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« Reply #120 on: November 26, 2012, 01:08:57 AM »

You know, I think they just like working with certain actors, and then find a way to bring them back.

Which they can do, since it's all timey wimey.

There's also Eve Myles, who shows up on Torchwood.
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« Reply #121 on: November 26, 2012, 02:25:26 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on November 26, 2012, 01:08:57 AM

You know, I think they just like working with certain actors, and then find a way to bring them back.

Which they can do, since it's all timey wimey.

There's also Eve Myles, who shows up on Torchwood.

Yeah, there was no connection there.

However, the odd bit here is that Jenna-Louise Coleman was announced as the companion before her episode aired, with no explanation at all.

Now, most likely, they chose her after filming that ep, and annouced her before it went on the air but hadn't decided what to do with her yet as a companion.  Maybe they were hoping to make it the same character, but eventually decided against it.  Since they've picked companions out of previous episodes before, they might have figured no big deal.

However, the timing is just odd.  They should have mentioned that she was going to be in that early episode, at least.  I know I was surprised to see her.  I saw articles saying the same thing.  It certainly seemed like they were teasing her.  There should have been some communication, it seems, that she'd be playing a different character other than Matt Smith off-handedly mentioning it in a fluff video piece before a trailer.

To me, the way they talk at the beginning of that trailer, came off as, "Hey, it's a work of fiction, just go with the fact that this is a new character, fans," but it certainly wouldn't be beyond Moffat to make it connected.  However, why bother with the introduction?

I hope she is the same character or at least connected in a stronger way than Martha was to the other character she portrayed.  Otherwise, it'll seem dismissive and lame, I think, and I'll say boo again.

In the old days, I would have trusted Moffat to handle this right, but I think he's been off his game lately.
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« Reply #122 on: November 27, 2012, 04:55:25 AM »

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« Reply #123 on: November 27, 2012, 11:17:09 PM »

You guys are way off base. This is not even remotely like recasting Freema as Martha. This was completely planned. I'm not saying the payoff will be good, but there will definitely be a payoff/explanation of some sort.
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« Reply #124 on: December 20, 2012, 02:27:10 AM »

the new look for the Tardis:

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« Reply #125 on: December 20, 2012, 02:41:37 AM »

I'm sure it will look better in motion, but from that pic, it looks like a bluescreen.
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« Reply #126 on: December 20, 2012, 01:51:10 PM »

I like the color scheme.
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« Reply #127 on: December 20, 2012, 04:48:01 PM »

Jenna-Louise is easy on the eyes.

Impish, and ... cheeky? slywink
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« Reply #128 on: December 20, 2012, 06:30:25 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 20, 2012, 01:51:10 PM

I like the color scheme.
I kinda like them going back to a less noisy look.
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« Reply #129 on: December 26, 2012, 03:02:57 AM »

So, what do people think of the Christmas episode?

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Interesting how they've handled Clara returning, making it a larger part of the next season. I completely forgot that the Doctor never saw her face.


Also, I want to see Vasta and Jenny Flint have their own show, or some kind of spin off media. Mainly because I like both actresses, but also because they definitely have chemistry as characters. Hopefully they appear more in the coming season.
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« Reply #130 on: December 26, 2012, 03:23:06 AM »

I liked the Christmas special. Jenna Louise Coleman is adorably hot and it'll be interesting to see how her character pans out and how they develop her, but the back-and-forth chemistry between the two seems to be there already. I liked the older Tardis interior a little better than the new modern looking one. It had a quirky charm with it's random steampunkish array of gears, levers and switches.
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« Reply #131 on: December 26, 2012, 02:53:58 PM »

I really enjoyed it. Certainly far better than last year's special.

As a Who nerd it was fun to have the Great Intelligence back - especially voiced by GANDALF~! I found it interesting that the Doctor didn't quite seem to remember who and what the Great Intelligence was. It makes me wonder if it will be back this season. Obviously, the Clara/Oswin mystery is interesting too. Looking forward to the rest of series 7.... (wish we didn't have to wait until April.)
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« Reply #132 on: December 26, 2012, 02:57:25 PM »

I liked it too. I liked most of the episodes this season more than previous Matt Smith episodes, actually.
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« Reply #133 on: December 27, 2012, 01:34:55 AM »

Quote from: spigot on December 26, 2012, 03:23:06 AM

Jenna Louise Coleman is adorably hot

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« Reply #134 on: December 28, 2012, 03:07:07 AM »

Oh dear lord, please make the Sontaran a permanent side kick.  You hear me, BBC?

Seiously, the character is hilarious and the back and forth between he and Smith was priceless.  If they can't make him a companion, then create a spin off with the ladies and make him a cast member.
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« Reply #135 on: December 28, 2012, 03:23:09 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on December 28, 2012, 03:07:07 AM

Oh dear lord, please make the Sontaran a permanent side kick.  You hear me, BBC?

Seiously, the character is hilarious and the back and forth between he and Smith was priceless.  If they can't make him a companion, then create a spin off with the ladies and make him a cast member.

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He was hilarious. Those 3 are perfect spin-off material
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« Reply #136 on: December 28, 2012, 03:03:48 PM »

The scenes in which he was trying to get the "memory worm" and kept forgetting to wear the gauntlets was only funny because of his timing.  I actually laughed out loud when he tried the second time while under the cart and yelled out, "Sir, I seem to have been run over by a carriage!"  icon_lol
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« Reply #137 on: December 31, 2012, 04:04:35 PM »

Potato Head was my favorite part of a fantastic episode.

