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Dr. Who anyone?
« on: February 02, 2007, 09:16:02 PM »
Who's familiar with Doctor Who, scifi's edition and/or the classic ones?

Who is your favorite Dr.? Least favorite? What do you like about the show? What about it bugs you?

Personally, I enjoy it, but I think their scientific explanations for the seemingly supernatural can get a little lame. Case in point, the hemovores in "Curse of Fenric" are hurt by faith, because it creates a "psychic barrier". Pardon? That's not an explanation, that's just a phrase. How? Are they involuntary mind readers who, because of their unique condition, find faith to be abhorrent? Is it that faith sets off some unconcious emotional telepathy which happens to scramble these guys and there nervous systems? Does it create a telepathic white noise that disrupts their senses? What?! ><


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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007, 09:47:08 PM »
Dr Who never appealed to me.  I'm not entirely sure why, because I'm English and a Sci-Fi nerd, so one would assume it would be perfect.  I think it might be that I can't get over the bad effects, they destroy all suspension of disbelief for me.  I've seen some of the new ones (Eccleston only, not Tenant) and while they were OK, I never really found them all that brilliant. 


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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2007, 10:22:09 PM »
Well, never be too quick to dismiss the series. It's so long running, and with the different lead actors, I recommend sampling at least one from every color season to try it out.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007, 11:03:17 PM »
  I have boxes of tapes from public television's edited into movie-length episodes of the original series and have enjoyed the new series shown on SciFi.  It took until this week's 2nd episode of "Heroes" with the invisible man, before I recognized him as Eccleston from the first season of the new Who.
    The original series is famous in spite of its cheesiness and seems to have a much older fan-base here in the States.  I can't imagine watching this at 5:00 PM on Saturday after all the years that I've been used to it being practically a midnight show here on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night.


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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2007, 07:46:10 AM »
Never watched the old stuff, but quite enjoying the new show. It's better than Torchwood anyway.


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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2007, 12:41:10 PM »
ive always wanted to see them both.  the new and the old.  its so sad.  How many seasons of the old one are there and are they easily available?


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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2007, 01:01:12 PM »
like 26, and I think it varies.


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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2007, 01:01:55 PM »
26 seasons GAAAH!!!!  so much for me buying the series


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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2007, 03:19:32 PM »
Well, there's a reason why. It's the longest running scifi television serial in existance, probably the longest running television serial of any kind.
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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2007, 03:47:20 PM »
huh so it is

http://www.answers.com/topic/longest-running-tv-shows

Its weird though they dont count things like as the world turns which is 50 years old or all my children


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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2007, 07:04:01 PM »
26 seasons GAAAH!!!!  so much for me buying the series
Oh I'm sure that there's a DVD box set around somewhere....


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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2007, 07:05:15 PM »
26 seasons GAAAH!!!!  so much for me buying the series
Oh I'm sure that there's a DVD box set around somewhere....

Actually, I believe they edit the parts of the stories into feature length versions.


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« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2007, 07:09:26 PM »
Oh I'm sure that there's a DVD box set around somewhere....

Funny, i was just talking about this with a friend of mine the other day. Amazon recommended him the entire Dr. Who series on DVD. We joked that there were so many discs that the set should come in it's own limited edition, full-sized TARDIS~

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« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2007, 07:25:49 PM »
Oh I'm sure that there's a DVD box set around somewhere....

Funny, i was just talking about this with a friend of mine the other day. Amazon recommended him the entire Dr. Who series on DVD. We joked that there were so many discs that the set should come in it's own limited edition, full-sized TARDIS~

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Yeah, but then you could go back in time and watch while they were originally being broadcast...


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« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2007, 07:41:59 PM »
damn and now im being left out of jokes.  Thats horrible.  My nerdiness is ashamed