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2013-03-16 06:55:39 PM
6 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Damn, that's only two weeks out.

/time for Matt Smith to finally shine (hopefully).


If you haven't seen the greatness in the last few seasons, don't bother.
2013-03-16 08:38:26 PM
2 votes:
Doctor Who fans take this show way to farking seriously. It is a family show that yes does make you think, but you guys seriously way over think it. Nothing can please the hard core fans of this show. You know what I am wasn't a huge fan of the RTD era, only because of how much the ruined a chance to make some characters be awesome (IE Martha). Then Moffat takes over, and people are biatching about there is no more Tennant. The female Doctor Who Fans loved him, because he was hot, and to a lot of people he was the first Doctor. So there is a sentimental attachment to it, but get the fark over it. Smith is an amazing Doctor, and I love how complex he can be with his moods, feelings, and ideas. I liked the Ponds too, yes they were getting over done, but they are gone now. So shut up. Yes this season hasn't been as strong as the previous years, but to be fair the first half was set up for all the episodes to be stand alone, because all the ideas and money went to the last half of the season. This was done, because of the 50th anniversary coming up. The show is great over all, yes some episodes suck aren't good or maybe shiatty, but get the fark over it. There is no bad Doctor, not bad companion, it is all matter of opinion. If you think you can do better why don't you become a writer yourself, so you can take over Doctor Who when Moffat's run is over.

/Rantings over
/Not going to grammar check
2013-03-16 08:35:42 PM
2 votes:

Mincer: Dr Who is a kids show. Grow the fark up!

/my kids loved it
//but then they started asking questions
///why Fark.com not ask questions?


"What's the point of being grown up if you can't act childish sometimes?"- The (fourth) Doctor
2013-03-16 07:10:30 PM
2 votes:

t3knomanser: Surool: If you haven't seen the greatness in the last few seasons, don't bother.

Meh, he's going to biatch and moan for the rest of eternity. While I have a lot of complaints about the past few seasons, they've been a big step up since the RTD-era. The RTD-era was mostly terrible terrible episodes with a few gems. The Moffat era has meen mostly okay episodes with a few gems and a few stinkers. The biggest flaw is that "fun" trumps "logic".


I'm just tired of the whining. Seriously, you watched 2.5 years of a show you claim not to like much?
2013-03-16 07:07:10 PM
2 votes:
BRING BACK CAPTAIN JACK!
2013-03-16 07:02:29 PM
2 votes:

Surool: If you haven't seen the greatness in the last few seasons, don't bother.


Meh, he's going to biatch and moan for the rest of eternity. While I have a lot of complaints about the past few seasons, they've been a big step up since the RTD-era. The RTD-era was mostly terrible terrible episodes with a few gems. The Moffat era has meen mostly okay episodes with a few gems and a few stinkers. The biggest flaw is that "fun" trumps "logic".
2013-03-16 06:51:47 PM
2 votes:
For those with AdBlock (et al) and don't wish to try to figure out which of the various sub-sites you need to enable to show the "exclusive" video, here it is on YouTube via the BBC: Link.

Also: Time Bandit?
2013-03-16 06:50:03 PM
2 votes:

rynthetyn: It's looking rather like we're getting an even more companion-focused series than before. I'm not sure how I feel about that.


BBC America trailer.
2013-03-17 02:34:18 PM
1 votes:

Surool: FirstNationalBastard: So, basically, don't have an opinion if it doesn't match yours?

How did you get that from what I said? I said, if it has been that terrible for you for so long, stop watching. I didn't say you couldn't hate it, I just don't understand how you can keep watching. Turn off the TV and wait until the next showrunner comes along and try it again.


Ugh...what a luddite. Let me fill you in on how this works, especially since the Internet went big.

