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post #1 of 77 Old 05-15-2014, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Someone asked us who was our favourite Dr Who / companions, and I'm answering it here:

Mine was Matt Smith, he did it so well, and probably Clara, and Riversong rocks! I just felt the pilot wasn't good role modelling for children... all that food spitting, I dread to think the arguments parents had with their children after that, and the cleanups that were necessitated by it... monkey see, monkey do...

My husband's says, "6,7,9 and 11, and the tragedy of 6 is that all the stories he was in were crap unfortunately - and Donna Noble, and Evelyn."

Because I married a Dr Who fanatic, I see lots of episodes from different series. I did also catch the very first ever, "The Unearthly Child" - very good. Other vintage notables include the freaky shop dummy episodes ("The Spearhead from Space"), and "The Empty Child" about the gas mask child.

My favourite episode ever is "Blink" - the original stone angels episode written by Steven Moffat. I also really, really, really liked "The Day of the Doctor" and "The Time of the Doctor." I really think that the quality of the stories and costumes / sets / locations / special effects were fabulous particularly in the Matt Smith era.

Oh and I don't like Daleks, I think they're really fake and silly. Exterminate, my backside.

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I LOVE the 10th Doctor. David Tennant is just so lovely! XD I think my favorite companion is either Rose or Donna. I kind of like Martha towards the end of her companionship with the Doctor. I don't really like Amy and Rory, because I feel that the show focused way too much on their relationship. My favorite episode is also "Blink."
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I 'ship' 10/Rose and 11/River and Doctor [any, seriously]/Jack <3

YES I AM ONE OF THOSE FANGIRLS hahaha...

Very excited for Capaldi. Presently my favourite is Matt Smith purely because he's the Doctor that got me into the fandom but Capaldi is an excellent actor and I love his other work.

I do have to admit most of my favourite episodes are not from the Moffat era though...
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Peter Davison - but David Tennant was good - a very dark side to him. Tom Baker was disturbingly weird!!!
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My favourite Doctor - Jon Pertwee, followed by the oh-so-sexy David Tennant

Favourite companion? There have been so many! Rose, Sarah-Jane, Romana, Captain Jack (phwoar)

Favourite monsters? Again, so many. The cyber men used to be my all time scariest, until the Weeping Angels came along. Frankly, they are the stuff of all nightmares. Of course I love the Daleks! A childhood of wearing a cardboard box and shouting EXTERMINATE!!! I enjoyed the most recent incarnation of the Master.

Also, there were some scary green maggots down a mine once, and the Stones of Death still haunt me. I remember the Kraaken when BBC special effects were at their cheapest.

Can I have my Doctor Who Nerd badge now?
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Very excited for Capaldi. Presently my favourite is Matt Smith purely because he's the Doctor that got me into the fandom but Capaldi is an excellent actor and I love his other work.
Have you by any chance seen Neverwhere - a wonderfully spooky and funny BBC urban fantasy series set in "London Below" (as opposed to "London Above"), 6 episodes, written by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry? There Capaldi portrays the (evil) Angel Islington.


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I do have to admit most of my favourite episodes are not from the Moffat era though...
Yeah, Moffat is a weird one. I loved loved loved Blink, which he wrote, and his other Stone Angels episodes weren't bad, and I liked the Christmas Carol story with the fish. He has a great imagination, but I do get irritated by his tendency to overcrowd a story and write himself into corners that are then often gotten out of in phony ways. The Impossible Astronaut was a super episode in terms of location and most of the story, but it irritated me that Dr Who had just really died and you just knew he was going to wiggle out of that one in some bombastic way by the end of the season.

At my husband's insistence I watched Coupling, which he wrote, but found that really disposable and depressing. A depressing comedy - because the people in it and the underlying premises just seemed to have little substance. Of course, I probably think that about most serial comedies of that type.

I do totally love the BBC's Sherlock, which was Moffat's concept and he produces it and writes quite a few episodes.
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Peter Davison - but David Tennant was good - a very dark side to him. Tom Baker was disturbingly weird!!!
You're the first person I've come across who's a fan of Peter Davison's incarnation! I personally grew up seeing him as Tristan in All Creatures Great and Small (ever catch that?), and thought he was fabulous in that, and got the bends seeing him as Dr Who. I think that's a very similar phenomenon to kids who grew up with the Harry Potter movies then seeing Daniel Radcliffe grown-up and naked in Equus.

Yeah, Baker was an interesting doctor too, and I liked The Pyramids of Mars, and The Face of Evil and The Talons of Weng-Chiang were really good for their time.
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My favourite Doctor - Jon Pertwee, followed by the oh-so-sexy David Tennant...Can I have my Doctor Who Nerd badge now?
Of course! Here you go:



PS: What is it with all these girls finding David Tennant sexy? Yep, he had a great haircut, but he reminded me of the proverb, Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful girl without sense.
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Have you by any chance seen Neverwhere - a wonderfully spooky and funny BBC urban fantasy series set in "London Below" (as opposed to "London Above"), 6 episodes, written by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry? There Capaldi portrays the (evil) Angel Islington.
Oh, I just tried searching for it on Netflix.ca to no avail

Is it worth buying a DVD?

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