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MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


Davros1 posted:

Goodnight, sweet sadistic henching toady. Peter Miles, aka Nyder from Genesis, passed away

Also Dr Lawrence and Professor Whitaker!

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Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Bicyclops posted:

Don't take out your credit card. Don't log into your bank, don't even reach for your wallet. If you value your life, don't even look for that gift card your mother left in your Christmas stocking. They can sense it when a product nears a cash register. They feel an item going into an online cart like you or I can feel the wind on our faces on a warm day. And the second money exchanges hands, the instant you've made your purchase, you've bought them too. You've bought all of them. And you'll live to have buyer's remorse... for eternity.

"The Big Finish" does kinda sound like a Doctor Who villain, I guess. From the RTD years, anyway.

Davros1 posted:

Goodnight, sweet sadistic henching toady. Peter Miles, aka Nyder from Genesis, passed away

Aww, that's a pity. He was really great in Genesis.

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible

Jerusalem posted:

"The Big Finish" does kinda sound like a Doctor Who villain, I guess. From the RTD years, anyway.


The best was from the documentary about Who on Audio from one of the DVDs, where Jason Haigh-Ellery says he was originally going to call Big Finish "Rock Solid Productions", but changed his mind when he realized it sounded like the name of a porn company. Then, after a few moments, he confesses "I know Big Finish doesn't sound much better."

(FYI, they got the name Big Finish from an ep of the Steven Moffat series "Press Gang")

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


The other best was when Big Finish got the license to produce New Who related audios, and they did an interview with RTD who steadily got more ramped up with excitement talking about the potential stories there were to tell

"They could do a story about The Wire? I loved that villain but we didn't know much about her. Where did she come from? I'd like to know more about The Wire. Give me another Wire story. TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE WIRE! "

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011



Hair Elf

I misread your post and imagined a Doctor Who/The Wire crossover. I decided against it.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

sorry doesn't bring
me back to life, Hal.


Watching some "classic" revival series, the New Dimension special that aired just before Rose. And it's narrated by David Tennant! Paying close attention, there's scenes from the finale cut in here, specifically the regeneration scene. Kind of neat to see at this point. Oh and Matt Lucas is in the audience!

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible

Jerusalem posted:

The other best was when Big Finish got the license to produce New Who related audios, and they did an interview with RTD who steadily got more ramped up with excitement talking about the potential stories there were to tell

"They could do a story about The Wire? I loved that villain but we didn't know much about her. Where did she come from? I'd like to know more about The Wire. Give me another Wire story. TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE WIRE! "

I seriously want RTD to do a podcast where he talks about Who every week.

egon_beeblebrox
Feb 29, 2008

WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN LIFE.



I was busy today and managed to get through the War Master set in one go. I was really happy with it.

The Master is a Diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick.

Doctor Zero
Sep 21, 2002

Would you like a jelly baby?
It's been in my pocket through 4 regenerations,
but it's still good.

Davros1 posted:

I seriously want RTD to do a podcast where he talks about Who every week.

For all the poo poo I used to give RTD he really does get so excited about Doctor Who. I bet it would be awesome to have a beer with him and just totally geek out over Doctor Who.

egon_beeblebrox posted:

I was busy today and managed to get through the War Master set in one go. I was really happy with it.

The Master is a Diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick.

I just bought it over the weekend and I canít wait to listen to it!

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


egon_beeblebrox posted:

I was busy today and managed to get through the War Master set in one go. I was really happy with it.

The Master is a Diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick.

Haha yeah, they caught that pretty much perfectly in that boxset. It helps that Derek Jacobi loving rules.

Davros1 posted:

I seriously want RTD to do a podcast where he talks about Who every week.

That would be so awesome, God could you imagine if he did a podcast where he reviewed every episode of Classic Who?

fractalairduct
Sep 26, 2015

I, Giorno Giovanna, have a dream!


Jerusalem posted:

The other best was when Big Finish got the license to produce New Who related audios, and they did an interview with RTD who steadily got more ramped up with excitement talking about the potential stories there were to tell

"They could do a story about The Wire? I loved that villain but we didn't know much about her. Where did she come from? I'd like to know more about The Wire. Give me another Wire story. TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE WIRE! "

The Wire would make for a pretty interesting villain to bring back, especially if they did it in the present where she would be made infinitely more powerful by the existence of the internet.

