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The Newly Regenerated Doctor Who Thread

edited June 2013 in General Chat
So, Christmas is approaching, and with it a brand new Doctor who episode, and seeing as it's no longer series 5, I thought it would be time for a new, more generalised Doctor who thread!

For those who are new to the series, It features a humanoid Alien (timelord) called the Doctor, who travels in time and space in the TARDIS. He's the last of his race, and when he dies, he regenerates into a new person (up to 13 times). So far he has done so 11 times, with the current, 11th doctor being Matt Smith.
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To kick things off, here's a trailer for the new Doctor who ipod/iphone/ipad/android game: The mazes of time!
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  • edited December 2010
    I thought this thred was going to reveal a new doctor :P
  • edited December 2010
    Where would one begin with this show? I've been wanting to get into it, but its long and illustrious history is more than a little daunting.
  • edited December 2010
    ShaggE wrote: »
    Where would one begin with this show? I've been wanting to get into it, but its long and illustrious history is more than a little daunting.

    The 9th doctor episode "Rose" would be a good start since the series was revived then for new and old fans.
  • edited December 2010
    The first episode I watched was technically 'Daleks in Manhattan' but I wasn't watching and can only remember the twist ending now that I'm quite into the series.

    However, I reccomend starting with any of the new series, as the old series doesn't really hold up all too well unless you are really devoted to the show.

    You should start with either 'Rose', 'The Christmas Invasion', 'The Runaway Bride', and/or 'The Eleventh Hour'. All of which are the first episode of each series, except for Series 4, as it's quite closely intertwined with Series 2. If you find Rose a tad boring, I reccomend trying any of the other episodes I recommended,a s they have a different doctor and therefore different tone.
  • edited December 2010
    Many thanks. I was hoping to dig into the newer series first, as I'm more intrigued by the darker storylines that I keep hearing about (apparently those angel statues are terrifying), so now that I know I can, I shall hop right to it.
  • edited December 2010
    Not to be picky but the Doctor would of regenerated 10 times not 11, ie 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10, 10-11.
  • edited December 2010
    'The Christmas Invasion', 'The Runaway Bride',

    Those are the last episodes in series, not the first of the following.
  • edited December 2010
    ShaggE wrote: »
    Where would one begin with this show? I've been wanting to get into it, but its long and illustrious history is more than a little daunting.

    I generally recommend "Rose", "Dalek" and "The Christmas Invasion" as entrance episodes for someone trying to get into the series. For just getting a more general vibe of the show at large, the episodes I recommend are "The Doctor Dances", the "Rise of the Cybermen"/"Age of Steel" two parter and "School Reunion"
  • edited December 2010
    I might be buying the complete game bundle one day. For a friend. Seeing as I didn't even have time to finish Sam & Max season 3, so I don't expect to finish the Doctor Who games either.
  • edited December 2010
    IMO Christopher Eccleston was the best Doctor, he's the only one who had the dress sense that fit in with the "blend in with everyday people" thing they were aiming for in Series 1, not only that but I do like The Doctor when he's more serious and starts crossing over into darker territory, and Series 1 had a good load of that and Chris's acting just topped it off, he was the perfect choice for bringing back Doctor who to the public and showing a more serious and yet natural side to a character that was often looked at as something only geeks would watch in the 1970's and 1980's.

    Don't get me wrong, I did like David, but I really do think that IF he was there from the start, it would turned people off the show, because his Doctor was far too, well, happy, giddy, running around grinning like a nut case and just generally bouncing around the place, and to be honest, brought back some of that geek factor.

