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Old May 26 2009, 05:00 PM   #121
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Besides, you get another 13 episodes of Billie Piper. I personally liked her more with the Ninth than with the Tenth.
Totally agree!
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Old May 26 2009, 08:11 PM   #122
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I always thought this show was right up your alley, J. Glad to hear you like it!

DUN-DU-DUN DUN-DU-DUN DUD-DU-DUN DUNDUNDUN

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Well, I avoided it all the way up until now. Not particularly by choice, but by necessity. We see Dr. Who episodes on late night PBS showings here, and very sporadically. I didn't want to watch one episode and get hooked only to find that the next episode would be 5 weeks later at 4 AM on a PBS station that was so grainy you couldn't make out people from background.

Yeah, the theme is very catchy.

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Welcome to the fold, J.Allen! As a fellow Who enthusiast, I would enthusiastically advise you to watch "Season One" from 2005, starring Christopher Eccleston as the 9th incarnation of The Doctor. It will give you a better idea of, not only how versatile Doctor Who is, but how he meets Rose Tyler (as you say, the smoking hot Billie Piper).

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Indeed I will. I found them on Netflix this morning, the 3rd season and the 1st season with Christopher Eccleston. I will watch those, too.

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J, did you go right into the Tenth Doctor's episodes or have you watched any of Christopher Eccleston's season?
I've only watched the ones with David Tennant, so Tenth Doctor only.
Aww, you should watch the Ninth Doctor as well, I think you'd like those stories. I know that's also available for Instant Streaming on Netflix.

Besides, you get another 13 episodes of Billie Piper. I personally liked her more with the Ninth than with the Tenth.
We'll have to see (about the Ninth Doctor, not Billie Piper. I already know I like her. ). David Tennant has a lot of charisma and stage presence. However, the stories look like they're a lot of fun so I've no doubt I will enjoy that.

I also found some classic episodes of Dr. Who on Netflix's Instant Streaming and will be checking those out to get a taste of the more classic stuff.

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Old May 26 2009, 08:14 PM   #123
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One of the best Classic Who serials is "The Caves Of Androzani". It's the 5th Doctor's final story. And it is amazing.

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Old May 27 2009, 11:28 AM   #124
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Get some Genesis of the Daleks on the bounce too.
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Old May 27 2009, 12:41 PM   #125
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^ What he said. Yes.
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Old May 28 2009, 01:56 AM   #126
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^ Definitely working on it. I don't mind sayin' that I did tear up at the end of the Second season finale. It was probably dust or something. Lots of sad, sad dust.

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Old May 9 2010, 08:14 AM   #127
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Time for an update anyone?
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Old May 26 2010, 08:58 AM   #128
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LOL! The primer is pretty useful, but could I make a suggestion? Could we have a fifty-year ban on the word "basically"? It has to be the most commonly misused word in the English language. If one says "basically", then proceeds to go on for several paragraphs...well, that's just not very "basic", is it?

Other than that, good job!
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Old September 23 2010, 03:22 AM   #129
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My wife and I got started on Who when the 1st season of the current series was first available on DVD. Got it on Netflix. We were instantly hooked, but then tabled it as there was nothing after that available to us yet. Recently I discovered seasons 2, 3, 4 and all of Torchwood so far on Netflix instant watch. We're in the middle of season 4 now. I've been watching some of the classic who's on Instant watch to get a fix when she's not around.

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One of the best Classic Who serials is "The Caves Of Androzani". It's the 5th Doctor's final story. And it is amazing.

Just sayin'
Ah. I started that one earlier this week. I got bored pretty quickly and did something else. I'll have to try again now that I know it's an important one.
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Old September 23 2010, 05:16 PM   #130
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I also enjoyed Cracked.com's "primer" on Doctor Who, though it is unfairly hard on Eccleston.
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One of the best Classic Who serials is "The Caves Of Androzani". It's the 5th Doctor's final story. And it is amazing.

Just sayin'
Ah. I started that one earlier this week. I got bored pretty quickly and did something else. I'll have to try again now that I know it's an important one.
Well, it's not REALLY all that important until the last 5 minutes of the last episode. Then it becomes just about the most important 5 minutes in the entire series.
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Old September 23 2010, 06:12 PM   #132
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I also enjoyed Cracked.com's "primer" on Doctor Who, though it is unfairly hard on Eccleston.
Eccleston? It was unfairly hard on ALL of the actors. It's written in a personal and vindictive style. Whenever anyone questions the article, she immediately comes back with a giant bitch slap lobbied directly at the poster.

If I was unfamiliar with Doctor Who and read that article, I wouldn't even give the show a chance.
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Old September 23 2010, 06:37 PM   #133
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I also enjoyed Cracked.com's "primer" on Doctor Who, though it is unfairly hard on Eccleston.
Eccleston? It was unfairly hard on ALL of the actors. It's written in a personal and vindictive style. Whenever anyone questions the article, she immediately comes back with a giant bitch slap lobbied directly at the poster.

If I was unfamiliar with Doctor Who and read that article, I wouldn't even give the show a chance.
Read her profile and then her responses in the comment section. She's less interested in being funny with Doctor Who, and more interested in convincing herself that she is sexually irresistible in some form. She was also pretty inaccurate in many places, and honestly sounds like any other emo-tween who came into the show crushing over Tennant and did some peripheral Wikipedia research...
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Old September 23 2010, 06:48 PM   #134
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I also enjoyed Cracked.com's "primer" on Doctor Who, though it is unfairly hard on Eccleston.
Eccleston? It was unfairly hard on ALL of the actors.
She was clearly highly complimentary of the acting of Doctors 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 10. On top of that, her only criticism's of Hartnell's performance she put down to his age and health. She was very hard on 4's off-screen, post-doctor behavior as well.

I can see how it might be off-putting to someone who's not accustomed to the style of Cracked writers. As an avid, cracked reader though, I can assure you that it's a very positive write-up.

I didn't read the comments so I can't say anything about how she handles criticism.
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She also is unfamiliar with the "spell check" feature, nor does she realize "its" and "it's" have different meanings. Monsters becomes mosters, and on and on. It was painful to read that article.

What amuses me is that it seems like this was written after her article about the End of Time two-parter, where she gushes over Wilf, and has praise for Matt Smith, yet in the history article, she bashes him.

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