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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Ariella McManus » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:46 am

Who's excited for Season 9?! I am..and I'm not. For the first time since the Davison era, I have serious reservations. But that aside, we really do need to start a Doctor Who Fan Club :D
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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Lavinia Rookwood » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:03 pm

Well now that we've gotten a teaser and I've gotten to rewatch some of the episodes from season 8, I'm feeling much more optimistic about the new season. Alot of the things I had problems with, I've been able to get some new perspective of it and frankly, Peter Capaldi is excellent as the Doctor. I still have some concerns, but yeah, mark me down as excited.
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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Ariella McManus » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:01 am

I'm still not completely sold on either Clara or Missy, but after seeing the trailers, I have to admit that I'm pretty excited as well. I guess I'll trust the Moff on this one and see how it goes. I do know a fair amount of people, though, we said they will not be watching it anymore due to the direction it's taken.
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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Amy Links » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:29 am

My daughter and I have watched the first 7 seasons of Doctor Who. I loved the 10th and 11th doctor and think they both did a wonderful job. It's always been hard to choose who my favorite is though my favorite episodes are Don't Blink, Demons Run, The Day of The Doctor, and The Time of the Doctor. I also liked Dooms Day. I mostly liked Dooms Day because it put so many of the Doctors companions together. I really need to watch season 8 and 9 but I haven't had the time. My little girl keeps asking me when we get to see a new Doctor Who lol

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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Alessa Jayde » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:04 am

Oo Amy, you simply must continue watching Doctor Who to catch up!!
So who is everyone's favorite character (besides The Doctor since obviously we all love him)?
My favorites are River Song & The Master :3

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Postby Ainsley Royce » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:41 am

I agree with you Alessa. I love River Song! The Master is so much fun to watch, especially with the newest season. I love what they are doing with that crazy cat!! :D :P

As far as companions, I love Donna Noble. She is my favorite because she really grounded the Doctor because it was a straight platonic relationship. It was built on mutual respect and that was something I really enjoyed seeing. Donna was so outspoken and not afraid to speak her mind. I loved the way she interacted with the Doctor and that to me was what made me love her the most.

Amy (and Rory) were my other two fave companions because I loved their relationship. It was adorable how they were childhood sweethearts. Also the way Amy first met the new Doctor (11) was one of my favorite episodes ever. Fish fingers and custard!! :)

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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Lavinia Rookwood » Tue May 02, 2017 11:41 pm

*drumrolls to bring the dead thread back to life*

*remembers the Master had drums stuck in his head...immediately burns drums*

Ahem. So how anyone else started watching the new season? What's your thoughts on Bill, the new companion? I think she's absolutely wonderful and this season is fantastic so far.
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Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue May 02, 2017 11:55 pm

I've not seen any of the new season yet -- but I *have* been watching the first season with #9! He is just so awesome and I've enjoyed watching it, and all the extras on the DVDs, a lot. Sadly I'm on the 4th DVD, so attempting to eek it out by watching other things (just watched Dark Shadows :lol:).

Back to the rest of your post and question -- From what I've seen of previews and little snippets, Bill is awesome! Intelligent, daring, smart (which isn't necessarily the same as intelligent), courageous and with a nifty sense of humour. What more could you want? She particularly compares nicely with that ... person ... who came in with #11 and continued through #12. She was of an ARGness which was quite incredibly off-putting for me. I stopped watching the show when she became a regular. That first time she showed up, as a Dalek? I was like EeeeEEuuuUUU. But she died! (YAY) Then, she came on as a regular? Murk.
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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Ariella McManus » Wed May 03, 2017 12:27 am

A person after my own heart!! I absolutely could not stand SHE-who-should-not-be-named!! I was never so glad to see the end of a character, and that includes Melanie Bush (yeah, I'm that old and been watching Doctor Who for a long time :rolleyes: ). As for Bill, I absolutely adore her. She honestly is everything a companion should be, and even reminds me of a modern day Barbara Wright, who traveled with the First Doctor. Sadly, we are losing Capaldi at the end of this series, and if rumour is to be believed, Bill is only around for this series as well. Darn pity!!
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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Lavinia Rookwood » Wed May 03, 2017 12:30 am

Yeah, I was never the biggest fan of 'the person' myself. She had some good moments, but it never quite felt like the writers knew what they wanted to do and she always came off as bossy or fussy. But with Bill, it's like a breath of fresh air. Everything feels so much better and oddly, lighter now.

And yeah, I really love the Ninth Doctor. We just got my dad to watch one of his episodes (Dalek). He's not a fan really, but at least he doesn't mind the occasional attempt to brainwash...err, bring him on board.
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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Sky Alton » Wed May 03, 2017 6:37 pm

''The Person' was like a bad fan fiction character - everybody in the show automatically liked her and the situations were engineered around her to retroactively give her a massive role in the shows mythology which they really hadn't creatively earned. Not that I've got a chip on my shoulder over this or anything....

I've only seen two eps of the latest series but I'm already loving it a lot more than I expected after the last one. Bill is fantastic, a character who has been conceived propperly so can actually stand on her own merits without everyone having to point out to us how special she is. (and you guys are making me wish I'd brought my series 1 to 4 boxset to uni with me...)
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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Ariella McManus » Thu May 04, 2017 2:30 am

Bill really is a breath of fresh air that has been badly needed for a few series now. I always liked Capaldi's Doctor, but with Bill he really seems to come into his own. It will be interesting to see where Chibnall takes it next series, and I am a little excited for that. Despite all my grumbling, however, I will miss Moffat. He gave us Matt Smith, after all, so he can't be all bad :D
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Re: Doctor Who!

Postby Lavinia Rookwood » Thu May 04, 2017 2:36 am

If you have an Amazon Prime account, they have the series 1-4 on there I believe.

But yeah, Bill is a stand out companion and she only seems to get better each episode. The third episode has been my favorite so far, and I'll leave it there to avoid spoilers. But even Capaldi's energy with Bill is so different and it's really making him look so much better as the Doctor.

I'm nervously excited for Chibnall. Probably because while I've seen many regenerations, it's all been in catch up. This is the first time I'll be going through a whole shift like this in live time, and not knowing what to expect, makes it a little nervewracking.
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