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View Poll Results: Who's your favourite Doctor?
First Doctor (William Hartnell) | 1963-66 0 0%
Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) | 1966-69 1 6.25%
Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) | 1970-74 2 12.50%
Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) | 1974-1981 0 0%
Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) | 1982-84 0 0%
Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) | 1984-86 0 0%
Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) | 1987-89 0 0%
Eight Doctor (Paul McGann) | 1996 0 0%
Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) | 2005 2 12.50%
Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) | 2005-2010 5 31.25%
Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) | 2010-13 4 25.00%
Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) | 2014-present 2 12.50%
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Doctor Who (Series 10 in early 2017 ; new companion: Pearl Mackie as Bill)




I have just finished watching the first season (2005) of the 2nd series of Doctor Who (2005-present). Of course I had heard a lot of things about it, I knew the cult following after the 1st series (1963-1989). But I wasn't prepared for so much win, so much awesomeness.
It's not even a Geek thing, it's made for everyone as long as you are ready to digest the british humour, this wonderful and subtle blend of social satire/commentary, black humour, goofiness and (very) dark undertones - all "hidden" in the Sci-Fi epicness.

The show is so well written and conceptualized, it's incredible! The story arcs (from what I have already seen) are fantastic.
(From the first season) The Daleks are a fascinating depiction of the Humans' darkest aspects. The Siltheens were very interesting too (and I certainly hope "Margaret Blaine" will be seen again as a reborn Siltheen). The Time Lord, Rose and her family's psychological portraits were top quality too! Everything is perfect, let's be honest.


I mean... This is gold. And I can't wait to watch the rest!



What do you think of Doctor Who? Season 8 (and new Doctor) will start in 2 weeks and a half, I saw... So the moment to open this thread is appropriate.
Also, please, use the **spoiler** tag if you are about to describe the epidoses.







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One of the best series ever !

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Haha! The depiction of the Daleks.

Was the old series any good? It's a generational case, it seems: all the contemporains of the old series say it was the best and the younger genration says the new series is a million times better.
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Haha! The depiction of the Daleks.

Was the old series any good? It's a generational case, it seems: all the contemporains of the old series say it was the best and the younger genration says the new series is a million times better.
I only came in in the new series, haven't watched any of the 1963-1989 episodes. Did know this song back then though, liked it haha
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of the new series that one is the best,

bad luck mate, the next few turn into soppy drivel

Tennant? I'll get my coat

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of the new series that one is the best,

bad luck mate, the next few turn into soppy drivel

Tennant? I'll get my coat
We'll see.

But I certainly loved the episode "The Satan Pit", that I watched a year ago when it was aired on a French channel. That's the episode that got me hooked - and made me want to start the series, months after watching it.
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I also heard a lot of good stuff about this show, I guess I will watch it too
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I only came in in the new series, haven't watched any of the 1963-1989 episodes. Did know this song back then though, liked it haha
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I liked the song back then too without knowing about the show

I remember trying to make out what they were actually saying "Bosh bosh bosh, loads of money" and "We will take over - we are superior beings" was quite hard to place.

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We'll see.

But I certainly loved the episode "The Satan Pit", that I watched a year ago when it was aired on a French channel. That's the episode that got me hooked - and made me want to start the series, months after watching it.
the Weeping Angels were good, I'll give him that

the episode in the Space Library is fucking fantastic.

Personally I will always love "Dalek" from the first new series and that series penultimate episode

as for the original stuff, Baker is always top dog, but McCoy wasn't too bad tbh

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I was watching the McCoy series when it first came out in the late 80s and it remains one of my favourite eras of the show. I also liked Tom Baker, I have lots of the old series DVDs.
I liked the first few seasons of the "new" show the best so far especially the episodes with Billie Piper.

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I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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Even though I loved how the end of the season 2 sealed Rose's destiny, I was a bit underwhelmed by it. It felt just like a very long interlude, a transitional season. Because the third season is almost as good as the first. (The 2nd half is quite exceptional, I have to say.)
I'm watching the last episode later today. I want to be floored!
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Switched to the 11th doctor. (about to start season 5)


I ended up loving Tennant's interpretation of the Doctor. A lot darker and nuanced than the 10th. But the 3 seasons themselves are a bit weaker than the first; not much, but they are. The standard was way too high!
I've been pretty disappointed with the Dalek story arcs with Tennant as the Doctor. I mean, it was way too soapy and all over the place for my taste - as TigerTim suggested - and I was a disappointed by the Time Lords' special episode (after season 4), which had loads of potential on paper.
It's a shame, because a lot of the episodes in those 3 seasons were outstanding! Like the "The Girl in the Fireplace", "The Impossible Planet/Satan's Pit", "Gridlock", "Blink", "Planet of the Ood", "Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead", "Midnight", "Turn Left" (4 amaze-balls of episodes in a row in that 4th season, all shockingly good!) and "The Waters of Mars" special. Moffat should write a lot more, in my opinion. This guy has undoubtedly a huge talent and is a real fan of the old series, his writing skills are incredible. Davies is more Hit and Miss. But when he hits, he hits hard too!

I still can't get over the fact that Rose (Billie Piper) is no more (or almost). She was absolutely wonderful as the female companion. Agyeman as Martha Jones was useless; I was disgusted by her performances. Tate, as Donna Noble, was incredible too as expected. And her fate is the most saddening, in retrospect. It is downright cruel! But Piper was everything. Incredible caracter.

John Simm as The Master deserves to be bitch-slapped. I'm into the typically quirky, over-the-top acting in british humour but Simm's interpretation left me cold and unamused. At all. He was disgustingly cringe. He was like cakes that have too much sugar. No nuances, no nothing. Had the casters chosen another person to portray him, the Master would probably be good. The writers and directors are also to blame though.


Anyway. The low points certainly didn't disgust me from the series: as a whole, it is still absolutely brilliant, thrilling, fascinating. An outstanding journey!




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I'm a bit scared with the 11th doctor (by Matt Smith) though. I don't like his face, I don't like what he seems to be bringing (from the 2 minutes I've seen of him). But I could be surprised, we'll see.



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Matt Smith was a good, worthy Doctor. He's my least favourite of the first 3 of the New Series, but he got the job very well done! Rory and Amy together were the most touching and loveable lovers in the series so far. As much as I loved Rose, her relationship with Mickey was not developped well enough. Rory's fate and wait were absolutely devastating, very emotional.
Jenna Coleman as Clara is excellent, my 3rd favourite companion after Rose and Donna (who are probably too hard to beat) so far. She is an excellent actress.




Now, the 12th Doctor, interpreted by Capaldi: . He is seriously good! Awesome even. He is by far the darkest of the New Series, which is certainly very promising. Capaldi portrays the Doctor in a more academic way than, say, David Tennant (as the Tenth Doctor). It doesn't necessarily mean better (I mean, come on! They are all "fantastic!"), but it's a very nice welcome for those who thought DW was getting a bit too soapy, even if the episodes themselves were as good as ever. Everyone wins with the Twelfth Doctor.
No more "Robot of Sherwood" (last week's episode), please, though. The plot was half-arsed. Even though the rest was top quality, it couldn't distract me from the plot holes.




I'm about to watch yesterday's episode, "Listen". It's getting rave reviews, but I wasn't spoiled at all. So let's watch it!...
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