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Doctor Who Has Become Fan W**k
The Freehold ^ | 09.27.12

Posted on 09/27/2012 8:27:59 PM PDT by Perdogg

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.

I hate to do this, but I am going to blame Steven Moffat and Neil Gaiman. Steven Moffat has crafted some of the most brilliant new Doctor Who villains in years. Both the “Silence”and the “Weeping Angels” are masterpieces of horror. Either of these creatures could be taken out of Doctor Who and stand alone as iconic monsters. I can imagine future generations of kids screaming when they see a statue or avoiding being alone for fear of a visit from the Silence. As for Neil Gaimen his episode last season entitled “The Doctor’s Wife” was beyond phenomenal. It embodied what Doctor Who fans had suspected about the TARDIS all along. You can’t ask for a better hour of Who.

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1 posted on 09/27/2012 8:28:02 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: randita; Old Sarge; Phsstpok; zeugma; ShadowAce; Peanut Gallery; Professional Engineer; ...

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2 posted on 09/27/2012 8:29:30 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I’ve been a fan since the 80s, and had never heard the term “fan wank”. Now that I have, well, there’s 30 seconds I’ll never get back.


3 posted on 09/27/2012 8:32:16 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Perdogg

Think it’s time for another multiple Doctors episode . . . ?

I say bring Susan back.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 8:33:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Perdogg

SO far the season has been a little bit of a Yawn. Asylum of The Daleks was good only to introduce Oswind. The last three have been just ok. Looking forward to Saturday and Amy and Rory going bye-bye. I miss Rose Tyler....


5 posted on 09/27/2012 8:36:08 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid.)
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To: Perdogg

Most of the episodes this season have been decent as stand alone episodes. The problem is that unlike last season where you had that huge hook of the doctor “dying” in the first fifteen minutes of the season opener and the rest of the season revolving around that, this season seems to be just a bunch of loosely connected stories without any central theme.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 8:37:33 PM PDT by apillar
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To: Perdogg

The Doctor rocks...

I wish he had a new companion.. but the stories are good.


7 posted on 09/27/2012 8:44:37 PM PDT by mike_9958
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To: Tuxedo

I shall always have a soft spot for Donna Noble. She was the Doctor’s big sister and treated him as such. They were platonic, no fangirl crushes like Martha Jones.


8 posted on 09/27/2012 9:06:38 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Perdogg

I am late on board the Whovian Express, having just started to watch on Netflix. I am almost done with season 6 and have been completely blown away by the quality of some of the episodes. US television shows haven’t even come close to that quality, except a few early episodes of BSG.


9 posted on 09/27/2012 9:11:37 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

I liked all the old episodes from 70’s & 80’s .
I wasn’t happy with the change to Matt Smith but thoroughly
enjoyed season 6. I only watched the first two of season 7,
rest are on my tivo. This season seems boring so far. I am
hoping it changes for the better.

I just watched the premiere of the neighbors and deleted the show halfway through. Not sure what the target audience is, 13 yr olds?


10 posted on 09/27/2012 9:32:33 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Morris70

We got the Master and Rassilon back out of the original series. How about Omega?


11 posted on 09/27/2012 10:06:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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Perhaps I have lost my edge, but I cried like a baby when they took Van Gogh through the modern art gallery and he could see what people thought of his work now. I saw some of Van Gogh’s paintings in Amsterdam and was struck at the difference between seeing them in person and in a book. I don’t know how people could have disliked his work, but such is life.

I hated Donna Noble and the Weeping Angels were surprisingly scary. There’s enough in the Doctor for everybody. It’s been around for a long time and is bound to have ups and downs. If you don’t like this week, come back next.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 12:06:24 AM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, store food, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Perdogg

I watch TV and Movies to escape reality. Obsessing over the production, background, stars personal lives, and the personalities behind the scenes are to me ruinous of the experience. Particularly galling to me are the self appointed “critics” who always manage to mention the “writing”, as if they could do better. This article indeed made me angry, but not because I am a Dr Who fan boy, I have never watched it since it was on PBS at midnight 30 years ago. It made me angry because these people are the spoilsports of the world and I hate to hear the endless complaining and analysis. Just shut up and watch the show and try to enjoy it, or else watch something else.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 1:35:27 AM PDT by BRK
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To: radiohead

The Van Gogh episode may be my favorite episode so far, with the Angels’ episodes close behind. Hated Donna, loved Doctor Donna!!!


14 posted on 09/28/2012 4:31:13 AM 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: radiohead

That was an amazing episode. It took me a couple of episodes to warm up to Amy Pond. I’ve missed each of the companions. Rose, Donna and Martha each had their strengths.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 5:05:39 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: radiohead

I loved the Van Gogh episode. It has to be my favorite Matt Smith episode so far. I also loved the fact that Bill Nighy was the museum expert. (love the cameos by the Brit actors)

My favorite David Tennant episode was Blink, even though he was hardly in the show. It was so different and unique.


16 posted on 09/28/2012 5:39:52 AM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: radiohead

I HATE the Weeping Angels! They creep me out just thinking about them!


17 posted on 09/28/2012 8:01:05 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: mom4kittys

Can these past episodes be seen online? I missed “The Silence” but it sounds great


18 posted on 09/28/2012 8:05:30 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Mr. K

All of the previous seasons of Doctor Who from 2005 onward are available for streaming on Netflix.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 4:50:47 PM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: radiohead
Perhaps I have lost my edge, but I cried like a baby when they took Van Gogh through the modern art gallery and he could see what people thought of his work now. I saw some of Van Gogh’s paintings in Amsterdam and was struck at the difference between seeing them in person and in a book. I don’t know how people could have disliked his work, but such is life.

I just recently re-watched the Van Gogh episode. Yeah, I'm a sucker. I teared up pretty good too.

20 posted on 09/28/2012 6:25:06 PM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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To: mom4kittys
My favorite David Tennant episode was Blink, even though he was hardly in the show. It was so different and unique.

Agreed. It is definitely one of my favorites of any TV show. (I've seen all 30+ years worth of Dr. Who)

"It's my timey wimey detector. Goes bing when there's stuff."

"wibbly wobbly timey wimey ... stuff."

I think the girl was uber freaking hot, in a not-another-abnormal-supermodel way.

21 posted on 09/28/2012 6:31:53 PM PDT by zeugma (Rid the world of those savages. - Dorothy Woods, widow of a Navy Seal, AMEN!)
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