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Title: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Nucka on January 08, 2010, 03:54:37 am
I've been watching it since I was a little kid, back when Peter Davison was the Doctor (who still happens to be my favorite).

It tends to flow in and out of my obsessive mind over the years.
Right now I'm on a big Doctor Who kick because I recently discovered that I get BBC America on my cable and they have been running marathons of the latest episodes. 
Now I've been scouring through YouTube, Veoh, and Dailymotion for as many of the old shows I can find.

I've seen all of the 5th, 9th and (probably) all of the 4th Doctor's (Tom Baker, who I met as a kid and got his autograph) episodes, some of the 6th's and 7th's and almost none of the 1st through 3rd's.

The Ninth Doctor was great and it was a shame he only lasted for 1 season. He's the guy that played Destro in the new GI Joe movie.
I only missed a handful David Tennant's episodes but I thought he did a great job. The new guy is really young and its' a bit of a put off. He's also a little retarded looking, but I had the similar feelings about Tennant so I should have no trouble giving this guy a chance.

Anyway, am I the only one here that likes the show?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on October 29, 2013, 03:38:28 pm
Hi, I want to revive this thread instead to make a new one to reunite Doctor Who fans out there in the forum :)

Yes, I become a whovian (Doctor Who fan) few time ago. I've seen good part of Ninth Doctor and various chapters from the Tenth, also, I'm seeing the very first season with the First Doctor (the 1963 series) via online. And well, since The Day of the Doctor is upcoming, I think it's a good time to make (or in this case, revive) a thread to talk about the Doctor, the TARDIS, the enemies like Daleks, Zygons, Cybermen and Autons, and so on.

So, let's start with this :D
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on October 29, 2013, 07:51:27 pm
What's a Anton? Don't you mean Auton?

Also hi. Whovian since 2005. I've watched all of the Doctors except 1st and second. I am very hyped for Day of the Doctor,  mostly because it combines my 2 favourite Doctors and we might finally get to see the Time War.

Out of  interest,  who's your lots favourite Doctor?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on October 29, 2013, 11:56:48 pm
Yeah, Auton, my bad :P

My favourite is Ninth Doctor, I started to see the new series first and later I was interested on classic series. My other favourites are the First, the Fourth and the Tenth
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on October 30, 2013, 12:14:56 am
[avatar]http://derpicdn.net/img/2013/1/19/216939/large.jpeg[/avatar]Yo, what's up?  I've been a Doctor Who fan for about two years now.  Oddly enough it was the Doctor Whooves character from MLP that got me curious in the first place, and now it's evolved into yet another weird nerdy obsession of mine.  I've watched the entire rebooted series, from 2005 onward, and then went back and started the classic series from the beginning.  I've finished the 1st Doctor's entire run (including the slide-show reconstructions of the lost episodes) and I'm about halfway through the 2nd Doctor.

Also, Patrick Troughton is the best Doctor. It is a downright tragedy that so much of his tenure on the show has been lost to the ages.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on October 30, 2013, 02:39:23 am
Are you guys going to watch Day of the Doctor in cinema or at home?
I'm not sure yet as my girlfriend's supposed to be coming down from America and I want to watch it with her so I dunno
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on October 30, 2013, 03:47:12 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordintrigued.png[/avatar]I'm going to see it in the theater.  I'm going to have to drive all the way up to Montreal for it, but I'm going.
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Post by: Jexsam on October 30, 2013, 09:50:16 am
I work part time three days a week so I'm 99% sure no one will bat an eyelash if I request off for one day.  I am going to be there.  I missed RiffTrax's live riff of Night of the Living Dead but I refuse to miss this.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on October 30, 2013, 09:31:37 pm
I'm going to see it in theatres, too. Also, there's a DW event here in Santiago for the anniversary, I think I'll going to cosplay as one of the doctors, probably the First one... or the Ninth one if I shaved my hair :P

     Posted: October 30, 2013, 09:33:44 pm
Also, I found this, so I leave you here:
http://www.seriesyonkis.com/serie/doctor-who-serie-original
It's the complete First Doctor series online, mostly with spanish subtitles, but also has the option of no subtitles ;)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on October 30, 2013, 09:42:15 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordorly.png[/avatar]On another note, who's looking forward to Peter Capaldi?

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Post by: Byakko on October 30, 2013, 09:53:06 pm
Convincing and cool. Too bad that's not happening. I don't know the guy beside all those quick summary videos, so I wonder how much he'll hold back or let loose.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on October 30, 2013, 10:05:43 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordthisguy2_zpsa2329dd9.png[/avatar]Well, if you want to see him as something other than Malcolm Tucker he actually was in Doctor Who once before, in The Fires of Pompeii.

http://youtu.be/QyaP6mWVSjE?t=50s

He seems like he'll be able to to the job.  Besides that, I'm glad to see the Doctor going back to being an older guy.  Matt Smith did a fine job, but when he leaves I can only pray he takes all of those shrieking fangirls with him.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on October 30, 2013, 10:27:54 pm
Did they say whether they're having a new writer or is it still Moffat?
Also im glad that this Doctor is going to be played by a older actor as well. No offence to Matt or David, but honestly, the "old man in a young body" thing is getting old. Maybe with Capaldi, we'll get to finally see the effects of travelling around time and space for 1200 years.

Also, I found this, so I leave you here:
http://www.seriesyonkis.com/serie/doctor-who-serie-original
It's the complete First Doctor series online, mostly with spanish subtitles, but also has the option of no subtitles ;)
:bison:
Well I know what I'm doing tomorrow.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on October 30, 2013, 10:39:32 pm
Well, if you want to see him as something other than Malcolm Tucker he actually was in Doctor Who once before, in The Fires of Pompeii.
Yeah, I remember that episode, but it's no hint about how he'll be as the Doctor :P I don't doubt he's a good actor with a good range on the scale of verbal decency. I'm curious if he'll be more proactive and aggressive (but less emo than some of Tennant's episodes).
Also im glad that this Doctor is going to be played by a older actor as well. No offence to Matt or David, but honestly, the "old man in a young body" thing is getting old. Maybe with Capaldi, we'll get to finally see the effects of travelling around time and space for 1200 years.
Seconded. But it's not 1200, is it ? It was 900 with Tennant (904 IIRC), Smith passed 1000 but then mailed his previous self back in that one episode, and I don't remember a point where 300 more years passed, was there something like that ?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on October 30, 2013, 10:43:36 pm
I think the latest series put it to 1200.
I know that it's over 1000.

Also apparently,  they're going to explain why Capaldi was in Fires of Pompeii. I dunno why they're bothering though. Karen Gillen was In Fires of Pompeii and they didn't explain that so...
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on October 30, 2013, 10:49:29 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordbutterfly.png[/avatar]That bit was pretty wonky, timeline-wise.  IIRC, Eleven was 1200 in the scene at the beach with the astronaut, and then sent for the Ponds, River, and his own younger self to arrive there.  The 900-year-old one was the one that was followed throughout that season, and then towards the end he spends about 300 years travelling alone attempting to avoid meeting his 'fate' back at the beach.

Then later he goes and tells Clara he's only 1000 years old and throws big-ass wrench into everything else.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on October 31, 2013, 12:05:32 am
To be fair, the Doctor has always changed his age throughout his regenerations

Re: astronaut storyline,  what did you think of it?
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on November 04, 2013, 01:59:10 am
I like Capaldi, looks like the first 3 Doctors which are all old guys and badasses. Also, Capaldi is the oldest Doctor apart of William Hartnell, the First Doctor, I'll be expecting about the change in the Xmas event
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Post by: Person Man on November 07, 2013, 01:33:41 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava.png[/avatar]Handful of new screenshots from The Day of The Doctor:

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on November 09, 2013, 04:50:16 pm


Day of the Doctor trailer. Looks alright.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 09, 2013, 11:20:39 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordintrigued.png[/avatar]And another one.



Dat Three Doctors callback.  ^_^

I wonder what's up with Rose, though.  The trailers sort of make it seem like she's not travelling with 10, which in turn begs the question what she's even doing there.  This looks like it could be really good.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 09, 2013, 11:28:34 pm
Say, did we get confirmation that this is the meta-crisis Tenth ? With the time travels and the presence of Hurt, it's not impossible that they just picked up Tenth when he was still full Time Lord along with Rose, rather than picking up the human Tenth with one heart and Rose in the parallel world. And especially, I'm curious to know if there's any chance that we'll see more of Tennant in that role (even just in one-time specials).
That question just dawned on me because I can't remember if the meta-crisis copy kept a sonic screwdriver, and he has one in this trailer. All this time I've been assuming it was meta-crisis Tenth.
Also, since we're clearly getting the Time War, I wonder if we'll get some of Timothy Dalton's Rassilon. Was he namedropped at some point ?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 09, 2013, 11:55:40 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordsir_zps7774d05c.png[/avatar]It's hard to pin down exactly where in 10's timeline this takes place, but I don't think it's the Meta-Crisis doctor.  If I had to guess, I'd say it's post-Martha but pre-Donna.  They've already said that Queen Elizabeth I is going to figure prominently in it, so right now the popular speculation is that whatever happens here will become the reason she wanted him beheaded back when he and Martha visited Shakespeare.  They never did clarify what that was about, this could be it.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 10, 2013, 12:01:39 am
Hum... I remember seeing an episode on TV not long ago, and the Doctor made a passing comment that he was coming back from seeing Queen Elizabeth, and "let's just say she lost her nickname", her nickname being the Virgin Queen (very subtle). I think it was an episode of Eleventh. It didn't specify if that was related to what you mention though.
If Elizabeth I was said to feature, it's likely going to be about the creation of Torchwood 1, right ? Yours make sense too.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 10, 2013, 12:20:19 am
The Doctor's relationship to Elizabeth I has become something of a running gag in the series.  The first time he met her from his perspective was the Shakespeare episode, where she orders her guards to kill him on site.  Martha asks him what he did, and he responds by saying he doesn't know because he hasn't done it yet.  Then it kept getting mentioned as a sort of recurring joke here and there, but never anything definitive.  So if she's going to be in this special, that would mean it's some time after 10 met her with Martha.  At least, that's my theory anyway.

And I think Torchwood was started by Queen Victoria, not Elizabeth.  I may be remembering that wrong, though.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on November 10, 2013, 12:22:17 am
10 mentioned Elizabeth 1st to the Ood in End of Time. That's why he took so long to get there. So the time period he's from might be after Waters of Mars/Before End of Time.

Also I am going to see this in the cinema. Bit sad about my girlfriend not being able to see it with me though :(
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 10, 2013, 12:31:43 am
And I think Torchwood was started by Queen Victoria, not Elizabeth.  I may be remembering that wrong, though.
Apparently that's correct. I thought I remembered the episode with Shakespeare with them running away from her including a passing glance at Torchwood 1. Okay, so it has nothing to do with that then.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 14, 2013, 03:10:28 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordgoody2_zps5f20c8a8.png[/avatar]Holy shit, look who it is.

Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 14, 2013, 03:15:44 pm
Can't watch Youtube at work, someone spoil me please ?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 14, 2013, 03:20:34 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordchocolatemilk.png[/avatar]If you insist:

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Post by: Byakko on November 14, 2013, 03:27:44 pm
Hah ! Nice.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on November 15, 2013, 02:10:54 pm
Wow, that prequel is awesome :D and now I want to see the DW movie with the Eight Doctor to know more

Also, I don't think I could see the movie in cinemas here, in Chile was available in very few cinemas and all whovians here are already bought all tickets for The Day of the Doctor :sadgoi:
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 20, 2013, 03:15:45 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordgoody2_zps5f20c8a8.png[/avatar]Once again I have to say:  Holy shit, look who it is.

http://www.nerdist.com/2013/11/the-day-of-the-doctor-adds-one-more-doctor/

 :flipout:

Good thing I ordered a big bag of jelly babies for the premier.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Jexsam on November 20, 2013, 04:19:59 am
I can't even handle this right now oh my god

First Paul McGann shows up and out-Doctor's in seven minutes the Doctor-ness of the last three in any one series.

Now Tom Baker, who has been terminally allergic to any role regarding the Doctor since his departure, is confirmed to make an appearance.

I must go and prepare my body.  And also print out my ticket.  Get hype.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 20, 2013, 04:30:00 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava.png[/avatar]It's definitely a surprise.  Last I heard was that he was refusing to play the part anymore because he felt he'd gotten too old and he no longer looked like he did when he was the Doctor.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 20, 2013, 09:50:05 am
Uh, Paul McGann is in the movie too ? I knew he was sighted near the studio once, but he denied he'd be in the movie, and when the web short came up I figured that was all for him. Well, I haven't seen his one and only appearance before that as the Doctor, but I liked him a lot in that web short. Haven't seen Tom Baker either for that matter (save for one series with Davros) but I know he was popular.
So now it's not unreasonable to expect Christopher Eccleston or, more importantly, John Barrowman despite their denial earlier this year.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on November 20, 2013, 03:16:30 pm
So we're up to 5 Doctors? (Was McGann confirmed to be in Day of the Doctor or only Night of?)
AWESOME!
Saturday can't come sooner
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 20, 2013, 10:43:42 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordshrug.png[/avatar]^^  I still wouldn't count on Eccleston.  It kind of seems like he hates Doctor Who.  He wouldn't do more than a single season, he never attends any of the cons or panels he's invited to, he even refuses to talk about it in interviews.  It wouldn't surprise me in the least if he refused to take part in the 50th.  It's too bad though, because he really was fantastic.   :-\
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Romeotantan on November 20, 2013, 10:52:35 pm
To me David Tennant was the best of them, i remember i actually cried with him when he was turning to Matt Smith and stopped watching the show cause i couldn't believe he was gone until a month ago that i started watching what i missed.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 21, 2013, 12:52:11 am
I just watched that '96 movie and wow, Paul McGann gave his Doctor more personality in the 7 minutes of Night of the Doctor than he did in that movie (which is a bit understandable because he only got to have a personality for maybe 15 minutes in that movie, what with not being there for the first third, being amnesiac for one more third, and running from the Master for the rest...)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 21, 2013, 01:59:32 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordwhatever.png[/avatar]Yeah, that movie's kind of a mixed bag.  Then again, it is an American-produced, mid-budget, mid-'90s TV movie.  You get what you pay for, you know?  Supposedly he did some great work in the audio dramas, but I haven't listened to any of those.
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Post by: Jexsam on November 21, 2013, 02:37:32 am
Yeah the movie was his first time playing the Doctor IIRC and he's had nothing but practice since what with the audio dramas.  It's not all that surprising that for the brief moment he gets to reprise the role in front of cameras he'd be fantastic at it.  He already had his Doctor nailed down.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on November 21, 2013, 05:52:15 pm
I agree with various reviews out there, the movie was bad, but McGann as the Doctor is good, as well he's the incarnation that has more appearances in audios and novels than the other 10 Doctors. And well, thanks to The Night of the Doctor a lot of people views again the 1996 movie... and wants him back as the Eight Doctor in a spin-off series (like Sarah Jane Adventures and Torchwood)
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/11/17/a-petition-to-moffat-and-mcgann-to-make-an-eighth-doctor-series/
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on November 22, 2013, 02:35:48 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oZDGXZKUkeo/UQbyDbY_AtI/AAAAAAAAAHs/Jc6k5BVe8mg/s1600/THE+EIGHTH+DOCTOR.jpg)
Finally I saw the movie of the Eight Doctor... and I say I like it!! I mean, it's not a masterpiece but it's fun anyway and I confirm that McGann it's great as the Doctor. For those ones who doesn't know about Doctor Who, this movie can introduce you well to the series, since there explains various things about DW (like what's the TARDIS, Gallifrey and some other things).

But for those ones who already know about DW, this movie has a lot of references to past Doctors. I'll tell you on the spoiler just in case you don't see the movie:
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Post by: Saikoro on November 23, 2013, 06:07:04 pm
While I've never heard of Dr. Who until three months ago, let me say that I have become a fan quickly.

I saw merch at my local FYE in the mall. I also caught a few scenes thanks to BBC America. I then started talking to my friends about it, who are equally nerdy as I am. I then started viewing more. And I love it. I'm also not one to watch a lot of television.

I just watched the Waters of Mars and the final episode with the 10th doctor just a few days ago (Thanks to the Dr. Who marathon this past week) and I really like it. The 10th Dr. is my favorite, and I love the Cybermen, the Daleks and those Rhinoceros looking things (I saw part of the episode where that vampire woman was in the hospital on a moon and those creatures were tagging everyone with futuristic sharpie markers).

The show is great. I intend to see a lot more. I'm also on the fence about going to see the 50th anniversary special at my local theatre. I'll getback to you guys on that,
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Post by: Byakko on November 23, 2013, 10:09:43 pm
The airing of the movie just ended right now here.
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Post by: Person Man on November 23, 2013, 10:15:39 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordgoody2_zps5f20c8a8.png[/avatar]Matt Smith checks out in the Christmas special.  This was his penultimate appearance.

But still.  Ho.  Lee.  Shit.  O_O

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Post by: Byakko on November 23, 2013, 10:20:43 pm
Ah, the Christmas special, okay.
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Post by: Person Man on November 23, 2013, 10:52:02 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava2.png[/avatar]
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on November 25, 2013, 07:12:56 pm
Well, I couldn't see The Day of the Doctor (all tickets were sold quickly)... but I saw the documentary movie "An Adventure in Space and Time", the movie that shows you how Doctor Who was born. And with David Bradley (Argus Filch in Harry Potter series) as William Hartnell, the First Doctor. As a fan of the First Doctor, I say I learned a lot of this movie and even this got me off a couple of tears. Totally recommendable, here's the trailer:

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Post by: 1Ultima on November 26, 2013, 03:17:23 pm
^That was amazing. I legitimately cried during it.

