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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 27th, 2011 @ 7:20am

I'm rewatching season 2 and the first thing I noticed is that Tennant has way more screen presence than Eccleston.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Jan 27th, 2011 @ 8:20am

Mr_eX wrote:I'm rewatching season 2 and the first thing I noticed is that Tennant has way more screen presence than Eccleston.

I chalk that up to newbie directing than the actors.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 29th, 2011 @ 9:38am

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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Jan 29th, 2011 @ 3:49pm

Is it wrong that I want one of those?

Also, dunno if I'd ever buy my (hypothetical) kids one of those. Might as well buy them a Nazi SS Uniform.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 29th, 2011 @ 4:20pm

kenzo wrote:Is it wrong that I want one of those?

Also, dunno if I'd ever buy my (hypothetical) kids one of those. Might as well buy them a Nazi SS Uniform.


Kids dress up as Stormtroopers don't they?
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Jan 29th, 2011 @ 4:25pm

Mr_eX wrote:
kenzo wrote:Is it wrong that I want one of those?

Also, dunno if I'd ever buy my (hypothetical) kids one of those. Might as well buy them a Nazi SS Uniform.
Kids dress up as Stormtroopers don't they?
I wouldn't let my kid dress up as a Stormtrooper either.

My offspring, if anything, will be Klingons.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 29th, 2011 @ 7:51pm

I was just reading some user reviews on amazon for season 5. Did you know some people don't like Matt Smith?
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Lopsidedown » Jan 29th, 2011 @ 9:11pm

Yeah, I found a couple facebook groups. Thousands of people joining who think he ruined the series. >:(
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Jan 29th, 2011 @ 9:25pm

Those people are dumb. He's already my favorite Doctor.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Jan 29th, 2011 @ 10:17pm

I hope he stays as the doctor for like 10 years.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Jan 29th, 2011 @ 10:36pm

He's on contract to do it for two more years. I just hope he considers doing it for another year or two more than that.

Also, I'm convinced that a network like NBC could put Season 5 of Doctor Who on primetime and it would be a hit.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kiwi » Feb 1st, 2011 @ 5:55pm

I've been watching the Doctor (2005 and on) on Netflix Instant over the past few weeks and really enjoying it. I'm right about to finish season 3. I thought Eccleston did a really good job and I liked his Doctor, but Tennant won me over in practically one episode. I think it helped that Rose was still there for his first season. I kind of wish that Donna had just joined in season 3. I like the idea that she actually said "no" to the Doctor, but I thought they had great chemistry in that one episode and it feels to me that Martha just likes the Doctor too much too fast. I don't hate her by any means, but she just feels tacked on. At least the writers seem to acknowledge that feeling sometimes, with Martha mentioning that the Doctor obviously doesn't reciprocate her feelings.

I haven't read any of this thread out of fear of spoilers, so sorry if it has been brought up already, but has anyone watched Torchwood? I thought about watching it before season 3, but my girlfriend and I decided to just go right into more Doctor.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Feb 1st, 2011 @ 6:19pm

Martha is a waste of time. She is simultaneously both the hottest companion, and also has the least amount of personality. She doesn't develop any personality beyond, "I kind of like The Doctor but am too shy to admit it." She existed only to highlight how The Doctor wasn't over Rose. She was a rebound that didn't even serve the purpose of rebounding. In a lot of ways, she's kind of insulting to women too.

I hear that Torchwood is a big waste of time.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Feb 1st, 2011 @ 7:15pm

Torchwood is terrible until Children of Earth and then it becomes awesome.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby uppi17 » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 1:58am

How many times must Mr_ex and I say it? Torchwood is cheesy rubbish until The Children of The Earth when it becomes the best Sci-Fi show ever.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby flufflogic » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 3:23am

kenzo wrote:He's on contract to do it for two more years. I just hope he considers doing it for another year or two more than that.

Also, I'm convinced that a network like NBC could put Season 5 of Doctor Who on primetime and it would be a hit.

