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Old Jul 23, 2008, 03:56 PM   #51
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6,865 as of last Monday, according to Wikipedia. That's quite enough for anyone...
Wow, that's scary how close I was! Yeah, that show just keeps going and going, doesn't it? (Although I'm sure many people have said the same thing about Who as well... )
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Old Jul 23, 2008, 03:59 PM   #52
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They maybe ought to take Corrie off the telly for the best part of twenty years, then bring it back with a new actor playing Ken Barlow and a radically redesigned interior for the Rovers Return. That'd teach 'em.
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A little off what the topic has moved onto, but I watched some old Who today that I hadn't seen in about 7 years... and I must say, they are much more entertaining than they were then

But, boy oh boy, Colin Baker was a dick. (watched R-something of the Daleks that had Colin Baker in)

Much better than how I remember it though... I love how the actors died when getting hit by Daleks! It was comic genius! haha.
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A little off what the topic has moved onto, but I watched some old Who today that I hadn't seen in about 7 years... and I must say, they are much more entertaining than they were then

But, boy oh boy, Colin Baker was a dick. (watched R-something of the Daleks that had Colin Baker in)

Much better than how I remember it though... I love how the actors died when getting hit by Daleks! It was comic genius! haha.
Yep, good stuff indeed! And yes, Colin Baker is a bastard, hence why I loved his Doctor. It's a shame the writing was so poor, he had so little to work with in that regard... if only he was allowed to portray the Doctor as he wanted to, things would have been so much better.
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Old Jul 25, 2008, 12:52 AM   #55
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Yep, good stuff indeed! And yes, Colin Baker is a bastard, hence why I loved his Doctor. It's a shame the writing was so poor, he had so little to work with in that regard... if only he was allowed to portray the Doctor as he wanted to, things would have been so much better.
Although, ironically, Revelation of the Daleks is excellently scripted. It stands out in his era by a mile.
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Although, ironically, Revelation of the Daleks is excellently scripted. It stands out in his era by a mile.
I'll have to watch this one again as it has been a while - thanks for the note, I'll put this on my Who to-do list. Oh wait, that sounds bad...
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I'll have to watch this one again as it has been a while - thanks for the note, I'll put this on my Who to-do list. Oh wait, that sounds bad...
Just keep that Who capitalized and that hyphen and you'll be OK. Or just go for a Who to-watch list unless you need to make a list that includes tasks other than watching, like building your own TARDIS. Wait, then you'd be a peeping tom...
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The BeeB shownd a new trailer for the Xmas special at "comic con"
the quality is poor you can't make out the dialogue but it looks quite good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBUTt9BQtmk
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The BeeB shownd a new trailer for the Xmas special at "comic con"
the quality is poor you can't make out the dialogue but it looks quite good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBUTt9BQtmk
:O

Cockney Cybermen! lol. (Sorry if I'm being over-spoiler protective!)

Looks good! Can't wait
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For anyone interested, here's a recent interview with Steven Moffat.
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For anyone interested, here's a recent interview with Steven Moffat.
:O from the pictures, he looks exactly like David Tennant! :P



But I liked how they brought up the... *ahem* "great" innovation that Russel T Davies introduced, with the families.

It seems Steven Moffat isn't too keen on it himself, which is great, because I personally couldn't stand it. It made the show too much like a Soap Opera. Especially with Martha, where the family thing was COMPLETELY unnecessary. There was no need for it in the slightest. With Rose and Donna, at least the families played a small part in the outcoming of the series.

Series 5 should be very good.
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:O from the pictures, he looks exactly like David Tennant! :P
Yeah, funny about that, huh?

Moffat has been interviewed in a few of the Doctor Who Confidentials, I'm sure you've seen his real face there.

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But I liked how they brought up the... *ahem* "great" innovation that Russel T Davies introduced, with the families.

It seems Steven Moffat isn't too keen on it himself, which is great, because I personally couldn't stand it. It made the show too much like a Soap Opera. Especially with Martha, where the family thing was COMPLETELY unnecessary. There was no need for it in the slightest. With Rose and Donna, at least the families played a small part in the outcoming of the series
I agree, I never really liked that aspect. I also have reservations regarding the whole "super companion" angle as well which RTD employed - Rose taking into the energy of the TARDIS to wipe out the Daleks (and later coming back s she did), Martha trekking the world to save humanity, Donna's role in this last season. I'm all for making companions more than just useless sidekicks whom the Doctor always has to save and explain things to, but it just seems like RTD went out of his way to make this latest batch better than all previous companions, and I don't think that's necessary. Make them strong, but let's not get carried away.

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Series 5 should be very good.
I've said this from the start, ever since the news was announced - with Moffat at the helm, this will be a new golden age for the Who franchise.
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Especially with Martha, where the family thing was COMPLETELY unnecessary. There was no need for it in the slightest. With Rose and Donna, at least the families played a small part in the outcoming of the series.
The initial idea was a good one seeing the effect that becoming a companion has on those left behind. Rose ran off with the Doctor apparently paying little regard to the consequences it would have on her family, which gave us some interesting moments but stretching it across four series and three separate families was way too much. and of course, it takes us back to the regular complaint that too many stories were set on modern day Earth, specifically London.

If we are going to have a lot of Earth-bound tales (which to be fair I can accept due to budgetary and drama reasons) can we at least have a few more 'historic' stories please, Mr Moffat?
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The initial idea was a good one seeing the effect that becoming a companion has on those left behind. Rose ran off with the Doctor apparently paying little regard to the consequences it would have on her family, which gave us some interesting moments but stretching it across four series and three separate families was way too much. and of course, it takes us back to the regular complaint that too many stories were set on modern day Earth, specifically London.

If we are going to have a lot of Earth-bound tales (which to be fair I can accept due to budgetary and drama reasons) can we at least have a few more 'historic' stories please, Mr Moffat?
I agree - a good concept initially, but one that dragged on too far. And yes, the Earth-based episodes, like it or not, are required for budgetary reasons, however I agree with you - at least make them more historical as opposed to modern day England all the time.

This is one of the reasons I enjoyed the Baker years so much. Just look at how many stories are set in then-modern day England - not many. Still many Earth-based episodes, but they were mostly historic or futuristic.
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Sarah Jane Smith

I really do enjoy the way that the show incorporated a long-past companion. She was a companion to the third and forth Doctors, returning for the Sarah Jane Adventures. Elisabeth Sladen played Jane again, returning in a wonderful season finale. I hope that much of the old series, as cheesy as it were, continues to return. Daleks, Cybermen, the Master, oh my! For some classic Who fun, watch the Five Doctors.
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I'll miss Tennant as the Doctor, but part of the appeal of the show is change and renewal, at the same time it stays the same.

Long live Doctor #10, and on to the future with Doctor #11!!!!!!

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He pretty much has to go while he's still a commodity. It's kind of a pity in a way; I thought he had more potential than was realized.
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Blimey, that's a bit out of the blue but I suppose after next year's specials is a natural break to do such a thing.

It's going to be interesting watching the speculation over the next twelve months or so as to the identity of the Eleventh Doctor...
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Wow, big news! Thanks for posting this, I always like to keep on top of Who news! I agree, I'm excited to follow the ensuing 11th Doctor speculation as well. It will be sad to see Tenant go, as he really grew on me, but I said the same thing about CE initially, wary of if Tenant could step up, and in my opinion DT surpassed CE, so let's see if his successor is up to the task as well.
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Wild speculation time! Who will be the next doctor?
My wishlist... (in no particular order)
Dylan Moran.
Sean Pertwee.
Russell Brand.
Ross Noble.
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