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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #50 on: 02 Mar 2010, 00:25 »

I want to like the new logo but all I can think of whenever I see it, then say it in my head, is Darkwing Duck.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #51 on: 02 Mar 2010, 01:33 »

I don't want to like the new logo at all. It's awful. I hate it, and I want my children to hate it, and I want them to in turn indoctrinate their own children in that same hatred.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #52 on: 02 Mar 2010, 02:25 »

So, you don't like it much then?

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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #53 on: 02 Mar 2010, 02:29 »

I am thoroughly racist for the new Doctor Who logo. It should not be allowed in the same building as other logos.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #54 on: 02 Mar 2010, 02:35 »

I don't know ... it feels ... authentic old-fashioned sort of. A back to basics approach, kinda. I sort of aprove.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #55 on: 02 Mar 2010, 22:51 »

Chin up, it's only the logo. It's not necessarily indicative of the content.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #56 on: 02 Mar 2010, 23:21 »

I'm absolutely confident that the content will be miles better with Stephen Moffatt in charge - and it was never exactly "bad" under Russel T. Davies, though certainly sometimes it was overly cheesy.

However I'm concerned about the reapperance of the Lonely Assassins (or whatever they were called), but that's only because the episode that featured them was so perfect in every way that I'm worried about the show returning to it in any capacity and inflicting, shall we say, something of a "Star Wars prequels" effect. But I am eagerly looking forward to the new season and I'll reserve any judgement until I've seen it.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #57 on: 03 Mar 2010, 00:54 »

The weeping angels.

Thinking about Moffat as headwriter is just scary. He did:

"The Empty Child" / "The Doctor Dances" (2005)
"The Girl in the Fireplace" (2006)
"Blink" (2007)
"Silence in the Library" / "Forest of the Dead" (2008)

Only the six of the best episodes ever. And in 2010 he's doing three in one season ...

seriously, if he keeps his quality up the audience might die of excitement.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #58 on: 03 Mar 2010, 07:15 »

Speaking as someone who's watched all of about 3 episodes of Doctor Who (from whichever season had Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor), where should I start if I was to begin watching this show seriously?
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #59 on: 03 Mar 2010, 07:27 »

If you started with Eccleston, watch his entire run first. You never forget your first Doctor.

(He was mine too)
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #60 on: 03 Mar 2010, 10:42 »

Start with Ecclestone. Any doctor before that is mostly going to disappoint you if you don't.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #61 on: 03 Mar 2010, 13:15 »

He's actually doing five, two of those are two parters: The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone and, as of 4/3, an unnamed two-part season finale.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #62 on: 04 Mar 2010, 17:08 »

Yay!

Theriandros, I wholeheartedly agree that Eccleston is your best bet on starting a debilitating Whovian habit. My first experience of the New Who was flicking through channels and seeing Tennant in The Girl in the Fireplace, and I became addicted. I did my research and straight away went out and bought Eccleston (Doctor Number 9, Season 1 of New Who) and fell in love with him. He is my favourite doctor ever, no matter how pretty Tennant is.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #63 on: 04 Mar 2010, 18:02 »

He's good, but I love Tennant's charm so much more
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #64 on: 04 Mar 2010, 18:19 »

Yes, but Tennant's Doctor wore sneakers with suits. This can't be forgiven.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #65 on: 04 Mar 2010, 18:34 »

Well none of the doctors have been Properly Stylish, with the fabulous exception of Jon Pertwee. Oh, those velvet smoking jackets!
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #66 on: 04 Mar 2010, 18:53 »

Funny you should mention that. I was watching the most recent trailer and thinking that Matt Smith's Doctor seemed a bit snappy and prone to violence - a bit, in fact, Pertwee-esque. That would be exciting.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #67 on: 05 Mar 2010, 00:29 »

Funny you should mention that. I was watching the most recent trailer and thinking that Matt Smith's Doctor seemed a bit snappy and prone to violence - a bit, in fact, Pertwee-esque. That would be exciting.

Good call. I believe Matt Smith said somewhere that he really liked Pertwee's doctor and sort of took hints from that one.

