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    • [IMG]http://www.wilson203.freeserve.co.uk/Doc%201.jpg[/IMG] [URL=http://www.wilson203.freeserve.co.uk/MyDoctorWhoSitepg2.html]William Hartnell 1963-66[/URL]
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    • [IMG]http://www.wilson203.freeserve.co.uk/Doc%204.jpg[/IMG] [URL=http://www.wilson203.freeserve.co.uk/MyDoctorWhoSitepg5.html]Tom Baker 1974-81[/URL]
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    • [IMG]http://www.wilson203.freeserve.co.uk/Doc%205.jpg[/IMG] [URL=http://www.wilson203.freeserve.co.uk/MyDoctorWhoSitepg6.html]Peter Davison 1981-84[/URL]
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I'm watching the new season opener right now!

And...? What did you think? It's not the greatest episode in the series, but fun nevertheless and raises some interesting questions.

Wait until you get to The Impossible Planet...

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I liked it.

I wasn't sure if I was going to like the new Doctor -- he had a pretty tough act to follow, in my opinion -- but by the time he started waxing rhapsodic about the big shiny button he'd fully won me over. I also appreciated

the Arthur Dent reference

. :)

I especially liked

"No second chances -- I'm that kind man" and "Don't you think she looks *tired*?"

They showed the second episode -- "New Earth" -- after the opener. That sealed the deal for me. "New Earth" seemed like a classic Who episode, with the sole exception that it wasn't stretched out over three or four parts. It was a lot of fun to watch, especially with

the return of Cassandra.

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Ahah! What you've just seen as the first episode of the season was a stand-alone Christmas special for us last year. What a treat to get both together instead of having to wait months!

I also had qualms about Tennant. I loved his questioning of his character in The Christmas Invasion. By the end of the series I'd concluded that he's good. Still trying to weigh up him and Eccleston.

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Ahah! What you've just seen as the first episode of the season was a stand-alone Christmas special for us last year. What a treat to get both together instead of having to wait months!

I also had qualms about Tennant. I loved his questioning of his character in The Christmas Invasion. By the end of the series I'd concluded that he's good. Still trying to weigh up him and Eccleston.

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Torchwood isn't avilable in the States. :(

Also, I tried to tape Dr. Who last Friday (since I was flying to Alabama at the time)... AND I RECORDED !@#$$%% BATTLESTAR GALACTICA INSTEAD!

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

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Also, I tried to tape Dr. Who last Friday (since I was flying to Alabama at the time)... AND I RECORDED !@#$$%% BATTLESTAR GALACTICA INSTEAD!

KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

You poor, poor, man. Do you have good counsellors around? Which episode did you miss?

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I am confused...which episodes have just been aired in the States? Have you just now gotten the David Tennant ones?

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Yes, we've just now started watching the Tennant era of the Doctor.

The episode I was trying to record apparently inovlved the Doctor meeting Queen Victoria and fighting werewolves.

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Yes, we've just now started watching the Tennant era of the Doctor.

The episode I was trying to record apparently inovlved the Doctor meeting Queen Victoria and fighting werewolves.

Hmm. In that case your earlier statement ('Torchwood isn't avilable in the States.') is rather ironic. I shall say no more. ;)

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Ooooo! Tommorow night is the return of Sarah Jane Smith!

And K-9!!!

Wheeeeee

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Ooooo! Tommorow night is the return of Sarah Jane Smith!

And K-9!!!

Wheeeeee

I wasn't looking forward to the return of the pesky metal dog, but I was surprised at how delighted I was to see him again.

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That was a brilliant episode.

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That was a brilliant episode.

Far, far better than I had dared to hope.

My boys (who have only seen clips) like to remind me from time to time, 'You are in a car' in a K-9y kind of voice.

My youngest, who is 3, under the influence of 2 older brothers, is prone to attempt to exterminate his friends and likes to have Dalek bread with pizza. He's also more likely to sing the DW theme tune - or the Imperial Death March - than the theme tune for any programmes for his age. And he's never seen any of it. I dread to think what it would be like once they see whole episodes. My eldest, who is almost 9, was desperate to watch the 2005 series when it was on, but I didn't think he was ready for it. Since he was 8 when the 2006 series started, I decided he could watch the first episode, but I didn't think to let him watch the repeat once I knew what it was like. He was really freaked by the people with every imaginable disease. Sometime soon I'll take him through the 2005 series - I think he's ready again now!

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Saw the next one (the Doctor snogs Madame Pompadour). Thought it had some really great lines, but I was a bit put off by the Vulcan mind meld in the middle of the show. That was whetted a bit by

the Doctor reassuring her that she could conceal any memory she liked by picturing a door and then closing it -- and then suggesting that she start closing doors...

Also: "you can't have the horse!" "I let you keep Mickey!"

There was never a satisfactory explanation as to why

the mistress of the King of France was the only brain in the entire multiverse capable of doing the job,

which I found kind of annoying. And I notice Rose grows more and more discontent...

