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2021-02-24 4:33:47 PM  
Can't wait! There was a similar lengthy gap between seasons before so Subby can suck it.
 
2021-02-24 6:03:34 PM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't wait! There was a similar lengthy gap between seasons before so Subby can suck it.


Considering the quality of the writing over the last handful of seasons, a bit of a hiatus wouldn't be a bad thing. Or even a year or so of occasional specials like Tenant had before leaving.
 
2021-02-24 6:09:05 PM  
I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.
 
2021-02-24 6:09:17 PM  
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2021-02-24 6:13:31 PM  

Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.


Kodi isn't a service.
 
2021-02-24 6:17:44 PM  

NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

Kodi isn't a service.


Software. Jesus, try debating the actual point I was making, rather than picking at nits.

Because you added nothing at all to the debate, so thanks.
 
2021-02-24 6:19:44 PM  
(reads TFA)

I have never seen more nothing surrounded by empty in an article before.  The endless void of space, cold and hopeless, contains more actual information than that...that....thing did.

/Shame, Subby
 
2021-02-24 6:22:11 PM  

Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

Kodi isn't a service.

Software. Jesus, try debating the actual point I was making, rather than picking at nits.

Because you added nothing at all to the debate, so thanks.


It's because I spend a good bit of time on the Kodi boards and the creators of the software are very particular about that point. They don't support or condone piracy services through it.
 
2021-02-24 6:31:10 PM  
Yever notice that previous actors "left the role", but Jodie is "quitting"?
Season 11 was uneven, did have some high points.
Season 12 was markedly better, and added a LOT of new ideas to the character that can be explored.
The most recent special was fun if not a little underwhelming.
Overall, I don't think they're trying to set the universe on fire with the stories; there's enough loud joyless thundercoonts that hate JW's Doctor and Chibs because of reasons.
 
2021-02-24 6:44:27 PM  
I think Jodie has done rather a good job with the role, but has been hampered by awful writing.

There have been a couple of bright spots, but for the most part the stories themselves have not been good.

I also completely hate the canon altering change that Chibnall made up.  Went from being someone who rebelled against the system and decided to do good just because to being the most super special person in all existence.  It was bad enough when it was Amy, and worse when it was Clara, but doing it to The Doctor is awful.  Non because of canon or continuity, but because of the way it completely re-contextualizes the character.

Same thing that happened when JJAbrams undid Rey being a child of random people, showing how heroes can come from anywhere, to being the spawn of Palpatine because you can only be special if you inherited it.
 
2021-02-24 6:45:32 PM  

NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

Kodi isn't a service.

Software. Jesus, try debating the actual point I was making, rather than picking at nits.

Because you added nothing at all to the debate, so thanks.

It's because I spend a good bit of time on the Kodi boards and the creators of the software are very particular about that point. They don't support or condone piracy services through it.


That would have added something to the original discussion. We gave up on Kodi awhile back because it just became too much of a pain every time the scrapers got taken down by the MPAA or a plug in quit getting support.

But I'm serious that a paid/legal service with the kind of selection they have would have my immediate support
 
2021-02-24 6:46:43 PM  

PlaidJaguar: I think Jodie has done rather a good job with the role, but has been hampered by awful writing.


Pretty much the same as Capaldi's run.
 
2021-02-24 6:51:05 PM  

Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

Kodi isn't a service.

Software. Jesus, try debating the actual point I was making, rather than picking at nits.

Because you added nothing at all to the debate, so thanks.

It's because I spend a good bit of time on the Kodi boards and the creators of the software are very particular about that point. They don't support or condone piracy services through it.

That would have added something to the original discussion. We gave up on Kodi awhile back because it just became too much of a pain every time the scrapers got taken down by the MPAA or a plug in quit getting support.

But I'm serious that a paid/legal service with the kind of selection they have would have my immediate support


Sorry about the snippy response, just reflex from the other board. None of the streaming plugins that support pirated content are supported in any way by the main Kodi team. That's why they routinely break and randomly lose support.

For downloaded content, Kodi is absolutely great, though.
 
2021-02-24 6:57:02 PM  
It was Captain Jack all along
 
2021-02-24 7:01:15 PM  

NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

Kodi isn't a service.

Software. Jesus, try debating the actual point I was making, rather than picking at nits.

