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Who is your favorite companion?  

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  1. 1. Who is your favorite companion?

    • Sarah Jane Smith
      1
    • Rose Tyler
      5
    • Mickey Smith
      0
    • Martha Jones
      0
    • Donna Noble
      1
    • Wilfred Mott
      3
    • Amelia Pond
      2


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Yeah, I also miss Eccleston a bit.... I mean, he was only around for the one season which brought Doctor Who back to life :(

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More images! They actually look authentic (from an official photo shoot they say, but you never know...) Here:planetgallifrey.blogspot.com/2008/01/blog-post_16.html
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Yeah, I also miss Eccleston a bit.... I mean, he was only around for the one season which brought Doctor Who back to life :(

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More images! They actually look authentic (from an official photo shoot they say, but you never know...) Here:planetgallifrey.blogspot.com/2008/01/blog-post_16.html

Official photo shoot would probably mean that these pictures would then be shown in Doctor Who Magazine but who knows? :?

Latest information on the next episode from Digital Spy:

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It's The Doctor's turn to take a break this week, as Donna takes centre stage in the distinctly hit and miss 'Turn Left'. Billie Piper is back, but very conspicuously struggles to nail Rose Tyler's chavette dialect and sounds like a female Chris Eubank. The plot meanders for a fair while, exploring a sci-fi spin on the butterfly effect.

Fortunately, the story soon veers off in a deliciously dark direction towards the end and whips up the excitement for the impending finale. Anyway, please check out our full review of the episode as soon as it's aired next Saturday. For now, here are the teaserish spoilers, with two bogus ones lurking in their midst...

The true mastermind of the ill fate that happens to Donna in this episode will be familiar to fans of one of the Doctor Who spinoff shows.

Oliver Morgenstern from 'Smith And Jones' is back and in fine form.

Donna suggests that footage of a Titanic replica spaceship flying towards Buckingham Palace is actually from a sequel to the famous Leonardo DiCaprio/Kate Winslet film.

There's a Wayne's World moment where Donna and Wilf sing Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Rose Tyler tells Donna that The Darkness is coming. Donna tells her that she saw them live in 2004 and they only had one good song.

Donna insults someone by calling them Vera Duckworth.

Mr Chaudhary's wandering hands cause Donna some consternation.

Rose tells Donna two vital words to pass onto The Doctor. The first one is a name of an old enemy last seen in an escape pod. The second is "lives".

Donna has a beetle on her back and soon Wilf finds antlers on his head too.

Midnight Rating: 9.655/10 I loved it! Plus, did anyone spot Rose?! Unlike other episodes, we never really found out what happened in this ep - eg. what was the actual "villian" of the episode?

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Yes, I spotted her. What I think about the "villain" of this is that one has to take into account the utter barrenness of the environment - there is no life outside, the ground is poisoned and the light will kill you: it is a perfect situation to do some social sculpting, try and work out how people would cope. If you noticed, they had a broad range of personalities on the ship: the jobsworth hostess, the hysterical woman, the apathetic teenager, the upstaged professor. They were trying to get you to think, not scream.

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I dig a pygmy, by Charles Hawtree and the Deaf Aids. Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats.

~John Lennon

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Slightly off-topic: you know the bit in the DW theme tune that has a really loud "Dun-dun-DUN!" followed by "dun-dun-dun-dundundun"? Well, my friend has the DW soundtrack, and he was listening to the theme tune, and he had his earphones plugged into his DS really loudly as well, and where he had the earphones on, he didn't realise how loud the theme tune weas, so he took of his earphones and turned up the volume, and before he noticed, he started playing Animal Crossing again, and just as it got to the now very loud and dramatic "Dun-dun-DUN!" Ressetti popped up! And where it was evening, the lighting made him look really dramatic. So Ressetti popped up, in this dramatic lighting, JUST as it got to the "Dun-dun-DUN!". I have no idea why, but I could not stop laughing at it.

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and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyOurnII ... re=related
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I know, like me, you're quite interested in the theme tune(s) of Doctor Who, and remixes. Are you aware of the Whomix site? I would heavily suggest visiting the site, http://whomix.trilete.net/?wmid=music, and heavily recommend the ones by 'Nick' (the 'Regeneration' titles), 'Hardwire', and 'JeX', amongst others. These particular artists perform quite interesting and Doctor Who-worthy pieces, although I do suggest listening to many more than the ones by the above mentioned; some are good, some are excellent, then some are quite frankly awful.

