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The Doctor Who Thread.....

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Whittaker was excellent in the first Broadchurch series. She was still good in the rest, but her character become increasingly annoying towards the end (because the whole plot became increasingly pointless in context in series 3).

 

Interestingly, the first Broadchurch series now suddenly stars *three* Doctors.

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@Richard

 

http://newsthump.com/2017/07/16/fictional-time-travellers-dont-have-vaginas-insist-morons/

 

5 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:

Whittaker was excellent in the first Broadchurch series. She was still good in the rest, but her character become increasingly annoying towards the end (because the whole plot became increasingly pointless in context in series 3).

 

I was frankly surprised they squeezed a second series out of that murder case. And in a way that was very entertaining, though not always believable. 

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11 minutes ago, Stefancos said:

I was frankly surprised they squeezed a second series out of that murder case. And in a way that was very entertaining, though not always believable. 

 

It makes sense though, and works well enough, showing that the case is not done as simply as you'd wish. It's series three that falls short by (rightfully) introducing a wholly new case but still keeping all the old characters and plot strains around. Still entertaining enough, though nowhere near the first (and second).

 

 

 

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Looks good!

 

Hartnell

Troughton

Pertwee

T. Baker

Davison

C. Baker

McCoy

McGann

Hurt

Eccleston

Tennant

Smith

Capaldi

Whittaker

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I don't recognize those characters.

 

Why is that Twitter person implying females didn't have a hero in Doctor Who until now? Also, they do realize The Doctor is a reformed killer, right?

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Wonder Woman and the 13th Doctor! Before 2017 women had no female role models at all!

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One of the best Who episodes was the one where Clara is the star while The Doc is trapped in a shrinking TARDIS, and he's disturbed by how much he's rubbed off on her at the end. Okay, that might have sounded lewd, but you know what I mean. A woman as The Doctor isn't exactly a role model.

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1 minute ago, Evil-Lyn said:

One of the best Who episodes was the one where Clara is the star while The Doc is trapped in a shrinking TARDIS, and he's disturbed by how much he's rubbed off on her at the end. Okay, that might have sounded lewd, but you know what I mean. A woman as The Doctor isn't exactly a role model.

 

Flatliners!  Great episode.  I liked Rigsy a lot.

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Point is, people saying a female Doctor is a role model don't really seem to understand the source material.

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And you do? You only started watching the show a few months ago. You're hardly the expert here.

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You're just a noob! I've been watching since the beginning, 2005! I lived this show, not caught up in a month or 2 courtesy of Netflix!

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6 hours ago, Stefancos said:

Just spotted David Tennant at Wimbledon!

 

100% confirmed! David Tennant to return as the 12th Doctor!

That's just brilliant. The "as the 12th(!) Doctor" bit is the icing on the cake. :P

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16 minutes ago, Woj said:

That's Dutch math. 

Totally. To be exact, THIS math:

Sarcasm + Dutch = mat(c)h made in heaven ;)

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Fabulous news, I've only seen Jodie in Broadchurch but she was very good in that. She's very charismatic and a wonderful dramatic actor, and I assume she's got the comedy chops that the Doctor requires these days.

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I think it was risky to change up the gender, a male Doctor is as monolithic and unchanging as the blue phone box.

 

If it wasn't a female Doctor we would've ended up with Matt Smith 2.0. Was honestly surprised by the news but I think it will be interesting to see how different this incarnation.

 

Next question is, will the companions be male or female, or a new lesbian relationship? :)

 

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1 hour ago, RPurton said:

If it wasn't a female Doctor we would've ended up with Matt Smith 2.0.

 

Random factoid: Whittaker is almost exactly the same age as Smith.  I think she's a few months older.

 

1 hour ago, RPurton said:

Next question is, will the companions be male or female, or a new lesbian relationship? :)

 

Now is when I'd be ok with bringing River Song back!  Probably not of course, she (like Missy) will be a Moffat-only character I think.

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Technically River Song was introduced in the RTD era, but you are correct. 

I believe Moffat is the only person to have ever written her.

 

As much as i love Alex Kingston, the show needs to move away from old characters.

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1 minute ago, Stefancos said:

Technically River Song was introduced in the RTD era, but you are correct. 

