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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 24 2010, 03:39 PM   #91
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Re: 5x08 The Hungry Earth (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!

Very enjoyable. I loved the horror elements; Amy and the Welsh fella being pulled down by an unknown terror, the boy being menaced at the church door, the dissections whilst conscious, etc. I also agree with Pindar re it feeling somewhat old-skool. The setting obviously being reminiscent of The Green Death for a start.

At first I was a little disappointed with the Silurians as they were too anthropomorphic for my liking. However, after listening to the producers' comments re this - and also the comments of those on Twitter, I can see why they've opted for making them the way they have.

All in a all another strong episode in what has been a very strong season so far.
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Old May 24 2010, 04:42 PM   #92
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As for future Rory and Amy...well that can't just be scenery, there must be a point to it.
I agree, they had to cut 16 minutes from the episode but for some unknown reason, choose to keep future Rory and Amy.
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Old May 24 2010, 04:48 PM   #93
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Really hoping they'll do an 'extended edition' when the dvd's come out.
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Old May 24 2010, 04:56 PM   #94
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Really hoping they'll do an 'extended edition' when the dvd's come out.
That is always a great way to boost DVD sales.
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Old May 24 2010, 05:02 PM   #95
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Above average. Enjoyable set up. I'm not exactly sure where it's heading, but they've got me curious. I really enjoyed the Pertwee era feel to it at the beginning!

I'm not sure if there is a point to future Amy and Rory waving to them? I'd imagine there is beyond just nostalgia. And, it could play into this episode or perhaps the crack and the finale.

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Old May 24 2010, 05:06 PM   #96
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Really hoping they'll do an 'extended edition' when the dvd's come out.
That is always a great way to boost DVD sales.
By putting in a scene of Smudger and Amy walking down a road in a Welsh village? That said, it could still be among the most exciting scenes in the episode.
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Old May 24 2010, 08:47 PM   #97
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I wonder how much it would add to the overall experience for American viewers, if we could regularly watch the Confidential specials. Not that they are critical to the DW experience, but I've often found myself envious of those across the pond who can pull information from a particular Confidential.
They're available if you know where to look.
I assume you're referring to bbcamerica, which posts all of the confidentials for US viewers to enjoy on their website.

http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/doct...nfidential.jsp

Sure beats the days when SciFi/Syfy controlled the US DW airing rights!
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Old May 24 2010, 08:49 PM   #98
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I wonder how much it would add to the overall experience for American viewers, if we could regularly watch the Confidential specials. Not that they are critical to the DW experience, but I've often found myself envious of those across the pond who can pull information from a particular Confidential.
They're available if you know where to look.
I assume you're referring to bbcamerica, which posts all of the (edited) confidentials for US viewers to enjoy on their website.

http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/doct...nfidential.jsp

Sure beats the days when SciFi/Syfy controlled the US DW airing rights!
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Old May 24 2010, 11:45 PM   #99
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I assume you're referring to bbcamerica, which posts all of the confidentials for US viewers to enjoy on their website.

http://www.bbcamerica.com/shows/doct...nfidential.jsp

Sure beats the days when SciFi/Syfy controlled the US DW airing rights!
Um, eww. They're edited! Nope, not there.
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Old May 25 2010, 12:23 AM   #100
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Some of the humor seemed a bit off in this one but it had its moments. I liked the Doctor's quiet talk with the prisoner, something sometimes missing with all the running about, the slower pace made it a bit different. Then again, maybe it wasn't just lack of sleep that made me doze off on first late viewing.

I wonder what lies ahead for Rory because I'm so used to shows that drag out the romantic tension that it's suspicious to establish so early that he and Amy seem to stay together (not just this episode but the previous). I suppose we'll see as the crack thing comes into play.
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Old May 25 2010, 06:54 AM   #101
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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.
The uniforms of the Silurian soldiers in the trailer for next week remind me of the tunics worn by (male) soldiers in the Roman Empire. It wouldn't surprise me if the costume department had that in mind when designing the uniforms.

From what I can tell in the trailer, there's only one Silurian soldier speaking, who just happens to be a woman. It's possible that the Silurian military has males and females, and it just happens that their commander is female.
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Old May 25 2010, 07:18 AM   #102
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The Doctor at the end of Hungry Earth didn't look female.
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Old May 25 2010, 08:03 AM   #103
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From what I can tell in the trailer, there's only one Silurian soldier speaking, who just happens to be a woman. It's possible that the Silurian military has males and females, and it just happens that their commander is female.
I'm kinda hoping they went with all women to play the Silurians. Then at least we can explain the bulgy chests as 'poison glands' or something, rather than ' the females have boobies'.
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Old May 25 2010, 01:03 PM   #104
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I wonder what lies ahead for Rory because I'm so used to shows that drag out the romantic tension that it's suspicious to establish so early that he and Amy seem to stay together (not just this episode but the previous).
Hmmm. Drama asserts love early on? Chances of Rory survival: slim.
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Old May 25 2010, 04:06 PM   #105
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I wonder what lies ahead for Rory because I'm so used to shows that drag out the romantic tension that it's suspicious to establish so early that he and Amy seem to stay together (not just this episode but the previous).
Hmmm. Drama asserts love early on? Chances of Rory survival: slim.
Well, in the deleted scene didn't the Doctor caution that time is not fixed? That the future can be changed; but that in the current version, yes they did get a happy ending (granted it felt as if he said it in that sort of parent/grandparent patronizing a child way he has with Amy from time to time)
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