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Sunday, May 13, 2007 2:26 AM

CRUITHNE3753


Well last night for a moment I thought I saw the scariest monster that's ever appeared on Doctor Who, when I suddenly remembered that it was in fact the Ukrainian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest...

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Sunday, May 13, 2007 2:50 AM

HOBBLEIT


Quote:

Originally posted by Cruithne3753:
Well last night for a moment I thought I saw the scariest monster that's ever appeared on Doctor Who, when I suddenly remembered that it was in fact the Ukrainian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest...



lol. Yes that was quite disturbing

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Sunday, May 13, 2007 3:04 AM

EMMARIGBY


I've just downloaded the Children in need special 15 minute ep that covered the gap between the first and second series. Brilliant for helping me get through the Who vacation.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007 9:04 AM

CRUITHNE3753


This evening's episode "42" -
"Sunshine" cash-in or what?

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Saturday, May 19, 2007 9:34 AM

IMNOTHERE


Quote:

Originally posted by Cruithne3753:
This evening's episode "42" -
"Sunshine" cash-in or what?



There was an element of Deja Vu, yes... I'm sure that all these things (2 films about giant meteors in the same year, 2 series about UN-in-space spacestations, 2 fact-based films about the same squeaky-voiced author, 374 computer animations about anthropomorphic animals getting lost...) are total coincidences, though.

P.s. - Martha's "theme" in the score - Shrek, anyone?


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Sunday, June 3, 2007 8:03 PM

LESATHER


After being slightly disappointed with "42", I was completely blown away with "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood". Two of the best episodes in the history of the series (going back to 1963, not just 2005).

David was amazing in the subtle differences he brought to "Mr. Smith", which I really didn't appreciate until he became "the Doctor" again. I was close to tears at the end.

"Jayne is a girl's name" - River

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Monday, June 4, 2007 7:17 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by lesather:
After being slightly disappointed with "42", I was completely blown away with "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood". Two of the best episodes in the history of the series (going back to 1963, not just 2005).

David was amazing in the subtle differences he brought to "Mr. Smith", which I really didn't appreciate until he became "the Doctor" again. I was close to tears at the end.

"Jayne is a girl's name" - River



Yeah I really loved these two episodes as well.
They really showed that he wasn't the same person at all. It wasn't just the Doctor without his Timelord part, John Smith really was a whole other person, a part of the Doctor that very rarely, if ever gets out.
I genuinely felt sorry for him when knew what must be done, and made the decision. So brave of that character.
But having said that it was good to have our Doctor back and fiddling with controls that he shouldn't be messing with.
David Tennant really does a brilliant job of playing up the eccentric, slighty crazy side of the Doctor. And makes it very funny too.



"If I hear voices and someone is really there, does that mean I'm going REALLY crazy?"

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Monday, June 4, 2007 7:27 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


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The scarecrows are the best Who baddies ever. Forget the Daleks or the Ood, or the Sea vampires, or any others.. The scarecrows rocked!

Nuff said.

The last two eps of the third season were fantastic. I was bit worried that The Family Of Blood would fall into the traditional 'rubbish second part' trap that does occasionally plague tv and movies, but it did the job. I was seriously impressed.

Also, the recent two parter had a gritty, adult, Torwood feel to it, and it was refreshing to see David Tennant showcase a little more of his talent.

I'll admit that I teared up at the end of 'Family Of Blood.' It was just a really touching moment when they visited the war memorial ceremony.



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Abby Sciouto: "Are either of you guys Libras?"
Tony Dinozzo & Kate Todd: "No."
Abby Sciouto: "Good thing 'cause they are so screwed this week!"

- 'The Good Samaritan', NCIS.

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Monday, June 4, 2007 7:38 AM

HOBBLEIT


Quote:

Originally posted by lesather:
After being slightly disappointed with "42", I was completely blown away with "Human Nature"/"Family of Blood". Two of the best episodes in the history of the series (going back to 1963, not just 2005).

David was amazing in the subtle differences he brought to "Mr. Smith", which I really didn't appreciate until he became "the Doctor" again. I was close to tears at the end.



Oh, those episodes were so good. I too was nearly in tears at the end

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Tuesday, June 5, 2007 4:39 AM

IMNOTHERE


(PS: Don't see as the quote below was really a spoiler - but I'll respect the poster's judgement)
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Originally posted by CosmicFugitive:

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Also, the recent two parter had a gritty, adult, Torwood feel to it, and it was refreshing to see David Tennant showcase a little more of his talent.




