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    Loved the Christmas Armistace. Loved the first Dr appearance. Great Christmas episiode. Loved seeing Bill and Narhal again. I didnt like Narhal in the beginning of the season but warmed to him quickly. Nice to see Bill again but also think it was best to leave her with her ‘ending’. Totally sad that Capaldi’s era has ended. His last season as the Dr was the best in years. I loved every episode and I don’t think there was a dud episode the whole season. So, with great sadness sorry to see Capaldi go. The regeneration- I was really not supportive of a female dr who. The dr will always be my hero and male. I did watch the regeneration and will watch new series in Jan (not too long this time). She did what I thought-a sentence and something manic before credits. My mind does wonder about all sorts of storylines a female lead can now have (a reboot of the series i am thinking). So, while I hate the idea of a female dr am thinking this might be a refreshing change. Still wished they had a male lead though. Sorry for rambling. I’m still watching….

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    I have posted my dissapointment in a previous couple of posts that a female is taking the lead of the Dr. I still feel this way and find it a huge gamble with the shows popularity. I do find however, with time, i am slowly warming to the idea. Slowly. It is still some months away until the regeneration. I will reserve any judgement until I see her in action. I don’t think her prior screen career /performances to view are necessarily going to convert anyone. The Dr is a unique role. There is an X factor. I would have personally loved it if Benedict Cumberbach played the role. Think he is perfect for it. But someone said to me he is too famous now for the role. Oh well. Time will tell how the New Dr will turn out. It always does! Be nice to each other in the meantime. For some of us BG followers of Dr Who, this is a major philosophical change in the way you view the show. Most from childhood.

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    Well i too liked the Romana character, both 1 &2. I also think Romana softened as she liked the Drs lifestyle away from Gallifrey. Interesting. Still not convinced about a Female Dr, but you have raised some interesting points..

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    I am not warming to the idea of a female dr at all- HOWEVER there are certain species on Earth that do change  sex mid life. Could it be at mid life timelords change sex (like the Master). As some kind of menopause? Change of life?? Hmmm.

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    @genek1953.” But all things considered, if the sixth Doctor’s personality didn’t make me stop watching back in 1984, there’s probably nothing they can do with the 13th that will.”

    Ha ha that is so funny and so true! Yes, I kept watching too!

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    Who is SJW?

    I read your post @antaus and fully agree. And the one deleted.

    My ‘real life’ friends who happen to be women- half say great a woman as the Dr. The other half are saying its destroyed it for them. One said her family won’t be watching as husband and kids upset by it. It is just divisive of fandom. As a mother I also wonder how kids will accept their hero changing sex?

    Earlier comnents about JNT and Colin Bakers era are spot on. They made the Dr unlikeable and the show was canned. Dr Who-news flash for AG people- was never a popular show growing up in the 1980s. I loved it, but it was never cool.

    I think by introducing a female lead the powers that be think they will get new viewers, at the cost of long term fans. The show is carried by the central character. Bad episodes of Capaldis era were carried by Capaldi (kept me watching in spite of the bad story-moon egg -what the). Just saying that I wouldnt want to be in Whitakers shoes right now. The pressure must be enormous. I will be open minded, not much I can do – and hope to be pleasently surprised. I just hate the thought tho of my fav childhood character, yes over 35 yrs now, being changed into a woman. What sort of companion relatuonship would they have? Cant fathom it.

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    Well I think new blood on here is good and you should feel free to voice your opinion. At the end of the day, we all love the show and don’t want it to be wrecked. Trying to staylopen minded

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    I will be watching the regeneration and will see how it goes. Do agree the show should not stagnate and a female dr allows for more storylines and different ones. Although isnt alot of that done already with Missy??

    IAM worried this is not a good way to go long term with the general viewing public. If producer gets it wrong….Been there before. Show was cancelled 18 odd years. No show! Not fun.

    Time will tell….

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    See how divisive it is on here already. Ratings of a tv show rely on casual viewers not just fans. I predict the show will have huge ratings to see the regeneration and then ratings will dwindle after that.  Capaldi’s season didnt rate that well (although truly great) and any dip in numbers is not good. hope I’m wrong but seen it before….

    Oh and i’m not a new poster!

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    I am not happy. Didn’t the BBC put out an official statement that Dr Who would only be a male? Only a month or 2 ago?? I too have been watching a very long time-over 30 years. I want a male dr. I think this move to a female dr, whilst for 5 mins gets lots of press for the show, won’t be good for the show long term. I am predicting next season to be the last! The new actor cast is already dividing fandom. You divide viewers. Low ratings cancel shows. We saw this before with a very divisive 6 doctor, who was unlikeable episode 1 of his tenure. I will watch what happens and hope wrong. I did really love Missy and was very surprised to find this. She was great. BUT I think the show needs a younger and male actor. Another Matt Smith or Tennant. Dont want to offend anyone. I just dont think this will be successful long term and is a gimmick at the detriment to the shows survival. I think I’m going to write to the BBC

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    And forgot to say I  loved Capaldis speech to the 2 masters. Capaldi was truly wonderful in this episode, as this entire series. Why does he need to leave the series again? I get so anxious everytime there is a new Dr….

