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Re: The Day of the Doctor

Alun » Nov 24 '13
So what did you think?


Enjoyed the programme but what was the point in the Zygons?  Didn`t add anything to the story and seemed like a bit of a distraction from the main story arc.  Just wished that Christopher Eccelstone had done that regeneration scene to fully close the missing period.  Heck maybe there was another one stuck in there as well!!!!


But if there was another Doctor we previously knew nothing about and Matt Smith is actually the 12th Doctor, then sweary man is going to be the 13th and doesn`t that mean he`s the last incarnation?


But hope no one wasted their time with the after show programme.  Appalling is a dis-service to the word appalling.  Can`t the BBC deal with live programmes anymore?


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Re: The Day of the Doctor

Alan "Budgie" Murray » Nov 24 '13

POTENTIAL MINOR SPOILERS IF YOU AINT SEEN IT BELOW..

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the whole I liked it especially tying all the Doctors in to the Time war..  (No Cushing cameo you notice) and nicely explained about another Scotsmans and the war Docs inclusion in the timeframe.. confusing but they will get round it..

 

liked how they have done the Zygons, especially the whole salivating bit ha ha.. didn`t see the need for that sub story as much except how they got there (a bit plot dependant really) ..

 

Thought the Medieval bit was a complete waste of film and could have done with a little less of the funny banter/comparison bit between Smith and Tennant.. loved the cameo near the end though.. Who nose/who knows?  :-)

 

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Re: The Day of the Doctor

Mark » Nov 24 '13
I enjoyed it at the first pass - watched it again later but fast forwarded to all the Time War bits (liked the battle Daleks, I need some schematics of those). Loved John Hurt`s take on the Doctor and all his little comments about the other two!

How does this tie in with the return of Gallifrey in The End of Time? Funny how Tennant didn`t mention that.

Loved all the fanboy nods - especially the Troughton quotes & Baker`s cameo, although it was a shame Ecclestone couldn`t get over himself to be involved.

Watched all the mini episodes and other features. Agree with Alun that the after party was a load of shite and quite insulting (One Direction? Really?) but if you`ve not seen The Five(ish) Doctors get it watched!

I just hope when they kick off the next series they get back to showing them on a more regular basis, these long gaps are getting tiresome.
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Re: The Day of the Doctor

Alun » Nov 26 '13
Finally got the 5-ish Doctors Rebooted watched last night.  Very funny.


Is there a list of the webisodes anywhere?  Only seen the Paul McGann one.


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Re: The Day of the Doctor

Alun » Nov 26 '13
To pick up on Alan`s point about Peter Cushing, I didn`t think he was ever an official Doctor?


We never saw him regenerating from one of the others and we now have a complete regeneration sequence from William Hartnell to the present (with the exception of not actually seeing John Hurt turn into Christopher Ecclestone).  So to my mind he`s not an official Doctor Who.


Fair or not do you think?


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Re: The Day of the Doctor

Alan "Budgie" Murray » Nov 26 '13
Yep im afraid it looks that way. Strange when all the iconic things are in there - daleks, skaro the tardis and even bernard cribbins whose character in the movie is hinted at in the new series.  They cant have it both ways.. ok movie doc did have a different origin or was that just a ruse on the characters part to blend in.. 
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Re: The Day of the Doctor

I enjoyed the programme very much but also agree with you guys about the after party. Whoever that idiot was who co-hosted with Ball should have been sent back to wherever the hell they found him and the attempted trans-Atlantic link-up with...whoever the hell they were...at the other end was just painful to watch. 


John Hurt was very good, made for a great Doctor. I`d cheerfully watch him reprise the role.

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Re: The Day of the Doctor

Andrew Prentis » Dec 1 '13
Peter Cushing played a human called Dr Who in the movies not a Gallifreyan called The Doctor - they are not cannon and never will be.
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Re: The Day of the Doctor

David Long » Dec 2 '13
I thought Tennant couldn`t mention the end of time, because he dies at the end of it, so for him it hadn`t happened yet.
Hurt was great.
Ons econd watch I though it was better than on first watch for some reason, and I thought Cushing was just remaking early Hartnell episodes, only as movies. Not another incarnation. The only bits I didn`t like were the Queen Elizabeth comedy bits.

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Re: The Day of the Doctor

Mark » Dec 3 '13
Yeah, I should have thought about the wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff with regard to Tennant`s Doctor. The Queen Elizabeth marriage has been mentioned in passing a few times (wasn`t there a reference to it in the Shakespeare episode?). 
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