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Craig Bogart
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Posted: 14 November 2018 at 10:43am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I wondered why Yaz's modern garb didn't raise any questions with the family they were visiting.  Maybe they chalked it up to their foreigner friends.

I really liked this episode, but hope they now put the brakes on stories about having to stand by while horrible historical events unfold, with a gratuitous alien presence stapled on.  This one had waaaaaay too much in common with Rosa.

Overall with the season so far, I'm very happy they've downgraded the Doctor's "footprint".  I'm among the few that liked Moffat, but I was put off a little by the universally famous cosmic crusader space god approach.  It's nice to have a quirky traveller back, more like Troughton or Tom Baker, getting into isolated scrapes that are not necessarilly of cosmic import.
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David Miller
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Posted: 14 November 2018 at 11:22am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I think I recall something about the TARDIS projecting contemporary clothing on its passengers, and translating languages? 
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Craig Bogart
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Posted: 14 November 2018 at 12:00pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The TARDIS translates, but doesn't project clothing.  There was a gag in Matt Smith's last episode about being naked with "holographic clothing", but I don't recall the TARDIS being the source of that.  It certainly has never been mentioned as a regular thing the ship does.  There have been plenty of occasions when a companion had to physically change into period clothing.

A small quibble about the latest episode, it stood out for me when Yaz was walking into the family's home wearing her brand new sneakers for some odd reason.

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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 14 November 2018 at 12:07pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

The history made this one interesting for me, not so much Yaz's family. Unfortunately I was interrupted and missed a chunk of it.
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 17 November 2018 at 3:26am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I really liked this episode, especially since it covered a period of history that I knew nothing about.

Between this episode and "Rosa", I think the message is that Chris Chibnall should let other writers handle the scripts.
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Scott Morrissey
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Posted: 19 November 2018 at 5:04am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Agree with you Michael. This episode was wonderful, and along with Rosa the strongest of the season.

Chibnall may be better off as a show runner. The program looks better than it has in years, thanks to the directors and excellent locations. The music has also improved. It's just the stories from Chris haven't been good. And he didn't provide great ones when he wasn't the show runner.

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