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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Uber_Apple » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:32 pm UTC

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby sugarhyped » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:00 pm UTC

new DW format

I am not against breaking the series up. I hate having to wait till Christmas to get my Who fix. When it comes back in spring though I think it is going to feel incredibly short.

I don't know how it'll conflict with Moffat making Sherlock... He should do DW SH DW SH all year long.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby SlyReaper » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:36 pm UTC

sugarhyped wrote:I don't know how it'll conflict with Moffat making Sherlock... He should do DW SH DW SH all year long.

Thus is the curse of talent. Let the guy have a break from time to time. :lol:
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:46 pm UTC

sugarhyped wrote:new DW format

So... he's going to pull what a lot of American broadcasters do and institute a mid-season hiatus.

When NBC started doing this with Heroes, it really pissed me off.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby animeHrmIne » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:05 pm UTC

I prefer the mid-season hiatus, though I like the fall-spring or summer-spring setup better. It means less time between seasons and lets the show spread itself out better through the year. With this setup, we get Who through the Spring, through the fall, and at Christmas. Much better for things like sanity, because I tend to go crazy waiting for Doctor Who.

Plus, I like big cliff-hangers, which were never really possible before, except for during multipart episodes, and even those we knew would be resolved pretty quickly in a week. I like things that threaten the status quo, but we've only had those during season finales, and they've either been resolved in the episode, or the next season had a bit of a tonal reset. Series 1 and the specials had regenerations, which only upset the status quo in that we got a new Doctor, and the next season was just the same with new characters. Series 2 had Rose die, but they kind of just reset the series with Martha, and the same with Donna series 4. They almost changed things season 5, but by season 2 it's going to be back to Doctor, Amy, Rory.

Rory dying could be an example of a good cliffhanger, but they only had a week in between that and the next episode, so some of the emotional impact was a bit lost. If that had happened before a months-long break, then Rory coming back would have been so much more emotionally impacting.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby sugarhyped » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:56 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
sugarhyped wrote:I don't know how it'll conflict with Moffat making Sherlock... He should do DW SH DW SH all year long.

Thus is the curse of talent. Let the guy have a break from time to time. :lol:


If we let him have a break he wouldn't be cursed with talent. He'd just be some happy guy making good tv and I will not stand for that.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby MysteryBall » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:00 pm UTC

Fellow Whovians! I bring tidings of great joy!

I just tried fish fingers and custard, and it's actually pretty nice. Probably wouldn't eat loads of it, but the two I did try were quite nice. Ambrosia tinned custard, as a side note. And yeah, I know, it shouldn't be nice.

Well, they've cancelled next year's X Factor, which was the main reason why they split it, so we may well see a full series instead.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Brother Maynard » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:53 pm UTC

animeHrmIne wrote:Rory dying could be an example of a good cliffhanger, but they only had a week in between that and the next episode, so some of the emotional impact was a bit lost. If that had happened before a months-long break, then Rory coming back would have been so much more emotionally impacting.



Not quite. There were two episodes in between his death and his resurrection as a Roman soldier.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby animeHrmIne » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:46 am UTC

Brother Maynard wrote:
animeHrmIne wrote:Rory dying could be an example of a good cliffhanger, but they only had a week in between that and the next episode, so some of the emotional impact was a bit lost. If that had happened before a months-long break, then Rory coming back would have been so much more emotionally impacting.

Not quite. There were two episodes in between his death and his resurrection as a Roman soldier.

Yes, but there was only a week before the Doctor and Amy were off adventuring again. Think about if he had died, and them people had months to grieve and come to accept his death, and then they had the canon grief and acceptance of those two episodes, and then Rory came back as a Roman. It would be like "killing someone off" in the first of a trilogy and then bringing them back at the climax, versus killing them off and bringing them back in the last installment.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby keozen » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:51 pm UTC

It's a Fez.


I wear a Fez now............... Fezes are cool.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Whelan » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:53 pm UTC

As long as you don't start endorsing bow ties. I hate bow ties.

