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Post by Deltamatic » Sun Apr 24, 2011 23:46

I noticed a couple other Doctor Who fans on the PCKF via references in username and location strings and for all I know there's more here than I've noticed so we might get a decent discussion going. And there's plenty to discuss with the new season and new enemies and [spoilers] [size=0] the Doctor's death [/size] [/spoilers], so I'll start off with my impressions.
The Silents look to be interesting villains. Forget them by default, and powers of suggestion, and disintegrating people at will. Though the first episode didn't use them much, it's the first half of a two-parter after all, and judging by the trailers the second episode will use them well.
[spoilers] [size=0] One wonders how BBC will continue the series after Matt Smith... the Master might have come back after death and immolation, maybe they'll have the Doctor go through some process like that, or maybe the companions will somehow manage to save him without causing paradoxes. The non-paradoxical way to save the Doctor I can think of is dropping in another time traveler to save him, but that's deus ex mechanical. [/size] [/spoilers]

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Post by lemm » Sun Apr 24, 2011 23:52

What's Dr. Who?

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Post by mortimer » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:50

I didn't think much of that first episode, which was a shame. Moffat seemed to be concentrating on making it funny - which it was, but it could have been a lot better. I think that The doctor that died won't ever have died, or maybe it was the parallell doctor that stayed with Rose! Ok, I'm getting into the realms of fan fiction now...
So who do you think River song is? There's the obvious option of his wife, but I've heard rumours that she is a physical embodiment of the TARDIS which would be interesting and would explain why she knows the TARDIS so well.
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Post by RoboBlue » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:59

Coincidentally, the first four seasons are 60% off on amazon today only.
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Post by Deltamatic » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:03

If River is the TARDIS then Silence in the Library wouldn't have been the first time the Doctor met her, as she claimed.
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You could look it up on TV Tropes, or watch an episode on YouTube which might be faster. If you go the YouTube route, I'd recommend the episode "Blink". Searching for Doctor Who Blink part 1 should do the trick, if the video string runs out before the episode is over try switching to scene 1 and following the string until you've caught up with yourself.

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Post by DHeadshot » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:05

RoboBlue wrote:Coincidentally, the first four seasons are 60% off on amazon today only.
You mean the original serieses or the return?
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Post by RoboBlue » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:56

The TV series from the 2000s.
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Post by mortimer » Mon Apr 25, 2011 18:20

lemm wrote:What's Dr. Who?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJPhhaXiUTE

Ok, only nerds like me find that even faintly amusing...
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Post by kuliwil » Wed Apr 27, 2011 13:45

Despite getting the new eps only a fortnight after you guys, that's still far too much lagtime.

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Post by KeenEmpire » Wed Apr 27, 2011 17:47

mortimer wrote: So who do you think River song is? There's the obvious option of his wife, but I've heard rumours that she is a physical embodiment of the TARDIS which would be interesting and would explain why she knows the TARDIS so well.
Eh, it's probably more mundane than the latter. I'm wondering if there won't be a twist in the episode of the same name though.
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Post by guynietoren » Wed Apr 27, 2011 18:21

I've only recently got in to Doctor Who. I am not a fan of Torchwood though. Maybe it's just the acting that messes it up for me.

It has a weird way to account for causality. The doctor can go into a time where he previously influenced in the future and wasn't aware of it yet. Like where he first met Queen Elizabeth the first and she already already met his future self and wanted to kill him. But then you also have the mess in the last season with the cracks in time where his future self would have already caused the end of the universe which coexists in all points in time except for earlier episodes. So there's the normal time line, and then the time line of the Tardis and neither one seem to have priority in the plot.

I do find it highly entertaining. Just the science is a bit confusing or under explained. Such as the nature of the sonic screwdriver.

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Post by KeenEmpire » Wed Apr 27, 2011 18:53

I've traced through mortimer's link, and found this; funny moment at around 2:00.
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Post by mortimer » Thu Apr 28, 2011 14:25

guynietoren wrote:Such as the nature of the sonic screwdriver.
See "Fury from the deep"

KeenEmpire wrote:I've traced through mortimer's link, and found this; funny moment at around 2:00.
Yeah, that's a great video. The Dr who meets star trek one, by the same guy, isn't as good though.
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Post by Commander Spleen » Sun May 01, 2011 14:38

Just the science is a bit confusing or under explained.
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Post by mortimer » Mon May 02, 2011 11:16

The little girl who regenerated is going to become River, I think. This would explain the how she killed the doctor, yes? 8)
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