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post Apr 6 2008, 03:49 PM
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I reckon the 'Daughter' Story will be a good'un.
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post Apr 6 2008, 07:10 PM
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post Apr 6 2008, 07:16 PM
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post Apr 6 2008, 10:41 PM
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QUOTE (NiteFall @ Apr 6 2008, 07:10 PM)
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BINGO!
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I am so playing that next episode... even if it isn't a Russel episode.

I don't know why I liked this episode and most episodes and you guys didn't. I don't think it's because I'm stupid, even though that is true... I think it might just be because I honestly do not take the show seriously in the slightest. I enjoy it, it's probably me favourite show currently on, but at no point is anything too silly because I tune in expecting a silly show. I love it that way.

Oh, and I made this...



All my old ones are here...

http://hamishsteele.blogspot.com/2008/04/t...n-darkness.html
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post Apr 6 2008, 11:00 PM
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No, I don't think you're stupid to enjoy what is - after all - a piece of Saturday evening entertainment.

I'd agree with those who've said the sci-fi plot in this episode was lacking - but then I think it is in a lot of episodes that are still good episodes. And RTD is not the only person capable of writing duff episodes - they've been happening since the birth of Dr Who if you ask anyone who's been watching them since then!

This episode was meant to bring us up to date on the Doctor's travels since we last saw him, to tie up loose ends, re-introduce Donna and explain her re-appearance. All of which I think it did rather well.

Yes, the aliens were too cute - but that's the trouble with Tribbles (to mix cute aliens from Star Trek into the mix). Getting beamed up to the mother-ship had overtones of ET (another cute alien).

I can understand that none of this makes the Who afficionados happy - but I suspect that in terms of the viewing audience they're a small minority. I suspect there are more kids watching with their parents, and that they're loving whatever jolly japes the Doctor gets up to, without worrying too much about whether the plots stand up to serious scrutiny. And sadly that's why Rose returns, because they luff her.
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post Apr 7 2008, 01:39 AM
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You speak the truth.

They say the Sci-Fi plot was lacking but I thought it was sort of supposed to be. Doctor Who has the most flexible format ever created for a drama so I don't see why some fans hate it when they try something new. A show has to develop, and sometimes it is surprising how little Doctor Who has in it's run. And now, there is a plot without real villains, without much peril and with aliens which are seemingly benevolent and everyone is up in arms because it doesn't conform to the regular Doctor Who format.

I thought it was a great and fluffy opening episode, everything it should be - even if the plot was a little Sarah Jane Adventures.
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post Apr 7 2008, 07:27 AM
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Lack of peril... that's it exactly...

There should always be that moment of "How will the Doctor get out of this one?" element to an episode... there was none in this. It was the mash potato of sci-fi. BLAND!
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post Apr 7 2008, 08:58 AM
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I consider myself to be a Who aficionado (at least I've loved the show for as long as I can remember), and I liked it.

Granted though, I'm not a hardcore fan in the traditional sense, because I don't complain all the time. Well, I do, but just not about 'Doctor Who'.

Like anything I think people see the past with Rose (no pun intended) tinted glasses. The Who of your childhood will always be better than what's on now, because it was so much more magical and you were so much less cynical and undemanding.

I rewatched Ghost Light recently, and it made no bloody sense what so ever, but I remember being terrified and amazed by it as a child. I know McCoy probably isn't the best example, as a lot of fans have little time for his era, but I adored him and Ace (Rose MK I). Though some of the stories seem strange and convoluted now, I kind of wish they'd try something a bit more complex and dark now.
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post Apr 7 2008, 09:44 AM
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QUOTE (Zoe @ Apr 7 2008, 09:58 AM)
I know McCoy probably isn't the best example, as a lot of fans have little time for his era, but I adored him and Ace (Rose MK I). Though some of the stories seem strange and convoluted now, I kind of wish they'd try something a bit more complex and dark now.
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Really?

I know that certainly used to be the case, but a lot of fans I know prefer his stuff, mainly because it's darker in tone.

Meh.

Anyway, yes, darker stories, please.
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It's a bit of a hack cliche to say he was the worst doctor.

He was my first, so he'll always be special to me.
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I'm with Tom Baker on the subject, that no actor actually failed in the role. It's a three-ring circus situation, there's something for everyone. Even if a particular Doctor isn't to your taste, there's lots more to choose from.

I would say that there have been weaker Doctors, but no bad ones.
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post Apr 7 2008, 10:24 AM
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Well Saturday's Doctor Who left me more than satisfied. Sure the story itself was a little bit lame, but it was more about re-introducing Donna to the show.

The mime sequence was brilliant (particularly Donna's face when she first clocked the Doctor) and "charity Doctor" had me laughing out loud.

I knew Tate would be good, Tate was good, and Tate is going to continue to be good. It's good to have an assistant that isn't going gooey over the Doctor.

And that cameo! I let out an audible "fuck!"
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I watched it last night and enjoyed it too.

Story wasn't great, but it was nicely comic and I laughed more at Tate than I ever did with her comedy boohockey.

"I'm waving at fat" made me laugh, and as the Sost says, the mime bit was great.

Good fun telly.
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post Apr 7 2008, 12:38 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Apr 7 2008, 10:24 AM)
And that cameo! I let out an audible "fuck!"
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I worked out who it was about half way between the start of the shot and the reveal.

As camp as it might sound, I recognised the hair and the purple jacket... wink.gif

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post Apr 7 2008, 12:54 PM
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QUOTE (KevinandNick @ Apr 7 2008, 01:38 PM)
I worked out who it was about half way between the start of the shot and the reveal.

As camp as it might sound, I recognised the hair and the purple jacket...  wink.gif

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Me too ;-)
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