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« Reply #160 on: November 24, 2013, 04:16:06 PM »

Watched the Day of the Doctor last night, and I really enjoyed it.  Quite satisfying.

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Could have used a little more from the other doctors, but I get that would have bogged the episode down.  Loved seeing Tom Baker at the end, though his appearance was decidedly odd.  His bizarre/playful Harpo side was out in full force.  Even though it made no real sense at all, it was a fun little button on the episode.
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« Reply #161 on: November 24, 2013, 07:13:51 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 24, 2013, 04:16:06 PM

Watched the Day of the Doctor last night, and I really enjoyed it.  Quite satisfying.

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Could have used a little more from the other doctors, but I get that would have bogged the episode down.  Loved seeing Tom Baker at the end, though his appearance was decidedly odd.  His bizarre/playful Harpo side was out in full force.  Even though it made no real sense at all, it was a fun little button on the episode.
Just saw it myself. Very good!!
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I agree about it needing more doctors.. Could have made it a 2-2.5 hour movie and would have been fine...
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« Reply #162 on: November 24, 2013, 11:30:46 PM »

Simply magnificent. By far the best anniversary or multi-Doctor story ever. I loved it.
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« Reply #163 on: November 25, 2013, 12:31:24 AM »

No matter how batshit crazy the storyline can get in any Doctor Who episode, the people who make this show always find a way to make it entertaining, brilliant, emotional, and funny. And it always seems to tie in with everything, as in the whole big picture of things in the WHO universe.
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« Reply #164 on: November 26, 2013, 04:13:34 AM »

I was a bit confused at the beginning.  it felt like there was a unexplained jump between the end of the last regular episode and the beginning of the special.
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« Reply #165 on: November 26, 2013, 03:37:54 PM »

I kind of want them to jump back and do a few seasons of the 8th doctor on TV. I know he's done radio plays, but that short time on screen was great, and a far cry from the crappy TV Movie that showed up here in the states (which I watched).

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I'm sad he didn't show up in the anniversary episode. However, his part in bringing about John Hurt's doctor was done.

Also, good to see Gallefrey has a chance of coming back, especially since the Daleks escaped everything anyway which seemed to me like the time war and the doctor's actions there rendered moot.
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« Reply #166 on: November 26, 2013, 04:08:47 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on November 26, 2013, 04:13:34 AM

I was a bit confused at the beginning.  it felt like there was a unexplained jump between the end of the last regular episode and the beginning of the special.

Yeah, I was hoping for more of Clara hopping into past Doctor's lives.  Honestly, I thought that's what the episode was going to be about.  Especially when it started with the original opening and went into Clara in a 60's school.  Getting on board with what was actually happening was a little jarring.

Quickly caught up with it, though.
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« Reply #167 on: November 27, 2013, 05:14:49 AM »

Barring Eccleston, everyone still kicking got to be part of the celebration. 5-8 did a 30 minute video where they protest about not being in the episode, with a John Barrowman cameo. 8 got to do Night of the Doctor.

And by accounts I've read, 9 was decent about turning it down, but I'm still beginning to think he's a bit of a tool.
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« Reply #168 on: November 27, 2013, 03:15:10 PM »

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Barring Eccleston, everyone still kicking got to be part of the celebration. 5-8 did a 30 minute video where they protest about not being in the episode, with a John Barrowman cameo. 8 got to do Night of the Doctor.

And by accounts I've read, 9 was decent about turning it down, but I'm still beginning to think he's a bit of a tool.

I'm suspecting that, too.  There are rumors that his decisions were based on homophobia, and that doesn't help, either, but even if not, he's just been kind of a dick about it.

As for the others, it was nice to see them involved in the offshoot stuff (I didn't watch all of that 30 minute thing that Davison made, but what I saw was amusing), but there was a perfect opportunity to actually use them in the special itself.  Of course, they generally don't look the same at all anymore, so maybe it would have been an issue.
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« Reply #169 on: November 27, 2013, 04:25:57 PM »

Once you get a look at them, it's easy to see how trying to shoehorn a bunch of old white guys back into the old costumes would have completely ruined any immersion you were trying to build.

Heck, it looked like Tennant had to be sewn into that suit. I'd have to go back and look at his episodes, but I don't remember the buttons looking that stressed at the time.
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« Reply #170 on: November 27, 2013, 04:30:17 PM »



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« Reply #171 on: November 27, 2013, 07:24:24 PM »

Perhaps it was just all the running he had to do in the beginning, as the outdoorsy parts are where I noticed it.
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« Reply #172 on: November 28, 2013, 11:11:43 PM »

Great episode, and I'm just a casual watcher at that, so there were many references I didn't get. But overall, very good. Just wondering:

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Who was John Hurt's doctor regenerating into at the end? I got the impression that he was an early doctor, possibly even earlier than Hartnell though without any screen appearance until now. So, I half expected him to regenerate into Hartnell, which would have been a nice way to use Bradley again.
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« Reply #173 on: November 28, 2013, 11:20:30 PM »

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His parting line is about hoping that his ears aren't so prominent.
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He was a changeover from the 8th doctor, so next up is the 9th.
 
