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Old 2010.06.21, 10:28 PM   #61
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I had been a stickler for Tom Baker being my favorite Doctor for the longesttt time. But once I watched David Tennant he just ousted Baker from the longtime head position. David Tennant is the best doctorrrr. There's just nothing wrong with him. And his successor pales in comparison.
And the episodes really do rival that of Star Trek: TNG. Although Doctor Who gets silly at times, it's just soooooooooooooo good. And 3rd season is the besttt -- Blink and the Human Nature/Family of Blood double parter = sooooooo good.
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Doctor Who can be both fantastically brilliant, and ridiculously stupid. Either way, I find it to be one of the most fun pieces of television out there right now, and it appeals to anyone of any age which is pretty rare. Even at it's dumbest, you've got to laugh. It's part of the charm.

I loved Tennant, but Matt Smith has won me over. Moffat is just a far, FAR better writer than Russell T Davies. His Tennant episodes were the strongest of their respective series and his first season finale is off to an incredible start. The way he has weaved everything together, and unveiled the Pandorica was fantastic. RTD's finale's were often embarrassing cheese-fests for the most part. This has by far been the strongest series thus far for me.
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Yeah, I noticed that already in the first season. The first episode I REALLY liked was the one with the gas mask kid, written by Moffat. I instantly noticed his name, because I'm still a huge coupling fan.
Then I started looking on the wiki episode list of Who and saw that he gets to write more and more episodes. I'm pretty excited about that.
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Oh my fucking god.

I just saw the Doctor Who doube episode "Silence in the Library - Forest of the dead"
I was already excited to see Moffats name in another double episode, but THIS!
I think this is the best episode of all of television history. At least known to me. This was beyond brilliant.
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Yes, it is a fantastic double episode. I think Blink is still my favourite 'Who' episode though.

Series 5 was fantastic. You have a lot to look forward too. Far better with Moffat as lead writer in almost every regard. The series 5 finale just aired and it was brilliant. I hated most of RTD's finales, they were more like bad fanfic in my opinion. Well, maybe hated is a strong word. They're still entertaining; even when it's bad, Dr Who is fun.
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On one hand I'm very, VERY excited that Moffat will be the lead writer (my) next season, on the other hand....
saying goodbye to Tennant as the Doctor will be extremely hard. For me he just IS the doctor, and I don't think anyone will be able to replace him properly.
I'm also wondering about how many regenerations the doctor has left, and thus how many season...
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The series 5 finale just aired and it was brilliant. I hated most of RTD's finales, they were more like bad fanfic in my pinion.
Quoted for the truth in both respects. The finales with RTD were so laughable and ridiculous. Especially the 3rd series. Terrible. It's like they used so much awesomeness with casting Derek Jacobi that they needed just complete crap to counteract it.

But yeah! I just finished watching the past 2 episodes (My sister was visiting and thus lacked Doctor Who time) and really, fantastic way to end the series. I've warmed up to Matt Smith too -- he's not Tennant but he does have a nicer... put together creator at the helm. I don't want to wait months for it to start up again.

With this and the Tudors gone, all I have left is the Daily Show and the Colbert Report to really follow. I'm in a TV slump.
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On one hand I'm very, VERY excited that Moffat will be the lead writer (my) next season, on the other hand....
saying goodbye to Tennant as the Doctor will be extremely hard. For me he just IS the doctor, and I don't think anyone will be able to replace him properly.
I'm also wondering about how many regenerations the doctor has left, and thus how many season...
I think a lot of people felt the same, but I'll say that Matt Smith is a fantastic replacement. I won't tell you that he is better, that is for you to decide, but I feel that the Who community has taken to him very well. Especially the last few episodes, he has really grown on me and I'd say he's definitely up there with Tennant.

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ok, I've just seen the Doctor Who season 4 finale...

That was definitely the weirdest shit ever. I understand the comparison to the fanfic, but on the other hand this weird finale offered such a truckload of closure it was unbelievable.
But now I'm getting even more excited about the next season if it's supposed to be even better. Also I'm preparing to say goodbye to Tennant.
Sad time.

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So you have the 4 specials to watch? The Waters of Mars is great. Tennants farewell is good, actually. It carries the necessary emotional impact, if a little drawn out. His last words are a bit heartbreaking.
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