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    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2011 edited
     (9570.181)
    I'm not so sure of the "different timelines" theories. Amy said she thought she was pregnant, then in another scene that she wasn't, but it was in that same scene that the doctor confirmed that she was. So I don't think there is more than one Amy timeline, just the freaky time baby.

    The Doctor who died at the beginning was around 200yrs older than the "current" Doctor. That's going to screw with any plans for regeneration if we know he lives another 200 years in his Matt Smith form.

    I'm expecting tomorrow's episode is not going to move the plot along very much. It looks like it's just going to be a fun episode.
    • CommentAuthorColby
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2011
     (9570.182)
    Your assuming that the other generations are only last for however long they are on the television. But because time is time, there's no real telling how old those incarnations are. For instance, the 9th doctor may had been the 9th Doctor for 350 yrs. For instance, in the next episode The Doctor may regenerate or whatever but be three hundred years older than the current Doctor and have all of these fantastic adventures in between episode 2 and 3.
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2011
     (9570.183)
    In other news Matt Smith cycled past me last week in that lazy way north london hipsters do
    on an ancient bike.

    I nearly fell off my bike. Wish i had my camera.
    Instead my camera was ready for Ben Fogle, but that's another story.


    As for the plot....

    I do hope there is a clever clever twist, rather than
    a great marketing push like with Bad wolf.
    I am enjoying the writing though, it's smack in the middle of b
    eing entertaining, nerdy and dare i say it...romantic.

    Romance has been a big theme unusually in Doctor Who
    Remember Rose and all the others...etc...
    and the one where the doctor was human and forgot
    who he was(David Tennant's run).


    heri mkocha
    http://ww.youtube.com/thearklight
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2011
     (9570.184)
    The Doctor who died at the beginning was around 200yrs older than the "current" Doctor. That's going to screw with any plans for regeneration if we know he lives another 200 years in his Matt Smith form.


    Although it has been stated (quite a few times) that the future can be altered...
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      CommentAuthorVaehling
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2011
     (9570.185)
    The Doctor who died at the beginning was around 200yrs older than the "current" Doctor. That's going to screw with any plans for regeneration if we know he lives another 200 years in his Matt Smith form.


    That's 200 Matt Smith seasons, right? I'm fine with that... ;D
  1.  (9570.186)
    Pirate ep was a bit shit, I thought.

    Bad idea to rip off Star trek Voyager with the holographic doctor bit, especially when the spaceship appears to have better med-tech than the TARDIS... which doesn't even appear to have oxygen for CPR. Also, just didn't hang together plot-wise.


    At least we've got Gaiman's ep next week.
  2.  (9570.187)
    Yeah, that was many parts of not that good.
    Felt very bitty. Amy was being taken away, suddenly she's all alone with weapons? Cockney pirate gets cut by the kid, cries a bit then is never seen again - except maybe on the spaceship. If so, how did he end up there? When did he die? Direction wasn't clear, generally a bit lacking.


    Probably the worst episode of Matt Smith's tenure and it's the one with Pirates? How does that work?
  3.  (9570.188)
    Ugh...very mediocre, filler-material. By the numbers.

    Given that the same guy wrote the second episode of Sherlock, I can't say I'm surprised.

    Also, I'm calling it:

    Smashed spaceships? Weirdy-beardy dude? Deep voice? Gaiman's villain is going to be SPOILER LINK HAHAHA. Morbius. Must be.

    And no Time Lords will be brought back - merely that Morbius, or whoever-it-is, has stolen copies of their souls. And perhaps the Doctor's wife - his first one - is among them.
  4.  (9570.189)
    Yeah, bit of a filler. Couple of amusing bits, and I will never turn down an opportunity to stare at Lily Cole.
    Next one, from the previews, looks much better, even without knowing Gaiman wrote it.

