Go Back   Forums @ The Digital Fix > Entertainment Discussion Forums > Television Discussion

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 14-06-2005, 17:36   #181
Guest 1092
Howling Mad!!!!!!
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Rowley Regis, UK
Posts: 991
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hmm...

Dont know if it's been mentioned but this has shown up on IMDB as part of the cast list for the last episode:-

Laura Frazer .... Tardis Voice

Since when did the Tardis speak???
Guest 1092 is offline  
Old 14-06-2005, 17:39   #182
Guest 11785
XBL: Vester Formator
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 973
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfman
Hmm...

Dont know if it's been mentioned but this has shown up on IMDB as part of the cast list for the last episode:-

Laura Frazer .... Tardis Voice

Since when did the Tardis speak???
Well they've made a lot of the fact that the Tardis has got a soul in this series...
Guest 11785 is offline  
Old 14-06-2005, 18:00   #183
John Hodson
Out to lunch...
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bolton, Lancashire
Posts: 12,507
Thanks: 9
Thanked 55 Times in 4 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfman
Hmm...

Dont know if it's been mentioned but this has shown up on IMDB as part of the cast list for the last episode:-

Laura Frazer .... Tardis Voice

Since when did the Tardis speak???
Maybe she says: 'Self destruct will initiate in 60 seconds, 59, 58, 57...'

Last edited by John Hodson; 14-06-2005 at 18:00.
John Hodson is offline  
Old 14-06-2005, 18:26   #184
thescrounger
Trusted User
 
thescrounger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Kent
Posts: 19,802
Thanks: 93
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Big episode 13 spoiler:

thescrounger is offline  
Old 14-06-2005, 22:53   #185
Guest 10143
XBL: Jimblobb
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Hatfield, Herts.
Posts: 2,154
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just a thought!



Apologies if this idea has already been suggested, I haven't read all 10 pages

James
PS. The Scroungers spoiler directly above is most interesting.

Last edited by jdw; 14-06-2005 at 22:53.
Guest 10143 is offline  
Old 14-06-2005, 23:04   #186
Aardvark
Licenced to kill germs.
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Middlesbrough, U.K.
Posts: 595
Thanks: 3
Thanked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Hodson
Maybe she says: 'Self destruct will initiate in 60 seconds, 59, 58, 57...'
On the other hand maybe she says: 'Careful where you stick that bicycle pump...'
Aardvark is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 00:09   #187
RonnyJ
NO TOUCHING!
 
RonnyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Norwich
Posts: 4,281
Thanks: 7
Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts
A couple of thoughts on another possible theory...

RonnyJ is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 00:50   #188
Refrenz
Phantom Raspberry Blower
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Button Moon
Posts: 2,225
Thanks: 57
Thanked 11 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aardvark
On the other hand maybe she says: 'Careful where you stick that bicycle pump...'
I'm going with "The bins need doing, and while you're at it the swimming pool needs draining. Oh, and some Sontarans have wandered on board again so you can kick them out n'all. (sigh)".
Refrenz is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 07:00   #189
tizza
cranial deficient
 
tizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 16,801
Thanks: 570
Thanked 437 Times in 331 Posts
We have really enjoyed this series, the cast are great and the stories, even the bad ones are a breath of fresh air to tv, amongst turds like eastenders, big brother etc etc. It was good to see BB lampooned in this episode, says a lot for the general viewing public!
tizza is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 08:47   #190
cliff homewood
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Southend
Posts: 5,541
Thanks: 3
Thanked 89 Times in 70 Posts
on the idiocy (from the SF perspective of postulating a believable future) of having far future reality tv parodies I think one of the reviewers on the first page of outpost gallifrey reviews hit it head on.

But on the good news, Michael Grade 'apologising' for cancelling dr who, i take it the 26 year run wasn'ta clue enoguh the series had legs.
cliff homewood is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 16:08   #191
Guest 2241
Trusted User
 
Guest 2241's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: cowtown
Posts: 20,591
Thanks: 77
Thanked 71 Times in 23 Posts
I've tried to keep quiet throughout the series but I suppose now is the time to unleash.

This episode was probably the best in the current series (along with fathers day) but that only means that they're the best of a bad bunch. I truly wish I could see what some people see. Some people quote lines that are at best average like they're amazing. From episode one the directing, acting and most importantly writing have been very BBC1. The fact that not even people don't see it and in fact think it's better than previous incarnations of Dr Who make me dispare.

The whole episode was a bit pointless though. Why show us the whole satellite thing? It wasn't entertaining and it didn't add anything to the darlek story. What was the point of transporting humans to the station then to the Darlek ship instead of going straight there? They could have given the whole show a Cube vibe but it was more CBBC as usual

I did like the "bear with me" gag and the Ann-droid. I did wonder if that was a Davros reference too. As soon as I heard the last line I though Davros. It has to be really otherwise it's going to be a big disappointment
Guest 2241 is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 16:20   #192
thescrounger
Trusted User
 
thescrounger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Kent
Posts: 19,802
Thanks: 93
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by camaj
The whole episode was a bit pointless though. Why show us the whole satellite thing? It wasn't entertaining and it didn't add anything to the darlek story. What was the point of transporting humans to the station then to the Darlek ship instead of going straight there? They could have given the whole show a Cube vibe but it was more CBBC as usual
You were watching it I take it?