Also, Day of the Doctor was FUCKING AMAZING OH MY GOD
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 26, 2013, 03:43:38 pm
I'm reading reviews here and there about the Day movie complaining that
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By the way, the "Five-ish Doctors" mockumentary is cool and nice for those who wanted the classic Doctors to show up (beside Tom Baker). It makes it very clear it would have been dumb to throw them in just for fanservice, while still actually giving us a nice run with them.
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Post by: Person Man on November 26, 2013, 10:18:25 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordpopcorn-1.png[/avatar]And just in case you thought you could relax now that Day of the Doctor is out:



First teaser for the Christmas special, and Matt Smith's final episode, The Time of The Doctor.
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Post by: Ricepigeon on November 26, 2013, 10:40:16 pm

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Post by: Byakko on November 27, 2013, 03:10:21 am
Yeah, I know, I was saying I expected a big twist to fit with the extra regeneration (the 13th Doctors). I thought that the solution to that enigma was to change history with the result of changing the Doctor. But that didn't happen, so yeah, of course it'll be Smith.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on December 10, 2013, 04:52:21 pm
I found some recent news about Doctor Who:
1. Peter Jackson wants to direct some episode in a future (http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/09/peter-jackson-im-serious-about-directing-doctor-who-4224226/), so expect a 5-hours 12th Doctor Special made in New Zealand :llama: (even the same Jackson joked about NZ in the interview)
2. Matt Smith is really the 13th and last Doctor? (http://metro.co.uk/2013/12/09/steven-moffat-matt-smiths-doctor-who-is-the-13th-and-last-4223994/) WTF Moffat??
3. There're some spoilers about The Time of the Doctor (http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/doctor-who-christmas-special-spoilers-the-time-of-the-doctor-is-going-to-be-intense.html), so beware of this link if you don't want to know :s
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Post by: Person Man on December 10, 2013, 09:08:53 pm
"13th Doctor" is more of a sticky bit of semantics, I think.  With the introduction of the War Doctor, that makes him the 12th distinct incarnation of the same timelord.    Of those twelve, he's the eleventh who used the name Doctor, which makes him the 11th 'Doctor.'   And now assuming that 10's aborted regeneration in Journey's End actually did use one full regeneration (which I had honestly completely forgotten about until now) that means that the Doctor has been through 12 full regenerations and has none left.  So it's the 11th Doctor, his 12th incarnation, who's on his 13th and final life.

Or rather, final until we figure out how he circumvents the whole damn thing to regenerate into Capaldi.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on December 10, 2013, 09:27:39 pm
I think it won't be his "final life" as all could think. I mean, the Master already broke that rule: in 1996 movie (about the Eight Doctor) he was in his last regeneration and finally died when he falled to the Eye of Harmony (the heart of the TARDIS as it revealed in the movie). And then he's back in the 2005 reboot in an episode of Tenth Doctor, and later regenerated in the form of Harold Saxon.

So... if the Master could pass over the "regeneration rule", why not the Doctor??
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Post by: Byakko on December 10, 2013, 10:13:56 pm
They're just claiming the Master didn't die, whatever happened (which we don't understand because Time Lords science) only got him stranded at the end of time where he locked his memory in that watch thing for some reason. So he just has one regeneration in Utopia that isn't explained. And the way I see it, wasn't the movie just glossing over the Master's regenerations ? Just to say "this is the very last you'll see of him, the end of the big bad, so let's just say it's his last life and roll with it" without explaining anything, or even without giving us proof that it was his last regeneration in the first place. And he was trying to steal those of the Doctor too, so there's shenanigans involved.
I'm saying retcon deception on this, the Master didn't break the rule, they just decided to change what the movie claimed and it simply wasn't his last life.

Oh, and yeah of course it's not the Doctor's final life, we've had it coming for a while, we knew they wanted to break past the 12 regenerations limit, so they did (and they're calling it his last life to build it up). Let's just wait to see how.

Oh, by the way, the Night of the Doctor short showed us the express regeneration potion, but we don't know what that would do if the final regeneration of someone tried to drink one. No idea if they'll explore that or if they'll just forget it as the tool they used to introduce the War Doctor and then left in a corner.
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Post by: Person Man on December 10, 2013, 10:28:09 pm
They've always pretty much just made up the rules as they went along.  It wasn't even called regeneration until the end of the 3rd doctor's run, and the 'only 12' rule didn't show up until most of the way through the 5th's.  Then there's the 8 trillion ways they've had the Master skirt the rules over the years.  It's not really that surprising that they'd come up with some kind of loophole for the Doctor to get away with it once they reached his limit.
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Post by: Ricepigeon on December 10, 2013, 10:32:23 pm
Then there's always that thing that happened with River, where she used up the last of her regenerations to resurrect the 11th. Maybe another Time Lord becomes involved somehow in the regeneration into the 12th, that is, if the 11th actually is number 13 and there's another hidden doctor incarnation in there somewhere. Capaldi's perhaps?
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Post by: Byakko on December 10, 2013, 10:50:24 pm
There's no hidden Doctor beside the War Doctor, they're just counting Tennant's aborted regeneration into his severed hand as one regeneration among the 12.
Oh, by the way, apparently there was one episode of I don't remember which Doctor that showed him playing a "mind war" against some robot thing that showed his previous faces up to Hartnell - and then some more, like Hartnell wasn't his first face (I think when I saw it on Youtube I counted 8 different faces including the known ones). Maybe that'll play a role, or maybe it was forgotten and ignored.
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Post by: Person Man on December 11, 2013, 05:43:53 pm


It's getting kind of hard to see what exactly makes this a 'Christmas' episode.  But frankly I'm not complaining.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on December 12, 2013, 02:01:20 am
That chick in the trailer... is she The Rani?? o_O
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on December 23, 2013, 03:48:24 pm
Not relative to last DW news, but anyway it fits for this thread. I couldn't do it for the 50th Anniversary events in my country (The Day of the Doctor movie and the DW thematic event next day), but now finally I made my ultimate tribute to Doctor Who for the past XFan event of this weekend.

Guild Timelords, here I am as William Hartnell, The First Doctor (pics on spoiler)
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I hope you like it, it's probably the oldest character I cosplayed ever ;)
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Post by: Byakko on December 26, 2013, 02:13:25 am
Spoiler: Time of the Doctor (click to see content)
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Post by: Person Man on December 27, 2013, 09:35:42 pm
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 02, 2014, 12:11:20 am
ok, one of my new year resolutions was to finally start watching doctor who and i'm going to do it right now starting with the 9th doctor

what should i expect? and how long until i get to the fez(s) and bowties?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on January 02, 2014, 12:39:00 am
1 season of Nine, and then 3 seasons of Ten, plus a handful of specials in between.  So it'll be a while yet before you reach the Smith era, but you'll like what you get in the meantime.  Eccleston played a great Doctor and gets far less credit for it than he deserves, and Tennant's work is nothing short of phenomenal.  Especially once you start running into stories like Human Nature/Family of Blood and Blink.
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 02, 2014, 02:02:48 am
Fantastic!
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on January 02, 2014, 03:21:57 pm
See the seventh chapter of Ninth Doctor, the one called "Dalek", one of the best episodes of that season, IMO ;)
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 03, 2014, 06:49:04 am
as a matter of fact i just did a couple of minutes ago and it was fantastic!

EX-TER-MI-NA-TE
EX-TER-MI-NA-TE

Spoiler: oh hi, i upgraded your 4th doctor (click to see content)
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 06, 2014, 06:40:34 am
just finished season 1 and watched the christmas special

goodbye christopher eccleston we had a fantastic ride together. goodbye and thanks for all the... bananas?

and speaking of bananas please tell me jack is coming back!

and david tennant enters the game with a swordfight to the death for the fate of the earth... while wearing pajamas. well this is going to be a fun ride now, isn't?

ALLONS-Y!
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Post by: WatsonGrim69 on January 06, 2014, 07:04:46 am
You want the truth? I thought Dr.Who was Dr.Strange from MVC3..
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Post by: Byakko on January 06, 2014, 02:06:17 pm
Jack gets a whole spin-off series for himself, Torchwood (the 4th season was taken over by the US and there's been no news of a 5th since). At the end of the first Torchwood season, he comes back in Who, and then a couple more times. Torchwood gets a couple of episodes with characters crossing over, but not the Doctor.
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Post by: Person Man on January 07, 2014, 02:43:58 pm
Yessssssss.

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Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 09, 2014, 07:56:43 am
well, while we are on the subject of doctor who theme remixes


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Post by: Person Man on January 14, 2014, 09:40:04 pm
Peter Capaldi talks about what his Doctor will be like. (http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/01/doctor-whos-day-roundup-the-new-doctor-will-be-madder/)

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He has revealed that there’s a big shift on the way, and that the Doctor will no longer be considered to be boyfriend material, partly because of the clear, physical age difference between him and Clara, and partly because his Doctor will be no one’s idea of a nice, safe romantic traveling companion.

He explained: ”The last two Doctors have been ‘your boyfriend’ Doctors. It was time for the show to flip around. The new version of the show is quite old now.

“We’re going to give Clara a Doctor who is a much older, fiercer, madder, less reliable Doctor who leads her a merry dance.”

Older, more severe, less stable.  Sounds like they're aiming for somewhere between Jon Pertwee and Colin Baker with number Twelve.  Sounds good to me.
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Post by: Byakko on January 14, 2014, 09:49:03 pm
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his Doctor will be no one’s idea of a nice, safe romantic traveling companion.
“We’re going to give Clara a Doctor who is a much older, fiercer, madder, less reliable Doctor who leads her a merry dance.”
Yay. Eleven was good but his weak points as a character was that he was sometimes boring, too clean, knowing everything, and the writing kind of made him seem too perfect always ; Smith's antics made him good. Randomness and craziness will be a good break. Eleven's randomness was mostly a facade, it was Smith's acting, but it always fit nicely in the plot.
I liked how what little we saw of Twelve showed a complete reversal from Eleven. Eleven was described as "an old scientist in the body of a young man", Twelve looked the exact opposite of that, old man, doesn't even know how to fly the TARDIS, might be prone to tantrums (complaining about the color of his kidneys).

      Posted: January 14, 2014, 10:12:08 pm
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An interview with Steven Moffat in which he says (about the potential return of River Song): “I’m slightly tempted, because I imagine Peter Capaldi and Alex Kingston would be absolutely hilarious together.”
I hate the character and portrayal of River Song, I think her romance is too forced and too often the center of attention, but now that would be some serious firework if Twelve is more focused on all-around insanity. I might bear with more Alex Kingston for that.
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Post by: Person Man on January 14, 2014, 10:54:12 pm
I never minded River Song all that much.  I like the concept that there could be someone out there who pops in and out of the Doctor's timeline as asynchronously as he does to everyone else.

That being said, I don't love the idea of bringing her back again.  I think they've done pretty much all they can do with her at this point, and it'd feel really cheap to just pop her back into the show after giving her a second dramatic death scene.
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Post by: Byakko on January 14, 2014, 11:04:03 pm
Don't we still need to hear when she learned the Doctors name ?
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Post by: Person Man on January 15, 2014, 01:41:55 am
They never said where she learned it, but honestly I'd rather they never did.  I'd much rather they just explain it away by saying he told her on one of those off-screen meetings the two of them had than have them try and shoehorn her back in after her story arc has been completely wrapped up.
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Post by: Person Man on January 27, 2014, 07:58:59 pm
I present to you:  The Twelfth Doctor.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/s720x720/1176385_810531222294240_1619617419_n.png)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=810531222294240&set=a.182096918471010.52777.127031120644257&type=1

Looks like a modernized take on the Third Doctor's foppish ensemble.  I like it. 
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on January 28, 2014, 03:07:01 am
I was thinking the same, looks like a 2014 Jon Pertwee :beatnik: I like it, totally approved

They never said where she learned it, but honestly I'd rather they never did.  I'd much rather they just explain it away by saying he told her on one of those off-screen meetings the two of them had than have them try and shoehorn her back in after her story arc has been completely wrapped up.
I was seeing the season 7 on BBC and there's a chapter where she knows about his real name, in "Journey into the Heart of the TARDIS" where the Doctor and some other guys that appears in the chapter go in the search of Clara, and she went to a big library inside the TARDIS and she read some of the Great Time War Book, and there she knows the real name of the Doctor
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Post by: Byakko on January 28, 2014, 09:50:09 am
That's Clara, I don't think River is in this episode. Beside, the whole point of her very first episode with Ten when she tells him she knows is that he figures there's only one reason he would ever tell her - not that she must've read it in some history book.
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 30, 2014, 06:20:39 am
so after wasting so much time watching chinese cartoons i finally said fuck it and started watching doctor who again

i finished season 2 last week (rose.... ! ;_;) and just started season 3. and you know what i realized? i hate watching doctor who! yes i bloody hate the man because i say i'm only going to watch one episode and go to bed but then i need to watch the next one and now i can't go to bed because the motherfuckng daleks are taking over manathan... IN THE 1930'S!

so, martha! lovely gal hasn't really done anyting besides getting captured (so she is doing her job as the doctor's assistant perfectly fine so far). hasn't done anything to make me like her yet (might had preffered the hysterical bride....)

ANYWAY, DALEKS!

just got 20% cooler... and deadlier thanks to second-hand smoke
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Post by: 1Ultima on January 30, 2014, 12:17:25 pm
Soon the corruption will be complete. You will be like us. You will become us.

In all seriousness, good on you for getting into this show. It's had its ups and downs but it's still the same timey wimey show I started watching in 2005.

Re:Capaldi's costume. I think its fine. But I much prefer the scarf/coat combo he was wearing in one of the promo pics.

Btw, does anyone watch The Musketeers?  Capaldi's in that too if you want a good look of his acting skills that doesn't involve 'fuck' in every other sentence
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Post by: Snakebyte on January 30, 2014, 12:38:49 pm
just finished season 1 and watched the christmas special

goodbye christopher eccleston we had a fantastic ride together. goodbye and thanks for all the... bananas?

and speaking of bananas please tell me jack is coming back!

and david tennant enters the game with a swordfight to the death for the fate of the earth... while wearing pajamas. well this is going to be a fun ride now, isn't?

ALLONS-Y!

Oh god, you're coming up on...

I literally can't watch The Girl in the Fireplace without crying.
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Post by: Person Man on January 30, 2014, 05:56:31 pm
Martha's nice, but out of Ten's major companions her overall story arc is probably the weakest of the bunch.  Which is strange, because her series contains what are probably the best stories out of Tennant's entire era (Blink, Human Nature/Family of Blood).
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 31, 2014, 07:13:43 am
i was going to marathon those 3 epsiodes but everything conspired to prevent it

tomorrow hopefuly...
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on January 31, 2014, 07:21:17 pm
I'm actually seeing the series 3 in BBC's DW repetitions, and I've to say I loved Martha as companion. She's very energetic and there's some kind of sexual tension between her and the Doctor, IMO. Also I finished to see series 1 online (the Ninth Doctor one), the double chapter Bad Wolf/The Parting of the Ways is so intense to see them together and a good finale for Eccleston, I would like he didn't abandoned DW so soon, a second season of him would be Fantastic!
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on February 01, 2014, 12:27:24 am
oh basara! nobody visits gelbooru for "regular" pictures! i would believe danbooru maybe but gelbooru is mostly for hentai. which means you were looking for docotr who hentai you sick pervert! (sorry, no jack hentai for you)... also NSFW link!

but yes, you are right the 9th doctor seems to be quite popular in japan although most fanart seems to come from the same artist: http://www.pixiv.net/search.php?s_mode=s_tag_full&word=DoctorWho

something that might have helped ninth's popularity is the fact that in the japanese dub he is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi (http://myanimelist.net/people/20/Katsuyuki_Konishi)

and let's not forget that the ninth doctor was just plain awesome FANTASTIC!
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Post by: Byakko on February 01, 2014, 12:32:04 am
If you like that scene, wait until you get to Matt Smith and the Pandorica Opens episode.
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Post by: Jexsam on February 07, 2014, 07:00:48 am
well, while we are on the subject of doctor who theme remixes

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God I'm behind
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on February 09, 2014, 06:36:26 am
just watched first two epsiodes of season 4. am i the only one who preffered the theme for 2005-2007?

i personally preffer donna over whatever her name w- MARTHA JONES! yeah...

so i just watched 2nd of episode of the 4th season featuring... peter capaldi! as a guest star (caecilius). who would have guessed that 5 years later that guest star would become the 12th doctor (well, it happened to tennant so why not?)

also:
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Post by: Person Man on February 09, 2014, 03:30:02 pm
It's actually happened quite a few times before.  Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) was in the Fires of Pompeii episode as well, and Freema Agyeman had a role in the Series 2 finale before she was cast as Martha in the following season.  Colin Baker even had a part in a Fifth Doctor story before he became the Sixth.  Even going as far back as the original series with the First Doctor, Peter Purves had a minor speaking role earlier in the same episode that his regular character, Steven Taylor, debuted.

Reusing actors is practically a Doctor Who tradition.
Title: Good night sweet prince...
Post by: Bastard Wolf on February 17, 2014, 05:01:57 am
"I don't want to go."
[avatar]http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb404/Bastard-Wolf/avatars/doctorBIG2_zps1710a660.png[/avatar]
:'(
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Post by: Person Man on February 25, 2014, 12:59:39 am
So they're teasing a new recurring character coming up in the next season. (http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/samuel-anderson-joins-doctor-who-for-peter-capaldi-s-first-series)

(http://dam.bbcchannels.com/workspace/uploads/560-danny-530af71c.jpg)

His name's Danny Pink, played by Samuel Anderson.  Apparently he's also a teacher at Coal Hill School, just like the First Doctor's first companions Ian and Barbara, and the latest Doctor's latest companion Clara.  But they way they're talking about him makes me think he's not just going to be a new companion.  Maybe he's going to be one of those on-again-off-again characters like River or Captain Jack.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on February 25, 2014, 03:31:04 am
PETER CAPALDI SURPRISES GUESTS AT BBC WORLDWIDE SHOWCASE EVENT (http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/peter-capaldi-surprises-guests-at-bbc-worldwide-showcase-event)

F*ck yeah, Twelfth :beatnik:
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on March 03, 2014, 05:01:19 am
If you like that scene, wait until you get to Matt Smith and the Pandorica Opens episode.
... it was alright but lost impact since it was al part of the villians (over) elaborate plan
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just watched seaosn 5 and i am liking matt smith so far next week i'll start season 6... damn! at this rate i'll catch up soon!

and finally since i'm sure not all of you here follow MLP:
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Post by: 1Ultima on March 14, 2014, 10:52:06 pm
(http://i2.cdnds.net/14/11/618x576/doctor-who-series-8_keeley-hawes-as-ms-delphox_compressed-2.jpg)

http://digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s7/doctor-who/news/a557402/doctor-who-casts-line-of-dutys-keeley-hawes-in-series-8.html said:
Keeley Hawes is to play a major role in the next series of Doctor Who.

Hawes - currently starring in BBC Two's hit drama Line of Duty - will play Ms Delphox on the BBC sci-fi drama.

Described as a "powerful out of this world character with a dark secret", Delphox will encounter the new Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on March 28, 2014, 05:17:36 am
"Do you want to come with me?"

