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Offline LilacTopic starter

"What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« on: June 16, 2007, 08:56:26 PM »
Just... awesome. >_>

Carry on.

Offline Elvi

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 02:17:28 PM »
But.........without his transport, will they get one?

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 02:19:17 PM »
there's an old police box behind our apartments if that would help.

Offline Bishrook aka Fate sisters

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007, 12:47:28 AM »
there's an old police box behind our apartments if that would help.
Blue? Bigger inside then out?
WHO would own such a police box I wonder.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2007, 03:59:51 AM by bishrook aka fate sisters »

Offline Elvi

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007, 05:25:41 PM »
Well....One thing I can say with my hand on my heart....Saxon is deffinately the one to vote for.....

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2007, 10:33:15 AM »
now i really have no idea what you strange people are talking about :)

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Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007, 10:36:26 AM »
Well....One thing I can say with my hand on my heart....Saxon is deffinately the one to vote for.....

Saxon, as in Biff Byford and the boys? Awesome band, Highly underrated.

Offline Elvi

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007, 06:03:39 PM »
"The drums......can you hear them?"

Offline LilacTopic starter

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2007, 06:08:17 AM »
Wow, the TV really does add years.  Seems a bit much though >_>

Offline Elvi

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2007, 06:22:51 AM »
*laughs*
You should have seen Beastgirls face....How dare they do that to her favourite 'pretty boy'!

Offline Vekseid

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2007, 01:06:16 PM »
I wonder what sort of awesome powers you get when you take control of the Cruciform.

What it is would be nice to know too.

Offline TwelveSecondsLeft

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2007, 11:05:44 AM »
-drums fingers- I didn't get the quote, at first. Then I realised. ^^
I have decided to through a shoe at Saxon. What with the thieving the of 'Police Box' and the defacing of it. -growls-

Offline LilacTopic starter

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2007, 07:04:31 PM »
Can't you at least give him credit for knowing the proper meaning of decimate?

Offline Elvi

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2007, 07:15:20 PM »
Nope.......He's the Master.....the Master can NEVER be forgiven....

Offline Vekseid

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2007, 07:12:50 AM »
"The skies are made of diamonds."

Not unexpected, but still.

Offline Elvi

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2007, 09:13:35 AM »
Yes..Beast girl worked that one out....

Offline TonyWoods

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2007, 02:55:57 AM »
*shudders*

Worst.

Master.

EVAR.

Sooner Russell T Davis stops 'writing' (and I use this in the loosest sense possible of the word) for Dr Who the better.

*realises he's probably derailed the thread a little, but it was as good a place as any for a rant over what they've done to a show that has so much potential, even if given to a thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters...*

Now if only the BBC could afford nine hundred and ninety nine more monkeys...

Offline Elvi

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2007, 05:27:11 AM »
Oh I enjoyed the last three.....
What I bloody well hated was the first three with the Daleks.
I couldn't even get past the dire accents and the really bad 'piggy masks' to look at the plot....

Offline TonyWoods

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2007, 07:56:39 AM »
Well each to their own and all that - whom am I to deride your utter lack of taste? ;)

There have been a few good episodes - unsurprisingly all written by the same guy (Steven Moffat - same guy who wrote for Jekyll on BBC, which is also rather good as an aside) but the rest of it I find rather cringe worthy at best, and utterly insulting at worst.

Don't even get me started on the Daleks - seems they want to destroy each and every good villain the Dr Who universe has. I'm just waiting for the Sea Devils to turn up on Brighton beach making sand castles (or, more likely, in an estate in Wales as the budget won't stretch far enough to take them all to Brighton for the day...)

Offline Elvi

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2007, 08:11:34 AM »
Oh yeah of little faith.....

What they really need to do is to get back to the one story line for one season, with the odd 'one off' chucked in now and then.
The problem with the Master plot line is that it was rushed and it ended up with the classic 11 year old's 'and they all got better again'. If they had used that plot for the whole series, we wouldn't have had to fill in so many gaps with our imaginations.

