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DepricatedZeroChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1333Joined: Fri May 28, 2010 11:43 amLocation: Cincinnati, OH Gender: Pinecone

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No. I'm still a Tom Baker fan. And Tennant was awesome. Need to see more of Smith.

Though I do have to give credit to the note that this was probably the first series I liked every bit of. There were no bad 11th Doctor episodes, yet.
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Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:27 am
MRaverzPosts: 1838Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:00 am Gender: Pinecone

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DepricatedZero wrote:There were no bad 11th Doctor episodes, yet.


Really? Did you watch those terrible Pandorica episodes?
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:49 am
Your Funny UncleUser avatarPosts: 556Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 11:38 amLocation: UK Gender: Male

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MRaverz wrote:
Really? Did you watch those terrible Pandorica episodes?

At least they never turned the TARDIS into a tugboat for planets...
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Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:57 am
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MRaverzPosts: 1838Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:00 am Gender: Pinecone

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Your Funny Uncle wrote:
MRaverz wrote:
Really? Did you watch those terrible Pandorica episodes?

At least they never turned the TARDIS into a tugboat for planets...

Hah, very true.

Plus, they didn't have to come up with yet another excuse why people didn't remember aliens coming every Christmas.

Oh wait..
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:14 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5009Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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He is a very good Doctor so far. He'd also make a great native of Easter Island were there ever to be a film about its ancient culture. I'm not sure I agree that there wasn't a bad episode *cough* Lizards with boobs *cough*, though...


I always thought Colin Baker's Doctor was probably the worst, but my opinion on that has changed a bit with age; I'd get all murdery if I had to listen to Perri's appalling American accent regularly like his Doctor did. The sappy Peter 'lettuce leaf' Davison gets bottom position these days.

So who's hoping for a return of the Doctor's daughter? :D
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Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:02 pm
MRaverzPosts: 1838Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:00 am Gender: Pinecone

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Prolescum wrote:So who's hoping for a return of the Doctor's daughter? :D

Yes please. :D

I'm sure there would be a nice story behind it too. ;)
Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:03 pm
Your Funny UncleUser avatarPosts: 556Joined: Sat May 22, 2010 11:38 amLocation: UK Gender: Male

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Mmm.... Doctor's daughter...

I'm not sure if Matt Smith is better than David Tennant, but I'm certain that Steven Moffat is a better lead writer that Russell T Davies.
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Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:22 pm
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Time LordUser avatarPosts: 56Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:48 pmLocation: Aylesbury Gender: Male

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my best doctor is David Tennant because he was brilliant.
One of the episode where he shined was Midnight because there were no special effects or anything like that, there were just 7 scared people and the doctor, and they were able to create in my mind one of the most terrifying doctor who episode ever!
Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:11 pm
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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I know I'm in the minority, but I liked several of the Tennant episodes more than the Smith episodes last season. I was very disappointed with the finale too.

Tennant makes the best faces. He's got wonderfully expressive eyes and very animated facial expressions, and can pull off anything from broody to goofy. He can go from seemingly harmless to downright intimidating. Smith's goofy often seems forced and awkward and slightly cliche. I still find Smith a bit wooden.
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Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:51 pm
Anachronous RexLeague LegendUser avatarPosts: 2008Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:07 pmLocation: Kansas City, MO Gender: Male

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Andiferous wrote:I know I'm in the minority, but I liked several of the Tennant episodes more than the Smith episodes last season. I was very disappointed with the finale too.

Tennant makes the best faces. He's got wonderfully expressive eyes and very animated facial expressions, and can pull off anything from broody to goofy. He can go from seemingly harmless to downright intimidating. Smith's goofy often seems forced and awkward and slightly cliche. I still find Smith a bit wooden.

I find myself in agreement with this.
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Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:43 pm
australopithecusLime TordUser avatarPosts: 4347Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:27 pmLocation: Kernow Gender: Time Lord

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MRaverz wrote:
DepricatedZero wrote:There were no bad 11th Doctor episodes, yet.


Really? Did you watch those terrible Pandorica episodes?


Those episodes we're brilliant, and at least the deus ex machina was a little more intelligent. I swear the reset button at the end of 'The last of the Time Lords' was painful. No one needed to see Jesus Doctor.
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I'll take a thought out predestination paradox over that any day, and I second the no bad episodes thing. Every episode thus far was at least good and at best, amazing.
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:03 am
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Call me mush or whatever, but I teared up in the Tennant and I was lucky to get through a Smith episode. ;) It's Amy, isn't it? :P
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:35 am
australopithecusLime TordUser avatarPosts: 4347Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:27 pmLocation: Kernow Gender: Time Lord

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Amy seems to piss a lot of people off. I can see why, but I'm biased for very sexy reasons. In my humble opinion Smith has acted everyone off screen except for in the Vincent Van Gogh story, and that's only because Tony Curran was so damn fantastic in that episode.That wasn't just great Who, it was great fiction full stop. It ranks easily beside the best Tennant episodes, specifically Blink, and Human Nature/Family of Blood.
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:01 am
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Oi! I knew it was the Amy.
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:30 am
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5009Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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Andiferous wrote:Call me mush or whatever, but I teared up in the Tennant and I was lucky to get through a Smith episode. ;) It's Amy, isn't it? :P


No m'dear, it's all you ;)

I am of the view that David Tennant was David Tennant as the Doctor, Matt Smith is very much just the Doctor. It's time to move on from the addicted-to-early-twenty-first-century-western-cultural-reference-gags and pomp that permeated RTD's Doctor to something with a bit more subtlety.

