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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:54 
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I guess it is the age difference she is over 1000 years old

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 14:52 
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There's absolutely too much exposition through people just bloody talking!


That was my main complaint over the past two series but I haven't noticed it as much now.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 19:24 
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Isn't that lovely?

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A card on Google Now from a news paper I don't trust has said that the new Doctor is going to be played by:

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Helena Bonham Carter


No idea if true, not sure how I feel if it is true.

I find they are a little like Jim Carey in that I can't stand the vast majority of his work, but there are a few gems that are among some of my favourite films.

I'm hoping for the latter, but fearing the former. (If true)

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 21:18 
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Unpossible!

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I see it for a one-off special maybe, but not long term


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 21:54 
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Penultimate episode!

Still enjoying it, and the energy is still there.

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The bits with Jericho, Yaz, and Dan travelling the world were brilliant, and the guru was the comic highlight.
Too many loose ends to tie up next week, and I still don't care about the Timeless Child stuff (I bet the fob watch gets destroyed/stolen/eaten by SpaceDog), but I'm having a blast and loving it.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:14 
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I did like 'Are you from Liverpool. you never mention it'. :P

I will rewatch it again today.


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I love the idea of using an angel as a transport.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 22:26 
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Not my words but sums it up.

A very sombre, measured series finale (or prequel to the 2022 specials depending on one's personal opinion). It was heartbreaking for Karvanista, the loss of his race, the way Jericho stoically accepted his fate was also very moving. I think we built up the characters of Bel and Vinder to be more important than they turned out to be because the series kept us guessing to its finale and there was so many fan theories flying round the internet. I do think they might return to the Whoniverse as is the case with the Grand Serpent.
We needed some humour and we got that with our chocoholic Sontaran caught with his hand in the sweet jar.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 8:43 
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Hmmm.. mixed bag this one. It was fast paced, and after a long day of board gaming it was fun to unwind to.

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The Sontaran Sugar Solution
The triple Doctor - worked really well storywise and was fun to see the Doc's vanity manifest itself
Bell and Vinder got their happy ending


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So the Flux was sucked into Passenger, which is great, but, er, does that mean the universe
SpaceDog got over his post-genocide traumatic stress pretty quickly. But we didn't see it happen, and would have been just as acceptable for that line to have been a Sontaran mind trick and not kill the dogs.
I'd like to see the Ruth Doctor again but I'm glad the fob watch was thrown into the depths of the Tardis and hopefully we'll never get any more origin stories again.
Oh, and just a little thing, which probably doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things and all, but even though all the little lights of the Flux was swallowed up by Passenger, there's still the problem that 99.9% of the universe is missing.


I hope there's a SpaceDog spin-off in the works.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:46 
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So the Flux was sucked into Passenger, which is great, but, er, does that mean the universe
SpaceDog got over his post-genocide traumatic stress pretty quickly. But we didn't see it happen, and would have been just as acceptable for that line to have been a Sontaran mind trick and not kill the dogs.
I'd like to see the Ruth Doctor again but I'm glad the fob watch was thrown into the depths of the Tardis and hopefully we'll never get any more origin stories again.
Oh, and just a little thing, which probably doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things and all, but even though all the little lights of the Flux was swallowed up by Passenger, there's still the problem that 99.9% of the universe is missing.




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I loved that they did not explain if or how the universe was back. I am sure they will.

or

just not and let the internet nerds explode, as it was not all explained.

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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:03 
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Eve of the Daleks

I enjoyed that. An interesting piece of plotting with a satisfying solution. It was fun, and that's all I really need this time of year.

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I've never liked the gemstone Tardis, and was quite annoyed that it kept that look after rebuilding itself.

A few clunky lines, especially regarding Yaz's crush, but nothing that took me out of the moment. Not sure Daleks should be given exposition, however - they struggle with any material longer than a simple imperative.


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 Post subject: Re: Doctor Who
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:18 
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Eve of the Daleks

I enjoyed that. An interesting piece of plotting with a satisfying solution. It was fun, and that's all I really need this time of year.

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I've never liked the gemstone Tardis, and was quite annoyed that it kept that look after rebuilding itself.

A few clunky lines, especially regarding Yaz's crush, but nothing that took me out of the moment. Not sure Daleks should be given exposition, however - they struggle with any material longer than a simple imperative.


It kept me amused. The time loop stuff was a great idea done well.

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