DOCTOR WHO

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    Apr 25, 2008 10:39 AM GMT
    After seeing the threads on BSG and Warcraft, I know I'm not the only geeky one here.

    Anyone else watch Doctor Who? I used to watch the old ones as a kid on CBC.. just started catching the newer ones last season on Scifi. They really stepped the show up from the old ones , and the doctor is quite a cutey to booticon_biggrin.gif

    It's fun how they throw a bit of gayness in it too, also in the Torchwood spin off
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    Apr 25, 2008 11:11 AM GMT
    I read one Doctor Who book. Didn't impress me much. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 25, 2008 11:15 AM GMT
    I watch BSG and Dr Who icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 25, 2008 1:11 PM GMT
    I've been enjoying Dr. Who on BBC America for some time now ;) and recently I've gotten into Torchwood as well. David Tennant's appearance on Catherine Tate was also thoroughly entertaining! he's also going to be on Top Gear on the new episode this monday (on BBC America at least).
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:05 PM GMT
    I can't wait for the smegin Red Dwarf thread
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:14 PM GMT
    I used to watch the old episodes of Dr. Who which appeared on a public tv station in the eighties. I've watched the newer ones since the discovery of the new Dr. Who series. I've also watched Torchwood since I discovered that. Of course, I used to watch the old BSG series as a kid and I really like the new one. Very cool.

    Kev
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    Apr 25, 2008 2:18 PM GMT
    I do really completely absolutely LOVE doctor Who and BSG
    °__° and Torchwood too

    but I must admit I'ma a total geek
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    Apr 25, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    Thanks for the guts to start this thread! I've been a DOCTOR WHO geek since high school. My older brother got me started on repeats of the old series on Sunday nights on KETC (public television) in Saint Louis. I think he had chemical enhancement to enjoy it, but I've (usually) watched it clean and sober.

    I was enough of a dork to go to (3) DOCTOR WHO conventions in high school. I know ... I just ruined any chance of getting laid with anyone on Real Jock. My only disclaimer is that I never *ever* dressed in costume.

    The new series is really amazing. It's much easier to do a show like this in the era of digital effects, but they've also thrown enormous money into the show. I think they're spending now more on one episode than they used to spend on an entire season.

    The quality of the writing is also greatly improved. Much better relationship-building and genuine human emotions.

    The gay factor is very obvious in the new series. Captain Jack is a big gay (and hot) horndog across time and space. The Doctor and Jack kissed during the first season.

    Gay men dance regularly together during weddings and other parties. And they've even alluded to the fact that the Doctor's enemy the Master used his wife as a "beard".

    I understand from friends in the UK it's wildly popular there. So does that liberate us from geekdom?
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    Apr 25, 2008 4:36 PM GMT
    I HEART IANTO JONES!!!!!
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    Apr 25, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    would you like a jelly baby?

    it's true... the evil one DOES eat babies...
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    Apr 25, 2008 5:00 PM GMT
    daleks no like jelly babies!
  • NorthFl

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    Apr 25, 2008 5:06 PM GMT
    Love Dr Who, been dissapointed by Torchwood. Really wanted to like it, still watch it though. Dr Who has a new spinoff called "The Sarah Jane Adventures". The couple eps I've seen I've liked.
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    Apr 25, 2008 5:08 PM GMT
    p.s. bring back Rose Tyler
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    Apr 25, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    NorthFl saidp.s. bring back Rose Tyler


    I hear she's coming back for a few episodes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who
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    Apr 25, 2008 5:29 PM GMT
    There's a big surprise towards the end of PARNTERS IN CRIME, the first episode of the fourth season. I think it's on SciFi tonight.

    I illegally downloaded it the day after it aired in the UK. Now that's the sign of a geek.
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    Apr 25, 2008 5:31 PM GMT
    mplsjock_writer saidThere's a big surprise towards the end of PARNTERS IN CRIME, the first episode of the fourth season. I think it's on SciFi tonight.

