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23-11-2013, 09:10 PM #1941
Well, that was one awesome Doctor Who special.
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23-11-2013, 09:32 PM #1942
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23-11-2013, 09:59 PM #1943
I was impressed by john hurt he got the character of the doctor pretty well and it made the three of them interacting very entertaining. this was the episode that made me remember actually david tennant can be good he was just hampered by bad writing a lot of the time. I kind of want a littlie mini series with John hurts character he was that good.
its interesting that they went with john hurt being a previous doctor making the numbers now not make sense. I can also imagine a lot of people being pissed that rose tyler wasn't Rose Tyler but I liked the thought that the image was to show him thathe did survive. surprisongly heartfelt episode to be hones showing the darkest moment of the doctor i thought that was handled beautifully throughout and i kind of wished they pushed it a bit more but I can understand why not otherwise it would have been quite dark.
24-11-2013, 12:50 AM #1944
I mean, I was pretty giddy just at the sight of the opening credits, but that was a properly solid episode.
More likely just a pat on The Doctor's back, a muted thank you swallowed by a cough and a sending him on his way with a fresh set of regenerations.[/spoilers]
24-11-2013, 12:07 PM #1945
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24-11-2013, 03:27 PM #1946
As for spoilers, I want to make a correction in terminology re. my last post. [Spoilers]Time Lords are Gallifreyans, but not all Gallifreyans are Time Lords. The generals seen in the war room in this episode might've been Time Lords given their garb, but are more likely just high ranking officials serving the Gallifreyan population.[/spoilers] It's a little thing, but it bugged me when I started thinking about it later.
Also, An Adventure In Space And Time was great. I'd have liked a little more attention put on Delia Derbyshire so she wasn't almost a blink-and-you'll-miss-it silhouette, but it was otherwise very enjoyable. Quite frankly, the BBC have done a fantastic job of celebrating the series.
24-11-2013, 05:07 PM #1947
Yes they totally have and the casting of David Bradley is Genius as William Hartnell as soon as you see him its obvious he is the only one who could play him. Also very touching portrayal especially near the end where he is going in decline but also keeping the fact that he was a very hard man to deal with sometimes(I remember being shocked watching the first episode of how abrasive the first doctor actually was!) I have to say it was a little bit like a greatest hits of the doctor and didn't have much meat to its bones apart from the story with William Hartnell but I guess you can't do everything with an hour and a half and what they focused on was probably the right call.
25-11-2013, 02:55 AM #1948
Babylon 5 - Comes The Inquisitor: I'm getting a (strong) 40k vibe from this episode. Even if the Inquisitor in question doesn't look like this. Someone with the proper resources should really make a proper 40k TV series.
25-11-2013, 07:44 AM #1949
I marathoned Banshee.
It's hard to explain.
A criminal assumes the identity of a sheriff in a small, remote town. It has many interesting characters and a very good story.
It's sort of like Eastern Promises meets The Punisher.
The violence is off the charts. You know those fights from Eastern Promises and They Live? Almost every episode has something like that. With some Mortal Kombat worthy finishers on top.
Also many hot ladies get nude.
Can't wait for the season 2, starting this January.
(episode 2 isn't that great, but hang in there if you decide to watch)
25-11-2013, 08:56 AM #1950
25-11-2013, 09:53 AM #1951
I've recently started watching Game of Thrones again, after dismissing it many months back as being generic fantasy tosh. It is generic fantasy tosh, I was right, but it's also VERY entertaining, if one can just get through the first four episodes. I appreciate the need to introduce characters and bloodlines and stuff, and set events in motion, but four hours?
I'm now up to ep. 7, and whilst it has done nothing so far to surprise me, I have started to really enjoy it
25-11-2013, 11:00 AM #1952
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My thoughts:*****[SPOILERS: I can't white this stuff out on this computer :(]*****I thought John Hurt wasn't THE Doctor. He was THE guy who became THE original Doctor Who.I took from the episode that the events that happen were the events that made The Doctor. So at the end, when he enters the tardis, he becomes The 1st Doctor.Was he the 9th then?
25-11-2013, 11:21 AM #1953
25-11-2013, 11:51 AM #1954
Star Wars - The Clone Wars. The animated thingy. It's actually okay, to my surprise. I'm most of the way through season 1 and while there was one episode with Jar Jar, it's far less annoying than the prequel movies. Bit surprised walking and running animations are so poor, though.
Also watched Generation Kill a while ago and quite enjoyed it.
25-11-2013, 11:52 AM #1955
Yeah John Hurt as a pseudo-representative for all the classic regenerations of the Doctor as a counterpoint to Tennant and Smith was great.
I also really like how they canonised a reason for the newer Doctors to be so young. That each regeneration is a reaction to the previous one is an idea I've always subscribed to, great to see it referenced here. And all this immediately before the Doctor is due to become an older gent again (and what that now signifies)! Very clever indeed.
What also impressed me about this whole special was the 5 minute prequel minisode The Night of the Doctor (linked to hopefully avoid spoilers), to see the SPOILERS was mindblowing.
Honestly this is the first "special" episode of the show I've enjoyed in a very long time.
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25-11-2013, 12:26 PM #1956
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25-11-2013, 02:08 PM #1957
25-11-2013, 10:05 PM #1958
So Family Guy just killed Brian. Then replaced him with a new dog called Vinnie. If you're going to kill off a major character I suppose getting hit by a car while setting up for a game of street hockey and then dying from your injuries on a table is not the worst way to go...
I have completely, 100% blanked any possible recollection of what the hell was going on in Lost Girl so now I'm going to have to re-watch the first three seasons. But that means more appreciation of Ksenia Solo, so not a bad thing.
Meanwhile on Yet Another Remake Of The Tomorrow People, they are trying my patience by not giving Madeleine Mantock that much to do. The girl is amazing and she's relegated to the background. Also, this show could do without the utterly incongruous AI. Kudos to the writers for giving some characters a few episodes for you to become familiar with them and then suddenly killing them off though. Jacob from Lost is quite good as the villain, although the name "Jedekiah" can die in a fire."Men shall never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest." - Diderot
25-11-2013, 10:07 PM #1959
I recommend the original 2D series by Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack) as well. I don't think any other series has captured Jedi and Sith so well. Especially General Grevious, who's a genuine Jedi killing machine in it.
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26-11-2013, 06:27 PM #1960
So I've been watching Fresh Meat on 4OD because I've given up on trying to watch things broadcast live when living with other people, parents or not, but after the episode recently made available (3.05) I just need to talk to someone about it. After I pretty much abandoned Peep Show a few episodes into the last series thinking it had become incredibly stale, I reckoned that the team had made it a B project behind Fresh Meat and considering the quality of this series, I think it really, really shows. They've always been pretty good at mixing drama and comedy on Fresh Meat (the horse scene is both hilarious and depressing) but this latest episode is just something else altogether. If series 2 was consistently great, this is just consistently greater. What a solid show.
Otherwise, I remain watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which is just a very easy show to watch even if it is at best amusing. Terry Crews and Stephanie Beatriz steal the show as their respective detectives. I still don't think New Girl has hit the stride of season 2 yet, but it too remains a main-stay I suppose and Agents of SHIELD is improving at a pace. Not, you know, a great pace, but it is improving. The sooner they can get rid of Skye and just have Cobie Smulders come on as Agent Hill post-HIMYM, the better it'll get I'm sure.