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    Doctor Who

    After a quick search I realised there was no thread on this, which in itself is a pretty absurd idea.

    Discuss the longest-running Science Fiction show of all time, right here.

    Who's excited for the new season? I know I'm excited as hell. Matt Smith is a very capable actor from what I've seen of him, and I think (based on interviews and the likes) that he can bring a very fresh Doctor to the new series - a slightly more eccentric and less serious than the two previous Doctors in the new series.

    EDIT: Also, has anyone else seen the old (and by old, I mean the earliest) seasons? I'm currently going through the first season, with William Hartnell, from 1963. The stories are a little different and the Doctor starts out as somewhat of an anti-hero. But it gets better after some few full serials.

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    Re: Doctor Who

    As a German, I wasn't even aware of Doctor Who until I found it on some questionable online TV series site, took an interest in the title, and googled it. Since then, I've pretty much consumed all I could find, it however didn't go farther back than starting with Christopher Eccelston (I hope I got the name right).
    At first glance, the show looked quite odd, somehow old-fashioned and sometimes even cheap. Since that is because of it's legacy, I came to appreciate that, and the stories are actually quite awesome .

    I'm terribly excited for the next season, although I am so very used to David Tennant (and I liked his performance a lot), I'll most likely have quite some trouble to adjust. Consider: It's only my 3rd Doctor! The hiatus so far has been long enough!

    Great show, gotta love the Brits

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    while i VERY much loved David Tennent, i am looking forward to the Matt Smith version of the Doctor. i believe its going to air (in the US) on April 17th on BBC America so i am marking the days off my calender lol

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    Matt Smith has big shoes to fill, David Tenant main streamed the show.

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    i'm really excited as well. damn, still a whole week to go :<
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    TBH I'm more excited about Steven Moffat taking over the writting than about Matt Smith.
    Higgledy-piggledy Lord Wyman Manderly
    Sups with his foes, leaving Nary a crumb.

    Wolvering wolverenes Incontrovertibly
    Tell all who hearken that Winter is come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonTargaryen
    TBH I'm more excited about Steven Moffat taking over the writting than about Matt Smith.
    Yeah... Russell T. Davies gave us a lot of DW but.... good riddance. I loved every episode Moffat wrote. Sadly he's just writing 6 out of 13. Chris Chibnall is writing two. That guy from Torchwood. Other writers are Toby Whithouse (School Reunion), Mark Gatiss (The Unquiet Dead), Gareth Roberts (The Shakespeare Code) and two Comedy writers Simon Nye and Richard Curtis.
    And Christ said to his disciples, "I shall grant you eternal Salvation!"
    The disciples fell to their knees and replied, "Give us kings n00b!".

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    I'm nervous that I may not like it, having loved the Dr Who revival so far. Stephen Moffat taking over as head writer is a very good sign though - it's almost creepy to look over the writing credits of the previous four series and see his name attached to virtually every one of the ones I would have (previously) called 'the really good ones'.

    Especially "Blink". <3 Blink

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    New Dr Who tonight!

    Eeeeee! New Dr Who tonight! wooo!



    Matt Smith looks to at least be a decent 11'th Doctor on BBC1 tonight
    Is anyone else excited of the return? I only started watching after the first of the new series and I've gone back to watch them aswell.

    If your looking to get into it or watch some of the older episodes including classic episodes from the 70's onwards.

    http://www.doctorwho-episodes.com/

    ;D

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    Re: New Dr Who tonight!

    Finally, Doctor Who is back. Thought that episode kicked ass, and looks like theres going to be some more awesome ones soon - those stone angel dudes are back ftw.

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    Re: Doctor Who

    Quote Originally Posted by ryuke09
    while i VERY much loved David Tennent, i am looking forward to the Matt Smith version of the Doctor. i believe its going to air (in the US) on April 17th on BBC America so i am marking the days off my calender lol
    You could try to watch it on the BBC iplayer for the next week, maybe you can't acces it from the US, but it allows you to watch any BBC TV or radio shows, if you don't want to wait.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...Eleventh_Hour/ to watch.

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    New episode was great, and that red haired lass is smokin'

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    Re: New Dr Who tonight!

    Quote Originally Posted by rantus
    those stone angel dudes are back ftw.
    Bloody no! They gave me the chills BADLY last time! I don't know if I can take another episode with them w/o a month of bad dreams afterwards.

    Just saw the new episode (big thanks to the torrent guys out there from germany!), and I was heavily impressed! I really thought that it would take quite some time to get used to the Doctor's new body, but that actor REALLY is great! It didn't even bother me that he's so young. The episode itself was great too, very witty writing as most of them were, funny, action, ahhhh I just loved it

    And Karen Gillian, aside from being a good bit too much on the skinny side for my taste, is amaaaaazingly beautiful. I'm jelly when it comes to redheads anyways, and she's damn cute on top of that. I fear I'm going to fall in love with her over time =)

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    Re: New Dr Who tonight!

    Quote Originally Posted by Medium9
    Bloody no! They gave me the chills BADLY last time! I don't know if I can take another episode with them w/o a month of bad dreams afterwards.
    It's going to be a two-parter. Sweet dreams.
    Higgledy-piggledy Lord Wyman Manderly
    Sups with his foes, leaving Nary a crumb.

    Wolvering wolverenes Incontrovertibly
    Tell all who hearken that Winter is come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonTargaryen
    TBH I'm more excited about Steven Moffat taking over the writting than about Matt Smith.
    Agreed. But only cause Matt Smith is ugly :-X
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daria Morgendorffer
    Matt Smith has big shoes to fill, David Tenant main streamed the show.
    This. David Tenant has to be my favorite Doctor. Although Matt Smith does look like he will do a very good job taking up the mantle.
    EDIT: Oh Crud, i didnt even realize it had already started. I will have to go find it somewhere and watch it.

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    Re: New Dr Who tonight!

    If you like Tennant as much as I do, you're going to love Smith! They do have parallels, but only as far as giving the feeling it's the same entity - he is in no way a copycat. Simply fitting

    Quote Originally Posted by JonTargaryen
    It's going to be a two-parter. Sweet dreams.
    You're even meaner than them, sir! :P

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    I hope it's done well but I dunno, I'm so used to Tennant as the Doctor, he made it all work so well, the cute charm, the humor, the anger, one of my favorite Doctor moments was in the "Partners in Crime" episode with the adipose, when the Doctor and Donna first spot each other, "Am I interrupting you?" Most of Donna's involvement from then on were much better, and generally more comedic, her first appearance was a total nag, I couldn't stand her. Though, I still like Martha Jones better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJYlk4sNGO8 (Found the scene on Youtube!)

    Haven't gotten the new episode over here yet, BBCA staggers the airing of the serials a bit, I think the new ones start April 16th or 18th, but looking forward to it!

    Still, there's no way Smith is nearly as cute as Tennant. :d Opening the Tardis with a snap of the fingers sometimes after the Silence in the Library run just made me giggle, completely charming!

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    I never really liked Donna somehow. My favorite companion to Tennant was definitely Rose. They really played out quite nicely together. As for charm: As a straight male, I'm mostly immune to the cute-factor here, but I suppose that Smith could be seen as less tasty than Tennant in general - but he is gooooood! =)

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    I do like the new doctors alot, the companions not so much. Donna didn't really fit the part as much as I hoped, her 'stupidness' from the Cathrine Tate show seemed to rip into Dr Who what resulted in a slightly less enjoyable run of programs. The older doctors were also very good too. Tom Baker was one of the best; anyone who is a fan should watch his go at The Doctor.

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