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#1242397
Topic
Doctor Who
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To elaborate a bit, a large percentage of Who fans consider “Blink” to be the greatest episode ever. When I first saw it, it blew me away, and I had already been a fan for close to 20 years. I’ve watched it at least 6 or 7 times and I still enjoy it. By contrast, some of the more recent episodes are too “drama-heavy” for my taste – the whole Rose period, and the River Song stuff, all kinda detracted from the quirky-time-traveler episodic flavor that attracted me in the first place. In short, there are a wide variety of styles over the years, and you are likely to find some you like, and others you don’t.

For modern Dr. Who, I tend to prefer Capaldi - some of the episodes in the most recent series were fantastic. I also very much liked his predecessor Matt Smith, especially his first episode (“The Eleventh Hour”), but some of his later ones became too drama-heavy for my taste.

As for the older, “classic” Who, Tom Baker is certainly the quintessential Doctor. Way too many wonderful episodes to list. “Genesis of the Daleks” is one of the best, with a fantastic climax… some people consider it the best episode ever. It also would give you a sense of the slower-paced approach of the day, where a single story stretched and developed over a few weeks. Some younger viewers find that pace too slow, but in my opinion there’s no better way to spend a relaxed, rainy saturday morning with some coffee and toast 😃

For these older eras, I have known some women to prefer Peter Davidson, because he was good looking. A former fiance of mine had a big crush on him (she is the one who actually got me hooked on the show). Davidson was in several excellent episodes… “Caves of Androzani” for example. I liked Sylvester McCoy too, and although he was in some dreadful episodes, he was also in a few excellent ones (“Curse of Fenric” and “Remembrance of the Daleks”). Newcomers should avoid Colin Baker episodes (not to be confused with Tom Baker, mentioned above).

One of the cool things about the series, is that each Doctor is encouraged to inject their own “style”. So the various doctors are VERY different from each other, while still retaining some irreverent British humor as a consistent thread. The Dr. Who universe also is replete with a number of repeat-villains. The Daleks, The Master, The Cybermen, etc. It is interesting to see how the villains changed as the budget increased over the years.

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#1241977
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

I think what I find the most irritating about promos these days, is they show a scene, and in less than one second, they are already fading it out. It’s like this for snippet after snippet, at the end I have absolutely no idea what I just watched. So I have to watch it on YouTube so I can hit pause to even see what is in each snippet. Maybe that’s the intent.

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#1241916
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Jeez, have you seriously given this any thought at all? There’s probably been 100 times that previous doctors have had the EXACT same thing said about them. “Who put HIM in charge?” I mean, just substitute “he” for “she” in the above quote and you’ve probably got 25% of the previous episodes. Just how SHOULD anyone challenge the doctor’s authority going forward, now that it’s a woman, without you seeing it as a feminist hit piece?

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#1241892
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler said:

It is clear this is marketed to feminists. ugh.

I didn’t get that out of it.

I am not sure how you could miss it.

The vast majority of it was showing scenes from the show, and some of the partners. Yeah there’s a cute little play on words at the end, but I didn’t think it was heavy-handed about it.

the music? The little bit where it looked like she will have to deal with the “typical male pig”?

You’re right, I missed where it made reference to a “typical male pig”. Where is that?

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#1241817
Topic
Doctor Who
Time

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler said:

It is clear this is marketed to feminists. ugh.

I didn’t get that out of it.

I am not sure how you could miss it.

The vast majority of it was showing scenes from the show, and some of the partners. Yeah there’s a cute little play on words at the end, but I didn’t think it was heavy-handed about it.

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#1241766
Topic
Religion
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

I hate the celibacy vow, but I don’t think that’s why there is so much abuse. My assumption is that pedophiles become priests because they know that they will not only have access to children, but also that the Church will protect and enable them in their crimes. They would have access to children in schools, daycares, summer camps, or sports teams, but accusations typically are and have been taken very seriously in those settings. You still see tragic cases of abuse in schools and sports, but not thousands of students abused by thousands of teachers in single cities where the districts ensured that the teachers be allowed to continue their abuse. The protection is what draws them, I think.

Alternatively, I’ve often wondered if some people notice in themselves urgings that they wish to suppress (e.g., attraction to kids, attraction to same sex), and are therefore attracted to being a part of an institution that provides a supportive infrastructure for a celibate life. I once knew someone who was considering joining a monastery partly for this reason. Ironic if they were to then find themselves in an environment that supported acting on said urges.

