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Amoebas

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Postby Amoebas » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:42 am

Sunless wrote:First Gatiss TV Who I've liked.

He really doesn't have many good ones does he?

I liked how our earlier discussion about this season's Doctor being a bit paranoid about the Tardis gets addressed.

I wanted more on the Clara mystery (but then maybe not as this was a Gatiss episode.

Troughton is one of my favorite Doctors, so I've seen much of his stuff including the the very first Ice Warriors arc (minus the lost ones :-( ) (maybe the now laid off Disney animators can get to work on bringing the 108 back to life).

Anyway, it's great to see some old foes back again (but shouldn't they have been at the Pandorica Event if the Ice Warriors still exist?).

David Warner = awesome!
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:59 am

"Alien On A Submarine"

But it worked, so ... 8)

PDH

penile prisoner

Postby PDH » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:27 am

Was OK. Loved the Skaldak voice, that was so badass. The Professor guy was cool, as well. And Davos. Lots of good performances.
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Chris

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Postby Chris » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:48 pm

Davos and Edmure Tully :groucho:
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Stephen Day

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Postby Stephen Day » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:47 pm

Chris wrote:Davos and Edmure Tully :groucho:


And Liam Cunningham was once again playing the captain of a ship. :lol:
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Sunless

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Postby Sunless » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:59 am

Amoebas wrote:He really doesn't have many good ones does he?

David Warner = awesome!



I'm surprised by Gatiss' Who TV output too because he wrote a couple of fantastic Who novels.

Warner is great I geeked out.
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Tintin Quarantino

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Postby Tintin Quarantino » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:29 am

Was boring. Why does Doctor Who seem all too formulaic lately? I'm just not getting much out of it.
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Chesscub

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Postby Chesscub » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:32 am

IvCNuB4 wrote:"Alien On A Submarine"

But it worked, so ... 8)


Well considering that Alien was ripped from the phenomenal Tom Baker episode "Ark in Space" :-D
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Amoebas

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Postby Amoebas » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:49 am

Victorian Squid wrote:Was boring. Why does Doctor Who seem all too formulaic lately? I'm just not getting much out of it.

The problem I see is there are too many episodes where the TARDIS decides where they go.

From last season...
The Doctor: “You don’t always take me where I want to go.
TARDIS: “No, but I take you where you need to go.”

While I liked Cold War, I think I would have liked to see the Doctor and Clara in a Las Vegas story more. Yes, it's great they landed on the sub and saved the world, but it's like they now have to start explaining how the TARDIS knows to take them wherever. And that complicates something that doesn't need complication.

I like it when the Doctor seeks adventure and when adventure finds him, but episodes like this where they just happen to land in this one exact spot at this one exact moment is oft times too convenient. And when things are convenient, they often get boring.
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Chesscub

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Postby Chesscub » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:08 pm

Amoebas wrote:The problem I see is there are too many episodes where the TARDIS decides where they go.

From last season...
The Doctor: “You don’t always take me where I want to go.
TARDIS: “No, but I take you where you need to go.”

While I liked Cold War, I think I would have liked to see the Doctor and Clara in a Las Vegas story more. Yes, it's great they landed on the sub and saved the world, but it's like they now have to start explaining how the TARDIS knows to take them wherever. And that complicates something that doesn't need complication.

I like it when the Doctor seeks adventure and when adventure finds him, but episodes like this where they just happen to land in this one exact spot at this one exact moment is oft times too convenient. And when things are convenient, they often get boring.


I'd love a throwaway line "Oops I forgot to unplug the randomizer from that nasty business with the Black Guardian"
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Sunless

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Postby Sunless » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:54 am

Anyone got around to buying the Reign Of Terror DVD? The animations for the missing episodes are gorgeous and I think a step up from the Invasion.

Bring on the Ice Warriors in August!
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bkthomson

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Postby bkthomson » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:09 am

Working my way through season one right now only three episodes to go, but like doctor nine more than I thought I would.

Also for a newbie like me season one really did a good job explaining the Doctor and his back story.
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Sunless

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Postby Sunless » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:21 am

bkthomson wrote:Working my way through season one right now only three episodes to go, but like doctor nine more than I thought I would.

Also for a newbie like me season one really did a good job explaining the Doctor and his back story.


I'll give it that. They did do a good job in bringing things back. I just didn't like Rose and thought the 9th Doctor needed time to grow on me.

Tennant grew on me and I liked his Doctor. However, I loved Matt Smith from the first scene.
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bkthomson

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Postby bkthomson » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:04 am

Sunless wrote:
I'll give it that. They did do a good job in bringing things back. I just didn't like Rose and thought the 9th Doctor needed time to grow on me.

Tennant grew on me and I liked his Doctor. However, I loved Matt Smith from the first scene.


My first exposure to Doctor Who was with Smith and I've only watched the first four episodes of his run, though so far he is my favorite. Now that I've gone back I'll be watching all the season in order. I have the Tennant complete box set to go through then back to Smith.

Rose has not bothered me that much though there is a little too much of 'I love danger' that she seems to find her in that sometime gives me a 'come on' feeling. Though I think Amy was a good as the doctor, wide eye, yet also very cautious when they went somewhere. (again, that is based on four episodes.)

PDH

penile prisoner

Postby PDH » Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:23 pm

This episode was OK. Fell apart a bit towards the end but I enjoyed it. Better than the writer's previous episode.

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