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Discussion in 'TV House' started by Drakain, Dec 6, 2012.
Doctor Who thread, because threads are cool...
I approve of that properly done thread-starter.
I'll say it. Matt Smith is awful. Excuse me- bloody awful. And his previous companion Karen Gillan, while super hot, was an annoying and shallow character. Rory surprisingly ended up with more depth than any of them. Have not seen the current season.
I tried to watch Dr. Who and I just couldn't get into it. Makes me sad because I should really like it in theory.
When I started to get into it I started from 2005 and after the first season I was like WTF is shit shit? If you can get past the first season or just skip it entirely, then it will be worth the watch.
Matt Smith is Brilliant. Whatever else you can say the whole 3 season arc featuring Rory, Amy and River was also well done.
I like Matt Smith. Not as much as Tennant of course, but I like him. I'm also very much ready for him to die. It's time for a new doctor. I'm kinda hoping they pull what they did between season 1 and 2... Smith gets new companion, dies, becomes new doctor, who develops a romance with companion (who is already better than horse-mouth).
Fair enough. I think what I didn't like about Matt Smith the most was his age and mannerisms. To me, he could never pull off the "I have a 1000 yo soul who has seen all of space and time" look in his eyes and face and expressions. Also I felt let down a lot by the writing.
There were awesome moments like the Pandorica which was like the coolest thing ever for about 10 minutes, but he just kinda deus ex machina'd his way out of it. The Crack in the Wall also felt anti-climatic, esp after awesome episodes like The Library set the stage as early as the previous doctor. I hope that the series does get back on track though. Glad some of you still enjoy it
I like Matt Smith. I like Doctor who in general.
That was my fear with Matt Smith when they first announced him as the new Doctor, and for the better part of his first episode, but honestly, after that little speech he gives to the Atraxi at the end of The Eleventh Hour, he had me hooked.
I'm with Asmadai. When Tennant was cast, I threw my hands up in the air and swore I'd never watch again. So after he became my favorite, I decided to get Smith a chance despite being baffled by his casting. Now Smith may be my favorite but he doesn't get the writing that Tennant or even Baker got, and the writing goes a LONG WAY.
Which is ironic considering it's one of the best TV writers in the world. I guess he was just better off doing 1-2 eps a year for Davies.
I'm very worried by how pleased with themselves the new companion and Moffat sound about her "backstory" after we've already seen her die onscreen during the previous series. The last couple of seasons have seen a marked downturn in the quality of the writing with it being turned into more of a scifi farce than any kind of drama. You have to go as far back as something like the Van Gogh episode to find a really good one.
As for Smith, I'm completely with Jait on this one, he is a decent Doctor being let down by shitty writing. I never expected to like Tennant and took a couple of years to even try after thinking Ecclestone was awesome but he did well in his own way and it was quite sad by the time it ended.
As for time to change the Doctor, I like the way they change the dynamic by either swapping the Doctor or the companions so I can live with Smith for a while yet so long as Oswin is interesting.
Starting the campaign now, next Doctor to be Idris Elba or Ruth Wilson. Preferably with the loser as the companion
I have a funny feeling though that they will cite cutbacks etc and once Smith has had enough they will put Dr Who back into storage again for a while.
Matt Smith's doctor is just a badass.. He might not get the 'old soul' vibe, but he definitely gets the 'You should be afraid of me' vibe and speeches. The Atraxi speech/introduction of him is still one of my favorite doctor who moments so far. I still get a little grin every time I watch that scene. Shit..http://youtu.be/tCnXBD8TKJgall of these scenes, basically. *SPOILERS* if you haven't watched the last few seasons, there's a few spoilers there.
Then, he goes from moments like that to little kid type glee, which are hilarious. He's like a space gandalf/dumbledore, which is why I love the Doctor, and Matt Smith does the two sides of him like that well.
They've recruited a huge name for the Christmas special, he's only providing a voice but wow!
Spoilers don't seem to be working so here's a link for the curioushttp://www.doctorwhonews.net/2012/12...812121450.html
"Basically....run." Shit still gives me chills. Haha.
They set us up with that ep. The ending basically took a fresh faced kid we all were wary of and somehow trumped Tennant's first ep "No second chance..." speech by making it a thousand times better. It also had the feeling of being done with a great deal of respect to all the previous Doctors (including 8). For me, that set a good tone from the start.
Same day broadcast for the US types!
Gotta love the Game of Thrones reference. Winter is coming!
I thought I heard Gandalf in that trailer. Nice!
He is. They announced it about a week ago. Voice of "The Snowmen"