Steven Moffat, he's the series executive producer and head writer - the show-runner. Ever since R. Davies left, the show seems to have taken the hive dive into an empty pool over and over again (with the exception of season 7 episode 13). Don't get me wrong, I still love episodes of his like "Blink" and "The Empty Child", but lately everything seems a bit too messy. Instead of cleaning things up, everything always seems to be swept under a "clever" rug, not even by him, but die-hard Whovians. Admittedly, I have fallen into that category many times, but unless the show stops feeling like Indiana Jones (and the crystal skull) on Nickelodeon/Disney, I'll stop trying to jump back on the Who-wagon.
I won't get into specifics, but if you would like some, just google "moffat betrayal"
Also, nothing against Matt Smith, he's a lovable "cool" guy.
Matt smith i s a good doctor its just fans got over obsessed with David tennant and cant get over him, its steven moffats bad writing witch is killing doctor who of what it used too be, russel was a great writer why did he leave
I really loved this show... loved the 9th doctor and his "Fantastic", loved Billie! David Tennant was even better and Martha was great. Donna maybe gave me the creeps, I dont know why... The fourth season was maybe the best with a great ending.
But the 5th Season with the 11th doctor.. I dont know how to say it... it is just no more what it used to be. Just crap, the humour is gone. Amy is very pretty, but something is missing... I wont watch this series anymore, til a new doctor arrives! *sad*
I really like Matt Smith as Dr Who, he gives the character a soul. It's nice to see the doctor caring for his companions and it's good that the writers allow him to feel pain and love and to show it. I think his new companion Clara is great , she just throws herself into everything and seems to show the same level of intelligence worthy of the doctor. I will be sorry to see this doctor go, Matt Smith has brought a new level of crazy to the doctor.
I grew up watching re-runs of Tom Baker as the Doctor, so when I heard it was coming back in 2005 I was ecstatic, and it hasn't let me down yet. Each new Doctor brought something brand new and totally fresh and I just love everything about it. River, river river river, she is one of the most brilliant characters Moffat has ever put out, just simply outstanding <3
This is probably my favorite show on television, but there's one thing that is driving me nuts about it lately. I wish they would release new episodes on a more regular schedule! There was a full year with no new episodes before the current season started, then we got 5 new episodes, and now there hasn't been a new one for a month. I want to smack the producers of the show for constantly making me wait. Does anyone know when they're going to air a new episode?
What people don't understand as to why this is the greatest series ever is because they can't follow the Doctors zig zags. That is what is so attractive, each episode is new and different each plot structure changes so much but we still have the things that always stay the same like the Doctors quick wit and his sonic screw driver. But to really understand each individual episode and how it connects with all the others you have to watch the episodes a few times. That is what makes you a real whovian when you can finally connect all the dots because you never get tired of re-watching the Doctors magical dance.
I really struggle to understand the devotion that is lavished upon Doctor Who by its adult fan base. As a child, I remember both enjoying and being scared by the programme when the doctor was portrayed by Tom Baker but now that I am in my thirties, it feels like a childrens television programme that has been given a peak time slot.
This show i delightful! Funny, Fun, Intelligent and Exciting. Production value starts off a little low, but is quickly forgiven once you get into the characters. Also begins campy but Steven Moffats new reign is highly stylized which I personally enjoy. Definitely start from the first season in order to get into it properly.
I Have watched Dr Who throughout yrs and love David Tennant as the Doctor. Matt Smith takes time to get used to. I watch it although these episodes are confusing at times. Where is Riversong? She made the show a little more exciting. Sometimes I find that the episodes tend to get mindboggling. Sometimes Amy gets to be to righteous, and I think she does not have the right to tell the doctor what to do. Put Riversong and Martha back on, time to time, and give us some exciting episodes.!!! I sure miss David Tennant !!
i love this show. time travel is a fasinating and this show explores it. while david tennet was my absolute fav doc, matt smith isn't so bad. while some of matt's storylines were just horrible ( pirates? really?) his acting was actually good. where david was the serious doctor and made you feel for him, matts more playful character shows that he is not just an old man that broods alot. i love all the companion but my fav is rory and river. they should put more river in the new episodes. i want river and jack to meet.