Not surprising - it was adapted from one of the "New Adventures" novels published after the cancellation of the original series and firmly aimed at a more adult audience. Big hint to RTD: GOOD IDEA - TRY IT AGAIN SOON!

I wouldn't insult it by comparing it to Torchwood (which had its moments but was aptly described by a friend as "not really more adult, just less suitable for children").

The problem is I've just been re-watching Ultraviolet (The 90's mini-series, not the recent film - see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0169501/) which is what I think Torchwood should have been like - especially as the writer/director has since been involved in Dr Who. OK, maybe they could have added a few laughs (UV is pretty downbeat).


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Tuesday, June 5, 2007 2:49 PM

CLJOHNSTON108



I'm the only one I know who ever watched Doctor Who!
(Well, except for the English kid who first told me about it when I was 6)!
Didn't really start watching until I was in my early teens, then caught the tail-end of the Tom Baker era and most of the Peter Davison eps.
Oh, and the 1996 movie on F*x. (Loved the motorcycle dopplering through the TARDIS!)

Been watching the 2005 episodes here < http://tv-links.co.uk/>.

Like somebody mentioned, it's sometimes hard for a Yank like me to follow the dialogue in all it's "Brit-ness", so I look to...

Doctor Who [2005+] Transcripts
http://who-transcripts.atspace.com/index.htm

I just finished watching "The Doctor Dances", and I have to say I fall deeper in love with Rose with each passing episode!
How is that possible?
Because Rose is having so much damn FUN with this whole situation!
From the get-go, she acclimated really well, really quick!
None of that "This can't be real!" malarkey!
She's got the perfect attitude, and she asks the right questions.
(Billie Piper should work with Joss!)

Favorite Rose moments (So far!)...
Quote:

ROSE
Not very 'Spock', is it? Just asking?

[She is watching the Doctor trying to enter a door]

DOCTOR
Door - music - people. What d'you think?

ROSE [more forcefully]
I think you should do a scan for alien tech.

[The Doctor holds his sonic screwdriver to the door]

ROSE
Gimme some Spock! For once, would it kill ya?


Later...
Quote:

JACK
So, this companion of yours - does he handle the business?

ROSE
Well, I delegate a lot of that, yeah.

JACK
Well, maybe we should go find him.

ROSE
And how're you gonna do that?

JACK
Easy. I'll do a scan for alien tech.

[He begins the scan using the device on his wrist]

ROSE [to herself]
Finally, a professional.



And Christopher Eccleston is wonderful, too!
None too self-conscious about his looks, either!
Quote:

NANCY
How'd you follow me here?

DOCTOR
I'm good at following, me. Got the nose for it.

NANCY [suspicious]
People can't usually follow me if I don't want them to.

DOCTOR
My nose has special powers.

NANCY
Yeah? That's why it's uh...

DOCTOR
What?

NANCY
Nothing.

DOCTOR [persistently]
What?

NANCY [teasingly]
Nothing! Do your ears have special powers too?

DOCTOR [calmly]
What're you trying to say?



Can't easily imagine David Tennant & Freema Agyeman topping these performances, but I'm trying to keep an open mind.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 3:56 AM

STEGASAURUS


I just finished watching "Family of Blood" and it was just wonderful! This 2-parter is definitely one of my favorites thus far!

I actually caught a tear in my eye at the end. I just wish one of these times that instead of a character catching The Doctor from afar, would instead walk (or wheel) up to him and shake his hand. That would just be downright awesome to me.

But, I guess it just wouldn't be Doctor Who if he did.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007 6:00 AM

REGINAROADIE


My brother is in Afghanistan, and he's asked me to download a bunch of stuff for him to watch and to send it over. I'm waiting for the last four eps of WHO to broadcast so that I can send the stuff to him. I literally cannot wait to hear his response to "Family of Blood" and the war memorial ending. I think he'll actually tear up.

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Sunday, June 10, 2007 5:51 AM

WHOOPS


Yesterdays was really good i thought. And next weeks looks even better.

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don't love, she'll shake you off sure as a turnin' of worlds. Love keeps her in
the air when she oughtta fall down. Tells you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens.
Makes her a home." Mal


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Sunday, June 10, 2007 8:04 AM

HOBBLEIT


Quote:

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Yesterdays was really good i thought. And next weeks looks even better.



I thought yesterday's was fantastic.

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i thought they made good use of the lack of doctor and those weeping angels were downright creepy.