If you don't like a show, you don't stop watching it. In fact, the more you dislike a show, the more obliged you are to keep watching it, in case you might miss something you  really hate. That way, you're up to date on the latest complaints and can tell anyone, anywhere, and any time how much you dislike the show in the most current and holistic way possible. Especially if you have to go out of your way to complain about it, in fact the further out of your way you have to go the more important it is to do it, because otherwise people won't know how much you  really hate the show.

Don't let anyone tell you to stop watching it and find something to do with your time you actually like, because the payoff of watching something you hate just to complain about it later is too big to ignore. And, whatever you do,  never ever let anyone tell you to skip complaining about it, because if you don't complain about watching it, why are you even suffering through it to begin with?
2013-03-17 08:10:04 AM
1 votes:
I'm beginning to think that Moffat is great for one-off stories with engaging plots and characters. He stinks as a head writer though. You can tell when he / the team gets a really great idea they're really excited about and absolutely cram it in to the story with all he's / they're worth even if it's way too late for that idea in the story. It usually doesn't work out well, but the idea would have been pretty neat if it fit right.

I just pray that his idea for the new companion isn't that she's the embodiment of that snow-consciousness traipsing through time and space and only that consciousness would have been strong enough to retain its identity when Dalek'd. Smith needs a good companion. I take that back, Rory was a pretty good companion. Smith needs a balanced companion so that he doesn't get dwarfed/lost on screen again.

In Moffat I trust? Ehhh... is he all you've got?
2013-03-17 02:29:32 AM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: jennies1897: Does anyone have insight on where to get classic who episodes online? I'd like to watch from the beginning and keep the flow as much as possible, but haven't been able to find them in one spot. I know there's some completely lost episodes, but I'd like to be able to watch the whole story for once and not just pieces.

Aside from a tiny smattering of episodes on Netflix?


FTFY.

It's great that Netflix has some classic "Who," but it most certainly would not in any way, shape or form help jennies1897 "watch from the beginning and keep the flow as much as possible."

Netflix has only one Hartnell, one Troughton, four Pertwee, and a handful of Baker, two Davison, and one McCoy.
2013-03-17 12:20:16 AM
1 votes:

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Really?  I knew Downton was chopped up but I didn't realize Dr Who was too.


Everything on BBCA is butchered. Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes didn't even make sense sometimes after the cuts took out that which was later referenced.
2013-03-16 11:58:40 PM
1 votes:

demonfaerie: Doctor Who fans take this show way to farking seriously.


1.  Mind telling that to fans of "The Walking Dead", "Breaking Bad", and just about every hit series that had a following?

2.  You must be fun at parties.
2013-03-16 10:32:43 PM
1 votes:

Surool: FirstNationalBastard: Damn, that's only two weeks out.

/time for Matt Smith to finally shine (hopefully).

If you haven't seen the greatness in the last few seasons, don't bother.


This season has been the worst since the reboot. The writing quality has dropped like a rock, and they seem to be having a contest to see which writer can show us how clever he is. Clever is a terrible quality in a writer, by the way. It's a way of avoiding actual character development and emotion. The extended Pond goodbye was excrutiating, for a character that had outlived her welcome over a season ago.

So, I too and hoping that we get back on track, rather than more flash bang look how clever we are. The trailer's talk about how important this companion is makes me think... not.
2013-03-16 09:08:52 PM
1 votes:
I wish the show could be reset back to a time when the Daleks were just starting to become a threat again. There is a great story in having the Doctor being the last Time Lord and thinking all the Daleks are gone only to have his greatest enemy show up again. It makes it scary and also very disheartening to see how much the Doctor sacrificed just to have it all be for nothing. It could have been a very long running theme that even though the Time War is over he still has his worst enemy out there. But they ended up condensing all of that into one season finale. Wasted potential. Now the Daleks are a throw away bad guy that is rarely a threat and not that scary. While a couple episodes show the Doctor's anger and remorse at fighting them, it never seems to compare to Eccelston's reaction in Dalek.

