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Old 15-10-2018, 10:07   #21
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Oh the irony, Bradley Walsh’s new role isn’t a big departure from his last. New Doctor Who invariably descends into ‘the chase’ down corridors.
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Old 15-10-2018, 10:09   #22
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Whoever they've hired to shoot this series deserves a raise. It looks amazing.

That said, it's a bit of a 'meh' from me for episode 2. Enjoyed it, but it didn't really seem to go anywhere & the end of 'race' was massively anticlimactic.

Not sure about the new Tardis interior from the brief glimpses we got, though the custard cream was a nice touch.

Oh, & a note to the BBC: If you're going to have a teaser for next week's episode tagged onto the end of each episode (as is the norm), we don't really need another trailer for the same thing immediately after it...
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Old 15-10-2018, 10:32   #23
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Oh forgot to mention I love the new opening visuals, goes well with the new theme & so much better than that awful CBBC clock-face opening we had to put up with in the last couple of series...

And yes, the custard-cream dispenser put a big grin on my face...
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Old 15-10-2018, 12:39   #24
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Inside of the Tardis was terrible.. if it dispenses a custard cream every time they go anywhere, the the dr is going to end up about 20 stone.
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Old 15-10-2018, 20:00   #25
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it was an improvement on last week IMO as I found that really boring - the references to English culture a (Antiques roadshow) are getting a bit wearing already though and I'm sure the tardis walls have the same pattern as some cheap baskets we got from Wilkos for the bathroom

Did like the custard cream and still finding the companions more interesting that the doctor though
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Old 15-10-2018, 20:26   #26
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The biscuit bit reminded me of this for some reason.

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2nd episode was ok but I was disappointed at how soon the show has already descended to the predictable running down corridors & the sonic screwdriver saving the day numerous times. Just so lazy & boring. Thankfully the team dynamics are interesting & there were a few good lines & Jodi remains very watchable...
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2nd episode was ok but I was disappointed at how soon the show has already descended to the predictable running down corridors & the sonic screwdriver saving the day numerous times. Just so lazy & boring. Thankfully the team dynamics are interesting & there were a few good lines & Jodi remains very watchable...
Agree with this.

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Oh forgot to mention I love the new opening visuals, goes well with the new theme & so much better than that awful CBBC clock-face opening we had to put up with in the last couple of series...
And this
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Old 19-10-2018, 16:18   #29
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Inside of the Tardis was terrible.. if it dispenses a custard cream every time they go anywhere, the the dr is going to end up about 20 stone.
why did it appear to have a porch? with the rest off the back wall of the box.

The sonic is getting like k9 can solver every problem!
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Old 21-10-2018, 21:13   #30
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Felt a bit like a Quantum Leap episode this week. Enjoyable enough, despite the dodgy accents.

Leather jacket dude is obviously going to show up again to put a spanner in the works.
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Old 21-10-2018, 21:56   #31
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Felt a bit like a Quantum Leap episode this week.
Definitely and almost Time Tunnel-y as well - though Quantum Leap did that sort of episode a lot better. I have always wondered why - given its a time machine - Dr Who hadn't done this sort of thing a lot more often. It did have a touch of "history for kiddies" aspect to it though ... but then IIRC that was the original idea of the show.

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Leather jacket dude is obviously going to show up again to put a spanner in the works.
You would think so - especially as Ryan specifically mentions he doesn't know where he sent him. No doubt the initials on the case mean something as well.

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Old 22-10-2018, 08:26   #32
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I thought the Rosa Parks story was really well done (apart from an bad decision about using a modern pop song at the end...) It would have been better as a purely historical story tho, the story with the time traveller was weak to the point of being embarrassing, and the character had all the menace of a piece of wet lettuce. He was a baddie because he had stubble?
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Old 22-10-2018, 09:55   #33
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Thought it was a heavy-handed, dull & depressing watch myself. They might as well have just put a big notice on the screen for 50 minutes saying 'Racism Is Bad, mkay'.

Agree with the comments about the leather jacket guy. Clearly we're going to see him again, but it would have been nice if there was something remotely interesting about him. His acting was terrible & he couldn't seem to decide on an accent either.

The only positive thing I can say about the episode is I liked the score.
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Yeah, I wasn't that impressed either. It all felt like a bad episode of "Timeless". The time-travelling bad-guy was so limp & non-threatening, no matter how hard the decent soundtrack tried to make him a threat.

The relentless extreme-Racism got tiring too. We got the message in the opening scene, so that swiftly got repetitive & annoying....
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Old 23-10-2018, 00:50   #35
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I also found it boring. But reading around, it seems I'm in the minority.
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Old 23-10-2018, 15:47   #36
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It felt like Timeless with the message spread on with a trowel.

I didn't understand why the Doctor kept spelling everything out to Yaz even though she was the one that had researched and put together the timeline.

It also didn't help, for me, that the useless baddie was the same rubbish baddie (time-travelling Jack the Ripper) in the pretty poor Time after Time series last year. It appears that actor can only play one part.
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I enjoyed it.
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Old 28-10-2018, 20:51   #38
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Quite enjoyed this week's, in a B-movie kind of way. And it was another episode that certainly looked great. Both the cinematography and the CGI were well done.

Bugged me that the police lady didn't do anything about the guns being waved about though.
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Old 28-10-2018, 21:24   #39
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No. No, no, no, no. I bloody hate spiders, so just...no.

Was very good though. They seem to be blending in some humour very smoothly too.

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Yes best of the season for me, so far. It wasn't great, but it was forgettable fun which is good enough for a Sunday night watch.
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