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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: What's your verdict?
Excellent 100 63.29%
Good 45 28.48%
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I'd rather cut off my ear 3 1.90%
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Old June 5 2010, 09:35 PM   #31
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Re: 5x10 Vincent and the Doctor (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!

Fantastic. Loved it. The most wonderfully affecting of character pieces with an ending that was just perfect, that made a very vital point about depression and the 'bad things' while preserving a happy ending to just the right level of corny cheesiness
The Doctor and Amy were great, but were utterly upstaged by Van Gogh, perfectly cast and might actually rival my former firm favourite Shakespeare among the historical DW 'meet and greet' episodes.
Where it did fall down was the monster of the week - The Shakespeare Code had great interaction with Will as well as having a compelling story with an interesting idea - here, the interaction was better but the story was weak. Still, I found it difficult to particularly care about that, tbh.
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Old June 5 2010, 09:41 PM   #32
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I reckon there's going to be a few people who didn't like that at all.
Those people shouldn't be allowed to watch Doctor Who anymore.
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Old June 5 2010, 09:49 PM   #33
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I reckon there's going to be a few people who didn't like that at all.
Those people shouldn't be allowed to watch Doctor Who anymore.
This.
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Old June 5 2010, 09:52 PM   #34
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Why are we worried about whether or not other people will like this episode? If you like or hate it, more power to you.

Anyway, moving on, loved the Starry Night scene and it wouldn't be Richard Curtis without the musical montage of sorts. A little sappy but it does its job. Also, nice touch for the BBC to put up a helpline during the credits, too -- that was unexpected for me.

The monster parts were a bit throwaway, and I found myself wondering halfway through if EVERY Doctor Who episode MUST have some anomalous lifeform, whereas in the very early days there were history pieces. Then again, this episode wasn't much like Doctor Who anyway, so I suppose the monster is about the only thing that would really connect it. Yep, it's a requisite.
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Old June 5 2010, 09:52 PM   #35
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I reckon there's going to be a few people who didn't like that at all.
Those people shouldn't be allowed to watch Doctor Who anymore.
This.
Don't be stupid. That's GallifreyBase shit.

You and I thought it was fucking brilliant, others may prefer more visual or actiony or comedic etc etc things...
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Old June 5 2010, 09:54 PM   #36
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Scrawny71 wrote: View Post
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Those people shouldn't be allowed to watch Doctor Who anymore.
This.
Or TV in general... or live... oh that was harsh, beer did not improve my mood.
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Old June 5 2010, 09:55 PM   #37
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Easily the most impressive episode this series. As a lifelong Van Gogh fan, as well as a sufferer of Bipolar Disorder, i found the treatment of Vincent and his illness in the episode was handled very well. It would have been all too easy to present him as a lunatic, instead it showed him for the brilliant if troubled man he was. And the ending was genuinely moving, i really can't fault the episode at all.

And i echo the sentiments that the BBC need to do a Van Gogh period piece and keep Tony Curran in the role
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Old June 5 2010, 10:07 PM   #38
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This.
Don't be stupid. That's GallifreyBase shit.

You and I thought it was fucking brilliant, others may prefer more visual or actiony or comedic etc etc things...
Colour me chastised and somewhat inebriated. I found it visual, actiony enough and whimsical if not comedic, though. (Gotta love the Doctor calling the TARDIS "old girl").
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Old June 5 2010, 10:09 PM   #39
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This.
Or TV in general... or live... oh that was harsh, beer did not improve my mood.
No, that was fair.
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Old June 5 2010, 10:16 PM   #40
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Or TV in general... or live... oh that was harsh, beer did not improve my mood.
No, that was fair.
Oh good, thought it might be a bit harsh, but as long as someone else thinks it's fair I'm happy.
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Old June 5 2010, 10:27 PM   #41
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And i echo the sentiments that the BBC need to do a Van Gogh period piece and keep Tony Curran in the role
I tend to agree with this the "Van Gogh" stuff was good, the actual Doctor Who part of it, was just awful.
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Old June 5 2010, 10:47 PM   #42
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Loved it! The Doctor's jumpy, who would've thought?
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Old June 5 2010, 11:25 PM   #43
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The definitive sequel to Father's Day perfect emotional rollercoaster. Excellent!
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Old June 5 2010, 11:30 PM   #44
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Every time I see Matt Smith's Doctor, I see something different in him. I can't pin down what it was about his performance this week, but I loved him even more.
Oh definitely, me too! He's just so amazing in the role. I hope he sticks around for a long time.
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