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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:32 PM

Doctor Who: Christmas Special Trailer

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littlemissmartypants Nov 2012 OP
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reeds2012 Nov 2012 #1
littlemissmartypants Nov 2012 #2
reeds2012 Nov 2012 #18
MrModerate Nov 2012 #19
Skittles Nov 2012 #21
MrModerate Nov 2012 #22
Skittles Nov 2012 #23
TM99 Nov 2012 #28
lalalu Nov 2012 #3
eyewall Nov 2012 #9
TM99 Nov 2012 #27
KatyaR Nov 2012 #4
freshwest Nov 2012 #5
lalalu Nov 2012 #6
freshwest Nov 2012 #7
lalalu Nov 2012 #8
eyewall Nov 2012 #10
bbernardini Nov 2012 #11
Tikki Nov 2012 #12
ballaratocker Nov 2012 #13
eyewall Nov 2012 #17
TM99 Nov 2012 #26
tclambert Nov 2012 #14
eyewall Nov 2012 #16
cyberpj Nov 2012 #15
Whovian Nov 2012 #20
littlemissmartypants Nov 2012 #24
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #25
KatyaR Nov 2012 #30
fasttense Nov 2012 #29


Response to reeds2012 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:13 PM

2. Not sure what you are asking....

Published on Nov 16, 2012 by BBC

To donate go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

Donations change the lives of children right here in the UK.

A look at the trailer for the Doctor Who Christmas Special

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:18 PM

18. Just thought the post was a bit random.

Have seen video threads locked faster than lightning because they weren't "political" enough in content.

Carry on.

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Response to reeds2012 (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:50 PM

19. Doctor Who is special, IMO. So apolitical as to be metapolitical.

Besides, he's The Doctor.

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:47 PM

21. how many people on DU watched the original Dr. Who, in real time?

me me, I did, as a child in England!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:01 AM

22. Same here . . .

It was one of the few shows we could receive at the then-USAF base in Alconbury (IIRC, BBC came on at 5pm or so and broadcast for about 6 hours a day).

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:05 AM

23. I was living in Peterborough when it debuted

can't remember the name of the base but my dad was stationed in Mildenhall / Lakenheath/ Alconbury / Upper Heyford

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Response to Skittles (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:02 AM

28. Yes...mostly

As a boy, the public access TV station for the college my parents taught at aired Doctor Who in blocks on Saturday mornings. I watched the earlier Doctors in 'syndication' but I saw from Pertwee through Davidson 'live'.

When I went off to college & grad school, I was able to follow Baker & McCoy as well. Big time Doctor Who fan here.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:29 PM

3. Loved the one from last year.

 

I hope the companions get better this time. I didn't think Amy was as good as the other female characters. Rory's constant dying was pretty funny.

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Response to lalalu (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:26 PM

9. I agree.

We've been waiting for Amy to get replaced. She finally left the series (we hope) in the last episode. My wife liked Rose the best and I think I agree with her, Rose was a very strong character.

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Response to eyewall (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:39 AM

27. We agree with both of you

Yes, Amy Pond was about the worst if not the worst companion the Doctor has ever had. Half the time I wondered is this the Doctor Who show or is it the Amy Pond show?

While I enjoyed Rory to a point, I was frankly quite glad they were killed off last episode. I look forward to seeing if Clara is going to be a better companion.

Rose was my partner & my favorite female after the renewal of this series in 2005 though Donna was really well done if not tragic as well. I grew up on the Doctor, and I loved Sarah Jane, Romana I & II, and Nyssa.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:30 PM

4. This looks really good.

The Doctor in crisis always appeals to me in a sad sort of way.

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Response to KatyaR (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:47 PM

5. It's a way to show what his inner strengths are, such as Vonnegut suggested writers do.

The more dire things that happen to the hero, the more the audience learns. I probably won't get to see this incarnation, but it looks pretty good.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 02:50 PM

6. Good point.

 

We know he will get out of it but how he does it is the interesting part. Why won't you see it?

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Response to lalalu (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:05 PM

7. Had to get rid of most of cable. Only have TWC and SCAN left.

Which I can get online. It's part of the bundle and they won't cut that off, but want another $40 for full cable. Also, I hate commericals and a lot of what's on seems so rightwing it makes me

They used to carry The Doctor on PBS but I don't get it anymore, either. It's too bad, but I'm out of sync with some current memes now.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:11 PM

8. I can definitely understand.

 

I cut back on my cable package and my son refused to get cable in his new place.

I record shows for family members who don't have certain channels and they do the same for me. Shhh, don't tell anyone

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:29 PM

10. We switched to watching news online,

and entertainment streamed from Netflix or DVD's from the library.

We're lucky, our library system has an enormous collection of British TV and foreign films.

By subscribing to Netflix our total TV cost has gone down to $10. We have the advantage though of getting all the networks off the air, even though we're pretty rural. No PBS would probably drive me back to cable.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:02 PM

11. Still finishing up Season 6...

Just about to start episode 11, "The God Complex". I'll soon be caught up.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:32 PM

12. Brilliant ...can't wait...

Tis a family affair around here.



Tikki

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:21 PM

13. I didn't think he would but Matt Smith has really grown on me.

I saw a really good comparison of the three doctors of the modern series recently in a YouTube comment: Chris Ecclestone is more the father figure doctor, Matt Smith is more the loving boyfriend type (especially with Rose) whilst Matt Smith is like the immature friend you have over for a few beers.

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Response to ballaratocker (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 08:00 PM

17. I like Matt Smith too,

in fact he's become my favorite Dr.
To me he's the most alien of them all. I can easily imagine him having two hearts.
I'm hoping he has an epic run like Tom Baker's.

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Response to ballaratocker (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:32 AM

26. I still have issues with Smith as the Doctor

Having grown up with the Doctor, I still find Matt Smith's portrayal to be rather weak. Really, I think it is that he is just too young. He does not convince me that he is a 900 year old alien who has witnessed and assisted in the genocides of two of the universe's greatest races.

And that episode last season about the cubes really made it hard for my girlfriend and I to take him seriously. He acted like a bored ADD teenager while waiting for the cubes to 'do something'.

We will give him another chance. Perhaps a change in companions will deepen and mature this actor and his Doctor. Perhaps not. We shall see.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:39 PM

14. So now he wears a top hat. Top hats are cool.

I really liked Lady Christina de Souza in "Planet of the Dead." I wish he could reconnect with Sally Sparrow from "Blink," the best episode ever (the introduction of the Weeping Angels with an excellent explanation of "wibbly wobbly timey-wimey stuff").

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Response to tclambert (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:54 PM

16. the fez was cool too....

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:53 PM

15. Hello Sweetie.......

I'll be watching.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 09:49 PM

20. I love this thread!!

 

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Response to Whovian (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:25 AM

24. It loves

you back.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:16 AM

25. I love Doctor who (hence my name)

Was that Richard E Grant?

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:06 PM

30. Yes, it was!

And is!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:00 PM

29. Doctor Who?

I still like Baker best but he did have to regenerate. His way too long neck scarf was way cool.

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