I really don't even know how to rate this. The days of Eccleston and Tennant are enough to give it a 9 but ever since Russell left and Matt Smith came it has been reduced to a flimsy, unnecessarily confusing kids show with crappy characters and forgettable plotlines. It has been RUINED. Yeah, you saw that, CAPITALS. The most frustrating thing is that it has such a huge fanbase of people from America and stuff and I feel like such an outcast; does NO-ONE remember how good it used to be? The drama? The twists? There is NONE OF THAT IN THE NEW SHOW. Honest, I tried, I tried so hard to like the new one because everybody else did. The stories are nothing compared to the oldies and Matt Smith is unoriginal in the way he portrays the Doctor. He's like a younger, amateur imitation of David Tennant. He tries to be quirky and instead it's just plain annoying. People who like this I'd recommend going to the earlier series and seeing the big freaking difference because believe me it's heartbreaking. I watched Doctor Who like it was a ritual or something and now I've barely enough interest to see if it's still going. R.I.P
I absolutely LOVE Doctor Who. I only have a couple of friends who watch it and am very sad that the others don't watch it. I don't mind Matt Smith but when he first came into the series my expression was just :( and now it's :S BECAUSE I NEED TO SEE MORE DOCTOR WHO. I thought David Tennant was an amazing doctor and I just can't get over the fact that he's gone. But overall I would have to say that I still love Doctor Who and although Matt Smith is good, I can't help but watch old episodes a thousand times over.
my personal opinion for the show is that its absolutely fabulous the one thing i would suggest is that river be in it more because who doesn't love river shooting the doctors funny hats and making the doctor look foolish and besides we need at least one good guy with a gun
Time Travel itself is a big thing to love. But, the doctor makes it better. David Tennant is the best doctor ever! And Amy Pond the best companion, after Sarah Jane Smith and the Brigadier i guess. It's awesome. The concept and the ideas. And the actors, they do brilliant jobs. the doctor is supposed to be crazy and fast, Matt Smith and David Tennant and all who came before them did so. The stories are excellent. And the imagination too. AFter all the show has been running for 49 years! Ok, it stopped in between but its back. WHY? Because it's just amazing!
Doctor who is the best, and i really love it, i own all the new series, and some of the classics, thunbs up if you really like this show, and think all the Doctor's are really pro!! My favourite Doctor is David Tennant because he is so funny (thunbs up if you agree) I also like Rose, Donna, and Sarah Jane because they rock! I will keep on watching Doctor who for ever!!:D
I've loved loved Dr.Who for as long as I can remember. And while the whole "who is Rivier" thing definitely got old, I have extremely high hopes for the next series! And Steven Moffat is an AMAZING writer. He just needs to write more episodes!
When Doctor who started out again I sarted watching the episodes I thought they were pretty good. christopher eccleston was an alright doctor who and I throught rose (Billie Piper) was pretty amazing. They worked fairly well together.
But once david tennant came onto the sene I loved it! He was such a good doctor and an amazing actor. I loved every episode he did. It was sad to see him go but I had high hopes for the next Doctor.
But not anymore. I suppose its not all his fault that the storyline has gone downhill. It starts off alright and theres a great build up of suspense, but when it comes to the final episode all I have to say is...meh. he's been in 2 series now and both endings to the series were a let down. Getting rid of david tennant was a big mistake. some serious improvements need to be made inorder to keep people interested.
Rate 10 for show 0.5 for Next Show Date Handling: Is it just me or do the rest of you depend a great deal upon TV.com information to not only be reliable but timely as well? Ah, Time! What TIME is the NEXT AIR DATE and/or maybe I should ask.... Where did the TV.com folks Easter Egg it? Am I the only FAN who likes to know even the possibility of an Air Date? I like having things to look forward to; Birthdays, Anniversaries, Holidays and most especially WHEN MY FAVORITE SHOW IS GOING TO BE ON AGAIN... or is it just me?
This has been one of my favorite shows for many years, and instead of getting worse over time like so many shows do, it just keeps getting better. all the twists and turns definitely keeps it original and keeps me wondering when the next episode is coming on!
I love this show, has to be my favorite sci-fic Tv show. I can't decide which Doctor I like best but I just love how the Doctor is protrayed as a hero and a destroyer with a mixture of good and darkness. What's not to love about him?
I like Doctor Who. I started off with the fantasic Tenth Doctor and was thrilled to find out there was decades of this stuff ready for my American eyes to feast upon. And not only that, there was a completly new season (5) that was just finishing up airing that I could catch up on. Wonderful! I loved the last two Doctors so this one should be great! Right?
