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Are we sitting comfortably? [Mar. 31st, 2007|06:59 pm]
Douglas Spencer

Then we'll begin.


19:21 -- "Run!" -- like Rose's first episode in 2005, yes? Complete with the hand-holding.

[User Picture]From: cpt_buggernuts
2007-03-31 06:39 pm (UTC)
Not enjoying this episode. I'm finding it juvenile, emotionally cheap and nasty, and a criminal waste of a wonderful performance by Anne Reid.
I suspect that the time may have come to just accept that I don't recognise anything I loved about Doctor Who in the programme anymore and move on.

Ho hum, melodramatic fan angsting there. But I really thought this episode was horrible, and in a very petty silly way, that did make me sad.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-03-31 06:46 pm (UTC)
Heigh ho, I quite liked it. Tastes differ. But I quite liked bits of Torchwood, which was also emotionally cheap and nasty in parts.
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[User Picture]From: cpt_buggernuts
2007-03-31 07:01 pm (UTC)
As you say, tastes differ.

I'm trying to work out whether I'd have not reacted so strongly if it had been Stargate, or something else that I enjoy but haven't been a fan of for decades. I can't 'un-fan' though, so my attempt to acquire perspective and see if I can enjoy it for what it is, rather than be repelled by what it isn't is a bit doomed.

Ho hum.
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[User Picture]From: trav28
2007-04-01 08:03 am (UTC)
I think you have just summed up how I feel about Torchwood.
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[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2007-03-31 06:49 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: the_maenad
2007-03-31 06:52 pm (UTC)
I thought it was Sontarans, till they took their helmets off.

Not the greatest script ever, but definitely very far from RTD's worst, and some of the awestruck comments about the beauty of being on the moon struck home. Plus, the new companion is definitely one to watch.
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[User Picture]From: sarah_mum
2007-03-31 07:03 pm (UTC)
in New Rocks. Vogoths!
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[User Picture]From: nmg
2007-03-31 07:14 pm (UTC)
I'm *so* glad that I wasn't the only person to have noticed that.

On the other hand, the fact that I noticed probably means that I have hidden goth tendencies...
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[User Picture]From: surliminal
2007-04-01 01:33 am (UTC)
oh i noticed too. and leather skirts.

very Vogon! i was waiting for them to recite petry..
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[User Picture]From: ramtops
2007-04-01 07:37 am (UTC)
I imagine *everyone* noticed that. I noticed, and I've never been a goth in my life!
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[User Picture]From: peteyoung
2007-03-31 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, Who is meant to be family entertainment, but on this occasion I was half-expecting to see 'An Irwin Allen Production' in the end credits.

And when the alien took off his helmet I was rather hoping to see a Sontaran, which could also have fit in quite nicely with the plot.
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[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2007-03-31 08:00 pm (UTC)
I rather liked it.

The science was bollocks, the acting was over, the special effects were better than anything Dr Who managed up until RTD, but still looked strangely cheap. It was silly, ridiculous, simple and fun. Which is exactly what I expect from Dr Who.
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[User Picture]From: gaspode
2007-04-01 09:53 am (UTC)
I think as a season opener it was cracking - Certainly a better opener than New Earth ...

As always - watching in company works (8 of us) ...

Most enjoyable - more boots though (her sisters ? were cool ....

Sorry - I like a woman in Boots ;)
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