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

I found Spearhead From Space (3rd Doctor introduction and the first episode to feature Nestene) to be sufficiently creepy, but that might be because alcohol made me more susceptible to suggestion.

Slacker1913 wrote:
I found Spearhead From Space (3rd Doctor introduction and the first episode to feature Nestene) to be sufficiently creepy, but that might be because alcohol made me more susceptible to suggestion.

In a lot of ways, Spearhead makes the best intro to the old series IMO. It's a clean slate, so you don't feel as much like you're starting in the middle of things. But it's much more accessible than Unearthly Child, and more like the rest of the series.

Yet I think Tom is probably a more accessible doctor.

One possible line might be to watch Spearhead, then if Pertwee is doing it for you, continue on. Otherwise watch Time Warrior (for Sarah Jane) then skip straight to Robot and Tom Baker. Or skip both of those if you don't like them and can deal with new characters from nowhere, and go straight to Ark in Space, which is awesome, because of in spite of the bubble wrap.

The green bubblewrap hand is still one of my favorite Doctor Who memories ever. (Linked just in case someone is insane enough to not want to be spoiled for a TV show broadcast 38 years ago.)

I'd probably recommend some things that get called-back in the modern show. "Spearhead from Space" is a great one, for the Autons. "Genesis of the Daleks" filler and all, for Davros and Sarah Jane. (If you can hack it, "The Ark in Space", "The Sontaran Experiment", and "Genesis" are adjacent 4th doctor stories, two classics and a short Sontaran diversion in the middle.) "Tomb of the Cybermen" (or "The 10th Planet" if you want to go old-school). "The Mind of Morbeus" for some Master and "Inferno" for some UNIT fun...

Yeah, it's a deep well. Wildly varying in quality of course, but always more ambitious than it had any right to be.

Also in unrelated-to-the-new-series stuff, "The Pyramids of Mars" is my favorite ever. And "Robots of Death" is pretty great.

Ohhh. "Robots of Death". Yeaaaaah.

consciousness wrote:
"The Mind of Morbeus" for some Master

I think you're mixing up two adventures: "The Mind of Evil" (3rd Doctor), which had the Master in, and "The Brain of Morbius" (4th Doctor), which didn't.

Major spoilers for NuWho Series 6 and 7 or was it 5 and 6? Everything having to do with the Eleventh Doctor.

"Assume the writers know what they're doing."

HAHAHAHHAHA

That made more sense than most of the last series.

sometimesdee wrote:
Major spoilers for NuWho Series 6 and 7 or was it 5 and 6? Everything having to do with the Eleventh Doctor.

The embedding seems to have been blocked, so wibbly wobbly linky winky stuff

Love the avatar, dee.

Hat tip to Cpt. Crowbar, you are quite right about the mixup. That's what I get when I don't look up the titles. Anywho, The Brain of Evil should have been the reference.

Seriously, why are there no new episodes yet? Fringe is over and Community isn't back yet and I want more Who!

The Super Bowl was scarier than anyone imagined...

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consciousness wrote:
Hat tip to Cpt. Crowbar, you are quite right about the mixup. That's what I get when I don't look up the titles. Anywho, The Brain of Evil should have been the reference.

Seriously, why are there no new episodes yet? Fringe is over and Community isn't back yet and I want more Who!

It's back at Easter with the rest of the series; the 30th of March, I think. It's still too long, damnit!

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I looked around but I couldn't find those pictures of him with the long coats. Anyone seen them? I'm curious now.

liquid wrote:
I looked around but I couldn't find those pictures of him with the long coats. Anyone seen them? I'm curious now.

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The tweed & bowtie was a definite improvement.

Yeah it is. That top one especially just looks like "Oh hi guys, I heard you liked Jack Harkness!"

I have to admit, though, I do rather like the idea of a "piratey" Doctor. Although possibly not that one.

CaptainCrowbar wrote:
I have to admit, though, I do rather like the idea of a "piratey" Doctor. Although possibly not that one.

I shall be very disappointed if we never see the Corsair.

Amy Pond, rowr

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Amy Pond, rowr

Yes even as a bumblebee she's quite fetching.

If you don't take the personality of the character into account, those pictures do look better, imo. But I can't picture the Doctor running around being himself while wearing this.

Yoinked from the "Post a picture, entertain me" thread:

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and many more!

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Amy who?

What's an Amy?

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There is nothing as frightening on Dr. Who as trying to figure out if it is safe to come into this thread in the window of time when the shows might be airing in the UK before we see them in the US.

I am trying to gather the strength to not watch the new episode the second it airs. I really miss having 4 seasons of Dr. Who piled up and ready to go. Watching them back to back was one of the best experiences I've had watching anything. Maybe even better than TNG/DS9 and Babylon 5 (all of which I watched in the last 6 years or so).