Old School Doctor Who

In the last couple of episodes I noticed that the stories are getting better it seems like since Billy Piper left the story lines are getting better the special effects might be 2009 but the stories remind of the classic series I could see Tom Baker Jon Pertwee or Peter Davison doing shows like these. That was back when content had more impact than special effects. A simple problem compounded by a bunch of outside problems, is how the show always worked best. If I do this how will it effect the time line, politics of the era, and always the creepy bastard that works for or betrays to the other side causing problems on top of the one that is there to begin with, its a good formula I think the writers should stick with. And above all let us learn something scientific and moral from the show.

The people that just started following the show in recent years may miss the outside problems he could be in big trouble some place for helping the Mars base but he breaks those rules knowing full well what the impact might be on the time line. He's faced with this problem through out the show, it reminds me so much of the classic stuff I felt an urge to watch genesis of the daleks. Its a good formula the old writers had and sometimes I think they still use. So lets take away the term classic in front of the older Doctor Who episodes and just call it Doctor Who all of it.

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Nov 17, 2009 9:34PM EST

These traits were in the Billie Piper episodes, it was just abridged to one episode-stories from about 4 to 5 episode stories so it didn't feel like as much. Now that we are used to this 1 episode story set up it's easier to notice the philosophy and consequence bits, and maybe because the fx budget was increased on the BBC you were paying more attention to the better quality instead of the story.

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Nov 18, 2009 10:01PM EST

I strongly disagree! Not about Billie Piper but the quality of the specials. There have been none that I have liked so far. I have been horribly disappointed the arcs are non-existent and the storyline are trite.I am excited to see Donna back in the next special because I cannot take much more of the half hearted....well crap that RTD is throwing at us. If you look at classic who to now you will agree the latest installments have been of dismal quality.

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Nov 22, 2009 4:54AM EST

Seriously? The last few episodes have been awful. I mean, there's been a few good ideas, but for the most part they've completely lacked any interesting characters, suspense, or inspired story ideas. I can't wait for Moffat to take over, he's one of my favourite writers of all time and RTD is clearly either running out of ideas, or not trying as hard as he used to be.
I do know what you're talking about though. I hope Moffat takes the ideas you mentioned, and uses them in some fucking good stories.

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