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Icon 1 posted April 25, 2010 10:50      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm not sure how I feel about him yet. Maswan likes him... but he's no David Tennant. (I'm change resistant.)

I like the new companion though. I think she might be my second favorite in the new series, after Martha Jones.

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certainly liking the better writing and production. Tennant was certainly one of the better actors in the role and really did a lot with the character but he was saddled with a producer and writers that wanted to turn Dr Who into a dumbed down kids program aiming at the same age group as Sarah Jane Adventures.

Matt Smith definitely seems to be getting the hang of things and his version of the Doctor is growing nicely, so actually enjoying the series again [Smile]

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____ No, you have got to go back to Tom Baker and Lalla Ward two time lords in the same Tardis. [Geek]

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I love the new intro.

We've been watching the classic Dr. Who, and I think the Davies series did a good job of evoking some of the classic sci-fi cheesiness (though it got a bit out of hand at the end--that last story with the Master should have been spread over a full season).

I am hoping the Moffat series will be much darker, though so far it hasn't achieved quite the same level of "Holy Jesus I am going to watch this episode with a blanket over my head!" that his earlier episodes had.

Like the weeping angels were much scarier to me last time they appeared. (Though the one coming out of the TV was pretty freakin' terrifying.)

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Did anyone else think the bishop's voice was an obvious impersonation of Ace Rimmer?

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It took me a little bit to juggle the wibbly-wobbliness of the "Professor" bit...(WIN!) and I was just glad to see the good Dr. Song return. The "Library" episodes from last series were great. [Big Grin]

The weeping angels were definitely scarier last go around -- in no small part to the awesome shooting of it. The fast cuts made them qualify for 'watching from behind the sofa.' As such, "Blink" will remain very high in my 'best episodes' list.

Smith is neat enough, and I can hardly complain about Gillan. ;P

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I think Matt Smith and Karen Gillan look promising. There is already a good relationship, with an unstated sexual tension between them, she is utterly gorgeous (she has I believe a real star quality, so may not be with the show for long), and has the right mixture of pluck and vulnerability. He is also attractive and a bit otherworldly, making it easy to believe that he is not entirely human. I hope he does not overdo the mad professor thing that comes with his tweed jacket and bow tie, because the Doctor should also have a thuggish even slightly scary side. We should never feel completely comfortable with him.

The weeping angels were never going to make as much of an impact the second time around, but still have enough going for them to be worth revisiting. Do you think they will morph into another physical form in the next episode? My favourite moment was the arrival of the troops when we learn that their commander has the rank of bishop. I also liked that the only explanation we are given is that the Church has "moved on"! Nice understated satyrical wit, in the best Dr Who tradition.

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No, the angels are not so scary this time. Just having more doesn't make it scarier. On the other hand, the one coming out of the TV was scary as hell.

Of course it was cribbed from The Ring, but I think some of Moffat's strength comes from choosing imagery that already has frightening associations and then using it to great effect. I am hoping we see some aliens that move like disjointed japanese ghosts at some point.

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