I was watching it with my mother – Grandchester (it’s my grandmother that got me into Doctor Who – my mother never ‘got it’). I was like, “Hey, is that… no, is that Peter Davidson? Naw, can’t be”. We both studied his speaking and behavior, had a short bickering back and forth and concluded that yes, absolutely this racist bigot with a disagreeable temperament *is* in fact Peter Davidson. Great performance and lots of screen time.

I was watching it with my mother – Grandchester (it’s my grandmother that got me into Doctor Who – my mother never ‘got it’). I was like, “Hey, is that… no, is that Peter Davidson? Naw, can’t be”. We both studied his speaking and behavior, had a short bickering back and forth and concluded that yes, absolutely this racist bigot with a disagreeable temperament *is* in fact Peter Davidson. Great performance and lots of screen time.

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Not me. I don’t think everybody is like me though. I had male and female role models growing up.

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I abandoned the show once. Well, not abandoned just tapered my watching with Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. [i didn’t feel the need to watch EVERY episode]. But then it got cancelled.

I figured it would come back SOMEDAY – too good of a premise – but I was never sure. I saw the 1996 TV movie as a disappointment but would’ve made do with an American production. [I’m American yet the idea of an America-y Doctor Who was weird to me, but I’d have accepted it].

Since the reboot, I’ve seen every episode as far as I know.

I may have differences of opinion about how thing should be done but I’ll no longer take it for granted. Lost it once.

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[having said that: The Doctor getting too romantic was a bit much. It’s understandable, as he always had a ‘thing’ for humans but he was going too far and he knew it. Capaldi’s memory wipe, despite people’s misgivings about the episode, *was* brilliant because, with Clara+Doctor-together-as “The Hybrid”, it became a very dangerous obsession.

4.5 billion years in the dial? Going to the end of the Universe? Too much. Too involved. The situation reminded me of what happens when older men obsess over younger women (their “impossible girls”) and the lengths they’ll go through and the lives they’ll ruin just to fuel an impossible dream.

It was *very* high-brow for Doctor Who as a theme. Too much so. Confused a lot of people. So a lot of the complaining about Moffat, who I didn’t mind, was understandable. [that and his strong-start / rushed-finish habit but the premises he laid out were excellent, and I respect that he at least tried to tie things together in some fashion, rather than leaving people hanging… although he often did that as well].

Still, not enough to leave. The Doctor could get pregnant and have the Master’s baby. I’d continue watching. The evolution of an individual through time helps me with my own existence and changes within it and I *love* the fact that even after ALL THESE YEARS, the show *still* can surprise people.

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ou inspired me to finally Wikipedia him. Seems like the show might move towards some drama, perhaps some mystery. Could be interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing what they all can do.

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Tried Torchwood. Couldn’t get into it. I think I personality-cult follow Doctor Who rather than the universe created there. But that said, it’d be U.N.I.T. More in-show use so it would feel more natural to me.

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I like the ideas of the spinoffs: I think they’re great ideas. But for me to get emotionally invested, I’d need to see them engage with the Doctor regularly for a season or two. Then I’d feel a connection and follow the spin-off adventures.

Sarah Jane Adventures, as short as it was sadly, I enjoyed, even though it was more of a kiddy format. I had emotional investment in Sarah Jane so I’d follow her wherever she went. RIP. Wonderful woman she was.

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That might take some time to develop. Female comediennes are often given a REALLY hard time in the world of entertainment. [the stereotype of “women just aren’t funny” unfortunately *still* lingers no matter how many examples one may bring up to the contrary].

I think Drama will work as a start to get people engaged and accustomed. The humor will come of its own course I think. The show has gone between drama and campy slapstick comedy and everything inbetween there forever, so I’m not too worried.

It’s also on my list. I have a feeling my TV provider didn’t show most of them. But I’ll catch up one of these days. The ones I saw I enjoyed.

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She’s the Doctor. I managed through Colin Baker. It’s impossible to go lower. A lot rides on this. A lot of pressure. They’ll do a stunning job.

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Oh I know. But I was a 12 yr old kid at the time and I blamed Colin, the BBC and JNT equally. No internet to go to so I deduced as best I could.

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