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    Warren is currently Twittering a slew of Fake Doctor Who spoilers that give you a glimpse into what it might be like under his control.
    Wouldn't be family friendly any more, s'all I'm saying.
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    EDITED TO ADD: I don't pay much attention to Torchwood myself, but you guys are aware that there's an American version in production, right?


    Yeah, but, like everyone else, I don't watch Torchwood.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2011
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    aaaargh fucking cliffhangers
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    So wait, why weren't there any monsters in this episode? Seems a bit odd for a season premiere.
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    @SilentObjector — You know, I didn't have a problem with that while I was watching the episode, but now that you mention it...
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    On a more serious note I love the concepts introduced in this episode and River's speech was fantastically sad. Grade A Doctorness.
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    A good start. I hope they keep the momentum up.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2011 edited
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    I find it strange that Badger has not been in Doctor Who before, though I'm not quite sure why.

    Anyway, I'll reserve judgment until next episode to see if it stops having the issue I've had since last season.
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    @SilentObjector — I recently re-watched River's intro, and watching the moment she was referring to made me tear up. And then I watched this episode... and teared up again.
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    1. Lovely touch to have W. Morgan Sheppard, Mark Sheppard's dad and a great genre stalwart, play the older version of his character.

    2. There's a good bit of evidence that those new monsters, The Silents, have been foreshadowed a lot in previous Moffatt eps - possibly as far back as Silence (Silents?) In The Library, certainly in The Lodger.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
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    So wait, why weren't there any monsters in this episode? Seems a bit odd for a season premiere.


    Did you get a different cut from the UK? We had a 45 minute show, no ads, with monsters.
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    @Kradlum: They looked away from the screen.
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      CommentAuthorAnnie
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
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    Fantastic episode. It did not disappoint as a season opener.

    It makes me want to draw DW fan art all day. Even though Matt Smith's Easter Island head is weirdly difficult to render.
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    @ Cat Vincent — As well as mentions of "Silence will fall" in "The Eleventh Hour," the Saturnynes saying that they saw "silence and the end of all things" through the cracks in time, and the Doctor making a comment about forgetting something "in the corner of his eye" in "The Eleventh Hour."

    Still, I hadn't considered that one or more Silence could be in the TARDIS, and had been there for a while. How would be know? Innnnnnteresting.
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    Annie, please draw DW fan art all day. I want to see your Matt Smith Easter Island head. It is Easter, after all.
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    @ Mister Andersen

    @Kradlum: They looked away from the screen.


    Excellent. Also fantastic first episode!
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    Based on all this talk, I feel like I should be getting back into Dr Who. I was really put off by the... well, David Tennant's cartoon face mainly - if I want to appreciate it though, am I able to just drop in at the start of Matt Smith, or should I go a little earlier for some reason (or even a little later)?
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2011
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    If you accept the fact that shit went down before you got there, yes. For the most part, the fifth season was meant to be a new start for the series. I'd go back and watch Silence In The Library (season 4 somewhere) for reference, though; the current show-runner wrote that episode and he references it, and the one important recurring character from pre-Smith first appears there.
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    am I able to just drop in at the start of Matt Smith, or should I go a little earlier for some reason (or even a little later)?

    You can do either/or, really. Smith's first episode involves properly demonstrating who the Doctor is and what he is here to do by careful positioning of the plot elements - one of his last lines in that ep. is in fact a small sentence that entirely defines what 'The Doctor' really means.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2011
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    Which is "Still not ginger!"