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Doctor Who Has Become Fan Wank
The Freehold ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird

Posted on 09/29/2012 5:47:22 PM PDT by EveningStar

This article is going to make many people angry. I don’t care because it needs to be said. Doctor Who has become fan wank. I am not slamming the performance of Matt Smith who I think is brilliant as the Doctor. I am slamming this current season’s writing staff and their inability to craft a believable Doctor Who story.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: doctorwho; fanwank; jonathandavidbaird; sciencefiction; scifi; thefreehold

1 posted on 09/29/2012 5:47:28 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges

ping


2 posted on 09/29/2012 5:48:25 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

What would a “believable Doctor Who story” look like I wonder.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 5:50:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: EveningStar

I thought the headline was the subject: “Doctor who has become fan wank,” like “Doctor who owns eighteen snakes”. What was the predicate?

“Doctor who has become fan wank searches internet for electrician.”

“Doctor who has become fan wank finds relief with acupuncture practicioner.”

“Doctor who has become fan wank moves to Greenland, takes up dogsledding.”


4 posted on 09/29/2012 5:51:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("In the kingdom of the blind, sight is a crime and mentioning what you see is a gaffe.")
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To: EveningStar

What is a “Fan Wank?”


5 posted on 09/29/2012 5:51:49 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: EveningStar

What is a “Fan Wank?”


6 posted on 09/29/2012 5:52:04 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: BenLurkin

LOL some guy working at a computer day in and day out.

I’m OK with the current season but I hate to see the Ponds leave but that’s part of the show.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 5:52:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Inyo-Mono

I had to look it up. :)


8 posted on 09/29/2012 5:52:57 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

It used to be a really cool show. Till it turned into a homosnog fest!


9 posted on 09/29/2012 5:54:08 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: EveningStar

just watched the latest episode, The Angels Take Manhattan (S07E05). it’s a solid episode with lots of twists and turns.

i won’t say anything regarding the content or storyline, but will say it’s a very good episode and definitely worth viewing


10 posted on 09/29/2012 5:58:01 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: cripplecreek

Watching Doc Who in America now. The astronaut shoots the Doctor. I haven’t watched for a while so that was a spoil;er for me. Wish I hadn’t seen that!

That said, the loss of Amy is KILLING ME!

Matt Smith makes a great Doctor Who. Wish he would stay around longer. Yes, Tom Baker and some of the others were fantastic but I really liked Matt Smith.

Oh...and Amy Pond...Did I mention how much I liked Amy Pond as the companion?


11 posted on 09/29/2012 5:59:24 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Dr Who is not a human ~ no one knows how he deals with things ~


12 posted on 09/29/2012 6:07:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: prisoner6

Goes way back but i still prefer the chamois skin clad woman!


13 posted on 09/29/2012 6:09:09 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Louise Jameson.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 6:17:50 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: BenLurkin

Okay, my hubby and I are laughing out loud at your comment. Bravo.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: BenLurkin
What would a “believable Doctor Who story” look like I wonder.

It would look like about 80% of Tennant's work.
Or about 60% of Eccleston's. To be fair to Eccleston, he only had the first seasaon of the relaunch, and they limited the scope of the series while building a new fan base. His doctor stayed on Earth (or in Earth orbit) and only traveled to the past a couple times.

16 posted on 09/29/2012 6:22:57 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: prisoner6

The first episode with Amy as a little girl was awesome. The food scene was great.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 6:26:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EveningStar

I was watching some Western episode where he is given a horse and told his name is Joshua from the Bible. He corrects the giver, that no, his real name is [insert some girl’s name] with gender identity issues. Little hostile there, lost my interest with that.


18 posted on 09/29/2012 6:38:14 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: cripplecreek

I wish I could find a picture on the net of her in that...ummm what was it ...meter maid/policewoman/whatever outfit? SHE WAS, and still is, HOT!


19 posted on 09/29/2012 6:45:50 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: cripplecreek
I had to go look up the food scene. I can't believe I had forgotten it, especially with "You're Scottish, go fry something" line.

I guess a leggy Karen Gillan made a more lasting impression in that epi.

20 posted on 09/29/2012 6:58:47 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

Fish custard.


21 posted on 09/29/2012 7:01:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: muawiyah

Leela, the warfrior.


22 posted on 09/29/2012 7:13:46 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: sten

I liked the Angels In Manhattan but maybe I blinked and missed something regarding the dispostion of the final angel that zapped the Ponds.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 7:13:46 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: muawiyah

Leela, the warrior.


24 posted on 09/29/2012 7:14:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: sten

River told her Mother,Amy, to never let the Dr see her grow old. The end was a perfect resolution. I could have used a wee bit more romance between River and the Dr in the final Tardis scene. Love the chemistry between them.


25 posted on 09/29/2012 7:15:12 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: cripplecreek

and fish fingers!


26 posted on 09/29/2012 7:15:20 PM PDT by GOPPachyderm
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To: MHGinTN

Leela, perhaps my all time favorite companion of the old and new series.


27 posted on 09/29/2012 7:20:05 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: cripplecreek
That's "fish fingers & custard."

I guess I've watched too many cooking shows combining odd combinations and to differentiate between a dessert custard and a custard (batter) coating, including battering a battered raw frozen fish chunk.

