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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 09:00 PM EDT
    WOW !!!!!!

    The next two weeks of waiting are going to kill me.

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 09:18 PM EDT
    Well,

    I had to borrow the shuttle for this one and I had forgotten how fast it could flySmile

    I have a few niggley questions but I will wait to see if or how they are answered in upcoming episodes.

    !@*!@@!&&* Brilliant

    Forget the shooty dog thing!
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 09:25 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  NorthernLassUK] ...
    Can he get Jack's time travel device working I wonder?


    That is my assumption since they went out of their way to remind everyone of it at the top of this episode.

    It should be interesting nevertheless. Now we have to wait seven days... (sigh).

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 09:27 PM EDT


    Sigh, I just wish I did not know as much as I did know going into this story. It would have been that much more exciting. Not that it wasn't exciting.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 09:33 PM EDT

    This episode wil appeal to all the classic series fanboys (and girls).

    RTD put in a throwaway line that explains that the humans keep coming back to their "classic" appearance. Hopefully, that will stop all the complaining about non-evolving humanity. Or at least give them another thing to complain about. Smile

    The episode was slow to begin with, but all of this was buildup to the final ten minutes. For those that avoided spoilers, this was a great reveal. I just couldn't resist any Doctor Who news, so I was spoiled, but still there were a few surprises along the way.

    I just can't wait for the next two episodes.

    Taras

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 09:37 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat] ... For those that avoided spoilers, this was a great reveal. I just couldn't resist any Doctor Who news, so I was spoiled, but still there were a few surprises along the way.


    As was the case with me as well (see the post just prior to yours). Frown Though as you said, there were a couple of surprises.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 10:08 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis]
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat] ... For those that avoided spoilers, this was a great reveal. I just couldn't resist any Doctor Who news, so I was spoiled, but still there were a few surprises along the way.


    As was the case with me as well (see the post just prior to yours). Frown Though as you said, there were a couple of surprises.

    Cheers,
    Louis


    Ah gentlemen.......

    You; (of all of us) should know not to peek at your pressies on Christmas Eve.

    Unless of course you are like me and allow the spoilers to whet your appetite for the feast.

    Looks like RTD has been raiding the BF archives again for here we are at the "Singularity."



    Forget the shooty dog thing!
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 10:24 PM EDT
    I've been wondering more at the Douglas Adams references - first we get 42, now we get "The End of the Universe" (and of course Arthur Dent being mentioned in The Christmas Invasion). All we need is a character called Marvin or a few lines about improbability and we've got the bases covered. Mind you, they'll probably throw the towel in before too long Mr. Green

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 10:40 PM EDT
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    Ah gentlemen.......

    You; (of all of us) should know not to peek at your pressies on Christmas Eve.
    ...


    Well, I actually do try to avoid them for the most part... but it is akin to being an occupational hazard when you maintain a Doctor Who website and podcast at the same time of a new series being transmitted.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 10:45 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Louis]
    [Quote  by:  BadWolf]
    Ah gentlemen.......

    You; (of all of us) should know not to peek at your pressies on Christmas Eve.
    ...


    Well, I actually do try to avoid them for the most part... but it is akin to being an occupational hazard when you maintain a Doctor Who website and podcast at the same time of a new series being transmitted.

    Cheers,
    Louis


    Translation: "I have no self control" Cool

    Forget the shooty dog thing!
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 10:47 PM EDT
    Chan-Frikkin-TASTIC-tho!

    This was an incredible episode. I wasn't all that fond of the Mad Max bunch, but other than that, this had it all.

    The Doctor's hand coming back, his fear of jack, all the talk about Rose, and the watch. The watch!

    When the Face of Bo told the Doctor he wasn't the only Time Lord and in a Confidential, David Tenant said "Well, that's partly right." or whatever, I assumed he meant the Master, but because the Master had stolen non-Time-Lord bodies, that's why it was "half-right".

    But no, he pulled the same old trick the Doctor had already pulled.

    The funny thing was, though, when Martha said "It was the same watch." all I could think was... oh dear. The Professor... he's the Doctor! (Who was once called Professor by Ace.)

    My brain knew better, though, because we all knew about the Master coming back.

    Still, it would have made sense.

    Nice episode! And the regeneration scene was awesome. So what happened, do you think? When the Master stole Tremas's body, did he retain the ability to regenerate? I had always assumed that to continue living he would have to steal another body, but apparently he somehow regained this Time Lord ability.

    Derek Jacobi was awesome. Excellent. I can't believe they got him to play the Master. Wow!

    And John Simm is going to take it in a whole new direction the way Tennant did.

    Oh, man, this really ticks me off!

    I leave on a two-week road-trip vacation next Saturday morning. That means no Doctor Who for me THAT week, and that also means I won't be able to see the finale either, not until I get back from vacation!

    Chan THIS SUCKS tho!


    -M-

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 10:56 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter] ....
    But no, he pulled the same old trick the Doctor had already pulled.

    The funny thing was, though, when Martha said "It was the same watch." all I could think was... oh dear. The Professor... he's the Doctor! (Who was once called Professor by Ace.)

    My brain knew better, though, because we all knew about the Master coming back.

    Still, it would have made sense.

    ...


    Wow. I wish my mind went there (thinking that he (the professor) was actually the Doctor)... but I already knew that he was going to be Master as well... so I didn't go there. But if I didn't know about Jacobi's character, that would have been a natural progression of thinking.

    It did throw me back to the 7th Doctor though with the reference to the use of "Professor" -- especially when he himself said that there were no more universities -- he seemed to be questioning his own title there.

    As for your road trip... Can you manage to take a quick red-eye 'flight' to the UK on Saturday nights for your fix? Perhaps via public airways?

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 11:08 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter] Derek Jacobi was awesome. Excellent. I can't believe they got him to play the Master. Wow!

    This is not the first time he has played the role of the Master for the BBC. One just needs to remember The Scream of the Shalka where Sir Derek played a robot version of the Master.

    Though many things about this episode were spoiled for me beforehand, there were enough gems in the performances and little surprises to keep me well engaged. I really like the way the various elements of the entire series link up. And John Simm reminded me of Christopher Eccleston when he was trying to operate the TARDIS. Oh, how alike those two renegade Timelords are...

    Daleks don't accept apologies! YOU WILL BE EXTERMINATED!
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 11:41 PM EDT
    Well, it appears that the Master now has another regeneration under his belt. Do you think RTD is going to discuss how he has been able to regenerate in excess of 12 times, or will this be one of those things that just gets left off the table?

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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 11:48 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  kwlinder] Well, it appears that the Master now has another regeneration under his belt. Do you think RTD is going to discuss how he has been able to regenerate in excess of 12 times, or will this be one of those things that just gets left off the table?


    We have speculated on the podcast a few times that perhaps now that the Time Lords are no more, perhaps the 'cap' on regenerations is lifted. If you recall, the Time Lords once offered the Master a new set or regenerations, so it seems that they (the Time Lords) had some means of control over it. With them gone, perhaps the limitation of only 12 regenerations is also gone?

    Again, only speculation on our part.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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