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Old 09-15-2014, 10:46 PM   #16
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Is the doctor's cleaning service called The Sweeping Angels?
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:59 PM   #17
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Just finished this series , dissapointed, Capaldi was great, but the storylines were poor
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:54 PM   #18
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...but the storylines were poor
I disagree. The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived were excellent IMO. Lookin' forward to another Zygon invasion in about an hour. The last 2 happened in 1975 & 2013.
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:01 PM   #19
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which one of those was the lesbian lizards in Victorian London one?
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Old 10-31-2015, 10:12 PM   #20
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I disagree. The Girl Who Died and The Woman Who Lived were excellent IMO. Lookin' forward to another Zygon invasion in about an hour. The last 2 happened in 1975 & 2013.
Im only on Season 8, just released on Netflix, I didn't like Clara, looks like she's gone in season 9.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:53 AM   #21
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Im only on Season 8, just released on Netflix, I didn't like Clara, looks like she's gone in season 9.
A true Whovian, such as myself, refers to "series 8" as season 34 [26 seasons of the original series (1963-1989) + 8 seasons of the revived series (2005-?)].

Also, Jenna Coleman is leaving at the end of season 35, but, except for the 2 episodes I mentioned above, she's been in every episode since the beginning of season 35, including last night's episode, The Zygon Invasion.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:57 AM   #22
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which one of those was the lesbian lizards in Victorian London one?
Huh? Are you referring to the Silurians?

Oh wait, do you mean the season 32 episode A Good Man Goes To War?

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Old 11-01-2015, 02:34 AM   #23
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I had mixed feelings abot Capaldi's first season. I liked him - and I liked some of the themes they explored...some of the episodes were good. Some of the earlier episodes in particular were really strong. But the overall arc of the series left me cold. And the weaker episodes were really, really weak. That one with the first in London started well but evaporated into such incoherent nonsense. The Robin Hood one was also fairly weak, though at least quite funny in places. I lost patience with the golden arrow shot at the space ship.

With previous Moffatt series I've found that, despite some shaky episodes, the series arcs were strong and the whole was more than the sum of its parts. With the first Capaldi series, to me, despite some good episodes, the whole was less than the sum of its parts.

I ended last series thinking I might not even watch the next. That finale did for me. The first part was excellent and really set things up well, but the second part was almost the death of Who for me. Waaaay overboard on the sentimentality in a way that didn't feel earned. And Missy, so intriguing at first, just descended rapidly into pantomime villain.

I'm finding the current series stronger - am liking Capaldi more (he's really settled into a groove and is reminding me a lot of Tom Baker) and am liking Clara more, as well as their relationship. Also, the current season is all two-parters, which gives it more of the feel of the old serialised stories.

Beest, have you seen that season's Christmas special yet? It went a long way to rescuing it for me.
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:33 AM   #24
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Old 11-01-2015, 11:46 AM   #25
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I watched Doctor Who, on and off, from around the age of 3 to its cancellation in the late 80s when I was 16 or 17. I watched the McGann tv movie in the 90s and ended up becoming a full-on whovian (wanker) from around that time - read the books, listened to the audio plays and was well and truly steeped by the time nu-Who came around.

The current series is series 9, as far as I am concerned.
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:29 PM   #26
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I always think I started with Troughton, but that was before I was born, and I rememeber Pertwee clearly, and I was only 3, when he left, repeats I guess.

I don't consider myself a Whovian, it's just a TV show I like, and I've been watching since childhood.

I echo many of your thoughts on Season 8 Dana, I think my hopes were up for a return to a more detached arrogant Doctor like Pertwee or Tom Baker, but got more mush instead

Some hope for season 9 anyway.

(9, 34 whatever, I like to seperate, nu who from old as it's hardly the same show)

Also, I get increasingly annoyed about the Sonic Screwdriver being a magic multitool that can fix almost anything, very weak writing IMHO.
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:38 PM   #27
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@monster: I'd rather be a wanker than a hobknocker. Ya know, if I were British.
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Old 11-03-2015, 04:16 AM   #28
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Wtf is a hobknocker?
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Maybe he means knob-hocker. A man who tries to pawn his penis.
Or porn his penis.
It's a well known phenomenon.
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