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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:50 
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Awww thanks.

I would have been 7 or 8.

Who fell off Godral Bank. Was it Peter?

Tom Baker regeneration into Peter Davison.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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How are generations even measured? Oh, yeah, of course.

I'm a millennial! Huh.


The definitions are a bit arbitrary, but I think most would put you as an X, not millennial. Some folks talk about a crossover generation - those who didn't have phones growing up but had them as adults.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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I had a phone growing up.

It was tied to the wall, granted.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:02 
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I would have been 7 or 8.

Who fell off Godral Bank. Was it Peter?

Tom Baker regeneration into Peter Davison.


Yes. As he kept seeing that white figure.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:05 
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How are generations even measured? Oh, yeah, of course.

I'm a millennial! Huh.


The definitions are a bit arbitrary, but I think most would put you as an X, not millennial. Some folks talk about a crossover generation - those who didn't have phones growing up but had them as adults.

Gen Xennials they’re called. I’m one of them.

Analogue childhood, digital adulthood.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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They're a very much made up thing, mind - though so are all generational boundaries. Also the name is appalling.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:13 
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I remember Tom Baker (just) and I pretty much watched everything from Peter Davidson onwards.

As for generations, I guess I'm technically a Gen X, but I really felt too young to be part of that, and I'm just a bit too old to be part of that Xenial thing as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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I seem to remember Tom Baker as a kid then Peter Davidson. I am officially old at 44


I'm 43 and although I was aware of Doctor Who as a child, I don't remember us ever watching it as a family (probably only had one TV back then). Although this was back when hardly any TV programmes were subtitled and I can't remember when we had our first teletext TV, so it wouldn't have been of much interest to my parents, which usually determined what was watched.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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I remember that I couldn't be arsed with it once Tom Baker and K-9 went.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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I seem to remember Tom Baker as a kid then Peter Davidson. I am officially old at 44


Yep, I watched the regeneration episode in 1981. I'm also convinced that I'd seen some Pertwee episodes, but I'd have been way too young to see them on first run, and I didn't think the BBC did much in the way of repeats back then.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 20:51 
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I seem to remember Tom Baker as a kid then Peter Davidson. I am officially old at 44


Yep, I watched the regeneration episode in 1981. I'm also convinced that I'd seen some Pertwee episodes, but I'd have been way too young to see them on first run, and I didn't think the BBC did much in the way of repeats back then.

I think they must have repeated them, because I am sure I remember him a bit as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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I only very vaguely remember McCoy in a Dalek story. No idea what was going on as I was somewhere between 5-7.

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No Christmas Day show this year. It'll be on New Year's Day instead, which means that I'll probaby be watching it with a hangover rather than through a mulled-wine haze.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 21:21 
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'Ker-blam' felt like a condensed four-part classic Who story. I could just about see where four twenty-minute episodes and their individual pacing would have been joined up. And, of course, the big baddie was bubble wrap.

Enjoyed the use of the team this week. Perhaps the villain's big speech was not as heartfelt or powerful as perhaps it should have been, which is a shame because up until then I rather liked the character and thought he complimented the others well.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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The violence against postal workers was a bit gratuitous imo.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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I didn't like the portrayl of King James. I wanted a loud, angry, God-bothering Scotsman who commanded attention whenever he was on screen. Instead, we got Carry-on style pantomine learing.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 22:59 
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Not preachy enough

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Wasn't Charles 2nd.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 23:02 
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I quite liked it. It wasn't awful. Seen worse.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:22 
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I quite liked it. It wasn't awful. Seen worse.


I quite liked the setting and the story. Heck, it got me looking up Pendle Hill afterwards. Just the King felt out of place in a non-lighthearted episode.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:24 
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I quite liked it. It wasn't awful. Seen worse.


I quite liked the setting and the story. Heck, it got me looking up Pendle Hill afterwards. Just the King felt out of place in a non-lighthearted episode.


Isn't that's just what Alan Cummings does though really? I didn't mind him, I thought the main weakness was Mrs Savage, I thought she was very 1 dimensional.

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Wasn't Charles 2nd.


I want a spin-off where Captain Jack and Charles 2nd save the Universe, one actress at a time.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
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I quite liked it. It wasn't awful. Seen worse.


I quite liked the setting and the story. Heck, it got me looking up Pendle Hill afterwards. Just the King felt out of place in a non-lighthearted episode.

It seemed like an act though. He seemed quite dark inside once you scratched the surface. Not surprising considering his upbringing.

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It seemed like an act though. He seemed quite dark inside once you scratched the surface. Not surprising considering his upbringing.


I might have to revisit the relevant Rex Factor episodes (he's the only one to be reviewed twice) and other sources to learn more about his character then rewatch to see if my view changes. I've just always taken the religion and witchcraft stuff as the dominating part of his personality rather than the playfulness, but yeah, he was a big fan of Shakespeare and the arts so perhaps I've been getting him wrong.

Still, just as well the Doc didn't bring up her relationship with Liz I. That might have been awkward.


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Why would it have been awkward? They weren’t closely related and there was not much controversy in his accession in England AFAIK.

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'My mother was beheaded'

'Yeah, she always felt a bit bad about that. I tried not to raise it, even when she hadn't done the bins and it was her turn'


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The story was interesting, the acting was pretty good, the writing was atrocious, it could have been so much better than it was.


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The story was interesting, the acting was pretty good, the writing was atrocious, it could have been so much better than it was.

Pretty sure where I’m landing on the series as a whole.

Doctor is well done, stories are interesting in principle but somehow the writing leads to me not giving a flying toss.

I’ve watched the last three episodes that I’ve seen (I have three on catch up which is a first) through the glaze of doing other stuff, which is new.


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It was gash. Love Jodie and her pussycats but the plots are rehashed guff. Exactly how many ancient alien armies are sealed beneath the rural UK? More than one.

Inside No. 9's "The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge" did the whole witch trials plot much better.


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It was gash. Love Jodie and her pussycats but the plots are rehashed guff. Exactly how many ancient alien armies are sealed beneath the rural UK? More than one.

Inside No. 9's "The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge" did the whole witch trials plot much better.

I was a bit harsh on it after a few beers it seems :)


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I think I’ve decided Chibnall is a bit of a hack. The best episodes this series have been the ones he hasn’t written or co-written with others.

I did worry as his previous episodes weren’t all that great either. I just hope it can be good despite him rather than because of.

I really enjoyed tonight’s.

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The music in the Norway episode is breathtaking


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The whole episode was breathtaking. Except maybe the frog


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The whole episode was breathtaking. Except maybe the frog

It’s not often Doctor Who goes surreal so I quite liked it.

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Lonewolves wrote:
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The whole episode was breathtaking. Except maybe the frog

It’s not often Doctor Who goes surreal so I quite liked it.

It was a bit Douglas Adams and totally unexpected :)


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Coors


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