I believe Moffat is the only person to have ever written her.

 

As much as i love Alex Kingston, the show needs to move away from old characters.

 

Yes but have you seen the video of Alex Kingston finding out literally while on stage at a convention that Whittaker had been cast?

 

Starting at 1:16:

 

 

I'd love to see those two work together, but I think you're right.  It's for the best to leave all old characters behind, including RTD-era ones.

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20 hours ago, Evil-Lyn said:

I don't recognize those characters.

 

The person on the left is a character named "Starbuck" from a 1970s tv show called Battlestar Galactica.  I've never seen it either.


The person on the right is a character named Kara Thrace, who has a callsign of Starbuck, from the 2004-2009 TV series also called Battlestar Galactica (it was a reboot/reimagining of the 70s show).  I actually think you would like this show a lot if you were to watch it.  Note that the first episode is a 4 hour (3 hours w/o commercials) miniseries, and not quite indicative of the pace and tone the rest of the series would have, so watch until at least the next episode after the miniseries if you don't like it right away before making judgement to continue.

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I've been meaning to take a look back at season 10 and I'll keep it quick.

 

The season started out very promising then had the weird 3-episode arc with the Monks that ended real bad and then kind of boringly limped to a spectacular finish.

 

Great Episodes, Ones I'll Be Returning to Soon

World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls

Extremis

Thin Ice

 

Pretty Good Episodes With Lots to Recommend

Oxygen

Knock Knock

The Pyramid at the End of the World

 

Decent Episodes

The Pilot

Smile

 

Zzzzz Wake Me Up When It's Over

Empress of Mars

The Eaters of Light

 

Oh God What Were They Thinking

The Lie of the Land

 

Yes, I know I liked "Thin Ice" more than a lot of people.  That one just really hit for me.  Great character work.

 

Capaldi Seasons, Ranked:

1. Season 9

2. Season 8

3. Season 10

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Whittaker herself is so talented, if season 11 is a failure I think the fault will lie squarely with Chibnall.  Not sure what to expect, the 2 seasons of Torchwood he ran were embarassingly stupid IMO.  But Broadchurch season 1 is one of the greatest seasons of television ever for me.

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1 minute ago, Disco Stu said:

Whittaker herself is so talented, if season 11 is a failure I think the fault will lie squarely with Chibnall.  Not sure what to expect, the 2 seasons of Torchwood he ran were embarassingly stupid IMO.  But Broadchurch season 1 is one of the greatest seasons of television ever for me.


Broadchurch season 1 is indeed excellent. 2's pretty damn good, and the 3rd and final from earlier this year is back up to excellent again. 

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I like seasons 2 and 3, but I could never shake this feeling that the first season was so perfect on its own, that maybe it'd have been better to leave it alone.

 

Also, season 3 kind of fizzled by the end.  It was amazing at the start, brutally straightforward portrayal of the aftermath of a rape.  Awful and fascinating.

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9 minutes ago, Sweeping Strings said:

Nice to see reasonable responses here ... from the reaction of some people online last night, you'd have thought their lives were over FFS.

She at least deserves a chance, no? 

 

Oh......alright, then :P

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I mean ... I'm not the most PC person, or anything. But seeing jokes like 'It's OK, the Tardis doesn't need to be parallel-parked', 'Will the show now be 'Nurse Who'?', 'Even Cybermen need sandwiches' and 'Will the sonic screwdriver now be from Ann Summers?' do make one think 'Is it 2017 ... or 1977?'   

Also, the 'this is the modern BBC for you, overrun with liberal lefties' stuff makes me chuckle ... one of the suggestions of show co-creator Sydney Newman at the very start back in '63 was that the Doctor could be possibly be female. And the initial producer back then (Verity Lambert) was female, and the initial director (Waris Hussein) was a gay bloke from an ethnic minority.  

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5 hours ago, Disco Stu said:

Random factoid: Whittaker is almost exactly the same age as Smith.  I think she's a few months older.

 

But of course, he was 7 years younger when he became the Doctor. Becoming-Doctor-age-wise, Whittaker is pretty close to Tennant.

7 hours ago, RPurton said:

Next question is, will the companions be male or female, or a new lesbian relationship? :)

 

 

 

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