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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 01 January 2019 at 3:42pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


Well, I never thought someone could write an even less believable barn-built fighting machine sequence than the A-Team, but Chris Chibnall seems to have done it. 

And don't get me started on what they've done to UNIT.

Sigh.
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Robbie Moubert
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Posted: 01 January 2019 at 5:45pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

And don't get me started on what they've done to UNIT

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You mean the reason for them not featuring in this particular episode that could be easily reversed should they so wish?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 01 January 2019 at 8:26pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The Dalek timeline continues to confuse me.
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 01 January 2019 at 11:19pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I thought the Ryan/Father drama dragged a little, but otherwise I enjoyed the episode. I like that a single Dalek felt like a threat again. It was starting to feel like the Doctor was eliminating the entire fleet/race every other season.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 02 January 2019 at 1:29am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

The Doctor is still coming across as a children`s tv
presenter to me, when she threatens the Dalek, i felt no
gravitas to her threat.

The Dalek "operating" a human was creepy i`ll give it
that!
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Greg McPhee
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Posted: 02 January 2019 at 4:41am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The whole thing just seemed like a re-hash of 2005's "Dalek" with some slight minor changes.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 02 January 2019 at 5:53am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Ok, so it constructed a new shell out of scrap, but
where did it get the artillery from on a farm? Why did
the 9th century people not destroy each part rather than
bury them?
Why is Graham`s house decorated like it`s the 1970`s?
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Jim Muir
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Posted: 02 January 2019 at 6:22am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Presumably she found the Dalek head, body and random missiles in the same place she got the Dalek gun. Very handy.
I was more surprised that the two archaeologists happily took orders from 4 complete strangers when The Doctor arrived!

Psychic mind controlling Daleks? How long has that been a thing? And last time I saw the inside of a Dalek I'm sure the squid-thing was only about the size of a pizza... this one was huge!
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 02 January 2019 at 7:08am | IP Logged | 9 post reply


 QUOTE:
Presumably she found the Dalek head, body and random missiles in the same place she got the Dalek gun.

She had at least six or seven cases in the trunk/boot, and we see her loading two, so she definitely took more than just the gun.


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Psychic mind controlling Daleks? How long has that been a thing?

Seemed like a cruder precursor to the Dalek Puppets that first appeared in "Asylum of the Daleks."
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Jack Bohn
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Posted: 02 January 2019 at 7:41am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Yeah, Yaz should be using her "official" voice more often when arriving on a scene, if not outright abusing her police identification.

I'd somehow forgotten the one thing they told us about the New Year's special, so about thirty seconds before they told us the name, I was like, "Hey, it could be... Oh, yeah, it's supposed to be." The Daleks have been given magical powers before, like a biological swiss army knife... er sonic screwdriver, at least they've invented a fig leaf of a special recon Dalek.

What annoyed me was when the Dalek took over Brittain's Communications Centre; it shut down all radio and TV, the Internet, and wi-fi, because it needed all the "communication energy" to reach the fleet. This is just going out of your way to be stupid.


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Bill Collins
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Posted: 02 January 2019 at 7:46am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Jack, you`re lucky, The BBC spoiled the trailer they`d
been showing for weeks by adding "Exterminate" over the
soundtrack since Christmas!
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Jim Muir
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Posted: 02 January 2019 at 8:15am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

<<Seemed like a cruder precursor to the Dalek Puppets that first appeared in "Asylum of the Daleks>>

Oh God, I'd forgotten about that! The awful stalks coming out of the forehead episode - I'd completely blanked it out!
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