A Conversation for The h2g2 Doctor Who Group
deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it Posted Sep 20, 2015
My first thought was oh goodie, them again. If Davros could just be removed from all of time and space we may never have to watch yet another episode with the same old, same old bad guys.
But I'm curious for next week.
Cool Old Guy (ex-SockPuppet) Trying not to post for the next 200 days ! Posted Sep 26, 2015
Cool old Guy (handmine)
"The plot lines may be a bit vague. The drawing of the capital city on Skaro single sided.
I really like the remarks the Doctor makes 'Enemies, friends it really does not matter. Mercy does.'
Or the translation of Clara into Dalek 'I am Dalek'
How about wearable . . . "
The trend continues: moments of excellence, especially in the script, that make it very much worth watching, but also quite a bit that I am really not sure about. The bit about why they shout exterminate was at right on the border, and may actually be both.
deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it Posted Sep 28, 2015
When Missy put Clara in the dalek I thought "Ooh, hang on a minute, isn't this where we came in with Jenna-Louise Coleman?" Of course, she wasn't Clara in Asylum of the Daleks, but still...it's not often I have a proper moment
Overall I think I quite enjoyed that. Despite it being all about the daleks. Again.
Cool Old Guy (ex-SockPuppet) Trying not to post for the next 200 days ! Posted Sep 28, 2015
Cool old Guy reading double
"< A87860514 > Something to read for you perhaps
Noticed the remark, did not manage to place it "
Bluebottle Posted Sep 28, 2015
Moments of over-the-top madness which I thought detracted from the story (a tank in Viking times? Really?) And for all the talk of a dalek city, it was just a really big room and a couple of corridors. But funny how they had every type of dalek except the newest, have they been exterminated for good now?
Mol - on the new tablet Posted Sep 29, 2015
Well, I rather enjoyed that. Although I did get the impression the entire plot had been devised just so the Doctor could say 'your sewers are revolting'.
I quite like Missy. She is unnervingly close to the edge of insanity a lot of the time. But she's also quite brilliant.
Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired Posted Oct 6, 2015
Traveller in Time not holding his breath
"Even while we are underwater, I will not hold my breath.
I wonder what they will come up with. You have to try everything once but becoming a seems a rather final attempt. "
I'm quite curious about the timing of this week's episode. Most series would leave a gap before bringing back a recurring character. Did they not trust the audience to remember her?
Bluebottle Posted Oct 27, 2015
I think they just like the two-parter format at the moment, so even though it wasn't a two-parter, by including her it almost became one.
(See Post 5271 – I predicted that a mysterious woman would be in this series)
Apparently this series we are supposed to be asking 'who is the hybrid?'. I hadn't noticed.
Lusus Posted Nov 2, 2015
Is it just me who thinks the latest episode of Dr Who is lacking in imagination and originality? Aliens played by men in latex (or similar) outfits threatening to take over the world. Its been done countless times in sci-fi B movies, not to mention previous Dr Who episodes.
To make it worse there were the cliche ridden story developments. For instance, the soldiers being led to their deaths by aliens who had taken the form of their relatives, the American policewoman who turned out to be an alien, and an evil Clara complete with evil look and all black outfit taking the regular Clara's place. There was even the badly worn beret which is generally a sign of poor production standards.
If there aren't any really good plot twists next week, this will be the worst Dr Who I have seen since the reboot.
SiliconDioxide Posted Nov 2, 2015
You are right, but I don't have this top of my list of worse reboot stories yet. I was irritated at the thinly veiled message about radicalisation of minorities.
My guess: Osgood's sister is under-cover, not dead; the Dr took the plane as a plot device, he wouldn't normally put up with that kind of treatment; Ms Lethbridge Stewart will live on to die much later of cancer due to pipe smoking. Oh and evil Clara will turn out to have a sister called Servalan.
Curates egg tho' isn't it? I thought Peter's acting was excellent in "The Girl Who Died", but that Maisie's acting in the sequel was terrible.
Cool Old Guy (ex-SockPuppet) Trying not to post for the next 200 days ! Posted Nov 2, 2015
There are certainly unanswered questions. Why are some of them (including Clara, and the boy) being kept alive, while others are killed?
My thought is that there may be multiple Zygon splinter factions involved...
Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired Posted Nov 14, 2015
Traveller in Time not being able to unsee the last episode
"What was the title of this episode 'Sandman' ?
(it was 'Sleep no more')
Actually I will have to watch it again, trying to decode some bits of subliminal information apparently hidden in the lost frames.
Actually from the first moment on I noticed the informational overflow, the voices drawing your focus one way where there are other interesting bits flashing by.
The plot twists in the end were good, still some loose ends however. "
I think there were a lot of loose ends. It was mostly loose ends. There were some cool bits, but I am not that impressed with the whole.
deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it Posted Nov 15, 2015
Bluebottle Posted Nov 18, 2015
I do wonder why it is that, now they've made it too scary for young children, they are worried that viewing figures have fallen. If you make something unsuitable for the target audience, what did they expect would happen?
At least the Doctor is more likeable this year, and there was a good, tense atmosphere (even if the story was a bit silly).
SashaQ - happysad Posted Nov 19, 2015
Yeah, I stopped watching it myself just before the end of the last season because the storylines were too intense for me, even though I did quite like Peter Capaldi's Doctor, so I've steered clear this year and am just following this thread instead
coelacanth Posted Nov 28, 2015
Wow. Just wow! What an episode! I was so pleased when Peter Capaldi was announced as the new Doctor, and Heaven Sent just shows what an inspired choice he was. I've just watched it twice and can't wait for Hell Bent next week.
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- 5281: deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it (Sep 20, 2015)
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- 5283: Just Bob aka Robert Thompson, plugging my film blog cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk (Sep 27, 2015)
- 5284: deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it (Sep 28, 2015)
- 5285: Cool Old Guy (ex-SockPuppet) Trying not to post for the next 200 days ! (Sep 28, 2015)
- 5286: Bluebottle (Sep 28, 2015)
- 5287: Mol - on the new tablet (Sep 29, 2015)
- 5288: Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired (Oct 6, 2015)
- 5289: Just Bob aka Robert Thompson, plugging my film blog cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk (Oct 26, 2015)
- 5290: Bluebottle (Oct 27, 2015)
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- 5293: Cool Old Guy (ex-SockPuppet) Trying not to post for the next 200 days ! (Nov 2, 2015)
- 5294: Just Bob aka Robert Thompson, plugging my film blog cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk (Nov 2, 2015)
- 5295: Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired (Nov 14, 2015)
- 5296: Just Bob aka Robert Thompson, plugging my film blog cinemainferno-blog.blogspot.co.uk (Nov 15, 2015)
- 5297: deb - I'm in love with my soup maker & I don't care who knows it (Nov 15, 2015)
- 5298: Bluebottle (Nov 18, 2015)
- 5299: SashaQ - happysad (Nov 19, 2015)
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