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(SFX (UK))   49 years ago today, a children's show debuted on the BBC at 5:15 PM starring a gray-haired old man as some kind of Doctor, his jailbait granddaughter, and their blue Police box. Of course, that show was The Basil Brush Show   (sfx.co.uk) divider line 94
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2012-11-23 08:07:28 PM  

JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

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2012-11-23 08:09:24 PM  

StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

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Why is she a popular companion?


Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny
 
2012-11-23 08:10:06 PM  
I heard somewhere that the first Doctor is always your favorite.
That's why I'll always love Eccelston over all of them.

"EVERYBODY LIVES!"

/first scene from Dr. Who I teared up on
 
2012-11-23 08:11:41 PM  

LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

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Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny


Because she wasn't there to look good and bat her eyes.
She didn't take any crap and held her own.
She wasn't a "yes man" so to speak.
 
2012-11-23 08:21:27 PM  

Zombie DJ: LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 729x530]

Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny

Because she wasn't there to look good and bat her eyes.
She didn't take any crap and held her own.
She wasn't a "yes man" so to speak.


That was not my impression of the charactor, but I respect the PoV.
 
2012-11-23 08:41:06 PM  

Zombie DJ: I heard somewhere that the first Doctor is always your favorite.
That's why I'll always love Eccelston over all of them.

"EVERYBODY LIVES!"

/first scene from Dr. Who I teared up on


Yeah, that was probably of the coolest eps. in his run. The ghosts of his recent past get shed for that one moment and you cheer for him, loudly.
 
2012-11-23 08:50:45 PM  

Kuroshin: KawaiiNot: FirstNationalBastard: PC LOAD LETTER: Tennant blows them all away, but that's because he was the best actor and also given the most to work with. I hate 60's and 70's cheesy camp Sci-fi. It just deserves parody. Good stories, still, but the production and execution were really ugh.

Tennant gets knocked below Eccleston and on-par with Smith for the horrible whiny emo finale.

...and Smith still has time to do better.

EcclestonSmith sucked.
Tennant rocked.
SmithEccleston was perfectly fine.

FTFY

Smith's Doctor just has no character. He's milk powder on white canvas hung from a white wall in a museum carved from limestone. Utterly forgettable, even while actively watching the show. There's no "there" there.


Smith sorta comes off like he's trying to copy Tennant but throwing in a pinch of prudish grandma judgement. STILL easier to watch then Eccleston.
 
2012-11-23 09:11:20 PM  
I like them all, but Sylvester McCoy was hands down the best Doctor.

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2012-11-23 09:16:05 PM  

Zombie DJ: I heard somewhere that the first Doctor is always your favorite.


Not for me. I started with Pertwee, but Baker's my favorite.

/Sarah Jane is my favorite companion, though.
//Haven't seen the new series.
 
2012-11-23 09:24:29 PM  
Peter Cushing was the best Doctor.

/too obvious?
 
2012-11-23 09:52:26 PM  

Zombie DJ: LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 729x530]

Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny

Because she wasn't there to look good and bat her eyes.
She didn't take any crap and held her own.
She wasn't a "yes man" so to speak.


Damn straight.
 
2012-11-23 09:56:12 PM  

JosephFinn: Zombie DJ: LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 729x530]

Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny

Because she wasn't there to look good and bat her eyes.
She didn't take any crap and held her own.
She wasn't a "yes man" so to speak.

Damn straight.


Yeah, this. The chemistry between her and David was great.

Hope to see that pairing for the 50th Anniversary episode.
 
2012-11-23 10:14:03 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: I'll start:

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Katy Manning NSFW

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currentlyhot.com

/hot


If it weren't for the panties and the hair, I wouldn't even know there was a woman in that photo. It's all just flat white planks.
 
2012-11-23 10:24:46 PM  

KawaiiNot: Eccleston sucked.


It's tragic when it happens to someone you know.

I'll grant this for Tennant: he brought consistency to inconsistent script-writing. Of course, it was consistently hammy, but it was consistent. Tennant's rage-face was also consistently funny, which probably wasn't appropriate, but there it was.

While overall, I prefer the Smith era, I will grant that the script quality has mostly declined. Smith has yet to get a "Blink" or "Girl in the Fireplace", which goes to show: RTD was a terrible writer, but a great producer. Moffat was a great writer, not so great when he's also producing.
 
2012-11-23 10:29:01 PM  

LordJiro: Peter Cushing was the best Doctor.

/too obvious?


I liked the guy who played his companion Tom. They should bring him into the new series.
 
2012-11-23 10:30:41 PM  
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2012-11-23 10:57:20 PM  
For some reason, I never took a liking to Dr. Who, it was always too campy for me.

Which is funny because I've watched and enjoyed a lot of other Brit comedies.
 
