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Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on August 20, 2011, 10:24:23 PM
EDIT: Early parts of the thread lost in the Great Crash of 2015.




So, my husband and I have become a little obsessed with Dr.Who as of late. Any other Whovians around?
If so, who is your favourite Doctor? Favourite villain? Coolest companion?

Personally, I haven't seen much of the early Dr.Who, but I've watched all of the most recent series. I have some serious love for Dave Tennant.

Edited by Willravel to include (nsfw) because of images
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Stevil on August 20, 2011, 10:46:46 PM
You can call me old and crusty if you like but I liked the old style way better, were it took several episodes to get through a story.

Jon Pertwee was my fav
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 21, 2011, 06:29:37 AM
Being an old fart I can remember all the different Dr's. I think if I had to choose one Dr it would be Christopher Eccleston, but only by a littl bit. I do like the current guy Matt Smith and  David Tennant was excellent. In my opinion Eccleston could do the Dr's dark side just a little better than Tennnant. Of the 'Old School' it would be Tom Baker.

I have hardly missed an episode, ever, but then SiFi if my favourite genre because if it is done well it explores how humanity could possibly survive the future.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on August 21, 2011, 11:42:56 AM
I have accidentally become hooked on the show. I was watching it on tv cause there was another show afterwards. I love the tenth doctor, David Tennant. For me, THAT'S the doctor lol.
My villain... ehm... unoriginal but I like the Daleks (eventhough  the way the yell exterminate all the time is annoying)
My favorite of his companions was Donna Noble. I absolutely hated the way they "ended" her. For me, removing the memories from a character is worse than killing him off.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 21, 2011, 12:25:03 PM
The companions have been very variable over the years. In part that has been the fault of the producers and script writers who in some cases have simply viewed the companions as a plot foil, somebody who the Dr can talk to to explain what is going on. Russell T Davies, who brought the Dr back to life went a little too far the other way IMO. Everybody wondered (wanted?) to know what would happen if the Dr fell for one of his companions, and Davies took the story line there. However the nature of the programme and the Dr meant that it would have to end badly. There was also a period when the companioins were there just to get the dads to watch a scantily clad lady run around.

E.g. Leela
(http://mimg.ugo.com/200808/25098/leela.jpg)

Or Peri
(http://mimg.ugo.com/200808/25096/peribrown.jpg)

(http://blog.auntjanenation.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Peri41.jpg)

Or for Stevil Jo Grant!
(http://www.doctorwhoreviews.co.uk/MMM_files/Jo%20Grant%20Naked.jpg)
(I do love the positioning of the Daleks eye stalk  :D)

Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on August 21, 2011, 03:02:56 PM
^ haha, I love that last picture. "Oh, you know, I'm just hanging out here in the nude with my Dalek friend."

As for villains, I thought "the Silence" was really interesting - a bad guy that no one could remember. My husband is currently re-watching the whole series, so I suspect we're going to have quite a few chats about the Cybermen and Dalek's backstories when he's done.  ;D
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 21, 2011, 03:13:59 PM
My wife was born and rasied in London and as a kid she was terrified of the Cybermen as they were often shown wandering around where she lived!

My personal favourite baddies are the Darleks, although the Yetis (only appeared in one series) came a close second.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 22, 2011, 07:32:42 AM
A bit of trivia, Richard Dawkins is married to Lalla Ward who played Romana (http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/gallery/ward/index.shtml) one of Tom Bakers companions.

An article from 1994 How We Met: Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/how-we-met-richard-dawkins-and-lalla-ward-1423554.html)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Will on August 23, 2011, 04:21:35 AM
I adore Dr. Who, and I've been pleasantly surprised by Matt Smith's Doctor. Particularly, I enjoyed Vincent and The Doctor, A Christmas Carol, and The Doctor's Wife.

