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1  Series 8 & Beyond / Last Christmas / Re: Rate & Review Last Christmas on: December 26, 2014, 06:09:02 am
Well I loved it!  I thought it was the best episode of the season.  It was funny, creepy, and the dreams within dreams kept me guessing.  Glad to see Clara will be back next season too!
2  Series 8 & Beyond / Death In Heaven / Re: Rate & Review Death in Heaven on: November 10, 2014, 02:59:48 pm
- I was very saddened at Osgood's death; I was really hoping she'd get a trip in the TARDIS.

Me too.  Then again, maybe it'll eventually be revealed that it was really the Zygon Osgood  Cool
That would be nice, but I sorta assumed that when the negotiations were over and they all got their memories back the Zygons would have left Earth.  I'm holding out hope that Missy's weapon was a teleporter and not a death ray.
3  Series 8 & Beyond / Death In Heaven / Re: Rate & Review Death in Heaven on: November 09, 2014, 11:45:17 pm
Same goes for The Master keeping the Doctor and Clara together. She didn't have any great motivation that I could tell, except may to tease the Doctor a bit.

She did go to an awful lot of trouble to get and keep them together.  Surely there were other less complicated ways to get the Doctor's attention than to introduce him to a 'control freak' and then kill her boyfriend to lure the Doctor into searching the 'afterlife' for him...

Did Cyber-Danny take Clara to the graveyard? I suppose he must have done. She just seemed to turn up there.

He did.  Kind of an odd (and dangerous) place to dump her, knowing the cyber-dead would be awakening soon.

Why was The Doctor put on a plane in the first place?

Maybe they figured they'd be safer up there?  Or maybe they had some remote secure prison set up to keep Missy in, where she couldn't do any harm? 

Come to think of it, it was just plain dumb that they didn't 1)disarm her, and 2)have a more secure location on the plane to imprison her.  If UNIT knows the history of the Master they should have known how dangerous she was. 

Didn't like the Danny beyond the grave bit in the epilogue. As DAK says, the boy shouldn't have returned in a physical body, either. But I think the whole scene was a bad idea from the start, or are we to suppose that there really is an afterlife?

I would have thought Danny would have burned up with the rest of the Cybermen, so how was his conscious still intact?  He said something about the matrix dying; I thought that was the sphere their minds were uploaded to.  So the boy's could have still been there, but not Danny's.

I'm still not sure what happened to Gallifrey. We just see The Doctor banging at the controls, so I suppose it can't be good news and he is lying to Clara at the end. Did anyone get anything more specific?

The Master lied, it wasn't there.  It may still be at the same coordinates, but it's not in this universe. 

4  Series 8 & Beyond / Death In Heaven / Re: Rate & Review Death in Heaven on: November 09, 2014, 06:57:15 pm
Wow, almost a whole day later and no reviews?!   Shocked

I voted "near perfect".  I absolutely adore Michelle Gomez's portrayal of the Master; hopefully that was a teleport at the end there and not her being obliterated.  I would love to see her return!

Overall I really enjoyed it, although I had a few quibbles:

- Those guards watching Missy were useless; how did she get out of her handcuffs, PUT ON LIPSTICK, and get all the way over to Osgood without them moving a muscle?!

- I was very saddened at Osgood's death; I was really hoping she'd get a trip in the TARDIS.

- How did the kid Danny sent back get a physical body?  It was only his mind that was in the Nethersphere.

- The Doctor and Clara lying to each other at the end - won't they ever learn?   Embarrassed

- I'm not sure how I feel about a Cyber-Brig wandering the universe.  He didn't burn up with the rest of them.

- I'm also sad about Danny; does this mean Orson Pink never exists?  Unless Clara is pregnant...

- When the plane started going down my first thought was "Head for the TARDIS!"  Odd that that didn't occur to any of them.

I am very intrigued by that Christmas sneak peek.  Santa knocking on the TARDIS door!!!   Grin
5  Series 8 & Beyond / Dark Water / Re: Favourite Quotes from Dark Water on: November 03, 2014, 02:28:20 am
"Do you think I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?"

