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mbilko (Elite) posted this on Monday, 3rd January 2022, 20:24

Well that was probably her best episode I thought even though it only gave a passing nod to the disaster that was flux but if you forget that and enjoy as a standalone episode it worked very well although SPOILER:
didn't really need yaz turning lesbian, the gay stuff really feels totally forced now and not just on this show 

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RJS (undefined) posted this on Monday, 3rd January 2022, 20:32

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 00:30

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It did smack of 'Oh there's a box we haven't ticked'

D'ya know what really gets on my t**s?

Ten minutes of any show before the ****ing titles


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RJS (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 09:37

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Such another old man :)

I think at some point when you suspect any sort of LGBT+ representation (this also applies to non-white representation) on TV is a box ticking exercise, you probably need to be looking at yourself more than the producers.


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That... that I agree on!


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Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Sunday, 3rd April 2022, 14:00

Getting a real Pirates of the Caribbean vibe from this one. One of the later ones.



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mbilko (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 17th April 2022, 19:10

really enjoyed that, a straight forward story which made sense and didnt try to be too clever with some rollicking action sequences but could have done without the Yaz stuff, like they think they are doing something brave when it would have been much braver and more interesting for the Doc to have a bf and see that dynamic turned on its head if the new regeneration is Male

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th April 2022, 07:36

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"Getting a real Pirates of the Caribbean vibe from this one. One of the later ones."

Completely agree with the possibly not so subtle shade as well.
Pretty 'Meh' all round.
Can't say I'm a fan of all the villains never evolving past 'scary man in a suit' level either. They are pretty well catering for an adult savvy audience these days.


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Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Monday, 18th April 2022, 11:07

It was okay for disposable Easter Sunday fare, went along at a pace, had some nice action, but couldn't stop me wondering "what about the fact that the whole universe was almost completely destroyed two episodes ago?" The whole Yaz Doctor thing is completely pointless given that we know that there will be a new Doctor at the end of the next episode. It's a hollow relationship, pure service for the fans, which will ultimately have no satisfying resolution.

The last few months I've been hitting iPlayer and rewatching nu-Doctor Who from the beginning. It's the second time I've done it (last time was before Jodie's debut).

I can breeze through the RTD years, Eccleston and Tennant were brilliant. I've got a greater appreciation for Matt Smith's tenure as well, Started off really strong, and carried a lot of goodwill into his uneven final season. It had the whole 50th anniversary thing which was fantastic, but Clara was too much of a Mary Sue of a companion.

That carried over into Peter Capaldi's time, who in terms of casting was a brilliant Doctor, but who was let down by some weak stories, and had to deal with the worst of Clara. Then along came Bill Potts, and you could see that Moffet had lost the plot by this point, as he wrote her as Clara mark II.

But I managed to breeze through all this at a rate. And then I started rewatching Jodie's episodes, and boy am I finding it hard going! I have to leave a couple of weeks between episodes now. I just don't enjoy them at all the second time around. Chibnall just dropped the ball from the first frame, retconning the Doctor so drastically that it just wasn't the same show anymore. I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt, some of the ideas were good, the early impetus to smaller scale stories offset the bombast that had overegged the pudding at the end of Capaldi's tenure, but that didn't last. Worse was turning the Doctor into a largely reactive character, with little agency of her own. That is a weakness in the lead of any show and it rubs off on the rest of the cast. I find that I haven't cared about any of the characters since the start of Chibnall.

Still, I hope that the Doctor regenerates into another woman. They deserve a chance to get it right and not just brush it under the carpet as a failed experiment.

Welp, that turned into a rant pretty quick!

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Snaps (Elite) posted this on Monday, 18th April 2022, 13:46

Didn't feel very rant like and I'd agree with most of it apart from some very large gaps in my Whoing.
Watched most of Eccleston, maybe a couple or so Tennants and then didn't come back to it till Capaldi.
I should go back but there's always so much else to catch up with these days.

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RJS (undefined) posted this on Monday, 18th April 2022, 21:05

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"but could have done without the Yaz stuff"

I feel like there may be two points to this storyline, the first is setting up the Doctor's next transformation (some kind of sacrifice for Yaz?) which admittedly is a little unnecessary since the Doc regularly throws themselves in harms way for any old human...

...but also a reminder that the Doc was married, which I'm starting to get a little confused about the timeline for. Maybe there is actually a plan to cover this properly at some point and this is a sowing of a seed to remind us all it happened.

Anyway, I think much like everyone else seems to be thinking, both Capaldi and Whittaker have been let down by scripts and direction. This was another very disposable episode for me. :(


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