BBC is celebrating 9 years since Ninth Doctor came to revive DW franchise uploading this (awesome) TV trailer to promote Series 1 in 2005 and with some other things:
-Wallpapers from Ninth, Rose Tyler and Captain Jack Harkness from the artist behind Series 7 covers and art (The Day of the Doctor included) as well classic DVD covers (http://www.doctorwho.tv/downloads)
-A password to unlock Ninth in Doctor Who Legends' smathphone game, available until Saturday 29 March (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=845585988788763&set=a.182096918471010.52777.127031120644257&type=1&relevant_count=1)
-A new playlist in official DW's YouTube channel with the best moments of Ninth + this trailer, fantastic!! (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKEzuOOEQvYNpUEdEJkhRmUwhfKT6LWUB)

Also:
Spoiler: About Series 8 (click to see content)
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Post by: TheShinHado on March 28, 2014, 01:12:27 pm
My first Doctor. I liked his character. Fav 9th story would be between Dalek or Bad Wolf.
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Post by: Person Man on March 28, 2014, 02:12:18 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava2.png[/avatar]
Also:
Spoiler: About Series 8 (click to see content)

In regards to that bit about the speculation on the costume, the First Doctor also notably wore a jeweled ring.  It was basically his sonic screwdriver before they invented the sonic screwdriver, having vaguely defined abilities that would be introduced as the story required them.  Could be a callback to that.

Spoiler: Even more bigger series 8 spoilers (click to see content)
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on April 01, 2014, 10:14:03 pm
2 sad news about Doctor Who which aren't part of this day, but past week's obituaries (http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/obituaries-kate-omara-derek-martinus-62108.htm):
RIP to Derek and Kate :'(
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on April 29, 2014, 10:11:38 pm
Reviving the thread with some interesting news, all of this is about possible new contents for Series 8 and spinoffs, but in the end all depends of Moffat (ugh). Let the speculation feast begins!!

-After the success of The Night of the Doctor there're rumours about a spinoff for Eighth Doctor to tell more between 1996 movie and TNOTD (audios and comics becoming a series??), and Paul McGann is also agree to be Eighth if this becomes true, as he stated in Doctor Who Magazine #472 (http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/dwm-472-paul-mcgann-62133.htm)
-Another strong rumour is a spinoff between Rose Tyler and Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor, and as McGann, Billie Piper is agree to be in it (and as we saw in The Day of the Doctor, David Tennant probably is agree, too) (http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/piper-up-for-rosemeta-crisis-ten-spin-off-62736.htm)
-And something very recent: Suranne Jones, most know as Idris/TARDIS Girl/Doctor's Wife wants to be in upcoming series to meet the Doctor once again, in his Twelfth incarnation (http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/suranne-jones-on-bringing-idris-back-62698.htm)
-And also Janet Fielding is interested, most known as Tegan Jovanka, the Fifth Doctor's companion, which appears with... Peter Capaldi?? (https://twitter.com/jfmouthonlegs/statuses/445618956007505920)
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Post by: Byakko on April 29, 2014, 10:46:51 pm
Why would Idris come back ? It was a dying human body in which the consciousness of the TARDIS was stored, if the TARDIS comes back in a body, there's no particular reason for it to be the same body. Unless they pull a Bad Wolf like in the movie with Piper, of course.
I'd love to see McGann, but I dunno about running a parallel spin-off, having two series with the Doctor running at the same time. Maybe it'd have to be a spin-off like Torchwood, centered around a different plot line, but with Eighth being a major character in it, just not the main one. It'd also help give him stories, since I'm not too sure about an entire series based around nothing but the Time War, just war stories. Not that I know anything about the audio stuff and the comics that came out before the revival, what it was filled with, but assuming it was just stuff before the Time War (obviously), it would feel too much like more of the same thing we're already seeing in the main series, it'd be redundant. So, not Time War because boring war stories, and not pre-Time War because redundant => I'm thinking make him a secondary but important character in a different series. Hell, they could have injected him in Torchwood if they hadn't sold that to the US (and the US hadn't killed it off).
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Post by: Person Man on April 29, 2014, 11:15:37 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordintrigued.png[/avatar]If McGann gets an Eight Doctor spin-off they damn well better get India Fisher on board to go with him.  Maybe Conrad Westmaas too.  There's enough wiggle room with the timeline in a series like this for some more adventures with Charley and C'rizz.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on April 30, 2014, 05:58:05 am
I also bet for Mary Shelley and, of course, the comeback of Grace Holloway :D Yes, I would totally look Eight Doctor Adventures if a spinoff is made in a future. And I would like to see the other one with Rose and Meta-Tenth, too :P
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Post by: Jexsam on April 30, 2014, 06:15:47 am
The world needs less Rose.

But holy damn do I want me some 8th Doctor spinoff action.  :D
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Post by: Person Man on April 30, 2014, 12:18:50 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordbutterfly.png[/avatar]
I also bet for Mary Shelley and, of course, the comeback of Grace Holloway
Grace is in this weird legal limbo where the BBC and Big Finish don't have the rights to use her in any Doctor Who media, because both she and Chang Lee technically belong to Universal Studios.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on April 30, 2014, 11:08:30 pm
Well, that's not so true. Grace appeared in various comics after the movie (DWM's The Fallen and IDW's Prisoners in Time as companion and character, and DWM's The Glorious Dead and The Flood as cameos) and in one of the pics of "wall of companions" from The Day of the Doctor. But yeah, bring her as a new companion would be difficult :-\
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on May 08, 2014, 12:14:48 am
so matt smith will be on the terminator reboot:
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27262178
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Paramount Pictures has announced Matt Smith is to star opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the reboot of the Terminator franchise.

The Doctor Who star will play "a new character with a strong connection to John Connor".

matt smith will feel right at home since both franchises have:
- time traveling
- killer robots
- male nudity

also:
- "your bowtie. give it to me"
and:
- ARE YOU SARAH CONNOR?
- y-yes
- EXTERMINATE! EX-TER-MI-NATE!!!

terrible jokes aside. i have a question
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Post by: Byakko on May 08, 2014, 12:35:05 am
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Post by: Person Man on May 08, 2014, 12:37:01 pm
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Post by: Byakko on May 08, 2014, 02:27:15 pm
I mean they did it on purpose to avoid talking about it and really showing it, not necessarily that they planned it to play out exactly like that.
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Post by: Person Man on May 17, 2014, 01:02:31 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordthrone.png[/avatar]The new Humble Bundle is offering up IDW's library of Doctor Who comics. (https://www.humblebundle.com/books)

Pay what you want for the first two series, beat the average donation for the third.  It also comes with the Doctor Who mobile game with a bunch of paid content already unlocked.  $15 or more also gets you the Prisoners in Time special series, which is actually pretty good other than one or two issues with really dodgy art.
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Post by: Nucka on May 20, 2014, 03:45:49 pm
It was 4 years ago when I started this thread?

Wow, I think I deserve some sort of Legend status, some kinda honorary display and/or bestowment for my contributions to the MFG.

It was ME that helped bring down the other forum.
It was ME that won the first annual MFG stage creation award, with my 80s TARDIS Console room stage.
And it was ME that started and lead the nWo here at the Guild, and it is still one of the most viewed and replied-to threads in the history of All That's Left. You know what....I don't even want that thread in the Hall of Fame. The HoF doesn't deserve it's presence.

And where is my award picture for the MFG Stage of the Year, it's supposed to be in my signature?

ANYWAY!!!
I'm ready and excited for Peter Capaldi. It's time for another older Doctor, even though I felt Matt Smith did a fulfilling job of conveying advanced age.
Moffat better not drop the ball on this one cause that last season was not so hot.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on May 20, 2014, 04:38:29 pm
THE ONLY THING YOU DESERVE IS BEING EXTERMINATED!! (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1lxhxw_exterminate-dalek-for-mugen_videogames)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on May 20, 2014, 05:06:37 pm
Look at you and your shameless self promotion.
Disgusting!

http://mugenguild.com/forum/topics/char-dalek-classic-version-118654.0.html
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on May 21, 2014, 04:56:39 am
I totally forgot that project, in that time I didn't know DW well yet :P
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on May 23, 2014, 10:50:31 pm

The first Series 8 trailer... dat destroyed TARDIS!!
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on May 26, 2014, 07:47:25 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordgoody2_zps5f20c8a8.png[/avatar]So this isn't real but it's super awesome and it's just making August seem that much farther away.

Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on May 28, 2014, 09:57:58 am
Reviving the thread with some interesting news, all of this is about possible new contents for Series 8 and spinoffs, but in the end all depends of Moffat (ugh). Let the speculation feast begins!!

-After the success of The Night of the Doctor there're rumours about a spinoff for Eighth Doctor to tell more between 1996 movie and TNOTD (audios and comics becoming a series??), and Paul McGann is also agree to be Eighth if this becomes true, as he stated in Doctor Who Magazine #472 (http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/dwm-472-paul-mcgann-62133.htm)

Years ago right after Zombieland came out I thought, man wouldn't it be perfect if there was a weekly zombie TV series....a few months later they announced the Walking Dead. Right after watching Night of the Doctor I had the same feeling as I did with Zombieland. It's that "perfect idea" feeling.

They better do it because it would enrich the core essence of the show (imagine watching two timelines developing in tandem) and I can imagine it being done right, especially after seeing how NOTD played out.  And then when it comes time for a multi-Doctor episode we can see how both timelines converge properly, instead of imagining (or shoehorning) what part of the timeline could this have happened for the previous Doctor(s). I mean it's nit-picky shit, but this is a nit-picky show....and a great man (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/Vince_McMahon_2.jpg/398px-Vince_McMahon_2.jpg) once said, "...the difference between good and great, is in the details".

Anyway, I wouldn't expect a full series, I wouldn't think they'd be able to do even half a series.  It should be something like one 15 min webisode bi-weekly. Have it run a month or so after the main series season wraps and start a month after the main series starts.
I have no idea how much this shit costs and I know they have more financial backing now more than ever...so who knows.
 
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on May 28, 2014, 05:57:25 pm
I would like to see it too, but since Moffat managed DW, all the spinoffs ended for various reasons (Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, K-9), so I hope this time he would make something new spinoff... unless he just focus Sherlock and DW as it now



Also, somebody saw this awesome crossover with Rocky Horror Picture Show?? :D
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on May 28, 2014, 07:00:01 pm
but since Moffat managed DW, all the spinoffs ended for various reasons (Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, K-9)
Well, to be fair, one ended because the main actress died of cancer, and another was sold to the US (who then left it in the drawer) because monies... It doesn't have much to do with Moffat.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on May 28, 2014, 07:22:02 pm
I just finished watching Season 1 of the new Dr Who series. Had never watched the old series. I really enjoyed it. Needless to say I won't be able to read most of this thread since I'm so far behind =p

How intricate is Torchwood and other spin offs tied to Dr Who? Should I try to watch them like I did with Buffy and Angel? Having to find an online episode order guide to keep up with the crossing storylines?

I'll really have to watch Torchwood. Jack was a really cool character in S1
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on May 28, 2014, 07:27:30 pm
Torchwood hasn't got that much of an impact in Doctor Who. You'll be fine with just looking over the plot.

Sarah Jane Adventures had 2 crossover episodes with Who but they also aren't important to the Who plot. I do recommend them though.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on May 28, 2014, 07:29:18 pm
They're directly tied, there are crossovers even. Both Tennant and Smith crossed into SJA, and there's at least one character from DW (beside the main character of course) crossing into Torchwood, but I don't remember if there's more, I don't think there is. Same universe, but completely different views. Torchwood are the guys who shoot first and talk later, and though I've only watched a few episodes of SJA (those where the Doctor crossed over), I think it's more the "kid-like" aspect of the universe - lots of talking, lots of gadgets. Never touched K-9.

Torchwood's seasons 1 and 2 were great even without seeing them as a spin-off of Doctor Who, season 3 was a bit weird, season 4 was AMERICA, in itself it was decent, it had some nice ideas, but it was just getting further and further away from Doctor Who. If you do burn through Torchwood before Doctor Who, when you get back to DW, you'll see some stuff that make you see where they are in the middle of Torchwood, but you can watch Torchwood without bothering about where in DW it is (it doesn't spoil DW).
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on May 28, 2014, 08:58:48 pm
JNP, Torchwood appears in Series 2 in the beginning of David Tennant/Tenth Doctor and it's an important part of this season as the main theme (as "Bad Wolf" was for Series 1)

one ended because the main actress died of cancer
I'm still in mourning for Sarah Jane :'( also I'm watching the Fourth Doctor aventures on Dailymotion (I found an user who added spanish subtitles to chapters but I'm still looking for the latin spanish dub made in the 70s)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on May 29, 2014, 03:18:35 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordwhatever.png[/avatar]Torchwood was 'Doctor Who for Grownups' while Sarah Jane Adventures was 'Doctor Who for Kids.'  There is some cross continuity, and either the series 3 or 4 finale winds up in a big crossover with characters from all 3 of them, but you don't really need to watch the spin-offs to know what's going on in the main series.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on May 29, 2014, 03:24:31 pm
To Iced (aka Just No Point),
If you liked season 1 you're gonna love the show.
Also, unless you're into camp, try to ease into the classic episodes. They're super low budget an might be a turn off, without getting to know the (new) show better first.
I've seen a couple episodes of all the spin-offs. I should watch Torchwood.

Spoiler: Semi off topic (click to see content)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on May 29, 2014, 03:41:50 pm
To Iced (aka Just No Point),
aka? Me and Iced are not the same person. I mean, Iced is pretty unstable though. I suppose The Dreamslayer could have simply never returned and Iced hijacked his account and set up an alternate persona that he could argue and discuss things with. Hmmm, the whole staff could be alternate Iced personas and he's just talking to himself in the staff board. A lot makes sense now!

I don't think I'd be able to get into the old series. I'm a huge Star Trek fan but don't really care much for the original series of that either. Not to mention I have like 8 or 9 seasons of this Dr Who to catch up on and I won't be able to watch it very often because I'm always busy with something.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on May 29, 2014, 03:43:36 pm
He's talking about Basara calling you Iced a couple posts above.

I've tried watching the original series, I stopped in the middle of the First Doctor. I do know that the First had its own objective (trying to be some sort of edutainment) and they changed it in the middle, but... I dunno, I didn't really get into it.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on May 29, 2014, 03:45:59 pm
Ah, I actually assumed Iced had posted on a previous page and Basara was actually talking to him. And this is a new day so I totally forgot about that post.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on May 31, 2014, 04:26:09 pm
Sorry man, I was refered to you, but I was mistaken by Iced since I posted that rushing in my job and I'd no time to fix it later, so sorry :(
But yeah, the first appearance of Torchwood was in Season 2, after that season they made Torchwood spin-off,I guess you should see that complete to understand better about Torchwood ;)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on June 04, 2014, 01:12:05 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava.png[/avatar]Paul McGann delivers the ending monologue from Day of the Doctor as the Eighth Doctor.



I've just recently finished all of the Eighth Doctor audio stories, and Paul McGann has really become one of my absolute favorite Doctors.  He brings such incredible passion into the role.  If you haven't yet, do yourself a favor and check out his work with the Big Finish DW audio dramas.  He's incredible.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on June 04, 2014, 08:42:42 pm
I would like to hear any audios from DW, but I don't know where to start and how to understand well that (UK english is still a trouble to me without subtitles). McGann is awesome, totally awesome, I just read some of his comic book adventures only (from RadioTimes basically) and I want to search more ;)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on June 27, 2014, 09:50:48 pm


First episode's called Deep Breath and airs worldwide on 23rd August.

At least someone knows what the word worldwide means noimstillnotbitteraboutpokemon
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on June 29, 2014, 02:50:57 am
well, might as well post this here but i found some funny "dalek" ringtones:
http://www.kasterborous.com/2012/10/dalek-ringtones-and-sounds-for-your-smartphone/
[avatar]http://i.imgur.com/kAqhDjq.png[/avatar]
not the most convincing dalek voice but it gets credit for saying things like:
- "Inferior species attempting to communicate. I will exterminate"
- "Respond to incoming call. Obey Obey Obey"
- "You have received a tweet. I will exterminate the sender"
- ... etc

i also wanted to share this really good doctor who/my little pony crossover comic (feauturing my favorite background pony: der... lyra!):
http://edowaado.deviantart.com/art/This-is-where-it-gets-complicated-294768080

there's also a prequel (and just like most prequels it will spoil the revelations made in the comic... or not, i haven't read it yet. i'm too lazy:
http://edowaado.deviantart.com/art/Foresight-I-m-Not-Your-Hero-Part-1-393037645

it's really good and both doctor who and MLP fans will enjoy it it might even get you interested in the other franchise you were not interested in. the only person in this thread i know who also likes MLP besides me is discord man (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhb33u-XZLY)

heck, i got into doctor who because of MLP (not this comic, but all the other fanworks out there plus the doctor's ponyfication (http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Doctor_Whooves) in the show itself).eitehr way, give it a read, it's good and the artwork improves as the comic goes on (that said i do hope you like surpised expressions :o)

there's also a christmas special if you want to just take a sneak peak:
http://edowaado.deviantart.com/art/Doctor-Whooves-Christmas-Special-pt-1-344235060
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on July 04, 2014, 08:25:59 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordthrone.png[/avatar]

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on July 04, 2014, 08:50:12 pm
Gee, I wonder if The TARDIS is going to blow up this season.
The trailers have left so many subtle hints about it.

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on July 04, 2014, 08:56:09 pm
Well, in the last special, just after regenerating, he asked Clara "by the way, do you know how to fly [the TARDIS] ?" so yeah, it's going to crash and burn, we could already guess that easily before those trailers. Not to mention they like to revamp the decoration every time now, anyway.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on July 08, 2014, 03:52:30 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordnom_zps6fa2e1ee.png[/avatar]So half of the series 8 scripts just got leaked, in full, online. (http://www.nerdist.com/2014/07/doctor-who-series-8-script-leak-dont-spoil-yourself/)

The BBC's reaction seems to be a pretty rational one, though.  Basically they're saying go ahead and read them if you must, but don't be that asshole that goes and spoils everything for everyone else.  Me, I'm staying well clear of any spoilers.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on July 10, 2014, 08:54:56 pm
Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald now have a preview look in first episode "Deep Breath" (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/10/doctor-who-peter-capaldi-first-look/)
Also, they announced the detective trio (Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax) will be back in this episode set on Victorian England

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on July 13, 2014, 05:35:52 am
If anyone has an audio program like Pro Tools, Logic etc....there's a Waves plug in called the J37 (an old tape machine the Beatles used) and it has a preset called Darlek. It's perfect.

