Doctor Who

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Chromevod, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Josan

    Josan Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 23, 2003
    I still haven't bothered to watch it yet. I'd honestly forgotten about the special until a few friends posted about it on FB. *shrugs* I get the feeling I'm not missing much. Sooner or later I'll watch. I've found the key with Moffat's DW to have really low expectations. Then I'm more likely find it somewhat enjoyable.
     
  2. Knight Captain Kerr

    Knight Captain Kerr Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 27, 2011
    The episode overall was pretty meh and I disliked the ending.
     
  3. Josan

    Josan Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 23, 2003
    That sounds like every other comment I've heard. Well, intelligent comments. There are always the "Squee Kids" on GB that rate every single bloody episode 10/10...
     
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    The ending was definitely weak-ass-sauce, but hey, it's Christmas.

    [spoiler:ac2282d686]I'm reminded of the 9th Doctor going "This time, everybody lives!" That seems to happen more often under Moffatt, especially in Christmas eps[/spoiler:ac2282d686]

    But it's definitely worth a watch. The concept is ok even if the story isn't that great. Worth it for Bill Bailey as a confused space marine alone.
     
  5. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    it was cute and slightly immature in some spots.


    really something i take as within the realm of DW but not part of the storyline.
     
  6. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Yea, I really hope they bring those space marine/construction workers back as the Bailey et company really could use more screen time.

    Also your spoiler is one of the things I really liked about the early Moffat episodes as it made them very different from the R.T.D stuff in that regard.
     
  7. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 12, 2011
    I just noticed when the mother was up in the mobile crawler thing with Bill Bailey, that everything was orange and yellow. Everytime the Doctor goes to human settlements or workplaces in the future things always seem to be painted yellow and orange. I'm probably griping to much, but it just seems odd to me.
     
  8. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003


    All you need.
     
  9. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Dat history.

    Pretty sure there is more than 3 major foes though.
     
  10. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Who, then? There's a lot of also-rans but nothing close to Daleks/Cybermen/The Master. There's the Black Guardian, the Rani, the Sontarans, the Silurians. You could argue the Time Lords (or specific Time Lords, such as the Master, the Rani, the Valeyard) serve as antagonists pretty often. But are any of those "major"?
     
  11. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    yea, i agree with BN, most of the enemies are MOTW variety.

    not enough to list individually
     
  12. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Time Lords?
    :V

    Well if you put it like that but I would think the Sontarans and the Nestine Conscous...thingy at least deserve some props for hanging around longer than the standard MOTW.
     
  13. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    It would have been nice to have each of the episodes titles, but still that is an very insightful layout.
     
  14. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Jan 16, 2009
  15. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Shoot me again. I ain't dead yet. Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I figured this would be appropriate....


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  16. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    And we're back!!

    That was one of the better Moffat episodes. Sufficiently tense, sensible "plot twists", interesting story.

    Amy and Rory are just dysfunctional, though.
     
  17. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    if you arent a fan, then you should know this is their last season as official companions.

    i thought it was disjointed, and that "twist" at the end was really predictable.
     
  18. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Yea but it was played out well.

    The spooky asylum and assorted nasties inside and out made the Daleks scary again which is a good thing, missed the special weapons dalek though, he was meant to be around somewhere.

    Edit: Ah it was in the room with Rory when he was trying to find eggs.
     
  19. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

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    May 25, 2011
    Aww, now I have to go back. I was looking for the special weapons Dalek but I missed it. Thankfully with the magic of Tivo I can go back and watch the recording!
     
  20. Courier

    Courier Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 10, 2011
    Just watched Asylum, this series looks like it might be better than the last.

    Wasn't that girl supposed to be the new companion though? I don't really get it. I guess the Doctor will eventually go back in time and save her or some shit.

    This is a pretty old post, but I just saw it and I'm going to respond anyways.

    The Cybermen in that episode weren't Cybermen from the parallel dimension or "Pete's World", they were supposed to be classic Mondasian Cybermen that somehow survived; which explains the whole "putting on armour" thing.