You should know that the people who are posting in a thread professing excitement at the new series are probably going to be those who like it, or are interested in watching for anything more than to slate it afterwards.
people that make their own music at home usually do it because they hate chart-pop music and the sheep mentality that comes with it. Its the same thing but in the sci-fi genre.
Christ, I don't think the new Who is a patch on the old, but that doesn't stop me enjoying it for what it is...
I'm really getting into David Tennant's Doctor. I respect Christopher Eccleston immensely as an Actor, but his casting as the Doctor made very little sense. The Doctor doesn't run around in a Leather Jacket looking normal. He should also feel slightly out of place. I didn't get that at all with Eccleston's Doctor.
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Yeah, we know. We know you don't like it. I think it's great you don't like it. There's no need to harp on at every mention of it.
EDIT: What Damien said
Look, we get it, you hate the new Who and everyhting about it. But do we really need to hear you argue the same thing everytime someone mentions that they like it? Some people like it, some people dont. If you dont like it, why bother posting in a thread full of people who do. Generally I'm not an argumentative person, and if I dont like a movie or aspect of a movie or TV show (300 for example) I'll say why. But I at least try to argue it in a manner other than "OMG Dr Who is crap 'cos the costumes suck and the wrtiers are crud and the old ones were better FTW!"
I'm dropping this argument here and now (because, frankly, I dont fancy the Mods will take kindly to it).
P.S. I agree, Russell T Davies cant write for *****
I understand your view point, of course, but, come on.
yeah, i noticed they were wearing new rocks (big stompy spiky leather boots which are quite expensive really- bbc must have placed a big order) and i was a bit like WTF?, but to be honest i still liked it. i just sat back and watched it. good sci-fi with very little thinking involved, which for poor tired me is great.
Good points Reabe. This is why I like to make my replies a little provactive
'Compared to the Cricketers with handlebars on their head which eventually turned into the Doctor's most dangerous enemies? Or the ever scary pepper pots with plungers? The whole idea is that it's space fantasy done on a fiver. (Compared to, say, Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars) I understand your view point, of course, but, come on, '
see, to me the point of it is simply telling good stories. The budget comes secondary, but considering the awful special effects for the large budget its pretty lame. They really should of hired american or canadian FX guys because they would of done for not only CHEAPER but made it look BETTER. That is one of my biggest problems.
'And Cybermen don't?'
oh, those looked like giant action-figures to me
'I assume there's some sort of politics about that. Maybe the Williams estate wanted a lot of money for his stuff to be used.'
Even so, they could of come up with something more innovative dont you think ? felt like a smack in the face to me, especially since iv always been a sontaran fan.
'Well... I liked it. I mean, what would you wanted instead? What would of you changed?'
do you mean the episode or the series in general ? if you mean the specific episode then ill give you a brief rundown :
the judoon : the costumes and heads were unimaginative and could of been done more effectively for cheaper I feel. Look at something like the shadows or vorlons from babylon5, those were cheap but also done on a show thats a decade old. I think they could of come up with something more creative. If they had to keep that kind of look, then they should of played down the rhino-look a bit more, as it reminded me more Rocksteady from teenage mutant ninja turtles too much.
the plasmovore : rather cringeworthy, especially with the straw...it worked for Red Dwarf but for dr who it was too OTT. She could of had pores on her hands or a secondary mouth come out of her or something.
If you meant the series in general..well I think they should of gotten rid of things like daleks and cybermen for good and thought up completely new enemies. Time-lord mythology would of been a great thing to go into like the DArk Times as hinted, theres alot of room for expanasion there. I think lovecraftian mythology would of been a great thing to go into since Dr who always seemed like it was "Cosmic horror" anyway, at least in patrick troughtons days. FX-wise like I said I think they should of employed canadians as they tend to have more experience and work for cheaper rates. They got the Doctor right, but I think he needs to be a little toned down. Good writers would of help, the 45 min format is fine and it can work but people like Russel T Davies just cant do it properly, shows like stargate show you can go to a different world/setting every week and keep some substance.
on a positive note martha was -one- improvement. Better than Rose "I belong in Eastenders" the Chav Tyler. This girl felt more intelligent and genuine.
and as a side-note, I tend to be more provacative as it tends to get better constructed replies. Apologies for any offence.
