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    Docteur Qui reacted to Tallguy in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Too much of it is spent waiting for the Doctor. A common post-regeneration trope. Yes when he shows up it's a tour de force.
     
     
    Tom Baker. And I'd argue Matt Smith.
     
     
    I keep meaning to check my impression of how often this actually happened. The Doctor is either not there or "not himself" for a whack of the episode. Pertwee, Davison, Colin Baker (kinda), Tenant, Capaldi.
     
     
    Yeah, if they can't stick the landing then it really has been for just about nothing. But hey, that NEVER happens.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Naïve Old Fart in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    No-one stamped his own identity so quickly, or emphatically, as Tennant. He did an amazing job.
    As a longform story, Flux holds neither my interest, nor attention, in the same way that The Dalek's Masterplan, The War Games, and, even The Trial Of A Time Lord, still do. Put simply, do not care. I'm just waiting for this whole mess to be over (get it, @Thor ).
    It's really sad to watch my all-time favourite piece of entertainment of any kind, disintegrating before my eyes, over the course of three years.
    I just hope that R.T.D. can save D.W. from this quagmire?
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Sweeping Strings in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    It's probably one of the shortest appearances (in terms of being 'up and about') by a new Doctor in his first full episode, but when you're as good as Tennant it makes no difference ... by the end of those 15 minutes or so, he IS the Doctor. Lion King and Hitchhiker's Guide references and ruthless streak ('no second chances') and all. 

    Would be fine with me if RTD moves the specials back to Christmas Day and the show itself back to Saturday evenings, all *Watch me get 10 million again, bitches!*. lol.    
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Arpy in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    I've felt that the last two series of Doctor Who have been a mixed bag, but I've been enjoying Flux more than not! Some parts of it feel like the show I once loved, and it's a shame it's starting to get interesting this final season.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Thor in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    There's plenty to like in "The Flux", but it also struggles with something the whole series has struggled with for the last few years -- a lack of narrative focus. It's very all-over-the-place.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Naïve Old Fart in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    For Christmas specials, nothing beats THE CHRISTMAS INVASION. Pure joy...with a sting in the tail.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Arpy in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    A Christmas Carol is my personal favourite of the whole bunch. It looks gorgeous, it’s rollickingly fun, emotional, fiendishly clever and just a tiny bit cheesy. Moffat, Smith and Gold were firing on all cylinders at that point, following the phenomenal Series 5. I try not to watch it too often because it’s best enjoyed as it was intended: with a full belly and a few too many drinks.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Arpy in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Flux has been better than the last two series combined, which isn't saying much, but it's how I feel about it. That said, it pales dismally in comparison to the rest of the revival, and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of those critics are just general, Marvel-fed content-reviewers with little familiarity with the show (or at least pre-2005 Who).
     
    If you removed Flux from its nearly 60 years of history, it's a vaguely entertaining, nice-looking, but unimaginative young adult sci-fi show in the vein of other generic streaming properties on the market. But as the legacy of one of the most beloved longest-running sci-fi properties of all time it's just.... there.
     
    I didn't mind the latest episode. It's pretty bonkers, and at least it wasn't boring like so much of Chibnall's stuff is. It had some wonderful visuals, and the Yaz team were pretty entertaining if ultimately meaningless - Except for that cringe-inducing scene with the guru atop the mountain, it's like all the worst Marvel banter but... worse. I still think Village of the Angels is the highlight of the show since Moffat left and I doubt that will change before RTD2.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    A Christmas Carol is my personal favourite of the whole bunch. It looks gorgeous, it’s rollickingly fun, emotional, fiendishly clever and just a tiny bit cheesy. Moffat, Smith and Gold were firing on all cylinders at that point, following the phenomenal Series 5. I try not to watch it too often because it’s best enjoyed as it was intended: with a full belly and a few too many drinks.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Tallguy in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    We watch on Mondays because that's when I can buy it here in the States.
     
    Christmas specials: Yeah, I miss wrapping up Christmas day with an adult beverage and Doctor Who. Of course now the family watches with me but still.
     
    We're trying to hit a few We watched The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe the other night. One of the best Christmas specials. My daughter's favorite is 11, my son's is 10 (because 10 is also Scrooge McDuck!) so we'll probably watch a 10 next. I think we watched Voyage of the Damned last year so we might watch Runaway Bride. I'm not as much of a fan of The Next Doctor and the other ones are regeneration episodes.
     
    When it's my pick we'll probably go with either Last Christmas or The Husbands of River Song.
     
    We might watch a regeneration Christmas. We've watched Time of the Doctor a LOT.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    I mean, a good chunk of the audience of DW are younger people who likely watch using catch-up or streaming services, which are never counted in the overnights. Call the Midwife, Vigil etc all attract a more traditional older audience I imagine.
     
    With that in mind, those are still pretty poor ratings, and may indicate that older audience has well and truly departed. We'll probably see a big jump on New Year's Day in 2023 when Jodie regenerates and we get our first glimpse of RTD2's Doctor. I predict his premiere will also attract some BIG, 2009 numbers.
     
