Discussion in 'The Bar' started by newcastlefan, Sep 15, 2012.
calm down Froggy
You check out any of the webisodes?
I'm sure no one will give me an honest answer, but what the fuck is the deal with Dr. Who? Everyone here always talks about it.
Timey-wimey wibbly wobbly.
"Tea. I'll have the strong stuff: leave the bag in"
There were never any decent Dr Who's after Peter Davidson.
it is the only show that has been continuously on air somewhere in the world for almost 50 years. 3+ generations of people globally have been fascinated and enthralled by it's stories and characters. It's relatively original (unlike Star Trek which was really a remake of the Horatio Hornblower stories). the cast, directors and writers completely change every few years and the popularity of the show only increases. the stories and authors include the names of some of the most famous and creative talents in the global entertainment industry (eg. Douglass Adams). and the show continuously successfully resists the pressure to become just another cheap hollywood sellout..
to put it in the context of this board, its the sci fi version of a Howard Stern, if Howard didn't sellout.
sooo, to a casual sci-fi fan, is it worth watching?
its a different kind of scifi than what Hollywood produces. the science is interesting; the aliens are creepy yet still human; the companions are cute (some are playboy playmate hot, like the new one that starts in Xmas). the storys are always about the human interaction. you might like it.
btw, one of the fun things is to watch how the brits portray americans, especially their faux american accents.
David Tennant was an exceptional Doctor. Chris Eccleston could have been had he stayed more than one season.
and Sylvester McCoy is the hidden jewel of the actors who play the Doctor. you have to listen to the webisode Death Comes to Time to see why.
In your opinion, how does the new, modern Dr Who compare to the originals, pre 1990?
With the modernisation of the series, I believe much of its original charm has been lost.
I hated Sylvester McCoy the most of all.
difficult to compare: the first 2 doctors were playing in a childrens' tv show, the third was playing during the cultural revolution of the 1960s. Tom Baker had the most personality of any Doctor till David Tennant, and Silvester McCoy didn't have enough time to show how great he was in the role. He flowered in the audio dramas.
he didn't have enough time. There is a web audio drama called Death Comes To Time in which he just was The Doctor. everything the Doctor should always be, he was in that.
the new stories are very different than the classic episodes which were much more British.
Did they finally kill off that red head and her whiny boyfriend?
His second year as the Doctor was much better than the first which was silly.
also, if you want to see how good it can be, look at Lawrence Miles' Faction Paradox spinoffs
in this coming spring