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Desc:Tom Baker gets to show off his theater talent in a classic Dr. Who speech.
Category:Classic TV Clips
Tags:Doctor Who, homo sapiens, Tom Baker
Submitted:Anonymous
Date:05/25/09
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Comment count is 16
Camonk
You know what's a better show than Dr. Who? Every show ever.

This was so boring, I'd rather have watched a Star Trek clip.
Xenocide
Oh, man, you sure showed those dweebs. You're defiantly going to be asked to sit at the cool table at lunch tomorrow.

Comeuppance
Boring, poorly written, predictable, and expects the audience accept ridiculous plot elements.

I watched two or three episodes of the more recent iteration. In the second or third episode, on a space station, a sabotaging spider-sized robot presses a single button on the keyboard on the desk of some diplomat. This single button removes any and all protection from the elements outside the space station, killing the diplomat. Meaning, he was, at any time, a coffee spill or a typo away from instantly killing himself.

There were several examples more in the episodes I saw; That was just the one that sprang to mind. The writing can be clever at times, but that doesn't keep it from drowning in poor storytelling and often-detestable characters.

For a show that so many nerds gobble up, it certainly is ridiculously stupid.

sosage
I know! Don't these writers know entertainment is serious business on the internets!

StanleyPain
Camonk has single handedly crushed all of Doctor Who fandom in one foul blow of his clenched fist.

Desidiosus
Wait, there's bad storytelling in TV shows? Oh noes!

I guess they felt in the spider killing thing they could distract people from the logical lapses with special effects. The old series didn't have that luxury, but there were enough good stories in the mid-70s they didn't really need to.

phalsebob
Pfff. Everyone knows Dr. Who could take out the Enterprise.

Comeuppance
Now, of course, those statements I made only apply to the third most recent doctor - The series that started out with the clothing warehouse employee as the doctor's "plus one."

Does it get better as the series goes on, or is it pretty consistent throughout the remaining episodes? I stopped at the third or fourth for the aforementioned reasons.

Speaking of special effects, those are pretty dodgy, so it doesn't exactly help distract.

TheJollyDodger
During the Tom Baker years Dr. Who reached it's pinnacle as the writers of the show created some of the most spectacular stories of the era. One of those writers was Douglas Adams of "Hitchhiker's Guild to the Galaxy" fame. Between writing of his caliber and Tom Bakers hamming it up, it made for wonderful entertainment.

KnowFuture
You people realize you're arguing over a children's show, right?

ztc
Comeuppance - it's pretty consistently annoying tosh with maybe 3 really brilliant episodes per season.

Xenocide
"....and then they built Prime computers!"
fluffy
The scarf deserves an equal share in the acting credit.
Big Beef Burritos Supreme
But who the hell were the scarf and him talking to?

Xenocide
Each other.

You should hear what the scarf was saying. It was very romantic.

papa_november
This same speech is repeated five times an episode now. Badly.
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