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(Digital Spy)   Peter Capaldi's final season as The Doctor features a different take on the Time Lord, with Capaldi acting less like Malcolm Tucker and more like William Hartnell   ( digitalspy.com) divider line
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2017-04-14 06:57:40 AM  
That's nice and all, but it would be better to have some confirmation that we'll be avoiding any "moon egg" quality writing this time around.
 
2017-04-14 07:44:39 AM  

bloobeary: That's nice and all, but it would be better to have some confirmation that we'll be avoiding any "moon egg" quality writing this time around.


This.  I like him as Doctor, but Clara overstayed her welcome by more than a year and the writing was generally crap.
 
2017-04-14 10:25:20 AM  
I want more Malcolm Tucker as The Doctor. Can you actually imagine that?
 
2017-04-14 10:29:43 AM  
I'm still annoyed that the show never addressed that Clara was replaced with a mass of sentient eye-boogers.
 
2017-04-14 10:43:52 AM  
Irascible and frustrated because his mind and body are going?
 
2017-04-14 10:48:39 AM  
"Ten clocks."

/Obscure?
 
2017-04-14 10:54:33 AM  
I'm gonna miss Capaldi.
 
2017-04-14 10:57:10 AM  

COMALite J: "Ten clocks."

/Obscure?


four candles
 
2017-04-14 10:58:25 AM  
our long (inter)national nightmare is one day away from ending!

or from beginning, depending on moffat
 
2017-04-14 11:01:42 AM  
So constantly forgetting and flubbing his lines?
 
2017-04-14 11:05:43 AM  

bloobeary: That's nice and all, but it would be better to have some confirmation that we'll be avoiding any "moon egg" quality writing this time around.


Pretty much his entire run was mired by terrible writing and desperation.
 
2017-04-14 11:14:11 AM  
I haven't watched Dr. Who since Tom Baker, but the Doctor screaming "Eff off you f*&king c*unt" at people would be awesome.
 
2017-04-14 11:17:54 AM  

jayphat: I want more Malcolm Tucker as The Doctor. Can you actually imagine that?


Very NSFW language:

Malcolm Tucker IS Dr Who!
Youtube 5Blf073f2Lc
 
2017-04-14 11:18:04 AM  
This is a fun compilation of Malcolm Tucker for everyone to enjoy. NSFW I suppose.
The Definitive Malcolm Tucker
Youtube DaMb-5w-V0Y
 
2017-04-14 11:25:01 AM  
It's going to be a sad farkity-bye. Even with crap scripts, Capaldi has been a great doctor.
 
2017-04-14 11:28:14 AM  
Ed Sheeran as the Doctor!

/you saw it here first folks
 
2017-04-14 11:30:27 AM  

baronbloodbath: Ed Sheeran as the Doctor!

/you saw it here first folks


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2017-04-14 11:31:49 AM  

Dimensio: So constantly forgetting and flubbing his lines?


Given originally he shot one-take live, got scrips 5 minutes beforehand, and was sick and elderly... I'm not sure that was his fault.
 
2017-04-14 11:37:17 AM  

bloobeary: That's nice and all, but it would be better to have some confirmation that we'll be avoiding any "moon egg" quality writing this time around.


It was uneven. There were great episodes and terrible ones. The moon egg one is in the terrible category, but the Xmas special with River and Hydroflax was awesome.

I actually made my wife watch that one with me. She's a jock, not a nerd, and not interested in Doctor Who at all.... and she was choking back tears at the end of that one. She loved it.
 
2017-04-14 11:57:29 AM  
Shaky writing aside, Capaldi has been outstanding. "Day of the Moon", "Forest of the Night" and "Sleep no More" were generally not well received, and honestly not good, but Capadi/Coleman delivered them well. Capaldi's anti-war speech in "The Zygon Inversion" still gives me chills.

Perhaps Clara was around a year longer than some people would have cared for her, but you have to admit that Jenna Coleman was great in her final season.
 
2017-04-14 12:13:41 PM  
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2017-04-14 01:04:46 PM  

enry: bloobeary: That's nice and all, but it would be better to have some confirmation that we'll be avoiding any "moon egg" quality writing this time around.

This.  I like him as Doctor, but Clara overstayed her welcome by more than a year and the writing was generally crap.


I blame Moffatt less then I blame the directors and actors. On paper, the concept looked good.

