Doctor Who *Spoilers Abound! We've lost Containment*

Superbeard wrote:

I rather enjoyed the generally platonic chemistry...

+over 9000. New who has way too much of companions trying to hook up with the Doctor. Looks like they're doing it again with Oswin, too. Rose, Jack, Amy, and of course River (forgivable special case) have all snogged a 1000-year-old-man. So inappropriate!

Edit: Oh yeah, and Martha.

bighoppa wrote:
Superbeard wrote:

I rather enjoyed the generally platonic chemistry...

+over 9000. New who has way too much of companions trying to hook up with the Doctor. Looks like they're doing it again with Oswin, too. Rose, Jack, Amy, and of course River (forgivable special case) have all snogged a 1000-year-old-man. So inappropriate!

Edit: Oh yeah, and Martha.

Hell, the Doctor has even snogged Rory!

Free Kindle book: Dining with the Doctor

I can't vouch for the recipes, but the first few, at least, make an amusing read.

Oh, apparently I was under a misapprehension about the definition of "snog".

sometimesdee wrote:

Hell, the Doctor has even snogged Rory!

Well, I doubt that means much. Even Donna planted a big wet one on the Doctor.

Quintin_stone wrote:

Oh, apparently I was under a misapprehension about the definition of "snog".

Nah

In Harry Potter it was definitely used to mean kissing or making out. Not sure about true British slang uses though.

Snog = kissing.

You might be getting confused with the British slang 'shag', which can be used either as verb or noun, and means what you think it means.

davet010 wrote:

Snog = kissing.

You might be getting confused with the British slang 'shag', which can be used either as verb or noun, and means what you think it means.

Carpet?

bighoppa wrote:
davet010 wrote:

Snog = kissing.
You might be getting confused with the British slang 'shag', which can be used either as verb or noun, and means what you think it means.

Carpet?

Must resist immature response! *snicker*

bighoppa wrote:
davet010 wrote:

Snog = kissing.

You might be getting confused with the British slang 'shag', which can be used either as verb or noun, and means what you think it means.

Carpet?

Tobacco.

The last one is the best!

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(as of the time of this posting, Rory is still on the list of centurions at Wikipedia.)

sometimesdee wrote:

The last one is the best!

IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/7mz8ElR.png)

(as of the time of this posting, Rory is still on the list of centurions at Wikipedia.)

I crossposted this elsewhere, and followup reports say it got changed to "Roricus Pondicus" and then "Rory Pond", before being changed back to Rory Williams. I expect it will get locked before long, as there have been dozens of changes today.

BBC America heads back in the TARDIS to bring classic Doctor Who to America

It's been a long, long time since pre-Russell Davies Doctor Who was shown in America, but that's set to change this Sunday, at 9 p.m. EST. BBC America will air the four-part serial "The Aztecs," starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, in its entirety. It's part of a series titled "The Doctors Revisited," which will help celebrate Doctor Who's 50th anniversary in America by airing a Who serial each month, one per Doctor, in numerical order. Given how well the new-Who series do on BBC America, these classic episodes could be quite the hit... or at least help bring some newer fans into the vast if lower-production-valued world of classic Doctor Who. Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip.

I hope this makes its way to Netflix or some other format since I don't have cable!

farley3k wrote:

BBC America heads back in the TARDIS to bring classic Doctor Who to America

It's been a long, long time since pre-Russell Davies Doctor Who was shown in America, but that's set to change this Sunday, at 9 p.m. EST. BBC America will air the four-part serial "The Aztecs," starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, in its entirety. It's part of a series titled "The Doctors Revisited," which will help celebrate Doctor Who's 50th anniversary in America by airing a Who serial each month, one per Doctor, in numerical order. Given how well the new-Who series do on BBC America, these classic episodes could be quite the hit... or at least help bring some newer fans into the vast if lower-production-valued world of classic Doctor Who. Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip.

I hope this makes its way to Netflix or some other format since I don't have cable!

Quite a few of the old Who episodes (including the Aztecs) are already on Netflix instant

Netflix actually just organized all their old Who under the same listing.
(they used to be organized according to story arcs, and it was somewhat inconvenient to find what you were looking for.)

Several of those old sets are already on Amazon Prime.

ruhk wrote:

Netflix actually just organized all their old Who under the same listing.
(they used to be organized according to story arcs, and it was somewhat inconvenient to find what you were looking for.)

I think they used to be organized as movies or something. It was really a pain to find stuff.

I'm super interested to see what people who have never seen it before think of old who.

Norfair wrote:
ruhk wrote:

Netflix actually just organized all their old Who under the same listing.
(they used to be organized according to story arcs, and it was somewhat inconvenient to find what you were looking for.)

I think they used to be organized as movies or something. It was really a pain to find stuff.

I'm super interested to see what people who have never seen it before think of old who.

2nd, 4th and 7th Doctors are my favorites

4th and 7th for me.

Does this mean they'll show the movie 8 was in? Man that one was awful.

Norfair wrote:

4th and 7th for me.

Does this mean they'll show the movie 8 was in? Man that one was awful.

Probably; I couldn't ever finish it. Apparently a lot of the Paul McGann Big Finish Audios are really good, though.

farley3k wrote:

BBC America heads back in the TARDIS to bring classic Doctor Who to America

It's been a long, long time since pre-Russell Davies Doctor Who was shown in America, but that's set to change this Sunday, at 9 p.m. EST. BBC America will air the four-part serial "The Aztecs," starring William Hartnell as the First Doctor, in its entirety. It's part of a series titled "The Doctors Revisited," which will help celebrate Doctor Who's 50th anniversary in America by airing a Who serial each month, one per Doctor, in numerical order. Given how well the new-Who series do on BBC America, these classic episodes could be quite the hit... or at least help bring some newer fans into the vast if lower-production-valued world of classic Doctor Who. Thanks to everyone who sent in the tip.

