RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 137,861
Posts: 5,328,779
Members: 24,554
Currently online: 500
Newest member: Kastrol

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Inquisition
By: Michelle on Jul 12

Cubify Star Trek 3DMe Mini Figurines
By: T'Bonz on Jul 11

Latest Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Jul 10

Seven of Nine Bobble Head
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

Pegg The Prankster
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

More Trek Stars Join Unbelievable!!!!!
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

Star Trek #35 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

New ThinkGeek Trek Apparel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Star Trek Movie Prop Auction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Drexler: NX Engineering Room Construction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Doctor Who

Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Grade "The Rings of Akhaten"
Geronimo! 15 11.72%
Good 50 39.06%
Average 36 28.13%
Bad 18 14.06%
Terrible 9 7.03%
Voters: 128. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 6 2013, 09:16 PM   #16
Jon1701
Rear Admiral
 
Jon1701's Avatar
 
Location: Manchester, UK
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Oh dear.

Not much of this made sense, and even the bits that made sense didn't particulary interest.

Smith acted his socks off at the end to try and save it, but I'm not sure how the monster-thats-actually-a-sun was defeated by a leaf.

So the seven planets now have no sun?

I love Doctor Who but this was right down there with the worst.
__________________
www.moviebreadbin.com
Movie reviews sponsored by that toupee that Patrick Stewart had sent over from London that time.
Jon1701 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 09:18 PM   #17
Malformed
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Malformed's Avatar
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

That's weird. I'm in the US, so I haven't seen it yet but when I saw the preview my first thought was "This looks like 'The Beast Below'."

Hmmm... and I liked "The Beast Below" from a character standpoint. Not sure I'll care for this one and it's distressing to know that patches of the dialogue are inaudible because of the mix. That's a constant complaint.
Malformed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 09:21 PM   #18
Rarewolf
Rear Admiral
 
Rarewolf's Avatar
 
Location: Devon, England
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Not one I'll be rushing to rewatch, and I've watched Bells three times aready.

Still I stayed awake, which didn't happen for half of series 6.
__________________
"Weaselling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals - except the weasels" Homer Jay Simpson
Rarewolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 09:55 PM   #19
Photoman15
Fleet Captain
 
Photoman15's Avatar
 
Location: The sunny shores of Trenzalore
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Samurai8472 wrote: View Post




Clara wants to see something awesome, so the Doctor whisks her off to the inhabited rings of the planet Akhenaten , where the Festival of Offerings is in full swing. Clara meets the young Queen of Years as the pilgrims and natives ready for the ceremony. But something is stirring in the pyramid, and a sacrifice will be demanded
From the trailers it looks like a mix of "The End Of The World" and "Impossible Planet"
Not for nothing, but doesn't Clara (in the poster above) look more like Amy?
__________________
I refuse to put a signature here!
oh...uh...ummm
Photoman15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 10:24 PM   #20
Lonemagpie
Writer
 
Lonemagpie's Avatar
 
Location: Yorkshire
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Fabulous. My wife and I were both in tears, we both loved the association of souls and stories and memories... It was so much more literary and mythical than we expected.

Doubtless the majority will have hated it, but it was a favourite for us.
__________________
"I got two modes with people- Bite, and Avoid"
Reading: 1000 Years Of Annoying The French (Stephen Clarke)

Blog- http://lonemagpie.livejournal.com
Lonemagpie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 11:11 PM   #21
Nagisa Furukawa
Commander
 
Nagisa Furukawa's Avatar
 
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Oh, man, oh man.

Roommate and I were on the floor laughing, had to rewind the entire last Doctor/Clara scene, over them killing the star, going dark and then cutting to the modern day, as he and I simultaneously shouted, "THEY ALL DIED?!?!"

Enjoyment level: 8/10; actual worth: 3/10.
__________________
I am the one who guided you this far.
Nagisa Furukawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 11:18 PM   #22
Green Lantern
Fleet Captain
 
Green Lantern's Avatar
 
Location: The bad of whoever pays for the night.
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Meh. It started off really well, was more like the RTD era than Moffat's. But then it turned into a musical for Christ's sake, and if you knew me well, you'd know there's one main thing I hate, and that's children singing. And I expected more from the mummy. I thought it would have been more like "The end of the world" in the Eccleston era. I thought that it'd be a space crew like in end of the world, then a mummy gets loose or something, and it goes round the base or whatever killing as much as it could. Instead, we got the mummy sitting in a box, then a sun with a face.

In general, a huge improvement over series 6, but this feels like a step backwards. However, I have more faith in next weeks episode.

