New Doctor Who...

nolf
nolf Posts: 1,287
edited November 2009 in The bottom bracket
Just saw the latest episode.
Wow!

Some profound stuff happening. Thought it was pretty gripping and they are defo one of the scariest monsters so far!
The dark side of the Doctor very much on show.
Don't think thats ever been shown before!
"I hold it true, what'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost;
Than never to have loved at all."

Alfred Tennyson

Comments

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Are you 8 years old or something ?

    Wow. :wink:
  • tuxpoo
    tuxpoo Posts: 138
    Im not 8 years old and got to say that tennet's acting was brilliant!

    That must have been scary as hell for 8 year olds!. Watching their hero descend into madness and narcissism.
    Infact I wonder how many 8 year olds are going to be a bit scared of the picture of dr who on their lunch box today!

    tux
  • symo
    symo Posts: 1,743
    I too loved it.
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  • I long for the days when Doctor Who wasn't just a Monster of the Week and some running around (Torchwood was an identical format). Russell Davis should be applauded for bringing the series back but the plots are repetitive in the extreme.

    Sure not all the writing for the previous Doctors was Shakespere but a constant stream of pretentious Universe changing events in every single episode just drags.

    Meh!
  • Cressers
    Cressers Posts: 1,329
    As someone who hid behind the sofa when Jon Pertwee battled the Daleks I condier the 'new' DW to be little more than a pantomime.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Knock Knock.
    Who's there?
    Doctor.
    Doctor who?
    Doctor Hulme, I've come to carry out your mental health assessment. This is Dave, he's a social worker and the two police officers are here just in case.
    Erm. You'd better come in then.
  • I long for the days when Doctor Who wasn't just a Monster of the Week and some running around (Torchwood was an identical format). Russell Davis should be applauded for bringing the series back but the plots are repetitive in the extreme.

    Sure not all the writing for the previous Doctors was Shakespere but a constant stream of pretentious Universe changing events in every single episode just drags.

    Meh!

    yip I was looking forward to it but it all seemed a bit laboured and crowbar plotty
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    I'm not 8 years old either but I have to admit I do like a bit of new Doctor Who.

    However, I thought the first 45 minutes of last night's episode was pretty weak. Waaaaaaaay too much running up and down corridors, and that stupid robot... oh my.

    The last 15 minutes were brill, though. Crazy Doctor rules! A bit of a shame he saw the error of his ways at the end, because Crazy Doctor teaming up with the Master at Christmas would have been geek-nirvana.

    Hopefully when Moffat takes over there'll be less hamminess.
  • pneumatic
    pneumatic Posts: 1,989
    I liked the fact that it was set on my 97th Birthday. Made it real for me. 8)

    Can't help feeling, though, that it was supposed to go out next Saturday and the schedulers mucked up.

    Anyone else notice that, or am I just a nerd? :(


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  • Porgy
    Porgy Posts: 4,525
    pneumatic wrote:
    I liked the fact that it was set on my 97th Birthday. Made it real for me. 8)

    :shock:

    Well I'll be a mere youngster at not quite 93

    And I certainly endorse the idea of naming the first martian base after ol' blue and green-brown eyes himself! 8)
  • nolf
    nolf Posts: 1,287
    tuxpoo wrote:
    Watching their hero descend into madness and narcissism.

    Its what did it for me.
    Epic.

    Altho i do agree there was far too little happening for the first 45 mins.
    Better pacing would have been nice.

    Also the christmas special doesnt look very christmassy.
    The master, death of the doctor, more demented ood (hopefully), donna.
    "I hold it true, what'er befall;
    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost;
    Than never to have loved at all."

    Alfred Tennyson
  • pneumatic wrote:
    I liked the fact that it was set on my 97th Birthday. Made it real for me. 8)

    Can't help feeling, though, that it was supposed to go out next Saturday and the schedulers mucked up.

    Anyone else notice that, or am I just a nerd? :(
    I think the original plan was to run it a week or so before Christmas. I think that would have made more sense, considering the way it was left hanging.

    I quite liked it, but I didn't understand why, having saved them, he couldn't just take them somewhere else in time and space. To everyone else, nothing would have changed, the "fixed point in time" would stay, everyone would be happy, and no one would have to die.

    I'm also worried about my boys growing up and wanting to watch it - hiding behind the sofa from the daleks is one thing, but the plots seems to be getting increasingly disturbing on a deep, psychological level.
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  • I had a bad dream about it afterwards. I'm 27. :roll:
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  • gabriel959
    gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    I think you probably need to be British to like Dr. Who because I find it to be the biggest heap of cow poo ever to be filmed IMHO. Same to the likes of Torchwood and Spooks.

    What is going on in their heads when they decided those series were worth anything in paper? The scripts are just poor.
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  • wicked
    wicked Posts: 844
    I missed it, is there a repeat of the new episode?
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  • Cressers
    Cressers Posts: 1,329
    No doubt it'll be all over BBC3 like a rash.

    IMO you can't call this modern shyte Dr Who.
  • Porgy
    Porgy Posts: 4,525
    gabriel959 wrote:
    What is going on in their heads when they decided those series were worth anything in paper? The scripts are just poor.

    A perfect example of British television then. :(