Dr Who…Awesome News If You're A Fan…

Dr Who…Awesome News If You're A Fan…

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Mutley

3,178 posts

236 months

Sunday 31st March 2013
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im said:
Mutley said:
They did that bring Rose back in the Donna Noble story, surely they wouldn't do that again??
The BBC have already confirmed that she and DT are returning for the 50th anniversary special.
Realise that, just re-using Rose as a mystery woman seems a bit lazy

MiniMan64

15,372 posts

167 months

Sunday 31st March 2013
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hornet said:
I've belatedly become a Dr Who fan thanks to some marathon DVD sessions to catch up from the Ecclescake series. Matt Smith took a while to bed in, but think he does a nice job. That said, found that episode rather empty. Not a great deal happened, unless we're going to see more of the mysterious "client" in future episodes?
The mysterious "client" was the Richard E Grant Intelliegence baddie from the Xmas special no?

I would imagine he'll be back.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

232 months

Sunday 31st March 2013
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You could see the camera crew and the camera car reflected on the helmet. Things like that annoy me.

robsa

1,976 posts

161 months

Sunday 31st March 2013
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stephen300o said:
Good old Ghost in the shell influences another show.
Before Ghost in the shell... Deus ex machina...


TheHeretic

73,668 posts

232 months

Sunday 31st March 2013
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Bedazzled said:
Magic coffee cup was the only thing that bothered me, tbh.
Magic coffee cup?

davepoth

29,395 posts

176 months

Sunday 31st March 2013
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TheHeretic said:
Magic coffee cup?
Tea cup. Obviously a tea cup. They were dipping Jammie Dodgers, for goodness' sake. And yes, it was a little odd how she managed to still have tea in the cup after almost crashing in a plane. Probably intentionally so.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

232 months

Sunday 31st March 2013
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Pfft. I've fallen over with a pint of beer before and still had beer left over. One of mans oldest instincts. hehe

hornet

6,333 posts

227 months

Sunday 31st March 2013
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MiniMan64 said:
The mysterious "client" was the Richard E Grant Intelliegence baddie from the Xmas special no?

I would imagine he'll be back.
Haven't seen that, so I'm clearly behind the curve.

Or maybe ahead of it, on a different timeline that's running backwards or something smile

Mutley

3,178 posts

236 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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hornet said:
MiniMan64 said:
The mysterious "client" was the Richard E Grant Intelliegence baddie from the Xmas special no?

I would imagine he'll be back.
Haven't seen that, so I'm clearly behind the curve.

Or maybe ahead of it, on a different timeline that's running backwards or something smile
Yup, looks like Richard E Grant is the series baddie. Be interesting to see what the link is between Clara and the Greater Intelligence

N8CYL

441 posts

127 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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ajprice said:
I liked it tonight, a Moffat favourite of making the bad thing from something normal. It was very obviously an empty coffee cup that Clara ran round with though hehe . Oh and in her book with the list of ages updated every year, no number 23 scratchchin
Or 16....didn't she die twice though?

The Hypno-Toad

11,224 posts

182 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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I thought Saturdays epsiode was the best I have seen for a long time.
For once I could watch an episode without having to look at a venn diagram/flow chart explaining what happened in the previous six.

The chemistry between the Chin and his new assistant is excellent & she would seem to be a very good actress, which I didn't think the last one was.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

232 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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But no Strax. frown

marcosgt

10,851 posts

153 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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TheHeretic said:
But no Strax. frown
Potato Head? He's in the series trailer smile

M.

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

232 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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marcosgt said:
Potato Head? He's in the series trailer smile

M.
In that episode. Strax is awesome. Needs more Strax.

Hackney

6,193 posts

185 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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Having watched the episode for a second time just now I thought I'd highlight what I thought good and bad about the episode.

Good things
BBC ident link in to the show - one of the benefits of producing you own shows
Some good little jokes - "twitter"; "no-one loves cattle more than burger king"



Bad things
Clara (intentionally?) being bad on computers didn't sit very well eg getting the wrong password and then clicking on the wrong link. Awful.
Two people battling over keyboards .... how realistic is that?
Oswin's accent....mostly home counties but occasionally Midlands or Lancashire.
That damn mug - basic
Awful motorbike on a rig scenes through London
Bebo?
Automatons updating their facebook accounts?
Plot. Another one of those - everything is seriously f**ked up but the Doctor sorts it with a wave of his magic screwdriver. Simplifies a very complex web of problems.


Also....
Burton's Foods PR agency certainly earned this month's retainer!
Hoping the Oswin story pans out. Too many "why doesn't she know / remember" questions for me at the moment. Although I haven't given it a lot of thought so maybe I'm not remembering something.

im

Original Poster:

34,302 posts

194 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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Look, I love it...but it's a kids program ffs. Scientific exactitude and logistical issues aren't meant be uppermost in a 13 year olds brain when he/she is watching.

They have homework for that kinda stuff.

Justin Cyder

12,624 posts

126 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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Someone will be along presently to tell you that because it's on after the news... you're wrong.

hornet

6,333 posts

227 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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Hackney said:
Automatons updating their facebook accounts?
I may have read more into that than was intended, but I got the feeling that was more social comment than related to the plot, as one or two would've sufficed?


Jim the Sunderer

2,942 posts

159 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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You can tell that Chinese fella is a professional hacker because he uses a keyboard without tactile feedback.

hedgefinder

3,418 posts

147 months

Monday 1st April 2013
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anyone care to explain in what way its "awesome news" ?