I got started in 2005, but I've been meaning to go back and watch the old ones, but that's a lot of time.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 23, 2011, 09:03:38 AM
The next new episode is on this at 7:10pm (UK) Saturday (27th Aug 2011). Phones off, internet unplugged!
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Too Few Lions on August 23, 2011, 01:04:35 PM
A bit of trivia, Richard Dawkins is married to Lalla Ward who played Romana (http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/gallery/ward/index.shtml) one of Tom Bakers companions.

An article from 1994 How We Met: Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/how-we-met-richard-dawkins-and-lalla-ward-1423554.html)
RD's a lucky man, Lalla Ward was damn pretty back in the day. I did love her in 'Vampire Circus'.
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5848/lallaf.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/84/lallaf.png/)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 23, 2011, 01:13:38 PM
She was quite the babe. But then Dr Who's companions have always been unnecessarily good-looking  ;D

Worst mistake the Dr ever made? When he had the chance to get rid of the Daleks and didn't; they went on to destroy all the Time Lords, except the Dr.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Willow on August 23, 2011, 02:52:20 PM
I grew up with Peter Davidson as the doctor, and I've always wanted to be him.  Not to play him in the tv show, but to be Dr Who in real life.
I have a friend of a friend who runs a sci fi bar here, and he tells me that Peter Davidson is a twat.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on August 25, 2011, 11:16:27 PM
The next new episode is on this at 7:10pm (UK) Saturday (27th Aug 2011). Phones off, internet unplugged!

Can't wait, can't wait! My husband and I have been buying all of the recent episodes online. *happy dance*
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tristan Jay on August 27, 2011, 08:15:58 AM
Ooooh, Doctor Who, of which I am a long time fan.  I was good to go in the years between the old and new TV show, with the two ongoing series of novels that continued his adventures.

Right now, a major favorite is Ecclestone.  He accomplished a Doctor that was so edgy, intense and dangerous a Doctor, so very compelling; yet still clearly identifiable as the Doctor, while at the same time challenging old conventions of what we thought the Doctor was supposed to be.

I've gone back and forth so many times on companions, it's really hard to say.  A couple from the novels are very interesting characters.

I can't think of a favorite villain off the top of my head, but here is a monster that probably doesn't get mentioned too much: I like the Fendahl.  A gestalt creature, with 12 (Lovecraftian) sub-creature components, and a human/humanoid core.  The product of an evolutionary cul-de-sac, from the original Fifth Planet of our solar system, it's feeds on death (it is death, how do you kill death itself?).  It was so notorious it became a part of Time Lord mythology; the Time Lords were spooked enough by it that they time-looped the planet out of existence.  This creature is one of the most fascinating concepts I love from the old show.

Another great enemy is from the novels, where the Doctor intersects with a Time War (of a different shape than we see in the TV show) where the Enemy of the Timelords is specifically not the Daleks, yet other than that remains a complete mystery (and is still a matter of speculation today).  It's the mystery, the guessing game, that makes these unknown adversaries compelling.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 27, 2011, 08:43:36 AM
I've never read a Dr Who novel. I think I'll have to take a trip into Waterstons!
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: The Magic Pudding on August 27, 2011, 09:26:42 AM
I've never read a Dr Who novel. I think I'll have to take a trip into Waterstons!

They're are going to release a Douglas Adams one next year.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/mar/24/douglas-adams-doctor-who-story-published
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 27, 2011, 09:36:17 AM
I've never read a Dr Who novel. I think I'll have to take a trip into Waterstons!

They're are going to release a Douglas Adams one next year.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/mar/24/douglas-adams-doctor-who-story-published
That looks most interesting.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tristan Jay on August 27, 2011, 03:24:04 PM
Jonathan Morris and Lance Parkin are awesome authors for the books, their novels are almost universally praised in fan circles.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 27, 2011, 03:28:09 PM
Jonathan Morris and Lance Parkin are awesome authors for the books, their novels are almost universally praised in fan circles.
Noted!
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on August 27, 2011, 08:22:13 PM
Just seen the latest episode. Pretty good it is too! Next week looks like a classic 'hide behind the sofa' episode!
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Evilbeagle on August 28, 2011, 09:44:01 AM
I love David Tennant's portrayal of the Doctor. Like Tank, I think in old skool terms it has to be Tom Baker.