Because you added nothing at all to the debate, so thanks.

It's because I spend a good bit of time on the Kodi boards and the creators of the software are very particular about that point. They don't support or condone piracy services through it.

That would have added something to the original discussion. We gave up on Kodi awhile back because it just became too much of a pain every time the scrapers got taken down by the MPAA or a plug in quit getting support.

But I'm serious that a paid/legal service with the kind of selection they have would have my immediate support

Sorry about the snippy response, just reflex from the other board. None of the streaming plugins that support pirated content are supported in any way by the main Kodi team. That's why they routinely break and randomly lose support.

For downloaded content, Kodi is absolutely great, though.


Does Kodi manage your music library? Plex isn't really following my naming convention, so I'm a little disillusioned.
 
2021-02-24 7:40:09 PM  

Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

Kodi isn't a service.

Software. Jesus, try debating the actual point I was making, rather than picking at nits.

Because you added nothing at all to the debate, so thanks.

It's because I spend a good bit of time on the Kodi boards and the creators of the software are very particular about that point. They don't support or condone piracy services through it.

That would have added something to the original discussion. We gave up on Kodi awhile back because it just became too much of a pain every time the scrapers got taken down by the MPAA or a plug in quit getting support.

But I'm serious that a paid/legal service with the kind of selection they have would have my immediate support

Sorry about the snippy response, just reflex from the other board. None of the streaming plugins that support pirated content are supported in any way by the main Kodi team. That's why they routinely break and randomly lose support.

For downloaded content, Kodi is absolutely great, though.

Does Kodi manage your music library? Plex isn't really following my naming convention, so I'm a little disillusioned.


Yes, and the newest version (in release candidate form now) expands on the support. It works great for handling my library. It helps a ton if you take care to properly tag files, though.
 
2021-02-24 8:00:14 PM  

Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.


HBO Max, current run.
BritBox for classic run.
It's not hard to figure out at all.
 
2021-02-24 8:13:09 PM  

NeoCortex42: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Can't wait! There was a similar lengthy gap between seasons before so Subby can suck it.

Considering the quality of the writing over the last handful of seasons, a bit of a hiatus wouldn't be a bad thing. Or even a year or so of occasional specials like Tenant had before leaving.


The problem is that Chibnall has no balls.
 
2021-02-24 8:24:18 PM  

NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

Kodi isn't a service.

Software. Jesus, try debating the actual point I was making, rather than picking at nits.

Because you added nothing at all to the debate, so thanks.

It's because I spend a good bit of time on the Kodi boards and the creators of the software are very particular about that point. They don't support or condone piracy services through it.


Of course they don't. They don't want to get sued.
 
2021-02-24 8:32:34 PM  
Is this like Happy Days Again or Laverne and Shirley and Friends?
 
2021-02-24 9:01:44 PM  
Seems the more woke the show gets, the more the ratings plummet.

Just sayin'
 
2021-02-24 9:03:39 PM  

Gordon Bennett: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: NeoCortex42: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

Kodi isn't a service.

Software. Jesus, try debating the actual point I was making, rather than picking at nits.

Because you added nothing at all to the debate, so thanks.

It's because I spend a good bit of time on the Kodi boards and the creators of the software are very particular about that point. They don't support or condone piracy services through it.

Of course they don't. They don't want to get sued.


ReplayTV bent over backwards to appease Big Media, but it still got sued into extinction for the Capitol Offense of......allowing people to FF through commercials.
 
2021-02-24 9:39:34 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

HBO Max, current run.
BritBox for classic run.
It's not hard to figure out at all.


So your "solution" is two more streaming services. Not hard to figure out why I'm tired of adding $10/month. We're already back up to a cable bill. Weird part is, the post you responded to specifically mentioned that I didn't want more streaming services. Try reading shiat before you respond.
 
2021-02-24 9:50:11 PM  

Mikey1969: Herr Flick's Revenge: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

HBO Max, current run.
BritBox for classic run.
It's not hard to figure out at all.

So your "solution" is two more streaming services. Not hard to figure out why I'm tired of adding $10/month. We're already back up to a cable bill. Weird part is, the post you responded to specifically mentioned that I didn't want more streaming services. Try reading shiat before you respond.


If you really love the show you could buy the DVDs. No additional streaming services required and every episode is always available.

