Spoilers The Star Beast grade and discussion thread

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by The Nth Doctor, Nov 20, 2023.

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How do you rate The Star Beast?

  1. Brilliant!

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  2. A

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  3. A-

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  4. B+

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  5. B

    11.8%
  6. B-

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  7. C+

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  8. C

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  9. C-

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  10. D+

    2.2%
  11. D

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  12. D-

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  13. Rubbish

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  1. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    The Doctor is caught in a fight to the death as a spaceship crash-lands in London. But as the battle wreaks havoc, destiny is converging on the Doctor’s old friend, Donna.


    It's been a long year (at least for me...) but Doctor Who is finally back! Coinciding with the 60th anniversary (conversely, ten years went by fast!), we're getting the first of three specials this Saturday.

    As cautious as I have been about Davies returning and the risk of rethreads with Tennant, Tate, and company all returning, I remain optimistic that we're in for a treat. I'm particularly excited about Ruth Madeley joining the Doctor Who universe properly (since she's already done Big Finish).
     
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  2. Lordcommanderdarkwolf

    Lordcommanderdarkwolf Commander Red Shirt

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    I have not seen Doctor who for years but this has me excited.
     
  3. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Ah, the discussion thread. Helps makes things feel more real. Hard to believe it's been close to a year and a half since the first filming images got posted online, and now we're less than a week away from watching it.
     
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  4. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Vice Admiral Admiral

    Articles have already popped up from those who've already seen it, such as this one from the BBC directly:

    Article contains arguably mild spoilers (including the headline and URL so I embedded it - don't recommend reading the URL beyond the top-level domain if you're looking to see who made it (again, it's a BBC article, not from the usual scifi outlets)), not so much about the plot but perhaps tone or other aspects, and some quotes within are predictable and make you wonder. I won't say which ones, as the article already had.
     
  5. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    There are no spoilers in the article besides things which have already been officially reported and discussed on this forum for the past year and a half.
     
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  6. The Nth Doctor

    The Nth Doctor Infinite Possibilities... Premium Member

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    I don't see how the title or URL are even remotely spoilerish either.
     
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  7. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    "Whimsical"?! :mad::mad::mad:
     
  8. The Nth Doctor

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    Not Doctor Who!!!! :eek:
     
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  9. Rich Watson

    Rich Watson Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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  10. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    Someone who doesn’t adopt a pen name after their parents called them “Neil Armstrong” isn’t afraid of anything.
     
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  11. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The pre-release page is up on Disney+
    It says it’s 4k, 58 minutes, supports Dolby vision
     
  12. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Great stuff. :-)
     
  13. Captaindemotion

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    Maybe that was just too giant a leap to make.
     
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  14. Annie McCoy

    Annie McCoy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I literally cannot wait, especially with the revival of Doctor Who Confidential as Doctor Who Unleashed, and the whole rebrand?? The rebrand is the only thing i’m nervous about but I cannot wait for Donna i’m just scared for her fate, and the Toymaker’s return is my everything.
    Hoping all the theories about the Toymaker being the master isn’t true (i love the toymaker just i don’t want NPH as the master) like the theory of Rory being the master luckily turned out not to be true
     
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  15. Samurai8472

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    Preview clip of Star Beast


     
  16. Australis

    Australis Writer - Australis Admiral

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    I'm very, very disappointed that after 60 years of loyal support, the (Aust) ABC is not showing Dr Who.

    <sadnoise>Arrrrrr.</sadnoise>
     
  17. JoeZhang

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  18. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Admiral Admiral

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    Another clip
     
  19. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Vice Admiral Admiral

    It's debatable, but some people might find, among other things, even a brief adumbration of the tone of the piece in a URL to be equated as "egregious spoiler". "Whimsical" seems to describe the tone of the episode. It'd be like, if this were 1981 and the internet existed with all the related minutiae, the Blake's 7 finale article would read ".../.../blakes7-final-episode-dire-disheartening-tone". But any tv previews showing snippets would reveal some of the tone as well. But some people tend to avoid those. Ultimately, I took zero chances and went "over the top" with the disclaimer.
     
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  20. The Doctor

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    Just enough time to watch Donna's farewell before the new special drops on Disney+ :D
     
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