"You're very, uh, realistic."
"Shut up."    Grin
6  Series 8 & Beyond / Dark Water / Re: Connections with Dark Water on: November 02, 2014, 06:37:23 pm
The swearing in the psychic paper - a connection to Peter Capaldi's character Malcolm?  LOL
7  Series 8 & Beyond / Dark Water / Re: Rate & Review Dark Water on: November 02, 2014, 06:36:11 pm
Loved it!  5 from me.  Didn't see Missy being the Master coming, though once she explained her name it was pretty obvious! 

I am very confused about the phone call in the beginning though.  What's with all the sticky notes?  They were all adventures she's had with the Doctor obviously, but one of them said "Courtney becomes president"!  And notes like "lying" and "just say it".  And the very weird conversation with Danny, and the weird noises coming out of the phone when Danny was hit (not of a skidding car or screams) but static??  Her line to Danny, "I love you, and you're the last person who's ever gonna hear me say that" (or something to that effect) was extremely odd.  Something very not right about that scene. 

Oh, one more thing - if the Doctor can open the TARDIS with a snap of his fingers, why did Clara think that destroying the keys would prevent him from getting in?
8  Series 8 & Beyond / In The Forest Of The Night / Re: Rate & Review In The Forest of the Night on: November 01, 2014, 06:55:59 pm
Whoops, was so unimpressed with this ep I forgot about it immediately and didn't vote on it last week!  I gave it a 2.  Definitely not one I'd rewatch. 

The trailer for next week's look awesome though!  Are we at the finale already?!  Are we short one episode this year?  With the 2 part finale coming up, we're only getting 12 rather than the usual 13 episodes!   Sad
9  Series 8 & Beyond / Flatline / Re: Rate & Review Flatline on: October 20, 2014, 10:48:27 pm
Loved it!  Gave it an "absolutely amazing"!  Funny, well done, and a lot scarier than the Mummy was hyped up to be.  I nearly fell out of my chair laughing at "The Addams Family" schtick!   Grin
10  Series 8 & Beyond / Mummy on the Orient Express / Re: Mistakes & Inconsistencies on: October 12, 2014, 03:41:51 am
When 11 got the phone call about the Orient Express at the end of The Big Bang, it was an Egyptian goddess loose on the train, not a mummy.  (I saw an interview where Moffatt implied there was a connection).
11  Series 8 & Beyond / Mummy on the Orient Express / Re: Rate & Review Mummy On The Orient Express on: October 12, 2014, 03:39:11 am
I enjoyed this one MUCH better than last week's!  4 from me. 
12  Series 8 & Beyond / Kill The Moon / Re: Rate & Review Kill The Moon on: October 09, 2014, 03:51:49 am
I went with a three.  I agree the science is dodgy, but I don't watch Doctor Who for scientific accuracy. I found it enjoyable enough, and I liked the shambolic expedition.

I don't watch it for scientific accuracy either, but this was beyond dodgy and into the plain ridiculous!

There is a nice big full moon ... in broad daylight.  Full moons by definition rise at sundown, it should not have been bright and sunny on that beach.
No, it rises at 6 pm sun-time, which isn't always the same thing. Where I live, at the summer solstice the full moon would have been up for a couple of hours by sunset. It's not entirely clear where that beach was.

OK, this piqued my interest.  I'm not sure what you mean by "sun-time", but I've found out that at latitudes above 66.5 degrees one might see a full moon and the sun in the sky at the same time during the summer months if the full moon is at its northernmost point in the ecliptic plane.  Fascinating!  I have to plan a vacation at the north pole one of these summers... 

Learn something new every day!   Afro

Speaking of astronauts, why do they all have British accents? 
I suppose for much the same reason that they always have American accents in US shows  Cool

13  Series 8 & Beyond / Kill The Moon / Re: Rate & Review Kill The Moon on: October 05, 2014, 06:18:58 pm
Awwww, it wasn't THAT bad. The first half at least was exciting and well directed, if not exactly original. The moral dilemma had been done before and much better in "The Beast Below," which I loved.

Oh god, where do I start?!

Courtney, who I liked last episode, is now a whiny 5 year old brat:  Waaaah!  I'm not special!!! 

Unless I missed a bit of dialogue (I played the scene twice), an astronaut with apparent dementia wanders off during an expedition with no explanation and nobody says a word.

Speaking of astronauts, why do they all have British accents?  Smiley

They turn on the lights and immediately, voila!  Oxygen?!  Really??  The corpses all had helmets on; the base had been breached by spiders 10 years ago, so all oxygen had likely bled out then.  Even if there was a miracle reserve, it wouldn't have cycled THAT fast! 

