Discussion [Dr. Who/Torchwood] The 21st Century changes it all, but the TARDIS can bring us back to fix it!

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  1. TheMacUnleashed Jedi Grand Master

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    They killed off all of the characters that I cared about. :p RTD should have stopped with CoE. I'll probably watch the new series, but I'm not really looking forward to it.
  2. mrjop2 Force Ghost

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    I would love to watch the new Torchwood series, but it's on a a channel I do not get.
  3. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    TW is a spin off series of Doctor Who. Captain Jack was in Who and Russel T. Davies decided to make Jack his own show, Torchwood. Torchwood as a concept was also in Doctor Who. The new series that is going to be on Starz here in the US is a continuation of the Torchwood story line, as in it's kinda like Season 4, but RTD has said it will be slightly different than previous series (seasons) because it will not only take place in Wales but also the US. Things that happened in Torchwood previously will still have happened.

    Yes, Ianto, a much beloved character (and the most interesting character in my opinion) was killed in Children of Earth.


    Mac: I wasn't either until I started reading who was cast... Mekhi Phiffer, Bill Pullman, Lauren Ambrose. All three of which I love!

    mrjop2: I'm sure it will be on Netflix if you have/can get that. Starz has a deal with them and they seem to show all of their new stuff. :)
  4. Salacious_Drabb Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't get Starz, but then I didn't get BBC America, either.

    And yeah, this is basically Season 4 of Torchwood. Like the third one, "Children of Earth," it's a continuing storyline. [Changing the setting doesn't make it a different show; even Laverne & Shirley's done that.]
  5. mrjop2 Force Ghost

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    I don't do netflix, but I do have Itunes, and they have all the Doctor Who and Torchwood stuff, and they have many other series that Starz produces, so maybe I can rent them from Itunes.
  6. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    Okay, gotcha. Hmm, sounds interesting!
  7. mrjop2 Force Ghost

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    I can't believe my Luck. Having just moved and signing up with Dish Network, it appears Dish Network customers get a free year of Starz. That means I will be able to see the upcoming season of Torchwood. Anyone knows when it starts?
  8. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    Yay mrjop2!!

    That's how we got Starz too and they do have pretty good shows so I might have to keep it! Last I heard it was set to premiere this summer, they started filming back in January.
  9. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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    I've only recently started writing Who fic here. My first and favorite Doctor is the Fourth. Tom Baker... :D My favorite companions are Barbara and Ian, Susan Foreman, Sarah Jane Smith, Leela, Romana, Ace, Rose, Donna, Wilf, Amy and Rory.

    Special mention for the Brigadier, companion to the Doctor, not just any one incarnation.

    Never seen Torchwood and probably never will, but I do love the Sarah Jane Adventures. :D
  10. brodiew Force Ghost

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    I know a new season is about to begin, but I've only begun series 2 of the rebooted Doctor Who. I was wary of Tennant at first, given Eccleston was my first Doctor, but it took no time for him to endear himself to me.

    I recently watched New Earth and Tooth and Claw tonight. Begining to like Tennant. Tooth and Claw is my favorite episode of all so far. Good acting, writing, suspense, and I really enjoyed the look of it. From the Tardis arriving in the Scottish highlands to wonder use of the old manor house. I loved the werewolf effect and the cool telescope. And, last but not least...the birth of Torchwood. Fantastic!

    I look forward to getting caught up on the 11th Doctor.
  11. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Series 5 is fantastic. :)
  12. mrjop2 Force Ghost

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    This new Doctor is taking a little longer for me to get used to than the last one did, but he is quite good. I can't wait for the next series!
  13. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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    I'll admit, I thought Matt Smith looked too young to play the role. But he sold me in 'Eleventh Hour'.

    Also, RIP Nicholas Courtney. :(
  14. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Matt Smith had me at "Can I have an apple?" and by the time A Christmas Carol finished, he's my second favourite Doctor of all time, just behind Tom Baker.

    Can't WAIT for Series 6! :D
  15. RK_Striker_JK_5 Force Ghost

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    For me it's Tom Baker, then Sylvester McCoy. But I only love the Seventh because of one word.

    Ace!

    Yeah, Ace is my favorite companion of all time and I like her than some of the Docs. :D It's sad, though. She'll never be on the new series... because ten minutes in she'd have beaten the bad guy up within ten minutes of the episode!

    "Don't worry, Professor! I took care of it with me bat and nitro-nine!"

    "Ace I-you beat up a black hole cluster!"

    "Yeah, so?"

    Oh... Ace and Amy. Now there would be a cool teamup! :D :cool:
  16. Salacious_Drabb Jedi Grand Master

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    If I wrote drabbles based on the opening two-parter, which I saw last week, should I wait until the episodes air before posting them?
  17. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    Please do. :D

    And be sure to include all of the necessary spoiler codes/warnings when you do so. :)

    That being said - I can't wait to read them. ;) [:D]


    ~MJ @};-
  18. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    I still haven't gotten to watch any of the 11th Doctor. :( I was behind when it started showing and now I'm way behind. I'll admit, I'm still not sold on him having only seen trailers and teasers but I know most everyone loves him so I'm sure I will too.