Wait....Aug 23rd? That's just around the corner. Oh happy day.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on July 13, 2014, 10:21:28 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava.png[/avatar]Get hype, nerds!



I'd make a comment about wanting August to get here faster, but that'd just open the door for a bunch of pithy TARDIS jokes.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on July 13, 2014, 11:38:41 pm
FTR, the first couple of episodes hasve been leaked (in B&W, big watermarks, and unfinished CGs), you can go down stream and drop your anchor at the bay if you want that.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on July 14, 2014, 08:40:04 am
I would actually love to see what that looks like, but I'll wait till I see the finished product first.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on July 21, 2014, 12:29:00 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava.png[/avatar]So this new Doctor is looking pretty good so far.



This Tom Baker guy is definitely going to make a name for himself.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on August 09, 2014, 02:55:11 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordintrigued.png[/avatar]

A much, much darker Doctor than we've grown accustomed to.  I'm really interested to see where Capaldi takes him.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on August 12, 2014, 07:23:10 pm
First it was just rumoured, now it's official:
Doctor Who Series 8 Episode 1 to be screened globally in cinemas (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/worldwide/2014/doctor-who-episode-1)

Here're more info: Look at your location for the movie (http://www.doctorwho.tv/watch/cinema)
:D
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on August 13, 2014, 01:43:23 am
Ok I understand why they did it for Day of the Doctor but this is literally just another normal episode. May as well check the price.
My local cinema said:
£30
Fuck. That.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on August 16, 2014, 11:19:53 am
If I don't have to work, I'm gonna go see it. It's playing on 3 separate days at various theaters here in Los Angeles...and for normal price with the exception of the midnight 23rd showing, that's $15.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on August 16, 2014, 10:35:12 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordgoody2_zps5f20c8a8.png[/avatar]Have another trailer why not.

Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on August 24, 2014, 04:20:23 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordjoy_zps3e7f2325.png[/avatar]So that was pretty terrific.

Spoiler: Spoily-Woily (click to see content)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on August 24, 2014, 11:02:39 am
Spoiler: Liked it, Didn't Love it (click to see content)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on September 05, 2014, 07:10:19 am
so i just rewatched the 1st episode... ON THE BIG SCREEN!

i didn't expected much but it was still fun to watch it on teh big screen in HD and this time i catched lots of little things i missed the 1st time thanks to the subtitles because sometimes i can't really understand a bloody word these people are saying!

besides obviously the episode there was a hilarious intro with strax doing an entry on his blog about the different incarnations of the doctor and also a behind the scenes special of the 1st episode.

i also bought some 10th-doctor-like-shoes (http://mugenguild.com/forum/msg.2017240) and there was this guy cosplaying as the 11th doctor (http://mugenguild.com/forum/msg.2017242).... and then i had some doughnuts

the room wasn't even half full but it was fun and it was the 1st doctor who related thing i've seen in my country (as far as i know)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on September 07, 2014, 04:28:41 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava9.png[/avatar]So did anyone else catch the Patrick Troughton cameo in this episode?  I love little touches like that.   ;D

This was a really good episode.  I've always preferred the historical stories to the pure sci-fi ones, but that's just me.  Besides, after so long with Matt Smtih it's kind of fun to see the Doctor being the one brought to wit's end by a giggling smart aleck for a change.

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on September 08, 2014, 04:40:13 am
I missed the Patrick Troughton cameo and I fell asleep in the middle so I'll look out for it when I watch it again.

It still feels weird. Peter C. is too stiff overall even though I like his darker, less compassionate personality...that's holding me.
Also there's a new Hollywood thing going, with the cinematography and such, that feels a little out of tune with what Dr Who is. I'm not against a Hollywood vibe, but take what's already there and beef it up....don't change it.
And there's still weird production quality inconsistencies.

What I do really like is the way they make everything all innocent and kid friendly in the beginning and then pull some heavy dark shit to get the show going.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Flowrellik on September 08, 2014, 04:44:23 am
I actually like this new doctor. He's got a twist to him which I can get used to PLUS Ive seen all the episodes so far.
I personally enjoy the episode with the daleks and How he got inside of one to "fix" him. Good old Rusty: He saw beauty in the universe and hatred for his own species.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on September 08, 2014, 05:51:51 am

well this looks better than the original

also great episode this week. only 3 episodes and cappaldi might become my 2nd favorite doctor. there was also no missy this week :-\
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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on September 08, 2014, 03:13:58 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordthisguy2_zpsa2329dd9.png[/avatar]
I missed the Patrick Troughton cameo and I fell asleep in the middle so I'll look out for it when I watch it again.
It was during the part where that screen in the ship was flashing through all of the different cultural representations of Robin Hood.  Patrick Troughton was the first actor to portray Robin Hood on television, and one of the pictures they used was of him in that role.  This one, in fact:

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/imageArchive/images/10301_gall_002.jpg)

Which, now that I think on it, brings up the slightly confusing notion that Patrick Troughton also exists within the Doctor Who universe.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on September 08, 2014, 03:43:42 pm
But that ties back to the question of the first episode and the movie : the faces he chooses are not unique, he actually picks them from something he remembers and makes it his own (well, that's where it looks like they're going). So it's possible that first First Doctor saw Patrick Troughton as Robin Hood and took his face when he regenerated into the Second Doctor ! :P
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on September 09, 2014, 02:01:24 am
if that's the case then think about this:

we know that the doctor is a harry potter fan (at least the books) but if he also saw the movies then remember david tennant (barty crouch jr) and john hurt (mr. ollivander) were in those movies :o

and if harry potter exists in the whoverse then the lord of the rings must exist too and silvester mccoy played radagast in the hobbit. and and... i don't remmber if there have been star wars refferences in doctor who but remember peter cushing was also "dr who"

GALAXIAN IMPLOSION!! :x
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on September 09, 2014, 02:05:59 am
So then... Did he see Malcolm Tucker and thought it would be brilliant ? ... No wait, he got that one from Pompeii.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on September 09, 2014, 02:24:27 am
so pretty much this:
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on September 09, 2014, 05:12:34 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordhurk_zps281f84b9.png[/avatar]
if that's the case then think about this:

we know that the doctor is a harry potter fan (at least the books) but if he also saw the movies then remember david tennant (barty crouch jr) and john hurt (mr. ollivander) were in those movies :o

and if harry potter exists in the whoverse then the lord of the rings must exist too and silvester mccoy played radagast in the hobbit. and and... i don't remmber if there have been star wars refferences in doctor who but remember peter cushing was also "dr who"

GALAXIAN IMPLOSION!! :x

You're getting into some dangerous Westphall Universe territory there.  Best not to think too hard about it.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on September 12, 2014, 04:59:41 am
so i was on youtube watching some malcolm tucker videos and reading the comments... :
Quote
"People fucking say that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but if they took their heads out of their fucking arses, they would see that it's more like a big ball of Wibbly-Wobbly... Fickity-Fuckity... stuff"
Quote
"Fuck off Clara, you fucking cunt, please just try to do your own fucking thing and not get into my fucking business, because I'm dealing with these goddamn alien metal Cyberdicks who keep deleting the fuck out of everyone! Go back inside the goddamn blue box and do whatever the fuck you want because I don't fucking care about your goddamn business!"
(Clara runs back into TARDIS)
"Great, fucking great, now I have to deal with these retarded tinmen all by myself, with no fucking help from anyone who will help me fucking kill all these stupid aliens!"
(Clara peeks out of TARDIS)
"I thought you didn't want me to help you, Doctor!"
"FUCKING PISS OFF!"
Quote
Sontaran: Sontar-ha!!
Doctor: You Fuck off!! Get back to the Fucking Flinstones!!
Quote
"What exactly are Daleks, Doctor?"
"These fucking tosspots? Little fucking golden dildos with a fucking attitude problem who like to knob their way through the galaxy fucking everyone over, hence why they're big fucking dildos! And their creator, Bobby Fucking Davros makes Gillian McKeith look like Scarlett Fucking Johanssen! Wee shrivelled wanker that he is!"
Quote
"If you dont fucking exterminate me then i will fucking exterminate you ya fuckin metal cunts"
Quote
EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!!

Enough, E-FUCKING-NOUGH!
Quote
Fantastic!, Allons-y!, Geronimo~!, FACK!
OH GOD MY KIDNEYS!!
[avatar]http://i.imgur.com/UD4LOJE.png[/avatar]
BTW peolpe i want to get a 12th doctor avatar so if you ever see him make a face that says "I'll rip your bollocks off, draw eyeballs on them and stitch them onto a fucking sock!" take a screenshot for me, hmmkay?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on September 12, 2014, 05:36:21 am
Classic Doctor Who with the standards of new series. That's basically how I resume this new Doctor. I loved Capaldi as the Doctor, he has a lot of old ones, especially from First and Third. Also, the references to Classic Who are a lot in every chapter, I've enjoyed every of them and as was said before, I also loved the new paper Clara has with Twelfth now. I'm more than satisfied with the Series 8

And I read some theories about who Missy is, and I fully support them:
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
However, whoever she is, I like the way how the things are developing until now, I'm expectating about the finale
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on September 14, 2014, 09:06:30 pm
This week was so insane I'm worried it's trying too hard. I can't tell if this is going somewhere.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on September 14, 2014, 09:08:24 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordbutterfly.png[/avatar]They're really making a big deal out of Danny, that's for sure.  What worries me is that they're tying him so closely to Clara, and if Coleman is really leaving the show this Christmas all of that buildup will be for nothing.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on September 14, 2014, 09:23:53 pm
Eh, they're making her relevant (and they manage to build a good relationship between her and the Doctor), so as long as that whole build-up - transition is well written, I don't mind.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on September 21, 2014, 12:52:39 am
Also, he's too old and it would be creepy for the Doctor and Clara to have something going on or even hinted at....so in the continuation of the romantic aspect of the modern show, we have Danny. Wait didn't we have Micky and Rory?
Oh so Danny's the new Micky and Rory, and is also there to help Clara not fall for the Doctor.

Missy / Mistress = Master math makes sense.
But Gallifrey was saved so this could be any TimeLord....if it's a TimeLord at all. This would be a cool way to introduce the story-line of the Doctor trying to rescue Gallifrey from where ever it is.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Nucka on October 07, 2014, 07:56:54 pm
Anyone else notice how much "Doctor Who" is on American network TV now?

Karen Gillan has ABC's Selfie.
David Tennant is in Fox's Gracepoint.
And Sean Pertwee (3rd Doctor's son) is Alfred in Fox's Gotham.

When I was a kid the only time I remember seeing anyone outside of the show was Patrick Troughton getting impaled in the Oman.

Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on October 07, 2014, 08:07:17 pm
Well, Karen Gillan has been pushing her career up ever since Doctor Who, and Tennant is here for the US remake of Broadchurch, plus he's been around before Who - he was in Harry Potter.

Kill the Moon was cool, it felt crazy and classic. I'm not too big on the horror side of the first part, but the twist and the end ? Oh god.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on October 08, 2014, 03:21:35 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava.png[/avatar]I really appreciate all the nods to the classic series they're dropping into this season.  You can really tell they're trying to pull away from the Doctor as a romantic fantasy that really swelled up during Tennant and Smith's years, and harken back to the days of Hartnell, Toughton, and Pertwee.  The "When I say run, run" line Capaldi delivers was pretty much the Second Doctor's catchphrase.  I love it. 

Also, major kudos to the actress playing Courtney for her astoundingly realistic portrayal of a modern-day shitty teenager.  She gets a once in a lifetime chance by getting to travel to the freaking moon in the freaking future and how does she spend it?  Dicking around on social media for a while before complaining that she's bored.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on October 08, 2014, 04:43:42 am
I just finished David Tennant's stint as the Dr. Holy hell that was an awesom series finale. (I call it that because I know nearly everything changes with Matt and they tied up all major story threads they'd made)

These 4 seasons were the best sci fi show I'd ever seen. Can't wait to get going with the new dr. I hope his run can be even half as fun!

Also really need to watch torchwood. Every time Jack is on screen is gold!

Did Martha jones get her own series for a bit too? I saw her and Micky together when Tennant was saying bye. Once I catch up with dr who I'll probably try to watch all the spin offs.

Tennant's last ep was a tear jerker for sure!
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Flowrellik on October 08, 2014, 04:52:42 am
afaik I believe martha shows up in torchwood once. The only other companion the Doctor has that had her own show was Sarah Jane Smith, and she had her run until the death of the actor that played as her. Tbh Im surprised they didn't have a special episode on Sarah. Sad really.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on October 12, 2014, 02:04:06 am
WOO HOO holy shit best Who episode ever. Seriously loving that Doctor. There was the "nobody dies today" fad that was starting to annoy people in the 9th and 10th Doctors (until they gave Tennant a full emo phase), this one was starting to get way too far in the "not caring for those who are already doomed" direction (I do prefer seeing him at least try to save people with a couple of miracles every now and then), but this whole episode rocked. The Smith run kind of felt too centered on the Doctor, like a hero worship and nobody cares about all the other characters (unless they're called River Song), but this episode found the right balance : he starts being cold so the other characters can step up or we can learn about them (the captain is cool), and then at the last second he pulls a big Doctor moment and shows he's not just fucking around.
The Clara back-and-forth is slightly rubbing me the wrong way, but we'll see how they do end it.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Jexsam on October 12, 2014, 10:25:41 am
10 and 11 were always sorry, so sorry.

12 could not possibly be less sorry.

I still can't quite put to words how I feel about Capaldi's run so far.  I can say I really appreciate how he's such a drastic shift from the last couple, but... somehow, every time the Doctor tries to do something nice, it winds up feeling out of character.  He's so mean to Clara and pretty much everyone else that it seems odd he'd bother to try and save anyone, let alone whisk Clara off to see neat things across space and time.  Maybe his character will click with the season finale or something but that seems like an awful long time to leave your character a muddled mess, so I suppose I'm probably just not "getting" this Doctor.

Though thinking about how mean this Doctor is, suddenly I kinda hope this whole Promised Land thing involves standing all these people there up in front of him and saying "These are all the people you couldn't save" hoping to elicit a response only to have the Doctor respond "So fucking what?"
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on October 13, 2014, 02:24:59 am
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THEY BROUGHT BACK THE JELLY BABIES. :flipout:
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on October 16, 2014, 04:59:05 am
Just finished S5. All around I wasn't much impressed with the season as a whole ep by ep. But as usual the finale was really great and tied so much of the season together! I LOVE season finalies on this show!

Watched 2 eps of S6 and Matt Smith is finally starting to grow on me in these 2 eps. This season looks like it'll be much improved from S5. And I'm very excited to see Crowley from Super Natural fame getting roles in this show. I love that actor in SN and he's done fabulous work on Dr Who for the 2 eps I saw him in.

Now I want a SuperNatural/Dr Who cross over!
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on October 19, 2014, 04:09:28 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordstatue.png[/avatar]Attack of the killer Mr. Game & Watch!  ;D

The creatures in that episode were pretty unsettling, I have to say.  The Doctor's big speech at the end has me feeling like they're going to be setting those things up as the next recurring baddies à la the Weeping Angels, and honestly I think I'd be okay with that.  Hostile beings from a 2-dimensional universe attempting to breach and invade our 3 dimensional one is a pretty solid concept, with a lot of room for exploration.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on October 19, 2014, 04:31:03 am
Dunno, there wouldn't be much to do, the Doctor already knows how to handle them, and even through this episode, the only difficulty was that the TARDIS got caught (as usual), but as soon as he came out he banished them with a pimp slap. Recurrent baddies like the Weeping Angels are a constant threat and there's rarely any specific way to send them off.
I like how we're getting brand new bad guys, it's a real change of pace from the previous few seasons, where you would always go "oh no, not these guys again" (I hated the Weeping Angels myself). But at the same time, it often ends up with a "oh, okay, those guys were new and they did some very weird stuff, is that over and done now, then ?", it relies very strongly on the quality of the twist and the way the Doctor resolves the case. Still better than some of the attempts of the 11th Doctor at hyping something new ("dinosaurs in space ! Alien-hunting robot in the wild west !") but ending up with something super common and boring.

... BTW I found it pretty odd that 12th tried to redo the Eleventh Hour "this planet is protected" speech. It felt cheap and obviously repeated, it doesn't work as well the second time (even though the first time was awesome).
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on October 26, 2014, 02:07:02 am
I finally just finished Time of the Doctor! I'm almost caught up!

As such I went back and read in this thread more that I couldn't read earlier. Why do some of you seem to dislike Moffat? Any time I see his name in the credits I get really excited! Someone mentioned that there was a complaint about too much fanservice in Day of the Doctor... What better reason to give fanservice than the 50th special. Which was fabulous!

All in all Matt Smith was a very good Dr. I still prefer Tennant though. Smith just never really felt fleshed out. Now to jump on the Capaldi train!
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on October 26, 2014, 02:25:47 am
"... I hope I'm right. It'd be slightly awkward if the world was destroyed at this point ! (chuckle)" and lots of the Doctor's other lines. Oh god, this Doctor, so dark and harsh, so good.
I didn't understand who the girl at the end was.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on October 27, 2014, 04:38:32 am
which girl? annabel? she was maebh's lost sister they were saying she dissapeared one day and when they were giving the world wide phone message she asked her to come back home and she was back home later that day (gues she wasn't that far away)

or are you talking about someone else?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on October 27, 2014, 12:50:47 pm
The one who appeared in the bush, yeah. Must be her.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 02, 2014, 12:08:43 am
Well ! One thing a lot of people suspected, and one thing no one saw coming (well, two). Not too great, but the setup was awesome.

Oh, right,
Why do some of you seem to dislike Moffat?
I myself don't dislike him, but I didn't really like a lot of the things he did with 11th, and sometimes it wasn't really going anywhere, some stuff were repetitive, and some of the new stuff was dragging. It was a bit too "safe" yet trying to appear new and daring to build hype. Also, self-important. Contrast with 12th which is going all over the goddamn place and it's great.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 02, 2014, 05:56:11 pm
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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on November 03, 2014, 05:19:23 am
It's not making a lot of sense to me right now.
alien technology. i ain't gotta explain shit

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- Sort out your security protocols, they're a disgrace.
- Another government inspection?
- So soon?
- Why is there all this swearing?
- Oh, I've got a lot of internalised anger.
"the thick of it" callback?

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Jexsam on November 04, 2014, 01:03:16 am
I'm confused and disappointed.

