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  • in reply to: Doctor Who II #123676
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    DoN’t BliNk.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123654
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    Father’s Day is definitely one of the top episodes for me. Not just for the Rose/Pete emotional stuff (which is handled extremely well, just imagine how shit it could have been) also for the way it brought something new to Who with the idea that if a time traveller fucks with his/her history in this way then there’s a price to be paid in the form of…well, a monster-of-the-week (but a very good one).

    And now, the Human Nature 2-parter makes Father’s Day an even better episode – we see the Doctor in Father’s Day wanting to help the married couple and saying ‘I’ve never had a life like that’. Paul Cornell was obviously thinking of his own book, Human Nature, when he wrote that part in Father’s Day. He certainly knows what he’s doing that Cornell.

    By the way, don’t you just love how John Smith WAS a better person than the Doctor and how they allowed us as an audience to feel a bit pissed off that the Doctor was back even though he’s the main character of the show? Tennant did this brilliantly by going into full-on Doctor mode when he returned. And then they have him being the most cold and evil he’s ever been in his ‘dealing’ with the Family of Blood (would even the 9th Doctor have gone that far?)

    Maybe Tennant’s best line delivery ever was the frightened ‘What sort of a man is that??’ He can fucking act when he wants to.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123646
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    Wasn’t that a GREAT episode? Up there with the best of the best since the series returned, better (IMO) than Girl In The Fireplace and The Impossible Planet, so really it’s the best since the heady days of The Doctor Dances and Father’s Day (Cornell should be pleased that he’s penned, in my honest and humble opinion, two of the top 5 Who episodes of all-time!).

    Admit it, you shed at least a tear watching this. If you didn’t you’re just cold and you must hate Tennant (who was so so good). My only concern is that Freema was perhaps a little lost in it all. Although this was mostly the Doctor’s episode, it was pretty much to him like how Father’s Day was to Rose. But how can you complain? Sometimes I have to check the TV guide to remind myself that this is actually on on Saturday primetime and that I’m not just hallucinating during Any Cunt Will Do.

    in reply to: “It’s his POV” #123600
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    I like this comment –

    > Red Dwarf was great. They did make a movie, i remember the breakfast tv program RISE in 2004 i think, they had the guy who plays the Cat on it.
    He was being interviewed and confirmed they were filming the movie

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123598
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    The quality of the series went up considerably from Dalek onwards (well, The Long Game aside, but that works as a mid-series filler episode). You can see the quality build from the episodes they shot in a row – The End Of The World, The Unquiet Dead, Dalek, Father’s Day – they obviously learned as time went on.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123573
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    > It?s because Jack is secretly The Master!

    There could be some truth to that. Well…not that he’s The Master but that he has The Master’s Time Lord essence (whatever that is…) inside him and The Master, in the guise of Saxon, who’s body he took over Lord Voldemort style, is searching for it. That’s what I think, although I wouldn’t put it past Russell T Davies to explain Jack’s immortality by saying he has the regenerative power of the ENTIRE Time Lord race or something.

    Something else that could come into play is the two years that Jack can’t remember. What if he was The Master for that time?

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123583
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    > Remember Jack hasn?t seen The Doctor since he regenerated. In fact, I can?t remember is he ever told Jack he?s a Timelord.

    I’m pretty sure Jack knew. He did travel as a companion for a while, after all. And he knew about the Time War so you can assume he knows Time Lords when he sees them. Anyway, this doesn’t explain why the Doctor sees his friend (who he thought had been left behind thousands of years in the future) on the screen and doesn’t really care, or he does care and leaves regardless.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123581
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    The way Tennant says ‘bleeds’ in that clip is one of the things I used to hate about him but now love, I don’t know why.

    The most interesting thing here is how the Doctor sees Jack on the screen and still pulls the lever to leave. You’d think he’d be like ‘OMG it’s Captain JACK!!’ but no. Jack clinging to the Tardis is another one of those RTD moments where you can picture him laughing like a little schoolboy when writing it. The effects shot could almost be from classic Who!

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123528
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    I’m utterly convinced that Adam’s sole purpose is the gag at the end of The Long Game. That and the fact that he’s Davros.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123551
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    Does anyone else think the Doctor looked EVIL at the end of ’42’? Not even Eccleston threw those sort of moody looks. As for the episode itself, distinctly average IMO. It should have been way better but it felt like a rehash of previous new series episodes and the support cast were pretty bland (it would have helped if they’d had the material). Decent effects though, and an excellent Confidential afterwards featuring some model making guys, don’t know what they’ve done before…

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123672
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    > aliens working their way up into high government office to take over the world ?from within?,

    It’s a shame Russell is already reusing this idea with Saxon. Or IS he…?

