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2013-03-24 07:29:40 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Hollie Maea: I haven't ever watched any Dr Who.  Where should I start?

I'd tend to suggest watching something like "Blink" first, and then go back to the Eccleston era, as his first episode is pretty bad (I actually gave up on the show after "Rose" aired, and only came back to it a year later).  It doesn't really get going until "The End of the World."


I would say start with the 11th Doctor, "The 11th Hour". You don't need that much back story other than the Doctor is someone who is nearly immortal and has a time machine that is shaped like a police box.  From there the rest of the episodes ease you into it. From there you can go back and watch from the 9th Doctor.
 
2013-03-24 07:47:27 PM
Let's have a female Doctor Who and have the lesbian dinosaur character as her companion.

/doesn't have a clue
//only seen one episode in her life and thought it was really strange
 
2013-03-24 08:16:00 PM
Do yourself a favor and put FirstNationalBastard on ignore.
 
2013-03-24 08:28:20 PM
And nothing about the sex thing with John Nathan Turner....
 
2013-03-24 08:30:16 PM
I started watching Dr. Who on Netflix two months ago. I'm almost through the last episodes of the 10th Doctor. I have thoroughly enjoyed the series so far. I got into it because after seeing all of these threads on Fark, I figured I should give it a chance so I could know what everyone is talking about. So, thank you people of Fark! On a side note, I was sad when the 9th one died because I didn't want to grow into a new actor in the role. I'll be even sadder when this one goes, because I've just loved David Tennant. And I'm excited to see how different, yet familiar the 11th will be! And by the way, every episode with the Daleks is a great episode.
 
2013-03-24 08:35:35 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Funbags: Dr. Anything newer is unrepentant shiat. QED.

Meh.  You got one bite.


Really? Must be on my ignore list. It would be funner were I actually trolling.

What I've seen of the new DR WHO's are about on par with every Lost episode, ever. Yeah, fancier special effects/boobs, but I'd never watch Dr Who for any of that.

I favor my sci-fi the way I favor my whiskey: hard and devoid of cruft. Guess I'll stick with books, and single-malts.
 
2013-03-24 08:36:08 PM

spamdog: Do yourself a favor and put FirstNationalBastard on ignore.


But he gets so many bites it does no good.
 
2013-03-24 08:58:12 PM

Funbags: Dwight_Yeast: Funbags: Dr. Anything newer is unrepentant shiat. QED.

Meh.  You got one bite.

Really? Must be on my ignore list. It would be funner were I actually trolling.

What I've seen of the new DR WHO's are about on par with every Lost episode, ever. Yeah, fancier special effects/boobs, but I'd never watch Dr Who for any of that.

I favor my sci-fi the way I favor my whiskey: hard and devoid of cruft. Guess I'll stick with books, and single-malts.


So you came into this thread solely to shiat on a show you don't like? Noted.
 
2013-03-24 09:02:44 PM

Funbags: Dwight_Yeast: Funbags: Dr. Anything newer is unrepentant shiat. QED.

Meh.  You got one bite.

Really? Must be on my ignore list. It would be funner were I actually trolling.

What I've seen of the new DR WHO's are about on par with every Lost episode, ever. Yeah, fancier special effects/boobs, but I'd never watch Dr Who for any of that.

I favor my sci-fi the way I favor my whiskey: hard and devoid of cruft. Guess I'll stick with books, and single-malts.


You sound boring. Have fun with that.
 
2013-03-24 09:06:46 PM

fusillade762: Funbags: Dwight_Yeast: Funbags:

So you came into this thread solely to shiat on a show you don't like? Noted.


I stopped going into threads to mention I don't like things (it was mainly one band, no biggie) because it's annoying as hell when people do that.

Y'all go on and like things I don't like,  We're cool.
 
2013-03-24 09:27:10 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Don't like Doctor Who?  Don't watch it.  Stop posting about it.  Forget about it and find something better to do with your time.  It will make you a happier person.  I speak from personal experience in this.


Thank you. It needed to be said. And needs to be said again every time he starts to whine.

Though really... since I have him on ignore, if people would just quit quoting him, I could have forgotten the miserable, annoying sod existed by now.
 
2013-03-24 09:27:26 PM

if_i_really_have_to: Premeditated_Road_Rage: Zarquon's Flat Tire: Premeditated_Road_Rage: floor: Premeditated_Road_Rage: Geeze - this is only about the 300th greenlit "list of all 11 Doctors" link I've seen on Fark since Matt Smith took the role.  This may be a 'new' link, but it's certainly worthy of the 'Repeat' tag, IMHO.

