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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 23 2013, 01:21 AM   #106
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There were some missteps, but it embodied what I like in a DW episode. As usual they try to cram so much in 44 minutes that everything can't be fully developed but that's all I can really say negatively. I don't want to nitpick a fun episode.

I'm falling head over heels for Clara too. I didn't think it was possible for her to be so darn cute. After the Ponds, she's just what the Doctor needs. She reminds me of Martha but with more spunk.
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Old April 23 2013, 01:49 AM   #107
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There were some missteps, but it embodied what I like in a DW episode. As usual they try to cram so much in 44 minutes that everything can't be fully developed but that's all I can really say negatively. I don't want to nitpick a fun episode.
I like 4x25min for classic Who and I think new Who would do well with 60min episodes.
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Old April 23 2013, 03:46 AM   #108
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The tacked-on "power of wuv" ending was pretty annoying, too.
Are you confusing this episode with something else? There was no "power of love" ending. It was just a love story.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:49 AM   #109
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No, I'm not "confusing the episode with something else". I know what I saw.

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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.
This is pretty much my take on it, too. He's not that different a person - he's the Doctor, he had those experiences, and it's not unreasonable that he'd pronounce the word the same way.

My point remains: It annoyed me more than it should have. Bad Pertwee fangirl.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:50 AM   #110
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No, I'm not confusing the episode with something else. I know what I saw.
Ok then you are wrong: it was not a "power of love" ending (although there have been quite a lot of these in the series). This was just a love story.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:55 AM   #111
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You're good at making these absolute, unequivocal declarations. Last week it was the absolute, declarative statement that "no one cares" about Susan's fate; now this. Hilarious.

Agree to disagree and all that. Anything else is pointless.
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Old April 23 2013, 09:01 AM   #112
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Orac Zen wrote: View Post
No, I'm not "confusing the episode with something else". I know what I saw.

Pindar wrote: View Post
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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.
This is pretty much my take on it, too. He's not that different a person - he's the Doctor, he had those experiences, and it's not unreasonable that he'd pronounce the word the same way.

My point remains: It annoyed me more than it should have. Bad Pertwee fangirl.
Perhaps this is the right pronunciation and the third Doctor got it wrong? Or the Tardis translates to the current time frame's pronunciation of the word?
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Old April 23 2013, 09:09 AM   #113
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^Whilst he is the same charcter he is a different person.
Yes, he is certainly a different personality but it still pretty nippy he said it wrong.
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Old April 23 2013, 09:45 AM   #114
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^Whilst he is the same charcter he is a different person.
Yes, he is certainly a different personality but it still pretty nippy he said it wrong.
But does the Doctor come from Gallifrey or Gallifree?
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Old April 23 2013, 09:45 AM   #115
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You're good at making these absolute, unequivocal declarations. Last week it was the absolute, declarative statement that "no one cares" about Susan's fate; now this. Hilarious.
I'm glad it makes you laugh. It's not a declaration, though, it's an observation: a "power of love" ending is a situation where a problem is instantly solved through the magical properties of love. It's a deus ex machina device where feelings are used as a pseudo-justification for a quick and underserved resolution.

That's not what happened here at all: two creatures were in love, and they were reunited. Love was their problem, and it was not used as a solution at all.

So no, I don't agree to disagree. If you think I'm wrong and you want to talk about it though, I'm here.
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Old April 23 2013, 12:55 PM   #116
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^Whilst he is the same charcter he is a different person.
Yes, he is certainly a different personality but it still pretty nippy he said it wrong.
But does the Doctor come from Gallifrey or Gallifree?
But, has the Doctor ever pronounced it "Free"? I thought that was only Drax, and I believe he only said it the once, to rhyme it with "remember Me", didn't he?
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Old April 23 2013, 01:17 PM   #117
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^ I seem to remember Tom Baker pronouncing it "free" once or twice. I could be wrong though, been a long time.
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Old April 23 2013, 01:21 PM   #118
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It's hard to relate to old-who fan complaints. But if say, a new trek show mispronounced a planet name from TNG I can't imagine being that bothered.

Also love featured heavily but no it wasn't power of love, the story trope here was the compassionate Travelling Wizard helping out two lost lovers.
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Old April 23 2013, 01:40 PM   #119
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Hey, as a man once said; "New mouth, new rules!"
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Old April 23 2013, 01:59 PM   #120
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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.
Out of curiosity, for those of us who have never seen/heard Planet of the Spiders, could you (or someone else in the know) tell us what the original pronunciation of "Metebelis" is? Is it closer to "met-uh-BEE-lis" or something else entirely?
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