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

Like everyone else I am not sold. The interview with him didn't impress me at all, but I have never seen him act so I will wait until 2010 and judge by how he does.

He was fine in The Ruby in the Smoke, but his part there was not one that would show off any Doctor-worthy-ness that he might possess.

I really enjoyed the christmas episode, though I wish they had spent more time on the idea of cybermen trying to survive in a pre-electronic society, rather than just mentioning it briefly in a throw-away line.

As for the new Who? Who knows. He looks vaguely alien already, if he can pull off the Doctor's barely-controlled madness in the way that Eccleston and Tenant have than he should be alright. One question though, why does the Doctor keep getting younger?

ruhk wrote:

I really enjoyed the christmas episode, though I wish they had spent more time on the idea of cybermen trying to survive in a pre-electronic society, rather than just mentioning it briefly in a throw-away line.

As for the new Who? Who knows. He looks vaguely alien already, if he can pull off the Doctor's barely-controlled madness in the way that Eccleston and Tenant have than he should be alright. One question though, why does the Doctor keep getting younger?

I imagine it'll swing the other way come the doctor after next.

My enthusiasm is muted, but I'm very interested nonetheless. I enjoyed the manic, almost bipolar performance of Tenant and hope that this remains smack in the center of the performance of the new Who.

I imagine it'll swing the other way come the doctor after next.

They pretty much half to unless they want to switch to a Doctor and an Au pair model. Though

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might be funny for a one off.

I was really starting to dig the idea of a Mos Def Doctor, too.

BadMojo wrote:
Atomicvideohead wrote:

Why does he have no eyebrows?

He also has a full beard in that photo. Creeped out yet?

Obviously his mutant hair growth is what made him the ideal candidate.

Like everyone else I'll reserving judgement but....ugh....he looks like he'd be more comfortable in that awful Twilight film.

Timelords can not go into direct sunlight or they will be revealed for what they are! Sparkly TIMELORDS!!!!!!

Bah what do I care, Doctor Who died when they made him kiss someone. The Doctor is not suppose to have relations with anyone except a paternal one to his companions. The Tenant version of the doctor seemed to channel a bit of Tom Baker so it was a better than Eccleston. I am wait and see, via torrent .

Paterson Joseph would have been brilliant as the Doctor. I know that he played a role in the last couple of eps of s1, but there seems to be a Whedonesque habit of resuing actors from different roles in new Who anyway. Also, he is playing a role in Survivors, which is adapted from the Terry Nation story.

I found this rant kind of interesting. It is getting a bit tired to have yet another white male doctor. Actually I don't have a problem with the male part because I can assume that Time Lords have similar reproduction to humans so perhaps that is set but I think the show could be better if he wasn't always a white person. There are a heck of a lot of great actions of other ethnic backgrounds so why not?

Black, white, red- whoever tried out and fit the role the best would be okay by me. I was thinking about the possibility of a female doctor, but that might be too extreme a break with the past to work. Women on the show have always had good, multi-faceted parts as companions. Isn't that enough? The writer acts like Billy Piper and the rest weren't "stars" of the show even though they were. Sarah Jane, an earlier companion, is now the star of her own show. So it's not like the BBC is stuck in some 1950s time warp.

I really don't think it matters what sex or skin color the Doctor is- the changes would only be cosmetic.

What I'm starting to get tired of is how it seems most of the new episodes are set either in/around/above/below London or on an earth-based space station or spaceship. The Doctor is always talking about all these weird alien worlds he and his companions go to, but it's all off-camera. I guess that budgetary constraints are truly the Doctor's greatest villain.

It's time for a hot big-breasted female Doctor with a Glasgow accent.

ruhk wrote:

What I'm starting to get tired of is how it seems most of the new episodes are set either in/around/above/below London or on an earth-based space station or spaceship.

Agreed. I never watched old Dr. Who. When I started watching with Eccleston, I couldn't help but wonder if the old eps were as Earth-centric as the new ones. The 2005 season, I think every ep took place on Earth or a station around Earth?

It depended on the time period. Some guys spent most of the time on earth working with UNIT or whatever it was called staving off alien invaders of one kind or another. Working off memory here, but most places he goes even in space have humans or humanoid like beings inhabiting them. In the old series, outdoors on other planets tend to look like either the English countryside or a big quarry pit someplace in the English countryside.

Jon Pertwee's Dr. spent nearly his entire incarnation trapped on Earth due to the actions of the 2nd Doctor. After the events of The Three Doctors he was able to travel again but I don't recall him actually travelling a whole lot before regenerating into Tom Baker. The Beeb is as cheap as ever with funding for cool locations.

They are cheap on locations but even shows with good budgets seem to always go to planets that look a lot like Earth or sets. I am watching SG-1 now and they even come up with an in-show explanation that gateworlds are Earth like because of some reason or other.

In SG:1's defense, they only go to planets that are oxygen rich, and usually have other human settlers that were placed there by the Goauld(sp?). Unlike Star Trek TNG that only go to planets straight out of the 80's.

Grenn wrote:

Unlike Star Trek TNG that only go to planets straight out of the 80's.

I'll make a mint selling hairspray and bedazzlers in the future! Watch out Mr. Mudd!

Grenn wrote:

In SG:1's defense, they only go to planets that are oxygen rich, and usually have other human settlers that were placed there by the Goauld(sp?). Unlike Star Trek TNG that only go to planets straight out of the 80's.

GOA'ULD

Grenn wrote:

In SG:1's defense, they only go to planets that are oxygen rich, and usually have other human settlers that were placed there by the Goauld(sp?).

Wasn't it based on the ring network which was actually built by the Ancients (ubermensch requiring Class M planets)?

LiquidMantis wrote:
Grenn wrote:

In SG:1's defense, they only go to planets that are oxygen rich, and usually have other human settlers that were placed there by the Goauld(sp?).

Wasn't it based on the ring network which was actually built by the Ancients (ubermensch requiring Class M planets)?

Enough of the fiction. They visited places that look mysteriously like the area outside of Vancouver.

Nimcosi wrote:

You know you want them.

Yes, yes I do.

EDIT: Ooh, this useless post promoted me to junior executive. How appropriate.

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Bah, the windows are the wrong size. The phone's probably a dummy, too.

dang on page 8!

Anyway, saw part one of the season finale.

Thanks, David Tennant, you were a brilliant Dr.!

karmajay wrote:

dang on page 8!

Anyway, saw part one of the season finale.

Thanks, David Tennant, you were a brilliant Dr.!

He's not quite done yet, eh?

He's not quite done yet, eh?

Well at the end of the episode he started the "transformation", I figured the 2nd part would introduce us to the new guy. Or is that not happening yet?