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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

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Old June 6 2011, 04:33 PM   #151
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Being a Brit, I grew up on Doctor Who and as Regneration is part of the show I don't find it jarring at all, same with the companions they come and go. Though I can understand why someone new to the show might find it a bit jarring.

Before you start watching Torchwood, you'll need to watch the 9th Docotr episodes.
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Old June 6 2011, 04:41 PM   #152
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The Eccelston era? Yeah I'm caught up with seasons 1, 2 and quarter way through 3.
So I know Torchwood all started back in that werewolf episode in addition to when they met Captain Jack Harkness during the Blitz.

One question though. Is it imperative I watch the seasonal specials too?
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Old June 6 2011, 05:33 PM   #153
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absofreakinlutely.
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Old June 6 2011, 06:09 PM   #154
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Yes to a certain degree when it comes to the Xmas specials "Runaway Bride" introduces us to the S4 Companion and "Voyage of the damned" introduces us to a character who mplays a roll during S4 and the 2010 specials.
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Old June 6 2011, 06:10 PM   #155
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Ok good to know. Thanks!
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Old June 6 2011, 11:49 PM   #156
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ObiWan, just to warn you.

The first season of TW is a bit on the ordinary side. Very monster of the week and trying to be sexy.

The second season was an improvement, and has a startling finale, but still just okay.

TW s3, Children of Earth... is utterly amazing. Only five eps, but after each you sit there feeling as iff you been blasted by some really intense radiation, or the strongest storm you've ever faced. it's worth watching 1 & 2 to get to 3.
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Old June 7 2011, 12:02 AM   #157
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Oh I'm already there. I think I'm on S3E6-The Lazarus Experiment to be exact. I guess that's more than a quarter of the way through.

Oh wait I just realized you're talking about Torchwood and not DW. But yeah cool, thanks for the heads up!
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Old June 7 2011, 12:02 AM   #158
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bah double post.
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Old June 10 2011, 03:28 PM   #159
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I think a theme that draws many viewers is the Doctor's passion...passion for life and preserving life, for doing what's right, fighting against those who seek power at the expense of others' rights. It's a character trait that resonates across cultures and backgrounds...especially in younger people, whose concepts of right and wrong may not have as many shades of grey as someone older. Although the show does introduce those grey areas from time to time, which makes it more compelling. And though we see those occasional flashes of arrogance in the Doctor, we know his heart is in the right place.
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Old June 10 2011, 04:07 PM   #160
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Both of them
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Old June 15 2011, 05:58 PM   #161
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wamdue wrote: View Post
here is a primer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szHO-wEmvio

47 years in 6 minutes
Thanks for linking this video! Pretty good rundown on Dr. Who history--learned quite a lot from it.

Many years ago, I watched Dr. Who while Tom Baker was the doctor. I really liked his personification and his successor really soured it for me; couldn't adjust to him. Anyway, what a ragtag run of doctors since... until David Tennant. I haven't seen many of his episodes yet, but I like the way he plays the doctor, probably even more than Tom Baker. The newest guy, Matt Smith, portrays an interesting variation. A little more nerdy than Tennant, but he seems well positioned to do a great job.
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Old June 15 2011, 06:45 PM   #162
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I just started season 5 lastnight with Smiths first episode and he will indeed take a little getting used to, although I'm really enjoying his new companion, Amy Pond. She feels like a combination of Rose, Martha and Donna.
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Old June 16 2011, 04:09 PM   #163
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A bit out of date now, but this is a good primer for the Doctor's character; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc4HS...el_video_title
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Old November 23 2011, 03:53 PM   #164
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Wasn't sure where to put this, but I just wanted to make sure we all marked the 48th anniversary of Doctor Who's premier way back in 1963!

It's been a long, strange trip, and I've loved every minute of it!
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Old November 23 2011, 04:59 PM   #165
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48 years, 11 (official) Doctors, and an awful lot of attractive companions...

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