The Game Station used to be satellite 5 one hundred years ago, when the Doctor was there and liberated the Earth from the Jagrafess. Only now he's realised he should have stuck around a bit longer, because he 'made this world'. The Daleks were using the power of the satellite to hide their fleet for a number of decades while they shaped the earth into vunerable mush to make their invasion a lot easier (they failed before remember). All of this was important to the "Dalek story".

Last edited by thescrounger; 15-06-2005 at 16:23.
thescrounger is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 17:23   #193
BlackJedi
Children's author
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Leicester
Posts: 498
Thanks: 25
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by camaj
Darlek
Putting an "r" in Dalek is tantamount to saying "my opinions are worthless".
BlackJedi is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 17:34   #194
Boink!
2021 is the new 2020
 
Boink!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Part of Europe
Posts: 24,202
Thanks: 1,538
Thanked 4,189 Times in 1,385 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cliff homewood
on the idiocy (from the SF perspective of postulating a believable future) of having far future reality tv parodies I think one of the reviewers on the first page of outpost gallifrey reviews hit it head on.
Not wishing to sign up for that hyperactive bunch of virgin nerds forum, what did they say?
Boink! is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 17:35   #195
Boink!
2021 is the new 2020
 
Boink!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Part of Europe
Posts: 24,202
Thanks: 1,538
Thanked 4,189 Times in 1,385 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackJedi
Putting an "r" in Dalek is tantamount to saying "my opinions are worthless".
or you're from the west country.
Boink! is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 17:41   #196
Guest 11785
XBL: Vester Formator
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 973
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackJedi
Putting an "r" in Dalek is tantamount to saying "my opinions are worthless".
Guest 11785 is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 17:48   #197
thescrounger
Trusted User
 
thescrounger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Kent
Posts: 19,802
Thanks: 93
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boink!
Not wishing to sign up for that hyperactive bunch of virgin nerds forum, what did they say?
You don't have to sign up for the forums to view the main site. How many times have I said one should not be confused with the other? Gallifreyone is a news resource. Like any other site it has a forum, like the DVD Times has this one.

Quote:
It sounded as though Russell T Davies had gone absolutely barmy. Big Brother. What Not to Wear. The Weakest Link. And Daleks? And yet it has resulted in one of the best episodes of the year, a cutting satire that reminds you of the extremes reality TV can be taken to and a gripping build up to the final, climatic episode. I was astonished at how excited I got during this episode, at the beginning I was groaning, halfway through I was roaring and at the end I was positively glowing. If anybody was still unconvinced that RTD is the man to bring Doctor Who back on the screen than surely this episode has put that to rest.

I think a lot of this episodes success is down to Joe Ahearne’s outstanding direction. To be fair to the man, he has not delivered a single bad shot and has already wowed us with his dramatic flair (Father's Day) and his visual eye (capturing the locations of Cardiff beautifully in Boom Town). This had to be Ahearne’s trickiest episode yet and the one that could so easily fall flat on his face if he didn’t get the atmosphere perfect. And he has done it in the only way possible, playing the reality TV gone mad deadly straight so that the viewers are on the edge of their seats willing the participants to survive. It could have been so easy to camp it all up and poke fun but instead RTD and Ahearne take the very simple premise of you lose you die to the extreme and the result is nail bitingly tense. I loved it.
thescrounger is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 18:00   #198
Guest 11785
XBL: Vester Formator
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: UK
Posts: 973
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by thescrounger
It sounded as though Russell T Davies had gone absolutely barmy. Big Brother. What Not to Wear. The Weakest Link. And Daleks? And yet it has resulted in one of the best episodes of the year, a cutting satire that reminds you of the extremes reality TV can be taken
To me it just seemed like a rather silly way to bring in current cultural references.

It genuinely makes me sad. Really feel like I've missed something by not getting it
Guest 11785 is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 18:16   #199
RonnyJ
NO TOUCHING!
 
RonnyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Norwich
Posts: 4,281
Thanks: 7
Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts
After rewatching it, it seems a bit odd to me how at the start Lynda says to the Doctor how 'brilliant' it is that he's been chosen for Big Brother. Since she knows that all but one contestant will 'die', his presence there is potentially harmful to both him and her and so her enthusiasm there seems a bit weird.

It's most likely a script decision done for the 'Big Brother' atmosphere at the start, but it definitely is odd when you notice it on a second viewing.
RonnyJ is offline  
Old 15-06-2005, 18:18   #200
Vulcan101
More DVD's please
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Wales
Posts: 3,768
Thanks: 16
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts


I'm looking forward to Saturday like a kid waiting for Christmas

Last edited by Vulcan101; 15-06-2005 at 18:22.
Vulcan101 is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
Doctor Who Season 1

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 14:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.qq
Copyright ©2000 - 2021 Network N Ltd.