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Amph Doctor Who Discussion (Now Discussing Jodie Whittaker)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Guy, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

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    "The Face of Evil" is great. Fine intro for Leela, and the cliffhanger for part 3 is one of the better ones. And the overarching plot features something we very rarely see in the show:
    The Doctor makes a big mistake and actually fixes it without angst or moping.
     
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  2. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/e...TglL_F3fmB3VaC1ykHJZFAzhPnzV6zrZzyvCkG4Bye6P0

    The above article speculates that there potentially won't be a new series until late 2022.
    I only hope that this will ensure that Jodie remains the incumbent Doctor until the 60th anniversary.
     
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  3. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Wacky Wednesday Winner star 8 VIP - Game Winner

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    Hiya.
    Jeez, I hope DW can return with Jodie before late 2022. That's so far away.

    I've started a small Doctor Who book collection. City of Death arrived today.
    I also have Curse of Peladon and Kinda. Looking forward to reading these. Oh, and one featuring Tennant called Snowglobe 7
     
  4. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

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    Ian Marter's books of "The Ark in Space" and "The Sontaran Experiment" are both good. Terrance Dicks' books are usually OK; I particularly liked his novelization of "Inferno". I thought Steven Moffat's novelization of "Day of the Doctor" kind of blew it, especially the sequence when all of the Doctors (well, all of them at that point) saved Gallifrey.
     
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  5. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    I'm partial to 'The Stone Rose' myself.
     
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  6. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    Alien Bodies and Interference are my top choices for Who novels, though good luck finding a second-hand copy in this day age :p
     
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  7. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Thrift Stores and Amazon are good sources for 'em. Also I know some of the older stores were reprinted for the 50th anniversary and Barnes and Noble and other bookstores may still have some of those reprints in stores.
     
  8. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

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  9. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Daft-Vader Force Ghost star 8

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  11. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Wacky Wednesday Winner star 8 VIP - Game Winner

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    Yes, TD wrote Kinda which I bought.
    I'll make a note of those IM novels.
    Incidentally, I am waiting for Day of the Doctor novel to arrive, as I've not seen or read it yet. :D


    What's that one about?
    So much Who to keep up with!

    And good luck to you sir!
    *tips cap* :p
    Thanks for the recs mate. I'll add em to the list. :cool:

    This is true. I braved a bookstore visit first time since feb and found five fab who books.
    Got greedy, went to another bookstore the next day and found none.

    I do have some more who stuff on order, I'll share when it arrives.

    And my DVD of "The Sea Devils" arrived. Haven't watched it yet, but I've been told it's not good. I bought it cause it sounded interesting, I like ocean life aliens, it was cheap, and it's the only 3rd Doctor story I own besides the Curse of Peladon novel.

    In fact, I'm not really sure I've seen a complete Pertwee story.
    Just a few single radom eps.

    What a huge universe.
     
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  12. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    It's a Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler era story where the Doctor and Rose discover a statue in a museum that's a startling likeness of Rose and head off back in time to investigate.

    And Who is indeed a huge universe.
     
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  13. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

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    I remember back a few decades ago, when the Target novelizations were still unavailable and we had to go with the Pinnacle Books versions. (They were the Target books with very cool, and sometimes very inaccurate, covers and an intro by Harlan Ellison where he praises "Doctor Who" and curses everything else.) I could actually write to the publisher, get a list of available titles, and get the books through the mail.
    That's like when, way back when, I, on a friend's advice, wrote to Kenner Toys about losing accessories for my action figures, and they sent me a package full of spare guns, lightsabers and capes. For free. Ah, the good old days...
     
  14. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Wacky Wednesday Winner star 8 VIP - Game Winner

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    Thanks again for the book suggestions. "The Stone Rose" sounds great. Think I'll order that one.

    I'm very pleased that my very first Doctor Who comic book arrived today (aside from a 13th Doctor ish for Free Comic Book Day).

    It's a 9th Doctor story called "Weapons of Past Destruction" which collects issues #1-5. It's published by Titan Comics and is hardcover which I like. Gonna read it tonight.

    I also started reading the "Rose" paperback that arrived from BBC books Target. It's good so far.
     
  15. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    If possible, get a copy of the Titan Comics collection "Eighth Doctor - A Matter of Life and Death". It's relatively recent and a grand story for 8 that actually builds to a payoff unlike a lot of the pointless meandering of many DW comic stories.
     
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  16. Dagobahsystem

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    Yes, I see the cover of "A Matter of Life and Death" here at the ad section in the back of this book I have. It lists 11 other Titan DW releases. "The Weeping Angels of Mons" looks good too. They all look good. I love comics.

    But yeah, I'll look up that 8th Doctor comic book and price it. Thanks for the rec.
     
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  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Just saw an ad on the BBC News channel for the new series of Who Do You Think You Are and the first show has Jodie Whittaker finding out about her great-great-grandfather. Show is on Monday Oct 12 from 9-10 PM on BBC One.
     
  18. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    David Tennant did one of those and it was fascinating.
     
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  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I probably won't see it as it's up against Lovecraft Country which I've been recording and watching the next day. I'll look for a repeat of one or the other when I get the TV listing magazine on Saturday.
     
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  20. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Sounds exciting
     
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  21. gezvader28

    gezvader28 Chosen One star 6

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    do you not have BBC iplayer?
     
  22. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    My TV setup is old-school. I think Lovecraft is repeated later at night on Tues or Wed though.
     
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  23. Dagobahsystem

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    Got it. Sitting right here in hardback from Titan Comics from the BBC ready to read asap.
    Looking forward to it!:cool:

    And what do you mean by pointless meandering? You read a lot of message boards do you not? :D
     
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  24. Dagobahsystem

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    Apologies for posting a double, but it seems my edit window has expired, since last Thorsday, as it were, and upon flipping on DW Classic channel this morning, another brilliant 4th Doctor serial has appeared.

    The Horns of Nimon

    I've seen parts 1 and 2 so far and am finding it awesome and hilarious and just very entertaining. Too bad the DVD is selling for like $50 or so.

    Anyhow, part 3 is starting. This is terrific lol.

    Anybody else like The Horns of Nimon?
     
  25. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Chosen One star 7

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    So you're saying you've seen parts 1, 2, and... 3?
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    :p

    The Horns of Nimon is, no joke, one of my and my sisters' favourite Who stories. I even have a Nimon figurine ;)

    So many quotable lines:

    "Weakling scum!"
    "In the name of the second Sknonnon Empire!"
    "Oh Nimon? Lord Niiiiiiii-mon? It is I... Soldeed."

    And then basically every line from the original version of this scene is pure gold :p:
     
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