I laughed out loud frequently with him (and the carriage bit was just perfect, I agree).  There was a shot of him in the teaser at the end, but I certainly wouldn't complain if he was a permanent addition.  Or a spin-off with the Holmes ladies.

Also, glad to see my fears were unfounded about Clara.  But even if it hadn't gone that way, she has such an infectious energy (and is so adorably hot as spigot says), that I know I would have gotten over it.
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« Reply #138 on: January 01, 2013, 04:19:44 AM »

Quote from: hepcat on December 28, 2012, 03:03:48 PM

The scenes in which he was trying to get the "memory worm" and kept forgetting to wear the gauntlets was only funny because of his timing.  I actually laughed out loud when he tried the second time while under the cart and yelled out, "Sir, I seem to have been run over by a carriage!"  icon_lol

I just busted out laughing all over again reading that. He was indeed hysterical.
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« Reply #139 on: January 01, 2013, 05:22:28 AM »

I'm pissed off at my DVR for not recognizing the christmas special as a new episode and and recording it finger.
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« Reply #140 on: January 01, 2013, 04:08:45 PM »

I think they were randomizing seasons but watched the two episodes of a "Who Years Eve" marathon that took us up to midnight. I don't remember the name of the first one but it had a bus, a wormhole, fly people, metal stingrays and a nice looking almost-companion thief named Lady something or other. The last one was "The Waters of Mars" and that one certainly was a little... different. Tennant was awesomely conflicted and maniacal in it, not suprised it won a Hugo. Still, unsure how the survivors ending up explaining how they managed that.  icon_confused

After that was "The End of Time" but didn't feel like staying up another three hours so tivo'd it for later.
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« Reply #141 on: October 24, 2013, 10:43:54 PM »

The Day of the Doctor gets a theater run:

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The big "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary celebration will happen worldwide at the same time, but in case it comes at an inconvenient time, a second night has been added.

"Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" will screen on TV and in select movie theaters on Nov. 23. And now a second night has been added on Nov. 25. That's in addition to the simultaneous worldwide airing on TV in more than 75 countries.

The theatrical screenings, which will take place in 300 theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Minneapolis will feature the special "Doctor Who" adventure in RealD 3D, giving an added incentive to get off the couch and out of the house.
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« Reply #142 on: November 14, 2013, 02:47:11 PM »

The Night of the Doctor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U3jrS-uhuo
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« Reply #143 on: November 14, 2013, 05:35:19 PM »

Well worth watching!

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« Reply #144 on: November 14, 2013, 06:52:22 PM »

I watched it, but since I had to read wikipedia afterwards to find out what was going on it wasn't quite as effective smile
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« Reply #145 on: November 14, 2013, 07:04:42 PM »

the webisode with an article that helps explain some of it.  well done, if a bit obscure, took me half of it to recognize which doctor it was.
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« Reply #146 on: November 15, 2013, 01:44:25 AM »

I squealed like a little girl when I heard McGann's voice. That was seven minutes of Doctor Who fanboy awesomeness!

For people like me who reveled in (and still listen to) Big Finish Doctor Who audios, it was just glorious. Big Finish is just awesome and most of my all time favorite Doctor Who stories were made by them.
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« Reply #147 on: November 15, 2013, 06:13:45 PM »

I had a vague memory of that name being associated with Who in the past, but didn't have any connection when I watched the webisode.  Still enjoyed the hell out of it.
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« Reply #148 on: November 15, 2013, 06:35:32 PM »

Can watch that '96 TV movie on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcryvHIXEb8

I recall seeing it back then and enjoying it but I know it was pretty clunky in parts.
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« Reply #149 on: November 15, 2013, 07:29:01 PM »

The TV Movie was a disaster on many levels since there were too many chefs in the kitchen, but McGann is great in it.
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« Reply #150 on: November 19, 2013, 12:01:52 AM »

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The TV Movie was a disaster on many levels since there were too many chefs in the kitchen, but McGann is great in it.

it's on BBC America right now.... oh god....
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« Reply #151 on: November 19, 2013, 11:27:33 PM »

huh... BBC America has two showings of the Day of the Doctor on Saturday.  both have the same description, but one is longer.  I guess I'll let the DVR record both.
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« Reply #152 on: November 19, 2013, 11:39:34 PM »

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huh... BBC America has two showings of the Day of the Doctor on Saturday.  both have the same description, but one is longer.  I guess I'll let the DVR record both.

The afternoon one is a live simulcast of the BBC broadcast. The evening one has commercials and behind the scenes/interview type clips.
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« Reply #153 on: November 20, 2013, 03:55:31 AM »

might another Doctor show up in Day of the Doctor?  at this point I'm half expecting them to work in every doctor as a surprise, be it a cameo or CGI wizardry.
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« Reply #154 on: November 21, 2013, 06:37:16 PM »


Doctor Who meets Star Wars
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« Reply #155 on: November 21, 2013, 06:55:07 PM »

Watch the Doctor run forever!

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« Reply #156 on: November 23, 2013, 11:21:25 AM »

Google's home page has Doctor Who love as well


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« Reply #157 on: November 23, 2013, 11:34:12 AM »

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« Reply #158 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.

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« Reply #159 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.
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