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Doctor Who Series 7
« on: September 02, 2012, 09:27:02 AM »
Just watched the first episode, wow.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 04:27:20 PM »
I didn't...
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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 10:03:12 PM »
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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 02:04:00 AM »
I knew something was up.  However, the extent of the twist both surprised and intrigued me.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 02:43:45 AM »
There's another possibility:

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 04:23:15 PM »
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship time!

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2012, 05:48:23 AM »
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship time!

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Something that I noticed in this episode. 

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2012, 01:19:39 PM »
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship time!

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Something that I noticed in this episode. 

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2012, 06:20:19 PM »
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship time!

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Something that I noticed in this episode. 

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Nope, not the opposite impression about Solomon at all. 

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Regarding The Ponds' exit. 
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Another thought/note on Oswin.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2012, 08:47:41 PM »
Some sources have listed Oswin's full name as Clara Oswin, make of that as you will.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2012, 04:17:24 PM »
Mr. Hamrick: I must have misunderstood your first post.


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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 12:04:08 PM »
A Town Called Mercy aired this weekend - what did you think?  Though I enjoyed it, aside for a couple of points in spoiler-text, I don't have a lot to say about it.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 01:10:23 PM »
Two more entries for Doctor Who have aired, the last until Xmas, and the last outing of the Ponds.  But first, the Power of Three: 
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Next was the Angels Take Manhattan:
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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2012, 09:33:05 PM »
The time travel mechanics are a little wonky here, and while it's emotionally strong, it's narratively weak.  Sure, the Doctor couldn't take the TARDIS to 1938 New York again, but what about 1939?  1938 New Jersey?  Still, it manages to get the Ponds out with a somewhat happy ending for themselves, without the anti-climax of them just stopping or the major downer of them dying violently. 

It also makes me wonder how much more we'll see of River Song, as this episode, combined with some shorts filmed for the last season DVD release, seem to have filled in a lot of her and the Doctor's time together.[/spoiler]

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That said, I am looking forward to the Christmas episode.

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 12:24:40 AM »
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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2012, 02:10:54 AM »
The time travel mechanics are a little wonky here, and while it's emotionally strong, it's narratively weak.  Sure, the Doctor couldn't take the TARDIS to 1938 New York again, but what about 1939?  1938 New Jersey?  Still, it manages to get the Ponds out with a somewhat happy ending for themselves, without the anti-climax of them just stopping or the major downer of them dying violently. 

It also makes me wonder how much more we'll see of River Song, as this episode, combined with some shorts filmed for the last season DVD release, seem to have filled in a lot of her and the Doctor's time together.[/spoiler]

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That said, I am looking forward to the Christmas episode.

The fixed point though...

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2012, 02:36:40 AM »
Actually Tomato:

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 06:42:13 AM »
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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2012, 03:32:19 PM »
So, the 2012 Xmas special has come and gone.  Very interesting...

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2012, 02:32:15 AM »
I pretty much agree.  The episode itself was okay, but not great by itself.  The fact that it serves as a prequel to some of the earliest Dr. Who serials, and tells the origins of an early villain not seen in many years, however, makes up for that somewhat.

The stuff with the new companion, however, was great, and the revelation about her was one I hadn't thought of at all, so well played Moffat.  I am now eager to see more.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2012, 07:01:21 AM »
I pretty much agree.  The episode itself was okay, but not great by itself.  The fact that it serves as a prequel to some of the earliest Dr. Who serials, and tells the origins of an early villain not seen in many years, however, makes up for that somewhat.

The stuff with the new companion, however, was great, and the revelation about her was one I hadn't thought of at all, so well played Moffat.  I am now eager to see more.

And the best part is that we still are not 100% sure what that revelation about her means.   Out of all of it, I found the girl's line at the end the most interesting. 

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On another note, it wasn't just a prequel to some of the earlier Doctor Who serials.  It's the beginning of the build to the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. 


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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2012, 07:09:20 AM »
I pretty much agree.  The episode itself was okay, but not great by itself.  The fact that it serves as a prequel to some of the earliest Dr. Who serials, and tells the origins of an early villain not seen in many years, however, makes up for that somewhat.

Only got into the most recent Doctor... would love more info on how this special tied into the previous incarnations.  Got a link I can followup on?

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2012, 02:06:57 PM »
I pretty much agree.  The episode itself was okay, but not great by itself.  The fact that it serves as a prequel to some of the earliest Dr. Who serials, and tells the origins of an early villain not seen in many years, however, makes up for that somewhat.

Only got into the most recent Doctor... would love more info on how this special tied into the previous incarnations.  Got a link I can followup on?

Here's where I read about the connections to Classic Who: http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2012/12/27/doctor-who-an-annotated-look-at-the-snowmen-christmas-special/

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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2012, 03:47:10 PM »
You can also read about the villain here.

I should add that I also love the new opening sequence.  It's very similar to classic who openings with some modern updates and it looks pretty too.

The TV Tropes entry for this episode actually gets even more of the reverences than the article linked by Talavar, and in a more succinct and readable form.  In particular, check out the sections for Actor Allusion, Call Back, Continuity Nod, Mythology Gag, and Shout Out.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 7
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2013, 05:43:38 PM »
And it's back!

Decent start to the half-season.  We now have what seems to be a Big Bad working in the background, drawn from long time Dr. Who lore.

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Like the new companion just fine and look forward to seeing more.
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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2013, 10:24:04 PM »
Yep, that was a good, solid - if not amazing - start to the second half the season.  I'm curious...
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2013, 11:40:43 PM »
That's a good question, and one that I forgot to address.  My best guess would be
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but that's only a wild guess.

Also BBC has confirmed that David Tennant and Billie Piper will be resuming their roles for the 50th anniversary special.
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« Reply #27 on: April 28, 2013, 12:46:53 PM »
So a bunch of Doctor Who episodes have aired since anyone last posted in this thread - let's talk about them!  Unfortunately, thus far, I don't have a lot of great things to say about the second half of the 7th season.  The best of the lot has been Hide in my opinion, while Rings of Akhaten and Cold War were somewhat underwhelming.  The most recent episode, Journey to the Centre of the Tardis seems like such a missed opportunity...
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  Here's hoping they turn things around in the last 3 episodes.

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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2013, 01:39:34 AM »
Yeah I'm getting tired of that kind of episode in sci-fi fantasy in general.  If you're going to have a story have a story if you have to
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it's generally completely pointless.  It had some good moments, but as you said, was a wasted opportunity that really revealed nothing and developed nothing.

I am looking forward to what might turn out to be a poorly disguised pilot next week for a spin off (at least I hope so) as Vastra, Jenny, and Strax take over for an episode.  REALLY hoping it's a pilot.

We also have Neil Gaiman returning to write another episode, this time revamping the Cybermen and I really can't see that going badly, so I think it's looking up.

EDIT:  Oooh, and Vastra, Jenny, and Strax will be back for the final episode too.  Good, I like that.  I don't mind Clara, but I'd actually be in favor of her being replaced by those three, if they don't get their own show. (which I'm still hoping for.)
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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2013, 02:02:13 AM »
I actually like Clara, except she's been kept on a character-development diet due to her earlier
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.  She's not any part of my problems with the current batch of episodes.  I'd just like to actually learn something about her at this point.  That said, Strax, Vastra & Jenny are fabulous, and if they got a spin-off, I would watch it.