History YMMV / DoctorWho

23rd Feb '17 1:58:36 AM MrThorfan64
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* "Let's kill Hitler" has the TARDIS travelling back to Nazi Germany, the reveal that River Song was in her previous incarnation a childhood friend of Amy and Rory, and the Teselecta, a shapeshifting robot that travels through history punishing criminals who were never punished. However even though some of these ideas could have carried an episode on its own them being in the same episode means they don't get enough focus.

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* ** "Let's kill Hitler" has the TARDIS travelling back to Nazi Germany, the reveal that River Song was in her previous incarnation a childhood friend of Amy and Rory, and the Teselecta, a shapeshifting robot that travels through history punishing criminals who were never punished. However even though some of these ideas could have carried an episode on its their own them being in the same episode means they don't get enough focus.



** Similarly Creator/PaulMcGann. While many proclaimed him the worst Doctor for the TV Movie, a lot of people over time have decided he actually gave a great performance and his many appearances in Big Finish have won him a lot of fans. "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor]]", showing his regeneration and acknowledging his audio adventures as canon, has also helped.

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** Similarly Creator/PaulMcGann. While many proclaimed him the worst Doctor for the TV Movie, a lot of people over time have decided he actually [[TookTheBadScriptSeriously gave a great performance performance]] and was hardly at fault for the poorly-received script, and his many appearances in Big Finish have won him a lot of fans. "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thPrequelTheNightOfTheDoctor The Night of the Doctor]]", showing his regeneration and acknowledging his audio adventures as canon, has also helped.
21st Feb '17 12:55:45 PM skidoo23
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** In the revival series, the writers were more open in implying romance between the Doctor and his female companions. While "Shipping" usually refers to wished-for, rather than canonical relationships, the decision to institute TheILoveYouStigma and depict romance in a more subtle fashion has led to shipping debates related to the Doctor and companions such as Clara Oswald.
17th Feb '17 4:30:45 PM MrThorfan64
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* "Let's kill Hitler" has the TARDIS travelling back to Nazi Germany, the reveal that River Song was in her previous incarnation a childhood friend of Amy and Rory, and the Teselecta, a shapeshifting robot that travels through history punishing criminals who were never punished. However even though some of these ideas could have carried an episode on its own them being in the same episode means they don't get enough focus.
1st Feb '17 3:27:14 AM DaibhidC
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** Whizkid in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoSeries25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy Greatest Show In The Galaxy]]" is a cruel stereotype of the ''Doctor Who'' fans of the period, complaining that "[[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch although I never saw it in the early days]] I know [[RuinedFOREVER it's not as good as it used to be]]." Except, as pointed out in ''The Completely Useless Encyclopedia'', Whizkid is ''right'' about the circus, and the reasons are [[AnalogyBackfire pretty much exactly the criticisms]] fans were making about eighties ''Doctor Who''.

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** Whizkid in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoSeries25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy Greatest Show In The Galaxy]]" is a cruel stereotype of the ''Doctor Who'' fans of the period, complaining that "[[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch although I never saw it in the early days]] I know [[RuinedFOREVER it's not as good as it used to be]]." Except, as pointed out in ''The Completely Useless Encyclopedia'', Whizkid is ''right'' about the circus, and the reasons are [[AnalogyBackfire pretty much exactly the criticisms]] fans were making about eighties ''Doctor Who''.
1st Feb '17 3:25:34 AM DaibhidC
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** Whizkid in "[[Recap/DoctorWho/Series25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy Greatest Show In The Galaxy]]" is a cruel stereotype of the ''Doctor Who'' fans of the period, complaining that "[[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch although I never saw it in the early days]] I know [[RuinedFOREVER it's not as good as it used to be]]." Except, as pointed out in ''The Completely Useless Encyclopedia'', Whizkid is ''right'' about the circus, and the reasons are [[AnalogyBackfire pretty much exactly the criticisms]] fans were making about eighties ''Doctor Who''.

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** Whizkid in "[[Recap/DoctorWho/Series25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy "[[Recap/DoctorWhoSeries25E4TheGreatestShowInTheGalaxy Greatest Show In The Galaxy]]" is a cruel stereotype of the ''Doctor Who'' fans of the period, complaining that "[[PraisingShowsYouDontWatch although I never saw it in the early days]] I know [[RuinedFOREVER it's not as good as it used to be]]." Except, as pointed out in ''The Completely Useless Encyclopedia'', Whizkid is ''right'' about the circus, and the reasons are [[AnalogyBackfire pretty much exactly the criticisms]] fans were making about eighties ''Doctor Who''.
28th Jan '17 5:29:25 PM ProfessorGrimm
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** The collapse of Great Britain in the alternate timeline presented in "Turn Left" where the Emergency Government passes an "England only for the English" law and deports all immigrant/foreigners to "Labour Camp". Cue years later where Donald Trump wins the American Presidency and promotes an "American First" policy - which means no foreign aid and no immigrants or refuges.
26th Jan '17 1:06:49 PM skidoo23
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** However, in 2011, the series itself canonically established that the show's true OTP has nothing to do with humanoids. In "The Doctor's Wife," Amy Pond pegs it when she identifies the Doctor and the TARDIS (who, in the episode, is confirmed as sentient) as the true companions:
--> '''Amy''': It's always you and her, isn't it, long after the rest of us have gone. A boy and his box, off to see the universe.
24th Jan '17 8:15:15 AM bowserbros
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* ArchivePanic: Oh boy where do we begin? At the start of 2017, the TV series alone stands at a whopping '''832 episodes''' split into 264 serials across 35 seasons. Watch (or listen to) one serial a week and you'll finish the classic series in a little over three years. Watch/listen to one serial a ''day'' and you'll finish the entire show in just under a year. There's a reason the show reset the season and episode counters to 1 when it started up again in 2005.
** And then there's the ExpandedUniverse. To look upon the full extent of the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse is akin to [[GoMadFromTheRevelation looking into the Untempered Schism]]. Even ignoring the ExpandedUniverse, there's [[Series/{{Torchwood}} two]] [[Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures major]] spin-offs, plus ''Series/K9AndCompany'', which are all canon. And now ''AuidoPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'', which already has its own entry above, is also canon.
21st Jan '17 5:27:05 PM Eagal
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E1TheDominators "The Dominators"]]. Pacificism, even if war-hungry ways have nearly wiped out the planet and left a whole island a nuclear wasteland full of corpses, is bad, because the first attacker will destroy you. Gun control is also bad. Arm the hippies.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace "The Ark in Space"]], the Doctor manipulates Sarah Jane out of a situation in which she's panicking and screaming by giving her a very hurtful and rather sexist TheReasonYouSuckSpeech until she pulls herself together out of pure rage. It's an awesome moment and one of both Sarah Jane's and the Doctor's best, but does give the impression that bullying your best friend and crushing her self-esteem is a good idea to do to someone in a panic. This also occurs with Ace in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E3TheCurseOfFenric "The Curse of Fenric"]] but even worse, with the Doctor going so far as to call the troubled teen "an emotional cripple," a phrase that would not be allowed on TV today.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E10FaceTheRaven "Face the Raven"]] punishes Clara for aspiring to emulate the Doctor in the worst way possible. Want to stay alive? Do what you're told, don't make waves. Double whammy as the Doctor likewise is punished for allowing his companion to aspire to greatness. "Hell Bent" does alleviate this somewhat though.
19th Jan '17 5:18:38 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: The Doctor has been shipped with just about everybody, including ''[[ScrewYourself himself]]''. Some of the characters most popularly shipped with him include Rose, River, Fitz, Charley, Martha, Jack, the Master, and the TARDIS.
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