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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #105 on: August 25, 2014, 10:19:01 AM »
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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #106 on: August 25, 2014, 09:08:18 PM »
Forbes say Capaldi is more Pertwee than Baker. Or maybe they're saying Capaldi is to Smith what Baker was to Pertwee.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2014/08/23/doctor-who-series-8-episode-1premiere-review-deep-breath/

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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #107 on: August 26, 2014, 08:54:43 AM »
Forbes say Capaldi is more Pertwee than Baker. Or maybe they're saying Capaldi is to Smith what Baker was to Pertwee.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2014/08/23/doctor-who-series-8-episode-1premiere-review-deep-breath/

He's sort of a Pertwee-Baker mix, though I do see more Baker in there. Especially with the start-stop way of talking, and the sort of emotional smash-cut from zaniness to elderly statesmen gravitas. In one scene e go form a goofy ride up an elevator into an escape shuttle to, when we next see the Doctor, he chillingly pours a drink and says to the baddie in a calm, steady voice, those eyes blazing, " "I've got a horrible feeling I'm going to have to kill you."

That scene, in fact, made up for all the goofiness of the episode...and made me think we mght have the best Doctor yet. Capaldi made a bad episode amazing.


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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #108 on: August 26, 2014, 10:29:21 AM »
God...I love the new tease-teaser approach. Promo for Saturday:



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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #109 on: August 26, 2014, 11:20:57 PM »
You want to know how uninitiated in Doctor Who I am? I thought "Deep Breath" was great.

One does hope they can and will move on from the maudlin "I miss Matt Smith" tone and dig in deep, but I certainly liked  what it did to the stakes when he left Clara in the droids dungeon.

Who was the woman in "the promised land?" I got the feeling true Whovians would recognize her.

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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #110 on: August 27, 2014, 08:20:19 AM »
You want to know how uninitiated in Doctor Who I am? I thought "Deep Breath" was great.

Why is that uninitiated? I thought it was great, too! In fact, my review started with "what an amazing episode!"

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Who was the woman in "the promised land?" I got the feeling true Whovians would recognize her.

Nope. But the options are:

1) The Rani (the collection aspect is typical of her)
2) A female regeneration of the Master (the elaborate, season-arc type plan instead of simply shooting the Doctor in the face is typical of him)
3) A new baddie

I think Michelle Gomez is a Time Lord, though, because let's look at the promised land -- no sky visible (just washed out), very tight walls... And we first see Michelle Gomez sitting on that central fountain, which looks an awful lot like a TARDIS control console, yes? That garden is pretty clearly a TARDIS control room in disguise.

I'd put even money on her being a female Master, just to appease the "we need a female Doctor" fandom and, perhaps, to set a precedent for #13 when the time comes.


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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #111 on: August 27, 2014, 10:16:58 AM »
She was kind of hot. Though JLC in Victorian garb was just *droooooollll*.

I said uninitiated because most of fandom seems to be bitching about it.

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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #112 on: August 27, 2014, 10:32:10 AM »
She was kind of hot. Though JLC in Victorian garb was just *droooooollll*.

I said uninitiated because most of fandom seems to be bitching about it.

That's because NuWho fans are fucking cunts.

Michelle Gomez is the hottest. If you haven't watched Green Wing, then you're missing out. At this point, Green Wing, along with Spaced and similar shows, is sort of the Generation One of modern absurdist pseudo-sketch comedy in a "soap opera" setting. Easily one of the most brilliant -- and now most borrowed-from -- modern Britcoms. It also is one of those convergence points for well-known Britcom and drama actors. Everyone was in Green Wing...

Michelle Gomez played the outlandishly insane HR person:


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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #113 on: August 27, 2014, 11:57:14 AM »
I've spent a good part of my morning obsessing over Michelle Gomez.

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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #114 on: August 27, 2014, 12:24:17 PM »
I've spent a good part of my morning obsessing over Michelle Gomez.

I've spent a good part of the last two decades obsessing over her.


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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #115 on: August 27, 2014, 02:20:20 PM »
BTW, the Beeb is calling her character "The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere."

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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #116 on: August 27, 2014, 03:13:28 PM »
BTW, the Beeb is calling her character "The Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere."

Yep. That leaked in July. It means...nothing.

Here's your rabbit hole: http://www.kasterborous.com/2014/08/just-missy-gatekeeper-nethersphere/

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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #117 on: August 28, 2014, 08:39:56 AM »
Am I a good man again, and more Dalek love. Since the leak, th fans have been raving about Into the Dalek... Calling it the best Dalek episode since the 9th Doctor.

RC -- I know where you're getting your fan hate, but most of the Doctor Who sites, and the jolly rogers, have all been very forgiving. As have the ratings (though not the UK's nebulous "audience appreciation survey).

The trouble, I think, is the call back to Classic Who... They've spent the last 9 years grooming a whole new generation of fans, and now they're sort of demanding that those fans watch the previous 800 episodes to get what they're doing now. (In the omnirumor world, there's a strong belief that the cause for this tone change is because we're going to get the announcement that all the episodes have been recovered and Classic Who is going to be all the rage again, since Web and Enemy were gigantic bestsellers. This, seemingly, has been backed up by the leaked extra of Capaldi introducing Marco Polo, and the persistent rumor that Capaldi has recorded similar introductions for many other lost episodes...)




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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #118 on: August 28, 2014, 09:12:48 AM »
Watched episode one, the first episode of Doctor Who I've watched since Tom Baker - much fun, and Capaldi is great. "I hate being wrong in public. Everybody forget that happened." The assistant chick is hot but an image search later... few things worse than disappointing tits.
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Re: Doctor Who: Season 34: The Capaldi Years
« Reply #119 on: August 28, 2014, 10:03:51 AM »
I'm sorry, why has this thread ceased to be about Michelle Gomez?