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Sunday, June 10, 2007 2:16 PM

LESATHER


This week's episode was great. I was a bit concerned prior to watching it because of it being a "Doctor-lite" episode (and last year's "Love & Monsters" I thought was just terrible), but when I found out it was a Steven Moffat script my expectations were back up again.

VERY creepy, yet lots of fun (typical for a Steven Moffat script). I would love to see them bring Carey Mulligan ('Sally Sparrow') back next season, she was really good!

* Also, if Russell T. Davies does decide to leave the show as Executive Producer after next season...what about Steven Moffat to replace him? In addition to his great writing, four of the BEST episodes of the revived series, he does have Executive Producer credits from "Coupling". I think he could take the show in an interesting direction.
"Jayne is a girl's name" - River

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Monday, June 11, 2007 7:47 AM

LWAVES


Carey Mulligan was great, especially since she was the main character in the show and was in almost every scene.
A nice build up that made you think wtf and then paid it all off.

I too was worried that this may be another Love & Monsters but it so wasn't. Great episode and those angels were definitely creepy. Might make you look twice or not blink when you pass by a statue.

Also the conversation with the DVD was funny and well done. Won't say to much more in case someone hasn't seen it yet.

Also I love these little snippets you see of adventures that don't get televised.

Looking forward to next week. The return of my second favourite captain...


"If I hear voices and someone is really there, does that mean I'm going REALLY crazy?"

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Monday, June 11, 2007 12:12 PM

STEGASAURUS


Was "Love & Monsters" the one where Moaning Myrtle gets turned into a floor tile?
-If so, hated it.

I absolutely loved this episode. "Blink" had me on the edge of my chair. I thought it was awesome (if a tiny bit obvious) how they tricked the angels. And the DVD converstation was very intelligently done as well.

That's 4 in a row, to me, that have just been outstanding episodes(yes, I liked 42). Now what in the world am I going to do when they eventually air over here?

Heh, the answer's easy.....




Watch 'em again!

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Monday, June 11, 2007 2:37 PM

CRUITHNE3753


Quote:

Originally posted by Stegasaurus:
Was "Love & Monsters" the one where Moaning Myrtle gets turned into a floor tile?
-If so, hated it.


Yup, the impossibly cute Shirley Henderson was by far the only enjoyable thing in that episode.

Quote:

I absolutely loved this episode. "Blink" had me on the edge of my chair. I thought it was awesome (if a tiny bit obvious) how they tricked the angels. And the DVD converstation was very intelligently done as well.


Yes, splendidy creepifying, this one.

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Monday, June 11, 2007 5:57 PM

LESATHER


Quote:

Yup, the impossibly cute Shirley Henderson was by far the only enjoyable thing in that episode.


Have to agree with you there. Hated the episode, but Shirley is just too cute for me not to watch it occasionally.

"Jayne is a girl's name" - River

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 11:37 AM

IMNOTHERE


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...what about Steven Moffat to replace him?



Nooooooo! Steven Moffat must spend the rest of his life chained to his wordprocessor writing episodes like "Blink", "The Girl In the Fireplace" and "The Empty Child". If he was executive producer he'd probably have to spend time doing all sorts of other admin rubbish. :-)

Although the episodes that RTD writes himself are not the strongest, he's obviously doing something right by creating an environment in which Moffat and co can do their stuff.

P.S. The BBC's Jekyl and Hyde re-make this coming saturday is written by Moffat, so it may be worth a gander.

(Looking at IMDB page...) Ah - he did "Press Gang". Figures.




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Sunday, June 17, 2007 2:20 PM

LESATHER


ANOTHER great episode this week! Derek Jacobi rocked!!! One of the best roles I have seen him do...too bad he isn't in more than just this one episode.

JACK'S BACK!!!!! ('nough said)



"Jayne is a girl's name" - River

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Sunday, June 17, 2007 3:19 PM

REGINAROADIE


Oh yes. I absolutely loved this ep, just to see the slow transformation of this kindly, elderly doctor whom you thought was slowly transforming into those new human things, but who really only now realized that he is another Time Lord, and not just any Time Lord for that matter, but The Master himself.

This is the first time I've seen him, and already I'm scared. This guy could give the Daleks and the Cybermen a run for their money. You really do get the idea that he's sort of the nightmare version of The Doctor.

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Monday, June 18, 2007 5:30 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


So many great one-liners in this episode. I was laughing my head off. This was action packed, dramatic and fast paced. Russel T Davis has still got it. I'm SO glad that Captain Jack is back!