Or you could do what I do and subscribe long enough to watch the most recent season and then cancel. I've been doing that with HBO for years.
 
2021-02-24 10:06:54 PM  

Mikey1969: ell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi


Have you considered a VPN? At least then you could spoof that you'd in the UK and you could simply stream as if you were in the UK, once you'd lied about your credentials with a login.

But, turning to Chibnall's current run, he's been trying to present an ensemble cast without a group of writers capable of presenting an ensemble cast, while simultaneously mimicking the weird excesses of Moffat's Oh-You're-So-Special-Doctor.

The net result has been a catastrophic blunting of Whitaker's acting range. In the last season, I only got to see about 3 seconds of Whitaker actually pulling out the stops, when she witnessed the destruction of Gallifrey. She's never been given enough to work with.

All in all, I smell a franchise that's simply determined to add "characters" to sell toys. It's hugely sad.
 
2021-02-24 10:41:45 PM  

PlaidJaguar: I think Jodie has done rather a good job with the role, but has been hampered by awful writing.

There have been a couple of bright spots, but for the most part the stories themselves have not been good.

I also completely hate the canon altering change that Chibnall made up.  Went from being someone who rebelled against the system and decided to do good just because to being the most super special person in all existence.  It was bad enough when it was Amy, and worse when it was Clara, but doing it to The Doctor is awful.  Non because of canon or continuity, but because of the way it completely re-contextualizes the character.

Same thing that happened when JJAbrams undid Rey being a child of random people, showing how heroes can come from anywhere, to being the spawn of Palpatine because you can only be special if you inherited it.


I suspect whoever show runs after Chibnall will do some hand-wavey things, say it was all a trick by the Master and un-destroy Gallifrey.
 
2021-02-24 11:00:52 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Seems the more woke the show gets, the more the ratings plummet.

Just sayin'


Oh get rammed, edgelord.
 
2021-02-24 11:05:12 PM  
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2021-02-24 11:27:11 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Seems the more woke the show gets, the more the ratings plummet.

Just sayin'


Eventually you're going to have to come to terms with the fact that women and BIPOC exist and are sometimes allowed to be on the TV.
 
2021-02-24 11:30:31 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Mikey1969: ell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi

Have you considered a VPN? At least then you could spoof that you'd in the UK and you could simply stream as if you were in the UK, once you'd lied about your credentials with a login.

But, turning to Chibnall's current run, he's been trying to present an ensemble cast without a group of writers capable of presenting an ensemble cast, while simultaneously mimicking the weird excesses of Moffat's Oh-You're-So-Special-Doctor.

The net result has been a catastrophic blunting of Whitaker's acting range. In the last season, I only got to see about 3 seconds of Whitaker actually pulling out the stops, when she witnessed the destruction of Gallifrey. She's never been given enough to work with.

All in all, I smell a franchise that's simply determined to add "characters" to sell toys. It's hugely sad.


Yeah, a VPN and a computer instead of Roku would be a good solution...
 
2021-02-25 1:18:15 AM  

PlaidJaguar: I also completely hate the canon altering change that Chibnall made up.  Went from being someone who rebelled against the system and decided to do good just because to being the most super special person in all existence.  It was bad enough when it was Amy, and worse when it was Clara, but doing it to The Doctor is awful.  Non because of canon or continuity, but because of the way it completely re-contextualizes the character.


The younger writers grew up in a world were everybody is super special and everyone got participation trophies.
 
2021-02-25 1:20:57 AM  

Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.


If you have a VPN which lets you select which country it's in, you can choose the UK and watch it on the BBC's site.  You do have to put in an address, but it doesn't exactly check for accuracy.
 
2021-02-25 5:38:00 AM  

LrdPhoenix: Mikey1969: I'm about to give up on Doctor Who. I can't find shiat without having to sign up for yet one more farking streaming service. It's just farking cable all over again at this point. BBC America has the Xmas episode, and that's it, unless I fork over yet more money. And they wonder why we use services like Kodi to pirate shiat. Hell, I'd pay $150/month for a service where I could pick any TV show or movie and watch it like I can on Kodi. It's got to be super obscure before you have issues finding it.

If you have a VPN which lets you select which country it's in, you can choose the UK and watch it on the BBC's site.  You do have to put in an address, but it doesn't exactly check for accuracy.


