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Greg McPhee
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Posted: 06 November 2018 at 10:11am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

It's the villains / threats that this series is mishandling as well. Be what you may view of Davies and Moffat, they did at least throw in interesting villains to the mix. 

This series seems to just have a lack of challenging villains or even compelling ones.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 06 November 2018 at 12:19pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Mr. McPhee, I'd agree with that slightly.

Only the bus driver in "Rosa" and Chris Noth's character (jeez, I've forgotten his name) in the spider episode have left any lasting impression on me.
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Greg McPhee
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Posted: 06 November 2018 at 12:27pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Even then, they weren't villains in the true sense. The bus driver was a historical figure and Chris Noth's Robertson was more an opportunist than an out-and-out villain.
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Craig Bogart
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 8:49am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Count me among the minority as well, this one positively thrilled me.  Simple base-under-siege plot with a bunch of characters I've really taken to.  I felt like I was watching something akin to "Horror of Fang Rock", except maybe the production values gave it more of a Davison-era flavor.
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 07 November 2018 at 11:16pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

My least favorite episode of the season, so far. In no hurry to watch it again. The best thing about the episode was the sonic screwdriver being destroyed. 

Probably won't be so lucky, but I'm hoping the replacement will look different.
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Robbie Moubert
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Posted: 08 November 2018 at 3:53am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The sonic screwdriver had repaired itself by the end of the episode.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 14 November 2018 at 9:56am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Latest issue of DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE is out. Whilst I can't share the entire review for copyright purposes, here's a sentence by reviewer Paul Kirkley:


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That said, there are times when it feels weighed down by a critical mass of info-dump dialogue and slightly forced emotional beats, and, in all honesty, it's unlikely to top many people's favourite story lists this year.


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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 14 November 2018 at 12:04pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I thought this was one of the better new Who, post-Eccleston anyway. It had some actual logic to it, whew! 
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Robert Kowalewski II
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Posted: 14 November 2018 at 10:06pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Not really my favorite episode so far, but I'm enjoying what I'm seeing out of the new Doctor so far...
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 15 November 2018 at 1:29am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I keep seeing on social media people who criticise  this series, being called misogynist and racist, conveniently forgetting that Micky, Martha and Bill  were loved by the majority.


Mickey was loved by the majority? I think you are from an alternate universe, sir.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 15 November 2018 at 2:01am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Well, Michael, he wasn`t universally hated!
The only character i started off hating was Donna, based
on her screeching harridan portrayal in her first
episode, but i warmed to her in the end!
My point was, that a lot of criticism of this series is
dismissed as being racist and/or misogynist when it`s
the lacklustre stories and clumsy writing that`s being
criticised.

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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 15 November 2018 at 8:16pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Maybe I'm anti-American then because I could never stand Peri! Even Mel was preferable. Then again, as Perri wasn't played by an American...

The man giving birth sideshow of this episode was close to becoming annoying but it was just enough fun to see it done, and well acted by all involved in it.
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