John Barrowman and David Tennant are best mates in real life. It was great to see them act together on the screen. You could see that they were having so much fun making that episode.

The writers have given actor John Simm a PRETTY big role in the Who 'Verse. It's cool to see him on the show with a meaty role. (I'd still have loved to have seen a Who/Life On Mars crossover though.)

I was impressed with this episode. I actually yelled at the tv on Saturday night, and said: 'the Doctor is SO screwed!' Can't wait for the next episode!

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Saturday, June 23, 2007 11:00 PM

IMNOTHERE


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(I'd still have loved to have seen a Who/Life On Mars crossover though.)


Nah - it would have to be Torchwood - there are kiddies watching Doctor Who.

Having Gene Hunt on before the "watershed" would be as much fun as a with a -up - can you IMAGINE what he'd have to say about Cap'n Jack?

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Sunday, June 24, 2007 6:24 AM

LWAVES


Major spoilers if you haven't seen The Sound Of Drums.

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"What this country needs...right now...is a doctor."

Love that line from the advert/episode.

Well I thought it was another excellent episode. John Simm is great as The Master, and I like that he has a similar energy and eccentricity that The Doctor has. It's a major change from the straight forward evil of the previous Masters. The idea of a wife was a bit odd at first but when you find out that it was a companion of his it makes more sense, and she's completely on his side.

The Master seemed genuinely surprised when he found out that Gallifrey was no more, although I wasn't as convinced when he was told there were no more Time Lords but him and The Doctor.

This led to a (weak) theory that maybe the Toclafane (or however you spell it) were the Time Lords. If The Master was ressurected by them to fight in the Time War maybe he betrayed them and somehow stored the souls/energy of the Time Lords in these things and sent them away. Then ran away himself, as stated, till he could come back and rule over everything.
The Doctor did say the Toclafane were a Gallifreyan legend, maybe the link to that place is stronger that just a name.

I don't actually think I'm right in this theory, I just like the idea. Put The Doctor in a place where his people are being used for evil.



Looking forward to the last one.


"If I hear voices and someone is really there, does that mean I'm going REALLY crazy?"

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Sunday, June 24, 2007 6:59 AM

WHOOPS


It was a great episode cant believe the finale is next week i want more episodes!! It was soooo good though cant wait for next week

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don't love, she'll shake you off sure as a turnin' of worlds. Love keeps her in
the air when she oughtta fall down. Tells you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens.
Makes her a home." Mal


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Sunday, June 24, 2007 6:47 PM

LESATHER


LOVED this episode! Good reaction by the Doctor when he found out Jack was now working for Torchwood!!! After what happened at Canary Warf I don't blame the Doctor for being just a bit paranoid about the organization.

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It was great to see Gallifrey!!!

Also, I loved the lines-

Martha: "I thought you were going to tell me he was your long-lost brother, or something."

The Doctor: "Naw, you've been watching too much television."





"Jayne is a girl's name" - River

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 4:46 AM

DEEPGIRL187


I know this thread has quite a few spoilers, so I'll just pretend I don't see them.

I just started watching the series recently, and today I saw "Dalek". And let me tell you, my world was blown. Here we have what amounts to a floating tin can looks-wise, and somehow they manage to make it into a multi-faceted and interesting character. And Christopher Eccleston? The man can do no wrong. If I wasn't a drooling fan before, I am now.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:30 AM

REGINAROADIE


I know. "Dalek" is one of my favorite episodes of the first season, next to "Father's Day". It's definitely one that makes you sit up from the couch and hinge on every word. I had only seen one ep of the classic WHO ("Pyramids of Mars"), so I had never seen a Dalek. I knew of them, but not really had the experience. But that reveal of the Dalek in the vault was just pitch perfect. Up until then, you've only seen The Doctor as passive and unphased by anything. But when you see him go from terrified to sadistic as he sees this "space dustbin" chained up. You know that this is a real threat. And that voice. It's sounds like something that only has a vague idea on what English sounds like through a cigarette addled voice box.

Favorite line was "THEN HEAR ME TALK NOW!!! EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINAAATTEEE!!!!!"

After that ep, I know for certain that the Daleks are the best evil alien race ever in sci-fi. Forget the Borg, the xenomorphs from ALIEN, the Predators or the Cylons, The Daleks reign supreme. They can't be reasoned with. They're genocide made corporeal.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007 6:16 AM

DEEPGIRL187


The best part was watching how the Doctor and the Dalek played off one another. As one became more human (for lack of a better term), the other became more monstrous. Definitely will have to watch for that temper in the future.

