History Gush / DoctorWho

28th Aug '17 10:18:33 AM Sapphirea2
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* The Twelfth Doctor, as played by Creator/PeterCapaldi, is the toughest Doctor you'll ever love. He's a broody ByronicHero with NoSocialSkills, a DeadpanSnarker who HatesBeingTouched, a GrumpyOldMan who embodies GoodIsNotNice. He '''also''' embodies -- beautifully -- DarkIsNotEvil, CreepyGood, and HumbleHero, as well as the depths that can lie BeneathTheMask with his NotSoStoic moments -- expressing childlike whimsy and wonder, playing an electric guitar to beat the band, and nicknaming himself such things as "Doctor Funkenstein". His CharacterDevelopment is extraordinary: As he slowly goes from frosty to fun-loving, [[HurtingHero the true depths of his aching soul also emerge]]. He becomes a TragicHero in his Series 9 arc when he gives in too often to the grief and self-pity he's accumulated over millennia, even becoming TheUnfettered, before being brought back to his best self, but he never stops being sympathetic.

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* The Twelfth Doctor, as played by Creator/PeterCapaldi, is the toughest Doctor you'll ever love. He's a broody ByronicHero with NoSocialSkills, a DeadpanSnarker who HatesBeingTouched, a GrumpyOldMan who embodies GoodIsNotNice. He '''also''' embodies -- beautifully -- DarkIsNotEvil, CreepyGood, and HumbleHero, as well as the depths that can lie BeneathTheMask with his NotSoStoic moments -- expressing childlike whimsy and wonder, playing an electric guitar to beat the band, and nicknaming himself such things as "Doctor Funkenstein". His CharacterDevelopment is extraordinary: As he slowly goes from frosty to fun-loving, [[HurtingHero the true depths of his aching soul also emerge]]. He becomes a TragicHero in his Series 9 arc when as he gives in too often to the grief and self-pity he's accumulated over millennia, even becoming TheUnfettered, TheUnfettered before being brought back to his best self, but he never stops being sympathetic.sympathetic. ''At last'' he's capable of giving and receiving love -- of all kinds -- more passionately and sincerely than any of his predecessors, culminating in a willingness to give up '''everything''' for others, to die for Good if it means he dies a '''kind''' man. (sob)
28th Aug '17 10:09:12 AM Sapphirea2
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* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion "The Zygon Invasion"]] / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inversion"]] -- Creator/PeterCapaldi, 2015. Two years after "The Day of the Doctor" comes a globetrotting continuation of its B-plot as an uprising of renegade, shapeshifting AliensAmongUs threatens Earth. Highlights include a startling [[TheReveal reveal]] leading into a classic "How will they get out of ''this'' one?" {{Cliffhanger}}, the triumphant return of [[spoiler: fan-favorite Osgood (one of her, anyway!)]], delightful comic dialogue to ease the tension, provocative RippedFromTheHeadlines plot points, and Jenna Coleman at her best as Clara faces off with [[spoiler: her evil Zygon double Bonnie -- so, ''two'' excellent performances]]. The Doctor's climactic monologue is a {{Tearjerker}} that might be Twelve's greatest single scene, masterfully played by Capaldi.

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* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E7TheZygonInvasion "The Zygon Invasion"]] / [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E8TheZygonInversion "The Zygon Inversion"]] -- Creator/PeterCapaldi, 2015. Two years after "The Day of the Doctor" comes a globetrotting continuation of its B-plot as an uprising of renegade, shapeshifting AliensAmongUs threatens Earth. Highlights include a startling [[TheReveal reveal]] leading into a classic "How will they get out of ''this'' one?" {{Cliffhanger}}, the triumphant return of [[spoiler: fan-favorite Osgood (one of her, anyway!)]], delightful comic dialogue to ease the tension, provocative RippedFromTheHeadlines plot points, and Jenna Coleman at her best as Clara faces off with [[spoiler: her evil Zygon double Bonnie -- so, ''two'' excellent performances]]. The Doctor's climactic monologue is a {{Tearjerker}} that might be Twelve's greatest single scene, {{Tearjerker}}, masterfully played by Capaldi.Capaldi, that remains one of Twelve's signature moments.



* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "World Enough And Time"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]] -- Creator/PeterCapaldi, 2017. The Twelfth Doctor's swan song is without a doubt the best story Series 10 has to offer, one of the best of Capaldi's tenure, and one of the best Moffat's written. Heartbreaking in so many places and heartwarming in many others, we reach the end of an era as the Twelfth Doctor tries his hardest to bring his oldest friend, Missy, back on the side of the angels. Creator/PeterCapaldi's performance is enthralling, with his WorldOfCardboardSpeech in the second part quite possibly being his Doctor's defining moment. Missy's inner conflict is well-portrayed, with Michelle Gomez doing a superb job of portraying someone who indecisive about wanting to be noble or evil. Bill's TraumaCongaLine is heartbreaking, but she eventually receives her happy ending with Heather from "The Pilot", with the kiss the two share being one of the sweetest moments in series so far. The montage of companions brought a tear to this Troper's eye, the First Doctor's cameo is especially epic, the three generations of Cybermen together look completely badass, and Creator/JohnSimm is as delightful as always as TheMaster. Rachel Talalay did an amazing job directing this finale, as she did with the two previous ones, and Murray Gold's score is as majestic as always. Truly a crowning achievement of the revival and of the show in general.