    in reply to: So NBC’s importing The IT Crowd?… #123515
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    The League Of Gentlemen film was never going to be a commercial success. As much as I like it, anyone who doesn’t know the series or characters is just going to be ‘what the fuck?’. It’s not as though you needed to know what had happened in the series but you really do need to ‘get’ the League to find it funny or interesting. It probably would have been better if they had done a film without the Royston Vasey characters, but they might not have gotten it greenlit in that case. I’d love to see a horror movie done by them.

    in reply to: So NBC’s importing The IT Crowd?… #123665
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    The main reasons for them to do a remake are – 1) the American viewers can relate to the characters and situations more easily, so less people will turn off, 2) a British series (especially comedy) is never long enough for them, 3) there’s so many crappy ideas for new shows kicking around that when a promising concept like The IT Crowd comes along they need to snap it up.

    It should be OK but I imagine the actual IT jokes will be way overdone.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123468
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    > *mumbles something about quite enjoying Aliens of London?*

    Great moments in it –

    The Doctor gets it wrong, Rose has been gone a year.
    The ship over London (officially one of those ‘fuck yeah’ moments)
    ‘It was scared’ (Eccleston officially pwns the world)
    The beautiful doctor woman otherwise known as Toshiko from Torchwood.
    The ‘real’ BBC reports of the crash (if an alien ship really DID crash into the Thames they’d probably evacuate central London and shoot any news crews that tried to film what was going on)
    Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North, and no relation to Martha.
    The Doctor getting all excited about UNIT and going to Downing Street ‘take me to your leader’.
    The first appearance of ‘I’m sorry’ (is that in this one or World War 3?)
    The first cliffhanger in New Who.

    in reply to: Misheard lines #123438
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    > Really, what can?t Craig be blamed for?

    The crapness of Spider-man 3.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123540
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    People keep saying that the Master will only enter Saxon’s body in the finale, but that would be crap as it would mean all the Saxon references have never referred to the Master or any evil plan he might have.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123343
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    > his acting gets a bit wooden, I think.

    I think it’s because they try and make it more funny than anything.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123340
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    TEH SECOND HALF OF SERIES TRAILER ‘TIS LIKE DA BEST TING EVA CHECK IT OUT, MOTHAFUCKS!

    SAXON. Is all.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123593
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    > I think those eps were better directed than written

    Well, seeing as James Strong was IMO the best director in series 2 (The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit), getting him back for the Dalek 2-parter was always going to be a treat. He knows what he’s doing that guy (apart from maybe when Martha is stupidly stumbling across the stage during the number in Daleks In Manhatten).

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123473
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    Honestly, the only series 2 episode I can say I wouldn’t have preferred Eccleston in is The Girl In The Fireplace. Tennant came into his own here like a right sneaky bastard, showing how he actually DID have the potential to pwn the role (which he now does). Unfortunately the following Cyber 2-parter didn’t live up to expectations (well, my expectations at least), The Idiot’s Lantern was…crap(?) and then we finally got another good one. Love & Monsters could have featured any Doctor, Fear Her, then he did SOME great work in the finale two-parter but also some OTT stuff (e.g. the Ghostbusters line said in Scooby-Doo’s voice) and not enough gravitas (THERE’S THAT WORD) against the Daleks – this was partially rectified in the Evolution 2-parter, at least you could actually feel the history between them.

    NOW the episodes feel like they’re made for Tennant and from the moment you see him in Smith & Jones he IS the Doctor (much like how Eccleston WAS the Doctor from his first moment in Rose). It’s also worth noting that this and Gridlock are the best RTD scripting efforts since…The Christmas Invasion?

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123445
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    > Could this be a Hitch-hikers Guide reference?

    No, it’s how many minutes before something happens in the episode (I won’t spoil in case you don’t want to know). It’s supposed to be a real-time 42 minutes (a la ’24’) as well, although I don’t know whether that’s confirmed. Should be a good one.

    > His gradual reintroduction of old elements has been meticulous.

    Yeah he’s done well with this. There haven’t been that many moments of out-and-out classic series fanwank, which is definitely a good thing, and the old enemies and concepts he’s brought back have been handled in a fresh way. A lot of viewers could have been turned off by a load of babble about Gallifrey in series 1 but it wasn’t even mentioned by name which helped make it fresh and intriguing for noobs (apologies for the use of that word). I don’t think they could have re-introduced the Daleks in a better way than in ‘Dalek’.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123373
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    Caan may be the last Dalek but that doesn’t mean more can’t be created, especially if Davros is still around which I think he is. I’m guessing Russell T Davies WILL do a Davros story. Either that or Caan will turn up in this year’s finale.

    in reply to: LET’S SWEAR! #123435
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    The best use of the word ‘fuck’ in a sitcom is Alan Partridge ‘what’s the matter Alan, cone you take a joke?’. Again it’s all down to the timing and the fact that you probably wouldn’t get ‘fuck’ in any BBC show at that time. The best part is on the commentary where they say they told the BBC they didn’t have another take of a milder word to use when in fact they did. Again, no other word would be funny there.

