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Posted:
8/21/06 at
7:53:47 AM

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I have to say, the TV programme I'm enjoying most at the moment is Doctor Who. Is there anyone else on this board who watched it?

It's Britain's biggest sci-fi show. Its trademark is being scary, but there's also plenty of humour.

I'd be pleased if anyone wants to discuss it or ask questions.

Re: Doctor Who by CoasterFanatic CoasterFanatic Profile at 8/21/06 9:34:59 PM

> I have to say, the TV programme I'm enjoying most at the
> moment is Doctor Who. Is there anyone else on this board
> who watched it?

> It's Britain's biggest sci-fi show. Its trademark is being
> scary, but there's also plenty of humour.

> I'd be pleased if anyone wants to discuss it or ask
> questions.

I watched a couple episodes here in the states. I liked it but it wasn't something I had to keep watching.

Im much more a Stargate SG1 and Battlestar Galactica fan.

I really didn't have any problem with the European feel of the show but unlike states shows, It didn't drag you to the next episode to see what happens next.

Chuck, who's not sure the show is being renewed by Sci-Fi channel or not.

Re: Doctor Who by Graeme Graeme Profile at 8/22/06 7:25:31 AM

Thanks for the reply, Chuck.

> I really didn't have any problem with the European feel of
> the show but unlike states shows, It didn't drag you to the
> next episode to see what happens next.

Fair comment. No episodes are longer than 2-parters. Not that I dislike that personally, but I see what you mean.

> Chuck, who's not sure the show is being renewed by Sci-Fi
> channel or not.

Yes, I believe New Series 2 starts on September 29th. I recommend this more strongly than New Series 1, as the new actor, David Tennant is excellent - truly eccentric. The Roger Moore of Doctor Who, if you will.

The first episode is the Christmas special, which shows an alien invasion of London. It's a good episode.

Then episode 2 (ie. the 3rd episode), "Tooth & Claw" shows them accidentaly going to 1879, where villains have laid a trap for Queen Victoria, trying to get a Werewolf to bite her.

Later on, there are episodes with Daleks and Cybermen. I particularly recommend the 2-part series finale - "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday".

Chuck, in New Series 1, did you see the episode "Dalek", where there was an American alien museum?

Re: Doctor Who by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 9/5/06 9:13:51 AM

> Thanks for the reply, Chuck.

> I really didn't have any problem with the European feel of
> the show but unlike states shows, It didn't drag you to the
> next episode to see what happens next.

> Fair comment. No episodes are longer than 2-parters. Not
> that I dislike that personally, but I see what you mean.

> Chuck, who's not sure the show is being renewed by Sci-Fi
> channel or not.

> Yes, I believe New Series 2 starts on September 29th. I
> recommend this more strongly than New Series 1, as the new
> actor, David Tennant is excellent - truly eccentric. The
> Roger Moore of Doctor Who, if you will.

> The first episode is the Christmas special, which shows an
> alien invasion of London. It's a good episode.

> Then episode 2 (ie. the 3rd episode), "Tooth &
> Claw" shows them accidentaly going to 1879, where
> villains have laid a trap for Queen Victoria, trying to get
> a Werewolf to bite her.

> Later on, there are episodes with Daleks and Cybermen. I
> particularly recommend the 2-part series finale -
> "Army of Ghosts" and "Doomsday".

> Chuck, in New Series 1, did you see the episode
> "Dalek", where there was an American alien
> museum?

Watch out Chuck! He got me hooked on Doctor Who on one episode, plus Billie Spencer(si that her last name) is quite easy on the eyes, then again I know a Geordie who is easy on the eyes too.

Tim.

The Clientele

Re: Doctor Who by cal at 9/20/06 4:19:09 AM

Billie Piper. Though she has left the show now and the Doctor gets a new assistant for the new series.

I preferred the old Doctor Whos from when I was a kid - they were either 6 or 4 parters (usually 4) and there was always a cliffhanger ending.
Tom Baker is the ultimate Doctor.
The effects and sets were a bit creaky but there were some pretty scary stories. Horror at Fang Rock, Talons of Weng-Chiang, Brain of Morbius, anything with a Dalek...and so on. Of course, seeing them now, through MUCH older eyes, they aren't quite so scary, but as a kid, it was hide behind the sofa time!