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     Home »  The David Tennant Era »  S3-Ep 11 'Utopia'
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     Wednesday, June 13 2007 @ 05:59 PM EDT
    After the superb "Blink" last week, I've had my expectations for "Utopia" reset a little by the Radio Times.

    It says in the Highlights of the week (which doesn't give much away) that "Derek Jacobi, as the mysterious Professor, graces an episode that otherwise is a bit of a pudding. Fortunately, at the end, writer Russell T Davies pulls out a plum."

    In the comments for Saturday itself the review finishes off "Jacobi is great as you'd expect, and there's engaging banter between Jack and The Doctor, but otherwise Utopia is a surprising clunker, seemingly created for its climax alone... thankfully, it's a beauty."

    Not sure what to think of that - from the Radio Times of all places.


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     Wednesday, June 13 2007 @ 06:37 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical] Forget about going back to the "classic" past for an explanation of this screen shot. You have to just go back to last week. How can Jack have grabbed the outside of the TARDIS and been materialized with it, when the angels couldn't do the same thing? Maybe something to do with the telepathic link granted to companions? The TARDIS has done some very peculiar and specific things of late. Again returning to "Blink", the TARDIS can apparently choose/be programmed to materialize away from its interior occupants; I suppose a natural corollary is that it can choose which exterior passengers to bring along with it?

    I guess it could be the energy within Jack that was given to him by the TARDIS via Rose in Parting of the Ways that allowed him to de-materialize with the TARDIS.... but just curious speculation on my part.

    Did you say "74,384,338 to 1 against"? That's my lucky number!
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     Wednesday, June 13 2007 @ 06:43 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis]

    Nice screenshot... Though ever since I first saw this scene, I had a slight problem with it as I always thought when the TARDIS dematerializes it wouldn't automatically take whatever is clinging on to it... The same goes with the arrow at the end of The Shakespeare Code and again in the beginning of Gridlock.

    I always feel if the TARDIS dematerializes, whatever is hanging onto it, will fall off -- be it snowflakes or a Captain Jack.


    Actually; wouldn't it make scientific sense (and I realise that we are talking Doctor Who) that the TARDIS dematerialises it's physical presence (either by disassembling atoms or changing time/space around it) and therefore anything on the surface of the TARDIS would be counted as part of the surface?

    As to the arrow; that is the flaw.

    If (as we are led to believe) the TARDIS is indestuctable then how would a mere arrow embed itself into the surface?

    Forget the shooty dog thing!
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 03:08 PM EDT
    Yes yes YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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 16 2007 @ 03:11 PM EDT
    Jacobi was the Master!!! I did not see that coming. Mr. Green Almost makes up for finding out about John Simm role a few months ago!

    Yippee! You can see now why Human Nature was adapted in the way that it was. There wasn't very much to this story, it felt rather like it was tying up all the odds and ends so we could move on to parts 2 and 3 of the serial, but you can't really be unhappy with a regeneration, can you!

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 03:11 PM EDT
    I have officially just lost my mind.


    A three part ending - The Master - John Simm - A quarry - Sharp Teeth - Jack Harkness - Jacobi - Drums - Yes - Yes - Yes - Yes - Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Okay - I'm going to go and take a cold shower.

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 03:57 PM EDT

    A THREE PARTER! And with the MASTER no less! I can barely contain myself!!

    Cool Big Grin Big Grin Eek! Cool

    I'm a Time Traveler, I point and laugh at archaeologist.
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 04:26 PM EDT
    Wicked!!!!! Razz Big Grin Razz Big Grin Evil

    I'll tell you what though; If I ever make it to the very edge of time, I donít know what Iíll find; but I donít anticipate Michael Jacksonís Thriller gang, led by some sort of Darth Maul wannabe.

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 04:35 PM EDT

    Ken has his wish of a three part series ending.

    The fans have the Master back.

    I can open my mouth finally as I knew about the master and who played himSmile

    This one has been kept very close to the chest with a lot of misdirection.

    Okay; having not seen it I am on a flight to EnglandSmile

    Forget the shooty dog thing!
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 05:20 PM EDT
    Excellent episode, I actually found myself again shouting at the tv.

    Trying to figure out how the doctor is going to get out of this situation, what a cliff hanger not only is the master back but the doctor is abandoned without his tardis,

    Can he get Jack's time travel device working I wonder?

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 06:06 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  NorthernLassUK]
    Can he get Jack's time travel device working I wonder?

    For Three no less, now where did I leave that Time Ring from Genesis?
    Twisted Evil

    I'm a Time Traveler, I point and laugh at archaeologist.
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 06:06 PM EDT
    That kid who won the Blue Peter competition was pretty good, come to think of it.

    The more I think about it the more this is shaping up to be an excellent finale!

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 06:41 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  NorthernLassUK]Can he get Jack's time travel device working I wonder?

    He needs to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow, of course.

    Problem solved. Cool

    The controls of the TARDIS are isomorphic.
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 08:11 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  NorthernLassUK] Excellent episode, I actually found myself again shouting at the tv.

    Trying to figure out how the doctor is going to get out of this situation, what a cliff hanger not only is the master back but the doctor is abandoned without his tardis,

    Can he get Jack's time travel device working I wonder?

    Well we're in for a great ride - three top-notch episodes - with these final three looking even better.

    I take it that with the Tardis gone the Doctor will seek out the Masters Tardis to get back to 'Election Day'

    Terrific stuff - bring on the Podshock - and Louis get ready for a two-hour special!!

    Cheers, daveac

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 08:26 PM EDT


    Brilliant dialogue, a wonderful lead up. Jacobi's performance sent chills down my spine, I felt the urge to laugh and cry at the same time while chills were dancing on my back! But Yana? Confused I guess the anomaly will be explained in the next two weeks, but when did he have time to do this? A clone at some point? So many questions.

    Repeating Dave's prophetic warning, prepare for a long TalkCast tomorow there Louis Wink .

    I'm a Time Traveler, I point and laugh at archaeologist.
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