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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #150 on: 26 January, 2020, 10:30:12 PM »
‪I honestly don’t know why everyone seems to be so sniffy about this series…I’m really enjoying it.

Yes, you can criticise it for everything that’s been ‘wrong’ (transl: different) since the series came back, but if you haven’t made your peace with that by now…‬
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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #151 on: 26 January, 2020, 11:09:32 PM »
I thought this weeks continued an upward trend - the idea of another Doctor is one I've always thought was long overdue, and the mystery of how this all works is decent, though it's hard to tell if the more violent past(?) Doctor is deliberately off model 

Having Captain Jack back was also fun, though as my wife commented on having wandered in for a short bit of the running time - "there's a LOT of exposition in this isn't there?"

Time will tell if "Everything you know is a lie" turns out more John Byrne than Alan Moore, but let's hope for a decent resolution

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #152 on: 27 January, 2020, 12:13:31 AM »
I thought that was great fun. Nice surprises, twists, and a great puzzle to solve in future episodes.


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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #154 on: 27 January, 2020, 12:11:14 PM »

One weird thing, I think is, you never get a true sense of how big those tardis interiors are - I suspect it's because the camera is always going to mid/close up shots, so it's rare you get to see a whole human being in context of being inside the tardis. (Mind you I might be wrong, and I'm just being daft)

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I've always thought the writers have been missing a trick with that.  The interior of the TARDIS is supposed to be VAST, and this was riffed on slightly in the Baker era if I remember correctly, where people got lost in the passageways and rooms off from the main control room. There's even a secondary control room somewhere.

You could base a whole story around that, or at least be a bit more playful with it occasionally in some episodes.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #155 on: 27 January, 2020, 12:25:46 PM »

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #156 on: 27 January, 2020, 05:24:27 PM »

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #157 on: 27 January, 2020, 07:27:39 PM »
Really enjoyed this weeks’ episode. Most enjoyable season since Tennant left, for me.
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« Reply #158 on: 27 January, 2020, 08:22:40 PM »
Well it might have taken a while to get there but that was worth the wait.

Superb, such a turn around. Even when I was like oh no what's this Jack Harkness thing they've thrown into the mix it was used superbly. Its also solid gold evidence that if you give this cast something worth doing they will do it well. The absolute highlight was Jodie Whitaker finally having something to really show herself at her very, very best. She was simply magnificent. I've enjoyed her as the Doctor to date, but here she was at another level. Add to that her relationship with... herself ... was just fantastically done. If was electric, Jo Martin was brilliant.

Add to that Graham at full pelt and the others on good form. The Judoon looked great and the ideas - while hurled at us at quite the rate, as there was no need to wrap them up are left to breathe and fester and be magnificent.

Well done all involved and thank you! The first season had some good episodes but this the first one to realise the potential this cast has created.

Now the trick is of course the set up is the easy part. How they land this, that is what the real challenge of this season will be and we'll judge it on how they bring all these wonderful strands together.

Kids loved it. Boy child simply said...

"That was confusing"
"Oh so you didn't like it"
"Oh it was great, it was good confusing, I need to know ..."

List of all the things he was meant to be confused about.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #159 on: 27 January, 2020, 08:54:41 PM »
Yes, really enjoyed that.
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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #160 on: 27 January, 2020, 09:23:53 PM »
Easily the best of the series, and perhaps of JW’s run. But, good grief, the inconsistency so far!

Mrs IP remarked that Barrowman “isn’t doing a good Jack Harkness”, which was an amusing thought. Also, this messes with Who lore but in a good way (Interesting! Weird! Mysterious!), unlike ep 3’s lazy alternative timelines cop-out.


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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #162 on: 28 January, 2020, 10:06:35 AM »
Kids loved it. Boy child simply said...

"That was confusing"
"Oh so you didn't like it"
"Oh it was great, it was good confusing, I need to know ..."

I never bought the argument that kids were turned off by the complicated timey-wimey plotlines.

This was the best of JW's doctor by a long margin - it felt like we got through a lot of stuff in the same running time, good action, some great lines and intriguing plotlines to follow up. Promising.

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Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« Reply #163 on: 28 January, 2020, 12:57:38 PM »
There is the old quote that you have to make Doctor Who complicated enough for the kids but simple enough for the adults.
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