Best pick a London address in a student area with lots of houses in multiple occupation.
 
2021-02-25 7:16:42 AM  

Aezetyr: Yever notice that previous actors "left the role", but Jodie is "quitting"?


Actually, RadioTimes has used both terms in respect to Whittaker's departure.

Weird how different agencies and even different people might use different words to describe the same thing.

/ well, maybe not weird, but odd
 
2021-02-25 7:42:30 AM  

PlaidJaguar: I also completely hate the canon altering change that Chibnall made up.


The worst part is: Chibnall didn't make it up. He's lifting these beats from the Cartmel Master Plan, which was something that was in the works back when Doctor Who got canceled the first time around. It was a bad idea than, it's a bad idea now.
 
2021-02-25 8:04:21 AM  

DON.MAC: PlaidJaguar: I also completely hate the canon altering change that Chibnall made up.  Went from being someone who rebelled against the system and decided to do good just because to being the most super special person in all existence.  It was bad enough when it was Amy, and worse when it was Clara, but doing it to The Doctor is awful.  Non because of canon or continuity, but because of the way it completely re-contextualizes the character.

The younger writers grew up in a world were everybody is super special and everyone got participation trophies.


Ok, Boomer
 
2021-02-25 8:33:06 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Seems the more woke the show gets, the more the ratings plummet.

Just sayin'


Yeah because it was so much better when the universe was being saved by a European white hetero-normative man and his companion(s) who sometimes "happened to be" people of color and/or identify as a woman.
 
2021-02-25 8:33:46 AM  

Aezetyr: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Seems the more woke the show gets, the more the ratings plummet.

Just sayin'

Yeah because it was so much better when the universe was being saved by a European white hetero-normative man and his companion(s) who sometimes "happened to be" people of color and/or identify as a woman.


There might be some sarcasm here. 🤔
 
2021-02-25 9:10:14 AM  
It's funny how everyone is basically saying "Doctor Who sucks now", but anyone who actually verbalizes this is pilloried.
 
2021-02-25 9:29:37 AM  

WhippingBoi: It's funny how everyone is basically saying "Doctor Who sucks now", but anyone who actually verbalizes this is pilloried.


I mean, people are always saying that. The only people getting pilloried are the ones who say it sucks because it's "too woke", because that's a stupid nonsense complaint. It sucks because the direction behind the camera shows no understanding of how to block actors and seems to miss coverage, the editing has no sense of how to pace a scene or handle the tasks of structuring an episode, and the writing does want to crawl up its own ass with the Cartmel master plan. These are all things that are bad.

But don't worry, these are also temporary.
 
2021-02-25 3:29:58 PM  

DON.MAC: PlaidJaguar: I also completely hate the canon altering change that Chibnall made up.  Went from being someone who rebelled against the system and decided to do good just because to being the most super special person in all existence.  It was bad enough when it was Amy, and worse when it was Clara, but doing it to The Doctor is awful.  Non because of canon or continuity, but because of the way it completely re-contextualizes the character.

The younger writers grew up in a world were everybody is super special and everyone got participation trophies.


Young people didn't actually grow up in a world like that.  The notion that they did is just a fiction that bitter old people cling to in order to claim a justification for their loathing of the younger generations and their rejection of the idea that we should make the world better for those who follow after us.
 
2021-02-25 7:35:17 PM  

WhippingBoi: It's funny how everyone is basically saying "Doctor Who sucks now", but anyone who actually verbalizes this is pilloried.


They deserve to be
 
2021-02-25 7:36:00 PM  

PlaidJaguar: DON.MAC: PlaidJaguar: I also completely hate the canon altering change that Chibnall made up.  Went from being someone who rebelled against the system and decided to do good just because to being the most super special person in all existence.  It was bad enough when it was Amy, and worse when it was Clara, but doing it to The Doctor is awful.  Non because of canon or continuity, but because of the way it completely re-contextualizes the character.

The younger writers grew up in a world were everybody is super special and everyone got participation trophies.

Young people didn't actually grow up in a world like that.  The notion that they did is just a fiction that bitter old people cling to in order to claim a justification for their loathing of the younger generations and their rejection of the idea that we should make the world better for those who follow after us.


And the young people didn't design or grant the participation trophies. That was all boomer scum.
 
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