Big publicity push this week. The LA Times has it as a cover story on their Calendar section. The local news stand has a few magazines with Matt Smith on the cover. Hopefully this will not lead to a change in the show to appeal to an American middle of the road demographic.

Him stalking both Amy and Clara (as seen here) as children have done a better job of repelling this American rather than appealing.  *shiver*.  We need to bring on Doctor #12 before the Tardis becomes the Gallifreyian equivalent of a nondescript van with tinted windows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IROtC6cAT4&feature=youtu.be

Dude it's not creepy to help a child if you don't plan on banging it.  WTF?

Until he convinced her to go for Rory (granted, his long absences helped in this matter), Amy was obsessed with the Doctor due to the early imprinting.  It is obvious by her overt flirtations in the Snowmen episode that Clara is equally into him and the meeting of her early in life in the St. John's prequel (wibbly-wobbly as Asylum takes place AFTER Snowmen, St. John's, etc., in her personal timeline) could be part of that imprinting.

It just strikes me as 'grooming', whether the Doctor does it intentionally or not.

Perfect example of the American obsession with sex.  Y'all see it everywhere, even in perfectly innocent things.  It involves a child and a grown up -- SEX PREDATOR!

To the Doctor everyone is a child.  He's 900 years old.  When Vastra asks him when Melody might have been conceived he goes all "argh don't make me think about the kids having sex".

Women are into him because he's an intelligent, powerful and mysterious being with a time-travelling spaceship.  He gives them the mo ...


Sorry for 'reading into it' like that, but I do live in a time and place where teacher, preachers, and priests can't keep it in their pants and kiddy diddlers abound on both the street and net.  The whole concept creeps me out to begin with but watching the Doctor do it even moreso.
 
2013-03-24 09:44:05 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Hollie Maea: I haven't ever watched any Dr Who.  Where should I start?

Here.

That's just mean.

The 60s era of Doctor Who exists as a good place to hide my porn because no one will ever try to watch it.


GIF is too big, but worth the click...
 
2013-03-24 09:44:49 PM

Funbags: Dwight_Yeast: Funbags: Dr. Anything newer is unrepentant shiat. QED.

Meh.  You got one bite.

Really? Must be on my ignore list. It would be funner were I actually trolling.

What I've seen of the new DR WHO's are about on par with every Lost episode, ever. Yeah, fancier special effects/boobs, but I'd never watch Dr Who for any of that.

I favor my sci-fi the way I favor my whiskey: hard and devoid of cruft. Guess I'll stick with books, and single-malts.


Except most sci-fi books suck. Horribly.
 
2013-03-24 09:45:30 PM

Hollie Maea: I haven't ever watched any Dr Who.  Where should I start?


Like any new series/reboot you kind of have to commit to push through the first few episodes so things can shake out.  I didn't care that much for Eccleston  but he grew on me (Disclaimer: My first doctor was Tom Baker and "you never forget your first Doctor").

The series itself is an eclectic fusion of the absurd and the poignant. The soundtrack is very good and gets better over time.
That said, it's not for everyone but hanging in there until you get to David Tenant is worth it.
 
2013-03-24 10:29:32 PM

blue_2501: Zarquon's Flat Tire:

GIF is too big, but worth the click...


You're right, it was worth the click.
 
2013-03-24 10:35:38 PM
CSB time:

A student popped into my office, drawn by the Who-related paraphernalia is near door.

"Dude," he says, "you like Doctor Who?"
"Sure."
"Who's your favorite Doctor?"
"Oh, I like them all, but I think I enjoy the second one the best."
He smiles.  "Oh, a lot of people like Tennant."

/how I managed not to scream, I'll never know
 
2013-03-24 10:41:28 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Except most sci-fi books suck. Horribly.


A fundamental problem with the genre.  In fact, with most niche genres, from fantasy to queer lit to (and this is where it gets really bad) queer fantasy/sci fi.
 
2013-03-24 10:58:23 PM

Dwight_Yeast: PC LOAD LETTER: Except most sci-fi books suck. Horribly.

A fundamental problem with the genre.  In fact, with most niche genres, from fantasy to queer lit to (and this is where it gets really bad) queer fantasy/sci fi.


Leave Mercedes Lackey alone!
 
2013-03-24 11:00:24 PM
On a more serious note, I think quite often your first Doctor is the one you think of as being the "real" one.

For me, it's the Fourth Doctor from endless PBS reruns
 
2013-03-24 11:19:24 PM

Apos: Hollie Maea: I haven't ever watched any Dr Who.  Where should I start?


The Christopher Eccleston tenure(2005-2006) is a great place to begin. It'll provide a comprehensive and engaging introduction to everything you need to know about the brilliant and eccentric Time Lord.