Jelly baby anyone ?
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on August 29, 2011, 01:39:12 PM
I love David Tennant's portrayal of the Doctor. Like Tank, I think in old skool terms it has to be Tom Baker.

Jelly baby anyone ?


*Nom* *nom* Jelly baby  ;D

My husband loves David Tennant so much that he's determined to look just like him. He now has "Dave Tennant" hair and he's growing out his side-burns (not that I'm complaining, haha).
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DaveD on August 29, 2011, 03:31:34 PM
I've never read a Dr Who novel. I think I'll have to take a trip into Waterstons!

They're are going to release a Douglas Adams one next year.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/mar/24/douglas-adams-doctor-who-story-published
That looks most interesting.
Another version of Shada can be bought here: http://bigfinish.com/Doctor-Who-Shada
The Doctor is played by Paul McGann, but the story ties in with the original version.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on September 19, 2011, 12:48:58 PM
What did everyone think about "The God Complex" episode? It seemed like the most overtly "atheist" episode that I've seen yet. In particular, I thought it was interesting how the creature used faith against people, and how they showed how closely fear is tied to faith.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on September 19, 2011, 02:58:33 PM
What did everyone think about "The God Complex" episode? It seemed like the most overtly "atheist" episode that I've seen yet. In particular, I thought it was interesting how the creature used faith against people, and how they showed how closely fear is tied to faith.
It was quite a good scary. I wonder what was behind the Dr's door though? And is Amy gone, or is that a time-line glitch that will be sorted out later? The episode was quite overtly atheistic, but I think that Dr Who is inherently atheistic anyway. A time lord lives a long time and travels the universe in time well outside their own life times. There are (were) lots of time lords. Yet they never mention God in the 'creator' sense and if any race could discover God it would be the time lords.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on January 27, 2012, 02:17:50 PM
So what do you think of Matt Smith getting best male actor award? http://www.contactmusic.com/news/matt-smith-pledges-future-to-doctor-who-after-awards-win_1288073

I think it's quite refreshing to see a young actor in a fringe genera get an award like this and well deserved to IMO.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on January 27, 2012, 02:24:41 PM
Aww, Nice.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: statichaos on February 19, 2012, 10:20:52 PM
Sorry about the threadromancy, but I thought that you should know that taping for the new season/series begins tomorrow, and it's scheduled to come back on in about six months.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on February 19, 2012, 10:23:50 PM
lol one recent member spent his time in the crypt and raised more threads from the dead than I knew we had! Any way Dr Who can be regenerated with impunity.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on February 19, 2012, 10:27:40 PM
lol one recent member spent his time in the crypt and raised more threads from the dead than I knew we had! Any way Dr Who can be regenerated with impunity.

Exactly! The Doctor would be proud  ;D
In other related news, my husband got his "Dave Tennant" haircut trimmed today. He proceeded to come home and gel little Fella's hair so they could get a picture with their matching Doctor hair.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: statichaos on February 19, 2012, 10:30:49 PM
lol one recent member spent his time in the crypt and raised more threads from the dead than I knew we had! Any way Dr Who can be regenerated with impunity.

Good point!

So: We're coming up on the 50th anniversary.  Here's my spoiler-free predictions.

1) Rory and Amy have run their course.  As they haven't even played a major role in the last specials, I think that they'll be eased out in some manner.  

2)  Expect guest appearances from previous Doctors and companions.  

3) 50/50 on the Eleventh turning into the Twelfth in conjunction with the anniversary.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on February 19, 2012, 10:36:58 PM
I really think this upcoming season is going to focus on River Song and I agree, Rory and Amy are going to be phased out (from what my Husband has told me from what he's read in interviews, this seems to be pretty well confirmed.)

Going to be gooooood
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: statichaos on February 19, 2012, 10:42:28 PM
I really think this upcoming season is going to focus on River Song and I agree, Rory and Amy are going to be phased out (from what my Husband has told me from what he's read in interviews, this seems to be pretty well confirmed.)

