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Old June 15 2013, 05:37 AM   #31
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Re: Been thinking its time to try Doctor Who

Konata Izumi wrote: View Post
Rose was one of the best episodes of Series 1 when I was a kid. Spooky mystery with the promise of adventure and creative villains. Didn't get the emotion porn of the next two episodes at all back then, and the following two-parter is dull. It doesn't have the tragedy nor the complexity a lot of the show has but it's a great episode.
Emotion porn?

In any case, 'Rose' isn't a great episode, but it has great moments and sets up the modern series nicely. The whole 'anti-plastic' bit was pure gold and, along with The Doctor's speech about the Earth spinning, sold me on the show and the character of The Doctor.

I'd start there.
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