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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Rate episode 7x08 Cold War
Geronimo! 34 27.42%
NIce Warrior! 66 53.23%
lukewarm 21 16.94%
Will spring never come? 3 2.42%
Dive Dive Dive! 0 0%
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Old April 13 2013, 10:32 PM   #31
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Clara looked fabulous in that outfit.
I was ready to give the episode a 10/10 score when she was soaking wet.
I had to mark the episode down as she put a jacket on.

I don't care how shallow that makes me look.
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Old April 13 2013, 10:44 PM   #32
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OH!

You don't like any bastard thing getting between you and her twins?

How does The Cold War, Military build up confict with the supposed supremacy of UNIT?

In the fictional past, back when the real UN didn't care, is the Production staff today allowed to call UNIT U.N.I.T. and not UN.I.T.?
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Old April 13 2013, 10:49 PM   #33
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OH!

You don't like any bastard thing getting between you and her twins?
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Old April 13 2013, 10:58 PM   #34
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A good Gatiss story? Amazing!
Victory of the Daleks is the only outright shit one he's done, I reckon. Nightshade was a terrific VNA too and one of the scariest.

This was far and away his best script though, I agree.
Personally The Unquiet Dead was the only tv story that I really liked. But good point re his SW novels. I'd forgotten those. I stand corrected.
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Old April 13 2013, 11:45 PM   #35
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Voted "Nice Warrior". I think it would have been better to use David Warner in a bigger role, maybe as a villain or another Time Lord. He was in Time Bandits and Time after Time after all so he has experience with time travel
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Old April 14 2013, 12:04 AM   #36
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Excellent. One of my favorite episode of the revived series!
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Old April 14 2013, 12:35 AM   #37
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I wonder if singing or songs will be an ongoing theme with the mystery of Clara. Carmen from Asylum, 'We shall meet again' could be taken as a reference to Vera Lynn's WWII song 'We'll Meet Again', 'The Bells of St. John' can be viewed as much as Ringing the Changes of a bell chorus, and the Song of Akhaten has its name in the show, and this episode she sing a bit of 'Hungry Like the Wolf'? I am still curious about the missing two years from her book as well.
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Old April 14 2013, 01:25 AM   #38
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It was ok. Unobjectionable. The atmosphere was there and the sets were completely convincing (the question of "isn't this a bit big for a sub" didn't occur to me, but I am thick). A shame the story itself was a bit perfunctory. Good performances too.
That's what I was thinking. Terrific production values masking a mechanical, just passable, story and nearly getting away with it.

I thought a little bit about the sub just because I toured a decommissioned one last summer but even then I didn't find it over-the-top.

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Aaaand so much for all our speculation last week that the TARDIS didn't like Clara and wasn't translating for her.
I thought it was a bit odd that they included that after the TARDIS vanished away. I mean, apparently it has quite a range as we've seen but as a story beat it seemed odd to not mention that.

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I did like Clara being affected by the deaths. After dropping her off last episode I was surprised to just see her onboard the TARDIS. I'm not quite sure how their relationship works at this point, is she full-time onboard now or picked up occasionally?

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Old April 14 2013, 02:02 AM   #39
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Clara looked fabulous in that outfit.
I was ready to give the episode a 10/10 score when she was soaking wet.
Jenna-Louise Coeman for Lara Croft in the new Tmb Raider movie. Just throwing that out three,
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Old April 14 2013, 02:19 AM   #40
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I found it to be a solid episode. Good tension, good use of the themes of the period. The fact that they had to rely on mercy worked thematically to a degree, but it did feel like a bit of a copout in that the Doctor didn't save the day. But maybe that should be true for an allegory about the Cold War.

Ice Warriors were cool. Not positive what I think of them outside the suit, but it seemed to work fine.
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Old April 14 2013, 02:34 AM   #41
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This might be one of the best since the show came back.
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Old April 14 2013, 02:40 AM   #42
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Geronimo! Top notch! Visually superb, nice claustrophobic setting, great characterization, and an excellent story! I really enjoyed this one!

I continue to like Clara more and more.

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Old April 14 2013, 03:24 AM   #43
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I loved this episode, again, the classic Doctor Who feeling and formula. Some monster at the beginning terrorizing people, the Doctor comes in, completely not expecting to be there, once again the TARDIS is flying him, and not him flying the TARDIS, he always ends up where he needs to be, with no control, and has to save the day.

Loved the ice warrior, and getting to see its real form, they did a good job on this one.

Loved the little bit about the Doctor tinkering with the TARDIS, and its relocation system moving it hehe. I was hoping maybe he'd also tinker with the chameleon circuit and maybe have it appear as something else in a future episode.

A+

Looking forward to the next
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Old April 14 2013, 03:31 AM   #44
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Entertaining enough but it didn't really amount to a hill of beans and I didn't spot any clues to the "mystery of Clara"(TM).
That you know of, perhaps the singing is something, perhaps something else said or done means something for the big picture that we don't realize yet....

Not every episode has to have big revealing plots to the main overall big picture also
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Old April 14 2013, 03:35 AM   #45
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Loved the little bit about the Doctor tinkering with the TARDIS, and its relocation system moving it hehe.
The HADS first turned up back in 1969, in The Krotons. You can see why he usually keeps it turned off...
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