Going to be gooooood

It took me a while, but I warmed to Rory and Amy.  Now their relationship is one of my favorite things about the show.  And I'm always good with more River Song.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on February 19, 2012, 10:49:33 PM
I always liked Amy, but I didn't really "get" Rory at first. I like them both now, but I think they've had a good run.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: statichaos on February 19, 2012, 10:51:13 PM
I always liked Amy, but I didn't really "get" Rory at first. I like them both now, but I think they've had a good run.

I didn't get Rory at first, either.  However, his character arc has been amazing, and he's turned into one of the most likeable and sympathetic characters.  I especially enjoy the fact that he's totally willing to see The Doctor for who he is, and call him out on it when necessary.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: The Magic Pudding on February 20, 2012, 12:20:33 AM
lol one recent member spent his time in the crypt and raised more threads from the dead than I knew we had!

I don't understand why anyone would have a problem with resurrecting threads.  Directing a question to a years old post and expecting an answer from the author is probably being a bit optimistic.  In some places people become annoyed when a new thread is started when a similar one exists in the archives.  Reuse and recycle are good.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on February 20, 2012, 08:15:18 AM
lol one recent member spent his time in the crypt and raised more threads from the dead than I knew we had!

I don't understand why anyone would have a problem with resurrecting threads.  Directing a question to a years old post and expecting an answer from the author is probably being a bit optimistic.  In some places people become annoyed when a new thread is started when a similar one exists in the archives.  Reuse and recycle are good.
Exactly. I'd rather a resurrection that a new thread but only by a small margin. I'd much rather people started a new thread than not just in case an old one on the subject existed.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Beachdragon on March 06, 2012, 08:25:46 PM
A bit of trivia, Richard Dawkins is married to Lalla Ward who played Romana (http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/gallery/ward/index.shtml) one of Tom Bakers companions.

An article from 1994 How We Met: Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward (http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/how-we-met-richard-dawkins-and-lalla-ward-1423554.html)

Lalla Ward used to be married to Tom Baker too.   8)

I started watching when I was about 16 years old (I'm 45 now).  The public television station used to show it late on Saturday nights.  I loved them.  Tom Baker was my first and favorite Doctor. 

I ended up going to a number of Doctor Who conventions and got to meet many of the Doctors and companions. (I used to dress up at Romana I, albiet a 17 year old Romana, LOL).  It was great fun.  I remember bumping into John Leeson (Voice of K-9) one night after most of the events ended for the evening.  He was shocked that my group and I knew who he was.  And he signed autographs for us, reading out loud what he was writing in his K-9 voice, LOL. 

I watched till the end of Sylvetster McCoy (met him too, just last year) and then the movie (which wasn't HORRIBLE).

I have to say, I have always been a fanatical Cyberman fan.  Just love 'em.  Daleks are good too, but the Master was good fun as well.  The new show is good too.  I've liked all the new doctors as well.  :)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Augustus on March 22, 2012, 08:10:56 AM
Is anyone else getting the impression that Matt Smith's doctor is going just a little dangerously insane? After all he did brainwash the entire human race into acting out Genocide on the silence for some really trivial reason (weren't they here all along anyway?).
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on March 22, 2012, 08:14:52 AM
I think Matt Smith portrays the alien nature of the Dr very well. And yes he is going gaga  ;D
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Augustus on March 22, 2012, 08:17:58 AM
Delightfully mad is always fun to watch ;D
Then again he's hardly the worst of them, he hasn't got to the stage of wearing vegetables yet ;)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 22, 2012, 07:29:37 PM
I tried watching a few of the more recent episodes and just couldn't get into it. The phone booth is visible to anyone, right? So, wouldn't more people notice a phone booth that wasn't there before and is never there again? I think that is what annoyed me, people would just walk by sometimes, completely oblivious to the phone booth that just appeared.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on March 22, 2012, 07:32:04 PM
The Police Box (phone box) isn't invisible.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 22, 2012, 07:48:09 PM
The Police Box (phone box) isn't invisible.

