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Old July 22 2010, 06:32 AM   #556
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I have no trouble at all with the doctor using the screwdriver to open doors, or indeed screw/unscrew screws.

It's when he starts using it to do all sorts of magical shit that things get a bit silly. There was a bit of this in the old series. There are great whopping boatloads of it in the new one - though things seemed to have calmed down a bit since the Tennant era.
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Old July 22 2010, 07:40 AM   #557
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Though as has been pointed out before, Moffat was a big culprit for that, mending barbed wire etc etc.
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Old July 22 2010, 09:07 AM   #558
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Oh I dunno, the SS is more obviously a tricorder stu;e device now, plus after he used it to disable all those silurian guns surely he can do that whoever he's up against now?
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Old July 22 2010, 02:50 PM   #559
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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."
I seem to recall that it wouldn't do the lock on an old wood door in City of Death (though I could be wrong). That rule changed for Tooth and Claw.
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Oh I dunno, the SS is more obviously a tricorder stu;e device now, plus after he used it to disable all those silurian guns surely he can do that whoever he's up against now?
Surely a tricorder was merely used for scanning things.

Also, bloody Chibnall
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Old July 22 2010, 03:56 PM   #560
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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."
I seem to recall that it wouldn't do the lock on an old wood door in City of Death (though I could be wrong). That rule changed for Tooth and Claw.
Changed back for "Silence in the Library" and "Vampires In Venice" where it couldn't break through large wood bolts.
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Old July 22 2010, 05:44 PM   #561
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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!
One of my favorite gags in Smith and Jones was after the Doctor burned out his screwdriver, he and Martha flee into a room, the Doctor turns back to the door. The camera cuts to a closeup of the lock, and it's simply the Doctor's hand turning the knob on the lock. But the closeup is exactly the thing the show would do if he still had his screwdriver! It really emphasized the sense of "This will have to do."
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Old October 7 2010, 07:40 PM   #562
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Hey what's happened to this thread? is it dead??

dammit!
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Old October 7 2010, 07:47 PM   #563
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I've been waiting for the next review too. C'mon Bones!
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Old October 8 2010, 12:17 AM   #564
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I wrote the Satan Pit review notes a while back, but struggling to put them into a decent review. Then I kind of left it a bit too long. Rest assured though, I've not forgotten. I've got quite a few real life problems at the moment, but I promise I'll get to it soon.
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Old October 10 2010, 12:41 AM   #565
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Sorry to hear you've got some problems--hope you get 'em licked and get back on track with the reviews.
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Old November 30 2010, 12:03 PM   #566
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USS Bones wrote: View Post
I wrote the Satan Pit review notes a while back, but struggling to put them into a decent review. Then I kind of left it a bit too long. Rest assured though, I've not forgotten. I've got quite a few real life problems at the moment, but I promise I'll get to it soon.

Keep up the good work, I really like these. Please try and get one out for christmas or something. Don't quit on us!
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Old November 30 2010, 12:08 PM   #567
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It's all in the pipeline, I promise. I've not just been put off by the looming threat of Love & Monsters followed by Fear Her. With any luck, I should have Satan Pit within the next week or so.
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Old November 30 2010, 06:19 PM   #568
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To be honest, I'm more looking forward to your viewing, then reviewing, Love & Monsters and Fear Her.
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Old November 30 2010, 06:25 PM   #569
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Yeah, I would say skip to the "good" stuff. After L&M and Fear Her, finish the season out. Then, just go straight to Matt Smith. Seriously. I'd rather read your reviews on the current stuff than RTD and Tennant. I'm sick of them, all over.
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Old December 5 2010, 01:48 AM   #570
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^ nah. some of the later episodes were terrible as well. there's no use doing a job if you are gonna do it half-assed
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