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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, 02:07 PM   #121
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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?
Yea, met-uh-BEE-lis is about right. Definitely different than meh-teb-uh-lus
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Old April 23 2013, 02:36 PM   #122
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I think a big part of it too is that it's said by Matt twice.

Once, it's like "LOL what...? Did he mispronounce Meteblis?"

Twice, it's like "Oh, come ON... How did no one catch that?!"
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Old April 23 2013, 04:00 PM   #123
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Forget the pronounciation, don't you realise this is proof the Spiders aren't coming back? 'Cos they must be extinct, or they'd be hunting him to get that crystal!
Hold on, it's proof that they are coming back, they just haven't caught up with him yet.
Hold on, that's why he says it's wrong: it's a totally different planet that just happens to have blue crystals too!
Brain hurting now...
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Old April 23 2013, 07:36 PM   #124
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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?
Yes the Doctor has done it - Tom Baker.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:25 PM   #125
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I heard Smith say Meh TEH bill us and first thought okay, some planet where he needs a crystal only why does it sound like Metebelis? I figured IO misheard and then HE DOES IT AGAIN and I realised someone in continuity effed up... The only thing I didn't like about the show...

Naturally, I had to come up with a reason so I decided that he really doesn't care for the planet of spiders so spits out the word in disgust as a sort of personal protest. Works for me.
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Old April 23 2013, 08:30 PM   #126
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My wife both recognized the name of the planet and knew it was mispronounced. To her instant shame.

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Old April 23 2013, 09:53 PM   #127
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Hey, as a man once said; "New mouth, new rules!"
Exactly. After all the Seventh Doctor developed a Scottish accent, why can't the Eleventh pronounce some place names slightly differently?
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Old April 23 2013, 10:05 PM   #128
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Forget the pronounciation, don't you realise this is proof the Spiders aren't coming back? 'Cos they must be extinct, or they'd be hunting him to get that crystal!
Hold on, it's proof that they are coming back, they just haven't caught up with him yet.
Hold on, that's why he says it's wrong: it's a totally different planet that just happens to have blue crystals too!
Brain hurting now...
Spot on!

The mispronunciation isn't a big deal, just a minor annoyance. *shrug*
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Old April 23 2013, 10:26 PM   #129
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My wife both recognized the name of the planet and knew it was mispronounced. To her instant shame.

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That's great! You're having a good impact on her!

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Old April 24 2013, 12:51 AM   #130
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Has it not occurred to anyone that, maybe, it was Three who was pronouncing it wrong to begin with? (Another thing he got totally wrong about that planet.)
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Old April 24 2013, 03:24 AM   #131
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Three had a lisp, but otherwise he tended to pronounce things correctly.

I have seen Planets of the Spiders a couple of times, and I have to admit that I didn't realize that the word had been mispronounced in Hide.
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Old April 24 2013, 03:43 AM   #132
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Three had a lisp, but otherwise he tended to pronounce things correctly.

I have seen Planets of the Spiders a couple of times, and I have to admit that I didn't realize that the word had been mispronounced in Hide.
Ther's an old joke about how season 11 is proof that Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks were determined to force Pertwee out.
Why? Well, in his last year, they give him a companion called Tharah Jane Thmith, and face him with the Thontaranth, dinothaurth, Exxthilonth, Ithe Warriorth and Thpiderth from Metebelith Three.
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Old April 24 2013, 04:12 AM   #133
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Another fantastic episode. That's three in a row now!

Loved the Love Story twist - didn't see that coming at all and thought it was brilliant. Definitely fit. Great atmosphere, great guest stars, horrifying creature but with the climax they went with it was perfect. Very intrigued by the continuing "feud" between Clara and the TARDIS.
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Old April 24 2013, 05:55 AM   #134
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Three was seven personalities and at least two centuries ago. It's no surprise Eleven might pronounce a word differently.
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Old April 24 2013, 08:50 AM   #135
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Three was seven personalities and at least two centuries ago. It's no surprise Eleven might pronounce a word differently.
Much more than two centuries. More like at least four to seven centuries ago. The Third Doctor never gave a straight up age, while The Second Doctor said he was 450 in The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Fourth Doctor said 749 in The Brain of Morbius. Then you throw in the variety of inconsistencies throughout the show, especially since it returned in 2005 because The Doctor has been to known to lie about his age on a number of accounts.

The above geek rant aside, you make a valid point. Perhaps it's been so long since The Doctor has even thought of Metebellis III that he forgot how it was pronounced.
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