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Old 02-04-2005, 21:30   #81
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missed it

Is this repeated? Or is it the usual BBC on once, and we'll fill late night and extra slots with rubbish scheme.
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Old 02-04-2005, 21:31   #82
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If you were watching through Tivo on a 100Hz TV the picture quality is going to be heavily prosessed by the time you see any pictures. When I'm watching stuff live I use Aux bybass on Tivo so I get the true Sky feed, which makes a huge difference. Tivo seems to naturally brighten the picture, and has artifacts even on 'best' quality.

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Old 02-04-2005, 21:33   #83
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missed it

Is this repeated? Or is it the usual BBC on once, and we'll fill late night and extra slots with rubbish scheme.
BBC3 tomorrow 7pm. If you don't have digital, you're out of luck
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Old 02-04-2005, 22:03   #84
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Well, have to agree with points already made.

1. 45 min stories. The one episode per story format doesn't do it for me.
2. Overuse of the sonic screwdriver felt like the writer couldn't be bothered with thinking up a way to progress a plot, probably because of point 1.
3. It just doesn't feel right andI am slightly dissapointed.

Will stick with it, I'm glad its back, but there is room for improvement.
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Old 02-04-2005, 22:05   #85
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45 minutes isn't really long enough. I really miss the cliffhanger endings of the 25 minute episodes. The four-part Who adventures were really the ideal length
My thoughts as well.

The second episode was ok although not as good as I thought it was going to be after seeing the trailer. Next weeks looks like it could be the best so far.
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Old 02-04-2005, 22:15   #86
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Fan-fraggin-tastic episode. Loved every minute, and howled with laughter all the way through. Must say, although I hate Eccleston (for what he's done), I really like the 9th Doctor, and will be sad to see him go.

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However why does The Doctor not use his time machine to travel back in time and stop Cassandra doing what she was going to do?
He can't, because of the Blinovitch limtation effect, which is.......



Sorry, old Who joke - this cropped up during the Pertwee era, when his companion turned to him and asked the very same thing of the Doctor. He never did finish the explanation.

Although I haven't read many of the novels (too many of 'em, couldn't keep up) - wasn't there one where Gallifrey was destroyed -
It was mentioned in DWM magazine last month, during their round-up of the intervening years.

Looks like the continuity from the novels MAY be considered 'canon' now?

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Old 02-04-2005, 22:24   #87
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Much better than 'Rose'. Particularly like the rapport between the Doc and Rose - these are people who are at ease in each other's company and are fun to be with, unlike some Doc/Companion teams in the past. The FX and the music were a big improvement on last weeks episode too. Another highlight was Rose's mobile phone call to her mum across 5 billion years ('if you think that's impressive, you should see the bill!'). Also liked the National Trust line, and Cassandra's description of humans 'mingling' with other races doesn't bear thinking about! I was a bit disappointed that the big head in the glass tank didn't have more to do though. A question - did the little blue fella with the domed head and squeaky voice get melted by the sun? If so, a shame - he was pretty funny.

I'll try and update my ratings weekly as the series progresses, so far:
ROSE - 7/10
THE END OF THE WORLD - 8/10.
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Old 02-04-2005, 22:38   #88
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Well it seems like: Aliens of London - World War III will be a 2 part episode, as well as The Empty Child and the Final Untitled Episode
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I was a bit disappointed that the big head in the glass tank didn't have more to do though.
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another member of the 'better than last weeks' club. It was very thin on plot though, although given the story i don't know how they could have padded it out to a couple of episodes. Plus the actual reason for the whole thing was crap - to get money for plastic surgery?
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Plus the actual reason for the whole thing was crap - to get money for plastic surgery?
I think there are a few stories based on modern day "issues"
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Well it seems like: Aliens of London - World War III will be a 2 part episode, as well as The Empty Child and the Final Untitled Episode
The final episode is actually called 'Parting of the Ways'

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Old 02-04-2005, 23:52   #93
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The new Doctor Who rocks. Who says so . My two kids thats who. Never seen them so enthusiastic about a TV program , they can't wait till next one.
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He can't, because of the Blinovitch limtation effect, which is.......



Sorry, old Who joke - this cropped up during the Pertwee era, when his companion turned to him and asked the very same thing of the Doctor. He never did finish the explanation.
I've just watched the 'classic' Peter Davison episode Mawdryn Undead and they mentioned the Blinovitch Limitation Effect in that too. Apparently, when two of the same person from different time zones touch there is a large explosion of energy as the time differential is 'shorted', known as the Blinovitch Limitation Effect. I presume the Doctor is immune to this as he has met himself several times during the history of Doctor Who (The Two Doctors, The Three Doctors, The Five Doctors).


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Watching this now - used to be a huge fan, but this is just dire

Was watching the Colin Baker "Cyberman" story on UKGold last week, and both episodes of the new Who are just frankly embarrasing in comparison

Didnt have any expectations for this new series, but somehow its sunk below them so far!!
23 minutes into the episode (as your post) and you slagging it off

why not watch it until the end and THEN give an opinion.

Theres always ant & dec on the other side
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Errrr, stupidly silly.


Prefered it to the first episode,
Glad you agree
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Completely AWFUL!........
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Some of it might well have been shot on a "camcorder" (term just means video camera/recorder.. and a Ł25,000 XDCAM is classed as Camcorder, and thats DigiBetaSP quality ) as the BBC use PD150's a lot, and are replacing them with FX1s which will be used for drama. Its more of a future thing as the 150s were mainly used where a small, hiquality camera was needed.. but in the future you'll most certainly see things like this shot on similar equipment if needed.
Very boring post dont bother next time.......
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Disappointing, after thoroughly enjoying the first episode.

Yes, the SFX was better, but it wasn't remotely scary, and it still feels far too rushed!

However, next weeks looked superb in the trailer!
Ive never seen people so split.....good TV if you ask me

Sorry mods just in from pub and a bit drunk....
This episode was way better than the 1st and its great that it keeps people posting. Its what makes DVDforums the best
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I thought it was a huge improvement on the first episode - I'm now convinced that the series is in the right hands.

Not a huge fan of the CGI - seems to be too much and not good enough, but it's the story that matters, and I think the real storyline is going to run though all of the episodes - namely the war and what happened to the Timelords.

Can't wait for next week now
Hope you right cos it would keep the older audiance interested.
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