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Old 11-26-2013, 02:05 PM
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Default Doctor Who! (Possible "Spoilers!")

So while I'm interested in the various polls and threads and discussions going on, does anyone here watch Doctor Who? THAT is what I want to talk about.

I won't start the first post off with any Spoilers, but I "squee'd" twice during the 50th, and had to explain my "OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG" twice to my kids. They enjoyed it too, even if they had to put up with my fangirl giddiness.

Oh, and if anyone hasn't seen it, Peter Davison (#5) put together a fun little parody video that's a nice companion piece.

So... anyone?
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Old 11-26-2013, 02:28 PM
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I really enjoyed it. I was surprised by the tone however. It was a lot lighter for most of the show than I expected. I expected something much darker. I thought they really did a great job in living up to the expectations of a 50th anniversary special.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:25 PM
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I expected it to be darker as well, but I love how Moffatt seemed to tie together a whole bunch of things - the time war, the events with the Time Lords in the End of Time (where the War Council basically pooh-poohs the High Council's "plans" that I'm assuming were the events in those episodes), the John Hurt character...

Loved the interplay among the three Doctors ("I'm reversing the polarity, you're confusing the polarity!"), and I loved how they brought Rose back without "bringing her back".

And Tom Baker!

And Peter Capaldi!

SQUEEEEE!
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:41 PM
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I squeed when I saw Capaldi, apparently Matt Smith IS the 13th, not Capaldi, so the mystery of only 12 regenerations is going to be solved in the Christmas special...looking forward....
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Perhaps the Brits among us can explain what a Dickie-bo (sp?) is...?

Granddad, Dickie-bo, and Sandshoes. Loved it.
Cannot wait for the Xmas episode - I want to see how they get around the regeneration limit (unless they brought back the Sisterhood of Karn in the McGann/Hurt minisode to give us a bit of foreshadowing?).
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:02 PM
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It is a bow tie.
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