Discussion in 'Fortean Culture' started by Mighty_Emperor, May 27, 2006.
Hopefully it’ll get better.
It was a bit meh. I quite liked Tim Shaw. Maybe just needs a bit more time to bed in.
I thought it was pretty great, loved how mysterious it was, the music was terrific, really atmospheric. Jodie Whitaker playing the Doctor like your favourite, fun schoolteacher. Never though Bradley Walsh would make me misty-eyed (bit of a downer for the new Doc's first time out, mind you). Teeth-collecting Predator suitably nightmarish for the kids. I'm optimistic!
Have watched the Doctor since the very first episode (1963?) thought this was very good.
That's more like it - I'm kind of reluctant to see the internet's reaction in case they didn't enjoy it as much as I did! I mean, they put the middle eight back in the theme tune, for a start.
OK, had a look about, reaction seems generally positive, not everyone as keen on the plot as I was, but the consensus is that Jodie done really good.
Calling a Predator "Tim Shaw" was genius.
Jodie is definitely the same Dr we already know, no worries there. I was hoping for the goosebumps of the theme tune about 5 minutes in but sadly not. Visually, it's more like the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost comedy The World's End.
I thought she was good. The folk who I assume are going to be the new companions were pretty stilted and wooden IMO. The crane driver was funny though. The theme tune had a touch of the 1980's about it I thought.
First episode a huge hit! (by 2018 standards):
8.2 million viewers, biggest since David Tennant's arrival. Reaction is generally good too. We'll see if the success continues over the next few weeks (presumably it'll drop a bit at least), but this is very encouraging.
I enjoyed it. I think we have to be careful how we judge it. I have a LOT of love for the Doctor, have watched since 1966 and am a big fan. But what I want from the Doctor isn't necessarily what an eight year old wants, thus there were things that I wanted to see here and didn't but I bet the younger fans will have lapped it up.
It really isn't all about us adults.
I thought it was nicely done. Good luck to Jodie.
Well put, Doctor Who was a massive show to me as a kid, and it's the children who are the most important audience. So it's good that I enjoyed it, but probably more important in the long run that the younglings love it.
She did kind of nail it very early on. She is completely credible as the next version of the Doctor, which is all we ask. To be honest, I've not been a big fan of Chris Chibnall's writing for Who, but it was a pretty good episode, even if the montage was a bit silly.
I knew Grace was going to have to die, otherwise why wasn't she travelling with them? Made no sense that Bradley Walsh would be travelling with the Doctor and just leave his wife behind. Although, then they did the thing with him getting dragged along by accident, but it would have been awkward to say the least if they didn't go straight back and get her, or drop him off. Even if they go with "Oooh, the TARDIS is lost" or "The TARDIS (which we have now found) isn't going where we want it to". (I hope the TARDIS shows up soon. They're claiming they won't do series arcs, so having it missing for most of the series would be...what then?)
I know they aren't doing arcs, but that comment by 'Tim Shaw' that the victims of the hunt are kept in stasis - why not just killl them? Unless they are going to reappear later in the series, of course. Why on earth would any species waste resources keeping victims alive when you could just kill them and put their heads on the wall (or teeth on your head)?
In true Doctor Who fashion, the Doctor got fired at a planet and was expected to fix it (by falling out of her Tardis and crashing through the roof to fix an unfolding drama!) - brilliant, and true to the spirit of Doctor Who.
Just watched it tonight. Jodi was quite good in the role, but I fear we may start to find her self-deprecating mannerisms and Last of the Summer Wine style quips irritating after a while. Effects weren't bad, with a suitably nasty alien. Story was pretty weak though. Overall 6/10.
The cranes at the end were a hat-tip to Quatermass I suppose?
I’m thinking The Tardis is going to materialise around them so when they disembark, they’ll comment ‘It’s a lot smaller on the outside’. For a change.
If you're a cruel, ruthless, super-high-tech race of hunters, you'd probably want to keep the trophies alive, fresh and trapped in a living hell.. Great for the ego to know your prey is not just defeated, but knows it was defeated and will remain so forever.
A few dafties for your amusement...
If it's not Tom Baker it's not really Dr Who.
All of the above also go to prove that people who only watch New Who and don't read books have very poor grasp of the English language... 'your a new fan' 'you never seen'....my inner editor is cringeing.
I didn't say my inner editor was any good though, did I?
I think you're both right - it can be spelt both ways.
If it's not Jon Pertwee...ditto
Towards the end, I was getting a Can-do Hilda Ogden vibe. That’s not to say that Hilda Ogden wouldn’t have made a good Dr. Who but Elsie Tanner would have been more feisty. I’m not entirely convinced but it’s only the first episode and there’ll probably be some good episodes coming.
Nowt wrong wir'our Jodi.
Sorry, I hated to do that, but I just couldn't resist!
'UK English tends to use 'e's - cringeing and whingeing - US English doesn't (although they don't say 'whingeing'... but still).'
From a writing site because the UK spelling seems to have dropped out of useage (or usage) now. It's old fashioned to put the 'e' in. But then, I still use two spaces after a full stop...
You're dead to me.
So do I. Mainly because, even 36 years later, I'm still scared of the school teacher who told me to do so.
Terrifying woman, about 5'4", but at least 6 inches of that was her weird snail-shell hairdo which was like a hirsute Walnut Whip balanced on top of her head. Piercing eyes, thin lips, pale face with rouged cheeks.
Scarier than waking up in the middle of the night and finding the keyboard player out of Sparks standing at the end of your bed.
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