Doctor Who Discussion Forum for Who North America customers
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog inThe Who North America Online Store

Share | 
 

 500: The Next Doctor

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next

Rate this episode
Fantastic!
37%
 37% [ 15 ]
Pretty Good
41%
 41% [ 17 ]
Average
17%
 17% [ 7 ]
Disappointing
5%
 5% [ 2 ]
Horrible
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 41
 

AuthorMessage
greenk9
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1313
Age : 45
Registration date : 2007-10-20

PostSubject: the next doctor   Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:39 am

my insomnia payed off...has anyone seen this yet other than me?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
CJSchmidt
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 618
Age : 34
Registration date : 2007-02-01

PostSubject: 500: The Next Doctor   Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:07 am

500: The Next Doctor

Please keep in mind that that this episode has already aired in the UK. This thread will probably contain LOTS of spoilers. If you don't want to ruin the fun, you may want to come back once the episode airs on SciFi.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
ozjenny
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 190
Registration date : 2007-08-12

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:17 am

greenk9 wrote:
my insomnia payed off...has anyone seen this yet other than me?

Yep, I've seen it. Cool I liked parts of it very much and I thought the visuals were magnificent. The acting on the whole was pretty good. The cybershades were plain silly though.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
cinnur
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 222
Registration date : 2007-03-01

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:36 am

I keep forgetting that episodes are discussed in this area, and not under general discussions.

Anyway, I thought it was an average romp, which had some disappointments, especially the quickly wrapped up conclusion.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
greenk9
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1313
Age : 45
Registration date : 2007-10-20

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:04 am

yes oz I was a tad disapointed in the cybershades- loved the masks but the rest of the body looked like a cheap gorilla suit but that being said this episode reminded me about how well doctor who fits in the victorian era. Loved Hartigan- very subtile a performance as in contrast to the over the top performance of the racnoss. As far as the xmas specials the christmas invasion is still my favorite but this one was a fun romp. Cinnur I too felt that the ending was too fast...oh well. I really am hating the waiting for the next special it is far too far away...sniff.

As for this episode- Morrisey was a triumph- I enjoyed Tennant and him in Blackpool and was thrilled to see them pair up again. Thank goodness they did not break out singing (Ref to Blackpool of course).
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Clavius
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 578
Age : 45
Registration date : 2007-10-03

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:27 am

Glad to see The Doctor fight an alien menace in a time period other than the present day for this Christmas special. Still ended up being a huge alien menace threatening the world, but at least it was in another century.

Loved the giant steampunk Cyberman vs. The Doctor in hot air baloon. That was so Jules Verne. (That's gonna be one helluva BAF. Better get to work Character!)

So, will The Doctor choose the appearance of Jackson Lake for his next regen? After seeing Morrissey in this ep, I'm very much hoping so. I think he'd make a damn fine #11.

Had a moment of giddy geek glee when Jackson views the history of The Doctor on the info stamp and we get a peek at docs 1 - 10.

Overall a very fun episode.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
WhoMA_Joe
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 342
Registration date : 2007-05-09

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:49 am

tthanks to the internet i seen in online and like it, very well done imo
Back to top Go down
View user profile
CrochetOwl
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 320
Registration date : 2008-01-08

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:40 pm

The thing I disliked about the show was the cyber king. It was so over the top and ruined the show for me. Hartigan was fine as was Morrisey. There were a lot of holes in the story and once again the time restriction made things go too fast (why was Jackson's son all alone on the rap, what was with the supposedly long swing up onto the ramp). The cybershades were nothing more than guard dogs. Why can't RTD learn that bigger does not mean better (case in point, the TARDIS tugging the earth back in its home) - that is one thing I am definitely not going to miss when he leaves. The best were the scenes between the Doctor and Jackson especially the last scene - why he doesn't have a companion now - because it breaks he's heart when they leave.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
gregtdj
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 398
Age : 43
Registration date : 2007-06-19

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:43 am

Overall a great ep. From the opening moments of the two standing side by side exclaiming Alonz,(?not sure on spelling)
all the way to the reveal of Jackson lake's origin's to Miss Hartigan's ending. Just a straight forward romp with the Doctor unraveling the mysteries and giving the right kind of help to those who need it. I am trying to remember and at no point during this new series can I recall an ending where the Doctor agreed to stay with anyone that wasn't going to be or was a companion. Maybe Mr Lake will reappear?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
CJSchmidt
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 618
Age : 34
Registration date : 2007-02-01

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:30 pm

I enjoyed the episode quite a bit (this year I'll take anything I can get). I do think the ending was a bit over the top, but that's what the Christmas specials are all about and I have come to terms with that.

