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Doctor Who - Peter Capaldi's exit

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UPDATED: Monday, July 17, 2017 02:43
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:44 PM

AURAPTOR

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Peter Capaldi has been , from what I understand, a disappointing Doctor. I personally think he's fine, in most ways, though of the 4 iterations since the series reboot, I have to say he's been my least fav. Not that I don't like him, or his take on being The Doctor. Mostly, I blame what he was given, development wise as well as below average stories. His lack of chemistry w/ Clara, imho, really did put the show in a rut for a while.


Current season, I like the new additions. Bill ( Pearl Mackie ) sorta reminds me of Martha Jones, with her feisty attitude. I think she's been under utilized, much like the 12th Doctor, but to a lesser degree.

Nardole - even though I'm still fuzzy on the how and why he's found his way on the TARDIS , I think he's a great addition.


Questions I have though, for the recent eps of Season 10...

Why did The Doctor go so full out to convince Bill that she had killed him, even to the point of 'faking' his regeneration process ? Does Bill even KNOW about that aspect of Time Lords ?

And where the hell did Missy / The Master come from ? Did they ever come around to explain that one ?

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 6:07 PM

BRENDA


Yeah, I haven't been totally thrilled with his series of the Doctor. And I'm not overly keen on Clara.

Haven't seen Series 10 yet. But don't think I will be too sad to see the end of Peter Capaldi's Doctor.

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Friday, June 9, 2017 8:46 AM

GWEK


I think the issue is less of Capaldi being weak than the others being so strong.

With the reboot, Eccleston was the first, Tennant was the best, and Smith was (in the long run) the one with the deepest story. Very tough competition for Capaldi.

I haven't watched the newest season yet (saving up to binge in the last two weeks or so before the finale), but Capaldi overall seems like a throwback to the more traditional Doctor Who. In that sense, he straddles both worlds, which puts him in a position where it's difficult to excel in either.

Personally, I like Capaldi as a dramatic difference from Smith... but I also won't be sorry to see him go. He's had a solid run, but Doctor Who is ever-changing, and I look forward to seeing what comes next.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:01 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



He is a throw back, and partly because of that, as well as a lack of vision with how Moffatt et al wanted to use him , is why I think the fans didn't take to him as well as hoped.

12 came out edgy, gruff, a bit unpredictable. Unfortunately, that didn't jive well at all w/ Clara. Of all the companions, I think Donna would have been the best fit. They really could have been a squabbling married couple / comedy team.

9, 10 and 11 all seemed to revel in the mysterious wonder of all that was to be found... in everything. 12 ? Bitter. Angry. Annoyed at everything nothing in particular.

I really do feel that , as 12 has progressed, and softened up a bit, he's grown more likable. I still feel the writing has been sub par, and for that , 12 has suffered for it the most. The others before him could endure poor writing because of their charm, their sometimes childlike ability to turn a bad situation into almost a game. Not so much w/ 12. Again, not blaming Capaldi one bit. I think he's been a solid doctor. Just a bit... out of time ?

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 1:53 PM

MOOSE


I agree. Capaldi was solid and if he had good scripts to work with, he could have been great. However...

This just in:

***SPOILERS***



Huh. Kinda surprised, but really not too much.
I'll give this decision a chance.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 2:07 PM

WISHIMAY

There will be fire and brimstone and Earth will be destroyed!... in several billion years!----------------------------------------- "Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry


If she gets half naked, I'm sure Rappy will be in for it


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Sunday, July 16, 2017 2:39 PM

BRENDA


Got this story on Twitter this morning. There has been talk off and on over the last few years of the possiblity. So we shall have to see if she has the chops.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:00 PM

WISHIMAY

There will be fire and brimstone and Earth will be destroyed!... in several billion years!----------------------------------------- "Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry


You should see the whiners out there in commentland. Something with boobs walks in and boys lose their marbles. "I'll have to think of her as a person and not a sex object??"


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Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:19 PM

MOOSE


Meh, no reason we can't think of her as both.

Hopefully, they'll have an episode or few with River.

Heehee


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Monday, July 17, 2017 2:43 AM

BRENDA


I did see the comments Wishi. Can't expect all men to think with the head on their shoulders when thinking with the other head is easier.

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