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    Quote Originally Posted by palitoy View Post
    I saw the two-part opener, some changes in the right direction but it's still not clicking for me. I don't get it, they have a talented cast but the execution seems to be lacking.
    I'll agree with you wholeheartedly. This is just MHO, but Thirteen has yet to have had her "defining" Doctor moment. Matt Smith's was easy and came at the end of his first episode when he asked the Atraxi to scan him and find out who he was along with his statement "I'm the Doctor. Basically, run." Peter Capaldi had lots of defining Doctor moments, but the most memorable one to me was in "The Girl Who Died" when he figured out WHY he had the face he had. Jodie Whitaker has had a few instances of getting close to a defining moment, but I think the current trajectory of the program with it's environmental and socio-political messages, is neglecting the very reason that the Doctor is so popular and that is that he/she provides escapism, adventure and hope to the viewing public.
    Oh then, what's this? Big flashy lighty thing, that's what brought me here! Big flashy lighty things have got me written all over them. Not actually. But give me time. And a crayon.

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    I turned it on for one second, see her face and had to turn it off

    I just can't watch her as Doctor Who
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    It saddens me that the way the show went made me dislike a franchise I've been a huge fan of since the '70s. I assume the writers hate me, and everyone like me. It's very clear, the message being sent...

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    I don't think this era can be compared to the McCoy era because the McCoy era had one thing this era don't, -- McCoy

    Wow, 4 era's in one improper sentence

    McCoy was a great doctor with below average to lousy scripts

    Nobody ever said they hate McCoy --- They've said, "I've hated the McCoy era"

    IMO, DW can't be saved as long as Whittaker is the Doctor
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    I disagree with that assessment, I think it could be exactly like McCoy. His first season, he didn't have a grasp on the character, he was middling.

    He returned to the role and did a re-do but also had Andrew Cartmel in tow who began writing a mysterious Doctor angle, also they added Ace and well they did make some very memorable episodes.

    There's more to this show than Whittaker, it's pacing and writing are all over the place. I was hoping that season 2 would be an improvement and you can see the course has been corrected a little bit but it still has a ways to go.

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    The Tesla episode tonight was the best one of the season so far.
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    Looking for one CAH Mego Comic Activator (working or non working).

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    I've enjoyed the season thus far and Tesla was great.
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    Haven't seen Tesla yet, but I couldn't get through the previous one.
    From the first scenes, I thought "early McCoy", so not good.
    But McCoy did have that charisma (and it took some time for him to get his groove), and Whittaker just hasn't any. She's saying the lines, but there is no spark, and it doesn't feel like "her show".
    It seems as if their goal is to recreate the worst of 80's Who.
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    "When things are at their darkest, it's a brave man that can kick back and party."

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    I'd rather watch Paradise Towers ten times over in a row rather than watch one episode of this new series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey View Post
    I can't watch the show … I just can't watch her as Doctor Who

    As far as i'm concerned Capaldi was the last Doctor Who and this is just a spin-off...
    That's bout how I feel.

    I watched the first 5 or so episodes and quit. If more people report back that it has improved like Sprytel did, I might gove it another go. But for now, i am done.

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