I didn't think so. Which is why I thought it was so odd that no bystanders ever went, "Oh my, that police box wasn't there a second ago." Granted I have only watched about 3 episodes. But, those boxes seem antiquated by today's standards. I'm not sure how abundant they still are in the U.K., but I can't imagine many would survive in the future. So it would likely look even more out of place in certain time periods, especially if you traveled to a point in the past before they existed. I know I'm in the minority, but it just doesn't make sense.

I did like one episode I saw where he took his companion to watch the destruction of Earth.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Siz on March 22, 2012, 08:30:08 PM
...Which is why I thought it was so odd that no bystanders ever went, "Oh my, that police box wasn't there a second ago." Granted I have only watched about 3 episodes. But, those boxes seem antiquated by today's standards. I'm not sure how abundant they still are in the U.K., but I can't imagine many would survive in the future. So it would likely look even more out of place in certain time periods, especially if you traveled to a point in the past before they existed. I know I'm in the minority, but it just doesn't make sense.

[Whispermode] Pssst, TA. I think we gotta suspend our disbelief for this fiction thing to work [/whispermode]
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on March 22, 2012, 08:53:33 PM
There are very few police boxes in the UK now. I think the producers/writers got around the issue by saying the TARDIS 'chameleon' circuit got stuck and that the TARDIS creates a field around itself so that people don't pay attention to it (except when it's good for the plot).
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: DeterminedJuliet on March 22, 2012, 09:42:19 PM
There are very few police boxes in the UK now. I think the producers/writers got around the issue by saying the TARDIS 'chameleon' circuit got stuck and that the TARDIS creates a field around itself so that people don't pay attention to it (except when it's good for the plot).

Yep. And the Dr. never bothered to fix it because he thought it looked cooler that way :)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 22, 2012, 09:48:30 PM
Ok, cool, that will give me the basis to believe the things are actually happening.


@Scissorlegs

I typically have no problem suspending disbelief, especially if a show or book takes place in a fictional or parallel world. But when something takes place in the world we know, it bothers me when things are too unbelievable.

Thanks for clearing that up guys. I will have to give it another shot with that in mind. I will probably try and start from the beginning this time around.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Siz on March 22, 2012, 11:03:00 PM
Ok, cool, that will give me the basis to believe the things are actually happening.


@Scissorlegs

I typically have no problem suspending disbelief, especially if a show or book takes place in a fictional or parallel world. But when something takes place in the world we know, it bothers me when things are too unbelievable.

That's sci-Fi for ya!
Hope you can get into it.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Yodas_Apprentice on March 26, 2012, 12:32:29 AM
There are very few police boxes in the UK now. I think the producers/writers got around the issue by saying the TARDIS 'chameleon' circuit got stuck and that the TARDIS creates a field around itself so that people don't pay attention to it (except when it's good for the plot).

The Tenth Doctor calls it as a perception filter.  On the topic of the box itself, I think its anachronism is part of the joke now.  I think the Doctor explains why it's a Police Box the best though ;)  :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3mud9mkKxs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3mud9mkKxs)

Edit: Also, here's a mini documentary on the Police Box, narrated by none other than Colin Baker (the 6th Doctor):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3avd8xwzzCk&feature=endscreen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3avd8xwzzCk&feature=endscreen)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Whitney on March 26, 2012, 12:54:13 AM
It was also described to have an invisibility shield in the episode where the dr dies
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Yodas_Apprentice on April 01, 2012, 09:11:44 PM
Wondering if people have seen the trailer for Series 7 and, if so, what your thoughts are :)

Also, I had an awesome dream last night that the new Series starts with a crossover between the 11th and 8th Doctors (I think this dream was caused by a news item here: http://www.sfx.co.uk/tag/doctor-who/ (http://www.sfx.co.uk/tag/doctor-who/) - can't post the exact link because the title has spoilers, but check out the March 30 item by Jordon Farley if you don't care about spoilers ;) )

