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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 22 2013, 10:47 AM   #91
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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.
Yes we have.

"The Laws of time are mine to command and they will obey me"

That turned out well didn't it.

It seems likely that her disaparrence became a fixed point in time and she couldn't be taken back to her own time.
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Old April 22 2013, 11:07 AM   #92
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For someone so adorably attractive I'm finding Clara a hard sell.

I'm so happy steampunk seems to have bit the dust as far as far as the Tardis goes.

I'm having a strongly emotional response to the change in the theme music.. it's thrilling.

Better than last week, prettier than last week, and did the english really dress like that in 1974?
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Old April 22 2013, 01:11 PM   #93
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Best I've seen in a long time, and felt like it packed a lot in. We started a genuinely creepy haunted house, that was pushing the scaryness about as much as you can get away with for family viewing. Then it throws in a scifi twist. I thought the idea of a woman trapped in a grey crumbling pocket unvierse was quite ominious in its own right.

Also a good moment where Clara ponders what she means to the Doctor - are humans like her inconsequential to someone who can happily flick from the formation of the earth to its destruction as easily as we drive to the shops?

Having the monsters turn out to be not evil or dangerous just trying to reach each other again, was a nice final twist.

Also I'm slowly but surely liking Clara more. Already very happy to leave Amy and Rory in the past.
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Old April 22 2013, 01:54 PM   #94
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For someone so adorably attractive I'm finding Clara a hard sell.

I'm so happy steampunk seems to have bit the dust as far as far as the Tardis goes.

I'm having a strongly emotional response to the change in the theme music.. it's thrilling.

Better than last week, prettier than last week, and did the english really dress like that in 1974?
Everyone dressed like that in 1974.
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Old April 22 2013, 02:29 PM   #95
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Gene Hunt didn't!
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Old April 22 2013, 05:11 PM   #96
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Gene Hunt didn't!
Technically he wasn't around in 1974.
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Old April 22 2013, 06:21 PM   #97
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Count me all in for this episode... I love ghost-ish type stories.. This had elements of Doctors 4 & 5 as far as I'm concerned... Love the setting and the "hi-tech" of the 70s.

The love story angle at the end, given the empathic connection didn't really bother me in the least...

And Clara? Well, she's just simply adorable.. I even loved the "Ghostbusters" line... Jenna is a fantastic actress..

Only nitpick is that I wished the trapped time-traveler had been given more to say/do as far background goes... Not a big deal, but I wanted to know more about her.
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Old April 22 2013, 08:36 PM   #98
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Gene Hunt didn't!
Technically he wasn't around in 1974.
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For someone so adorably attractive I'm finding Clara a hard sell.
Actually ditto, and I wish I could put my finger on why...
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Old April 22 2013, 10:27 PM   #99
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For me the problem is still that the other versions of Clara were just a lot more interesting. The modern Clara is certainly likeable enough, but compared to the incredibly vibrant personalities we saw before, she just can't help but come across as a bit... boring.

She could just be any girl from the mall now.

According to Coleman, the original plan was that the governess would have been the full-time Companion, but Moffat nixed that idea at the last minute for some reason. Which is a shame.
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Old April 22 2013, 10:47 PM   #100
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Old April 22 2013, 10:47 PM   #101
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I wanted Clara to be a human from the future. Failing that the governess would have been jolly fun. Right now I'm hoping she's in a timey wimey coma and 4/5th of her personality has been repressed and soon she will awaken! And be future or past Clara!
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Old April 22 2013, 10:54 PM   #102
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Late to the party, but now that the board looks normal again and it doesn't hurt to read it...

Another underwhelming episode. Clara continues to be unengaging (the "Ghostbusters" bit was cringeworthy) and as a Third Doctor fan the mispronunciation of "Metebelis" grated more than it ought to have. The tacked-on "power of wuv" ending was pretty annoying, too. It wasn't horrible but neither was it particularly good, IMO.

I'm not getting into this part-season at all. Such is life, I suppose.
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Old April 22 2013, 11:07 PM   #103
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It's not uncommon for people to pronunce words differently.
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Old April 22 2013, 11:14 PM   #104
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It's not uncommon for people to pronunce words differently.
Maybe, but given its the same character and it cost hima regeneration it's not unreasonable to expect the Doctor to pronounce it the same.
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Old April 22 2013, 11:19 PM   #105
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^Whilst he is the same charcter he is a different person.
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