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#1 SquallStrife

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 09:44 AM

So who's watching season 10?

Gotta say I'm not really feeling much chemistry between The Doctor and Bill, but I am keen to see how things pan out with Missy in the mix again!
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:22 AM

Haven't watched any of this series, the episode writing for this one just weird.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:24 AM

Yeah, I'm watching it and moderately enjoying it.

It's just not quite grabbing me. I'm wondering if it's the fact that there is so much good competition for your eyeballs with Netflix, etc. that it's hard for the Doctor to compete.
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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:32 AM

has good bits and bad bits

not liking the hard push of Bill being a lesbian, had the same issue with torchwood
i dont care that they are homosexual, but the show is not about being gay

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:33 AM

Heh, timing.

I just started watching last week. Up to S3 E6

I've also been following Season10 when it's on TV each week.

 

Gotta say, Eccleston was BRILLIANT, second only to Capaldi for me.

 

I'm having to grit my teeth through this painful 'Tennant' season.... He(the Doctor) is just BAD at his job in Tennant's body.

I mean, we "battled a warewolf" and didn't investigate HOW on earth one exists.

Then the Tardis, which is meant to show up 'When it can make a difference' shows up after this absorbing thing has already killed everyone and ruined a kids life.

Then we meet some little space being inside a girl because shes lonely, and all he does is DEMAND information, rather than reason with it, or reassure it.

We had him lock himself in a box while fighting a life stealing human-mutant, and admit "My plan was to get in here, then, I don't know. Try and figure out another plan". The hell?

 

I could come up with more examples, but the biggest problem I have, which Eccleston would never have done, is running into situations without at least a 'partial plan'.

 

Season 1 (Ninth Doctor), had it's share of "We'll have to wing it" moments, but they were all calculated.

The Doctor at least had an IDEA of the countless possibilities, and which would likely happen.

 

I think the problem is that 'The Doctor' is too likable as a 'human' in Tennants body.

"Happy, Likable" people are usually really bad at doing Serious, Angry, or Authoritative scenes (on screen, or in life).

 

You don't want Santa Clause performing your Surgery, and you Don't want Dr House comforting your infants; if you get my drift.

 

Where as on the flip side, Capaldi, who has some of the best 'Resting Bitch Face' in history when he's deep in thought, comes off as positively carelessly joyus when he's happy, and Authoritative the rest of the time.

 

Loving the series, but disliking Tennant; so far. People keep telling my he gets better. Hopefully.

He's not all bad, he's still a great actor, just the Ninth doctor was SO DAMN GOOD, he had some massive shoes to fill I think.


has good bits and bad bits

not liking the hard push of Bill being a lesbian, had the same issue with torchwood
i dont care that they are homosexual, but the show is not about being gay

 

Though, I DID absolutely lose my shit when The Pope walked in on a lesbian 'nearly sex' scene.

Had to pause while I calmed down laughing.


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 11:48 AM

Got introduced to Dr who with a b&w movie about the Dalek citadel - when they were Little Green Men in what amounted to hazmat shells. Grew up with the portrayals by John Pertwee (briefly, as the 3rd Doctor) and then the unforgettable Tom Baker (all of his stint), and another brief stretch with Peter Davidson. The stories were all pretty stupid when you go back over them, and I think I just plain grew out of the series.

I tried to get back into it when they rebooted with Ecclestone, and I loved his take on the role, but the stories were still pretty hopeless. Gave up on it totally when he left the show, an not watched it since.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 01:24 PM

Got introduced to Dr who with a b&w movie about the Dalek citadel - when they were Little Green Men in what amounted to hazmat shells. Grew up with the portrayals by John Pertwee (briefly, as the 3rd Doctor) and then the unforgettable Tom Baker (all of his stint), and another brief stretch with Peter Davidson. The stories were all pretty stupid when you go back over them, and I think I just plain grew out of the series.

I tried to get back into it when they rebooted with Ecclestone, and I loved his take on the role, but the stories were still pretty hopeless. Gave up on it totally when he left the show, an not watched it since.

Yeah, I'm a bit the same, Baker was brilliant, lost interest not long after - bear in mind I was watching the show when I was in high school - geez, that's a long time ago...

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:47 PM

I can recall when the ABC in QLD had both Doctor Who and Hitchhiker's Guide running. Not sure but might have been once a week for HH and nightly for the Doc.

Hung in there with the Doc over many regenerations until maybe around 2010 up here. I know I haven't watched an ep with Matt Smith ...


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:38 AM

I'm still unsure of the season as a whole, but I like the fact that Bill is pointing out all of the anachronisms that are just accepted by everyone else (eg why is it the TARDIS if that wouldn't make sense in any other language than English?), and the fact they are not (as of yet, at least) turning the companion into a romantic interest.
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:12 PM

(eg why is it the TARDIS if that wouldn't make sense in any other language than English?)

 

Watching the series from 2005 onward, it's been well documented that the TARDIS gets "in your head" Telepathically and fixes language. There's a good chance it's name is very different, and that's just how it sounds\makes sense to an English speaker.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:34 AM

Whovian is another dialect of its own.
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:54 AM

Except for all the episodes where it doesn't babelfish for you.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:46 PM

Except for all the episodes where it doesn't babelfish for you.

 

But in those, you don't hear anyone else refer to it.

It's just the Doctor, and the Companion, who are both speaking English.

 

We know the tardis is somewhat "Alive" (they're grown), maybe it's the only thing that knows it's name?

Even the Doctor, speaking English, hears "TARDIS" when really it's.... some sort of throaty gurgling sound? Who knows.

 

Once you've "hard it in English" just because it stops translating, doesn't mean YOU don't continue to call it in English.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:22 PM

Except for all the episodes where it doesn't babelfish for you.

 
But in those, you don't hear anyone else refer to it.
It's just the Doctor, and the Companion, who are both speaking English.
 
We know the tardis is somewhat "Alive" (they're grown), maybe it's the only thing that knows it's name?
Even the Doctor, speaking English, hears "TARDIS" when really it's.... some sort of throaty gurgling sound? Who knows.
 
Once you've "hard it in English" just because it stops translating, doesn't mean YOU don't continue to call it in English.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:44 AM

ive been a Dr who fan since i 1st saw it when i was 7-8yo,mmm that was 42-43 years ago i have ever dvd you can purchase,this season im sort yes and no,cant wait to see the cyber men a throw back to the 2nd Dr,this is one show from my childhood its a show i love,as i already mentioned yes and no,but im loving seeing more of Missy...


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:02 AM

http://www.abc.net.a...-doctor/8713964

The next Doctor to be Jodie Whittaker. Loathe or like the idea, she's not a bad actress. Whether she'll be good in the role of Doctor * shrugs*


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:36 AM

http://www.abc.net.a...-doctor/8713964

The next Doctor to be Jodie Whittaker. Loathe or like the idea, she's not a bad actress. Whether she'll be good in the role of Doctor * shrugs*

Ye just reading a thread on another forum about this. Jeez talk about a bunch of whiny misogynistic dickheads.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:37 AM

I've really enjoyed the last few Doctors, with Capaldi being a highlight.  Whittaker has big shoes to fill but she has been great in Broadchurch and funny in St Trinian's. As usual a lot will depend on the chemistry between the Doctor and her companion, so it will be interesting to see who they choose and how that pans out.

While I think Whittaker is a great choice, I'm also looking forward to the 'post-Moffat' era.

All very promising.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:40 AM

Moffat outlived his usefulness after the matt smith era.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:41 AM

I don't even know Whittaker (TBF, I didn't know any of the Doctors before they started)

 

I wanted Richard Ayoade! The first black Doctor.


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