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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Grade "The Power Of Three"
Geronimo! 32 26.67%
Good 60 50.00%
Average 17 14.17%
Bad 7 5.83%
The little boxes will make you angry 4 3.33%
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Old September 22 2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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7X04 The Power Of Three (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)




The Doctor and the Ponds puzzle an unlikely invasion of Earth, as millions of sinister black cubes arrive overnight, almost like presents falling from the sky. But what are they, what’s inside them and most importantly, who sent them? With the international community at a loss, it’s left to the Doctor to unearth who is behind the mystery.
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Old September 22 2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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I think I'm going to watch this twice before chiming in. It seems like this season (series) the first viewing I find a bunch of negative things I don't like but then on my next viewing, while still there, only then do I really absorb the positive aspects of the episode to balance it out.
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Old September 22 2012, 08:14 PM   #3
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I thought it was good. Enjoyed seeing UNIT being handled better than they ever were under the auspices of RTD, and I definitely got a kick out of the new UNIT Commander.

Looking forward to next week.
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Old September 22 2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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The first episode this season I haven't enjoyed that much. It just felt incredibly flat.
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Old September 22 2012, 08:14 PM   #5
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Oh look, another 39 minutes of a problem and 30 seconds to fix it. Then 30 seconds of "lets be deep"
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Old September 22 2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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What the fuck was that? Some nonsense bollocks who are Emporer Palpatine want to fuck off the human race for some reason, and the best way they can think of is sending some cubes that do fuck all for a year and then give 1/3 of people a heart attack after a long visual countdown?

Why do they keep getting away with this moronic shite.
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Old September 22 2012, 08:34 PM   #7
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Why do they keep getting away with this moronic shite.
Because three-year olds will watch whatever is in front of them?

See: Teletubbies, Barney, etc.

I said to my wife last night, "It's like this isn't so much Doctor Who as it's The Adventures Of Young Doctor Who!" Like some watered down, dumbed down version for kids to watch after school. Like when they took James Bond and made that cartoon about him as a kid, and it had all the visual and musical elements, but it was just a dumb cartoon for kids.

That's what this show has become: a dumb cartoon for kids.

They made the mistake of taking a show that kids could watch too, and turning it into a kids show that adults can watch too. There's a difference there, and we're seeing it.
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Old September 22 2012, 08:36 PM   #8
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Well I'm giving it a good just for the nod to the Brig.

The cubes and holo villain were really just the background to the Doctors relationship to Amy and how it's coming to an end, so I don't really care about quickly they wrapped it up. Id like to know how long those people went without oxygen to their brains before being brought back.
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Old September 22 2012, 08:42 PM   #9
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Why do they keep getting away with this moronic shite.
Because three-year olds will watch whatever is in front of them?

See: Teletubbies, Barney, etc.

I said to my wife last night, "It's like this isn't so much Doctor Who as it's The Adventures Of Young Doctor Who!" Like some watered down, dumbed down version for kids to watch after school. Like when they took James Bond and made that cartoon about him as a kid, and it had all the visual and musical elements, but it was just a dumb cartoon for kids.

That's what this show has become: a dumb cartoon for kids.

They made the mistake of taking a show that kids could watch too, and turning it into a kids show that adults can watch too. There's a difference there, and we're seeing it.
Very good point. It's like going from Jurassic Park to Beethoven (about that dog).
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Old September 22 2012, 08:43 PM   #10
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have to say im really not sure where "The Power of Three" comes from, I dont think the idea that the Doctor, Rory and Amy are best as a unit, it was highlighted all that well, or at all in the episode. The half in, half out approach, the Ponds have continues to do nothing for the show.

I always thought this was a poor produced plot, why is it that over a year, the cubes were just left where they were, be that in bins, or knife and fork containers, and oddly in hospitals. Seriously could the production not have moved them around a bit.

I also do not buy that they just be left around for a year, people would have gotten bored, and put them in the back of the cupboard.

As for the Brigs daughter, I guess its nice, but seems a little forced and out of no where, I mean has she ever been mentioned before?

The talk of this being child friendly, well it would have made a decent Sarah Jane Adventures plot.
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Old September 22 2012, 08:49 PM   #11
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Child friendly except for Amy's "Och aye, ah've always wanted a troop of soldiers tay give me a raight good seeing to, hoots mon".
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Old September 22 2012, 09:13 PM   #12
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Tonight's DW was... nice, fun, interesting... Not a mini-blockbuster, but... Seemed to belong in a previous season, really. Steven Berkoff was somewhat underused ... and surprisingly restrained!

Brian needs to be a companion. Seriously. Somebody should do a book about his travels after DOAS.
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Old September 22 2012, 09:47 PM   #13
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Child friendly except for Amy's "Och aye, ah've always wanted a troop of soldiers tay give me a raight good seeing to, hoots mon".
What's with the Scot bashing? It's offensive, she is Scottish, she has a Scottish accent. She doesn't talk like a bad comedy stereotype.
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Old September 22 2012, 10:20 PM   #14
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Another solid and very enjoyable episode for me, and it was nice to see Steven Berkoff in it as well.

Great stuff....so far i'm 4 for 4 for this season......and next weeks looks good with the return of River and the angels.......cant wait.
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Old September 22 2012, 11:08 PM   #15
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Mild spoiler for next week that was hinted in this episode

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