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post #61 of 351
I'm always looking forward to new Doctor Who episodes. smile.gif
post #62 of 351
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Blink and Silence in the Library are among my favorite episodes. Both are eerie, creepy, and exciting.
Blink is widely regarded as being the best episode of "New Who" so far. Sally Sparrow is the 'assistant that never was'. I wonder what happened to Carey Mulligan who played her wink.gif

Today's Christmas Special was very good indeed. Loved it.
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Blink is widely regarded as being the best episode of "New Who" so far. Sally Sparrow is the 'assistant that never was'. I wonder what happened to Carey Mulligan who played her wink.gif
Today's Christmas Special was very good indeed. Loved it.

Indeed, Ms. Mulligan was quite fetching in that episode.smile.gif

post #64 of 351
Still loving this new "companion" Jenna-Louise Coleman she looked amazing on 19th century clothing..

Still intrigued why is she appearing on several timelines, that's what The Doctor is going to investigate..
post #65 of 351
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Still loving this new "companion" Jenna-Louise Coleman she looked amazing on 19th century clothing..
Still intrigued why is she appearing on several timelines, that's what The Doctor is going to investigate..
Past/future lives. No biggie.

On another note, My DVR skills were perfect or a Christmas miracle happened because I didn't see Chris Hardwick once. #HASHTAG #SUPERFAN #INFRACTIONS
post #66 of 351
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Still loving this new "companion" Jenna-Louise Coleman she looked amazing on 19th century clothing..
Still intrigued why is she appearing on several timelines, that's what The Doctor is going to investigate..

Agreed, and she was no slouch in her original appearance where she was stranded with the Daleks. She should make for a very good companion. Did others notice how quickly the Doctor became smitten with her relative to other companions? Well, I can't argue with his taste. biggrin.gif

A couple of other comments:
  • Thank the electronic gods for the DVR and season pass. Had I not had it set up for Dr Who I would have never known about this episode.
  • Though there is admittedly little Sci-Fi on TV now, IMHO Dr Who is seriously underrated and the best of this genre on TV at present. It's funny, clever (enough that I often have to re-watch episodes to ensure I understood everything), with quality characters and stories I look forward to week after week. There are very few shows on TV today I can make that claim for.
post #67 of 351
It seems that the Dr is doing a bit of "upgrading". New assistant and revamped interior of the TARDIS!
post #68 of 351
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Agreed, and she was no slouch in her original appearance where she was stranded with the Daleks. She should make for a very good companion. Did others notice how quickly the Doctor became smitten with her relative to other companions? Well, I can't argue with his taste. biggrin.gif
A couple of other comments:
  • Thank the electronic gods for the DVR and season pass. Had I not had it set up for Dr Who I would have never known about this episode.
  • Though there is admittedly little Sci-Fi on TV now, IMHO Dr Who is seriously underrated and the best of this genre on TV at present. It's funny, clever (enough that I often have to re-watch episodes to ensure I understood everything), with quality characters and stories I look forward to week after week. There are very few shows on TV today I can make that claim for.

And it's also its 50th Anniversary this year!
post #69 of 351
My guess is that Clara Oswin Oswald is some form of Time Lord, but different where she regenerates into new timelines rather than new physical bodies. Remember the tale she told to the kids, that she was born behind the clock face of big ben (a time reference).

After review, she has a dual identity (Ms Montigue, the nanny) and there was the other tale she told the kids about she created fish to keep her company. Has there been a fish-like alien on Dr Who?


Final thought is if there is one Face of Boe, why not another like Capt Jack. Someone who can't stay dead. Of course, watching her get killed off each week might get old. Wikipedia states that in the episode, "The Long Game", the TV announcer stated the Face of Boe was pregnant with the "Baby Boemina". Davies was against definining Harkness as Boe and there was never any children, but Moffat is now in charge and can probably take that whereever he wants.
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And it's also its 50th Anniversary this year!

We celebrated the 49th Anniversary while shooting the series 7 finale back in November. Matt brought cake out for the crew. It's one of my favorite moments of working on the show this year. The history of the show was really heavy in the air at that moment. Or it might just have been all the special effects smoke.
post #71 of 351
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Today's Christmas Special was very good indeed. Loved it.

I was away on mas/New Years break, so just getting back to posting.

It was indeed a good episode. Just looking at the schedule, did BBCA really put a 56 minute episode into a 1 hr time slot? If so, there had to have been a lot of editing.
post #72 of 351
Haven't had a chance to watch my DVR recording yet, but I could swear it was a 1 hr, 20 minute block...
post #73 of 351
All Doctor Who episodes premiere uncut on BBC America and in an extended timeslot if necessary. The Snowmen ran from 9-10:20 pm on Christmas night, so if you have it on your DVR, you have the full episode (plus commercials, of course).

Also, in case you didn't read it elsewhere, The Snowmen had 1.434 million viewers for the 9-10:20 pm Christmas night broadcast, the 2nd-largest single telecast in the history of BBC America (beaten only by the 1.555 million who tuned in for the Doctor Who S7 premiere last September). It's so nice to see the BBC America Doctor Who ratings continue to rise, as it hopefully ensure they'll continue airing the series on the same night as the UK.
post #74 of 351
Dose anybody know which William Hartnell (First Doctor) story is going to be televised on BBCAmerica this month? BBCAmerica is going to show one story from each DOCTOR throughout the year as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration. I only saw "An Unearthly Child" and (It was a long time ago, so i may be wrong) "The Chase".
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Dose anybody know which William Hartnell (First Doctor) story is going to be televised on BBCAmerica this month? BBCAmerica is going to show one story from each DOCTOR throughout the year as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration. I only saw "An Unearthly Child" and (It was a long time ago, so i may be wrong) "The Chase".