Part of the issue is that Capaldi wanted to play the Doctor as a grumpy old man, with no romance. The problem with that,  is like it or not, romance is part of the equation of Doctor Who now. So that was a huge loss for the people who liked it. They tried to rectify it with a new love interest with Danny. Danny wasn't a pleasant character, with his anti- Doctor shtick. And I blame the actor for his interpretation, so you had two hard characters, with neither having a sympathetic bent.

The other reason is some bad sci-fi, moon egg, big trees and Robots of Sherwoods ending went to stupid endings. (Having Robin Hood as factual violated rule that known fictional character weren't real, but I understand the coolness of Britain's two beloved fictional characters teaming up with a meta message.)

It still had some good episodes, Listen, Season opener, Bonless, Enter the Dalek,  The Last Christmas Mummy on the Orient Express, The Season ended started out stron but ended just "good"


Last year only had one bad episode: sandman one.  Otherwise the stories were top notch. The Magician's Apprentice, The Witch's Familliar, The Zygon Invasion/Inversion, The Girl Who Lived/The Girl that Died, Face The Raven/Heaven Sent/Hell Bent.

Each Doctor has his share of bad episodes. Smith had the Space Pirate, Tennant had Gods and Monsters.
Eccleston farting aliens storyline wasn't good (but the follow up was great)

This season I'm a little worried about since Moffat is hanging around one more season than he intended. Chin all had to finish Broadchurch before taking on Doctor Who.
 
2017-04-14 01:25:22 PM  
I'm just not feeling Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.  He looks like an angry lesbian and he's all over the place with his personality.  They've tried hard to make him 'cool' and it just falls flat with me.
 
2017-04-14 01:55:24 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: enry: bloobeary: That's nice and all, but it would be better to have some confirmation that we'll be avoiding any "moon egg" quality writing this time around.

This.  I like him as Doctor, but Clara overstayed her welcome by more than a year and the writing was generally crap.

I blame Moffatt less then I blame the directors and actors. On paper, the concept looked good.

Part of the issue is that Capaldi wanted to play the Doctor as a grumpy old man, with no romance. The problem with that,  is like it or not, romance is part of the equation of Doctor Who now. So that was a huge loss for the people who liked it. They tried to rectify it with a new love interest with Danny. Danny wasn't a pleasant character, with his anti- Doctor shtick. And I blame the actor for his interpretation, so you had two hard characters, with neither having a sympathetic bent.

The other reason is some bad sci-fi, moon egg, big trees and Robots of Sherwoods ending went to stupid endings. (Having Robin Hood as factual violated rule that known fictional character weren't real, but I understand the coolness of Britain's two beloved fictional characters teaming up with a meta message.)

It still had some good episodes, Listen, Season opener, Bonless, Enter the Dalek,  The Last Christmas Mummy on the Orient Express, The Season ended started out stron but ended just "good"


Last year only had one bad episode: sandman one.  Otherwise the stories were top notch. The Magician's Apprentice, The Witch's Familliar, The Zygon Invasion/Inversion, The Girl Who Lived/The Girl that Died, Face The Raven/Heaven Sent/Hell Bent.

Each Doctor has his share of bad episodes. Smith had the Space Pirate, Tennant had Gods and Monsters.
Eccleston farting aliens storyline wasn't good (but the follow up was great)

This season I'm a little worried about since Moffat is hanging around one more season than he intended. Chin all had to finish Broadchurch before taking on Doctor Who.


Point of order!

Fear Her was worse than Love and Monsters.

The cringe-inducing moments in L&M were more severe, but fewer.  And also balanced by ELO.
 
2017-04-14 02:17:21 PM  
Imagine Capaldi with scripts that didn't come from JNT 2000.

It would have been wonderful to see. He frequently made chicken salad from chicken shiat.
 
2017-04-14 03:03:46 PM  
I'm currently rewatching the Hartnell seasons on Britbox, so getting a kick...etc....
 
2017-04-14 03:06:31 PM  
PlaidJaguar:

The chair recognizes your point, and will readily admit that Fear Her did suck donkey balls. But Gods and Monsters was really just appalling from start to finish.
 
2017-04-14 03:10:00 PM  
I hope he gets to choose a body this time.


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2017-04-14 03:14:41 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: PlaidJaguar:

The chair recognizes your point, and will readily admit that Fear Her did suck donkey balls. But Gods and Monsters was really just appalling from start to finish.


Was it really?

If we exclude the bit with the oral sex joke at the end, was the rest of the episode really so bad?

