Rate "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

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Rate "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

Postby The Ginger Cat » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:13 am

Rate Ep.7 "The Pyramid at the End of the World".
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Postby The Ginger Cat » Sat May 27, 2017 8:48 pm

I thought that was quite good. Kept me gripped.
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Re: Rate "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

Postby Bowtiesarecool » Sat May 27, 2017 8:50 pm

An incoherent muddle.

2 out of 10
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Postby L. Scarman » Sat May 27, 2017 8:55 pm

I really enjoyed that
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Postby paulhickling » Sat May 27, 2017 8:58 pm

Has Moff already been replaced? Yet another good un and most gripping in years.
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Re: Rate "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

Postby Zarius » Sat May 27, 2017 9:16 pm

Bowtiesarecool wrote:An incoherent muddle.

2 out of 10

It would be great if you could actually ellaborate...


The parallel plot actually tied into the main narrative, unlike last week, which in itself will tie into the narrative of next week, so it definitely rewards viewers concerns that all portions of this story are tied together. I hope Erica does'nt vanish after the big deal The Doc made about adding her to the TARDIS crew...

Should'nt have shown Nardole in the trailer, would have been nice not to have known his ultimate fate after he passed out

Swell escalation of stakes, consequential deaths, the soldiers done in by choosing their heads over their heart, and a much needed subversion of the power of love ending that has plagued this show for ages.
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Postby DSJR » Sat May 27, 2017 9:26 pm

I enjoyed this one and felt I could immerse myself in it more. Part 2 of 3 and I'm actually looking forward to next week now :D
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Re: Rate "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

Postby Bowtiesarecool » Sat May 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Zarius wrote:
Bowtiesarecool wrote:An incoherent muddle.

2 out of 10

It would be great if you could actually ellaborate...


The parallel plot actually tied into the main narrative, unlike last week, which in itself will tie into the narrative of next week, so it definitely rewards viewers concerns that all portions of this story are tied together. I hope Erica does'nt vanish after the big deal The Doc made about adding her to the TARDIS crew...

Should'nt have shown Nardole in the trailer, would have been nice not to have known his ultimate fate after he passed out

Swell escalation of stakes, consequential deaths, the soldiers done in by choosing their heads over their heart, and a much needed subversion of the power of love ending that has plagued this show for ages.


It was rushed and all over the place and any tension is quickly cut short. For example, I was expecting The Doctor to tell Bill on two different occasions that he was blind.

I found the setting up of the story very confusing and the jumping between different scenes very off putting and the aliens were very average and I'm that I've seen them before.
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Postby lepter » Sat May 27, 2017 9:56 pm

better than last weeks.....sense of dread was built up well. kinda reminded me of a cheap version of ARRIVAL.

i gave it a solid 7.

would have got higher if it wernt for the crappest LEAST SECURED biolab on the planet with airlocks left open, no method of destroying possible harmful bacteria but to top it off, having an automated purge system that ejects the air from the lab straight into the atmosphere. SERIOUSLY??? unbelievable.
not to mention the crappest looking combination lock on the planet.

next weeks looks interesting. did they have to make bill look like martha jones and have earth enslaved like the master did?
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Re: Rate "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

Postby -JMW- » Sat May 27, 2017 9:59 pm

Very enjoyable second part of the three parter.
More of a slow burn build up this week and without a quick-fix solution (yet) it really felt tense.
I had no idea what was going to happen and that's just how I like it...kept me guessing all the way.

A slight niggle might be that Bill gave up too readily...but presumably there is a drug-like lure to the monks offer in addition to the "deal".

I dare say the Doctor could have resolved his combination code predicament though - the sonic glasses can be used to record and play back can't they...if so he could have shown the combination state to the assistant. But hey, time being of the essence, I can forgive the fact that he didn't resolve it himself.

I gave it an 8 - but if the resolution matches this build up, I'd gladly up it to 9.
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Postby -JMW- » Sat May 27, 2017 10:13 pm

Bowtiesarecool wrote:the aliens were very average and I'm that I've seen them before.

They do resemble the volcano aliens (Pyrovile?) from "The Fires of Pompeii".

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Postby Bowtiesarecool » Sat May 27, 2017 10:31 pm

-JMW- wrote:
Bowtiesarecool wrote:the aliens were very average and I'm that I've seen them before.

They do resemble the volcano aliens (Pyrovile?) from "The Fires of Pompeii".

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I thought so. Thanks. :)

I probably would've liked it if it wasn't for the poor start last week.

I didn't think that that helped.
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Postby -JMW- » Sat May 27, 2017 10:38 pm

Bowtiesarecool wrote:I thought so. Thanks. :)
I probably would've liked it if it wasn't for the poor start last week.
I didn't think that that helped.

Might be worth re-watching all three if next weeks episode works out well.
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Postby shuzbot » Sun May 28, 2017 11:24 am

Last week's one was pointless because none of it happened but at least it had some good moments. This one just bored me.
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Postby chap with wings » Sun May 28, 2017 11:36 am

A slow burner.
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Postby Llamastrangler » Sun May 28, 2017 11:57 am

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Postby Servorobot » Sun May 28, 2017 12:36 pm

Well it was ok, not as good as last week.

Just to annoy some people the episode started with Bill on a "date". A PG version of a date with no snogging, shagging and lots of drinking tea as foreplay. A bit of a twinkle from Bill (f*ck me, but is she gay?) before UNIT stormed in and ruined the whole thing. bast*rds.

Anyway lots of our Star Monk chums talking without moving their mouths much this week (didn't their mothers teach them that was rude).

Lesson learned, don't get shitfaced the night before if you work in a dangerous bio lab.

Lots of dopey self sacrifice from military types and the end looks nigh.

In the end Bill makes a silly decision for love (but haven't we all, it's just ours don't screw the whole world) and our Star Monk friends come over all Monoid on us with dirty great statues of themselves everywhere (egotistical bast*rds).

7/10.

Hopefully next week will be better.
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Re: Rate "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

Postby Denny Haynes » Sun May 28, 2017 12:49 pm

A lot more adult and more enjoying. I still say the Monks are the Mondasian Cybermen, three clues as to why that is i've noticed.

A solid 7.
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Re: Rate "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

Postby Servorobot » Sun May 28, 2017 1:09 pm

Denny Haynes wrote:A lot more adult and more enjoying. I still say the Monks are the Mondasian Cybermen, three clues as to why that is i've noticed.

A solid 7.


Well the only way they could cure blindness is through augmentation, they're not that advanced, so you may be right there. The Mondasian Cybermen aren't good at moving their mouths when they speak either.

Maybe, just maybe.

Moffat's going to ruin it by having those shitty NuWho Cybermen there though.
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Re: Rate "The Pyramid at the End of the World"

Postby Denny Haynes » Sun May 28, 2017 1:41 pm

Servorobot wrote:
Denny Haynes wrote:A lot more adult and more enjoying. I still say the Monks are the Mondasian Cybermen, three clues as to why that is i've noticed.

A solid 7.


Well the only way they could cure blindness is through augmentation, they're not that advanced, so you may be right there. The Mondasian Cybermen aren't good at moving their mouths when they speak either.

Maybe, just maybe.

Moffat's going to ruin it by having those shitty NuWho Cybermen there though.


Maybe grasping here but did you notice how the 3 Monks gathered around that console ( The monitor is a triangle shape ) like the Earthshock cybermen in the spaceships hold ( which is also triangular ). Maybe just seeing what i want to see but put that together with the way they talk.
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