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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Chuck Mangione » 01 Nov 2015, 11:57pm

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Chuck Mangione wrote:I watch Dr. Who now.
Cool! What do you think of it?
Pretty awesome stuff. I thought the recent afterlife episodes were really great and the train/mummy one.

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Flex » 07 Nov 2015, 5:10pm

My TL is losing their collective minds with praise for the latest Doctor Who. Looking forward to watching it tomorrow morning.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Flex » 08 Nov 2015, 1:24pm

Flex wrote:My TL is losing their collective minds with praise for the latest Doctor Who. Looking forward to watching it tomorrow morning.
Aaaaand my TL was spot on. Holy fuck that was amazing. After a bit of a slow start, this season has quietly turned in four straight high water mark episodes in a row. This last two parter ranks as highly as... anything.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 12 Nov 2015, 12:38pm

This post by Jack:
http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/the ... nvocation/
is exactly the kind of counterpoint I expected to what Phil and I said on the podcast ep (which I think is going up today). I knew Jack would provide an excellent analysis and excavation of the faults of the episode, while Phil and I stuck more to positive things**, trying to find nuance and places where it was ideologically defensible.

** which is funny, because I think Phil expected me to provide Moffat hate.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 12 Nov 2015, 1:09pm

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Silent Majority » 12 Nov 2015, 2:29pm

eumaas wrote:This post by Jack:
http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/the ... nvocation/
is exactly the kind of counterpoint I expected to what Phil and I said on the podcast ep (which I think is going up today). I knew Jack would provide an excellent analysis and excavation of the faults of the episode, while Phil and I stuck more to positive things**, trying to find nuance and places where it was ideologically defensible.

** which is funny, because I think Phil expected me to provide Moffat hate.
I'll say it out here too, Jack's post made me feel like an absolute moron (for not seeing what he elucidated) in the best way.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 12 Nov 2015, 2:50pm

Silent Majority wrote:
eumaas wrote:This post by Jack:
http://www.eruditorumpress.com/blog/the ... nvocation/
is exactly the kind of counterpoint I expected to what Phil and I said on the podcast ep (which I think is going up today). I knew Jack would provide an excellent analysis and excavation of the faults of the episode, while Phil and I stuck more to positive things**, trying to find nuance and places where it was ideologically defensible.

** which is funny, because I think Phil expected me to provide Moffat hate.
I'll say it out here too, Jack's post made me feel like an absolute moron (for not seeing what he elucidated) in the best way.
I definitely saw a lot of that in there, but 1. I'm also much more deferential these days and didn't feel like pushing against the fan consensus too much, 2. in these beleaguered times, we leftists will cling to anything even slightly positive.

For the record, Jack is now saying that he thinks the podcast is more judicious than his piece, so we've ended up yet again in a circle jerk of polite deference.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Flex » 12 Nov 2015, 4:21pm

You all suck and are wrong about everything.

(That better? ;) )
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 12 Nov 2015, 4:27pm

Flex wrote:You all suck and are wrong about everything.

(That better? ;) )
I tried to tell Phil I'd be an awful guest! I will admit that I'm a good go-to guy for non-Doctor Who episodes of Doctor Who podcasts, though.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by eumaas » 23 Dec 2015, 5:56pm

I still haven't seen the final four episodes. Why? Because it's really hard to get me to care about New Who these days.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Sep 2016, 11:31am

Wow, nerds, nothing in this thread in 2016?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/long- ... ed-/416829
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Flex » 07 Sep 2016, 11:33am

Dr. Medulla wrote:Wow, nerds, nothing in this thread in 2016?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/long- ... ed-/416829
Yeah, I'm pretty stoked. Power is one of of fave classic whos and so I'm pretty excited about this. Have some trepidation on the animation - they've animated lost episodes before, sometimes to great affect and sometimes the results border on unwatchable. If it's a good, watchable animation than this is one of the better Doctor Who related developments of the year.
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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by revbob » 07 Sep 2016, 12:25pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Wow, nerds, nothing in this thread in 2016?

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/long- ... ed-/416829
Yeah, I'm pretty stoked. Power is one of of fave classic whos and so I'm pretty excited about this. Have some trepidation on the animation - they've animated lost episodes before, sometimes to great affect and sometimes the results border on unwatchable. If it's a good, watchable animation than this is one of the better Doctor Who related developments of the year.
I'm bummed I was hoping for some sort of Torchwood resurgence. I miss Gwen Cooper.
On 23 July 2016, John Barrowman announced that he was in talks with the BBC to get Torchwood back on TV. The announcement came just hours after Barrowman's appearance at Comic Con 2016.

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Re: Dr. Who/Torchwood

Post by Dr. Medulla » 17 Jul 2017, 1:45pm

First post in this thread in ten months—what's wrong with you nerds? Anyway …

Some people's awful opinions are so predictable. John Byrne's take on the new incarnation of Dr. Who is that it's a cheap stunt and an insult to shoehorn (his word) a female into a male role, when they should just write new strong female characters. In essence, it's tokenism. But given that the character is literally raceless and genderless—correct?—and has only been male due to the biases of past writers and (probably) the fans, that's complete batshit. Hell, if Dr. Who can assume the identity (or is just appearance?) of anyone, it's been well against the odds not to have been female up to this point, so this would be a sensible correction just of probabilities (at least in terms of sex, not race). Jesus Christ, I *might* see some merit in Byrne's line of critique if Batman was rebooted and the Joker or Robin was made female, but given that the essence of Dr. Who is a fluctuating identity, being cranky that it's not another white male betrays a nasty egotistic prejudice.
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