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Teach me about Dr Who

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Ereth, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Sep 6, 2013 #101 of 151
    LoadStar

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    Not only that, but those two episodes were *very* juvenile, even for Doctor Who standards. If you don't mind some rather lowbrow, juvenile humor, then you won't mind those two episodes.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2013 #102 of 151
    sieglinde

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    I have enjoyed the Doctor Who Revisited and the sample episodes but I won't be revisiting Classic Doctor Who on Netflix. Really to corny for me. The costuming alone was a turnoff with question marks on sweaters, long scarves etc. I did like the frock coat on the 8th doctor but celery and a cricket bat (which would make a decent weapon) really? The BBCA doctors can be silly but are not dressed silly, there have been some moving episodes in the reboot.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2013 #103 of 151
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    Just look at the thread title on the forum main page. The OP is listed there.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2013 #104 of 151
    Shakhari

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    I never enjoyed Father's Day ... the way they present "this is what happens when you change the past" is so different than elsewhere in the series and it always seemed silly to me. The first season never took off for me until Captain Jack showed up.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2013 #105 of 151
    Lori

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    Ooh...I do love Captain Jack. :)
     
  6. Sep 6, 2013 #106 of 151
    zordude

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    I can't think of any other examples where someone tries to change their own timeline, do you have an example?
     
  7. Sep 6, 2013 #107 of 151
    getreal

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    Marty McFly in "Back to the Future"?
     
  8. Sep 6, 2013 #108 of 151
    uncdrew

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    Just got to Blink last night. Lived up to the hype. Great episode, once you know the show and premise. And yes, those weeping angels would gave many kids nightmares.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2013 #109 of 151
    Agatha Mystery

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    Shakhari, you might want to spoilerize your post for Ereth. He isn't there yet and this thread is for him, not for following along the current season.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2013 #110 of 151
    Agatha Mystery

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    We showed it to our teenaged niece somewhere around 16 years of age, I'd guess at the time. She now has a fear/phobia due to that episode. :p
     
  11. Sep 6, 2013 #111 of 151
    zordude

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    I don't think that is canon in Doctor Who :)
     
  12. Sep 7, 2013 #112 of 151
    Alfer

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    Finally had time to test out a Doc episode..."Rose".

    All I can say is wow...that was probably one of the least enjoyed bits of TV I've seen in quite a while. Everything about it fell flat. The acting was horrible, the Dr. wasn't funny or appealing at all (reminded me of the lead singer of Men at Work), the special effects were beyond cheesy, the story was just plain dumb (IMO). Seriously, I don't know what the appeal is of that episode.

    I'd give it a "D-".

    I'm going to move on to the next episode in the que on netflix to see if the Doc can redeem himself or not.

    So far I'm not impressed.
     
  13. Sep 7, 2013 #113 of 151
    gweempose

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    Yes, I realize this. It would just be so much more convenient if the OP was tagged throughout the thread.
     
  14. Sep 7, 2013 #114 of 151
    LoadStar

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    Why are you bothering? You're going to hate it, you hate pretty much everything.

    Edit: to be clear, I'm not being snarky here. From everything I've seen you post, you have an incredibly narrow range of what you actually like, and based on that, Doctor Who will not even remotely align with that. Now, this may be a little cynical, but the only reason I can imagine you doing so is so that you can post here how much you disliked it.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2013 #115 of 151
    Alfer

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    Everyone claims its some of the best stuff on TV so I'm giving it a try.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2013 #116 of 151
    LoadStar

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    Fair enough, but everyone's interests are different. "Everyone" claims Mad Men is some of the best stuff on TV, and I think it's visual Sominex for me; it is some of the dullest television since C-SPAN. "Everyone" claims Arrested Development is the funniest show in the history of history, but I would rather take an icepick to my eyes than watch another minute of that show.

    I can tell you that for you, you won't like the show.
     
  17. Sep 7, 2013 #117 of 151
    Jstkiddn

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    Agree!

    The chances are greater that peace will break out in the Middle East tomorrow. No way, no how Alfer is going to like Doctor Who.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2013 #118 of 151
    BrettStah

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    If Alfer likes Doctor Who, it will make me really second-guess how much I like Doctor Who.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2013 #119 of 151
    JimSpence

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    That episode was the first one of the new series and like all "new" shows they are trying to find their stride. Watcha few more episodes.

    Here's the Wiki article on Billie Piper ("Rose")
     
  20. Sep 7, 2013 #120 of 151
    mr.unnatural

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    I just started watching the series "Luther" that aired on BBCA. I just finished the 2nd episode and realized that Paul McGann (aka Doctor Who No. 8) was playing the part of Luther's ex-wife's new boyfriend. I didn't recognize him with short hair and a heavy 5 o'clock shadow.
     

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