Tim Burns Effect
Apr 1, 2011



Davros1 posted:

I seriously want RTD to do a podcast where he talks about Who every week.

Toby Hadoke has a podcast on Big Finish's website called "Who's Round" and he's got an interview with RTD that's split into 4 parts because it's so long, it rules

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


fractalairduct posted:

The Wire would make for a pretty interesting villain to bring back, especially if they did it in the present where she would be made infinitely more powerful by the existence of the internet.

Moffat begs to come back so he can have the Doctor defeat it while making a pun about how the future is all about going wireless.

egon_beeblebrox
Feb 29, 2008

WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN LIFE.



I wish RTD would write something for Big Finish sometime. I'd like to hear him write a story for Four and Leela. That'd probably be fun.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Tim Burns Effect posted:

Toby Hadoke has a podcast on Big Finish's website called "Who's Round" and he's got an interview with RTD that's split into 4 parts because it's so long, it rules

Oh I've never bothered to listen to that podcast but yeah I'll definitely check out the RTD episodes, thanks for the heads up!

Pesky Splinter
Feb 16, 2011

A worried pug.


Rhyno posted:

Watching some "classic" revival series, the New Dimension special that aired just before Rose. And it's narrated by David Tennant! Paying close attention, there's scenes from the finale cut in here, specifically the regeneration scene. Kind of neat to see at this point. Oh and Matt Lucas is in the audience!

It's always interesting to see the lead up into Rose. Like, I remember at the time there was a big public interest in seeing Doctor Who actually appearing again, on television, and a sort of excitment about it all. Especially with Billie Piper as the companion.

I remember the massive hype when it aired, and watching it with my sister to see what all the fuss was about (I'd watched the movie - not really knowing what it was - and seen an edited-down version of Pyramids of Mars, the 40th Anniversary documentary, and had the general Doctor Who knowledge that exists in in the UK pop culture collective consciouness).

I just remember being really really thrilled.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

sorry doesn't bring
me back to life, Hal.


Pesky Splinter posted:


I just remember being really really thrilled.

We all were. The SA thread was almost entirely hype and excitement.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011



Hair Elf

Rhyno posted:

We all were. The SA thread was almost entirely hype and excitement.

Looking through the archives, the reaction to Rose was lukewarm. The episode, not the character. Opinions on the character were....let's just say, unacceptable on the SA Forums in 2018.

Rirse
May 6, 2006




Bet the old thread had a field day with the burping trash can that ate Mickey.

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011



Hair Elf

Rirse posted:

Bet the old thread had a field day with the burping trash can that ate Mickey.

They thought it was rubbish

Burkion
May 10, 2012

Changeman! And Not A Moment Too Soon!


Edward Mass posted:

Looking through the archives, the reaction to Rose was lukewarm. The episode, not the character. Opinions on the character were....let's just say, unacceptable on the SA Forums in 2018.

So either everyone wanted to gently caress her or wanted her to gently caress off

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011



Hair Elf

There was a link to a website called Fapomatic.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


My girlfriend at the time got mad because I didn't wait for her to get home before I watched it. I felt bad about that, but I explained that I had been waiting 16 years for a new episode of the show by that point....

Also like I wasn't gonna want to watch it again immediately!

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

sorry doesn't bring
me back to life, Hal.


Well many may recall that back in the day that Rose actually leaked a few days early with the Fourth Doctor theme over the credits. And it was a very low rez source so a lot of people were being lovely about the quality.

thexerox123
Aug 17, 2007



Edward Mass posted:

I misread your post and imagined a Doctor Who/The Wire crossover. I decided against it.

Turns out, Wallace actually just left in the TARDIS as a new companion.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

I remember getting the first 9th Doc dvd in the mail from Netflix, binging it, and then having to wait an entire week for the next disc.

I kind of miss the old mail service and the movie queue. It made it more of an event.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Rhyno posted:

Well many may recall that back in the day that Rose actually leaked a few days early with the Fourth Doctor theme over the credits. And it was a very low rez source so a lot of people were being lovely about the quality.

I remember that! I watched it that way because it was New Who and I couldnít wait, and then not being overly impressed when I did watch it. :/

egon_beeblebrox
Feb 29, 2008

WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IN LIFE.