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* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "World Enough And Time"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]] -- Creator/PeterCapaldi, 2017. The Twelfth Doctor's swan song is without a doubt the best story Series 10 has to offer, one of the best of Capaldi's tenure, and one of the best Moffat's written. Heartbreaking in so many places and heartwarming in many others, we reach the end of an era as the Twelfth Doctor tries his hardest to bring his oldest friend, Missy, back on the side of the angels. Creator/PeterCapaldi's performance is enthralling, with his WorldOfCardboardSpeech in the second part quite possibly being his Doctor's defining moment. Missy's inner conflict is well-portrayed, with Michelle Gomez doing a superb job of portraying someone who indecisive about wanting to be noble or evil. Bill's TraumaCongaLine is heartbreaking, but she [[spoiler: eventually receives her happy ending with Heather from "The Pilot", with the kiss the two share being one of the sweetest moments in series so far. The far]]. A montage of companions brought a tear to this Troper's eye, the First Doctor's cameo is especially epic, the tearjerking, three generations of Cybermen together look completely badass, and Creator/JohnSimm is as delightful as always as TheMaster. Rachel Talalay did an amazing job directing this finale, as she did with the two previous ones, and Murray Gold's score is as majestic as always. Truly a crowning achievement of the revival and of the show in general.
general, a majestic ending to Twelve's era...'''and then [[spoiler: the First Doctor appears]]''', [[ChristmasEpisode revealing it ain't over 'til it's over!]]
27th Aug '17 11:57:44 AM Malady
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* It's about time [[{{EeveeGirlChey}} this troper]] says a few words about the {{Badass Adorable}} Second Doctor! The cute little cosmic hobo had it's own quirks and knows how to rock a recorder. Where do you think {{Matt Smith}} got the bow-tie idea from? [[{{Patrick Troughton}} PATRICK TROUGHTON.]] That's who!

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* It's about time [[{{EeveeGirlChey}} this troper]] says a few words about the {{Badass Adorable}} Second Doctor! The cute little cosmic hobo had it's own quirks and knows how to rock a recorder. Where do you think {{Matt Smith}} got the bow-tie idea from? [[{{Patrick Troughton}} [[Creator/PatrickTroughton}} PATRICK TROUGHTON.]] That's who!
27th Jul '17 5:02:58 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "World Enough And Time"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]] - The Twelfth Doctor's swan song is without a doubt the best story Series 10 has to offer, one of the best of Capaldi's tenure, and one of the best Moffat's written. Heartbreaking in so many places and heartwarming in many others, we reach the end of an era as the Twelfth Doctor tries his hardest to bring his oldest friend, Missy, back on the side of the angels. Creator/PeterCapaldi's performance is enthralling, with his WorldOfCardboardSpeech in the second part quite possibly being his Doctor's defining moment. Missy's inner conflict is well-portrayed, with Michelle Gomez doing a superb job of portraying someone who indecisive about wanting to be noble or evil. Bill's TraumaCongaLine is heartbreaking, but she eventually receives her happy ending with Heather from "The Pilot", with the kiss the two share being one of the sweetest moments in series so far. The montage of companions brought a tear to this Troper's eye, the First Doctor's cameo is especially epic, the three generations of Cybermen together look completely badass, and Creator/JohnSimm is as delightful as always as TheMaster. Rachel Talalay did an amazing job directing this finale, as she did with the two previous ones, and Murray Gold's score is as majestic as always. Truly a crowning achievement of the revival and of the show in general.

