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Fri May 27, 2016, 04:08 PM

Any Whovians here?

I found the series 4 years ago and have started to delve into classic Doctor novels and Big Finnish audio plays when I work out. Just love the character so much. Really taking a liking to the 7th doctor.

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Trenzalore May 2016 OP
jopacaco May 2016 #1
Trenzalore May 2016 #2
Still Blue in PDX May 2016 #3
laundry_queen May 2016 #6
Trenzalore May 2016 #13
Codeine May 2016 #4
laundry_queen May 2016 #5
pokerfan May 2016 #7
pressbox69 May 2016 #10
Pakhet May 2016 #8
Trenzalore May 2016 #12
Pakhet May 2016 #17
Paulie May 2016 #9
pressbox69 May 2016 #11
Trenzalore May 2016 #14
WolverineDG May 2016 #15
area51 May 2016 #16
Bryan May 2016 #18
Trenzalore May 2016 #19
DerekG May 2016 #20
JCMach1 May 2016 #21

Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 04:31 PM

1. Good name for a Dr. Who fan

I love the doctor. I used to watch the old episodes years ago when they were on PBS. I watch all the new ones (and reruns) when they are on BBCAmerica. I am awaiting the new companion. I was glad to see Clara go. David Tenant and Matt Smith are my favorite doctors.

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Response to jopacaco (Reply #1)

Fri May 27, 2016, 04:36 PM

2. Clara never really caught on

Very pretty competent actress with such a stale character. Just nothing you could grasp onto and say that is Clara Oswald. Hopefully the new companion will bring a little more quirkiness that one wants from a companion.

Amy is my favorite.

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 08:41 PM

3. Amy started to grow on me near the end of her tenure as companion.

I love Donna and Sarah Jane Smith. School Reunion was one of my all-tine favourite episodes, and I was devastated when Elisabeth Sladen died.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16az5f_my-sarah-jane-a-tribute-to-liz-sladen_shortfilms

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Response to Still Blue in PDX (Reply #3)

Fri May 27, 2016, 10:18 PM

6. Donna was my favorite by far.

but as I said, I haven't watched any of the older stuff before 2005. I don't have very strong opinions on the other ones - Rose, Martha, Amy, Clara...I do like them all...but they fit a 'type'. Donna did not fit that type and I LOVED that.

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Response to Still Blue in PDX (Reply #3)

Sat May 28, 2016, 07:56 AM

13. They just started a 10th doctor audio series on Big Finish

Catherine Tate and David Tennant are recording new adventures which is pretty cool

https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-tenth-doctor-adventures-volume-01-limited-edition-1385

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 09:33 PM

4. I'm a Fifth Doctor guy.

He was the first Doctor I saw when I discovered the show in my teens, sometime back in the Late Jurrasic.

And I'm sure Tegan as a companion helped; young men are quite predictable in that way.

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 10:05 PM

5. Ha, love the name

I'm not sure I'm 100% a whovian....love the series since they started again in 2005 but haven't really been able to watch the older stuff (for many reasons). So until the 9th doctor I'm very lacking in knowledge. But I've watched pretty much every episode since "Rose".

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 10:22 PM

7. Care for a Jelly baby?



#4 was my first but #10 is my favorite:

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #7)

Sat May 28, 2016, 03:36 AM

10. My two favorites

Baker and Tennant.

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Fri May 27, 2016, 11:12 PM

8. of course :)

My son introduced me to Doctor Who a couple of years ago. Now I'm more obsessed with it than I have been with Star Trek. As a matter of fact, I just watched The Town Called Christmas last night. I'm collecting the novels and audio books but don't have any of the classic series yet. they're a little hard to find. #9 was my first but #12 is my favorite so far, though I have to admit when I've had a really really bad day that I need me some #11

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Response to Pakhet (Reply #8)

Sat May 28, 2016, 07:52 AM

12. If you are reading the books

Terror of the Autons is fantastic. They have a series of paperbacks on Amazon which are the novelized versions of the 60s and 70s TV series. Had an excellent half day off of work yesterday and spent it reading. They are reasonably priced as well <$6 on Kindle.

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Response to Trenzalore (Reply #12)

Sat May 28, 2016, 06:48 PM

17. cool, thanks :) yeah, amazon's been my goto for this so far

ebay will probably have to do for the older video

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 01:10 AM

9. To quote this fine post

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 03:40 AM

11. I haven't watched the latest Doctor.

Quit watching after Day of the Doctor.

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Response to pressbox69 (Reply #11)

Sat May 28, 2016, 07:58 AM

14. Peter takes time to get used to

He has hit his stride though. This past Christmas Special was really good. Husbands of River Song.

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 09:07 AM

15. Whovian since the '80's checking in

I like what they've done with the reboot. Captain Jack is probably the best Dr. Who side character ever created, imo. I just wish they'd been able to make him a full companion, but his spin-off series, "Torchwood," is also amazing. I also liked all of the companions in the David Tennant years & still want to smack the Doctor hard for not realizing Martha was in love with him while he was all "Rose Rose Rose Rose."

I haven't really liked the more recent companions though. Amy & Rory really got on my nerves & I was one of the few cheering their last episode. I actually liked Clara, at first, but like Amy & Rory, they kept her going far too long. It will be interesting to see where they take the new companion.

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 11:40 AM

16. yep

I like almost all the versions of the Dr.

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 11:31 PM

18. Me!

I'm a big fan of the show (I'm not up on the ancillary material, because good gravy, is there a lot of it).

I tried to make a list of my ten favorite stories, and I decided to stop because I couldn't get it under thirty.

I was first exposed to the show in the '80s through Tom Baker-era stories on PBS, and even in the face of all the wonderful Doctors of the new era, he is still my favorite.

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Response to Bryan (Reply #18)

Sun May 29, 2016, 08:08 AM

19. I really wish they had more of a selection of the old series available

Netflix had Classic Who but it was only a few episodes. Now that they moved to Amazon Prime I was hoping they'd open up more of the catalog.

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 08:32 AM

20. Just NuWho--and I LOVE Capaldi

The thing about Doctor Who is that I've never seen a truly bad episode. The worst is merely disposable, the typical is charming and sweet, and the best makes for some of the finest television ever.

My favorite episodes:

-The Silence of the Library two-parter (the introduction of River Song, with the most life-affirming ending in the series)

-Day of the Doctor (the 50th anniversary special, and the greatest one imaginable. John Hurt is incredible, and Tennant and Smith are like gangbusters together)

-Heaven Sent (one of the most searing examinations of grief I've come across--Emmy-worthy)

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Response to Trenzalore (Original post)

Mon May 30, 2016, 12:32 PM

21. Saw it as a kid on a B/W TV in Florida... the 3rd Doctor

have been a fan off and on over the years... the good thing is today you can step away for awhile and catch-up easily online.

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