I'd agree, BUT he/she needs to be warned not to give up when Aliens of London and World War III roll around...
 
2013-03-24 11:27:42 PM

irving47: Apos: Hollie Maea: I haven't ever watched any Dr Who.  Where should I start?


The Christopher Eccleston tenure(2005-2006) is a great place to begin. It'll provide a comprehensive and engaging introduction to everything you need to know about the brilliant and eccentric Time Lord.


I'd agree, BUT he/she needs to be warned not to give up when Aliens of London and World War III roll around...


Get to at least the Empty Child/Doctor Dances before giving up on it.
 
2013-03-25 12:36:32 AM

sirbissel: irving47: Apos: Hollie Maea: I haven't ever watched any Dr Who.  Where should I start?


The Christopher Eccleston tenure(2005-2006) is a great place to begin. It'll provide a comprehensive and engaging introduction to everything you need to know about the brilliant and eccentric Time Lord.


I'd agree, BUT he/she needs to be warned not to give up when Aliens of London and World War III roll around...

Get to at least the Empty Child/Doctor Dances before giving up on it.


They could always skip around a bit in the first season.

Rose, Dalek, the one with Rose's father, then the two parter.

Of course, missing out on the Slitheen means missing out on Harriet Jones, Back Bencher.
 
2013-03-25 12:42:01 AM

RassilonsExWife: Dwight_Yeast: Don't like Doctor Who?  Don't watch it.  Stop posting about it.  Forget about it and find something better to do with your time.  It will make you a happier person.  I speak from personal experience in this.

Thank you. It needed to be said. And needs to be said again every time he starts to whine.

Though really... since I have him on ignore, if people would just quit quoting him, I could have forgotten the miserable, annoying sod existed by now.


The funny part is, you both don't have very good reading comprehension and say ZOMG U HAVE CRIMITISIMS U NO LIKE U NO WATCH Y U DARE NOT LUV EVERYTHING, though you couldn't be further from the truth.

Of course, you'll never see this, since I offended your delicate sensibilities and you had to bury your head in the sand.

/ignore lists... for the weak minded and weak willed.
//of course, I can bet you hit the "show posts from ignore users" just to get your fill of righteous indignation
 
2013-03-25 12:55:56 AM
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Two missing fellows:

1. Chang Lee
2. Kamelion

I'll forgive the lack of Rory, because this might pre-date him.
 
2013-03-25 03:17:29 AM

if_i_really_have_to: To the Doctor everyone is a child.  He's 900 years old.  When Vastra asks him when Melody might have been conceived he goes all "argh don't make me think about the kids having sex".


Ahhh, don't go mentioning Melody. You're just adding fuel to the fire with that one!
 
2013-03-25 03:21:37 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: I favor my sci-fi the way I favor my whiskey: hard and devoid of cruft. Guess I'll stick with books, and single-malts.

Except most sci-fi books suck. Horribly.


There's plenty of good sci-fi out there if you know where to look. Iain M Banks, Alastair Reynolds, Charles Stross, John Scalzi, Vernor Vinge, Robert J Sawyer, Robert Charles Wilson, just to name a few off the top of my head.
 
2013-03-25 09:08:15 AM
That picture of the first Doctor is definitely Richard Hurndall from The Five Doctors, not William Hartnell.
 
2013-03-25 10:59:16 AM

browneye: That picture of the first Doctor is definitely Richard Hurndall from The Five Doctors, not William Hartnell.


He's just a man, pretending to be another man, dressed up as an alien time-traveller. Acting!
 
2013-03-25 01:31:50 PM

Premeditated_Road_Rage: FirstNationalBastard: Dwight_Yeast: FirstNationalBastard: Totally ignored that whole last line for your smugness, eh?

No, I was trying to make you look like less of an idiot by skipping over it, as it was an attempt to make your taking your own opinion as fact seem more palatable.

/and "smug" is the first insult of the weak-minded on Fark, along with "hipster" and "lib".

Did I ever state my opinion was fact?

No.

Are you being a smug, holier-than-thou hipster who is trying to win an internet argument?

Yes.

/Grabs popcorn and settles down to watch the threadjacking slap-fest.


Hey! Save me a spot!
 
2013-03-25 01:39:28 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: fusillade762: Funbags: Dwight_Yeast: Funbags:

So you came into this thread solely to shiat on a show you don't like? Noted.

I stopped going into threads to mention I don't like things (it was mainly one band, no biggie) because it's annoying as hell when people do that.

Y'all go on and like things I don't like,  We're cool.


Pretty much this; however, it's fun to find out who are the five-year-olds in the thread are when they post "I DON'T LIKE THIS AND I JUST WANTED TO POST THAT!" to a particular topic.
 
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