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#1241667
Topic
Religion
Time

I’m not sure what to think of the vow of celibacy thing. Being rather socially clumsy, it wasn’t uncommon for me to go two or three years without so much as a date (and this was not by choice). But never once did that cause me to have the slightest notion of taking advantage of a kid. I’m not sure that people take advantage of kids because they are sex-starved… I think they just are attracted to kids. Or does it depend on the person?

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#1240353
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Yes, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if republicans strengthen their control. I think overall they are pretty happy that Trump has done a lot of what he says he would do, has waved the flag and ridiculed the evil football players, and they don’t give a damn about all this abstract Russia stuff. Plus he kicked out all those bad immigrants that are taken are jobs.

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#1240146
Topic
Religion
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

I’m no fan of religion (well, except the FSM). However, is the abuse rate any higher in the catholic church than in other religions? Or even when compared to large secular organizations? I haven’t seen any such statistics, and I wonder if it is just an unfortunate aspect of humanity in general.

It’s not just that, it’s the institutional coverups. If any secular organization, or even a smaller religious institution, did that, then they’d be brought down immediately after it came to light.

I agree it’s horrendous. But again, are there statistics that the amount of coverup is higher? We sometimes hear of agencies, schools, companies, etc, just transferring people. My university has covered up abuse cases, smeared victims, etc to cover their ass. Of course it’s bad, and especially noticeable coming from a group claiming such a high level of righteousness. But is it all that unique?

I am not claiming it isnt, I’m just actually curious.

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#1239995
Topic
Religion
Time

I’m no fan of religion (well, except the FSM). However, is the abuse rate any higher in the catholic church than in other religions? Or even when compared to large secular organizations? I haven’t seen any such statistics, and I wonder if it is just an unfortunate aspect of humanity in general.

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#1239391
Topic
A general <strong>Sports</strong> thread: <em>news, results, funny, inspiring, weird, controversies, gestures etc...</em>
Time

I watched the match and thought that:

  • the umpiring was probably a wee bit heavy-handed, but
  • Serena’s behavior was outrageous and unacceptable, even given that.

If Serena were to watch the video of her outburst, and after some self-reflection STILL think that her behavior was acceptable, much less warranted (in the press conference she basically said she was fighting for women’s rights), and doesn’t realize that she should obviously apologize, then she isn’t someone I’d want to be around. Her behavior was at its worst BEFORE the game penalty, and showed total disregard for her worthy and gracious opponent. In my opinion she behaved like a self-centered rude bully. I felt the same about McEnroe when he was playing.

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#1238949
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

Jeebus said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler, you honestly believe that they are “protesting the anthem”? You honestly believe that it is the ANTHEM that they are mad at??? Kapernick and others have made it clear from the start that they are protesting police brutality. And yet you (and others) persist in insisting that they are protesting the anthem. It’s amazing.

I know that now you’re going to say that the anthem isn’t the place to protest. That is a different argument. So just to be clear, one more time, on topic, Warbler, do you actually believe that they are “protesting the anthem”?

You can say they are not protesting the Anthem, that they are protesting police brutality. I say they are protesting police brutality via protesting the Anthem. Whatever you want to call it, I find it disrespectful.

Sorry, no, that’s not how words work. Strange, with how often you’ve brought up dictionary definitions, I’d have figured you’re the type of person to care about that sort of thing.

Fine, they are disrespecting the Anthem to protest police brutality.

Ok, that’s a more reasoned stance.

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#1238825
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler, you honestly believe that they are “protesting the anthem”? You honestly believe that it is the ANTHEM that they are mad at??? Kapernick and others have made it clear from the start that they are protesting police brutality. And yet you (and others) persist in insisting that they are protesting the anthem. It’s amazing.

I know that now you’re going to say that the anthem isn’t the place to protest. That is a different argument. So just to be clear, one more time, on topic, Warbler, do you actually believe that they are “protesting the anthem”?

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#1238505
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

I also wonder if this alleged “adult in the room” is simply trying to appease anti-Trump republicans so that they are still comfortable voting republican, on the basis that republicans are saving the day in the white house so don’t worry about Trump. The timing would make it seem that way. Until some republican comes out and make their opposition to Trump clear, as McCain did, it’s hard for me to see it as anything but republican self-aggrandizement without actual substance.

Interesting that both the right and left sides of the media are looking a bit askance at this statement.