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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%
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Old April 8 2013, 12:33 AM   #181
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Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

If it were just a key, she probably would have said "no key." I at least suspect that they meant something by her statement.
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Old April 8 2013, 12:58 AM   #182
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If it were just a key, she probably would have said "no key." I at least suspect that they meant something by her statement.
Yeah, not sure what to make of it yet but there was that odd almost glaring shot of the TARDIS afterward (if the TARDIS could be said to glare).
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Old April 8 2013, 01:02 AM   #183
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On the plus side, I think this may be the only time he's mentioned his granddaughter since she left (or in The Five Doctors).
In "Attack of the Cybermen" Six calls Peri "Susan" when he notices the "I.M. Foreman 76 Totter's Lane" sign.
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Old April 8 2013, 02:28 AM   #184
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So, hot chick who fancies the Doctor then.
Yeah, "chicks" and their strange "emotions".
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Old April 8 2013, 02:39 AM   #185
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What exactly is your point?
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Old April 8 2013, 02:45 AM   #186
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Wrote a full review.

Was kinder to it after a rewatch.
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Old April 8 2013, 02:56 AM   #187
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On the plus side, I think this may be the only time he's mentioned his granddaughter since she left (or in The Five Doctors).
In "Attack of the Cybermen" Six calls Peri "Susan" when he notices the "I.M. Foreman 76 Totter's Lane" sign.
He also called her Susan in "Twin Dilemma" IIRC...

I liked it, will have to see it a 2nd time... the plot was a little murky but not unfollowable for me.

I don't mind the "mystery companion" bit per se, I'll wait and see what it is before judging it.
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Old April 8 2013, 04:45 AM   #188
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Wrote a full review.

Was kinder to it after a rewatch.
I agreed with much of your review but wonder why you ignored The End of the World in favor of comparing it to The Long Game. TEOTW seemed much more appropriate to the discussion.
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Old April 8 2013, 05:42 AM   #189
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Wrote a full review.

Was kinder to it after a rewatch.
Nice review. You may want to edit the episode's title, though.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:16 AM   #190
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Re: 7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Not sure what I just watched but I think it was a long sequence of Clara whispering at a child followed by the Doctor telling a story to a Jack-o-lantern to kill it. Props to the Mos Eisley scene, though. Nice to see a Douglas Adams reference.

Cannot wait for the Moff to go. This season isn't just bad, it is boring. This episode was flat, and I seriously cannot remember what last week's episode was about.
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Old April 8 2013, 06:28 AM   #191
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Once again a mediocre episode which only managed to stay above water thanks to some nice effects and an amazing child actress (the latter seems to have become a recurring pattern).

And the TV stories really seem to be afraid of touching the subject of Susan's fate after her departure while the audio adventures have at least tried to do her justice.
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Old April 8 2013, 07:43 AM   #192
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And the TV stories really seem to be afraid of touching the subject of Susan's fate after her departure while the audio adventures have at least tried to do her justice.
"Afraid"? Susan left the show nine years before I was born. No one cares.
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Old April 8 2013, 09:50 AM   #193
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Surprised no one has mentioned (unless I missed it) the Blade Runner homages? "I've seen things you wouldn't believe" which I would have let pass if they hadn't followed it up with "Home again home again jiggedy jig."
...I feel ashamed that missed these quotes considering Blade Runner is my favorite film of all time. When were they spoken?
He says I've seen things you wouldn't believe (or possibly a slight varient of it) during his speech to the "God". home again home again he says as the Tardis touched down at the end.
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Old April 8 2013, 09:59 AM   #194
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For myself, I miss the days when the companion was someone who saw traveling with the Doctor as an adventure. I am not interested in the mystery that is named Clara.

On Doctor Who wiki, they are having difficulty in identifying what that red whatever is. Is it a planet? Is it a sun? The episode is not clear - for in one instance, the Doctor refers to it as a planet; then later, he refers to it as a sun. Where was the continuity adviser on this episode?
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Old April 8 2013, 10:05 AM   #195
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I miss the days when somone travelled with the Doctor (initially at least) not through choice (ala Tegan) or because they pretty much had nowhere else to go (Nyssa). I also kinda miss the Doctor not being fully in control of the Tardis
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