Also: if I had suits I'd be wearing sneakers with them as well. And probably quote the lion king a lot too.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #68 on: 05 Mar 2010, 05:13 »

Eccleston is my favourite. I feel he was pretty stylish but hey, that's probably because I wear a lot of black and own a leather jacket so, whatever.

I kind of feel like I should get into this as I did enjoy watching it with Lunchy when we lived together. But it's hard to justify spending money on something that has such BBC quality special effects.

Also I fucking hate Catherine Tate.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #69 on: 05 Mar 2010, 10:38 »

'U-boat captain'.

Also, yes, Tate is heinous in her own shows but I must say that as companion she was more than alright. Much more depth and emotion I had expected from her, judging from her 'comedy' and the runaway bride.

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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #70 on: 06 Mar 2010, 05:46 »

Eeeee I'm excited!  :-D Although this may present itself as another reason to stay at uni over Easter; my family do not like Doctor Who :(
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #71 on: 08 Mar 2010, 01:12 »

I still have not been able to justify the expense of buying the most recent series on DVD, but hopefully I should have some money left at the end of next month.

Other exciting Doctor news: Paul McGann is going to be at some collector's convention in the city on my birthday (two weeks from now). I am going just so I can get a photo with him. Watch this space I guess!
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #72 on: 08 Mar 2010, 11:15 »

He was the my favourite Doctor!
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #73 on: 29 Mar 2010, 01:41 »

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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #74 on: 29 Mar 2010, 03:06 »

I slept in and missed McGann.
Oh well.

So! Thanks for that link! It inspired me to sign up for some Doctor Who forums and get the newest goss.
And.... River Song is confirmed as a companion for 11! Neat!
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #75 on: 29 Mar 2010, 09:39 »

That looked really silly.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #76 on: 31 Mar 2010, 20:56 »

Aaargh! AAAARGH! It's SO SOON! I'm SO EXCITED!
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #77 on: 02 Apr 2010, 09:39 »

River Song is confirmed as a companion for 11! Neat!

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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #78 on: 03 Apr 2010, 14:35 »

OK, so YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES.

The first episode is about as good as the credits are absolutely horrific. Moffat does the creepy moments really well, Smith looks like a good all-around Doctor (a bit on the lighter, more humorous side, which I think balances well with Moffat's writing), and the companion actually looks like she can act. Basically I can't wait for the next episode.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #79 on: 03 Apr 2010, 16:37 »

Karen Gillan is a sexy beast.

Also, it was really really good! I approve.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #80 on: 04 Apr 2010, 02:18 »

I think Matt Smith is my favourite Doctor now.

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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #81 on: 04 Apr 2010, 07:38 »

My only complaint was the gratuatious pandering to the lonely male demographic, something I would expect from tomb raider or star wars, but had thought doctor who was above. I mean seriously, yes you have a pretty girl, that is no excuse to put her in a police uniform with a stupidly short skirt she constantly has to pull down and top that off by giving her a job that no matter how much of a sad lonely sap you are, she might still kiss you.

What makes it even worse is when you compare it to Moffat's past show, Coupling, (where I'm pretty sure he imbued the characters with his own fetishes and turn ons). Women in uniform - tick. Stockings - tick. We're one lesbian kiss away from it looking suspicially like a creepy old man forcing a gorgeous young girl to play out all his fantasys for him via the medium of a massive hit tv show.

Everything else though, was brilliant. Stunning. Perfect.

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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #82 on: 04 Apr 2010, 08:22 »

"They originally wanted to put me in trousers, but I did say I'd like to wear a skirt because you'll understand when you watch it. Actually I think I love Amy. I'm in love with her. I want to be her."

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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #83 on: 04 Apr 2010, 19:17 »

The trailer for the future episodes that aired after the first episode?

Dogfights in space, a Dalek with the British Flag on it and the Doctor pulling the hero pose with a handgun before pulling the trigger?

yesssssssssssssssss
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #84 on: 04 Apr 2010, 21:44 »

I loved the beginning.

And the middle.

And the end.

Steven Moffat replaced a beloved Doctor and made me love the new one (and his new companion) in one episode.

