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2012-10-12 08:08:19 PM  
I liked that WWII where the British army Dalek offered the Doctor a cup of tea. Surreal.
 
2012-10-12 08:23:15 PM  
I just watched the Loose Cannon reconstruction of THE DALEK'S MASTER PLAN, and am getting a kick out of this
article.
 
2012-10-12 09:04:18 PM  

MadSkillz: maxpower007: Wollffeey: The Voice of Doom: Lurk sober post drunk
serious question for dr who fans:
i'm four episodes into the 2005 reboot. so far...i'm not really into it. is that enough to get a feel for it, or should i stick with it a bit longer? i was excited about it because of the ridiculous hype, but...i dunno.

I didn't like the first few episodes either; I would probably skip the farting aliens and start with episode six.
Or in your case jump ahead to the two-parter "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances"; it's probably the best part of that season, so if you don't like that one...

It might also be worth jumping ahead to the Matt Smith seasons (e.g the first episode of season five and the first of season six) or give one of the Tenant episodes written by Steven Moffat a try to see if that style is more to your liking.

Aw, I like the Slitheen family. Even the name of their home planet is fun to say: Raxacoricofallapatorius.

I just found the first series to be quite fun and was sad to see Eccelston go.

I really liked him too. I still like him better than Smith, and just slightly less than Tennant. I'm rewatching the series now and I forgot how fun he was.

Smith is my favourite, mostly for the earlier stuff when he was like a gerbil on cocaine. I loved his unique energy, and he has some great quirky low-sfx episodes like "The Lodger".

I've been giving the earlier episodes another look since I bought the new series on Zune Marketplace to watch on my xbox (much cheaper than DVDs of the seasons). I like most episodes, except for the Daleks in Manhattan/Love & Monsters/Fear Her (all Season 3 episodes). I don't like any episodes that really involve Rose's mom, Jackie, queen of the chavs. Because in a show with time travel and science fictiony stuff like alien worlds, who gives a shiat about a woman who looks like she probably smells of boiled cabbage and failure?


I just watched the first two episodes of the new season and I think I remember what I don't like about Smith. It's not really him or his fault. He just lets everyone talk down on him, he doesn't have the authoritative presence that I expect the Doctor to have. I know that probably has more to do with the writing, but he doesn't seem as quick witted or have the dominance the doctor had for the first 4 seasons. Now I've never seen the original Doctor Whos so maybe he's not supposed to be that way. But Smith's Doctor, most of the time if I remember correctly, is like a doormat. But there are a lot of good episodes with Smith, but in my opinion it has more to do with the obviously increased budget and better supporting cast.
 
2012-10-12 09:41:30 PM  
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2012-10-12 09:57:14 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I just watched the Loose Cannon reconstruction of THE DALEK'S MASTER PLAN, and am getting a kick out of this article.


Now THAT is a Doctor Who fan. Forget the 2005 series, if you can't watch sideshow reconstructions of episodes from 1965, you might as well give up and go watch Start Trek Voyager again.

/Loose Cannon rules
//Keep Circulating the Tapes
 
2012-10-12 10:56:08 PM  
Glad to see Genesis of the Daleks is good #1. Easily one of the best stories of the whole dang series.
 
2012-10-13 01:48:29 AM  

Blackbrain: DjangoStonereaver: I just watched the Loose Cannon reconstruction of THE DALEK'S MASTER PLAN, and am getting a kick out of this article.

Now THAT is a Doctor Who fan. Forget the 2005 series, if you can't watch sideshow reconstructions of episodes from 1965, you might as well give up and go watch Start Trek Voyager again.

/Loose Cannon rules
//Keep Circulating the Tapes


Damn straight.

And honestly, I've drifted away from Nu-Who. While the new series has its addictive moments, it comes off as being written by people who really don't seem to remember what the Doctor really is. In the original series, he's a simple traveller/middler who gets involved for the sheer hell of it because he grew up in a very turgid and boring place.

In the new series, he's some kind of intergalactic superstar/injured dove who seeks the attention of various humans. He's no longer the adventurous loner, he's now some pathetic immortal who will never be happy. What? There were symptoms of this in the original series, but the new series takes them to lengths that are very unDoctorish. And I feel this is to showcase characters that really aren't as interesting because, deep down, the writers of this show are bored with the Doctor. They don't explore any facets, he's always the same: time traveling alien immortal who changes his face every so often, but nothing else. Moffat does some things differently (and addresses some of these issues), but at its heart I get the feeling I'm not watching Doctor Who, but some fan fiction that stars the Doctor but only on the most superficial level. It's a show about some lucky person 'just like you' who got the luck to travel in space and time and...oh, yes, there's the Doctor, but we already know about him. It just comes off as cheap and hollow when, in reality, they could do some more amazing things with the Doctor but don't feel like exercising that right.
 
2012-10-13 02:07:10 AM  
If you want old style Doctor Who, look no farther than the Big Finish audio adventures. All the surviving actors are doing them now, and they're actually pretty damn good.
 
2012-10-13 02:09:00 AM  

Guntram Shatterhand: Blackbrain: DjangoStonereaver: I just watched the Loose Cannon reconstruction of THE DALEK'S MASTER PLAN, and am getting a kick out of this article.

Now THAT is a Doctor Who fan. Forget the 2005 series, if you can't watch sideshow reconstructions of episodes from 1965, you might as well give up and go watch Start Trek Voyager again.

/Loose Cannon rules
//Keep Circulating the Tapes

Damn straight.

And honestly, I've drifted away from Nu-Who. While the new series has its addictive moments, it comes off as being written by people who really don't seem to remember what the Doctor really is. In the original series, he's a simple traveller/middler who gets involved for the sheer hell of it because he grew up in a very turgid and boring place.