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« Reply #174 on: November 29, 2013, 04:44:55 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on November 23, 2013, 02:47:18 PM

Quote from: JCC on November 23, 2013, 01:24:16 PM

I was very pleasantly surprised by Mark Gattis' docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time. The final scene actually moves me to tears. I just teared up again showing the scene to my wife.

I just watched it myself, and I agree, it ended on a very somber note.  They did a great job portraying Hartnell; I wonder if they'd ever consider re-shooting the lost episodes with David Bradley filling in.  It'd be a great tribute to fill in the missing episodes that so many worked hard on.

Finally watched AiT&S last night and thought it was fantastic.

I don't know that it was somber at the end.  Bittersweet, maybe.

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Looking over and seeing Matt Smith started the waterworks for me, but it was a hopeful moment.  Hartnell was able to see the legacy he began and understood his place in it.
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« Reply #175 on: November 29, 2013, 08:01:37 PM »

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His parting line is about hoping that his ears aren't so prominent.
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He was a changeover from the 8th doctor, so next up is the 9th.
 


I see. Thanks! I guess it would have been more obvious had I picked up references.
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« Reply #176 on: December 01, 2013, 01:59:11 PM »

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« Reply #177 on: December 01, 2013, 05:37:48 PM »

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« Reply #178 on: December 05, 2013, 10:48:48 PM »

promo pics and posters for Time of the Doctor.

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« Reply #179 on: December 05, 2013, 10:51:29 PM »

plus a trailer.

[edit] I should say a trailer with bits of the Doctor mixed in with other nonsense.
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« Reply #180 on: December 06, 2013, 03:53:51 PM »

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plus a trailer.

[edit] I should say a trailer with bits of the Doctor mixed in with other nonsense.

Well, now I want a Doctor Who/Pixar/Pirates/Random Britcoms/Bugsy Malone crossover movie.
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« Reply #181 on: December 11, 2013, 06:53:56 PM »

now an actual teaser for the Xmas special.
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« Reply #182 on: December 25, 2013, 11:38:36 AM »

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« Reply #183 on: December 25, 2013, 04:51:29 PM »

OK, it's Christmas...so when is this special supposed to air? Or did I miss it already? My DVR seems perpetually confused about what constitutes a "new" Dr Who episode.
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« Reply #184 on: December 26, 2013, 03:47:39 AM »

I am surprisingly dry eyed compared to the last regeneration, but that was lovely.
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« Reply #185 on: December 26, 2013, 07:25:42 PM »

Disappointed in general with the episode...*shrug*
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« Reply #186 on: December 27, 2013, 04:07:07 AM »

Currently looking for a way to watch it. My DVR let me down, I don't see anyplace to watch it online, and the BBC America schedule didn't show any rebroadcast times during the brief time that I checked. Would like to see this before the new season starts up.
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« Reply #187 on: December 27, 2013, 04:17:10 AM »

I enjoyed the episode but wouldn't rate it as a great one.  I did like all the references (especially to the psychopathic women in his life).  It did suffer a bit being so closely compared to the 50th anniversary episode.

Speaking of that, Tivo recorded the Christmas rebroadcast and listed it as new.  It was the same episode, but it had a brief introduction scene showing the Doctor regenerating into Hurt.  I have no idea where that came from.
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« Reply #188 on: December 27, 2013, 04:18:29 AM »

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Currently looking for a way to watch it. My DVR let me down, I don't see anyplace to watch it online, and the BBC America schedule didn't show any rebroadcast times during the brief time that I checked. Would like to see this before the new season starts up.

according to their website they're showing it again at 9:40pm EST on December 31st.
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« Reply #189 on: December 27, 2013, 04:19:08 AM »

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It was the same episode, but it had a brief introduction scene showing the Doctor regenerating into Hurt.  I have no idea where that came from.

it was a mini-episode released on the web.  It was released just before the 50th anniversary special, forgeforsaken posted a link to it around then.
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« Reply #190 on: December 27, 2013, 03:38:29 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on December 27, 2013, 04:18:29 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on December 27, 2013, 04:07:07 AM

Currently looking for a way to watch it. My DVR let me down, I don't see anyplace to watch it online, and the BBC America schedule didn't show any rebroadcast times during the brief time that I checked. Would like to see this before the new season starts up.

according to their website they're showing it again at 9:40pm EST on December 31st.

Thanks. I'll be home by then, so I can give my DVR its marching orders.
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« Reply #191 on: December 27, 2013, 04:10:41 PM »

The special is now available on BBC America on demand if you have it.
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« Reply #192 on: December 27, 2013, 04:54:57 PM »

The episode was merely ok, but Matt got a nice exit speech, and it just reemphasizes how poorly Tennant went out when you compare his regeneration to Matt's and Eccleston's.
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« Reply #193 on: January 29, 2014, 06:34:41 PM »

And if anyone is interested, the new Doctor in his new outfit:

Looks a little like an undertaker...
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« Reply #194 on: January 29, 2014, 07:33:32 PM »

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 27, 2013, 04:54:57 PM

The episode was merely ok, but Matt got a nice exit speech, and it just reemphasizes how poorly Tennant went out when you compare his regeneration to Matt's and Eccleston's.


I thought Tennant's exit was fantastic, actually.  The three knocks thing was perfectly set up and heartbreaking in its reveal and the clearly heartfelt, underplayed comment of "I don't want to go" was perect.
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