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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #425 on: November 30, 2015, 11:29:35 pm »
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Definitely the best of recent episodes. Has this Hybrid been mentioned before? And the was the creature from an earlier episode? Very glad the dr isn't part Dalek, since it did seem likely he was the hybrid. I think the wall didn't reset bc the builders made the mistake of assuming it couldn't be broken. Was that Gallifrey he ended up on?
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #426 on: November 30, 2015, 11:43:34 pm »
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Definitely the best of recent episodes. Has this Hybrid been mentioned before? And the was the creature from an earlier episode? Very glad the dr isn't part Dalek, since it did seem likely he was the hybrid. I think the wall didn't reset bc the builders made the mistake of assuming it couldn't be broken. Was that Gallifrey he ended up on?


It was mentioned in the Davros episode
The creature is new; it's just from the Doctor's past
It was either Gallifrey or Missy/Davros/someone is playing an elaborate prank
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #427 on: November 30, 2015, 11:46:35 pm »
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Was that his confession dial that he was stuck in, or do they just look similar?

EDIT: Also, the entire episode reminded me of playing MYST.
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #428 on: December 01, 2015, 12:08:14 am »
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Was that his confession dial that he was stuck in, or do they just look similar?

I'm glad I wasn't the only person wondering that. They made such a big deal of it in previous episodes, so I have to think that it is.

But I don't have the previous episodes still on my DVR, so I can't go back and check.
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #429 on: December 01, 2015, 12:21:46 am »
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Was that his confession dial that he was stuck in, or do they just look similar?

I'm glad I wasn't the only person wondering that. They made such a big deal of it in previous episodes, so I have to think that it is.

But I don't have the previous episodes still on my DVR, so I can't go back and check.

My theory is The Doctor assigned Ashildr to send him into the confession dial and have it delivered to Gallifrey (somehow) so that he would one day pop out there and not have to go searching for the planet. Without seeing the finale, I am not sure why he would hatch this plan or why he'd do it in such a contrived manner, but it ties in to the theme of the Bootstrap Paradox, which was brought up earlier in the season, so I think it sort of fits. Either way I'm looking forwarding to seeing the actual conclusion of this and hoping it isn't dumb.
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #430 on: December 01, 2015, 08:54:13 am »
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Was that his confession dial[/spoiled] that he was stuck in, or do they just look similar?

EDIT: Also, the entire episode reminded me of playing MYST.

I had the same thought re:Myst!
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #431 on: December 01, 2015, 01:05:31 pm »
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Was that his confession dial that he was stuck in, or do they just look similar?

EDIT: Also, the entire episode reminded me of playing MYST.

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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #432 on: December 06, 2015, 02:09:41 am »
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Well, holy fuck.
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #433 on: December 07, 2015, 03:56:39 am »
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I've watched 4 episodes of season 9 and must say I'm quite pleased. Capaldi seems to really have come into his own as Doctor.
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #434 on: December 07, 2015, 08:03:58 pm »
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Yesterday i thought about "Let's kill Hitler". In one scene, a gun is swapped for a banana taken from a fruit bowl in Hitler's office. Originally i thought Bananas were not known in Germany back then. I even remember a teacher, who was a child in WWII, saying how he got an Orange as a gift when the war was over, and, having never seen a fruit you had to peel, bit in it and marveled at how americans could find that tasty. Either way, my internet magic revealed bananas were allready known in europe somewhere in the twenties. So, apparently access to the yellow wonder was given.
I am still not sure whether Hitler would have allowed a fruit from overseas in his fruit bowl. I would have argued it wouldn't fit in his world view. But on the other hand, that guy was a vegeterian because he felt sorry for animals and murdered millions of people. It's hard to guess what that kind of person would do. At least the presence of a fruit ball, whatever fruit inside, makes sense, i guess.
Just thought i'd share my thoughts on this. Maybe somebody knows more?

Also, about that latest episode, i felt really sorry for that Dalek. Such scenes are hard to stomach for me and i'm sad the Doctor didn't help him. I didn't even get why he couldn't. Makes me very sad.