I managed, but obviously you didn't so feel 'let down'...... 

And what's wrong with just filming in one area?
I tell you it's a damned site better than 'just Elstrea film studios' as it used to be....
« Last Edit: July 02, 2007, 08:13:16 AM by Elvi »

Offline TonyWoods

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2007, 08:37:22 AM »
That would be ideal – its not a surprise to me that the episodes I’ve found more enjoyable are those that are two-parters (The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances from Christopher Ecclestones short reign, The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit from last series, and Human Nature and Family of Blood from this series). That said, a good writer can properly pace a single episode (The Girl in the Fireplace from last series, and Blink from this series) well regardless.

The whole ‘everything was a dream’ cop out has been used way too many times over the course of the ‘new’ series – every series to date has ended with the same ‘something huge comes and ruins everything, but it all gets undone in the end so everyone is happy’ routine. And while we are on the subject of lazy writing and awful plot devices, the best thing they could do to the series would be to destroy the Dr’s wand – sorry, I mean his sonic screwdriver – so that the writers have to think up some intelligent way for him to get out of situation, rather than a simple wave of his ACME Fix Anything At All device…

Still, I think my underlying problem with the Master storyline (apart from the bad writing, stupid pop culture references, and whole sale rip offs of other films/series – see Captain Scarlets Cloudbase and the scene at the end right out of Star Wars) was that they had a Master that was NOTHING like any of those that had come before him. I get the need to take something of a mythos and make it yours, but so far all they have done is turn the Daleks from Space Nazis into Emo gene splicing wimps, turned the Cybermen into camp creatures from another dimension created by Trigger (I’m sorry, whoever thought casting Roger Lloyd Pack as a bad guy was a good idea needs to be shot, brought back to life and then shot again), and turned the Master from an evil crazed mastermind into a pantomime twat.

*breathes*

If I want to see Earth, I’ll watch Eastenders (after cutting my wrists) – Dr Who is supposed to be about travelling through time and space, not visiting the same parts of Wales every other week.

Even the old reused quarries serving as alien planets from the ‘old days’ would be an improvement…

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2007, 10:49:03 AM »
i just have one thing to say - the new doctor is HOT.  :) 

ok, more then one thing... i never ever watched doctor who until they started this new series thing on sci fi over here and i sort of got hooked, so i have nothing to compare it too (oh, and the third season starts over here this friday, how excted am i?  although i AM going to miss Rose big bunches)... but, where was i going with this?  oh, yeah.  well, i like it - it's fun and exciting and did i mention that the doctor is HOT? =) 

argue with THAT, Mr Woods. *grin*

Offline TonyWoods

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2007, 10:54:36 AM »
Well there is something more for me to complain about (it just keeps coming, doesn't it!) - you girls (and guys that are that way inclined) get your eye candy, but where the hell is mine?!

Neither of the Doctors companions in the last three series have done anything for me (although Sally Sparrow in 'Blink' was a hotty - here is my vote that they bring her back as an assistant, especially seeing as she could actually act...)

That said, if any of the Doctors were likely to 'turn' me, he'd be in with the best chance - he is a charmer, and one hell of an actor!

Offline LilacTopic starter

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2007, 11:14:34 AM »
I did like Simms, though I would agree a more sinister and less manic Master would have been a better choice.

Regarding Russell's writing...  I'm still not sure why he still has his job, to be honest >_>

Offline TonyWoods

Re: "What this country really needs, right now, is a doctor.''
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2007, 11:30:38 AM »
Don't get me wrong, I think Simms is a great actor - but there is only so much a man can do in the face of an abysmal script. I think he just inadvertently suffered from being one of the BBC’s ‘actors of the moment’ after how well he did in Life on Mars, and was just totally miscast for the role.

I’m still holding on in vein hope that the various reports circulated earlier in the year about Mr Davis wanting to quit Dr Who are true – sooner he is gone, the better!