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 04, 2014, 01:09:23 am
I really don't care about Clara enough to push her into a role like the one you imagine. It was bad enough when they insisted very hard that Amy Pond was so wonderful (I hate her), it'd really piss me off if they did that again with Clara.
Agreed on the Missy nonsense, the twist was fun but they really have a lot of explaining to do.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on November 04, 2014, 01:52:22 am
all i can say is that those tennant x simm shippers must have the weirdest boner right now

also, does this increase the possibility of a female doctor in the future (but most likely still not ginger)?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 04, 2014, 02:08:37 am
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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 04, 2014, 02:23:02 am
also, does this increase the possibility of a female doctor in the future (but most likely still not ginger)?
I'd say it strengthens it as a viable option for a Time Lord, but actually making the Doctor a woman would be a big step. They've taken risks before (starting with forfeiting the "young hottie for panty-magnet" for an old grumpy asshole), but it'd have to be very special. If it's still on board to last a decade or so, I could see it happen halfway there. Making the Master one was also pretty daring, it might even be them testing the water.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on November 04, 2014, 04:56:17 am
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say, what would be the doctor who equivalent of the expression: "a wizard did it"?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Jexsam on November 04, 2014, 06:11:20 am
I really don't care about Clara enough to push her into a role like the one you imagine. It was bad enough when they insisted very hard that Amy Pond was so wonderful (I hate her), it'd really piss me off if they did that again with Clara.

It just seems like it'd be a fitting conclusion for Clara.  I'm not saying I want the Doctor to start referring to the Tardis as Clara or for the Tardis to start talking to the Doctor in her voice or anything like that, it'd really just be an excuse to play with the Tardis' behavior and a convenient opening for Clara to make an appearance in anniversary or seasonal specials as needed.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 04, 2014, 12:44:19 pm
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say, what would be the doctor who equivalent of the expression: "a wizard did it"?
Temporal disruption?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 09, 2014, 12:55:42 am
....
Oh Danny.
This was... all over the place from "that's bullshit" to "that's awesome". Lots of nonsense, and lots of awesome stuff. Missy is great one moment, and very weird the next. That finale ? Something great, then something super strange.
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Ah man, this was so fucked up, with all the ups and the downs. The resolution of the Doctor's "identity crisis" was great, though, loved it.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 09, 2014, 04:36:33 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordhurk_zps281f84b9.png[/avatar]I honestly am not sure out how to react to that.

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I think you hit the nail on the head, Byakko.  The finale was equal parts really great and really confusing.

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on November 12, 2014, 07:20:25 am
Damn, I wasn't up to date to this season and I was spoiled about who's Missy really is. but well, I just can say I wasn't wrong at all (http://mugenguild.com/forum/msg.2021105).
Also, I thought in one of these, the DW official website would have some of the new monsters of this season and just expecting I won't be spoiled again, but then I saw this (http://www.doctorwho.tv/50-years/monsters/the-master)... damn again :sad3:
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on November 14, 2014, 02:42:22 pm
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remember when doctor who used to be FANTASTIC?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on November 14, 2014, 02:50:52 pm
They've already pointed out, specifically on that subject, that time could change, so it wouldn't be odd that this future was replaced. That being said, of course this replacement is going to be reversed in the Christmas special. Not to mention that Jenna Coleman was already expected to be in that special as her last appearance, so yeah, it's pretty obvious.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on November 15, 2014, 01:51:45 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordpopcorn-1.png[/avatar]Ho ho ho.

Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on December 30, 2014, 03:33:33 am
- santa claus ex machina
- THE doctor (the man who seems to know more about pop culture than.... that guy you know who knows alot of shit) had never heard of a little franchise called "alien(s)"
- my little pony refference in doctor who. now the circle is complete
- clara is STIL in the show! >:(
- .... the fact that i cant remember any other memorable moment from this episode
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hey, remember when doctor who was about the wacky adventures of a dual-hearted time traveling alien inside a box and his companions. saving the universe in a sci-fi-macgyver-like way. and not a fucking soap opera about the love life of some lying manipulative cranky bitch and some dull plot device nobody gives a bleeding fuck about?

you know, they might just use that clara opening sequence form episode ep9 and put jenna coleman's name on top of everything because the doctor is not even the main character anymore
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on December 30, 2014, 02:28:53 pm
The concept was fine. It was a cheap mix of Alien and Inception, but it was okay for a Who episode, even if it wasn't great ; I actually liked the Santa Claus twist, as far as Christmas episodes go (for any series, I mean, not just Doctor Who). The only gripe I have is that it was still only instrumental to Clara's character. At least I can stand her better than the likes of Rose, Amy or River, but yeah, we're still back to "the adventures of a nice girl with space monsters. Oh, and a mad man in a box. Maybe." You know how guys describe Doctor Who as "a mad alien scientist who picks up a human girl and goes on adventures in space and time" and girls describe it as "a British girl who meets an alien and goes on adventures in space and time" ? Yeah, that's how it feels.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on December 31, 2014, 03:02:04 pm
well, it wasn't that bad. in fact it's the first decent christmas special for me since the dreadful smith specials

it's just that i'm really tired of clara (who i never really liked that much from the beginning and this season made me completely dislike her)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: dark_light on December 31, 2014, 03:16:25 pm
Can't really say yes or no i seen a few episodes of it but not enough to tell you for sure
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: 1Ultima on December 31, 2014, 06:11:32 pm
well, it wasn't that bad. in fact it's the first decent christmas special for me since the dreadful smith specials

it's just that i'm really tired of clara (who i never really liked that much from the beginning and this season made me completely dislike her)

I have to agree with this, 11's Christmas specials were dreadful.
Then again, I think everything about 11 was dreadful so I might be biased :)

Also I swear Clara was supposed to leave this episode. What changed?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on December 31, 2014, 08:36:41 pm
That was a rumor, it was never confirmed.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 02, 2015, 04:38:25 am
well of course, they have to make sure her departure is a bid deal. something that will decide the fate of time and space they also have to make it so that she can never come back because otherwise she'll just hop in the TARDIS whenever the hell she wants because she said she was done traveling with the doctor only to do it again the next episode. they might even let the dcotor tag along

they also cant kill her because as we know she wouldn't die even if she is killed

well, putting all that aside, on this day exactly one year ago i was wathicng my very first doctor who episode: "rose". it took me like 4 or 5 months to catch from there all the way till "the time of the doctor" and now here i am complainig about how things are no longer how they used to be and the direction the show took. man how time flies.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on January 02, 2015, 04:02:07 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordwhatever.png[/avatar]What was so bad about the Matt Smith Christmas specials?  I really enjoyed those ones.  They may have been a little thin in the story department, but at least they actually felt like Christmas stories.  Most of the previous Christmas specials were just ordinary Doctor Who episodes that happened to have a Christmas tree in the background of one shot.  If I'm going to watch something that's calling itself a christmas Special, it damn well better be Christmas-y.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on January 02, 2015, 04:15:52 pm
If I'm going to watch something that's calling itself a christmas Special, it damn well better be Christmas-y.
They were just special episodes made for Christmas, and they had a big plot relevance. The Smith run actually made them Christmas stories for kids. I prefer the former, because I really don't care for special stories about the importance of Christmas and family and kids.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on January 02, 2015, 04:37:45 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordshrug.png[/avatar]I'm not saying the other specials were bad or anything.  Far from it.  It's just that, in my own opinion, if it says Christmas on the box then there better be Christmas inside when I open it, that's all.  But that's just me.

That being said, I did feel like this year's special managed to strike a pretty decent balance between the two.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 03, 2015, 05:20:46 am
well i understand what you say and also have a point. it's just that the smith specials were really bad for me :-\

funny how my favorite christmas special is the less christmasy: the runaway bride (feauturing my favorite companion)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on January 03, 2015, 06:25:00 am
There aren't not that bad at all, at least the 2 first specials were most happy-ending themed (A Christmas Carol and The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe), since The Snowmen become darker and depressive with at least one death in the script, and this one wasn't the exception. I liked Frost's Santa, it's more like a badass Santa after all :thumbsup:

- .... the fact that i cant remember any other memorable moment from this episode
Oh really?? I got some more:
-Nick Frost's badass Santa as I said before, he practially stoled the episode
-And about that, the elves jokes XD
-And the Doctor vs. Santa dialogs mocking each other
-Patrick Troughton's son acting in the episode
-60yo Clara moment, it broke my heart :'(
-"What?? There's a horror movie named Alien?? That's really offensive. No wonder everybody keeps invading you!!"
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on January 03, 2015, 06:45:08 am
the snowmen? depressing? HA! if you want depressing then go watch "voyage of the damned". in fact, besides "the tyler family christmas special" all tennant christmas specials were depressing :(

say, whatever happened with the doctor's new found purpose in life to find gallifrey? i don't remember that ever being addressed during this season besides that thing at the end with missy (i think they mentioned something once). seriously, the only thing the doctor did was serve as clara's time and spece tour gide and personal taxi service

am i sounding a bit biased?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on January 03, 2015, 01:52:46 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava-5.png[/avatar]I really don't see what people's problem with Clara is this season.  Yeah, she was pretty bland during the back half of season 7 when she was the super-duper special impossible girl and Eleven was constantly bending over backwards to please her and know everything about her because she's just so damn great.  But I thought they dramatically improved her character in season 8.  They actually let her have some personality and depth, and she has a lot better chemistry with this Doctor, who just could not give less of a damn.  Eleven was the one acting as Clara's tour guide/doormat.  Twelve just lets her tag along when he feels like impressing someone.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on January 03, 2015, 02:19:56 pm
But for 11, she actually had a role in the story. Even if it took a while of fillers, you still wanted to know why she was here. With 12, she's here just because she won't leave, and she constantly argues with 12 about whether she should leave or stay, and changes her mind all the time. Sure she has a story, she has a reason for changing her mind, but it's indecisive and it's getting nowhere. You could skip all these episodes of back and forth and it wouldn't change anything to the overall plot. Having a story and some character are a good thing, she's a better companion than some I've already named several times, but the problem is that she's getting nowhere, she's not that interesting as a companion and she doesn't do much anymore. Her only evolution as a character is her life with Danny - in other words, everything she doesn't do with the Doctor.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on January 03, 2015, 03:33:57 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordwhatever.png[/avatar]See, I felt like the whole "should I stay or should I go" waffling deal was more for the benefit of the Doctor's character than hers.  It played into the whole identity crisis theme that was running through this season.  The Doctor had become cold and dark and angry, and he could no longer tell if he was actually a good person, so he was forced to turn to Clara for the answer and even she didn't know anymore.  The person who cared so much about the Doctor and believed in him enough to shatter her consciousness across thousands of years to save his life was having serious doubts about whether she could trust him anymore.

One thing I do agree with though is that they really need to get away from this new concept that Moffat's been doing of having the companions live at home and have normal lives until the Doctor pops in to whisk them away for an adventure.  It really is steering the show in the direction of being the companion's story that the Doctor plays a part in, and it needs to be the other way around.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on January 03, 2015, 06:14:49 pm
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One thing I do agree with though is that they really need to get away from this new concept that Moffat's been doing of having the companions live at home and have normal lives until the Doctor pops in to whisk them away for an adventure.  It really is steering the show in the direction of being the companion's story that the Doctor plays a part in, and it needs to be the other way around.
Eh, I dunno, when it started with Rory / Amy, it made more sense to split from them and let them go on, plus it actually tied back to them ending up having a kid, so it made sense for them to also have a life. Same when Rose had a bit of it, it allowed for stories with her dad, unique stuff with Mick, which then led into the whole Canary Wharf storyline. I wouldn't mind it much if it was written correctly - not making a big deal out of it, just making it a normal thing, not let it eat at the Doctor's own stories, and so on.
I agree on Clara's doubts being important for the Doctor, the way she simply started distrusting him, that was good and did a good job on the Doctor's character, and I don't mind Clara having a life outside of the Doctor, but it needs a balance, and it's easy to miss it. The Doctor isn't very interesting either when his companion is just a "yes man" ; there were complaints about that for the old series where the girls were just dumb and only there to be amazed at the Doctor's massive intelligence. I liked Martha the best because she did try to do things a lot, and yet 10 still had a lot of awesome stories with her (the one with the watch locking his Time Lord memories, for example) not to mention everything with Captain Jack.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on January 04, 2015, 03:51:06 am
I also found Matt Smith's Christmas specials to be really good. They feel like Christmas classics.
I didn't really care too much for this one either. And was also hoping Clara was stepping down.

I don't dislike her. I'm just ready for a change. A different person to interact with Capaldi.
I just hope next season has some bigger stakes and over arching storyline. And ENOUGH using the same bad guys. The Silence was new and some of my favorite baddies they've made up. I wish they would make something else up or reach into the archive and pull out some classic baddies that haven't had the spotlight since the 2005 relaunch.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on January 04, 2015, 04:55:17 am
I'm really not convinced there is any classic enemy that's worth relaunching for an entire arc though. Next to the Cybermen and the Daleks, is there anything that could be made iconic again ? Not that I know a lot about the classic series, but the few stuff I've seen is really B-list '60s sci-fi terrible and bug-eyed monsters (or just humans on a different planet). New stuff made into an arc is safer IMO, somewhere between the 2D guys and the Silence.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on January 04, 2015, 05:02:59 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discorduseethis_zps4ee97f62.png[/avatar]Maybe not for an entire arc, but I bet Capaldi would kill it on a revival of the Eight Legs (http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Eight_Legs) or the Dominators. (http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Dominator)
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Post by: Byakko on January 04, 2015, 05:07:14 am
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giant spiders with psychic powers
Fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on January 04, 2015, 05:17:21 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava9.png[/avatar]  :P

Hey I hate spiders too, but the Eight Legs were awesome. The Third Doctor died fighting the Eight Legs!  And I see a lot of Three in Twelve's personality, so I actually think it'd fit really well.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on January 04, 2015, 05:46:23 am
Agreed on parts of the concept, but giant spiders, monsters, or any insects just feels too much like cheap horror, not to mention super outdated ; a more unique, less obvious redesign can work. The sorcerer cult with an evil master / queen is also at the limit and need a good story to stick. Those two elements have to be like it's only a side note and not central to its whole being, it can't be the one defining trait.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on January 04, 2015, 08:33:06 pm
I wish they would make something else up or reach into the archive and pull out some classic baddies that haven't had the spotlight since the 2005 relaunch.
I hope that, too. There're some classic baddies which hasn't enough presence in new series like Ice Warriors, Zygons and the Macra. I would like to see also other monsters like The Mara (giant snakes, anyone??), Sontarans (something more than Strax, of course), as well some new enemies like Vashta Nerada, the Sycorax and even the recent Skovox Blitzer (if only one was brutal, imagine an army of them)
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Post by: Gara on January 04, 2015, 08:50:05 pm
so is doctor who really as good as the amazon reviews say ?? If yes, why ? and which season is the best in your opinion ?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on January 05, 2015, 02:13:33 pm
Classic Who (1963-1989 & 1996) or New Who (2005-)??
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Post by: Gara on January 05, 2015, 04:18:30 pm
uhm.. both ?

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on January 05, 2015, 04:35:11 pm
"Classic Who" has aged a lot : writing, plot, characters, context / background, acting, props... It's also hard to wade through the sheer volume (not even mentioning the episodes that were never salvaged), as well as very kitsch (it's old fashioned sci-fi). Unless you really plan on finding out which ones are the best (there's still good stuff and many of the Doctors were great characters and great actors) and watching a lot of it (and you have the time for that), or unless you are into old groove, you're better off starting with the 2005 series, it's easier to watch.

As for the new series, honestly, I've never heard anyone say they started watching it and disliked it. It might take a few episodes to get really hooked, but it's not some sci-fi that's hard to get into, painful to get back to and remember all the hard stuff. It's easy to watch, as soon as you understand that all the technical words are made up on the spot, you know you can just turn your brain off and enjoy it. Then it gets funny, and it gets clever. And most of the time, it's unique, very bizarre and unexpected, which is what will catch your interest at first. (of course, this also applies to the old series)
Don't worry, you don't have to know anything about the classic series to start the new one. Hell, if someone recommends some particular episodes of the classic series, you usually won't even need to watch the rest of the season it's in to understand it.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Gara on January 05, 2015, 04:58:52 pm
yo thx a lot dude. I guess I found my new series ;D

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on February 19, 2015, 01:46:02 pm
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Post by: Just No Point on February 19, 2015, 02:15:38 pm
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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on February 19, 2015, 11:17:52 pm
two arch-enemies who were once best friends are now the last of their species. they are the opposite of each other and are out on an quest through time and space to find their lost homeworld. during their travels they will have to learn to work together to survive perilous situations and new and old enemies. in the process they learn that they have mroe in common than they think and together are the most unstoppable force the universe has ever seen all while trying to find a place they have not seen in many years... their home world

... sadly none of that will happen because next season is going to be all about clara still feeling sad for what's-his-face while the doctor takes her to a bunch of weird places to make her feel better (while remianing irrelevant to the plot and his objective to find his homeworld will get pushed to the bottom of his to-do-list right after "picking clara's clothes from the drycleaner") and the whole season will focus on finding another boyfriend or spending it in some over complicated plot to bring her old boyfriend back all while making clara the center of the universe (in the literal sense)

YES I'M STILL MAD!

here... have some doctor who dating sim-thing:
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on February 20, 2015, 12:52:24 am
Maybe they can at least combine those 2 ideas? :/
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Post by: Jexsam on February 20, 2015, 01:30:06 am
Spoiler: Series 9 casting announcment (click to see content)

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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on February 20, 2015, 01:38:26 am
It did, but it felt super weird that he would do that, that's why it was still ambiguous. I imagine they wanted to check if that performance would be well received or not before deciding to go one way or the other.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on February 21, 2015, 04:21:53 pm
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Same story, but with one more detail :
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/02/19/missy-return-doctor-season-9/ said:
[...] will join Peter Capaldi (The Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) in a two-part episode, The Magician’s Apprentice / The Witch’s Familiar.
Interesting episode titles, with an easy guess as to who is who. Also it's the series opener. I hope that doesn't mean it'll only be for those two episodes and it'll pop in again through the season.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bastard Wolf on February 21, 2015, 04:28:17 pm
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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on February 27, 2015, 09:38:33 pm
Dang, Torchwood S3 Children of Earth really stepped up the show! The series had been "ok" at best and I'd been kinda trying to convince myself I wasn't forcing myself to sit through it. Jack Harkness is a lot different when not with the Dr.

