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Old July 18 2010, 09:16 PM   #541
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Better still, I didn't notice the silly screwdriver once. Saves me adding to the list; it's starting to get longer than the actual reviews.
He brandishes it like a weapon at the start, to ward of the Ood, I think.
Oof, did he? I wasn't paying enough attention then. That's embarrassing.
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I hated that bit, though I generally liked the episode and this review, might have to read some more
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Old July 18 2010, 09:54 PM   #542
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Oof, did he? I wasn't paying enough attention then. That's embarrassing.
I think that was where I noticed that they were pulling the sonic out a bit too much, for a few too many things. I defo, wouldn't say no to the doctor loosing it for a few seasons. Thankfully they do seem to have got rid of the pyschic paper. One of my fav, moments was in the otherwise dire farting aliens two parter, where Eccelston took charge of the troops by simply shouting and acting like he knew what he was doing rather than pulling any psychic paper out on them.
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Old July 19 2010, 12:38 PM   #543
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Tennant does something similar in The Idiots Lantern as I recall. I like that, like him just assuming control without need to explain that he's the Pope or whatever!
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Old July 19 2010, 01:56 PM   #544
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Though later in The Idiot's Lantern, he flashes the psychic paper at the guard at the television tower, which reports that he is the King of Belgium. Which is probably my favorite psychic paper gag.
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Old July 20 2010, 09:53 AM   #545
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^Ha ha, that was quite funny actually.

I actually like the phychic paper and I don't mind the sonic screwdriver, I just think it's used too often for really mundane things.
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Old July 20 2010, 09:44 PM   #546
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I don't mind as much when it's used for mundane things. If a door needs opening, I suppose that's fair enough (though as Bidmead said, "if getting through the door is boring, let's not have it"). It's whenever it does whatever stupid thing the plot requires with the press of its only button that it gets on my tits. It's a device for lazy writers.
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Old July 21 2010, 04:35 AM   #547
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The problem with Bidmead's statement is that sometimes getting through the door is boring... but there still needs to be a door, unless you think most villains don't lock people out/precious objects up.
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Old July 21 2010, 09:14 AM   #548
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I think it was RTD who said that the screwdriver was there to get him through doors, because you didn't want a door to stop him, it just couldn't fix the plot and save the world.
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Old July 21 2010, 10:04 AM   #549
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The toruble is you then have to invent the ludicrous deadlock seal(tm) to stop him if needs be

I have less problem with opening doors then locking them, sometimes the key in the door is just easier!
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Old July 21 2010, 02:01 PM   #550
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The first time I saw "Genesis of the Daleks," I genuinely remembered the Doctor saying the door to their cell on Skarro had a Deadlock Seal when he couldn't crack it with the screwdriver. On a rewatch, I realized it was the much more prosaic, "Not even the sonic screwdriver can get through this door."
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Old July 21 2010, 05:53 PM   #551
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The problem with Bidmead's statement is that sometimes getting through the door is boring... but there still needs to be a door, unless you think most villains don't lock people out/precious objects up.
If getting through the door is boring, let's not have it.

Teehee, that one interview is a mine of hilarious quotes.

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Old July 22 2010, 12:20 AM   #552
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The toruble is you then have to invent the ludicrous deadlock seal(tm) to stop him if needs be
The first time I saw "Genesis of the Daleks," I genuinely remembered the Doctor saying the door to their cell on Skarro had a Deadlock Seal when he couldn't crack it with the screwdriver. On a rewatch, I realized it was the much more prosaic, "Not even the sonic screwdriver can get through this door."
Actually, the line was "Not even the sonic screwdriver can get me out of this one."
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Old July 22 2010, 02:03 AM   #553
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Wasn't that Invasion of Time?
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Old July 22 2010, 02:48 AM   #554
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Wasn't that Invasion of Time?
The line is from The Invasion Of Time but the screewdriver couldn't open the door in Genesis either.
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Old July 22 2010, 03:11 AM   #555
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The other one I remember is from The Keeper of Traken where it doesn't work on a seemingly ordinary jail cell, and the Doctor comments, "New technology dates so quickly these days."
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