I'm actually expecting the 8th Doctor to show up in the 50th Anniversary Special in late 2013 for some reason.  Also expecting Matt Smith's Doctor to regenerate then as well (his contract at present is until the end of 2013)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on April 01, 2012, 09:23:55 PM
Haven't seen any trailers yet.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Yodas_Apprentice on April 02, 2012, 03:20:21 AM
Here ya go :)

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/03/26/doctor-who-series-7-first-trailer/ (http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/03/26/doctor-who-series-7-first-trailer/)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on April 02, 2012, 09:14:50 AM
Here ya go :)

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/03/26/doctor-who-series-7-first-trailer/ (http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/03/26/doctor-who-series-7-first-trailer/)
Thanks. I should point out I avoid all pre-publicity of all shows/films I'm interested in. I want to see it as the director/writers/actors produced it. Not what the marketing dept have dummed it down too  ;D

I hate the episode previews in shows like Battlestar Galactica I close my eyes while they are on!
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Yodas_Apprentice on April 02, 2012, 03:54:41 PM
Duly noted for future reference :)

Also, sweet Avatar :D
Title: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Griffin on August 04, 2013, 08:00:42 PM
I think he will turn out to be an excellent choice.

There were quite a lot of rumours it was him, which made me think it wasn't.

Yes, the WHO Dr is a nice twist.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on December 30, 2015, 11:22:19 AM
Bump!
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on December 30, 2015, 11:26:58 AM
This was the first companion I fell in lust with.

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/About/General/2013/3/28/1364473737709/Wendy-Padbury-Zoe-Doctor--013.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on January 02, 2016, 03:17:29 PM
oh I just now saw this topic. I am a doctor who fan (but from 10th and on havent seen the classic episodes yet). My favorite companion is donna and I hate her ending :(
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on January 02, 2016, 05:20:27 PM
oh I just now saw this topic. I am a doctor who fan (but from 10th and on havent seen the classic episodes yet). My favorite companion is donna and I hate her ending :(
I just resurrected the thread so don't worry you missed it. Which series/Dr are you up to?
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on January 04, 2016, 03:28:31 PM
well I started watching from series 1 (9th doctor) Now I;m current, watching the newest episodes through torrent (latest was 12ths doctor Christmas special 9th series)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 04, 2016, 08:32:27 PM
I love Donna too, and her ending is so awful. Also her mid-companion love story in The Library crushed me.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: philosoraptor on January 04, 2016, 09:58:44 PM
Donna's ending always made me sad.  And yeah, the love story with Lee McAvoy in the Library guts me every time.  I always hoped she'd find him again. This is why I read/write fanfic.

Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on January 05, 2016, 06:30:37 AM
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I love Donna too, and her ending is so awful. Also her mid-companion love story in The Library crushed me
basically for me, having a character lose his memory is worse you can do to him (even than death). I mean she goes through all those expriences, builds character, just to go back to the beginning again :(
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 19, 2016, 01:34:13 AM
Apparently Netflix is dropping the series for real :(

Have to find a new source for my fix... I more or less marathon David Tennant episodes when I'm home alone hanging out. Which is weird because based on overall story line of the Doctor, I don't think he's the best representation of the character. I just love watching him so damn much...
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on January 19, 2016, 05:33:28 PM
Apparently Netflix is dropping the series for real :(

Have to find a new source for my fix... I more or less marathon David Tennant episodes when I'm home alone hanging out. Which is weird because based on overall story line of the Doctor, I don't think he's the best representation of the character. I just love watching him so damn much...

I can tell you where I get my episodes from but it's kinda illegal.. I;m not sure if it's allowed on the forum :P
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on January 25, 2016, 04:10:25 PM
just found out there will be no new episodes for 2016. Next season will be 2017!
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Magdalena on January 28, 2016, 03:29:28 AM
I recently confessed my fear of dogs. I would also like to confess that I’ve never watched this show.
 
