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Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 12 Oct 2018, 23:51
by Mugsy
Her first stunt as the Doctor...



Next thing they'll do is make Jodie go all martial arts like the third doctor but up the fight quality by getting in Yuen Woo-ping to choreograph the fight scenes.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 23 Oct 2018, 12:23
by brimlad
yes I'm in, wasn't quite what I had anticipated but last nights episode showed some good writing and I'm warming to Jodie, The number of side kicks is annoying, much better with one or two but the plot last night did work well with that cast. I think it will be a good series :)

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 23 Oct 2018, 15:50
by André Axe'm
The choice of companions said immediately to me that racism was going to be a theme again. They seem to be doing that one a lot lately.
I didn't particularly like last night's plot. It had a strong feeling of being there for reasons other than the story.
That said, I've liked the season so far, even though I've found the plots a bit too obvious.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 23 Oct 2018, 20:21
by Mugsy
I'm conflicted still.

I think these episodes are well done but the social commentary feels shoved in my face. We've had feminism, racism, domestic violence, and casualties of war. The latter two were a bit more subtle in that second episode but still noticeable. These topics were part of Doctor Who in the past but it seems quite dominant this season.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 13 Nov 2018, 19:30
by Mugsy
It still feels like the social commentary is still being shoved in my face... but I'm enjoying these episodes more especially these last two. Four more to go.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 14 Nov 2018, 10:48
by André Axe'm
Was weird. I already knew about The Partition. Didn't know what date it was, but was really expecting it with the hints dropped about it. Makes me wonder if they are trying to do more historical education stories like they used to. But the single episode format really doesn't work for that. Especially since they seem to be required to include aliens and time travel as a plot device.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 00:38
by Mugsy
Hmmm...


Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 09:08
by brimlad
agree that blink and girl in he fire place are 2 of the best of the modern series and mat smith's earlier work was brilliant especially his intro... but then he goes all political. personally I'll judge the series as a series and let the story arcs develop, I have no issue with Jodi atm

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 15:09
by Mugsy
My gripe atm is that there's no real story arc. And we're up to episode 7. But I too will wait till the season finishes. As a whole some of the seasons have had good arcs despite so so individual episodes.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 23 Nov 2018, 20:13
by Mugsy
Yeah, during the past year at least, it seems he's been able to make peace with his role as The Doctor and been able to talk about it without getting upset. I'm glad he's reached that stage... though he did get a bit more... stern... about the BBC towards the end of this interview...


Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 24 Nov 2018, 08:38
by brimlad
Eccs was a good doctor and I never understood why he only did one series... guess there'll be a book to read.

and I agree Mugsy; I'm hoping for that episode that binds them all into darkness sry light and we get a clearer view of the series but yes we are running out of episodes.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 24 Nov 2018, 09:05
by Mugsy
Some interesting viewing figures...

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/doctor-who ... -88397.htm

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 24 Nov 2018, 13:37
by Mugsy
Interesting theory...


Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 25 Nov 2018, 11:41
by Nitephyre
I really liked Christopher and I wish BBC hadn't been dicks to him and he did more.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 28 Nov 2018, 01:19
by Mugsy
8th episode wasn't that bad... the sexism bits stuck out though and did get a bit long in the tooth the more it was mentioned. Ms Hoover would have said that the show was written by PC thugs.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 29 Nov 2018, 14:34
by brimlad
that vid was interesting, thanks Mugsy;
don't totally agree with the discourse but the BBC does seem to be the problem especially regarding Eccs and Capaldi. I was looking forward to more Capaldi and I did like the hard edged Dr.
With Jodi the BBC have definitely aimed it at a younger group and hence the new time slot. I do have have 8 and 10 year old nieces in London and they didn't watch the Capaldi series as it was a tad scary so I suspect some focus group work has driven the writing back down to that age group.

the viewing numbers still warrant a series but they do have some work to do on stories to ensure that us older fans are feed.

edit: still processing the vid lol
I think the feminism critic of Jodi is wrong; as a female timelord you are going to get a strong woman/character and some will confuse that with feminism but timelords are strong folk regardless of your sex.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 03 Dec 2018, 20:48
by Mugsy
I rather enjoyed Episode 9. It seemed to be more about the story and any PC message it has is a lot more subtle.

The youtube reviews are hating it for most part attacking the 'bad dad' element and saying the story was a mess. I didn't find that to be the case... I thought it flowed pretty well and handed out just enough information at the right time to keep me guessing what's next. So either I'm really smart (which I know isn't the case) or there's a lot of dumb as fuck haters making videos on youtube.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 04 Dec 2018, 10:30
by André Axe'm
Mixed feelings.
There wasn't any part that I actually disliked, but it felt like they had put too much into one episode. I was expecting some scenes that didn't happen, like they had been cut or something.
Parental Responsibility, Dealing with Loss, Antizones, Creation of the Universe, all in one episode?
I think they could have given Ryan a bit more story and spread that over two episodes.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 04 Dec 2018, 13:50
by brimlad
there was a lot in that episode and I was hoping for tie up but that didn't happen. I enjoyed it, the frog was sweet but I think I'll need to watch it again and again to actually be able to unpack what the f was going on.

two episodes would have been a better idea.

and Mugsy you are smart :)

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 09 Dec 2018, 11:22
by brimlad

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 09 Dec 2018, 11:46
by Mugsy
LOL

Yes, our Prime Minister does regenerate a lot.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 10:21
by Mugsy

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 14:05
by Mugsy
So, the first season of Jodi Whittaker's run has been aired in full now. That final episode was decent but it felt like what a normal episode should be and wasn't all that epic or emotional like most of the season finales from the RTD and Moffat eras.

As a whole, I feel like they've come off a bit short in their first attempt and that Chibnall has underestimated what makes for good Doctor Who. I get the feeling that they chose to avoid anything from classic Who because they just haven't done their homework and are afraid of producing something that contradicts the lore.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 21:28
by Andessi
I've not seen the last two episode of the season yet so I'm hoping it'll bring my final score up a notch or two, but I wasn't impressed at all with the rest of the episodes. It kind of feels very vanilla. Almost like they overcompensated for the "risk" of going with the female Doctor.

Re: Doctor Who

Posted: 12 Dec 2018, 21:34
by linxus
Chibnall did kind of warn us at season's start that the stories would all be self contained (no overarching story/enemy - from my POV that makes for some of the best Who), with nothing old being referenced all that much, making it good for newcomers. Let's hope the next season brings some sort of overarching story to it - even if its not the universe doomsday stuff we've had in season past :P.