The Silence are a nice new underlying threat and it would be great to have them pop up randomly trying to influence events. I think there definitely needs to be a new goal in the Doctor's stories. They set one up at the end of last season but they really need to steer away from "The Doctor faces his biggest threat, potentially dying (again)" It's getting a bit old and you know he's not going to die but it's going to be some weird sequence of events. He needs a new threat and not something that involves the universe being destroyed.

Very excited for the new episodes. The break has been awkward since there wasn't much continuity and it feels like it has been forever.
2013-03-16 09:06:13 PM
1 votes:

ArcadianRefugee: Surool: I'm just tired of the whining. Seriously, you watched 2.5 years of a show you claim not to like much?

I just spent a month churning through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and am now working my way through Star Trek: Voyager; the latter is a gods-awful show.

But I'm sticking with it. I can't talk about how DS9 failspales in comparison to Babylon 5, or how really truly terribly written Voyager was if I haven't watched it. Even if that means all of it.


I can watch pretty much any Doctor Who episode (original or the new) and still enjoy them.  I can't rewatch a single Star Trek episode without thinking - 'wow - this sucks'.
2013-03-16 08:05:51 PM
1 votes:
I no longer watch "Dr. Who." The production values are too good. I want to see cheesy props and clumsy special effects, like the old days. I want to see the wires the tardis is hanging from. On top of that, and I don't know if this is true of British TV in general or just this show, they don't know how to end an episode. On American TV the adventure and suspense goes on right until the very last minute, the problem is resolved and everyone high fives or someone states the important lesson they've all learned. Then it's final credits and a commercial. On Dr. Who, everything gets resolved with ten minutes to spare and the rest of the show is spent on character development and angst-y hand-wringing. They don't even set up a decent cliffhanger for the next episode. I don't remember that from the Tom Baker episodes I used to watch. It may be a British thing, but I find it disappointing, unappealing, and ultimately, annoying. I've got better things to do than watch Matt Smith get all weepy about how his best friends have been erased from time... forever! I just want to smack him.

Sorry.
2013-03-16 07:51:14 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: BRING BACK CAPTAIN JACK!


Closest you're going to get at the moment is watching Barrowman on Arrow. They just added Alex Kingston to the Arrow cast as well.
2013-03-16 07:47:34 PM
1 votes:

Mincer: Dr Who is a kids show. Grow the fark up!

/my kids loved it
//but then they started asking questions
///why Fark.com not ask questions?


Grew up watching Dr. Who (Tom Baker was my first). If I've got to "Grow Up" and stop watching Dr. Who, thanks but no thanks. Matter of fact, I watch it with my daughter. Best bonding experience I can imagine is discussing our favorite episodes. Well, aside from which "Supernatural" episodes and what the earliest moments of the universe, say in the 10−11 seconds, would have been like.

If chatting away about the formation of baryons and in the blink of an eye having a heated debate about which was the cooler vehicle, the Tardis or a '67 Impala, with my child then dang it, I don't want to be right!
2013-03-16 07:33:37 PM
1 votes:

t3knomanser: Surool: If you haven't seen the greatness in the last few seasons, don't bother.

Meh, he's going to biatch and moan for the rest of eternity. While I have a lot of complaints about the past few seasons, they've been a big step up since the RTD-era. The RTD-era was mostly terrible terrible episodes with a few gems. The Moffat era has meen mostly okay episodes with a few gems and a few stinkers. The biggest flaw is that "fun" trumps "logic".


Wha?  The RTD era had some stinkers, but a large majority of the episodes were either great, good, or passable.  The Moffat era has had a couple of good ones, but this season has been nothing but crap so far.  This is the guy who decided to put together a series with the "movie poster" idea.  If that doesn't sound like grasping, I don't know what does.

\Family of Blood, and The Doctor Dances are probably two of the best episodes ever
2013-03-16 07:17:36 PM
1 votes:
Dammit, wish I didn't have to wait on Netflix to add more seasons.
 
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