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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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Meh 6 3.80%
I'd rather cut off my ear 3 1.90%
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Old June 8 2010, 04:03 PM   #196
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Re: 5x10 Vincent and the Doctor (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!

^ Agreed. I think this is how they originally intended to execute the scene but it did feel a bit over the top.
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Old June 8 2010, 04:07 PM   #197
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who is voting this as excellent, this was dull, it was tideous, and the pay off whilst good, did not come close to making up for the Transformers style tedium that proceeded it.
You're in a minority of about 2.
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Old June 8 2010, 05:14 PM   #198
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I liked that scene overall I think they just went too far with it. Would have been fine if it was some original score and the guide in the background talking with Van Gogh hearing as he took in that he was popular.
I thought the song worked great. It might have become a hoary cliche on a lot of other shows to end with a rock song, but here it actually felt surprising and unexpected.

Plus we're so accustomed to Gold's style that it would have risked feeling like just another standard DW ending. I think this moment needed something a bit different and a bit more.
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Old June 8 2010, 06:36 PM   #199
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Re: 5x10 Vincent and the Doctor (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!

Can some one elaborate on something for me, there was a reference that I did not get in this episode.

Vincent asked Amy if she was from Holland like him, and she wanted to say no, but the Doctor said yes. Is there some historical or cultural thing I'm missing where she couldn't reveal to him she was scottish?
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Old June 8 2010, 06:37 PM   #200
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They even went as far as to forget to add the monster
i no it was rubish ther wrnt enuf kewl exploshuns

it wud have been beter if it wus liek aviatar with the monstres and the plants

too much talking too lol
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Old June 8 2010, 06:40 PM   #201
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They even went as far as to forget to add the monster
i no it was rubish ther wrnt enuf kewl exploshuns

it wud have been beter if it wus liek aviatar with the monstres and the plants

too much talking too lol
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Old June 8 2010, 06:44 PM   #202
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Can some one elaborate on something for me, there was a reference that I did not get in this episode.

Vincent asked Amy if she was from Holland like him, and she wanted to say no, but the Doctor said yes. Is there some historical or cultural thing I'm missing where she couldn't reveal to him she was scottish?
A nod to Curran being a Scot.
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Old June 8 2010, 07:04 PM   #203
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Indeed, before that, it had been really bothering me how aggressively English the people in the Cafe were, but they played it off with a TARDIS translation joke.
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Old June 8 2010, 07:07 PM   #204
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Can some one elaborate on something for me, there was a reference that I did not get in this episode.

Vincent asked Amy if she was from Holland like him, and she wanted to say no, but the Doctor said yes. Is there some historical or cultural thing I'm missing where she couldn't reveal to him she was scottish?
Oh no nothing of the sort.

Van Gogh was Dutch, but Tony Curran is Scottish. Van Gogh in the story therefore speaking with a Scottish accent. The idea being that the TARDIS is "translating" his Dutch into a Scottish accent, and he upon hearing Amy's Scottish accent (similar to his) therefore assumed she was Dutch.

Since Amy is not Dutch and didn't "get it", she said "no". Rather than wanting to have to explain the whole thing to Van Gogh, the Doctor decided to keep it simple and said "yes".
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Old June 8 2010, 07:36 PM   #205
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It was interesting to see the posters burnt off the Tardis when it traveled through time. Yet Jack didn't get burnt to a crisp when he jumped onto the Tardis in "Utopia".
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Old June 8 2010, 07:37 PM   #206
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Can some one elaborate on something for me, there was a reference that I did not get in this episode.

Vincent asked Amy if she was from Holland like him, and she wanted to say no, but the Doctor said yes. Is there some historical or cultural thing I'm missing where she couldn't reveal to him she was scottish?
The actor playing Van Gogh was Scottish, Amy is Scottish, it was a joke that they both sounded the same so he assumed she was from the same place as him... at least that's how I took it.
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Old June 8 2010, 08:23 PM   #207
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It was interesting to see the posters burnt off the Tardis when it traveled through time. Yet Jack didn't get burnt to a crisp when he jumped onto the Tardis in "Utopia".
Paper burns easier than Jack, remember he went into that radiation room that would vaporize normal people. Jack is unique, surely by now you should know why.
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Old June 8 2010, 09:34 PM   #208
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Can some one elaborate on something for me, there was a reference that I did not get in this episode.

Vincent asked Amy if she was from Holland like him, and she wanted to say no, but the Doctor said yes. Is there some historical or cultural thing I'm missing where she couldn't reveal to him she was scottish?
Oh no nothing of the sort.

Van Gogh was Dutch, but Tony Curran is Scottish. Van Gogh in the story therefore speaking with a Scottish accent. The idea being that the TARDIS is "translating" his Dutch into a Scottish accent, and he upon hearing Amy's Scottish accent (similar to his) therefore assumed she was Dutch.

Since Amy is not Dutch and didn't "get it", she said "no". Rather than wanting to have to explain the whole thing to Van Gogh, the Doctor decided to keep it simple and said "yes".
Yep. It's a bit of a call-back to "The Fires of Pompeii," in which Donna's attempts to speak in Latin are translated by the TARDIS into the language of the ancient Celts, causing the Romans of Pomepii to believe that Donna was Celtic.
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Old June 8 2010, 11:03 PM   #209
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Re: 5x10 Vincent and the Doctor (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!

Got it, thanks everyone, makes sense, was hoping I hadn't missed a cultural or historical reference.
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In truth his name was Vinnie MacGough.
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