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Re: Dr Who

Post by ratgirl » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:39 am

Yeah, I know what you mean about Capaldi. Stewart really loves him, but I think that's just because he loves him as an actor. It always takes a while for a new Doctor to settle in, though, so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt at the moment. It even took me a few episodes to like Matt Smith! (sorry Katie)

I had the same thought about the kid too! Had she never been told to say no to strangers?? I'd have thought Clara would have been more angry about the Doctor taking her to the moon than she was. So it seems like they're characterising him as Irresponsible Doctor, which I guess is where Clara's teacher/mother thing comes in...

I was embarrassed for Gatiss all the way through Robot of Sherwood, sorry. Or maybe it was just giving me flashbacks to the Barrowman panto and I was annoyed they missed out the ice-skating... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dr Who

Post by miss denton » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:05 pm

I'm loving capaldi. He reminds me a lot of the classic Doctors. My favourite episodes so far have been Listen and mummy on the orient express.

I'm off to a charity Doctor Who event in December where I will be meeting Capaldi. Can't wait.

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Re: Dr Who

Post by miss denton » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:38 pm

I enjoyed Flatline very much.
Voodoo Lady wrote: Missy, perhaps? Is Clara a droid or under her influence or something? She definitely seems different, and again things are off.
I think there is something off about Clara lately, perhaps your right and it is part of the arc

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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:11 pm

They should just rename it Clara Who and be done with it!
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Re: Dr Who

Post by ratgirl » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:11 pm

I found the whole 'not having told Danny' thing really confusing, because when she threw a strop he was basically saying, 'sleep on it, you'll change your mind'. So maybe the actual story arc is just her being too proud to admit she was wrong and he was right, but it was presented oddly in the episode.

It would hardly be surprising if Clara turned out to be someone/thing else entirely. She's bloody changed character enough times already! Usually I like main story arcs, but this one is really irritating me. I tut every time someone else ends up in the weirdy afterlife. Bah!
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Re: Dr Who

Post by miss denton » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:33 pm

Yesterday's episode was okay, not my favourite though. The ending was not good. There were some interesting ideas just not well executed. I'm still enjoying twelve.

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Post by ratgirl » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:19 pm

I found the whole children thing quite irritating (although, to be fair, the main annoying child was actually less annoying than the annoying adults! :P). Overall it wasn't that bad. The story arc makes me grit my teeth, though. Normally I love that sort of thing - a finale that pieces everything together etc.etc. But this one seems so tacked on that it's frustrating. Am not holding out much hope for next week... :(

Also does any schoolchild really call their teachers 'sir' and 'miss' these days except on TV??
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Re: Dr Who

Post by ratgirl » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:19 pm

Haha, love the article! Classic. And more entertaining than most of Doctor Who. ;)
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Re: Dr Who

Post by ratgirl » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:45 pm

Mmm, Casanova Sex Tennant - every home should have one! :D
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Re: Dr Who

Post by miss denton » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:33 am

Well, I've been enjoying the series. There have been one or two rubbish episodes but there have been rubbish episodes since the classic era. Just my opinion

i find missy being the master interesting. I would have loved to have seen Simm for a regeneration, but I understand why they didn't do it. I admit I was hoping for The Rani, but I like the new spin on The Master

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Re: Dr Who

Post by ratgirl » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:08 pm

Well, I didn't hate it as much as most of you, it seems! I actually found there were quite a few things in that episode that seemed to set the finale up quite nicely - the only problem being you just know they're going to ruin it in the final episode! Moffat has a terrible problem with spending ages setting up a really complicated story and then having no idea how to end it, so it's bound to be something like - just as they're facing inevitable death and the entire human race has been deleted, Clara suddenly realises she can pull a plug out of a thingummabob, and luckily none of it ever happened.

I'm not quite sure why we're spoiler-sizing things since there's only five of us on here and we've all seen it, but here goes anyway... (though I vote we stop because it's hard to read - I just don't read the threads until after I've watched it!)

A man in the pub told me the day before we watched it that Missy was short for Mistress. I actually quite liked that, and agree that it's been long overdue for a Time Lord to gender swap. Although I must say I couldn't help but feel Moffat had wanted to squeeze it in to try and prove to people that he honestly doesn't have any particular stereotypes about women, he totally knows how to write strong female characters and he really doesn't think all women simply want to snog the Doctor... oh, hang on! :roll:

The Cybermen reveal was quite well done (although Stewart and I had the conversation about the doors too), but ultimately utterly pointless. I mean, why was Missy BOTHERING to hide them in special water when no one was even supposed to be in there anyway? Did she just not like looking at them? I suppose I would prefer to have them as skeletons in my house, so I can maybe see her point...
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Re: Dr Who

Post by miss denton » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:25 pm

ratgirl wrote:I'm not quite sure why we're spoiler-sizing things since there's only five of us on here and we've all seen it, but here goes anyway... (though I vote we stop because it's hard to read - I just don't read the threads until after I've watched it!)
I don't mind stopping it. I only did it due to a few years ago on another forum. I posted about a doctor who episode which had aired a day previously and was promptly sworn at and called thick as they hadn't seen it yet.

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Re: Dr Who

Post by ratgirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:08 am

I rolled my eyes a lot at Danny as the Cyberman (it was immediately obvious it was him who'd rescued her - and didn't they already do all that with the Centurion? Very cheesy and lame to do it again). Although I actually got a bit teary at the Brigadier coming back at the end!

Overall, it was better than I expected. I thought it was going to be a terrible anticlimax (yes, I have that much faith in Moffat), but actually there were some good ideas in there. I liked the image of the Cybermen climbing out of the graves (if only they hadn't melted all the mort-safes down in the war, eh?? ;) ), and I did quite like the plan of seeing what the Doctor would do with an army etc. It did suffer from the usual 'loads and loads of ideas all thrown together and rushed through really quickly when some of them probably could have been whole episodes' that Moffat does quite a lot. I think this is also probably related to the lack of set-up in the previous episodes - if there had been a bit more than a final tacked-on scene and it had been part of the other episodes the whole thing would have made more sense.

Both of us loved the Doctor getting to the co-ordinates and Gallifrey not being there and him angrily smashing the console. That's about the one time Capaldi has actually quite affected me as the Doctor. So that probably brought the episode up quite a bit for me!
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Re: Dr Who

Post by ratgirl » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:47 pm

So, Christmas...?

I'd had a bit much port, so I think I ranted through quite a bit of it. But I wasn't keen. It was watchable, but that seems to be about the best you can say about Who these days...
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Re: Dr Who

Post by ratgirl » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:31 pm

Haha, oh dear! Yeah, I feel pretty much like that about it myself. Then I spend five seconds thinking 'maybe I should watch it aga... nah!" :D
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