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« Reply #80 on: March 21, 2012, 03:44:00 PM »

Martha was horrible.  I'd take the robot dog over her.
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« Reply #81 on: March 21, 2012, 04:35:27 PM »

I loved Tate's character. She was so full of life and wonder. A perfect match to the angrier, and far more impulsive Tennant.
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« Reply #82 on: March 21, 2012, 04:40:13 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 21, 2012, 03:44:00 PM

Martha was horrible.  I'd take the robot dog over her.

I think the difference for me was that I liked Chris's doctor (and I watched the first season with him all the way through the end).

When it switched to Tennant, I didn't bother watching it until season 4 was underway, and I decided to power through it, so I knew she was temporary anyways.
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« Reply #83 on: March 21, 2012, 05:27:22 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 21, 2012, 03:44:00 PM

Martha was horrible.  I'd take the robot dog over her.

meh,, hated the dog too.
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« Reply #84 on: March 21, 2012, 05:29:39 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 21, 2012, 02:22:49 PM

you guys all like Doctor Who,right?

The Doctors New Companion



they were speculating the blonde from Underworld was going to be the new companion.  I'd rather have had her:

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« Reply #85 on: March 21, 2012, 05:31:45 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 21, 2012, 02:43:27 PM

She was apparently in Captain America, too.

and a Titanic TV series too apparently.  with no Leonardo.


I need to look that one up.
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« Reply #86 on: March 21, 2012, 05:34:19 PM »

Is that Sophia Myles? Otherwise known as The Girl In The Fireplace?
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« Reply #87 on: March 21, 2012, 05:37:24 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on March 21, 2012, 05:34:19 PM

Is that Sophia Myles? Otherwise known as The Girl In The Fireplace?

yep.

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« Reply #88 on: March 21, 2012, 06:12:24 PM »

That would have been weirder than Gwen meeting the doctor after meeting her great great great whatever.
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« Reply #89 on: March 23, 2012, 12:40:32 AM »

Doubly odd as she used to date Tennant
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« Reply #90 on: March 23, 2012, 04:09:01 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on March 23, 2012, 12:40:32 AM

Doubly odd as she used to date Tennant

But now he's married to the Doctor's Daughter who is a Doctor's daughter.

What the hell is going on over there?
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« Reply #91 on: March 24, 2012, 02:01:21 PM »



there will be 5 episodes shown this year plus the Xmas episode, with the new Companion joining:

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« Reply #92 on: May 31, 2012, 08:56:05 PM »

'Clara' on the set.
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« Reply #93 on: September 01, 2012, 09:28:56 PM »

just a reminder Season/Series 7 starts tonight on BBC America.  only 5 episodes of the luscious Karen Gillan left crybaby
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« Reply #94 on: September 02, 2012, 02:20:20 AM »

Crap. I missed it.

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« Reply #95 on: September 03, 2012, 03:02:35 PM »

Great episode, with a nice (and confusing) surprise. Best dalek story in a while...
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« Reply #96 on: September 03, 2012, 03:14:32 PM »

DVR'd it. I'm still in season 6 (last ep I watched was "Let's Kill Hitler") so I'm not quite up to par with everyone. Fantastic series though. Since this year is going to be shown in five episode increments, I'm going to watch them once I have each round DVR'd. As strange as it sounds, I'm actually much more of a Rory fan than an Amy fan. It probably stems from his nickname and how he earned it.
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« Reply #97 on: September 03, 2012, 07:58:01 PM »

The new companion seems cute and full of energy (though she spoke very quickly and I couldn't make out everything she said), but it'll still be sad to lose Amy (and Rory).
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« Reply #98 on: September 03, 2012, 09:36:27 PM »

I'm over the whole Rory/Amy eternal love business though I like them well enough otherwise. I could get used to Oswin, though...
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« Reply #99 on: September 03, 2012, 11:07:28 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on September 03, 2012, 09:36:27 PM

I'm over the whole Rory/Amy eternal love business though I like the, well enough otherwise. I could get used to Oswin, though...

