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protein
26-03-2005, 19:45:11
Thank fuck. It's brilliant. I've nearly wet myself. :beer:

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-03-2005, 19:53:59
Christopher Ecclestone was always going to be good. Bet he doesn't do it for long.
Billie Piper was better than I expected, and I almost regret calling her a "hideous fish-lipped harpy".
The incidental music was shit and the story was daft. I give it 6 out of 10.

sleeping_satsuma
26-03-2005, 23:20:47
I thought it was fab, and they never put the best episode first, so we know the next few will be even better. Considering it had to establish a story, the characters, and update the genre in one episode I thought it did brilliantly.

Plus I KNEW there was something wrong with the milennium wheel- thats why I've never been on it!!

Chris Eccleston was good I thought but bouncing off the walls a bit- hope he calms down a little. Piper was very good too.

At the end I wished the Doctor would ask me to go in the tardis...sigh....

protein
27-03-2005, 01:57:42
Next week's looked awesome. All those sort of crap - sort of cool looking aliens looked really... well... BBC.

Hmm. That makes sense now. I'm sure it won't when I've sobered up.

Morte
27-03-2005, 12:02:06
Impressed by it...I really thought it was going to be total crap but was pleasently suprised.

The plot was pretty clunky but I'll forgive that as they had to set the scene and re-introduce the character.

sleeping_satsuma
27-03-2005, 23:57:29
would have been good to see regeneration

sleeping_satsuma
27-03-2005, 23:58:46
thought the direction had touches of Spaced and Hustle about it. Liked the London landscapes

MOBIUS
28-03-2005, 00:28:31
And the Cardiff landscapes...;)

Everything not obviously London was filmed in Cardiff.

The Howells (House of Fraser) Dept store on the High St was 'destroyed' in the initial scenes.

The Tower blocks I think are N of Western Ave (there aren't very many tower blocks at all in Cardiff and they look familiar).

The street scenes frankly could have been anywhere - probably W Cardiff.

Queens Arcade Shopping centre and Working St in front (pedestrianised BTW;)) were the locations for the dummies' attacks - couldn't help but laugh as I relived those scenes as I passed by there today...:D

The scene at the end when Rose decides to go with him is in a scraggly fruit & veg market behind the main library - the building in the background was the UGC cinema.

It was fun location watching!:)

Excellent starting episode BTW, laid all the groundwork, introductions etc. Plot was clunky, but c'mon guys - they always were.

Remember this is supposed to appeal to kids as well as adults - this was my favourite show from at least before I was 8!:D

sleeping_satsuma
28-03-2005, 13:19:04
yeah I recognised a lot of the Cardiff bits but its a while since I've lived there...

I'd like to see the episode again....is it repeated any time soon on Beeb 3?

Spartak
28-03-2005, 13:43:38
I loved it. Spartak Jr was less sure.

Tizzy
28-03-2005, 19:20:05
Fantastic.
Nothing else to say, just fantastic

Funko
29-03-2005, 08:04:42
They did really well. :)

I got the "that's cardiff!" bits from my housemate. :)

Was supposed to be repeated on BBC3 yesterday I think, I don't have BBC3 though. Do have the episode on video, because it was on when I was out.

Immortal Wombat
29-03-2005, 23:45:37
Did the trailer portray an accurate impression: that Dr Who uses the tardis to pick up girls?

protein
30-03-2005, 00:14:20
no, he just knocks on their door and they answer and say "who's there?" and he like goes "doctor" and they're all like "doctor who" and he's like "you just said it" and they're all like "ha ha ha".

The Shaker
31-03-2005, 17:58:38
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4396295.stm

ho ho ho

Lazarus and the Gimp
31-03-2005, 19:30:32
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Christopher Ecclestone was always going to be good. Bet he doesn't do it for long.


Hope it's Bill Nighy. Or Richard E Grant.

Funko
31-03-2005, 20:13:51
I'd go for David Thewlis out of those.

sleeping_satsuma
02-04-2005, 00:48:12
its a bit churlish to fuck off after one series.

I hope Richard e Grant gets it, but I dont think he will, he's too camp.

alsieboo
03-04-2005, 00:46:11
It's been rumoured he's only doing it for a pay rise.

Watched it today, and the doctor is looking strangely attractive

Nav
16-04-2005, 15:25:27
David Tennant has been confirmed as the new Dr Who!

http://media.guardian.co.uk/site/story/0,14173,1461195,00.html

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-04-2005, 15:30:27
He's very good in "Casanova", but lacks the gravitas to carry off the Dr role. The best Doctors were the ones who could law down the law to errant Cybermen.

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-04-2005, 15:31:30
Anyone remember Colin Baker in the role? What an unbelieveable prick he was- the smuggest man ever to draw breath.

protein
16-04-2005, 16:27:06
I've still only seen one episode. I'm always gigging.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
16-04-2005, 17:26:41
http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=27972 :D

DevilsH@lo
17-04-2005, 02:01:41
Colin Baker was foul. He gave me the creeps.

Sean Pertwee would have been a good choice, and he's very pretty lovely to look at with my eyes.

SS

alsieboo
17-04-2005, 21:41:08
*swoon* David Tennant as the new doctor? I wont miss an episode

Rodgers
18-04-2005, 14:38:55
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Hope it's Bill Nighy.


Now that would have been a good choice!

DevilsH@lo
18-04-2005, 22:12:53
David Tennant has a weak chin, he just looks like a wimp. Still not sure about Eccleston still- he's a bit manic.

Funko
19-04-2005, 11:28:24
He is slightly on crack...

Darkstar
20-04-2005, 05:25:47
Slighty?

DevilsH@lo
20-04-2005, 11:11:06
lol yes...

I though with Mark Gatiss on the writing team, it would be really dark

Funko
20-04-2005, 16:51:49
He did that second episode apparently, I haven't seen that yet.

DevilsH@lo
20-04-2005, 18:12:37
oh I thought he was on them all- doh!

Funko
21-04-2005, 09:47:10
I don't know. It might be that there's a team but each writer gets a credit for a certain show... quite a lot of programs do that when there's a team. I have no idea!