Written on: 26/12/2011 by coasterjamie (17 reviews written)
I used to be a big fan of Doctor Who and I used to love the anticipation and thrills the episodes would bring. Sadly, when David Tennant left the show it all went downhill. While Matt Smith is NOT as good as David Tennant, that is not the reason that stoppped my interest in the show. The reason for that is Steven Moffat, the new head writer. When Russell T Davies was the writer the show was fantastic, and Steven Moffat did the occasional good scary episode, however now that Moffat has... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2008
Doctor Who contains maybe too much fantasy and not enough truely scientific for the viewers, contains some non-logical features (intentionally) (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2007 by Tom H (110 reviews written)
Spanning three decades, Doctor Who was one of those shows that never failed to pull viewers. With rickety sets, initially poor editing, over-acting from guest stars and low-budget special effects bordering on laughable (green painted bubble-wrap was a favourite in the mid 1970's, and if you look hard enough in the old black and white ones you can see camera shadows on walls and even badly hidden boom microphones hovering above actors), somehow, it outlived the expectations of everyone.
Funny... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2006 by blueroseuk (1 review written)
The very first few episodes of Doctor Who in the early sixties, I find to be very slow moving. Good story lines yes, but it takes ages for something to happen. However, this problem is overcome quickly from here, and Doctor Who was arguably at its best until the mid-Tom Baker years (near the end of the seventies), although good episodes do occur in this period, to the end of the eighties, Doctor Who becomes silly. The show writers are weaker, and humour is attempted, but it more often than... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2006 by saltrampen2 (22 reviews written)
The BBC has generally done a good job bringing back Dr Who, with convincing sets, CGI and believable dialogue. Both David T and Christopher Eccleston are up there with the previous Doctors in the acting stakes. I felt a little let down with the second series in that the plots and locations in several episodes (not all!) lacked in originality.
There seems to be too many episodes set on earth in the period 1700 - 2015. I would like to see more alien planets and cultures. I also feel I have... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2005 by Charnelmind The Smart (50 reviews written)
Dr Who was naff in the '70s and '80s and it's naff now. How can anyone find a giant dustbin with one arm the scariest thing in the universe? There's a reason that Christopher Eccleston was playing the Doctor like a goofy children's entertainer - even he couldn't take it seriously.
The effects were poor, but it didn't look deliberate. The acting was OK but the dialogue was pretty lame and the scripts which were meant to frighten and teach were just pedantic.
Next time, hand it over to the... (read more)