Doctor Who's Season 11 Just Fell To Earth And I Didn't Realize How Much I Missed The Show

Submitted by: longtimelurker 2 months ago in Entertainment


It's the first episode for a new Doctor. I'd say they did a pretty good job. I didn't realize how much I missed new Who episodes until I saw season 11's first episode.

What did IAB think?
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Male 5,685
I finally watched it.  And while Jodie Whittaker was fine in the role, the writing and editing for the opening episode was pretty piss poor.  All of her lines were basically fan fodder to tie to other Doctors.

But the biggest and most unforgivable mistake they made was having The Doctor curse.  She called the tooth monster a "Big Blue Shit".  Nope, NO NO NO NO NO.  That is completely wrong for the character and wrong for the series as a whole.  Doctor Who does not curse, show extreme violence or sexual situations PERIOD, it doesn't need to be "edgy" in that manner, it's above that.
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Male 2
Really enjoyed it. So far so good with the plot, but some scenes felt a bit rushed that deserved more detail. The ending was a real cliffhanger, and that I miss. New Doctor seems like Matt's candidness mixed with David's eccentricity. I like it.
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Male 4
It was just okay. Where is the Tardis? To me it is not Doctor Who without the Tardis. It is just another Sci Fi show without the Tirdis.
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Male 2
odo13780 The Doctir is not The Doctir without her Tirdis. I completely agree.
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Male 20
odo13780 There is a long history in Doctor Who of taking the TARDIS away. Matt Smith did without in his first episode. Tom Baker did without in "Genesis of the Daleks." Jon Pertwee's Doctor actually had the knowledge of how to fly the TARDIS removed from his memory, which is when the Doctor starting working for UNIT. More often, the TARDIS merely serves as the vehicle that gets the Doctor to the setting for the episode, after which we don't see it again (sometimes at all).
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Male 1,159
I liked it and think Whitaker will be great in the role from what I've seen.
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Male 1,856
1st episode sux.  HOPE it gets better.
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Male 577
I'm all for inclusion but yesterday's count was 1 female Doctor, 1 interracial marriage, 3 white people (including the doctor), 3 asian people and 3 black people.  The Bolshevik Broadcasting Company out-did themselves.
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Male 20
wibble4321 Of the main characters, 2 out of 5 were white. 40% is a pretty nice percentage. Of the ongoing characters, 2 out of 4 are white, an even higher percentage. 2 out of 4 are men, so it's not like men aren't well represented. Out of the 9 (I think) companions who have come before in the new Who, 2 were non-white. Now it's 4 for 12, so the percentage hasn't actually changed that much. Frequently, the show has the Doctor and a female companion (with occasionally a second companion, often male). So, the the percentage of male roles in the TARDIS tends toward 50%, which is still true in this season. In the grand scheme of things, this is not a ceiling shattering change.
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Male 1,159
wibble4321 Maybe the point is that the gender and ethnicity of an actor isn't really that important most of the time, we're all human after all.
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Male 397
wibble4321 Pity the poor Beeb; damned if they do and damned if they don't.  There are now women complaining about the inaccurate representation of male parts in 'Bodyguard".

But this episode was pretty representative of my area. GP practice I've used for nearly 30 years: all female doctors and nurses (recently one male nurse).

Estate I've lived on for same period, probably currently at 30% white and most of them will be non-UK European. Rest comprising other colours from Africa and Asia across the board. Mostly middle class professionals too! Can tell by the makes of the cars and bikes.

But I'm lucky, I like it here.
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Female 976
Well, I hope you value this learning experience. Now you know how the rest of us feel every time a white guy is the star and anyone else is in the background or second fiddle.
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Male 1,856
wibble4321  yeah that WAS pretty obvious.

I do not think it would be very racist to hope that SOME of the women, no matter their heritage, to be HOT?
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Male 2,500
dm2754 Simple solution. Don't watch if it offends your delicate male ego.
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Male 18,342
dm2754 agreed. Maybe we should take some iconic female roles and reprise them with a male lead? Of course not, that would be retarded.

Anyway, around the time the last Dr Who aired, BBC went to pay per view from subscription in Hong Kong. I simply won't pay. My daughter will still watch it, but then she's from the generation that has never paid for IP and will get it from bootleg sites
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Male 13,391
I saw it, and thought it was all right.  I'm going to keep watching, she's a bit like David Tenant, and seems like a good choice so far.  The only thing i missed was the theme song, i looked around afterwards and found out that the theme song won't be involved until next episode.
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Male 1,159
monkwarrior It was featured at the end, it uses a lot of elements of the original but does have a rather irritating drum beat throughout which is too loud. Without it though it could easily be the best theme of the rebooted series so far.
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Male 5,685
mrteatime I think it was a pretty good retro theme.  But I agree about the drums.
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Male 13,391
mrteatime i stopped when the credits started after they teleported.
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Male 1,159
monkwarrior I was a bit miffed that they didn't do an intro sequence.
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Male 13,391
mrteatime yeah i was a bit too.. it was 15m in and i was like.. "wait, are they going to do the theme song?"


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Male 954
monkwarrior She has Tenant's energy level, but seems to have a casual disregard for the humans around her (at least to start with.)  Much more focused on stuff then people.
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Male 13,391
muert They're normally dazed and odd after the regeneration.. but next episode it should be her full self.
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