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    Tom Hanks

    He was killed by Gravity.
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    Michael Schumacher

    His lad's started racing - and winning. https://www.smh.com.au/sport/schumacher-s-son-mick-wins-european-f3-title-20181014-p509iy.html Like father, like son?
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    Crew Of USS Enterprise

    Some revelations from Shat's new book: 1. He did magic mushrooms in Amsterdam: "How could I say no? Somewhere in the recesses of my mind I remember reading that Alice in Wonderland was actually the description of a psychedelic trip. Well, I always loved Alice in Wonderland and if were possible to visit Wonderland that appealed to me." 2. He wasn't welcome at Leonard Nimoy's funeral. 3. He had diarrhoea during the opening night of his one man show... https://trekmovie.com/2018/08/30/7-things-we-learned-from-william-shatners-new-memoir-live-long-and/
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    Queen Elizabeth II

    Both Lizzie and the Duke looked to be in perfect health at Eugenie's wedding yesterday. Fergie's a complete loon, though, according to the compere of the Aussie simulcast, who has interviewed her in the past and showed a video as evidence - she was all smiles one moment and the throwing a sudden tantrum the next on and off throughout the whole interview.
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    Crew Of USS Enterprise

    Nichelle Nichols announces her final film and says it will be her "legacy project": https://trekmovie.com/2018/10/04/nichelle-nichols-announces-her-final-film-seeking-crowdfunding-to-start-noahs-room/
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    @msc Actually, there is a debate about it on Reddit now so maybe you are right and the bombs would have blown him up, making the Doctor a total hypocrite for preaching peace and telling off the crane bloke for kicking him over the edge. Enter Reddit at your own peril: https://www.reddit.com/r/gallifrey/comments/9mp98h/spoilers_so_13_is_going_to_be_a_raging_hypocrite/
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Episode 2 is allegedly a bit rubbish... https://inews.co.uk/culture/doctor-who-season-11-episode-2-review-spoiler-free-the-ghost-monument/ On the plus side, we are apparently getting psychedelic, Pertwee-style opening credits. ********** Also "As with last week, the plot and alien threat take a back seat to getting to know these new characters and reestablishing the Doctor as the inquisitive, eccentric, pacifist that she’s always been..." http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/doctor-who/61076/doctor-who-series-11-the-ghost-monument-spoiler-free-review But... Jodie Whittaker still has the same energy as episode one but it’s balanced with scenes of a more confident and cerebral Doctor. The character’s previously somewhat inconsistent views on guns and violence is reaffirmed with an effective demonstration... https://www.blogtorwho.com/ghost-monument-preview/ So pacifist or not?
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Thankfully they didn't go and hit us over the head with that. On that front at least, Chibnall seems more restrained than Moffat or RTD. In fact he took a more obscure issue with no identity politics tarnish attached, dyspraxia, and drew attention to that (possibly deliberately as a diversion) instead of hammering home to us the idea that Jodie was an empowered woman who was once a man. I thought the dyspraxia stuff was handled quite nicely actually since it is potentially a heavy-handed way to engender sympathy for a new character but it was tastefully done. Says me, an uncoordinated tosser who can barely touch type a word without a typo.
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    You weren't paying attention in class. The bombs were coded to attack the humans' DNA. Since the alien had different DNA, they just tickled him. I think. Anyway, Doc made it fairly clear her plan was to teleport him off the planet back to wherever he he came from, not to blow him up. I presume the bombs were just to give him a taste of his own medicine and serve as a bit of a distraction if he tried to detonate them but admittedly the dialogue/editing could have been a little clearer im that scene, which is a bit of a worrying sign for the new production team...
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Yes, Kinda and Castrovalva are highlights of his run but they are probably too complex and abstract for children, so at this point the show seemed to be forgetting a core part of its audience. I haven't seen Frontios so I can't comment on that. Caves is wildly overrated by fans but it is a strong little story and Peri works well with Five. It is a relief to see him with just one companion and nice that he went out on a high note. I'd add Mawdryn as another strong Five story and, as a guilty pleasure, Black Orchid which has a nice atmosphere despite being so slight.
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    My story is more convoluted: as a kid I was a casual viewer with the ABC doing endless reruns of Tom Baker and then Peter Davison on Saturday afternoons [the Cushing films were occasionally aired, too]. Somehow I missed the Colin Baker era when it first aired but I saw quite a lot of McCoy and Ace and really quite liked that when I watched it on a casual basis. Later of course there was the TV film and, again, I enjoyed that for what it was and appreciated the higher standard of acting, cinematography and Tardis set. However, I didn't become a fan until I finally saw some Hartnell in my 20s and that really clicked with me, especially his historicals. He is still my favourite but Pertwee is closing in fast. I was also slow to like New Who. I thought the first three seasons were weak (with the occasionally good story) but things finally came together, IMHO, in the Catherine Tate season when it won me over and I have liked it ever since. *** Anyway, I have finally just seen Jodie's first episode. Yes, average but with potential. The plot wasn't stunning but I am grateful they didn't labour any feminist or transgender points too much. Good world-building around the description regeneration and it seems that the Doc really believes Susan is dead. Jodie was okay but lacked some gravitas to me. Sometimes it felt to me like she was just doing a female impersonation of previous New Who doctors instead of really living the part but it is early days. Bradley Walsh is unknown down here but he was just like a bloke I used to know about twenty years ago named Brian in looks, mannerisms, etc. The resemblance was uncanny. Speaking of which, I didn't know any of those actors for upcoming episodes featured in the end credits so that probably fell a bit flat from an Aussie marketing perspective, too. Interesting to see the Doc go to the funeral service in the church which may be the first positive reference to religion in the show since the Hartnell era. The death of *Grace* is interesting from a symbolic perspective and it is interesting to see how this will play out especially since the next episode is entitled the Ghost Monument so she might be back in some form later. The pacifism is still there with the Doc wanting to teleport the villain away and sharply rebuking the crane operator for kicking him over the edge. Overall, a subdued, workmanlike start but it did the job of introducing the new characters and making the audience care about them. Hopefully they can build on this. 6.5/10
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Yes but he isn't killing people (apart from that poor ol' Ogron) and he is anti-military. (I actually think the Pertwee era would have worked better if he had gone on the run from UNIT after the events of the Silurians and that the rest of the series had shown him trapped on earth preventing invasions whilst being hunted himself.)
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Daft question but when people online say this Doctor "is my era" or "so-and-so is my Doctor" what do they actually mean? Is it the person who was the Doctor when they were seven/twelve years old that they grew up with or do they just mean the Doctor they like the most or is it the one that got them into the show? My answer will vary depending on the definition...
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    Haven't seen Whittaker in anything at all yet so looking forward to seeing if she has the chops. The amateurish stuff should definitely be gone. "it's 2018 and hammy shit with crap scripts and actors looking amateurish should be long gone. There are whole film franchises out there from Predator to The Avengers and they have moved Sci Fi on to another level." The thing is, I know you don't like Star Wars anyway but when I saw the Force Awakens, I was comparing it to Moffatt Who which was on at the time and I thought it was the new SW film that compared poorly with its bad script and amateurish actors compared to what DW was doing at the time. SW just seemed very tired and old compared to Dr Who. For instance, as convoluted as some of Moffatt's twists turned out to be, his initial teasers were far more compelling than tedious bollocks like the mystery of Rey's parentage and whether Snoke is Darth Plagueis or not. Add to that, the very poorly realised and uncompelling new characters in the SW sequels. Therefore it stood up well against the biggest SF film franchise, IMHO. It is never going to be Solaris or Blade Runner quality serious SF though. "Yes, there will always be an offbeat and jokey element to The Doctor but, maybe, there will be a more harder edge to the character" Don't know if this would work. I suppose it did in Pertwee's first season which is probably the closest to what you are looking for. Part of the reason DW has survived though is that it doesn't take itself too seriously and is happy to parody the more ridiculous aspects of the genre and be a bit camp. "Anyway, Capaldi had zero redeeming qualities" He was my favourite new one. Really clicked with me. Then again, I like Charon's posts as well, so I must have a soft spot for these cantankerous old Scottish b*stards.
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    So .. What Do You Watch On TV?