Pretty sure Smith's contract is 5, not 3, years.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 3:29am

flufflogic wrote:
kenzo wrote:He's on contract to do it for two more years. I just hope he considers doing it for another year or two more than that.

Also, I'm convinced that a network like NBC could put Season 5 of Doctor Who on primetime and it would be a hit.

Pretty sure Smith's contract is 5, not 3, years.

Don't toy with my heart, fluffy. Gimmie a source.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby flufflogic » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 5:43am

kenzo wrote:
flufflogic wrote:
kenzo wrote:He's on contract to do it for two more years. I just hope he considers doing it for another year or two more than that.

Also, I'm convinced that a network like NBC could put Season 5 of Doctor Who on primetime and it would be a hit.

Pretty sure Smith's contract is 5, not 3, years.

Don't toy with my heart, fluffy. Gimmie a source.

It's 3 years definite, with 2 year optional. He's said himself he wants to take that extra 2, though; it was just the BBC handling their talent bill.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 7:02am

Wasn't Tom Baker the Doctor for like 15 years or something?
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby uppi17 » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 7:15am

Seven years apparently. Sylvester McCoy was the longest serving Doctor at nine years, although he was off the air for seven of them.

I've been listening to the spin-off audio adventures from Bigfinish. Whilst I can't recommend them to anyone else at all due to some dodgy writing & acting, I've still been enjoying them.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kiwi » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 10:52am

I did notice that the "Children of Earth" series was directed by Euros Lyn, who is definitely the most dynamic director from Who. Look at his episodes in series 2 especially and I think you'll feel the same way.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 1:39pm

kiwi wrote:I did notice that the "Children of Earth" series was directed by Euros Lyn, who is definitely the most dynamic director from Who. Look at his episodes in series 2 especially and I think you'll feel the same way.
I don't think he's a very good director. Some of his episodes were good episodes, but the cinematography in them weren't anything special.

Also, he has nothing to do with Season 5, which we all know is the best season.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 2:12pm

It was the best season but I think some of the other seasons had better single episodes.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kiwi » Feb 2nd, 2011 @ 8:57pm

Oh my god, I'm watching season 4 now and now I must own one of these.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby flufflogic » Feb 3rd, 2011 @ 3:09am

kiwi wrote:Oh my god, I'm watching season 4 now and now I must own one of these.

Oh yes. I've wanted a cuddly one ever since.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Feb 3rd, 2011 @ 4:19am

My rooommate has refused to watch Doctor Who with me, even though I've pleaded and promised it would be good. The problem was, his first exposure to the show happened to be when he sat in on the Space Titanic X-Mas special, which by all accounts was a horrible episode. Possibly the worst of the show. So I finally trapped him and forced him to watch the first episode of Season 5 with me (I wanted to start rewatching before the new season starts) and surprise! He really enjoyed it. "Why didn't you show me this to begin with!? This is good! I would have watched all of this show with you if this had been my introduction."
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Feb 3rd, 2011 @ 7:21am

I've tried to get my brother to watch it and he got as far as 10 minutes into the first episode and stopped.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Lopsidedown » Feb 3rd, 2011 @ 7:54am

I've tried to get my girlfriend to watch it, but she keeps catching it on tv and it's always the worst episodes.
First one she saw was with the farting aliens.. it did a lot of damage.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby Mr_eX » Feb 3rd, 2011 @ 11:39am

Why did they have to make so much of the first season stupid?
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Re: Doctor Who Series 5

Postby kenzo » Feb 3rd, 2011 @ 3:09pm

Mr_eX wrote:Why did they have to make so much of the first season stupid?

From what I can tell, the first season holds pretty true to the old show.

Also, given the hindsight of how bad season one was, that's why I show people season 5. They're far more likely to latch onto the show because of that season versus living plastic and fart-aliens. Honestly, if I didn't have you guys and the podcast hyping this show up to me for so long, I wouldn't have given it longer than 10 minutes of season 1 episode 1.
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