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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 17 Sep 2015, 04:53

It annoys me when these articles happen. It's an utter spoiler if it's true.

I miss the days when I didn't know if a companion (would leave) or Doctor would regenerate.

Exception, we all knew 9 would go into 10.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby tbug » 17 Sep 2015, 09:14

Moffat seems uninterested in Jenny's story, sadly. It would be awesome to see the character return, though! Since Moffett (the performer who created the role) also seems uninterested, Williams would be a fun choice for a replacement. Hopefully she'll be into becoming a recurring character, whoever she's playing.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Elomin Sha » 18 Sep 2015, 04:07

Jenna has confirmed she's leaving now.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 18 Sep 2015, 08:26

I miss the days of when a companion leaving was a surprise.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 19 Sep 2015, 14:59

Certainly was an episode. Awaiting part 2 before having an opinion.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Darkflame » 20 Sep 2015, 13:14

Crammed a heck of a lot of ideas that episode.
Arguably "stakes too high = no stakes at all" syndrome, if people know what I mean.
Still, fun to watch.

Agreed with companions leaving etc. Ditto for Doctors. Seems unavoidable not to know these days :(
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Robo4900 » 20 Sep 2015, 15:27

Loved the episode! Also, SO MUCH BUDGET. Very slick, love the style.

The nods to classic Who were pretty great. Missy completely brushing over the matter of her not being dead was hilarious, Davros is interesting, and overall, I thought this episode is a great start to the season.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby PlasmaCow » 22 Sep 2015, 03:35

Colony Sarf is yet another example of Moffat's frequent problem from the last 2 years - great villain concepts utterly wasted as unimportant bit-parts used to make the trailers more exciting.

But yes, an interesting episode, but felt a bit crammed into the time limit.

Hand mines. Brilliantly simple and creepy idea.

Also, unless the Daleks guns have been upgraded from the traditional x-ray style, I'm not sure they've even killed Missy & Clara, as they "vaporised" rather than their bones going on display. I stand corrected, rewatched the episode, there is indeed X-rays.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 22 Sep 2015, 06:59

Colony Sarf acting as a courier really undermined him.

Presented well, but my memory of him is of him doing little. However, if I watch the episode again, he has a lot of screen time.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 26 Sep 2015, 11:33

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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Robo4900 » 26 Sep 2015, 13:12

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Good episode, looking forward to the next.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby tbug » 26 Sep 2015, 22:36

The thing that's most interesting to me about Clara is the way that she wants to be the Doctor. Now I just want to watch the show with her and Missy.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 27 Sep 2015, 01:09

I liked how they kept making Missy almost likable and then she'd do something despicable.

I found the bromance in the middle awkward and weird. I'm glad how it was in the end.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Gap Filler » 27 Sep 2015, 09:06

Two particularly great one liners:

"I'm keeping this chair by the way."

"Ow!"
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Elomin Sha » 27 Sep 2015, 09:21

I like two know where the second chair came from.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby 7SecondsLeft » 27 Sep 2015, 10:23

tbug wrote:The thing that's most interesting to me about Clara is the way that she wants to be the Doctor. Now I just want to watch the show with her and Missy.


Yes, a spin off show with Clara and Missy would be amazing, they were easily the highlight of the first two-parter. Maybe Jenna can come back for a few specials after she finishes playing Queen Victoria?

Unfortunately I'm a bit scared about where Moffat is going with the Missy/Clara storyline considering the "throwaway/foreshadowing" lines like "A friend inside an enemy, an enemy inside a friend", or the one about Missy having a daughter???!
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 27 Sep 2015, 14:36

Missy wouldn't endanger her own daughter.

BTW, Missy referred to The Doctor being a little girl at one time. Unless gender is kinda irrelevant on Gallifrey.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Darkflame » 28 Sep 2015, 17:08

I liked the line where Missy also refereed to her gender change as a upgrade the Doctor couldn't afford :D

Anyway, very good episode indeed. Glade the resolutions wernt just "timey whimmy" stuff. Solid episode morality concept too - with superb conversations between the Doc and Davros - holding attention when theres little to no action.

I think my only issue was the Tardis not being destroyed was just "hand waved" away. That fealt cheap to me.
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Oh, also has anyone else spotted that Daleks have always sort of been "mutant space Nazis robots" yet some are now "Zombie mutant space nazi robots"

Its no wonder they are so popular, they are like every chessy horror villain in one :D
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby MotorWaffle » 28 Sep 2015, 17:12

I believe Moffat's said that gender is rather irrelevant, seeing as their physical sex isn't set in stone. Also, Missy said that in a list of things, immediately followed by "and one of those things was a lie", if I heard correctly.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Darkflame » 28 Sep 2015, 17:20

Oh agreed. Cant see the sunglasses lasting long.
I thought it was just a little reference to wearables being "in" at the moment in real life.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Darkflame » 01 Oct 2015, 16:34

So. Spinoff. http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/61878 ... noff-class

Thoughts?

Seems a nice enough idea to me. I dought it will be as fun as the Sarah Jane Adventures was though, as a lot of the joy of that came from Elisabeth Sladen.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby tbug » 01 Oct 2015, 17:46

I've never read any Patrick Ness, but I think that's about to change. Anyone else read him?
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 02 Oct 2015, 01:55

There's quite an absence of a lot of information.

I wonder if Clara will be involved if at all? I doubt it since companions, even if they enjoy their time on the show, want to move on to new roles.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby 7SecondsLeft » 03 Oct 2015, 08:40

Darkflame wrote:I think my only issue was the Tardis not being destroyed was just "hand waved" away. That fealt cheap to me.


I know, it was so bad, it was almost like they brought Russell T Davies back as a guest writer. Luckily the rest of the show was so good, I was happy to ignore small details like that.

Darkflame wrote:So. Spinoff. http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/61878 ... noff-class

Thoughts?

Seems a nice enough idea to me. I dought it will be as fun as the Sarah Jane Adventures was though, as a lot of the joy of that came from Elisabeth Sladen.


SJA wasn't too bad, but the episodes we've had previously featuring the kids at Coal Hill (e.g. that crappy one where the Doctor pretends to be a caretaker, that very crappy one with the trees, that really stupidly crappy one with the moon) were annoyingly crappy, so I'm not holding out too much hope.
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Re: Doctor Who

Postby Robo4900 » 03 Oct 2015, 12:23

Spinoff: Interesting. I'll definitely keep an eye out for that. Hope it's not like the god-awful K-9 series.

New episode: I enjoyed it.
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