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Old 13-05-2013, 22:56
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It's just a bit of fun.
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Old 13-05-2013, 22:58
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Very often, I think it is.
I think it's because many people now want it to be so much more than it actually is, a television programme.
It's not the only programme that suffers from this of course.
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:00
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Surely no other programme in history (and that includes the various Star Treks) has been as analysed and obsessed over as Doctor Who.
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:01
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Yes.
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:05
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Urgh. No. Have you actually seen any of the books of critical essays on Buffy / Joss Whedon? With titles like, "Is Buffy a post-structuralist feminist pop hero or a sex toy for nerds?" That's over analysis. What people are doing on these boards is discussing the show. Which is presumably why Digital Spy set up some Dr Who Discussion Boards.
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:11
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Urgh. No. Have you actually seen any of the books of critical essays on Buffy / Joss Whedon? With titles like, "Is Buffy a post-structuralist feminist pop hero or a sex toy for nerds?" That's over analysis. What people are doing on these boards is discussing the show. Which is presumably why Digital Spy set up some Dr Who Discussion Boards.
"Is The Doctor a pervert for sitting on a swingset and talking to a child?"

It happens.
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:15
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It's just a bit of fun.
What do you mean by that?

Is Doctor Who Overanalysed?

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The above is my way of saying "yes."
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:16
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"Is The Doctor a pervert for sitting on a swingset and talking to a child?"

It happens.
He has a pattern of grooming young girls to run away with him
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:18
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I've seen some very lengthy and intricate theories on why Clara wears red.

Meanwhile, I'm thinking "maybe she just likes red?"
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:20
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I've seen some very lengthy and intricate theories on why Clara wears red.

Meanwhile, I'm thinking "maybe she just likes red?"
Surely those theories are based on the writer's/director's artistic choices?

Of course choosing a colour/symbology to associate with a character/story doesn't always have some huge amazing reveal beneath it.

So I'd say yes and no.
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:33
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Overanalysed as in the criticism it receives or as in the fan speculation?
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:39
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Urgh. No. Have you actually seen any of the books of critical essays on Buffy / Joss Whedon? With titles like, "Is Buffy a post-structuralist feminist pop hero or a sex toy for nerds?" That's over analysis. What people are doing on these boards is discussing the show. Which is presumably why Digital Spy set up some Dr Who Discussion Boards.
You've presumably not heard of "Doctor Who: The Unfolding Text" circa 1982?. I believe it may have started the trend
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Old 13-05-2013, 23:52
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No. Who fans aren't very chatty nor curious so its tough to get a good conversation going.
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Old 14-05-2013, 02:11
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It's just a bit of fun.
To many the fun comes from analysing it.
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Old 14-05-2013, 03:11
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Surely those theories are based on the writer's/director's artistic choices?

Of course choosing a colour/symbology to associate with a character/story doesn't always have some huge amazing reveal beneath it.

So I'd say yes and no.
I do sometimes wonder where one draws the line between deep meanings in various arts, and said arts just being things.

Does a painting of a butterfly represent the artist's own feeling of ascending to better and more beautiful things after being trapped in such an ugly state, or can the artist just like butterflies?

Like again with Clara's red theme. Is there any actual meaning behind it, or did they decide the character simply liked the color?
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Old 14-05-2013, 03:16
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I don't necessarily think it IS overanalysed.

If anything I think a lot of the time, the immediately apparent consensus of a loud "fanlier-than-thou" element is adhered to far too blindly by newcomers and part-timers trying to ingratiate themselves with what appears to be the majority and this contributes to the proliferation of arrogance in fandom.

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Old 14-05-2013, 06:52
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I like sycroncity... I analyse novels too... just enjoyment for me.
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Old 14-05-2013, 07:39
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Over-analysed?

Yes,
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Old 14-05-2013, 08:06
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You could probably get a 20 page thread about the colour of the doctors shoe laces and how it gives away the plot for the next 3 series over arching storyline :lol:
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Old 14-05-2013, 08:08
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A big fat yes!
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Old 14-05-2013, 08:48
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yes but it needs a bit to help keep the series at the level it should be,
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too much love
dont overuse the sonic screwdriver
not too many reset buttons
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Old 14-05-2013, 09:02
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The trouble is, we don't know until the end of a series what's significant and what isn't, (Rory's badge? Doctor's jacket?) so every little thing is discussed to death, and it looks like over-analysis, but really, it's Moffat's fault.*


No. Who fans aren't very chatty nor curious so its tough to get a good conversation going.



*joke
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Old 14-05-2013, 09:47
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What do you mean by 'analyzed'? Why did you choose that word, on that particular day? Is there some deeper significance? We must look into this more.
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Old 14-05-2013, 10:00
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Only sometimes! Most of the time it is simply, enthusiastically and passionately discussed and I for one, love it!
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Old 14-05-2013, 10:06
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What do you mean by 'analyzed'? Why did you choose that word, on that particular day? Is there some deeper significance? We must look into this more.
Very good!

Or is it? We must look into this far more deeply...
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