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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 03:01 PM EDT
    Very quick post - so quick if you Blink you will miss it.

    There will be Spoilers in this thread.

    Excellent episode - just finished.

    And the Doctor and Martha are in it more than with 'Love & Monsters'


    Cheers, daveac

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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 03:14 PM EDT

    Martha was in Love and Monsters Eek! ?

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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 03:22 PM EDT
    I thought that was fantastic - my children were truly terrified. Excellent concept, I can't fault it. I just wish Love and Monsters had been half as good; but saying that, the children love that too!

    P.S. It is of course possible that this message is a trap. If it is I can deal with it. P.P.S. I'm leaving this note in case I can't!
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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 03:33 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac] Very quick post - so quick if you Blink you will miss it.

    There will be Spoilers in this thread.

    Excellent episode - just finished.

    And the Doctor and Martha are in it more than with 'Love & Monsters'


    Cheers, daveac

    Yeah Martha is in this one a lot more, seeing as she wasnt in Love & Monsters Mr. Green

    Seriously though, this episode was fantastic. One of my favourites of the season.

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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 03:38 PM EDT
    I was glued to the screen, the use of the dvd easter eggs enabled the doctor to be present throughout the episode in such a clever way.

    Looking forward to seeing Jack again next week

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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 03:50 PM EDT
    As much as I enjoyed this episode I think I must have hyped myself up too much about it. I love Stephen Moffat's writing and have been a fan for many years, therefore I have looked forward to this episode since it was announced - you're anticipating that there's a 'but' coming aren't you, well there is - but, I wasn't as impressed as I was hoping to be. I might even push so far as to say dissapointed.

    So much so that I am actually enjoying Confidential more than the episode itself this week (not normally the case).

    Don't get me wrong, the writing was not a let down, not a bit, in fact if anyone should write a Doctor Lite episode then it should be Mr Moffat. And the acting was excellent.

    So what was wrong about it?

    If I was to put my finger on it I'd have to say I was looking forward to a damn good scare and I didn't get it. Moreover I was expecting something a bit more like 42, not in pace or story line, but in concept; a scooby squad trapped in a creepy house and unable to blink etc... frightening, sweaty stuff. Whereas I was expecting a more static story the actual episode had too many characters, moved around too much and was surprisingly convoluted. The final scare with Sparrow and Shaggy in the house was only momentary when I was expecting this tension to be prolonged from the onset of the episode.

    You will have noted the word 'expected' turned up a lot in the paragraph. Expectations are interesting beast for a Who fan, and I think it's boiling down more often than not to misrepresentation in the trails.

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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 03:52 PM EDT
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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 03:57 PM EDT
    How good was that?! Even with less Doctor and virtually no Martha it was such a good episode - I have to admit that my expectations were a bit lower for this week (Love and Monsters anyone?!), but was I proved wrong. Loved the Back to the Future reference with the letter from the past ... How many of us will be looking at statues in a whole new way from now on?! Just a couple of questions - how did the Doctor know to tell Sally to duck? Where did the angel get the Tardis key from? Why was Billy in a seemingly derelict hospital and where did his body go? Were all 17 DVDs capable of firing up the Tardis or did they just get lucky with the one they had? OK, that was more than a couple of questions - and I have more, but not now! Looking forward to Utopia and the return of a certain Captain - and then there will be a whole new set of questions!
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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 06:01 PM EDT
    Excellent episode and very well written.
    Im beginning to think that series 3 is the best since his return ?
    If you take out gridlog and the 2 dalek episodes we are cruising !!


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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 07:42 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  whodovoodoo] I wasn't as impressed as I was hoping to be. I might even push so far as to say dissapointed.

    I wouldnt go so far as to say I was disappointed (as aspects of it were brilliant), but taking the episode as a whole it did leave me wanting a little more.

    The angels were really creepy; psycho hateful monsters dressed in stone; wicked. I loved the scene in the cellar when they were closing in, and the 1st up close and personal, gargoylesque pose - that got me! & just how tense was it when Sally was trying to unlock the door to the Tardis??

    It was well written and the whole easter egg, past and present thing wove well throughout the episode. I loved the run-down house - a perfect setting for the aforementioned psycho angels to come out and play.....

    Martha's brief appearances were well placed (and entertaining). I hope they don't axe her.

    Nice dig at ITV too (no pun intended).

    & yet for all the good things I've just said, I wanted a bit more (god I'm spoilt)..........

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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 08:03 PM EDT
    I loved this episode. Wild horses couldn't drag me from the screen while it was on. It was terrifying, without them having to spend their budget on a scary-looking monster. And, finally, it had causal loop paradoxes. And I'm a sucker for causal loops. read it. (please?)
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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 08:48 PM EDT

    Two words: Brilliant! uh, oh—Brilliant!

    This is a great piece of work by Steven Moffat. Once again, we get something mundane used to creep out the kids. Plus, this story is intelligently written for the older ones watching. Nice use of non-linearity in the episode. I'm happy that we didn't get the dip in quality after this year's second two-parter that we got last series. I believe that the weakest stories were in the first half of the series, and we are in for some ride to the final episode.

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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 09:31 PM EDT

    A whole lot of blink bling. Big Grin

    Looking forward to our discussion tomorrow night in our live show.

    The worse part of the episode occurred during the end credits... Angry I want to see the end credits, not Graham Norton (or anyone else not directly connected with the series)! Oh well.


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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 10:10 PM EDT
    It was so good I couldn't even blink throughout the whole episode.

    But there were holes. The main one being yeah, how did the Doctor know to tell Sally to duck? It made sense if he had some way of actually watching the future action and setting it up that way, but he couldn't.

    Even when they were having the DVD "conversation", it would have made sense if the Doctor had some way of watching it and recording it, but since it was only the guy's short-hand script that allowed the Doctor to know what to say (though his timing would be off) it kind of proves he couldn't have known when Sally had to duck.

    Except of course she might have told him at some point. But when? She didn't exactly get the chance to tell him when he was in London with the bow on his back. And she probably didn't write it in the package she gave him - that seemed only to have the photos of Cathy.

    But the concept was awesome, and the execution excellent. My one or two nit-picks are very minor.

    Damn near scared my daughter out of her pants. She's freaked out right now.


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     Saturday, June 09 2007 @ 10:16 PM EDT
    I'm now officially scared of statues. While there were some plot holes, I really enjoyed this episode. I loved the idea of the Easter Egg messages. I'm going to check all of my DVDs in just a moment.

    Going into this one I was feeling a bit nervous but I thought the story was creative and I didn't miss the Doctor too much even though this was the Doctor Lite episode.

    And again, we had another example of the Doctor meeting someone whom he hasn't "met" yet due to the marvels of time travel.

    Next week looks fun. I'm curious about why the Doctor seems a bit cold toward Captain Jack. Maybe he and Martha were disappointed by Torchwood series one!

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