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    One thought i have, did they rebuild Tennant's Tardis set for that scene last night or is it in storage somewhere? Makes me wish for some Tennant stories still to come. Possibly that oft rumored movie that went poof last year.
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    I was so hoping they would use Tom Baker's secondary console room or even one of the other early Doctor's. I was a bit disappointed to see Tennant's but I can understand the budgetary reasons for using something they probably had the parts sitting around for.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    They still had the Tennant set from the start of the previous season (The 11th Hour features it a lot early on), and kept it knowing they were going to do this episode at some point (this one was originally penned in for somewhere in the second half of last season). There was a comment from Karen in the confidential episode to the effect that they've spent months walking past it on the stage wondering why it was still there. They then say that just leaving it in place meant it got properly dusty, saving them some extra set dressing time...

    I imagine they'll clear it now.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    My favorite part with when Aunt and Uncle just collapse. It was nice to see the Doctor with his true companion. When I saw the preview last week with the Ood I was pleased that they are still being used, especially when Amy put her hand into the tentacles and when Rory made a little gesture about them. Over all, quite fun.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    i was really glad it was AN Ood rather than THE Ood. i was really worried the episode was going to be Ood centered but it was just a nice little side nod
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    True, i think they are great characters.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011 edited
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    I've been meaning to mention this all season, but have kept forgetting...

    Are they really doing that imaginary friend intro every goddamn episode? That thing is incredibly lame and annoying.

    It was great, other than that.
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    Alas, DJ Stawes, they must be doing it for every American ep. Probably to explain it all to new viewers. Here in the UK we're intro-free.
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    One melancholy bit that I enjoyed seeing Matt Smith work: "...Another Ood that I have failed to save." This episode was a whole series of gutpunches for him, indeed.
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    Mr Gaiman's episode did indeed hit it out of the park. I can only hope he's been retained to write further material for the show.
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    This episode was a whole series of gutpunches for him, indeed.

    But he does it so well! Tonight I figured out why Smith works so well; he seems even crazier than Tennant did but he doesn't constantly steal the show. Every time Tennant turned on his mad Doctor routine the who episode just started spinning around him like teenage girls around Justin Bieber. So Tennant was fun but sometimes he turned the other actors into props. Smith manages to put the Doctor on equal footing with the others.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    @EaselFish

    I hate you, Syfy.
    • CommentAuthorMr. Skar
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    Excellent episode, even from a guy who's only been watching Dr. Who from the RTD stuff until now. Don't hold it against me, I'm a college student with not nearly as much time as I would like to have to spend catching up on the entire series and I only vaguely remember some old reruns on PBS back when I was very small. In terms of the episode, I like how the TARDIS was able to walk and talk just long enough for you to get her side of things (Favorite bits are when she yells for her thief and when she says why she is never quite exact when she takes the Doctor places) but not have her in human form forever. As much as it hurt to see the Doctor lose that new connection with the old girl, I think it would have been a little too much for her (Sexy? TARDIS? Blue?) to be talking from here on out.

    I loved it and I really hope Neil Gaiman comes back and writes some more episodes.
    • CommentAuthorSBarrett
    • CommentTimeMay 15th 2011
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    This might be my new favorite episode ever. I love The Doctor best when he is, as Amy puts it, "a Boy and his Box off to see the Universe". I like that he's got that bit of Peter Pan in him.

    The very last scene where he is whooping and racing about the control room is so great.
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    I loved this one! did you wish REALLY hard? xD

    And for someone we get pretty much zero backstory in, House is both horrifyingly evil and incredibly good at getting inside peoples' heads... I shivered at the scene inside Amy's hallucination,
    the slow realisation dawning on her that not only is he dead, but he died hating her, that was a real gutshot.


    Now I really really really want to know how the fuck the Silent got their hands on the Doctor's scrapyard TARDIS, though... and... how it got into The Lodger? ARGH the Doctor might have Timey Wimey stuff to break your brain but Moffat does it with Plotty Wotty stuff, I think. I WANT TO KNOWWW THINNNNNGS.
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    I think I was wrong, the Doctor's scrapyard control panel and the Silent's Time Engine weren't the same after all...ah well, we all make mistakes.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2011
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    RE: The Silents' TARDISes

    Doesn't it stand to reason that the empty one in The Lodger was empty because it takes place in regular-time after the revolution against The Silents? I don't know if it can work that way, whose chronology trumps whose, the Doctor's or Everyone Else, but that's what I imagine was happening there.
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    When The Doctor steps out into the Silence TARDIS at the end of Day of the Moon he says something to the effect of 'I've seen one of these before. Abandoned. We're about to find out why...'
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2011 edited
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    Great episode by Gaiman.

    Very Dense.So much stuff.Learning to write a story
    in 22 comic pages really does help.

    But Doesn't this episode fix alot of things into Canon now?
    Or does it just go over alot of old stuff? I think alot of people
    will be referencing this episode in what a Tardis can and cannot do,
    the matrix, time in the Tardis etc...

    I hope this gives them the go ahead to do Ellis, Morrison
    episodes...;-)...




    Heri Mkocha
    http://www.youtube.com/thearklight
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2011
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    But equally, the Silents don't make anything of their own...