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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Professor wrote:

The TVM story is cobbled together and quite a bit of it is a load of old crock, but McGann is second to none and the direction and overall quality won over all but the most cynical eventually, especially once people saw RTD's version.

Watching NuWho however is like watching The Littlehamlet amateur players (Apologies if there really is such a group) consisting of three fat ladies with artistic tendencies attempting to reinterpret The Threepenny Opera in a series of tableaux while wearing dungarees and saying 'wicked' a lot in order to appeal to the 'yoof'. It's utter crap for being lazy, unoriginal, unambitious and going for all the cheap gags, the cheap thrills, the cheap emotion.


Extremely well put.

To me it looks like something done in the spirit of "Buffy was a huge success, and look, we have all this Doctor Who laying around doing nothing..."

They've tried to remake Who to the Buffy formula without really understanding what it is that made Buffy so great.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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[To me it looks like something done in the spirit of "Buffy was a huge success, and look, we have all this Doctor Who laying around doing nothing..."

They've tried to remake Who to the Buffy formula without really understanding what it is that made Buffy so great.


Absolutely - the true irony is that they've resurrected Who as a soulless shadow of its former self, just like Scrappy Dawn tried to do with Joyce.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm taking my girlfriend (who's a Nu-Who freak, which makes me cry on the inside) to see this for her twenty-somethingth birthday.

Listening to two hours of Murray Gold's "music" will probably drive me clinically insane. And this is supposed to be a homage to Classic Who? Please somebody, kill me now.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The things people do for love Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

munkus wrote:
So I arrived at the Sheffield arena with my family and within minutes I was surrounded by adolescent teenagers, children and adults acting like idiots.

Anyway I walk over to have a look at the tat on sale. Key rings £3, programs £10, cardboard cutout cyberman mask £5.00, everything tacky and ridiculously over priced.

Sat down on the incredibly uncomfortable seats and let the monstrosity begin. It opens with an actually nice rendition of the tune similar to Howells but a bit more modern. From here things go down hill as we seen a poster claiming to be "Vorgs Greatest show in the Galaxy". Vorg is introduced, he's a fat bloke with a gadget that shrinks aliens to which he puts away in his collection. In short a carnival of monsters. He gloats about being the Doctors number one fan all whilst crappy Murry Gold music plays.

What happens next is pretty much, "let me show you monster X" followed by a video clip of the episode monster X appears in whilst the monster walks around annoying the audience. After this it goes back into the machine.

Eventually he pulls out Churchill played by Nick Briggs. Despite the appalling dialogue Nick works well and manages to keep his dignity. Turns out Vorg has kidnapped him to lure the doctor. This works and he then captures the doctor. The doctor is shown by pre recorded video clips but it all feels very rush rush.

Anyway more monsters and buffoonery occur and then the Doctor announces he's worked out who Vorg is, son of the previous buffoon in carnival. He warns him that the device he's using is too advanced for him. Vorg claims he built it when it came to him in a dream. The doctor vanishes after telling the audience to shout geronimo when he needs them too. To lure out the doctor Vorg inexplicable does more monster mash parade. These become interrupted by some policemen (one played by Briggs) who get killed by an angel.

After all the monsters have been shown the Daleks turn up, Vorg runs off, they threaten to exterminate the doctor. The doctor panics and it shows a sequence of all his regenerations. One over he speaks some techno babble and some cybermen arrive and fight the Daleks pushing them into the machine. The doctor says he will send them all home except the Daleks who he has time looped.

Just then the supreme appears (now this was good, it was flying, quite well done too) and shouts. The doctor asks us to shout geronimo which activate some explosions which kill the supreme. With all being well the Doctor says goodbye and pisses off in his Tardis. More Murry music plays and people piss off home, the end.

All in all, it was shit. It wasn't even a story as such, just a monster parade. Utter balls and to think this was supposed to honor the classic series. The lighting was shit, the effects crap bar the flying Dalek, and the music was Murry Gold tat so you know hat to expect. Was it worth the ticket price? No bloody way.


Sorry you had to sit through that, thanks for the review.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this review of the stage show on another forum:

"I went to see the Dr Who Live event at the weekend in Cardiff. Bit of a pantomime really to be honest- excellent for the kids and reasonably good fun but way over priced! It was so totally new series focussed that apart from a small montage of the Regeneration clips they showed part way through as part of the story you would never guess that there was anything that came before Doc Number 9. There was a small cheer went up when Tom flashed up on screen, nothing for Peter, a smaller cheer for Colin, a vague cheer and quite a large boo for Sylvester (which I thought was a bit uncharitable), nothing for McGann, a much larger cheer for Chris (far more than I would have expected and which really took me by surprise) an eruption of a cheer that blew all the rest out of them out of the water for David and a smattering of a cheer for Matt. The cheer for Matt may have been louder but it coincided with some pyrotechnics stuff as it was the last one of the sequence so it was a little hard to tell."

