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Okay, calling all Doctor Who fanatics and followers, yo.

I've seen seasons one through the first two episodes of season five (or, mayhaps I should say Doctors Nine through Eleven).

I'm driving everyone around me absolutely BONKERS with my newfound silly obsession.

So.... let's chat. What do you like, what do you hate, what are your opinions of ... things? Past and present? Etc.?

TELL ME.

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aubkabob
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:36 am (UTC)
I wish Eccleston would have stuck around longer, too, though I understand that he didn't want to be typecast (from what I read as being his reason for leaving...)

Before watching the series, I had only seen pictures and references to Tennant, so he threw me off at first, then after the first season, I found Tennant incredibly difficult to get used to... until all of a sudden, it *clicked* and I WAS IN LOOOOOOVE. I think this happened about halfway through his second season, too.

I so hope that the Mask reference doesn't carry over to when I see Matt Smith next!

I had zero experience with the original run of things, but recently tried a bit of one with Sarah Jane as the companion. It lasted all of about 20 minutes before I got sick of the "Poor me, I'm a fainting, weak female" until I flipped it to something else. I may try again some other day, some other episode or special.
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aubkabob
Jun. 11th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
I want to say I'd seen a coupla eps from looking at the old doctors, but can't say for certain.

From what I've seen of the new season (nine episodes so far), it seems like some are totally hit and miss with me. Amy's choice I liked, Victory of the Daleks... not so much.
gautelen
Jun. 7th, 2010 06:43 am (UTC)
Nine I really appreciate more in light of the hipster Easter Island head that is Eleven. Plus what's with Amy Pond knowing way more than she should? Ten was sexy and wonderful, he's no Tom Baker though(that's right, I kick it old school) and but damn Rose was all up in everyone's season and she's such an idiot. Donna is my favourite companion (most tragic ending ever, I cried for a long time over that) along with sassy Timelady Romana II.

The theory my bff and I have worked out is that Nine is the angry late teens, Ten is the mid-life crisis (especially evident in the final episodes where he was like fuck it I am king of everything), and Eleven is the Grandpa Doctor as seen by his sort of sitting back and bowtie activity.

Ipod Daleks, not my fave. I liked the dynamic that Rory brought though. I wonder why Amy doesn't want to jump the doctor's bones as much anymore.

The best part about early Ten is that the whole Bad Wolf thing didn't hit you over the head like this whole cracks in time. Not every episode has to be the OMG! This is importatnt episode!

The tardis landing is my text message noise most people think it's a raptor I'm just waiting for the amazing person that will recognize it, and Ten's Who theme is my ringtone.

You do know that a timelord only has twelve regenerations right? There are loopholes, but generally it's twelve. Beware the valeyard, yo.
aubkabob
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
I totally cried at the end of Season Four, too, and then EXTENSIVELY at the end of The End of Timey Wimey whatever that showed the official leaving of Tennant and the arrival of Smith. I almost never cry at shows, and will get a lump in the throat at best if I'm super close to bleedy times. I felt it was totally drawn out and cheesy, but that didn't stop the tears from rolling, oh no.

I can TOTALLY see the teenager/adult/grandpa thing!!

I've only seen two eps into season five so far - I desperately wanted to come home from school tonight and get in an episode before bed, but since I work at six a.m. and couldn't keep my eyes open today after three giant mugs of coffee, a diet coke, an iced mocha, and an energy drink, methinks I need some rest before the alarm goes off at 330 am - in 6.5 hours. Sucky to have class until 830 pm.

Sigh.

Shows what I know - I hadn't even noticed the Bad Wolf thing in season one - I basically had it going in the background while dinking online *coughWoWahem* and only started REAAAALLLY watching it about halfway through Tennant's 2nd season when his voice stopped grating on my nerves (in comparison to Eccleston's) and something *clicked* and IWASINLOOOVE.

Season Four's theme is so my favorite now and I can't believe I didn't think of getting it as a ringtone until you mentioned it. MUST HAVE. WANT.

And LOLZ at Rose being up in everyone's season ;) I had expected to HAAATE Donna, as my brother watched the first four seasons about six months ago and abhorred the hell out of her. I like her, though :)
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aubkabob
Jun. 11th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
LOVED it, thank you!!!!
sircaliban
Jun. 7th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I'll start out with Companions..
Rose- Loved her. I think she made the show worth watching.
Martha - Meh. Wasn't as strong of a character as I'd have liked.
Donna - Dr. Donna. Donna really grew onto me.
Amy Pond - I like the character.. but she seems subdued by Rory being around. I loved the fact that she wanted to jump the doctor.

I'll agree with what someone else wrote. The Cracks in time doesn't have to be so heavyhanded. Bad wolfe was definately so much better.

Doctors:
9 - was fun. I think he enjoyed exploring.
10 - I think he was great. I really enjoyed him.. I think the last couple of 'movies' it really showed how much 10 had changed when he went from having a companion to isolating himself.
11 - not liking him as much as 10.
aubkabob
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
I loved Rose very much, though I'm wondering if I'm going to eventually love Amy more. Only seeing her in two eps so far, it's still too early to decide.

I liked Martha a lot at first, but in retrospect, she was kinda meh. Also because of her and Rose, I expected every single companion ever created to be hopelessly in love with the Doc.