But this season/mini series was very good. It was nice to see Davies actually writing for the show too. I'm sure that helped.

Side note that I had earlier mentioned I didn't know why Steven Moffat was getting so much flak. At the time I didn't realize I'd just started watching the series under his control when I posted that.
I wasn't paying attention to the Davies names basically. While I do see some of the character issues people complain about with Moffat I do still stand behind not understanding the huge amount of anger.

Rewatching the series with my wife I am noticing that Matt Smith's episodes seem to have a bit more replay value. She's starting S6 and I'm really excited because this is a great season and I'm seeing a lot of small things I didn't notice last time. The whole Matt Smith trilogy is very impressive story and I cannot wait to get to the Day Of the Dr and Time of the Dr again.

Though I've already rewatched Day of the Dr. I really love that special. I can watch it over and over again
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on February 28, 2015, 12:04:53 am
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While I do see some of the character issues people complain about with Moffat I do still stand behind not understanding the huge amount of anger.

It's the Law of Internet Hyperbole.  There's no such thing as a minor flaw when it comes to pop culture.  Any time you even almost slightly kind of dislike something that means that it is literally the worst thing that anyone has ever done in the history of humankind and the person responsible for said less-than-perfect thing is the actual devil.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Looney Tooney on February 28, 2015, 12:06:21 am
that shit existed before the birth of the internet. even i would know that.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on March 09, 2015, 07:07:27 pm
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I can't wait for series 9, which I assume probably would be again in August, I'm afraid of. Also, a compilation about what we already know (and speculate) about series 9 in this website (http://www.cultbox.co.uk/features/guides/doctor-who-news-summary-everything-we-know-so-far-about-series-9)
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Post by: Byakko on March 09, 2015, 07:26:56 pm
I can't wait for series 9, which I assume probably would be again in August, I'm afraid of.
http://www.cultbox.co.uk/features/guides/doctor-who-news-summary-everything-we-know-so-far-about-series-9 said:
Season 9 filming begins: Monday 5 January 2015.

Season 9 broadcast begins: Autumn 2015.
:-\
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Steven Moffat: “The return of River Song [...]
... Oh, so she's coming back after all. Meh.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on March 09, 2015, 10:15:27 pm
Damn, that means September/October... that's too much >_<

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Steven Moffat: “The return of River Song [...]
... Oh, so she's coming back after all. Meh.
http://www.cultbox.co.uk/features/guides/doctor-who-news-summary-everything-we-know-so-far-about-series-9 said:
Rumoured guest cast: Faye Marsay as Shona*, Alex Kingston as River Song*, Roger Moore*, Frank Skinner*, Jack Whitehall*.
As the article says, none of them are confirmed yet, just rumours until now (also wow Roger "007/Saint" Moore!!)
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Post by: Byakko on March 09, 2015, 10:18:21 pm
The list is not confirmed but the line seems pretty specific : "River Song's return will be so and so". It sounds like they've already written the episodes and at most they're just waiting for contracts and dates.
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Post by: Person Man on March 09, 2015, 10:25:09 pm
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Gareth Roberts: “I’d love to see William Russell back [as Ian Chesterton] in the show! That’s so rich and so fertile for someone to do. You’d have to explain it enough so that everyone would get it.”
I would love to see this.  Though Russell is in his 90's by now.  Not sure if he'd be up for the work a major role like Ian would require.

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Steven Moffat: “The return of River Song [...]
... Oh, so she's coming back after all. Meh.
I read that more as him saying that if they were to do it they'd need to have a very good reason to.  Not necessarily "Yes we are bringing her back" but more like "If we were to bring her back, this is how we'd have to go about it."
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on March 09, 2015, 10:35:59 pm
Reading it again, maybe you're right, it's the ellipsis that made me think it was definitive. "[The return of River Song will] now be story-driven" the part in brackets are not his actual words so yeah, you guys are probably right and the phrasing might not be accurate.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on March 10, 2015, 01:24:39 am
That's how I read it too. I liked River but I really think she should just stay in Matt Smith's story. Her storyline concluded very well and it'd seem a bit odd to have her come back again unless it's with some returning companions or something. And its been too soon since day of the dr to have another really big returning characters ep IMO.
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on March 27, 2015, 12:26:29 am
#10YearsOfNewWho (https://twitter.com/hashtag/10yearsofnewwho) :D
(oh shit, hashtags here don't work... so, here's a Twitter link instead)



EDIT: Oh, here's another one ;)
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Person Man on May 09, 2015, 05:00:10 am
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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on May 09, 2015, 05:07:19 am
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on May 09, 2015, 07:37:38 am
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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on July 10, 2015, 12:43:39 am

Weeee~~
September 19 we're back baby!
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Post by: Byakko on July 10, 2015, 01:10:54 am
Oh shit, that hair. Fully embracing the mad man / mad scientist job description, are we.
I've seen the actress at the end somewhere, but I just can't remember where. Who's that ?
Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Just No Point on July 10, 2015, 02:21:19 am
Maisie Williams from game of thrones. More details about the season here http://tvline.com/2015/07/09/doctor-who-comic-con-2015-season-9-spoilers/
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Title: Re: Does anybody like Doctor Who????
Post by: Byakko on August 13, 2015, 10:33:41 pm
Trailer for the season.

Looots of crazy monsters, old and new. Cool. And cool shades too.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Iced on August 13, 2015, 10:35:14 pm
I changed the thread title, I hope you all dont mind, its just that people going "am I the only one that" triggers me.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: 1Ultima on August 14, 2015, 01:44:16 am
[youtube]0csVdLbDMO4[/youtube]
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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on August 19, 2015, 12:46:59 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/eris_zps2f837872.png[/avatar]Look who's gunning for Capaldi's job. (http://nerdist.com/hayley-atwell-wants-to-be-doctor-who-and-we-say-yes-please/)

I've never really been a part of that group clamoring for a female Doctor because I don't really see how it would do anything really meaningful for the character, but if anybody could do it Haley Atwell could do it.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on September 03, 2015, 03:53:35 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordjoy_zps3e7f2325.png[/avatar]Two week double-post because this is big news.

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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on September 03, 2015, 02:11:24 pm
I've been wondering ever since the end of the ep "The Doctor's daughter" what happened to Jenny and why they've never used her again. At the time I thought they were setting something up with her.

I'm aware she married David Tennant which id figure would make her even easier to contact for a return.

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Post by: 1Ultima on September 03, 2015, 08:24:37 pm
Clara referenced her in Deep Water (or the second part of it anyway) so she hasn't been forgotten by Moffat at least.

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Post by: Person Man on September 17, 2015, 03:27:33 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordbow_zps617c5aa8.png[/avatar]So long, Impossible Girl.

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The Doctor is going to have to find a replacement for Clara Oswald. According to the BBC, actress Jenna Coleman is departing Doctor Who sometime this season, before the Christmas special. Coleman joined the show in 2012, accompanying the 11th doctor (Matt Smith) as he unraveled Oswald’s deep connection to his various incarnations. She was there when he regenerated from a spritely young chap into Peter Capaldi’s gleefully morose 12th Doctor, who is Scottish and can complain about things.

Coleman has already lined up her next role, playing Queen Victoria in an upcoming ITV series. Neither ITV nor BBC One have made an official announcement regarding Coleman’s departure. Presumably there won’t be room for a crossover, but it’s not like the Gallifreyan hasn’t upset Queen Victoria’s court before.

In an interview with Radio Times, Coleman acknowledged the temporary nature of a companion gig, saying, “You’re in Doctor Who knowing it will never last. It’s constantly regenerating, so you want to make your time count and enjoy the adventure for the fleeting time you’re here.”

http://www.avclub.com/article/jenna-coleman-leaving-doctor-who-225442

I think it's about time.  Clara's character has improved by leaps and bounds this past season, but she's now very much in danger of overstaying her welcome.
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Post by: Just No Point on September 17, 2015, 04:51:52 am
Might be old news but I was reading an article on Cracked about chars from Dr Who that made bad movies. It showed Amelia Pond and said she left Dr Who to do her movie.

It makes me wonder now if that's why season 7 was split like it was and maybe why Clara was never fully fleshed out well. Also why a lot of eps after Amy left and before the "of the Dr" trilogy weren't so hot.

Combined with the stress to make the trilogy pay off for the anniversary the writers just probably didn't get a lot of time to build her ground work. Provided all the above was true and they'd planned for Amy to stick around another full season.

And they did better with her in 8 but I'm just ready for her to go. A fresh start and hopefully a much more solid frame work for a new character.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on September 17, 2015, 05:41:51 am
So long, Impossible Girl.
Not so fast, you clever boy (http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-09-16/could-jenna-colemans-doctor-who-future-be-confirmed-on-friday-morning)
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Jenna Coleman's Doctor Who future is once again in question after reports emerged today that the 29-year-old has filmed her last scenes for the sci-fi show and is leaving to star as Queen Victoria in a lavish new ITV drama (a role RadioTimes.com reported she was in the running to play back in June).

Both the BBC and ITV have so far declined to comment on the matter, but with Jenna scheduled to appear on Nick Grimshaw's BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Friday morning, it seems hard to imagine how Coleman will be able to avoid directly answering the question on Grimmers' (and everyone else's) lips once and for all...

"Are you leaving Doctor Who!?"

Meanwhile, in the other side of the street... (http://io9.com/michelle-gomez-wants-to-keep-playing-missy-on-doctor-wh-1731160957)
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“I am having so much fun with this character,” says Gomez, “probably a little too much fun. Occasionally in a career, you get one or two chances to just really enjoy your work and have it not feel like work—even though it is hard work. It’s just a blessing. I’ll play her as long as I can, as long as I’m standing. I’d play her in a wheelchair. I love Missy. She’s great fun.”
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Post by: Just No Point on September 17, 2015, 05:46:35 am
Quit teasing me with Missy as companion fodder!!! .V.
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Post by: Byakko on September 17, 2015, 03:18:18 pm
If Missy ever joins, IMO it would still need a human companion, because the whole point is to keep him grounded... unless it's fully to cause some disaster because they'll go off the rail, meaning it won't last long.
Unless they just start a big Time Lord story arc.
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Post by: Just No Point on September 17, 2015, 03:59:01 pm
That's true. I'd like to see Missy join the Dr and Clara for a bit and something happens to Clara where the Dr loses her. I guess she doesn't have to die. She's done that enough. But something like Amy where she gets a normal life somewhere else. Maybe in death with P.E. hah she'd die again :P

Dr is stuck with Missy for the remaining eps and being crazy himself starts spiraling. Then X-mas special and spoiler gets to remind the Dr who he is to set off season 10 as he realizes spoiler is right.

Though that's kinda familiar with S8's identity crisis of whether he's a good guy or not so I dunno. I still think it'd be a good story. Maybe introduce the new companion in the X-mas special or he distances himself from Missy or something.

As long as we get lots of Missy for 1 more season I'm happy though. Hopefully the season finale won't have any of the baddies we've been over exposed to for the past 8 seasons!
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Post by: Byakko on September 17, 2015, 06:22:44 pm
If Missy becomes a kinda-companion, I don't think there will be any identity crisis again with him, the last couple of trailers showed that he was pleased with his "madman in a box" role (looking forward to that), but I would sooner imagine events where he starts losing his points of reference and trusting Missy a bit too much and not realizing what they're going toward, but not actually being bad himself. Not second-guessing himself or making people really doubt him like with the Moon thing, but less aware of consequences, at most, and Missy's influence would make him forget the big picture, until shit hits the fan something fierce. But that could only lead to another big irreconcilable crossroad between the two.

The trailers showed lots of ancient and brand new enemies all the same, I'm not worried on that front.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on September 20, 2015, 04:03:07 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordmeep_zps592d9c38.png[/avatar]Well then.  They certainly didn't waste any time getting things moving this season, did they?

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Post by: 1Ultima on September 20, 2015, 11:11:54 am
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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Bastard Wolf on September 20, 2015, 04:48:12 pm
i forgot doctor who started today and spoiled myself reading this thread!!
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Post by: Person Man on September 20, 2015, 05:22:11 pm
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordsplit_zps3d0de07e.png[/avatar]Well hey, spoiler tags are there for a reason. :P
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Post by: Just No Point on September 21, 2015, 01:42:40 am
Yeah I didn't know it played either. But I saw the spoiler tag and didn't look at the thread again till I watched the ep

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Post by: Byakko on September 21, 2015, 07:49:14 pm
It does bother me a bit that
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Post by: 1Ultima on September 25, 2015, 08:34:01 pm
...wait a second
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Post by: Byakko on September 25, 2015, 09:06:32 pm
No ? I don't remember that particular line, but it's normal. If she claims that she needs "three for each" (somehow), then with two, that makes 6.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: 1Ultima on September 25, 2015, 11:41:47 pm
Well now i feel stupid.

Good job DKDC
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Post by: Byakko on September 26, 2015, 11:07:12 pm
I'm barely five minutes into today's episode, and
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... uuuh
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on September 27, 2015, 08:00:15 am
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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on September 28, 2015, 03:58:14 am
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Post by: SNT on September 28, 2015, 08:08:28 am
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on September 29, 2015, 12:16:58 am
I must to say this is the best opening to a season since Ninth Doctor's one. I've stuck on my seat the 2 episodes and it was great, I really felt like I was watching Classic Who episodes. And Missy... wow <3 I cannot wait for the next episode, totally ;D

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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 02, 2015, 02:13:18 am
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/10/01/doctor-who-is-getting-a-brand-new-spinoff-class-for-bbc3/
New spinoff, Class, in the school where Clara works. I have no idea what to expect, I can't imagine it being like Torchwood and I never really cared for Sarah Jane and it talks about dark stuff and monsters and evil aliens and grown-ups. Might link to Clara working with UNIT ? But it's based around the school...
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on October 02, 2015, 02:18:41 am
I'm more concerned about that rumor of a reduced 2016 Dr Who :(
First I heard of that. Hope it's not true.
I sorta liked Torchwood. Loved s3 and I never figured out if I liked s1&2 :p

Never got into Sarah Jane either. I'll probably wait for some reviews before I give this a shot.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 02, 2015, 02:44:29 am
Meh, Who often has funding issues, so a diminished series wouldn't be too strange (they "split" one of Eleven's series like that already) and waiting isn't new.

On Torchwood, I liked the actor Burns Gorman (forgot the character's name), and his S2 arc where he's unkillable. Wasn't too fond of the "children" season, I thought it was pushing it a bit with the scale and trying to have a bigger impact than Who, plus continuing the trend of killing off the whole team after Tosh and Burns (not to mention I cringed super hard when Jack went "I'd sacrifice anything, anyone, to stop you -- no nononono not my boyfriend please no nooooo !" that was awful). S4 was pretty novel in the base concept, but it was much too American and it simply vanished without a word.
I tried a few Sarah Jane episodes, and it's basically kids having wacky adventure with a Zordon computer intelligence and lots of asspull tech and asspull investigation because lol. So nope. But the atmosphere felt close to the Tennant Doctor, that was the better part of it.
I'm hoping for something that focuses on the unnatural / supernatural, mystery and investigation, without trying to hard to be edgy, Torchwood was fun but it tipped a bit too often to that dark side of tryharding.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on October 02, 2015, 03:06:54 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordwaitaminute_zpsf723b79a.png[/avatar]The biggest trepidation I have with that concept is that with Danny dead and Clara on the way out of Who the only established character they have left with ties to Coal Hill school is Courtney Woods and she is such a goddamn teenager that I can't see a show starring her being any good.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on October 02, 2015, 03:39:48 am
Yeah I liked Owen Harper's story too. There was a lot of good in S1 and S2 that's for sure. But there was a lot of bad too :P
I guess we have a bit different tastes though with S3. But I can see your issues with it for sure. It felt very final to me. So much so I have yet to watch S4 because I like the ending so much and don't want to ruin it with S4's new "vision".

I missed the S7 split with Matt Smith by coming in late. But I read about it. I accept it but that doesn't mean I want to go through it hah!
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: 1Ultima on October 02, 2015, 01:59:51 pm
The biggest trepidation I have with that concept is that with Danny dead and Clara on the way out of Who the only established character they have left with ties to Coal Hill school is Courtney Woods and she is such a goddamn teenager that I can't see a show starring her being any good.

Pretty much how i feel.
The main draw to Torchwood/Sarah Jane Adventures was that it had Jack Harkness and Sarah Jane,2 established badasses, being badass while protecting the Earth while the Doc is busy running from Daleks ect.
This doesn't sound too appealing though. Kids! Darkness! We Kingdom Hearts now! (Unless they bring back Ian and Barbera)

I miss Torchwood. Whatever happened to it? I know Miracle Day didn't get that many views or something.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 02, 2015, 02:21:42 pm
It wasn't doing very good and it was out of money (it's hard enough maintaining Who), it was bought by the US and they drove it into the ground and it didn't work and it went out of money again and they lost interested. Despite the giant sequel hook at the end (where S3 seemed pretty easily final).
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: 1Ultima on October 02, 2015, 02:50:29 pm
Damn. R.I.P Torchwood then.
Shame. I liked Jack
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 04, 2015, 01:47:53 pm
Hahahaha flash cards to respond with appropriate empathy
God damn it they're going to do these two-parters with insane cliffhangers all season, aren't they.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: 1Ultima on October 04, 2015, 06:03:47 pm
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on October 05, 2015, 04:48:24 am
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i'm really liking this season so far
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on October 06, 2015, 02:03:11 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordava.png[/avatar]Oh god, I fucking loved that last episode.  It was absolutely a quintessential example of what you'd see in a classic-era Doctor Who serial.  The 'secluded base' setting full of tight, non-descript corridors, the looming horrors killing ancillary characters left and right that are nowhere near fully explained in the first part, the impossibly dire cliffhanger at the very last second.  Just brilliant.

In other news, the War Doctor is back!  In audio form! (http://nerdist.com/new-doctor-who-audio-series-will-feature-john-hurts-war-doctor/)  Big Finished just announced that John Hurt is on board for a new series of audio dramas starring the War Doctor and set during the Great Time War.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: 1Ultima on October 06, 2015, 08:28:50 am
In other news, the War Doctor is back!  In audio form! (http://nerdist.com/new-doctor-who-audio-series-will-feature-john-hurts-war-doctor/)  Big Finish just announced that John Hurt is on board for a new series of audio dramas starring the War Doctor and set during the Great Time War.

