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Posted 09 September 2017 - 05:21 AM

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 03:24 PM

As well as the usual Christmas lights, this year our village has a TARDIS!

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Obviously in honour of the fact that the upcoming Doctor, Jodie Whitaker, was born and raised in the village, some mystery people have got together and had this awesome model specially built and placed on the side of the street. I couldn't believe it when I first saw it!!! :yay:

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:00 PM

View PostYour_Lion, on 14 December 2017 - 03:24 PM, said:

As well as the usual Christmas lights, this year our village has a TARDIS!

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Obviously in honour of the fact that the upcoming Doctor, Jodie Whitaker, was born and raised in the village, some mystery people have got together and had this awesome model specially built and placed on the side of the street. I couldn't believe it when I first saw it!!! :yay:

Did you try to open it?

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 08:12 PM

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View PostYour_Lion, on 14 December 2017 - 03:24 PM, said:

As well as the usual Christmas lights, this year our village has a TARDIS!

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Obviously in honour of the fact that the upcoming Doctor, Jodie Whitaker, was born and raised in the village, some mystery people have got together and had this awesome model specially built and placed on the side of the street. I couldn't believe it when I first saw it!!! :yay:

Did you try to open it?
I tried but I couldn't get in :lol: Looks like I don't get to be the new companion

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 08:32 AM

So, first ever female Doctor. Is anyone watching the new season? I really liked the new Doctor in the first episode. Really thought she nailed it. The second episode was just ok for me.

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 10:51 AM

Being skeptical of the casting of a female Doctor, I've got to say, Jodie is nailing it. She's got the frantic energy, the commanding expertise, and the pattering dialogue down to a science already. I'm pleasantly surprised by her interpretation of the Doctor, staying true to the character, in circumstances that may wrongmindedly advance the temptation to over-trailblaze.

In terms of look, the show has definitely stepped up production values. The premier was a little dark for my taste, but the Ghost Monument was really beautiful. I hope the bigger budgets and new influx of attention don't drive them to be too daring. I can't help but worry that the glitzy new appearance of the show will come crashing down the moment some bad CGI or Nerf-costumed alien makes an appearance; but for now, its looks nice.

The writing needs to reel it in. They would benefit from a less packed approach. They really seem to be overloading these episodes, to the point that they become a little hard to follow. I really don't like how they've called back to events that transpired off-screen or over the commercial break ('oh yea, while you were in the kitchen grabbing a soda, I diffused those bombs')... I get that unseen details help to drive suspense toward a big reveal, but I think a more straightforward approach would benefit them. These new TV seasons are short, and I'm fearing that their ambition will overflow the confines of time allowed.

All in all, it's a promising first two episodes- take the good with the bad. I'm in for more.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 11:19 PM

I've loved the season so far. I thought she was great in Broadchurch and expected good things. No disappointment at all.

The episodes have lacked subtlety, but I figure they sacrificed a bit of nuance in order to stake out what this show will be. I imagine now that the characters (other than the cop-in-training) have been fleshed out a bit the heavy-handedness will shift away to more complex narratives.

Right now, I'm a big fan of what's happening. Jody is absolutely perfect as the Doctor.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 03:57 PM

I'm loving it. Jodie is great!

After the first episode I posted on Facebook, "She made a Sonic Screwdriver out of spoons!" With a love heart-smiley as a background.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:32 PM

The third episode was excellent. They made their introductions and now are ready for great writing. This show is GOOD.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:04 PM

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 09:14 PM

I was a Tom Baker guy too.  But love the new incarnation.

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 05:36 PM

Really liked the new episode. A different show topic for them to take on but I thought they handled it perfectly. Jodie is doing great so far.

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 05:43 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 21 October 2018 - 09:04 PM, said:

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I started watching the show with the 2005 reboot. So David Tennant is my favorite Doctor. Tom Baker was great though and is a very close second for me.

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Posted 22 October 2018 - 06:43 PM

I think she's doing even better considering she didn't seem to know much about the show prior to taking on the roll. Capaldi and Tennant were super fans and did enormously well. I loved Jodie in Broadchurch and Black Mirror and she's definitely bringing it. The only thing we have to worry about now is Chibnall. He has a less than stellar writing history. But it'd be pretty hard to get an episode ending as bad as Hell Bent or Kill the Moon

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 09:30 AM

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 04:47 AM

View Posttreeduck, on 21 October 2018 - 09:04 PM, said:

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All of the Doctors up to Davison for many diff reasons...TB wins out...I know you like that Gummidge guy quite a bit :madra:

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 11:52 AM

View PostSteevo, on 30 October 2018 - 04:47 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 21 October 2018 - 09:04 PM, said:

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All of the Doctors up to Davison for many diff reasons...TB wins out...I know you like that Gummidge guy quite a bit :madra:
Aye!

I'm going to be watching all those old adventures soon, well ALL the Pertwee and Tom Baker ones plus some Troughton ones, and the Peter Cushing films. I have them all on DVD now. I haven't watched them since the first time I saw them back in the day so that'll be fun.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 12:55 PM

My favorite doctors are 7 and 12.

The writing wasn't great during McCoy's era, but he balanced an impish humor with an ominous cunning and mastermindry. Sylvester McCoy would've been amazing if he had been around during the prime era of Doctor Who storytelling.

Capaldi was absolutely the best 'modern' Doctor. He was the only one that I felt really carried the true weight of the Doctor... I often felt that Smith and Tennant (though enjoyable) lacked the gravitas and power the doctor should convey. I think Eccleston could've been great, but just didn't stick around long enough to show it.

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:18 PM

View Posttreeduck, on 30 October 2018 - 11:52 AM, said:

View PostSteevo, on 30 October 2018 - 04:47 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 21 October 2018 - 09:04 PM, said:

Doctor Who - 1970-1981

All of the Doctors up to Davison for many diff reasons...TB wins out...I know you like that Gummidge guy quite a bit :madra:
Aye!

I'm going to be watching all those old adventures soon, well ALL the Pertwee and Tom Baker ones plus some Troughton ones, and the Peter Cushing films. I have them all on DVD now. I haven't watched them since the first time I saw them back in the day so that'll be fun.

When I first started watching Dr. Who, the Tom Baker ones were all that was showing, on Sundays on like local low budget channel 59. He is still my favorite one. I even knitted his scarf, the station would send the pattern for free. It only took like 15 years on and off! :lol:

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 05:23 PM

View Postblueschica, on 30 October 2018 - 05:18 PM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 30 October 2018 - 11:52 AM, said:

View PostSteevo, on 30 October 2018 - 04:47 AM, said:

View Posttreeduck, on 21 October 2018 - 09:04 PM, said:

Doctor Who - 1970-1981

All of the Doctors up to Davison for many diff reasons...TB wins out...I know you like that Gummidge guy quite a bit :madra:
Aye!

I'm going to be watching all those old adventures soon, well ALL the Pertwee and Tom Baker ones plus some Troughton ones, and the Peter Cushing films. I have them all on DVD now. I haven't watched them since the first time I saw them back in the day so that'll be fun.

When I first started watching Dr. Who, the Tom Baker ones were all that was showing, on Sundays on like local low budget channel 59. He is still my favorite one. I even knitted his scarf, the station would send the pattern for free. It only took like 15 years on and off! :lol:
Excellent!




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