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    I thought it was great. Loved how Bill saw herself as no different, yet everyone saw her as a cyberman. Bit frustrated by the extended regen, but look forward to Christmas and the firstDr. Loved the 2 masters. They were hilarious together. Both supurb acting. Bit perplexed by Heather and Bill last scene. Am thinking they are both gone now so not sure what others thinking. I missed episode 1 of this season so will need to watch.

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    OMG that was the best episode ever (or for a while). This season has been the best in ages and thinking how can they top that next week. Loved the slow unveil of the cyberman. Love how they looked like the originals. Loved how they came to be. Loved slow unveil of the master (love Gomez but also LOVE Sims master. Poor Bill. I do think its the end. Loved this episode on so many levels and can-t wait for next week. Don’t want Capaldidr to go. Why is it the last season, for all Drs, always the best??

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    Loved your post TrillanWho.

    • I grew up with Tom Baker and 70-80’s who. It influenced my life too- It ignited a passion for science and I eompleted a Science degree. First novels I was engrossed in as a kid were Dr Whobooks. The music (80’stheme tune) I thought was the best and Iliked how it ended with an explosion at the end. I think the music was so unique at the time 1960’s, no wonder we have such a strong link/feeling with it. The current series has the same vibe, curiosity, social justice issues etc always enjoyed. Some of the timey wimey stuff is too confusing on one viewing and some of the plotlines are far fetched. However, there is always the Doctor. In a bad episode his role is so critical, and always keep watching because of that character.The essence is alwaysthe same as its always been. An episode of New Who done well is absolutely wonderful. However I do like the old Tom Baker episodes better, always will.
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    Greetings. My favourite  dr is Tom Baker, Genesis of the Daleks. New Series I like Matt Smith the best as he was born for the role. His character was perfectly suited. Felt the emotions with Rory and Amy leaving series (forgot episode name) and how Smiths dr told Rorys Dad in an earlier episode that nothing bad ever happens to his companions (yet poor Adric!). I loved Tennant though- most handsome:0) and my favourite storyline was with Donna, Turn Left, and with her losing her memory of the dr and adventures. Heartbreaking. This is dr who at its best….BTW  the 50th dr who special was an absolute treat for me with the appearance of Tom Baker. I had no idea he would appear. I heard his voiceand started balling! :0)

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    • Oh and add Brain of Morbius to the list! (P.s I love how the new Who have revisited the planet Karn from time to time.
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    Yes, whilst not a favourite story I do like this story. Loved Romanas pink jacket. Loved the line Tom Baker says about Daleks being supreme beings but cant climb stairs! Loved the stalemate with the Movellans and I remember Romana trapped and the Dr getting her out. Didnt like Romanas multiple regens. Overdone. Have you watched the first 2 or 3 seasons of Tom Baker? Try ‘Seeds of Doom’, ‘Ark in Space’, ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ (my fav), Masque of Mandragora’ or Pyramids of Mars’.

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    Hey i’m from Adelaide :0)

    I have enjoyed reading all your posts. I posted here last year, but I remember watching endless repeats of 4th dr growing up on Aust ABC. I didnt know he regenerated or understood back then. just thought they changed actors :0) and I liked Davison..

    I had a giggle about Colin Baker. I watched faithfully thru that era of the show. It was only later I realised i was in a minority and alot disliked by fandom. I did like sone of his stories a lot (rRememberence Daleks). Hated Twin Dilemma tho. It was the 80s regards costume :0)

    I think the last 3 dra have been supurb casting choices. Capaldi is the Dr, but so is/was Matt Smith. And Tenant…They have done a good job in casting…

    I do worry tho that new series is so complicated with storylines that it will eventually lose casual viewer popularity once again.



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    I could be wrong, but dont think words ever repeated.
    <p style=”display: inline !important;”>I do think Tennants last story referred alot to ‘the end’, same sentiment. Which is why you think similar</p>
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    In 4 to doonsday -there was something thrown  on ground and squashed, but I cant remember. I thought it was some kind of databank (the aliens were going to invade with it)

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    Could this be 5th dr, Peter Davisons era

    ‘4 to doomsday?


    Or do u mean recent series?

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    At the last episode i was thinking what has Mofffat done, have the master become a woman. But very very quickly i think she is fantastic. She is so evil and nasty, and probably a breath of fresh air for the show. Capaldi was fantastic- i did keep thinking he was going to go back in time right to the end
    and change all of the events so that danny was never killed
    ( of course remember Earhshock with Adric and that never happenwd. The ending in coffee shop I was surprised with both the doctor and clara lying to each other. In some ways it is an appropriate ending if this is their ending. Just some random thoughts…….

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    Hmm, dumb queston, but are all galifreyans
    Timelords.? I got the impression Classic series ‘Invasion of time’, no they are not.So Susan may not have 12 regens? Interesting theory
    though. Btw, I always thought Susan adopted
    or fostered by Dr (my own tneory why he left
    her on Earth)

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    Well, I must say I have been impressed with this website too and had fun having a trip down memory lane relating to various posts. Thanks everyone.

