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  1. BabyRaptor
    BabyRaptor November 22, 2013 at 11:41 am |

    I’ll be watching the Season 3 premier of My Little Pony tomorrow, because I’ve yet to get into Doctor Who.

    *ducks from things that will inevitably be thrown xer way*

    1. Computer Soldier Porygon
      Computer Soldier Porygon November 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm |

      Have you tried or can you just not get into it? I have tried and just… can’t. I kind of dig on the older ones though (from what I’ve seen which I think is mainly ‘best of’ DVD type of thing).

      sidenote though: I hope this isn’t inappropriate to say but I clicked on your name thinking it might take me to a blog (bc I look at everyone’s blogs) and I freaked out! I never run into anyone online who is from my neck of the woods (not that I live there now).

    2. Andie
      Andie November 26, 2013 at 10:03 am |

      My 12 year old daughter has just gotten interested in Doctor Who.. Oddly enough, she found out about Doctor Who through watching My Little Pony.

  2. eilish
    eilish November 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm |

    Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker .

    Sarah Jane and Layla.

    The days when the Doctor did not snog and the sets were clearly made of cardboard.

    1. Willemina
      Willemina November 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm |

      Jon Pertwee

      Loved that wilder and wilder bouffant and the roadster.

      1. Breply
        Breply November 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm |

        OMG! Kindred spirit!

    2. kittehserf
      kittehserf November 23, 2013 at 12:27 am |

      Jon Pertwee’s still my favourite Doctor. He was more obviously compassionate than some of the others. Plus, the clothes! Bessie!

      I’m looking forward to Peter Capaldi’s take, and just having an older actor again. I liked Tennant, and don’t care for Smith at all, but I’m really looking forward to the special, especially seeing David Bradley as William Hartnell in An Adventure in Space and Time.

      1. Kerandria
        Kerandria November 24, 2013 at 6:36 am |

        I agree that an older Doctor on the show (again) will be a refreshing change. Have you been following any of the Who fandom sites/social media outlets? You could power a small city with all the ‘omg, the Doctor isn’t young and hot!??!’ dismay from some of the fans.

        Given that there is much more romance in NuWho than in classic, I sincerely hope that Steven Moffat doesn’t write in a romance subplot between twelve and Clara. I understand that it’s the same person and all, but it would still be a wee bit squicky to behold.

        1. Willemina
          Willemina November 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm |

          If he does I will never watch his Doctor Who again. EVER.

        2. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
          The Kittehs' Unpaid Help November 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm |

          I loved Silence in the Library, but really didn’t like the way they wrote River after that.

  3. Janna
    Janna November 22, 2013 at 5:55 pm |

    I’m alternating between ROSE HELL YES ROSE MY ONE TRUE LOVE and no moffat no no no no no don’t mess up my rose don’t you dare don’t you dare I’m so afraid

    1. eilish
      eilish November 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm |

      I love Billie Piper and I loved how Rose was game.

      However, she was smarter than the Doctor. The Doctor is supposed to be a Time Lord: mysterious and aggravatingly superior in knowledge and skill.
      Also, no-one alive could possibly not fall in love with Rose and it was clearly inevitable that the Doctor would snog.

      1. Kerandria
        Kerandria November 24, 2013 at 6:32 am |

        I knooooow! Bad Wolf Rose was amazing – I didn’t understand why ten didn’t push John Hurt’s Doctor for information. He was all, “Bad Wolf!?!” and just.. kind of dropped it, which didn’t seem very in-character for the eternally curious Doctor. I mean, why even put that bit of dialogue in there if it isn’t going to be pursued? I understand that it was important to make the ep balanced and not turn it into the Rose/ten show or the eleven with a long monologue show, but that whole exchange felt like a loose thread.

      2. Willemina
        Willemina November 25, 2013 at 11:28 am |

        However, she was smarter than the Doctor. The Doctor is supposed to be a Time Lord: mysterious and aggravatingly superior in knowledge and skill.

        If you’re talking about the lady in the Day of the Doctor, that wasn’t Rose. The Moment’s interface took her form out of his future in one of those creepy-ish alien entitity “We thought this form would be less disturbing to you than ***TENTACLE MONSTER***” So it’s not really Rose, it’s an aeons old WMD that would prefer not to be used and probably acts directly through the Time Vortex hence its ability to just break all the rules.

        1. Kerandria
          Kerandria November 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm |

          I wasnt really sure because Moffat has been saying for some time that Billie Piper would be back to reprise her role as Rose Tyler.. so, that coupled with some of her behaviours on-screen weren’t consistent with what the character on the special said had me feeling confused. I think I just want it to be Bad Wolf Rose. :(

  4. macavitykitsune
    macavitykitsune November 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm |

    For anyone who isn’t in on the loop yet: go to the Google homepage (Canada, UK or NZ for the moment)!!! There are DW themes.

    1. kittehserf
      kittehserf November 23, 2013 at 12:31 am |

      Here in Oz, too – cute Daleks!

  5. Kerandria
    Kerandria November 24, 2013 at 6:26 am |

    I’m so, so, so glad that Rose was back on screen — and as the Bad Wolf, no less! She was such a powerful, passionate, brave, well-developed character. It broke my heart to see her expression when she was perched behind ten — like all she wanted to do was reach out but she couldn’t, couldn’t. My heart broke again as ten hopped into his TARDIS, re-uttering his famous last words: “I don’t want to go.”

    I was shocked to see Tom Baker at the end! Some actors don’t keep ‘it’ as they age, but damn it, TOM WAS ON HIS A GAME. From his terrible nose jokes to the sparkle in his eyes, he was absolutely, 100% still the Doctor. Tom Baker is my favourite of the classic Who crew!
    John Hurt, David Tennant, and Matt Smith were brilliant together! So much incredible energy. John, especially, brought this broody passion to the screen that was very different from what we’ve seen on NuWho. I can’t wait to see Peter Capaldi’s incarnation of the Doctor.. maybe we’ll get a female Doctor next time around!

