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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Mandrake » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:27 pm



Don't forget the involvement of the Sighbermen - robotic entities who spend all day looking very sad and saying," Oh dear, oh dear oh dear' .......

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Rob » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:13 pm

Or, indeed, the Sultanas...'Sultana-HA! Sultana-HA!' :lol:

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Mandrake » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:06 pm

There was no raisin to go that far.....

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Mandrake » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:33 am

So.... Peter Capaldi???

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Jean » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:39 am

I'm so f***ing happy!

And this makes me even happier!

I hope Harriet Jones comes back to life and runs for prime minister again and the doctor agrees to help her with her campaign. I hope Joanna Scanlan is the new companion and she has a boyfriend played by Chris Addison.

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Mandrake » Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:44 pm

It just goes to show you can't please everyone! Most people I spoke to didn't know who he was either, when I mentioned he'd been in the episode set in Pompeii there was still no spark of recognition. When I mentioned he played the TV producer involved with staging Songs Of Praise in 'The Vicar Of Dibley' and came back a second time to ask about a wedding there was a wee glimmer of understanding.

Anywho, it won't be all that long until we seem what he can do and, as a trained actor with a lot of varied experience it should be good stuff.

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby magicofthemind » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:41 am

Am I the only one who remembers Peter Capaldi as The Angel Islington in Neverwhere?

(I was planning to give you a YouTube link, but the only clip there would be a spoiler if you've never seen it....so don't look for it!)

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby fiftytwo » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:50 am

I do! I loved that show (c:

I'm very happy withthis casting, and think a return to an older Doctor will dilute a lot of the "swooning companion" fluff we've seen in recent years.

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Beardy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:07 pm

First thing I saw him in was skins, back when I was 17 odd

Looking forward to seeing him as the doctor

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Mandrake » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:21 pm

If you haven't heard, or even if you have, BBC2 are showing 'An adventure in time' on Thursday 21st at 9pm. Its a dramatisation about how the whole thing was first brought to the screen 50 years ago. Also, Radio 2 are doing Dr.Who stuff from 10pm same night.

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Johnny Wizz » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:19 pm

Radio 4 have been running a whole set of full length stories this week. I have been picking them up on I Player as a relief to the tedium which is my job!

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Magical_Trevor » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:23 pm

Would this be a good area to discuss the recent 50th anniversary episode too? (Obviously wont go spoiler crazy if people havent seen it yet)

I personally LOVED the episode, as much as I did though, I really wanted a tiny bit more from Christopher Eccleston (He apparently never wanted to be in the epsidoe, boooooo)

Christmas special much? I cant wait :D

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby magicofthemind » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:12 pm

I enjoyed it too, though I noted one or two plot holes. I particularly liked the nods to the original Doctor (whom I'm old enough to remember) at the beginning, and the closing music and credits - though of course the BBC ruined them as usual.

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Re: Doctor Who - new series

Postby Mandrake » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:33 pm

I enjoyed it very much indeed - dealt with a lot of those loose ends which were left hanging, or at least unanswered, from various episodes.

Incidentally, Peter Davison's 'The Five-ish Doctors' is a crackingly good mickey take and features a whole host of faces from the past, many of whom didn't get into the 50th Anniversary episode. It's online and viewable for a few weeks yet.

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