Nice Fez, by the way.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby TaintedDeity » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:58 pm UTC

I approve of the fez! Fez!
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:46 am UTC

+1 thumbs up for the fez.
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Re: Doctor Who

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Brother Maynard » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:59 am UTC

animeHrmIne wrote:
Brother Maynard wrote:
animeHrmIne wrote:Rory dying could be an example of a good cliffhanger, but they only had a week in between that and the next episode, so some of the emotional impact was a bit lost. If that had happened before a months-long break, then Rory coming back would have been so much more emotionally impacting.

Not quite. There were two episodes in between his death and his resurrection as a Roman soldier.

Yes, but there was only a week before the Doctor and Amy were off adventuring again. Think about if he had died, and them people had months to grieve and come to accept his death, and then they had the canon grief and acceptance of those two episodes, and then Rory came back as a Roman. It would be like "killing someone off" in the first of a trilogy and then bringing them back at the climax, versus killing them off and bringing them back in the last installment.


To be fair, Rory's death happened in such a way that there was no way to write mourning into the series. Sure, the Doctor had a few awkward pauses every so often as it was clear he was remembering Rory, but there's no way to bring him up to an unremembering Amy.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby keozen » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:00 am UTC

I'll just leave this here:
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Giant Speck » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:06 am UTC

I love that swish.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby masakatsu » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:04 pm UTC

And somehow, my love of long hair on women came back...
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby sugarhyped » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:20 am UTC

keozen wrote:I'll just leave this here:
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Swish!

I cant see anything... :(
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby animeHrmIne » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:22 am UTC

sugarhyped wrote:
keozen wrote:I'll just leave this here:
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Swish!

I cant see anything... :(

Me neither! And swishing is always fun. D=
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:45 am UTC

It's not working any more! :o
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Phill » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:44 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:It's not working any more! :o


It's working for me. I think Karen Gillan must have been practicing for doing an advert for women's hair products! :D

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:37 pm UTC

It's working again!
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:39 pm UTC

It's working again! :o
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:31 pm UTC

It's working again! :D

Also, someone dug up a video of David Tennant in a 1980 PSA. Hilarity ensues.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby keozen » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:21 am UTC

Right, now I may have posted a picture of me wearing a Fez the other week.

Here's oneseveral better:

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Postby You, sir, name? » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:54 am UTC

You just earned 5 awesome-tokens.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:58 pm UTC

My head exploded because it could not contain the awesomeness pouring into it.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Magnanimous » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:02 pm UTC

Waaant. Being inside of a TARDIS - replica or otherwise - is on my bucket list.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby keozen » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:28 am UTC

Let's face it, until it gets closer to Christmas (and we get the preview of the special on Children in Need) we don't have muct to talk about here. So to make things fun I'm going to keep leaving things like this here to keep us Whovians ticking over.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Vapour » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:07 pm UTC

That picture is win.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby sugarhyped » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:59 pm UTC

keozen wrote:I'm just going to leave this here:
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While we are posting things to keep the thread active I want to bump this up.

Keozen, I must say you post the best things here.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby ArgonV » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:27 pm UTC

Anyone seen 'Sherlock'? My dad was watching it the other day and I thought it was familiar. Turns out Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss were producers

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby torontoraptor » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:57 pm UTC

Sherlock was such an amazing show, shame they stopped running it. I just rewatched the first episode of Season 5 and had a thought...what if the Doctor is Prisoner Zero? After all, he is the topmost priority to lock up nice and safe in the Pandorica. The big eyeball guys probably wouldn't try and catch him because they were by themselves.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby ArgonV » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:16 pm UTC

Well, they only ever broadcast 3 of the 4 episodes made. But there's more to come, right?

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby sugarhyped » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:47 am UTC

ArgonV wrote:Well, they only ever broadcast 3 of the 4 episodes made. But there's more to come, right?

yeah I believe there will be a season two. They have to work around watson playing bilbo baggins.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Phill » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:48 pm UTC

ArgonV wrote:Well, they only ever broadcast 3 of the 4 episodes made. But there's more to come, right?


Wasn't the unaired episode basically just a pilot? A friend of mine has the DVD and the pilot is there, apparently it's not as good as the actual episodes were.

There is actually a thread dedicated to Sherlock as well :)

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby keozen » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:11 pm UTC

Ohh, I saw those last week, they're cool. I personally like the Doctor referring to himself as kind of a "space Gandalf"
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Magnanimous » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:54 am UTC

TENNANT! *shakes fist*


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