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Guess which classic villain returns in the seventh season of Doctor Who

06.26.2012

I wrongfully ignored DOCTOR WHO for the better part of my life, passing it off as the stuff of only the geekiest of geeks. It was not until Christopher Eccleston was brought in to the Russel T. Davies/Steven Moffat rebooted series that I saw how cool The Doctor actually was. Through the David Tennant years I saw the balance of humor and darkness grow in the character, but it was not until the current Doctor, Matt Smith, that I became obsessed with the show.

Matt Smith brings something unique to the role of The Doctor that just makes you love the show. It suffers from mediocre special effects sometimes, but the writing and acting completely equal the best episodes of THE X-FILES or BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. If you have not discovered DOCTOR WHO yet, start with the last two seasons of the show (Series 6 and 7) and that is all you really need to get started.

For those of you who already know and love the current Doctor, you should be excited to learn that the upcoming season premiere will be titled "Asylum of the Daleks." You got it, those computerized alien villains are back in a very ominously titled episode. If you have not seen it already, here is the teaser for the new season and some images from the Western style premiere.

Extra Tidbit: I challenge each and every one of you reading this to give me a reason why someone should NOT watch DOCTOR WHO.
Source: BBC

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3:22AM on 06/27/2012
I believe these stills and the trailer are for a later episode in the series and not 'Asylum of the Daleks'.

Can't wait for the new series tho. Seems like forver since we've seen the Doctor.
I believe these stills and the trailer are for a later episode in the series and not 'Asylum of the Daleks'.

Can't wait for the new series tho. Seems like forver since we've seen the Doctor.
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10:53PM on 06/26/2012
You put start with Smiths' seasons 6 and 7. Smith started at 5 and has done 6. 7 is airing in August.
Personally, I'm sick of the daleks, They've only been done well in one episode of the revival series. Gattis' episode in 5 was ok, but nothing to write home about. All the others have been terrible. Each time the Daleks are brought back and beaten so easily it diminishes their effect as an actual threat to the Doctor.

Tidbit - Impossible. It's my favourite show. Though if I were to make a
You put start with Smiths' seasons 6 and 7. Smith started at 5 and has done 6. 7 is airing in August.
Personally, I'm sick of the daleks, They've only been done well in one episode of the revival series. Gattis' episode in 5 was ok, but nothing to write home about. All the others have been terrible. Each time the Daleks are brought back and beaten so easily it diminishes their effect as an actual threat to the Doctor.

Tidbit - Impossible. It's my favourite show. Though if I were to make a case against it, it would be that often the series finales are terrible, and RTD can't write anything good. Farting aliens? Come on.
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9:16PM on 06/26/2012

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Because there are a lot of better shows out there, at least 50 shows are more worth someone's time that the stuff that the Doctor Who creators come up with. I understand the popularity of Doctor Who over here as the BBC constantly hype it up as the best show they have even though it isn't but I really didn't think it was that popular in The States. It never features in the Emmys for example and it's obvious why: cringe-worthy dialogue and acting (doctor aside), ridiculous use of music, sloppy
Because there are a lot of better shows out there, at least 50 shows are more worth someone's time that the stuff that the Doctor Who creators come up with. I understand the popularity of Doctor Who over here as the BBC constantly hype it up as the best show they have even though it isn't but I really didn't think it was that popular in The States. It never features in the Emmys for example and it's obvious why: cringe-worthy dialogue and acting (doctor aside), ridiculous use of music, sloppy effects and that irritating need to make each episode end with a weepy, melodramatic scene. I've tried to like it as the seasons have gone on and the show has got better, but I keep struggling with it. Every season finale is predictable too, people get excited for it for absolutely no reason as they hype it up to have Lost style twists, but it never does - people who you thought might die don't, the Doctor saves the day through some pseudo-science that Davies or Moffat pull out of their arse.

Don't get me started on Torchwood ;)
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11:03PM on 06/26/2012
Personally I love the dialogue of every Doctor, they're all fantastic. I've also always thought Doctor Who has an amazing soundtrack, I often listen to the fifth series sound track. And the effects in the first couple of seasons were poor. But the effects in the later seasons have been quite good. And when has there really been a tv show with amazing special effects? I can't think of one.

The season finale's are terrible. RTD relies much more on Deus Ex plot devices than Moffat though.
Personally I love the dialogue of every Doctor, they're all fantastic. I've also always thought Doctor Who has an amazing soundtrack, I often listen to the fifth series sound track. And the effects in the first couple of seasons were poor. But the effects in the later seasons have been quite good. And when has there really been a tv show with amazing special effects? I can't think of one.

The season finale's are terrible. RTD relies much more on Deus Ex plot devices than Moffat though. Moffat's last two finales were pretty much free of them.

And Torchwood is terrible.
7:46PM on 06/26/2012
Extra tidbit: Because 50% of the show is crap. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but it's hard to recommend because it's alternately the BEST thing on television and then the WORST. Some seasons are nearly perfect (season 3) while others (season 4) have only a few good episodes (written, always, by Mr. Moffat). So I always recommend the show and then warn people that they'll have to wade through some really bad episodes at times.
Extra tidbit: Because 50% of the show is crap. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but it's hard to recommend because it's alternately the BEST thing on television and then the WORST. Some seasons are nearly perfect (season 3) while others (season 4) have only a few good episodes (written, always, by Mr. Moffat). So I always recommend the show and then warn people that they'll have to wade through some really bad episodes at times.
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7:40PM on 06/26/2012
Extra tidbit: Because 50% of the show is crap. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but it's hard to recommend because it's alternately the BEST thing on television and then the WORST. Some seasons are nearly perfect (season 3) while others (season 4) have only a few good episodes (written, always, by Mr. Moffat). So I always recommend the show and then warn people that they'll have to wade through some really bad episodes at times.
Extra tidbit: Because 50% of the show is crap. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but it's hard to recommend because it's alternately the BEST thing on television and then the WORST. Some seasons are nearly perfect (season 3) while others (season 4) have only a few good episodes (written, always, by Mr. Moffat). So I always recommend the show and then warn people that they'll have to wade through some really bad episodes at times.
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7:37PM on 06/26/2012
Sick of Daleks. They've gotten progressively less scary each time they appear in the new show. I love the show, though. Die-hard fan. as such, it's my duty to point out that Eccleston did not join Steven Moffat's re-booted Dr. Who... Russel T. Davies rebooted the show, Moffat was just a writer until he became show-runner in the fifth season.
Sick of Daleks. They've gotten progressively less scary each time they appear in the new show. I love the show, though. Die-hard fan. as such, it's my duty to point out that Eccleston did not join Steven Moffat's re-booted Dr. Who... Russel T. Davies rebooted the show, Moffat was just a writer until he became show-runner in the fifth season.
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