I think I would have preferred it if they had put a little more effort into the shade/steampunk cybermen and just skipped the cyber-king nonsense. Maybe only one real cyberman made it through and he was building an army of steampunk cybermen from spare parts.

All in all, a silly adventure story that was rounded out by a clever twist.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
mattix
RANK: UNIT Trooper


Number of posts : 23
Registration date : 2009-03-19

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:24 am

Really good episode!

Although that massive cyberman thing was a bit over the top.

disapointed that David morrissey wasnt really the doctor. He would have been cool!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Evil Monkey Pope
RANK: Time Lord Council Guard


Number of posts : 1828
Registration date : 2007-07-16

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:42 am

I really liked the "sonic" screwdriver and Miss Mercy Hartigan.
I have no idea why everyone went kablooey at the end or why cybermen need to steal orphans for labor.
Back to top Go down
View user profile https://mattthecatania.wordpress.com/
cinnur
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 222
Registration date : 2007-03-01

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:56 am

mattix wrote:
Really good episode!

Although that massive cyberman thing was a bit over the top.

disapointed that David morrissey wasnt really the doctor. He would have been cool!

I originally also thought the gigantic Cyberman was to much as well.
However is it any more over the top than when in the Tom Baker or Jon Pertwee stories that have dinosaurs in London?

Morrissey looks like he would have made an interesting Doctor.
Now that they know who will replace Tennant the idea of the future incarnation and the present incarnation getting involved in a Tennant story seems like an interesting idea.
It has always been that a past Doctor(s) comes forward to the present. Here is the opportunity to reverse that idea. An interesting twist, I think.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
LakeErieMonster
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 581
Registration date : 2007-02-05

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:19 pm

just downloaded yesterday have yet to watch.
available via itunes under tennant specials fyi
Back to top Go down
View user profile
LakeErieMonster
RANK: Prime Minister


Number of posts : 581
Registration date : 2007-02-05

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:19 pm

Really liked this after finally watching. LOVED the Doctors memory stamp that showed all previous docs. I thought the cybershades looked great a cybermat extreme. I don't think the cyberking ruined it at all. It was more the tardis/bln being used as a chase vehicle that was the blemish. Seriously they couldn't notice this in time and shoot him down?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Vicki
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 148
Age : 53
Registration date : 2008-07-03

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:09 pm

I loved this episode the first time I saw it...still loved it the next few times, and since I rewatched again recently, I'm commenting...The Next Doctor has become one of my all time favorites! The scenes with Tennant and Morrissey are fantastic...Jackson Lake's parallel sonic screwdriver and TARDIS were priceless. Wonderful scenes where Jackson Lake leads the cheers for the Doctor, and where the Doctor admits his heartbreak, but then changes his mind and joins Jackson for Christmas dinner...just a wonderful episode all around, including the Cyberking!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.livejournal.com/users/fleurette
Gunny
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 92
Age : 54
Registration date : 2010-01-06

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:12 am

Out of all the 10th Doctor Specials I enjoyed this one the most. Of course the cybermen are my favorite villians so that helped. I really liked the interplay between the Doctor and the Jackson Lake character and Rosita was perfect.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Christian
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 395
Age : 38
Registration date : 2009-10-28

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:29 am

I voted for average. It wasn't great but then again none of the specials have been... outstanding... Although, Rosita struck me as someone who would have traveled with the sixth Doctor. I'm not sure why.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.christiankern.com
Gunny
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 92
Age : 54
Registration date : 2010-01-06

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:42 am

Christian wrote:
I voted for average. It wasn't great but then again none of the specials have been... outstanding... Although, Rosita struck me as someone who would have traveled with the sixth Doctor. I'm not sure why.
I had never thought of that Christian, but yes, I do think Rosita would have made a wonderful companion for the Sixth Doctor.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Christian
RANK: Brigadier


Number of posts : 395
Age : 38
Registration date : 2009-10-28

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:20 am

She just reminds me of like Grant Markham if you've read some of the Sixth Doctor's Missing Adventures...
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.christiankern.com
gunzlingr
RANK: UNIT Sergeant


Number of posts : 85
Registration date : 2007-11-30

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:11 pm

I thought it was pretty good.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
khana
RANK: UNIT Trooper


Number of posts : 36
Age : 30
Registration date : 2010-06-19

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:11 pm

Having seen almost all of Season 5, and just rewatched this episode (I was missing DT) I've got to say, I wish this guy, Morrissey, were the 11th instead of Matt Smith. He was absolutely fantastic, I think, when he was acting like the proper Doctor in the beginning.