It was good, but it is gone. Lament it no more.

australopithecus wrote:Amy seems to piss a lot of people off. I can see why, but I'm biased for very sexy reasons.



:lol:

Reminds me of those poor souls that suffer from a certain very sexy learning disability...
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:51 am
MycerniusUser avatarPosts: 32Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:33 pmLocation: Nuneaton, UK Gender: Time Lord

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Bloody obvious. Tom Baker
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:49 pm
AndiferousUser avatarPosts: 2727Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:00 amLocation: Laputa Gender: Time Lord

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Prolescum wrote:
Andiferous wrote:Call me mush or whatever, but I teared up in the Tennant and I was lucky to get through a Smith episode. ;) It's Amy, isn't it? :P


No m'dear, it's all you ;)


I am going to so choose to take that as a fantastic compliment. :D

And thank you for making my day. :D


I am of the view that David Tennant was David Tennant as the Doctor, Matt Smith is very much just the Doctor. It's time to move on from the addicted-to-early-twenty-first-century-western-cultural-reference-gags and pomp that permeated RTD's Doctor to something with a bit more subtlety.

It was good, but it is gone. Lament it no more.

australopithecus wrote:Amy seems to piss a lot of people off. I can see why, but I'm biased for very sexy reasons.



:lol:

Reminds me of those poor souls that suffer from a certain very sexy learning disability...



Too late. I watched 8 hours of Tennant in the last few days. I'm stuck in this wibbly wobbly time warp thing. Actually, you might be saying you are disloyal to the principle by saying 'get over it' when time always exists simultaneously in the doctor's world. Or maybe not. Hmm. :) I will get back to you tomorrow.

That, I'm afraid of that condition. It is serious. It should be rectified at once. Fortunately, it tends to be sex-linked and affect men only. Or so the current literature says.
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:20 pm
Time LordUser avatarPosts: 56Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:48 pmLocation: Aylesbury Gender: Male

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Andiferous wrote:Call me mush or whatever, but I teared up in the Tennant :P

Your not the only one that teared up.
He was the best Doctor ever, and what made me drop to tears was when he goes "i don't want to go."
That was just a brilliant scene no one else could have done that!
Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:43 pm
GrimlockUser avatarPosts: 205Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:49 pm

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I don,´t have a problem with Amy I like her she,´s a girl with bones in her nose who aren,´t afraid to stand up to the doctor.

The Pandorica Episodes wasn,´t the best ones.

The Whole Tardis exploding causing the end of the universe is a bit thin, If so it would have ended already in the time war and other times.

And then there,´s the whole bringing the doctor back with memories, that just stinks of the writer writing himself up in a corner and using that cheap trick with memory was the only way to get out of that corner.

Its to bad that we didn,´t see any more of the actor who played Amy as a child i thought she was actually quite good, but since she,´s underage there,´s properly some law or something that says that she can only work so and so much, thus limiting the time the BBC can use her.
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:59 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5009Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

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Grimlock wrote:The Whole Tardis exploding causing the end of the universe is a bit thin, If so it would have ended already in the time war and other times.

And then there,´s the whole bringing the doctor back with memories, that just stinks of the writer writing himself up in a corner and using that cheap trick with memory was the only way to get out of that corner.


See, I disagree here. I'm sure it's been explained that, in universe, there are or have been numerous ways to achieve feats of seemingly amazing proportions. Take for example the episode where the Doctor and Martha visit Shakespeare; the 'witches' came from a time where words themselves were a way of contorting or controlling matter and energy, mathematics is a recent development; if you'll recall, the Doctor's real name has a lot of power and is, I believe, known only by one other (River Song). There is a reason it is hidden and not even used by the Time Lords when they've spoken to him in person. Whether that reason will ever be revealed (read: written, as I don't think anyone actually knows why) is another question.

So, given that, in universe, mathematics is a relatively recent development in reshaping the world to your needs, the longevity of the Time Lord civilisation (it is measured in the billions - post- Rassilon), that their known technology (the TARDIS) is born and not built - is sentient yet acquiescent, that at the point of death, a Time Lord may reconfigure his atoms and personality a total of 13 times and that the entire universe is populated with a rather large percentage of bipedal mammals, it is not difficult to accept that a paradox or two may exist.

Like Douglas Adams (a previous showrunner for Doctor Who and who indelibly imprinted his absurdist tendencies on the show) said (paraphrased) in Hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy, if anyone were to actually figure out the universe, it would promptly pop out of existence and something mindbogglingly more bizarre will take its place.
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