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Old 06-05-2013, 13:00
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In my opinion I think it needs modern-day earth invasions, less of the past, some old enemies and scary ones that don't end up as the good ones!

AND BIGGER CASTS.

What do you think?
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:05
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Because of the length of the episodes which i think is 42 minutes just to sell it to other countries so much is packed into it it leaves you wondering what the hell is going on sometimes.

Slow the pace down,maybe have a few 2 parters to explain things a little more.
Stop making the episodes so complicated.
give the companions more time to grow instead of throwing them to the sharks & expecting fireworks straight away
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:09
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A BBC that has no interest in making money. Profit being the antithesis of public service.

Leading too either 60minute eps (58min in practice) or 44min x 3 stories (Even 28min x ??? stories would work but would be "brave")



A companion with humanity and emotional range would be nice as well
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:10
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Because of the length of the episodes which i think is 42 minutes just to sell it to other countries so much is packed into it it leaves you wondering what the hell is going on sometimes.

Slow the pace down,maybe have a few 2 parters to explain things a little more.
Stop making the episodes so complicated.
give the companions more time to grow instead of throwing them to the sharks & expecting fireworks straight away
They don't need to make them any less complicated, that makes things interesting. You'll have to many people (me probably being one of them) complaining that it's been dumbed down too much
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:14
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There has been a variety of episodes and two parter episodes might be good, needs a little consistency, maybe The Tardis could refuse to travel until certain conditions have been adhered to.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:19
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Getting rid of Clara for a start! Getting rid of Mark Gatiss from the writing staff?

Keeping the Moff forever and ever alongside Matt?

Aside from that, I would just say some two-parters again. At first the idea of not having some did seem a nice refreshing change, but the lack of them isn't for the best now I think.

Also the movie of the week theme hasn't worked well for 7B in my mind. It worked for 7A, but not in this half so, just back to 'normal' Doctor Who if there ever is such a thing....
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:23
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Daleks
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:26
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In my opinion I think it needs modern-day earth invasions, less of the past, some old enemies and scary ones that don't end up as the good ones!

AND BIGGER CASTS.

What do you think?
No modern-day earth invasions (because it creates discontinuity between the viewer's world and the characters, and makes it harder for other alien plots to fly under the world's radar), plenty small-scale stories, simple ideas handled consistently, fewer elements inserted for the sake of having a) a scary monster and b) an action sequence. There's nothing wrong with having neither of these if you have a strong story.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:26
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Rose Tyler
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:27
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smaller casts surely?

and i don;t mean Warwick Davis
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:30
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In my opinion I think it needs modern-day earth invasions, less of the past,
No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! NO!
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:31
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No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! NO!
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:35
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No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! NO!
No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! NO!
Fair enough if you don't want that, but other people are aloud to want different things!
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:37
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Fair enough if you don't want that, but other people are aloud to want different things!
True.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:54
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-A slower pace.
Too much happens too fast. Pretty much after every episode I think "I enjoyed that, but I haven't got a clue what was going on!"
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A companion with humanity and emotional range would be nice as well
Yup this.

-Make it appeal to a wider audience again, like it did with CE and DT.
-Less childlike. I don't mean the stories, I mean the delivery - that is, the acting, the dialogue, the behaviour of the characters.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:57
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No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No! NO!
when you say no do you mean yes?

(I just want you to say no again)
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:02
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No modern-day earth invasions (because it creates discontinuity between the viewer's world and the characters, and makes it harder for other alien plots to fly under the world's radar), plenty small-scale stories
^This.

When you have the population of modern-day Earth knowing about Daleks and Cybermen, what you have is essentially an alternative to "our" world, which just isn't the same.

You can build a suspenseful, action packed story without worldwide invasions.
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:04
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when you say no do you mean yes?

(I just want you to say no again)
It's all this Margaret Thatcher stuff that's been on TV since she passed away. I saw a clip of her responding to something she disapproved of, bellowing "No!" several times. So when two posters mentioned two of the things I most disapproved of in the RTD era, i.e. modern day Earth invasions and Rose Tyler I decided to emulate our recently deceased ex-PM.
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:06
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It's all this Margaret Thatcher stuff that's been on TV since she passed away. I saw a clip of her responding to something she disapproved of, bellowing "No!" several times. So when two posters mentioned the two things about the RTD era I hated most, modern day Earth invasions and Rose Tyler I decided to emulate our recently deceased ex-PM.
So that's a no then
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:10
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So that's a no then
Yes, it's a No!
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:11
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are you sure because you answered yes?
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:12
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More straightforward storylines and less convoluted shite.

I defy anybody to go back and watch the Ecclestone shows and tell me that the current ones are better.
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:14
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A return to the 2005-2010 format.

I defy anybody to go back and watch the Ecclestone shows and tell me that the current ones are better.
Okay. A lot of the current ones are better than a lot of the Eccleston ones.
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:17
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A Companion from either the future (at least the 23rd Century) or an alien.
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Old 06-05-2013, 14:22
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More straightforward storylines and less convoluted shite.

I defy anybody to go back and watch the Ecclestone shows and tell me that the current ones are better.
The current episodes are better than the Eccleston ones.

Much better Doctor, much better stories, no Jackie.
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