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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: What do you think about the episode?
Brilliant 43 37.39%
Good 52 45.22%
Average 12 10.43%
Meh 3 2.61%
I wish we had a puke smilie 5 4.35%
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Old May 31 2010, 07:50 PM   #166
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I'm guessing the future Doctor will be deprived of the TARDIS (such as by it's explosion) in some way. That's why Zero and the Angels were both very specific when they taunted that "the Doctor in the TARDIS doesn't know." Presumably, the Doctor without the TARDIS knows full well what's happened to him.
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Old May 31 2010, 08:17 PM   #167
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... spoiler...
Just out of curiosity, how do you know this?
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Old May 31 2010, 08:26 PM   #168
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... spoiler...
Just out of curiosity, how do you know this?
Massive spoilers, so click at your own risk:

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/finale-spoilers-5888.htm
http://doctorwhospoilers.ueuo.com/ep12ep13.html
http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Pandorica_Opens
http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Big_Bang

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Old May 31 2010, 08:33 PM   #169
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Why do people assume Rory will be resurrected? I don't think he will be...
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Old May 31 2010, 08:34 PM   #170
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Why do people assume Rory will be resurrected? I don't think he will be...
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Old May 31 2010, 08:47 PM   #171
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Just a reflection, but I find myself wondering whether the 'Pandorica opening' is a euphemism for the Doctor losing his mind. He seems so alarmingly close to it, and getting more so. Someone upthread suggested that this whole series is a mental construct - we''ve seen him do exactly that with the DreamLord, was that a hint that the whole series is in fact more of the same?

The latest madness is the very notion that humans would be willing to cohabit with silurians. He kept going on about how peaceful humans are, how the two races could live together... what century does he think he landed in? Humanity in the 2010s is at least as barbaric as it ever was.

This Doctor seems to have a slightly psychotic lack of grip on reality.

And I still want someone with the recordings to get me all the "We only have X minutes" quotes and see whether they're counting down.
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Old May 31 2010, 08:55 PM   #172
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There was 15mins this week, compared with 12 last, so no, it's not counting down.
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Old May 31 2010, 08:57 PM   #173
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There was 15mins this week, compared with 12 last, so no, it's not counting down.
Ahh thank you. I couldn't remember - I was just aware we seem to have had an awful lot of "X minutes to defuse the bomb" scenarios this season, from Prisoner Zero onwards.
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Old May 31 2010, 09:28 PM   #174
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so tempted to peek a the spoiler codes but think I'll stay spoiler free for the end run in
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Old May 31 2010, 10:23 PM   #175
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And I still want someone with the recordings to get me all the "We only have X minutes" quotes and see whether they're counting down.
Confirming Rowan Sjet's observation with the following data:

The Eleventh Hour: 20 minutes until the human residence is incinerated.
The Beast Below: No obvious countdown.
Victory of the Daleks: 10 minutes until German bombers reach London.
Time of the Angels: No obvious countdown.
Flesh and Stone: One hour until the Angels drain the ship's power.
Vampires of Venice: No obvious countdown.
Amy's Choice: About 40 minutes before crashing into the cold sun.
Hungry Earth: Silurian transports to arrive in 12 minutes.
Cold Blood: Human drill set to start burrowing again in ... 15 minutes.

Mind you, I had to skim the above episodes to go to where I recalled a plot-related countdown, so I may have made minor mistakes, but I think we can abandon this possible clue.
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Old June 1 2010, 12:12 AM   #176
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Thought about Rory. It was too abrupt, so he'll be back.

I refer you to 'Age of Steel'. As they awere about to depart the AU (Pete's World), Rose tried to explain what was going on and who he was to her. He couldn't handle it and walked away. Pretty abrupt exit for a character, I thought. Sure enough, he was back for the finale. Thiunk the same will happen with Rory.

Tell you what, wouldn't mind if he didn't. I liked Rory, but if they left it this way, his loss will have more impact on the Doctor and us.

But there is some kind of reset coming, fer shure.
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Old June 1 2010, 01:11 AM   #177
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I remember when Adric died. People talked about how he wouldn't stay dead for months.
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Old June 1 2010, 02:25 AM   #178
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Another plus point for this episode was Stpehen Moore. Is he really 72 now.
Everyone from Hitchhikers Guide is frozen in time in my memory.
It warmed my heart to hear and see Stephen Moore in this..

Still don't know what I think of this one. On the one hand, it's kinda slow, on the other it does have a classic vibe to it. It's like a classic story, but one of the more uninteresting ones.

There were some nice aspects here and there. I liked the tension between the Silurian hostage and the humans, and I liked the fact the author had the humans ultimately being the bad guys.

But I hate what they have done with the Silurian makeup. In general the makeup is a good design, but they dropped the ball when it came to the face, imo. I know, they felt they wanted the actors to be able to emote like a regular person, but still, it destroys the appearance of the Silurian.

Dodgey science pisses me off too. As previously stated, the moniker 'Homo Reptilis' or ;Homo Reptilia' makes zero taxanomic sense. Basically, it seems an awful lot like the writer wanted a cool-sounding latin name for the Silurians. Unfortunately, he didn't take the time to actually look at how proper latin names are derived, or didn't care.

The business with the crack didn't bowl me over as it did some others. Probably because I had been spoiled on Rory's death-scene. It was, however, an interesting diversion. There is an interesting setup there, I hope the series finale delivers on the promise..

So there you go. Total mixed bag. All up though, I'd have to say Above Average (which means I have to flip a coin between 'Average' & 'Good' when it comes to voting in the poll)..

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Old June 1 2010, 05:37 AM   #179
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I have a sneaking suspicion that Moffat's pulling a Blakes 7 Orac/Redemption switch. It isn't our TARDIS.
If you have seen that episode of Blake's 7 you would know the main bad-guy in that arc was Orac itself, The Doctor vs. Orac........

Oh crap, the Doctor is doomed!
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[Dodgey science pisses me off too. As previously stated, the moniker 'Homo Reptilis' or ;Homo Reptilia' makes zero taxanomic sense. Basically, it seems an awful lot like the writer wanted a cool-sounding latin name for the Silurians. Unfortunately, he didn't take the time to actually look at how proper latin names are derived, or didn't care.
Was homo reptilia a term of Chibnall's coinage? I thought it was from the old series. I agree with you as to why it's pretty bad, though. But it doesn't bother me too much because it's only as inaccurate as Silurian or Eocene, which are from the old series.
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