The marital conflict thing seemed a little out of left field and there to serve the story instead of a natural progression for the characters.
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« Reply #100 on: September 04, 2012, 09:38:48 AM »

So, no talk about how the new companion is a dalek that's actually a human trapped in a dalek box? Was this just some kind of trick and she's not going to be the next companion?

I wonder what shenanigans they'll pull to get her a new body.

Also, I initially didn't like the Amy/Rory break up plot, but how they resolved it made it work for me since it tied heavily into everything they went through before.
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« Reply #101 on: September 04, 2012, 02:49:48 PM »

I think Moffat has something up his sleeve for her reappearance as the new companion.  The actress has one hell of a sexy smile.  I will certainly enjoy seeing more of her...yowza.
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« Reply #102 on: September 05, 2012, 03:39:22 PM »

She's companion material for sure: Smart, sarcastic, and sexy. And giving the Doctor a (outwardly) Dalek companion would really be a bold move for the series. I'm sure the character will be back in one way or another.
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« Reply #103 on: September 05, 2012, 03:50:14 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 03, 2012, 11:07:28 PM

Quote from: Misguided on September 03, 2012, 09:36:27 PM

I'm over the whole Rory/Amy eternal love business though I like the, well enough otherwise. I could get used to Oswin, though...

The marital conflict thing seemed a little out of left field and there to serve the story instead of a natural progression for the characters.

I had a two-hour conversation with my housemates about this after watching the episode. I actually think significantly worse of Amy Pond's character for the way she handled it - I thought what she did was childish (in that, even though it was selfless, it was also very thoughtless). If this is the last we hear of it - lazy writing and it made me dislike the character, so that would suck. But I don't think it will be - I think that this opens up the potential for Rory to start having some doubts, not necessarily about whether Amy loves him, but about what she would do in a crisis and whether he can trust her.

My housemates are so wrapped up in Rory-love that they feel that it's central to his character that he OMGLOVESAMYFOREVARS, and that it would ruin his character to have him doubt her, even for a moment - while I think it would be awesome to see him have to really, genuinely struggle with a tough decision in a crisis and have to take her behavior into account. I think it's interesting in that all the external conflict made Rory a giant bad-ass, but now he might have some genuine internal turmoil to deal with.

I hope hope hope it makes for interesting characters, even if they're darker and maybe less likable (or if, since this is Doctor Who after all, they struggle with that, overcome it, and come out with happy endings).
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« Reply #104 on: September 09, 2012, 01:42:10 AM »

Quote from: Turtle on September 04, 2012, 09:38:48 AM

I wonder what shenanigans they'll pull to get her a new body.

one possibility:

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« Reply #105 on: September 10, 2012, 06:11:43 PM »

The Dinosaurs episode wasn't so great. They seemed to want to amp up the humor but it didn't quite succeed. I also didn't care for the two new random companions. And maybe I missed it but the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, she was from the past right? I found it odd they seemed to be technologically advanced. Was that set up at some previous point or was this some futuristic or other worldly Egyptian?

The Doctor seemed a bit ruthless in handling Solomon at the end there which kinda surprised me. He's been ruthless to villains before but will typically make a case of why he's doing what he's doing or show his anger is getting the better of him. This time he didn't seem to give it a second thought.
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« Reply #106 on: September 10, 2012, 06:13:47 PM »

The whole episode (until the very end at least) seemed almost like a children's show in content.  I didn't hate it, but I feel there's been much better episodes. 
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« Reply #107 on: September 10, 2012, 06:33:33 PM »

Quote from: Crawley on September 10, 2012, 06:11:43 PM

The Dinosaurs episode wasn't so great. They seemed to want to amp up the humor but it didn't quite succeed. I also didn't care for the two new random companions. And maybe I missed it but the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, she was from the past right? I found it odd they seemed to be technologically advanced. Was that set up at some previous point or was this some futuristic or other worldly Egyptian?

The Doctor seemed a bit ruthless in handling Solomon at the end there which kinda surprised me. He's been ruthless to villains before but will typically make a case of why he's doing what he's doing or show his anger is getting the better of him. This time he didn't seem to give it a second thought.

