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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Rate episode 7x09 Hide
Ghost hunts are cool! 52 46.85%
Somewhat spirited 43 38.74%
A night like any other 9 8.11%
Best left hidden 4 3.60%
If not for those meddling kids... 3 2.70%
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Old April 21 2013, 06:46 PM   #76
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I thought it was a very good episode. I've always liked the "it looks like a supernatural phenomenon but it's really SCIENCE" stories, and this one was one of the better ones.
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Old April 21 2013, 07:02 PM   #77
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I thought it was a very good episode. I've always liked the "it looks like a supernatural phenomenon but it's really SCIENCE" stories, and this one was one of the better ones.
Indeed. Also, I'm glad that the explanation didn't involve aliens. (well, there was the monster, but the "ghost" itself was a fundamentally non-alien phenomenon).
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Old April 21 2013, 09:55 PM   #78
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When the Doctor said "Every monster needs a companion", was it me or did that feel like a reference towards the Doctor as much as the creature.
i had the same thought.
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Old April 21 2013, 10:00 PM   #79
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The walking stick creature was well done.
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Old April 21 2013, 10:15 PM   #80
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Maybe I missed this - since the Time-Traveller couldn't go home did the Doctor simply leave her in 1974?
There was no further reference to the fate of Hila Tacorian (the time-traveller) beyond the fact that she couldn't go home. The writer simply decided to leave it out, I suppose (much like the writer of "Cold War" never mentioned how the Doctor got to the South Pole )
I had wondered about this as well. Maybe instead of throwing on that sappy "every monster needs a companion" ending (which itself didn't really end properly), they should have just ended the primary story correctly and told us the fate of Tacorian.

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The walking stick creature was well done.
I think it was probably "The Crooked Man" listed in the credits, and yeah, it was well done with all its jittery movements & appearance. Very creepy and disturbing.
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Old April 21 2013, 11:31 PM   #81
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Maybe I missed this - since the Time-Traveller couldn't go home did the Doctor simply leave her in 1974?
There was no further reference to the fate of Hila Tacorian (the time-traveller) beyond the fact that she couldn't go home. The writer simply decided to leave it out, I suppose (much like the writer of "Cold War" never mentioned how the Doctor got to the South Pole )
Which didn't make much sense to me, of course the Doctor could have taken her home. Now whether he chooses to do that, or leave her in whatever time period of her choosing is another thing, but there is no reason he couldn't have taken her home. We've seen him change history before.
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Some things have too far-reaching of consequences to alter. If The Doctor can somehow see the possible outcomes of such changes and know that there is a 90% chance of them having a very negative effect or somehow effecting his previous self (or cause previous experiences to no longer have happened), he might just sum it up as "can't."
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He said it in this very episode though, paradoxes work themselves out.
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Old April 22 2013, 03:29 AM   #84
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the 2nd half is getting better slowly
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He said it in this very episode though, paradoxes work themselves out.
Mostly.
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Old April 22 2013, 04:53 AM   #86
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I liked this one--very good supporting characters, great atmosphere and a nice resolution that wasn't too soppy. Lots of great banter with the Doctor and Clara.
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He said it in this very episode though, paradoxes work themselves out.
Mostly.
"By and large."
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Old April 22 2013, 06:28 AM   #88
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Great episode. Finally feel they're getting back into it. Phew.
Liked all the little references to other stuff from DW lore. Some funny moments, Doctor What, 11's final encounter with that monster. The expression on Smith's face. Classic.
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I adored this episode.
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When the Doctor said "Every monster needs a companion", was it me or did that feel like a reference towards the Doctor as much as the creature.
i had the same thought.
Ditto...

I really liked it...or at least, I think I did. Watched it twice now and it's definitely a bit of a slow burner, and I think the kind of episode that will become more well regarded the longer it goes on (and way better than Cross' first episode.)

So Neil Cross, loves Blade Runner and now we know he loved The Haunting (good taste that man). I'm impressed at how much stuff there in in here, and the fact it goes from ghost story to sci-fi to love story in the space of 45 minutes is quite incredible because it never feels that rushed.

That said this is one of those NuWho episodes where you could really see it working in the classic 4 episode serial format.

The Tardis really doesn't like Clara does it! The age of Dougray Scott's character did bother me a bit, but I think it does just about make sense, a lot of very young men went off to war (and for all we know he didn't sign up till 1941/42).

The vortex effects were terrible, sorry has to be said.

Anyway, an odd and interesting episode. Not one it's easy to love on first viewing but impressive all the same and I think I'm going to like it more and more as time passes.
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