Rate "Thin Ice"

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Rate "Thin Ice"

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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby -JMW- » Wed May 10, 2017 6:08 pm

Darren Lake wrote:Final rating of just over 5.6 million and 25th for the week. That's not good.

Though, considering it was on a sunny bank holiday weekend, when people would rather take a weekend trip...it's not bad at all. :)
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby shuzbot » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:31 pm

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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby Natalia » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:22 pm

This episode had some scary parts and some good dramatic scenes. I don't really care for children in Doctor Who. I gave it a 4.
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby Plain Old Dave » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:48 am

Story: A classic DW historical; set around the time of the War of 1812/Age of Jackson. A monster under the ice eating people, and some Doctoral pontificating make this a whodunnit in the classic Pertwee tradition, overlaid Potemkin village "diversity" notwithstanding. Closes off what a STRONG cliffhanger; what's that banging on the vault door?

Plot: Starts a bit slowly; I get the impression the screenwriting team just decided to enjoy a costume piece for the first few minutes. Ambled along like so many Pertwee stories.

The Doctor: THIS is what the Doctor is supposed to be. Moralizing, approachable to children, stone cold Machavellian at turns. Clear callback to the Great Time War but no so clumsily as during the Matt Smith and David Tennant eras.

Bill: She's starting to mature as a Companion, really starting to see that travelling with the Doctor isn't all sunshine and roses. Her outrage at the Doctor's disconnection from the child's death was very convincing and developed the character admirably.

Effects: VERY well done. This is what the Skarasen in Terror of the Zygons should have looked like. Costuming, THIS is what the Doctor should look like; old fashioned, anachronistic. I have always thought the single best dressed Doctor was One, or any of them that wear frock coats.

All told, seven and change. Would have been a SOLID 8 or better without the Potemkin village diversity overlay. I honestly would prefer a Tennant/Rose romance.
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby The Ginger Cat » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:55 am

The Thin Ice script is available via the BBC Writers Room then.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/Doctor-Who-S10-Ep3(2).pdf
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby thecypher » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:08 pm

The Ginger Cat wrote:The Thin Ice script is available via the BBC Writers Room then.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/Doctor-Who-S10-Ep3(2).pdf


I wouldn't touch that script with a ten metre barge pole :lol:
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby iank » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:39 pm

Presumably it's to demonstrate how not to do it. :D
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby 'teleportNOW!' » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:53 am

rewatching this one,
my reaction stayed the same - basically I really enjoyed Pearl Mackie's performance and her playing against the Doctor - everything else was a bit meh
In this one Nardole soliloquay's that he's been 'reassembled' - against, I'm still rather baffled as to whether he was or is a robot.
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby shuzbot » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:07 pm

This would have actually made a better Christmas Special than most of the Christmas Specials.
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby LizR » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:10 pm

feline1 wrote:In this one Nardole soliloquay's that he's been 'reassembled' - against, I'm still rather baffled as to whether he was or is a robot.

Yeah, that's a point. What ever happened to that story thread?!
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby 'teleportNOW!' » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:21 pm

It just seems transparently like it probably was: Matt Lucas did a comedy cameo in a christmas special (or whatever it was), and then they decided to get him back as a regular despite him being killed off,
so they devised some half-baked handwaving blether than didn't even make sense,
and drip fed references to it throught the season. But it still didn't really make sense.
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Re: Rate "Thin Ice"

Postby Cygnus Prime » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:57 pm

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The Ginger Cat wrote:Rate Ep.3 "Thin Ice".




The Doctor and Bill visit London during the last of the River Thames frost fairs in February 1814. They soon discover that there is something under the ice which is causing people to disappear.






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