    Did rather like Rory taking charge. But watching Space! Pirates made me wonder how this could've possibly been boring. And what the hell happened to the pirate the boy nicked with a sword? That was a bit sloppy.
  5.  (9570.190)
    @Chris,
    Same guy who barricaded himself up in that room with the crown. Also, I could have sworn that by the end of the episode the captain would have taken his glove off to reveal *GASP!* a black spot this whole time! I was happily mistaken, but the real explanation was a bit odd. Does that mean that they're now flying around in space in the glowing blue body of Lily Cole? Also, why would a doctor program make its subjects transport by exploding them in a puff of space? And what killed the spacemen, besides what seemed to be a really bad cold? Total filler Who. The "emotional moment" at the end with Rory reviving was way too poorly directed. I didn't feel a thing. However, that might just be because I know Moffat wouldn't allow a guest writer to kill off a companion.

    In terms of general television, B+. In terms of Doctor Who in general and Moffat's serieses in particular, a solid C+ episode.

    EDIT: That's the quote button, not the hide button. Brain frazzled by finals, apologies.
    • CommentAuthorChris Noble
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2011 edited
     (9570.191)
    @SilentObjector

    Nah.

    There were two pirates left behind in the powder room with the Ponds and the kid. One gets cut by the kid, the other takes off. The pirate with the cut stays in the room, and is never seen again. It's the one that escapes that gets zapped in the treasure room.


    Didn't quite annoy me as much as last season's Silurian two-parter. It's just that nothing much happened.
  6.  (9570.192)
    Didn't quite annoy me as much as last season's Silurian two-parter.

    Only because they got it over with in a single episode. I was tempted to just turn it off.
  7.  (9570.193)
    "Given that the same guy wrote the second episode of Sherlock, I can't say I'm surprised."

    That.

    I was really disheartened when I found that out two days ago. And it wasn't as boring as "The Blind Banker," but it made about as much sense. Boo.

    Also,
    we got another variation of "the crew is dead; the automated systems soldier on and fuck humans over," which we already saw in "The Lodger," "The Girl in the Fireplace" and, more loosely, in "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances".


    But the NEXT episode... THAT looks promising.
  8.  (9570.194)
    @Brandon Cypherhead

    YES.
    On every point.
  9.  (9570.195)
    If Amy Pond is pregnant/not pregnant at the same time, how come the Siren/Medical Hologram didn't notice? If the Siren tried to help the injured and sick, how come she couldn't work out something was wrong with Amy? It's a small point but it's been bugging me! Filler episode... tut

    Next week looks awesome though
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      CommentAuthoreDave
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2011 edited
     (9570.196)
    re: the violence. (old who spoiler) I'm halfway through 'ambassadors of death' from the pertwee era. There's a massive vicious gun fight with a huge mortality rate between unit soldiers and what turn out to be other british soldiers acting under secret orders. when the doctor, lethbridge stewart and the leader of the other soldiers meet up and discover this they have a chuckle about the left hand fighting the right hand, which comes over as real cold. its a good story though - with an early example of the creepy 'walking spacesuit - who or what's inside?' motif.

    To sum up: doctor who has always been very violent, but not as violent as blake's seven.
  10.  (9570.197)
    I quite liked the episode. A story with a beginning , middle and end rather than a collection of potential future plotlines , a killer mermaid doctor and pirates. All kids like pirates.
  11.  (9570.198)
    yeesh....
    total waste of energy for all involved, can't see the point in this filler stuff....
    and rory's a seriously lame duck...hope he's not in every episode this series.
    I mean i watched this stoned and couldn't enjoy it, says it all.
  12.  (9570.199)
    …and pirates.

    But they might as well not have even been pirates. Only about 90 seconds of the entire episode dealt with the sailors being pirates, and that was just to fill up some time with extra dialogue. What's the point of pirates when there isn't any actual piracy going on?
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    I have no problem with this being a "filler" episode. The point of Who is that each story should stand alone, if they didn't touch on any of the major plot points from TIA/DotM until episode 7, I have no problem.
    Doctor who has, for the most part since its return, taken the view that every episode is someone's first.

    The only issue I have with this episode is that it just wasn't very good.