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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:04 pm

Still getting used to the accent (missed some dialogue here and there).

While there have been many TV shows/movies to rip-off/pay homage to Doctor Who, it was weird to have it reflected back - namely "resistance is futile". Once I had that stuck in my head, the similarities to "I, Borg" were too obvious (Rusty = Hugh) and Rusty's return is all but inevitable.

Add in Fantastic Voyage and the only original thing in this episode was the Missy scene. I have no idea how that soldier ended up there.
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:06 pm

Yeah but I think this is the first time Who has ever done a Fantastic Voyage homage. (Which pretty much any serialized science fiction show does as least once during its run)

Also I don't think Rusty's going to return, what would be the purpose?
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David Bird

rubber spoon

Postby David Bird » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:31 pm

I saw the shrinking down as more a nod to Let's Kill Hitler, than Fantastic Voyage, which would make it the second nod to Matt Smith's run in a row.

I thought tonight's episode took forever to get off the ground, but it had a nice little twist at the end (albeit not a very original one). I was surprised to see them set up Clara's love interest so soon. They really don't seem comfortable with an older doctor.

I am still leaning to the idea that Missy is River. River was left in a sophisticated virtual world that could host peoples' minds. Maybe she's found some way of reaching out and grabbing those around the Doctor.
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Pizza Dog

Dog of Pizza

Postby Pizza Dog » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:51 am

I put the subtitles on my TV this Week so I wouldn't miss anything. 8)
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thefourthman

Outhouse Editor

Postby thefourthman » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:16 am

Amoebas wrote:Still getting used to the accent (missed some dialogue here and there).


When he gets excited or angry, I have no clue at all what he is saying. There was an entire scene last night where I am pretty sure he said "Blargh bloog blargh biggety boogle bag"
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thefourthman

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Postby thefourthman » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:21 am

So, something occurred to me last night. When he told Clara that it was cute that she thought she was young looking... Hartnell was old and Smith was the youngest ever. Maybe the Doctor has reverted to some kind of angsty teenage in this new regeneration?
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:37 am

David Bird wrote:I saw the shrinking down as more a nod to Let's Kill Hitler, than Fantastic Voyage, which would make it the second nod to Matt Smith's run in a row.

I thought the Doctor saying "What a 'fantastic' idea for a movie" only had one meaning.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:03 am

You guys are killing me! :smt011

Image + Image =

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisi ... tor_Who%29

Really?! None of you recall that classic?!
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:23 am

I also thought the "my mind to your mind" thing was an homage to "Star Trek".

PDH

penile prisoner

Postby PDH » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:31 am

thefourthman wrote:When he gets excited or angry, I have no clue at all what he is saying. There was an entire scene last night where I am pretty sure he said "Blargh bloog blargh biggety boogle bag"


Really?

Have you seen the Thick of It? The accent's a lot stronger there and I never had any trouble understanding it. Maybe it takes some getting used to?
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HNutz

Rain Partier

Postby HNutz » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:36 am

Amoebas wrote:Still getting used to the accent (missed some dialogue here and there).

While there have been many TV shows/movies to rip-off/pay homage to Doctor Who, it was weird to have it reflected back - namely "resistance is futile". Once I had that stuck in my head, the similarities to "I, Borg" were too obvious (Rusty = Hugh) and Rusty's return is all but inevitable.

Add in Fantastic Voyage and the only original thing in this episode was the Missy scene. I have no idea how that soldier ended up there.


Can't argue the Hugh comparison.

Missy's somehow collecting "victims" of the Doctor through time and space? Hmmmm...

What's the connection (if any) between the soldier/teacher who works with Clara and the soldiers in space?
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Rob Thompson

FROGMAN

Postby Rob Thompson » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:09 pm

Really enjoyable episode! Good to see this Doctor settling in.
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Lord Ice

Motherfucker from Hell

Postby Lord Ice » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:31 pm



:lol:
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misac

Outhouse Editor

Postby misac » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:35 am

Pizza Dog wrote:I put the subtitles on my TV this Week so I wouldn't miss anything. 8)


That's what I always do. I watch in once with closed caption and again later without.

There was one part that I didn't get at all though. :lol:
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misac

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Postby misac » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:37 am

I didn’t get why Rusty went back with the Daleks. I thought he was going to be like the Punisher.

I liked the new people, I guess Danny is going to be a regular. Really thought Journey would too.

Thinking about “broken” Daleks from this episode and last season. Maybe that’s how they can bring back the Time Lords, they’re too busy fighting themselves to restart the Time War.

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