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Doctor Who

Postby Lawliet » 13 Nov 2014 19:29

Are there any whovians here? Doctor Who is one of my favorite shows, although I admit I still haven't seen much of the classic era apart from the Tom Baker years. David Tennant is my favorite Doctor, and I think Karen Gillan has been the best companion so far. Peter Capaldi is doing a great job as the twelfth Doctor.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Ampoliros » 14 Nov 2014 03:30

I'm watching it right now, starting with the classics. About to finish the Second Doctor. He grows on you, but I loved the first one.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Naib » 14 Nov 2014 08:21

I'm a long time Who fan. Pertwee was my first Doctor and watched until it ended, then started up again with the new Who.

Capaldi is by far the best new Doctor, but the stories this series, like all the new series, have been consistently weak. Wrapping everything up in a neat package in the last five minutes is getting tiresome. I wish they'd go back to the old format of 4 episode stories. Take some time, build some suspense, tell a good story. Won't happen as long as Moffat's in charge though.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Omphalos » 14 Nov 2014 13:54

Ampoliros wrote:I'm watching it right now, starting with the classics. About to finish the Second Doctor. He grows on you, but I loved the first one.


You mean from the 50's or 60's or whenever they actually started?

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Ampoliros » 14 Nov 2014 22:34

Yep, '64 I believe it was. Quite a few episodes are in a reconstructed state.

And yeah I think if the new series doesn't do the long-form serials it will take away from the series.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Omphalos » 17 Nov 2014 15:23

I used to watch the ones with guy with teh scarf. Pretty sure that was in the 80s. My brother got me interested, but I never got too deeply into it. I hear the new ones are good though.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Aquila ka Hecate » 18 Nov 2014 01:19

My Doctors were Troughton and Pertwee; I think that's Doctors 2 and 3.

Then a big gap and Matt Smith.

I haven't caught up with no. 12 yet though.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Ampoliros » 19 Nov 2014 12:33

I'm on Pertwee now, and love him too. Each Doctor has made the role their own without stomping on the role. I do get disappointed when they give the doctor a strong companion then take them out to put someone in who is more 'audience friendly'. Pertwee's first companions was great, a strong female scientist role with a preference for miniskirts.
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Postby D Pope » 19 Nov 2014 12:59

I came in with Tom Baker. Couldn't stand Peter Davidson but didn't hate the Baker clone that followed.
I really thought that Sylvester McCoy was the best Doctor since Tom and finally coming into his own
when F*N Spielberg bought the show.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Lawliet » 19 Nov 2014 20:47

Pertwee's son Sean is currently playing Alfred Pennyworth in Fox's new show Gotham (good show, btw).

When Doctor Who still did the long–form serials, each episode was only about 25 minutes, so I really don't think there's much of a difference.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Ampoliros » 24 Nov 2014 03:34

Well the shortest serials were 4 episodes so like a 2-parter. The average was about 4-6 for each serial with the longest being 10 and 12. So more like a miniseries with the same characters.

There is some great stuff in the classic Who.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby JasonJD48 » 06 Feb 2015 00:22

I'm a Whovian, loving Capaldi, but then again, he's great in everything he's in.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Hunchback Jack » 17 Mar 2015 03:13

I first started watching at the end of the Pertwee era; Tom Baker ('74-'81) is "my" Doctor, though, and still my favourite. Peter Davison was also okay, but I lost interest during his tenure. Never really got into Doctors six or seven.

My interest was reignited when the series was rebooted back in '05, and I really liked Doctors 9 (Eccleston) and 10 (Tennant), with 11 (Smith) almost as good. I actually lose interest in the latest series, and only watched 5 or 6 episodes. Capaldi was fine, as was Coleman, but the stories just weren't very meaty.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Freakzilla » 17 Mar 2015 05:56

Whoever this guy is turned me off and I never watched it again.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby lotek » 17 Mar 2015 08:07

I just remembered he lived in a phone box.
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