Spoilers The Timeless Children grade and discussion thread

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Evil Headhunter, Mar 1, 2020.

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How do you rate The Timeless Children?

  1. Oh, brilliant!

    18.7%
  2. 9

    13.2%
  3. 8

    23.1%
  4. 7

    6.6%
  5. 6

    3.3%
  6. 5

    8.8%
  7. 4

    4.4%
  8. 3

    2.2%
  9. 2

    1.1%
  10. Rubbish!

    18.7%
  1. Emperor-Tiberius

    Emperor-Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    A friend of mine, to whom I introduced the show just before the 50th anniversary, just told me she'll stop watching the show. At least, until they retcon this nonsense.

    Still managed to keep her on an Eighth Doctor diet, though.
     
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  2. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin Admiral Premium Member

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    You forgot these gems

    Passion Of The Dalek
    Debbie Does Daleks
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  3. jaime

    jaime Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It sure about crossing over Daleks with pig people for that last one..I mean frogs are one thing, but.., ;)
     
  4. USS Fardell

    USS Fardell Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The Timeless Children review TLDR Summary
    Did anything change? Were questions from the previous episodes answered? Was what the Master told the Doctor of the Timeless Child and Tecteun only his opinion on the events? (Tecteun doesn't investigate the rift the Child came through?) The Master telling Ashad that turning oneself into a robot isn't special is a good scene. Yas and the others escaping from the ship by pretending to be Cybermen is done well, even if it's inspired by previous incidents of companions pretending to be enemies.
    The scenes at Ko Sharmus' base were also done well. Yas stepping through to Gallifrey is consistent with how her character has been going so far. The revelation of the Doctor being the Timeless Child doesn't really change anything. The scene were she escapes the Matrix was a highlight of the episode. Her escape from the Master and CyberLords was also done well. More below. 8/10.


    Series 12 Finale overall review TLDR Summary
    A thematic link between the Master and Ashad. Self-Loathing. But with similarities there are also differences. Ashad's plans are different to the Master's. But the main plot is the Doctor being the Timeless Child. The parallel between the Brendan story and that of the Child is obvious. The Doctor's driven by her decision to give the Cyberium to Ashad, but Ko Sharmus feels more responsible for not sending it back far enough. More on Yas, she wants to continue to travel with the Doctor.
    Whereas there have been hints the other two may want to stop. They all play roles encouraging the survivors. The latter group's joy at being on Earth was well done. (Future storytelling potential?) Overall a very good way to end this series. More in the overall series review (which will also have one of these summaries). 8.25/10.
     
  5. The Laughing Vulcan

    The Laughing Vulcan Admiral Admiral

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    Maybe a little anime...

    That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Dalek
    Rascal Does Not Dream of Dalek-Girl Senpai
    Is It Wrong to Try To Pick Up Daleks in a Dungeon
    The Dalek is a Part-Timer
     
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  6. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    aka Asylum of the Daleks?
     
  7. Tallguy

    Tallguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    As this season settles a bit I've decided that I have far less problem with the Hidden Doctors than I do with how trivially they destroyed Galifrey. Again.

    When NuWho started the Time War and the Doctor's part in it was a huge weight over the show. This just felt like fluff.

    And if taking out Galifrey (by the Master no less) feels like nothing then I can't get too worked up about any revelations about The Doctor that came along with it.
     
  8. Captrek

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    I think it’s safe to say the reaction to the finale isn’t what Chibnall was expecting. I wonder what he’s thinking now and how it will affect his writing going forward.
     
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  9. Emperor-Tiberius

    Emperor-Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    But remember: Chibnall doesn't read reviews!
     
  10. David cgc

    David cgc Admiral Premium Member

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    Maybe we should see if that plane they rented to get Amazon to buy The Expanse is available.
     
  11. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Who cares what the people who watch the show think? I don’t make it for them.
     
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  12. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No lie, that's a title that has to be used on the show.
     
  13. Captrek

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    Beyond the Valley of the Daleks
    A Fistful of Daleks
    For a Few Daleks More
    Hello, Dalek!
     
  14. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Planet Of The Daleks
    Beneath The Planet Of The Daleks
    Escape From The Planet Of The Daleks
    Conquest Of The Planet Of The Daleks
    Battle For The Planet Of The Daleks

    My Mother The Dalek (starring Jerry Van Dyke)
     
  15. Tallguy

    Tallguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The Dick Van Dalek Show!
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  16. Captrek

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    The third part of this trilogy features an Eli Dalek.
     
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  17. Tallguy

    Tallguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    That's The Good the Bad and the Dalek, of course.
     
  18. The Laughing Vulcan

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    Smokey and the Dalek
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  19. Starkers

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    Abbott and Costello meet the Dalek
     
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  20. Tallguy

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    A surprisingly good film booth as Abbott and Costello and as a Dalek movie. To say nothing of the inclusion of both the Master and the Cybermen.
     
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