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  • #116134
    Ridley
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    That’s a new one on me. I usually get David Mitchell or John Lennon if I grow my hair longer.

    I thought Neil Gaiman if that’s any better?

    Probably a good thing Seb doesn’t agree. ;)

    #116106
    Alex
    Participant

    According to the official site it seems that they are indeed bringing back the RTD Daleks, suggesting a return to the Dalek civil war idea from the 80s. No great surprise there though as that’s basically what we were presented with in the walk through part of the experience.

    #116232
    Alex
    Participant

    I see Chibnall is writting two of the first 6 episodes. Bugger.

    #116234
    pfm
    Participant

    Whyyyy bring someone back who’s written some of the most tedious episodes in the show’s history??

    #116151
    Jo
    Participant

    I see Chibnall is writting two of the first 6 episodes. Bugger.

    Ack! :(

    #116152
    si
    Participant

    I’m not a Chibnall fan, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. I hated his Silurian story – the worst Eleventh Doctor story yet – but I really like 42.

    But then again, he did write Cyberwoman, which is the worst episode of anything in the whole 21st Century Whoniverse. :/

    #116236
    Nick R
    Participant

    I love this: Collegehumor’s Doctor Who RPG.

    Those chiptunes!

    #116237
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    >I really like 42.

    Someone has to.

    #116238
    si
    Participant

    Saw that Doctor Who RPG last week sometime. Watched it 2 or 3 times in a row, it’s brilliant.

    #116239
    Bob Loblaw
    Participant

    To whom it concerns, 3 eps of Doctor Who nominated in its category for the Hugo’s (The Doctor’s Wife, A Good Man Goes To War, The Girl Who Waited). However, Community’s ‘Remedial Chaos Theory’ has also been nominated, and is the clear winner in my eyes.

    #116255
    si
    Participant

    Eek, decisions decisions.

    #116257
    pfm
    Participant

    ‘A Good Man Goes To War’?? Well I suppose they had to include one of Moffat’s…..

    I haven’t seen any of Community so I can only say I hope ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ wins. It’s just a shame they couldn’t produce Gaiman’s more extensive version of the episode. They should have saved it for a 90 minute film!!

    #116258
    UncreativeUserName
    Participant

    Having not seen the other Nominations, I’d say by a mile the clear winner of those 3 episodes is The Girl Who Waited.

    #116262
    Kelly M
    Participant

    All 3 are brilliant episodes, but I’d have to say The Girl Who Waited.

    #116263
    pfm
    Participant

    The Girl Who Waited is definitely up there with the best since the show came back. I suppose it works better as a standalone piece than The Doctor’s Wife. I would have had The God Complex in that lineup too.

    #116207
    UncreativeUserName
    Participant

    I liked The Doctor’s Wife but while it was interestingly different and certainly head above a lot of that Series, I didn’t get what everyone was on about calling it this incredible best ever episode.

    #116205
    Connell
    Participant

    I didn’t like The Girl Who Waited. The concept was great, but after 30 minutes in my opinion it was a lost cause.

    #116206
    si
    Participant

    I remember my dad proclaiming The Girl Who Waited his favourite episode ever after the first five minutes. Then I watched The God Complex the following week and thought much the same of that.

    #116220

    I love everything and everybody, and that includes you.

    #116284
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    The Girl Who Waited was very good, but it wasn’t in the same league as The Doctor’s Wife.

    #116290
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Something has gone wrong when the three best episodes of last year weren’t written by Steven Moffat.

    #116291
    pfm
    Participant

    Yeah, it’s a shame cause I thought The Eleventh Hour, the Angels 2 parter and The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang were pretty good. Nothing he wrote last year matched them.

    #116292
    UncreativeUserName
    Participant

    I just rewatched The Doctor’s Wife and loved it a helluva lot more than I did on first watch, and can definetely see the fuss. There’s some scenes which feel like running around for the sake of it which was my problem, my other being that I wish I could’ve seen the full length version Gaiman had intended. There was so much there to explore.

    Haven’t seen Girl Who Waited on my rewatch yet, hopefully that will improve my already high opinion of it.

    #116521
    Pongo
    Participant

    One of the new episodes is called Pete. Oops, my mistake: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/18858556

    #116977
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Is it a two parter?

    #116973
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Not yet.

    #118228
    Jimboid
    Participant

    So, coming soon.

    Anyone been watching the Pond Life miniseries (well, microseries what with each episode being around 1 minute long)?

    It’s quite amusing. It features an Ood on the toilet.

    #118232
    si
    Participant

    On Monday, I was a little disappointed with the length (part one was just 54secs), but all four parts so far have been fairly amusing. I think Part 2 was my favourite so far. :)

    #118233
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Just watched the first four of them on Youtube. (The last one hasn’t been released yet, right?)

    Cute.

    #118240
    Alex
    Participant

    On Monday, I was a little disappointed with the length

    *Childish snigger*

    #126250
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    They slammed Twitter with about 20 tweets in a row for the new show.

    They stole my Vogan stick!

    The Bastards!

    #126251

    > Just watched the first four of them on Youtube. (The last one hasn’t been released yet, right?)

    It is now.

    #126256
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Thanks Jason.

    Embarrassingly, I haven’t seen any new Doctor Who series since early Tennant days. My PBS station stopped picking it up after series 2, I believe, and BBC America is just beyond my budget. And I haven’t been bothered to watch it online (that’s the embarrassing part).