    Something that pisses me off is that The League Of Gentlemen couldn’t get the word ‘cunt’ past a 15 certificate. They had to use ‘twat’, which is fair enough. On the radio series they used ‘bitch’ I think, or ‘slag’ or something. Personally I think ‘twat’ is funnier than ‘bitch’ which maybe sounds more offensive for some reason. ‘Twat’ is just a funnier word.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #80001
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    They’re gonna try and evoke sympathy for the hybrid like with the lone Dalek in ‘Dalek’. I’d bet everything that they’ll have the human side winning through and when that happens the other Daleks will turn on him. The Doctor will say ‘I’m so sorry…’ to him at some point too.

    in reply to: Just had a wank… #123232
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    > which was some of the best sitcom I?ve ever seen

    Sounds promising. I have every faith that Graham Linehan and the cast will produce a great second series. All the potential was there in series 1, I think it was just a gnat’s wing away from total brilliance. Can you confirm, John, that Chris Morris and Noel Fielding are in the series because I’ve read one report saying they are and another saying they aren’t.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #124350
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    I mean it’s lame that it has an American accent (because, let’s face it, American’s suck). It should be Sec’s voice but more humanized.

    in reply to: Just had a wank… #124317
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    Incidentally, reports from the recordings of The IT Crowd series 2 seem pretty good. There’s still two left to do, this Friday and next.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf, Let it Lie and Move on #124295
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    Thankyou Andrew for bringing some sense back to proceedings.

    > Again, that?s not how it works. DVD sales aren?t ratings, nor is BBC Worldwide/2 entertain the same company as BBC TV.

    Precisely. For some reason people seem to think the BBC would jump at the chance of throwing loads of money at new Dwarf just going off of DVD success. The relatively large success of new Who didn’t stop them cutting the budget. All the BBC care about at the core level is money, which is understandable.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #124106
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    “I – am – a – hu – man – Da – lek – with – a – lame – A – mer – i – can – ac – cent – and – shi -tty – an – i – ma – tron – ic – ten – ta – cles!”

    in reply to: Red Dwarf, Let it Lie and Move on #124105
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    > a Red Dwarf Movie would be a lot better than the Hitchhikers movie that recently came out.

    So long and thanks for all the motherfucking fish.

    > Suppose a lot of time elapses and it becomes obvious that a movie won?t be made.

    What do you mean ‘suppose’?

    in reply to: Went to see Norman Lovett last night… #123270
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    The ‘legit’ thing’s funny but not when he tries to go on about it AGAIN on the VIII commentary.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123269
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    > He is now – but Eccleston?s wasn?t?

    See. However, I’ll own up I thought it still said ‘Doctor Who’. That’s because I don’t look at the credits through immediately switching to Confidential (and frankly the end theme just pisses me off with it’s bombastic nature). Anyway, it said ‘Doctor Who’ in classic episodes.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123389
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    > THATS NOT HIS NAME DAMMIT!

    Tell that to the show credits.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123349
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    > (See also: ?I think you need a Doctor??)

    I laughed so much at that when it was first on. I don’t think it’s a bad line though. In any other episode it would have been but right at that point at the end of series 1 it’s needed. The line makes it feel like a euphoric, climactic moment.

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    Methinks any possible future Dwarf special/series will end with what Doug had originally planned for ‘Earth’. But personally I’d rather it didn’t end there. I would have them landing/crashing on Earth and they somehow inadvertently destroy it (in a comedy fashion), the Dwarf is also destroyed and they only just escape in a Starbug. They get a bit depressed because they’ve got no goal anymore, nowhere to go, but then Lister gives one of the good speeches they used to write for him (like in Meltdown) and the series ends on a sort of ‘let’s see what’s out there’ note, with the prospect of Lister and Kochanski restarting the human race on another planet (she’s possibly pregnant at the end).

    I don’t like it when series’ end with a big full stop. There should be a sense that the comedy (or drama) is going to continue but you just won’t see it. The end of Father Ted is like that. It would have been really crap if it had ended with Ted actually going to America and leaving the rest of them. Instead he stays with Dougal, Jack and Mrs Doyle forever and ever and ever and ever etc. and that’s how it should be. A lot of American shows, comedy or otherwise, have cheesy endings where the characters go their seperate ways, it just makes you feel like shit. Or maybe that’s just me.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123406
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    You see, I think the fandom element is what put some people off the episode. Some people (stupidly) thought he was having a go at fandom. Perhaps the whole thing was too self-aware, it was more like an episode about Doctor Who rather than an episode OF Doctor Who. I think everyone was anticipating it as the stupid Doctor-liteAbsorbaloff/Peter Kay episode too, which didn’t help. I liked it though, particularly the parts with Jackie where she wasn’t annoying for once, and the whole sort of life-affirming message of it all.