I was surprised by that ending resolution as well.

I didn't think Nefertiti was from the same time period as the Indians who were firing missiles at the ship, if that's what you were saying.  As far as her not constantly agog at the space ship or weaponry, it just seemed to be in her character.  Adaptable, plus was there a hint that she'd been on an adventure with the Doctor before?

I have to say that for the most part I really enjoyed the robots, voiced by Mitchell and Webb.  A couple of moments fell flat, but mostly I thought they were very funny, and I expect we'll see them again. 

I actually enjoyed this one more than the last one.  I just thought it had a fun energy and flowed pretty well.  Not one of the top tier eps or anything, but a decent one.
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« Reply #108 on: September 10, 2012, 09:32:13 PM »

the episode seemed like it was just meant to be cotton candy for the brain- light and fluffy with no real meat to it.
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« Reply #109 on: September 10, 2012, 11:18:35 PM »

I was pleasantly surprised. I expected a dud like last year's Black Spot episode, but this romp was more fun. The FX were very impressive IMO (the space stuff more than the dinosaurs). I liked it. Not as good as Asylum, but I tend to prefer the darker stuff...
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« Reply #110 on: September 11, 2012, 12:09:49 AM »

I've quite liked the first two episodes and I'm not the biggest fan of the Smith era doctor. I thought the second episode felt a lot like some of the lighter episodes from the first season.

Regarding the treatment of the villain - it surprised me at first, but then my wife pointed out that he had committed genocide. I think the doctor took that point very seriously.
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« Reply #111 on: September 11, 2012, 12:42:08 AM »

Matt Smith continues to impress me. As it stands now of the new doctors, for me from best to least it's:

1. Matt Smith
2. Christopher Eccleston
3. David Tennant
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« Reply #112 on: September 11, 2012, 03:09:30 AM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 11, 2012, 12:42:08 AM

Matt Smith continues to impress me. As it stands now of the new doctors, for me from best to least it's:

1. Matt Smith
2. Christopher Eccleston
3. David Tennant

I don't...how do you...I can't even...
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« Reply #113 on: September 11, 2012, 03:41:00 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 11, 2012, 03:09:30 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 11, 2012, 12:42:08 AM

Matt Smith continues to impress me. As it stands now of the new doctors, for me from best to least it's:

1. Matt Smith
2. Christopher Eccleston
3. David Tennant

I don't...how do you...I can't even...

He was hit with an RPG, after all slywink
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« Reply #114 on: November 17, 2012, 03:43:11 AM »

trailer for the X-Mas 2012 Special, The Snowmen.

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« Reply #115 on: November 17, 2012, 04:09:11 AM »

"Damn Moon!"

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« Reply #116 on: November 17, 2012, 03:21:27 PM »

Not the same character?!  Boo.  They should have told us that much earlier if that's the case.  Now, if there's some mystery around it, that's okay.

Mind you, she is very cute.  And I really like the idea of a character from an earlier time being the companion.
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« Reply #117 on: November 17, 2012, 03:48:04 PM »

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Not the same character?!

the way they talk at the beginning of the trailer makes me believe that is not the case.
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Quote from: Teggy on September 11, 2012, 03:41:00 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 11, 2012, 03:09:30 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on September 11, 2012, 12:42:08 AM

Matt Smith continues to impress me. As it stands now of the new doctors, for me from best to least it's:

1. Matt Smith
2. Christopher Eccleston
3. David Tennant

I don't...how do you...I can't even...

He was hit with an RPG, after all slywink

... and he only has one good eye...
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« Reply #119 on: November 23, 2012, 04:09:53 PM »

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Not the same character?!  Boo.  They should have told us that much earlier if that's the case.  Now, if there's some mystery around it, that's okay.

Mind you, she is very cute.  And I really like the idea of a character from an earlier time being the companion.

We're going through Doctor Who again with my daughter, and it turns out they've done this before.

Freeman Agyeman was in the last two episodes that Rose Tyler was in, playing a totally different character (who wound up working for the Cybermen and dying).  Apparently, they later made reference to it by saying the dead character was Martha's cousin.
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