Still a great listen and one to pass the time with.*

*copy and pasted from a previous post of mine, with slight editing.

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So someone thought that I should wear an all-brown outfit for a graduation (not mine btw. I already had mine...next one in two years ):

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(ignore the words, I used it for my gallery. It's the only version I've got... I deleted the others)

Apparently, that someone enjoyed taking a picture of me rubbing my eye :| :oops:

It's too bad I don't own a brown suit, eh? :P

P.S--- Can't wait for the return of Rose Tyler. I'll be out all day though :(

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Well, what did everyone think of Turn Left? I have to say that it seemed like a tragedy, in which the Earth was being bombarded by every single threat the Earth underwent without protection from the Doctor (with every single companion/spin-off people dying to do what the Doctor did). I found it kinda cool seeing what it was like if all those things had happened.

However, I think the ending/trailer was the most epic I've ever seen :o Yay for "Bad Wolf" spam everywhere :mrgreen:

I can't wait until the next episode. It's literally bringing everything inside the Whoniverse together into one Doctor Who episode. I wonder how they're gonna fit all those names into the opening credits :? I'm only speculating here, but just in case:

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Judging from the trailer, the entire Torchwood team is present, as well as Sarah-Jane and Luke. Some split-second shots show a Dalek at the door of the Torchwood Hub (well, no surprise there, I guess. What else would they be shooting at with a passion?) Also looks like all their stuff is going crazy, causing sparks everywhere. Maybe they were trying to activate the rift manipulator? The Earth, when being invaded by Dalek ships, is surrounded by too many planets too close to it. Perhaps when the title says "The Stolen Earth", they mean that Earth's moved? The Juddoon are back. probably some intergalactic investigation going on again? Also....I spy Harriet Jones in one frame, as well as a certain metallic finger hitting a switch
But basically, if you've seen the BBC trailers being aired (two of 'em, one short and one lasting 30 sec.) The evil enemy coming up spoiler should be blown right out of the water...
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Next week's episode should be quite excellent. Counting down the days as I usually do for the finale instalments.

With the looks of it, and with hope, the TARDIS may play a bigger part than travelling from A to B. Holding my breath I'm not, though. Speaking of which, I thought in Turn Left, when Donna is greeted by the TARDIS in the warehouse, we'd get that speculated running shot from exterior to interior in one go. Alas, 'twas not to be.

She's drastically underused, that magnificent ship.

Also, mirrors for the MacGyver-time machine... Who'da thunk it?

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Yeah! Another Doctor Who fan!

One thing I have to say about "Turn Left" is that from the trailer, it seemed much more "dramatic" and action packed than it actually was. Despite that, it was a big 10/10.

Lastly, has anyone seen the Doctor Who Series Finale trailer in which the TW, SJ, UNIT and Rose hear that one word, exterminate, repeated continuously. It looks cool! Can't wait... :mrgreen:

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I must say, I greatly prefer Moffat's "Turn Left" style episodes to the usual shoot-fest archetypal sci-fi that DW is known for pumping out. Not that I don't like the shooty-shooty episodes, I just prefer the more pensive style.

On another note, it was nice to see all the previous events from a bystander's point of view, but wasn't the S.S. Titanic meant to destroy the entire Earth, not just the South-East of England?

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"I am the anarchist, I am the antichrist, I am the walrus, G'JOO G'GOO G'JOOB!"

I dig a pygmy, by Charles Hawtree and the Deaf Aids. Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats.

~John Lennon

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Ahhh.... squee for "The Stolen Earth" :) Solid 10/10 for epicness. Just to be safe, I'll hide my review in spoiler tags.

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When I first downloaded it, I thought a bit of the beginning had gone missing, since it started right off with the TARDIS on Earth. I like how they went straight into the settings of the two spin-offs immediately. I also never thought that "proclamation" would be a group. After all, proclamation (to me anyway) means "statement" :?: . Harriet Jones also turned out to be a protagonist, whereas certain places denounced her as being an antagonistic character. Seeing Dalek Caan insane was a bit strange, but being able to foretell the future just seems ominous (Although I have to admit, Dalek Caan saying "I flew~~ when he described his Emergency Temporal Shift). Also seems... Rose is jealous of Martha? XD

Loved each part of Torchwood that came up. Not sure why. That would include Ianto's reaction to the surrender of Earth. Also liked the synchronization among the Rift Manipulator, Mr. Smith, Martha Jones and the Sub-wave Network to strengthen a calling signal to the Doctor.