    My earliest memory of dr who would have been around the late 1970’s early 80’s, with Tom Baker at the helm. It used to be shown around tea time in Australia, and my parents and I would watch the news at this time. I found the news boring, and I would eat my tea and then race off to the lounge room as fast as I could and watch the reruns of Dr who in another room on another tv. My strongest early memories were the Tom Baker years, Genesis of the Daleks, Sontaren Experiment, Seeds of Doom, Pyramids of Mars. Tom Baker is still my favourite Dr. I will never forget the moral dilemma the Fourth dr had in whether to blow up the Daleks in ‘Genesis of the Daleks’- “Do I have that right?”, “Many planets would join forces to beat the Daleks” and how Davros and the scientists all got ‘killed’ off in that episode despite joining the Daleks. How Shocking and Scary for my 8 year old self. I was often scared by Dr Who.

    Anyways, on the ABC in Australia, Dr who was always repeated a lot which was good. I didn’t like the 3rd Dr as much as found his episodes too slow. I have seen all the Dr’s and there are some good ‘old stories’. Tomb of the Cybermen with the 2nd Dr is the best in my opinion and there are some heart felt moments when Troughton refers to his ‘family’ when speaking with Victoria. I was quite moved by the regeneration from the 4th to the 5th.

    I continued to follow the 5th, 6th and 7th Dr during the 80’s. By this time I had moved to highschool, and none of my friends watched Dr Who. It was definately not cool so I didn’t tell anyone really and kept it to myself. My parent worried about me watching such a ‘children’s show’ and being so obsessed, but I persisted. Then the show was canned in about 1987, I was devastated, but I kept buying the Dr Who Magazine, and they were ALWAYS hopeful about a new series. For years. In the end, I moved on to other things and stopped buying the magazine. Then suddenly in the mid 1990’s a movie was produced. It was ok, but no new series. I forgot about it again and then the new series was rebooted. I watched it, and although some episodes were amusing, I didn’t get the Dr/Rose thing or really even like Christopher Eccelstone until his last episode, and then he regenerated into Tennant. I loved Tennant from the first episode, and got back into it again. When the episodes were good, they were superb. My favourite bits would have to be all the Donna stories. ‘Turn Left was great, Silence in the Library, Donna’s farewell was heartbreaking and there were tears. I LOVED the new version of the Master. I do hope he comes back again!! Then Tennant was not the same for that last series. The Waters of Mars (at the end) he was kind of scary – changing history like that. And then Tennants farewell – heartbreaking– the three knocks. Another episode to cry over…

    Then Matt Smith came along and again, I liked him from the start also. He was great. And I think he is the ‘perfect Who’. He looks ‘old’ but is youthful. He was born for the part. If the story was bad, he still shone. It is so important that the Who people get the casting right, because people do watch the Dr. I have now seen three episodes of Capaldi, and he also has taken to the part really well. I really like him too!!

    As a child I yearned to travel the world and experience adventures, and I think that is why I loved Dr Who and it appealed to me. I would just love to hop in a blue box and travel anywhere. I think my love of Science also came from the show. I did a Science Degree and you can directly trace that back to Dr Who. With the new series, one of my only criticisms, is there is more ‘magic’ then science (see other posts on this website). One of the reasons they got rid of the sonic screwdriver in the 5th drs era is that they didn’t want it to be easy for him to get out of situations. They wanted the Dr to be more creative in getting out. To use what he had around him. Are the script writers getting lazy I wonder?

    I have always found the show to have a good moral grounding and teachings and this is something I wish to pass on to my daughter as she has now seen a few of the classic series of Who now. A lot of TV shows today are about being nasty to each other and out competing each other- in the name of entertainment. Classsic Who was more about working together to fix a problem, tolerance and understanding and brain over brawn. My daughter has been watching since Tennant (she is now 7) but her favourite is definitely Matt Smith. She was devastated when Amy and Rory departed.

    I met the 6th and 7th Dr at a convention and they were lovely. I was completely star struck and had no idea what to say. What do you say when you ‘ve seen them on tv for years and then suddenly meet them?

    I cried when Tom Baker appeared in the 50th special.

    Another thing I would like to comment on, growing up -Dr Who was very unpopular. I didn’t even tell my husband that I was a Dr Who fan until maybe after 6 months of courtship, lest he would think I was a bit ‘weird’. Funnily enough, EVERYONE seems to be a fan now. There is now so much merchandise its not funny. The show seems so trendy. It is good for the show though so I am not complaining. So far, I love the new Capaldi series too and I think he will make an excellent Dr.

    Other moments of Dr Who that are stand outs for me are Adrics ‘farewell’, Caves of Androzani (such heroism trying to save Peri’s life), Peter Davisons Sea Devils Story “there should have been another way” – what an ending. I find some of Dr Who such thought provoking stuff and I hope it continues for another 50 years…

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