Booing for Sylv and Tencunt the favourite? Deeply, deeply depressing.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mentality of these sad cunts is precisely why I avoid all of them now.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadow Doctor wrote:
I'm taking my girlfriend (who's a Nu-Who freak, which makes me cry on the inside) to see this for her twenty-somethingth birthday.

Listening to two hours of Murray Gold's "music" will probably drive me clinically insane. And this is supposed to be a homage to Classic Who? Please somebody, kill me now.


You'll get a shag out of it though, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmy Nimbus wrote:
Shadow Doctor wrote:
I'm taking my girlfriend (who's a Nu-Who freak, which makes me cry on the inside) to see this for her twenty-somethingth birthday.

Listening to two hours of Murray Gold's "music" will probably drive me clinically insane. And this is supposed to be a homage to Classic Who? Please somebody, kill me now.


You'll get a shag out of it though, right?


I did. A good one, too. Very Happy

While I'm here, I'll state my opinion of it.

Once we entered,(Birmingham NIA) we were swarmed by children in their Tennant and Smith costumes, all rushing with their parents. I couldn't believe they were charging £10.00 for a programme! I didn't buy one, but I'm guessing it was just a glossy version of Doctor Who Adventures.

Onto the show itself, I quite liked the live theme.

Then Nigel Planer came on.

The rest is exactly like Munkus said, so I'll cut to the regeneration scene.

Hartnell got nothing, Troughton got a small cheer, Jon and Tom got about the same. Peter got a surprisingly decent cheer. But I seriously think I was one of very few people who cheered for Colin.

Sylv and Paul got nothing. Eccleston got a moderate cheer... and Tennant's cheer ruptured my ears. That pissed me off. I really don't get how anyone can like that arrogant tosser of a Doctor.
Matt got a lesser, but respectable amount of cheer.

All in all, it was shite, and a waste of about £60.00. Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadow Doctor wrote:
Hartnell got nothing, Troughton got a small cheer, Jon and Tom got about the same. Peter got a surprisingly decent cheer. But I seriously think I was one of very few people who cheered for Colin.

Sylv and Paul got nothing. Eccleston got a moderate cheer... and Tennant's cheer ruptured my ears. That pissed me off. I really don't get how anyone can like that arrogant tosser of a Doctor.
Matt got a lesser, but respectable amount of cheer.

Fucking HELL.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadow Doctor wrote:
Jimmy Nimbus wrote:
Shadow Doctor wrote:
I'm taking my girlfriend (who's a Nu-Who freak, which makes me cry on the inside) to see this for her twenty-somethingth birthday.

Listening to two hours of Murray Gold's "music" will probably drive me clinically insane. And this is supposed to be a homage to Classic Who? Please somebody, kill me now.


You'll get a shag out of it though, right?


I did. A good one, too. Very Happy


I should think so too, the proper full English breakfast complete with some Bavarian thrown in I would hope.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

War Arrow wrote:
Shadow Doctor wrote:
Jimmy Nimbus wrote:
Shadow Doctor wrote:
I'm taking my girlfriend (who's a Nu-Who freak, which makes me cry on the inside) to see this for her twenty-somethingth birthday.

Listening to two hours of Murray Gold's "music" will probably drive me clinically insane. And this is supposed to be a homage to Classic Who? Please somebody, kill me now.


You'll get a shag out of it though, right?


I did. A good one, too. Very Happy


I should think so too, the proper full English breakfast complete with some Bavarian thrown in I would hope.


That would certainly make up for the ear damage... Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadow Doctor wrote:
All in all, it was shite, and a waste of about £60.00. Mad

£60 fucking quid?

£60 FUCKING QUID????

Fuck me, they must have seen you all coming at that fucking extortionate price.

I expect Rani would have gladly paid it though.

A fool and his money are soon parted as he has highlighted time and time again on this board with some of his most ludicrous purchases.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another foolish comment, I'd have the sense to realise this is a production for kids and their families and not waste such an exhorbitant sum of money.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mistress Rani wrote:
Another foolish comment, I'd have the sense to realise this is a production for kids and their families and not waste such an exhorbitant sum of money.

Rubbish.

You would have eagerly bought the fucking ticket 6 months ago and snapped up 5 copies of the £10 rip off programme too you are such a fool easily parted from his money when it comes to PoohWho!

Damn it, if they'd have had a Fathead Donation box there, you would have stuffed your entire months wages in to it.
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