Doctor Who Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by deathsheadx, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. deathsheadx

    deathsheadx Well-Known Member

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    i still cant stand donna, she over-tips the camp aspects of doctor who.

    but i was damn suprised by the ending bit,.
     
  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    Good opening to the series never expected Rose at the end though, shocker! 'Bees have gone missing' was a good reference to one of the future episodes. Great episode 9/10.

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  3. ac77

    ac77 Well-Known Member

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    The ending was a suprise - not sure yet if it's a good one or not.

    Not impressed with much else of the episode though. Typical RTD really.

    Last night's Torchwood was better.
     
  4. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    I was shocked when they killed off Toshiko and Owen.....Again !

    Anyway I'm I the only one who is gettin sick of the Daleks ? It's as if they have to be in every season! Anyone else agree ?

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  5. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    From the looks of it, the Daleks returning is the only thing that would redeem this series to me.

    What a freaking letdown. What is it with TV this week; Torchwood, Doctor Who and TFA were all real dissapointments to me. I don't know, maybe I'm expecting too much.

    Nevermind, I'll most likely keep watching, but frankly, Tate is almost enough for me to skip this altogether anyway. Nevermind, Sontarans, Ood and Daleks, that's gotta be worth sticking around for right? ...right?
     
  6. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I just can't stand Tate. Whenever she was on screen she just seemed to be playing one of her awful characters. I just can't accept her as a 'serious' actress.
    The fat creatures looked so fake too.

    And I'm sure everyone knew Donna was gonna show her grandfather the Tardis in some way at the end. It was like writing by numbers.

    And was that 'bin' bit supposed to be some kind of joke as if from her teen character? 'Bin there'?

    The only decent bit was Rose.
     
  7. nic28

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    WTF!!!!! if you don't like the show quit watching it and quit bad mouthing it doctor who kicks ass. tate is a bitch get over it she is starring in the 4th season for a few episodes but don't worry rose is coming back in middle of the season and martha will be back as well
     
  8. Boardwise

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    I found it to be a fairly light hearted episode. Not the best, but certainly not the worse.
    I wasn't to keen on the idea of the return of Donna, but I actually found her to be not as annoying as I thought she was. She doesn't seem to be all droopy eyes for the Doctor, and actually might be someone that can match him. Though whether it stays like this through the rest of the series remains to be seen.

    The re-meeting between the two was humorous.

    The nods to earlier episodes were good as well, plus a little nod to Torchwood (which has been a much better second series) and Donna's comment about the Doctor not killing these children.

    I did know Rose was coming back, however I didn't know she'd show up in the first episode. Very interesting and wondering where this will lead.

    Lets see if next week can remain the same or better.
     
  9. Andersonh1

    Andersonh1 Man, I've been here a LONG time Veteran

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    I haven't seen any of the fourth season yet, but I thought Donna was about the only good part of "The Runaway Bride", which was generally embarassingly bad. I'm looking forward to seeing her on the regular series.

    I have to admit, I'll be happy when RTD moves on. I've not been very impressed with his writing so far. He's had a few good stories, but most of them have been poor to awful.
     
  10. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    I was curious as to how far along the newest season of Doctor Who is over there. It's going to be starting up in the US on the 18th. Personally I'm looking forward to it. We're also getting the Sarah Jane Adventures, that I'm not too crazy about watching but oh well.
     
  11. Magelite

    Magelite I make stupid look good

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    Well, the doctor/donna miming-across the room bit was funny, and how the 'supernanny' interrupted them. And I want a plushy of one of those living fat things. But aside from that, the episode was pretty crap, to say the least.
     
  12. RabidYak

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    Total gash today. Tennant never fails to deliver and Tate at least didn't make we want to claw my ears off this time, but the episode itself was the usual drivel that flows from the pen of RTD. I'm not amused that Fishface is making a return appearence this year either, her departure was one of the main reasons the show improved massively last time and i'm not keen to see her stinking up the screen again even if it is only for a couple of episodes.

