Rate “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

Rate “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

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You know, thinking about it, the old cockerny bus driver geezer is probably as annoying a character to me as Adric was to most people. It's all a bit "back 'of the cab!", in the derek & clive sense.
We shall see.
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Hi All,

Very disappointed - I've been a DW fan since Hartnell '63 & I thought this story was pants.

I've watched it three times now, & I still think it was so weak - building a sonic screwdriver & a Tardis Locator in some workshop/garage - Pleeze !!!!

& the illusion of BW being a serious companion when (for UK viewers) he is on almost daily as a game show host is just plain wrong - Oh Look, it's that bloke of The Chase... Pleeze again - & with knobs on

I happen to think JW is a fine actress, but a crap script is a crap script, as Capaldi might say off the record (maybe).

As for "The Monster" - cartoon Transformers/Predator crap - just not beliveable for me - but I guess, I'm no longer their target audience.

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iank wrote:Jesus.
You people are genuinely f*****g unhinged. :roll:
Please would you lay off the personal insults. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I don't think using mental health slurs is especially pleasant to fellow who fans.
Especially since I dealt with mental health issues around the time I signed up here.

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feline1 wrote:You know, thinking about it, the old cockerny bus driver geezer is probably as annoying a character to me as Adric was to most people. It's all a bit "back 'of the cab!", in the derek & clive sense.
We shall see.
Yeah but at least he's white.

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The story was pants but everything else was good, IMHO. If the stories continue to be weak that will be a problem, but for the introductory episode I thought they done good enough.

I normally find faults with the story - plot, characterisation, pacing, structure - and I can see some here, although to be fair the 'friends' haven't had much chance to shine yet (reactions to being on an alien world / entering the TARDIS are still awaited...)

But I thought it showed a few hopeful signs that may, if we're lucky, mean that some better writers get the chance to produce something decent later on. As mentioned before, it felt more like old Who to me, at least.

As for Bradley appearing on The Chase every day...

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feline1 wrote:You know, thinking about it, the old cockerny bus driver geezer is probably as annoying a character to me as Adric was to most people. It's all a bit "back 'of the cab!", in the derek & clive sense.
We shall see.
At least he doesn't use rhyming slang. As the offspring of a Cockney I was brought up on it.
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Come to think of it, given that both RTD and Moff tried to big up their female companions at the Doctor's expense, I'm surprised they didn't do a Jodie years ago.
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iamyourservant wrote:Hi All,

Very disappointed - I've been a DW fan since Hartnell '63 & I thought this story was pants.

I've watched it three times now, & I still think it was so weak - building a sonic screwdriver & a Tardis Locator in some workshop/garage - Pleeze !!!!

& the illusion of BW being a serious companion when (for UK viewers) he is on almost daily as a game show host is just plain wrong - Oh Look, it's that bloke of The Chase... Pleeze again - & with knobs on

I happen to think JW is a fine actress, but a crap script is a crap script, as Capaldi might say off the record (maybe).

As for "The Monster" - cartoon Transformers/Predator crap - just not beliveable for me - but I guess, I'm no longer their target audience.

DWM subscription cancelled
Bit extreme to cancel your DWM subscription (which, after all, covers all of Who, not just the new series), isn't it? I wish people would stop referring to Bradley Walsh as just a game show host - he's got several acting credits to his name (e.g. Law and Order UK) and, whatever you may think of his acting, he is not just a game show host!
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If I remember correctly he was persuaded back into acting by the offer of the part in Dr Who.
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iamyourservant wrote:Hi All,

Very disappointed - I've been a DW fan since Hartnell '63 & I thought this story was pants.

I've watched it three times now, & I still think it was so weak - building a sonic screwdriver & a Tardis Locator in some workshop/garage - Pleeze !!!!

& the illusion of BW being a serious companion when (for UK viewers) he is on almost daily as a game show host is just plain wrong - Oh Look, it's that bloke of The Chase... Pleeze again - & with knobs on

I happen to think JW is a fine actress, but a crap script is a crap script, as Capaldi might say off the record (maybe).

As for "The Monster" - cartoon Transformers/Predator crap - just not beliveable for me - but I guess, I'm no longer their target audience.

DWM subscription cancelled
Bit extreme to cancel your DWM subscription (which, after all, covers all of Who, not just the new series), isn't it? I wish people would stop referring to Bradley Walsh as just a game show host - he's got several acting credits to his name (e.g. Law and Order UK) and, whatever you may think of his acting, he is not just a game show host!
I remember him from Coronation Street.
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LizR wrote:
feline1 wrote:You know, thinking about it, the old cockerny bus driver geezer is probably as annoying a character to me as Adric was to most people. It's all a bit "back 'of the cab!", in the derek & clive sense.
We shall see.
At least he doesn't use rhyming slang. As the offspring of a Cockney I was brought up on it.

