Not much to say here, was just wondering if there are any fans of Doctor Who here, and if they’re fans of the classic and/or new series? ^^
I myself absolutley love Doctor Who, mainly because of how vast and complicated its universe is, and now much it can change yet stay the same at the same time, it’s so awesome and I feel guilty for not discovering it until I was 15 as the second series of Russel T Davies’ era was airing, from Tooth and Claw onwards.
Steven Moffat/Matt Smith’s first season was a mixed bag for me, it had a few great episodes though, don’t get me wrong (The Eleventh Hour, The Time of Angels, Flesh and Stone, Amy’s Choice and Vincent and The Doctor) and one very good one (The Lodger) but it also had its fair share of medicority (The Beast Below, Victory of the Daleks, Vampires in Venace) and some god awful ones such as The Hungry Earth, Cold Blood and The Big Bang.
I watched an episode today on BBC America. I liked it a lot, although I didn’t really understand much.
(When I watch British TV series (especially The Office), I have trouble getting past the accents. Which is odd, because when I returned from Britain after being a student ambassador there for a month, my family said I had a bit of an accent. But now two years later, I understand German more than British! )
Anyways, the episode I watched involved Charles Dickens, who’s one of my favorite authors. I’m going to watch more of the show!
I actually started a topic on this a while back, but no one really wanted to to talk about it back then xD but I’ve watched the show casually for a while but just started getting in to it when the 11th doctor came in. Amy Pond = Life.
I love me some Doctor Who. It’s probably my biggest TV obsession, besides Pushing Daisies, which is dead. So. It’s brilliant!
I rather enjoyed the last season. It was a refreshing change. Don’t get me wrong, Tennant was extraordinary, but after a while it felt like we’d seen it all before. Plus, episodes progressively made less sense. This finale, however, made sense to me. Well, as much as techno babble can make sense. Plus, it had a fez. What’s not to love?
Moffat’s enthusiasm and obsession with the series is evident. I just hope he continues to stray away from the Daleks and all of their rainbow extermination. I simply can’t take them seriously. Sorry. Those costume changes did nothing. They still have plungers and egg beaters for deadly weapons. Oh, the sixties. So innovative. So resourceful. So…sixties.
I like Dr Who, my sister is a massive fan. Personally I prefer the classic Dr Who episodes. I always thought they seemed more imaginative even if the special effects aren’t particulary brilliant. But then again I always liked it up to about what Matt Smith became the Doctor. It has gone a bit donehill since then. Everyone always says I look like Amy x
Okay, is this seriously the only semi-not-dead board for Who on here? I’m sure we can do better! 3 weeks until series 6, part 2
And LovePixar, I’m majorly delayed in replying (sorry), but I haven’t seen all that much of classic Who. I’m not denying that it’s imaginative or well-done. I just have issues with the Daleks themselves, special effects or no special effects haha. Downhill as in the plot or the acting?
Well, after Amy and Rory have picked themselves up off the floor, I guess they’ll [spoil]go looking for Melody. I mean, we know from the whole orphanage thing earlier in the season that she’s apart from her parents when she’s older, but who knows if they or the Doctor were with her at all before then?[/spoil] I haven’t seen the early part of this season in a while, I’ll have to rewatch that after the big reveal. I don’t think that they’ll [spoil]get Melody back[/spoil] until the last episode of this series. They’ll drag it all out for a while. Judging from the trailer, there’ll be some side trips, maybe false leads or something.
What’s up with Madame Kovarian? In the trailer they seem to hint that [spoil]there’s a connection between her and River, but that literally would not make sense. River wasn’t nearly that old when she died. Unless Kovarian is a ganger version of her. Now that the gangers are around, it seems like anything is possible… Maybe the Doctor’s death is actually the death of a ganger as well.[/spoil]
I’m not usually the speculating type, either. I just wait and see what happens. But the big reveal has had me theorizing like mad!
Who’s fairly popular in the US. Not nearly as big as in the UK, of course, but it’s gaining popularity. Not everyone has access to BBC America. You usually only get it if you have the more expensive TV cable packages. Unlike the UK, it’s not something that almost every resident knows about, like American Idol (or X Factor, I guess, in the UK). And it’s not like Harry Potter, where you can go into a store and are almost guaranteed to find a fan. But most of the dork population has at least heard of it, and there are more people than we realize who are into it.
I know that last April, series 6 premiered in NYC and they got a way huger turnout than they expected. Real intense fans too, with costumes and action figures and whatnot. Some of them came a full day in advance, and the cast actually came early in the morning to greet the overnighters and give them doughnuts. If more and more fans are showing up for these sorts of things, maybe that’s solid evidence that it’s getting bigger here
That would make sense with the American shows there. At least there’s the Internet, eh? I actually get BBC America at college in a few weeks, which I don’t at home, so I am stoked. Who in high quality when the episode actually airs? I might just go into shock.
Hahah I know what you mean about X Factor. They have an American version or something now, but I can’t imagine it’s any better than American Idol. Both just seem really fake. I’m surprised they’re still alive. If I’m going for guilty pleasure reality TV, it’s going to be Cake Boss or Say Yes to the Dress (not sure if you have those in the UK?)
Is a discussion on Over the Rainbow or Graham Norton any better? I mean, it’s not like they post ads for those over the Doctor’s head during new episodes or anything…
Haha I forgot about Graham Norton doing that afterward! At least he was good about it, just made a joke of the whole thing. Haven’t heard of it happening since, so I guess those 5,000 calls made an impact.