    The worst episode is definitely Fear Her, but I also had problems with New Earth, the series 2 finale 2-parter, The Long Game, The Idiot’s Lantern and parts of School Reunion (the Sarah Jane stuff is OK (even though Tennant hadn’t nailed his Doctor by then and went overboard) but the rest…probably more suitable for the upcoming Sarah Jane spinoff).

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123196
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    Well Eccleston still has my favourite moments of the series – the first scene with the Dalek, his speech to the Daleks at the end of Bad Wolf, his whole performance in The End Of The World (I watched it recently and fucking hell it’s gold), ‘everybody lives!’, the hologram moment. OK, a lot of this is to do with the better writing in series 1 and the perfect excellence of the Eccleston/Piper pairing, but you can’t deny how good he was in the role, and from the first instant.

    in reply to: Doctor Who #123399
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    > and a much better entry than the Christmas episode. Which was SHITE.

    Well I thought that at first but after seeing it three times now (the third was on Sunday) I actually really like it. You’ve got to take it for what it is which is a fast-paced light-hearted jaunt for Christmas Day with remote controlled grenade baubles and everything (albeit with the slant that the Doctor is going through his own personal hell throughout). The Tardis motorway chase is top-notch, and Catherine Tate is great once she stops shouting every line (“OI! I’m LATE for the wedding! My OWN wedding! You’re GOING THe WRONG WAYY!!” etc.). She gets good when she starts fake-crying at the reception.

    As for ‘Smith & Jones’ I think it’s the best episode Russell has written for Tennant so far, and it’s maybe even the best Tennant performance (although he was damn good in The Runaway Bride). A few things that were a gnat’s wing away from connecting throughout series 2 suddenly clicked together (with an audible CLICK!). Maybe it’s something to do with the FACT that Martha is already a much more suitable companion for David Tennant’s Doctor. It’s no good complaining about her family because what can you actually do in the two minutes of screentime they get? Her sister though is fucking lovely and I hope there’s a chance of her being more involved in later episodes (and maybe she could replace Martha as the companion if she is killed for some reason…). Freema seemed a little nervous in parts of the episode, but I reckon some of her lines were a bit clunky from the pen of Mr T Davies, especially at the end when she’s discovering the Tardis (despite Tennant mouthing ‘it’s bigger on the inside’ which is positively godlike). I don’t think they’ll ever beat Rose’s entry into the Tardis (‘it’s…alien’ ‘yes’ ‘you’re alien’ ‘yes, is that all right?’ ‘yeah’ or whatever it is, it’s crap written down but Billie and Eccleston pwn the world in the scene)

    in reply to: *Remastered DVD Speculation Thread* #123398
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    A giant witch.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf, Let it Lie and Move on #123394
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    >> hasn?t Doug already said he?s going to have to do something soon before the cast get too old?

    > Yes.

    I can’t have been the only person who was somewhat heartened by Doug’s comment at the end of the VIII doco, where he said he doesn’t consider Dwarf to be over. But I actually think it’s quite foolish to now say ‘I don’t care about the movie, just give us a series/special’. To think for even a second that you wouldn’t want the movie is crazy, and it’s actually quite selfish. There’s already a lot of work gone into making the movie happen, particularly on Doug’s part and we must say thankee for all that he’s done in the name of Dwarf.

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    They just didn’t need Holly later on, the Dwarfers become much more in control of things themselves from III onwards. Before that it was more like Holly running the ship with Lister, Rimmer and Cat just bumming around it. The whole idea of a Marvin-style moaning computer doesn’t fit in with where they took the show, everything became more plot-driven rather than stuff like the ‘dog’s milk’ exchange which focusses on being funny more than anything. Remember, of course, the show was originally imagined as Lister walking alone around the ship with only the computer to talk to.

    Series 2 is still my favourite, and Norman’s Holly is definitely a big part of that.

    in reply to: Just had a wank… #123178
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    > People have often said they dont know where I?m coming from, Does this mean I wont be able to see where I?m coming from as well?

    *Badum tsh*

    in reply to: It’s Chris Barrie’s birthday! #123170
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    > So if I?m wrong, it?s Wikipedia?s fault?

    I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that everything wrong in the world is Wikipedia’s fault. People should have to pass an idiot test before they can add content to it.

    in reply to: Characters you had problems with #123315
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    The only problem I have with the episode Camille is that it blatantly shouldn’t be the first in the series: it’s not strong enough for that. Meltdown and Dimension Jump are better, but we all know why the schedule was frakked with. Also, the last dialogue of series III is Kryten admitting he lied and the first scene of IV is Lister teaching Kryten to lie.

    in reply to: Just had a wank… #123168
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    What a way to start.

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