New Doctor in town

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Steerpike, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis magnanimus Moderator

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  2. Reaver

    Reaver Staff Moderator

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    Never got into Dr. Who but I don't see why people are making a big deal out of a female actor playing Dr. Who. Isn't Dr. Who some sort of immortal alien who can assume any form? Much ado about nothing in my opinion.

    Some bigger questions that remain unanswered are:

    Why the hell are they so afraid of the Daleks?

    Why haven't they gotten a tech or cgi makeover?

    Why haven't they made them cooler looking?

    Why haven't they given them the ability to hover?

    Heat seeking missiles?

    Thermal and night vision?

    Poison gas that fills the room?

    A giant cloud of nanobots that you inhale and they kill you from the inside (like in the incredibly written "Prey" by Michael Crichton)?

    Why does the Hunter-Seeker from Dune (1984) seem deadlier?

    Can anyone answer please these questions?
     
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  3. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    My only real comment here is that you can see how they've been seeding this throughout Capaldi's run as the Doctor, whereas before, looking only at the current series where we almost never see any other Time Lords, it may have been a bit more out of nowhere.
     
  4. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Valar Lord

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    There were people that hated Ghostbusters for having "females" in the lead roles and because it was a mediocre film [okay but not a patch on the original]. Some people will hate the new Doctor Who because it isn't the way they want it to look.
    Nothing wrong with the acting in the last series but it has been pretty poor. Hopefully the new line up [Doctor, Companion, Writers, and Show runner] will be a bit of a reboot. It is just about the only show that you can reboot every few years and no one really notices.
    Some of us are still trying to get over there being 13+ Doctors.
    Back, when they were still making it all up on the fly, there were supposed to be only 9 regenerations per Time Lord, when the series got rebooted this was quietly changed to 12 and now even that has been dropped.
    As for Daleks
    They used to be tough. And very inhuman. One Dalek, alone, terrified the first of the new Doctors. One... Now they are MotW.
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    They did about 3-4 years ago. They looked like the colourful plastic toys that they were destined to be made in to. They looked chunky,heavy, ungainly and were widely derided. And seemingly quietly dropped.
    The trouble with "cool"-now is that it looks dated in a year or two. I like that the Daleks look like something not thought up by a 20-something with a 3D modelling package.
    And yes for the rest. They are very flawed. But if they were as good as they were supposed to be, all they'd ever do is nuke a place as they are supposed to the most radiation resistant race in the Who-inverse. And then they'd send in Road-Rollers.
     
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  5. Russ

    Russ Istari

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    I am very pleased to see a female doctor, I think it will turn out great.

    Now all we need is Idris Elba as Bond.

    And on another issue..Daleks have been hovering from quite some time.

    The reason that they have not made Daleks look cooler? Because they already are.
     
  6. Gryphos

    Gryphos Dark Lord

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    I'm not too familiar with Jodie Whitaker, but I liked her in Attack the Block, so I'm very pleased with this choice. But what really excites me about next season is the fact that Steven Moffat isn't in charge anymore. That guy's writing pisses me off to no ends, and I will always see the past few seasons as nothing short of an utter waste of Peter Capaldi's talent. It should also be noted that he's particularly bad when it comes to writing female characters, so I can only imagine what next season would be like with him in charge.
     
  7. Gryphos

    Gryphos Dark Lord

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    I will never not support this idea. Though I worry that he might be getting a bit old to be Bond now.
     
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  8. Mythopoet

    Mythopoet Dark Lord

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    Has anyone seen this? It's pretty hilarious.

     
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