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RE: Doctor Who - Zarius - 12-08-2017

RE: Doctor Who - TM2YC - 12-18-2017

As one of the youtube comments says "I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING".

RE: Doctor Who - Zarius - 12-21-2017

The series 9 soundtrack is finally getting released. Faneditors rejoice, no more hand-me-down Youtube recordings

RE: Doctor Who - Zarius - 12-25-2017

Doctor...I let you go

RE: Doctor Who - wilhelm scream - 12-25-2017

I rather like Twice upon a time. I thought it was brilliant, and was the best way to end Moffat's very mixed era.

RE: Doctor Who - matrixgrindhouse - 12-25-2017

Beautiful episode.  Peter's era had a rocky start, but smoothed its way to an absolutely fantastic finish.  No complaints, not a one.  I'm still processing everything - BBC America lied, listing the episode as being half an hour longer than it actually is.  They're doing a farewell to Capaldi special - I'll watch it tomorrow.  I'm just dealing with a whole bunch of emotions sooner than expected.

RE: Doctor Who - matrixgrindhouse - 12-26-2017

There were a lot of familiar musical themes in the episode - some going back to Eccelston's season.  Is Murray Gold leaving, too?!  I know it's rumored, but haven't found any official announcements.

RE: Doctor Who - Zamros - 12-27-2017

I loved it. It was an incredible character study with very mature themes, social commentary and surprisingly well written dialogue.

Capaldi hasn't been this good since Tucker resigned. David Bradley completely melted into Hartnell's Doctor, coming to grips for the first time with losing himself.

I love the move away (which will apparently be continued) from the Deus Ex Gadgetry. Bradley figuring out things through mindfullness and logical deduction, not waving about a magic wand, magic paper and magic time box, was so refreshing to see.

Obviously none of us have really seen enough of Jodie Whittaker for us to really comment on what she will be like as the Doctor. But it seems as though she may be similar to John Pertwee's take in tone and plot, so I'm excited to see it.

Mark Gattis was incredible in his role, and I'm glad this was who he chose to play in he and Moffat's last Who (Finally!)
The culmination of his arch with the most important Christmas of all time, moved me to tears.

He started off poor, peaked in season 2, slowed down in 3 but he finished with my favourite Doctor Who episode since the last Davros arch (Doesn't sound impressive, but those episodes were freaking incredible among a bunch of shit), Capaldi has easily earned his status as one of the great Who's.

My current list in order of preference:

1. Tom Baker
2. Peter Cushing
3. David Tennant
4. John Pertwee
5. Peter Capaldi
6. Matt Smith
7. Peter Davidson
8. John Hurt
9. David Bradley
10. Christopher Ecclestone
11. William Hartnell
12. Patrick Troughton
13. Paul McGann
14. Sylvester McCoy
15. Colin Baker

RE: Doctor Who - ThrowgnCpr - 12-28-2017

I felt underwhelmed by the special. The social commentary was over the top, and it felt like they were trying to force emotional moments instead of letting them occur naturally. I really wanted to like Capaldi's Doctor, but I guess it wasn't in the cards.

I'm excited to see Whittaker in the role, and even more excited to see what Chibnall can bring.

RE: Doctor Who - TomH1138 - 01-01-2018

My wife and I managed to catch up on our viewing of classic Who so that we saw “Tenth Planet” just before “Twice Upon a Time”! The episode was terrific.

I’m thinking of an edit for “Twice.” I thought it was terrific just as it was, but I would make a few changes to try to make it feel like an actual Hartnell storyline:

1) Make the whole story black-and-white, and in two half-hour installments.

2) Replace the opening titles with Hartnell’s.

3) Cut out any double-entendres which, while not unusual for modern prime-time TV, wouldn’t have been part of a 1960s children’s television show.

4) Cut down on the controversial lines that made the First Doctor come off as more sexist than he actually was.

Mind you, it’s not a criticism to say that this felt like a Twelfth Doctor story; it was a Twelfth Doctor story and should feel like that. But it is fun to play a game of “What if…?” For that matter, I’d make the special effects dodgier if I knew how!

Anyway, it was a fun and entertaining story, and a great way to cap off Capaldi's era!