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Old 1st Jan 2019, 18:55
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Doctor Who

The Daleks are back. I used to race home after my paper round to watch them when they first appeared. Was it 1963?.
Must admit, Jodie Whittaker does make rather an attractive doctor
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 19:39
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Circa 1967 the kid next door got a Dalek outfit, which to my 5 year-old eyes looked IDENTICAL to the ones on TV. He could "do" the voice as well and used to scare me to death!
+1 re: Jodie Whittaker, mind you I'm biased since she's a Yorkshire lass...
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Remember the Klingons? They had V-Force air ventilated suits as their outer garments.
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The Daleks used to scare me $#!£less! Even now, there is still that quiet frisson of fear deep down inside when I see one on Dr Who. Clearly, they scarred my childhood psyche. It’s got to be that faceless, emotionless presence.

Ms Whittaker is acceptable but Tom Baker is THE time lord above all others.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 20:24
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Bring back Tom Baker!!!

And for anyone who never saw it, watch his role in Blackadder as Captain Rum on You Tube.

The guy was an absolute Nutter!!!
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Tom Baker's return as the Doctor in "The Day of the Doctor" was scene-stealing barking!
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Tom Baker was always my favourite as well until David Tennent and there has been nobody better since
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Originally Posted by Danny G View Post
Tom Baker was always my favourite as well until David Tennent and there has been nobody better since
I think Jodie Whittaker is very much playing the role in a similar, frenetic style to David Tennant and hence I have quite enjoyed her incarnation.

I was a bit annoyed to hear that the Daleks were being brought back (again) when the new show runners had stated that they wouldn't be rehashing the old foes again. However, the story was original enough to override this annoyance!
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 13:05
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Originally Posted by er340790 View Post
Bring back Tom Baker!!!

And for anyone who never saw it, watch his role in Blackadder as Captain Rum on You Tube.

The guy was an absolute Nutter!!!
I shouldn’t hijack this thread but I have to post this. I can watch it again and again:

"You have a woman's hand, milord! I'll wager these dainty pinkies never weighed anchor in a storm."
"Your skin milord. I'll wager it ne'er felt the lash of a cat ['o' nine tails], been rubbed with salt, and then flayed off by a pirate chief to make fine stockings for his best cabin boy."
"Ha. -Aah! You have a woman's purse! I'll wager that purse has never been used as a rowing-boat. I'll wager it's never had sixteen shipwrecked mariners tossing in it."
"Oh! You have a woman's mouth, milord! I'll wager that mouth never had to chew through the side of a ship to escape the dreadful spindly killer fish.
"I must say, when I came to see you, I had no idea I was going to have to eat your ship as well as hire it. And since you're clearly as mad as a mongoose I'll bid you farewell."
"Better a 'lapdog to a slip of a girl', than a... Git."
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 16:28
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Originally Posted by er340790 View Post
Bring back Tom Baker!!!

And for anyone who never saw it, watch his role in Blackadder as Captain Rum on You Tube.

The guy was an absolute Nutter!!!
Rum? Sounds a bit like Bum!!
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 21:00
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I though Christopher Ecclestone made a rather good Dr Who. Understandibly, he only did one series to avoid typecasting but he had a great balance of mystery, humor and slight ruthlessness.

The best episode in his series, coincidentally, was Dalek too. Almost felt sorry of the chained machine.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 21:20
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I was hoping that a plethora of Daleks to have appeared.
To get beaten with Sheffield Steel Swords and an appearance of a familiar character.

If they change too much viewers will be lost.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:36
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I remember watching the movie film at the cinema where Bernhard Cribbins scooped the remains of the dalek out of its housing in a sheet and dropped it on the floor and you saw it move, it gave me nightmares for months afterwards
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 11:42
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Which Doctor are we talking about?
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 18:26
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The movies in 1965 and 1966 had Peter Cushing playing the doctor.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 18:46
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Who?.............
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 19:09
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Whittaker is absolutely useless at playing The Doctor. She, along with her desperately right-on band of homies, have reduced a fine British institution into a meaningless, unfunny, political-messaging, meandering vapid advert for the Women’s Equality Party...with added anti-Brexit jokes.

This ‘actress’ should stick to edgy dramas about battered women etc.

But why be surprised? Dr Who is only following the same path of self-destruction as the modern incarnation of Star Wars, Star Trek and anything else the BBC produces with ‘strong female characters’

And I have been watching since Tom Baker. Not any more though.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 19:41
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I seem to recall that Doctor Who started to go downhill after William Hartnell was replaced.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 20:11
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100% agree with Training Risky and DaveReidUK

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I seem to recall that Doctor Who started to go downhill after William Hartnell was replaced."

" Whittaker is absolutely useless at playing The Doctor."
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Me Too. And B Walsh is also very poor. Along with very weak scripts. No more for me.
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