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Taryn Tailz

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Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 16 April, 2017, 01:57:37 am »
I see everyone here is so enthused by the Moffat Era that you've all been unable to contain your excitement at its return. :P

Feel free to discuss the series as it continues.

For now, all I will say about the first episode is...Movellans. ;)

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #1 on: 16 April, 2017, 11:13:32 am »
Looks like everyone has took the "if you don't like it, don't watch it" advice....

I thought it was OK - lack of Clara a definite plus.

Having missed the last two parter and the two subsequent specialss, I have no idea who Nardole is (other than he appeared in the last special?) or what the vault and out of order TARDIS/University Lecturer for 50 years set up is about, if indeed it had even been mentioned before?

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #2 on: 16 April, 2017, 12:48:06 pm »
Actually quite good. A much needed push of the reset button after a dodgy couple of seasons. I already like Bill much more than I ever warmed to Clara.

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #3 on: 16 April, 2017, 01:06:33 pm »
Really boring.
Nu-Who by numbers and I feel like I've seen it all ten times before.

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #4 on: 16 April, 2017, 01:10:33 pm »
The whole time lord as professor thing was a bit Shada/ Dirk Gently, but overall I rather enjoyed it.

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #5 on: 16 April, 2017, 01:22:23 pm »
Thought it was exactly what the show needed: basically fun, with a doctorish Doctor and a likeable companion, firmly pitched at 'normal people' rather than fans.

That said, they could have made more of an effort with the 'it'll do' plot: we must have seen the automated-spacecraft-looking-for-a-crew thing 5 or 6 times now. However, like 'Rose', the story wasn't really the point.

Looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #6 on: 16 April, 2017, 01:26:04 pm »
Having missed the last two parter and the two subsequent specialss, I have no idea who Nardole is (other than he appeared in the last special?) or what the vault and out of order TARDIS/University Lecturer for 50 years set up is about, if indeed it had even been mentioned before?

The University / vault set-up is all new: presumably this season's arc.

Nardole is just... there

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #7 on: 16 April, 2017, 04:41:41 pm »
Having missed the last two parter and the two subsequent specialss, I have no idea who Nardole is (other than he appeared in the last special?) or what the vault and out of order TARDIS/University Lecturer for 50 years set up is about, if indeed it had even been mentioned before?

The University / vault set-up is all new: presumably this season's arc.

It's where the Doctor keeps his Slithern porn collection!!!!  :o

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #9 on: 16 April, 2017, 11:32:29 pm »
I liked it; the back-to-basics approach was just what the show needed after several years of overreaching itself.

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #10 on: 17 April, 2017, 10:25:06 am »
Considerably better that i expected.  The episode was closer to the earlier, angrier Capaldi Doctor than the slightly curmudgeonly, rock star uncle with a twinkle in his eye he quickly became.  Like his earlier episodes, it deliberately went against the hold-hands-and-think-nice-thoughts, love will save the day stuff the show had been selling. 

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #11 on: 17 April, 2017, 11:03:23 am »
As a soft reboot, I thought it worked well. Knowing Moffat, though, he'll spend the series crafting a convoluted set-up that doesn't hold up to scrutiny and Bill, rather than being a normal person the audience can empathise with, will be some kind of puzzle to solve. I hope that's all not the case, though – I'd sooner Capaldi went out on a relative high, given the relatively rough ride his Doctor has had (and shouldn't have had).

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #12 on: 17 April, 2017, 04:47:51 pm »
I'd sooner Capaldi went out on a relative high, given the relatively rough ride his Doctor has had (and shouldn't have had).

Amen.

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #13 on: 17 April, 2017, 07:59:50 pm »
I like Capaldi and the new girl put in a likeable and capable performance but the whole thing seemed totally bereft of ideas or direction.
Do we really need to see the whole 'new companion is introduced to the TARDIS' thing, told once again from the perspective of a contemporary young woman? I don't think we do. Why not have a companion from a different time period or culture?
At this point, I feel like the whole set up could have been handled in a mega-concise 'All Star Superman' type intro.

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Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« Reply #14 on: 17 April, 2017, 08:19:38 pm »
To be fair that's one think Old Who got right back in the day.  There was quite a range of ages, genders, cultural backgrounds over the years.  We'll just leave off talking about <shudder>Bonnie Langford </shudder>.