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So the new Doctor Who series has finally started here in the States. I know those of you in the UK have been watching it for a few weeks now, but we are a little behind.

I was pleasantly surprised by Matt Smith’s Doctor, although I am still holding judgment on Matt Smith for a few more shows to let him get in the character. The Eleventh Doctor had some very big shoes to fill after David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston.

Doctor Who and Amy Pond in The Eleventh Hour

Matt Smith’s Doctor seems to be very nerdy, and kind of flighty. He also now has a new sonic screwdriver, which you can buy at Amazon.

For those in the UK:

And for those in the US:

So what are you thoughts about the new Doctor. Please, no spoilers.

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Here is a video of Matt Smith in the new season of Doctor Who.

This video doesn’t really give us an idea of who he is, but what do you think?

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What a great ending for David Tennant’s Doctor. I have already reviewed the first part of Doctor Who – The End of Time.

Doctor Who - The End of Time

I don’t really want to give anything away to those who haven’t seen this yet, but I thought that the way they had The Doctor save everyone he knew at the end of the show was brilliantly done. The show had reached it’s climax, then slowly came down, but didn’t feel dragged out. Shows like this can have a tendency to do that, but the Doctor Who writers were able to pull it off.

I did feel as though David Tennant leaving was a bit dramatic. I am not sure if this much had ever been made about another Doctor leaving the show. Tennant had been named as the best Doctor ever from Doctor Who Magazine, but I have a hard time with that. There are so many fans who have never even seen anyone else but Christopher Eccleston play The Doctor.  There have been 9 Doctors before David Tennant, and if you haven’t seen them all, you can’t say he’s the best.

However, Tennant was brilliant.

If you want to own these specials, go to Amazon for Doctor Who DVD’s and more.

If you are in the UK, you will want to click on this, Doctor Who End of Time DVD’s.

(I thought that Timothy Dalton played a much better Time Lord than he did James Bond, but that’s just my opinion.)

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We just watched Doctor Who – The End of Time, and I thought it was fantastic. Usually when shows split something up into two parts, the first part is boring and extremely slow moving, not so with The End of Time.

The action starts right away, and keeps moving the story along until the very end. I believe Russell T Davies was on top of his game with this one.

The biggest point (of course) comes at the end where Timothy Dalton, who has been narrating the story, is shown with others in the background and says “…the day the Time Lords returned, for Gallifrey, for Victory, for the End of Time itself!” What? Time Lords?

I can’t wait to see how they explain this.

The only real problem I found was the fact that The Doctor doesn’t seem to do much except chase The Master around. I’m sure that will change in Part 2 next week.

John Simm really plays the part of The Master well. Especially a psychotic, crazy Master. He kind of creeps you out with how into the part he is.

My wife was trying not to cry because she is going to Miss David Tennant, but I keep telling her, we weren’t to happy when Christopher Eccleston left. We thought David Tennant was going to be stupid, but we were wrong. That is one of the great things about Doctor Who, you can get some great interpretations of The Doctor.

I know many people will be wanting to buy this Doctor Who Special, so here is a link to Amazon to pre-order the DVD’s.

UK Amazon Doctor Who DVD’s

Here is a link to buy all of the specials with David Tennant – The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars and The End of Time Parts 1 & 2.

UK Amazon link:

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Merry Christmas! We hope you have a good Christmas, and enjoy the last two Doctor Who’s with David Tennant.

Here are a number of Doctor Who Christmas items, including a pre-order of the End of Time DVD’s.

This next one isn’t labelled, but is the link to pre-order the last David Tennant Doctor Who – The End of Time.

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It’s time again for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, and if you haven’t been living under a rock, then you know that it is also the final episodes with David Tennant.

BBC and BBC have announced their schedules, and I am so happy that we in America are getting the show on the next day. Usually we wait a few months before we get to see the new shows.

The BBC will be showing The End of Time Part I at 6 PM on Christmas Day, Friday the 25th. The End of Time Part II will be shown the next Friday, January 1st.

