I miss #10 and #11. #12 (Peter) just isn't doing it for me. He's mean and snooty and a mess.
And Clara Oswald? Really? Comeon ... Amy, Rory and River are the Doctors family. Clara is just annoying.
I no longer look forward to watching. I have forced myself to watch the new episodes with #12 because I kept telling myself he'd grow on me and I'd
get used to it. Well ... I haven't. I just get more and more annoyed. I'm going to give up and wait for #13 ...
Okay .. rant over.
(to those reading this and thinking ... What??
.... this is Doctor Who speak .... )
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Peter is the best Doctor since Pertwee....and MILES better than that idiot 10...seriously, whilst tennat did a good job, he played the anti-Doctor.
Glad with the excellent team of Capaldi and Coleman the show is going BACK to the right direction, as opposed to 2005-2013...
That music creeped the hell out of me when I was a young lad, totally put me of doctor who. But the last few years, it seems that it's been growing
so I thought I'd give it a go this year. Well it seems lucky I haven't because I just keep hearing how disappointing this new series is. Really bad
I take it?
Anyway, have this instead to calm you.
(Sorry if that video offended you!)
edit on 11-10-2014 by Qumulys because: (no reason given)
Ehh...this isn't great but in a way he is growing on me but that is only because I know this is temporary. I am sure at some point I will look at
back at this doctor and realize he was necessary for development.
When I was a kid watching these I never knew what the hell was going on it was all so damn confusing especially because I would always miss the
episodes where he turned into a new doctor. Of course I am American.
Any advice for getting into Dr. Who? I'm a dork and I honestly do like British programming. I've watched Little Britain, QI, Never mind the
buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 cats, Red Dwarf, Yes Minister (and Prime Minister), and Shameless, and I've tried several times to get into Dr. Who, but it
just hasn't clicked yet. What am I missing?
Yeah, I agree....Though I'm a tiny bit more OK with the new doctor than you are (I'm kind of lukewarm on Clara). What is ruining it for me is the
bad sci-fi writing. Now it's a fair argument to suggest that Doctor Who has often played it a bit loosey goosey with science in the past...but no so
much as to usually make me lose my suspension of disbelief.
Whereas this season has had moments so dumb that they seem more suitable for a Saturday Morning episode of The Superfriends! I mean...last weeks
episode had [SPOILERS] the Moon being a giant freakin' egg, which was getting ready to hatch, putting the Earth in peril!
There was so much wrong with that episode from a science standpoint...For instance they used an old Space Shuttle to land on the Moon! The Space
Shuttle was only designed for earth orbit! The explanation had something to do with the US not having a space program anymore (it took place in the
near future), so they had to get an old mothballed shuttle out of a museum or something. Honestly....the amount of work you would have to put into
retrofitting an old shuttle so that it could not only get to the moon....but somehow land on it, would be orders of magnitude more difficult than just
building an apollo era style craft from scratch.
I could go on, and on about that episode...and don't even get me started on 'The Robot of Sherwood' story with it's 'golden arrow' MacGuffin!
"sigh"....I'm willing to give this Doctor Who season a bit longer, but so far it's been a pretty disappointing.
Well I miss ROSE and especially David Tennant. The 11th was tolerable, and River was sweet, but the 12th....The only way to save this is to suddenly
have some magical solution where the 10th and the 11th join the 12th and they share years of the show.
I also think he's a pretty good actor, but flashes the masonic horn hand signal too much so now am scanning for codes, ie radiation causes mutations?
However, its not the same and it would be so much better with David back!!!! And if they could actually share a show with 3 doctors all the time
showing up, and even soloing different episodes, it would be super.
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I, too, love Capaldi. Mainly because he reminds me of the doctors before Tennant.
Clara, however, is my least favorite companion and I see no romantic chemistry with her and Danny. It is past time for a new companion. In my ideal
universe, River will pop back up. I'd love to see her and Capaldi together!!
I think that you have to give Peter Capaldi a bit of a chance here. Someone has already alluded to the fact that Peter Capaldi has had to work with
some of the poorest scripts and plotting ideas, that have come out of the Doctor Who writers for some time. That is a shame, but we will not see him
shine until the writers pull their fingers out of their collective arses, and start working a little more effectively!
And as for Clara, I think the worst thing about her as a character, is that she appears to have gotten over the effects of the change wrought on The
Doctor entirely too well. The writers left far too much unfinished business between Matt Smith's Doctor, and Clara seems entirely fine with all that.
But again, the scripting since the Smith era has been uniformly bad!
I didn't like 11 at first. Took some time to grow on me.
Having gone back and rewatched 9 through 11, I realized that each one took most of their first season to flesh out their Doctor. Of course 9 only had
one season (not as bad as poor ol' 8 that only had one movie, hehehee).
12 will most likely be the same. However, he is in many ways like #3, especially in attitude.
10 was like 5, and 11 was a LOT like 2.
Amy and Rory: they were good, but like all companions, their time was done. I actually like Clara and thought the chemistry between her and 11 was
smack on. Right now with 12, she's actually acting like I wold expect her to: Unsure. The Doctor has changed and is different.
No worries though as she's leaving after this season.
So I'm giving 12 a chance, being patient as it were. Most Doctor fans normally go through the same cycle: What?? NOOOO! They can't get rid of my
Doctor!!! -----> Oh how I HATE this new Doctor!! -----> Well, okay, he seems like a good one. -------> Wow! I really LIKE this Doctor! ------> What???
NOOOOOO! They can't get rid of my Doctor!!!
One thing I do miss though: The music from 11. "I Am The Doctor"
You know......, its like another language to me. I am a huge sci-fi buff, HUGE, but I just cant ..I cant. I dont know.
Its like watching TOS star trek without the virtue of it being star trek. Just goofy props and sci fantasy more than sci fi.
One day, I will watch it all from pilot to final episode of every show and season....if I break my leg or get shot or something. Then I will know.
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I think the best thing to do is go back and watch some of the original Doctor Who's. The show has had a 50 year run. There is bound to be some good
and bad episodes. Now about the new Doctor Who, I have not yet gotten into his way of doing things, he does remind me of earlier version in ways. So I
will just wait and see how it turns out. However, my favorite companions so far are Rory and Amy.
a reply to: FlyersFan
I could never reconcile myself with Patrick Troughton not being William Hartnell. Just couldn't get used to it. He seemed competely out of place.
As for Peter Capaldi, many British watchers know him as the aggressive spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker in "The Thick of it", a cunning manipulator who knew
exactly what he' was doing. Perhaps that kind of association might be a handle in getting used to the new character.
In answer to another poster, I think Capaldi is absolutely right to get away from the flirtatious approach, which was getting repetitive. The
father/grandfather figures of the old days were more appropriate for a healthy relationship among the crew.
What irritates me most about all the recent series is the re-design of the TARDIS interior. A typical stylist's dream, looking exotic, with no place
whatever for sitting down, eating, sleeping, or storing things.
Also I disapprove of the way characters are beginning to use phrases from fan-language, which they ought not to know about, such as "Doctor's
assistant" and "running down corridors".
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