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Dr Who phase
« on: February 16, 2011, 01:19:44 PM »
Started on Stephen Moffat's season 5(series 5) of Dr Who. Never seen any of Dr Who before. Heard lots of things about it, and it is a little slow, but it's actually good! Hey, I'm still smiling after the pilot. :)

Liked it!

(Not that, um, anyone still reads this forum, but I'd rather post here than debate whether another item description change is pointless. We're all doomed, you know).

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 09:51:30 PM »
it is an awful lot of fun, and steven moffat does love his mad revelations, we're currently waiting on the big series 6 mid-season cliffhanger. I just got into Torchwood, and it's so much more gory and full of sex; an odd contrast to Doctor Who which is near enough kids TV...

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 12:20:07 AM »
Everyone here in Russia tells me that Torchwood sucks, so I decided not to watch it. But I liked Season 6. Though it may be just me, but I like TV series more when I watch old seasons straight through season 1 to season 5 - waiting a week for each episode diminishes the returns, so to say.

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 11:44:39 AM »
I think plenty of people read this forum, at least from time to time.
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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 10:58:31 AM »
I commend Doctor Who, I remember it from the original series years ago. It has become very well known, Wikipedia (English) had an article on it today.
A Dr Who mod for BG2 would be interesting but challenging to create. Technology part could be handled by renamed magic.
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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 12:14:34 AM »
Especially if somebody kills Alex Kingston's heroine. She's so damn Mary-Sueish annoying. Hmm, Assassinations 11.1 - kill Doctor Who's assistant. :)

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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2011, 01:28:31 PM »
i was just wondering this watching it the other night - what class and alignment would all the characters be? Alex Kingston would be a Chaotic Neutral....Sorcerer?

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011, 09:21:00 PM »
This is interesting, you could apply it to real-world figures. Would Billy Graham be Chaotic Good because he emphasizes the individual's role in wanting to be born again? In D&D, individualist faiths are seen as Chaotic.
Hitler would be Chaotic Evil, Stalin would be Lawful Evil. Churchill would be Lawful Neutral.
(Dubya would be disastrously inept, Chaotic Neutral? Lawful Neutral?)
Mikhail Gorbachev would be interesting, his individualist style would make him Chaotic whatever.

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 12:34:59 AM »
Sigh. I regret saying that River Song is a Mary-Sue. I just turned on the latest episode ("Let's Kill ******"), and turned it off after three minutes: there was a new, even worse Mary-Sue in a red sports car right around the corner(that black girl with dreads, flirting with the Doctor). :( Sigh again. Where is Donna when we need her?

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2011, 02:16:28 PM »
funny you should say that, because if you watched it about 10 minutes more she turns out to be...

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2011, 09:44:02 PM »
Assuming that you can actually take ten minutes more of this person...

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2011, 12:01:26 AM »
Probably not, but I'll try if y'all are telling me to. :) I just hope I won't regret it.

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011, 03:56:31 AM »
don't hold it against me.

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2011, 12:31:16 AM »
Okay, finally closed my eyes, gritted my teeth and watched the entire length of the episode. Man, the script was good! "Hitler, cupboard". And Rose/Donna hallucinations! All great. But could Matt Smith act any worse? Seriously, there's something wrong with him - his acting was very good the entire season, especially with the Flesh.

(And I couldn't believe all that romance and sacrifice. Besides, Kingston and Smith, to my eye, have no chemistry, so it looks pretty much like mother-son incest. Ewww).

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2011, 01:00:36 AM »
(And I couldn't believe all that romance and sacrifice. Besides, Kingston and Smith, to my eye, have no chemistry, so it looks pretty much like mother-son incest. Ewww).
oh but you see they keep meeting at all the wrong times... 
so this one awkward little moment where they have no chemistry is...

oh heck idk what i'm saying.  :P

It's a good show and I keep watching it.

Torchwood is pretty good.  The last 10 episode unit was a bit off and left more hanging than wrapped up.  If they were gonna end it, it shoulda been done before that last set cause it was pretty much over and done with. everything wrapped up and everyone left living was off to a normal if not happy ending...

Oh if you want spin-offs and really want kid/family friendly try the Sarah Jane Chronicles 30 minute episodes but the stories carry over two episodes at least

I so would play a Dr. Who mod if there ever was one.  Why not just give dear old Elminster the boot and have the Doctor come meddling in instead  o.ob

oooo  would it even be possible that when the joinable npc Doctor dies, he regenerates and gets a new portrait???!!!
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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2011, 08:38:01 PM »
A Dr Who mod would be possible, we have plenty of talented programmers out there.

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2011, 12:58:26 AM »
Yep, but then we'll have them clawing at each other's hair when the question of companions comes. Rose or Amy? Or Donna? Or both? Or River? Won't Rose kill River? Or the other way around? And which Doctor? (Though that's not a real question; the Doctor could always regenerate, conveniently desintegrating his "former" companions in the process).

By the way, great episode(Closing Time). Am waiting for the finale. Oh my, what if the Doctor dies, and there's no Season Seven?

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2011, 03:07:22 AM »
The Doctor, like Drizzt Do'Urden, can't die, that would mess up everything. You know that can't happen at the end of the day. That is all too predictable.

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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2011, 06:50:17 AM »
Remember the episode with The Flesh?   I got a strange feeling that THAT is going to come back and the flesh version of the doctor will sweep in and trade places with the real doctor  but that is only conjecture at this point.  *waits to be proven wrong*

Besides how could he die?  the only way he could die is to be out of lives to regenerate into.  He was at that point in the 'Let's kill H*****' episode, but Melody Pond (aka River Song) gave up her regenerative powers (all of them) so that the Doctor could live.  That says to me that he now has enough regenerative powers to live even longer, but 'the flesh' doctor wouldn't have any regenerative powers.  Hence my speculation on how the next episode plays out AND lets the show go on...


and  you wouldn't have to pick a companion to tag along with the doctor, there are a few episodes where he is alone (when between companions).  he could be at one of these points and the player actually becomes the doc's companion for a while.  if the pc is female, a whole new set of opportunities for relations opens up.

But if we did bring the doctor into the games...  Captain Jack could be brought in too.  Imagine THOSE relationships!  Why not even Ajantis could withstand Jack's presence  :P
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Re: Dr Who phase
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2011, 07:04:19 AM »
Yep, yep, everyone's saying that at Dr Who LJ community, about the Flesh Doctor. I'm not sure, though - I mean, dead Flesh don't look like dead people anymore, or do they? And asking the Flesh Doctor to take the hit is just so cold, cruel and un-Doctorly.

I loved the eyepatch theory, myself: that people wearing an eyepatch with an image of the Silence on the inside, so they'd never forget.