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  • Daryoon 12 Sep 2012 00:39:16 4,641 posts
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    The Doctor should have more historical companions. Not quite to Bill and Ted levels, but - no, wait, that would be awesome.
  • GiarcYekrub 12 Sep 2012 09:22:27 3,807 posts
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    Daryoon wrote:
    The Doctor should have more historical companions. Not quite to Bill and Ted levels, but - no, wait, that would be awesome.
    You know the anwser to the question "Doctor Who?" is Rufus
  • Dan234 13 Sep 2012 08:53:03 2,235 posts
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    DFawkes wrote:
    varsas wrote:
    That's what I was thinking; I think Tennant's Doctor did go that far?
    The only thing I can remember right now is post-regeneration, he cut that Sycoraxian leaders arm off, then hit a switch to make him plunge hundreds of feet to the ground. That was pretty harsh of him! Didn't even check what was below, so for all we know that guy hit a baby.

    Then, as that worked and scared the rest off, that laser weapon under London blew it up and he STILL got all high and mighty about it! I know he was still getting his head straight, and he was probably a bit miffed that it was genocide rather than him killing just one to scare off the rest, but he's still a big ol' murderer :p
    Have we already forgotten The Family of Blood? Tsk.
  • themanfromdelmonte 13 Sep 2012 20:10:12 588 posts
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    Dan234 wrote:
    DFawkes wrote:
    varsas wrote:
    That's what I was thinking; I think Tennant's Doctor did go that far?
    The only thing I can remember right now is post-regeneration, he cut that Sycoraxian leaders arm off, then hit a switch to make him plunge hundreds of feet to the ground. That was pretty harsh of him! Didn't even check what was below, so for all we know that guy hit a baby.

    Then, as that worked and scared the rest off, that laser weapon under London blew it up and he STILL got all high and mighty about it! I know he was still getting his head straight, and he was probably a bit miffed that it was genocide rather than him killing just one to scare off the rest, but he's still a big ol' murderer :p
    Have we already forgotten The Family of Blood? Tsk.
    He gave the Sycorax leader a chance to leave peacefully, after he'd defeated him in combat. "No 2nd chances, I'm that kind of man." The rest of the Sycorax were leaving. The 2 actions are not the same.

    He ran away and disguised himself as a human, so that he wouldn't have to punish the Family. They spent 2 episodes forcing his hand.
  • Dan234 13 Sep 2012 23:02:41 2,235 posts
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    They were about to die anyway, but he decided to make them suffer for eternity.
  • M83J01P97 15 Sep 2012 19:43:49 6,672 posts
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    Ha, Crichton from Farscape! Slight little geekgasm there...
  • Spong 15 Sep 2012 20:25:07 525 posts
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    Wow, what a whole lot of meh. Tonight's ep was a complete non-event, it was like nothing happened. And I've never liked westerns anyway.
  • santashi 15 Sep 2012 20:28:23 5,166 posts
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    "He in there, Mr Finch?"

    Loved the allusions in that scene. :p

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  • Folant 15 Sep 2012 20:45:47 1,367 posts
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    More Rory's Dad next week. \o/

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  • HoriZon 15 Sep 2012 21:59:30 13,565 posts
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    What was that shite?

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  • PhoenixFlames 15 Sep 2012 22:05:26 9,185 posts
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    I liked it. I'm a sucker for cyborgs.

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  • spamdangled 15 Sep 2012 22:31:50 27,413 posts
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    It was... ok.

    Anyone else reading more into that final monologue?

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  • dsmx 15 Sep 2012 22:35:22 7,650 posts
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    I liked it, what didn't you like about it horizon?

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  • disusedgenius 15 Sep 2012 22:38:18 5,431 posts
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    I wasn't a fan. The script just seemed all over the place. Felt very CBBCs to me with the very thin characters and overly-preachy 'sub'-text.
  • yupyup 15 Sep 2012 22:45:26 3,682 posts
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    Possibly the most boring episode of Who since the reboot.

    Hands Off Our Penises

  • mal 15 Sep 2012 23:58:07 22,710 posts
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    Didn't have high hopes for this one given it was written by Whithouse. While I'm a fan of much of his other writing, he just doesn't seem to be able to do anything with Moffat's characters, if previous epsiodes are a guide. This episode didn't change my opinion. Also, the direction was distinctly all over the place, it seemed to me. In the first half there was too much going on at the same time, and then at the end the explosion of the doctor's ship was really oddly edited together.

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  • faux-C 16 Sep 2012 15:40:44 9,450 posts
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    So that was a bit meh compared to the first two. Oh well. Next week looks fun.

