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#1090572
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Doctor Who
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SilverWook said:

I’m sure this will all be forgotten when Rifftrax does The Five Doctors next month. 😉

I’ll be moving on to whether or not the recons Britbox announces this Friday are any good.

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#1090571
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Doctor Who
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Tobar said:

towne32 said:

And he’s choosing an actress that he has lots of experience working with. The show will survive. And, I think, it will prosper.

For the sake of the series I hope you’re right. I also hope Whittaker can surprise but I doubt it. Her character on Broadchurch left a very bad impression.

Sure, it was a very stressful character. I thought she played it perfectly, though. Similarly, her Black Mirror character was absolutely awful and easy to hate. But again, performance wise she did it right, in my opinion.

No clue how she is going to play this role, but I’m hopeful that she and Chibnall will nail it.

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#1090561
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Doctor Who
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Tobar said:

towne32 said:

I have no problem with people disagreeing with it. Women or otherwise. You can’t always agree with everything, and certainly not on a show that runs for that long. As I’ve said to Warbler before this news even broke, he might not like the next cycle of the show, but maybe he will again some day after that. It’s a show that reflects the era it’s made in. It always has been, always will. I think many of the posts on the other side, today, make you guys look (as you say) like “assholes”. I’m not going to be sweet and comforting in return to inflammatory statements.

The ‘tears’ were specifically regarding responding to the news like a small angry child.

Well I’m glad you’re engaging in good faith. Personally I don’t think they’re doing this for the right reasons and I worry about the ramifications on the future of the series.

Chibnall had certain dealbreakers when he took the job. It’s quite possible that he pushed them further than the BBC was even quite ready to go at that point, which would be exactly the way to do it. And he’s choosing an actress that he has lots of experience working with. The show will survive. And, I think, it will prosper.

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#1090559
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Doctor Who
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Tobar said:

What is your response to all of the women who disagree with this decision? You can’t so readily dismiss them by flinging around accusations of sexism. Nor should you for all of the male fans who disagree with this either.

Maybe you should consider more up to date quotes from the seventh doctor?

a message from Sylvester!
“Congratulations Jodie Whittaker!!! One small step for Women, one Giant leap for Womenkind!!”

How about one from the sixth?

Cannot deny that I am amazed by the ‘never watch it again’ reaction by some viewers ( I hesitate to call them ‘fans’). Very sad

But I’m sure they’re just brainwashed by the femnazis!!!

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#1090547
Topic
Doctor Who
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Tobar said:

towne32 said:

Great casting decision, great tears from the predictables!

Now you see, a response like that makes you and the others who have responded like this sound like assholes.

The Doctor himself wasn’t too keen on the idea:

The Fifth Doctor said:

I have a slight problem with that because it’s not as if genders are interchangeable on Gallifrey. I have no problem with female Time Lords, and my daughter [Georgia Moffett, now married to Tennant] has already whizzed round the galaxy [she played the Doctor’s daughter, created from his DNA, in a 2008 episode]. But I don’t like the idea of the Doctor having a sex change - it’s not as if you would have a female James Bond.

The Seventh Doctor said:

I’m a feminist and recognise there are still glass ceilings in place for many women, but where would we draw the line? A Mr Marple instead of Miss Marple? A Tarzanette?

I’m sorry, but no – Doctor Who is a male character, just like James Bond. If they changed it to be politically correct then it would ruin the dynamics between the doctor and the assistant, which is a popular part of the show.

I support feminism, but I’m not convinced by the cultural need of a female Doctor Who.

What is your response to all of the women who disagree with this decision? You can’t so readily dismiss them by flinging around accusations of sexism. Nor should you for all of the male fans who disagree with this either.

I have no problem with people disagreeing with it. Women or otherwise. You can’t always agree with everything, and certainly not on a show that runs for that long. As I’ve said to Warbler before this news even broke, he might not like the next cycle of the show, but maybe he will again some day after that. It’s a show that reflects the era it’s made in. It always has been, always will. I think many of the posts on the other side, today, make you guys look (as you say) like “assholes”. I’m not going to be sweet and comforting in return to inflammatory statements.

The ‘tears’ were specifically regarding responding to the news like a small angry child.

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#1090541
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Doctor Who
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oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

You really should see Ryan Johnson’s doctor. I know it’s not “canon”, but the woman who played the doctor was quite good, it wasn’t a joke, and it was 30 years ago. There were 4 episodes, the 4th one being the best.

Ryan has a website that can be found with a modest bit of googling.

