LiuYuanTe wrote:I noticed to my chagrin that the Doctor Who thread has apparently auto-pruned, so here is another to replace it because after all, to quote Anthony Ainley's Master, "A world without the Doctor is scarcely worth thinking about."
Sun Hua wrote:Having missed the first episode, the second episode was fantastic - not quite perfect Doctor Who, but fun nevertheless.
The present Doctor gurns his way through a “Restaurant at the End of the Universe” type episode. He acts and overacts in just about the right proportions, and the script is suitably light-weight but with plenty of character growth and allusions to the Doctor Who back catalogue. Billie Piper provides a sufficient balance of the gutsiness, down-to-earth humour and cute-female-in-peril qualities to be a sound heiress to Ace. However, there was lots of CGI, which was rather disappointing considering the wobbly sets and cheap dodgy costumes I grew up with.
Overall, the new series is much like the Doctor Who of my youth.
crashman wrote:PBS really went down the tube when they pulled Doctor Who from its lineup. That was one of my favorite shows of all time. I don't really know why. The cheesiness of it just makes it better.
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