    Oh! It was nice to see more done with Clara’s character – I really hope that Moffat develops Clara a bit more for series eight than was done for S7P2.

    There was a palpable Christopher Eccleston and John Barrowman-shaped hole in the episode. Jack Harkness would have made it perfect.

    I wonder if the Christmas special will tell us what winds up happening with UNIT and the Zygons…

    1. Denise Winters
      Denise Winters November 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm |

      There was a palpable Christopher Eccleston and John Barrowman-shaped hole in the episode. Jack Harkness would have made it perfect.

      Seriously! I was defiantly hoping to see more companions (namely Martha, Jack, and River). When they showed the clip of 9, and then of 12, I did a little dance though, complete with squeeing. But with U.N.I.T being involved, was defiantly hoping for Martha, Jack, Mickey showing up (and given what changes were made, I think they could have found a way to have them involved with UNIT again). I am really happy with the show overall, and it made me feel all sorts of feels. I was not let down at all.

      1. Kerandria
        Kerandria November 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

        Mrr. I was glad to see that River wasn’t included. I liked her character but couldn’t get into her very forced relationship with the Doctor.

  6. Fat Steve
    Fat Steve November 24, 2013 at 11:36 am |

    I’m not a Whovian (though some of my favorite writers/comedians have written or co-written Dr. Who episodes,) but I trawled through my iMessage to find the following exchange between my friend Al and myself because I thought Whovians might find it amusing:

    Al: You’ll never guess who I’m sitting ten feet from at Costa in the bay!!!!!

    Fat: Who?

    Al: Rory!

    Fat: Rory B_____?

    Al: No, Rory, Amy Pond’s boyfriend.

    Fat: Remind me who Amy Pond is…

    Al: From Doctor Who

    Fat: Is that the character’s name or the actor’s name?

    Al: Character

    Fat: Ah, so Rory is the character’s boyfriend. You see the actor who play’s Rory.

    Al: Ok, Mr. Pedant, stop being a pain in the a-hole

    Fat: just getting things clear

    Al: Yeah, he’s here and I should go introduce myself, but you know what I’m like.

    Fat: You do the morning show at Red Dragon, surely you’re more of a local celebrity than he is.

    Al: Are you kidding me? It’s Rory! Cardiff is Dr. Who central.

    Fat: I know, we ran into 5 different location shoots last time I was there. You’ve been an extra on Torchwood. Which is kind of why I’m shocked that you’re getting so excited about seeing an actor from the Dr. Who.

    Al: Dude, it’s Rory!

    ====

    I hope Whovians get what he was on about because I still don’t see what’s so awesome about Rory.

    1. Fat Steve
      Fat Steve November 24, 2013 at 11:39 am |

      Please excuse the horrible English, but the conversation was pasted verbatim apart from taking out the surname of a BBC executive and I clearly was not overtly concerned with correct grammar or spelling during the actual exchange.

      1. Librarygoose
        Librarygoose November 25, 2013 at 11:41 pm |

        Dude, if I was within eye sight of Arthur Darvill I would squee in a pitch only dogs could hear.

        1. Willemina
          Willemina November 26, 2013 at 1:01 am |

          I would make a total fool of myself.

        2. Fat Steve
          Fat Steve November 26, 2013 at 2:51 am |

          Hmmm…sounds like you two should move to Cardiff.

          Reading between the lines (and browsing google images), it seems like Rory is pretty hot looks wise. I would also wager that he’s quite charismatic and talented at acting hence my married heterosexual (then- now he’s a divorced heterosexual) male friend getting weak in the knees seeing him in Costa Coffee.

        3. Willemina
          Willemina November 26, 2013 at 3:48 am |

          Steve I can’t tell if you’re being serious or if this is some Andy Kaufman-esque wind up. Because either way it is absolutely brilliant!

  7. kittehserf
    kittehserf November 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm |

    Thoroughly enjoyed both shows! Loved the in-jokes; my favourite was Lethbridge-Stewart sending someone off for a file and saying it would be marked “Cromer”. Easy to miss that line, but for those who don’t know the classic Who, it’s a joke Nicholas Courtney inserted into The Three Doctors. The Brigadier’s had his first trip in the TARDIS, refuses point-blank to believe the bleak landscape outside could be anywhere other than the Norfolk coast, and mutters that it looks like Cromer.

  8. kittehserf
    kittehserf November 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm |

    Forgot to add that Claudia Grant as Carole Ann Ford in “An Adventure” was just the best likeness, but Nicholas Briggs as Patrick Troughton … nooo, he looked like a fan dressed up.

    I really liked seeing a show with such a focus on William Hartnell, though I’ve no idea how accurate it was. The way he left the show certainly isn’t the same as either story I’ve read about it. Lovely piece of drama, though.

    1. kittehserf
      kittehserf November 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm |

      Whoops, that’s Reece Shearsmith as Troughton; Nicholas Briggs was playing Peter Hawkins.

  9. Fat Steve
    Fat Steve November 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm |

    This comment was just on our radio station’s message board:

    did anyone else feel robbed that tom baker didnt offer matt smith a jellybaby?

    1. eilish
      eilish November 25, 2013 at 10:43 am |

      Oh my God – what an incredible oversight! He totally should have!
      Here I was getting all excited about the nose tap!

  10. Willemina
    Willemina November 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm |

    So happy to see Paul McGann get redemption on film! I wasn’t all that taken with the tv-movie thing he did and the radio dramas are good but just not the same as the new fangled moving pictures.

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