Watching the youtube clip, it did raise awareness of how battered the lowly fish stick has been recently: "South Park", "Mostly Martha", etc.

28 posted on 09/29/2012 7:21:52 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: GOPPachyderm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo2RKAHu-kI


29 posted on 09/29/2012 7:21:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EveningStar


30 posted on 09/29/2012 7:25:53 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: sten

The Angels are back!! Sweet!! I just finished season 6 so I need to now catch up on season 7.


31 posted on 09/29/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: Chipper
Toss up between the angels and the silence over which was the best villain. However The Doctor tricked The Silence into telling humans to kill them all.

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32 posted on 09/29/2012 7:56:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rawcatslyentist

John Nathan Turner, a producer of the program who really overstayed his welcome, ruined the original series and began introducing homosexual overtones into the program. Turner’s tenure began with Tom Baker’s final season (possibly forcing the highly successful Baker out of the series according to some) and continued through the cancellation of the series with Sylvester McCoy. The fiasco involving Colin Baker’s rocky two years on the show need not be recounted here.

I big source of disappointment for me has been that the series has been loaded down with too much gay agitation propaganda, even when such preaching has nothing to do with advancing the stories.


33 posted on 09/29/2012 8:09:34 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

Are you talking about the 2005-present series? I haven’t noticed it, other than when they had that idiot Captain from Torchwood on there. I watched about 20 minutes of Torchwood and flipped it off quick.


34 posted on 09/29/2012 8:34:08 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: EveningStar

Yes, for heaven’s sakes, the Doctor who time travels in an English phone booth cannot afford to be placed into unbelievable situations.


35 posted on 09/29/2012 8:41:40 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9
Yes, for heaven’s sakes, the Doctor who time travels in an English phone booth that is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside cannot afford to be placed into unbelievable situations.
36 posted on 09/29/2012 8:48:01 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: EveningStar

“I had to look it up. :)”

I won’t bother!!!

anything sounding that stupid ian’t worth reading!!!


37 posted on 09/29/2012 8:51:51 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: EveningStar

Its a great show. This season wasn’t the best but it doesn’t matter. Its the Doctor. Matt is great as the Dr. but so far he doesn’t hold a candle to Tenant’s incarnation.


38 posted on 09/29/2012 9:56:32 PM PDT by FreeManWhoCan ( (o) (o))
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To: TomGuy

“Yes, for heaven’s sakes, the Doctor who time travels in an English phone booth that is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside cannot afford to be placed into unbelievable situations.”

REALLY!!!


39 posted on 09/29/2012 10:26:49 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: PBRCat
I am sick of it.

I don't want to look at fags. I don't want to hear about them. I don't care to even know they exist. They disgust me.

According to Darwinian evolution they should have died out long ago. They don't reproduce, so they have to recruit. I don't care to experience their recruitment processes!

40 posted on 09/30/2012 3:23:06 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: EveningStar

I would say some episodes were about as appealing as British warm beer lately.

The last one about the angels in Manhattan was pretty good though and the farewell of Rory and Amy was a bit sad but done well, River is hot hot hot and compliments the doctor, but what about when the Doctor regenerates? same chemistry?

Or will River herself het her regeneration back?

If anything I would like to see the Doctor going back in time to assist older episodes of himself like from the earliest Dr. Who series, if they could get the CGI right it would be awesome.


41 posted on 09/30/2012 4:00:02 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Inyo-Mono
What is a “Fan Wank?”

It's one reason Jonathan David Baird has trouble reselling his comic books.

They're soiled.

42 posted on 09/30/2012 4:45:18 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: PBRCat
Really, dude, you need to do a little bit of research before you go off barking like that. For one thing, JN-T did not cause Tom Baker's departure from the show. He has been playing the Doctor for seven years and he was getting tired of the role and the declining quality of the scripts.

"The fiasco involving Colin Baker" had to do with the then BBC Head of Drama, Michael Grade, who not only admitted he didn't like Doctor Who, but killed other sci-fi shows like The Tripods and reruns of the original Star Trek that didn't cost the Beeb a penny to produce!

Further, after an 18-month hiatus, and "Trial of a Time Lord," it was decided by Grade and another working for Grade who had an equal distaste for the show that Colin would be removed from the show because three years was enough as far as they were concerned, even if the show wasn't actually on the telly.

For the final two seasons, JN-T was only a reluctant producer as he actually wanted to move on but he wasn't allowed to. Having moved the show from its traditional time slot of Saturday afternoons to compete with long-running programs like Coronation Street is what ultimately killed the show. Don't place blame at the feet of JN-T for things beyond his control. He did the best he could with what he had.

43 posted on 09/30/2012 2:54:00 PM PDT by Houmatt (NO confidence in the GOP. NONE.)
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To: Beowulf9

Technically it is a police box, and not a phone booth.


44 posted on 09/30/2012 4:00:41 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Houmatt

I thought that his entire tenure on the program was fairly awful. Too many derivative programs, too many poor casting decisions (some of the most unpopular companions in the original run of the series dated from the JNT regime). Don’t get started on his fights with Eric Saward and others on the series.


45 posted on 09/30/2012 6:21:08 PM PDT by PBRCat
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