Author Topic: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....  (Read 114607 times)

Mike J

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2008, 11:56:35 pm »
I thought this weeks episode was great, next week the ood are back with their scary balls!

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2008, 12:10:31 am »
I just find it totally uninteresting. Maybe I am lacking the background...
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woollypigs

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2008, 12:13:07 am »
phone box, doctor, si-fi, jokes it is all there :)

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2008, 09:26:07 am »
"I'm Spartacus"

"So am I"

That cost me a mouthful of coffee!

nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #54 on: April 13, 2008, 11:37:59 am »
I thought it was excellent. Makes a nice change to have a really bolshie assistant.

There's lovely!
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peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2008, 12:55:38 pm »
I thought it was excellent, and I agree with nicknack, a bolshy assistant is just what the, er, Doctor, ordered.  :)

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2008, 07:57:50 pm »
Apologies if you've already discussed this, I've not read the thread properly yet:

Has anyone else noticed this series' "word" yet.  Last night the Doctor said a very odd sentence (can't quite remember what the line was), but he over-emphasised the word "dust".  On the first episode, the "Nanny" was standing in front of a sign which said "Adipose Industries".  In a very prominent shot, it was just her with the large word "Dust" behind her (from inDUSTries).  Is this a Philip Pullman reference?  Remember "Bad Wolf" in series one?

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rower40

  • Not my boat. Mine has SPDs.
Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #57 on: April 13, 2008, 11:03:32 pm »
"I'm Spartacus"

"So am I"

That cost me a mouthful of coffee!
I'm Brian, and so's my wife!

What was last series' "word"?  Unless it was the Saxon/Master theme?  The word 'dust' could just be coincidence - it turns up everywhere.
Stevie Wonder: "I dust called, to say, I love you..."

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Kathy

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2008, 04:14:33 pm »
Caecilius est pater! Metella est mater! Quintus est filius!  :D

I was jolly disappointed that Grumio and the slave girl didn't show up. I was sure they were always up to hanky-panky behind Poppaea's back.   ;D

Julian

  • samoture
Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2008, 04:17:40 pm »
Oh, they absolutely were.  I'm sure at one point we had "ancilla Grumio delectat..."

Charlotte

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2008, 04:23:09 pm »
Grumio est in canus  :D
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2008, 07:02:50 pm »
"I'm Spartacus"

"So am I"

That cost me a mouthful of coffee!
I'm Brian, and so's my wife!

What was last series' "word"?  Unless it was the Saxon/Master theme?  The word 'dust' could just be coincidence - it turns up everywhere.
Stevie Wonder: "I dust called, to say, I love you..."




The "Saxon" theme also occurred in Torchwood........ In the episode involving the oriental gentleman in the old dance hall there were "Vote Saxon" posters on the walls


border-rider

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2008, 09:18:46 pm »
Apologies if you've already discussed this, I've not read the thread properly yet:

Has anyone else noticed this series' "word" yet.

Just watching a repeat now

The Auger says "She is returning, Doctor"

I think this series' thing is the return of Rose (or what appears to be Rose ;))

border-rider

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #63 on: April 18, 2008, 09:31:33 pm »
And: anyone else get the Tom Tom Club reference ?

:)

peliroja

  • Mrs Woolly
Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #64 on: April 19, 2008, 07:12:56 pm »
The latest episode made me cry! I don't care what anyone says, I think Donna's style is great. Go Ginger!  :thumbsup:

Flying_Monkey

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #65 on: April 20, 2008, 10:13:17 am »
The Oud were good. Not outstanding as an episode, but good. Nigel Planer is always value for money. Donna is improving a bit, but to be honest she's just a cypher and anyone could deliver the lines she has as an assistant. Actually even the Doctor is becoming a bit one-dimensional right now. We need a classic - will return of the Sontarans provide it?

rower40

  • Not my boat. Mine has SPDs.
Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #66 on: April 20, 2008, 08:08:58 pm »
Quote from: Flying Monkey
Nigel Planer is always value for money.
While that's true, it was Tim McInnery playing the villian.  ("Captain, Darling" from Blackadder 4)
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Flying_Monkey

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #67 on: April 20, 2008, 08:38:43 pm »
Oops, so he was. Why was I thinking of Nigel Planer?  ???

andygates

  • Peroxide Viking
Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #68 on: April 20, 2008, 08:45:05 pm »
The nose?

Donna may be a cypher but Tate's delivery is very good. 

Sontarans!  Yay!  I feel neck jokes coming on: "There's nothing we Sontarans cannot achieve!"  "I can count two things, Commander: Take over the Earth on my watch... and wear a tie."
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border-rider

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #69 on: April 20, 2008, 09:16:43 pm »
The bees disappearing thing came up again.


nicknack

  • Fledgling Swampy
Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #70 on: April 20, 2008, 09:26:32 pm »
And the Doctor's song may be ending soon.
This old man came rolling home.

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #71 on: April 20, 2008, 09:52:30 pm »
Late last night I caught up with this series using the Freeview HD recorder thingie.  I have to say that MS Tate is considerably better than I had expected and I'm looking forward to next week.  :)
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #72 on: April 20, 2008, 10:19:07 pm »
And the Doctor's song may be ending soon.
But the Ood seemed to lump them both together as DoctorDonna so maybe it's Donna's song...
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Flying_Monkey

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #73 on: April 21, 2008, 08:21:30 am »
And the Doctor's song may be ending soon.
But the Ood seemed to lump them both together as DoctorDonna so maybe it's Donna's song...

We can but hope...

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #74 on: April 21, 2008, 11:21:02 am »
It wasn't a bad episode, and I likes the Ood, etc but....what did the Dr actually do to help them?  Apart from turn off the bomb - which Sigma Ood could have done just as easily?  As far as I could see the Dr and Donna just got chased around a bit, cracked a few funnies and did a bit more screwdrivering......nothing really to merit being remembered by the Ood for eternity.

And another thing (while I'm in SF geek mode), if the processed Ood had had a 1/3 of their brain chopped off how come they appeared to be acting exactly the same as the raw Ood at the end?  Surely they either need the brain on a string or they don't?   

Thirdly, would humans really make slaves out of the Ood?  Surely any average human, given a few 'raw' Ood, would just try to get them drunk and encourage them to play conkers with their brains on a string?