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Doctor Who Series 10

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Lazy Llama, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    I really enjoyed that. Proper stuff, none of this overblown plot hole nonsense. Good characters, good pontificating, good low budget fight scene. Lovely.
     
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  2. ginger_syn

    ginger_syn >¿✴

    Excellent episode again really enjoyed it, this series just gets better as it goes along and I'm quite sad it's ending soon.
     
  3. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    I want Capaldi to be persuaded to do one more series. They did it with the actor who played Clara. Bribe him with money.
     
  4. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    I'm just itching to see the next episode. I've been wanting to see old-school Cybermen for decades. I've always found them way creepier than the more robotic ones that followed.
     
  5. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    Ooh. I liked that.

    (Scenery-chewing aside).
     
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  6. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Well it's definitely old-school.
     
  7. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    that was doctor who at its finest. Self referencing stuff by the bucketload- venusian aikido lol and 'I waited'. I bet i missed loads more.

    stolen shots: long tracking shot of spaceship, Star wars. Bill with a big hole in her stomach? Death Becomes Her

    A proper sci fi plotline with time dilation in full play as a concept. Missy's pisstaking and then oh hello Simms.

    I now theorise that this is early simms master (pre-white clothes and timelock fuckery) who was pootling about in the section of the ship thats in the older time stream

    that makes sense if you watch doctor who doesn't it
     
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  8. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Exceptional episode. Best in years, for me. For all the reasons dotty says above. Loved all the self-referential stuff, but I've always been partial to that kind of thing. Just really good writing all round, tbh.

    Bill's a dream. It's a fucking scandal they're not going to keep her on.
     
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  9. ginger_syn

    ginger_syn >¿✴

    Brilliant episode, though will have to do a rewatch as youngest granddaughter was with me and I had to pause it once or twice and I'd like to watch it through in one go. Youngest found it a bit scary but wouldn't let me turn it off.
     
  10. Who PhD

    Who PhD strong and stable Dalek Empire Banned

    Don't know how i feel about that
     
  11. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Missy for me.
    Dunno...you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
     
  12. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    That was brilliant. Barely a moment wasted. And ANOTHER explicit reference to vegetarianism / meat eating.
     
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  13. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced Enforced Holiday

    Best one in years!

    DotCommunist the tracking shot of the spaceship had a very Red Dwarf rather than Star Wars vibe for me :D
     
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  14. Who PhD

    Who PhD strong and stable Dalek Empire Banned

    I think this one will depend on the resolution.

    I'm finding Bill's ambivalence a bit irritating. So many times she finds herself in a really tough situation and it's back to joking and sarcasm. One minute she's been shot, then she wakes up in a horrorspital and then she's friends with the weird ratfaced guy with the odd accent living in his apartment mopping the floors while people are operated on and left in pain.

    It's just utterly bizarre.
     
  15. S☼I

    S☼I Cats Bumino

    I love Bill and will fight anyone who doesn't. My fave Who companion ever.

    I loved that episode, really good stuff.
     
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  16. Who PhD

    Who PhD strong and stable Dalek Empire Banned

    I really hope the explanation for Missy doesn't prove utter moffballs
     
  17. Who PhD

    Who PhD strong and stable Dalek Empire Banned

    Does anyone else agree that the BBC's spoilering of this episode was a very stupid thing to do.

    I don't know if it's reflective of a lack of confidence, following falling ratings, in the brand,but they definitely dropped a bollock here.
     
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  18. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    Yes, I wish we hadn't been spoilered for John Simm as the second Mr. ?Razor showed up I was "Oh look it's John Simm" and assumed the character was a long con.

    Still, cracking episode. Really genuinely great.
     
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  19. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

  20. Wilf

    Wilf Tots els coperos són bastards

    What? :eek: She's great, she can actually act.
     
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  21. A dark amd empty abandoned Victorian hospital, silent save for somewhere nearby a single synthetic voice repeats one word over and over - "pain...pain... pain..."

    :eek:
     
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  22. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    that was dark as fuck tbh, my old dear was going 'I don't think 7 year olds should be watching this'
    i was going 'shhh'. No talking during who
     
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  23. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    It was really dark at times, with the whole 'Pain' thing and the volume dial.
     
  24. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I'm still totally and completely and utterly in love with Donna, but Bill is right up there.
     
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  25. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I read she's going at the end of this season. Could be wrong, of course. Was in a Radio Times or similar piece some weeks ago I think. Can't remember.
     
  26. Even before Pearl Mackie started it was announced that she'd only do one series and then leave. Because few modern companions leave voluntarily (who would want to walk away from a life of adventure like that?) then it was pretty certain that she would die.

    New Who series 10 into 11 looks like being as drastic a change as Old Who 6 into 7 was. New Doctor, new companion(s), new production team, new series format - everything.

    And what sort of a name for a girl is 'Bill', anyway? I suppose it reflects her lesbian sexuality and deflects men away from her. After all, what straight would want to call out a man's name in the heat of passion?
     
  27. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    :hmm:
     
  28. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I may be taking the bait too easily, but go on then: I know heterosexual women called Charlie, Danny, Gerry, Frankie, Bernie, Phil. Probably others I'm not remembering for the moment. I'm not sure any of them are deflecting men.

    I personally think she's called Bill after William Hartnell, who has been referenced in every episode this series, from the photos of Susan on the Doctor's university office desk, to the cybermen of this episode:cybermen he was fighting when he first regenerated.
     
  29. Who PhD

    Who PhD strong and stable Dalek Empire Banned

    every episode?

    Go on then! Name the references :D
     
  30. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I'm 52: I can't remember all the episodes. I'd need to watch them again. But, yes, I think I've spotted a reference in every episode.
     

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