I expected to hate Donna, as my brother had seen the first four seasons about six months ago and HAAAAATED her - and warned me greatly about how annoying she was. I guess that going in and expecting the worst.... I ended up liking her quite a bit. The bit where they finally run into each other again after just missing each other a ton of times, him outside the window and her outside the door? I about peed myself, I did.

I'm looking forward to seeing where Amy Pond will head in future episodes, so far I like her lots. I thought that Matt Smith might be super short in comparison to other docs, but then saw that she's 5'11". Dang, that's a lotta leg.

Regarding the doctors, I had expected to have a fierce number one fave.... well, okay, fine. Tennant. BUT!!! That being said, I still love the other two doctors for what they brought to the plate. (Yes, yes, I realize that there's ten other doctors, but I've only watched a teensy bit of anything older than Eccleston, back in the Sarah Jane Companion days and had to turn it off after about twenty minutes of her swooning and fainting and getting captured. Repeatedly. Maybe one day I'll try again.)
sircaliban
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
I also miss Captain Jack..
aubkabob
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
Ahh. Thank goodness for Torchwood! I watched the first episode of that yesterday, and it seemed quite fun.
sircaliban
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
You haven't watched torchwood yet???

boy are you in for a treat!
aubkabob
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
It's on mah list of things tah dooooo!
sircaliban
Jun. 8th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
we should have a watch party! :)
aubkabob
Jun. 11th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
FUN. So very many shows to watch, so little time! Have you watched the Sarah Jane thingie yet?
sircaliban
Jun. 11th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
I've seen a few of them.. but not any recently. :) I enjoyed that one too !
njsharkman
Jun. 7th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
I loved Rose, it was so sad to see her go.

Tennant was my favorite, so sorry to see him go, but it has to happen.

The new Dr Im still catching up on via downloads via the web since my bbc doesnt show any of the doctor who things.

Loved "Blink", one of my favorite episodes.

aubkabob
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:54 am (UTC)
I did like Rose a lot. I thought she was beyond beautiful in the first season. My brother had pointed out repeatedly that when she shows up in later seasons, she starts to look... not like Rose. I hadn't realized how different she looked until I watched the final Tennant episodes and then immediately went back and watched the episode where Eccleston meets Rose for the first time. Which makes me feel totally judgemental and catty.

I had tried to find downloads of Season Five, thinking that Bit Torrent would at least have it, but noooOOOOooo. After searching many places, I finally found one on tudou.com - I can put up with the crappish quality and foreign subtitles for now, so I can get MAH STORIES.

Blink was quite wonderful and beyond creepy.

Since I didn't pay much attention the first 3.5 seasons, having had them just sorta playing in the background while playing WoW or other things online, I want to go back and really watch them again, though I'm thinking that might be a tad obsessive at this point! ^.^
alildragonlover
Jun. 9th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Jason dl's the new episodes (when he's home) the night they air in Brittain (at least 2 weeks ahead, I think). I'll ask him what site he uses.
aubkabob
Jun. 11th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
SCHUWEET. Thanks so very much in advance!!! I found them on an Asian version of youtube, todou.com, but the quality is horrid. I've been able to see up to episode nine of season five so far - only one more left to go until I'm caught up with the rest of Britain!
alildragonlover
Jun. 11th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
when he's home, which he hasn't been for weeks and won't be for more weeks.... so I am behind!.....

anyway, when Jason is home, he dl's them from thepiratebay.org
missmuffet
Jun. 7th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
OMG another Dr. Who fan!!

My favorite Doctor is 10 - I just love David Tennant and his doctor is just - wonderful. My favorite companion is actually Martha - though I like the relationship between The 10th Doctor and Rose the best. The finale of Season 2 is one of the saddest episodes of tv ever in my opinion. Heartbreaking.

Favorite Episode - a tie between Blink in S3 and The christmas special that started Season 2.

I actually really love season five even though I didn't think I would - I wasn't sure that Matt Smith could ever compare to DT - and he doesn't be he really doesn't have to. They are so different that it's okay.

Amelia Pond is awesome - I love that she figures things out before the doctor does sometimes.
aubkabob
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
I've always had a silly thing for tall gangly geeky odd boys anyway, so on paper, Tennant just HAD to be my favorite. It took until about halfway through his second season, though, for it to *click* and for the massive love to begin - at first, his voice grated on my nerves, since it was so different from the Eccleston I had been used to.

I have one "special" with Tennant left to watch, The Waters of Mars or somesuch - I'm hanging onto it for a bit.

Looking at pictures of Smith and knowing that he took the place of MY BELOVED TENNANT, I was extremely skeptical going into Season Five, but... I think I like him. Only two eps in, still hard to tell.

Until Amelia Pond, Rose had been my favorite, though I guess I loved each for their own reasons - though after Donna grew on me and after the massive emotional ties between the Doctor and Rose, Martha seemed a bit... meh... to me. I'm hoping that Amy Pond will end up being as wonderful as I think she's going to be.

PEE ESS LOVE THE ICON.
missmuffet
Jun. 8th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Martha is my favorite on her own - I like the fact that she's smart - in a completely different way than Rose, who is more intuitive. I did often find Martha a bit annoying with here unrequited love issues. Donna is my least favorite - she just grates on my nerves though I did love that she was totally turned off by him - it was refreshing.
aubkabob
Jun. 11th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
It made me chuckle how everyone thought they were married (Dr. Donna) and how he would react to her.

Still loving the Pond after nine episodes, though after the one I just saw, I'm... very interested to see how this goes.
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