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Re: Doctor Who is moving to Sundays

Postby Kristatos » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:22 pm

James wrote:I have to say I'm finding this season of Doctor Who very bland and forgettable so far. Apart from Bradley Walsh the companions are wooden and dull and Jodi must be one of the weakest actors to play the part. That thing she does where she delivers the dramatic expositional dialogue as if she's out of breath is starting to become tiresome. Hopefully it'll get better in the next season.
That's my hope too. I think they will take some of the criticism on board.

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Re: Doctor Who is moving to Sundays

Postby James » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:44 pm

Kristatos wrote:
James wrote:I have to say I'm finding this season of Doctor Who very bland and forgettable so far. Apart from Bradley Walsh the companions are wooden and dull and Jodi must be one of the weakest actors to play the part. That thing she does where she delivers the dramatic expositional dialogue as if she's out of breath is starting to become tiresome. Hopefully it'll get better in the next season.
That's my hope too. I think they will take some of the criticism on board.

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The rumour is that New Year's Day might have Daleks. They probably ran the Daleks into the ground in the end but I think I'd actually be glad to see them. Chibnall doesn't seem to be very good at coming up with new monsters or aliens.
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Re: Doctor Who is moving to Sundays

Postby Kristatos » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:49 pm

I think that's more than a rumour, they've actually confirmed that it's the case. I've been told it's a myth that the rights revert to the Nation estate if the Daleks aren't used at least once a season, but I've noticed that they always seem to pop up in a cameo, even in seasons that don't have a Dalek story.

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Re: Doctor Who is moving to Sundays

Postby Blowfeld » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:25 pm

James wrote:
Kristatos wrote:
James wrote:I have to say I'm finding this season of Doctor Who very bland and forgettable so far. Apart from Bradley Walsh the companions are wooden and dull and Jodi must be one of the weakest actors to play the part. That thing she does where she delivers the dramatic expositional dialogue as if she's out of breath is starting to become tiresome. Hopefully it'll get better in the next season.
That's my hope too. I think they will take some of the criticism on board.

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The rumour is that New Year's Day might have Daleks. They probably ran the Daleks into the ground in the end but I think I'd actually be glad to see them. Chibnall doesn't seem to be very good at coming up with new monsters or aliens.

This year is the first time ever I am not following the series, thinking about it I endured some awful shows without abandoning the series. Absolutely no anticipation of the Holiday Special which usually are the highlight of the day. I do not believe the show runners have any desire to change the direction of the show, I believe the BBC and Chibnall made essentially a suicide pact to make these series as they are making them. They cleaned house of all the old hands with experience enough to help right the ship and went full-speed ahead with the plan to blame misogyny for any failure.
Jodie from the episodes I have seen phoned in a Matt Smith impression. For all of RTD's, many, many failings, and Steven's obsession with certain topics (namely lesbians in space) and love of recycled plot devices, their choice in actors at least made the show palatable if not enjoyable. Jodie is either incapable of the role, possible however I enjoyed her work on other series and thought she had talent. The other possibility is Chibnall's incompetency has the result of dragging Jodie down with the BBC's approval. Obviously not the intended end goal, for whatever reason the BBC gave approval to demands Chibnall's had to begin consideration of running the show, at the time I thought these might be a bigger problem than a time lady. However the BBC knew the direction and kind of stories Chibnall wanted to tell were not what the Nu-Who had been about before and their was a possibility of hurting the show. I believe this is why the BBC was choosing this as the moment the virtue signal with a female actor as the Doctor and possibly move the day of the show. Some numbers wonder boffin some place was probably giving the BBC the idea these steps somehow mitigate the risks.
Jodie may be the first actor since Sylvester McCoy not to get a fair shot at the character.

Re Daleks: There used to be a theory the new Doctor was not the Doctor before they had a run in with the Daleks and Cybermen. Tom Baker's first series took on then Daleks and Cybermen, Peter I do not believe got around to the Daleks before his last series, Earthshock I would like to say was his first season, Colin got around to them his first season, Sylvester his second.
The new series after the smart use in the first series over used the Kelad mutants and cybermen. Probably a ratings ploy.
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