Classic Who on BBC America

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by OmahaStar, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

    Dec 7, 1999
    I love Journey's End. I think it's the perfect ending to the RTD/Tennant era.

    Too bad we got End of Time after that :p ;)
  2. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2006
    Georgia, USA
    Yeah, Bernard Cribbins. He played the constable Tom Campbell in the second Peter Cushing Dalek movie, "Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD", and had fate unfolded differently, he would have been cast as the fourth Doctor!


  3. Procutus

    Procutus Admiral Admiral

    Feb 6, 2002
    The Merryweather Sanctuary
    TSE/JE are my favorite nuWho eps. I agree with you, it's really the perfect ending to the RTD era, and frankly, if the show had simply ended there, I think I'd would've been happy with that.

    That said, I gotta admit that I'm getting more psyched for 'The Day of the Doctor'. I just hope I won't be disappointed.
  4. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    I know nothing about it to really form an opinion one way or another. I hope it's good, but while everyone is excited for the 50th anniversary, to me it's just another episode.

    One thing I took away from rewatching Journey's End last night and maybe a problem I have with Doctor Who in it's current form is that it's hard to really "feel" anything in the current incarnation. What I mean is the episodes are fun and the characters good, but what I loved about when I first started watching Who was that it felt like characters were a lot more developed and utilized better. I mean look at Donna. It's been a while since I've seen any of Donna's Doctor Who's, but based on what I remember that ending to JE was really really sad. We got to know this character for a Christmas special and full season and we had the pleasure of watching her change. She changed from this bossy bitch to this gorgeous young intelligent woman and all that was snatched away from her. If you want a Reset button done well, look no further than Journey's End.

    The same can be said with the other characters, and even the Doctor. We saw relationships build and die, we saw the Doctor actually caring for these people as people, not as companions, and Dave Tennant had great chemistry wtih pretty much everyone.

    Granted we saw some of that with Smith and Amy and Rory (Moreso with Amy), but it didn't seem to go deep enough. Now that we have Smith and Clara, and it's just not the same. I'm hoping in the future instead of focusing on the timey whimy, they can get back to the characters. You can have distrust and bad relationships, but I want to see those develop again.
  5. DWF

    DWF Admiral Admiral

    May 19, 2001
    Columbus, Ohio
    I loved The Stolen Earth/Journey's End two parter it had an epic movie quality to it and I love the interaction of the old companions. And I don't agree that Donna was reset, she can't go back to being the Doctor-Donna but she's still not the same person we met in The Runaway Bride.