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miranda



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:10 pm    Post subject: Dr Who Special  Reply with quote

Any Dr Who fans on the board?



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just me then?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy I watched it


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Apple



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sort of a Dr Who fan but am starting to think its getting a bit tedious and samey now as though they are running out of fresh ideas - not watched this one yet so don't say anything - taped it while I was at work and have yet to watch it.

I prefered the Chris Ecclestone episodes of the new Dr Who series, I thought they were better all round, especially the wartime one - the "Are you my mummy?" one, but having said that I also liked the statues one - the one where you blink and they get you, and that was a David Tennant one I prefer the ones which are a bit psycological rather than the bad alien comes blasts a few things and then gets thwarted by the Dr. But for entertainment value you can't beat the old ones, dodgy effects, rubber costumes and wobbly cardboard sets you can't beat them! I still say the best Dr Who though was Tom Baker.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're like me then, you prefer the Stephen Moffat ones to the RTD ones.  

SM wrote both the episodes you mention and his tend to be psychologically deeper whereas RTD goes for the whizz-bang, eye-popping, CGI stuff.



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ann wrote:
Very Happy I watched it


We did too plus the BBC3 Dr Who Confidential.
Dr Who on the beeb and Red Dwarf on Dave we're having fun. Laughing


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mike js



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have a fondness for Dr Who, but RTD is doing his best to cure me. He really is a duff writer. Embarrassing. Moffat's ideas and execution seem so much more interesting. I was impressed with Blink and with The Girl in the Fireplace.

I think the big problem with over-grand 'ideas' like this one is the emptiness. Billions of deaths like so much sand slipping through the hand.

From the trailer, I thought it was going to be a rip off of Pitch Black.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was under the impression that RTD had stopped writing and Moffat had taken over from him...but it doesn't seem to have happened yet....another Moffat episode that I realy enjoyed was the "Silence in the Library" episode very dark and much more in keeping with the original spirit of Dr Who


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

County lady - I've taped Red Dwarf as well I'm waiting till I get both the other one is on tonight I think and then I'll watch them back to back! I love Red Dwarf takes me back to my youth sitting in my room watching it on my little portable telly!!

They all has some classic moments ones that stick in my mind are the justice planet one with the huge boots, the backwards episode where everything goes well... backwards and the western one.  Its a shame they got rid of the scutters though!


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Ann



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple I so wish someone could invent a justice zone! I loved Red Dwarf too, but thought the later episodes were not so good. I think Dave has done sterling work, though, and I've enjoyed these ones. I'm looking forward to the last one tonight.
Mind you wobbly scenes and plastic monsters reign!



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