    On the topic of Torchwood, overall quality was much better this time althougth none of episodes particularly grabbed me. Bit miffed that they killed off Tosh as well since she was the only character other then Jack that I actually liked.

    I'll admit that i'm struggling to care about anything Who related this year thougth. Battlestar, Terminator and Macross Frontier are all attracting my attention and i'm loosing patience thesedays with shows that only deliver 40-50% of the time.
     
  13. Optimus17

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    wait I'm confused. Did Doctor Who premier on Scifi last night or are you talking about it in the UK?
     
  14. Mr.Roboto

    Mr.Roboto YOU'RE A SHRUB ROCKETEER! Veteran

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    I totally agree. I pretty much got bored of season 1. It was blah!! But then I started watching season 2 and I was like "SOOOOOooooo much better." But I still think they should kill Gwen. I can't stand her. She is so fuckin' stupid and sometimes I wish Toshiko would beat the shit out of her for no apparent reason.

    But enough about Torchwood, totally forgot that the new Season of Doctor Who is now showing in the UK. Torrent here I come. :D 
     
  15. Optimus-JD

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    It just started in the UK. Yeah, this episode was pretty craptastic. Don't give me any of that "if you hate it don't watch it" crap. I LOVE Doctor Who, but luckily there was no-one around while I was watching this episode. Even things that kick ass can suck much sometimes. haha
     
  16. Pravus Prime

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    So do I. I thought about 50% or so of Torchwood S1 were bad episodes. This season, there were only a few weak ones IMHO (The episode with Dead Own, and the one with the carnival performers).

    I must be a lot more forgiving, I thought tonights episode was funny at times as well as rather lighthearted. Rose was a big surprise to see. While it's no where near the best episode ever list, it was hardly a waste of my time to watch. I was surprised at how much I didn't hate Tate, and that I actually laughed out loud at the miming across the room bit and trying to convince Miss Foster that she was going to die.
     
  17. wipeyourfeet

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    Guys, it was the first episode of the series, it was bound to be terrible, none of the first episodes so far have been any good. It'll pick up in a few weeks. I think Davies was actually really brave to put Rose in the series so soon, no one knew it was coming so it was a genuine shock moment. My brother thought it was Jackie when she had her back to the camera, so he was close. The Sontarons are coming back FTW and the Daleks are set to return along with the Ood. The thing that annoys me with the Daleks is that they're played up to be such impressive bad guys, then all of them are wiped out in two episodes, leaving it to some pathetic plot devise in the next series to bring them back. Anyways, if you watch the trailer at the very end there is some character taking of a helm or something, me thinks its either the Sontaron commander, or Davros. It would be awesome for it to be Davros, and its the only threat I think that could merit three of the Doctors companions turning up for.
     
  18. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I can think of a couple of other helmeted villains that would need lots of help to defeat:

    Omega - since the Tardis still works, then he might still be about, and the first go round not only did he have a crazy helmet, but it needed three Doctors, plus companions, to bring him down.
    Black Guardian - granted he only had, what five minutes of screentime in a Tom Baker episode, but he could potentially come back. He's meant to be the dark guardian of time or something, as far beyond the Time Lords as they were beyond all others. Who knows how dangerous he could be? Of course, he never had a helmet, but that's creative liberty for you.


    I also thought this series of Torchwood was excellent. Much, much better than the first season. James Marsters stole every scene he was in, and I hope he comes back for a few more episodes next series.
     
  19. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Previous first episodes sucking is no excuse for new ones being terrible. If RTD can't get his act together and deliver on day one, then he needs to give the job to somebody who can.
     
  20. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Not all the first episodes were awful.
    The first episode altogether of Ecclestons brief stint as the Doctor was quite good.

    Tennant and Agyeman's first episode together was pretty good aswell.

    Regarding Torchwood, yes indeed it was so much better than season 1. I'm hoping it gets a season 3. I agree Gwen is irritating, but damn is she good looking.
     

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