The more I see this regeneration of the Doctor the more I like him.

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The more I see this regeneration of the Doctor the more I like him.

That's my feeling too. I felt Eccleston had recreated the role in a magisterial way, and it wa a big space for Tennant to occupy. But he's done very well. What I like about both men is the way they have explored the dark side of the Doctor.

I can't think what your next episode will be - The Impossible Planet? If so, you're in for a scary treat!

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Torchwood didn't get off to a good start by the way. See my initial comments on the Torchwood thread.

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I can't think what your next episode will be - The Impossible Planet? If so, you're in for a scary treat!

It was actually "Rise of the Cybermen," which was neat. Not sure why they're resurrected an old Dr. Who villian but gave it an alternate origin, though.

I did like meeting Rose II. :)

Also, it was very amusing to see how offended "Ricky" was when he met Mickey

:D

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It was actually "Rise of the Cybermen," which was neat. Not sure why they're resurrected an old Dr. Who villian but gave it an alternate origin, though.

Partly because there's such a devoted audience still watching after 40+ years and many people - like me - found them to be one of the scariest monsters because they're not so far removed from us as Daleks are.

It was an episode which seemed inspired by Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials in many ways.

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Well I know why they brought back the Cybermen. I'm not sure why they mucked about with the backstory, though.

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Well I know why they brought back the Cybermen. I'm not sure why they mucked about with the backstory, though.

Continuity of backstory - or any story for that matter - was never a strong point in the original Doctor Who and is riddled with inconsistencies. So Davies said from the beginning that he was not going to be bound by that - the basic history was given but the details were open to being redefined for a new generation.

Besides, this was in a parallel universe, so was the backstory actually changed at all?

BTW, Torchwood was massively better yesterday.

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Well, good point.

Sad to see

Mickey staying behind,

I really liked him. Loved how he saved the day, though. And the whole

"let's liberate Paris"

thing was great.

I also really liked the scene between Rose and the Doctor when

Rose tells him she's going with her "dad" to try and rescue her "mom." The Doctor says "I'm not going to be able to talk you out of this, am I?" And she says "no," and that's that.

It's nice to characters who know each other well enough to realize when that point has been reached.

Glad to hear Torchwood was better. I wonder if they're going to bother showing it in the States? There's been absolutely no talk of it. Not that I've seen, anyway.

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Sad to see

Mickey staying behind,

I really liked him. Loved how he saved the day, though. And the whole

"let's liberate Paris"

thing was great.

Yes, he really grew on me during his character arc from Mickey the Idiot to being a hero.

The Idiot's Lantern next I think - a fun episode with a fun role for one of Britain's most-loved entertainers, Maureen Lipman. Good sense of historical context - something Doctor Who has often done well.

Glad to hear Torchwood was better. I wonder if they're going to bother showing it in the States? There's been absolutely no talk of it. Not that I've seen, anyway.

I imagine there will be the hope to sell it into the US. It was jointly funded with a Canadian broadcaster, so maybe you could find it soon via satellite or cable if there's any cross-boarder overlap.

You can get a taster - unless you want to avoid possible spoilers - at www.bbc.co.uk/torchwood.

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I can't think what your next episode will be - The Impossible Planet? If so, you're in for a scary treat!

It was actually "Rise of the Cybermen," which was neat. Not sure why they're resurrected an old Dr. Who villian but gave it an alternate origin, though.

Not really worth replying again to this post nearly six months on, but... Reading it again, it occurred to me that the alternative origin for a very old villain was justified by the parallel universe setting - the same ideas crop up in different ways in the two different universes.

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The 2007 series of Doctor Who launched at the weekend here in the UK. A good first episode of the series - lots of excitement, noise, running around, quirkiness, etc. - everything we want from Doctor Who, though it won't be contending for the title of greatest episode.

We met a new companion on Saturday - Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman. The Doctor is still melancholic at the loss of Rose, though less so than in the 2006 Christmas special, 'The Runaway Bride'. There's a real spark between Martha and the Doctor, and I think she's going to be a great addition to the list of the Doctor's travelling companions.

The executive director/head writer/script editor/re-creator of Doctor Who, Russell T. Davies, has confirmed that they have the go-ahead for another series next year, but I think from comments he made in a recent interview with the Sunday Telegraph that he will probably hand over the reigns to someone else after that series is completed. That will be a critical moment for New Who.

Meanwhile, another series of adult spin-off series Torchwood will be coming later this year, and another spin-off, The Sarah-Jane Adventures, for younger viewers, will also be coming soon. Sarah-Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) was a travelling companion of the third and fourth Doctors (Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker) between 1973 and 1976. She was one of the best companions, and it was great seeing her return for an episode of the 2006 series and then the pilot of The Sarah-Jane Adventures just after Christmas.

I think I read a few weeks ago that Doctor Who novels are selling so strongly in the UK that BBC Books has become the tenth biggest publisher of hardback fiction in the UK despite publishing no novels other than Doctor Who and Torchwood ones.

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