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Post by Gordon » Tue May 14, 2013 12:47

The last one was Neil Gaiman as well. I didn't finish it because V walked off in annoyance. This is what we get for letting Carey Mulligan go to Hollywood.
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Post by Gordon » Tue May 14, 2013 12:49

lynsosaurus wrote:I thought the ghost one was amazing as well! And I thought this weekend's one was ace, I especially liked the old split brain thing with Matt Smith. I didn't really like the new companion much but I'm warming to her loads now. A lot of this series has been underwhelming for me personally, but even when it's not amazing it's still a good weekend watch, innit?

Has everyone seen the news about the leaked DVDs? DOH!
I saw that. I think there's just one episode left though. They need to bring back multi-parters.
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Post by paukl » Tue May 14, 2013 13:18

I've been pretty disappointed with this series. I like Matt Smith and In think he's done the best he can with some very lackluster scripts, but Carla is so wooden. I just don't really care about the 'impossible girl' stuff and I feel they;ve jumped too quickly into the doctor and her being close without us really seeing them get to know each other properly.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by islandhopper » Tue May 14, 2013 13:47

I feel it's been lacking the really clunky episodes that could make you wince in the RTD days but there hasn't been any brilliant standout episodes recently either. The ghost one was certainly the best from this run.
I love Clara and Matt Smith though so that also helps make it much more watchable.

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Post by matt_crisp » Thu May 16, 2013 09:38

I was gutted by how poor the first few episodes were, especially the one with the singing girl and the Doctor giving his speech with a tear in his eye, it was awful. I love Matt Smith (him Troughton and Davidson are tied as my favs for slightly different reasons) so bad that I refused to watch the next couple (i really should get round to watching them before Saturday in case there is anything in them which relates to the plot) I've really missed a decent story arc like 5 and 6. The whole one off blockbuster episode thing really doesnt do it for me, Doctor Who storys need time to breath and suck you in, with 42 minute episodes theres barely time to set a decent threat / menace enough for it to feel like it means anything.

I'm not saying they should go back to seven parters but 2 parters or even 3 parters would give the story time to really build.

all said i'm really looking forward to Saturdays episode (were the baddies shown in the trailer featured in Sarah Jane at some point?)

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by sunshine/pirate » Fri May 17, 2013 19:34

v Only mild spoilers for aired episodes hidden in this post v

If you saw the opening episode of this block then you really don't desperately *need* to watch any of the recent episodes. There hasn't been a heavy arc, It's really just been restating what we found out in that first episode over and over.
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He still hasn't figured out how she's so impossible, and she hasn't found out much about him, although in the TARDIS based episode she found her way to the Library and found a book called "The History of the Time War" in which she was able to read The Doctor's name, but due to timeywimey she probably doesn't remember that. Might not be important but it happened.
The 'prequel' to this episode pretty much tells you everything you need to know (as well as being completely ace)


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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Big Nose » Fri May 17, 2013 20:17

It's shit now.
My apple pies go off today.

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Post by sunshine/pirate » Sat May 18, 2013 08:05

Big Nose wrote:It's shit now.
I feel like you might be trolling a little but I'll bite.
I'll agree that it's been a little underwhelming this series, but to say "It's shit now" is to ignore the nature of the beast. It implies that Doctor Who *was* good and then became bad like some out of date beef. But I think even the most ardent fan would agree that Doctor Who is uniquely hit and miss. There could be an absolute stinker of an episode/series that you'd be embarrassed to watch with a none-fan but what I love about the show is that there really is *nothing* to stop the next one being incredible.

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Post by tonieee » Sat May 18, 2013 19:49

sunshine/pirate wrote:there really is *nothing* to stop the next one being incredible.
And it was. Well worth sitting through this series for!

