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Post by Theicecreaman on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:12 am

Yeah, I'm just watching it on Netflix, so I think the specials appear there as well.

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Re: doctor who

Post by time on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:03 pm

The specials are all included in the Netflix listings except for the ones in between season 4 and 5. After season 4, you have to watch The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars, and The End of Time. I don't think Planet of the Dead is on Netflix anymore so you'll have to go digging.

And I know that the Doctor and Rose had pretty good chemistry and the writing for them was okay, but it was totally out of character (and a little too Twilight-y for my tastes) for the Doctor to fall in love with her. Their 'connection' didn't work for me at all.

And I dunno about popularity. Doctor Who is a cultural institution in the UK due to the old show being on for 26 years, so any revival (as long as it was of good quality) was bound to be popular. The show's rising popularity in the US has happened over the last two seasons with Matt and Karen as the leads. Rose and Ten were big essential characters who helped the show become what it is today, but I don't think they were the only keys to the show's success.

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Post by Wonko the Sane on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:22 pm

Well everyone I have heard of who got into Doctor Who stateside started in the middle of Tennant's run. I remember finishing the current season of Matt Smith and thinking wow, this guy is really getting good now that he's had some time to settle into his shoes as an actor. But then I went back and re-watched the Library episode with Tennant and I was just blown away at his acting abilities.

For me personally, an actor with true skill can convey their character's thoughts and emotions with a simple look or expression on their face (like a lot of those images I linked to) without any dialogue at all. There's very few actors I've come across who can do this really, really well and I'm usually very fond of anyone who can. It takes real talent to express something to a universal audience without words. I think Tennant had that skill as an actor, and that's impressive regardless of whether or not you liked his character.

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Post by time on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:30 am

It's definitely not Tennant's acting ability that I'm calling into question. The man is a brilliant actor and deserves every bit of praise he gets. The writing is what bugs me.

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Post by Da Llama on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:26 pm

Time lasts forever on the Doctor who forums.

besides, I only liked david tennant

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Post by time on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:28 pm

that means you're a terrible person

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Post by Da Llama on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:31 pm

I never liked matt smith.

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Re: doctor who

Post by time on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:47 pm

sucks for you

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Post by Theicecreaman on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:58 pm

time wrote:The specials are all included in the Netflix listings except for the ones in between season 4 and 5. After season 4, you have to watch The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars, and The End of Time. I don't think Planet of the Dead is on Netflix anymore so you'll have to go digging.
Okay, thanks!

I'm on season 3 now already btw guys! Wink

By that, I mean I recently finished season 2, but I think I'm going to take a little break before continuing on. Too addicting Razz

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Post by time on Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:26 am

SO ROSE IS GONE! What'd you think of her ending?

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Post by Theicecreaman on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:25 am

Well, I'm glad she didn't die. It was a pretty intense ending.

I assume that the doc won't really love any other companion the same was as he did Rose, but then again, perhaps her death was compulsory to keep the story flowin'. As you said, it was a bit Twilight-ish (even though I've never seen/read twilight), and they can't keep on goin' that direction, now, can they?

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Post by time on Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:07 pm

Yeah, it was really necessary for her to go at that point. When a companion sticks around for too long the show will become too centered on them and it might be difficult to recover when they leave.

The whole love interest thing kinda bugged me because he's had so many companions in the past, and he's also had a wife and children at one point. I think that was trying to modernize the show and they haven't really dipped back into that well since then.

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Re: doctor who

Post by Wonko the Sane on Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:05 pm

Do not watch this collegehumor video unless you're completely up to date having watched all the current seasons. Major, major, last page of the book spoilers. This means you Ice!

But for anyone who has seen all the seasons, here you go, this is pretty awesome:
Spoiler:

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Re: doctor who

Post by time on Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:58 pm

WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU USE BLINK!?!


...and how did they know about my fanfic...

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Re: doctor who

Post by Theicecreaman on Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:21 pm

I saw this episode:

Wonko posted this picture on the Apple thread.

Cool stuff.

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Re: doctor who

Post by Wonko the Sane on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:44 pm

OOooOOooooh now you know about the Weeping Angels, huh?

Scary, right?!

Just you wait until they return with a vengeance!!



Also, keep an ear out for random references to them from time to time. I love when they reference old episodes a couple seasons later. Makes you go "Oh, I remember that episode!!!"


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Re: doctor who

Post by time on Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:18 am

You saw Blink? HOW GREAT was it

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Re: doctor who

Post by Theicecreaman on Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:53 am

haha yeah it was an awesome episode

Creepy...so creepy.

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Re: doctor who

Post by Theicecreaman on Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:17 am

Okay so I finished season 3...oh snaps. I love at the end when Captain Jack was all like, "They used to call me the Face of Boe," and I was like, "Oh shiiit!"

Yo so I just learned today that they have a spin-off series called Torchwood. Does anyone watch that? I mean, I had heard of it before and all, but I didn't know it was Doctor Who-related.

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Re: doctor who

Post by Loki on Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:27 am

Torchwood is what got me watching the newer Dr Who. It's damn good.
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Post by time on Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:46 pm

No it's not.

Season 1 is mostly terrible, season 2 is better (with a few outstanding episodes), and season 3 (which is called Children of Earth and structured as a mini-series) is fantastic. And season 4 is... I don't really even know how to describe it.

It's quick to watch though, so if you have the time I guess it's worth seeing.

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Post by Wonko the Sane on Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:20 pm

I'd tend to agree with Timey Wimey about Torchwood. I began watching it because there are a few crossovers where the seasons intersect, so it's nice to get Jack's perspective on events compared to the Doctor's. But season 1 was pretty difficult to get through. I was promised that season 2 would be better, and it kind of was. So if you can get through season 1 then you'll be alright. But I don't think you can just skip it, you'd miss too much of the character backstories and such.

The short Children of the Earth season was pretty good, I liked that, but I don't really remember the newest season at all. They tried to Americanize it and I didn't think it was bad as I was watching it, I just didn't find it particularly memorable. Either way, I suppose it's worth watching.

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Re: doctor who

Post by Loki on Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:01 pm

Miracle Day was an american production (comparing to all the previous series by BBC Wales) so it was bound to feel more american but it's still good.

I just went back and looked over series 1 and yeah, it was pretty bad comparing to later ones. Still worth watching if you like character backgrounds. Also this (very NSFW. Watch to the end.)
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Post by Wonko the Sane on Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:21 am

Heh, Torchwood did have its interesting moments. You'll never see anything like that on Doctor Who.

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