Especially taking into account that it was their first "Doctor Who Minus The Doctor" episode; I mean, it's nowhere near as good as Blink, which was the second go at DW-TD, but is it actually bad throughout?

I'm open to the possibility that I blocked out parts of it, or that I'm being over-generous because I like Marc Warren.
 
2017-04-14 03:26:43 PM  

albert71292: I'm currently rewatching the Hartnell seasons on Britbox, so getting a kick...etc....


i'm just finishing up baker's episodes

colin baker's...so i'm not getting quite as big a kick
 
2017-04-14 03:30:59 PM  

PlaidJaguar: Darth_Lukecash: PlaidJaguar:

The chair recognizes your point, and will readily admit that Fear Her did suck donkey balls. But Gods and Monsters was really just appalling from start to finish.

Was it really?

If we exclude the bit with the oral sex joke at the end, was the rest of the episode really so bad?

Especially taking into account that it was their first "Doctor Who Minus The Doctor" episode; I mean, it's nowhere near as good as Blink, which was the second go at DW-TD, but is it actually bad throughout?

I'm open to the possibility that I blocked out parts of it, or that I'm being over-generous because I like Marc Warren.


Well, whom do you mean by *their* first DW episode without the Doctor? If you mean BBC Wales or RTD, OK, but it was not the first DW episode without the Doctor. Individual episodes back in the Hartnel era (and maybe Trouton too; I'm not sure) woukd be without the Doctor or a companion, in order to give them a week off now and then. The missing character would be off doing something or unconscious or such. Like one episode of that serial set at the start of the French Revolution, when the Doctor (a body double) is only seen momentarily walking down a tree lined road or through an orchard.

Hell, there was that other stand-alone episode without the Doctor, the Tardis, or any companions - just those two space agents encountering the Daleks who were setting up an alliance with other monsters.
 
2017-04-14 03:44:35 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: PlaidJaguar: Darth_Lukecash: PlaidJaguar:

The chair recognizes your point, and will readily admit that Fear Her did suck donkey balls. But Gods and Monsters was really just appalling from start to finish.

Was it really?

If we exclude the bit with the oral sex joke at the end, was the rest of the episode really so bad?

Especially taking into account that it was their first "Doctor Who Minus The Doctor" episode; I mean, it's nowhere near as good as Blink, which was the second go at DW-TD, but is it actually bad throughout?

I'm open to the possibility that I blocked out parts of it, or that I'm being over-generous because I like Marc Warren.

Well, whom do you mean by *their* first DW episode without the Doctor? If you mean BBC Wales or RTD, OK, but it was not the first DW episode without the Doctor. Individual episodes back in the Hartnel era (and maybe Trouton too; I'm not sure) woukd be without the Doctor or a companion, in order to give them a week off now and then. The missing character would be off doing something or unconscious or such. Like one episode of that serial set at the start of the French Revolution, when the Doctor (a body double) is only seen momentarily walking down a tree lined road or through an orchard.

Hell, there was that other stand-alone episode without the Doctor, the Tardis, or any companions - just those two space agents encountering the Daleks who were setting up an alliance with other monsters.


By "their" I mean the NuWho team.

ClassicWho episodes are a completely different animal.
 
2017-04-14 04:03:35 PM  

PlaidJaguar: Darth_Lukecash: PlaidJaguar:

The chair recognizes your point, and will readily admit that Fear Her did suck donkey balls. But Gods and Monsters was really just appalling from start to finish.

Was it really?

If we exclude the bit with the oral sex joke at the end, was the rest of the episode really so bad?

Especially taking into account that it was their first "Doctor Who Minus The Doctor" episode; I mean, it's nowhere near as good as Blink, which was the second go at DW-TD, but is it actually bad throughout?

I'm open to the possibility that I blocked out parts of it, or that I'm being over-generous because I like Marc Warren.


Yes.  It was awful, even with the oral sex joke, which was in fact the best part.
 
2017-04-14 04:32:24 PM  
Capaldi seems like a good actor, but those were crap seasons. God I hate that one stupid biatch who shoulda been tossed in the lava, and all the touchy feely bullshiat.
 
2017-04-14 05:10:28 PM  
Meh, Rick & Morty does Doctor Who better than Who these days.
 
2017-04-15 01:04:34 AM  
More like William Hartnell? Well, I found Hartnell's run dry and boring...so no change with Capaldi, then.
 
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