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* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "World Enough And Time"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]] - -- Creator/PeterCapaldi, 2017. The Twelfth Doctor's swan song is without a doubt the best story Series 10 has to offer, one of the best of Capaldi's tenure, and one of the best Moffat's written. Heartbreaking in so many places and heartwarming in many others, we reach the end of an era as the Twelfth Doctor tries his hardest to bring his oldest friend, Missy, back on the side of the angels. Creator/PeterCapaldi's performance is enthralling, with his WorldOfCardboardSpeech in the second part quite possibly being his Doctor's defining moment. Missy's inner conflict is well-portrayed, with Michelle Gomez doing a superb job of portraying someone who indecisive about wanting to be noble or evil. Bill's TraumaCongaLine is heartbreaking, but she eventually receives her happy ending with Heather from "The Pilot", with the kiss the two share being one of the sweetest moments in series so far. The montage of companions brought a tear to this Troper's eye, the First Doctor's cameo is especially epic, the three generations of Cybermen together look completely badass, and Creator/JohnSimm is as delightful as always as TheMaster. Rachel Talalay did an amazing job directing this finale, as she did with the two previous ones, and Murray Gold's score is as majestic as always. Truly a crowning achievement of the revival and of the show in general.
27th Jul '17 5:01:19 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "World Enough And Time"]]/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E12TheDoctorFalls "The Doctor Falls"]] - The Twelfth Doctor's swan song is without a doubt the best story Series 10 has to offer, one of the best of Capaldi's tenure, and one of the best Moffat's written. Heartbreaking in so many places and heartwarming in many others, we reach the end of an era as the Twelfth Doctor tries his hardest to bring his oldest friend, Missy, back on the side of the angels. Creator/PeterCapaldi's performance is enthralling, with his WorldOfCardboardSpeech in the second part quite possibly being his Doctor's defining moment. Missy's inner conflict is well-portrayed, with Michelle Gomez doing a superb job of portraying someone who indecisive about wanting to be noble or evil. Bill's TraumaCongaLine is heartbreaking, but she eventually receives her happy ending with Heather from "The Pilot", with the kiss the two share being one of the sweetest moments in series so far. The montage of companions brought a tear to this Troper's eye, the First Doctor's cameo is especially epic, the three generations of Cybermen together look completely badass, and Creator/JohnSimm is as delightful as always as TheMaster. Rachel Talalay did an amazing job directing this finale, as she did with the two previous ones, and Murray Gold's score is as majestic as always. Truly a crowning achievement of the revival and of the show in general.
27th Jul '17 4:49:02 AM TimeLordVictorious
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**** As of 2017, the fourteenth actor to officially portray the Doctor is Creator/JodieWhittaker, marking the first female incarnation of the Doctor!
27th Jul '17 4:47:22 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* The clip revealing Creator/JodieWhittaker's casting as the Thirteenth Doctor. The smile on her face at the end says it all, and as her predecessor said, she's going to be "fantastic". Also, we finally have a female Doctor, which is something the various showrunners and producers of ''Doctor Who'' have been trying to do since The80s! 2018 can't come fast enough.

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* The clip revealing Creator/JodieWhittaker's casting as the Thirteenth Doctor. The smile on her face at the end says it all, and as her predecessor said, she's going to be "fantastic". Also, we finally have a female Doctor, which is something the various showrunners and producers of ''Doctor Who'' have been trying to do since The80s! the eighties! 2018 can't come fast enough.
27th Jul '17 4:46:43 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* The clip revealing Creator/JodieWhittaker's casting as the Thirteenth Doctor. The smile on her face at the end says it all, and as her predecessor said, she's going to be "fantastic". Also, we finally have a female Doctor, which is something the various showrunners and producers of ''Doctor Who'' have been trying to do since The80s! 2018 can't come fast enough.
23rd Jul '17 6:41:50 PM nombretomado
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*** There's [[EnsembleDarkhorse Fitz]]. Where to begin with Fitzgerald Michael Kreiner? The one, the only, the irreplaceable? A LoveableSexManiac, CowardlyLion and DeadpanSnarker, Fitz, like Jamie as mentioned below, is an excellent example of a non-traditional companion done absolutely right. He's arguably one of the most, if not ''the'' most realistic and fleshed-out characters in the franchise as a whole, and after seven years and fifty-five books traveling with the Doctor, the two become a magnificent dynamic duo. He's [[HoYay devoted]] to the Doctor (and vice versa) to the extent that their relationship is remarked upon as being that of an [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple old married couple]], he's had an incredibly rich (and confusing) backstory and series of character arcs, and he embodies SexDrugsAndRockNRoll [[XMeetsY meets]] AscendedFanboy. Fitz Kreiner is easily a contender for best companion of all time.

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*** There's [[EnsembleDarkhorse Fitz]]. Where to begin with Fitzgerald Michael Kreiner? The one, the only, the irreplaceable? A LoveableSexManiac, CowardlyLion and DeadpanSnarker, Fitz, like Jamie as mentioned below, is an excellent example of a non-traditional companion done absolutely right. He's arguably one of the most, if not ''the'' most realistic and fleshed-out characters in the franchise as a whole, and after seven years and fifty-five books traveling with the Doctor, the two become a magnificent dynamic duo. He's [[HoYay devoted]] to the Doctor (and vice versa) to the extent that their relationship is remarked upon as being that of an [[LikeAnOldMarriedCouple old married couple]], he's had an incredibly rich (and confusing) backstory and series of character arcs, and he embodies SexDrugsAndRockNRoll [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] AscendedFanboy. Fitz Kreiner is easily a contender for best companion of all time.
30th Jun '17 11:07:00 AM Sapphirea2
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* [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho034SpareParts "Spare Parts"]] -- Creator/PeterDavison, 2002. The definitive origin story for the Cybermen. A story like "Genesis" but more tragic in showing there is little hope for the people of Mondas. And of course plenty of Nightmare Fuel. Much of this was adapted into the Series 2 Cybermen episodes.

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* [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho034SpareParts "Spare Parts"]] -- Creator/PeterDavison, 2002. The definitive origin story for the Cybermen. A story like "Genesis" but more tragic in showing there is little hope for the people of Mondas. And of course plenty of Nightmare Fuel. Much of this was adapted into the Series 2 Cybermen episodes.episodes and, even more so, Series 10's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E11WorldEnoughAndTime "World Enough and Time"]].
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