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Re: Doctor Who

Post by islandhopper » Sun Sep 02, 2012 21:30

No, I quite liked her. I'm just hoping they have a very clever way of bringing her back when the time comes.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Jangloid Mark » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:50

islandhopper wrote:No, I quite liked her. I'm just hoping they have a very clever way of bringing her back when the time comes.
I must say, I rather liked her as well...

I don't think she'll be back, though :(

All in all, not a bad first episode...looking forward to the dinosaurs next week :)

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tompony » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:04

Jangloid Mark wrote:
islandhopper wrote:No, I quite liked her. I'm just hoping they have a very clever way of bringing her back when the time comes.
I must say, I rather liked her as well...

I don't think she'll be back, though :(
Hasn't she already been confirmed as the new assistant? I thought she was quite annoying, although I still really enjoyed the episode. Especially the dalek screaming "EGG".

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Jangloid Mark » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:09

tompony wrote:Hasn't she already been confirmed as the new assistant?
I hope so :)

I could envisage a massive personality clash between her and Amy, though...
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by darvé » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:46

Jangloid Mark wrote:
tompony wrote:Hasn't she already been confirmed as the new assistant?
I hope so :)

I could envisage a massive personality clash between her and Amy, though...
She has, theres an article in the Radio Times this week. I believe we won't see her again until the Christmas day episode and then she'll be the companion for (at least) the second half of the series. Of course, by then Amy will have gone so no personality clash..

Although quite what The Dr. has done to deserve replacing one annoying companion with another is beyond me.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Gordon » Wed Sep 12, 2012 21:15

davo wrote: She has, theres an article in the Radio Times this week. I believe we won't see her again until the Christmas day episode and then she'll be the companion for (at least) the second half of the series. Of course, by then Amy will have gone so no personality clash..

Although quite what The Dr. has done to deserve replacing one annoying companion with another is beyond me.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by linus » Wed Sep 12, 2012 21:48

isn't the likelihood that she'll be a completely different character? possibly one that's related to dalek woman but not actually the same one... that seems to be the chat elsewhere

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Cloudy Cat » Thu Sep 13, 2012 08:34

I loved Dr.Who when I was a nipper. Jon Pertwee was my first encounter with a Doctor. I think it reached its peak with Tom Baker and then gently slid downhill after that.

What I liked about the early doctors (Troughton, Hartnell, Pertwee) was their frailty. They looked like they would end up in A & E after an encounter with a plastic bag full of soap suds.

Also why do we need 45 minute shows. Especially for the American market I suspect. 30 minute episodes with a story that runs over four episodes seems perfect to me.

I've seen about a dozen episodes since the Doctor's reincarnation. Oh the effects are great but I find myself getting nostalgic for cardboard rocks and monsters made out of unwashed carpets.

I have to admit that I watch it now mainly to see Amy Pond. A tall redhead, that's my perfect woman. It would be too much to ask that Miss Gillan would be into C86/punk/toytown psych/diy post punk/powerpop/indiepop. I'm sure she'd like the Beatles though. If she didn't like any of the aforementioned or didn't read several books a month the relationship would go nowhere. And anyway I'm within the confines of a joyous marriage.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:24

Cloudy Cat wrote:Also why do we need 45 minute shows. Especially for the American market I suspect. 30 minute episodes with a story that runs over four episodes seems perfect to me.
That's my biggest problem with new Who. Everything seems too crammed in and fast paced and doesn't give time and space for the story to develop. It probably just means I'm getting old though.

But I have got new (to me) old Who to watch - Planet of the Giants came out on DVD recently and it's the only complete story I've never seen. Plus they're doing another animated version of a story with missing episodes next year - hopefully they'll do them all eventually. I'm more excited by all of this than the new series.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:33

I did quite enjoy Dinosaur Planet/On A Spaceship but one thing really stuck out for me. The fact that he basically executed the bad guy. There's no reason that he couldn't let him live and turn him over to the authorities or maroon him on Dinosaur Planet or something. Doesn't really fit with the character of the Doctor. Except maybe the Seventh Doctor and possibly the Sixth and the First. But it still felt really out of place.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tompony » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:00

I thought the Dinosaur one was a bit rubbish, apart from Rory's dad who I really enjoyed - the bit where he produced a trowel and the lovely bit at the end with him eating his sandwich while looking out over the Earth. The story just seemed to be all over the place, though. Nowhere near as well paced and plotted as Dinosaur Planet!

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:13

I thought the trowel bit was GENIUS too. Also, there were a few rather good geology gags on the go, which I appreciated as, well, a geologist. I've been a bit disappointed with this series so far, but the preview for the next episode looks promising!

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Jangloid Mark » Thu Sep 13, 2012 14:49

tonieee wrote:
Cloudy Cat wrote:But I have got new (to me) old Who to watch - Planet of the Giants came out on DVD recently and it's the only complete story I've never seen. Plus they're doing another animated version of a story with missing episodes next year - hopefully they'll do them all eventually. I'm more excited by all of this than the new series.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by MJHibbett » Thu Sep 13, 2012 17:32

tompony wrote:I thought the Dinosaur one was a bit rubbish, apart from Rory's dad who I really enjoyed - the bit where he produced a trowel and the lovely bit at the end with him eating his sandwich while looking out over the Earth. The story just seemed to be all over the place, though. Nowhere near as well paced and plotted as Dinosaur Planet!
But then, what is? Eh? What is?

I really enjoyed it - it wasn't the most thought provoking but they don't all have to be, and it rollocked along rather happily. As everyone else says tho, Rory's dad was the BEST, everything to do with him was lovely - he's back in episode 4, apparently. Which is nice.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Gordon » Mon Sep 24, 2012 08:14

Re the cubes: So much promise so little payoff. And a whole lot of disbelief suspending required.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tompony » Mon Sep 24, 2012 08:47

I thought this week's episode was great! BUT - I managed to fling my dinner all over the living room floor just as they got to the "explanation" part and missed most of it cleaning up, which was seemingly the disappointing bit. Good work, me.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by humblebee » Mon Sep 24, 2012 20:13

The resolution was a bit sudden, wasn't it? Mind you, isn't it always.

Last series I was getting slightly bored of Who and not expecting to be into this one. It's alright though.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by islandhopper » Mon Sep 24, 2012 20:49

It felt strangely like an RTD episode. A good one by those standards though. I have high hopes for next week anyway.

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Re: Doctor Who

Post by Gordon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 00:46

The wife lady in my house was actually angry. It had a sudden stupid ending and was all weird and smug. The army would have sunk all those cubes in the bottom of the sea, and they sure as hell would have cleared them out of the hospital when people starting getting attacked by them... The cameos were bad and the idea that all the cubes would do something random made no sense. I tuned off after the alien video man came on and nearly punched the screen when there was a line about a cube being a power of three. Was the whole episode building to that?

And the whole thing about them wanting to commit to life by getting full time jobs? Guess what!? As pointed out about 5 minutes later, time travel allows you to go off for a year and still keep your full time job.

And Rory's dad gets worried about the risk to their lives and then says they should go off and continue saving the world? Pleh.
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Re: Doctor Who

Post by tonieee » Tue Sep 25, 2012 07:12

I did quite enjoy it until the sudden lack of an ending. The old DW fan in me especially liked the reference to the Zygons (one of my favourite DW monsters) though I wish we could have seen them and also UNIT and the Brigs daughter being in it. What were the people in the square mouths for? Did I miss an explanation of them?

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