That’s all.
Please continue.

Oh! Game of Thrones, I haven't watched that either. Or, Downton Abbey.

That's all.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 28, 2016, 01:52:02 PM
I've never watched Downton Abbey. GoT is really only interesting if you're into dudes with swords slicing eachother up due to complex political reasons while a lot of women hang around naked (and frequently get sliced up too). I'd have probably quit on it a while ago, but I really love Tyrion. Who was alive when I last watched, anyway. And Brieann, although I can't remember where she last was.

Anyway, I'm trying to go through the classic episodes on Netflix and it sucks because there's only one story arc from each season. Which leaves no time to become invested in a Doctor. I really enjoyed Patrick Troughton though.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Crow on January 28, 2016, 02:42:33 PM
I recently confessed my fear of dogs. I would also like to confess that I’ve never watched this show.
 
That’s all.
Please continue.

Oh! Game of Thrones, I haven't watched that either. Or, Downton Abbey.

That's all.

I bet you haven't watched The Wire or The Sopranos either.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on January 28, 2016, 05:18:49 PM
I never watched game of thrones either (which is weird because I usually like stuff like that). I just watch the dragon scene son youtube cause well... dragons are awesome
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Magdalena on January 28, 2016, 05:42:28 PM
I recently confessed my fear of dogs. I would also like to confess that I’ve never watched this show.
 
That’s all.
Please continue.

Oh! Game of Thrones, I haven't watched that either. Or, Downton Abbey.

That's all.

I bet you haven't watched The Wire or The Sopranos either.
No, I haven't watched those either. I have a lot of catching up to do.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Claireliontamer on January 28, 2016, 06:26:30 PM
I recently confessed my fear of dogs. I would also like to confess that I’ve never watched this show.
 
That’s all.
Please continue.

Oh! Game of Thrones, I haven't watched that either. Or, Downton Abbey.

That's all.

Dr Who has gone down hill, I have the GoT boxset but haven't got past the first few episodes as I really can't get into it and I've never seen Downtown Abbey either.  This really shocked JJ's Mom as she thought all Brits HAD to watch it ;)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 28, 2016, 06:47:32 PM
I'm honestly not crazy about Peter Capaldi. Or the current writers - I can't tell which. Granted I'm not current on the series as I've only been watching on Netflix. He's very dark and callous, which could be an interesting story line. But he comes off as kind of just an asshole.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Papasito Bruno on January 29, 2016, 03:01:22 AM
I recently confessed my fear of dogs. I would also like to confess that I’ve never watched this show.
 
That’s all.
Please continue.

Oh! Game of Thrones, I haven't watched that either. Or, Downton Abbey.

That's all.

I bet you haven't watched The Wire or The Sopranos either.
No, I haven't watched those either. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Don't feel bad my Dear Mags, I haven't watched any of those shows either, methinks you and I are probably outcasts and miscreants...although I did watch some Dr. Who years ago with Tom Baker as the lead, he was the guy with the really long colorful scarf.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Magdalena on January 29, 2016, 06:06:35 AM
I recently confessed my fear of dogs. I would also like to confess that I’ve never watched this show.
 That’s all.
Please continue.
Oh! Game of Thrones, I haven't watched that either. Or, Downton Abbey.
That's all.

I bet you haven't watched The Wire or The Sopranos either.
No, I haven't watched those either. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Don't feel bad my Dear Mags, I haven't watched any of those shows either, methinks you and I are probably outcasts and miscreants...although I did watch some Dr. Who years ago with Tom Baker as the lead, he was the guy with the really long colorful scarf.
Meh. I just like all those show’s GIFs.  :eyeroll:
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Crow on January 29, 2016, 02:29:34 PM
Meh. I just like all those show’s GIFs.  :eyeroll:

(http://media.giphy.com/media/3oEduK2QQN2yabnEd2/giphy.gif)

But Bruno should definitely watch The Wire
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Magdalena on January 29, 2016, 06:53:20 PM
Meh. I just like all those show’s GIFs.  :eyeroll:

