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Old 08-25-14, 09:38 PM
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

I mean, this books and other random stories told to make a buck need a time spot to fit into otherwise people start complaining on when that expanded non-tv stuff happens.
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
I don't know, I like the idea that we're seeing mere snippets in the Doctor's life, and that there's a lot (centuries even) that we're not privy to.
That idea has always been there. The Doctor has always dropped hints about meeting historical figures and having been to places we haven't seen. In "Face of Evil" the fourth Doctor was shown to have been to Leela's homeworld long enough ago to have forgotten being there.
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

Originally Posted by Timber View Post
It's not grabbing me. I've started and stopped a couple of times but I'm only 30 minutes in. I liked Matt's first episode much better. It was a much quieter introduction and getting to know the companion before things took off.
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I can't say I'm a fan of having the eleventh Doctor live longer than all of his previous incarnations combined. It just seems... so... self-important on Moffat's part or something... like his Doctor has to be the most important one. I also hate the idea of centuries passing for the Doctor between scenes, which 11 did twice.

I am of the mind that the Doctor's age should never be explicitly mentioned, and we should only know is that he is very old and long-lived. He won't tell us what his name is; he shouldn't tell us he's 909 years old, either.
Almost missed that once, like, wait, he was 909 and then 1200 plus and now over 2000 because of all that time he spent on that planet.
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

Originally Posted by The Valeyard View Post
Really not a fan of Vastra's team. They are becoming just as intrusive as River Song. If I didn't have to see them for an entire season, I'd be happier.
Same here. They already feel so overused and I honestly haven't been a fan since their first appearance.
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

Originally Posted by DRG View Post
Same here. They already feel so overused and I honestly haven't been a fan since their first appearance.
I think they were good when first introduced as part of the ragtag army The Doctor assembled. However, they've appeared in 3 of the last 12 episodes (counting specials), so I could see how some could think they've been overused recently.
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

Not only that, but not a single companion from Davies' run has appeared since Moffat took over, so continually using that particular group makes the universe feel particularly small.
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

Ummm, Rose appeared...or are you not counting her because it wasn't actually Rose? But Billie Piper did return at least.
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

I'm ticked this week because we now have to refer to Steven Moffat as an "Emmy Award-winning writer."
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

Originally Posted by windom View Post
Ummm, Rose appeared...or are you not counting her because it wasn't actually Rose? But Billie Piper did return at least.
It wasn't actually Rose.
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re: Doctor Who (BBCA) -- Series 8 Thread -- premieres 8/23/14

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I haven't watched yet because I'm still working my way through Smith, but who the fuck let Kurt Sutter start editing Doctor Who?
if they end up going to Belfast i will plotz.
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I'm ticked this week because we now have to refer to Steven Moffat as an "Emmy Award-winning writer."
You don't have to...
Old 08-30-14, 11:11 AM
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Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14


A Dalek fleet surrounds a lone rebel ship, and only the Doctor can help it now.

With the Doctor facing his greatest enemy, he needs Clara by his side. Confronted with a decision that could change the Daleks forever, he is forced to examine his conscience and ask himself whether he is truly a good man.
Episode 2 of 12

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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

Here's hoping that with all the introductory stuff out of the way, we can get some good old fashioned DW fun.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

Well, I enjoyed this one a bit more than last week. Next week looks like it will be fun.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

I loved this one. Best Dalek episode since "Dalek". Capaldi's more gruff than he was in Deep Breath, but his compassion still showed through in the end. Excellent adventure.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

I fucking hate the Daleks. They bore me.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

I thought this was a step down from last week. Next week's doesn't look too swift either but we'll see. I was tuning out half way through, just waiting for all the explosions and shouts of "Exterminate!" to finish. I found it bizarre how Clara was so chipper throughout and just minutes after people are disintegrated she goes along on her date without a moments pause. For a miniaturization story I found it dull and the inside of the Dalek underwhelming.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

Gee I thought it was really good. Some nice lines for Capaldi. And what supermallet said.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

Am I the only one having some difficulty understanding Capaldi's accent?
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

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Am I the only one having some difficulty understanding Capaldi's accent?
I question the sound mix on the show because there are lines of dialogue that get lost under music and I've noticed it on different TVs and on my laptop.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

I've heard a few people complaining about the sound mix. I thought I was just having trouble with the fast talking accents (not just Capaldi) since I'm listening to it on a 5.1 system.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

At one point they are taking the tires off one car and putting them on another. Why didn't that work? I don't remember them going back to that.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

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I fucking hate the Daleks. They bore me.
I do okay however sometimes I kind of sigh when I hear there is an episode about them. They are suppose to be all gone several times over yet they continue to return.
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

I really didn't care for his dismissal of soldier lady at the end. She clearly wanted to come along and change, but he was all "Nope, you're a solider" and dismissed her. What's that about? He worked with soldiers (UNIT) for an entire generation. Had one as a freaking companion at one point (Harry).
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Re: Doctor Who (S8E02) -- “Into The Dalek” -- 8/30/14

Well, this was better than last week's episode, but not much.

Again, no fault of Capaldi...he's just being given really lackluster stories so far (not sure next week will be much better). This one reminded me way too much of Chris Eccleston's "Dalek" episode.

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