not true.

Secondly, fans "familiar only with New Who" wouldn't know a damn thing about the Daleks, as the episode mentioned is the first one in which they appear in "New Who".

Yea, never having watched the old Who I didn't know that they couldn't fly. Watching the episode it seemed very reasonable that they could, otherwise stairs would be a problem and advanced alien killing machines who can't climb stairs is kind of stupid.


Stupid, but I seem to remember it was also a key plot point of several Dalek stories in old Who - I think I remember a McCoy/7th Doctor episode to that effect, so it went right to the end of old Who - the massive upgrade from being just one of the more common recurring bad guys to the main protagonists in the time war was part of the New Who reimaging I think (although I haven't seen any old Who since it was originally first screened, so I am pretty sketchy on the details).
 
2012-08-28 11:46:58 AM
Do any stories get greenlit anymore that are not about Doctor Who Gives a shiat? Cause that seems to be most of the GD links on fark nowadays.
 
2012-08-28 11:47:31 AM
I would take out Daleks in Manhattan (damnatio memoriae) and replace it with 10's faux-regeneration at the end of The Stolen Earth.
 
2012-08-28 11:50:38 AM

Nick Spiceyweiner: Do any stories get greenlit anymore that are not about Doctor Who Gives a shiat? Cause that seems to be most of the GD links on fark nowadays.


www.picslap.com
 
2012-08-28 11:58:16 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: mat catastrophe: Fans familiar only with New Who might incorrectly site the Eccleston episode "Dalek" as the first time the Doctor's most famous foes managed to "elevate". Not true.

Secondly, fans "familiar only with New Who" wouldn't know a damn thing about the Daleks, as the episode mentioned is the first one in which they appear in "New Who".

Yea, never having watched the old Who I didn't know that they couldn't fly. Watching the episode it seemed very reasonable that they could, otherwise stairs would be a problem and advanced alien killing machines who can't climb stairs is kind of stupid.


Real Daleks don't climb stairs; they level the building.

/my vision is NOT impaired
 
2012-08-28 12:56:53 PM

t3knomanser: xanadian: Ah yes, "The Mind Robber." One of the best of old Who, and pretty damn trippy.

And it's got quite the memorable introduction...

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Now, in colour!

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2012-08-28 01:29:10 PM

Nick Spiceyweiner: Do any stories get greenlit anymore that are not about Doctor Who Gives a shiat? Cause that seems to be most of the GD links on fark nowadays.


"We need more brony-friendly links and less Doctor Who greens (especially a week out from the new season)," said no one ever.
 
2012-08-28 02:11:07 PM

DjangoStonereaver: t3knomanser: xanadian: Ah yes, "The Mind Robber." One of the best of old Who, and pretty damn trippy.

And it's got quite the memorable introduction...

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Now, in colour!

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One eyed, one horned flying purple penis eater?
 
2012-08-28 02:37:49 PM
Sorry, but the Pandorica Opens wins it all for me. All the Doctor's enemies seal him into an inescapable prison as River blows up in the Tardis. Auton Rory cries out having "killed" Amy and the whole universe ends. When I first saw that, I couldn't even imagine how that next episode was going to even start.

Old Who had some great cliffhangers too. I can't speak much to Doctors 6 and 7's series though. I hated 6 and stopped watching.
 
2012-08-28 03:09:07 PM
I'm not sure about cliffhangers but Tom Baker definitely had the very best radio telescope hanger.
 
2012-08-28 03:12:06 PM

Gordon Bennett: I'm not sure about cliffhangers but Tom Baker definitely had the very best radio telescope hanger.


He wasn't hanging at the end of the episode though.
 
2012-08-28 03:26:00 PM

xanadian: DjangoStonereaver: t3knomanser: xanadian: Ah yes, "The Mind Robber." One of the best of old Who, and pretty damn trippy.

And it's got quite the memorable introduction...

[encrypted-tbn1.google.com image 240x192]

Now, in colour!

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 391x301]

One eyed, one horned flying purple penis eater?


images.zap2it.com

"She's old enough to be your mother, laddie!"

/Trivia: Wendy Padbury is David Tennant's agent, and apparently she doesn't like to talk about her time on DOCTOR WHO unless she knows you very well.
 
2012-08-28 06:03:28 PM

Nick Spiceyweiner: Do any stories get greenlit anymore that are not about Doctor Who Gives a shiat? Cause that seems to be most of the GD links on fark nowadays.


