What do you think of the new Doctor Who series?

@jazzsue58 (2666)
September 29, 2012 5:08pm CST
This is really for UK readers or those with iplayer, because I'm talking about the v.v.v. latest series with Matt Smith, the one that began with "Asylum of the Daleks." Me? I'm kinda bored already. No "spoilers" as R. Song would say, but I really feel a new, young writer is needed who isn't bogged down with, e.g. marital troubles and thoughts of suicide. Not saying the current writer/s is/are, mind you, but tonight's episode "Angels Take Manhattan" was a good idea wasted, IMHO. Great idea bringing the Angels back in their original form, but totally confusing ending, even though it tied in with the first episode. The Cubes - another great idea, even had the Brigadier's daughter (remember him?) and although it had the least sfx of any of the new episodes, it seemed to work for me - but s-l-o-w-ly. I was bored. ditto the gunslinger episode which was oh-so Westworld. That being said, I still raced home to watch it - just didn't bother with the Friday night repeats. Whereas I've burned all the David Tennant/Chris Eccleston ones onto disc.
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Sep 12
Hiya JS., Quick reply here to you you are right and Doctor Who is one of my all time favourites but we do not see it here. They did put a few episodes on for a while and now it has vanished. Still being a fan of William Hartnell and the Daleks as they were then I still like watching what I can on you tube when I have a spare ten minutes for me on here which is like digging for gold I can tell you. Pleased to see he is still going and I found another similar Series "Torchwood" entertaining but not my thing really Dr. Who is still one of my number ones. We only have Spanish Television here so you can imagine. I only hope they never "exterminate" the Daleks or Dr. Who its now a tradition almost I even saw a Dalek Teapot the other week which I found quite funny.xxx
@jazzsue58 (2666)
11 Nov 12
Just watched the Winston Churchill one, which was fun. A bit like the "old" Doctor Who I used to watch as a kid. I want a WWII Dalek to bring me tea in the morning! I don't think they can ever remove the Daleks from the equation
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• Pamplona, Spain
16 Nov 12
Hiya jazzsue, Which one did you watch then? Was it the William Hartnell one or Patrick Troughton? Whichever one the first one was the very best for me. I have not seen many since then because of the long long hours I worked there in England. Oh no I hope the Daleks never die out and I loved the Dalek Teapot on Amazon somewhere. Did not think they existed. I have even seen crocheted Daleks really lovely to look at. Well I would not mind tea out a Dalek Teapot but not a real one serving me rather scary to me.xxx
@anklesmash (1412)
7 Oct 12
This series was absolutely brilliant though i am biased as an absolute Dr Who fan boy. I have enjoyed all the episodes of the most recent series.And i'm absolutely gutted that the Angels take Manhattan is the last episode we will get till the Christmas special.I have to say that my favourite episode was the one with the dinosaurs on the spaceship it was both funny and had lots of great characters driving the story.
@jazzsue58 (2666)
11 Nov 12
I was a bit confused with that one - did it mean Triceratops had evolved exactly the same on another planet? I loved Queen Nefertiti. And Rory's dad - sad he wasn't used more. If I can't get my dose of DW (or Primeval, another favourite) I end up watching the Discovery channels.
@Eskimo (2315)
17 Nov 12
I've watched all the Dr who shows, from the very first one (it was repeated the following week because it was more popular than the BBC had thought). Even treated myself to a separate tv so I could watch it (and Star Trek) while my wife was watching something else. That is, until Matt Smith took over, just couldn't take to him at all . Gave up after the first episode of his second series, and don't think I will watch it again until he regenerates. which is a shame after watching so many.
@Fishmomma (11368)
• United States
30 Sep 12
The United States is a season behind you and I'm further behind than my husband. I'm watching David Tennant, who I really am enjoying now. I do enjoy the Christmas Episode. It sounds like I'm not going to really like watching next year. I'll admit I have liked some Doctors a lot more than others.
@jazzsue58 (2666)
11 Nov 12
Tennant, to my mind, was the best of the new doctors. Pertwee was my favourite back in the 1970s. He even spoke like a real doctor! Loverly bedside manner ...
29 Sep 12
I've generally enjoyed them, although I've no idea how the Statue of Liberty was able to walk around New York without anyone seeing! I was pleasantly surprised to see the return of Kate Lethbridge-Stewart and I hope they'll be using the character again (I never expected to see her in the mainstream series). I also like the fact that the stories are basically self-contained this year - the plotline last year got so complex I completely lost track of what was going on! One thing that's annoying for me though is this - why show five episodes then have a break till Christmas? That's no way to run a popular series - at one time a season of Doctor Who could last up to six months with no interruptions!
@jazzsue58 (2666)
11 Nov 12
I've given up trying to suspend belief for all these noughties episodes. Can't help thinking they got the idea from Ghostbusters II - except that made more sense ... Some of the most ridiculous episodes were David Tennant ones - towing the Earth back home? Oh, that'll be Hurricane Sandy then (where did the moon go, by the way? Did he tuck it inside Antartica somewhere for safe keeping? Sort of explains the polar ice-caps melting I suppose.) The planet Gallifrey suddenly materialising? Let's just totally disregard the laws of gravity and the delicate balance of the stratosphere and have the doctor crashing through a glass roof instead. Makes me laugh in the new Matt Smith series "Daleks took over the earth - and you didn't even notice!" "Um, no, we were kind of counting the constellations as they whipped by ..."
@jugsjugs (12967)
29 Sep 12
My children love Dr Who, also so do my husband, lol.It seems that they all sit there just waiting for it to start, with snacks, drinks, etc, so that they do not get up, it is like they are at the cinema,lol. I will say that I use to watch it, but it was getting rather boring, so I let them watch it on their own. The christmas Dr Who we tend to all sit here watching, now I will say I love the christmas one, but really can not say why, even my mother got glued to it last year, which I did find funny.
@jazzsue58 (2666)
29 Sep 12
When I first started watching it, we had a ten inch b and w screen with valves - that periodically blew up! I grew up with Jon Pertwee and now, of course, I find it all a bit talky and plain. My 13-year old finds the Angels terrifying, even though they just stand there making grim faces. It's a great way to bring the family together though; and yes, we put the lights out too! Can't fault the special effects in this series. My kids said, "Aw, only 5 episodes?" I said, "That's all the budget could stretch to." Quite looking forward to the new assistant. I think the Amy/Rory thing had really played itself out. Besides, there's no reason why the doctor can't meet up with them again because after all they only went ba ... no, sorry. no more spoilers!