7x06 The Bells of St John - review/ discussion

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How do you rate 7x06 "The Bells of St John"?

Poll closed Apr 9, 2013.
  1. Poor

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  2. Okay

    17 vote(s)
    12.2%
  3. Good

    21 vote(s)
    15.1%
  4. Great

    39 vote(s)
    28.1%
  5. Outstanding

    42 vote(s)
    30.2%
  6. Geronimo!!

    18 vote(s)
    12.9%
  1. USS KG5

    USS KG5 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Did anyone else guess where they were by what you could see out of the office window? Or was that just me?!!
     
  2. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    Nothing remarkable, but not horrible either - just sort of there. Smith as marvellous as ever but I do hope Clara will become at least remotely interesting in the very near future.

    "Good" seems an appropriate rating.
     
  3. Fruitcake

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    A very satisfying romp. I liked the theme music change. Clara looked younger than the other times we saw her.

    I very much want her jacket!

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    I'm happy to have a Clara mystery :)
     
  4. Timelord Victorious

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    On to find the new pieces of music on youtube.
     
  5. Serial thread killer

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    Wish he had said Geronimo when he was flying the plane.
     
  6. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I thought it was great. Reminded me a lot of a Season 26 story, and that's high praise from me.
     
  7. Brendan Moody

    Brendan Moody Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Overnight ratings are in: 6.2 million viewers, roughly consistent with what "Asylum of the Daleks" got last year and what "The Impossible Astronaut" got way back in April 2011. With timeshift, the final figure should approach 8 million. So, another strong performance.
     
  8. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Just finished watching the Nerdist with it's commentary on the show and interviews with Matt and Jenna.

    Quite entertaining.
     
  9. Haggis and tatties

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    Very enjoyable indeed, this episode just whipped by at a cracking pace, watched in HD and it looked fantatsic, no issues with colours or stuff like that.

    Roll on next week. :)
     
  10. The Wormhole

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    An okay episode. I wouldn't call it "awesome" or anything but it was entertaining and towards the end became quite fun to watch. The episode started off seeming like it was going to be something of a modernized rehash of The Idiot's Lantern but thankfully the end product is sufficiently different. There are some familiar Moffat tropes here, most notably creepy kids posing a threat. The interaction between Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman saved the episode and really is the highlight of the show. But really the last half of the episode is a blast to watch with great one-liner and really cool moments like driving a motorcycle up the side of a building. Certainly one of the better S7 episodes (so far).

    So I assume they're setting things up for a greater mystery regarding who the mysterious lady at the shop is that gave Clara the TARDIS phone number. Also weird is the phone in the door panel ins't actually supposed to be a real phone, according to The Empty Child, though it did get a call in that very episode too. My eagle eye spotted the author of the book the boy was reading that Clara praised was none other than Amelia Williams. So I guess Amy had quite a successful career as an author in her post-TARDIS life.
     
  11. Mr. Adventure

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    Fair enough. :)
     
  12. Brendan Moody

    Brendan Moody Vice Admiral Admiral

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    We'll get to see just how successful, since the BBC is releasing an ebook of that title, Summer Falls: http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/03/summer-falls-310313000008.html.
     
  13. Avon

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    oh with the motorbike, i didn't mean to say 'where did he keep it?' (but getting a bike up stairs in the tardis must be tricky), but the sudden 'it also drives up walls because the plot needs it to' ability that just came out of no where seemed like a random jump too far. and i couldn't think of a quick way to say it properly
     
  14. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    I mean, even if the motorbike didn't already possess the ability, he probably would have just shot it with his sonic screwdriver to make it anti-grav abilities anyway. :p
     
  15. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

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    it just seemed lazy
     
  16. Mr. Adventure

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    He uses the sonic so much anyway he could've pointed it at the tires with an FX shot showing them starting to get goopy then drive the newly sticky tires up the building. Don't know how well that'd work or if it'd be better but it'd show him thinking on the spot instead of having it already there.
     
  17. Timelord Victorious

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    For a second I expected them to show the antigrav clamps from the PotD bus on the wheels.
     
  18. Captain_Amasov

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    He should have used the Whomobile! :p
     
  19. Mr. Adventure

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    Does Moff ever use RTD stuff?

    I loved that thing.
     
  20. sonak

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    I liked that it was a pretty low-key story, and I think the new companion is good. I also liked the little in-jokes(the TARDIS is made of wood so it doesn't go into battle, he loves the sound of "doctor who," etc.)