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Old 26-12-2018, 15:40   #121
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The Eleventh Hour is one of my favourite episodes of new Who.

The Matt Smith era eventually fizzed out but certainly early on it was head and shoulders above the current effort.
The middle season, when it got very convoluted and confusing (probably making it up as he was going along) is a mess, but even that is head and shoulders above anything we've just seen.

I see the BBC have spoiled the monsters for the New Years Day episode too: another mis-step.
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Old 26-12-2018, 19:23   #122
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I'm hoping that watching them all without several six-month gaps will help with the story
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Old 01-01-2019, 23:04   #123
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Well I thought the New Year’s Day episode was awful, cant think of one redeeming thing to say, complete waste of an hour
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Old 01-01-2019, 23:57   #124
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Well I thought the New Year’s Day episode was awful, cant think of one redeeming thing to say, complete waste of an hour
I quite liked it. Although they could really do with it being in 2 parts. Wrapped up way too easily and would have had more impact if
Thought showing the Dalek outside it’s shell and still being menacing was a good move.
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Old 02-01-2019, 00:09   #125
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It was a bit dull although I do like the

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Old 02-01-2019, 07:50   #126
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Thought it was good, although have to admit I found it far more interesting of what the Dalek was up to as opposed to the Doctor.
After the episode I did wonder how the most dangerous, most deadly creature in the universe managed to get defeated by soldiers with swords and bows and arrows in the first place
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:30   #127
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Started off as a very bad rip off of Venom and then didn't get much better for me.

It is maybe a good job that is the only Who offering for 2019 if that was going to be the standard.
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:30   #128
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Way, way too much soap opera - you know, all that family interpersonal drivel. There is a reason I don't watch Eastenders (etc). Dull, dull, dull. This was a 30 minute story spun out and all the worse for it.
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Old 02-01-2019, 09:18   #129
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LV426 summed it up no longer escapism sci-fi but eastenders with a doctor that seems to be more slapstick than sensible
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:14   #130
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Is there anyone, anywhere that was really wanting a load of stuff with Ryan's Dad? All of which was just a **** plot device for the Microwave oven.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:01   #131
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"Ooh, there's a giant, terrifying looking squid thing stuck on that wall. I know, I'll go & poke it! What could possibly go wrong?" FFS...

Enjoyed it for what it was & some of the action stuff was nicely done, but as others have said, I could have done with less of Ryan & his dad. I have no problem with the occasional bit of soapy stuff, but Ryan's such a terrible actor he sucks the life out of every scene he's in.

Sadly we probably can't get rid of him without losing Bradley Walsh too.

Again, Dear Who writers: Please use your year off to write some better scripts.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:34   #132
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I am sure I read the other day that it is not actually a year off but rather due to how long post production takes; though hopefully they aren't in production yet i.e the scripts are still being written
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:36   #133
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Can't believe they killed off the gay guy so quickly. This show has become outrageously homophobic these days.
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Terrible episode - too much magic waving of screw drivers and building complex kit out of parts (including fully functional dalek from a couple of bits of sheffield steel) - not really sure why they still call this science fiction anymore, might as well be Harry Potter.

Bring back early Matt Smith
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Way, way too much soap opera - you know, all that family interpersonal drivel. There is a reason I don't watch Eastenders (etc). Dull, dull, dull. This was a 30 minute story spun out and all the worse for it.
That was pretty much exactly what i said to my daughter after it, if they cut all the family crap out of it, made it 30 mins long, it would have been an ok episode, well apart from the part where they crossed the A-Team with Blue Peter and made a Dalek from old bits of metal lying round.

I don't think I've commented on this season so far, but for me it was by far the worst since it returned. I have probably watched almost every episode since the reboot 2-3 times (the exception being Love and Monsters which is still my worst episode ever) and some 10+ times, I would be extremely surprised if I ever watch any of this season again. There hasn't been a single episode I would put close to even some of the poorer previous Doctor ones.
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I thought it was easily the best episode of Jodie's Doctor and yet, at the same time, not a patch on nearly everything that has preceded it.

The Dalek looked rubbish.

That scene in the cafe went on far too long, was far too boring and had no emotional resonance at all. Did we need Ryan's Dad at all? Could Ryan not have saved Graham, thereby making that moment the 'Grandad' moment? Two minutes of thinking and I've already made the episode better.

The whole production feels shoddy and thrown together. Chibnall is awful.
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I thought it was easily the best episode of Jodie's Doctor and yet, at the same time, not a patch on nearly everything that has preceded it.

The Dalek looked rubbish.

That scene in the cafe went on far too long, was far too boring and had no emotional resonance at all. Did we need Ryan's Dad at all? Could Ryan not have saved Graham, thereby making that moment the 'Grandad' moment? Two minutes of thinking and I've already made the episode better.

The whole production feels shoddy and thrown together. Chibnall is awful.
Agree with the swapping saving Dad for saving Graham idea; that would have been great.

At one point I thought they were going to kill Ryan off.
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I kept seeing things that have already been done in previous episodes throughout the series too, just little things, but like when they were all standing behind the doctor by the tardis in a V shape, exactly how they posed all the doctors for day of the doctor promo stuff. No biggy as such but I just find it annoying.
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I did give up on the show but tried 2 episodes half way through and thought it was still crap and sounds like the NYD ep was sadly cack. Annoying but ANY criticism of the show is dismissed as "women hating" by Jodie and Chibnall Chibnall was always a ****** writer for dr who (no idea about broadchurch. never watched it)
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Watched i las night, some nice parts but boy oh boy we are drifting into naff Dr Who territory now. It looked terrible like the budget has been completely cut.

The flying Dalek looked like it was done with a fishing rod and line.
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