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!

    29.0%
  2. A

    15.1%
  3. A-

    11.8%
  4. B+

    17.2%
  5. B

    11.8%
  6. B-

    2.2%
  7. C+

    2.2%
  8. C

    5.4%
  9. C-

    1.1%
  10. D+

    2.2%
  11. D

    1.1%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Rubbish

    1.1%
  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I can’t tell if Donna spilled the coffee on purpose or intentionally to go on one last adventure
     
  2. Chaos Descending

    Chaos Descending Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The title sequence was very good.

    I’ve typically been an opponent of using the sonic screwdriver as a catch-all “magic wand” but it was really cool to see the Doctor using it to make an interactive UI type thing, and even making force fields / shields was neat.

    LOVED the new TARDIS interior.
     
  3. Pindar

    Pindar Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Loved all of it. Especially the Meep.

    Great fun, the new console room is enormous and looks amazing.

    New sonic screwdriver was pretty neat.

    Very happy to have Doctor Who back on a Saturday night.
     
  4. Annie McCoy

    Annie McCoy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    YES! Always love a throwback to 1 or classic who in general (particularly why I love 12 and twice upon a time). Felt like a more childlike version which I loved
     
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  5. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Except you made a blatently false statement instead of actually conveying the point you were trying to convey.

    Cross-posting some brief thoughts on the episode from elsewhere.

     
  6. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Clip for the next special courtesy of "Doctor Who unleashed

     
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  7. Romulan_spy

    Romulan_spy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That was great. It felt like a return of the Tennant era of Doctor Who. We get Tennant back as the Doctor. We get Donna back. We get a resolution to the metacrisis. We get a fun monster and the DoctorDonna saving the day again! And that Console Room is amazing. It is so much bigger than previous console rooms. I love it.
     
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  8. Annie McCoy

    Annie McCoy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    man it’s really not that deep, I just meant i’m glad to have them back? i’m a fan of tennant and tate and am happy to have them back on the show. apologies for mistyping but there’s no need to drag me for it lol
     
  9. Sketcher

    Sketcher Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Uhh it's TENnant not FOURTennant. Obvs.
     
  10. Annie McCoy

    Annie McCoy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Literally, i’m so glad it was a happy metacrisis ending this time! i was on the brink of tears watching it happen again lol
     
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  11. Timofnine

    Timofnine Saintly henchman of Santa Premium Member

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    I’m watching this episode later this evening with my niece who is currently out at the theatre watching ‘A Christmas Carol’. I was going to sneak watch the episode and pretend that I haven’t seen it, meaning that I get to watch it twice, but I have been *really* good and restrained myself.

    Meep meep! :D
     
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  12. Photoman15

    Photoman15 Commodore Commodore

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    I was not fond of the end theme where it sounds like someone repeating "Hot Potatoe" over and over.
     
  13. Angel4576

    Angel4576 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Thought it was pretty good for the most part. Not wholly convinced on the Meep front, but OK! :D

    The bigots will have a field day I guess, but it's a story set in the most cosmopolitan city on the face of the planet, so I'm not sure what else they'd expect.....
     
  14. Pindar

    Pindar Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yes I had blanked the end theme out. That was one thing I wasn't keen on.
     
  15. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I wonder why they didn’t show that after the episode
     
  16. Captaindemotion

    Captaindemotion Admiral Admiral

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    *Blatantly.

    I mean, if you’re going to act like a pedant, expect pedantry in return.
     
  17. Haggis and tatties

    Haggis and tatties Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well i was confident that RTD would knock it out the park, and he did with ease, solid 10/10.
     
  18. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Vice Admiral Admiral

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    How is it pedantic to call out the fact that saying that "Ten and Donna are back" is false?

    It isn't a minor thing that the Fourteenth Doctor isn't the same incarnation as the Tenth Doctor despite being physically identical and behaving nearly identically.
     
  19. thribs

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    The “boss” the Meep was referring to must be the Toymaker
     
  20. Captaindemotion

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    “Made a blatantly false statement.” Really? Did you see the scene where the Doctor wore a barrister’s wig and decide that this was going to be your inspiration for the night? Catch yourself on. Someone was excited about the return of the Tenth actor - whose name also begins with Ten - to the role, in an episode that referenced their adventures together, and you’re pissing all over her chips.