Well, no. The Eleventh Doctor's episodes are definatly the lowest point of the revamp stuff. The Doctor himself isn't that bad, they just didn't give him enough to do. No, what makes the Eleventh Doctor episodes so unwatchable (to me at least) is Amy, and by extention, River Song. No complaints on Rory, I rather like him. Amy is just unlikable. She got a halfway decent start, but the writers have this desire to give her solo episodes every chance they get. Compaire Rose. Rose is far from my favorite compainion, but she at least proved herself worthy of being beside the Doctor on his adventures. Amy has done nothing. She comes off as a Mary Sue; a tough girl with a tortured past who has a boyfriend who adores her even though she treats him horridly and will ditch him at a moments notice if the Doctor so much as comes up in conforsation. I could understand it with Rose, or even Donna, because we at least understood that their lives were pretty boring until the Doctor came around, and they would want to continue adventures with him. Amy... ugh. I don't get her. Everyone in universe loves Amy. Rory will do anything for Amy. Now, River Song. I'm not a big fan of the Doctor being romantically involved with anybody or anything. This is a science fiction program. It's Ok if the compainion is with somebody, but the Doctor himself should never be subjected to it. Ever. The reason I bring this up is because this is what River Song is setting up to be. Look, Moffet, we already have a very painful and poorly written love triangle with Rory, Amy and the Doc. (Yes, a love triangle in Doctor Who. I am not making this up.) The Doctor is set in the love department. Please. Stop. River Song herself is just horrendous, in theory and in writing. She out-doctors the Doctor any chance she gets. And I can't stand that! At least when the Tenth Doctor had her it was only for two episodes and she wasn't the main focus. River isn't as much a character as she is a Mary Sue, similar to the problem Amy has. I can forgive a lot of things in Doctor Who, but if the characters suck, I'm changing the channel. Despite the problems that Steven Moffet brought into the series (I might be one of the few that don't like him. I find him episodes dull and full of characters that aren't the Doctor.) I rather like the Russel T. Davies stuff and will watch most of it it any time it's on. Maybe it's just me, I don't know.
Burgeoning Brit-TV mogul Russell T. Davies Queer as Folk" & "Casanova") and companion Julie Gardner ("Casanova" & "The Chatterley Affair") regenerate the long-running BBC sci-fi series as prime-time family entertainment which has won a host of BAFTA, Hugo. Saturn and National Television awards and nominations.
The great Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks has left the recently regenerated Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) wandering alone and aimless across time and space in his decrepit TARDIS when a chance encounter on twenty-first century Earth with a young shop assistant called Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) gives him the chance to heal in the set-up for this series reboot.
David Tennant makes the role his own after he takes over the lead as the Tenth Doctor, with assistance from a series of diverse but superb companions including Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate, Camille Coduri and Noel Clarke, but it was the magnificent performance of his predecessor Christopher Eccleston that made the relaunch possible.
The Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) is shown at his most vulnerable and lost and with the companionship of Rose (Billie Piper) he enters far more domestic territory than ever before in an intriguing first season that also introduces Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), and guest stars Zoë Wanamaker, Simon Callow, Eve Myles, Penelope Wilton and Richard Wilson.
The Doctor (David Tennant) quickly gets through his usual post-regeneration crisis in a Christmas special which leads into a strong second season during which romance begins to burgeon and the seeds for spin-off series "Torchwood" are sowen with the return of Penelope Wilton, Elisabeth Sladen and John Leeson and the debut of Freema Agyeman.
Christmas companion Donna (Catherine Tate) and seasonal sidekick Martha (Freema Agyeman) spice things up as they help the Doctor get over the loss of Rose in a thrilling third season which builds to the return of an old arch-enemy with some well-dodgy Daleks, a Hugo Award-winning one-off horror and superb performances from Derek Jacobi and John Simm along the way.
Christmas companion Astrid (Kylie Minogue) pilots a slightly misguided Titanic spoof and the inspirational Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) makes a brief charitable appearance before the full-time return of a thankfully toned-down Donna sets up the absolutely fabulous fourth season featuring a celestial host of previous sidekicks in a star-studded seasonal spectacular finale. The producers have captured the finest elements of the original series and distilled them into a slick modern television series although the new 45min format may lack the charm of the old serials and often leads to rushed deus-ex-machina denouements it does along with improved effects and production values create a far more watchable experience.
My favourite show, along with Supernatural. Quite a contrast between the two I know but hey. This show can simply do anything; The Doctor as a charactor is quite possibly the most interesting and amazing charactor ever invented. And we've seen 10 different versions of him.
On the whole, everyone has there favourite doctor, dubbed as "there" doctor. The latest and soon to leave, David Tennant, is my doctor. He just is the Doctor. Truley superb perfomances from him week in week out. But aside from the Doctor, this show produces some of the best villians ever seen. Daleks; even those who don't watch the show know who they are. The Master, a villanious alterego for the Doctor to fight. And of course the companions; ordinary people that find there lives changed so much just by the life of one man.
It has a few dud episodes, but on the whole it is thrilling viewing and has very much deserved the success its had. No surprise it has spawned two spin off shows. It dosen't get much better than this.