General Chat Thread, Doctor Who in General; have to admit I did well up a little.
And for gods sake... Captain Jack is gay.. do we need ...
2nd January 2010, 10:09 PM #16
have to admit I did well up a little.
And for gods sake... Captain Jack is gay.. do we need it ramming down our throats every time he gets screen time
2nd January 2010, 10:30 PM #17
[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who"]The Doctor can only regenerate 12 times.[/ame]
Although if the Master can manage more, there may be hope for the universe!
As a Time Lord, the Doctor has the ability to regenerate his body when near death. Introduced into the storyline as a way of continuing the series when the writers were faced with the departure of lead actor William Hartnell in 1966, it has continued to be a major element of the series, allowing for the recasting of the lead actor when the need arises. The serial The Deadly Assassin established that a Time Lord can regenerate twelve times, for a total of thirteen incarnations (although at least one Time Lord, the Master, has managed to circumvent this)
. To date, the Doctor has gone through this process and its resulting after-effects on ten occasions, with each of his incarnations having his own quirks and abilities but otherwise sharing the memories and experience of the previous incarnations:
2nd January 2010, 10:40 PM #18
I remember the very first screening as a kid and boy was it good then as it seemed monsters coming from everywhere hehe!!
But the last episode was a little heartrending if not a little over the top. Still cracking stuff to say it is the longest running tv series of all time.
2nd January 2010, 10:42 PM #19
It has been stated before that the Doctor can only regenerate 12 times, then he dies.
Originally Posted by chrisredfield93
Edit: whoops this has already been answered above
2nd January 2010, 10:53 PM #20
Originally Posted by sparkeh
3rd January 2010, 05:07 PM #21
Ok I've watched the second part now and I have to say I was disappointed at just how self indulgent the episode became.
The last 20mins or so was devoted to saying goodbye to David Tennant and was quite boring, part of the Dr Who regeneration thing is that no one Doctor or actor is bigger than the Doctor as a whole or show. I know he was a popular Doctor but no one has received that amount of schmaltz and it was over the top.
An interesting read is Tom Baker's Autobiography "Who on Earth is Tom Baker?" where he talks about being axed as the Doctor whilst at the height of his popularity as he had began to believe he was indispensable and started throwing his weight around, but was told that no one is bigger than the show and shown the door. Everyone will move on with Matt Smith and Tennant remembered as a good Doctor but I think we might look back at his leaving as over the top.
Thanks to sparkeh from:
Simcfc73 (3rd January 2010)
3rd January 2010, 06:32 PM #22
So, if he hadn't been gay and the Doctor had introduced him to a woman, would you be saying this same thing? I doubt it.
Originally Posted by Simcfc73
3rd January 2010, 07:18 PM #23
Interesting choice of words / use of imagery?!
Originally Posted by Simcfc73
I agree to a certain extent. I'm not sure that prime time BBC shows with a large child-based audience should really push promiscuous bar meetings as the way forward!
For the Doctor to be seen aiding a sleezy pick up (be it hetro/homosexual) sends out the wrong message really. If it was on Tourchwood then fine as that's what the series is like, but not Dr Who.
3rd January 2010, 07:49 PM #24
Alonso for Torchwood Series 4 me thinks!!!!!!!...
Tosh, Owen and Ianto (RIP) but he's looking for 3 replacements now surely!?!
When's the Soundtracks out? I want the Ood singalong song at the end.
3rd January 2010, 08:03 PM #25
I am not sure I quite liked the end as first time the doctor has had time to deal with (all be it his version) of death. What would you do if you knew you were about to die and could travel anywhere in time and space.
Still think Sophie Aldred should come back as the side kick
3rd January 2010, 08:06 PM #26
I’ve just watched a sneak compilation preview on the bbc website of some of the new doctors coming episodes, and they really look good. My only criticism and I doubt I won’t be the only one. The tweed jacket and bow tie really don’t work and I hope that’s not going to be his regular attire.
4th January 2010, 10:13 AM #27
I thought he was supposed to be "omnisexual", but for some reason most of his liaisons seem to be with other guys...
Originally Posted by Simcfc73
4th January 2010, 10:30 AM #28
Hes not strictly gay (technically he is described as something else) but he will do anything with a heartbeat and there were some scenes in Torchwood between him and Gwen that were close.
Ianto said he wasn't actually gay but drawn to jack so jack might be transmitting a pheromone or something.
4th January 2010, 12:20 PM #29
Master (Doctor Who) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally Posted by Andrew_C
In The Keeper of Traken, the Master (Geoffrey Beevers under different heavy make-up but playing the same incarnation as Pratt) succeeds in renewing himself by taking over the body of the Trakenite scientist named Tremas (an anagram of "Master"), overwriting Tremas's mind in the process. Now played by Anthony Ainley, the Master appeared on and off for the rest of the series, still seeking to extend his life – preferably with a new set of regenerations. Subsequently in The Five Doctors, the Time Lords offer the Master a new regeneration cycle in exchange for his help.
I dont think either of these options are open to the Doctor he is not going to willingly take another beings life and as The End of Time established the Doctor had imprisoned the other Time Lords in the Time War they are not likely to want to hand out any more reincarnations to him.
Perhaps the BBC will just hope we have not been keeping count.
4th January 2010, 12:23 PM #30
If the series is still going then they will dream something up won't they.
Perhaps an "Inverse Tachyon Beam"(TM), seems to work everytime in Star Trek
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