(http://media.giphy.com/media/3oEduK2QQN2yabnEd2/giphy.gif)

But Bruno should definitely watch The Wire

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1b/ef/27/1bef277090184e472dacd06838c830af.jpg)
I didn't even watch L.A. Confidential, or Californication. The only series I've watched is Hannibal. He was one sick bastard.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Pasta Chick on January 29, 2016, 09:05:17 PM
Don't watch Californication. Gross sexist drivel. I watched the first season and wanted to punch through a wall. I don't know I kept going that far - I think just because I generally really like one of the actresses.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Magdalena on January 29, 2016, 11:25:28 PM
^^
Good to know.  ;)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on May 01, 2016, 07:20:32 AM
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Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on May 01, 2016, 01:44:05 PM
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I'm honestly not crazy about Peter Capaldi. Or the current writers - I can't tell which. Granted I'm not current on the series as I've only been watching on Netflix. He's very dark and callous, which could be an interesting story line. But he comes off as kind of just an asshole.

personally I prefer him over the 11th doctor. The 111th seemed too childish for me, peter's doctor is more ehm serious in tone? He is also cute when he tries to care

anyway those are personal tastes :)
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on May 01, 2016, 02:02:19 PM
I think all the 2nd generation doctors are eminently watchable.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on May 01, 2016, 10:20:12 PM
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Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on May 02, 2016, 03:16:28 PM
the oods. They're nastily cute :D
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: philosoraptor on December 28, 2016, 02:14:55 PM
Did anyone catch this year's Christmas special?  I liked it quite a bit more than the last two Christmas episodes, but it's still no Runaway Bride or Voyage of the Damned.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on December 28, 2016, 02:39:25 PM
Oh I saw it and I loved it! It's going to be nice to have a companion about where there is no sexual overtone. An excellent plot foil for The Dr.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: MariaEvri on December 29, 2016, 03:38:53 PM
I haven't watched it yet
The *insert illegal site* hasn't uploaded it X(
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: philosoraptor on September 04, 2018, 02:50:17 PM
Is it October yet? I'm ready to see how the first ever female Doctor will shake out. I'm not super crazy about Jodie Whitaker but I wasn't really surprised by the casting choice since she worked with Chris Chibnall on Broadchurch. The late state of this season is killing me though, usually we'd already be in it by now!
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on September 04, 2018, 03:35:53 PM
I too can't wait!!!

Personally it's not the gender of the Dr that matters but their acting ability x story lines x scripts that matter!
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: philosoraptor on September 05, 2018, 07:06:02 AM
I'm just curious (read: nervous) to see if they'll resort to cheesey, tropey gender stereotypes or not. I really hope not. The Master becoming the Mistress didn't seem much to change the agenda of evil though so hope springs eternal.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on September 05, 2018, 07:50:38 AM
I'm just curious (read: nervous) to see if they'll resort to cheesey, tropey gender stereotypes or not. I really hope not. The Master becoming the Mistress didn't seem much to change the agenda of evil though so hope springs eternal.

This is my wife's worry that the story lines could suffer in an attempt to exploit the new gender dynamics.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on October 08, 2018, 06:21:35 AM
Well Dr Who is now female and it worked very well. Why? Because the Dr was never macho or sexist character in the first place. It was to a large extant gender neutral. The story was good, the cast were good. A bit of humour thrown in. A bit of horror, not too much given the pre-watershed time slot. The BBC have continued the hit series.
Title: Re: Dr Who, all things Whovian
Post by: Tank on October 08, 2018, 07:50:21 AM
I'm just curious (read: nervous) to see if they'll resort to cheesey, tropey gender stereotypes or not. I really hope not. The Master becoming the Mistress didn't seem much to change the agenda of evil though so hope springs eternal.

Not on the basis of the first episode. I thing that new directors and producers know full well that if they get it wrong their careers will be shot. It also attracts long time fans into production in a way other shows don't. On the basis of one episode it's looking good.