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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Rate episode 7x08 Cold War
Geronimo! 34 27.42%
NIce Warrior! 66 53.23%
lukewarm 21 16.94%
Will spring never come? 3 2.42%
Dive Dive Dive! 0 0%
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Old April 17 2013, 02:29 AM   #121
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Another nitpick: how does the TARDIS translator translate everyone if the TARDIS is quite literally on the opposite end of the world?
I think it works like this although it's Doctor Who science and doesn't really have to make complete sense. If you live in the TARDIS for any amount of time it translates whatever you hear to your language. I guess everyone is technically not speaking english, but in the Doctor's language(Gallifrenese I guess?)
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Old April 17 2013, 02:33 AM   #122
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Also when you travel through all of time and space the other side of a planet isn't really all that far don't you think?
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Old April 17 2013, 02:41 AM   #123
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As far as the episode goes, overall it's a solid episode.

I loved how even though they did do some different things with the Ice Warriors they still kept them faithful to the past. There were nudges to the past DW stories but you didn't have to watch any previous Ice Warrior stories to enjoy this one. Good tension throughout. The only weakness is that David Warner did kinda go wasted as more of comic relief, but he still played his role adequately.
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Old April 17 2013, 03:21 AM   #124
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I know that both American and Soviet submarines during the Cold War conducted scientific researches. Probably the scientist was assigned to the sub for such a mission?

I have seen the interior of Soviet submarines on documentaries. I don't think that a realistic depiction of a sub would be conducive to the story, for there would be nowhere for the ice warrior and its prey to hide.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:33 PM   #125
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I couldn't get over the Professor having his nice little cheering-Clara chat while sitting in an OPEN DOORWAY with his back to a room/corridor from which the enemy could easily come. No one sits with their back to an open doorway while fleeing for their life from an mysterious alien.
You said it! I kept expecting claws to burst out of his chest and a big splash of blood and the Professor's head lands in Clara's lap!
It would have been a growing experience for her.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:51 PM   #126
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I know that both American and Soviet submarines during the Cold War conducted scientific researches. Probably the scientist was assigned to the sub for such a mission?
That's definitely the case, the niggle is whether a sub carrying nuclear weapons - rather than a nuclear powered one - would be assigned to such a mission.
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Old April 18 2013, 02:21 AM   #127
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No. Not at all. Only Fast Attack Submarines did that.

Ballistic missile subs were far too important to waste on that kind of mission.
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Old April 19 2013, 02:46 AM   #128
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Another nitpick: how does the TARDIS translator translate everyone if the TARDIS is quite literally on the opposite end of the world?
I think it works like this although it's Doctor Who science and doesn't really have to make complete sense. If you live in the TARDIS for any amount of time it translates whatever you hear to your language. I guess everyone is technically not speaking english, but in the Doctor's language(Gallifrenese I guess?)
Since the Doctor travels through time and regularly visits Earth, just how many locations was the TARDIS in at this moment in time? Of they all network together, translating over distance may not be that big an issue.
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Old April 19 2013, 03:01 AM   #129
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This could be a Doctor Detector UNIT or the Government could use to track the Doctor and this shit that's following him or he's following.

Even if there's a random alien phrase to inserted into the letterhead of all their official documents that they can't read as English until the TARDIS materializes some where nearby.
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Old April 19 2013, 03:44 AM   #130
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It was really fun to watch old school scale models return to doctor who. The sub model also shook like it was from a old TV series.


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Old April 19 2013, 06:00 PM   #131
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Nice praise for Matt in the Slate Dr. Who blog...

This is a key, defining challenge facing any actor playing the Doctor. Doctor Who introduces new monsters and aliens each year, to be sure, but it also has a decades-spanning tradition of bringing its most popular monsters back for return engagements. Meaning that at some point a classically trained actor is going to find himself pretending to be awestruck and terrified staring at a beloved but goofy-looking adversary based on an ultra-low-budget design from the 1960s.
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Old April 20 2013, 03:26 PM   #132
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I am sure that I saw some mention of a possible return of Captain Jack Harkness in this episode but I can not remember where I read it. Any clues..anyone?
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Old April 20 2013, 03:55 PM   #133
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I am sure that I saw some mention of a possible return of Captain Jack Harkness in this episode but I can not remember where I read it. Any clues..anyone?
On John Barrowman's Facebook or Twitter page, he alluded that he might be involved in the Anniversary Special, and then later retracted it. Some believe the Anniversary Special he may be involved in is the Big Finish Audio Anniversary Special
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Old April 21 2013, 08:55 PM   #134
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Next week the villain is going to be an alternate of Tom Baker!
Tom could be an effective villain, as we saw with Meglos and Xoanon. He could do the Gowron evil eye bit very well, and the shock of hair widened his face. He reminded me of Goya's painting Saturn Devouring His Son.
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