    I saw a teaser for TW Miracle Day on Starz yesterday... It didn't show a darn thing but it made me excited! :D
  19. brodiew Force Ghost

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    How about a couple of questions from a newbie to stimluate the conversation?

    Has The Doctor ever been in love, pre-Rose?

    What made Rose so special?

    Though The Doctor is is a different likeness after each regeneration, what are the core trait consisten throughout all eleven, or, more presently, Nine, Ten, and Eleven?

    What is The Doctor's purpose?

    What does he look for in a companion?


    There you have it. Give it a go, if you have the notion...
  20. mrjop2 Force Ghost

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    R.I.P. Elisabeth Sladen aka Sarah Jane! You will be missed!

    She made great companion for the Doctor and was great in her own series, The Sarah Jane Adventures!
  21. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Has The Doctor ever been in love, pre-Rose?

    Romana came pretty close. And maybe Grace, too.

    What made Rose so special?

    RTD. Tried to, anyway.

    Though The Doctor is is a different likeness after each regeneration, what are the core trait consisten throughout all eleven, or, more presently, Nine, Ten, and Eleven?

    Love of adventures, dislike of guns, cleverness and slight superiority over everyone else...

    What is The Doctor's purpose?

    Fun.

    What does he look for in a companion?

    Love of adventures, sense of fun, friendship, ability to think outside the box.
  22. mavjade It's so Fluffy Fanfic & New Movies Manager

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    I don't know that I'm the best to answer these as I've not watched all of them, not even of the new series but I'll give my answers on what I've gathered.

    Has The Doctor ever been in love, pre-Rose?
    I haven't seen any of the pre-Rose Who so I don't really know but I'm pretty sure he did. Hasn't he mentioned someone else before?

    What made Rose so special?
    I think Rose embodied what the Doctor loves about the Human race; she loves pretty much unconditionally she has a big heart and is very loyal.

    Though The Doctor is is a different likeness after each regeneration, what are the core trait consistent throughout all eleven, or, more presently, Nine, Ten, and Eleven?
    He's always a little strange but he's not human so that explains that, his propensity to be in the wrong (or right) place at the wrong time and finding trouble, making people fall in love with him :p and compassion.

    What is The Doctor's purpose?
    I don't know that he really has a purpose since he is the last of the timelords but he does a great deal to protect Earth and humanity in general.

    What does he look for in a companion?
    I don't think he looks for them, the just kinda find him. But it seems his companions all exhibit great loyalty, they've all been willing to risk their lives doing what he asked. They all love him (and he doesn't notice), they all have a sense of adventure and are heroic in nature even if they don't realize it.

  23. Salacious_Drabb Jedi Grand Master

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    Has The Doctor ever been in love, pre-Rose?

    Well, his first onscreen companion was his granddaughter Susan. So (if you ignore all the novels' stuff about Looms and the Other and all that), it's probable that he did way back. But we have never been given much detail there.

    What made Rose so special?

    Mar had this one. RTD.

    What does he look for in a companion?

    Someone he can show off in front of? There have been times he's explicitly looked for something in a companion, like someone to keep him grounded, but usually not. In fact, he didn't choose a lot of his companions, at least not at first. He kidnapped Ian and Barbara to keep them from talking to the authorities, and they left as soon as they had a way to get back home. Liz and Jo were assigned to assist him by UNIT. Romana was assigned to him by the White Guardian. Turlough was assigned by the Black Guardian to kill him. And then there are all the ones who stowed away on the TARDIS (including, originally, Sarah Jane) or otherwise entered it by mistake. A couple of the ones he did invite along were teenage girls he would otherwise have been abandoning to live alone on hostile alien planets. And those are just from the television series.


    EDIT: I got to see the opening two-parter again Tuesday. No stars bringing me doughnuts this time, though. :(
  24. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

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    I'm going to respond by invading Mar's comments. Because I can! :D

  25. Mira_Jade The NSWFF Manager With The Cape

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    Has The Doctor ever been in love, pre-Rose?

    I'd definitely argue Romana. [face_love] And Susan's grandmother. (Because the whole Loom and Other is a silly business that leaves a sour taste in ones mouth. :p)


    What made Rose so special?

    Honestly - what was said, RTD. She was made to snare a new generation of viewers. The viewers who look for a romantic spin on every character set. (Which I have been guilty of in the past. ;))

    But, that aside - I think she was special because she was a flawed character. The Doctor traveled with her when he was still reeling from the Time War. He was angry, he was quick and even harsh to some extent - I think she helped center him. She's one of the rare companions who traveled for him and not for time and space, and I really adored their relationship. [face_love]


    Though The Doctor is is a different likeness after each regeneration, what are the core trait consistent throughout all eleven, or, more presently, Nine, Ten, and Eleven?

    The mile a minute ranting. Definitely. :p

    Superiority complex, hatred of guns, mad scientist genius and everything else that is brilliant and already mentioned. :p


    What is The Doctor's purpose?

    He's the permanent wanderer - the traveler without a home or destination who will keep on exploring until there's nothing else to see. [face_love]


    What does he look for in a companion?

    Good runners. :p

    Like everyone else already said - loyal, adventurous, big hearts. [face_love]


    ~MJ @};-
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