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Old 16-04-2017, 02:39 PM
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The Dr is back

Just a heads up for Dr Who fans, the pilot episode of the new series is screening tonight on ABC 1.

Came across this while checking out the BBC website, http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ71 , apparently they still have to have TV licenses there. Hope Australia doesn't end up going the same way, back to the dark ages of the 60's.
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Thanks for the heads up Rick. I was wondering when it would be back.
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Every time I see TV licensing stuff for the UK I can only think "How quaint"

I better chase it down to watch.
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Loved it, best episode of this new (ish) Doctor yet imo.
My whole family including all 3 boys aged 8, 11 & 13 were riveted to the tele, slightly terrified and thrilled by it all - nice one
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+1 Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Same here. I thought for the last couple of seasons that the had the Dr and the companion trying to play the same personality and it just did not work.
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I'm enjoying Mr Capaldi's Dr. It's nice to have a mature Dr again (Jon Pertweeish), instead of adolescents. But this is his last season!
I had hoped he'd do more, because his character has developed wonderfully across his term in the TARDIS.
It seems that they get it on their resume and move on. At least David Tennant stuck around for a while.
They talked of a black female Dr next, but dropped the idea as to much of a risk! Come oooon! I'd love to see that, and with a young male companion? The scripts and characters would be something totally new in the Whoniverse.
My current Who fix has been doing the Soundscape and SFX on a Dr themed radio play. We have the first female Dr, and in fact the second, since ours has just regenerated. Time consuming, but what's time when you have a TARDIS. Well, it's timey-wimey is what it is. And who notices that passing :-)
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Actually you have reminded me. I thought a number of times watching this episode that he was reminding me an awful lot of John Pertwee (No bad thing IMO)

I wonder if it is deliberate.
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It must be a hard gig. You have to create the character and lend him a whole new look and feel. And I don't see how you cannot be influenced by your earliest Dr experiences. He's certainly of an age to have been part of the Pertwee generation. Whereas both Matt Smith and David Tennant seem to have opted for a variation on Tom Baker, who was the most outgoing and frivolous of the earlier years Drs. I started with the 2nd Dr, Patrick Troughton's bumbling and forgetful Dr, who I enjoyed. Jon Pertwee was all business, with a hint of mischievousness, or cheekiness. And although he was only there for 4 or 5 seasons, he is the one I remember most. .
I just wonder how much input the writers have into the final character. I imagine they give a general guideline of the kind of person he is, and the actor takes it from there. Which is characterised by the mad hunt through the wardrobe with each new incarnation.
My greatest Dr Who experience was going to the cinema in the late 60's to see Ben Hur (I think) and the first flick was unannounced and turned out to be The Dalek Invasion of Earth (Pertwee). Loved it. [Those were the days. 2 movies with an intermission. But with Ben Hur, it made a long afternoon of cinema. Not complaining though :-) ]


It's always interesting to watch how they 'get into the role' in that first episode. And how the old companion deals with it.
I thought Clara was a brilliant companion, perhaps my all time favourite. And the way she sloooowly warmed to this old man after her fun filled Dr, was fun to watch.

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You and I go against the tide a bit I think. I liked Clara as well, just I thought that they sort of ended up evolving the two characters to behave too similarly by the end.

You have caught what reminded me of John Pertwee's Dr and described it better then I would have thought of. Serious and business but with camera angle and pose there was sometimes that air of mischief about him. Hopefully not a one off.
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Another enjoyable episode last night. Not sure what to make of the after party on ABC2 though.
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