I ended up liking this episode more than I expected, mainly due to the Capaldi speech scene and Jenna's double acting act. In all, good stuff, but ultimately stories like this don't excite me very much.
I will show Capaldi's rant to someone one day if they're being stupid. It is a good argument.
I haven't watched it yet, I was doing a gig that got a a lukewarm review from Notts Comedy Review. But I miss the old days where we could judge episodes without having seen them, so I'm going to judge it anyway.
Tremendous stuff! Although it was dreadful in so many, many ways. It was good to see Corporal Bell again, but if I was giving it a mark out of 10, I'd probably just get distracted and wander off and get some chips.
Post by Ribs, Suthers' Pal on Nov 8, 2015 3:27:57 GMT
I had trouble watching last week's on the weekend so I figured I'd wait and do it as a double feature with this one, as a whole it was astonishing, best episode since the revival started probably.
It's everything science fiction should aspire to, very Serling-y (Serlingest? Serlingian? He seems like a writer of enough importance to get one of these adjectives). Between last year's Abortions episode and this one Harness is shaping up to be a hard allegorical SF pro.
I do get a kick out of the fact Dr Who literally ended an episode with ISIS Clara shooting down Air Force One.
Post by Good old Suthers on Nov 8, 2015 7:13:05 GMT
I'm surprised Mr Muffty didn't include dead babies washing up on the beach, since he included other horrors that he spotted in a couple of episodes of News at Ten. Might not go down too well in Russia or Malaysia either. Daleks should've been in it. I nearly fell asleep during the pompous speech that went on for ever, but it earns bonus points for introducing Hughie Green, so another solid 10.
"It was me tweeted it to Katy you dirty star-leering liar." - Garr.
"The live link ...up live the live link the live link up with link up with the live One Direction the live link up live live One live the live link up live the live the link the live One the live the live link up with One the live link up with One Dirlivelinkup the live One Direction the live link up with One Direction was a total triumph though wasn't it the live link up?" - Garr
I liked it when Dr Who said to Winky Bonnie: 'I'm 2, 000 years old - i'm old enough to be your Messiah!'. That was good. Capaldwee was good all the way through, and i liked his angry shoutiness that elevated what was on paper a typical yawny NuWho feels speech during the Deal or No Deal / Take Your Pick 'open the Box' scene.
Clara should have opened the box and Danny Pink's severed head should have been inside, like on 'Seven'. But this is why they'll never let me be in charge of Doctor Who.
I didn't rate the first part too much - and i still think the 'Oh, look, it's just like torn straight from the front pages news!' heavy handed allegory is clunky as fuck - but i liked enough about this one that the overall story gets about a 7.
I didn't want to throttle Osgood (a character that thus far has made Whizzkid from Greatest Show in the Galaxy seem brilliant), so result there. Still undecided if Kate saying 'Five rounds rapid' was great or shite.
Bonus marks for Clara in a vest for fidgety Male Gaze reasons.
I'm really surprised at how much I liked it. All the stuff in the first one just seemed the same old hack stuff. What's in the box? Who's who? That kind of thing where everything is lost and there's only one solution that is well camouflaged but only really works if you squint at it, and a lot of convenient coincidences happen. It wasn't like that at all. I liked how they drove the van around. It seemed real time. Characters figuring stuff out and dealing with information as it emerges, not just leaping out of the way as the plot hurdles through. I also liked the policemen at the beach and how vague their threat was. Not snarling and clawing at the windows or anything. It all gave me a classic series vibe which was well justified by the ending. None of the things that I was worried was going to be the "solution" was the "solution". In fact the story unfolded without a solution style ending. No A-Hah! brilliant chess move that saves the day. -just characters interacting. I'll rate it a 10. Why not?
Post by Not the Mind Probe!!! on Nov 8, 2015 18:42:19 GMT
Yeah, that's more like it! Fantastic performances all around, and yes, everybody has said it, but Capaldi's speech was just incredible. I rated it a 9 on first viewing, but it could potentially raise to a 10 upon rewatching.
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