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Old 09-11-2018, 16:59   #451
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Lefty ? Tom Baker is a communist for sure and he's played Rasputin..... However Hartnell, Troughton and Pertwee were definite Tory toffs ! The Daleks are a bit right wing too
Apparently, the daleks are based on the Nazis.

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I really did enjoy it again. Ok story, great effects and the music was again really good.

I all this talk of PC this and that. Not one thing has annoyed me. I just don't notice it.

The Pting was a bit like nibbler and Stitch melded together.
I've not had chance to see my recordings of it yet, but a friend has told me that he's pleased to see dyspraxia being represented.

As time goes on the inclusion of different people won't be noticed as they are better represented on television. I remember the uproar over the first lesbian kiss on Brookside, but it's now represented on Coronation Street as an everyday occurrence (which it is).

The same goes for the weather presenter with a physical disability, it attracts little attention now that everybody has gotten over the shock of seeing someone with a disability giving the weather forecast!
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Old 14-11-2018, 23:46   #452
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Re: Doctor Who

The Doctor Who "Christmas" Special wont be on xmas day, in fact it wont even be shown in 2018 - its set for New Years Day, 2019.
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I think they should do a Game of Thrones Christmas special.
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Old 15-11-2018, 01:45   #454
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Re: Doctor Who

Is that confirmed now? I heard rumours a few weeks ago.

EDIT: DWM the official magazine have apparently confirmed it in the new issue.

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.With 2018 marking a brand-new era for Doctor Who it is only right that 2019 kicks off in spectacular style. So, to mark the occasion, in this year’s festive episode the TARDIS will travel through the time vortex from its traditional timeslot on Christmas Day and will land in style on New Year’s Day.
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As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?
At least it's still a festive episode but set at New Year instead.
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Well it won’t have been for want of ratings. Who has always done extremely well in that early evening Christmas Day slot. So either the Beeb wanted to do something different, or Chibnall did. My money would be on a bit of both. To be honest if it means we get a proper episode rather than a Christmas-themed lite caper through time and space I’m all for it. Plus, it has been getting increasingly difficult to watch anything as-broadcast in our household on Christmas Day anyway, so I’m not even sure I’ll miss it.
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The Christmas episodes always were a bit vomit inducing, trying to fit a soppy Christmas message in. (notable exception was Tennants excellent debut) Everyone's too comatose and playing with pressies to follow any sort of plot.
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Good episode this week ... Turning bubble wrap into a deadly weapon of terror is exactly the sort of nightmare inducing fare we expect from Doctor Who.
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Re: Doctor Who

They had to fit the weekly lecture in of course.

However, the episode was good, despite doctor sonic, who I'm finding increasingly irritating.

Its a bad sign when the companions are becoming far better than the main character.
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Well, it's worth remembering that the original justification of the time travel element of the show was to provide an interesting way to teach history to kids. Something which Doctor Who has rarely done.

Chibnall seems to be doing that more than either Davis or Moffat.

I think this series has generally been excellent, with yesterday's being the weakest episode, but still good.

I do agree with Paul that they are overusing the Sonic screwdriver though. I think we need a show runner who does what John Nathan-Turner did in the 80s, and destroy it in such a way that it's out of action for a few stories. New Who in general has relied too much on the Sonic Screwdriver having a magic setting to do anything the Doctor needs it to. JNT said in an interview that he did destroy it because he thought the writers were relying on it too much.
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I don't even think its how its being used for me, but the way she brandishes it like its a wand from Harry Potter!

I did enjoy this episode again.

Next week looks interesting, involving a witch hunt.
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Maybe the sonic is a willy substitute . Have to agree the Dr is getting lost in the background of the companions.
Trouble and benefit of DW is that unlike other programmes the episodes are very different,so some will appeal more to others, and it can change round the next week. Didn't care much for this week's but looking forward to next week's ( as I love the nasty Vincent Price film Witchhunter General!)
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I personally like it when the Doctor has to think his or her way through a problem. That's one reason why I liked the "Day Of The Doctor", because it changed the Timewar story so that the Doctor didn't just kill his entire race (a story I was never really comfortable with, after all, this is a character that doesn't even like Guns), but solved the problem another way. I know he used the Sonic Screwdriver to do it, but he still thought the problem through.

The problems with the screwdriver are that the writers do tend to use it as a magic solution to everything, even instances where the doctor could maybe build a gadget..
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Plus the thing is now a full scanner and diagnostic device and it doesn't just'unlock' doors. anymore.

Don'y know what something is...Scan it and it will tell you. Takes all the thought and investigation away. I guess it helps them speed up the story.
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Doctor Who New Year special to see Daleks battle Jodie Whittaker for first time

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Ever since I saw inside a Dalek I’ve felt they’ve lost their impact completely.
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