    Eggs, christmas lists, light fittings, people saying "the Doctor" but meaning someone different, reverse shots of people looking into computer screens. How's all this going to tie up?
  • M83J01P97 16 Sep 2012 16:15:48 6,672 posts
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    Apparently, next week's episode is the first episode since Blink to not feature the Doctor as a main character... last nights preview suggests its going to be a Amy and Rory centric episode... hmm...
  • RobAnybody 16 Sep 2012 22:24:04 925 posts
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    It's also written by Chris Chibnall (NOT a good thing). Oh yes, and it has some celebs in it too:

    Alan Sugar and Brian Cox (the physicist fellow, not the actor).

    Well, that's another one for the bin then.

    Edited by RobAnybody at 22:24:29 16-09-2012
  • drhcnip 16 Sep 2012 22:43:55 2,536 posts
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    it does have steven berkoff, though, if only for a few minutes
  • Dan234 16 Sep 2012 23:10:04 2,235 posts
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    I thought it wasn't too bad, but odd things like who decided where the wooden frontier should be and why the cyborg couldn't have just shot the cable to turn off the electricity where skipped over.

    Anyone else pick up on the Doctor said he was about 1200 years old now?

    Edited by Dan234 at 23:13:22 16-09-2012
  • drhcnip 16 Sep 2012 23:13:40 2,536 posts
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    yup, which would match the theory currently pinging around that episode 5 takes place in the doctor's timeline before these episodes, so the doctor here has already seen what happens to rory and amy in the angels take manhattan during his 100 yrs bouncing around since the impossible astronaut when he was 1100 or so
  • FogHeart 17 Sep 2012 01:02:38 954 posts
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    There was only one American actually playing an American in that episode, and he got killed.

    I'm not sure what my point is, apart from maybe that British actors just can't do American accents.

    Was the Marshall played by the guy in Farscape? It looked a bit like him.
  • mal 17 Sep 2012 03:57:35 22,710 posts
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    According to M83 above, yes it was.

    I was vaguely impressed by the accents in this one actually. I was half expecting it to be like the last time Doctor Who went to the wild west (via the Wife In Space blog) but thankfully I found it quite convincing, even if the plot didn't hold up to much poking itself.

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  • Blerk Moderator 17 Sep 2012 08:57:21 48,225 posts
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    I'd agree that it was rather dull this week. Not a lot of story stretched out far too thinly, the Old West setting somewhat squandered.

    The "promise" of "celebs" for next week is.... argh! I'm getting RTD flashbacks!
  • RobAnybody 17 Sep 2012 09:09:42 925 posts
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    Blerk wrote:

    The "promise" of "celebs" for next week is.... argh! I'm getting RTD flashbacks!
    Kylie! ;)

    Anne Robinson .......... oh dear.

    Has RTD's brain been implanted into Moffat's body? It sure would explain a lot if so.
  • chopsen 17 Sep 2012 09:25:03 16,126 posts
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    I didn't mind that last one, compared to the other two. The plot and narrative of the dalek one fundamentally didn't make sense, and was a lot less naff-comedy-scenes-interspersed-with-loud-music-and-tonally-incongruous-pathos (can we have a word for that?) than the other one.

    But you know, for kids, innit?
  • X201 17 Sep 2012 09:30:44 15,587 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    naff-comedy-scenes-interspersed-with-loud-music-and-tonally-incongruous-pathos (can we have a word for that?)
    naffcommustonincongathos?


    or
    any American family show from the late 1960s
  • nickthegun 17 Sep 2012 09:38:37 60,505 posts
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    Yeah, of all the things they needed to change, the welsh shouting orchestra was one of them.

    Im also not fond of the siren-esque 'oooooooohooooooooohhhooohohooooooooh' through sombre moments. ITS SUPPOSED TO BE SAD! THERES A MOURNFUL WOMAN SINGING OOOH OOOH OOOOOOOOH!

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  • RobAnybody 17 Sep 2012 10:55:15 925 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Yeah, of all the things they needed to change, the welsh shouting orchestra was one of them.

    Im also not fond of the siren-esque 'oooooooohooooooooohhhooohohooooooooh' through sombre moments. ITS SUPPOSED TO BE SAD! THERES A MOURNFUL WOMAN SINGING OOOH OOOH OOOOOOOOH!
    Yeah, due to lacklustre scripts we apparently need to be TOLD what emotions we are supposed to be feeling.

    And just to make matters worse, they choose the lousy Murray Gold to do the job.

    Best solution:

    a) Commission far better scripts, then:
    b) Fire Murray Gold
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