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As was pointed out in at least a dozen instances in all the build up to Saturday, you didn't actually see Colin baker turn into Sylvester McCoy either. You saw Sylvester McCoy in a blond wig.

All because Baker refused to take part in a luvvie hissy fit. Twat.

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As was pointed out in at least a dozen instances in all the build up to Saturday, you didn't actually see Colin baker turn into Sylvester McCoy either. You saw Sylvester McCoy in a blond wig.

All because Baker refused to take part in a luvvie hissy fit. Twat.

True, but that was a case of the actor not being there. It was still a regeneration from one doctor to another (albeit with rubbish blurring and wigs to disguise the fact)

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As was pointed out in at least a dozen instances in all the build up to Saturday, you didn't actually see Colin baker turn into Sylvester McCoy either. You saw Sylvester McCoy in a blond wig.

All because Baker refused to take part in a luvvie hissy fit. Twat.

Well, he was treated appallingly. Got a year in the role, then 18 months in hiatus, then another year, then got rid of because "3 years was enough".

"Hello! I only got two seasons you fuckers! And the 2nd one was Trial of a Timelord!"

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I've enjoyed reading this thread about Doctor Who more than watching that episode on saturday night.

Some of you people are so easily pleased it scares me. I only caught the McCoy series but as a kid seeing an old woman sat dead having been mauled by cat people was terrifying. Seeing some rubbish mannequins with Graham Norton's voice walk really slowly to some bobbins techno soundtrack could only scare a 3 year old.

Also some of you seem to be saying this is the best British TV in years, for which you want twatting in the face with your own deluded opinions. The Government Inspector, on a few weeks ago, for example, was absolutely stunning TV and a lot better than some chav getting "eaten" by a sub-'92- cgi wheelie bin.

You heartless shit.

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Ah, to be fair, Stu, you didn't do much more than be completely wrong, and that's nothing unusual. I don't think that's a banning offence, even if it should be. I just ignore everyone who gets my blood pressure raised. That way I don't have to call them a cock, and get myself banned.

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Sorry I thought it was unmitigated shit.

The "humour" wasn't funny.

The story was shite.

And if you're going to do bad comedy baddies then please, don't waste money on lavish sets + cgi.

I found it cringeworthy in the extreme. Thank god the evenings are getting lighter is all I can say

Still, was better than *insert soap of choice*.

I can dress it up in as amiable a way as you like, but that's pretty much what I thought of it.

I do still have some hope for it to improve though.

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I think lots of you are being too hard. They had a lot to do in this episode - introduce the characters, give the doctor a bit of backstory, transform Rose from fluff to assistant and have an adventure. Yes, it felt cramped but i think subsequent episodes are going to be much better paced. I even thought the SFX were OK

By the way, I thought the doctor had probably recently regenerated but I don't think this was necessarily the first time he'd looked in a mirror - how many times do you keep looking in the miror when you've had a new haircut?

Well, as I recall he actually says something along the lines of "OMG look at the sticky-out ears!!!12"... that and on Johnathan Ross he points it out as a joke in the show because Ross was taking thie piss out of him for it :P

I'm positive the idea behind that scene was to show that he had never seen himself before.

I still don't understand this whole regeneration thing really... like, what defines how he looks when he comes back? And no "it's 'cause they got a new actor innit" comments please.

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What the Doctor looks like always seems to come as a surprise to the Doc. Other Timelords seem to get a bit of a choice: Romana chose to regenerate as the lovely Ms Ward (who'd played a character in an earlier episode), but had to trick the Doctor into letting her stay with that face (by dressing up like the Doctor and hiding her face). I may have remembered that wrong.

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Although wasn't there some element of choice about the Pertwee regeneration as it was directed by the boss Timelords? But then he was stuck with the old guy for some reason? I only have dim memories of the Auton Invasion novelisation, we need a proper Dr Who nerd to help out.

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:P

They really ought not to have come up with this daft explaination of regeneration and done it in a James Bond stylee instead.

Again, I'm not a Dr Who fan, but I think it's testament to how exciting the new series already is (despite the obvious and accepted flaws) that it's instantly drawn me in.

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Meh! Who cares about him? And you didn't see him die either, they cut away from it.

He's dead. you can see details on "his" site here

http://www.whoisdoctorwho.co.uk/

Interesting tie-in, I wonder if they will keep this updated for every episode that the Doctor appears in modern times. As for episode one, I was expecting to dislike it, but really enjoyed it, despite having some doubts about elements of the plot (the ears thing especially) After watching Daleks Invasion Earth 2050, I'm very interested in the future episode mentioned here. I do hope that they add some character to the basic Dalek peon though. I feel we need to be reminded about why they want to exterminate everything.

It's interesting to hear that other posters had Dr Who related nightmares - mine involved the Daleks actually being scary!

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Although wasn't there some element of choice about the Pertwee regeneration as it was directed by the boss Timelords? But then he was stuck with the old guy for some reason? I only have dim memories of the Auton Invasion novelisation, we need a proper Dr Who nerd to help out.

He turned down all of them, so they chose for him. His last moments s Patrick Troughton are spent shouting "Oh, not that one!!" IIRC.

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They really ought not to have come up with this daft explaination of regeneration and done it in a James Bond stylee instead.

To be fair, regeneration was to replace an actor, so it needed some kind of explanation, but it was never going to be bullet proof (why only 12? Why come back as an old man, like Jon Pertwee?). But it led to some fantastic plot lines, like the Master using up all his regenerations and turning into a walking rotting corpse until he figured out how to basically steal someone else's body.

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You may disagree. I might just be able to live with myself in a world where people don't agree with me. :P

Point is though, it's all about opinions. You made yours quite clear very early on. Argue about something worthwhile, instead of making snide comments in a thread where people are clearly largely enjoying themselves and where there is frankly nothing to argue about. You didn't like it, we hear you, and frankly couldn't fucking care less, now piss off.

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