I liked it. Not the "bestest thing evah!!11!", but enjoyable hokum nonetheless. I actually quite liked Martha, she felt like a departure from Rose (thank god..) and as a whole the series feels as if it has moved on from Ms. Piper.
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EDIT: Does anybody remember when the Doctor says (when asked if he had a family) "No. I had a brother once, but not anymore", or words to that effect? Anyway, without spoiling it for anybody (I can't get the damn spoiler tags to work...) this may become VERY significant later on the series.
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Ok, before I get serious in this post, I just want to say this: You act as though a Canadian's only job should be Special Effects like the where Doctor Who is saying that the only job a Judoon can do is a "intergalactic Police for hire" sort of thing. The similarity in your believe and the Doctor Who universe is hilarious to me. No offence meant, but it really is. Anyway, onto Post Proper:
I'm starting to feel that the problem is that many things like Doctor Who are "professional" now. It seems that a traditional (pre-new series) Doctor Who story would be done because a random guy who writes in many things would get tapped on the shoulder and he would scribble down a story quickly, which would then be sent to actors and the props would get made. No months of planning, everything done in a week, tops, until they ran out of money. But now everything is soulless and in suits. The months of planning makes everything bland. The creativity happened because there was the pressure.
Or possibly, the stories don't just interlock as they used to. Darleks, Cybermen and the Master were the main villains of the Doctor, with stock monsters fighting him in between main storylines with the main villians, but now it's the stock monsters who are in the limelight.
Or, more likely, nostalgia has clouded your view.
Edit: The "Do you have a Brother?" "No, not any more." bit was awesome, and a clever bit of writing.
And, in a less cryptic way, the Doctor's brother is the Master and is appearing later in the series.
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obviously you missed the part where I said I like to 1) be provocative for debate-sake and 2) not to be taken too seriously. You also seemed to of missed the part where I answered your question : watching crap gives me the drive to be creative myself. I dont see this as a bad thing if it helps me to be artistic myself.
you might want to actualy read peoples posts before responding in future. It makes you look like a superman fan or something.
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Edit: Wait, no, there's some seemingly reconned evidence for this. From the Wikipedia page for The Master:
"^ Fans have occasionally seized upon the two Time Lords' rivalry to speculate that the Master and the Doctor are, in fact, brothers. Such speculation was fueled by the Master's last line in Planet of Fire, which was originally scripted by Peter Grimwade (with permission from script editor Eric Saward) to allude to this as "Doctor, could you do this to your own..." However, this line was excised in post-production, and the Master's last words in the story are somewhat obscured. On the other hand, Lance Parkin's novel The Gallifrey Chronicles implies that the Doctor and the Master had different fathers."
Huh. That's interesting.
I agree with you Reabe. Although you have to remember that "cult" status was what originally killed Doctor Who in the first place. So now, to make the show profitable they have to appeal to the lowest common denominator. I guess creativity sometimes has to suffer, but I think it's too early to judge the entire series.
And yeah, the Master is back. He's masquerading as Mr. Saxon.
Also, id hardly call Russel T Davies "professional", he's a fanboy with fannish ideas. I mean come on cybermen vs daleks ? thats fanwank kids thought up and look how cringeworthy it was. *sad emo cyber tear*. They should of got non-fans to write/produce it IMO. Anytime you get fans to do things they suck, the best perspective is a fresh but open minded one.
Also, does anybody find the music a little annoying? I'm referring to the music used thorought the episode, it felt as if they put it there for the sake of it and it seems to be a common trait of the new series (IMO). This was particularly evident during the Christmas episode, when the music just jarred against the whole setting. Sometimes I would just prefer silence.