I like "Rose" a lot. It's fun. Eccleston's run has this weird vibe that I like. Too goofy for its own good, but when it works, it WORKS.

Tim Burns Effect
Apr 1, 2011



I started watching right around when series 3 was airing and the only way i knew how to watch it in the US was on lovely korean tube sites. I remember enjoying series 1 but wishing that the tube site hadn't made it look all hazy and lovely

then i watched it on dvd years later and found out that's just how it looks

corn in the bible
Jun 5, 2004

Oh no oh god it's all true!


I hated "Rose" a lot, I remember that. loving stupid trash can joke, etc.

Burkion
May 10, 2012

Changeman! And Not A Moment Too Soon!


I had dial up in that era so I watched it on SciFi like a pleb.

Loved it every step of the way.


I have distant, dim memories of watching the Movie back when that came out but I never really thought anything about it or associated it with anything, good or bad. It was just Something That Was On. May not have even seen it all at the time.

Rose brought me to the Who party and I've been glad to be here ever since.

Somewhere around the third or fourth season a friend of mine sent me TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN, PYRAMIDS OF MARS and THE PIRATE PLANET and I absolutely fell in love with Classic Who as well

Bicyclops
Aug 27, 2004

Hey, Karn, what do you say to console someone who just got Thought Erased? You give up? "Need a hand?"


I started with Rose and it didn't win me over right away, to be honest. I think I appreciate it a little more now that I have a feel for the show overall, though. It took until about David Tennant for me to start to like the show. I like Nine, but I still think he'd have been a better fit for a different kind of writing. His best episodes are the Moffat-penned ones for a reason. Tennant just seems to get what Davies is about immediately and runs with it.

marktheando
Nov 4, 2006



Yeah Iím another who was initially put off the revival by Rose, I didnít start watching until a little into the Tennant era. Going back to the Eccleston episodes I did really like most of them. End of the World is a much, much better introduction to what RTD Doctor Who is all about.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


I still absolutely adore that scene in End of the World where the Doctor momentarily leaves Rose alone, and she's looking around at all the aliens surrounding her and the sudden reality of the crazy life she is now living comes crashing in on her.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


My experience of Doctor Who was via the DVDs and some of the BBC Books novels. My main point of confusion about "Rose" and the revival in general was why each story was only one episode instead of four.

Seriously, I watched little to no "current" TV other than cartoons (who remembers Fillmore! on the Disney Channel?) and Dead Ringers in 2005.

Rirse
May 6, 2006




Jerusalem posted:

I still absolutely adore that scene in End of the World where the Doctor momentarily leaves Rose alone, and she's looking around at all the aliens surrounding her and the sudden reality of the crazy life she is now living comes crashing in on her.

And doesn't the next scene just taking in the fact that everyone she knows has been long dead and the planet she grew up on is about to be destroyed?

2house2fly
Nov 14, 2012

You did a super job wrapping things up! And I'm not just saying that because I have to!

I sort of dimly remember watching The End Of The World and the one with the farting aliens. Oh, I definitely watched the Simon Pegg one because I was a big fan of Simon Pegg, and then the Empty Child ones. It wasn't until series 4 that I really followed the show though

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Rirse posted:

And doesn't the next scene just taking in the fact that everyone she knows has been long dead and the planet she grew up on is about to be destroyed?

Yep, which also plays into the notion of the Doctor as time traveller being somebody who doesn't think linearly. He offers Rose that same perspective by being able to talk to her mother on the phone 5 billion years in the past folding laundry while Rose is in the future looking at the remains of the planet, then takes them back to "the present" (2005) where everybody is alive and just going about their everyday lives. And Rose ends up giving up trying to make sense of it all and just asks if they can go get some chips

The Doctor tells her she'll have to pay because he doesn't have any money

Edward Mass
Sep 14, 2011



Hair Elf

I saw the End of the World before I saw Rose because I forgot what time the Sci-Fi Channel was showing it. Luckily, they replayed that episode afterwards!

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CommonShore
Jun 6, 2014




Pillbug

I always liked 9 better than 10. 9 has this thing in which he's a jaded curmudgeon but, despite his best efforts, he manages to have a good time.

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