    New Audience wise, it was a great idea to show the character back after all these years but is now a tortured soul, blames himself, more in tune with his emotions and control and showing him return to his "old" ways once he got back with a human companion and started travelling around again, before showing him willing to sacrifice himself and eventually doing so in the events that happens in the Series 1 finale, showing him letting go of all that guilt, which made sense that after he regenerated he would be more up beat and giddy.
  • edited December 2010
    Gah! I give up! There's no way that I'll be able to choose my favorite Doctor. I love them all!
  • edited December 2010
    Something I really didn't like about the tenth doc is the way he'd just go on and on with this science jargon. I understand its a sci-fi show I'm willing to suspend my sense of disbelief for an hour.
    Also a thought if the Doctor is always getting younger how would people feel about an older regeneration? I wouldn't be in favor of it, I prefer the Doctors that have a more patriarchal role with characters.
  • edited December 2010
    Ash735 wrote: »
    IMO Christopher Eccleston was the best Doctor, he's the only one who had the dress sense that fit in with the "blend in with everyday people" thing they were aiming for in Series 1, not only that but I do like The Doctor when he's more serious and starts crossing over into darker territory, and Series 1 had a good load of that and Chris's acting just topped it off, he was the perfect choice for bringing back Doctor who to the public and showing a more serious and yet natural side to a character that was often looked at as something only geeks would watch in the 1970's and 1980's.

    Don't get me wrong, I did like David, but I really do think that IF he was there from the start, it would turned people off the show, because his Doctor was far too, well, happy, giddy, running around grinning like a nut case and just generally bouncing around the place, and to be honest, brought back some of that geek factor.

    New Audience wise, it was a great idea to show the character back after all these years but is now a tortured soul, blames himself, more in tune with his emotions and control and showing him return to his "old" ways once he got back with a human companion and started travelling around again, before showing him willing to sacrifice himself and eventually doing so in the events that happens in the Series 1 finale, showing him letting go of all that guilt, which made sense that after he regenerated he would be more up beat and giddy.

    ^This pretty much summed up my feelings about Nine.
  • edited December 2010
    Why isnt The Watcher, The Valeyard or The Dream Lord on here?
  • edited December 2010
    Yeah, why don't you have a list of every episode each with a detailed summary as well? :P

    The Watcher
    was a part of The Fourth Doctor that he took out of himself or something and helped him regenerate somehow
    The Valeyard
    is not a Doctor as he's all the evil taken out of the Doctor and turned Time Lord.
    And The Dream Lord
    is the evil part of The Doctor's Subconscious, who will eventually be extracted to become the Valeyard.

    Also: The Poll should have been click up to x amount. Because I can never choose between 5 through 7.
  • edited December 2010
    When I saw that this thread was made by a user named "Friar", an idea popped into my head;

    What if they held a roast of The Doctor? All of the Doctor's past companions and historical figures making fun of him and each other? I'd watch that.
  • edited December 2010
    *booming wrathful voice* FRIIIIAAAARRRR!

    Your fan-ness of Dr. Who set me down this path... and now here I am, glued to the TV as I tear through the series from "Rose" forward. :p If my 360 RRODs from being on all day to stream this show, I'm sending you the repair bill, hahaha.

    Seriously though, this show is amazing.
  • edited December 2010
    Doctor Who is the first show ever where I actually accept cast changes, probably because they do it gracefully. I mean, I was sad during that scene
    (I don't want to go)
    , but I was also happy, because that right there is a beautiful piece of television.
  • edited December 2010
    Not to be picky but the Doctor would of regenerated 10 times not 11, ie 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10, 10-11.

    You forgot 10->10. TBH, i woud have do, had I not watched the episode the night before.
    :p


    @StLouisRibs: Heh heh heh. Are you trying to get them all watched before christmas? Thats when the next episode is (both in the UK and in the states this year). Anyway, Good luck, and don't be put off by some of the rubbish ones (namely love & monsters, and Midnight). Be sure to watch this after series 3 (but before Voyage of the Damned!

    As for the adventure games: As they stand, I wouldn't pay more than£7.50(About $12)for them. The final episode, "Shadows of the Vashta Nerada" will be out on Christmas, and hopefully, that'll change things!

    Also, this was spotted in Wales the other day. 22 TARDIS's!
    tardiseslorry2.jpg
  • edited December 2010
    oh, I've hopped around the series a bit. I've seen almost all the Tennant episodes, and can't stand Eccelsten aside from the RTD and Moffat episodes. I've only seen 2 Series 5 Episodes because Netflix doesn't have permission to stream it yet, and also is removing Series 1-3
  • edited December 2010
    ShaggE wrote: »
    Where would one begin with this show?

    "Blink"
    "City of Death"
    "The Talons of Weng-Chiang"
    "Remembrance of the Daleks"

    (in that order)

    and then find a jumping-on point.

