A Conversation for The h2g2 Doctor Who Group

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Post 5161

Geggs

Anyone managed to see 'An adventure in space and time'?

Oh, and happy whoniversery everyone!


Geggs


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Post 5162

Vip

No, I hadn't heard of it. smiley - smiley

Looking forward to tonight though.

smiley - fairy


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Post 5163

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

I watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 5164

Mol - on the new tablet

That was fantastic. Absolutely brilliant.

Plus, the best belly laugh I've had all year with the comment about the ears smiley - biggrin

Mol


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Post 5165

Magwitch - My name is Mags and I am funky.

Wow.

Just.

Wow.

More later.


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Post 5166

HonestIago

I thought it was a little light at times, but then I am a melodrama queen. The heavy stuff was wonderful and heart-breaking. I was really impressed with how they got Billie Piper in: a brilliant choice, beautifully realised.

I'm not sure how I feel about the sort-of reset of the entire series (with the convenient amnesia that doesn't affect the later series), I think I prefer the original version. Still, the possibilities it raises are rather tasty and that last shot. That is the stuff dreams are made of.


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Post 5167

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

I got all sentimental seeing the Tom Baker Doctor, smiley - cry

I'm not really a Whoovian, but having promoted the hell out of our back catalogue these last few days, (via FB/twitter/G+) I sort of got into the mood. I really was impressed with the Special episode tonight.

smiley - tardis


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Post 5168

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

I really enjoyed it. Perhaps someone will come along and point out all the things that didn't make sense and/or jarred nastily, but my overall reaction coming out of it is pretty much entirely positive. The only bit that I wasn't sure about was "If we move the planet out of the way, they will all shoot each other." I'm not really buying that, surely it can't destroy the entire fleet before they realize the problem and cease fire. Also, what about the Daleks that have managed to land? It doesn't add up to me.


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Post 5169

Giford

Thought there might be some chatter here tonight...

Yep, I really enjoyed that too. Really liked the 'all 13' moment (they were Capaldi's eyes, right? Shame he didn't make the end credits - and a real sense of 'it's nearly complete now'). Also really cool how they tied up the 'Queen Bess' loose end, didn't let the Zygons become a 'second string' sub-plot, the Moment's clever use of the parallel resolutions to the 2 plot-threads... and the thing with the cell door was genius smiley - smiley

>Perhaps someone will come along and point out all the things that didn't make sense and/or jarred nastily

Oh, that must be my cue!

So Rassilon wasn't president of Gallifrey at the end of the time war then? (Or is my continuity confused?) Was Tom Baker playing the 4th Doctor (and if so, why'd he look so old/unlike the TV version?) - they seemed to be implying some future Doctor liked re-using old faces? Are we gonna see the Valeyard at Christmas?

Also - for those who read the New Adventures - that was a rubbish Time War smiley - smiley Trust me, merely shifting a planet into hyperspace would not come close to cutting the mustard there. In the NA Time War, you know you've lost when your entire species never evolved. Multiple copies in multiple realities were just a basic part of the planet's defences.

Finally - just gone back and watched 'Night of the Doctor'. Nice to get that regen in (we have the full set now, right?).

Gif smiley - geek


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Post 5170

Giford

All in all, a fitting celebration of the 25th anniversary of Remembrance of the Daleks, I thought.

Gif smiley - geek


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Post 5171

Ferrettbadger. The Renegade Master

That was TOTES AMAZEBALLS! smiley - winkeye

FB


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Post 5172

Ferrettbadger. The Renegade Master

Seriously though, a heart felt plea to Mr Moffat:-

Dont hurry to resolve the 12 regnerations thing. Please, I beg you.

The dramatic tension in Peter Capldi's Doc honestly believing "Death means Death" is going to make the series so interesting. It also allows you to do all sorts of interesting stuff with him (fear, extreme nobility yada, yada, yada.)

We all know you will resolve it, but for the time being lets just use this. A Doc who honestly thnks he is mortal. Should be interesting.

FB


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Post 5173

deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it

I really, really enjoyed that. Apart from the fact I had to go to IPlayer to get the end lineup as my digibox cut off just has he stepped through the door smiley - grr

I thought John Hurt was excellent. and I agree with the comment about Billie Piper, that was nicely done.

The moving Gallifrey idea reminded me of moving the Tardis in Blink.

Deb smiley - cheerup


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Post 5174

Vip

I didn't like it, but I've not yet put my finger on why.

smiley - fairy


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Post 5175

Peanut

smiley - hug VIP

oof, sorry to hear that, I think I would have cried until Christmas if I didn't enjoy it


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Post 5176

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

Yeah, the Tom Baker bit confused me. I could only guess that he might be a person from whom the Doctor chose to copy his face back when he regenerated from John Pertwee, meaning he had been especially close to the Doctor but only off-screen.


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Post 5177

Lusus

I have the feeling that its almost heresy, or at least mean spirited for anyone to say they didn't like the 50th anniversary episode of Dr Who. So I won't smiley - smiley It was a tremendous episode and I'd love to see more of John Hurt as the Doctor, even if thats highly unlikely. Moffat is a supreme story teller!


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Post 5178

Lusus

"Yeah, the Tom Baker bit confused me".

Bob, I didn't read too much into the appearance of Tom Baker because I thought Moffat was being deliberately ambiguous. Maybe on watching it again I'll be able to tell wether he was another version of the Doctor, or just a rather knowing curator. It was a nice way to squeeze Tom Baker into the episode though.


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Post 5179

Peanut

I saw Tom Baker's appearance as a rather wonderful birthday smiley - gift

smiley - grovel hopefully it won't become an overly done as a convoluted plot device


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Post 5180

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

Interesting that, even though it was simulcasted in numerous cinemas - including some in America, I gather - 'The Day of the Doctor' is still being classed by IMDb as a 'TV series episode'. IMDb pay close attention to that kind of thing.


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