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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 15 2013, 09:12 AM   #91
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Re: Poll: 7x08 Cold War review and discussion

Matt Smith manages to be clownish almost all of the time except when he suddenly becomes something else altogether. Several times over the years, companions have gone on about him being very old and very kind but Smith's Doctor is something darker.
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Old April 15 2013, 11:28 AM   #92
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Another nitpick: there's a difference between a nuclear-powered submarine, and a nuclear-weaponed sub.The latter are always the former, but you'd send the former to drill for oil and dig up mammoths, not the latter. They need to be in the right position to launch (so heading off to the South Pole on your own decision is going to get the captain court-martialed unless the USSR branch of UNIT speak up for him).
And the Prof must have been in the KGB to have a walkman and cheek the military the way he did: which isn't actually a problem, the KGB were in the vanguard of reform in the early 1980s, as they knew the reality because they were trusted with western info, not the propaganda (they just didn't expect reform to go as far as it did...).
Oh, and aside from the idiot who thawed out the ice block, it wasn't an ice block, more an ice box that the Ice Warrior could punch its way out of, which makes no sense at all.
And... but I don't care, I liked it!
Well, to nitpick your nitpick a little , the USSR initially did build a diesel-powered class of submarine carriying ICBMs (the Golf-class).

Also, i'm pretty sure, this sub isn't going anywhere soon (or anytime), AFAIK sowiet and russian subs use soidium-cooled reactors which are permanently in need of heating the sodium to an liquid state, when the reactor is shut down and there is no external source to heat the sodium, it solidifies and the reactor is permanently destroyed.

Also, when surfacing through ice, the turret-mounted diving planes need to be put in a vertical position to prevent damage to them, so they are most likely nonfunctional too.
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Old April 15 2013, 12:26 PM   #93
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David Warner has played an alternate version of the Third Doctor in a mirror universe set of Audios where 3 didn't crash into his exile until 1999 after U.N.I.T. had solved most of the monster problems from the last 20 years with nuclear weapons.

An Actor who has already been the Doctor, waking around as an odd ball called "The Professor" and we're not supposed to think that he is again an alternate mirror universe version of the Doctor at play in the TV Show again after last week when Grandfather was most certainly a mirror version of One who failed? Next week the villain is going to be an alternate of Tom Baker!
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Old April 15 2013, 01:10 PM   #94
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Not a top notch episode but a pretty solid one. Scary monster, claustrophobic environment, alien-esque scares. All very tense. Then at the end the Doctor is in a desparate place but luckily the monster has a sense of compassion and honour.

Ice Warrior was a good update. We never see all of him outside the suit? But probably for the best, to avoid unconvincing CG.

Nice to see Brutus from Rome getting work.
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Old April 15 2013, 01:30 PM   #95
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Another nitpick: how does the TARDIS translator translate everyone if the TARDIS is quite literally on the opposite end of the world?
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Old April 15 2013, 01:34 PM   #96
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The Wormhole wrote: View Post
Another nitpick: how does the TARDIS translator translate everyone if the TARDIS is quite literally on the opposite end of the world?
The sonic screwdriver is a piece of the TARDIS.

Or something.
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Old April 15 2013, 01:42 PM   #97
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Another nitpick: how does the TARDIS translator translate everyone if the TARDIS is quite literally on the opposite end of the world?
The sonic screwdriver is a piece of the TARDIS.

Or something.
The insect guys in Planet of the Dead weren't translated and the Doctor had the sonic screwdriver with him there.
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Old April 15 2013, 01:57 PM   #98
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I got a brief 'Utopia' vibe when the professor was talking to Clara: Time travel? Pulls out an Fob watch! LOL

Still, it did feel that at time the Professor was more than he seemed, or maybe that is just Warners great acting.
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Old April 15 2013, 02:01 PM   #99
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In Planet of the Dead, the Doctor says to Christina that he can speak all languages.

The TARDIS doesn't translate, it uses it's telepathic field to slave the Doctors polyglottery into the immediate area... Think about how many thousands, maybe millions of conversations are being translated inside the TARDIS' proximity?

Now ask yourself if the TARDIS is keeping real time logs of any of these conversations and monitoring content and context that it shouldn't be able to FIND the badies before they strike in line with how the Machine on Person of Interest works.

We heard a Dalek speaking German once when Martha tred to blow up the world.
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Old April 15 2013, 02:11 PM   #100
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The insect guys in Planet of the Dead weren't translated and the Doctor had the sonic screwdriver with him there.
Oh that was the old sonic. Completely different situation.

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Old April 15 2013, 02:59 PM   #101
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Why they have a scientist and chose to dig up something in the ice is less than clear, though.
Why they have a scientist is less than clear. However, given that the scientist was there, the rest falls in place. It's made clear that the idea to go on the "hunting expedition" was the scientist's idea, and the Captain humored him. Which goes along with the Captain clearly being portrayed as less dogmatic in his position. The Captain and scientist appeared to be friends and in cahoots and in contrast to the more dogmatic officer (forgetting the name and rank).

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Old April 15 2013, 03:09 PM   #102
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Just a side, I wonder if they staged this episode in 1984 in the cold war era due to the current parallels with today's political nuclear threat of North Korea or Iran. Sometimes I wonder if they do such things to seem relevant to today's happenings.
I thought it was 1983 and I was thinking cool, the Five Doctors should be airing soon for the 20th Anniversary. Plus, it's an even 30 years before the present.

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Old April 15 2013, 04:07 PM   #103
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The Wormhole wrote: View Post
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Another nitpick: how does the TARDIS translator translate everyone if the TARDIS is quite literally on the opposite end of the world?
The sonic screwdriver is a piece of the TARDIS.

Or something.
The insect guys in Planet of the Dead weren't translated and the Doctor had the sonic screwdriver with him there.
No one but the Doctor ever set foot in the TARDIS in Planet of the Dead. So the TARDIS never had anything to do with not translating those aliens.

I was under the impression only TARDIS crew got to enjoy the Translation Matrix.
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Old April 15 2013, 05:56 PM   #104
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Wow Smith's doctor really is 2nd doctor 2.0


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Old April 15 2013, 05:57 PM   #105
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Do you think RTD would've offed the professor?
No but it probably wouyld have been revealed that the Professor and the Captain were a couple
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