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by julieocean » Sun May 19, 2013 08:49

My PhD Supervisor has been blogging about the latest series for his publisher (I think it's a tie in with the new edition of his book which is due out at the end of the year). Anyway, I thought some of you Whovians might be interested.

http://whowatching.wordpress.com/2013/0 ... in-silver/

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Post by Gordon » Sun May 19, 2013 12:07

From the sun re the 50th anniversary special:
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John, who has filmed the 3D special, revealed that he plays “part of the Doctor” in a “kind of trinity” with Matt Smith and David Tennant.
He dropped the bombshell when speaking at an event in Norfolk. It comes after show writer Steven Moffat took strict security measures to keep the plot of the one-off movie top secret.
And TV Biz can also reveal more details. His character will be a regeneration of the Doctor which he has FORGOTTEN about.
It comes after Christopher Eccleston refused to return for the episode, despite meeting with Moffat a number of times to discuss his role.
A source explained to TV Biz: “John will play the real Ninth Doctor. Christopher Eccleston has always been thought of as the Ninth Doctor but now that John has been revealed as the Ninth Doctor, it shuffles Eccleston’s Doctor to be the Tenth Time Lord, Tennant the 11th and Smith the 12th.
“It also means the Doctor’s time is running out as he can only regenerate 12 times.”
Our source continued: “Steven loves a complex plot and there will be plenty of surprises along the way.
“The reason the Doctor has forgotten his ninth incarnation will become clear but it’s to do with the Time War and his shame over his behaviour in it.


Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sh ... z2Tjfjg3wz
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Sun Oct 06, 2013 13:32

This is probably not true but if it is then it's the most exciting news I've ever heard.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/106- ... ed-2343474

Ever.

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Post by johnkell » Sun Oct 06, 2013 13:59

tonieee wrote:This is probably not true but if it is then it's the most exciting news I've ever heard.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/106- ... ed-2343474

Ever.
It's a variation on the rumour that's been going round the internet all summer (most commonly citing either 90 eps or more specifically Marco Polo, Enemy of the World and Web of Fear). Sadly, in light of low-key comments from various members of the Restoration Team, I'm inclined to think it's utter balls.

If there's anything to it I'm guessing we'll find out around either the anniversary weekend or this year's Missing Believed Wiped. Which I will probably buy a ticket for, just in case...

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Post by tonieee » Sun Oct 06, 2013 14:08

Yeah I think I have heard it before and just discounted it. It would be great timing if it was true - coinciding with not just with just the 50th anniversary but also with the BBC releasing the last of the complete stories on DVD. "Oh we've got nothing else to sell the Doctor Who fans... oh look what we've just found down the back of the sofa."

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Post by johnkell » Sun Oct 06, 2013 16:50

Funnily enough this does seem to have moved on a bit just this afternoon, with numerous outlets picking it up. Now, this has happened a few times over the summer (not on this scale) and I've swung from scepticism to leaning towards thinking it's true to getting fed up with the whole thing... But saner online voices are now suggesting "episodes" have indeed turned up, who had remained silent up to now.

I suspect the BBC might either bring forward an announcement to earlier than they'd planned, or make a point of dismissing it all. Hopefully the former.

EDITED TO ADD: Blimey, if that Radio Times article is right, it's only bloody true! Enemy of the World and 4 eps of Web of Fear seem the hot tips. Press release on Tuesday apparently, so we'll know one way or the other then.

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Post by tonieee » Mon Oct 07, 2013 06:53

According to the Radio Times you will be able to buy them on Wednesday.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-10- ... -this-week

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Fri Oct 11, 2013 00:23

Web of Fear! Yes! It's a shame episode 3 is still missing. And Enemy of the World too. I haven't eeeeeeeeeed this much since indietracks.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by islandhopper » Mon Oct 14, 2013 13:42

Looks like Ben Wheatley of Kill List etc. fame will be directing the first couple of Capaldi episodes! Should hopefully be pretty wonderful.

http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/doctor-who/ ... o-series-8

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:21

islandhopper wrote:Looks like Ben Wheatley of Kill List etc. fame will be directing the first couple of Capaldi episodes! Should hopefully be pretty wonderful.

http://www.denofgeek.com/tv/doctor-who/ ... o-series-8
This may be one of the few things that convinces me watch a couple of episodes. Though I doubt Moffat will let him do anything too interesting or good.

Plus, keep in mind that Wheatley will take directing jobs for money. I reckon it'll be the bloke who did the Go Compare ads who shows up rather than the director of A Field In England.

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Post by graysonscolumn » Tue Nov 05, 2013 09:39

When worlds collide... Gai Waterhouse (nee Smith), a former actress who played Presta in the 1978 Tom Baker Doctor Who story The Invasion of Time, trained the winner of Australia's biggest horserace overnight.

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