Author Topic: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....  (Read 114608 times)

cometworm

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2008, 08:50:36 pm »

Without wanting to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen the first episode yet; I really really really really hope the appearance of you-know-who at the end means they're bringing you-know-who back later in the series... Catherine Tate makes my hair stand on end. In a bad way!

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2008, 08:59:53 pm »
I dunno about Catherine Tate, she did irritate me a bit when she did the Christmas Special, so I didn't look forward to her becoming the new companion, but after that episode I'm warming to her.

As peli said, the mouthing through the window scene was great, typical Catherine Tate, but it worked really well. :thumbsup:
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2008, 09:01:13 pm »
I found Catherine Tate both irritating and disengaged - like someone shouting her lines through a megaphone from outside in the street.  In a really grating voice :(

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2008, 09:05:38 pm »
I found Catherine Tate both irritating and disengaged - like someone shouting her lines through a megaphone from outside in the street.  In a really grating voice :(

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2008, 09:07:01 pm »
Not usually watching TV, I haven't seen Catherine Tate before (other than in The Runaway Bride), but I am sick to death of people saying "AmIBovvered" in a nasal tone, and then laughing at their own wit.* I therefore wasn't expecting great things from her, and found myself pleasantly suprised - she's a better actor than Billie Piper (she can do at least three emotions), and attractive without being as scrawny as the last two companions.

I'm happy to keep watching.

:)

*Edit - no disrespect to Urban_Biker - I wrote this before his post. :-[

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2008, 09:08:25 pm »
I've never seen her comedy stuff so I didn't have so many preconceptions. I was pleasantly surprised. Good stuff. Long may it continue.

Edit: Ooh er! 2 of us pleasantly surprised. Spooky!
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2008, 09:12:52 pm »
CT didn't annoy me nearly as much as I expected which was good. Most comeians can play more than one role, but stereotyping them is a bad idea. Look at 'mr bean' for example.

All in all, it's not as good as Torchwood was, although I'm not sure that'll be so good after what happened at the end of the last series.

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2008, 09:15:27 pm »
I think it'll get better as the series goes on.  The first episode is often a  a bit long on plot development and short on intelligent story

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2008, 09:40:51 pm »
I think all you boys are interested in is seeing a pretty face, innit?  ;)

I'm sure if David Tennant wasn't so cute there would be fewer female fans too...
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2008, 11:52:15 am »

*Edit - no disrespect to Urban_Biker - I wrote this before his post. :-[

This is what I get for being lazy and attempting obvious gags.  I'd just like to confirm that I am not at all bothered by your comments ;D

I do like Tennant though. One of the best Doctor's to date really. Its a shame the Doctor Who scriptwriters can't manage to avoid absolute silliness through. I mean what is it with the silly cute noises the little fat monsters were coming out with? I presume you will be able to buy little cuddly fat monsters at Woolys within weeks. I guess LEE is right about it being kids TV.

Was Dr Who silly like this in the Tom Baker days? I don't remember it being like that - but then I was just a kid myself at the time so I suppose I wouldn't have noticed.

As to Catherine Tate; I think she has just been a victim of her own comic character. A bit like Harry Enfield and Loadsamoney. It will take a long time for people to forget her catch pharse and I bet she regrets inflicting it on the public already.
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2008, 11:56:41 am »
I thought the silly cute noises coming from the silly cute fat aliens were great.  :D

I also think Catherine Tate did rather well.  Unlike former assistants, she doesn't play it as the Sultry Assistant.TM  Presumably as a result of doing so much character comedy, she is happy to let her character be a bit pathetic and not very glamorous, which I think works better than the Permanently Alluring Assistant type.  :)

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2008, 12:10:56 pm »
I don't think Bonnie Langford did "sultry assistant" either :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2008, 01:27:07 pm »
I don't think Bonnie Langford did "sultry assistant" either :)

...gods, and she was bloody irritating.
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2008, 02:11:38 pm »
I don't think Bonnie Langford did "sultry assistant" either :)

...gods, and she was bloody irritating.

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2008, 02:39:57 pm »
I don't think Bonnie Langford did "sultry assistant" either :)

...gods, and she was bloody irritating.

<cough>

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2008, 10:46:33 am »
I don't think Bonnie Langford did "sultry assistant" either :)

...gods, and she was bloody irritating.

<cough>

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2008, 10:51:21 am »
I thought the silly cute noises coming from the silly cute fat aliens were great.  :D


I get that, I really do. But its only one small step away from Bertie Basset aliens and then we're getting into dangerous territory  ;)
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2008, 11:33:31 am »
Don't care about who the actors were, I just wanna lard monster (baby Adipose) - they so cute  :thumbsup:

Back on topic.  I thought CT was OK.  Not sure whether she can keep it up without the act getting a bit jaded though - atleast with the other two they were considered a little more attractive (not that she isn't - just not in a movie star way) so they didn't have to rely on comedy for their place on the show.


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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #43 on: April 11, 2008, 01:40:20 pm »
I don't think Bonnie Langford did "sultry assistant" either :)

...gods, and she was bloody irritating.

<cough>

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2008, 05:57:25 pm »


Back on topic.  I thought CT was OK.  Not sure whether she can keep it up without the act getting a bit jaded though - atleast with the other two they were considered a little more attractive (not that she isn't - just not in a movie star way) so they didn't have to rely on comedy for their place on the show.



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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2008, 07:58:08 pm »


Back on topic.  I thought CT was OK.  Not sure whether she can keep it up without the act getting a bit jaded though - atleast with the other two they were considered a little more attractive (not that she isn't - just not in a movie star way) so they didn't have to rely on comedy for their place on the show.



Because obviously it would be ridiculous to write meaningful parts for women which contribute to the plot, and then cast actresses for their talent and ability...  ::-)

Only reflecting the Whovian chat m'dear, no need to roll your eyes at me (unless you are aditioning for the part too?  ;)).  If it twere up to me Rose would still be there, not because I think her hot, but because I think that she really did bring charracter to the part rather than just being a screamer or a looker.

Glad to know, likewise, that you appriciate the Drs for their acting ability  ;):

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2008, 08:13:35 pm »
I wasn't rolling my eyes at you so much as just rolling my eyes at general media hypocrisy. And I did say later that I think Chris Eccleston is a fantastic actor.
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2008, 10:24:59 pm »
I think it'll get better as the series goes on.  The first episode is often a  a bit long on plot development and short on intelligent story

Prescient  :)


Tonight's was much better, more complex, and Ms Tate was a lot better


Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2008, 10:36:18 pm »
Yeah, I'm definitely warming to her, and her "Celtic" accent. ;D
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2008, 11:14:47 pm »
She was rather good wasn't she?  Superb effects too! 
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