    I still haven't seen it as I had to go out last night! Will watch it today. I want to like the Fifth Doctor but I just can't. It is a combination of things from the extremely poor writing under Saward through to the bad acting of the companions. Most of all, though, there is the weird public perception that has developed that the Fifth Doctor is the most pacifist of the classic Doctors, while there is virtually no evidence of this onscreen apart from one story, Warriors of the Deep. Peter Davison's Doctor guns down Cybermen, destroys Daleks, seriously contemplates killing Davros, euthanizes Omega and kills Monarch. This is comparable to the killings by the Sixth Doctor so I don't understand why Davison gets a free pass whilst the Colin Baker era is criticised for being too violent. I think they mistake the passivity of the Doctor in many stories like Kinda (where he does not actively drive the events) with pacifism which is proactive non-violence. There are more references to the Doctor being a pacifist/non-violent sprinkled throughout the Pertwee (constant critiques of UNIT, "peace party stuff in Frontier, comments about abhorring violence, etc) and some of the McCoy stories (Delta and the Bannermen, "look me in the eyes" speech in Happiness Patrol, anti-nuke stuff in Battlefield and rejection of the Seargeant's philosophy in Survival) than we see in the Davison era. Overall New Who is much more overtly pacifist than Old Who though. I tend to feel that Tennant - especially in his last season - is an attempt to do the Fifth Doctor in a more updated way. The Doctor's Daughter is much more overtly pacifist and would have worked as a Fifth Doctor story and the confrontation between Davros and the Doctor in the Stolen Earth finale also explores these themes more effectively than the Peter Davison Dalek story.

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