Author Topic: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....  (Read 168069 times)

cygnet

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2375 on: December 04, 2018, 02:31:20 pm »
At least 8/10  :thumbsup: Some very clever little touches; I have high hopes for the new writer...
<googles> ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_McTighe

Well I didn't expect this:
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In 2012, it was announced McTighe would be writing a reimagining of Prisoner Cell Block H called Wentworth.[8]
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But I did like this:
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The BBC press release quoted him as saying, "My entire television career has quite literally been an elaborate plan to get to write Doctor Who – and no one is more shocked than me that it paid off. I've been having the time of my life working with Chris, and writing for Jodie and the new team, and can't wait for everyone to see what we've been up to


If I was going to be uber-picky, I'd point out that both Electric Dreams AND the X-files did the amazon spoof idea first. Clearly it's fertile ground!

Slow to pick up on this but the bold section reminded me of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HdmNVXAiLc
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citoyen

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2376 on: December 05, 2018, 08:10:59 am »
And here I was trying not to do spoilers :)

I didn’t think that was a spoiler, since it’s incidental to the plot, but sorry if anyone’s enjoyment is ruined by my indiscretion.

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2377 on: December 05, 2018, 08:49:51 am »
And here I was trying not to do spoilers :)

I didn’t think that was a spoiler, since it’s incidental to the plot, but sorry if anyone’s enjoyment is ruined by my indiscretion.
For me, it's not a proper Who episode if nobody r******s any p******ies.
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2378 on: December 07, 2018, 07:58:56 am »
I see that the Independent has been getting in with a discussion of "Political Correctness" regarding this series.

Political Correctness being used in this sort of context, does strike me as being somewhat lazy writing, and Clarkson has apparently used it, so that's another reason to disagree with it being appropriate. :D

I'm not upset with the placement of episodes within these sort of historical contexts, or having characters who are less "middle aged white men" than have generally appeared, I just have an issue with the writers laying it on quite so thick.  It's not particularly subtle.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2379 on: December 07, 2018, 10:56:56 am »
Subtle?

Well it is primarily a kid's show. How old are you TimO??

Many kids will not be particularly familiar with discussions about gender equality (, or the history of Pakistan, or the Rosa Parks story) which to some of us seem like old well-trod topics.
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citoyen

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2380 on: December 07, 2018, 11:21:56 am »
I don't think anyone needs to take much notice of the views on Doctor Who of a white, middle class, middle aged man. (I say this as a white, middle class, middle aged man myself.)

"Political correctness" is a classic dog whistle phrase. Perhaps the archetypal dog whistle phrase.

woollypigs

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2381 on: December 09, 2018, 11:38:51 pm »
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

On top of waiting until next year for the final of this season we also have to wait until 2020 before the next season, why are you doing this to us !!!

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2382 on: December 10, 2018, 12:03:16 am »
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

On top of waiting until next year for the final of this season we also have to wait until 2020 before the next season, why are you doing this to us !!!

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Could be worse...

You could be one of those who's waiting for George R.R. Martin to finish writing the final volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire before the heat death of the universe...  :demon: ::-)
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2383 on: December 25, 2018, 12:12:59 am »
Since it isn't crimbo without we got https://youtu.be/UE840lgu4Ew
#bollockstobrexit

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2384 on: January 02, 2019, 09:36:23 pm »
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2385 on: January 05, 2019, 01:45:34 pm »
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Actually, it is rocket science.
 

Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2386 on: January 05, 2019, 02:45:47 pm »
Loved the plot

But ....

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2387 on: December 03, 2019, 10:35:15 pm »
#bollockstobrexit

nicknack

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2388 on: January 26, 2020, 08:21:47 pm »
Two Doctors and Captain Jack!!
 ;D
I don't care what the miserable bastards think - I'm enjoying Ms Whittaker as Doctor.
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2389 on: January 26, 2020, 09:52:00 pm »
Nicknack you are taking the words out of my keyboard.

I saw the Jack spoiler and told the lass we gotta watch it now, cause well just because. Then another Doc Who stepped up \o/
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2390 on: January 28, 2020, 07:11:01 am »
The most gratuitous fan-pleasing cameo I've ever seen!

Enjoyable episode overall, with loads of clever ideas. It just didn't hang together very well. One for the fans, who judging by social media reaction are ecstatic.

Jodie has been good in general :-) No really great shows yet, but she doesn't write the things.
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2391 on: January 28, 2020, 09:14:14 pm »
Vogons anyone ?

Maybe just me spotting the nicked ideas.

nicknack

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2392 on: January 28, 2020, 09:26:32 pm »
Vogons anyone ?

Maybe just me spotting the nicked ideas.
Do you mean the Judoon? They've been around a while in DW.

I don't really see much similarity with Vogons.

Or did you mean something else?
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2393 on: January 28, 2020, 10:19:04 pm »
Vogons anyone ?

Maybe just me spotting the nicked ideas.
Do you mean the Judoon? They've been around a while in DW.

I don't really see much similarity with Vogons.

Or did you mean something else?

Yeah, I thought so.  I’ve been away from DW since David Tennant left so may be a bit behind.  There was something in the bureaucratic nature and rule quoting that I though was lifted from H2G2, but I could be reading too much into it.

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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2394 on: January 29, 2020, 07:11:25 am »
Modern DW steals 90% of ideas from SF written 30 years ago. and much older ...
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« Reply #2395 on: February 07, 2020, 08:30:05 pm »
This week's (yes I'm very late) was fantastic, easily the best of this series.

On googling, it was written by the guy that did Kerblam ep11/7 (also with Jodie)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerblam!
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« Reply #2397 on: February 07, 2020, 08:45:56 pm »
https://screenrant.com/doctor-who-joe-hill-writer-rejection/amp/
I've just skim-read that. I presume the main point is this bit?

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Did that really happen?? I'm amazed! It feeels like there's more to the story, but ... well what do I know?!?
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Re: Heads up! Dr Who starts Saturday....
« Reply #2398 on: February 16, 2020, 08:10:47 pm »
Doc Who tonight was brilliant going from hiding behind my pillow to roaring with laughter. Perfectly silly and scary at the same time. A classic.
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« Reply #2399 on: March 25, 2020, 08:03:24 pm »
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