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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #100 on: October 29, 2012, 09:43:56 AM »
I was pretty devastated when Ten regenerated - those awful last words just broke my heart. He was also my first Doctor (I'd watched the show a bit as a kid, but only got into it in season 2 of the reboot) so I felt rather attached to him. But I am loving Eleven. I made a list of my 10 least favourite Who episodes for a meme a few months ago, and since there was only one Eleven episode on the list, I take that to mean he's doing pretty well. :p

The episode in question was 'The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe', btw.

I guess it helps that I really love Moffat's episodes and story arcs in general. But I don't tend to compare him and RTD much; I love both of their directions with a few exceptions. Rose Tyler living happily ever after with Meta Crisis Doctor, that ending was just such a pretty little parcel. >>

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #101 on: October 29, 2012, 03:48:21 PM »
Smith's Doctor took the longest for me to get into over the other's.  He's a bit more on the spastic side, loony and all, but he grew on me.  The episode that solidified my enjoyment of him as the Doctor was the 'Vincent and the Doctor' episode.

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #102 on: October 29, 2012, 03:50:25 PM »
Spastic, loony, and grows on you - sounds like Colin. 

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« Reply #103 on: October 29, 2012, 04:03:46 PM »
Spastic, loony, and grows on you - sounds like Colin.

Perhaps...but in my opinion Colin suffered from terrible writers.  Though the Valeyard episode was a fairly fantastic bit of work on their part.

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #104 on: October 29, 2012, 07:53:44 PM »
Spastic, loony, and grows on you - sounds like Colin.

I could NEVER get into Colin.. I always wanted to slap him with a sledge hammer..

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2013, 09:09:40 PM »
Out of my top five the favorite episodes of Doctor Who  , four  of them features someone either dying or moving away.


The only one that doesn't is Blink. I guess this show is just really good at saying good bye and it's not even just Nu Who. I list Logopolis up there as well (  I don't know. I think I prefer the End Of Time part 1 and 2 more then logopolis but  I think Logopolis is slightly more important? I don't know.)

For those  wondering , I'd say my favorites are Last Of Time Lords/The Sound of drums , blink , The End of  Time Pt.1/Pt.2  , The Angels Take Manhattan and Logopolis.

I also really dug The Almost People. I'm a sucker for The Eleventh Doctor point Five?
 Does he have an offical name?


The Almost Doctor?

Turns out he's called The Ganger Doctor. That's a mouthful.


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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #106 on: March 11, 2013, 10:15:11 PM »
End of Time is a different choice on a top five list. Not knocking it at all, you just don't often see that on people's favourites.  : )

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« Reply #107 on: May 13, 2013, 04:41:15 AM »
I wouldn't say I was an Doctor Who fan, I really only watch the new series, about 2005-onwards, but I try to catch every new episode that airs. My favorite parts of the show. beyond the Doctor himself, is differently the villains of the show, I really like the ideas of the Silence aliens creatures that are the center of a conspiracy and you can only remember them if you are looking directly at them although I do hate their name.

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #108 on: May 13, 2013, 05:04:50 AM »
Why do you hate the name? If you could rename, what would you prefer they be called?

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #109 on: May 13, 2013, 06:27:38 AM »
Hello, another Whovian here!  I was wondering what you all thought of this recent tidbit about the 50th anniversary special.

http://www.tv3.ie/entertainment_article.php?locID=1.803.813&article=103035

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« Reply #110 on: May 13, 2013, 06:37:08 AM »
It actually blew my mind, so until the pieces get back together I have no idea what I think of it, lol.

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« Reply #111 on: May 13, 2013, 07:04:52 AM »
Yeah, that's pretty much where I stand on it.  I mean, I am definitely raising an eyebrow at the whole thing and wondering if it is just Moffet's way of saying "Well, fuck you!" to Eccleston for passing on being in the special.  I have a bad feeling about this but I want to wait and see too. 

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #112 on: May 13, 2013, 07:16:48 AM »
I wouldn't want to think that it's a callous choice. I love what Moffat's done with most of his time as show-runner and most of the time I'm delighted with the reveals. *Big, bracing breath* So. I must have hope that it's going to be just as terrific this time round.

