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Old 08-05-13, 07:44 AM
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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Always fun to be insulted by girls who think the fact that you were watching Who and being a fan of the genre before the cute boys showed up but now that the boys are there, they're the ones dressing up in cosplay being all "We're big fans" but still only started watching MAYBE as far back as Eccleston.
I don't think this is a complete thought.

Anyway, what's wrong with starting watching with Eccleston? That's when I started.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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Actually most of the Who fans who were there before all the girls show up are gleefully looking forward to this blowback.

Always fun to be insulted by girls who think the fact that you were watching Who and being a fan of the genre before the cute boys showed up but now that the boys are there, they're the ones dressing up in cosplay being all "We're big fans" but still only started watching MAYBE as far back as Eccleston.
And if ratings dip, will this Doctor be killed off for a younger one?

He could be a one and done like Eccleston. I suspected an older Doctor, but not one that could get a 10% discount at Denny's (I kid, I kid). The confusion with John Hurt was bad enough...
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

If nothing else, having a 55-year-old play the Doctor may stop all the running. Seriously, why does the Doctor run around so much?
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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If nothing else, having a 55-year-old play the Doctor may stop all the running. Seriously, why does the Doctor run around so much?
Because, The Doctor!!!!!1!
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

Why is everyone talking about 55 like the average 55 year old is a Great War veteran with a walker and an ear trumpet? It's not that old. Liam Neeson was 55 when he made Taken.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

Don't really care who or how old The Doctor is. I'm just dreading them bringing in older companions so the age difference isn't that striking.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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Why is everyone talking about 55 like the average 55 year old is a Great War veteran with a walker and an ear trumpet? It's not that old. Liam Neeson was 55 when he made Taken.
Because he is old compared to Matt Smith who did the role for 4 years and old compared to Tennant. It's not that he looks bad for his age, but he twice (plus some!) as old as Smith. It's not to far-fetched to think some fans of the New Who won't approve. I've hardly seen any of the older Who and I'm not looking forward to watching a 55 year old battle Daleks.

But eh. I'll watch it anyway as long as we don't get any stories about finding his missing cane.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

Smith is 30, Capaldi is 55. And a lot of people are forgetting that Alex Kingston, the Doctor's love interest, is 50.

Quite frankly, I don't give a shit what the "NuWho" fans think. I'd rather have the show cancelled than continue to cater to the OCD Twilight crowd.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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Because he is old compared to Matt Smith who did the role for 4 years and old compared to Tennant. It's not that he looks bad for his age, but he twice (plus some!) as old as Smith.
Matt Smith is 30.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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Why is everyone talking about 55 like the average 55 year old is a Great War veteran with a walker and an ear trumpet? It's not that old. Liam Neeson was 55 when he made Taken.
Yeah, 55 just isn't that old anymore.

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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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Matt Smith is 30.
Currently. He wasn't when he began.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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Don't really care who or how old The Doctor is. I'm just dreading them bringing in older companions so the age difference isn't that striking.
They can still bring in younger companions. It was not uncommon for the Doctor to be more of a father figure than a romantic one in the original series. Plenty of young companions back then.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

Now I wish they had cast Betty White as the next Doctor because it would have been so fun to see the reactions.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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Now I wish they had cast Betty White as the next Doctor because it would have been so fun to see the reactions.


For the record, I started watching with Eccleston, I'm female, and I'm totally looking forward to this new Doctor.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

I'd like her as the next companion:

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Originally Posted by JasonF View Post
Liam Neeson was 55 when he made Taken.
Now that's someone I'd love to see as the Doctor.

That or Daniel Day Lewis, just to see how method he'd be with the role.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

I am 100% behind this casting choice. Now I hope the writing doesn't fail him, like it did Matt Smith.
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I am 100% behind this casting choice. Now I hope the writing doesn't fail him, like it did Matt Smith.
Yeah. I bailed on the show after last season, but I'm willing to come back and check out the first episodes of the new Doctor to see if Moffat is doing anything interesting.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

I've yet to watch the last season since I lost BBCA. I was about to watch the first half on Amazon Prime. Is it really that bad?
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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I've yet to watch the last season since I lost BBCA. I was about to watch the first half on Amazon Prime. Is it really that bad?
I wouldn't say it's bad, necessarily... just that I got bored by it.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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I've yet to watch the last season since I lost BBCA. I was about to watch the first half on Amazon Prime. Is it really that bad?
Not really.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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I've yet to watch the last season since I lost BBCA. I was about to watch the first half on Amazon Prime. Is it really that bad?
I enjoyed it. I do think the season got hurt by being split into two "mini" seasons though, especially since they crammed an arc into each half. It didn't really give the show room to breathe, and just as the show was getting into a groove, it stopped for a few months.
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

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I'd like her as the next companion:

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For me:


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For the record, I started watching with Eccleston, I'm female, and I'm totally looking forward to this new Doctor.
In all seriousness, I think it would have been AWESOME to give the part to Helen Mirren as there was speculation about earlier this year.
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For me:


Felicia Day
Only if she plays her character from Eureka.

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In all seriousness, I think it would have been AWESOME to give the part to Helen Mirren as there was speculation about earlier this year.
I would have loved that!
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Re: Doctor Who: Series 7 (Fall 2012)

My wife and I watched S7E13, 'The Name of the Doctor', last night.
(Hey, it takes me a while to catch up on stuff sometimes. And what could be more meta than a nine year old necro on a show about time travel.)
GREAT episode. Some of the eps of these season weren't all that special, but this one was really really good. (And yes, the girl Clara nannies for was really annoying in 'Nightmare in Silver'. I was hoping this wasn't the show's bring-in-a-kid jump-the-shark moment). It was a little odd that the big bad was really only in one other episode (I think), but I guess the point was more regarding The Impossible Girl. I really liked Strax, Jenny, and Vastra. Clara's growing on me but I'm not really a huge fan. I guess also I really really liked Amy and Rory.

We grew to like Matt Smith but are ready for a new Doctor. (After the ep, and after I told my wife who the next full-season Doctor was, I pulled up a clip of him in The Suicide Squad just for comparison.)

Anyway - so - that thing at the end - "Introducing XXXX XXXX as the Doctor" -
What do we watch next, to see that story and that 'Doctor' who doesn't use the name?

Should we watch "50th Anniversary Special, the Day of the Doctor', and "Christmas Special 2013, the Time of the Doctor" next, before going on to Season 8 Episode 1, 'Deep Breath'?
I thought I saw something about 'The Night of the Doctor', what is that, and is it available to be watched?

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