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WeAreTheRomans
Feb 23, 2010

by R. Guyovich


Capaldi's veins are doing some good acting

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Chucat
Apr 14, 2006

Childrens' stories about witches and wizards, especially those written by middle-aged women, are an integral part of the current face of literature. I think you would do well to give them the respect they deserve.


Hijo Del Helmsley posted:

"I bet you can't even remember where you got that face from!" Holds up mirrored tray with himself perfectly framed.

I think you may have BROKEN the nose that was so firmly on, Moffat.




Oh look gratuitous lesbian kiss.

I was hoping for this

Sighence
Aug 26, 2009

Gus, don't be a rabid porcupine.

drat, talks the robot into killing itself.

Dark Doctor Who is gonna be good.

Gyro Zeppeli
Jul 18, 2012

sure hope no-one throws me off a bridge


WeAreTheRomans posted:

Capaldi's veins are doing some good acting

He's an anatomical model wrapped in a flesh-coloured bin bag.

Ziggy Tzardust
Apr 7, 2006

The only free choice is refusal to pay



Sighence posted:

drat, talks the robot into killing itself.

Dark Doctor Who is gonna be good.

Actually, I like the fact that while it's implied that he talked him into killing himself, it was just left at "One of us is lying to ourselves"

There's still a possibility the Doctor threw him out

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Capaldi was just off creating plenty of opportunities for future Big Finish audios.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


"I'm not your boyfriend."

WeAreTheRomans
Feb 23, 2010

by R. Guyovich


loving hell, this episode rips off Blink in such a hamfisted juvenile way that it actually makes me angry, and I'm not even a Who fan. But Capaldi is great

Sighence
Aug 26, 2009

Gus, don't be a rabid porcupine.

Jerusalem posted:

"I'm not your boyfriend."



Can't wait for the inevitable Tumblr meltdown.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Oh Matt

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Oh my God

EvilHawk
Sep 15, 2009
This space
intentionally
left blank

Aww I was hoping for some sort of "that man... is not the Doctor" reveal

WeAreTheRomans
Feb 23, 2010

by R. Guyovich


loving hell how much reassurance do these tween fans need to keep watching?

KOGAHAZAN!!
Apr 29, 2013

a miserable failure as a person

an incredible success as a magical murder spider



So my general impression here is that this was a great big pile o' shite cobbled together from parts of a vastly superior episode.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Smith is selling the hell out of this.

Gyro Zeppeli
Jul 18, 2012

sure hope no-one throws me off a bridge


Autonomous Monster posted:

So my general impression here is that this was a great big pile o' shite cobbled together from parts of a vastly superior episode.

It was blocks of mediocre held together by how excellent Capaldi already is.

Fil5000
Jun 23, 2003

HOLD ON GUYS I'M POSTING ABOUT INTERNET ROBOTS


WeAreTheRomans posted:

loving hell how much reassurance do these tween fans need to keep watching?

A metric fuckton, and it's not even just Tweens. I've seen people pushing thirty that can't accept the idea of anyone older than Tennant. It's hilarious.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Hijo Del Helmsley posted:

It was blocks of mediocre held together by how excellent Capaldi already is.

I think Jenna Coleman did a really great job too, but the episode was pretty much only held together by the quality of their performances and their excellent chemistry. The episode couldn't seem to understand exactly what it wanted to be.

Chucat
Apr 14, 2006

Childrens' stories about witches and wizards, especially those written by middle-aged women, are an integral part of the current face of literature. I think you would do well to give them the respect they deserve.


Is this meant to be a metaphor for Steven Moffat talking to the thread.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


What the hell was that snort?

Gyro Zeppeli
Jul 18, 2012

sure hope no-one throws me off a bridge


Right, Michelle Gomez is in, I'm down for this. She loving rules.

Genetic Toaster
Jun 5, 2011



Yay! River Song Mk. 2!

Fil5000
Jun 23, 2003

HOLD ON GUYS I'M POSTING ABOUT INTERNET ROBOTS


Whoever that woman turns out to be, I bet it's going to be annoying.

Sighence
Aug 26, 2009

Gus, don't be a rabid porcupine.

e: nevermind this is during the "next time" nothing to see here

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Ok that wasn't bad at all. Still not feeling the new theme tune.

hyper from Pixie Sticks
Sep 28, 2004



Really wanted the Tardis to turn out to be the coffee stand in that Glasgow scene.

Gyro Zeppeli
Jul 18, 2012

sure hope no-one throws me off a bridge


Semprini posted:

Really wanted the Tardis to turn out to be the coffee stand in that Glasgow scene.

If they'd panned out and it was Buchanan Street, I would have lost my loving mind.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Well that was all over the place and cringingly bad in places, but really drat good in others. Capaldi is excellent, Coleman seems to have actually developed a character, and they work really well together.

Matt Smith's cameo was brilliant but kind of symptomatic of the wider issue of trying to assuage the fears of fans unsure about having an older man as the Doctor. I hope this episode was an aberration down to attempting to shake off the old and bring in the new.

