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Postby Triassica » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:24 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:It was okay.
They kinda blew their load too quick by revealing the alien so early. But that aside, it was good. Like a less boring version of 'Midnight'.

What?

That episode was a great. Such a simple and creepy concept...

I liked the new one too...

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Postby Ameriganastan » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:29 pm

Triassica wrote:
Ameriganastan wrote:It was okay.
They kinda blew their load too quick by revealing the alien so early. But that aside, it was good. Like a less boring version of 'Midnight'.

What?

That episode was a great. Such a simple and creepy concept...

I disagree. I find it easily the most boring episode of Ten's entire run. And yes, that includes "Love And Monsters" and "Fear Her".
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Postby Triassica » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:32 pm

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Triassica wrote:What?

That episode was a great. Such a simple and creepy concept...

I disagree. I find it easily the most boring episode of Ten's entire run. And yes, that includes "Love And Monsters" and "Fear Her".

Well you try being stuck in a room with something that repeats you over and over again till it makes you copy it...

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:50 pm

Was not bad, enjoyed it and got some good laughs from it.
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Postby Nation of Quebec » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:50 pm

I liked it in that weird and wonderful way.

You just know they are going to market the hell out of that little alien. It's this season's Adipose.
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Postby Shrive » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:37 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:I disagree. I find it easily the most boring episode of Ten's entire run. And yes, that includes "Love And Monsters" and "Fear Her".


Aha yes. The episode widely considered to be the best of Ten's run. The episode that was widely praised as incredibly innovative, incredibly intelligent, and incredibly well acted. An interesting study into the flaws of Ten's character and exactly why he needs a companion. Perhaps the turning point in Ten's arc, turning his glorious rise into a downward spiral.

And you're comparing it to "awful child actor makes funny voices" and "man unironically implies he has sex with a slap of concrete"

I mean you're allowed an opinion and I respect both your opinion and you, as well as your right to have an opinion, but that opinion is probably the worst opinion I've seen in almost two years on this website.
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Postby Astrolinium » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:44 pm

Shrive wrote:that opinion is probably the worst opinion I've seen in almost two years on this website.


Impressive, considering what website this is.
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Postby Auristania » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:12 pm

Bestest Whittaker episode: tear-jerking scenes and laughs.

Are you also experiencing comprehension deficiency?

People use guns and Doctor don't whinge.


They are setting up for the big scene where Ryan says I love you grandpa. Hug, hug, tear-jerking music etc. And every episode where Ryan won't do it, I hate him more.

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Postby Ameriganastan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:36 pm

Shrive wrote:Aha yes. The episode widely considered to be the best of Ten's run. The episode that was widely praised as incredibly innovative, incredibly intelligent, and incredibly well acted. An interesting study into the flaws of Ten's character and exactly why he needs a companion. Perhaps the turning point in Ten's arc, turning his glorious rise into a downward spiral.

And you're comparing it to "awful child actor makes funny voices" and "man unironically implies he has sex with a slap of concrete"

Yup.

Shrive wrote:I mean you're allowed an opinion and I respect both your opinion and you, as well as your right to have an opinion, but that opinion is probably the worst opinion I've seen in almost two years on this website.

I'll lose a lot of sleep over that...
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Postby Kannap » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:17 pm

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Is the Doctor losing the TARDIS going to be a running gag for the rest of the season?


Look, we all forget where we've parked the car.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:27 pm

I mean, she didn't really lose it this time. She knew where it was. She was just taken away from it while she was knocked out for a few days.
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Postby Kannap » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:32 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Triassica wrote:What?

That episode was a great. Such a simple and creepy concept...

I disagree. I find it easily the most boring episode of Ten's entire run. And yes, that includes "Love And Monsters" and "Fear Her".


Come on, 'Midnight' was better than 'Love And Monsters,' anything is better than 'Love And Monsters'
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Postby Kannap » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:36 pm

I definitely felt that this was the best episode of the series so far. I mean, obviously I'll take a better episode any day but this was the best of the episodes we've seen so far this series.



Nation of Quebec wrote:I liked it in that weird and wonderful way.

You just know they are going to market the hell out of that little alien. It's this season's Adipose.


Not nearly as cute as Adipose though.
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:47 am

My favourite episode of the season is still the opening episode. Then the second one right behind it.
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Postby Earthbound Immortal Squad » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:46 am

Ameriganastan wrote:It was okay.
They kinda blew their load too quick by revealing the alien so early. But that aside, it was good. Like a less boring version of 'Midnight'.


