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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 23 2012, 07:24 AM   #46
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Re: 7X04 The Power Of Three (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

My second favorite episode of the season, after "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship." Chibnall is on fire this year.
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Old September 23 2012, 11:18 AM   #47
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Better than last week (which wouldn't have been difficult), with some really nice moments - the Doctor and Brian discussing companions, the Stewart thing (which actually made me tear up a bit), and then there's this:

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I enjoyed this episode, especially if you look at what it's really about: The Doctor's relationship with Amy and Rory.
Agreed (and I'm even more appalled than you by that ). The only thing that would have made it better would have been some mention of River, the fact the Ponds are (more or less) his in-laws etc etc. It's pretty silly that she effectively ceases to exist for them all when she's not actually in an episode. (I wonder if Brian knows she exists / has met her? That would be worth seeing. )

I also agree with those who found the resolution was rather rushed, but the positives were enough for me to overlook it. Just. It's not something I'd want to see too often.

Between that Doctor / Brian conversation about companions and the few who've died, Brian sending the Ponds off with the Doctor, and the preview, I'm really, really not looking forward to next week at all - or even less than I have been already. Doesn't look good for people like me who actually like Amy and Rory.
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Old September 23 2012, 11:19 AM   #48
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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.
I'm not Scot bashing, just Amy bashing. And she does talk like that when I'm restating what she said in a comic way that makes its meaning clearer.
She doesn't talk like that. Ever. It wasn't comedic effect you were going for. Also what's wrong with a throwaway joke like that? Don't patronise 21st century children. They're not clueless and they're not innocent.
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Old September 23 2012, 12:45 PM   #49
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Re: 7X04 The Power Of Three (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Chris Chibnall is the one with glasses, without a beard, and yellow tie in this segement from Open Air shown after series 23.

I wonder what his 1986 self would say about his 2012 self's episodes since they contain some, if not most, of the elements he whinged about to the presenter and got snitty at Pip and Jane Baker over.
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Old September 23 2012, 12:56 PM   #50
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So looks they swapped the running order of the last two episodes around, as we see Rory losing his phone charger in Henry VIII's bedroom this week after it being referred to it last week. (It also explains why there was no "Picking up the Ponds" scene in that episode.)
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Old September 23 2012, 01:08 PM   #51
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Re: 7X04 The Power Of Three (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

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Better than last week (which wouldn't have been difficult), with some really nice moments - the Doctor and Brian discussing companions, the Stewart thing (which actually made me tear up a bit), and then there's this:

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I enjoyed this episode, especially if you look at what it's really about: The Doctor's relationship with Amy and Rory.
Agreed (and I'm even more appalled than you by that ).


Stranger things have know to happen.

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The only thing that would have made it better would have been some mention of River, the fact the Ponds are (more or less) his in-laws etc etc. It's pretty silly that she effectively ceases to exist for them all when she's not actually in an episode. (I wonder if Brian knows she exists / has met her? That would be worth seeing. )
I didn't think about that during the episode, but now that you mention it, the lack of mentioning River does seem rather glaring. With her return next week, maybe that's something that'll be brought up?

And I would love to see Brian's reaction to meeting River.

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Between that Doctor / Brian conversation about companions and the few who've died, Brian sending the Ponds off with the Doctor, and the preview, I'm really, really not looking forward to next week at all - or even less than I have been already. Doesn't look good for people like me who actually like Amy and Rory.
Yeah, I'm fairly worried about what next will bring.

Although I forgot to mention it in my review, I also loved Brian's conversation with The Doctor about past companions' fates. Brought both a smile and a tear to my face.

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So looks they swapped the running order of the last two episodes around, as we see Rory losing his phone charger in Henry VIII's bedroom this week after it being referred to it last week. (It also explains why there was no "Picking up the Ponds" scene in that episode.)
Good point. I was willing to shrug off the lack of "Picking up the Ponds" scene last episode but coupled with the Henry VIII reference, it does seem like they swapped the episodes. Makes sense, though. They probably thought "The Power of Three" is a better set up to the Ponds' grand departure.
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Old September 23 2012, 01:26 PM   #52
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Re: 7X04 The Power Of Three (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

The episode was apparently 100% filler material and I've forgotten most of what happened in it.
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Old September 23 2012, 01:41 PM   #53
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So looks they swapped the running order of the last two episodes around, as we see Rory losing his phone charger in Henry VIII's bedroom this week after it being referred to it last week. (It also explains why there was no "Picking up the Ponds" scene in that episode.)
There's also the theory floating out there that "A Town Called Mercy" happens during the wedding anniversary party in this episode.
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Old September 23 2012, 02:26 PM   #54
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Ok episode, better than the last two weeks at least. Some nice lines in it. The Doctor is running to things, not away from them.

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And if suddenly cubes did appear everywhere and did nothing, that is exactly what we'd do with them. Or use them as free bricks and build houses with them.
Maybe initially, I think after a while someone would find some uses for an indestructable object.
Yeah, Captain Jack would!
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Old September 23 2012, 02:45 PM   #55
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3/4 good episode!

Loved seeing UNIT and the Brig's daughter. They need to bring her back! Loved all the character comedy. And it was interesting to see a "boring" alien invasion that didn't do anything, lol. It set up a very intriguing mystery that kept you glued to the story even though nothing was really happening.

This is season is much better than the last two so far. I've been into every episode, versus last year where the non-story arc episodes left me feeling bored.
Asylum Daleks 3.5/4
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 3/4
Town Called Mercy 2.5/4
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Old September 23 2012, 02:56 PM   #56
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There's also the theory floating out there that "A Town Called Mercy" happens during the wedding anniversary party in this episode.
Actually that makes even more sense, since they don't want to carry on with the Doctor at the end of ATCM.
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Old September 23 2012, 03:28 PM   #57
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My second favorite episode of the season, after "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship." Chibnall is on fire this year.
Have to agree with this, especially if you factor in Pond Life as well.

anyhoo, liked this, not spectacular but probably on par with Asylum of the Daleks, some nice stuff, just a shame the resolution was a bit rushed, but some great lines and some nice foreshadowing.

For me this series so far has gone:

AotD- Good
Dinos- Geronimo
ATCM- Average
Cubed- Good

I'm hoping this means next week will be another Geronimo!
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Old September 23 2012, 03:33 PM   #58
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what a boring, pointless episode. This season's been a disappointment so far. The only episode I've liked has been "asylum of the Daleks."
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Old September 23 2012, 03:33 PM   #59
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Given that it only ran 41 minutes I'm assuming that a bunch of scenes that would actually have, you know, explained things properly ended up on the cutting room floor.

For example, as it stands all the other patients on board the spaceship were just left to die by the Dynamic Trio. (And what were they there for anyway?)
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Old September 23 2012, 03:41 PM   #60
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It started well and there were some nice funny scenes + Unit back in it but in the end it felt a little empty and half baked so going to give it an Average grade. Next week looks great though will be so sad to lose the ponds
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