7x09 Hide - rating and discussion thread

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Rate episode 7x09 Hide

  1. Ghost hunts are cool!

    46.8%
  2. Somewhat spirited

    38.7%
  3. A night like any other

    8.1%
  4. Best left hidden

    3.6%
  5. If not for those meddling kids...

    2.7%
  1. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    Yea, met-uh-BEE-lis is about right. Definitely different than meh-teb-uh-lus
     
  2. Nagisa Furukawa

    Nagisa Furukawa Commander Red Shirt

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    I think a big part of it too is that it's said by Matt twice.

    Once, it's like "LOL what...? Did he mispronounce Meteblis?"

    Twice, it's like "Oh, come ON... How did no one catch that?!"
     
  3. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    Forget the pronounciation, don't you realise this is proof the Spiders aren't coming back? 'Cos they must be extinct, or they'd be hunting him to get that crystal!
    Hold on, it's proof that they are coming back, they just haven't caught up with him yet.
    Hold on, that's why he says it's wrong: it's a totally different planet that just happens to have blue crystals too!
    Brain hurting now...
     
  4. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yes the Doctor has done it - Tom Baker.
     
  5. beneldon

    beneldon Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I heard Smith say Meh TEH bill us and first thought okay, some planet where he needs a crystal only why does it sound like Metebelis? I figured IO misheard and then HE DOES IT AGAIN and I realised someone in continuity effed up... The only thing I didn't like about the show...

    Naturally, I had to come up with a reason so I decided that he really doesn't care for the planet of spiders so spits out the word in disgust as a sort of personal protest. Works for me.
     
  6. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My wife both recognized the name of the planet and knew it was mispronounced. To her instant shame.

    Slowly becoming one of us...
     
  7. EliyahuQeoni

    EliyahuQeoni Commodore Commodore

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    Exactly. After all the Seventh Doctor developed a Scottish accent, why can't the Eleventh pronounce some place names slightly differently?
     
  8. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Spot on! :lol:

    The mispronunciation isn't a big deal, just a minor annoyance. *shrug*
     
  9. Mr Awe

    Mr Awe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That's great! You're having a good impact on her! :techman:

    Mr Awe
     
  10. Nightowl1701

    Nightowl1701 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Has it not occurred to anyone that, maybe, it was Three who was pronouncing it wrong to begin with? (Another thing he got totally wrong about that planet.)
     
  11. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Three had a lisp, but otherwise he tended to pronounce things correctly.

    I have seen Planets of the Spiders a couple of times, and I have to admit that I didn't realize that the word had been mispronounced in Hide.
     
  12. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    Ther's an old joke about how season 11 is proof that Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks were determined to force Pertwee out.
    Why? Well, in his last year, they give him a companion called Tharah Jane Thmith, and face him with the Thontaranth, dinothaurth, Exxthilonth, Ithe Warriorth and Thpiderth from Metebelith Three.
     
  13. Kestrel

    Kestrel Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Another fantastic episode. That's three in a row now!

    Loved the Love Story twist - didn't see that coming at all and thought it was brilliant. Definitely fit. Great atmosphere, great guest stars, horrifying creature but with the climax they went with it was perfect. Very intrigued by the continuing "feud" between Clara and the TARDIS.
     
  14. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

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    Three was seven personalities and at least two centuries ago. It's no surprise Eleven might pronounce a word differently.
     
  15. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

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    Much more than two centuries. More like at least four to seven centuries ago. The Third Doctor never gave a straight up age, while The Second Doctor said he was 450 in The Tomb of the Cybermen and The Fourth Doctor said 749 in The Brain of Morbius. Then you throw in the variety of inconsistencies throughout the show, especially since it returned in 2005 because The Doctor has been to known to lie about his age on a number of accounts.

    The above geek rant aside, you make a valid point. Perhaps it's been so long since The Doctor has even thought of Metebellis III that he forgot how it was pronounced.
     
  16. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Or the name of the planet changed. Arrakis-Rakis. Potatoh-Potaytoe.
     
  17. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, I'm not terribly familiar with the classic series, so I wasn't sure how old the Doctor was at that time. I just know that at least two centuries had passed between his current regeneration and his last. Thanks for the info, though!
     
  18. Chaos Descending

    Chaos Descending Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Except for "chitinous".
     
  19. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well the spiders from Metebellis III are chitinous, so the whole thing is probably entirely intentional.
     
  20. Chaos Descending

    Chaos Descending Vice Admiral Admiral

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    He didn't pronounce chitinous correctly is my point.