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    Interesting article on the BBC website today about why Doctor Who was a bit rubbish (apparently) in the 80s...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22628484
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    (Original post by Feefifofum)
    Interesting article on the BBC website today about why Doctor Who was a bit rubbish (apparently) in the 80s...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22628484
    In terms of budget it was awful, the 5th Doctor was really good but by the time it got to 6 the budget couldnt cut it, and it just went downhill but I remember reading comments in the past how someone high up in the BBC slashed the budget as he thought the show was awful then cancelled it a few years later with the reasons being things like the special effects couldnt keep up with modern times.

    There is some great stories in the 80's, any anniversary story like Five/Two Doctors or Remembrance Of The Daleks, and the 7th Doctor started to get interesting things added which were never resolved.

    I remember one of the costumes in Tom Baker's era made me cringe, it was a guy in a green costume with loads of bubble wrap to make it lizard like.
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    (Original post by drbluebox)
    In terms of budget it was awful, the 5th Doctor was really good but by the time it got to 6 the budget couldnt cut it, and it just went downhill but I remember reading comments in the past how someone high up in the BBC slashed the budget as he thought the show was awful then cancelled it a few years later with the reasons being things like the special effects couldnt keep up with modern times.

    There is some great stories in the 80's, any anniversary story like Five/Two Doctors or Remembrance Of The Daleks, and the 7th Doctor started to get interesting things added which were never resolved.

    I remember one of the costumes in Tom Baker's era made me cringe, it was a guy in a green costume with loads of bubble wrap to make it lizard like.
    Was it the one with the Ark in Space or something? The Wirrn I think they're called, I saw the episode a few years ago and yeah, the costume was a bit... iffy.
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    (Original post by wegan2)
    I've never quite understood the sheer level of Moffat bashing from fans. It hasn't been perfect-series 6 was a confusing mess and I don't agree with the no two parters/split series idea but the quality of the show is still high. The latest series finale is probably the best since the revival.

    People seem to view RTD's reign with rose-tinted glasses-Series 4 was brilliant but some parts of series 2 and 1 are far poorer than what is currently being produced.
    Series 1 and 2 were almost perfect, series 1 especially so, struggle to find a majority who'd agree with that!

    I never understood these people who overrated Moffat from the start, hasn't exactly turned out great, every single 'casual' fan I talk to has gone off the series massively, every single one state the 'too confusing and complex storylines' thing.
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    (Original post by Dragonrage973)
    Found this blog post and it puts perfectly into words how I feel about seasons 5 - 7 of Doctor Who. Almost feel like crying now :/
    http://stfu-moffat.tumblr.com/post/3...-little-sister
    Found something a little sadder:

    http://faceoutofplace.tumblr.com/pos...n-moffat-about
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    My little sister reckons matt smith is better than david tennant but the episodes in the tennant era were better.
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    Could easily sit next to Alex Kingston for a day and have her constantly say the word 'spoilers'. Only her can say it the way she does.

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    Seriously now come on, how perfect was Series 1 through to Series 2? And I enjoyed Series 3 a lot as well. Series 4 never let us down I don't think and Tennant's last stories are probably underrated if anything.
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    (Original post by Jim-Jam)
    Seriously now come on, how perfect was Series 1 through to Series 2? And I enjoyed Series 3 a lot as well. Series 4 never let us down I don't think and Tennant's last stories are probably underrated if anything.
    The order i have them in is 4, 2, 1 3, 7, 5, 6

    Was half tempted to put 7 above 3 but the multi-part stories won the day.

    For episodes the ones that stand out are (in no particular order)...

    Nightmare in Silver
    Asylum of the Daleks
    Snowman
    Pandorica
    Byzantium
    The Doctors Wife
    End of time (all parts)
    End of series 4 (all parts, standout for turn left)
    Fires of Pompeii
    The Master returns (all parts)
    The girl in the Fireplace
    Army of Ghosts
    End of Series 1

    Best multi-parter was the end of series 4, best individual episode was the girl in the fireplace.
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    Turn Left is absolute classic sci-fi. As good as anything else you'll see on any other sci-fi show (pretty much at home on something like Star Trek, for example)
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    Stumbled across this clip. No idea why it wasn't publicised, since it actually answers a couple of the less important questions about the last episode (who/what are the whisper men exactly, and how did that random murderer find out about Trenzalore?)

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    Apparently there is a big piece of news coming at midnight tonight.

    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/06/...e-think-it-is/

    Would be a shame to see him go then but I'd relish the possibilities offered by a new Doctor
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    I'd rather not know. Wish the BBC kept those things a surprise until they've been broadcast. Like when David Tennant started regenerating in the Series 4 finale, albeit it wasn't a 'real' regen, it was a spectacular moment to watch, filled with so many emotions... That's how I want all regenerations to be, a surprise. I can only imagine how it must have been back in Classic Who, without modern day news broadcasting, to experience a regeneration out of the blue.
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    Big DW announcement? Matt Smith leaving? I hope not but I expect that's what it is.
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    (Original post by Mr.Messy)
    I'd rather not know. Wish the BBC kept those things a surprise until they've been broadcast. Like when David Tennant started regenerating in the Series 4 finale, albeit it wasn't a 'real' regen, it was a spectacular moment to watch, filled with so many emotions... That's how I want all regenerations to be, a surprise. I can only imagine how it must have been back in Classic Who, without modern day news broadcasting, to experience a regeneration out of the blue.
    Especially the very first one...
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...s-special.html
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    (Original post by Rascacielos)
    Big DW announcement? Matt Smith leaving? I hope not but I expect that's what it is.
    Yeah I was going through facebook and read that. I hope not. When you really get into the swing of one doctor they end up leaving and you get someone new that you have to get use to. I think though that he said he was planning on leaving next year! I've never realised the bbc to leave announcements till midnight
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    Well we all knew it was coming at some point...
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    I thought series 8 start next year..?

    http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/matt-smith-...2014-49463.htm

    News is spreading fast but is it true though since he is confirmed for next year...? Unless he is stepping down next year Christmas special which is expected I guess...he did say he won't be on for much longer.

    EDIT: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho...ave-Doctor-Who

    ... confirmed I guess....
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    its official. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho...ave-Doctor-Who
    i'm sad, i loved Matt Smith, he was my favourite though i did say the same about David Tennant :P hopefully the next doctor will be as good as Matt.
 
 
 
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