The simple fact that they are airing these at all makes me very happy.

<3 the old series. The AV Club does some excellent writing on it, well worth your free time.

BBC Doctor Who Blog[/url]]We can confirm that Doctor Who returns to BBC One during the Easter weekend on Saturday, 30 March, 2013.

The Doctor is back in a fantastic adventure written by the show’s lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat. The episode - the first in a run of 8 - is directed by Colm McCarthy whose previous credits include Hustle, Spooks and Endeavour.

I can confirm that McGann does indeed have quite a few good audios in the Big Finish line. A friend of mine is working his way through the Big Finish Doctor Who releases and reviewing them, if folks are interested.

So after finally catching up on the New Doctor Who series and finally being up to date and ready for the rest of this season, is it worth it to dabble in Who since it's on Netflix? If so, where to start or which episodes are a *must see* while waiting around?

Me and my wife started watching sometime at the beginning of this year and have now finally caught up with all the old Millennium episodes. We got a lot of Doctor in a short amount of time, but still! David Tennant is just aces!

I'm still bitter about Matt Smith and would love to see Tennant again I guess I just haven't had time to settle with Smith, but David Tennant's Doctor was *instantly* lovable and so, so charming. I relish the vast amount of joy me and my wife had from experiencing Tennant for the first time through his arc as The Doctor.

(Sorry, figured I'd ramble a bit since it's my first post as an up to date Doctor Who viewer!)

If Netflix streaming is your only option, there's limited choice for classic Who; I'd just go ahead and try everything, since there are only about 15 serials up at the moment. If you have the disc service too, I think there are many more options; still, try to catch something from each Doctor to get their flavor.

Le0hart85 wrote:

So after finally catching up on the New Doctor Who series and finally being up to date and ready for the rest of this season, is it worth it to dabble in Who since it's on Netflix? If so, where to start or which episodes are a *must see* while waiting around?

"Which Classic Who stories should I watch?" is one of those questions that gets debated to death in every Who forum. There's a vague consensus on a few stories, fractious disagreement on many others. For whatever its' worth, if you want the opinions of someone who has been a Who fan since William hartnell was the one and only Doctor, my recommendations would be...

First Doctor: Definitely "The Daleks", the original story that first introduced them. the second Dalek story, "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", is also pretty good. I'd also recommend "The Time Meddler", which introduced the Meddling Monk, the first appearance of someone else from the Doctor's civilisation. (Apart from Susan, of course; for those unfamiliar with the history, she was the Doctor's granddaughter, and was one of his companions in the early stories.)

Second Doctor: No question here, "Tomb of the Cybermen" is pretty much universally agreed to be the best Second Doctor story. (Or at least the best that survives; "The Evil of the Daleks" was excellent but, alas, no longer exists.) "The War Games" is also good, but it's 10 episodes long and can sometimes drag a bit. (It's generally a pretty good rule of thumb that any Classic Who story longer than four episodes will have a good deal of filler. Usually consisting of the Doctor escaping from Team A, spending most of an episode running through corridors and/or quarries, getting captured by Team B, and then spending the next episode doing the same thing in the other direction.)

Third Doctor: For the Third and Fourth Doctors you're spoiled for choice; both have any number of good stories. If I had to pick just one for the Third, it would probably be "The Daemons". "Inferno" is actually probably the best story, but the story relies on so many references to characters from other Third Doctor stories that you probably wouldn't enjoy it "cold". Also recommended: "Terror of the Autons" (which introduced the Master), "Carnival of Monsters", and "The Time Warrior" (which introduced the Sontarans and Sarah Jane Smith). His last story, "Planet of the Spiders", is also good.

Fourth Doctor: Again, plenty of good stories. If I had to pick one, "City of Death", a classic written (under a pseudonym) by Douglas Adams. Also good: "Genesis of the Daleks", "Pyramids of Mars", "The Robots of Death" (whose plot relies on a surprisingly early use of the phenomenon now called "uncanny valley"), and "The Talons of Weng Chiang" (if you can put up with a certain amount of casual racism - period appropriate but still a bit jarring these days). If you have plenty of time, the whole "Key to Time" arc is long but enjoyable ("The Ribos Operation", "The Pirate Planet" (Adams again), "The Stones of Blood", "The Androids of Tara", "The Power of Kroll", "The Armageddon Factor").

Fifth Doctor: Although Davison was my personal favourite Classic Doctor, I have to admit his adventures never quite measured up. I'd probably pick "Earthshock", or maybe "The Caves of Androzani".

Sixth Doctor: Don't bother. Colin Baker is a good actor who was give uniformly crappy scripts. If you really want to watch one, "Attack of the Cybermen".

Seventh Doctor: I'd pick "Remembrance of the Daleks" here. "The Curse of Fenric" is also good. I personally liked "Survival" but this doesn't seem to be an opinion shared by many other fans.

I liked "Survival", too. I also kind of like "Silver Nemesis". Avoid "Time and the Rani", it will make your eyes bleed.

For the Second Doctor, while I know "Tomb of the Cybermen" is highly regarded, and pretty influential, I liked "The Mind Robber" and "The Invasion" much more (along with the aforementioned "The War Games"). "The Mind Robber" in particular is only 5 parts, and has one of the most audaciously weird ways of working around an actors absence ever.

All good recommendations for the classic episodes. I also recommend Survival.

I know it is a story that is really overdone these days (I won't spoil it) but I always liked the fourth doctor "State of Decay" serial. It isn't on Netflix streaming though.