    On the other hand, why am I the only person to have voted for Patrick Troughton?! Even the actors who play the Doctor cite him as their favourite!
  • edited December 2010
    "Blink"
    "City of Death"
    "The Talons of Weng-Chiang"
    "Remembrance of the Daleks"

    (in that order)

    and then find a jumping-on point.

    On the other hand, why am I the only person to have voted for Patrick Troughton?! Even the actors who play the Doctor cite him as their favourite!

    Psh, everyone knows Colin Baker is the best.
  • edited December 2010
    Psh, everyone knows Colin Baker is the best.

    I met him at a convention hes a nice guy.
  • edited December 2010
    "Blink"
    "City of Death"
    "The Talons of Weng-Chiang"
    "Remembrance of the Daleks"

    (in that order)

    and then find a jumping-on point.

    Already on board, mate. :D

    EDIT: Apparantly binging on British TV has side effects... that "mate" came entirely subconsciously. :p
  • edited December 2010
    Has anyone played the Wii and DS games yet? I was thinking of getting the Wii game, until I saw this. It even looks more worse than the free games.
  • edited December 2010
    Has anyone played the Wii and DS games yet? I was thinking of getting the Wii game, until I saw this. It even looks more worse than the free games.
    I haven't yet, but The DS game is supposed to be quite good. Like an easier version of Professor Layton.

    Also, everyone knows that Paul Mcgann was the best doctor. After all, he's still starring in his own series (albeit on audio, and that finishes soon)!
  • edited December 2010
    Has anyone played the Wii and DS games yet? I was thinking of getting the Wii game, until I saw this. It even looks more worse than the free games.

    *SCREAMS* What happened to her eyes!

    *CONTINUES SCREAMING*
  • edited December 2010
    Theres a custom made Doctor Who bed for sale. If I had $5000 to throw away it'd be mine.
  • edited December 2010
    Amy Lukima wrote: »
    Theres a custom made Doctor Who bed for sale. If I had $5000 to throw away it'd be mine.

    Wow! Thats almost as awesome as these! Same price too!
  • edited December 2010
    Friar wrote: »
    Wow! Thats almost as awesome as these! Same price too!

    OMG. I want one so badly.
  • edited December 2010
    @Friar You didn't like Love and Monsters, it wasn't the best but it wasn't terrible and the monster was quite good. Now some bad episodes are: 'Midnight', 'The Doctors Daughter' (hated the Hath, seriously fish,) most of the 2009 specials were pretty mediocre.
  • edited December 2010
    @Friar You didn't like Love and Monsters, it wasn't the best but it wasn't terrible and the monster was quite good. Now some bad episodes are: 'Midnight', 'The Doctors Daughter' (hated the Hath, seriously fish,) most of the 2009 specials were pretty mediocre.

    Die in a fire.
    Kidding, but still, those are some amazing episodes.
  • edited December 2010
    ...Midnight is actually one of my favorites. I love the trapped feeling and the fact that it is one of the very few Doctor Who stories where the villain is never revealed.
  • edited December 2010
    ...Midnight is actually one of my favorites. I love the trapped feeling and the fact that it is one of the very few Doctor Who stories where the villain is never revealed.

    Then there was that one part
    with Rose in one of the screens.

    I couldn't sleep that night.
  • edited December 2010
    ...Midnight is actually one of my favorites. I love the trapped feeling and the fact that it is one of the very few Doctor Who stories where the villain is never revealed.

    Midnight was very atmospheric, I like it for the same reason I like "The Empty Child" and "The Doctor Dances". The overall creepiness and panic of the situation is so well handled....
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  • edited December 2010
    The first Doctor who episode Steven Moffat (current lead writer) ever wrote. Be warned, it's quite funny.

    Also, ever wondered what the doctor says whilst Martha Fastforwards through his instructional video in "human Nature"?
  • edited December 2010
    Friar wrote: »

    I loved the Rowan Doctor. He fits right in with the other Doctors.
  • edited December 2010
    Friar wrote: »

    Ahh, the only Doctor Who I've ever been able to persuade my brother to watch. Also, the source of an extremely strange inside joke between my friend and I...Good times.

    :D
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