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Though if he finds some new way to break River's heart I may have to go after him. SHE'S BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH, MOFFAT.
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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #113 on: May 13, 2013, 07:21:08 AM »
Meh. I'm an old curmudgeon who misses the days of RTD (and far before that.  I wish I could find more of the Third Doctor on DVD!).  River Song disappeared into Mary Sue territory for me and I just can't stand the character.  Alex Kingston does the best she can and I love her to death but the character of Dr. Song got exhaustive in season six.  Move on, do something new... but really, does he need to add a whole other doctor just to throw in one more?  It just seems ridiculous.

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #114 on: May 13, 2013, 07:29:13 AM »
I started watching with RTD and have only gone back and started watching Classic Who in the last few months. (What I've seen of Three is brilliant!) I hate all the RTD vs Moffat stuff that goes on in fandom. They're both great, they're different, but on the whole I've been enjoying Moffat more. Which didn't surprise me, since I discovered all my favourite RTD era episodes were written by Moffat, lol.

I'm just looking forward to it and trying not to speculate or expect too much. I'm pretty sure given my track record that I'm going to love it - and probably cry. Definitely cry.

Clara I just can't warm to, though. I can't tell if it's the character or the actress...

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #115 on: May 13, 2013, 07:53:31 AM »
I have enjoyed the majority of Moffat's work on the series but at times, it feels like he is more interested in trying to be as over-the-top as possible when compared to other writers.  But yeah, there really shouldn't be any "feuding" when it comes to who is the better show leader.  I feel people can have opinions on it and preferences but I also roll my eyes at the mentality of "RTD or GTFO!" or vice versa. 

Dr. Who always has a way of punching you right in the feels. 

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« Reply #116 on: May 13, 2013, 08:39:48 AM »
Another Whovian dropping in!

I started watching Dr.Who several years ago...right about the time Tennant took the reins. Tennant will always be 'my' doctor. I confess I've not seen anything of the older series and am just working off the work of Eccleston, Tennant and Smith....but I think Tennant had the best grasp of the role and material. Not to say Smith hasn't had some great moments. I was not a fan of Eccleston.

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« Reply #117 on: May 13, 2013, 08:45:37 AM »
I think you have to watch the whole series of "New Who" to really get an appreciation for the gravity of the Ninth Doctor's character.  The intensity of hatred he has for the Daleks, the contempt and endless admiration he has for humans... it all comes together brilliantly once you see just what the Time War did to him.  I always loved Nine, especially after seeing "Father's Day" and "The Empty Child".

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« Reply #118 on: May 13, 2013, 09:00:03 AM »
I've watched all the "New Who"...and really tried to like Nine. I think perhaps it was something that just hit me wrong about him...or even my undying love for Ten. It took me a long time to warm up to Eleven. Companions I'm a bit easier on. I think about the only companion I didn't like was Martha Jones....and her story arc just didn't ever make sense to me.

Favorite episode? Girl in the Fireplace...

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #119 on: May 13, 2013, 09:05:57 AM »
To each their own!  Ten is also my favorite but Tom Baker will always hold a special place in my heart since he was my first Doctor that I watched when I was really young and went through my uncle's video collection of Dr. Who tapes.  Besides, DAT SCARF!

Ten and Donna are my favorite Doctor/Companion mesh-up.  I love Liz Shaw too and Clara is growing on me.  "Girl in the Fireplace" also happens to be my favorite episode, aside from "The Empty Child". 


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« Reply #120 on: May 13, 2013, 09:07:54 AM »
I don't know what it is, but Donna just irritated the everloving crap out of me.

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« Reply #121 on: May 13, 2013, 09:08:34 AM »
I loved Nine. I mean, you've gotta love a Doctor who'll just kick a door in to get inside a room.... :p

Oh god, favourite episode ... that is too hard. That one definitely ranks in my favourites though Aislinn. Also 'The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang', 'Blink', 'Midnight', 'The Eleventh Hour' ... I just can't choose. And add 'Nightmare in Silver' to that partial list...

Ten was my first Doctor but he and Eleven share the mantle as my favourites.

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Re: Doctor Who Junkie!
« Reply #122 on: May 13, 2013, 09:09:28 AM »
"The Doctor's Wife".  Neil Gaiman needs to do more Dr. Who episodes.

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« Reply #123 on: May 13, 2013, 09:10:00 AM »
^Oh yes, definitely, that one too. XD

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« Reply #124 on: May 13, 2013, 09:11:01 AM »
To each their own!  Ten is also my favorite but Tom Baker will always hold a special place in my heart since he was my first Doctor that I watched when I was really young and went through my uncle's video collection of Dr. Who tapes.  Besides, DAT SCARF!

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