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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 08:43 AM EDT
    It was okay, not the best but not the worst either! Not sure about Captain Darling, what with him seeming to have put on 20 stone in the last ten years and then turning into a Ood, it was a bit far fetched for my tates!

    Looking forward to next weeks' though!

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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 09:21 AM EDT
    This was a bit of a come-down after "The Fires of Vesuvius", but still much better than the first episode of the season.

    Love the Oooood. And their character development here was good. Loved the analog between their translator and their external brain.

    I hope Donna doesn't cry in every episode, though, although the last two she had good reason.

    As for the bees... second time it was mentioned. And do we all recall early previews that showed a very large man-sized bee flying around? That episode is coming, no doubt.

    And next week: Sontarans! YES!

    Sean.

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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 10:18 AM EDT
    I slept on it, and now that I'm awake again I think I might slowly be able to pin down why I didn't like this episode that much.

    I find the Ood so yucky & alien I just can't sympathize with them (I know, boo, hiss, bad alienist human!) But I honestly can't understand the desire to have a personal slave either- let alone a creepy Ood just sort of following you around. When they started singing Hildegard von Bingen-style... yeaah... I'm sorry to say I just... didn't buy it. I mean, how does any species advance when they have to literally carry around such a delicate part of their anatomy? Always short one hand. No brain pocket. Hope they invented velcro because that society could not handle buttons. Wink

    I think I'll have to try to watch it again and see if I change my mind.


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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 10:46 AM EDT
    I want an Ood brain deluxe action figure!

    Nothing dies of old age on Skaro!
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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 11:03 AM EDT

    Now having problems with my DVD recording playing back - just as well it's repeated tonight on BBC 3 so I can make another recording - but with the channel 3 logo Frown

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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 11:14 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical] am I right in thinking there were zero uses of the sonic screwdriver in this one? If so, is that a record for the new series?


    Yes he did use it... a LOT!

    Drink
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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 11:54 AM EDT
    but it wasn't for anything silly... just opening and closing doors, which given their situlation was justified. He hardly used it last week.. I believe.

    I liked this one, two big ticks for going off earth and for bringing back the Ood with a good story.
    I didn't love it as much as last weeks, but I did enjoy this one alot.
    4 Tardis groans for me.

    bye bye david :(
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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 11:56 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Magpie] But I honestly can't understand the desire to have a personal slave either- let alone a creepy Ood just sort of following you around.

    But, you have no trouble having a Swampie bring you tea?

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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 12:08 PM EDT
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    [Quote  by:  Magpie] But I honestly can't understand the desire to have a personal slave either- let alone a creepy Ood just sort of following you around.

    But, you have no trouble having a Swampie bring you tea?


    Big Grin

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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 12:09 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  rocko] I really enjoyed this one. Finally off of Earth again! I also enjoyed seeing "Percy" (Tim McInnerny) as the bad guy. don't have a scene-by-scene breakdown, but I think holding your brain in your hand is really gross.


    My god! I didn't realise that was Percy until I just read your post. I knew I recognised him. Thanks Big Grin

    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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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 12:09 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat]
    [Quote  by:  Magpie] But I honestly can't understand the desire to have a personal slave either- let alone a creepy Ood just sort of following you around.

    But, you have no trouble having a Swampie bring you tea?


    Well I might if he ever actually BROUGHT IT! Wink hahahaha

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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 01:06 PM EDT
    I enjoyed it. I have to say, though, that I started thinking of Kroll before they showed us the giant brain down in the pit. I expected a giant Ood to pop up Kroll-like on the horizon.

    I enjoyed Ten's lack of a tie -- at first I thought he was positively Miami Vice with only a t-shirt under his jacket, but later I saw the loosened collars of his shirt.

    And I really like Donna as a companion. Sure, there were some not-so-great moments, but I really like her being someone older than the usual teenybopper and full of distinct opinions and morality. It could get a bit heavy handed if not kept in check over the course of the series, but it's nice so far.

    And there don't seem to be a lot of gaps between these first three episodes to allow for spin-off novels and such.

    Now this is the second episode in which the Doctor/Donna combo are essentially deified at the end. This can't be a good thing. It's going to bite them in the butt by episode 12 or 13, I suspect...

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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 01:34 PM EDT
    And is anyone else uncomfortable with the Doctor's growing Spock-like powers? Mind melding with Renette and now Donna. Highly illogical.

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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 01:57 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  That Neil Guy] And is anyone else uncomfortable with the Doctor's growing Spock-like powers? Mind melding with Renette and now Donna. Highly illogical.


    Yeah I didn't like that either! And don't get me started on his horrible hair this episode. Oh David, what have they done to you??

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     Sunday, April 20 2008 @ 02:04 PM EDT
    Think Dave needs some of that hair tonic? I'm sensing the cover up of a receding hairline issue here...

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