    I illegally downloaded it the day after it aired in the UK. Now that's the sign of a geek.


    perhaps admitting an illegal download in a public forum is not so geeky??? ;)
  • NorthFl

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    Apr 25, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    newdirection66 said[quote][cite]NorthFl said[/cite]p.s. bring back Rose Tyler


    I hear she's coming back for a few episodes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who[/quote]

    cool
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    Apr 25, 2008 5:42 PM GMT
    I love the Docta. Like others on here I watched earlier episodes on public tv. Tom Baker was my favorite. I also really like the new docter. BTW, David Tennant also played Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. More reason to love him. I'm thrilled that although they've modernized the show, they've kept a certain amount of consisency--the sound the TARDIS makes, and even the blue police box. These are iconic.
  • jeepguySD

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    Apr 25, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    I remember watching Tom Baker as Dr. Who when I was a kid. For me he will always be the quintessential Doctor. I do enjoy the new episodes and they bring back some good memories.
  • auryn

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    Apr 25, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    Tom Baker is the Narrator on the show "Little Britain" now. He's hilarious! I loved the Dr. Who episode with him and David Tennant.

    As for Rose, I'm watching the new season and I'm not sayin' a thing --not a thing! (OMG) You'll get no spoilers from me.
  • shoelessj

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    Apr 25, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    thanks auryn for no spoilers. i am currently watching the first david tenant season and i have to say i love billie piper [i don't quite care for rose tyler's boyfriend character -- what an annoying, whiny arse is he].
    the last episode i saw was 'the girl in the fireplace,' and i think it is one of the greatest episodes of any TV show ever! Russell T. Davies is brilliant.
    I, too, got started watching a long time ago when PBS would run the Tom Baker and then Peter Davidson [dreamy!] shows. I was unsure at first how this series would be, but i think it's great. Weird thing is, i don't really much like a lot of sci fi stuff, but Dr. Who, because of maybe its cheeky outlook and otherwise intelligent writing [and sometimes really cheap sets and props] always snagged my interest.

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    Apr 25, 2008 8:03 PM GMT
    The Doctor ROCKS!!! I like Torchwood and Sara Jane adventures as well, hell, I love just about ANYTHING on SciFi =)

    I do agree that Torchwood and Sarah Jane are lacking a bit of something, what I'm not sure....but I'm just glad the Dr. is back in the house!
  • treader

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    Apr 25, 2008 8:41 PM GMT
    I also grew up in the eighties with Dr Who (especially Tom Baker) ie. 'classic' Dr Who compared to the new series. I actually have a good collection of Dr Who DVDs (again classic Who - not the new series).

    I've seen the first season of the new series and it's good to OK at times, but to be honest I wish that they would spend more money on good scripts than special effects. Dr Who survived for 30 years without incredible special effects. I guess that it's Dr Who for the iPod generation.

    > p.s. bring back Rose Tyler

    Actually I wish she wouldn't. Not that her character was bad but I didn't like how the new series highlighted the companions more than the Doc himself. The Doc/Rose kiss was a definite low. I did like the ninth doctor overall with his leather jacket.

    They're starting to show the second new series here in Boston area. I'm hoping for better scripts.

    But having said that, the new series is keeping the interest in releasing the 'classic' Whos on DVDs which is a good thing. I was very impressed how they completed the second Docs' 'Invasion' story with animation for the missing episodes. It would be very cool if they would continue this for other incomplete stories.

    Here's the web site of the team who puts out the Dr Who DVDs:
    http://www.restoration-team.co.uk/
    It's an interesting read.
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    Apr 25, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    I agree with you, Treader ... THE INVASION was very cool. I love how they filled in the missing episodes with wickedly cool animation.

    If you don't like the whole lovey-dovey thing between the Doctor and his companions, I think you'll like Donna, who just started with season 4. Respect and affection yes ... the doe-eyed dopey crush that both Rose (somewhat requited) and Martha (unrequited) had to portray got very old at times.

    Makes you long for Tegan and her "Hell's teeth" comeback every now and then.

    THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE is just about the *best* DOCTOR WHO episode ever -- classic or new.
  • NorthFl

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    Apr 25, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    mplsjock_writer said

    THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE is just about the *best* DOCTOR WHO episode ever -- classic or new.



    without going through all the eps in my head; the one that comes to mind is the "Don't blink" eps as my favorite, but don't hold me to it