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  • Bambot 10 Dec 2018 12:31:56 1,288 posts
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    Obligatory "I know it's for kids but..."

    I can't believe this series is all done. It's been such a non-event. That was such a meh finale. There's been no real over-arching story, no real sense of discovery of anything meaningful, or development of anything meaningful (beyond the kid calling graham "grandad"), and is it just me or did they establish a Big Bad in the Rosa Parks ep (the 'evil leaper' dude) and then never refer to him/them ever again? Tim Shaw was a total nothing really, nice that they finally had some sort of call-back but I wasn't terribly impressed or threatened by him.

    And I just don't like the way she's playing the role. Maybe it's the direction, maybe she just isn't the right actress, but there's no *weight* to anything. I've rarely had the sense that she's a 1000+ year old alien that has seen some shit and can dish it out. Very good at channeling the Tennant-era "ooh, gosh, isn't this exciting? or is it actually just terribly dangerous? Who knows! Wheeee!" giddiness of the Doctor, but it could be any old perky snappy-repartee lead character.

    Really, really tired of the melodramatic stance used to employ the sonic sex toy as well. Every. Time.

    EDIT: to clarify, have watched every one, even though it stopped being Appointment TV after like the 4th or 5th week really.

    Edited by Bambot at 12:33:02 10-12-2018
  • Rivuzu 10 Dec 2018 12:46:11 17,651 posts
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    I'm glad it's moving away from one central over-arching storyline. That's not what Who was until the Moffat era.

    Fun series, good debut, but heavy handed with the political/social issues. We did racism, Partition, anti-consumerism and anti-Trump. I mean come on, tone it down a LITTLE.

    The one with the blind girl was great though.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Dec 2018 12:52:58 8,787 posts
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    I'm glad we've moved away from the single series spanning story. In the RTD era it's was relatively light touch before coming together at the end but with Moffat it usually became overly convoluted and heavy handed for me.

    Not that a single arc is bad in and of itself, just that we needed the break a series like this gave it.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 10 Dec 2018 17:09:03 8,787 posts
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    I just glanced at the Facebook comments. Misogynists really do put if the effort when they're committed, don't they?

    I guess it's been a slow year for them now GamerGate is over and Trump's election is old news.

    Sad.
  • bad09 11 Dec 2018 11:33:23 8,640 posts
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    robthehermit wrote:
    Lizo Mzimba, the BBC's entertainment correspondent, said while there was "a recognition that fans might want a series every single year, Doctor Who has almost uniquely complex filming requirements and a lengthy post-production period".

    Doesn't seem to have troubled them every other year.

    Still, depending on when in 2020 it's being shown, the actual delay might only be a few months. I'm more pissed off about the bump from Christmas to New Year to be honest.
    I think there has been troubles. There was rumours the new show runner is going next year and possibly Whittaker to because of this so I guess they need time to smooth things over and see where they are so no new Who until 2020.
  • X201 11 Dec 2018 12:15:46 18,783 posts
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    Viewing figures up 20% in the US.
    And the important live and same day figures are up 47%

    Chibnall and Whittaker are going nowhere, BBC America and BBC Worldwide will make sure of that.

    Ignore the rumours, stick with facts
    https://www.cinemablend.com/television/2463191/how-doctor-whos-season-11-ratings-compared-to-peter-capaldis-final-season
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 11 Dec 2018 18:31:53 8,787 posts
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    I think people are seeing the trolls and crybabies on social media and confusing that with the actual popular and critical reaction which is positive
  • bad09 11 Dec 2018 19:14:35 8,640 posts
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    I don't really care about silly little social media wars, leave that to twats....

    It was just an article I stumbled on on some sci-fi site while browsing and i did say it is a rumour...and the rumoured reason for him going is nothing to do with ratings or critical response anyway you sensitive lot, more Chibnall is allegedly unhappy there and wants to leave the show.

    Time will tell if true or not but with no series next year something is up that's for sure.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 12 Dec 2018 00:29:36 8,787 posts
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    There's been loads of off years or years with limited runs of specials during the modern era. It's hardly an exceptional circumstance.

    I suspect the rumour is more the wishful thinking of the MRA brigade and the reason for the year off more to do with budgets, scheduling and the increased production values than anything else.
  • bad09 12 Dec 2018 07:35:02 8,640 posts
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    I have no idea what the MRA brigade is (Getting too old for this shit and I just can't keep up with you silly millenials and your silly little social media war terms it's all rather boring) but the story originated from the sci-fi magazine Starburst apparently so not sure it is part of your wars.

    TBH it is not the first time someone walked from Who because they were pissed off so not that unbelievable. Like I said time will tell if true.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 12 Dec 2018 07:37:33 8,787 posts
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    Well I hope he and Whitaker both stay, that was the best series we've had in quite a long time.

    Maybe throw in a comedy episode or two and it'd be pretty much perfect.
  • challenge_hanukkah 12 Dec 2018 07:39:50 9,255 posts
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    bad09 wrote:
    I have no idea what the MRA brigade is (Getting too old for this shit and I just can't keep up with you silly millenials and your silly little social media war terms it's all rather boring) but the story originated from the sci-fi magazine Starburst apparently so not sure it is part of your wars.

    TBH it is not the first time someone walked from Who because they were pissed off so not that unbelievable. Like I said time will tell if true.
    How old are you out of interest?
  • bad09 12 Dec 2018 08:19:51 8,640 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Well I hope he and Whitaker both stay, that was the best series we've had in quite a long time.

    Maybe throw in a comedy episode or two and it'd be pretty much perfect.
    Well like I said it is just a rumour so may not happen and even if true they may sort out differences. I was just offering it out as a possible reason for the long break.
  • bad09 12 Dec 2018 08:20:46 8,640 posts
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    @challenge_hanukkah

    Just turned 43 so generation x all the way and not a twitter account in sight :)
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 1 Jan 2019 20:53:37 8,787 posts
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    That was a good episode.

    The race against time while the Dalek Terminatored its way about the place was a nice twist on using an old monster.

    That the family angle was kept alive was good too.

    I look forward to more, especially with the Doctor and crew growing in confidence.
  • RobAnybody 5 Jan 2019 17:12:17 1,639 posts
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    New Twitch marathon starts today re-showing most of the available Classic Who episodes, broadcast in two blocks per day (6am and 6pm) - approx 500 episodes, 26 seasons, ending Jan 25th -

    https://www.doctorwho.tv/watch/twitch/ (scroll down a bit to see UK times)

    and the stream will be here -

    https://www.twitch.tv/twitchpresents
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