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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Your thoughts about the episode?
Fantastic! 15 16.48%
Good 49 53.85%
Average 20 21.98%
Meh 6 6.59%
Hopefully it gets swallowed by a very hungry earth. 1 1.10%
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Old May 22 2010, 10:06 PM   #16
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Re: 5x08 The Hungry Earth (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!

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Also, did anyone else get an Israel/Palestine vibe from the Doctor's conversation with the Silurian? Found that parallel a little uncomfortable myself...
Yes, I got that too. It was not difficult given how often it is on the news. I'm curious to see how this will turn out.

I vaguely heard of the Silurians before so I went on to feed my hunger for knowledge on the TARDIS Index File
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Old May 22 2010, 10:53 PM   #17
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Are they crossing this episode into Inferno as well or is that a different strain of the virus the Doctor already inoculated the planet against in the 1980s?

There was a troughton episode where they burrowed, and what about bumping into an aranknos egg while they're down there?
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Old May 22 2010, 10:57 PM   #18
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What I don't get is that they've obviously been fully active and industrialized down there all this time. Those were stasis modules or anything, it was a full blown civilization. Why are they so eager to go and reclaim the surface now?
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Old May 22 2010, 11:03 PM   #19
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Maybe because they really feel threatened by the humans now? They might also be a bit irrational.
In any case, I wouldn't take one Silurian's word for the whole truth. She's a warrior, and they often come off as paranoid/belligerent, at least our militaries do to some extent.
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Old May 22 2010, 11:43 PM   #20
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I went with good - not great, not awful.

So exactly when did Amy go back and get her engagement ring? Last time we saw it she left it on her night stand at the end of episode 5.
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Old May 22 2010, 11:47 PM   #21
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And what are Rory and Amy's futurre selves doing? And maybe they're from a few hours in the future come to Bill and ted some inconveniences, more so than the temporally approriate counterparts to this era, who also should be trying to help without being seen?
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Old May 23 2010, 12:34 AM   #22
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I am thinking that Amy and Rory's future selves if that is indeed what they were are connected somehow to the spatial crack. I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. Voted good. Next weekend's episode looks better but we'll see.
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Old May 23 2010, 12:44 AM   #23
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I found this one somewhere between average and good so I went with good.

Seems the Silurian warriors, at least from what we saw in the trailer for next week, are all female. Either that or modified mini are part of the uniform for all. And the first thing I thought when I saw there city was what another poster mentioned: Why wait so long to reclaim the Earth?

Ah well. Looking forward to next week's conclusion.
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I am thinking that Amy and Rory's future selves if that is indeed what they were are connected somehow to the spatial crack. I enjoyed this episode quite a bit. Voted good. Next weekend's episode looks better but we'll see.
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Old May 23 2010, 12:49 AM   #25
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It was ok. Defintely not well paced. I feel that next week's could have been bumped up to 65 minutes like the Dalek episode and they could have condensed this into the first 20 minutes.
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Old May 23 2010, 01:15 AM   #26
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The Silurians look cool, Star Trek like perhaps, but cool. I liked the way Rory is stepping up as a companion, but do things look good for him? I wonder what that control circuit was he put the ring on? The sound effect at that moment sounded like something activating rather than background music. We see Rory and Amy of the future (presumably) but in the Confidential scene that was cut the Doctor mentions this time being in flux, so they may not be Rory and Amy's future. The show does build slowly, much like episodes from the 70's and I liked it very much.
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Old May 23 2010, 01:41 AM   #27
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^ I agree that this series has been building momentum with each passing episode and i hope that when we reach "The Big Bang" that we'll be satisfied and not let down which I don't think will happen. I too also liked the look of the Silurians. I thought the pacing was slow in some scenes but not horrible. The music was grand again this episode. I thought that something would or will happen to Rory as well when he put the engagement ring on the console. They held that shot for a rather long time to make their point that was important or would be later on.
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Old May 23 2010, 01:58 AM   #28
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In the first Confidential Matt Smith holds up a plan of what the various TARDIS control systems are, the one which Rory placed the ring seems to be fabrication. What would be fabricated, if that is what the section is for, is an interesting question?
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Old May 23 2010, 02:15 AM   #29
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Well it was where the Sonic Screwdriver popped out of in Eleventh Hour. I don't know if the writer has anything more planned for it than as a handy place to hold the ring this ep.
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How dull. Next to nothing happened. The new Silurian design is bloody awful. With a two parter you want something big, but instead we get 45 minutes of puttering around a Welsh village with the deepest drilling project ever happening in a shed. Utter filler.
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