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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #510, on December 27th, 2012, 04:42 PM »
Quote from Kindred on December 27th, 2012, 04:06 PM
and I love Clara.
Who wouldn't... :P She's just as witty as River Song, with the extra 'girl next door' touch. :P
Well, I guess I could fall in love with Mr Moffat, if all it took was the clever lines :lol:

Anyway, I don't know what else to say... I'm only surprised that I actually thought of her saying 'it's smaller on the outside' just a second before she said it... It just felt so logical to me that she would say the exact opposite of what the Doctor expected ;)

Also an A+ for the Sherlock impersonation (the music is a nice touch!), as well as the 'originals', whom I already liked from A Good Man Goes to War, but who are much more detailed in here, especially the very funny Strax. I'm glad to know he'll be seen in more épisodes!

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #511, on December 27th, 2012, 06:25 PM »
yeah...  interesting that he stuck his "army" in Victorian era London after the battle in the future for Melody/River....

and as for Clara... it's not just her repartee... it's the delivery. Donna had some really good lines, but they were ruined (IMO) because I disliked the actress and her delivery - the banter between Doctor/Amy/Rory was good delivery and timing... but Clara really has the whole "I can be as frenetic as the doctor" thing down! (and she's proven that she is SMART!)

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #512, on January 8th, 2013, 06:21 AM »
Clara Who?

Loving the new approach in the series.
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #513, on March 30th, 2013, 10:48 PM »
The Doctor: "Imagine that – human souls trapped like flies in the world wide web, crying out for help..."
Clara: "Isn’t that basically Twitter?"

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #514, on March 30th, 2013, 10:54 PM »
That is the stuff of badassery. Clara is quickly going up in my estimations!
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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #515, on March 31st, 2013, 01:23 AM »
Quote from Arantor on March 30th, 2013, 10:54 PM
That is the stuff of badassery. Clara is quickly going up in my estimations!
I dunno, to me she's exactly like her previous and future incarnations..? (i.e. funny, witty and charming. A bit like Amy Pond, but more elegant and just as enthusiastic as the Doctor. Perhaps, should I say, a sort of mix between Amy and... her daughter. I guess that's how Moffat sees women, eh eh.)

And no further mentions were made about the 'mystery' of said incarnations and her links to the Doctor. I'm sure it'll be mentioned later though...

A good episode, but not one of Moffat's best. Perhaps because I'm becoming increasingly intolerant of Internet technobabble as a plot device. I know it's supposed to be a fantasy show, but this wi-fi mumble-jumble doesn't make any sense at all. Loved the Tweeter joke though, given all the past history SM has with it!

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #516, on March 31st, 2013, 01:26 AM »
When I first saw Clara - Oswin - whatever, I wasn't *that* thrilled. I dunno. Something's changed about her. Something about the way she's acting/reacting with the Doctor is growing on me.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #517, on March 31st, 2013, 03:59 AM »
Well, the first time you saw her, she wasn't real, she was a Dalek... :P
And the second time... Hmm I guess the second time she was real. She made me think of a talkative version of Hogfather's heroine (perhaps because it's set in a 19th century style era, and she's a nanny too...)

Anyway, I'll probably watch the episode again with Milady in a few days. If I do, I'll post to mention my findings about the difference (or not) in acting... :^^;:

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #518, on March 31st, 2013, 04:04 AM »
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Well, the first time you saw her, she wasn't real, she was a Dalek..
No, she was forever Soufflé Girl to me!
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She made me think of a talkative version of Hogfather's heroine
Susan Sto Helit is thoroughly badass. More so if you've read the Discworld series to any degree and have seen her parentage.
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Woohoo, it's 4am... Gotta love these frigging DFT shifts!
In other news, I'm LOVING not having to change my timezone settings :D

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #519, on March 31st, 2013, 04:19 AM »
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No, she was forever Soufflé Girl to me!
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She made me think of a talkative version of Hogfather's heroine
Susan Sto Helit is thoroughly badass. More so if you've read the Discworld series to any degree and have seen her parentage.
Yeah, I read Mort (not ALL of it though... At the time I wasn't into Discworld), and... the one about the rock band (because of Susan), I skipped Hogfather though because I'd seen the TV version, and I also read the one with the time monk (with an excellent French title -- 'Procrastinations'), which AFAIK is the last appearance of Susan in the DW universe.
Technically, one might consider Susan was replaced by the golem boss girl in Going Postal, but she doesn't hold a candle to her :P
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Yep, I was surprised I didn't have to change anything... ;)

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #520, on March 31st, 2013, 03:46 PM »
I am SOOOO disappointed that I missed the episode broadcast. Now I have to wait a few more days before it's available on demand

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #521, on April 2nd, 2013, 05:41 PM »
So....

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The Zygons are back for the 50th anniversary special.

This should be exciting, but I feel ... spoiled.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #522, on April 2nd, 2013, 06:55 PM »
Eh, Moffat has said about bringing back old monsters for the newer series in different forms - like we've seen the Silurians. The notion of bringing back the Great Intelligence and now potentially another old monster should not really be a surprise. Provided it's handled properly.

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #523, on April 2nd, 2013, 11:32 PM »
This monster is not very... enticing.

I think it'd be more interesting to point out something else for the 50th Ann. special that is apparently well known (to Englishmen?!), but wasn't said here:

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That the 10th Doctor and Rose will appear in it, too!

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Re: Doctor Who
« Reply #524, on April 2nd, 2013, 11:34 PM »
There is only so much you can do with 1970s monsters.

As far as the other... this is neither surprising nor entirely desirable.

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More gurning, more running, more "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry"