Spoilers Boom grade and discussion thread

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by The Nth Doctor, May 16, 2024.

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How do you rate Boom?

  1. Brilliant!

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  2. 9

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  3. 8

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  4. 7

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  5. 6

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  6. 5

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  10. Rubbish!

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  1. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Whether she were actually dead or in a situation where she could have potentially died makes no difference as we the audience know she'll be alive at the end of the episode anyway. There'd be no tension regardless of which they did.
     
  2. Jax

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    I'm glad someone still knows how to write Doctor Who. That was an episode from the 9th to 12th era and i'm grateful for it. Ncuti absolutely nailed this episode and Moffat showing why for me he is a much better writer/showrunner than RTD.
     
  3. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Anyway, I'd argue that Mundy is a sympathetic character, despite her being at odds with the Doctor for some part of the episode. And she didn't change her position on faith and religion. And for all we know the character might return next season as a new companion.
     
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  4. The Wormhole

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    Is that a joke or have you not been keeping up with the news?
     
  5. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    Yuuup. I was one of the most vocal people about that around here. Remains one of my biggest issues with the Davies era until series four.
     
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  6. Mr. Adventure

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    Has the character been confirmed (not the actress)?
     
  7. The Wormhole

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    Didn't someone already post in this thread that the behind the scenes material for the episode clarified that?
     
  8. Rich Watson

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  9. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Maybe I haven't been keeping up with the news... :)
     
  10. 26138

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    Sounds like Power Rangers :D
     
  11. Captrek

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    If that’s so, why don’t candidates win Republican primaries with that position?
     
  12. DigificWriter

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    Because the modern Republican Party is largely made up of bigoted, insular jerk-holes.
     
  13. Captrek

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    According to the poll cited by GG, 66% of them are not, yet almost every Republican in elected office or conservative media is. How do these Republicans keep winning primaries with a position opposed by 66% of Republicans? Why do the conservative media cater to the 34% over the 66%?
     
  14. jaime

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    It covered its bum on faith (which is more of an RTD thing than a Moff thing) by (a)having the Anglican Marines be sympathetic, and (b) having the Doctor specify that why he doesn’t always like it, he knows sometimes you need it. Which alas basically been the shows approach for decades. Neither confirm nor deny, respect, and acknowledge it as a force for good now and then.
     
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  15. The Doctor

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    The only episode of this season that I've really enjoyed without reservation.
     
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  16. matthunter

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    If anything, the Doctor's view on faith is that faith in a higher power is misplaced (the same reason they hate humans hoping they'll show up and save the day) because faith in each other and the tendency for good to win over evil SHOULD be enough.

    Remember who the Doctor put faith in against the vampires in The Curse of Fenric? It wasn't God or Heaven.

    Sadly - these days - an eternal, omnipotent creator deity is possibly more feasible.
     
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  17. Captrek

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    Sympathetic, but clearly wrong in their beliefs. It’s not exactly validating to religious faith. When the Doctor says he needs faith, he’s talking about faith in special people like your dad, not religious faith.
     
  18. tenmei

    tenmei Commodore Commodore

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    Who Instagram outright states that the actor is playing a new character next season.
     
  19. DigificWriter

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    Which makes this episode even more disappointingly Blah.
     
  20. tenmei

    tenmei Commodore Commodore

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    I thought the episode was decent, but didn't quite stick the landing.
     
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