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    Apr 25, 2010, 3:24 PM - I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #1

    I can't believe what I've been missing. I decided to see what the fuss was and watch an episode, now I'm hooked.

    I haven't seen any of the older stuff but the 2005 series is fun. Now I just have to catch up on all the previous seasons, but man I'm enjoying this show. Karen Gillan isn't so bad either.

    So where do I get myself a sonic screwdriver and a tardis?
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    Apr 25, 2010, 3:28 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #2

    I thought you would be fan, its awesome isen't it, as for a tardis, try TardisTardisTaris down on 4th st. lol
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    Apr 25, 2010, 3:50 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #3

    If you wait long enough, a TARDIS will just show up.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 3:53 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #4

    Congrats, Matt Smith is your Doctor.

    There's a saying that the first doctor you're exposed to will be your favorite. I was first exposed to Eccleston but I haven't decided if he is still my fave or of Tennant usurped that throne. Gotta say, of all the companions, Amy Pond has completely stolen my heart.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 3:54 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #5

    Some of the best writing when it comes to sci-fi televison. Moffet is a wizard when it comes to stuff like Silence in the Library, Blink, Girl in the Fireplace and Empty Child. I'm personally glad to see RTD take his leave, he was good at set up but his 3rd acts were terrible. I just watched the latest episode last night and can't wait for next week. I never thought I'd be a fan but now I actually find myself wondering what day it is - waiting for the next episode.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 9:14 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #6

    I had no idea there was more than one doctor. I just started season one and was like umm, who's this guy? Hopefully it won't be so bad since I do like Matt Smith. I hope I get to see what these daleks are, I've seen props of them but never understood what the big deal was. I get the screwdriver now, want! but those daleks still baffle me.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 9:16 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #7

    I just love how reboot proof this franchise is. I got into it with the 9th Doctor and I was quite happy to learn that this was in fact a continuation of every Doctor Who that came before it. I love getting into shows that have a long history behind them.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 9:20 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #8

    I've been a fan since the late 70's, whenever the local PBS station by me started running the show. I caught it by accident since it was on after 3,2,1 Contact. I started watching with Robot and have been a fan ever since. Though "my" Doctor has changed over time. I was, of course a big Baker fan, but then I loved Davison. I think Tennent has now become my favorite. There are many, many years of Who for you to watch. Though I wonder if the people brand new to Who will like the old series, as the new show has a more adult slant than the past.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 9:39 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #9

    Yep - this man will always be the one true doctor to me and countless others, that said, i really like Tennent, Eccelstone and now Matt Smith - I'm here to stay.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 9:44 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #10

    Technically I saw 3 minutes of Tennant first before I started watching Eccleston's season, so I don't know which one counts as my first Doctor. Tennant is definitely my favorite, though. Followed by Tom Baker, Eccleston, and Smith. I haven't seen enough of the other guys to fairly rank them yet. Baker gets bonus points because he was so awesome despite the comparatively poor quality of the show back in the day.
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    Apr 25, 2010, 9:53 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #11

    Remo said: View Post
    I've been a fan since the late 70's, whenever the local PBS station by me started running the show. I caught it by accident since it was on after 3,2,1 Contact. I started watching with Robot and have been a fan ever since. Though "my" Doctor has changed over time. I was, of course a big Baker fan, but then I loved Davison. I think Tennent has now become my favorite. There are many, many years of Who for you to watch. Though I wonder if the people brand new to Who will like the old series, as the new show has a more adult slant than the past.
    That is exactly when I saw it, right after 3,2,1 contact . The first episode I caught was the sun makers.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 12:22 AM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #12

    this is the first Dr Who episode I can remember seeing

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spearhead_from_Space

    I missed most the Peter Davison episodes and I don't think I've seen a single Colin Baker or Sylvester McCoy episode (probably due to not having a TV while I was at University)
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    Apr 26, 2010, 2:26 AM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #13

    Doctor Who is awesome... My favourite Doctors in order are:

    Tennant, Eccleston, Troughton, T. Baker, Davison, McCoy, C. Baker, Hartnell, McGann, Pertwee

    I don't have a hate on for Jon Pertwee, I think we just got off on the wrong foot with all that "trapped on Earth" crap.

