The Beast Below Trailers Up!

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Andy S, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Andy S

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  2. Timofnine

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    Wow some great clips there... can't wait till Saturday!
     
  3. Count Zero

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    It's nice that they do this clips thing now, though I might abstain from it in the future (too spoilery). The idea of a spaceship country is great. Not so sure about what is said about the plot. Hopefully not another by-the-numbers story like the premiere.

    Something must be really wrong with me, though. I'm not overly excited. The clips didn't inspire me with enthusiasm. Something about them doesn't sit right with me. Maybe the pacing? Or Amy's personality? Hopefully, they'll play out better as part of a continuous story.
     
  4. Samurai8472

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    Regarding the second clip

    Relations with the Scottish and English seem distant. Scotland gets it's own ship

    Like they don't want anything to do with the British

    Amy- Good for them, nothing changes

    At least that's how it looked. Ofcourse we do have a Scottish producer so things will probably favor them a wee bit more.
     
  5. Bacl

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    Wait just a second.

    If this takes place 5 billion years later, after the Earth itself is roasted and destroyed...

    1) How are there still human-humans? Cassandra was the last human, and though it later turns out that her claim left out the there were still mixed-blood humans running about, she was probably pretty close when she said she was the last pure-human.

    2) There's still British humans and Scottish humans, and they are still so racist against each other that they go off in their own ships? Considering both these places are in the United (irony on the word "United, I suppose" Kingdom, it feels like America launching a Whites-only ship and a Blacks-only ship. Pretty disgusting on one sense, and not realistic on the other (I can't imagine there's any distinction of British or Scottish this far in the future. Certainly not in the almost old-timey way it appears to be portrayed.

    3) Why are we still mucking around in RTD's sandbox? This whole "End of the World / New Earth / Year Five Billion" era was his little thing. The Doctor went there first with Rose, again when he regenerated, and again with Martha. I am pretty sure I heard RTD say he wanted to visit this year at least once per season (I believe a trip had been planned with Donna but scrapped). Seems like Moff needs to make his own playground.

    Just some thoughts. Still looks cool, and still excited to see it.
     
  6. Count Zero

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    Regarding the British-Scottish ship: it's a joke. Lighten up, folks.

    Did they say anything about the year in the clips? I only heard the Doctor say that it's a period of heightened solar flare activity and the Earth had therefore been evacuated.
    Besides, it's not like Doctor Who is consistent on when humanity leaves Earth behind/Earth gets destroyed.
     
  7. StarMan

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    I think he said 29th century and that the evacuation was only temporary.
     
  8. The Wormhole

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    This was already pushed aside in Utopia when we see pure-bred humans in the year 100 trillion.

    A fact about the RTD era: It Happened. Now that Moffat is showrunner, if he wants to do an episode continues an RTD story, it's his right to do so. Just like RTD put plenty of elements from the classic era in his episodes (like the Macra).
     
  9. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Yep.

    So Amy's already having one of those "boyfriend" moments where the Doctor is concerned. Moffat doesn't waste time. And Amy adapts to wandering off in the future by herself a lot more quickly than previous companions.
     
  10. Admiral_Young

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    So the second episode is once more into the future...much like the Doctor took Rose. I find it funny Amy hasn't changed out of her nightgown yet at the start of the episode and the Doctor mentioned something about solar flares in the 29th century. Interesting.
     
  11. matthunter

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    It doesn't, which you might have bothered to find out before typing the rest of your little rant.
     
  12. Admiral Buzzkill

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    And the third one is apparently an historical - isn't that the same as the Eccleston/Piper season as well?
     
  13. Thestral

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    Yep, and I don't see it being a problem. I mean, it's a good pattern: Season Intro, Far Future, History (S1, S2) or Season Intro, History, Far Future (S3, S4), so keep what works that RTD established.
     
  14. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Why would it be a problem?
     
  15. Thestral

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    I... don't think it would be? :shrug: But I'm sure somebody out there will find something wrong with it.

    Would you prefer I'd said "Yep, and I'm perfectly happy with it"? :confused:
     
  16. matthunter

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    You'd be right.

    Hell, the folk at GallifreyBase would pick holes in the width of the fish fingers if it saved them from ennui.