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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2700 on: August 02, 2019, 11:21:51 AM »
Doctor Who will now stream exclusively on the new HBO service, including new episodes after they air on BBC America.

If this kills being able to buy the episodes on Amazon (or other sites), then I guess I'm done with seeing any new Doctor Who.


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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2701 on: January 02, 2020, 08:05:52 AM »
Looks like that deal with HBO was not exclusive, I bought the season pass on Amazon just like I always do.

I really enjoyed the first episode, the surprise ending was a complete surprise.  This is the first Dr Who episode in a long time that I want to watch again right away.


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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2702 on: January 02, 2020, 10:55:30 AM »
This was a really good episode. It had me interested and hooked from moment one, something that was lacking from much of last season.
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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2703 on: January 21, 2020, 04:56:47 PM »
Really enjoyed Tesla's Night Of Terror, actually I've enjoyed all of them so far this season, Orphan 55 seems to be getting terrible reviews but I thought it was perfectly fine.


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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2704 on: January 27, 2020, 12:03:57 AM »
this week's episode:
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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2705 on: January 29, 2020, 05:21:00 PM »
Hmmm... it appears that the Avengers collecting all the Infinity Stones and mucking with reality caused ripples with alternate universes colliding in other franchises!
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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2706 on: March 02, 2020, 07:11:34 AM »
that was interesting. i liked it, but there were some confusing bits...

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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2707 on: March 02, 2020, 08:45:34 PM »
that was interesting. i liked it, but there were some confusing bits...

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This is, actually, the first Chibnall-led Doctor episode that I actually was excited and/or fascinated watching.  All others have been more like intellectual exercises and child-teaching episodes (everything from race relations to plastics in the environment).  This is the first actual contribution to the Doctor's mythology, and what a doozy it was!

Personally, I find the return (and return . . .  and return . . .  and return . . .) of the Cybermen and the Daleks to be boring as shit (and now, The Master [though this is the first time I really felt the Master was creepy and threatening, and disturbed, not just disturbed]).  There have been so many "the world is going to end" moments with each of them, that there is no story-telling tension: of COURSE the Doctor is going to take care of them somehow and at some point, because there's never NOT been a time where s/he hasn't!  But with less familiar or new threats, that track record isn't present, so the investment is present.

All of what you posed are very good questions.  And the first one I'd thought of also.  My thoughts on what you wrote:

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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2708 on: March 07, 2020, 11:04:29 AM »
that was interesting. i liked it, but there were some confusing bits...

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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2709 on: March 07, 2020, 05:37:03 PM »
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edit: why does the doctor have the same physiology (two hearts) as the shobogan?

This is the one that bugged me. The only explanation I can see is that she IS a Time Lord, maybe sent back from some future or dimension, to give the Time Lords regeneration.


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Re: Dr. Who anyone?
« Reply #2710 on: March 08, 2020, 04:13:59 PM »
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edit: why does the doctor have the same physiology (two hearts) as the shobogan?

This is the one that bugged me. The only explanation I can see is that she IS a Time Lord, maybe sent back from some future or dimension, to give the Time Lords regeneration.

The Boot-Strap paradox, nice....

From the reviews i've read around, they vary from "abomination" to "meh", i think the reveal opens up the story telling in a cool way
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Anyway, inane rambling aside, i'm intrigued on future stories, and i hope the next showrunner doesn't try and chicken out and try to retcon it away.

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