15 January 2019 at 00:23 #67202RougeCyberman @rougecyberman
Yes that was such a good moment.16 January 2019 at 01:33 #67217swordwhale @swordwhale
Well there we are, a full season!
Loved it! Bought my first sonic and found a reasonable facsimile of the Doctor’s coat at Goodwill. And a tardis hat at another thrift shop.
This forum is great. Carry on.
Gawd, the wait for the return is gonna be a loooooooooooooong one…31 January 2019 at 05:54 #67323
Having watched the whole series including the new years special i am very disappointed in it.
It was underwhelming to say the least. Chris Chibnall cannot write proper sci fi to save his life.
I think he should stop writing, run the show and employ proper sci fi writers like old who. Then see about the doctor bringing back the time lords from the pocket universe they are in. It is just not sci fi
enough for my liking.5 February 2019 at 03:44 #67327nerys @nerys
Well, all I can say is that I enjoyed this season. It had its ups and downs, but then I can say that about every season of Doctor Who I’ve watched. Apparently I must not be a proper sci fi fan.25 February 2019 at 22:14 #67402imnotastoxicasmyoldusernamewouldsuggest @rosasucksandsodoess11
this episode was average at best, it (like the rest of S11 of the propaganda piece I used to call doctor who) was a bit of a meh, I think that the least terrible episode was the first but that was probably just based on my misplaced hype for it.25 February 2019 at 22:15 #6740327 February 2019 at 18:01 #6740913 March 2019 at 09:44 #67421Miapatrick @miapatrick
@peladon1972 while I also feel CC has more potential as a show runner than main writer (and needs to find his Moffart), I don’t think Doctor Who has ever been hard sci-fi. As for the Timelords, Phaseshift did an excellent blog on this subject.13 March 2019 at 09:59 #67422
It also was never soft sci fi either as evidenced by the deadly assassin’s story that generated the Matrix trilogy is not exactly soft sci fi either. I also never liked the last of the timelords as it was too much like the last of the Mohicans13 March 2019 at 09:59 #67423
It also was never soft sci fi either as evidenced by the deadly assassin’s story that generated the Matrix trilogy is not exactly soft sci fi either. I also never liked the last of the timelords as it was too much like the last of the Mohicans13 March 2019 at 13:52 #67427Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip
Doctor Who is a mix between sci-fi and fantasy. Where, exactly, each story places on the Mohs Scale of Science Fiction hardness depends entirely on the writer, and has done from the beginning. Generally speaking, we’re talking really, really soft as the story becomes SF-in-name-only. We want a horror story about a hand that possesses people and turns into Something Evil? Fine, just make the Something Evil an alien… 😈
Deadly Assassin uses SF tropes; virtual reality was around since the 1930’s and the Matrix itself was definitely a hard SF concept. But the fact that one story is hard-SF based doesn’t say a thing about any other Doctor Who story.
By the way, critiquing Chibnall while making an elementary continuity error yourself is not necessarily a good look.13 March 2019 at 14:10 #67428
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You make some good points. However my opinion of Chibnalls writing has not changed. He has to me an underwhelming style of writing. It would be interesting if the doctor could leave the earth and go to other places and times in the universe like this majority of the doctors. Dr Who on earth does tend to get a bit boring at times.13 March 2019 at 14:27 #67429Bluesqueakpip @bluesqueakpip
It would be interesting if the doctor could leave the earth and go to other places and times in the universe
The Ghost Monument
The Tsuranga Conundrum
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
That’s over a third of the series on other planets and I’m not even counting the historicals.13 March 2019 at 14:31 #67430
No I mean leave the earth permanently. Like classic who.15 March 2019 at 04:44 #67436
I don’t recall the Doctor ever leaving the earth permanently in classic Who. I think a good mix of earth based and off earth stories works best.
@miapatrick I agree that Chibnell needs to find his Moffat. What this most recent series lacked was those moments of brilliance. there were no absolute duds though.
Janette15 March 2019 at 04:56 #67437
Although it has been while since I have watched it I do not recall tom baker’s tenure having many earth stories in it.
The bulk of them were not of the earth.
Cheers janet16 March 2019 at 02:38 #67444
@peladon1972 Clearly time you did a re-watch then. (Always worthwhile anyway. One can never re-watch Dr Who too much.) Just for example this list is from the first four series. I could continue but am aware that I work waiting and don’t have time to complete it.
Robot, Terror of the Zygons, Pyramids of Mars, (hist’) The Android Invasion, The Seeds of Doom, Masque of Mandragora, (hist’) Hand of Fear, Talons of Weng Chian, (hist’) Horror of Fang Rock, (hist’) Image of the Fendahl,,
Of course back in the Pertwee years there were several series set entirely on earth as a result of BBC budget cuts.
Janette2 December 2019 at 06:10 #68439syzygy @thane16
Finally. I watched Resolution.
I HAD seen maybe 10 minutes (Dalek on Lin & she was very, very good) -but not the first 2-3 minutes as the 3 soldiers bury their Dalek pieces.
Some bits were odd. Doctor: “I’m going old school. Using lights, street cameras” etc.
Dalek then shoots them out and Doctor says: “it’s shot them out!” But I aint no writer. It seemed a tad repetitive.
But. The angles, the new lenses, the TARDIS was very real & totally confident. I didn’t realise, til I watched the Special Features, just how exy it was. How enormous in colour & movement & tone, too.
But the audio? That was probably the best balanced voice/music/sound FX we’ve had in Who. Adegboyega’s voice was superb & the music was beautifully balanced except one slightly odd drum kick suddenly ‘oops’ cut to flying Dalek didn’t work. Very minor thing, obviously. The skill sets where you see Charlotte/Lin driving the car & yet it’s a pod car? blew my mind.
What I liked, & only thinking about it later, looking back at Season 11, is how the Dalek plot was handled. It killed everything in its way, immediately. But it was still weak, with Lin’s personality set up with sufficient subtlety that it made sense for her, like Aaron, but for different reasons, to defeat the uncased Dalek. Normally Dalek episodes are sombre, horribly scary, the worst of the worst of squid enemies out there but this was differently toned?
Perhaps the lenses? The movement between people & the on-going conversations created a different mood? Less of the “you will be exterminated” & more room for Ryan’s & Aaron’s chat. A still camera. Elongating those moments.
Liked it. I might watch it again. After I’ve had some pickled onions. If it’s one thing I like with Daleks, it’s microwaved spinach & pickled onions. With ‘corn.2 December 2019 at 07:37 #68440
@thane16 We re-watched it a few weeks ago and though I had seen it I had mostly forgotten what happened. Just remembered that we liked it at the time. The mood/feel of this most recent series is very different, maybe in part because of the difference in music but there is a difference in (visual) tone too.
It was an interestingly different type of Dalek story which was good. So hard for writers to make a story involving Daleks feel new and fresh after fifty + years and so kudos to Chibnell for achieving that, Having forgotten much of what happened I got a bit of a chill when I realised that the “creature” was the blob from inside a Dalek.
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