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    Just a reminder for those who haven't heard that the new series of Doctor Who debuts on the SciFi Channel this Friday night, 9 pm ET/PT with a two hour premiere of the first two episodes.

    Some guy named Joe (N, not S), has a good article about the series in the latest Starlog (as well as an online one on SciFi Wire). The show looks to be getting a lot of press and I'm thinking the show may do ratings comparable to the other SciFi Friday shows, if not better.

    There's no discernable Babylon 5 connection, but it's still worth tuning in for....

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  • #2
    I'm looking forward to checking this out. I've seen very few episodes of any Who at all so hopefully there won't be too much I'll need explained to me.

    Jan
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    • #3
      which who? (no pun intended)

      Hi Jan,

      any idea which doctor it is? i.e. Dave Tennant (the 10th Doctor) or Christopher Eccleston (the 9th Doctor). Just wondering.
      Phaze
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      • #4
        As far as I can tell, it's Eccleston. I seem to recall reading good things about him...didn't I?

        Jan
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        • #5
          You probably have read good things about Eccelston, cuz that's about all that has been written about his portrayal, outside of a couple chronic complainers on the Outpost Gallifrey forums.

          Having seen the whole series about three times now, I recommend tuning in. Great stuff, with an attention to character development not seen in the original series.

          Note: If you've read the Village Voice review that ran this week, the reviewer got it wrong when he stated that there is no continuing storyarcs. Its not readily evident in the first couple of episodes, but pay close attention and you'll start to notice certain things...
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          • #6
            Scifi's Doctor Who

            SciFi Wire has several articles currently about the new series (a couple from Joe Nazarro) that help explain it to any newbies.

            The new series does star Christopher Eccleston (David Tennant comes on in the second series) and is very new viewer friendly. The first episode is a bit fast paced and short on plot, but things improve greatly as the show progresses.

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            • #7
              I hope that they somehow keep the cheesiness in there. Who without cheesiness just isn't who.
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              • #8
                There are elements of cheeseness, and tom bakers scarf pops up at one point. What I will say came as a huge surprise was this billie piper can act I was stnned, this rather sad pop-idolesque nymphette actually poseesses talent?
                Phaze
                on the "enjoy, 'tis quite good actually" ID
                "There are no good wars. War is always the worst possible way to resolve differences. It degenerates and corrupts both sides to ever more sordid levels of existence, in their need to gain an advantage over the enemy. Those actively involved in combat are almost always damaged goods for the rest of their lives. If their bodies don't bear scars, their minds do, ofttimes both. Many have said it before, but it can't be said to enough, war is hell. "

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                • #9
                  Just finished the two hours that were shown on the Sci-Fi channel tonight. I like it. Looking forward to seeing more.

                  But...only 13 episodes per season (sorry-series)? I thought the current 20-22 was bad here in the States!

                  Jan
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                  • #10
                    It was decent, but it isn't must see TV yet.

                    I rather enjoy short seasons on TV shows. A lot of shows wind up with filler.
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                    • #11
                      Watched it on Sci-Fi. Pretty good!...It hasn't changed TOO much, since I used to watch it on UHF; probably weird- but I prefer the opening music from back then.

                      Last of the timelords?...I could be wrong, but I don't recall that being the case. What happened?

                      I'll continue to watch the series.
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                      • #12
                        If American fans want to find out more about the Doctor Who, please pick up the current issue of Starlog (#344) which has a sort of introductory piece on the series, written by yours truly.

                        And if you want a couple of freebies, here are the Who pieces I've done for Sci-Fi Wire this week:

                        http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index...ory=0&id=34982

                        http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index...ory=0&id=35007

                        http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index...ory=0&id=35010

                        http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index...ory=0&id=35021

                        DVDs of season one come out here in the States on July 4th, but I would strongly suggest watching it Sci-Fi in the meantime. If the ratings are goo enough, it may persuade them to buy and/or air season two sooner rather than later.

                        Jan, I'm not sure I can agree with you about wanting 22 episodes a season, as my wife has been working on season two since July and is only finishing up in a couple of weeks. So what might be good for the fans isn't much fun for me! Anyway, I'm heading back to London next week for the season two press launch and some Doctor Who coverage, so it will be a bit strange as our careers dovetail again. Sheelagh actually worked on the original series years ago, and the very first interviews I did as a journalist (20 years and 2500 inteviews ago) were on Doctor Who. So for me, it's a lot of fun going back to it again.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks, Joe! Please keep us posted on anything you're free to share, okay?

                          As for longer/shorter seasons, I guess I'm greedy. I really watch little TV so when I decide that I like a show, I want more of it. Of course, being old enough to remember when TV season orders were for 26 episodes might have something to do with it, too.

                          Jan
                          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
                            It was decent, but it isn't must see TV yet.
                            Just wait until episode six, whose title is a bit of a spoiler, but is five letters long and begins with the letter "D"...
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jan
                              As for longer/shorter seasons, I guess I'm greedy. I really watch little TV so when I decide that I like a show, I want more of it. Of course, being old enough to remember when TV season orders were for 26 episodes might have something to do with it, too.

                              Jan
                              I'm greedy for more WHO alos, but remember, 13 hour episodes=26 old school, half-hour episodes...
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