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Saturday, June 30, 2007 11:54 PM

LESATHER


Reactions to the season finale?

Personally I was a bit mixed. I thought the last 25 minutes was excellent, but it came after (IMO) the most over-blown mess since the revival of the series three years ago. The episode really did not start working for me until the Doctor and the Master were able to have a true face-off.

"Jayne is a girl's name" - River

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Sunday, July 1, 2007 3:28 AM

DEEPGIRL187


What are everyone's impressions on David Tennant? I've really enjoyed Christopher Eccleston's performance so far, so I'm starting to think that I might have trouble adjusting to a new Doctor. And John Barrowman? Coolness.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007 4:47 AM

LWAVES


For DeepGirl187:
I don't think you'll have a problem with David Tennant. Christopher Eccleston did a fantastic job of bringing the Doctor back. But personally I think David does a slightly better job. He looks like he is really enjoying playing the part and this comes through as the Doctor. He's got more of the eccentricity about him, more craziness, and the scenes were you need to feel sad or sorry for him are simply stunning


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Yeah, I liked the episode but I was expecting a bit more. John Simm is great as The Master and I am so glad they brought the character back. He was always my favourite non-pepperpot villain.
Had no problem with the Doctor being old but that Gollum type thing was a bit far.

I've noticed that this incarnation of the Doctor likes to use the power of speech.
He brought down Harriet with six words (brilliant), he forgave The Master and Martha told the story of the Doctor so that they could all use his name as a psychic connection.

And the actual ending was suitably WTF??
I somehow think it will be a space-going version of that ship, not the actual one. And how the hell did it break through the Tardis?

I'm not convinced that Freema is out either. Saw an interview that led me to believe that she was leaving (she spoke about 'they' rather than 'she'). But I also read that she had stated that she wasn't leaving. So I think it's just a plot twist. Make you think she has gone (so the Doctor is really alone again) and then bring her back in the Xmas special or maybe even the fourth season.
Remember that she did give him the phone.



And for UK viewers did anyone watch The Weakest Link before it? Very, very funny. David, John and Noel were just hilarious and you could tell the audience wanted David to win. Their reaction when he was voted off was great.


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Sunday, July 1, 2007 4:53 AM

WHOOPS


Not as good as i thought it was going to be think they could have made it better. But it was still good. cant wait for the xmas special.

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"Love. You can do all the math in the 'Verse, but you take a boat in the air you
don't love, she'll shake you off sure as a turnin' of worlds. Love keeps her in
the air when she oughtta fall down. Tells you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens.
Makes her a home." Mal


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Sunday, July 1, 2007 5:35 AM

CRUITHNE3753


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:
SPOILERS!!!!



Try using the command tags described on the left of the screen to actually hide the spoilers like this:-

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Except use square brackets instead of curlies.

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Yeah the Gollum thing was cheesy... bit of an "us too" thing for The Mill... and that bit with the Master's ring in the pyre was ripped straight from Flash Gordon!


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Sunday, July 1, 2007 6:29 AM

LESATHER


Deepgirl - you will have no problem adjusting to David Tennant. Many people had that same fear and after the first few episodes of the second season (particularly by "School Reunion" & "Girl in the Fireplace") David is so firmly established in the role you'll be saying 'Christopher Who?' (no pun intended)

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Sunday, July 1, 2007 7:13 AM

STEGASAURUS


Also of note to Deepgirl (in case you didn't already know) is that there were several other Doctors before CE. I personally feel that it is important to go back and see some of the earlier episodes (all if you can) so that you can get a richer and more appreciative understanding of The Doctor and not just the actor who plays him.

I'm not saying you don't appreciate him, just that there is soooo much more than what one actor brings to the table. Plus with (what 40 years?) of back story, you just can't go wrong. Just be willing to look past the dated SFX, and you should enjoy them.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007 8:38 AM

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I liked last night's episode. Especially how the doctor defeated the Master.

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and the Master dying to "win" against the Doctor and the fact that Jack was known as the Face of Boe. That one got me.



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Sunday, July 1, 2007 8:59 AM

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I'm not sure how to react to the season finale. It's not that it was all bad, but there were a few elements that felt very odd.

John Simm was great on Life On Mars, but I felt that the Master's character was far too wacky and less dangerous. (I could appreciate the unhinged personality to a degree, but he was no 'Joker' so to speak. Or maybe it was that the character was blatantly trying to be too much like the Joker, and failing badly. There wasn't enough edge or real danger.)

