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Doctor Who

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Feek, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. ivrytwr3

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    Er.....wut? The whole season was leading to the finale. However, i get your point, a few 2 or 3 story parters would be good too.
     
  2. Shamikebab

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    I mean it wasn't really, if you take off the Bad Wolf episode itself there is no story at all. That's not a story arc, it's a single episode story with a few teasers leading up to it. A story arc is something like GoT or Buffy where the story is told over multiple episodes.
     
  3. ttaskmaster

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    How many of those are just people hoping against hope, that in the next episode the show will finally un-**** itself?
     
  4. Mr Badger

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    Seems unlikely as all the "true fans" have been so keen to tell the world that they have stopped watching the show.
     
  5. ttaskmaster

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    Must just be the return of whichever kids were 'scared by' the previous Doctor, then...
     
  6. jpaul

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    “Doctor Who’s” eleventh season has also cracked the Top 15 cable drama list in the women 18-34 demo, with the viewership in that group doubling since Capaldi’s farewell installment.
    Journalist Robin Parker tweeted: ‘More girls than boys (under-16s) watched Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who debut – 378,000 v 339,000. Last year’s series opener: 143,000 girls / 390,000 boys.’

    but, per earlier post, look who the viewers are ..I suppose the BBC doesn't care .. it's bums on seats for now. ... will they still watch it tomorrow long term fan base ?
     
  7. jpaul

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    re : new years day
    • cringeworthy start - VS advert, he did not bring out the written-contract though, and they forgot to put the # before the metoo in the accompanyng subtitles ?
      but he soon forgot about any sensitive new man dialogue 'what about that drink?' after she was shocked by desk incident
      .... doomed to finish like all good friday13th relationships.
    • threat was scarey enough - cross between Segourneys' alien/medusa, or the possessed girl in the exorcist.
    • Didn't the men from uncle have these white board titles as they change geographic locations, plus you need to give the USA viewers a geography lesson.
    .....
     
  8. Jonny2284

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    Well I liked it, but I'm sure the usual "Doctor Who is dead" regulars will be along shortly to cry about SJWs ruining everything because in a 12 second scene the policeman had a boyfriend.
     
  9. Loosecannon

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    This is just so disappointing... the writing and direction is just awful at times...

    Burying objects 10cm down
    10 minutes of heartfelt chats reducing the pace to nothing.
    Dalek built in a farm in a very short time (with flight capability)
    Microwave oven as a plot device
    I so hate the doctor using “mates”, it’s just too humanising. She isn’t human!

    But Jodie does have some great moments when talking to the dalek, it’s just the supporting cast and writing that so let it down.

    Some brilliant points, but overall probably 5/10 at best.
     
  10. steve5424

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    I really enjoyed it.entertainung and fun. That's all I need from The Doctor .

    Didn't see much wrong with it.
     
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  11. Gerard

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    Since when were the organic form of Daleks that large? That one seemed abnormally large considering previous incarnations of them. And as usual none of the companions has ever heard of a Dalek..considering past history that's pretty unlikely.

    OOh and they even shoehorned in a gay cop for a throwaway line about secure digits.

    And one of those books had a picture of a captured Dalek yet still nobody is any the wiser to what they are...Do these series take past events into consideration or is it like a total memory wipe for people after every season?
     
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  12. steve5424

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    That Dalek has been on Earth for a very long time and is also reconisense class so maybe larger as it has more abilities.

    Also the Earth and other things were reset during the 11th Doctor era so memories of past events would probably have been erased .
     
  13. Tombstone

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    Wibbly wobbly timey wimey.

    My view on the episode, acting was ok, good to see a dalek back in some form or other.

    But the writing. My god the writing. It was awful, in fact it was beyond awful, it was quite literally of the standard of a secondary school GCSE students coursework for English. The cast could do a good job really but not with this standard of writing, its really doing them no favours at all.
     
  14. Malevolence

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    Couldn't agree more re. the standard of writing. It's like they've offloaded the writing to the work experience kids or something. And some of the plot was atrocious, a Dalek that somehow managed to forge a new functional fully armed and flight capable suit from a few knackered old pieces and some smelted iron in a few minutes at a tiny forge. How did it forge something so large in such a small forge? How did it cast it? How did it quench it?

    You see, I was under the impression that the Doctor was President of Earth, so why wasn't that understood when she phoned whatever that laughable excuse for an intelligence agency was and informed them she's the Doctor and the World was under threat? Then there's the UNIT debacle. OK, just for a moment lets say that Earth's main defence force against alien threats is shut down due some financial problem, again President of the Earth!

    That said, no matter how bad the episode, when the Dalek finds it's true voice it still makes me tingle.
     
  15. Efour

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    I predicted an sjw femanist dalek in the final episode about 6 months ago.

    At least I got something right.
    Yet to watch it bit will soon ^_^
     
  16. Moonpie2

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    Well, I'm done.

    Thank you Eccleston, Tennant, Smith and Capaldi for bringing the Doctor to life in this modern era (even though you didn't 'always' have the best writing).
    I had a lot of fun even through all the ups and downs.

    Now to find something else to watch.
    (Unsubbed from Thread :( )
     
  17. steve5424

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    Goodbye. Don't let the door hit you on the way out .

    We will still be here watching and enjoying the show .
     
  18. VincentHanna

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    Translation

    Thanks to all the guy doctors (even though you had bad writing)

    Can't be putting up with this woman doctor with bad writing though!
     
  19. fez

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    Wasn't the worst episode this series but was largely crap as we have come to expect.

    I'm really not a big fan of the "team doctor" idea where you feel that without her bumbling ensemble she wouldn't be able to fight her way out of a wet paper bag. Shes the doctor. The companions are to keep her/him honest and grounded and for someone to share the amazing and lonely experience of being a time lord. They aren't there to save the doctor and give her ideas all the time.

    Oh well, hopefully the next season will go back to its roots a bit more.
     
  20. steve5424

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    Have you never seen the early years of Doctor Who?

    There were 3 companions most of the time and they did help out a lot of the time. This is actually more like it's roots.