A Conversation for The h2g2 Doctor Who Group
SiliconDioxide Posted Nov 3, 2014
Those people were in the Dr's time line and close to the Tardis. We haven't found out how Missy escaped the last encounter or where the Master's Tardis is.
These and many other conundrums will be explained, or swept under the carpet in a wave of schmaltz, next week.
Bluebottle Posted Nov 3, 2014
The Master definitely 100% died for good in 'Planet of Fire' - until he turned up again with no explanation in 'The Mark of the Rani', and I've lost count of the number of times we've seen the Final End of the Daleks...
deb - quietly waving my lilac towel Posted Nov 3, 2014
SiliconDioxide Posted Nov 3, 2014
Regeneration turned out to be such a good plot device that they had all the monsters do it too.
Here we have a hyperintelligent alien who, despite repeated showdowns with metal clad adversaries has clung on to tradition with his sonic screwdriver, when he should have used a spare century somewhere to create a sonic tin-opener.
Also we are lead to believe that the same hyperintelligent alien leaves all the spare keys to his (almost) unique vehicle hidden in the vehicle. How about leaving at least one under a rock just outside?
Clara kills Danny by overdoing the committment thing to the extent that he dives under a bus just to clear his mind of the thought of bunnies boiling on the stove and then she shows no remorse; she goes on indeed to immediately try to 'kill' the Dr too by stranding him in lava without so much as a marsh mallow.
My children (teenagers) cannot be bothered with this nonsense any more and I wonder what, other than misplaced nostalgia, is keeping me watching.
Not sure how I feel about that. I don't think they knocked it out of the park, but Michelle Gomez was pleasingly "bananas", and the dilemna was a decent one. It also explains how she harvested people even from the future, and from other worlds, if she has been specifically following him around.
Bluebottle Posted Nov 9, 2014
So the Brigadier's corpse was converted into a flying Cyberman?
Of all the ways to trample all over a much-loved character, I thought that was perhaps the most tasteless. Bit annoyed about that.
deb - quietly waving my lilac towel Posted Nov 9, 2014
Mr. Dreadful - Je suis Marxiste, tendance Groucho. Posted Nov 10, 2014
The more I think about it the more Cyber-Brigadier annoys me. A data-ghost (represented by 70s Brig, obv) hiding in the nethersphere and materialising in the real world to drag Missy back with him would have been cool. Making him into a Cyberman was just crass.
Mr. Dreadful - Je suis Marxiste, tendance Groucho. Posted Nov 11, 2014
Ha! Was just straight up told that I shouldn't criticise Moffat because Blink was good. Methinks his defenders are clutching at straws.
Vip - happy 2014! Posted Nov 12, 2014
Bluebottle Posted Nov 16, 2014
Talking of next series, who is the mysterious woman?
There's bound to be one. So far in the Steven Moffat series, we were asking:
2010) Who is River Song?
2011) Who is the Eye Patch Lady?
2012-13) Who is Clara Oswin Oswald, the Impossible Girl?
2014) Who is Missy?
So, without knowing anything at all about the next series, I'm going to assume that there's a weird woman in it somewhere, and my prediction is that she's going to be the Doctor's mother (as Rani would be too obvious following Missy).
Mr. Dreadful - Je suis Marxiste, tendance Groucho. Posted Nov 16, 2014
My money's on Susan.
Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor Posted Nov 16, 2014
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