The Gallifreyan Embassy
Home of the Doctor Who podcast DOCTOR WHO: PODSHOCK
Advertising | Donate | Feedback | New Website | Podshock | Shop | Forum | Media Gallery | Web Resources | Polls
 Gallifreyan Embassy 3.0  
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing 'In the Forest of the Night' Scheduled for Sunday, Oct 26
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 315 - 'Flatline' Reviewed
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: Flatline? (5=Fantastic)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing 'Flatline' Scheduled for Sunday, Oct 19th
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 314 - 'Mummy on the Orient Express' Reviewed
  • Music Video of 'Don't Stop Me Now' Performed by Foxes from Doctor Who 'Mummy on the Orient Express'
  • How do you rate Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express? (5=Fantastic)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Live Show Reviewing 'Mummy on the Orient Express' Scheduled for Sunday, Oct 12th
  • Doctor Who: Podshock 313 - 'Kill the Moon' Reviewed
  • The Curse Of The Black Tooth - Spoilers!

  •  Topics  
    Home
    Doctor Who News (188/0)
    DW: Podshock (201/0)
    DW Reviews (33/0)
    Torchwood (15/0)
    Sarah Jane Adven... (13/0)
    General News (29/0)
    Embassy News (19/0)
    Editorials (5/0)
    Alien Tech (2/0)

     Extra! Extra!  

    Become a Podshock Supporting Subscriber


     Randomizer  
    Auction
    Auction
    Browse Album

     User Functions  
    :

    :


    Lost your password?

     Support Podshock  

    This site and our podcast are free to use and listen to respectively. Though there are costs involved in maintaining and producing both. If you like, please make a donation to help offset these costs and to help ensure that we can continue to bring you both. Thank you so much.

    You can make a one time donation of any amount you like using the above "Donate" button. If you rather make an annual recurring donation of $25 (that is less than 50 cents a week), use the "Subscribe" button below.

    Save big on toys & collectibles at Entertainment Earth! CLICK HERE for Doctor Who, Star Wars, Buffy, Ozzy, Spider-Man, & more!


     Events  
    There are no upcoming events

     Audible UK  

    Dr Who Audio Downloads from audible.co.uk


     DWNY  
    DWNY

     Ads by Google  

     Older Stories  
    Wednesday 06-May
  • In Russell/Moffat We Trust Shirts and More (1)

  • Tuesday 05-May
  • Join Us for Our Second Second Life Meet Up (3)

  • Friday 01-May
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 147 (0)

  • Wednesday 29-Apr
  • Sonic Newsdriver for the Week of the 27th of April 2009 (0)

  • Saturday 25-Apr
  • Who Party 14 Toronto Doctor Who Convention (0)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 146 (1)

  • Thursday 23-Apr
  • Sonic Newsdriver and Hoo on Who for the Week of the 20 April 2009 (0)
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 145 (4)

  • Wednesday 15-Apr
  • Three New Producers Announced (0)

  • Saturday 11-Apr
  • Planet Of The Dead Canadian air date confirmed (0)

  • Tuesday 07-Apr
  • Doctor Who: Podshock Recognized as Best Podcast (1)
  • Sonic Newsdriver for the Week of the 5th of April 2009 (0)

  • Wednesday 01-Apr
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 144 (5)

  • Friday 20-Mar
  • Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 143 (3)
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to British Sci-Fi - Episode 3 (1)

  •  Notice  

    Doctor Who and the TARDIS are owned and trademarked by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Gallifreyan Embassy and the Doctor Who: Podshock podcast are not connected to the BBC in any way. No infringement is intended.



     

     
     Home »  The Matt Smith Era »  LA Times: Doctor Who fights the past and look..
    Prev Topic Next Next Topic Printable Version
    LA Times: Doctor Who fights the past and looks for the futur Views: 1264
     Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 11:47 PM EST




    Arrow Doctor Who fights the past and looks for the future (Los Angeles Times).



    ☛ Follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/LouisTrapani ♥ ♥
      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Quote 
     
     Sunday, April 05 2009 @ 08:12 PM EDT
    Thanks for this link. I've said it before and I'll say it again--and I hope I don't end up eating these words---but I think Matt Smith is going to be terrific!

    No actor has ever failed as the Doctor. What failed in the past has been the scripts. If the scripts are strong, Matt will act his socks off for us, that I can be sure of. They aren't going to pick someone who cannot act. In addition, they want to keep em young because now that the DW team(S) have reigned in the younger girl audience...they want to keep them!

    If the scripts and characters are good (to me one and the same), then Matt will be able to do his thing and act, regardless of whether or not he's a fan of the show. Hopefully the team can take the Doctor's character away from the machoismo, conceitedness, girl centered thoughts of the Tennant Doctor and away from the sad lonely Doctor stuff and make this show relevant again, fun again, and exciting, not just stupid as it's become. I can't wait. No, really, I can't wait. It needs a shot in the arm now.

    My expectations for the remaining "specials" are very low and my hopes for the new season (5?) are high. I hope they can get away from the BIG Earth danger and do smaller stories with greater depth of chracter and emotion as they have over the past four years most of the time and over the earlier classic series...given us entertaining action filled tales on a smaller scale while making us care about what happens (such as no resets, no history changing with giant robots, and no Earth being moved). It's a big challenge with fresh blood and with RTD and Tennant gone, I think it can be done. Too bad it couldn't be done THIS year

      Profile    PM    Email   
     Quote 
     
     Sunday, April 12 2009 @ 04:16 AM EDT
    Wow, I hope so. As thankful as I am for RTD's work, he should have moved on last year. I love Tennant and I was the guy, in the very beginning, that worried about too much hanky panky in the Tardis. He has been great but, like good scripts for Smith, I don't think Tennant was always getting the best material.

    But I welcome some new directions. My only worry is, while I'll give Matt Smith a chance, the reason, as you said, to hire so young was to keep the young female audience and by doing that, we might be in store for another romantic Doctor with his companions and they won't have the balls to deviate from the formula too much. Worse yet, they go for the angsty young look (think Twilight). But, just as we once did for RTD, in Moffat I trust.



      Profile    PM    Email    Website 
     Quote 
     
     Sunday, April 12 2009 @ 03:36 PM EDT
    Yes I think you are correct: they don't deviate now much and they should. The reason the first season was so good because it deviated from established DW. Now they want ratings and to get that they will stick to the same old same old but even 15 year old girls will realize that the story is deadbeat if it is and leave in the millions I'm sure...if they stick to the same old same old, angsty, flirty Doctor. For once I'd like him to be oblivous to the girls around him.

      Profile    PM    Email   
     Quote 
     

     
    Topic Legend:
    Normal Topic Normal Topic
    Locked Topic Locked Topic
    Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
    New Post New Post
    Sticky Topic W/ New Post Sticky Topic W/ New Post
    Locked Topic W/ New Post Locked Topic W/ New Post
    Subscribe to this topic Subscribe to this topic
    You may not post messages
    Full HTML is allowed
    Words are censored