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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old November 25 2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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Just Watched for 1st Time Ever!

Hello all!

I'm a long time Star Trek fan (I love all of the series) and since Enterprise ended, I've been hoping for some upbeat, fun series to watch--especially in sci-fi or fantasy. I've found some great ones in animation (Clone Wars, Avengers: Earth's Mightest Heroes and the awesome My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), but some friends of mine recommended Doctor Who as a series I'd like.

So, today, I watched "Rose" (starring Christopher Eccleston) of the most modern series...and I think I'm really going to enjoy it!

It struck a very fun chord with me. Living plastic using mannequins to take over the world? Time travel? A spaceship (?) that is bigger on the inside than the outside? Over-the-top reactions from citizens to "monsters?" Yes, please.

I also liked the line about humanity's potential for "so much more." Any pro-humanity vibe in TV is rare, and I relish it.

The actors are good, with some funny banter. And, the special effects kind of have the Power Rangers charm of being taken seriously, but not being big-budget. I particularly like the score in the episode as well.

I'm definitely going to keep watching, and if you guys don't mind, I'll post my reactions throughout here.

To be clear, this is the very first of any Doctor Who I've ever seen. But, it definitely won't be the last.
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Old November 25 2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Welcome to the grand-daddy of TV Sci-Fi shows, that have kept kids (and adults) entertained in the UK for generations.
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Old November 25 2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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I'm definitely going to keep watching, and if you guys don't mind, I'll post my reactions throughout here.
Yea, please do that! I love reading first time viewers reactions.
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Old November 25 2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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I just saw "Rose" the other day and the special effects get a LOT better they don't usually look that dodgy! And the first two parter is not representative of the series
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Old November 25 2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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Rose is a great jumping-on point. not the best story, but very good at doing what it set out to do.
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Old November 26 2012, 03:58 AM   #6
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I just started watching NuWho for the first time a month or so ago and you are in for a great ride. I have just started series 5 and there was only one episode from the RTD era that I didn't like.
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Old November 26 2012, 04:18 AM   #7
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If you're going to watch any episode out-of-order, may I recommend "Dalek"? One of my absolute favorites in season 1, it sold me on the entire series. Just don't read the episode description on Netflix. Never, ever read those, sometimes they can spoil a good 3/4's of an episode.
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Old November 26 2012, 11:44 AM   #8
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Also, do yourself a favor and avoid the ""Next Time..." trailer at the end of "Boom Town" (episode 11). Someone at the BBC decided to completely spoil the baddie in the season finale.
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Old November 26 2012, 02:02 PM   #9
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Also, do yourself a favor and avoid the ""Next Time..." trailer at the end of "Boom Town" (episode 11). Someone at the BBC decided to completely spoil the baddie in the season finale.
Or in fact save yourself and skip Boom Town...

Oh, the Next Time trailer at the end of Fear Her also spoilers the big twist in season 2's 2-part finale, so you might want to skip that too when time comes. (or indeed the episode, again)
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Old November 26 2012, 02:06 PM   #10
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Or in fact save yourself and skip Boom Town...

Oh, the Next Time trailer at the end of Fear Her also spoilers the big twist in season 2's 2-part finale, so you might want to skip that too when time comes. (or indeed the episode, again)
Alternatively, maybe we should all keep an open mind, accept the possibility that different people like different things and try not to poison the well, as tempting as that may be.
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Old November 26 2012, 02:17 PM   #11
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Also, do yourself a favor and avoid the ""Next Time..." trailer at the end of "Boom Town" (episode 11). Someone at the BBC decided to completely spoil the baddie in the season finale.
Or in fact save yourself and skip Boom Town...
Its not a classic, but worth watching once. It was nice seeing the Doctor and companions paling around in the Tardis, and I rather enjoyed the silly scene in the restaurant. Doesn't it also introduce the time rift?
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Old November 26 2012, 02:45 PM   #12
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Technically, a previous episode introduced it, but it did establish it in modern times.

I, too, started with "Rose," but back when Sci-Fi first aired it back in 2006. Six years later and I'm still in love with the show!
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Old November 27 2012, 12:49 PM   #13
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The Mirrorball Man wrote: View Post
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Or in fact save yourself and skip Boom Town...

Oh, the Next Time trailer at the end of Fear Her also spoilers the big twist in season 2's 2-part finale, so you might want to skip that too when time comes. (or indeed the episode, again)
Alternatively, maybe we should all keep an open mind, accept the possibility that different people like different things and try not to poison the well, as tempting as that may be.
+1, I actually rather liked Fear Her. Not the best episode of Season 2, but not worth skipping.
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Old November 27 2012, 10:42 PM   #14
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Both Fear Her, and The Idiots Lantern fall into the same category as classic Who's Underworld. Even after watching you barely remember anything about them.
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Old November 28 2012, 12:14 PM   #15
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These threads are fun in that they remind us exactly why we liked the show the first time around.
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