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Old 07-24-2011, 04:55 PM   #196
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Remember when I said I'd keep watching Torchwood? I lied.

‪Exclusive: Doctor Who Fall 2011 Trailer‬‏ - YouTube

Rory punches Hitler.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:12 PM   #197
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Remember when I said I'd keep watching Torchwood? I lied.
I watched the opener this season. I have not watched the next 2? episodes.

Are you saying it is not worth it?
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:20 PM   #198
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I've only seen the opener, too, but I've kept an eye on the reviews and it doesn't sound like it's picking up steam.
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:33 PM   #199
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Remember when I said I'd keep watching Torchwood? I lied.

‪Exclusive: Doctor Who Fall 2011 Trailer‬‏ - YouTube

Rory punches Hitler.
August 27th could not come fast enough.

 
Weeping Angels! The Silence! Craig from the Lodger! Amy with a sword! Rory punching Hitler! And River Song with Madame Kovarian's eyepatch?!


Moffat really is excellent at creating more and more questions for every answer. But it doesn't feel frustrating. Just exciting!
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I watched the first two episodes of Torchwood: Miracle Day. The second one is much better than the first, but it's still slightly Torchwood Lite. Mekhi Phifer does not belong anywhere near this. I understand they needed a brash CIA agent, but they could have picked a less-obnoxious actor. But I'm looking forward to the rest of the series to see how it plays out.
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Mekhi Phifer does not belong anywhere near this. I understand they needed a brash CIA agent, but they could have picked a less-obnoxious actor.
This.

Also, that "make the poison antidote" scene had Gwen acting like some coked-out cartoon, way too slapstick for my taste.
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‪Doctor Who - Clip for Episode 11 The God Complex from Comic Con‬‏ - YouTube

I can't tell whether it's because of the Sierra Nevada I've drunk tonight or that YouTube has upgraded to a 120 fps sort of fluidity.

Just watched City of Death last night. There's a few thoughts about Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, and filming on location in Paris I want to mention, but I'm going to give it a little more time to percolate.

Julian Glover, though, has an extraordinary IMDB page. Doctor Who, Treasure Island, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones. Man's been busy!
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City of Death is one of my favorites. And it should not be discussed without mentioning writer Douglas Adams.
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City of Death is one of my favorites. And it should not be discussed without mentioning writer Douglas Adams.
That was actually the impetuous. I heard it was an earlier knockoff of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and decided I wasn't a true fan until I'd taken the plunge. Picked up on the ancient alien species planning to redeem an explosion, but was hoping for a couch being stuck in a stairwell and was let down.

I'm not sure whether Romana is cute in a clinical or hot sense.
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This.

Also, that "make the poison antidote" scene had Gwen acting like some coked-out cartoon, way too slapstick for my taste.
Absolutely.
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I watched the second episode Rendition.
It was ok, I thought a little better than the opener.

Yeah, that guy is not a very good actor. But the story has moved along a little and I will try episode 3.

It is still about 2 and 1/2 times better than Falling Skies.
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I'm not sure whether Romana is cute in a clinical or hot sense.

She's both.

Would love to hear more of your thoughts. Was this your first Tom Baker?

If you want more Dirk Gently material, seek out the unfinished serial "Shada", also by Adams. Most of it was completed, and the official release features Tom Baker narrating the unfilmed scenes. Parts were shot on location in Cambridge, and there's a professor character that was clearly the inspiration for Chronotis.
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She's both.

Would love to hear more of your thoughts. Was this your first Tom Baker?

If you want more Dirk Gently material, seek out the unfinished serial "Shada", also by Adams. Most of it was completed, and the official release features Tom Baker narrating the unfilmed scenes. Parts were shot on location in Cambridge, and there's a professor character that was clearly the inspiration for Chronotis.
Aye, this was my first Tom Baker (sounds like an Arnold Palmer knockoff). Also, until I checked just now I always thought an Arnold Palmer was alcoholic; turns out I was thinking of a John Daly.

So anyway yes I could see that Baker was very comfortable in the role, and had a good chemistry with the actors around him. Several times he flashed some unsettling teeth but those moments passed. For the longest time I thought Romana was another stray human the Doctor picked up, but then I realized what they meant by Time Lady (well not what was going on with the sketcher. was he psychic?). I'm so used to the New Who lone wolf concept. Overall I'd say it was pretty good, and Paris looked beautiful. Was better than The Three Doctors, which I got about 15 minutes in before losing interest.
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FWIW, Romana was a bit of anomaly compared to past companions in terms of her ability to outsmart/outguess The Doctor.

If you're looking for any other T. Baker highlights, I'd put these on the "to watch" list, listed here in chronological order:

THE ARK IN SPACE (Baker's second episode, and at the time the #1 most-watched DW story ever)
GENESIS OF THE DALEKS
THE PYRAMIDS OF MARS
THE ANDROID INVASION
THE DEADLY ASSASSIN (first story set on the Doc's home planet)
THE ROBOTS OF DEATH
THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG
THE SUN MAKERS
THE KEY TO TIME (season-long 6-part story)
DESTINY OF THE DALEKS
FULL CIRCLE
WARRIOR'S GATE
THE KEEPER OF TRAKEN
LOGOPOLIS

That's a long list, but the guy did play the Doctor for 7 seasons.
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Jeez, I didn't think Karen Gillan could get any hotter.


The Doctor Who News Page: Karen Gillan stays with Doctor Who
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