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    @Vaehling — Know what I was thinking? "Donna Noble has left the Library. Donna Noble has been saved."
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2011
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    I cut the cable last May (and wouldn't have gotten BBCA, anyway). Where can I stream Doctor Who episodes legally? I'm in the U.S.
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    @MrMonk — Legally? Nowhere, AFAIK. You can buy them off iTunes for $3 or so, though.
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    can you not use some internet voodoo and trick bbc's iplayer into thinking you were from the uk ?
  4.  (9570.225)
    I'm finding the writing half-arsed this season. Looking forward to Neil's episode, though.
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeMay 11th 2011 edited
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    Amy has Quantum baby?

    Quantum as in this Horizon programme below?
    Horizon is The BBCs leading science series.

    notable quantum section : from 16:50 to 28:17


    Horizon - "What is Reality"




    Heri Mkocha
    http://www.youtube.com/thearklight
  5.  (9570.227)
    The thing about the pirate episode that *leapt* out at me was that if Rory taught Amy how to do CPR, then he's a crap nurse because the five compressions to one breath (which is sort of what she was doing) went out in the 1990's.

    I'll leave it to other folks to tie that in with the weirdness of the first Matt Smith episode where viewers more observant than I were wondering when it was actually set.

    (Unless there is a dramatic reason I am of the firm belief that CPR should always be shown correctly on TV - because in the past people try doing what they saw on TV when someone drops dead - so show it right and it might actually save someone's real life).

    The rest of the episode was just by the numbers - with huge plot holes that even my (especially my) seven year old self would have picked up on. Although I did laugh at the doctor putting his hand in the mucus, and when he ran and hugged the TARDIS. Which I suspect means that my sense of humour is about that of my seven year old self.
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    (Unless there is a dramatic reason I am of the firm belief that CPR should always be shown correctly on TV - because in the past people try doing what they saw on TV when someone drops dead - so show it right and it might actually save someone's real life).

    YES.

    I'm a firm believer of this, too. If you're showing emergency medicine in fiction, and you're doing it wrong, you're potentially screwing people over. The same thing has happened with house fires — people tend to break windows if there's a fire, because they've seen that on TV, and all that does it give the fire a bunch more oxygen to use.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2011
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    Well, I think Gaiman just knocked that one out the park.

    Lovely little episode, and I can see why they bumped it from the previous season to this, would've been a bit much to have it in the same season as Amy's Choice...
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    That was absolutely fantastic.
    Some choice lines too:
    "Did you wish really hard?"
    "I wanted to see the universe so I stole a timelord."
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    I loved it, but it was one gigantic 'fan service' which isn't a criticism but I wonder how people who have only seen the programme since the reboot will take it.
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    I didn't expect to see QUITE so many references to The Brain of Morbius - especially the temporary blindness, and the mysterious female character disappearing in a big lightshow at the end.
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    Neil did us proud there.
    But, one tiny quibble...

    anyone else think the embodied TARDIS was really a lot like Delirium?
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    Well...maybe a little.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2011
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    I wonder how people who have only seen the programme since the reboot will take it


    For various (and numerous) reasons, I never watched more than a few episodes at a time of any Doctor before Smith, and I thought tonight's was a brilliant episode.
  12.  (9570.236)
    I thought that was a pretty great and amazing episode filled with fun, sadness, and wonder.

    And a bit of a throwback right to the wobbly effect TARDIS at the end.
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2011
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    Actually, the first thing that sprung to mind was Lungbarrow, but that went away pretty quick (I'd swear that there was a character called Idris in the book).

    Awesome episode...so much better than the last.
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    But, one tiny quibble...

    Sexy just had trouble communicating because it was the first time she'd ever had to. She started making sense after she figured out what was going on.


    Anyway, Neil wrote a great one. Lots of fun, and it gives us lots to speculate about in the context of the greater story arc. And did anyone else wish Sexy had been played by Helena Bonham Carter?

    Now if only they would let Warren write one.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2011
     (9570.239)
    @James Puckett

    Anyway, Neil wrote a great one. Lots of fun, and it gives us lots to speculate about in the context of the greater story arc. And did anyone else wish Sexy had been played by Helena Bonham Carter?

    You mean that wasn't who she was channeling? *smile* Yeah, was definitely getting HBC's level of out of it crazy from Sexy.

    I don't know what I found to be sadder:
    the Doctor's tears when he realizes he's going to lose connection with the one constant companion he's had for thousands of years or when Amy says, "You want forgiveness." and he says, in a tiny voice, "Yes. Don't we all?"


    Although seeing the end made up for the sadness. Largely a one-off episode since we didn't see any reappearances of eye-patch lady but I'm going to guess the line that Rory repeats from Sexy has to do with River Song.
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    I loved it, bjut I think he got her name wrong. If you're reinterpreting her part in the story, then staying as the police box becomes her decision. So following on from that her name should have been Blue