Any Doctor Who fans out there?

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Re: Any Doctor Who fans out there?

Postby mr h atom » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:04 am

it's all OK, G4...i'm bettin' most understood...i know i somehow instinctively knew what you meant...knew that you were just overwhelmed by it all...

1st...the trauma of the move, and all that folderol...then the lack of that peculiar cup of english tea ??

i think you ought to give poor chris E a second look, if given a chance...i've always thought he brought a bit of the rather brash and action orientated Pertwee back to the then missing-for-some-time Doc...his Doc had a sort of wistful, Bond-ish feel...

Fav. Doc ? hmmm..probably still davison, as he a my first i-was-there-regeneration...but tennant gives the best run-for-the-money

very much looking forward to capaldi...

would love it if they did more...alot more...with mcgann.
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Re: Any Doctor Who fans out there?

Postby Girl4Beats » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:16 am

Mr. H,

Yes the trauma of moving. It was traumatic too. But I digress.

AH! The good ole days when I could turn into MPT, MPT 2, WETA and WETA-UK and watch all my British sitcoms, my dramas and everything else British. But Nashville doesn't seem to like British programming. Maybe they don't understand British humor. Whatever it is, there is not much on in the way of British Television. DUH! It is America. Why would they have British programs? Because I find them funnier than American sitcoms? Now Dr. Who comes on BBC America here, I believe. But there is not much else on in this area. Too bad. I think if the people of Nashville would give it a chance it might grow on them.

I STILL like Tom Baker and Sylvester McCoy as my favorite doctors with Pertwee and Tennant coming in a close second.
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Doctor Who - The Day of the Doctor

Postby Jeremy K2 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:04 pm

Oh how I love it when Doctor Who comes into conversation on a Paul mcCartney website. My two favourite forms of entertainment together and I'm not alone.

Off to see the new episode/movie 'Day of the Doctor' on the big screen on Sunday. Have not atinicpated anything with as much excitement since I was a child. John Hurt is obviously a link between the 8th and 9th doctors as evident through the clip 'Night of the Doctor' on the BBC website. How this makes each Doctor the number they are is too confusing for my small brain - but really who cares. After all they can't stick to twelve generations or the show would not be able to continue for another 50 years.

As for Matt smith he was brilliant although I think hindered somewhat by some overly-awkward scipts from Steven Moffatt. Strange how this great writer of Blink etc, managed to make DW too complex for the average viewer. I will miss Matt smith very much but look forward to Peter Calpadi as I think it right that the continual run of young looking Doctors is becoming overtly trendy.

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Re: Any Doctor Who fans out there?

Postby mr h atom » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:33 am

so...fellow whovians....

what think thee of the Capaldi-Doc ?

good choice, that one ?

or no....

being cable/sattellite-less in my humble existance...thought i'd get a feel for the nearly finished first season

...i'm sure it'll be a wee bit afore it shows upon the flix 'o the net
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Re: Any Doctor Who fans out there?

Postby Jeremy K2 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:13 pm

Hi Mr Atom

I think Capaldi is great like a fine wine; he grows on you with an increasing depth and quality - not an instant fizzwizz pop. I also really like the thread focusing on morality and the complexities of decision making. It was time to move away from the fairy-tale tone (although I did love David Smith) to a more serious one and even one that makes you think about philosophical questions as opposed to having to grasp overly complicated arching polts. Whilst there obviously is an arch in this series every episode still stands alone as a great story. Only one I didn't like was 'The Robots of Sherwood' but others were great.

Capaldi and the current approach in my opinion as improved the quality of the series and removed the ridculous Doctor-companion romantic undercurrents from the past. It's almost as if the early Tom Baker series are being revived with a similar but edgier Doctor - one with a lot of emotional baggage but also a appreciation for Science and logical thinking. Basically I'm rambling now - yes Calpadli is great!
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P.S. Thank you Mr. Atom for your compliments in another thread - made my day a great one!
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Re: Any Doctor Who fans out there?

Postby Jeremy K2 » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:31 pm

Well,... now nearing the end of season 8 and I feel justified in my opinion of Capaldi - just brilliant.
Last weeks episode (first of a two part finale) 'Dark Water' was abasolutely thrilling. The sequence where he is betrayed etc..., by an emotionally wrought Clara and he then simply moves on to help her find Danny was superb showing just how deep and caring this Timelord is. For me todays' world is very heart-on-sleave, look-at-me, self-obsessed etc... I love the fact this Doctor doesn't seek attention or feel the need to expose his substantial kindness, forgiveness, etc... to the world for some sort of approval. He is the real article so too speak. May this incarnation continue for seasons to come and be appreciated by those with a longer attention span that one or two episodes. :salute
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Re: Any Doctor Who fans out there?

Postby mr h atom » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:12 am

thanks so very much, J...i find that i value your thoughts on the doc every bit as much as i do with brother paulie...your comparison to tom alone makes me near giddy

you've, easily, made me very much looking forward to seeing this season....

being, as i've oft mentioned, in a prehistoric darkness of cable/sattelite-lessness...i await the great god netflix to bestow this grandeur upon me...which, i'm guessing...will be some short time AFTER it appears on dvd

thanks, again, brother...and, as always....ttfn
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