    Technically my first Doctor was Davison but I never really got into the series until Eccleston in 2005 so I generally consider him to be my first.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 2:27 AM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #14

    Oh, and I have every existing episode from every Doctor... Even the reconstructions. Kind of obsessed really!
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    Apr 26, 2010, 2:33 AM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #15

    Orange_Blend said: View Post
    Oh, and I have every existing episode from every Doctor... Even the reconstructions. Kind of obsessed really!
    Kind of.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 3:11 AM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #16

    You're in the running behind our very own Manofsteel25 (Bob) who ownes every epsiode, audio book and most of the specials - he also just flew from California to England just to meet Tom Baker


    Jelly Baby

    That's McGann next to Baker and some of the companions by Bobby
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    Apr 26, 2010, 3:17 AM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #17

    Tom Baker was the best Dr.. My dad owns every episode whether it's DVD or one's that you can't get on DVD, which he has taped on video from 20 years + ago..
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    Apr 26, 2010, 8:10 AM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #18

    I've seen almost all the episodes that have been released stateside on DVD (they just came out with a few more -- the Twin Dilemma, and some from the Pertwee era).

    Personally, although Eccelston was my first Doctor, I wouldn't say he's my favorite. I actually appreciate ALL of the Doctors for different reasons, and enjoy all of the eras of the show (although not every episode). I will say that I think the lowest points in the series were with Colin Baker and Paul McGann, although that's more down to what could have been and ineffective writing.

    With Colin Baker, they never really progressed his Doctor effectively, although I gather there was, at one point, a sense that they were going to do so. He'd start off as irascible and obnoxious, and gradually soften into something more heroic. Instead, what we got was he and Peri endlessly bickering. That said, there are still some good episodes and interesting concepts during that era.

    With Paul McGann...well...what can you say? He never had a chance. I wish they'd reveal more about the Time War, though, and show the 8th Doctor's participation in it.


    Anyway, I still haven't watched any of Smith's stuff yet, but I'm looking forward to it. As soon as I get through Seasons 2-4 of Tennant and watch the specials...
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    Apr 26, 2010, 3:49 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #19

    Anyway, I still haven't watched any of Smith's stuff yet, but I'm looking forward to it. As soon as I get through Seasons 2-4 of Tennant and watch the specials...
    For me the jury is still out on Smith for now. He's not bad but he hasn't wowed me yet, I look forward to the episode where he does.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 4:02 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #20

    McGann has done a lot of audio shows as the 8th Doctor. I wonder if some of those cover the war?


    Solo4114 said: View Post
    With Paul McGann...well...what can you say? He never had a chance. I wish they'd reveal more about the Time War, though, and show the 8th Doctor's participation in it.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 4:03 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #21

    Well, in fairness, almost none of the Doctors really WOW me with their first appearances. I haven't seen Troughton's (I think his is one of the "lost" episodes). But I've seen Pertwee's, T. Baker's, Davison's, and McCoy's up through Tennant's. I've got C. Baker's first episode (the Twin Dilemma) in my Netflix queue, and it should be showing up soon.

    Generally, I think part of the issue with the first few episodes is that the writers are trying to get a sense for who this character is, based on only a general outline. Plus, the actors themselves aren't familiar with the character, and the writers aren't familiar with the actors so they can't write for them. It usually improves as everyone gets a bit more familiar with who this new Doctor is.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 4:04 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #22

    Deric said: View Post
    McGann has done a lot of audio shows as the 8th Doctor. I wonder if some of those cover the war?
    I don't THINK they do, but I've not heard any of them. Nor have I read the novels (which are quite expensive stateside -- $13-15 a piece, I believe, and there's TONS of them). I've actually not heard any of the audio dramas. I gather their canonicity is questionable.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 4:45 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #23

    The Fourth Doctor will always be my Doctor. Jelly baby, anyone?
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    Apr 26, 2010, 5:44 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #24

    Well, in fairness, almost none of the Doctors really WOW me with their first appearances.
    Yep. That's why the jury is still out. He's got potential, I'm just waiting for him to hit his groove. For Eccleston is was "The Unquiet Dead" and for Tennant it was "The Girl in the Fireplace". These weren't their best ones but they were the ones when I first started seeing them as the Doctor.
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    Apr 26, 2010, 7:50 PM - Re: I finally know why The Doctor is so popular #25

    Tennant was the Doctor to me by 5 minutes into new Earth. Eccleston was a bit different because I was really confused for a while why this guy was playing the Doctor when I saw that other actor playing him on sci fi a few months earlier.

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