The Doctor and Torchwood back on BBCA!!!!

I'm so very excited! I just looked up when the final five David Tennant episodes of Doctor Who were going to be on and the 5 night Torchwood, and they have both been announced to be coming soon to BBC America! Woohoo, happiness is!
Jumpeveryone

I just wanted to share, as I know there are some other fans out there and in case they hadn't seen. First special episode of Who (which was the Christmas special in the UK)on Saturday June 27th, then second one in July, third later in the year, and the last two by the end of 2010. :love-oni:

Torchwood will run five nights in a row, starting Monday July 20th. Here's some links...
http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/262/index.jsp
http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/123/index.jsp

Anyway something to look forward to, yippee! David Tennant and John Barrowman, how can you go wrong with that?! :bigsmile:

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Capriox's picture

Embodiment

You can't, quite simply Wink

I have seen the first two of those Tennant specials (UK's Christmas & Easter specials). Not my favorite, but certainly not the worst either.

And speaking of favorites, what IS everyone's fav revived Doctor Who episode? I've got a bunch...

Season 1
Father's Day: nothing flashy here, which is great. Simple, bittersweet elegance to music, plot, and acting.
Empty Child/Doctor Dances two-parter (Moffat's first series scripts): SO SCARY but SO GOOD
Bad Wolf/Parting two-parter: Anne-droid and silent space EX-TER-MIN-ATE for the win! And smoochies (which was a big deal before we got Tennant as a Doctor =P).

Season 2 (the most "blah", IMO)
Impossible Planet/Satan Pit two-parter: the supporting actors, especially Will Thorp as the possessed Toby, really help edthis one out. Poor Toby! Slightly above-average "solid" show.
Doomsday: can you listen to the Doomsday scene without sniffling at least a little? Yeah, I thought not.

Season 3
Gridlock: Final scene with the Face of Bo steals the show, hands-down. Tennant dropping through all the different aircars was fun.
Human Nature/Family of Blood two-parter: Absolutely the best of the first 3 seasons. Makes me cry every damn time; also, really shows off Tennant's amazing acting ability
Blink - SCARY but FUN!
Utopia/Sound of Drums/Last of the Timelords triology: was sort of uneven, but the highlights of it are *great* - Doctor & Jack's discussion through a door port, the YANA revelation, The Master (Derek Jacobi and John Simm both!), the Gallifrey CGI scene (and accompanying theme), Daleks speaking German, etc.

Season 4
Fires of Pompeii: solid but nothing special except that we see Catherine Tate come into her own as Donna Noble becomes more than just the harridan bride (she ends up being my most favorite companion by far). The water gun and the prophesies are good bits, too.
Silence of the Library/Forest of the Dead: another delicious spookfest and mental teaser from Moffat, yum! (and will we see River Song again???)
Midnight: AHHHH SO CREEPY. Also made me think of Twilight Zone episodes (perhaps the gremlin-on-the-plane one?). Good!
Turn Left: Donna!
Stolen Earth/Journey's End: uneven-but-good, like the season 3 finale. But Donna, noooooooooooo!!! Her last scene in the Tardis breaks my heart every time I think about it. Excuse me while I go find a tissue.

Erk, that's a long list of favorites. Must be a good show or something Wink

Pikachu42's picture

Embodiment

Season One: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances: Capt'n Jack Harkness is to beautiful to look at. If he were real, I'd jump his bones.

Season Two: (The David Tennant Era Smile ) The Girl in the Fireplace: Oh I loved this episode. I almost cried. It was beautifully written.

Season Three: Smith & Jones (A platoon of Judoon on the moon LOL), The Shakespeare Code, Blink (Scared the HELL out of me! I watched it at midnight for some reason o.O), and of course i loved the last three episodes Utopia, The Sound of Drums, and Last of the Time Lords (Those three episodes KICKED MAJOR ASS!!

Season Four: (I'm saying this upfront, I HATED Donna Noble. I grew to like her at the end though...kinda) The Fires of Pompeii, Planet of the Ood (I loved this), The Doctor's Daughter ( I can't wait to see Jenny again), Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead (I SO want to know the Doctor's name.), and of course The Stolen Earth/Journey's End. Well that was pretty much all of season 4 wasn't it LOL.