When does that start? Talk about must see television.
post #76 of 351
It's going to be on January 27th according to the commercial I saw today. You may want to double check at BBCAmerica or elsewhere (I don't want to steer anyone wrong). Patrick Troughton in February or March.
post #77 of 351
This isn't going to be like Talking Dead or similar bullshirt with Chris "HASHTAG SUPERFAN ME IN THE BATHROOM" is it?
post #78 of 351
Haven't a clue. But, the program runs from 9pm to 11p on the 27th. "The Daleks (aka The Dead Planet)" made their first appearance in this seven part episode. Don't think that would fit the 2 hour time slot. I went to the BBCAmerica site and just found the date and time. The call it "The Doctors Revisited".
post #79 of 351
According to the BBC America schedule, this is "Doctor Who: Doctors Revisited" with the subtitle "The First Doctor." My guess is that this will be similar to the Doctor Who "Best of..." specials BBC America has produced over the past two years, featuring some clips from the First Doctor's episodes and interviews with "personalities" (US and maybe UK) about the First Doctor.

Since BBC America is dedicating a single 2-hour special to the First Doctor, I would expect to see more specials throughout the year for the other Doctors (though I'd bet the Eighth Doctor special won't be 2 hours!!).
post #80 of 351
"personalities" *barf*
post #81 of 351
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Originally Posted by diditagain View Post

Since BBC America is dedicating a single 2-hour special to the First Doctor, I would expect to see more specials throughout the year for the other Doctors (though I'd bet the Eighth Doctor special won't be 2 hours!!).

I would take that bet!

I've watched all the modern specials... and always been disappointed that they mainly focused on new Who... and worse, some of those "Best of" specials were 99% about Matt Smith's tenure! Now, I like Matt Smith... but you can't seriously have a "best of" special that ignores the first 47 years of the program and only talks about the last 3!

I would not be surprised at all to see there still be a slant towards new Who.
post #82 of 351
Some good news for Doctor Who fans!

"Doctor Who: Doctors Revisited" is a series of 11 specials that will air one per month from January to November as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. Even better, these are not "Best of..." specials with "personalities," but actual episodes of Doctor Who!!!

The First Doctor special on January 27 is the four-part (25 minutes each) story "The Aztecs," which originally aired in May-June 1964. Presumably, this means Doctors 2-7 will each have a four-part story aired from February to July, the 1996 movie in August (as it was the only Eighth Doctor story), then two-part (45 minutes each) stories for Doctors 9, 10 and 11 from September to November. And apparently there will be one 60-minute 50th anniversary special in November.

Next, BBC One and BBC America have confirmed that the rest of S7 begins Saturday, March 30!! BBC America have not confirmed a time yet, but I suspect it will be 8pm, not 9pm. Unless BBC America changes the schedule, their new sci-fi show Orphan Black has been announced to premiere on March 30 at 9pm. My guess is that they'll put Doctor Who at 8pm to give Orphan Black the best lead-in possible.

Can't wait for March 30!
post #83 of 351
^^^^ You're right that is great news. On both counts. So we'll have visits by 3 doctors to help with the wait for the current one's return.
post #84 of 351
Just wanted to let everyone know that the format of the 11 "Doctors Revisited" specials has been revised somewhat. Each "special" is actually a retrospective on the particular Doctor followed by one of that Doctor's stories.

The schedule for this Sunday, January 27, is as follows (according to the BBC America schedule online):

9:00-9:40pm - Doctors Revisited: The First Doctor
9:40-12:00am - Doctors Revisited: The Aztecs

My Fios onscreen guide, as of Saturday afternoon, shows one "Doctors Revisited" listing from 9-12.
post #85 of 351
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Originally Posted by diditagain View Post

Just wanted to let everyone know that the format of the 11 "Doctors Revisited" specials has been revised somewhat. Each "special" is actually a retrospective on the particular Doctor followed by one of that Doctor's stories.

The schedule for this Sunday, January 27, is as follows (according to the BBC America schedule online):

9:00-9:40pm - Doctors Revisited: The First Doctor
9:40-12:00am - Doctors Revisited: The Aztecs

My Fios onscreen guide, as of Saturday afternoon, shows one "Doctors Revisited" listing from 9-12.

We stumbled upon it last night. It amazed me how some of the First Doctor's little mutterings and under the breath comments are still evident today's Doctors. Was great fun to watch!
post #86 of 351
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We stumbled upon it last night. It amazed me how some of the First Doctor's little mutterings and under the breath comments are still evident today's Doctors. Was great fun to watch!

That's what happens when you have showrunners who are proper fans of the show and grew up with it! (Both of the showrunners for the new series are huge fans of the original)
post #87 of 351
Enjoyed the Second Doctor, but I was annoyed that BBCA decided to stretch the 4:3 source of the original episode.

If one has a widescreen TV then they should be allowed to decide whether or not to alter the original broadcast.

jdg
post #88 of 351
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Enjoyed the Second Doctor, but I was annoyed that BBCA decided to stretch the 4:3 source of the original episode.

If one has a widescreen TV then they should be allowed to decide whether or not to alter the original broadcast.

jdg

It thought it was 4:3 for the episodes and 16:9 for the interviews in my viewing experience. The first Doctor Who was mean and bit of an arse in the begining? biggrin.gif
post #89 of 351
This is my first exposure to the 2nd Doctor and I gotta say I'm liking it a lot. Only about 1/2 way through but it does seem this doctor had a huge influence on the reboot.
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This is my first exposure to the 2nd Doctor and I gotta say I'm liking it a lot. Only about 1/2 way through but it does seem this doctor had a huge influence on the reboot.

That's the great thing about the reboot - you see bits of almost every previous Doctor in the new series. It makes it a great watch for hardcore fans.
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