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Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: Grade "The Time Of The Doctor"
Geronimo! 64 30.48%
Fish Fingers and Custard 84 40.00%
Average 36 17.14%
Not Good 21 10.00%
Beans are evil. Bad bad beans! | 5 2.38%
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Old December 29 2013, 03:16 AM   #331
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I'm so tired of Moffat. I can't wait for him to be replaced. As such, I won't be watching Doctor Who again until he is.
If I had a penny everytime someone said that...
I genuinely stopped watching in S6, though of course I watched the 50th which I thought was brilliant. For me, the TotD was a microcosm of everything wrong with his era, though I do kind of like the regeneration scene isolated.
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Old December 29 2013, 05:03 AM   #332
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I think both had great stories and both had dud stories. The main problem with Moff's tenure, IMO, is that he can write great eps, but can't sustain it over multiple series, and as someone said before, he's a bit smug. And as I've said before, I think he's struggling with producing/writing both Who and Sherlock.
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Old December 29 2013, 01:58 PM   #333
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Sherlock is only six hours every two years...
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Old December 29 2013, 06:21 PM   #334
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Good episode, nice send off. Not the blast I was expecting. I think I prefer the end of Time regeneration. EOT milked it way too much but Smith's change was too fast at the end.

I think we all knew the silence had blown up the tardis. But how?

Time is once again rewritten like everything else these days. Time machines now do their job and to hell with paradoxes etc.

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Sherlock is only six hours every two years...
On top of Doctor Who, Christmas specials and the 50th anniversary. Writing Sherlock isn't a walk in a park. If it were it wouldn't be such a fantastic series.
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Old December 29 2013, 08:51 PM   #335
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So why doesn't the doctor just say "it is not a safe location" and they leave?

The problem with the episode as presented is that there is a missing bit of dialogue where it is explained why they can't happen.
Apparently the Doctor just didn't think of it, just like he didn't think of just trying to open that wood door in Day of the Doctor. It took Clara trying the obvious in both cases, just opening the door and talking to the crack.

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Old December 29 2013, 08:56 PM   #336
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If I were writing the first episode, it wouldn't have anything to do with "The Time of the Doctor". It would be a standalone story set on present day Earth, where Clara has to defeat aliens while dragging along a less-than-helpful post-generation Doctor.
Nah, they've done regenerations before where the Doctor starts out and isn't so helpful for one reason or another and they never work out so well . . . Castrovalva, Tennant's before he wakes up, etc.

No, for a new Doctor, most viewers just want to see him spring into action so we know what to expect from the new guy.

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Old December 29 2013, 10:41 PM   #337
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I thought Spearhead from Space worked out great.

I've never seen Robot, so I can't comment on that one. I haven't a clue what Troughton was like in Power of the Daleks. Might be a great episode for all I know.
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Old December 29 2013, 11:00 PM   #338
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Sherlock is only six hours every two years...
And I still think it consumes to much time and creativity. As Saul said.
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Old December 29 2013, 11:38 PM   #339
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It's not even original stories. It's adaptations of pre-existing material.
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Old December 30 2013, 02:04 AM   #340
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Well, I just saw TTOTD.

I liked it, actually more than TDOTD. It was a nice send-off for the 11th(or 12th), but wish they'd gone more into how he got the new set of regenerations. It's rather a big addition to the story, and they kind of gloss over it. Loved the comedy bits about the holographic nudity at the beginning. I'm excited to see where they go with Capaldi.
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Old December 30 2013, 02:58 AM   #341
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If I were writing the first episode, it wouldn't have anything to do with "The Time of the Doctor". It would be a standalone story set on present day Earth, where Clara has to defeat aliens while dragging along a less-than-helpful post-generation Doctor.

Well, we DO know that Clara met up with the Prime Minister, getting whatever clearance level, some time before TDoftD. We even saw pics of that. The Doctor wasn't visible in them.
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Old December 30 2013, 05:57 PM   #342
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“We all change… When you think about it, we are all different people all through out our lives, and that’s OK, that’s good, you got to keep moving. So long as you remember all the people that you use to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day, I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me. “



Goodbye 11...
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Old December 30 2013, 08:35 PM   #343
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“We all change… When you think about it, we are all different people all through out our lives, and that’s OK, that’s good, you got to keep moving. So long as you remember all the people that you use to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day, I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me. “



Goodbye 11...
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Old December 30 2013, 09:06 PM   #344
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I just realized both Matt Smith and Karen Gillian were bald and wearing wigs when they did their scene.
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Old December 30 2013, 09:08 PM   #345
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I just realized both Matt Smith and Karen Gillian were bald and wearing wigs when they did their scene.
I totally forgot that she was bald. I thought her hair wasn't quite right.
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