Friday, August 31, 2007

Not A Doctor Who Discussion Thread

There's no Doctor Who on in America tonight, alas. But you can feel free to make up your own imaginary episode and talk about that if you like. Or go and comment on "Human Nature" some more.

25 comments:

  1. Ok The Doctor and Martha materialize on a strange alien world where they do not believe in punctuation

    Actually, could I comment on "42" since that thread is way back there? I think you and a few others regarded it as filler. I don't know I like it because it kind of had that classic Doctor running around a some spacecraft trying to figure out a mystery and everything just listens to him even though they don't know who the hell he is or how he got there.

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  2. Sure, we can talk about "42"! I think I did say I thought it was sort of filler-y, but that doesn't mean I thought it was a bad episode or anything. What it was was an OK adventure-type episode in the middle of a run of other episodes in which important or surprising or especially cool things were happening, which does make it feel a bit like "filler." Which is odd, because that's sort of a new thing for Who, I think. The old series didn't do story arcs and character stuff in the way that the new one does, so you didn't get the perception of episodes as "filler" in-between arc-important or character-significant ones so much.

    I do actually like to see good old classic-style episodes once in a while, though. I liked "The Impossible Planet"/"The Satan Pit" a lot for that reason... Danger on an isolated space base! Evil from the Dawn of Time! Lots of cool guest characters! Crawling through ventilation ducts! There's even a scene filmed in a quarry! I think "42" suffers a bit from that comparison, though, if only because it can't do as much in one episode as that story did in two. It also suffers a bit for me, I think, because the plot reminds me so strongly of "Planet of Evil" that I'm honestly not sure which side of the paying homage/ripping off line it sits on.

    The episode's probably worthwhile, though, just for the strange and disquieting experience of seeing the Doctor genuinely terrified.

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  3. Did anyone see the meteor shower last night?Well this morning actually

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  4. I don't know. I wasn't able to see it :)

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  5. The CBC is re-running "Gridlock" tomorrow night. *sigh*

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  6. Does that mean you're not getting still further ahead of us?

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  7. I take CBC stands for Canadian Broadcasting Company(or corporation?)

    Honestly compared with the past, the US is airing the 3rd season of Doctor Who quite quickly.

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  8. Something like that. Those wacky Canadians and their totally different TV stations! :)

    And Sci-Fi is getting them more quickly now because they've realized they get good ratings. Not that that actually guarantees anything with Sci-Fi, of course.

    I'm not sure how they're going to handle it after next year, though. The BBC just announced that after season 4 (which is already filming), there's going to be a year where they're not doing a regular season, because David Tennant's taking some time out to do Shakespeare. (Um. In the context of Doctor Who's current season, I think that came out wrong. Correction: he's taking time out to play Hamlet. :)) So they're planning on filming three "specials" in 2009 and picking up again with season 5 in 2010.

    Hopefully Skiffy won't freak out too much about that and drop the show or something.

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  9. Finished tape 1 of Farscape. So far so good. D`argo(Iam not sure about the spelling) reminds me of Worf to a certain degree. I am liking it so far.

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  10. D'Argo comes off very much as a Worf clone at first, but he really develops into his own character as time goes on. I'm rather fond of him, personally.

    Glad you're liking it! I honestly wasn't entirely sure whether you would or not, but clearly you do have excellent taste. ;)

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  11. And it was funny/confusing to see ABC as Australia Broadcasting Corporation (or Company) and their flagship morning show "GMA" as Good Morning Australia.

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  12. No word on what is showing on CBC next week, but I hope we are still ahead.
    And Kathy, you are correct. CBC is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Our two main private networds are CTV and Global.
    I saw the Empress of the Racnoss figure - it is frigging huge! Going to buy the Ninth Doctor and maybe a Cyberman or a Dalek for Gavin's son tomorrow.

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  13. Was the last new one you had "Blink"? That still puts you a couple of episodes ahead, if so.

    I have to keep reminding myself that I really, really don't need any (more) action figures... Maybe I should buy some for my nephew to satisfy the urge. :)

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  14. Why yes "wink" do buy your nephew Doctor Who action figures :)

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  15. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......
    http://cgi.ebay.com/w0087-Doctor-Dr-Who-Beer-Bar-Pub-Logo-Light-Sign-Neon_W0QQitemZ170140029105QQihZ007QQcategoryZ94942QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

    Link is safe.

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  16. oooopppsss reposting

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  17. I could buy him action figures and, uh keep them at my house for him to come and play with. :)

    And, man, I think not even I need a neon Doctor Who bar sign. Although I still kind of want one. :)

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  18. Does anyone think of their father when buying Dr Who things?

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  19. Would you like a Dalek for Christmas? :)

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  20. Sure, after all they are sort of shaped like a Christmas tree.

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  21. Actually, come to think of it, I've got a really terrible song about wanting a Dalek for Christmas... :)

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  22. Kathy: I'm holding you to blame if my friend Gimpy arranges for that to show up at my door. (He has been seeking an appropriate bar sign for me for years.)

    Betty: Now I have the song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" stuck in my head. I think the Dalek song deserves it's own post. (I'm sure a Dalek would remove the hippo song - along with everything else - from my head.)

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  23. Captain C: Oddly enough, it was the Hippo song, not the Dalek song that got lodged in my own brain after I made that post. Yes, yes, yet another example of our Satanic Siblinghood, I know. :)

    I suppose I could upload the Dalek song...

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