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Subject: Just Started Watching Doctor Who
Date Posted: 7/8/2010 3:58 PM ET
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I just started watching the Doctor Who series, season 1. I love it! I noticed there were a few fans in this forum. How long have you guys been into the series? Has anyone else heard of it? FYI if you have netflix you can watch it Instantly online, which is pretty cool.

My favorite line so far is in the second episode: "Guests are advised that Platform one bans the use of weapons, teleportation, and religion."

Date Posted: 7/8/2010 4:20 PM ET
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I have watched a few episodes I think I woulod really like it but it is on at the same time one of my usual shows is on,Now that I know you can watch it on netflix .I think I will do that the previews on TV always look interesting. Do you watch Demons also? Im really wondering about that show also.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 3:51 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2006
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I have long watched Dr. Who.  The series actually started back in the sixties, in England of course.  The first time I ever saw Dr. Who was in the 80s, with Tom Baker as the Doctor.  The series was revived a few years ago with Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and then David Tennant and now Matt Smith.   David Tennant was a great Doctor but I like Matt Smith as well.

As for Demons, I did watch it but unfortunately there were only about 6 episodes and then it was canceled.    So sadly, there will be no more Demons.  But I did enjoy the few episodes and I recommend it if you can find it.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 4:04 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestion! I'll look around for Demons, sounds interesting!

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 10:46 PM ET
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I love love love Doctor Who. And his companions.  And his cheeky wit.  And his all around geekness.  Christopher Eccleston is my favorite.  And I love the spinoff, Torchwood, although the most recent series was terribly upsetting. I know he's gay but the actor who plays Captain Jack is sooo yummy.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 11:38 PM ET
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I nearly forgot about Torchwood.  We started watching it on Netflix, only the first two episodes so far.  But I want to watch more.  

I liked the last episode that David Tennant was in, when he went to his former companions/friends and Capt. Jack was one of them.  Don't want to say any more to give away any plots!

I have not seen any Christopher Eccleston episodes so will have to get them from Netflix.  My husband, a Brit, doesn't like him as the Doctor because according to him, the Doctor can't have a northern accent working-class accent!

Date Posted: 7/15/2010 9:55 PM ET
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Ah Bev, well this Yank can't really tell one British accent from another.

Also, one episode that combines my geekness and my apatheism superbly- The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.  Highly recommended if you haven't seen it.  Anyone have any other unreligious-y episodes?

Date Posted: 7/19/2010 6:50 PM ET
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I have honestly tried, for days now, to contribute to this conversation, but I simply cannot do so without being reduced to a blithering fanboy.  The Doc rocks lol

Date Posted: 7/20/2010 9:39 AM ET
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Yes indeed, the Doctor rocks!   I really enjoy the new series and watch it on BBC America On Demand (no commercials!)  If anyone has Netflix, you can stream some of the really old episodes.  Here's a link to the official Dr. Who website.  I never looked at it before and there may be spoilers so be careful!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw



Last Edited on: 7/20/10 9:41 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/21/2010 1:13 PM ET
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I just watched the episdoe where they introduce Captain Jack. I was wondering who he was! LOVE THIS SHOW! My S.O. is getting concerned .....