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Miss Cathcart wrote:
iamyourservant wrote:Hi All,

Very disappointed - I've been a DW fan since Hartnell '63 & I thought this story was pants.

I've watched it three times now, & I still think it was so weak - building a sonic screwdriver & a Tardis Locator in some workshop/garage - Pleeze !!!!

& the illusion of BW being a serious companion when (for UK viewers) he is on almost daily as a game show host is just plain wrong - Oh Look, it's that bloke of The Chase... Pleeze again - & with knobs on

I happen to think JW is a fine actress, but a crap script is a crap script, as Capaldi might say off the record (maybe).

As for "The Monster" - cartoon Transformers/Predator crap - just not beliveable for me - but I guess, I'm no longer their target audience.

DWM subscription cancelled
Bit extreme to cancel your DWM subscription (which, after all, covers all of Who, not just the new series), isn't it? I wish people would stop referring to Bradley Walsh as just a game show host - he's got several acting credits to his name (e.g. Law and Order UK) and, whatever you may think of his acting, he is not just a game show host!
My parents' and grandparents' generations had Gielgud, Olivier and Richardson - actors who strode like Colossuses across both stage and screen.

It seems this generation have Walsh, Armstrong and Mack. Actors who stride like clowns across both game shows and disposable TV drama. 8-)
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On principal I can't watch it until we have a Phillipino, transgender, disabled Miss Marple...only when the pc agenda is satisfied will I pass judgement. ;)
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Well the opening episode wasn't that bad and way superior to all the guff of recent years, however I suspect it will be all downhill from here.
Jodie will become a feminist, Ryan and the female companion ( yeah, I don't even know her name ) will champion the downtrodden, Bradley will turn into a comedic buffoon and Chibbers will attempt to be even more all knowing and superior to Moffat with political claptrap and indecipherable stories that you'd need an Enigma machine to crack open.
And the entire cast go back to treating it like the spoof they've all played out the past few years. Christ......I wish Morris would stop playing games.......
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DF79 wrote:On principal I can't watch it until we have a Phillipino, transgender, disabled Miss Marple...only when the pc agenda is satisfied will I pass judgement. ;)
oldschool wrote:Well the opening episode wasn't that bad and way superior to all the guff of recent years, however I suspect it will be all downhill from here.
Jodie will become a feminist, Ryan and the female companion ( yeah, I don't even know her name ) will champion the downtrodden, Bradley will turn into a comedic buffoon and Chibbers will attempt to be even more all knowing and superior to Moffat with political claptrap and indecipherable stories that you'd need an Enigma machine to crack open.
Well I've asked the question of people who have watched and who have similar concerns and they say episode 1 was completely free of expression of identity/social politics. So apart from casting decisions - JW - it feels like adventure is the focus again. Which is just wonderful.

If this continues I might dip in. Although there are some very obvious potential pitfalls ahead: Rosa Parks, witchfinders and so on.
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oldschool wrote:Well the opening episode wasn't that bad and way superior to all the guff of recent years, however I suspect it will be all downhill from here.
Jodie will become a feminist, Ryan and the female companion ( yeah, I don't even know her name ) will champion the downtrodden, Bradley will turn into a comedic buffoon and Chibbers will attempt to be even more all knowing and superior to Moffat with political claptrap and indecipherable stories that you'd need an Enigma machine to crack open.
And the entire cast go back to treating it like the spoof they've all played out the past few years. Christ......I wish Morris would stop playing games.......
Projection, projection, projection...
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Miss Cathcart wrote: I wish people would stop referring to Bradley Walsh as just a game show host - he's got several acting credits to his name (e.g. Law and Order UK) and, whatever you may think of his acting, he is not just a game show host!
The same things were said about Pertwee previously being a comedic actor, T Baker being a virtual unknown, Davison being too young and only capable of playing vets, C Baker being the "JR Ewing of the UK", and McCoy simultaneously being both a childrens actor and a vaudville pervert who shoves animals in his trousers.

Point is, people will typecast in their heads before they open their mouths to criticize and then turn around use their prejudicial typecasting as proof they were correct about their limited acting range!
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ericthehalfabee wrote:it feels like adventure is the focus again. Which is just wonderful.
That sums it up. I just hope it doesn't all go pear shaped.
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DF79 wrote:On principal I can't watch it until we have a Phillipino, transgender, disabled Miss Marple...only when the pc agenda is satisfied will I pass judgement. ;)
And people who can't spell "principle"?
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Unless DF79 wrote that while being carried around by a headmaster from the United States or New Zealand, of course :D .
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