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The New Doctor Who - Opinions?

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  • The New Doctor Who - Opinions?

    So, the new Doctor Who debuted over the weekend with our 12th (?) Doctor played by Peter Capaldi. What do you think. I know it's only been one episode, so hard to tell yet. My first impressions...

    I wasn't impressed. I thought Peter struggled a bit in the Season opener. Occasional flashes of competence (?) but overall, I thought he had a hard time carrying the legacy. He seemed very disconnected at times (which I realize was a bit of the subplot with the regeneration) but, it's more than that...I dunno, maybe it's just because he's new, but I just didn't see it. To me, the transition is much harder than the transition to David Tenant, and then to Matt Smith. They seemed to come out of the gates much more smoothly IMO as the new Doctor. What do you think?
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    Who?
    That's what
    - She

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    • #3
      I haven't seen any Dr. Who in a long time. Last one was one with Matt Smith as the Doctor against a minotaur. Really weird episode, but not entirely surprising considering the series.

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      • #4
        No-one ever likes the new doctor.
        sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tabibito View Post
          No-one ever likes the new doctor.
          Not true. I liked David Tenant. In fact, I prefer much of his episodes to the guy before him(although the previous guy wasn't bad himself IMO).

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          • #6
            No-one ever likes the new doctor: septeretics.
            sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tabibito View Post
              No-one ever likes the new doctor.
              Until the next new doctor comes along

              I'm always still in trouble again

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              • #8
                There has not been a good Doctor since Tom Baker left the show.


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                • #9
                  Yup - Tom Baker was the quintessential doctor. (I think it was the Jelly Babies ... or maybe the scarf.)
                  Last edited by tabibito; 08-28-2014, 01:52 PM.
                  sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                    Until the next new doctor comes along
                    Usually, around episode 4, the new doctor transforms to being the current doctor - so he's not new any more.
                    sigpic1 Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tabibito View Post
                      Yup - Tom Baker was the quintessential doctor. (I think it was the Jelly Babies ... or maybe the scarf.)
                      Or possibly the hair.


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                      • #12
                        Maybe it too hard for me to see Capaldi as the Doctor after his portrayal of "The Cardinal" in the Three Musketeers...
                        "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

                        "... there are two parties in Washington, the stupid party and the evil party, who occasionally get together and do something both stupid and evil, and this is called bipartisanship." - Everett Dirksen

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                        • #13
                          I can remember when Tom Baker was the new doctor

                          I'm always still in trouble again

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                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                          • #14
                            I quite liked Capaldi. First episode had some rough spots but I am looking forward to his stint. Been a while since we had an older Doctor.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                              I can remember when Tom Baker was the new doctor
                              I remember when Tom Baker was the bad guy in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.

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