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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #136 on: 15 October, 2018, 10:01:44 pm »
The Rosa Parks episode could either be a resounding success or an absolute catastrophe, depending on how they handle the subject matter. I hope to goodness it's the former.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #137 on: 15 October, 2018, 10:59:21 pm »
So far I've struggled to get to the end of each episode.   Feels nothing like Dr Who and Jodie's like an irritating comedy act though she's not funny.

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« Reply #138 on: 15 October, 2018, 11:07:11 pm »
My wife is pretty horrified at the idea of them using Rosa Parks, and I kind of agree - as you say, if it was handled well, like Alan Moore well, it might work, but Doctor Who has yet to provide us with Moore level writing, new or classic series! 

She is particularly offended by the idea that the Civil Rights movement wouldnt have happened , albeit slightly differently/later without Parks - after all, Parks was one of a thousand examples of injustice that the movement, which was aleady gathered great momentum, could have built it argument around. 

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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #139 on: 15 October, 2018, 11:33:53 pm »
So far I've struggled to get to the end of each episode.   Feels nothing like Dr Who and Jodie's like an irritating comedy act though she's not funny.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #140 on: 16 October, 2018, 08:44:28 am »
So far I've struggled to get to the end of each episode.   Feels nothing like Dr Who and Jodie's like an irritating comedy act though she's not funny.
She comes across much like Smith and Tennant did, to my mind. As for feeling nothing like Doctor Who and being irritating, she didn’t burst into the room on the back of a tank, wearing shades, and playing guitar, like a deranged mash-up of Malcolm Tucker and Poochie.

Still, here’s an idea for you: why not stop watching? You obviously made up your mind long ago and now want to confirm those opinions. You’re ideologically opposes to the show in its current form. So just avoid it.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #141 on: 16 October, 2018, 09:44:03 am »
Not as enjoyable as the first ep, but pretty good if you don't stess over plotholes (I wondered about the sunglasses myself) and logical inconsistencies.

I love the new intro sequence, takes me back to the good ol' days.

When The Doctor said "You've Redecorated" I REALLY wanted her to follow it up with "I don't like it". Then, when the TARDIS gave her a biscuit she could have said "Oh, all right... you've won me over. We'll keep it"

The companions contunie to impress, as does Jodie. Her voice and mannerisms are great, giving her a unique personality amongst Doctors, which is what it's all about, really.

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« Reply #142 on: 16 October, 2018, 09:58:52 am »
I really like the new Tardis interior but I still yearn for a super clean chrome and round thingies on the wall look.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #143 on: 16 October, 2018, 10:15:53 am »
I missed the second episode, so just watched the Crystal Maze with Jodie Whittaker instead...
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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #144 on: 16 October, 2018, 03:47:01 pm »
So far I've struggled to get to the end of each episode.   Feels nothing like Dr Who and Jodie's like an irritating comedy act though she's not funny.
She comes across much like Smith and Tennant did, to my mind. As for feeling nothing like Doctor Who and being irritating, she didn’t burst into the room on the back of a tank, wearing shades, and playing guitar, like a deranged mash-up of Malcolm Tucker and Poochie.


Laff. Much as I love Capaldi that was the worst of the worst. Shame as I think it understandably put many people off him but his last season was largely great and the very end real red-eye TV. The speech to missy and the master at the 11th hour gets me every time.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #145 on: 16 October, 2018, 04:20:16 pm »
Very few of the Doctor's incarnations have had ANY concept of personal space, at least not since No.  4. Squishing their face right up against people and lecturing them is what the Doctor does. Also, she's not a woman any more than that Tardis is a police box:  she's a quasi-immortal alien busybody with two hearts, and her power has never been about her physical size. And she knows kung-fu.

Yep. She went up against an armed man with a blaster* and parylised him with one finger. There’s the Doctor’s main power in action right there, knowledge, and it’s application. (Intelligence in other words.)

A few niggles aside, I enjoyed this episode a lot.

* That gun looked really familiar to me, by the way. I think I’ve seen it before, somewhere else. A repurposed prop, maybe. Or maybe it’s the generic ‘sci gun looks like a hair dryer**’ thing I’m clocking.

**Because that’s likely what these props originally were.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #146 on: 16 October, 2018, 04:48:57 pm »
Tardis interior:

I like it a lot. It looks suitably very alien, and a bit weird, while retaining certain anachronistic elements as usual, stuff to pull and push, an hour glass, etc. This is a good thing.

One thing, that strikes me as curious, from the inside POV, the police box seems to now be the porch of the tardis. I.e you don’t just see the front door, you see three walls, to the extent that when the Doctor first entered I wondered if there was something wrong and the inside had been displaced somehow. (I do remember that happening before in a previous episode.) But then she walks further literally through the space the fourth wall would be, and there it all is.

It’s an interesting design, and visually works well, but it’s seems like the new Tardis isn’t so much bigger on the inside, as just to the side of the outside, albeit in a dimensional pocket inaccessible from the outside. I.e so the police box is the porch now, not the outside of the tardis. (Unless it’s all contained in a microscopic section of wall, from the police box perspective, the back wall being at the other end of the complex. I guess that doesn’t break the original rules for the extra-dimensional engineering.)

I’m not saying this is a bad thing, but my feelings are mixed on this.

It all looks wonderful, though.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #147 on: 16 October, 2018, 06:45:01 pm »
Lee Stringer commented on this on Twitter. Noted it’s not a new idea for the TARDIS – just something we’ve not seen in the reboot.

https://twitter.com/lewstringer/status/1051600418915176448?s=21

BPP: agreed. I liked that last series a lot. It was like they realised they were zooming towards everyone's conclusion and wanted to hit it out of the park. Well, apart from Murray Gold, who still did his best to make sure no-one could hear the dialogue, and whoever script edited that farewell speech that went on for approx. three years.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #148 on: 16 October, 2018, 07:59:48 pm »
One thing, that strikes me as curious, from the inside POV, the police box seems to now be the porch of the tardis. I.e you don’t just see the front door, you see three walls, to the extent that when the Doctor first entered I wondered if there was something wrong and the inside had been displaced somehow. (I do remember that happening before in a previous episode.) But then she walks further literally through the space the fourth wall would be, and there it all is.


The same thoughts went through my mind (thinking that the relevant dimensional aspect of the TARDIS had broken, and it was just going to be a wooden box until something got fixed.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« Reply #149 on: 17 October, 2018, 01:37:26 am »
Overall I liked The Ghost Monument. However, I thought the race was kind of pointless. They could have easily been dumped on the planet without the need of a pickup. I'm getting a very Tom Bakery kind of feel from Whittaker, but in a way that is uniquely her own.

I'm not a fan of the new TARDIS interior. It looks like the interior of a cave. Although the biscuit dispenser is a great idea. This needs to be standard on all future TARDIS'.