2012-11-23 10:59:26 PM  

JosephFinn: we'd have to consider this little shiat for worst Companion and that would be awful:


Sorry, but there's no comparison. The King still retains his throne
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I miss you, Sarah Jane :(
 
2012-11-23 11:12:30 PM  
I started watching Dr. Who during the Tom Baker period. He really is "my doctor". Even though it's
sort of like a cliche' to say he's your favorite. Initially I didn't like Peter Davidson.But I came
to like him more as time went on, and after seeing repeats. I also really enjoyed the way too short
time of Sylvester McCoy. I also wasn't disappointed with the episodes I've seen of David Tennant.
But it's been hard for me to really love the newer shows.The campy older shows with bad special
effects were endearing to me. After going back and seeing the old episodes from the first Doctor,
I still kind of want that cheese. The new shows are almost too produced and polished..
 
2012-11-24 12:00:04 AM  

LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 729x530]

Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny


Overwrought and Whiny? Donna?

You've got the wrong redhead for "overwrought and whiny". I believe you were thinking of this one...

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KawaiiNot: Smith sorta comes off like he's trying to copy Tennant but throwing in a pinch of prudish grandma judgement. STILL easier to watch then Eccleston.


As I've said before, Smith hasn't really been given much to work with, since he's been starring in The Amy Pond Show for the last two seasons, and all his character has been tasked to do is FIND AMY HELP AMY LOVE AMY MISS AMY AMY AMY AMY AMY AMY. Now that his stretch on that show is over with, and he's back to starring on Doctor Who, maybe we'll see what his Doctor can really be like.
 
2012-11-24 12:04:40 AM  
I can't get in to Doctor Who in large part because I knew a guy in college who was active in fandom on a national, possibly international scale. The guy would find a way to turn absolutely any conversation in to a Doctor Who-related topic. He actually slept in a bed shaped like a Dalek. After meeting that guy, I know what the step below furries is on the Sci-fi Fandom Pecking order must be.

I did kind of run through the newer series since I know a lot of other people are fans. It's mostly a lot of silliness, but it's decidedly better than it was. I did like the meaner and grouchier guy played by Eccleston. The current guys have all been a big step up from the post-Colin Baker era.
 
2012-11-24 12:13:12 AM  

Zombie DJ: LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 729x530]

Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny

Because she wasn't there to look good and bat her eyes.
She didn't take any crap and held her own.
She wasn't a "yes man" so to speak.


tvwriter.net
 
2012-11-24 12:26:05 AM  

likefunbutnot: I can't get in to Doctor Who in large part because I knew a guy in college who was active in fandom on a national, possibly international scale.


My mother won't use Linux because she knew a guy who used it and he was arrested for child abuse.
 
2012-11-24 01:07:32 AM  

LargeCanine: Zombie DJ: LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 729x530]

Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny

Because she wasn't there to look good and bat her eyes.
She didn't take any crap and held her own.
She wasn't a "yes man" so to speak.

That was not my impression of the charactor, but I respect the PoV.


Her story arc was the most tragic, actually. When she was introduced-she was a selfish, ignorant, boisterous woman. By the end of her arc, she had become selfless, learned and softened a bit. She also had the joy of becoming as smart as the Doctor...and felt like she could be his pal and be a true partner in their endeavors....

When the doctor had to remove all memory of their trips to save her life, she was begging him not to take everything she gained away. Doctor Donna would have honestly died at the top, than reduced back being that small, ignorant woman again.
 
2012-11-24 01:33:25 AM  

t3knomanser: KawaiiNot: Eccleston sucked.

It's tragic when it happens to someone you know.

I'll grant this for Tennant: he brought consistency to inconsistent script-writing. Of course, it was consistently hammy, but it was consistent. Tennant's rage-face was also consistently funny, which probably wasn't appropriate, but there it was.

While overall, I prefer the Smith era, I will grant that the script quality has mostly declined. Smith has yet to get a "Blink" or "Girl in the Fireplace", which goes to show: RTD was a terrible writer, but a great producer. Moffat was a great writer, not so great when he's also producing.


Eccleston was my favourite, followed by McCoy, however Matt Smith's Van Gogh episode was immaculate.
 
2012-11-24 01:40:44 AM  

dyhchong: t3knomanser: KawaiiNot: Eccleston sucked.

It's tragic when it happens to someone you know.

I'll grant this for Tennant: he brought consistency to inconsistent script-writing. Of course, it was consistently hammy, but it was consistent. Tennant's rage-face was also consistently funny, which probably wasn't appropriate, but there it was.

While overall, I prefer the Smith era, I will grant that the script quality has mostly declined. Smith has yet to get a "Blink" or "Girl in the Fireplace", which goes to show: RTD was a terrible writer, but a great producer. Moffat was a great writer, not so great when he's also producing.

Eccleston was my favourite, followed by McCoy, however Matt Smith's Van Gogh episode was immaculate.