Absolutely everything about the episode shined. Even the cinematography was miles beyond previous seasons. Just stellar. Absolutely stellar.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #85 on: 04 Apr 2010, 21:47 »

Can't say anything here that hasn't been said already. Phenomenal.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #86 on: 04 Apr 2010, 22:00 »

Can't say anything here that hasn't been said already. Phenomenal.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #87 on: 05 Apr 2010, 01:56 »

I've never really been able to get into the new Doctor Who - the Ecclestone run was good and I'd watch it if it was on. The same applied to Tennant until they introduced Catherine Tate, after which I ended up deciding it wasn't for me at all. Even at its best, though, I'd never found it truly gripping for some reason, not to the extent that made me want to take time out to watch it every week.

But by god that's all changed now. I got roped in to watching by my girlfriend and her flatmate and by about 10 minutes in I was totally absorbed. The scripting was so sharp, the cinematography excellent, the acting almost uniformly great (particularly by Smith), the tone spot on. This might actually be good enough to convince me to go back to the start of the Ecclestone run and watch it properly!
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #88 on: 05 Apr 2010, 13:55 »

Even the cinematography was miles beyond previous seasons. Just stellar. Absolutely stellar.

This was the first thing I noticed was that everybody seemed to be living in a very real country village instead of being denizens of some frightful technicolour world of tacky. I'm definitely digging the new opening theme, it really suits the tone of Moffat's Dr Who. I'm glad the changed it from RTD's abrasively bombastic one.

All that rampant energy and charm of Smith's, he's my new favourite doctor (when it comes to new Who). It's great cause although Ecclestone and Tennant were great to watch I could never really bring myself like them.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #89 on: 05 Apr 2010, 13:57 »

I'm definitely digging the new opening theme, it really suits the tone of Moffat's Dr Who. I'm glad the changed it from RTD's abrasively bombastic one.

I cannot tell if the second sentence is referring to the opening theme or to the tone, but on both points I agree.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #90 on: 05 Apr 2010, 17:27 »

Yes yes yes yes yes. Yes. Hooray! Fishcustard!

I forced my boy to sit and watch it with me. He really didn't want to and at the end (after five minutes of afterglow) I apologised for making him sit through it. 'Oh,' he said. 'Don't worry. I actually enjoyed it.'

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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #91 on: 05 Apr 2010, 20:23 »

I'm actually planning to show it to a few friends who never dug the past seasons because they deemed them too low budget looking.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #92 on: 06 Apr 2010, 01:15 »

I'm definitely digging the new opening theme, it really suits the tone of Moffat's Dr Who. I'm glad the changed it from RTD's abrasively bombastic one.
I cannot tell if the second sentence is referring to the opening theme or to the tone, but on both points I agree.

Sorry, i should've been clearer. The opening theme really is always an indication of the show runners intent; they're inter-related.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #93 on: 08 Apr 2010, 05:08 »

personally, i liked the rtd theme better, it had this sort of hard, militant edge to it. something you could march to. it fit well with the stories that dealt with the aftermath of the war.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #94 on: 09 Apr 2010, 07:23 »

the theme itself I didn't notice too much. however the opening credits set me up to really not like the show, I mean the tardis flying through a cloud tunnel being struck by lightning? It fitted well within the context of that episode, having just seen the tardis flying over london burning, but even then it still urked me, and will continue to irritate me as the show goes on. The end with it looking like a tunnel of larva was acceptable though.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #95 on: 09 Apr 2010, 22:59 »

personally, i liked the rtd theme better, it had this sort of hard, militant edge to it. something you could march to. it fit well with the stories that dealt with the aftermath of the war.

and yet didn't fit with every other episode

especially the moffat ones
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #96 on: 09 Apr 2010, 23:28 »

I personally am very excited to see what is going to happen. Moffatt's philosophy on handling the Doctor's mythos is very beautiful and elegant - he obviously loves participating in such a historic and limitless show. As for Matt Smith, his eagerness combined with a quirky and slightly serious (when necessary) attitude will likely make him an highly exciting Doctor to follow.
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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #97 on: 10 Apr 2010, 08:54 »

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Re: The Eleventh Doctor
« Reply #98 on: 10 Apr 2010, 15:55 »

Did the last episode feel really short for anyone else?
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« Reply #99 on: 10 Apr 2010, 16:06 »

Nope, same for me. I guess it was because the plot shot along so quickly without a great deal of explanation or exploration of possible subplots.
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