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

Rahmen wrote:

Bums me out to come here and not see more than a little mention of how awesome Bill was.

I'll miss her dearly.

She was one of my favorite things about the episode. It would have been cool to see her running around with the new doctor.

Kurrelgyre wrote:

You seem angry at me personally, and I'm not sure why, nor what answer you're looking for unless it's "he didn't regenerate into a caveman this go round"?

Sorry. My post was harsh sounding. I've nothing against you at all.

Rahmen wrote:

Bums me out to come here and not see more than a little mention of how awesome Bill was.

I'll miss her dearly.

Same. Boyfriend and I caught up so that we could finally watch the Christmas special (meh for the most part on that), and I'm rather disappointed we don't get more of Bill. Definitely one of my favorite companions so far.

I hope they bring Missy back. She was the best thing about season 9.

Bill is the best companion. Going to miss her, not only because she was a great character but how much representation do Queer WOC get on primetime telly?

onewild wrote:

Bill is the best companion. Going to miss her, not only because she was a great character but how much representation do Queer WOC get on primetime telly?

The turning of Bill was heartbreaking. And the return of Heather was the only thing that made it bearable.

Oh, and the Pope coming out of her bedroom was probably one of my favorite scenes in the show's history.

Yeah. Bill was by far one of the best companions we've seen in the new series.

But don't worry at least we got to see Clara yet again /s

I agree, Bill was fantastic. Maybe on par with Donna, but I'm not 100% on that.

I'm with you there. Donna was allowed to be the Drs best mate and always called him out on his sh*t when nessesary. Such a relief to see a change from every companion being reduced to a wannabe love interest.

I miss her quite a lot. And she also had the best, if also most tragic, send off.

Yeah, I'm not sure who had the better sendoff, Donna or Bill. Probably Bill. I'm still super mad about Donna.

The Doctor Falls was so tragic for a number of reasons. The whole Bill is a cyberman thing was, like I said, only bearable by the Heather return, but the whole Missy dies at her own hand before her chance at redemption thing was almost equally heartbreaking.

The 10th season really did have a confluence of some of the best (and worst) characters. Loved Bill. Loved Missy. Loved Nardole. But they really should have killed off Clara with the raven.

I liked her in her first episode when she was a

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dalek

I'll give her that. Then she just kept coming back.

There was so much to like in the Missy character. Even the choice of her piano piece in the vault (Satie's Gnossienne No.1) was perfect. Most of it is written in free time meaning that it breaks with just about all of the musical rules we have regarding musical timekeeping.

So, there are apparently rumors that classic Who may get released on Bluray sometimes this year. There was a listing back in December on Best Buy for a Tom Baker Season 1 bluray that was quickly taken down. Possibly releasing in October? No real news though, just preorder listings on a few sites.

Paleocon wrote:

the whole Missy dies at her own hand before her chance at redemption thing was almost equally heartbreaking.

The whole point was for her to decide to do something good when there was no one around to witness it and there was nothing to gain from it.

Kurrelgyre wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

the whole Missy dies at her own hand before her chance at redemption thing was almost equally heartbreaking.

The whole point was for her to decide to do something good when there was no one around to witness it and there was nothing to gain from it.

Yeah. I know. It was still wretched to see the character end like that without a proper send off.

I kind of like how it looks but I don't like the animation they showed of it. Maybe it will grow on me.

Ooo, nice. Especially the circle.

is good!

Ehh. It's okay, I suppose. Could be worse...

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dhelor wrote:

Ehh. It's okay, I suppose. Could be worse...

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Don't knock it. Her floating head might wink during the opening credits.

It figures that the YouTube channel is already using the new logo.

It was majestic as f*ck for the late 80s.

Naww, it was cheezy as all get out even then. It might have felt better except that most of the older classic openings were so timelessly cool.

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Cross-posting from the Corgi thread because reasons:

Twitch Is Streaming Over 500 Episodes of Classic Doctor Who in an Epic Marathon

Hold on to your butts, Doctor Who fans. Twitch’s latest TV marathon is seven weeks of wonderful, insane time-travel delights: seven whole Doctors’ worth of Who stories airing back-to-back.

Announced today by the streaming service and the BBC, in the vein of Twitch’s equally absurd marathons of Power Rangers, Bob Ross, and many more, the next TV marathon on the livestream service will be dedicated to Doctor Who. Specifically, the classic version of the show that ran from 1963 to 1989.

Starting on May 29 and running until July 23, the marathon will air 500-plus episodes worth of stories from the first seven incarnations of the Doctor’s adventures in time and space, in approximately six to seven-hour blocks beginning at 11:00 am PDT Mondays to Fridays. If you miss any, each block will be repeated twice immediately after, so wherever you are in the world, you’ll be able to join thousands of other people live-watching, frankly, copious amounts of Doctor Who. There will be Daleks! There will be jelly babies!