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MaxHR
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they should have had a female writer as well.

men trying to write the role of female sounds like a sexist disaster to me.


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December 19, 2018 at 2:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Rumpole at December 19, 2018 at 1:07 AM

So after Jodies debut, who do we rank as our favourite Doctors ?


Leaving aside the numbers (I can't count anyway), for me its


Pertwee

Tom Baker

Eccleston


Mainly because they didn't rush their dialogues and I could understand what they were saying, and the scripts and plot were better.


Jodie doesn't rank high in my estimation I'm afraid.

Smith Whittaker Tennant Eccleston
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December 19, 2018 at 5:35 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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MaxHR at December 19, 2018 at 2:21 AM

they should have had a female writer as well.

men trying to write the role of female sounds like a sexist disaster to me.


I don't think the gender of the writer matters, the main thing is to write good stories. I only saw the first half of the series and it was rubbish, very disappointing. From what I heard from lots of other Whovians, the 2nd half of the series was not much of an improvement. It's okay to experiment with the show in an attempt to attract a bigger audience but, in doing so, you don't neglect the loyal fans. In reading lots of posts online and speaking to people in my social circle, it's mostly the loyal long-term Whovians who have walked away this year, including me, and that's a shame. I've been listening to the Big Finish audio plays over the last few years, which have been great. I will continue to listen to new plays as long as they are good scripts and performances, but it's going to take a lot to lure me back to the tv show. It's lost its way, much like in the late 1980s. But it can be put back on track again with a regeneration of the show and the cast, but I know that won't be happening in time for 2020. Wake me up when the 14th Doctor and a new head writer come along.
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December 19, 2018 at 9:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

KRSPDS
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Rumpole at December 19, 2018 at 1:07 AM

So after Jodies debut, who do we rank as our favourite Doctors ?


Leaving aside the numbers (I can't count anyway), for me its


Pertwee

Tom Baker

Eccleston


Mainly because they didn't rush their dialogues and I could understand what they were saying, and the scripts and plot were better.


Jodie doesn't rank high in my estimation I'm afraid.

My top three were and still are:


Peter Capaldi

Sylvester McCoy

David Tennant



(though Peter Davison and Christopher Ecclston come close).



As for the notion of female writers for a female Doctor - they did have some (two) female writers for this series,  but it didn't help (IMO).

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There's no point being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes. - the 4th Doctor



December 19, 2018 at 11:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SonicR
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Results for the Series 11 Awards have been posted! 


https://www.abcwhovians.com/apps/blog/entries/show/46144390-series-11-abc-whovians-awards-results

December 19, 2018 at 11:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Whovians  "Not happy, Jan!"


http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/poll-results-how-you-feel-about-losing-the-christmas-day-special-90154.htm

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December 24, 2018 at 5:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

KRSPDS
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Merry Christmas Everyone



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December 24, 2018 at 11:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Thanks KRSPDS.  Merry Christmas to you too!  Hope you  and your family had a good one yesterday.


It was great to see the ABC look after Aussie Whovians last night by showing Twice Upon a Time.

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December 25, 2018 at 6:57 PM Flag Quote & Reply

MaxHR
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dr who xmas special is on ABC wednesday jan 2nd, 7:34 pm

just searched and searched could find nuffin'

in case youse were wundrin', and needed to sharpen yer pencils.

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December 29, 2018 at 10:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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New Year greetings to all my Whovian friends.

Looking forward to the Dr Who new year special on Wednesday.  8)

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December 30, 2018 at 8:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Tardis001
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Photon at December 30, 2018 at 8:09 PM

New Year greetings to all my Whovian friends.

Looking forward to the Dr Who new year special on Wednesday.  8)

Thank you Photon. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2019 starts well for you and other Whovians.
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December 30, 2018 at 8:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Happy New Year to all !

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December 30, 2018 at 9:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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Tardis001 at December 30, 2018 at 8:29 PM

Photon at December 30, 2018 at 8:09 PM

New Year greetings to all my Whovian friends.

Looking forward to the Dr Who new year special on Wednesday.  8)

Thank you Photon. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2019 starts well for you and other Whovians.

Thank you Tardis !   :)

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December 31, 2018 at 12:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Photon
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It looks like that our favourite tin can wearing villians will return for the Christmas / New Year special.

About bloody time !


http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/new-resolution-teaser-trailer-confirms-returning-foe-90171.htm

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December 31, 2018 at 10:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Photon at December 31, 2018 at 10:23 PM

It looks like that our favourite tin can wearing villians will return for the Christmas / New Year special.

About bloody time !


http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/new-resolution-teaser-trailer-confirms-returning-foe-90171.htm

No Christmas wishes from Tim Shaw ?


He probably gave all his steak knives away. :)

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December 31, 2018 at 10:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

MaxHR
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Not really a fan of the daleks.

use by date expired a couple of decades ago.


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January 1, 2019 at 4:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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MaxHR at January 1, 2019 at 4:25 AM

Not really a fan of the daleks.

use by date expired a couple of decades ago.


They probably seem a bit corny now to some.


They could do with an upgrade from ZX80  to Pentium :)

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January 1, 2019 at 5:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

MaxHR
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Dr who has the same problem as microsoft windows developers.

it has to be backwards compatible with previous versions.

They can't start with a blank sheet of paper.

Like a rock singer being asked to keep singing their hit from 20 years ago.

anyway, Borg vs Daleks which is the better villain. borg by a country mile. just sayin...


weeping angels were the most innovative villain i have seen for a while.

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January 1, 2019 at 3:27 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Rumpole
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Resolution:


Best episode yet. I stayed awaked untill the end !


Well worth waiting for. 8.5/10.


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January 2, 2019 at 4:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

MaxHR
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yes, i thought it was very good too.

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January 2, 2019 at 6:11 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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