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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #435 on: December 07, 2015, 11:48:08 pm »
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I've watched 4 episodes of season 9 and must say I'm quite pleased. Capaldi seems to really have come into his own as Doctor.

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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #436 on: December 07, 2015, 11:48:53 pm »
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Yesterday i thought about "Let's kill Hitler". In one scene, a gun is swapped for a banana taken from a fruit bowl in Hitler's office. Originally i thought Bananas were not known in Germany back then. I even remember a teacher, who was a child in WWII, saying how he got an Orange as a gift when the war was over, and, having never seen a fruit you had to peel, bit in it and marveled at how americans could find that tasty. Either way, my internet magic revealed bananas were allready known in europe somewhere in the twenties. So, apparently access to the yellow wonder was given.
I am still not sure whether Hitler would have allowed a fruit from overseas in his fruit bowl. I would have argued it wouldn't fit in his world view. But on the other hand, that guy was a vegeterian because he felt sorry for animals and murdered millions of people. It's hard to guess what that kind of person would do. At least the presence of a fruit ball, whatever fruit inside, makes sense, i guess.
Just thought i'd share my thoughts on this. Maybe somebody knows more?

Also, about that latest episode, i felt really sorry for that Dalek. Such scenes are hard to stomach for me and i'm sad the Doctor didn't help him. I didn't even get why he couldn't. Makes me very sad.

I think you're overthinking the banana joke.
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #437 on: December 08, 2015, 04:28:37 am »
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Yesterday i thought about "Let's kill Hitler". In one scene, a gun is swapped for a banana taken from a fruit bowl in Hitler's office. Originally i thought Bananas were not known in Germany back then. I even remember a teacher, who was a child in WWII, saying how he got an Orange as a gift when the war was over, and, having never seen a fruit you had to peel, bit in it and marveled at how americans could find that tasty. Either way, my internet magic revealed bananas were allready known in europe somewhere in the twenties. So, apparently access to the yellow wonder was given.
I am still not sure whether Hitler would have allowed a fruit from overseas in his fruit bowl. I would have argued it wouldn't fit in his world view. But on the other hand, that guy was a vegeterian because he felt sorry for animals and murdered millions of people. It's hard to guess what that kind of person would do. At least the presence of a fruit ball, whatever fruit inside, makes sense, i guess.
Just thought i'd share my thoughts on this. Maybe somebody knows more?

Also, about that latest episode, i felt really sorry for that Dalek. Such scenes are hard to stomach for me and i'm sad the Doctor didn't help him. I didn't even get why he couldn't. Makes me very sad.

I think you're overthinking the banana joke.

Orange you glad i told that anecdote, though?

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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #438 on: December 08, 2015, 02:27:11 pm »
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After the fantastic penultimate episode, this one felt like... a lot of a letdown. Like, this was the Doctor's master plan? To bring back Clara despite her death being a fixed event and hopefully save her life by fleeing the Raven? It made her death feel cheap and irrelevant, when it carried such weight and surprise when it actually happened. And the Doctor has lost companions before, many companions, what about Clara made her so special that he risked basically fracturing the universe to try and save her? I feel like this episode was trying to do something that felt emotional and tragic and just ended up falling completely flat.
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« Reply #439 on: December 08, 2015, 05:16:47 pm »
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After the fantastic penultimate episode, this one felt like... a lot of a letdown. Like, this was the Doctor's master plan? To bring back Clara despite her death being a fixed event and hopefully save her life by fleeing the Raven? It made her death feel cheap and irrelevant, when it carried such weight and surprise when it actually happened. And the Doctor has lost companions before, many companions, what about Clara made her so special that he risked basically fracturing the universe to try and save her? I feel like this episode was trying to do something that felt emotional and tragic and just ended up falling completely flat.

