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Old 10-07-2014, 08:15 AM
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Just noticed this article Parish wrote for the Talking Time fundraiser thing from last year (I gave him the option of a few different shows in case he hadn't watched much Doctor Who, but it turns out he's watched pretty much the entirety of the Eccleston series). He ended up having almost my exact reaction to the first series. Hopefully he gets hooked if he ends up going through the Tennant years.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:13 AM
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The Fearless Leader has posted in this very thread, actually. I don't know if he ever got into Season 2 though.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:33 AM
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Since he posted that article only a few days back, it seems he hasn't watched any Tennant episodes yet.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:25 AM
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I'm really dreading Jenna Coleman leaving the show. Moffat plots need as much clarafication as possible.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:35 AM
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I'm really dreading Jenna Coleman leaving the show. Moffat plots need as much clarafication as possible.
I'm still waiting on a firm declaration, to be honest.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:43 PM
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I'm really dreading Jenna Coleman leaving the show. Moffat plots need as much clarafication as possible.
Although I feel you Rose to the occasion, I'm still Donna with your puns, and am Jonesing for you to be thrown into a Pond.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:46 PM
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Wilf the fuck is wrong with you people
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:52 PM
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Wilf the fuck is wrong with you people
We're just tegan you!
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:59 PM
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Astronaut lady is so afraid of bits of eggshell, what did she think the original nuke mission was going to do, if not break the moon up into smaller orbiting chunks? Don't you think a few of those would have come crashing down and it would have been way worse? The only potential solution to the mass problem was that it would fly away.
Smaller chunks are better than large chunks. She was more scared of the creature, in any case.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:30 PM
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some uproryous laughs to be had with the direction this thread has taken
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:47 PM
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Only Doctor Who can be pro-choice and pro-life at the same time.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:59 PM
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Astronaut lady is so afraid of bits of eggshell, what did she think the original nuke mission was going to do, if not break the moon up into smaller orbiting chunks? Don't you think a few of those would have come crashing down and it would have been way worse? The only potential solution to the mass problem was that it would fly away.
I think the episode addresses this, I remember an exchange where it's said that the bombs won't destroy the moon, but they WOULD kill the creature, preventing it from hatching and keeping the moon in one piece.

I dunno if that would actually happen, but I think the episode did at least try to cover its bases there.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:48 PM
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some uproryous laughs to be had with the direction this thread has taken
I hate to Mar tha moment, but someone must've slipped the judges a Mickey. This kind of pun-Smithing Harkness back to the ancient days of Song and Melody, when only a Master could come up with such wordplay without receiving Astrident complaints. Adam shame puns are frowned upon these days, but then, things might have changed, so I'll be the first to admit I don't know Jack.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:05 PM
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But they didn't even know what it was. The Doctor had to work that out.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:51 PM
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I hate to Mar tha moment, but someone must've slipped the judges a Mickey. This kind of pun-Smithing Harkness back to the ancient days of Song and Melody, when only a Master could come up with such wordplay without receiving Astrident complaints. Adam shame puns are frowned upon these days, but then, things might have changed, so I'll be the first to admit I don't know Jack.
I found this post absolutely dalektable.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:33 AM
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Sigh-berman.
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Sigh-lurian.
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i cant stop

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oh that is just the worst, isnt it
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:17 AM
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oh that is just the worst, isnt it
stop it

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Old 10-08-2014, 09:18 AM
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These puns are positively Mel-avelant
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:36 AM
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Sheesh. Some Great Intelligence on display here.
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:52 AM
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These jokes are bloody McCrimmonal
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:02 AM
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:47 PM
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Just noticed this article Parish wrote for the Talking Time fundraiser thing from last year (I gave him the option of a few different shows in case he hadn't watched much Doctor Who, but it turns out he's watched pretty much the entirety of the Eccleston series). He ended up having almost my exact reaction to the first series. Hopefully he gets hooked if he ends up going through the Tennant years.
I liked that last line in especial.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:50 PM
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These jokes are bloody McCrimmonal
Oh, they're not that bad Yet-i.

(As for the last episode... fine, although I hate to think of the poor science teachers who are going to have to explain to kids that the laws of thermodynamics kinda prevent the moon from increasing in mass by 25% overnight....)

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Old 10-09-2014, 10:43 PM
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Oh, they're not that bad Yet-i.
If you can think of worse, please don't Telos.

Frank Cotterell Boyce has been talking about writing his episode:

"I asked Steven Moffat for advice. 'Easy,' he said. 'Just give the Doctor the very best movie idea you ever had and he will chew it up in 40 minutes.'"
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:29 AM
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If I come up with another pun we'll all Peri-sh.

I think the movie idea came from Moffat's commentary on Girl in the Fireplace (can I point out how much I miss BBC putting up commentaries for free on the website day-and-date with each episode?) - he basically said that the whole point of the series was that writing an episode meant that you'd pissed away the idea for a movie.

And then he changed the focus from "blockbuster" to "fairytale" and everything kinda crashed and burned for a while there.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:05 PM
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What, nothing to say about Attack of the Mummy on the Orient Express in Space?

I liked it, it had some fun callbacks. "Are you my Mummy?" is an obvious one, but I also liked how the Doctor mentioned that one phone call at the end of Season 5 and why, exactly, he didn't act on it then. But most importantly the Doctor still gets to be kind of a jerk, but not quite as bad as previous episodes.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:14 PM
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What, nothing to say about Attack of the Mummy on the Orient Express in Space?

I liked it, it had some fun callbacks. "Are you my Mummy?" is an obvious one, but I also liked how the Doctor mentioned that one phone call at the end of Season 5 and why, exactly, he didn't act on it then. But most importantly the Doctor still gets to be kind of a jerk, but not quite as bad as previous episodes.
My favorite callback was the jelly babies in the cigarette case. Anyway, I think that was my favorite episode of this series yet. I ended up watching it twice and it was more rewarding the second time though - specifically the comment from Maisie about how you can't have fairy tales without lying to loved ones, or something to that effect. When Clara lies about Danny being "okay" with her traveling with the Doctor, it seems she's setting herself up for some problems down the line, be it with Danny, the Doctor, or both. I'm excited to see where they go with the rest of the series.

Laughed out loud at the conductor's biggest fear being a secret shopper, though. I also loved the scene where the Doctor finally figures out what's going on with the Mummy in 66 seconds.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:33 PM
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Jelly babies and manic glee at the locked room reminded me of the Tom Baker of Horror of Fang Rock: "Gentlemen, I've got news for you: this lighthouse is under attack and by morning we might all be dead. Anyone interested?"

Except Baker would have a goofy grin and seem less scary (if more mad).
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:52 PM
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Well, that was a solid romp. Full marks for effort.

Jamie apparently wrote the next episode too. I'm rather looking forward to that.
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