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Post 5221

Just Bob aka Robert Thompson, plugging my film blog cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk

How far back are you thinking for spoiler problems? I'm staying away from the thread until after I have watched the latest episode, which is probably sufficient. Personally I would rather not know information about what will happen in episodes as yet un-aired - e.g. stuff they have talked about in interviews, next episode previews, etc. - but speculation is fine.

This latest episode started well - I loved the opening monologue - and about 15-20 minutes in I was starting to view it as a highlight of the season so far, but then the setting kept changing, and it kind of lost its way. The ending monologue just didn't do it for me, although I may have been influenced by my flatmate, who was sat next to me finding it utterly cringeworthy. I *think* the plot wrapped up reasonably neatly, and what I understand of it is a nice aversion of clichés, but I am pretty sure it could have been better implemented.
All in all, I am finding recent Who - the last two or three seasons, in fact - to have brilliant *moments* that make it more than worth continuing to watch, but not continuous brilliance.


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Post 5222

Just Bob aka Robert Thompson, plugging my film blog cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk

Also, I don't think I'm keen on that Pink guy. If he "doesn't do weird", he isn't going to do well on Doctor Who in general.


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Post 5223

SiliconDioxide

Clara saved the day again (or was it the universe, I lose track). About time she got rid of the grumpy sidekick if you ask me.


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Post 5224

Peanut

Yes, I mean what you said, nothing about what they have said in interviews, previews about unaired episodes,and the like. I switch over as soon as the ep has finished, don't watch the 'next time' bits. In fact sound stays down until it has started as once in the introduction, the person introducing the ep, said had something along the lines of, hang on to your hats, the cybermen are back in town smiley - rolleyessmiley - cross


Speculation I am all for that, is part of the fun.


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Post 5225

Mol - on the little netbook

Nod thought this ep was brilliant, very creepy, and has set the standard against which she'll be judging all the other episodes.

Missed it myself and the PVR didn't record it for some reason smiley - sadface

Mol


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Post 5226

deb - 34 down, 40.5 to go...so slow, so slow

With regard to spoilers, my view is that this is a place to discuss the episode already aired and so comments about what's happened are not only acceptable but necessary. I avoid this thread like the plague until I've seen the episode. That said, I try not to give TOO much away just in case.

What's coming next week would constitute a spoiler so I try to be careful not to give anything away if I want to comment on what's coming.

I agree about speculation though - that's all part of the fun smiley - smiley

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 5227

deb - 34 down, 40.5 to go...so slow, so slow

Oh, and just cos it's something vaguely related I saw earlier:

http://wapsisquare.com/

You can scroll down to the last frame for the bit that made me smile in recognition smiley - biggrin My favourite episode ever.

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 5228

Bluebottle

I agree – there's no harm in discussing what has happened and been broadcast, and if you've not had a chance to see it, simply don't read this thread until after you've caught up. There's no joy in spoiling the episode, but I agree that speculation adds to the fun. So it is okay to say something like, 'I think Mr Pink is secretly a Dalek' but if you had read a spoiler that revealed that this piece of nonsense was true and said 'This year's twist is that Mr Pink is a Dalek', that would be unfair.

(In the unlikely event of any plot twists revealing that Mr Pink is, in fact, dalek-related, I apologise).

<BB<


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Post 5229

Peanut

I don't know what the mild spoilers above were, because as I said I just scrolled really quickly avoiding them. If they were just warning people about a recently aired ep, in case anyone reading it hadn't yet watched it then then that is fine. smiley - ok

I thought this was the thread to discuss the latest episodes aired I just wanted to check it was a spoiler free thread. smiley - biggrin


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Post 5230

Bluebottle

We used to have a seperate Spoiler Thread, so if people wanted to post spoilers, they can do so in the spoiler zone, meaning that those of us who want to be shocked and surprised can enjoy our Doctor Who discussions without having the twists, turns and reveals stolen.

<BB<


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Post 5231

deb - 34 down, 40.5 to go...so slow, so slow

Looking back, the mild spoiler alert was about the episode that had already aired so not really a spoiler. So if you're interested, Peanut, you can go back and read it safely smiley - smiley

I too would rather avoid spoilers. That's why I've always enjoyed this thread.

Deb smiley - cheerup


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