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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Altius » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:29 am

Star Trek covered this ground 25 years ago.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Australian Dawn » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:07 am

Star Trek tries to be a progressive and even it is usually well behind the times.
Making the lead of a SF series a woman now days is hardly ground breaking though, and when people go on as if this new Doctor being female is somehow progressive, the only explanation I can think of is that they mean it's progressive for Sci-Fi or Dr. Who specifically, which smacks to me of ignorant stereotyping by people who haven't watched much Sci-fi or Dr. Who, which seems like a fairly progressive show IMHO.

So who are the BBC going to make the show for, the fans or the activists?
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby sane max nli » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:45 am

Oh please no, not for the fans..... that way lies disaster.

How about making it for people who like decent TV? We could use a break.

I was at a barbecue during the Eccleston period. The people there were normal humans, mum and dad, kids, a fair cross section of normal society*. The Barbecue was fun and the weather was good, but at a certain point everyone just went home. To watch Doctor Who. No way they could miss it. They were not embarassed about it 'sorry, got to get back in time for Doctor Who, great barbecue, bye, no mistn;t chat, bye.' That was a startling experience, one I have never seen before or since. Those days are seriously gone.

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Australian Dawn » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:16 pm

That sounds pretty amazing for any show let alone Sci-Fi.

If this new Doctor brings in the viewers and they deliver with well thought out, non-exploitative storylines maybe you'll see Dr. Who achieve that kind of popularity again.

We can hope.

I certainly have more hope for the new Dr. than I have for the new Trek series. :(
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby kawasaki » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:17 pm

Bill's buggering off too.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-07- ... as-special

Wasn't much of a fan TBH, or the 'I'm a lezza' storyline. Perhaps they'll replace her with a bloke ;)
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Rossco » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:00 pm

It seems Doctor Who is worth watching again! Two good openers and then a full on tear jerker episode. That was a plot that Who always had the potential to do but never had the balls before.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Rossco » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:01 pm

Four in a row for good episodes. :D
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Glenn » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:08 pm

Rossco wrote:Four in a row for good episodes. :D


definitely, it's become required family time in our house again for the first time in a few years
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Rossco » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:08 pm

Another tear jerker!
This season the stories have moved up a level in quality. And still none of the usual cliche baddies in sight.
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