what a terribly sad happy ending.
really?? nothing??? I thought the Christmas special was great and that it set up a good back half of the series. now we have to wait until April.
Loved the premier!! it seemed to even have a different feel that last season and even the first half of season 7. I'm really enjoying Clara! I thought it was weird that she had to call tech support for help since in asylum she was such a proficient hacker of the dalek systems but it was explained very well. I'm looking forward to the tech aspect of her story as we fond out more about who she is and what she might be capable of going forward.
Loved that she rang the tardis for tech support!
the new Doctor will be revealed in about an hour on BBC America.
edit: I thought today was sunday... the doctor will be revealed tomorrow at 11
is anyone planning on watching the 50th special in the theaters? I wanted to, but my local theaters aren't showing it until monday night and by then I'll have seen it. if it's really good, I guess I could go see it for the second time in 3D but I'd hate to spend so much money on a doctor who episode that I've already seen.
I don't think I knew this thread existed.
the very very early episodes from the early 60s are a real hoot. There's one where the doctor is on 1964 london and hears all this complaining about the Beatles then he finally hears their music and says "oh, I didn't realize the Beatles played classical music".
but for me Tom Baker is the only Doctor. I can't watch anyone else.
I haven't watched much of Classic Who. BBC America has been doing a monthly special on all the doctors and they usually show one of his adventures, so I've watched a little bit of each doctor, but it's so hard for me to watch those early episodes. not to mention, it's a very daunting task to catch up with almost 50 years! I really enjoyed the 8th doctor in that fox movie though. I wish he had a bit more of a run (I know about Big Finish, but I don't think I want to dive into audio books).
why is it "so hard" for you to watch classic Dr Who? does the low-tech low-budget production distract you too much?
yeah, that's part of it. it's not like DW has ever had super fancy special effects until very recently, but some of the early episodes are extremely awkward, especially when William Hartnell would mess up a line and then say the line again. I understand that editing wasn't what it was back then and every retake would cost a lot of money and that some of the early episodes were live, but it's hard on a viewer.
funny enough, the campiness and low tech effects of the 9th doctor is what got me hooked.
I would like to revisit the Tom Baker era though. He has to be everyone's favorite doctor for a reason, right?
When I first watched the show, we're talking like 1978 on PBS or something, and you know it was Tom Baker and K-9.. and I just stumbled across it and I was like, wtf, that robot dog is ridiculous, this is awful with the garish lighting. and wtf are they talking about? this is stupid. But I couldn't stop watching. Baker was so captivating and the plotlines (usually) so interesting that I was hooked.
I watched a couple episodes on PBS with my grandfather, but I was still pretty young and didn't have much of an attention span. years later, I had completely forgot about it until an episode with David Tennant that brought back Sarah Jane Smith and K9 and it brought back all the memories of watching it as a kid.
not that anyone is interested in Doctor Who anymore, but the 50th anniversary episode was all kinds of wonderful.
"no! all 13!!"
so did I until someone directed me here when I was taking over the main TV thread with DW chatter.
did you see all the extras? Night of the Doctor, The Last Day, and the "Doctor Who Five(ish) Doctors Reboot" were also great!