The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender by regenerating when near death, and his/her human companions.
The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.
The Doctor, a Time Lord from the race whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in his/her ship the TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time he/she regenerates into a new form (which is how the series has been running since the departure of the original actor, William Hartnell, in 1966).Written by
Because of the varying technical and logistical demands of the thirteen episodes of the first season, filming was broken into five production blocks. Episodes one, four, and five formed block one, and were filmed between July and September 2004. Block two comprised episodes two and three, and was filmed between September and October 2004. Block three contained episodes six and eight, and was filmed between October and December. Block four was split into two sub blocks, "4A" and "4B", due to the large visual effects demands of episode seven, which on its own, became block 4A, filmed between December 2004 and January 2005. Episodes nine and ten made up Block 4B, filmed from December through February 2005. Episodes eleven through thirteen formed Block five, and filmed from February until March 2005. See more »
On the 2012 episodes, the title logo is decorated with a motif related to each episode's theme. On episode one, "Asylum of the Daleks", it was decorated with dots like the ones covering a Dalek body. On episode 2, "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" it was decorated in green-like vegetation. On episode 3, "A Town Called Mercy" it was made of wooden boards, like the buildings of the Far West town on the episode. And on episode 4, "The Power of Three", it was decorated with a pattern made of cubes. See more »
Season 8 in Australia is PG on television, and M on DVD. Science fiction themes and violence being the reason. See more »
Regenerate the show, writers and directors. Or just do us a favor and cancel it.
I have been a fan since childhood. Watched the original series in re-runs on Saturdays. Have seen every episode of the new series since it's reintroduction until this latest season.
I take every new Doctor with a grain of salt until they find a way to make me like them. I avoided all the hype and criticism this go around as I usually do. It didn't matter. The new Doctor makes no difference in the show now. She is just a sideshow of the apparent real reason for this show now. And that is to lecture the viewers instead of entertain. It was noticeable in the first minute that she was not the main character. The main character is the PC message.
The bland writing is not the whole problem. The poor acting thanks to the bland writing and poor directing is not the whole problem. The lack of any real story is not the whole problem. Those are just symptoms of the real issue with Doctor Who. They want to lecture everyone in PC culture and tell you that all the bad times in history were because of X, whether it was or not, because that is what you should believe.
You should feel this way, should believe this and if not, you are a bad person. We are not here to entertain you with a wonderful story to let you escape day to day life for an hour. We must lecture you and tell you what to think.
Even if you can look past the PC lecture, it's nigh impossible to stomach this show now. Bland, boring and utterly forgettable sums up every single moment of this show. Maybe if the new Doctor had some of the usual whimsy, wonder and eccentricities we as fans have all grown to love, one could look past the lecture. Not possible. Should have been cancelled instead. Doctor Who will now always be tarnished by the PC direction they have chosen to take it.
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