BBC America will be showing Part I on the 26th of December at 9 pm, and Part II on January 2nd at 8 pm.

For those that can’t wait, here are two trailers for Doctor Who – The End of Time Christmas Special, and a Christmas Promo thingy with the Doctor;

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SPOILER ALERT!! Don’t read the rest of this post if you haven’t seen the show yet.

Doctor Who - The Waters of Mars

So I don’t know about anyone else, but I felt that this Doctor Who special was kind of dark. My wife thought it was depressing. When The Doctor just stands by while people are about to die, it’s hard because you know he’s doing the right thing, yet it still feels wrong.

Then he decides to help, and you know he’s doing the wrong thing, but yet it feels right.

That is great writing.

Things turned out pretty much the same in the end, but The Doctor won’t be. He knows his time is coming.

I think that this special showed a much more human side to The Doctor than before, and I think it came at the end. As Lord Acton said “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” This explains The Doctor’s actions at the end of the show. He was the Time Lord, not a Time Lord. He had power over time itself. It was up to him who lived or died. In The Doctor’s on words, “The laws of time are mine, and they will obey me!” But in the end, he didn’t have that power, the Captain still died.

Unlike The Master, The Doctor realizes what he did and that he can’t play with peoples lives as he sees fit.

There is a lot of political fodder in this, but I think I’ll stay away from that. You can discuss it if you like.

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We watched The Edge of Destruction the other day. This was much different than the previous serials as it was only two episodes and took place entirely within the TARDIS.

Basically, everyone wakes up after a small explosion inside the TARDIS. They can’t remember what happened, and are increasingly paranoid. There is a lot of screaming again by Susan, a little too much, but there is also a lot of tension between the characters. They try to attack each other, drug each other and accuse each other of sabotage.

SPOILER: This is the first episode that the TARDIS is hinted to be sentient. There is a switch that is broken and the TARDIS took them to the beginning of time. All of the problems on board were the TARDIS trying to warn them of what was happening.

This was the cheapest Doctor Who serial ever produced. It was written to be filler for the 13 episodes ordered, and it only used preexisting sets and the main cast. They call it a “bottle show” because of that.

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Yes, they have redesigned the logo for Doctor Who again.

New Doctor Who LogoI think it is sort of a throwback to some older logos. What do you think?

Let us know what your favorite logo was and we’ll post it on the site.

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Doctor Who Best Sci-Fi Show Ever

Recently, the magazine ‘Wizard’ named the 25 greatest sci-fi shows ever. At the top of the list was Doctor Who. Among the other top 25 shows were;

  • The Outer Limits
  • Star Trek
  • Star Trek TNG
  • Firefly (which could have been successful, but it was on the WB)
  • V (loved it as a kid)
  • The X-Files
  • Lost
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Twilight Zone

Theme from Doctor Who #1

Also, the Doctor Who theme was voted #1 sci-fi tv them ever by the readers of Total Sci-Fi. According to the votes, these were the top ten themes;

  • Doctor Who
  • Red Dwarf ( I love Red Dwarf)
  • The X-Files
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Star Trek
  • Thunderbirds
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Battlestar Galactica (I have to think that this is the original series)
  • Quantum Leap
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Most of these were in the previous list, which makes you think that a good theme song has something to do with a shows popularity.

Guinness Book of World Records and Doctor Who

And there’s even more proof that Doctor Who is the greatest sci-fi show ever, the Guinness Book of World Records has listed Doctor Who twice. The first listing is for the longest running sci-fi show. At 43 years and 723 episodes, it blows every other show away. Only Stargate SG-1 has it beat by being the longest continuous running show.

The second listing is for Doctor Who being the most succcessful sci-fi show. The award was presented to Russell T. Davies by Guinness editor in chief, Craig Glenday, who said, “It’s the longest-running sci-fi show on TV. But that’s not quite enough, it’s too good a show to have a longest-running record. Based on things like CD sales, downloads, illegal downloads, we’ve realised that Doctor Who is the most successful sci-fi show on TV full stop.”

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