I'm totally looking forward to seeing what's coming next. I'm not sure I like the new guy for the Doctor. Especially coming after David Tennant. (Who is MY Doctor)

scrapper's picture

Postulant

...but if I had to pick a couple, some of the ones you guys already hit. Girl in the Fireplace was one of favorites, I can't entirely say why, just a great episode. The Human Nature/Family of Blood, the last Three of Season 3, the final few of Season 4. Oh, there are just too many to choose from!!! But yeah a couple of them definitely made me sad, especially the last one of Season 4, because he ended up all alone, again. As for Donna, wasn't a huge fan either, but she grew on me.

All I know is any episode is worth watching, especially if it's a new one I haven't seen Smile

Capriox's picture

Embodiment

Donna was a bit "haranguing fishwife" in the Runaway Bride, but she very rapidly became my favorite. I think it's because she and the Doctor were such great pals with no sexual/romantic tension to interfere with their story (Rose & Martha's relationships with the Doctor pretty much beat the "I love you" note to death). And she's the most "ordinary" kind of companion I've seen on the show yet, with more room for grow and some of the silliness and awkwardness that most of us mere mortals would have traveling with the Doctor (planet of the hats! I'm ready!). I loved that and it let me empathize with her a lot more than the wunderkinds Rose & Martha.

Also: Embodiment badge! eeeeeee!!

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

'grats and welcome!

scrapper's picture

Postulant

How is it you managed to see the first two specials already, when you aren't in the UK?

Capriox's picture

Embodiment

The power of the internet and a friend who has been plugged into Doctor Who fandom since the 80s Wink I buy the DVDs anyway, so BBC Wales isn't losing any money on me.

scrapper's picture

Postulant

just missing the first new season, but one of these days I will pick it up. Great thing about the DVDs is you can watch it over and over whenever you want, yippee!

I figured you somehow got first peak through the internet!

NekoMegi's picture

Petitioner

I was just talking about this, and I believe that Blink and Girl in the Fireplace are my favourite episodes of anything. Ever. I just named my computer Reinette. I pretty much love everything written by Steven Moffat. So, even though I will miss David, next season should be FUN.

sherinik's picture

Postulant

When is more Torchwood going to be aired in Oz? You got me all excited...but no.

Shade's picture

Supplicant

I can't wait Biggrin

And Capriox, you pretty much nailed all of my favorites too. It's such an amazing show!

MeiLin's picture

Most High

That is all.

Pikachu42's picture

Embodiment

I was wondering how i was gonna track the final David Tennant episodes! You've made my Geek Girl so happy!!!

scrapper's picture

Postulant

I have to say I've been checking quite a bit, as I think I was going through a little Doctor withdraw! That's why I was so happy to see the news, and happy to share, figuring there were others out there as obsessed. Smile

applejax's picture

Supplicant

I've never seen an episode of Dr. Who *ducks and runs*

But I'd like to. I have Netflix now so I can get the DVD's, and my only problem is, it's a little overwhelming. So I was wondering if anyone could recommend where to start?

TheBoy's picture

Embodiment

I've actually only seen a few minutes of an ep. of David Tennant (sp?) Dr. Who...I'm with you. It might be fun to watch someday, though.

Shade's picture

Supplicant

A traditionalist would tell you to start at the beginning. I'd say, though, that if you're not really invested in goofy sci-fi that delights in not taking itself seriously (if you didn't find Red Dwarf absolutely hilarious, say :P), start with the first revamped season from five-ish years ago. That'll give you five seasons to try out, and if you enjoy it then go back and start with the original ones.

Capriox's picture

Embodiment

That's my recommendation, too. You'll be less overwhelmed by the sheer volume of episodes, and less distracted by campy old TV production values, if you start out with the new/revived series instead. Look for the season one (series one, if you're in the UK) featuring Chris Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as the companion Rose and go from there.

applejax's picture

Supplicant

that season is available instantly on Netflix, so I don't have to wait for the DVD's! Biggrin

scrapper's picture

Postulant

Have fun watching and you will have to let us know what you think! I agree with everyone else Season 1 of the new series is definitely the place to start.

Sonja's picture

I would recommend starting with the new series starring Christopher Ecclestone and Billie Piper. When I first started Doctor Who, I hadn't been aware that classic Who existed or else I probably would have started with that. I'm glad I didn't discover the older episodes until after I was a certified fan girl of the Doctor because it took a special kind of patience to watch An Unearthly Child that would have been an immediate turn off otherwise.

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