I wonder if I'll ever get used to Matt Smith :\
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:52 am

khana wrote:
Having seen almost all of Season 5, and just rewatched this episode (I was missing DT) I've got to say, I wish this guy, Morrissey, were the 11th instead of Matt Smith. He was absolutely fantastic, I think, when he was acting like the proper Doctor in the beginning.

I wonder if I'll ever get used to Matt Smith :\

I agree FULLY!

My friend Artanyus and I already have Morrissey as our fanon 12th Doctor and for the most part, I tend to skip 11 in my stories because he just lacks a lot of character and for the stuff that I like to write, a random and obnoxious Doctor is not easy to write.
~
Back to top Go down
The Castellan
RANK: Celestial Intervention Agent


Number of posts : 3254
Registration date : 2010-06-11

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:09 am

a1cmustangpilot wrote:
khana wrote:
Having seen almost all of Season 5, and just rewatched this episode (I was missing DT) I've got to say, I wish this guy, Morrissey, were the 11th instead of Matt Smith. He was absolutely fantastic, I think, when he was acting like the proper Doctor in the beginning.

I wonder if I'll ever get used to Matt Smith :\

I agree FULLY!

My friend Artanyus and I already have Morrissey as our fanon 12th Doctor and for the most part, I tend to skip 11 in my stories because he just lacks a lot of character and for the stuff that I like to write, a random and obnoxious Doctor is not easy to write.
~

Yesh, he would have made an excellent Doctor. (plus my aunt thought he was cute)
Maybe doc 11 will get better at time goes by. ~shrug~

Though the Cybusmen were boring as usual....plus just how many did Lumic actually had made?! I think Revenge or Earthshock Cybermen would have been great here (There was supposed to be a scene in Stolen Earth/Journey's End where we see the Shadow Proclamation, which included a classic Cyberman), imagine the Revenge or Earthshock Cyberleader exchanging some choice words with that woman in red? lol!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
artanyus
RANK: Time Lord Commoner


Number of posts : 1513
Age : 34
Registration date : 2010-03-14

PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:56 am

The Castellan wrote:
a1cmustangpilot wrote:
khana wrote:
Having seen almost all of Season 5, and just rewatched this episode (I was missing DT) I've got to say, I wish this guy, Morrissey, were the 11th instead of Matt Smith. He was absolutely fantastic, I think, when he was acting like the proper Doctor in the beginning.

I wonder if I'll ever get used to Matt Smith :\

I agree FULLY!

My friend Artanyus and I already have Morrissey as our fanon 12th Doctor and for the most part, I tend to skip 11 in my stories because he just lacks a lot of character and for the stuff that I like to write, a random and obnoxious Doctor is not easy to write.
~

Yesh, he would have made an excellent Doctor. (plus my aunt thought he was cute)
Maybe doc 11 will get better at time goes by. ~shrug~

Though the Cybusmen were boring as usual....plus just how many did Lumic actually had made?! I think Revenge or Earthshock Cybermen would have been great here (There was supposed to be a scene in Stolen Earth/Journey's End where we see the Shadow Proclamation, which included a classic Cyberman), imagine the Revenge or Earthshock Cyberleader exchanging some choice words with that woman in red? lol!

Lumic only made a handful, but when he started full production of the Cybermen and they converted him, they became self sustaining, and they pretty much started "upgrading" other people. In one respect they are like the Daleks, the first chance they got they threw off the shackles of control and took control of their own race and did what was necessary to ensure it survived. In this case they just made more Cybermen from humans.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: 500: The Next Doctor   Today at 1:21 pm

Back to top Go down
 
500: The Next Doctor
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Who North America Forum :: Doctor Who Fan Section :: Episode Discussion-
Jump to: