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Doctor Who

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jekyll, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Weeping Angels are unique and a testament to the the creative ability of those behind the show. They never scared me in the least, but I do find the concept interesting. Apparently The Ponds' final episode with the Doctor will center around them.
     
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    I love how the Angels' first story ends with a perfectly gratuitous montage of statuary just to scare the daylights out of the little ones.

    Daleks are still the show's greatest monster. They're often ill-used, but the design is phenomenal. Really an accomplishment for a kids' program on a BBC budget in 1963. Says something that the new versions almost 50 years later can't hold a candle to the original.

    The early days of Who saw some amazing creativity and design.
     
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    I know, the Daleks are awesome. My friend called it best when he said they look like evil cappuccino machines from space. The voice characteristics just puts them over the top.

    You guys ready for the spin-off mini web series, POND LIFE? Sounds fun, but I am glad they are only doing a small handful of episodes. It really doesn't sound like something that should be it's own thing outside of being a fun promotion for the main series.
     
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    "Blink" is the rebooted series best episode for me. Sheer brilliance.
     
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    Isn't it! I even worry about it when I have to wash my face! What if I open my eyes and see an angel in front of me! I'm so chicken-hearted.
     
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    Pond Life: Episode 1 is now online.


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    I love Smith, but, boy, they need to ease up on the zany.
     
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    I'm ok with the level of "zany" the Smith's series typically has, but didn't care for the hip-hop scene. That's not so much a statement against this show. as I have never cared for joke wherever it shows up. Hopefully it's a quick bit and not a large part of the story for the episode.

    What surprised me what that it was a minute long and had the Ponds in it for what? Ten seconds, tops? What's the point of calling this web series "Pond's Life" if it's about the Doctor and not the Ponds?

    I hope they figure out a way to bring back Canton this series. He was one of my favorite new characters last year. Not sure how they could work him in, but hopefully they figure something out.
     
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    Pond Life Episode 2 just hit the web. I really will miss these two when they leave the show later this year.


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    I'm assuming the hip-hop scene was just a throwaway joke and won't be in any of the episodes. As jokes go, it was pretty poor.

    The new one is much better than the first.
     
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    Yeah Pyramids of Mars was my fave
     
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    I agree. It was much better and at least attempted to tell a story in it's highly condensed format. Still disappointed that these shorts are not really about the Ponds so much as mini-promo reels for the new series. It's understandable that they would do this, but then why call them "Ponds' Life"?
     
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    Today's has a big inside joke for old series fans. Nice nod to Pertwee.
     
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    I apologise for forgetting to check this thread more often

    Smith's zaniness does require some measure of patience now and then, but as a character and a performer, the 11th Doctor and Matt Smith still make me happy
     
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    Might as well post it here too then. :)


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    Haven't watched any episode of Matt Smith, I just love David so much... Guess I will need to give it a try
     
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    Love these series 7 posters they are releasing.

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    I'm getting really tired of Amy and Rory. Can't wait for them to leave already.
     
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    I'll miss them both and felt they added a great dynamic to the show. Yet, agree that it's probably time for them to move on. It feels like they have run out of ideas on where to take them. Hopefully they don't kill them off or anything.
     
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    Its just been 2 years of Amy gets in trouble, Rory is the valliant hero, the Dr. saves them both. Wash, rinse, and repeat. Its really time for something new. I was never that enamored of the Dr/Amy/River story line anyway.
     

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