McCoy's run was one third great, one third passable, and one third crap.

In fact, you can split it easily among seasons. Season 24 was crap. Between still having Mel around, and stories that might have been fun (Delta and the Bannermen) having a whole episode's worth of material cut from them until they made almost no sense, season 24 sucked. Dragonfire was better than the average story that season, though. And it got rid of Mel!

Season 25 was the passable season. Ace was being developed, the stories were better than the previous season, but the show still had a ways to go.

Season 26 was damn good. They finally seemed like they had something to write about, McCoy was firing on all cylinders as The Doctor, they introduced, or at least played up, the manipulative angry old man aspect of the character that would work so well for post-reboot Doctors, and Ace became the first modern companion by not only doing something more than screaming, but by being given something to do in the shows and being given a backstory and characterization.
 
2012-11-24 01:42:54 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 729x530]

Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny

Overwrought and Whiny? Donna?

You've got the wrong redhead for "overwrought and whiny". I believe you were thinking of this one...

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KawaiiNot: Smith sorta comes off like he's trying to copy Tennant but throwing in a pinch of prudish grandma judgement. STILL easier to watch then Eccleston.

As I've said before, Smith hasn't really been given much to work with, since he's been starring in The Amy Pond Show for the last two seasons, and all his character has been tasked to do is FIND AMY HELP AMY LOVE AMY MISS AMY AMY AMY AMY AMY AMY. Now that his stretch on that show is over with, and he's back to starring on Doctor Who, maybe we'll see what his Doctor can really be like.


Why the hell are you getting Rose mixed up with Amy.?

Tennant was nothing but Rose this, and Rose that!

In fact Davies admitted that his Doctor was all about relationships: Rose was the love who healed the Doctor but ended up with a "better" version of him. Martha was the love who should have been treated better. Donna was all about the friendship.

Amy actually is a lot like Donna-she was always was a great friend. Rory, Amy and Matt Smith Doctor was always the Three Amigos. The whole point of "Amy's Choice" was to make the viewers know that Amy and Rory were in love with each other...and was't going to be like the Rose/Martha and who ever else was co-staring with Tennant at the time....
 
2012-11-24 01:47:56 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: LargeCanine: Zombie DJ: LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 729x530]

Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny

Because she wasn't there to look good and bat her eyes.
She didn't take any crap and held her own.
She wasn't a "yes man" so to speak.

That was not my impression of the charactor, but I respect the PoV.

Her story arc was the most tragic, actually. When she was introduced-she was a selfish, ignorant, boisterous woman. By the end of her arc, she had become selfless, learned and softened a bit. She also had the joy of becoming as smart as the Doctor...and felt like she could be his pal and be a true partner in their endeavors....

When the doctor had to remove all memory of their trips to save her life, she was begging him not to take everything she gained away. Doctor Donna would have honestly died at the top, than reduced back being that small, ignorant woman again.


Hmmm.... interesting. I don't watch Dr Who consistantly. Its likely the Donna I know is the earlier version you describe.
 
2012-11-24 01:50:34 AM  

StopLurkListen: Zombie DJ: LargeCanine: StopLurkListen: JosephFinn: Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 729x530]

Why is she a popular companion?

Good question. I thought she was overwrought and whiny

Because she wasn't there to look good and bat her eyes.
She didn't take any crap and held her own.
She wasn't a "yes man" so to speak.

[tvwriter.net image 455x399]


That entire speech is awesome.
 
2012-11-24 01:56:49 AM  

LargeCanine: Hmmm.... interesting. I don't watch Dr Who consistantly. Its likely the Donna I know is the earlier version you describe.


It's not like the old days- Doctor Who has story arcs and actual character growth. One thing I will hand to Davies, was that his stories could stand alone, and generally did lead up to a big End Of Season story...Which he really screwed up 99% of the time with "God In The Machine" style scripting.

Moffat really had paid attention to the time aspect and story arcs. In the first two seasons, you missed an episode-you missed an important story element. This season, Moffat is going through more single story episodes. But knowing him, he's laying down groundwork for the 50th anniversary next year.
 
2012-11-24 02:14:15 AM  

LargeCanine: Hmmm.... interesting. I don't watch Dr Who consistantly. Its likely the Donna I know is the earlier version you describe.


Yeah, odds are, you saw the Christmas episode between season 2 and 3 where Donna was the "runaway bride" who appeared in the TARDIS. And she was a total harpie shrew biatch.

Of course, her one outing with the Doctor changed her, so that by the time we met up with her again in S4, she was a bit more humble, and wanting to get back what she had in her one TARDIS trip.

...and then the rest of the character growth in season 4 followed.

/Oh, and speaking of S4... BEST. MONSTERS. EVER

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2012-11-24 02:33:02 AM  

KawaiiNot:
Eccleston sucked.