    Also I hope we see a return of the Christmas specials, it's not the same without them. I'm teeing up Last Christmas this year, god that was a great episode.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Taikomochi in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) by James Newton Howard   
    I'm also looking forward to some more Jude Law. He's a terrifically charismatic actor, and if anyone will be able to elevate JKR's middling dialogue it's him, even if I can't remember much of the last film. Also I'm glad they made Dumbledore HOT. No reason for him not to have been in his prime. Imagining him and Mads Mikkelsen together is.... 🥵
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from blondheim in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) by James Newton Howard   
    I'm also looking forward to some more Jude Law. He's a terrifically charismatic actor, and if anyone will be able to elevate JKR's middling dialogue it's him, even if I can't remember much of the last film. Also I'm glad they made Dumbledore HOT. No reason for him not to have been in his prime. Imagining him and Mads Mikkelsen together is.... 🥵
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Bounty95 in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) by James Newton Howard   
    I'm also looking forward to some more Jude Law. He's a terrifically charismatic actor, and if anyone will be able to elevate JKR's middling dialogue it's him, even if I can't remember much of the last film. Also I'm glad they made Dumbledore HOT. No reason for him not to have been in his prime. Imagining him and Mads Mikkelsen together is.... 🥵
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Thor in Spoiled by John Williams   
    I can enjoy a good Williams pastiche by the likes of Debney, McNeely, Verta or whoever, but I do not for one second feel that it's on the same level as the master. Williams is Williams. But then I don't go out actively to seek out more music like him just for the sake of it. I have no need to listen to the same exact music all the time, but rather enjoy the different takes on an idiom.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from crumbs in Spoiled by John Williams   
    You’re right there - the synthesis of those composers is something truly unique to Williams, and as you indicated in your initial post there can be dissatisfaction in not quite finding all the different musical elements of them in as satisfying a package as what Williams offers. And quite rightly - there never will be again. Williams is of a time and a place that can never be replicated.
     
    However I’m always comforted by the notion that there are composers out there right now who are actively trying to distill the techniques of a different set of masterful artists and will achieve their own alchemic style, even if it won’t be in the same way. I just hope I can find them in my lifetime, and have a similar emotional connection to their music. Hasn’t happened yet though, and maybe it will never happen for me. But it will for another generation, and as I said, that's comforting in a way.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Remco in Spoiled by John Williams   
    This is a dilemma easily remedied by listening to Williams' influences. Prokofiev, Haydn, Copland, Hermann, Steiner, Vaughn Williams, Tchaikovsky, etc. You might not find a lot of Williams in any one of them, but you can certainly find all of them in Williams. 
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Once in Spoiled by John Williams   
    You’re right there - the synthesis of those composers is something truly unique to Williams, and as you indicated in your initial post there can be dissatisfaction in not quite finding all the different musical elements of them in as satisfying a package as what Williams offers. And quite rightly - there never will be again. Williams is of a time and a place that can never be replicated.
     
    However I’m always comforted by the notion that there are composers out there right now who are actively trying to distill the techniques of a different set of masterful artists and will achieve their own alchemic style, even if it won’t be in the same way. I just hope I can find them in my lifetime, and have a similar emotional connection to their music. Hasn’t happened yet though, and maybe it will never happen for me. But it will for another generation, and as I said, that's comforting in a way.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Sweeping Strings in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Took a notion for the Tennant 'n' Tate Silence In The Library/Forest Of The Dead 2-parter yesterday afternoon. 

    A cracker, but you knew that already. Moffat's writing in conjunction with RTD's showrunning really was a kind of Doctor Who 'sweet spot'. 
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Fabulin in Spoiled by John Williams   
    You’re right there - the synthesis of those composers is something truly unique to Williams, and as you indicated in your initial post there can be dissatisfaction in not quite finding all the different musical elements of them in as satisfying a package as what Williams offers. And quite rightly - there never will be again. Williams is of a time and a place that can never be replicated.
     
    However I’m always comforted by the notion that there are composers out there right now who are actively trying to distill the techniques of a different set of masterful artists and will achieve their own alchemic style, even if it won’t be in the same way. I just hope I can find them in my lifetime, and have a similar emotional connection to their music. Hasn’t happened yet though, and maybe it will never happen for me. But it will for another generation, and as I said, that's comforting in a way.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from A. A. Ron in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Still can’t get over that godawful “Scooby Doo” line in the latest trailer.
     


    Poor Cumberbatch.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    I'm calling it now, "Division" is going to be about all this time and space claptrap from Once, Upon Time. An elite organisation made up of all the higher beings of the universe whose goal is to separate (divide) time and space into distinct concepts. Might even end up being a LOST-esque, ancient war that has raged since before the universe was around, waged by sentient beings who both represent Time and Space and who fused to end the war. That would explain why "Time" beings (like Time Lords/Gallifreyans and Weeping Angels) are working together. I expect some Daleks will be in on this as well, and it might even tie into the Time War somehow. In theory it's kind of cool, but it also sounds like the plotline to a Pokémon game....
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Disco Stu in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Every generation gets the Scooby Doo it deserves, but not necessarily the one it needs.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Edmilson in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    It's an awful line indeed. And I doubt the children who'll watch this movie will even understand that since Scooby isn't exactly famous since the last decade.
     
    Let's hope he'll have better dialogue in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Arpy in Michael Giacchino's SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME (2021)   
    Doc Ock: "Doctor Otto Octavius"
    *kids laugh*
     
    Fuck the MCU for turning one of the best superhero films and villains into a bad joke. 
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