Rate "The Pilot"

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Rate "The Pilot"

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Total votes : 136

Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby 'teleportNOW!' » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:09 am

Servorobot wrote:Really? Obviously you like woman with giant bows in their hair Feline?


You were offering me a choice of two, and I wasn't looking at her bows :p
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby 'teleportNOW!' » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:10 am

Servorobot wrote:
Meat isn't murder. Except to Morrissey I suppose.


Who are you, Harrison Chase's wayward stepchild?
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby Servorobot » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:21 am

feline1 wrote:
Servorobot wrote:
Meat isn't murder. Except to Morrissey I suppose.


Who are you, Harrison Chase's wayward stepchild?


Something like that. :D

I must see what happens when the Krynoid touches flesh!!

Or words to that effect.
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby Servorobot » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:23 am

feline1 wrote:
Servorobot wrote:Really? Obviously you like woman with giant bows in their hair Feline?


You were offering me a choice of two, and I wasn't looking at her bows :p


Similarly I think Wooksta! and I were looking at Heather's face.

Must have been that star.
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby shuzbot » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:38 pm

Must have been.
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby shuzbot » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:48 pm

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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby Servorobot » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:26 pm

shuzbot wrote:http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-04-21/doctor-who-star-stephanie-hyam-drew-this-awesome-doctor-who-poster

https://twitter.com/DoctorWho_BBCA/stat ... 80/photo/1


That's actually really good.

Thanks for that Shuz.
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby image45 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:39 pm

The Ginger Cat wrote:Bit of a slow, old ploddy one weren't it.


Yes it had no real pace, like watching people chat at school dinner!
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby johnshoo » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:21 pm

I thought "The Pilot" was quite decent for a season opener. I like Bill so far. She already seems to have as much or more personality than Clara did her entire first series. My initial reaction would be to give it a solid 7/10.
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby iamyourservant » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:55 pm

feline1 wrote:
ericthehalfabee wrote:Seriously, I expect the sexuality of any future companion to be discussed in the first minute of arrival from this point on.




You seem to have forgotten that in An Unearthly Child, Susan's sexuality is discussed by Ian and Barbara in the first few minutes ("she's 16... have you considered she may be meeting a boy?") ... and indeed she does indeed leave the series to stay shagging one. (As does her replacement, Vicki...)
If it's good enough for Verity Lambert, etcetc


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When I watched An Unearthy Child on transmission, Susan (the character) was 15 (Fifteen).

On the video release, she was sill 15 & she was also still 15 in the DVD release.

I've not watched, nor do I intend to order the BBC Store release - so maybe her age been retconned...

The Ace character was 16 in Dragonfire.

Carole Ann Ford was in her 20's in real life, as was Sofie Aldred, when both stories were filmed

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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby The Ginger Cat » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:33 pm

Apparently a bit with the Doctor twanging his guitar at some gig was cut. Thank Christ.

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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby paulhickling » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:03 pm

The Ginger Cat wrote:Apparently a bit with the Doctor twanging his guitar at some gig was cut. Thank Christ.

Lawrence Gough interview


At least it's appropriate in a bar setting.

I thought Gough showed a fair amount of directorial flair to be honest. We all seemed to like his reveal to Bill, of the Tardis interior, and he was quite blessed with that science park place. It was pretty spectacular, and the lighting was great as well. And visually the two episodes looked quite different. Nice contrast.

I've enjoyed the pacing of these first two. Ok, there might've been a bit of whizz-bang solution from the Doc in the last one, but generally there's been plenty of time spent in conversation, and especially with The Doctor actually EXPLAINING things to the companion, not entirely like the old days. And without too much rushing around. So it's a bit much when folks then start complaining that it's dull!
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby LizR » Thu May 04, 2017 12:08 am

Did you mean "not entirely unlike the old days" ?

Admittedly double negatives can be tricky! :)
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby paulhickling » Thu May 04, 2017 3:16 pm

LizR wrote:Did you mean "not entirely unlike the old days" ?

Admittedly double negatives can be tricky! :)


Yes. One that got away. I lost count a long time ago the amount of times I write something, post it and discover a typo like that. Usually I edit it after, but only when I spot it!

As for when I come in from the pub and post... oh dear. "Did I REALLY say that?"
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby LizR » Fri May 05, 2017 3:01 am

paulhickling wrote:
LizR wrote:Did you mean "not entirely unlike the old days" ?

Admittedly double negatives can be tricky! :)


Yes. One that got away. I lost count a long time ago the amount of times I write something, post it and discover a typo like that. Usually I edit it after, but only when I spot it!

As for when I come in from the pub and post... oh dear. "Did I REALLY say that?"

Fortunately I've never had that problem myself :whistle2:
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby Bowtiesarecool » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:32 am

I have to admit that my favourite scene was when Bill entered the TARDIS for the first time.

The Music sent me back to the Smith era.
The Doctor died with Capaldi. The Chibnall era is non-canon.

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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby shuzbot » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:12 pm

Doctor Who: The Pilot (2017)

Worldwide Box Office $80,989

http://www.the-numbers.com/movie/Doctor ... -Pilot-(UK)#tab=summary

Not quite as much as Power of the Daleks
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby Natalia » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:14 pm

This didn't have much room for plot because of introducing the Bill chracter, but it was pretty bad.
I gave it a 3 rating.
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby Plain Old Dave » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:42 am

Story: The Doctor is, I infer, in semi-retirement similar to The Snowmen, though this could stand more exposition. But that's Moffatt for you, ignores dollars and trips over pennies. Classic Pertwee whodunit, morphing into a chase. Starts a bit slow, but gets into gear reasonably quickly and maintains a good pace. Good, solid closing.

Plot: Nardole and Bill both advance the plot, which is pretty straightforward.

The Doctor: Capaldi pretty effectively channels the same mourning we saw in The Snowmen. His incapability to discern human emotion is interesting and somewhat different as Doctors go.

Companions: Nardole, we need to see more of. I really see a LOT of parallels between Lucas' Nardole and Ian Marter's Harry Sullivan. He really feels like an afterthought, and we deserve more out of the first male Companion in a while. Bill, though, is a different matter altogether. Thankfully, there was no Stephen James Walker "homophobia" screed in this ep, but neither did her sexual preference advance the plot in any specific manner. Heather and Bill could just have been BFFs, as the phrase goes. At this point I'm inclined to call this yet another example of Moffatt's inability to write a simple story. I mean really. Would it hurt him to write a simple standalone story?

Other Random Thoughts:

Heather. Was this the same monster from Midnight?

The mindwipe. Exactly the same as Donna. I infer he's still haunted by that.

MY Doctor's sonic. Out. STANDING!

Susan. In somewhere around 50 years of eps, and all sorts of other DW media I have never even heard it implied that he regretted locking Susan out of the TARDIS.

Yet another depressing NuWho ending. Happy endings aren't evil, and writing a rescue for Heather shouldn't be THAT difficult. I certainly hope Chibnall isn't this obsessed with Byzantine stories and depressing endings.

Six and change, really due to Moffatt's inadequacy as showrunner. A more coherent script and directing would have helped tremendously, and this story deserves better than Moffatt.
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Re: Rate "The Pilot"

Postby -JMW- » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:49 pm

Plain Old Dave wrote:Yet another depressing NuWho ending. Happy endings aren't evil, and writing a rescue for Heather shouldn't be THAT difficult.

Have you seen the entirety of series 10?
If not, then hold your horses.
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