Did I hear them say the moon wasn't made of rocks?  Um, yeah, it kinda is ... We've brought back samples and done spectroscopic analysis of the moon, we know exactly what it's made of. 

This creature gains what, millions of tons of mass in ~30 years time ... eating what?  Mass doesn't magically appear from nowhere.

Courtney just happens to have a bottle of cleaning fluid in her spacesuit.  And she can impressively operate a phone with clunky gloves on.  Not only that, she can post to Twitter 30+ years in the past with no cell tower in sight. 

The creature hatches and immediately lays an egg the same size as the one it just hatched from.  Right.  Can you say "ouch"?

There is a nice big full moon ... in broad daylight.  Full moons by definition rise at sundown, it should not have been bright and sunny on that beach.

Not only that, the new "egg" looks exactly like the old "egg", right down to the last crater, mountain, and sea.

I'm sure there was more that I'm not remembering, but I'm not going back for a re-watch.  I cringed through the entire episode, right from the "Waaaah, I'm not special" bit.  Terrible concept, terrible science, terrible acting from the guest cast.  What a disappointment after what's so far been a great season.  That's 45 minutes of my life I'll never get back. 
14  Series 8 & Beyond / Kill The Moon / Re: Rate & Review Kill The Moon on: October 05, 2014, 03:58:09 am
Shockingly bad.  Terrible.  Right there at the bottom of the heap with "Curse of the Black Spot". 
15  Series 8 & Beyond / The Caretaker / Re: Rate & review The Caretaker on: September 29, 2014, 01:18:07 pm
Not bad, not great.  I know the Doctor is supposed to be more alien in this incarnation, but honestly, he's just coming across as more of a jerk.  I don't get all the anti-soldier attitude either; he spent one of his incarnations as a soldier, and he's worked with UNIT without treating them like scum.  The fact that Clara loves him and he treats her well should be good enough for him; she doesn't owe him any explanation beyond that. 

I did love the opening sequence though.  Poor Clara!   Grin
16  Series 8 & Beyond / Time Heist / Re: Rate & Review Time Heist on: September 22, 2014, 08:25:20 pm
I need to rewatch before rating; I'm not sure I have the plot straight in my head...  At the end of the "heist", the Doctor gave his phone number to Karabraxos (or whatever her name is), and at the end of her life she called him to ask if they would break into the bank.  But how did she get the number if they hadn't broken into the bank yet?  That's one big ole timey-wimey plot hole! 
17  Series 8 & Beyond / Listen / Re: The Dream on: September 14, 2014, 05:29:06 pm
I remember as a child being afraid of what might be under the bed, but I don't remember ever having a dream that something reached out and grabbed me.  Who knows, maybe I did and forgot all about it. 
18  Series 8 & Beyond / Listen / Re: Rate & Review Listen on: September 14, 2014, 05:25:40 pm
I loved it!  Very creepy, but not so much that I slept with the lights on (like I wanted to do after "Silence in the Library"  LOL).  The brief glimpse we got of the thing on Rupert's bed sure didn't look like a kid.  I would have liked to have seen what was outside the airlock of Orson's ship too.  The invisible "Hiders" (if they exist!) remind me a lot of the Silence.   

The barn at the end didn't look to be the same one that the War Doctor was in; maybe it was rebuilt?  The one quibble I have with this episode is how did Clara pilot the TARDIS to a world that was supposedly stasis locked and hidden away outside our universe?     
19  Series 8 & Beyond / Listen / Re: Favourite Quotes from Listen on: September 14, 2014, 05:03:18 pm
The Doctor:  "Have you seen the size of human brains?  They're hilarious!"

Rupert: "He took my bedspread!"
The Doctor: "Oh the human race, you're never happy, are you?"

The Doctor: "You said you had a date.  I thought I'd better hide in the bedroom in case you brought him home."   Grin

20  Series 8 & Beyond / Listen / Re: Mistakes & Inconsistencies on: September 14, 2014, 04:54:30 pm
How did they get to Gallifrey anyway, if it's stasis locked in another universe?

If that was the same barn as from the Doctor's childhood, they must build them well as it would have been hundreds of years old when the Time War Doctor visited it.  And where was the main house?  That barn was in the middle of the desert.
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