I agree. Saving Clara felt like such a cop-out. It robbed her death of emotional attachment. I liked the idea that it was the Doctor who can't remember her. Kind of like a Donna in reverse, but that could have been done without building up to a fairly decent death scene.
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« Reply #440 on: December 08, 2015, 11:57:52 pm »
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After the fantastic penultimate episode, this one felt like... a lot of a letdown. Like, this was the Doctor's master plan? To bring back Clara despite her death being a fixed event and hopefully save her life by fleeing the Raven? It made her death feel cheap and irrelevant, when it carried such weight and surprise when it actually happened. And the Doctor has lost companions before, many companions, what about Clara made her so special that he risked basically fracturing the universe to try and save her? I feel like this episode was trying to do something that felt emotional and tragic and just ended up falling completely flat.

There was something very surreal about that episode - why was the diner from Utah in Nevada?  When did Clara get her pulse back?  Where did Ushilda go?  Why did they use the neural thingy at all?   I'm not sure it happened like it seemed.  Maybe it was the next stage of the interrogation.

I did really like the nice touch when the general ordered the Dr to drop all weapons so he put down his spoon. :)

Also, the Dr was in the confession dial for 4.5 billion years, but he only consciously experienced the last iteration.  All the previous iterations were separate versions of him.  But it is true that each time through he was intending to keep resetting and to repeat for as long as it took.  Why didn't he regenerate, though? 

What year was it supposed to be when he came out - 4.5 billion from when he started?
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #441 on: December 12, 2015, 08:34:10 am »
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What year was it supposed to be when he came out - 4.5 billion from when he started?

Not sure it works that way. Just going by the time, the Doctor started out in present-day London and stated that the teleportation was not time-travel. So just going by that, it would have to be 4.5 billion years in the future.

But that doesn't really fit with the claim that Gallifrey was "at the end of the universe". I mean, in year 4.5 billion, there are still 500 million years left until Earth is destroyed, and it seems there's still a lot of civilization going on at that point. Also, that diamond wall always led to Gallifrey, yes? So it would have to have been around even in present day, which it isn't. So I think by going through the diamond wall, the Doctor time travelled forward it would seem. How farwe cannot really say (at least I don't know when "the end of the universe" happens).
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #442 on: December 17, 2015, 12:50:37 am »
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I thought 'end' referred to place not time!
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Re: Dr. Who
« Reply #443 on: December 26, 2015, 02:36:25 am »
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Tonight was brilliant.
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« Reply #444 on: January 16, 2016, 10:04:50 pm »
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"I'm going to need a bigger flowchart."

Tonight was brilliant.

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« Reply #445 on: August 08, 2017, 07:17:07 am »
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I really like the tenth series. Perhaps it's the fact that I'm glad there's a new start after a long time of stories on mostly River Song and Clara Oswald, perhaps it's the gay visibility. But I also genuinely felt the writing was very good in some of the episodes, and not exactly horrible in any. I especially liked the first episode and Extremis. Perhaps the finale could have used another monster for a change, but it had many cute moments nonetheless.

Also, this thread just regenerated. Does this mean it's a woman now?

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« Reply #446 on: August 09, 2017, 05:15:20 pm »
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I really like the tenth series. Perhaps it's the fact that I'm glad there's a new start after a long time of stories on mostly River Song and Clara Oswald, perhaps it's the gay visibility. But I also genuinely felt the writing was very good in some of the episodes, and not exactly horrible in any. I especially liked the first episode and Extremis. Perhaps the finale could have used another monster for a change, but it had many cute moments nonetheless.

Also, this thread just regenerated. Does this mean it's a woman now?
Dang, there was a whole thread for this? Be prepared for me to starg bumping it every time a new episode comes out.

S10 was great, and one of my favorites. I still think S8 was Capaldi's best, but S9 was sweet too. It's really just that finale that made S10 so great. The Pilot and Extremis were good, and I enjoyed Oxegyn and Pryamid. Obviously the Lie of the land was Dissapointing and the others weren't standouts to me. Capaldi is by far my favorite doctor now, I particularly like Extremis, Before the Flood, and Flatline as good episodes from his tenure.

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