I am intrigued - will certainly give it a go.

 

 

On a separate note I don’t get all the selective cherry-picking of past episodes to try and discredit the notion that a Gallifreyan can’t change sexes - we’re told, and have been shown, that they can change colour, age, personality, character, memory, and sex - so it’s hardly a big surprise…

Over 20 regenerations of various characters in old and new Who before Missy, not once was there a gender change not once.

and just because it hasn’t been mentioned in the earlier Who content doesn’t mean it’s any less correct.

perhaps, but if Timelords can change gender, the lack of any mention of this(and the lack of it actually happening) for over 50 years, is quite glaring.

The Doctor will be a woman - big deal.

Just like it would be no big dead if Romana or Rani changed into a man. Right.

It wouldn’t be a big deal if Romana (Fred) or Rani regenerated into a man - as previously said. Why would it?

What are you talking about with this (Fred). If Romana ever regenerated into a male and went by the name Fred, I have never heard about it.

Read back through my post on it in here - and you’ll find the answer.

Now, why would it be a big deal if Romana or Rani regenerated into a man?

Or worse!

RIP 1963-1979

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#1090523
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Doctor Who
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Tobar said:

I actually would be open to giving it a go if they had cast say, Hayley Atwell. But instead he went with the one actress I was actively dreading the most. Her character on Broadchurch is easily the worst of the entire ensemble. I just don’t see it working. But we’ll see.

Yeah. Her character on Broadchurch was frustrating. Her acting was great. Same with Black Mirror.

Great casting decision, great tears from the predictables!

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#1088748
Topic
Doomsday Thread
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Possessed said:

Your tactic of accusing everyone that doesn’t buy in to the bullshit in this clickbait of a thread of being a trump supporter is very childish and insulting.

Yeah, I’m back to thinking standard troll instead of mentally ill. Too self aware of the shenanigans he’s employing. The desperation for attention is real, though.

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#1087686
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Banned members
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yhwx said:

Warbler said:

Are RayRogers and jedimasterobiwan one and the same? If so, why hasn’t the RayRogers account been locked as well?

Where’d you get this idea from?

It was probably the shift in conversation, from discussing an unknown jmow sock to Ray discussing socks and defending himself seemingly out of the blue.

Extremely different levels of literacy and coherence, though.

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#1087479
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Doctor Who
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Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

Has there ever been any official word on whether a character in Doctor Who who meets an older version of themselves, interacts and affects the timeline remembers the encounter?

I’m thinking mainly of Missy and Masty here - are we to assume she always remembered what happened in this last episode before he regenerated into her? Or is it a case of time retconning memories only after the events happened to her?

Or are we just not supposed to ask?!

There is often a throwaway line about how the timelines are out of sync, or similar, thus having only the latest incarnation able to remember the events. This was a crucial part of Day of the Doctor.

In last night’s episode, however, that seems to be ‘mostly’ true for Missy, who does perform that trick that she and the Master have a vague recollection of, sans any real detail. She and Harold/Master did have the typical conversation about timelines being out of sync, as well.

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#1087393
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Doctor Who
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Warbler said:

I could have sworn the person in question had passed away. I am glad that I was mistaken about that.

This is getting trickier to discuss without spoilers. 😃

If you’re thinking of the person from 2013, no they have not passed away! If you’re thinking of someone else, yes they certainly have.

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#1087378
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Doctor Who
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Warbler said:

Well . . . this should be an interesting Christmas Special . . .

I’m on board with the casting decision. I just hope it has a bit more charm than the previous (pseudo) appearance. What we saw yesterday was an improvement, imo.

(Really trying to phrase it in a way that doesn’t blatantly spoil as it has been less than 24hr).

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#1086759
Topic
Doctor Who
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Handman said:
While it’s true Tennant had some awful stuff (Rose romance, “I don’t wanna go” especially), I don’t recall the worst stuff being as bad as, say, “Kill the Moon”, “Robot of Sherwood”, or that viking episode that had an evil lion show up in the last 20 minutes and derail a character study. Clara was especially mishandled, she was given a few good farewells but kept coming back only to leave with a whimper.

Robot of Sherwood was okay for a comedy. But it was typical mediocre material of Gatiss. He did Idiot’s Lantern for Tennant, which I would say is on par with or worse quality than Sherwood. He did Victory of the Daleks which was the worst episode in a mostly fantastic Series 5. And he did the eye booger one for Capaldi which was quite bad. I liked his Ice warriors episode this series.

