7X07 The Rings of Akhenaten (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Samurai8472, Apr 6, 2013.

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Grade "The Rings of Akhaten"

Poll closed May 7, 2013.
  1. Geronimo!

    15 vote(s)
    11.7%
  2. Good

    50 vote(s)
    39.1%
  3. Average

    36 vote(s)
    28.1%
  4. Bad

    18 vote(s)
    14.1%
  5. Terrible

    9 vote(s)
    7.0%
  1. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    If it were just a key, she probably would have said "no key." I at least suspect that they meant something by her statement.
     
  2. Mr. Adventure

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    Yeah, not sure what to make of it yet but there was that odd almost glaring shot of the TARDIS afterward (if the TARDIS could be said to glare).
     
  3. captain crow

    captain crow Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    In "Attack of the Cybermen" Six calls Peri "Susan" when he notices the "I.M. Foreman 76 Totter's Lane" sign.
     
  4. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, "chicks" and their strange "emotions".
     
  5. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    What exactly is your point?
     
  6. DalekJim

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  7. Klaus

    Klaus Vice Admiral Admiral

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    He also called her Susan in "Twin Dilemma" IIRC...

    I liked it, will have to see it a 2nd time... the plot was a little murky but not unfollowable for me.

    I don't mind the "mystery companion" bit per se, I'll wait and see what it is before judging it.
     
  8. Mr. Adventure

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    I agreed with much of your review but wonder why you ignored The End of the World in favor of comparing it to The Long Game. TEOTW seemed much more appropriate to the discussion.
     
  9. The Mirrorball Man

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    Nice review. You may want to edit the episode's title, though. ;)
     
  10. JRoss

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    Not sure what I just watched but I think it was a long sequence of Clara whispering at a child followed by the Doctor telling a story to a Jack-o-lantern to kill it. Props to the Mos Eisley scene, though. Nice to see a Douglas Adams reference.

    Cannot wait for the Moff to go. This season isn't just bad, it is boring. This episode was flat, and I seriously cannot remember what last week's episode was about.
     
  11. lennier1

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    Once again a mediocre episode which only managed to stay above water thanks to some nice effects and an amazing child actress (the latter seems to have become a recurring pattern).

    And the TV stories really seem to be afraid of touching the subject of Susan's fate after her departure while the audio adventures have at least tried to do her justice.
     
  12. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Afraid"? Susan left the show nine years before I was born. No one cares.
     
  13. Starkers

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    He says I've seen things you wouldn't believe (or possibly a slight varient of it) during his speech to the "God". home again home again he says as the Tardis touched down at the end. :)
     
  14. throwback

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    For myself, I miss the days when the companion was someone who saw traveling with the Doctor as an adventure. I am not interested in the mystery that is named Clara.

    On Doctor Who wiki, they are having difficulty in identifying what that red whatever is. Is it a planet? Is it a sun? The episode is not clear - for in one instance, the Doctor refers to it as a planet; then later, he refers to it as a sun. Where was the continuity adviser on this episode?
     
  15. Starkers

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    I miss the days when somone travelled with the Doctor (initially at least) not through choice (ala Tegan) or because they pretty much had nowhere else to go (Nyssa). I also kinda miss the Doctor not being fully in control of the Tardis :lol:
     
  16. The Mirrorball Man

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    :guffaw:

    Well, there was Mickey. ;)

    And the Doctor is better at piloting the TARDIS, but only slightly better. He still gets it wrong from time to time.
     
  17. Asbo Zaprudder

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    It kind of looked like a brown dwarf, which is intermediate between a planet and a star.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_dwarf

    Supposedly, brown dwarfs should look magenta coloured to the eye, and ordinary main sequence stars would be able to illuminate them.
     
  18. Mr Light

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    I watched the episode again Sunday and he says that the seven planets orbit around the star which they think created all life in the universe. That makes it sound like a star, to me...
     
  19. The Mirrorball Man

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    Yeah, that's a conundrum. If it's a planet, can it be hollowed out and used as a ship by the Daleks, and if it's a sun, did the Usurians build it?

    But we all know it was Azatoth, right? ;)
     
  20. Klaus

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    ^^Well there's still some of that, he was impressed [and a little surprised] that he managed to get it w/in the the same day.... :D
     

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