A Conversation for The h2g2 Doctor Who Group

Dr Who.

Post 101

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

Uppy-downy is a great characerization of it. It reminded me of the Queen Victoria/werewolf episode in that way, only that was really awful for large chunks but with a few moments of genius. I'd really have liked them to play more on Victoria's comment that their travels had made the Doctor and Rose callous or unfeeling.


Dr Who.

Post 102

Hoovooloo

Aside from the slightly tedious "we are not amused" stuff, I don't remember the werewolf episode being bad at all. In fact it was one of the better ones in season two... (This impression was aided by the fact that I was privileged to watch it in the presence of a six year old boy who had to watch it from the stairs outside the lounge because he was so scared, and while cradling on my lap a four year old girl who, during the scene in which the werewolf stalked around the outside of the library snarling, was so scared she couldn't move and was palpably trembling. They both agreed after the episode that they LOVED it.)


Dr Who.

Post 103

Mister Matty

I thought it was a great episode too. It managed to be enaging over the whole 50-odd minutes, the atmosphere worked very well (nice re-use of the "Rome" sets), the tone was about right, the performances were all adequate, the revelatory moment with the two soothsayers was terrific and the "difficult moral choices" bit was excellent: the sort of realism I'd expected new Who to avoid after old Who tackled it so well in "Genesis..." as mentioned above.

I also loved the ending with the Doctor telling the family he'd saved that the town and its people would be remembered and the "household gods" coda, whilst obvious, fitted in well with the superstitions of the times.


Dr Who.

Post 104

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

OK, it was not an awful episode, but not perfect, but did *no-one* get the Mary Poppins reference? I was wetting myself!

come on now...

"Positions!!!" (followed by the family scrambling for wobbling ornaments... The only thing they didn't cram in there was the grand piano rolling into frame!)

Apart from that, I pretty much agree with most of what's been said, enough not to argue or reiterate anything particularly!


Dr Who.

Post 105

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

I spotted the Mary Poppins reference. I pointed it out to my flatmates, but they were sceptical.


Dr Who.

Post 106

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

Sceptics be damned! It was there and they even did it twice for good measure!

smiley - biggrin Made my day!


Dr Who.

Post 107

NPY

I'd forgotten about that bit in Mary Poppins!!!

Thought it wasn't a bad episode. Glad to see we're getting *slightly* longer episodes.

Would be good to see more in-deep, cliffhanger stories. But alzso like one-episode stories too.


Dr Who.

Post 108

Giford

Cliffhanger coming up the week after next.

Gif smiley - geek


Dr Who.

Post 109

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

smiley - diva

Not sure about the Ood though... never was a fan, but I remain on the edge of my seat, open minded and ready to be awed...


Dr Who.

Post 110

NPY

Well they've only been in one story so far, haven't they? Not like the Daleks.

Sounds like someone's been looking ahead at spoilers.


Dr Who.

Post 111

Giford

Unless you count the trailers and episode titles as 'spoilers', are you saying they return later in the series as well?

They're better than the Slitheen, and look how often they came back. Perhaps RTD is looking for an 'iconic monster' for the New Series?

Gif smiley - geek


Dr Who.

Post 112

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

All I did was watch the 'coming up' trailers/end of show 'next week on...' jobbies! I dont go in for reasearch, I let it seep in smiley - smiley


Dr Who.

Post 113

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

I deliberately turn the TV off as soon as the episode ends so I'm nto caught out by the 'Next Episode' preview. I don't want to knwo what's going to happen until I actually see it happening!


Dr Who.

Post 114

Giford

Actually, that's a real dilemma for me. I habitually don't watch spoilers for anything (I'm currently avoiding Season 4 of Lost until I can get the DVDs) - I don't even read the blurb on the back of a novel until after I've finished the novel.

*BUT* RTD can be quite clever about what he reveals - like the joke about 'The Master's not my brother, you must have been watching too much TV' and the whole 'Rose is going to die' thing. The impact of them was actually diminished if you hadn't heard the net rumours about future plot arcs.

Gif smiley - geek


Dr Who.

Post 115

Br Robyn Hoode - Navo - complete with theme tune

smiley - groan Sorry! Didn't think it was a big spoiler. smiley - runsmiley - lurksmiley - cry


Dr Who.

Post 116

NPY

Didn't think the Slitheen were in many episodes either. Thought it was only a couple, and one in Sarah Jane?

Have to say I like to know what an episode's about before I watch it. Though I sdon't want to know the ending or anything, just a bit about the story, or who's in it.


Dr Who.

Post 117

Primeval Mudd (formerly Roymondo)

If it's been broadcast it's impossible for it to be a spoiler. smiley - smiley


Dr Who.

Post 118

NPY

Well yeah. Haven't heard anthing about them coming back this series though.


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Post 119

IctoanAWEWawi

you have now smiley - winkeye


Dr Who.

Post 120

NPY

The Slitheen? You don't mean the Sontarans? Know they're back.

Had heard the Daleks will be back, but they always are.


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