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« on: November 08, 2011, 01:47:48 pm »

I briefly mentioned this in the rate thread, but I honestly think this is one of the most overlooked and underrated stories of NuWho. It's a great, gripping story with lots of action, great drama and suspence, a brilliant cast and the sets were excellent, and yet most people seem to pass it by with barely a mention. It isn't one that is slagged off or slated, it just seems to be barely noticed which is a shame because I think it's brilliant.
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 09:09:36 pm »

Yes, I know what you mean.  It's not one that would spring to my mind if I was going through favourite NuWho stories, but I always enjoy it when I rewatch.  I wonder if it's position contributes to that - coming after a couple of underwhelming stories and followed by two of many people's favourites.
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 02:02:57 pm »

I think Nyki is probably right. This story follows a couple that just weren't very good and was immediately followed by three episodes that are often considered the best, so its no wonder it got a bit lost.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 01:46:34 pm »

I think everyone is right about the placing of the episode. If it had come earlier in the season I think it would have got a better reception but it's placing means it is too easy to overlook. It's perhaps not good enough to bunched in with the Family Of Blood two parter and Blink, but is nowhere near as bad as the Dalek 2 parter or that awful Lazarus story, so it just sort of gets lost.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 07:31:19 pm »

I don't think it's underrated as such. Most people speak quite highly of it, I just think it gets too easily lost amongst the other episodes.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011, 12:25:09 pm »

I have to be honest it isn't one that immediately pops to mind when I think of NuWho, or even specifically series 3. For the most part S3 is either amazing or really bad, but this is probably the only middle of the road story, which makes it easier to overlook
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 05:12:29 pm »

I have to be honest it isn't one that immediately pops to mind when I think of NuWho, or even specifically series 3. For the most part S3 is either amazing or really bad, but this is probably the only middle of the road story, which makes it easier to overlook

I think this is spot on. I always enjoy it when I watch, but it never really jumps out at me as a must watch
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