    This microseries was really nice. It managed to make me care about these incarnations of the Doctor and Companion in 5 short minutes, which must be some kind of record.

    #126278
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Do yourself a favour, Mabel, and try to watch at least “The Eleventh Hour” before Saturday’s broadcast. A finer 60 minutes of television you will not find.

    #126335
    Jimboid
    Participant

    Well, that was rather splendid.

    Shame that after all the build-up surrounding old-style Daleks that we didn’t really see much of any.

    Otherwise, top banana.

    #126336
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    I have 5:44 mins before I get to see it!

    #126337
    Connell
    Participant

    I agree that the lack of classic Daleks was a little bit disappointing.. and I also don’t like that the Daleks now have no recollection of the Doctor, what are you playing at?! First half the universe now think he’s dead, and now the Daleks can’t remember him from adam?! Also getting fed up of the amount of times ‘Doctor Who’ is actually being said in the programme.

    However, it was interesting to see Jenna turn up so early.. wonder how Moffat is going to sort that one out! I also liked the whole concept of the episode, and kept thinking how good a video game it’d make.

    Must admit the Dalek Prime Minister made me cringe… just didn’t sound quite right!

    Overall i’d give the episode 7.5 / 10. Was good to see the Daleks as an opener, as oppose to the Davies days of having them in every single close. Didn’t quite fare as well as The Impossible Astronaut IMO.

    #126338
    Carlito
    Participant

    I usually really enjoy Doctor Who but – yes, here comes a tired old argument – I’ve found myself becoming less interested with each passing Moffat season. Tuned in for this one and found the first 20 mins grated me so much I kind of switched off mentally for the rest of the episode and allowed myself to become distracted with other things.

    I will give it another watch and TRY to pay more attention to the second half so as to have a fair and informed opinion of the episode on the whole but early impressions not so good.

    #126339
    Ridley
    Participant

    Since Messrs Seb, Alex and Pete have taken all the good ones on Twitter: “…it’s the Dalek version of Norman Bates.”

    Was there a resolution to the Ponds/Doctor’s slow transformation? I seem to have missed it.

    Oh, I found the lack of a River Song mention a bit odd.

    #126341
    Nick R
    Participant

    I’m not a big fan of Daleks – especially not huge armies of them – but a good episode, even if as an opener it didn’t have quite the impact of The Eleventh Hour or The Impossible Astronaut.

    I found it a bit annoying watching Rory try and understand the “eggs/ex” thing, but the call back to it at the end worked well. Good twist, although maybe a bit less surprising for me than it might have been, because quite early on I was reminded of certain sci-fi film that did something similar.

    #126343
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    A bit “so so” for me, redeemed by the ending and the guest-star. The actual reason for the Doctor being there was very feeble and, if it weren’t for the ending, there wouldn’t be much to it. Not a bad episode, but not what you’d expect from a)a season opener b) a Moffat episode c)A Dalek episode.

    >Good twist, although maybe a bit less surprising for me than it might have been, because quite early on I was reminded of certain sci-fi film that did something similar.

    Ditto.

    #126344
    si
    Participant

    Personally, I thought it was amazing. I knew to expect a surprise just after the opening titles, but no way could I have expected that. I’ve got to congratulate the press (and, indeed, the internet) for keeping a lid on that.

    #126346
    pfm
    Participant

    > Oh, I found the lack of a River Song mention a bit odd.

    Seeing as this was the first Moffat episode since ‘The Eleventh Hour’ not to include her (and obviously there was his Library 2-parter before that), I’d say it was pretty darned refreshing…

    Okay…rather than editing what I just typed I’m gonna say I forgot about ‘The Beast Below’. Has anybody else? ;)

    #126348
    Ridley
    Participant

    I’d say it was pretty darned refreshing…

    But “You have always wanted kids ever since you were a kid.” They have a daughter. Since being robbed of Melody’s childhood was, understandably, a big deal in TWoRS – coupled with the revelation that Kovarian’s lot have taken away from Amy the possibility of any more children (something which was a threat to her marriage) – I’da thunk River’s existence is worth a mention.

    #126350
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    ” I grow weary of you Matt Smith,time for you to die “

    Time for a new Doctor! Not impressed with opening show!
    I picked up the Dalek Girl 2 mins into her appearance.
    Moffat is good,maybe better shows to come.
    I give it 6 out of 10.

    #126352

    I really like Matt Smith.

    #126354
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Oh, do sod off, Pecospete.

    #126356
    Alex
    Participant

    Agreed. Smith is easily one of my favourite Doctors and I shall be very sad to see him go.

    #126357
    Jimboid
    Participant

    Matt Smith is superb. I sometimes tire of the “lashings of ginger pop! Wizard!” element of his character…but most of the time he’s wonderful.

    I think maybe we’ve been spoiled with so many years of brilliant Doctor Who. This was a story with insane Daleks, reanimated corpses with fricking Dalek eye-stalks coming out of their fricking heads, cinematic vistas and wonderful production values overall, sparky tight dialogue, a twist that shifts the position of the series oldest foes, a re-establishing of the bronze bastard Daleks after the negative reaction to the new paradigm, an introduction of a new companion, genuine emotion….

    All in 45 minutes.

    If you’re a Doctor Who fan you have to be naturally predisposed to forgiving a few flaws…but it seems that people are disappointed in an episode if it doesn’t rank in their top 10 of all time. Maybe that’s because Doctor Who has rarely been this strong.

    #126358
    si
    Participant

    Me and my mates enjoyed it.

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