Edit: And please never, ever, ever again use as terrible a sound effect as was used in the Doctor/Vastra mental link scene

Crazy Man
Mar 12, 2006

The laws of sanity are mine, and they will obey me!


Is it just me, or was there a smidge of Withnail in Capaldi....especially in the beginning?

Demands a rewatch, particularly since my stream got hosed halfway through, so I missed the time from when Clara got kidnapped until the Doctor asks the Half Face man what he thought of the view. And when the dinosaur exploded.

Not sure about the clock vortex, but the rest of the titles *look* good. As far a the sound goes, not sure about the extra high pitch.

Crazy Man fucked around with this message at Aug 23, 2014 around 20:17

Cruel Rose
May 27, 2010

saaave gotham~
come on~
DO IT, BATMAN
FUCKING BATMAN I FUCKING HATE YOU


I'm really not sure what to make of most of that. It was a bit of a mess. Gonna have to watch it again.

Capaldi is glorious as expected, of course.

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

PLEASE CLAP

Jerusalem posted:

Edit: And please never, ever, ever again use as terrible a sound effect as was used in the Doctor/Vastra mental link scene

Hey, it's been a staple of many 50 year old franchises.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh0VF6s-UYU

SiKboy
Oct 28, 2007
Simaggeddon



Genetic Toaster posted:

Yay! River Song Mk. 2!

That actress has played a fair few unbalanced characters on various British TV things (Green wing is the main thing I know her from), so that may be colouring my perception, but I got the impression she is more a doctor stalker than actually involved with him.

I thought that episode was okay. Story wasnt great (but then post-regeneration stories in nuwho seem to tend to be weak, partly because they feel like they need to spend a lot of time reassuring people that the new doctor is still the doctor) but Jenna Coleman and Capaldi have really good on screen chemistry (which I never really thought she had with smith) and there were a lot of good lines at least. Opening credits were pish too. Oh, and the CGI was pretty glaring at the start, but if you cant put up with BBC-budget special effects you wouldnt be watching Who to begin with.

Steve2911
Jan 22, 2013

Please be excited.


Not watched it since before Amy left (), but thought I'd pop in for Capaldi and see how it is.

The show is loving poo poo. But Capaldi is absolutely brilliant and I might keep watching just for him.

Teek
Aug 7, 2006

I can't wait to entertain you.


I really enjoyed that, some of you guys seems really hard to please. I thought Capaldi was fantastic and there were quite a few great lines from him, his interplay with Clara was good too. The Smith cameo was also fantastic, ever since that got spoiled during the filming, I was hoping it would also show Smith and not just be audio, and thankfully it made for a great scene.

There were way more positives coming out of that episode than the few negatives, i.e. strangely gigantic Tyrannosaur and the "bonk" sound effect when the Doctor linked to Vastra. The Paternoster didn't bring much to the table. If they go back to those times again, it better feature Jago and Litefoot.

PriorMarcus
Oct 16, 2008

ASK ME ABOUT BEING ALLERGIC TO POSITIVITY


Rest assured that the rest of the leaked episodes are just as poo poo guys. Capaldi is awesome though.

In the original leaked script, by the way, Jenny is full nude during the painting scene.

Genetic Toaster
Jun 5, 2011



We seem to be ignoring the most heinous poo poo this episode pulled, and that is casting Bronn as a character with no dialogue. Jerome Flynn.

Ratspeaker
Mar 6, 2009

Your minds are too green
I despise all I've seen
You can't stake your lives
On a savior machine

gently caress the haters, that was the most fun I've had watching an episode since The End of Time--which was also a mess, but it turns out, having a Doctor that you can enjoy watching instead of wanting to punch in the face really does make all the difference. (Sorry, Matt Smith, I tried. )

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Count me in as one of those who is very tired of the repeated returns to Vasta/Jenny/Strax. They worked in very small doses once a season or so but there was far too much of them in this, which dilutes the scenes with them that actually DO work well, like Vastra having a go at Clara.

tag youre fat
Aug 16, 2013

C'est l'homme ideal
charme au masculin


I liked Capaldi and Coleman but everything else was dogshit.I'm still hopeful for the series though,as long as the victorian trio never appear again.

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MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


In summation:

Jerusalem posted:

That's an awfully big T-Rex

About twenty times larger than real ones, as it happens. It'd be like having a cow the same size as Christ the Redeemer.

The_Doctor posted:

Comedy medical exam. Hilarious.

Don't forget that this episode was nearly twice as long as a normal episode because this kind of stuff was just too important to cut

Jerusalem posted:

Edit: And please never, ever, ever again use as terrible a sound effect as was used in the Doctor/Vastra mental link scene

BOINK!

Crazy Man posted:

Not sure about the clock vortex, but the rest of the titles *look* good. As far a the sound goes, not sure about the extra high pitch.

No they don't, the TARDIS looks like My First Maya Box

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