A few (rhetorical)questions popped into my mind though:

1) How could the Earth vanish without taking the TARDIS with it?

2)The TARDIS can change colors? Does that even affect it?

3) Was that the first time SJ critiques Mr. Smith on his "fanfare"? That means she can hear it?

4) If the Medusa Cascade was one second off from the rest of the Universe, that would mean that all relative time on Earth would take place in that second?

5) It only took two numbers to get Jack's Vortex Manipulator to work again? :o

6) What will happen to Torchwood? SJ? How will they survive?

7) The Doctor regenerates?? No! :cry:

Although I do find it strange, that it's the first time I saw a Dalek beam go through its victim. Wait.... Did it go "through" him? Or shave a bit off him? Huh? I'm confused.....

Has anyone actually tried this number? (07700 900461)

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Has anyone actually tried this number? (07700 900461)
'Unrecognised number'

Shame, it would have been cool. Some have said it's a missed opportunity by the BBC to steal... scrounge... lawfully claim some extra cash from the viewers.

You should check out the Doctor Who Forums (requires registration), it might not answer all your questions, but they give some pretty darn good theories to them. Sometimes. Also, I usually leave it an hour or two after the episode to visit, as the place become clogged very quickly with hundreds of members, most of who posting at the exact same time. Like the World's going to suddenly implode if they don't comment seconds after the credits. Ever thought about pacing yourselves?

Still, good forum, and they don't contain as many spoilers as Digital Spy might, so it's good for those who blinker themselves from them.

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Right, I've got a lot of ratings to catch up on. :D

The Sontaran Stratagem: 9/10. Not sure what made it imperfect, but it was. Still good though.

The Poison Sky: 9.5/10. Same as above, and some BRILLIANT music, especially the variant on the UNIT theme.

The Doctor's Daughter: 8/10. Once again, good music, but it just wasn't my type of episode.

The Unicorn and the Wasp: 10/10. I just adore murder mysteries, and the combination of that, brilliant music and a great storyline makes this as near to perfect as I've seen this series, excluding The Stolen Earth, which is in joint place with this episode.

Silence in the Library: 9.9/10. Only Steven Moffat could come up with such a brilliant enemy that you can't see. I loved it, and I also adore a good cliffhanger, even if it was extremely easy to guess what would happen next. Oh, and some superlative music.

Forest of the Dead: 9.9/10. Same as above, but without the cliffhanger.

Midnight: 4/10. I don't mind what you say, nothing will change my mind about this. It had only 2 good peices of music on my opinion, and it really disappointed me in all senses.

Turn Left: 8/10. I agree with vista?; the trailer made it seem better than it was, however it was still good.

The Stolen Earth: 10/10. Superlative.

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  • 5 weeks later...

And with this post, this thread is once gain awoken!

Anyway, I'm not going to bother reviews, it was all a bit too awesome for reviews. For those of you Doctor Who Music lovers and were unfortunate enough not to be able to go to the Doctor Who Proms, here is playlist.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p ... DF52FACD4A

In the last episode, near the end when we find out that Caan was a traitor, he says that he was only just a part of this (the timelines converging Donna etc). Does that hint to deeper and possibly darker forces work playing with timelines? :shock:

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In the last episode, near the end when we find out that Caan was a traitor, he says that he was only just a part of this (the timelines converging Donna etc). Does that hint to deeper and possibly darker forces work playing with timelines? :shock:

Well, knowing the Doctor, perhaps something he does in the future might end up being the source of dark forces at work (kinda like the YANA/Master thing) :wink:

Aw, now we have to wait until Christmas for the next one :( However, there is a

(not really high quality but just understandable audio quality) of an extended Christmas promo shown during the Comicon 2008.

And not only is Doctor Who on a short playlist this year, but Torchwood as well (only five episodes) :cry:

For any TW fans out there:

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Just finished the second of two TW novels today. Very good plot lines, but somehow thought they'd be.....longer. I guess they are decent length though.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Well, I haven't read the rest of the discussion because I still am not completely done with S4, but I just saw "Midnight." So I updated the poll.

I liked this episode. Creepy. Unique. And overall quite creative for being as low-budget as it is. Heck, the TARDIS doesn't even appear!

Oh, and yes, I saw Rose. I'm REALLY interested to see how this series works out with her...

Now, feel free to reply. But I'm not going to read your reply until I finish the season out. :-) Allons-y! Molto bene.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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