Eccleston, or at least his run as doctor, doesn't get enough credit. There's the talking points about how the show coming back hinged on him, but one of my favorite episodes of the series (granted I've only seen new Who) is The Empty Child. Captain Jack makes his first appearance, and it also was a surprisingly terrifying episode.
 
2012-11-24 03:35:41 AM  

Oysterman: KawaiiNot:
Eccleston sucked.

Eccleston, or at least his run as doctor, doesn't get enough credit. There's the talking points about how the show coming back hinged on him, but one of my favorite episodes of the series (granted I've only seen new Who) is The Empty Child. Captain Jack makes his first appearance, and it also was a surprisingly terrifying episode.


The Empty Child raised the bar for everyone and set the tone for the rest of the series.

The last time I saw something that genuinely scared me on TV was The Pigeons From Hell episode from the old Thriller Series.
 
2012-11-24 03:54:46 AM  
speaking as someone who's watched Dr. Who since the 80s thanks to PBS, but not consistently(as in, if i clicked on the channel and it was playing, I'd watch), I've loved the last three seasons.

I mean, I've seen the series get better with each season since the reboot, but the last two or three I've absolutely loved. Probably the best part for me is how you can watch each episode as a pretty much stand alone episode(with a couple of "wonder what that was about moments), or as part of the series as a whole. but whatever way you watch it, it's still a blast.
 
2012-11-24 03:59:33 AM  

log_jammin: speaking as someone who's watched Dr. Who since the 80s thanks to PBS, but not consistently(as in, if i clicked on the channel and it was playing, I'd watch), I've loved the last three seasons.

I mean, I've seen the series get better with each season since the reboot, but the last two or three I've absolutely loved. Probably the best part for me is how you can watch each episode as a pretty much stand alone episode(with a couple of "wonder what that was about moments), or as part of the series as a whole. but whatever way you watch it, it's still a blast.


oh my god. after rereading that, I completely sound like a basement dweller.
 
2012-11-24 07:18:28 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: As I've said before, Smith hasn't really been given much to work with, since he's been starring in The Amy Pond Show for the last two seasons, and all his character has been tasked to do is FIND AMY HELP AMY LOVE AMY MISS AMY AMY AMY AMY AMY AMY. Now that his stretch on that show is over with, and he's back to starring on Doctor Who, maybe we'll see what his Doctor can really be like.


So much THIS.

I cheered when I saw the gravestone with her name on it. No more badly acted angry scottish redhead. Can`t wait for the smart brunette to join. Hopefully there will be more story than `amy loves rory` in the next season...
 
2012-11-24 08:38:25 AM  

Jackpot777: I see I'm the first to give Mister Brush some appreciation.

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/so British, he sh*ts the Queen.


Boom boom!
 
2012-11-24 10:16:15 AM  
My 14 year old son has discovered Dr. Who via net flix. He loooooooves it. I have yet to ever see an episode.
 
2012-11-24 07:53:58 PM  

Shirley Ujest: My 14 year old son has discovered Dr. Who via net flix. He loooooooves it. I have yet to ever see an episode.


Start with the episode "Blink".
 
2012-11-24 08:31:24 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Ace became the first modern companion by not only doing something more than screaming, but by being given something to do in the shows and being given a backstory and characterization.


That is kind of funny, I just watched 100,000 BC (the only First Doctor serial I have seen), where for the most part it is the Doctor being the whiny one while the companions generally took charge.
 
2012-11-24 08:33:52 PM  

Coelacanth: Shirley Ujest: My 14 year old son has discovered Dr. Who via net flix. He loooooooves it. I have yet to ever see an episode.

Start with the episode "Blink".


No. Don't. That is the worst advice you can give to an aspiring Whovian. Start with Rose and jump to Dalek. Then The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances. Still interested? Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways. Then do The Christmas Invasion and follow in order.
 
2012-11-24 09:44:37 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Vengeance on Varos was a sampling of what his Doctor could do with a decent script.


This is the second time I've seen Varos mentioned on Fark. So I managed to, erm, find a copy. Really terrific, and the effects aren't even that horrendously cheesy either.
 
2012-11-25 12:20:24 PM  

jonnyh: FirstNationalBastard: Vengeance on Varos was a sampling of what his Doctor could do with a decent script.

This is the second time I've seen Varos mentioned on Fark. So I managed to, erm, find a copy. Really terrific, and the effects aren't even that horrendously cheesy either.


The sad part is, that was the episode that pretty much killed Colin Baker's run as the Doctor.

The complaints about the violence in the episode gave Dickhead BBC Controller the ammo to cancel the full length original season 23, put the show he already hated "on hiatus" for 18 months, cut the episode order when it did return, and eventually fire Colin Baker.
 
2012-11-25 02:00:14 PM  
i777.photobucket.com
I'll just leave this here.

/Baker is still my favorite.
 
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