A real shame, if not for the singing and there not really being any real evil again (we've not had any true evil in doctor who for a while now. Last episode didn't really have anyone evil in it, just a bunch of brainwashed people, the Xmas special Just had this old guy who had a bad life, the weeping angels are the closest thing to evil we've had his series in "the angels take Manhattan" or something, the power of three was just a load of black cubes, that stupid cowboy story was just a robot cyborg who was not evil at all, then dinosaurs on a spaceship was just, bizarre, and the daleks are not evil anymore. Face it, since Moffat's got in, they've lost their edge.), if not for those faults, I'd have probably given this episode a glistening review, but as it is, I voted two out of five.
Green Lantern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 11:20 PM   #23
Green Lantern
Fleet Captain
 
Green Lantern's Avatar
 
Location: The bad of whoever pays for the night.
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Malformed wrote: View Post
That's weird. I'm in the US, so I haven't seen it yet but when I saw the preview my first thought was "This looks like 'The Beast Below'."

Hmmm... and I liked "The Beast Below" from a character standpoint. Not sure I'll care for this one and it's distressing to know that patches of the dialogue are inaudible because of the mix. That's a constant complaint.
Oh this is nothing like the best bellow. It's like "the end of the world" if five year old opera fan wrote it.
Green Lantern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 11:22 PM   #24
Mr. Adventure
Admiral
 
Mr. Adventure's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Adventure
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
Fabulous. My wife and I were both in tears, we both loved the association of souls and stories and memories... It was so much more literary and mythical than we expected.

Doubtless the majority will have hated it, but it was a favourite for us.
Yeah, I have to reserve critical opinion for more rewatches. This one is really in my wheelhouse, not just the subject matter, but I love alien world episodes and fantastic imagery. I can see objectively where it might have some issues but it hasn't gotten through my screens yet.

The moped prop deserves a few snickers though.
Mr. Adventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 11:37 PM   #25
Shazam!
Rear Admiral
 
Shazam!'s Avatar
 
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

I liked it. Loved the Susan shout-out.
Shazam! is online now   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 11:44 PM   #26
Mister Fandango
Fleet Captain
 
Mister Fandango's Avatar
 
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

More clues about the bigger arc. The psychic "what if"ness of the leaf intermingling with all of the Doctor's memories, and the fact that the TARDIS doesn't like Clara, will be important things to remember.
Mister Fandango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 11:48 PM   #27
Green Lantern
Fleet Captain
 
Green Lantern's Avatar
 
Location: The bad of whoever pays for the night.
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

The tardis probably doesn't like Clara because she's "impossible" as the doctor says. Probably a paradox or something, and the tardis hates them.
Green Lantern is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 11:49 PM   #28
Konata Izumi
Commander
 
Konata Izumi's Avatar
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
Fabulous. My wife and I were both in tears, we both loved the association of souls and stories and memories... It was so much more literary and mythical than we expected.

Doubtless the majority will have hated it, but it was a favourite for us.
I was genuinely expecting it to be a real crowd pleaser with its very universal ideas. Plot had just a few problems near the end, I know, the star dying was unfathomably bizarre, but otherwise everything seemed to be better told than 97% of stories. Maybe it was a crowd pleaser with casuals?

I knew it has the director of TD,T,W,DT,,A,,DTY,A,WTDandtheYGFK aka dullness and the people seemed a bit far away in previews, so I got subtitles to make the picture prettier and to make hearing easier, when the characters' faces aren't 5 inches away from the screen like in the previous episode.

Relief that director knew what he was doing this time around... what is supposed to be wrong with Murray Gold's suspenseful atmosphere strings? Or the kinda scary massive *BAM*s or the alerting beats in some other episodes?

Oh and the glasses should have been sacrificed too for maximal catharsis.

Last edited by Konata Izumi; April 7 2013 at 12:00 AM.
Konata Izumi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6 2013, 11:53 PM   #29
Mr. Adventure
Admiral
 
Mr. Adventure's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Adventure
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

By chance, I happened to recently be looking at concept art from Nelvana's aborted Doctor Who cartoon. Nelvana's Doctor Who wants his glasses back!

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ne...ctor_Who_6.jpg
Mr. Adventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 7 2013, 12:01 AM   #30
Avon
Fleet Captain
 
Avon's Avatar
 
Location: Space Wales
Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

^looks worryingly like max clifford cosplaying

the bit where the drs talking to the little girl, its all touching and heartfelt but the over the top 'ba-dada-dada'! trumpets and strings in the background absolutely ruined that moment.

they may as well bring back keff and his casiotone if thats the best murray gold can be arsed to do
__________________

Hello to Jason Isaacs!
Avon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.