I thought midnight was decent it was simple yet it would be scary to a young child kind of in the same way the weeping angels scared so many, you never saw what it was like (from 10th days) only the statue but that was simple and it worked.
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Postby Alvecia » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:09 am

The topic came up in a discord server I’m in, so I figured I might as well share here.
I did a comparison of the IMDB scores for each episode so far against the same scores with the extreme ratings (10 and 1) removed.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:49 pm

Earthbound immortal squad wrote:
Ameriganastan wrote:It was okay.
They kinda blew their load too quick by revealing the alien so early. But that aside, it was good. Like a less boring version of 'Midnight'.


I thought midnight was decent it was simple yet it would be scary to a young child kind of in the same way the weeping angels scared so many, you never saw what it was like (from 10th days) only the statue but that was simple and it worked.

Except you actually saw the Weeping Angels. 'Midnight' is just a noise and a small set for 45 minutes.
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Postby Vassenor » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:44 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Earthbound immortal squad wrote:
I thought midnight was decent it was simple yet it would be scary to a young child kind of in the same way the weeping angels scared so many, you never saw what it was like (from 10th days) only the statue but that was simple and it worked.

Except you actually saw the Weeping Angels. 'Midnight' is just a noise and a small set for 45 minutes.


And yet it was still more compelling than most other bottle episodes out there.

Or would you prefer Love And Monsters?
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Postby Crysuko » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:47 pm

I'm starting to dislike this new doctor. She lacks any kind of gravitas and so far just flounces around like an excitable child, while the previous incarnation were never 100% serious, there needs to be some of it, else I just can't get invested.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:53 pm

I think she's doing fine. Give her a season to get into the swing of it. Even Tenant didn't hit a home run right off the bat.
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Postby Forsher » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:17 am

I think the Rosa Parks episode is my favourite so far. I suppose the race episode was pretty good too.

The circumstances for watching this one weren't ideal... had to take a break part way through for a phone call... but it just wasn't doing it for me. The alien was a great concept... definitely, as my mother pointed out, Gremlinly... but the companions are, frankly, what's holding my interest this time. And there are so many of them. And all these other characters that we're meant to care about as well. It's very unwieldy.

Now that I think about it, Broadchurch had a quite a lot of characters. There were the two main cops, the preacher, Lattimer parents and the journalist all spring to mind as being particularly important. The thing with Broadchurch, though, is that when you think about it... better versions of the same idea tend to have fewer characters, and this is a style of programming where you can more easily handle a large cast.

As for the Doctor... I agree, definitely very inconsistent on this soldiers/guns stuff. I mean, the two don't have to be inconsistent but that it comes across this way is a sign of bad writing. Now, I'm of a school of thought that's somewhat sceptical of Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi so it's probably not surprising that I'm beginning to lean this way here but again we've got to come back to this "too many characters" problem. We're not really getting a chance to know anyone... except these random side characters.
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Postby Great Confederacy of Commonwealth States » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:44 am

Crysuko wrote:I'm starting to dislike this new doctor. She lacks any kind of gravitas and so far just flounces around like an excitable child, while the previous incarnation were never 100% serious, there needs to be some of it, else I just can't get invested.

Did you see Matt Smith? All he did was flounce until the season finale, when the Pandorica closed. Every Doctor has their own personality, and it became clear this episode that this Doctor might not think as much about the consequences of her actions. That was apparent both when they
ran a sonic mine
and when she
wanted to turn the medical ship around
. Indeed, she flounces, but she hides a layer with more gravity. I mean, when she participated in the
wake for the general
, she did show some solemness.

Regarding the Doctor and guns: I think that inconcistency is also part of her character. She basically fawns over the general as an abstract hero, but still abhors the use of guns. That inconcistency will come back to haunt her, but as a character flaw. She is clearly very concerned with glory and outward appearance.

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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:14 am

Ameriganastan wrote:I think she's doing fine. Give her a season to get into the swing of it. Even Tenant didn't hit a home run right off the bat.

I like her so far, as ive said before nothing spectacular just yet, but ill wait till the end of the season to give a full verdict on her.
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Postby Earthbound Immortal Squad » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:00 pm

I liked it solid concept good casting, the end music wasn't my taste but you can't have it all. I'm curious about the next episode though.
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Postby Philjia » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:01 pm

Well that was rather dull and woodenly performed. (The discrepancy between past and present Umbreen's accent was quite funny as well) The monster design and concept was really nice, but the realisation didn't really do it justice, and the episode's actual plot was more hindered than helped by their presence. Graham's is still the best character and gets all the best lines, The Doctor's kind of derpy and rubbish, Ryan's rubbish without Graham, and Yas barely exists. The last twenty minutes was well done and affecting, but felt a little undeserved based on the previous half hour.
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