There are lots of links on Fark regarding things a lot of Farkers don't like. Most Farkers just scroll on by. Try it.
 
2012-08-28 07:05:14 PM

Stile4aly: I would take out Daleks in Manhattan (damnatio memoriae) and replace it with 10's faux-regeneration at the end of The Stolen Earth.


Personally I would have replaced Daleks Take Manhattan with just about any of the other cliff hangers from new Who. The Empty Child, Human Nature(Family of Blood), or Silence in the Library were all better cliffhanger episodes. It seems this writer has a thing for Daleks though considering how many of the episodes chosen were Dalek episodes.
 
2012-08-28 07:28:06 PM

rickycal78: Stile4aly: I would take out Daleks in Manhattan (damnatio memoriae) and replace it with 10's faux-regeneration at the end of The Stolen Earth.

Personally I would have replaced Daleks Take Manhattan with just about any of the other cliff hangers from new Who. The Empty Child, Human Nature(Family of Blood), or Silence in the Library were all better cliffhanger episodes. It seems this writer has a thing for Daleks though considering how many of the episodes chosen were Dalek episodes.



Almost as if it was publicity for Saturday's season premiere, "Asylum of the Daleks".
 
2012-08-28 07:28:39 PM
It's nice to see "Caves" on the list, but they miss one of the key points. The 5th Doctor has already started regenerating (it begins about 18 minutes in), but holds it off so that he can save Peri.

None of this whiny hold back my regeneration and "go and see the people who've been in the TARDIS with me and be all emo" like 10. He holds it back to make sure he doesn't let Peri die.
 
2012-08-29 06:21:36 AM

mat catastrophe: They might be trying to look at Who in totality, but they are still pretty stupid and a poor writer:


Fans familiar only with New Who might incorrectly site the Eccleston episode "Dalek" as the first time the Doctor's most famous foes managed to "elevate". Not true.


First, it is "cite", not "site" - spell check is not a farking copy editor.

Secondly, fans "familiar only with New Who" wouldn't know a damn thing about the Daleks, as the episode mentioned is the first one in which they appear in "New Who".


Yep. Only stuck up true geeks on the internet know anything about Daleks as they have never at any point been considered a sci-fi cultural mainstay.
 
2012-08-29 07:07:47 AM

Shadowtag: mat catastrophe: They might be trying to look at Who in totality, but they are still pretty stupid and a poor writer:


Fans familiar only with New Who might incorrectly site the Eccleston episode "Dalek" as the first time the Doctor's most famous foes managed to "elevate". Not true.


First, it is "cite", not "site" - spell check is not a farking copy editor.

Secondly, fans "familiar only with New Who" wouldn't know a damn thing about the Daleks, as the episode mentioned is the first one in which they appear in "New Who".

Yep. Only stuck up true geeks on the internet know anything about Daleks as they have never at any point been considered a sci-fi cultural mainstay.


English. Do you speak it?

"familiar only with the New Who" implies someone who has only watched the show since 2005 and is a casual viewer, not a slobbering junkie.
 
2012-08-29 12:21:59 PM

NachoMama: It's nice to see "Caves" on the list, but they miss one of the key points. The 5th Doctor has already started regenerating (it begins about 18 minutes in), but holds it off so that he can save Peri.

None of this whiny hold back my regeneration and "go and see the people who've been in the TARDIS with me and be all emo" like 10. He holds it back to make sure he doesn't let Peri die.



And even then, he's considerate enough to do it on the floor so we can get a good look down Peri's shirt.
 
2012-08-29 06:10:16 PM

Stile4aly: I would take out Daleks in Manhattan (damnatio memoriae) and replace it with 10's faux-regeneration at the end of The Stolen Earth.


I would take out Daleks in Manhattan and pretend it never existed.
 
2012-08-29 06:55:49 PM
This morning's cliff hanger was just odd, with Rory and Amy finding an Ood on their loo, offering to be of assistance. Where the hell does one go from there?

Also odd, that lovely and substantial townhouse apparently doesn't have a master bathroom connected to the master bedroom -- unless maybe they are in the process of having their master bath redone and have to go down the hall in the interim.
 
2012-08-30 02:06:05 AM
Well that's good, because even though Russel T. "You Yanks are upset when I make fun of you? Should I not have done that?" Davies likes a good BJ once in a while, he absolutely despises the fans.
 
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