New episode! (sort of)

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  1. Starkers

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    Ok it's only two minutes long and appears to be filmed entirely in Jodie's wardrobe but still it's all kinds of lovely and what the world needs right now.

    A Message from the Doctor

    There's also a new short story by Chibnall and the promise of more content to come.
     
  2. The Nth Doctor

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    That was awesome! I really love Jodie's passion for the character and to jump into the role to just deliver an important message. :D
     
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  3. matthunter

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    If there's one kid out there feeling less scared right now then that's what the Doctor is all about. Props to Jodie!
     
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  4. Csalem

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  5. Cutie McWhiskers

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    TBH, it wasn't half-bad and in reading I noted it didn't even start with "It was a dark and stormy night."

    Okay, before I get to the good stuff I still want to whine: The written piece still had some questionable moments about a trampoline factory and to a lesser extent planet FixleMixleplyk moments but, forget the nitpicks as part of me chuckled anyway, when all is summed up Chris would be rather good as a novelist of children's books as he has a certain panache that was rather quite decent.

    If you're still reading, thank you kindly. It only gets better from here on.

    He's also able to add in stuff he wasn't able to do on screen in TWWFTE, which potentially might have helped on screen or at least add an added perspective. But reading it does allow for more to be processed than watching it, which would be easier to misconstrue.

    Yes, it's known I personally prefer DW being for the whole family or adults (without having to dumb themselves down) or older teenagers and not just kiddy-fluff-centric, but on paper he's no hack. He's very engaging, surprisingly and not unpleasantly so. Pleasantly, in fact. Even with the arm flapping Wile E Coyote stuff, which a lot of adults would like and noting Wile E was not originally meant for kids either... and sometimes, having preferred most of Classic WHO where they take it all seriously that most of NuWHO by comparison inverts the tables and almost never takes itself seriously... I'll try to lighten up a bit. But I still prefer Doctor Ruth for now...

    P.S. His adding in post-regeneration healing after crashing through the train helped very nicely. (One could figure it out on screen, though on paper it seemed easier to suspend disbelief.)

    P.P.S. "Dematerialexploding" was a nice touch. :) :bolian:
     
  6. The Nth Doctor

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  7. Csalem

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    I have wondered in the past how far the Doctor can fall before it becomes life-threatening. Logopolis seemed a shorter distance than The End of Time or The Woman Who Fell To Earth.
     
  8. Ar-Pharazon

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    Jodie had that "within x number of hours of regenerating" thing going for her.
     
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  9. The Wormhole

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    Yeah, TEOT is really the only oddity, which many of us commented on when the episode aired.
     
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  10. The Nth Doctor

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    One thing I forgot to mention before: I loved the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy vibe the monologue had, particularly the side thoughts about absurd words and random galactic trivia. It's a shame she didn't think "Oh, no, not again!"
     
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  11. The Wormhole

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    I'm sure another object that was falling at the exact same moment did think that. ;)
     
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  12. matthunter

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    Even then, it's really not, since it's later obvious that Ten IS badly wounded but is holding back the regeneration. Same as 12 - killed in the initial Cyber attacks but able to hold it off - even past other "fatal" encounters - to the end of "World Enough And Time", and probably beyond even that (with a shove from droplet Bill).
     
  13. Haggis and tatties

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    Never has WHO needed a Doctor more then ever................eh.................eh.............no........I'll get me coat. Lol
     
  14. Mr. Adventure

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    She seems easier to understand to me. I wonder if BBC America plays them faster to fit in commercials or maybe just from PAL conversion.

    Plus, it looks like we get to see the inside of one of Jodie's closets lol.

    I kid but it's cool and maybe helps some little one out there. Do little ones like current Who? I imagine some must.
     
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  15. The Wormhole

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    IIRC, it was confirmed years ago (during the Smith era, I believe) that BBC America does indeed play Doctor Who episodes faster than they are played in Britain.
     
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  16. Starkers

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    No, because it's the radiation that triggers his regeneration and that happens after the fall.
     
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  17. The Wormhole

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    Although the Doctor apparently does hold back the regeneration long enough to visit all his companions. And I do mean all based on what's said in the SJA episode Matt Smith appeared in.
     
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  18. TheAlmanac

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    That was easily one of the best and most emotionally affecting Thirteenth Doctor scenes to date.