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Any Whovians?

Discussion in 'Television' started by Stormagadon, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Stormagadon

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    Very nice. I enjoyed Smith's era as well as Tennants, but there is a real drastic decline. Capaldi has been a great Doctor, but his stories have been very lackluster.
     
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    Yeah Capaldi has been great in the role, I can definitely agree. But he's been wasted.
     
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    Indeed. I'm curious the new season. I'm hoping it will do better than the past several years.
     
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    The first Trailer for the new series will premiere on BBC 1 during Half Time of the World Cup Final on Sunday.

    Now that what I call a plum spot for the trailer& can’t wait to get a first look at the new series.
     
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    Oh, a Doctor Who thread!
    I used to absolutely love Matt Smith era, really enjoyed RTD era as well. With Capaldi er, things started to sharply decline and by the end it became a boring SJW-filled mess (not like TLJ, full on SJW). Classic Who never worked for me, due to it's pacing. It's one of those things you have to grow up with to appreciate. And I am not watching whatever comes next, because I don't care. Not it the way how SW fans "don't care about TLJ" (so they keep posting months after the movie's release about how much they don't care), but like real don't care.
    The show left with a ton of great memories, a "tv crush" on Karen Gillan, strong to this day and a valuable lesson - don't get too much into fan theories, the actual plots are rarely that complicated :)
     
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    Thanks for posting that!

    I wait for the premier with bated breath...
     
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    I feel bad for Peter. He was perfect for the role but good lord they couldn't give him a good story to save his life.
    Half of it was mediocre and that was the good half.

    I'll check out Jodie's because she's adorable and a half as well as a great actress.

    But man, the weak runs for Peter's Doctor and then honestly what I felt was a weak end for Matt Smith...really killed my overall Who-buzz.

    I hope Jodie brings it back. I miss liking it
     
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    This trailer looks terrible. Jodie's costume is bland, her companions look uninspiring and the locations are bland as well. And why no aliens?
    Maybe an extended trailer would look better, but so far this completely new show doesn't catch my interest.
     
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    I don't hate the trailer, but it's certainly not that interesting. If I wasn't a fan of the show already, I certainly wouldn't be convinced to check it out from that alone.
     
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    I hit Dr. Who about the same time as Star Wars. I must've been about 8ish and I walk into a friend's house, waiting for him to come out. His brother is sitting in front of the television. As I'm waiting, I hear the TARDIS and I turn to look at the television. Tom Baker steps out with this wild look in his eye and I'm like "What is this?" "Doctor Who. He's got a time machine and runs around with beautiful women and a robot dog." And that was win-win-win to me. So it began.

    I did stop watching during the Colin Baker series, I was a purist and when they fixed the Chameleon Circuit on the TARDIS it was heresy to me, and I bailed. I picked it back up with the TV movie, and then with the new series.

    I like classic and new each in their own way. The former seems to me more toward the brain, the latter more toward the heart. I remember watching the new series and at one point I was weeping and I thought, "I'm weeping during Doctor Who?" Very counterintuitive and different, but I liked it as well as the classic form. I really like the feel of the actress in the new series, she has a certain charm about her. I hope she gets some great stories. I guess we'll see how it all plays out.
     
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    The brightside is, for what feels like the first time since the Ponds left, the Doctor might actually be the main character again.
     
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    Well, we should wait for a trailer that shows some aliens and character interactions. If the companions are boring, then Jodie would have to carry the show by herself. And I'm not (yet) conviced she can do that. Smith and Tennant could work without companions, Capaldi could work without anybody. Let's see what Whittaker can do.
     
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    She's as good of an actor as Smith and Tennant so it's really up to what the writers give her to work with.
    She's absolutely phenomenal on Broadchurch (with Tennant) so I have no doubt in her acting. I'm more concerned on writing at this point.
     
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    Well, you might be right because I've only seen Jodie in the Black Mirror. As for the writing... Well, before Moffat took over, his episodes were some of the best in the franchise. Chibnall's were some of the worst and he's been away from the show for a while. Maybe Broadchurch is brilliantly written, but it is an entirely different type of a show.
    So yeah, at this point the best thing to do is to wait for a couple of episodes to come out, read the reviews and then catch up if they are good.
     
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    Fascinating. Based off the article it seems it will have a stable air time. Hopefully that will improve ratings and viewings.
     
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    I am awaiting the new Doctor. I loved Capaldi, the story he was stuck with may have left some room for improvement. Sonic Sunglasses I didn't care for. So if we have good story we have a great actress. She has worked with one of my favorite Doctors so she may have gotten some tips or discussed things about fans or maybe nothing all was ever talked about. I think we give her the story and she will give us The Doctor.
     
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    That's what I'm hoping for. I still have mixed feelings about having a female Doctor because I think it's more politicized than story driven, but my concerns are story, character and acting. Give me those three and I'll forgive the other stuff. :)
     
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    I can’t wait!

    I had lost my Dr Who mojo during Ecclestone & Tennant, but I completely fell in love with it again with Matt Smith. I hated the idea of him being the Doctor when it was announced.. and he became my favourite ever.

    I struggled with Capaldi - not sure why, but I’m excited to see Jodie giving it a crack.
     
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