In the new series, he's some kind of intergalactic superstar/injured dove who seeks the attention of various humans. He's no longer the adventurous loner, he's now some pathetic immortal who will never be happy. What? There were symptoms of this in the original series, but the new series takes them to lengths that are very unDoctorish. And I feel this is to showcase characters that really aren't as interesting because, deep down, the writers of this show are bored with the Doctor. They don't explore any facets, he's always the same: time traveling alien immortal who changes his face every so often, but nothing else. Moffat does some things differently (and addresses some of these issues), but at its heart I get the feeling I'm not watching Doctor Who, but some fan fiction that stars the Doctor but only on the most superficial level. It's a show about some lucky person 'just like you' who got the luck to travel in space and time and...oh, yes, there's the Doctor, but we already know about him. It just comes off as cheap and hollow when, in reality, they could do some more amazing things with the Doctor but don't feel like exercising that right.


I haven't seen the old Doctor Whos but was Gallifrey destroyed before the entire series started or in between the old and new series, or some other time?
 
2012-10-13 02:45:28 AM  

maxpower007: I haven't seen the old Doctor Whos but was Gallifrey destroyed before the entire series started or in between the old and new series, or some other time?


In between. In the original series they visited Gallifrey many times. The original run was cancelled in 1989, Fox made a really crappy Doctor Who movie in 1996 and then the series was revived in 2005 apparently taking place right after he regenerated (from the time war I assume). They've never been really specific about what happened and when. If you want to see the 8th Doctor you have to watch the movie though, as bad as it is (the actor playing the Doctor was actually pretty good though).
 
2012-10-13 03:04:10 AM  

Lurk sober post drunk: serious question for dr who fans:
i'm four episodes into the 2005 reboot. so far...i'm not really into it. is that enough to get a feel for it, or should i stick with it a bit longer? i was excited about it because of the ridiculous hype, but...i dunno.


I've been rewatching the first season of the new series sporadically. Those episodes have not aged well. Most of them look really cheap now and the incidental music is godawful. The show does get better with the second season, I think there was a lot more money to work with.
 
2012-10-13 03:58:04 AM  

Smashed Hat: Lurk sober post drunk: serious question for dr who fans:
i'm four episodes into the 2005 reboot. so far...i'm not really into it. is that enough to get a feel for it, or should i stick with it a bit longer? i was excited about it because of the ridiculous hype, but...i dunno.

I've been rewatching the first season of the new series sporadically. Those episodes have not aged well. Most of them look really cheap now and the incidental music is godawful. The show does get better with the second season, I think there was a lot more money to work with.


I agree. Not sure with what. But I'll agree. Just to be agreeable. I do that sometimes. Agree with people. Just to make them mad. To watch their skin boil. Then walk away like nothing happened. Who?
 
2012-10-13 04:27:29 AM  

Mitch Mitchell:

I agree. Not sure with what. But I'll agree. Just to be agreeable. I do that sometimes. Agree with people. Just to make them mad. To watch their skin boil. Then walk away like nothing happened. Who?


I'm agreeable now. Agreeing is cool.
 
2012-10-13 11:43:45 AM  

Smashed Hat: Lurk sober post drunk: serious question for dr who fans:
i'm four episodes into the 2005 reboot. so far...i'm not really into it. is that enough to get a feel for it, or should i stick with it a bit longer? i was excited about it because of the ridiculous hype, but...i dunno.

I've been rewatching the first season of the new series sporadically. Those episodes have not aged well. Most of them look really cheap now and the incidental music is godawful. The show does get better with the second season, I think there was a lot more money to work with.


I try not to get caught up on graphics of shows. I had an ex girlfriend who refused to watch certain movies and tv shows just because the graphics looked cheap. I always ignored that aspect and used my imagination. I know some of the graphics look pretty cheap, like when Mickey gets his hands caught on that garbage can. The graphics might not hold up but most of those episodes, IMO, are pretty good. And that's more important to me than graphics/special effects.
 
2012-10-13 12:20:46 PM  
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Looks like a stripper. Even has the thousand-yard, dead-inside stare of the soulless.
 
2012-10-13 05:29:33 PM  

Old enough to know better: If you want old style Doctor Who, look no farther than the Big Finish audio adventures. All the surviving actors are doing them now, and they're actually pretty damn good.


I love the ones with the 8th Doctor. He's rather droll and sarcastic.
 
2012-10-13 07:40:38 PM  

Skyfrog: Fox made a really crappy Doctor Who movie in 1996 and then the series was revived in 2005 apparently taking place right after he regenerated (from the time war I assume). They've never been really specific about what happened and when. If you want to see the 8th Doctor you have to watch the movie though, as bad as it is (the actor playing the Doctor was actually pretty good though).



The movie did have some artistic innovations that remained when the series restarted in 2005. The general look and scale of the TARDIS' interior and its high ceilings represented a substantial change from 1963-1989 and set the tone for both the 2005 and 2010 interiors. The opening credit sequence abandoned the electronic renderings of the theme song in favour of a full orchestration, and presented the actors' names instead of the Doctor's face; indeed, even the names' animation is comparable (twisting as they fly forward, then pausing to be read, then twisting as they fly below the "camera")
 
2012-10-13 10:30:51 PM  
Moffat's writing is awesome. Matt Smith is definitely my favorite Doctor. Though, I'm a little disappointed in this new season. Hopefully now that they have completed the whole Rory/Amy arc, they can move on to some new stuff. I didn't like the latest episode at all, but it is what it is.
 
2012-10-14 01:43:58 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: [i.imgur.com image 618x446]

Looks like a stripper. Even has the thousand-yard, dead-inside stare of the soulless.


I'm good with that:

i1.mirror.co.uk

She can cook, too.
 
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