I agree that The Girl Who Died went a bit off the rails. Some enjoyable parts, and I liked the ending. But it was a letdown after Mathieson wrote the two best episodes the prior Series.

I was definitely disappointed in Kill the Moon. As a scientist, I actually normally really like bad science in sci-fi. Sometimes more than attempts at real science that are poorly executed. But this one went too far at the end, to the point where I had to roll my eyes. The original Ice Warriors is another Who that has science that is really just bad. However, I loved both of Harness’s other stories (the Zygon two parter and the Pyramid one). Kill the Moon didn’t quite work the way the problem was handed off to the humans at the end. But looking at it as a sort of trilogy, where it always comes down to the same kind of responsibility/decision theme, but with different outcomes, it’s a bit more enjoyable for me.

Anyway, I’ll take any of those over Fear Her.

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#1086396
Topic
Doomsday Thread
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generalfrevious said:

Ultimately, I don’t want to be ignored ever again on these forums.

I’m glad you’ve finally admitted what this is really all about. Get less attention, make bigger claims and bigger threats, because we can’t help but respond to it (especially when you’re threatening self harm constantly). Not having someone looking at you and worrying about you would be the worst, right?

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#1086241
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Doctor Who
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Bingowings said:

Handman said:

My biggest complaint about Capaldi’s shows, is that even when there is one or two good stories, there are always three or four completely incoherent messes to bury them. I’m with Tobar. Can’t wait for Moffat to leave.

The character has been around since 1963 in television, audio, cinema, comic book and novel form and in every iteration over those many decades when it is bad it’s dull. When it’s good it’s astounding. It’s nothing to do with any particular show runner, though a fresh injection of creativity tends to spark the greater stories. For every Robots of Death there is a Horns of Nimon. For every Midnight there is a Fear Her. For every Heaven Sent there is a Sleep No More. Roll with it.

Indeed. There are (for some people, I don’t know what Handman thinks) rose-colored glasses for older series of the show. Series 3 has some absolute classics. Utopia, Blink, and the Human Nature 2 parter. It also has, IMO, 6 or 7 very weak episodes. Season 12-14 of the old series is considered the best by many fans. But even Season 12 mostly only has Robot and the Ark in Space going for it. Robot and Revenge of the Cybermen are weak, and the Sontaran serial is just having fun running around on location for two hours to fill the time.

I’ll take Series 8 and 9 over 6 and 7. Been a while since I’ve seen 5, but that probably hasn’t been topped.

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#1086158
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Doctor Who
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Warbler said:

Maybe. I know I am not a fan of the 12th/13th Doctor*, maybe I will like the 13th/14th Doctor more . I thought the regeneration was going to happen in the Christmas Special and I thought the Christmas Special was going to air on 12/25, not 12/26.

Sure. I just meant that the series will be out of Moffat’s hands once the Christmas Special is done.

As for the regeneration, they seem to be doing something tricky with it as

***Spoilers for last week’s episode ***

they may have shown the beginning of the regeneration already. And they may show more of it this week. People have speculated that they might try to get away with an ‘on air reveal’ of the next Doctor by showing them early. It’s never been done before, but part of the reason for that is that by Christmas time, they would have already started filming series 11, and the news would get out. Given that they filmed that short clip of Capaldi (possibly) regenerating only two weeks ago, it sounds like they’re up to something.

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#1086119
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Doctor Who
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Warbler said:

I saw a little bit of an episode this season. I can see the series is not for me anymore. The Master switching to a good guy/gal? It is ok that he/she murdered people because people eat meat??? Sorry no thanks.

It’s possible that seeing a scene out of context isn’t sufficient to understand the series. It’s not clear what is going on with Missy just yet, but you are certainly not supposed to be trusting her with open arms. This Doctor certainly is darker and rougher around the edges, and doesn’t always harp on his appreciation for the importance of each life, etc, as the last few Doctors did.

The show goes through phases, and the Doctor varies in personality. December 26th, a new guy will be in charge and a new actor will play the lead. Maybe it’ll be more to your tastes, or maybe not.

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#1085988
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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Possessed said:

Probably a misunderstanding. He probably took “smh” as in shaking your head in shame, since that’s usually what that means.

Up until this moment, I always thought “smh” was short for “so much hate”. In many cases, it would have been kind of interchangeable with “shaking my head”. But there were certainly times that I thought, “damn, that’s an over the top response. Oh well. Must just be how the youths talk, now”.

Does it sometimes mean “so much hate”, or am I the equivalent of grannies who, 20 years ago, thought LOL meant lots of love?

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