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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 17
    More: Spiffy, Patrick Troughton, William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, Chris Chibnall, David Tennant  
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2012-11-23 07:43:36 PM  
2 votes:

JosephFinn: Not a full ongoing companion to me. Otherwise, we'd have to consider this little shiat for worst Companion and that would be awful:


Still. This scene made me squee.

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Jack's just bad-assed, period.

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2012-11-23 01:45:18 PM  
2 votes:
I really don't blame Colin Baker too much. He had a producer who really didn't want to do the show, but no one wanted to replace him. C.Baker really tried to be different-but he does bear the responsibility of making the doctor too unlikeable.


But the main thing was the head of the BBC was a big throbbing wanker.
2012-11-24 12:13:12 AM  
1 votes:

Zombie DJ: 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.


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2012-11-24 12:00:04 AM  
1 votes:

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


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.
2012-11-23 10:59:26 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:24:46 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:52:26 PM  
1 votes:

Zombie DJ: 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.


Damn straight.
2012-11-23 08:21:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:09:24 PM  
1 votes:

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 06:59:35 PM  
1 votes:
Seriously, folks, we're forgetting the best Companion?

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2012-11-23 04:54:30 PM  
1 votes:

Duck_of_Doom: FirstNationalBastard And he did it all while looking like your grandmother.

I can not watch Pertwee's stuff because of this. He looks like my mother's first boss: this old Italian lady who had too many facelifts, too much snowbird Florida sun, and too many boys she paid for.


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So what does he remind you in this one then?

/Pertwee fan from way back.
//Top three Doctors ever, he's in it.
2012-11-23 04:09:49 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Eccleston sucked.
Tennant rocked.
Smith is perfectly fine so far.
2012-11-23 02:55:55 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Smith, IMHO, is far better in Tennant in one big way: he plays the doctor as an old man child alien. He dosent look at a young 19 year old girl and think..I gotta get me a piece of that. Tennant was stuck on romance far too much.

Colin Bakers approach was a lot like Hatnels original run...in the first story, the doctor was a arrogant, mean bastard... willing to murder in cold blood.

I know a lot of people have trouble with the earlier "campy" version of the Doctor Who- but at the time, BBC really didn't have a lot of money nor the reasources to pull off Hollywood style show.

Tom Baker mentioned in the Keys of Time DVD- Star Wars really upped the SFX expectations of the audience...and later shows like Star Trek TNG really made Doctor Who look like crap.

Part of the camp aspect lies in the person playing the doctor-Smith/T. Baker/McCoy/Troughton and the writers...Douglas Adams who were writing Satire.
2012-11-23 02:41:03 PM  
1 votes:
Pierce Brosnan was a great Bond, he was handed scripts of successively lower quality, but he never phoned it in. While the plots were sometimes lackluster, his Bond was always Bond.
2012-11-23 02:00:45 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-11-23 01:55:17 PM  
1 votes:
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.
2012-11-23 01:12:12 PM  
1 votes:

simplicimus: I liked most of the actors, ranking Tom Baker as the best and Jon Pertwee as the least (to be fair, he had the lamest scripts).


Lame script wise goes to Colin Baker...who was the least loved of the Doctors.

Pertwee made the Doctor a man of action, instead of just the brains.
 
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