Oh fuck yeah! I love me some John Hurt and he is definitely in good hands with the Big Finish boys. (That reminds me, i really must buy Dark Eyes)

And we are finally be getting a glimpse into the Time War (as in an actual look and not just the last day)
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on October 06, 2015, 02:46:12 pm
I was also rolling with the cue cards! That was great!
3 out of 3 gems this season so far ^_^
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on October 12, 2015, 01:50:07 am
I take it by the lack of responses this last episode sorta fell flat for everyone else here too.

I think it tried too hard on the initial hook/premise before the opening sequence than to tell a better story.
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The Fisher King was really cool looking though!
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 12, 2015, 02:00:15 am
I didn't think it fell flat, but it was expected. The hologram ghost was the one good thing, but everybody knew the Doctor wouldn't die and he was the one in the coffin before the end of the previous episode. The cold opening with the Beethoven paradox was fine, but it's nothing surprising. It was well introduced, though, and the guitar bit into the opening was great.
It was a good episode, and I like the directing and pacing and the attitude of the characters a lot better than most of the Smith seasons, but... we all knew where it was going. It's not a bad thing, they can't really do every single one of the episodes be amazing, the others so far have been great, but this one just wasn't exceptional. It just wasn't a "the Moon is a freaking egg" thing or a "the Doctor makes himself the target of the unstoppable killing machine just so he can see it and study it before it has the time to kill him" thing.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on October 12, 2015, 03:12:12 am
True. Matt Smith's eps tended to lack personality. Something this Dr isn't having issues with!
And you're right. I got greedy from 3 stellar eps. It wasn't bad. I guess I'd enjoyed the last 3 eps too much and overhyped this one lol
Still much better than most from last season.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on October 15, 2015, 07:38:22 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12141776_840529852729432_5778958056645050103_n.jpg?oh=616ce29a6653d6a3f499ebb21fd4a220&oe=5693B2FD&__gda__=1456160034_e0ee4be2379c5a2fd61e00de290565ae)
This is glorious enough for this thread :thumbsup: (also, look at the pants pattern!!)

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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 18, 2015, 12:58:17 am
OOOOOOOHHHHH
HOLY SHIT
they did it.

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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on October 18, 2015, 03:57:45 am
[avatar]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Tiger_Stripe/discordjoy_zps3e7f2325.png[/avatar]I KNOW.  I was fanboying so hard when the big reveal dropped.

I was kind of hoping Ashildr would have joined up as a companion by the end of the episode.  She reminds me so much of Leela and Jaime McCrimmon, my two all-time favorite companions.  Your Claras and your Marthas are nice to be the sensitive human side and bring the Doctor down to earth, but the Doctor should always have an Ace or a Captain Jack around who can kick an ass or two when they need to. 

Also:  Just when I thought that Capaldi could not be channeling the 3rd Doctor any harder, they go ahead and have him actually say "Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow."  Beautiful.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 18, 2015, 04:59:24 pm
Yeah, immediately followed by "... Hope that means something, it sounds great !"
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on October 19, 2015, 01:59:29 am
Yeah just finished it! Great ep! I was going into it reluctantly because of the vikings. I love Capaldi so freakin much! I don't know if I like him or Tennant more at this point.

The end was so much fun. I was wondering if he'd start breaking rules again too.

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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on October 19, 2015, 02:06:53 am
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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 19, 2015, 02:25:11 am
Yeah, the talks about his fear of losing Clara felt cringy mostly because Clara herself is really overstaying her welcome by a long shot, but then again, this is coming after some major breakdowns from losing Rose, Amy and so on, so it's kind of a trend. Clara being the Doctor's best advertising company about how awesome he is and how matter-of-fact it is that he'll win is also bothering me, but at this point it was just part of my being bored of her character (then again I admit it's nice to have a companion that isn't despairing half of the time). I know she's leaving soon, but I didn't think it was foreshadowing a big crash. If anything, after the Doctor's rant, I'm expecting Clara's departure to be smooth and natural and kind, like "okay, it's high time we both move on for good", I don't really want to sit through more of the usual heartbroken wimpers for the Doctor... But maybe that's because I would really despise it if it tried to make me feel bad for her. I mean, we already went through that in the couple of special episodes that introduced her to Eleven, after all. Just let her go, man.

Definitely loving Capaldi more than Tennant, but that's only because Tennant had a really bad patch - the Water on Mars turning point of playing God > getting kneed in the balls for it > getting severely depressed gave Ten an image of a loser that stuck for a while. Capaldi feels like he'd just keep blazing through it saying fuck y'all and I love that.
Still really love Tennant nonetheless, of course.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on October 19, 2015, 02:29:44 am
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I mean, we already went through that in the couple of special episodes that introduced her to Eleven.
And those versions of her were FAR more interesting to boot :P

This version just feels dumber than the 1st 2 for some reason.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 24, 2015, 11:34:42 pm
This version just feels dumber than the 1st 2 for some reason.
Nah, I think it's only an impression because we've seen that one longer.

Not particularly interesting, lots of talking about big concepts - mostly stuff we saw coming. Eh, it's clearly a pivotal point in the story to lay ground work for the rest of the arc, so whatever.
..... I do not want to get my hopes up about that name drop. No no no, you won't fool me, the let down would be too big. Even with the "you'll run into him eventually" or whatever the wording was (can't make out his exact words). He's busy in another series (which isn't very good) and it seems he'll stay there for a while longer.
More foreshadowing about Clara ! So innovative.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: 1Ultima on October 26, 2015, 07:00:35 pm
10 and Donna are back for Big Finish.  (http://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doctor-who-the-tenth-doctor-adventures)

This is excellent news. Big Finish's plots are amazing.

So we got:
Torchwood
Modern Unit
War Doctor
10th Doctor
And River Song

Nine when?
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on October 28, 2015, 05:57:39 pm
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Post by: Byakko on November 01, 2015, 01:53:10 am
... Okay what. Has Doctor Who been politically charged like that before ? I see there are a lot of callbacks to the old series, I assume stuff like the Brigadier and such.
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Post by: 1Ultima on November 01, 2015, 12:54:51 pm
... Okay what. Has Doctor Who been politically charged like that before ?

Aside from the Happiness Patrol from the 7th Doctor era, no.
That or it hasn't been as blatant before now.

I see there are a lot of callbacks to the old series, I assume stuff like the Brigadier and such.

That's been happening a lot this series. I approve.

Anyhoo, something else i noticed is the word "hybrid"keeps popping up. What could it mean?
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on November 01, 2015, 05:00:48 pm
I was hoping this one wouldn't be a 2 parter as it progressed. I really didn't care for this one much. Not enough Doctor and for some reason the Unit characters always feel like a different show. One I wouldn't care for apparently.

With most of the unit cast supposedly out of the way though maybe we can see the Doctor really shine again next ep.

All the hybrid talk is probably building up to the Hybrid Davros says the Doctor made in the season premier. They have a ton of options for a crazy season finale this time!
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: 1Ultima on November 02, 2015, 07:28:24 pm
After rewatching and thinking about it, I've decided that i hate this episode

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Post by: Byakko on November 08, 2015, 12:26:03 am
Okay, that was a decent way to wrap up this mess. Not great, but better than last week. And a good call back to the War Doctor, that was much more on-topic than the political creep lurking in the back, and it's a lot more interesting for the Doctor's character. Channeling a bit of Ten too, forgiving the Master and all.
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Post by: Just No Point on November 09, 2015, 10:02:33 pm
Agreed. It wasn't great but a good ending and much better paced episode.
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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on November 15, 2015, 05:40:45 pm
Uhhhh... What happened? Even the Doctor didn't know what happened. Is that ending going to lead to something? I'm so confused.
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Post by: 1Ultima on November 15, 2015, 06:38:42 pm
Basically

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But for real, that episode was terrifying.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on November 15, 2015, 07:18:03 pm
I got that. But it feels like it should lead into something and don't know if I want it to or not :p
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Post by: 1Ultima on November 15, 2015, 08:07:30 pm
Well  There's a sequel planned  (http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-11-14/mark-gatiss-has-a-sequel-planned-to-doctor-whos-sleep-no-more) so who knows
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Bastard Wolf on November 16, 2015, 04:21:13 am
man, i'm really liking this season of doctor who... even if it's making me unable to sleep at night (also, that flickering light in my kitchen isn't helping)
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and next week the doctor finally took a shower, comb his hair and isn't dressed like your dad or granddad when he goes to get the sunday newspaper

also, doctor who use the "found footage" gimmick better than... everyone else
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on November 17, 2015, 03:46:58 am
So I fell behind for a while only just now had a chance to watch the Zygon two parter.  I agree with the sentiment that it felt weirdly politically charged when it didn't really need to be, but the ending managed to save it.

Also if they don't stop teasing us with objectively cooler replacements for Clara and then not delivering I'm going to fucking scream.  First Ashildr, and now Osgood.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Ricepigeon on November 22, 2015, 04:36:10 am
Well managed to catch up on while last week's episode and yeah, terrifying as fuck, but all I have to say about tonight's episode is...

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Post by: Byakko on November 22, 2015, 02:48:07 pm
So in the end, those episodes that were part of the season's main arc setup were the less impressive ones. The trap thing came up just because, and Ashildr's journey to get to there was set up just because.
I'm really hoping Ashildr isn't the next companion like some sites are wondering. She's just bad. I don't mean she's badly written, but she'd be insufferable as a companion. She's the least trustworthy potential companion ever and it's easy to hate her, she's been nothing but a screw-up and she's making it all out to be the Doctor's fault for reviving her.
Oh, JNP was right on the "Clara is trusting too much that the Doctor will fix everything, it's gonna end badly" thing.
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on November 22, 2015, 05:33:44 pm
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Post by: Person Man on November 22, 2015, 10:11:29 pm
Motherfucking Doctor Who facebook page spoiled the ending of this episode for me before I could watch it.  >_>

Also, was I the only one here who fucking hated Sleep No More?  Every other episode in this season has been between fantastic and pretty good, but that one was just complete trash.

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Ugh.  It has been a hot minute since there's been an episode of this show I've flat-out hated, but goddamn that was a trainwreck.
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Post by: Just No Point on November 23, 2015, 04:43:54 pm
Totally agree. Sleep No More was the most horrible episode in a long time. I didn't like Zygon Invasion but I absolutely hated SNM. Zygon at least had a redeeming 2nd half too.

A lot needed to be changed to make SNM salvageable but I really wish they'd had a better excuse for the Eye Boogers.
Like the Sandman was mad. Or the dreams manifested into the eye boogers. Anything other than what they did!

As for the Raven ep.
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Post by: Person Man on November 24, 2015, 12:18:14 am
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on November 29, 2015, 05:21:21 am
this week on doctor who:
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Post by: 1Ultima on November 29, 2015, 12:02:11 pm
Everytime i think this season can't get better,they exceed my expectations.
Goddamn

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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on November 29, 2015, 01:21:35 pm
Agreed, that was a really great episode.  Capaldi was absolutely at the top of his game.  Although it does raise a lot of weird questions.

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I hope the finale manages to clear all this up in a decent way.
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Post by: Just No Point on November 30, 2015, 06:00:30 pm
I just finished watching it and I loved it! I'm going to watch it again now because it'll get even better on replay. This ep was a work of beauty.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on November 30, 2015, 06:40:52 pm
Peter Jackson just announced that he's going to be directing an episode of Doctor Who next season by way of a pretty great video (https://www.facebook.com/PeterJacksonNZ/videos/10153602968491558/) wherein he ignores emails from Steven Moffat while polishing his Oscars.

I can't fucking wait.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on November 30, 2015, 06:41:17 pm
Agreed, that was a really great episode.  Capaldi was absolutely at the top of his game.  Although it does raise a lot of weird questions.

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I hope the finale manages to clear all this up in a decent way.
Well, in the first place, we have no idea how a confession dial is supposed to work at all, so they can show it however they want, it doesn't really bother me.
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Peter Jackson just announced that he's going to be directing an episode of Doctor Who next season by way of a pretty great video (https://www.facebook.com/PeterJacksonNZ/videos/10153602968491558/) wherein he ignores emails from Steven Moffat while polishing his Oscars.

I can't fucking wait.
... And Peter Capaldi tumbling around from behind LOL.

By the way, that already kills the impressions that the teaser for the season finale about "regeneration in progress" are hinting that Capaldi is already making a surprise departure. That didn't last long.
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Post by: Byakko on December 06, 2015, 02:42:52 am
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Post by: 1Ultima on December 06, 2015, 08:01:04 pm
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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on December 06, 2015, 08:26:16 pm
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Maybe we'll see that around the same time they meet whatshername, the Doctor's daughter that was grown from that one episode with Martha about an "eternal war" that lasted only a few weeks or something.

AKA never.
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Post by: Person Man on December 07, 2015, 03:27:48 am
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Post by: Just No Point on December 08, 2015, 06:26:01 pm
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Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on December 11, 2015, 05:42:47 pm


So apparently one of "the husbands of River Song" is fucking Baymax.

:EDIT:



OH MY GOD Paul McGann is such an amazing Doctor.  The world was robbed when he didn't get his own series.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on December 26, 2015, 12:21:41 am
As expected, great interaction between Capaldi Doctor and River, although their bantering time was really short. Also kind of glad that we're seeing sides of River that we didn't know as well as, somehow, sides that we didn't know of the Doctor, as in, how other people see him, through River. Kinda reaaaaally dumb of River to miss all the very obvious hints, when the Doctor straight up tells her repeatedly.
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Post by: Person Man on December 26, 2015, 03:21:39 pm
Well, it was meant to be a comedy episode, after all.   River not figuring it out was all part of the joke.  And on the other hand the episode did mention that she knows about the regeneration limit for Time Lords and that he had used all of his up.  So if you look at it from her point of view it would be impossible for there to be another Doctor after Eleven.

That was a great episode, though I don't know how much it qualifies as a "christmas" special.  It was great seeing River again, and she and Twelve played off each other marvelously.  It was nice to see a regular old fun episode like this that doesn't tie back into some long, complex overarching storyline for once.  Just a fun little one-off for a change.
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Post by: Just No Point on December 27, 2015, 03:54:44 am
Yep. Loved the ep! I have to admit I was very surprised too. It was one of those eps where the previews made me think I'd hate it. Dr Who has a lot of those though.

I loved the Season 5/6 story line with River so this was some really nice icing to see what lead up to the 2008 ep. Though obviously my favorite part was when the Doctor went into the TARDIS after River. I was cracking up!
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on January 23, 2016, 12:06:23 am
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, cries the internet.  Steven Moffat is leaving Doctor Who after the next series, to be replace by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. (http://comicbook.com/2016/01/22/steven-moffat-leaving-doctor-who-after-season-10-broadchurch-cre/)

So many episodes into Chibnall's tenure do you want to bet it will take before people start calling him the worst thing that ever happened to Doctor Who and begging to return to the flawless glory days when Moffat ran the show?
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Post by: 1Ultima on January 23, 2016, 12:32:24 am
I'm in 2 minds about this.

On the one hand, Eleven was garbage. Absolute garbage.

On the other hand, he really stepped his game up with Capaldi, ESPECIALLY last season, hot damn. Amd plus his pre Series 5 stuff is great.

I dunno. I'm definitely not sad to see him go and I'm exited to see what some new blood brings to the scene but i hope Moffat still writes some episodes once in a while.
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Post by: Person Man on March 03, 2016, 01:24:29 am
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-03-02/keep-calm--but-the-exclusive-first-trailer-for-david-tennants-return-to-doctor-who-is-here

Oh, DoctorDonna.  It's like you never left.   :smitten:
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Post by: Person Man on April 23, 2016, 07:55:47 pm
The casting for the new companion was just announced.



Don't know who Pearl Mackie is, but I like where they seem to be going with Bill from what we can see.  After 2 1/2 seasons of Clara being infuriatingly clever all the time, it'll be nice to have a change of pace.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on August 31, 2016, 02:51:29 am
I like her, from what I saw it's like a black version of Ace, the Seventh Doctor's companion, if it's that so, it would be awesome

And about Classic Who... *saying the next in the voice of the Daleks*

BBC HUMANS HAD DECIDED TO MAKE THE FIRST SECOND DOCTOR'S CHAPTER INTO ANIMATION (http://www.doctor-who-news.com/lost-episodes-shown-cartoons), SO FINALLY HUMANS CAN SEE AND HAIL THE POWER OF THE DALEKS (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC3hMsEoyh8)!!!!!

DALEKS CONQUER AND DESTROY!! DALEKS CONQUER AND DESTROY!! DALEKS CONQUER AND DESTROY!! DALEKS CONQUER AND DESTROY!! DALEKS CONQUER AND DESTROY!! DALEKS CONQUER AND DESTROY!! DALEKS CONQUER AND DESTROY!!
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Post by: Person Man on August 31, 2016, 03:34:20 am
Oh, excellent.  I loved the Power of the Daleks.  Patrick Troughton was incredible as the Doctor, right out of the gate.  I'd really love to chance to see that story as something more than just the reconstructed slideshows that's all they have now.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 08, 2016, 05:46:39 pm
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/10/07/return-doctor-mysterio-first-look-doctor-christmas-special/
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/10/07/doctor-christmas-special-teased-tonight-new-york-video/
Christmas special is titled the return of doctor Mysterio.
Sorry for the pun, but... doctor who ?
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Post by: Person Man on October 08, 2016, 06:05:46 pm
Seems to be an original superhero made up for the episode, played by Goku.

Why it's called "Return" is anybody's guess.
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Post by: Byakko on October 08, 2016, 06:40:54 pm
If it's a plot in the story that this guy is famous (good or bad) and disappeared and he's now coming back and everybody is shouting his name, I hope they don't miss the opportunity for this bad joke.
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Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on November 16, 2016, 04:51:15 pm
Christmas special is titled the return of doctor Mysterio.
Sorry for the pun, but... doctor who ?
Probably a shout-out of the name given by Latin America dub of DW in the 70s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hiTKvEgQWo), my aunt and mother-in-law saw it in the few time it was transmitted here in Chile, the First and Fourth Doctors were dubbed but for few time. Actually the tapes are so out of "space and time" as most of Second Doctor's Adventures

Also, about the return of Capaldi... this is bad news sadly:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/peter-capaldi-leaving-doctor-who-7245477
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BBC bosses expect Peter Capaldi to leave Doctor Who after the next series – when writer Steven Moffat also steps down.

The 57-year-old’s tenure as the 12th Doctor is likely to end in 2017.

