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Offline Bob

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How do people start watching Dr. Who?
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:24:56 AM »
I saw a clip.  Looked interesting.

Where do you start watching that?  Or does it not matter?
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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 12:34:46 AM »
I saw a clip.  Looked interesting.

Where do you start watching that?  Or does it not matter?

..probably doesn't matter that much, given that he's a time traveller and his stories tend to be scattered all around in time and sometimes overlap.. as well as fairly self contained to each individual episode (or 2-3 episodes in some cases).

There are recurring characters though whos stories play out over each season (or sometimes within each of the dr's regenerations perhaps) as well as the recurring villains (daleks, cybermen) that it may pay to know a bit about.

I personally can't stomach the older series from decades ago so I'd start here.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_(series_1)

..though I do personally prefer david tennent and/or matt smith as the doctor - which begins season 2 I believe..  i also preferred the ones where "donna noble" was his companion.

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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 12:43:12 AM »
Thanks.  I was kind of thinking of sticking with modern.  Just pick a character and start there I guess.


Haha.  I knew someone would see that and post right away.  Dr. Who is always mentioned somewhere.


I saw this....



... and then found a couple clips on youtube.  Intersting concept.  15 minutes later I got a different totally different vibe from that picture.
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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 12:47:13 AM »
15 minutes later I got a different totally different vibe from that picture.

hahah, dont blink.

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should try these guys on (the silence) - I think these are arguably the scariest monster in the shows history. Primarily because there is no legitimate way to conclusively argue that such a thing does not actually exist in the real world...   pretty unrealistic still, but impossible to disprove, and attacks a fundamental freedom that we believe we all have simply for being alive. Clever writing.

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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 03:50:13 PM »
Silence!
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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 02:25:16 AM »
Seven seasons in four months....  And now I've run out.

*Bob gets the shakes and goes through Dr. Who withdrawal.* :-X
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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #7 on: December 03, 2013, 04:46:55 AM »
I never seen Doctor Who because it scares me.
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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 05:27:17 AM »
I never seen Doctor Who because it scares me.



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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 06:01:16 AM »


 ;D

That convenient picture stash... I kinda mean I don't need distractions right now I am struggling to juggle a degree a engineering  degree and getting acceptable piano skills to then get piano career, and I heard this series can hook you up pretty bad.
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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 07:32:22 PM »
I'm envious of your 4 months, Bob.  Out here in the middle I was lucky to find two used VHS tapes of Absolutely Fabulous series 2 and 3.  
I can 1. get the cable package for $100 a month that includes BBC America
2.  Buy one season of Dr Who on DVD, $49
3. Buy a new video capable computer built by the people that make everybody vanish who opens their mouth, and a faster DSL for $30 more a month than I pay now    or
4. Read about Dr. Who on the internet.  
I've been saving up to buy BBC's The Prisoner  since 1966, or at least since when VHS was invented.  That hasn't reached the top of the purchase order list, either.  No $1 versions of that at Goodwill or Salvation Army. 

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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #11 on: December 03, 2013, 11:52:40 PM »
I found someone with a Dr. Who collection. *Bob is a Dr. Who Mooch*

Yes, those things are $50-80 a season on Amazon.  My cost?  $1.
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Re: How do people start watching Dr. Who?
«Reply #12 on: October 02, 2014, 02:26:43 AM »
Found some other Dr. Who threads when I was searching for this one.

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=14838.0
New Dr Who....Tennant 

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=37637.0
Dr Who


It crossed my mind that the "good characters" tend to rely on people making the right or a good choice.  Relying meaning that they're letting someone else decide their fate/life or some major aspect of the story.  Ex.  The potentially evil character has a gun.  Dr. Who doesn't.  So the evil character doesn't shoot Dr. Who.  But in reality, people are going to make the 'wrong' choice, are going to choose differently and have a reason why they're correct, or they're just not thinking rationally.  Maybe their brain's a little messed up.  Maybe they're skewed toward being impulsive.  Dr. Who gives them a choice... But in reality at some point, someone is going to make the "wrong" choice. 
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