I liked the fact that the Toclafane were the humans of the future. That was a chilling twist.

I wasn't too keen on the 'Gollum Doctor' though. It seemed like Russel T Davis had thought 'let's throw this in for effect', rather than write something that really serviced the plot.

On the plus side, I was stunned when they revealed that Captain Jack is/was the Face of Bo. That was a really cool bombshell.

Captain Jack had a lot of cool one liners in the last couple of episodes, and they were present in this one too. They always bring a smile to my face.

The Doctor's exclamation at the end of the episode was kinda flat. I hope they stop repeating it every year lol.

Concerning the Titantic, I recall Christopher Eccleston (as the Doctor) mentioning that he sailed on the Titanic once. I think it was in the first episode of the first series. Does that mess up the continuity?

Overall, I felt that it was a mixed bag of good and bad points. I might need to rewatch the last couple of episodes to fully apprecite it.

I'm actually intrigued about the Christmas special though..
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Sunday, July 1, 2007 9:08 AM

HOBBLEIT


I don't think there was enough Jack in the finale.

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Sunday, July 1, 2007 9:49 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by lesather:
Reactions to the season finale?



The ending was a tad messianic, maybe

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I liked the way they (ab)used the horribly cliche'd "quest for the five segments of the maguffin" plot device that (especially if you'd watched the "infinite quest" animated adventure shown earlier).

Looks like we'll be getting a new (at least part-time) assistant - I vote for Sally Sparrow!


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Sunday, July 1, 2007 7:56 PM

LESATHER


Just a few more thoughts...

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Sally Sparrow would have my vote too.
But Martha will be back, even if it is as a semi-regular

But whoever they bring in as a new regular companion...please, no more "family" dramas.
I liked it when they dealt with Rose 'disappearing' for a year and her friends & family having to deal with that. It was something never brought up in the original series and I am glad they did it because it made sense and was important to show that aspect.
Martha's family got to be really annoying. All the bickering that was going on, her sister constantly trying to get respect from the other family members for these great jobs she was getting, her mother just being really stupid and not trusting in her own daughter's choices. The only one I didn't dislike was her brother and that was probably because he wasn't in many of the stories the others were.



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Tuesday, July 3, 2007 7:09 PM

LESATHER


Interesting news release from the BBC...

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According to the BBC, Catherine Tate will be back as 'Donna' and becoming the Doctor's new companion during the fourth series. 'Martha Jones' will be back, but not until mid-way through the season (she will be appearing in three episodes of Torchwood before her return to Doctor Who).



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Wednesday, July 4, 2007 6:04 AM

WHOOPS


Iv heard the same lesather i cant stand Catherine Tate i so hope its just a rumour. i dont think she can act at all and she sounds so annoyin to me.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007 10:47 AM

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I hope those rumours are false as well. She was okay for one episode, but no more.

My vote also goes to Carey Mulligan/Sally Sparrow. I think that the actress and the character showed enough potential in one episode to be a good long term companion.



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Wednesday, July 4, 2007 12:28 PM

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I hope those rumours are false as well. She was okay for one episode, but no more.



Nope - its been officially announced by the BBC.

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My vote also goes to Carey Mulligan/Sally Sparrow.



I think that would have been the popular choice... This sounds like a decision by the Men In Suits rather than the creative team.

However, before passing judgement, remember that Carey Mulligan got to be the main protagonist in one of the best episodes so far, with a very clever plot, while Catherine Tate was assistant in a so-so camp "monster-of-the-week tries to destroy Earth while chewing the scenery" pantomime. That's gonna skew your judgement.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007 8:57 PM

LESATHER


I agree with IMNOTHERE, the character written for "The Runaway Bride" was not the best, in a story that was not the greatest either (except for the part where the TARDIS was flying down the motorway...that was cool). By the very end of the episode 'Donna' had changed quite a bit and if her mind had actually been opened to new possibilities in her life, then hopefully the character will not be so shrill when she comes back.

I also like the fact there will NOT be the 'romantic interest' thing going on. That was starting to get really annoying the past couple seasons.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007 11:55 AM

DEL



Yeah but am I bovvered?

Sorry couldn't resist that one!!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 11:43 PM

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I've only seen the first 4 episodes, I have to say I like Martha Jones as The Doctor's companian, I always felt Rose was a bit airheaded. Plus Martha is alot more attractive (i.e. smokin' hot!). For a while there, I was worried that the bride was the new companion for the rest of the season, couldn't stand her at all.

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