When new chief Chris Chibnall, who created Broadchurch, begins a new era in series 11, it is thought he will also get to choose his own Time Lord.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Just No Point on November 16, 2016, 05:04:13 pm
That stinks. Capaldi's 1st season didn't let him shine. His second was great! So he'll only get a potential good 2 season run :(
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Post by: Byakko on November 16, 2016, 05:07:41 pm
GDI :( we got several years of Matt Smith but they're shutting down Cappaldi so fast ?
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Post by: Byakko on November 28, 2016, 01:21:53 am
I completely forgot that the spin-off Class had already started several weeks ago.
I only checked the first episode just now, it doesn't start too well (it just reads like an average fanfiction where you're shoved in the middle of some random big story without getting eased in, with a prince and a lonely girl and a hot head and gay guys and plenty of non-white main cast), but once the Doctor makes his cameos (he's better than the rest of the cast of course), it falls in place and the characters turn out to be actually quite okay. The explanation ("this is the smart person, this is the leader, this is the brawler") is too in-your-face but it's effective. Also it's a LOT bloodier than DW, and it works well. Once the Doctor has explained everything (including what this series is), it makes sense.
I'll watch the other episodes tomorrow, but it seems okay for now.
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Post by: Person Man on December 29, 2016, 04:03:45 am
So how about that christmas Special, eh?  Continuing the grand Who tradition of having virtually nothing to do with Christmas.  Say what you will about Matt Smith's run, at least his Christmas specials actually were Christmas themed.

But on the whole I enjoyed it.  The superhero bit felt a little bit contrived and was more or less incidental to the actual plot of the episode, which is a shame considering how hard it was advertised.  But it was really well written for what was there.  I really loved how Ghost's dialogue sounded exactly like a dorky comic nerd trying way too hard to talk like a superhero, because that is literally what he was.

Also they capped it off with a trailer for Series 10:



Seeing a lot of Nardole in there.  I think he might be sticking around as a permanent companion.
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Post by: Person Man on January 31, 2017, 02:51:56 am
Bump for bad news:  Peter Capaldi has confirmed that his third series as the Doctor will be his last, and that he will be exiting the show after Series 10. (http://nerdist.com/peter-capaldi-doctor-who-leaving/)

Three seasons seems to be the new norm for Doctors, but I'm really bummed to see Capaldi go.  He managed to really bring Who back to the classical era with his portrayal, something that was sorely missing from the show, especially after the Matt Smith years.
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Post by: Ningen-Sama on February 20, 2017, 09:28:23 pm
Capaldi will be missed, he was diferent form the previous Doctors, more serious and even pragmatical. Let's just hope the next Doctor will be just as good, or even better. I like the older Doctors, they feel more true to the character, although Tennant was brilliant. As for Matt Smith, I think he was too childish, it only improved in latest seasons.
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Post by: Byakko on February 22, 2017, 02:28:06 am
From a couple weeks ago but it wasn't posted here and it's really good news

Looks like Missy's in season 10 (and she even mentions coming out of the TARDIS so she'll stick close to the Doctor).
Oh, and Mark Gatiss advertised (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwJRrZmGawU) the return of the Ice Warrior (a new kind) but who cares about the Ice Warrior.
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Post by: Person Man on February 25, 2017, 05:06:32 pm


Series premiere is set for April 15th.  Get excited.
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Post by: R565 on February 25, 2017, 05:16:14 pm
Well, time to go out with a bang Mr. Capaldi. Loved how he brought back Who's classic charm, nothing wrong with the other seasons but they missed some of that old school charm. I can't wait for April to come.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on March 07, 2017, 03:11:07 am
A classic villain was just confirmed to be returning in series 10.

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Post by: Byakko on March 07, 2017, 03:23:08 am
final two episodes of the season, meaning Capaldi's final two episodes as the Doctor.
His regeneration will be in the Christmas episode though, so that won't be it.
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Post by: Person Man on March 07, 2017, 04:00:44 am
Oh really?  Must have missed that news, never mind then.  That article kept playing it up like this was going to be his big swan song, so I guess I was just reading into it.
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Post by: Byakko on March 14, 2017, 03:57:52 pm
Trailer

Still best Doctor.
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Post by: Person Man on April 06, 2017, 06:14:54 pm
Spoiler: Series 10 casting news (click to see content)
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Post by: Byakko on April 06, 2017, 06:18:20 pm
God damn. Those two at the same time ? That's gonna be brutal, if he's still in the same state as before.
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Post by: Mark85 on April 11, 2017, 10:54:16 pm

hear from moffat
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Post by: Byakko on April 14, 2017, 08:43:21 pm
Random teaser

Very low key and straight forward, but really good !
Also, you know how some sites were confused if Capaldi said his death was in season 10 itself or in the Christmas episode ? He's obviously not revealing it but apparently he's already shot (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP6XmcR3_QQ) his death scene... But they haven't started the Christmas special yet, and he's in it. I just hope it's not a lame trick like Matt Smith doing a surprise guest star at the end of episode 1 of Capaldi's run (not that that scene was bad but I expect Capaldi to be the Doctor in the Christmas special).

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First ep is out, pretty much an introduction episode, nothing over the top - a season that doesn't start by telling you the universe is going to blow up before the end. I don't hate Bill already which is nice, and Nardol was good. Also, more music than usual ? That was a bit strange. And the post episode full season teaser apparently includes the regeneration.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on April 19, 2017, 11:18:34 pm
Who's in the mood for wild and unsubstantiated rumors? The Mirror is claiming that David Bradley will be appearing in the Series 10 Christmas special (http://nerdist.com/doctor-who-peter-capaldi-finale-david-bradley/) as the First Doctor, reprising(?) his role from An Adventure in Space and Time.

Now, the Mirror is a known trashy tabloid rag with zero credibility, but it's still a really cool idea.  That'd be kind of amazing if it actually did happen.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on April 20, 2017, 12:47:41 am
I've seen that rumor a few weeks ago, except it was tied to the Mondasian Cybermen and what's in the vault, something about a split in the timeline, where the First Doctor stayed with the Mondasians, or something like that.

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Spoiler: ep 2 (click to see content)

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Spoiler: ep 4 (click to see content)

edit - holy shit, he looked familiar but I didn't realize it was David Suchet. Awesome.
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Post by: Byakko on June 04, 2017, 06:19:53 pm
Hahaha regeneration fakeout what an asshole. But is that the regeneration Capaldi said he already shot... ?
Missy's trying to "go good" (even if in her own way) ? Then the meeting with the John Simm Master could actually pit them against each other, which would be insane (but it probably won't)
The bit about the link being passed through generations might be awkward with Bill being gay and being less likely to having kids of her own, they didn't even mention that...
"Fake news central" even the Doctor is taking jabs at Trump now WTF.

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Eaters of Light
Hahaha wow, actual history and myth, that's refreshing, and it's from a pretty good bit. A twist on the "king sleeping under the hill" trope (Fionn mac Cumhaill's version even requires blowing his horn to call forth his buddies) and Samhain (the Irish Halloween with an evil fairy coming out of a mound to burn the land once a year) for some pure Doctor Who craziness, that was seriously good.

OH SHIT, John Simm's already back next week with the Mondasians ?? That's early.
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Post by: 1Ultima on June 25, 2017, 03:08:23 pm
This episode was amazing.
Definitely a crowning jewel in (what i think was) a mediocre season.

Spoiler: In Depth Feelings (click to see content)
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Post by: Byakko on June 25, 2017, 03:54:23 pm
I dunno, this season has been about the Doctor's responsibilities and guilt, in a much better and subtler way than it was with Clara and Me. He himself is also a lot more capable of handling loss this time around. At most, I'd see it go either the same way as Tenth's "daughter" when he never learned she regenerated (but probably not because this Doctor usually knows how everything goes, nothing goes past him, he's too fast), or he'll lose her anyway in the same way Tenth lost Donna, she can't stay and she forgets him. But with this Doctor, it won't go into depression like it did with Tenth, so that's good. It won't just erase her conversion and go back to a normal life, even considering we already know she's not coming back next season.

But yeah, amazing episode. The time difference was made in a pretty funny way, balancing the dark treatment of the patients, and if we didn't already know that the Mondasian Cybermen were coming back, the slow reveal until the first mention of "upgrading" was really well done in a good progression.
Missy was great, but Nardole was the Doctor's best companion so far. "I'm officially authorized to kick his ass -are you secretly a badass ? -there's nothing secret about it", his point of view as a savvy observer from outside of the Doctor's influence... Even his "Bill, I'm not real !" scream in the hologram episode made me actually fear for his character.
On the season a whole, it was a little weird because there were a lot of points where you just couldn't see where it was going (the triple invasion episodes was a bit of a boring plot line), but the resolution was usually really good. This episode and the Eaters of Light are my favorites.

As for Missy, it'd be a big disappointment for her character arc if she just reverted to straight enemy as Simm's buddy. I really hope she'll hop around between both sides, at the very least, and if possible, take part in the final confrontation on the Doctor's side.
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Post by: Person Man on June 25, 2017, 04:02:57 pm
I've been binge-watching the season this weekend because I've been terrible at keeping up.  I just finished up The Lie of the Land.  The whole Monk storyline was pretty good, even if the idea of a despotic ruling class tricking people into willingly surrendering their freedom by telling them what they want to hear was a little too on the nose, politically.  Also, the whole bit where Bill's imaginary idea of her mother was the key to undoing the whole thing felt really nonsensical and rushed.

Nardole has far and away been the absolute best thing about this season.  He is delightful and wonderful and I never want him to leave.  His simple-mindedness, no-nonsense attitude, and willingness to call the Doctor out on his bullshit reminds me so much of my all-time favorite companion, Jamie McCrimmon.
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Post by: Bastard Wolf on July 02, 2017, 03:35:22 am
There are not enough "F"s for the huge Fffffffffff~ I just spat!!
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Post by: 1Ultima on July 02, 2017, 12:43:29 pm
Previously on Doctor Who
10/10 GOAT episode. And now for Moffat to fuck it up next week.

And now, the stunning conclusion
Spoiler: Stunning Conclusion (click to see content)
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Post by: Byakko on July 02, 2017, 04:02:00 pm
Agree on Simm being useless, other than showing us Missy's change of heart(s). I'm glad about her arc, it went decently steady over the whole season while still retaining her base personality of a snarky asshole. Simm's line while shooting her was great and funny, but it's a shame she just dies like that with no one to notice - just like the Doctor told her, with no witness and no gain, she just turned good, but died and did nothing. She could've at least given a hand to Cyber Bill saving the Doctor, even after getting shot, that would have been a true selfless act as she was already a goner.
The Master is probably coming back in maybe a couple of seasons but Gomez probably couldn't keep sticking around for several years. It doesn't bother me that they'd end her at the same time as Twelfth, just like Simm in the first place with Tenth. New Doctor means new everyone too. Simm was Tennant's Master, and Gomez was Capaldi's Master, that's all. A new Doctor while still keeping the same Missy would have been too unusual, they only do that for the human companion (and River, but that was a setup for the great "I should ask the stars" dialog).

Nardole was the best companion, and since he's still in a dilated time zone, he still might pop up again later. Well, he could, but realistically speaking... probably not.

The Doctor not wanting to regenerate isn't like Tenth when he simply wanted to remain as himself, this is simply the Doctor tired of changing again and again, it's neither narcissistic nor fearful, just tired of starting over again and again. The Christmas episode with First should show him again the wonders of keeping at it regardless of how many times you have to start over. The "I don't want to go" line was just part of Twelfth reciting lines of several of the previous Doctors in a row ("the original, you might say", being called across all of time and space, "I'll always remember when the Doctor was me"...) so I'm not taking it in the same sense Tennant read that line.

The episode was extremely low key and slow, more emotional than showy (but probably too slow), which is fine for Twelfth compared to the bullshit of Eleventh that kept trying to one-up everything else and putting the companion on an adoration pedestal for no reason. It was solely about the Doctor's responsibilities and why he did what he did - the speech to the Master and Missy was long and boring, not all that rousing and interesting, but on point for him, reminding everyone that if it's the right thing to do, then he'll do it.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Mark85 on July 02, 2017, 05:05:58 pm
I doubt missy died,didn't missy cause regeneration of master? master will regenerate into missy and probably think of a plan to survive,Time can be rewritten right? or we will have a new master that will regenerate into Missy(Similar to River's storyline)
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Post by: Person Man on July 07, 2017, 02:49:09 am
After finally getting a chance to watch the finale, I find myself agreeing with Byakko for the most part.  This episode felt like a very appropriate finale for the Twelfth Doctor.  I didn't feel like Simm's Master was wasted at all though, personally;  I really enjoyed what adding him into the mix did for Missy's character right up to the end.  And even though the internet completely ruined the surprise for me, the scene at the end with the First Doctor still made me giddy.  It's eerie how perfectly David Bradley can replicate William Hartnell's mannerisms and presence so well. 

I'm also really glad Bill managed to make it out alright in the end.  After only getting one season and barely enough time to do anything, she didn't deserve to die in such a pointless way.  I've had enough tragedy with Rose, Donna, the Ponds, River, and Clara.  The companions were long overdue for a happy ending.

The only thing that didn't really jive with me was the whole "scorched earth" method of storytelling there.  I can understand Moffat wanting to wipe the slate clean so that when Chibnall takes over he can bring in his own creative vision without being tied up in any loose threads left dangling around, but dang.  The Doctor, the Master, and all of the companions just all pop out together. 

All in all, I really liked this finale.  It was certainly loads better than last season where the Doctor was running around shooting people to death with lasers and destroying the space-time continuum because Clara is suddenly more important than the entire universe.

Farewell Nardole, you brilliant, beautiful man.  You were too good, too pure for this world.  You shall be missed forevermore.
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Post by: Person Man on July 16, 2017, 05:49:38 pm
And the new Doctor is...

Spoiler: Lucky Number 13 (click to see content)
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Post by: Byakko on July 16, 2017, 09:30:59 pm
That little bit of bait and switch they did though, in the last couple of months it seemed less likely to have a woman take over, and out of the blue, we get this.
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Post by: Person Man on July 24, 2017, 02:54:35 am
All aboard the old man hype train.



I see Polly in there!  Looks like they're bringing Ben and Polly back along with the First Doctor.  Which is cool!  They weren't my favorite of the First Doctor's companions, but they were still cool.  And they did help bridge the gap on that first regeneration.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on October 23, 2017, 12:34:33 am
Bump for casting news:

The 13th Doctor's companions have officially been cast (http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/22/new-doctor-who-jodie-whittaker-gets-three-companions-as-bradley-walsh-is-confirmed-7019370/); Yasmin (Mandip Gill), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Graham (Bradley Walsh).

Been a long time since there's been 3 regular companions at once on the TARDIS.  Not since the Fifth Doctor's run, IIRC.  I can't help but wonder if that may be too much all at once, when they're introducing a new Doctor at the same time.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 23, 2017, 12:49:29 am
Gotta keep a man around without giving too many dirty ideas to the viewers, so add one more woman, but then you can't have more women than men so add one more man.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on October 23, 2017, 03:45:16 am
Well, historically every time there's been a four-person crew it's always been two men and two women.  First Doctor had Ian, Barbara, and Susan/Vicki;  Fifth had Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan.  If you really want to stretch there was also Eleven/Rory/Amy/River.  There's no real reason to assume it has anything to do with PC politics.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 23, 2017, 09:25:29 am
Yeah, I mean it couldn't have stopped at one or two companions, it needed 3.
But it's just a joke anyway.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on November 09, 2017, 11:18:57 pm
First official look at the Thirteenth Doctor's costume: 

https://nerdist.com/doctor-who-jodie-whittaker-costume-thirteenth-doctor/

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Post by: Byakko on November 11, 2017, 03:33:34 am
Oh hey, that's even better to remove all risk of sexualization of a female Doctor :P As long as it doesn't get too goofy with her personality, if they just go with some sort of "I'll stop you right here, I don't care what you think" attitude.

Hah, funny point.
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Post by: Person Man on November 11, 2017, 02:23:39 pm
I've also seen it pointed out that this is person who has lived, and dressed, as a man for well over 2000 years, and likely would not have the faintest idea how to dress like a woman or the clothes in their wardrobe to do so.  Which is a remarkably good explanation for that outfit.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Bad Mr. Basara on November 11, 2017, 03:54:04 pm
I like that costume, very Fifth-ish :8): (even the blond hair and the pose are very Peter Davison IMO)
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Post by: Byakko on December 26, 2017, 08:06:48 pm
... Okay so now when's the next season

edit - ah, autumn, 10 episodes, 50 minutes (up from 45) with a full hour for the first episode. Okay, good, I really don't appreciate waiting a year and a half between seasons.



Not exactly Dr. Who related, but, huh, I just saw on Twitter that back in October, Alexandre Astier, maker of French TV series and national treasure Kaamelott, contacted Matt Lucas (Nardole) for a French-speaking role. Nardole in the upcoming elusive Kaamelott movie ? Wow.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on July 19, 2018, 11:09:23 pm


That accent!  Oh, Thirteen's gonna be a load of fun, I can already tell.
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Post by: Byakko on July 19, 2018, 11:27:49 pm
I now realize I never actually heard her voice before. I did see Attack the Block though... Glad they're letting loose on the thicker accents, anyway.
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Post by: R565 on July 19, 2018, 11:36:53 pm
DAYMN that accent!
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Post by: Person Man on September 30, 2018, 02:16:06 pm


I already like this new Doctor.  She's almost got a kind of Sylvester McCoy feel to her.  Can't wait for the premiere next week.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Cyanide on October 21, 2018, 11:10:03 pm
Skipped a couple seasons but have come back for novelty purposes. Liking Jodie as the doctor. Somewhat similar to Tennant. Just hoping they drop down to 1 companion soon and that the one companion is bradley walsh. The other 2 are pointless filler to me. Stuff the bbcs " inclusive and ethnically diverse makeup" thing.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Person Man on October 22, 2018, 05:15:40 am
Well, a lot of the classic Doctors had a crew of three companions.  They just had an easier time working them all in because they were working in terms of 4 to 6 part serials and not just single episodes.  It's still early in the season, plenty of time for them all to get more fleshed out.

I'm really enjoying the Thirteenth Doctor so far.  She's got this sort of scatterbrained way about her that's a lot of fun.  The new TARDIS is nice too; it's a very fantasy steampunk look in contrast with Twelve's academic aesthetic.
Title: Re: Doctor Who Thread
Post by: Byakko on October 28, 2018, 10:06:46 pm
Spiders from hell on a Sunday night, someone's not afraid of losing viewers. The Alien facehuggers on the Moon were acceptable, but these ones just hit a bit too close to home.
(also I hate that new theme song, it just hurts my ears)