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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:30 pm

Basically, I want more Rory punching Hitler and the hilarious jellyfish monsters and less wibbly-wobbly continuity bollocks.
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Dragavon

Podcaster

Postby Dragavon » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:45 pm

This episode was decent. Except for a few things.

1. Hitler got treated as comedy relief.
2. Mels should have been around longer. This should maybe have happened later in the season, perhaps the last episode.
3. :smt011 at Amy giving up on her child.
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superfictious

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

Postby superfictious » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:03 am

So does this explain why the Doctor no longer regenerates?
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Chris

Rain Partier

Postby Chris » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:27 am

False Prophet wrote:So does this explain why the Doctor no longer regenerates?

Do you mean River? Then yes.
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superfictious

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

Postby superfictious » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:35 am

Leviticus Payne wrote:Do you mean River? Then yes.


No I mean the Doctor too, considering what happens in The Impossible Astronaut.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:12 am

False Prophet wrote:
No I mean the Doctor too, considering what happens in The Impossible Astronaut.


No - it has been established that if The Doctor is killed outright before the regeneration cycle completes then he is dead for good (witness 'Turn Left' when we see the Doctor's body after he died killing the Rachnoss under the Thames with no Donna Noble to pull him out in time). In 'The Impossible Astronaut' he starts to regenerate, but the Astronaut shoots him again before he is able to do so, thereby killing him outright.
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superfictious

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa

Postby superfictious » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:13 pm

nietoperz wrote:
No - it has been established that if The Doctor is killed outright before the regeneration cycle completes then he is dead for good (witness 'Turn Left' when we see the Doctor's body after he died killing the Rachnoss under the Thames with no Donna Noble to pull him out in time). In 'The Impossible Astronaut' he starts to regenerate, but the Astronaut shoots him again before he is able to do so, thereby killing him outright.


Ah, ok. I understand now.
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:20 pm

A great episode all around.

The only things I would have done differently would be to have Melz have a cameo back at their wedding and second, I would have added more time travel and continuity to make Punchy's head explode.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:26 pm

Melz was hot.

But this episode threw a bit of a spanner into the works as well as that one clue over again.

The clue is that time can be re-written. They've said it several times now since Matt Smith began as the Doctor.

The spanner is that it appears as though there are now only a limited number of regenerations again. But then, maybe that was River as she was not a true Time Lord.

Also, I thought it was creepy the way Robot Amy turned her head when she first rode up on the cycle.

PDH

penile prisoner

Postby PDH » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:30 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:Also, I thought it was creepy the way Robot Amy turned her head when she first rode up on the cycle.


They should keep that thing around. It could come in handy if someone has to be perceived as being murdered, say.
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:39 pm

Nice holographic cameos of past companions, great response with the Donna one.

But who on the show is a big Mike Nichols fan?

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Postby The Old Doctor » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:42 pm

PDH wrote:
They should keep that thing around. It could come in handy if someone has to be perceived as being murdered, say.


I was wondering what happened to it. The owners did not blow it up or such. So DID the Doctor and company keep it? I suspect so.
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:47 pm

I have a question:

So in this episode, Melody Pond is in her early twenties when she regenerates, and takes on the appearance of a woman in her late 40s.

She has no more regenerations allowed to her.

Ignoring for a moment her death in the Library, in theory, would she live out the lifespan of a person in her 20s? Or would she live out the lifespan of a person in her late 40s? Would she visibly and physically age? Or would she remain the same appearance and at the same level of physical ability throughout the rest of her Time Lord lifespan?

I don't really have a grasp on how Time Lords age.
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Strict31

Rain Partier

Postby Strict31 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:50 pm

PDH wrote:
They should keep that thing around. It could come in handy if someone has to be perceived as being murdered, say.


Well, presumably, the Flesh biotech is still out there as well.
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

Postby nietoperz » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:58 pm

Strict31 wrote:I have a question:

So in this episode, Melody Pond is in her early twenties when she regenerates, and takes on the appearance of a woman in her late 40s.

She has no more regenerations allowed to her.

Ignoring for a moment her death in the Library, in theory, would she live out the lifespan of a person in her 20s? Or would she live out the lifespan of a person in her late 40s? Would she visibly and physically age? Or would she remain the same appearance and at the same level of physical ability throughout the rest of her Time Lord lifespan?

I don't really have a grasp on how Time Lords age.

She would age very slowly. The first Doctor collapsed due to old age, but he was many centuries old by that point despite only looking like a relatively old human.

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