Doctor Who

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Chromevod, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    I kind of prefer John Hurt as the Time War Doctor. Not to diss McGann but John Hurt was amazing as a weary version of the Doctor, and he also acted as a nice bridge between the old era and the new one. I'm not sure I buy that the doctor would keep the regeneration that fought in the Time War a secret but not the fact that he ended it, but whatever.


    The special might not have been perfect, but I really enjoyed it. Best Moffat story in a while, and a worthy celebration for 50 years of tv history that avoided the usual pitfalls of this kind of thing. Yeah, there were a lot of little nods, but the story also worked as a proper story and could reasonably work for a casual fan (though I wouldn't go with that for a first-timer). Looking forward to the Christmas Special and to Peter Capaldi's era... man, he has one mean stare.
     
  2. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    wut? they had this 50th anniv 2 hr special in nov, and then will air at least a 1 hr special for xmas?

    that seems a little strange.

    good, but strange.

    i wonder when capaldi's season will start? march or something?
     
  3. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    861
    May 5, 2006
    That's normal fair for the BBC be erratic in your scheduling and drop good shows for sub par ones that will sell well to the foreign networks and on DVD.

    I was a fan of Dr.Who back in the Eclleston and Tenant era, but Smith made me hate the series (I was annoyed with Catherine Tate, can't act and really not funny all the warmth of a 3 day old dog turd in mid December), I am probbily going to give the special a wirl on the iPlayer but I can't say I have high hopes for it.
     
  4. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    so far i have enjoyed all the doctors, some of the companions have been hit or miss.

    donna was just too... dumbed down for me.

    billie piper was definately good, but she was another dumbed down precursor to donna imo. few really big misses for me.
     
  5. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    861
    May 5, 2006
    Oddly enough, Bill Piper was the person that got me into Dr.Who, Before her first Album they did this end of School Year tour and I was chosen to spend a afternoon filling her in on the school history etc, and we got along quite well (she loved the Geography class rooms, or atleast said she did). While I didn't like her music (her head set flew off mid set and carried on for half a hour showing it was lip sync) she was a nice person. So when I found out she was in Dr.Who I watched and was pleasantly surprised.
     
  6. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    Loved this episode!

    A great episode in itself that wasn't too focused on Smith leaving, it managed to tie up all loose ends in one scene and Smith gave a great performance.

    He had fantastic last words too, this is now my favourite regeneration.
     
  7. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Bad, but not awful. I appreciate that Moffat attempted to answer longstanding questions, but that meant that a lot of scenes had to be devoted to exposition in hushed tones, which doesn't really make for great television.
     
  8. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

    393
    Aug 4, 2013
    I'm a bit disappointed with the Christmas Special. I expected more after the The Day of the Doctor.It felt rushed,the longstanding questions needed more scenes to be explained, although I liked the fact that the silence were actually priests, The regeneration explosion was odd and by the logic of the show The Doctor should be immediately regenerated after that( It would even be better). It was not a good episode but rather a ''normal'' episode with good moments.

    I'm excited for the 12th Doctor, let's see how Peter Capaldi turns out.

    EDIT: Did the regeneration blast restarted the 12 lives thing?
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2013
  9. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Meh, trying to work out the "logic" of the regenerations is pointless, they essentially have always been whatever the fuck the writers wanted them to be, and all things considered the new show kept them more consistent than old Who, which went from Bohemian Rhapsody to Frankenstein with the effects and portrayed its effect in wildly different ways.

    EDIT: Also the Doctor specifically mentions "a whole new regeneration cycle", so I'm guessing he's going to have 12 more after this one. But now that's established that the Time Lords can give more regenerations and that they are returning, it's not going to be difficult to break the limit again, and could arguably even be done off-screen.
     
  10. Wastewander

    Wastewander It Wandered In From the Wastes

    178
    Jul 6, 2011
    That's mostly how I felt. It certainly looks like Moffat doesn't plan that far ahead since some of those answers were basically throwaway lines, but it kind of ends up working simply because it was the end of 11th's time. Otherwise, most of it was a bore to watch with the special setting up what we see in Name of the Doctor just to ultimately prevent it, and even what wasn't boring, wasn't handled well. At the very least, I thought the last scene was mostly nice.
     
  11. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

    393
    Aug 4, 2013
    Than Matt is the last one of the first generation and Peter the first one of the second one since the cycle has restarted. I better make list or else I will be lost in the numbers
     
  12. El Barto 227

    El Barto 227 Mutant Noob

    7
    Dec 25, 2013
    So...
    The Twelfth Doctor cannot fly the TARDIS...
    This won't end well
     
  13. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Dude, just use the old numbering and don't bother with this stuff, it's best left for the Ausir-likes on Tardis Wikia. (Though I'm sure Ausir isn't autistic and wouldn't write shit like this: http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Sex)
     
  14. Josan

    Josan Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    366
    Oct 23, 2003
    WTF??? I'm somewhat stunned that someone felt the need to write that let alone post it.

    As for the episode... Well, I've said it before so I'm really just repeating myself but I won't be sad when Moffat leaves.
     
  15. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Back when RTD was running Doctor Who Moffat's episodes most of the time seemed to be the highlight of the seasons such as Blink, and a lot including me had the idea that Doctor Who run by Moffat would be brilliant or at least a lot stronger than the RTD seasons.
    But now we can't wait for him to go as well as under his direction Doctor Who has become more self absorbed wank on how brilliant the Doctor really is. I don't know any more who should produce the show and oversee the episodes in such a way that it won't become self appreciation masturbation.

    Also still don't get why some of the worst Moffat episodes are rated so high by the public, did they see a complete different episode than I did?
     
  16. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

    393
    Aug 4, 2013
    Seriously,WTF!? They really needed to post that?

    The regenartion episodes most of the time follow the same line : conflict,answers,end of the conflict,regenaration followed or not by explosion
     
  17. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    This is the real Doctor Who thread, don't accept pale imitations...:V

    Watched the first episode of the new Doctor, not impressed. Peter Capaldi had a rather poor story to work with, so I can't blame him. Well there's always next week. :twitch: