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by johnshoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: SERIES 12
Topic: Rate "Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror"
Replies: 45
Views: 3769

Re: Rate "Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror"

It was the standard mid-season monster runaround with a historical character that modern era Who has done since the Dickens episode in series 1. The Good: The supporting cast, minus the villain. I was happy to see Goran Višnjić working after Timeless was cancelled. Thought he was great as Tesla. The...
by johnshoo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: SERIES 12
Topic: Rate "Orphan 55"
Replies: 98
Views: 8861

Re: Rate "Orphan 55"

I mean, say what you will, but the frog was at least one thing from series 11 that seemed like a genuine attempt at something new and memorable instead of reheated porridge from RTD and Moffat era scripts.
by johnshoo
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: SERIES 12
Topic: Rate "Orphan 55"
Replies: 98
Views: 8861

Re: Rate "Orphan 55"

I tend to often give it a higher score than it probably deserved. That’s what happens when you post just after watching it. :D Take revenge in your absent mother by blowing her workplace up? That’s a fairly common occurrence I would have thought, :lol: I think was definitely giving scores higher th...
by johnshoo
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: SERIES 12
Topic: Rate "Orphan 55"
Replies: 98
Views: 8861

Re: Rate "Orphan 55"

While I appreciate the attempt at incorporating some old school social commentary, I think it would have been better if they tried to make it allegorical and didn't have the planet literally be Earth. The Doctor's speech at the end was a bit cringe. For the most part though, I thought it was a perfe...
by johnshoo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: SERIES 12
Topic: Rate "Spyfall Part 2"
Replies: 59
Views: 5693

Re: Rate "Spyfall Part 2"

Unfortunately all the good stuff in this felt like set up for futures episodes. It was like a 2 episode trailer for the rest of the series If you're referring to the "Timeless Child" mystery box Chibs threw on top of everything, it's really a case of ten times burnt and twice shy for me. One thing ...
by johnshoo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: SERIES 12
Topic: Rate "Spyfall Part 2"
Replies: 59
Views: 5693

Re: Rate "Spyfall Part 2"

Whatever I was expecting from this episode, it certainly wasn't 45 minutes of "The Chase" followed by the RTD era status quo, but with the Master replacing the Daleks. Nazis as generic bad guys for the Master to work with felt lazy. Resolving the cliffhanger with Bill and Ted time travel tactics fel...
by johnshoo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: SERIES 12
Topic: Rate "Spyfall Part 1"
Replies: 79
Views: 8697

Re: Rate "Spyfall Part 1"

Do we need to have the Master hating the Doctor again explained? I mean, the new incarnation might just be generally more vindictive than Missy was. This is one instance where I don't think I need a continuity reference and can just accept that most versions of the Master are a nasty piece of work.
by johnshoo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: SERIES 12
Topic: Series 12 Ratings Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 11607

Re: Series 12 Ratings Thread

4.88 Million. Discuss. I suspect the year long gap after a fairly dull series 11 saw a lot of people lose interest. I know I barely paid any attention to Who in 2019 and rarely saw anyone talk about it on social media. I even brought up that I read the show was returning on New Year's to my mom at ...
by johnshoo
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: SERIES 12
Topic: Rate "Spyfall Part 1"
Replies: 79
Views: 8697

Re: Rate "Spyfall Part 1"

I never expected to start the new decade with a pretty decent episode. I was at a 6 for most of the running time as it was slow but serviceable, but IMO the cliffhanger was honestly one of the better ones since the series returned in 2005. I'd give it a strong 7. The aliens actually felt threatening...
by johnshoo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: SERIES 12 SPOILERS
Topic: SERIES 12 SPOILERS
Replies: 1709
Views: 99141

Re: SERIES 12 SPOILERS

Some rumour circulating around GB that the regeneration is still on for Christmas 2020, and that there will also still be a new year special for a new Doctor. Series 12 is said to be eight episodes, and the BBC are thinking of dumping them on I-Player first. Eight episodes? That'd be a kick in the ...
by johnshoo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: SERIES 11
Topic: Rate “Resolution”
Replies: 114
Views: 7438

Re: Rate “Resolution”

I think it’s similarly unfair to lump all of New Who together. I mean, look at the quality of RTD’s first season compared to Chibnall’s risible effort. Really, if something is purporting itself to be Doctor Who, then it should be judged as such. I’d give Tomb of the Cybermen 10/10, I adore it. I’ve...
by johnshoo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: SERIES 11
Topic: Rate “Resolution”
Replies: 114
Views: 7438

Re: Rate “Resolution”

So, the members of this board voted TUAT - you know, the one which desecrates the memory of Hartnell - higher than this - you know, the one with a crap doctor, crap companions, slow middle... sound familiar? It wasn't that, or TUAT, bad. Jodie's the worst doctor for sure, but there were positives h...
by johnshoo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: SERIES 11
Topic: Rate “Resolution”
Replies: 114
Views: 7438

Re: Rate “Resolution”

I gave it a high mark because in the context of the season I thought it was decent. As I may have said earlier, I suspect people are rating episodes on the "Chibnall-o-meter" which takes account of their expectations. Hence "Resolution" might get a high score because they think that for Chibnall , ...
by johnshoo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: SERIES 11
Topic: Rate “Resolution”
Replies: 114
Views: 7438

Re: Rate “Resolution”

I guess I'll have to be the contrarian and say I thought this was an improvement over the bulk of series 11. It wasn't without its flaws, certainly. I agree about Ryan's dad and the warriors at the beginning feeling like filler, the ending was cheese (so the woman who the Dalek forced to kill a bunc...
by johnshoo
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: SERIES 11
Topic: Rate “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”
Replies: 107
Views: 6291

Re: Rate “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos”

It was so-so. I could accept Tzim-Sha as a villain for the opener because the first episode was supposed to establish the new Doctor and companions and therefore they needed a fairly straightforward plot, but he isn't a very interesting baddie and I never cared to see him return. I really don't see ...
by johnshoo
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: SERIES 11
Topic: Rate “The Witchfinders”
Replies: 73
Views: 4536

Re: Rate “The Witchfinders”

I'll have to echo a few others in that I thought the first half where the TARDIS crew had to deal with the more realistic threat of human ignorance was more compelling than the second half with the generic mud aliens. I wasn't sure what to make of Alan Cumming's performance as King James at first, b...
by johnshoo
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: SERIES 12 SPOILERS
Topic: SERIES 12 SPOILERS
Replies: 1709
Views: 99141

Re: SERIES 12 SPOILERS

if the workload is too much why not get in someone else to be showrunner every other year? That would give more variety and less chance of someone taking the programme for a 7 year ego trip... I'd be up for this idea. It's hard to imagine the show could get any less consistent than it's been in the...
by johnshoo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: SERIES 11
Topic: Rate “Kerblam!”
Replies: 62
Views: 5018

Re: Rate “Kerblam!”

I will say that overall I've felt less frustrated watching this series over the last couple Moffat ones, though.
by johnshoo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: SERIES 11
Topic: Rate “Kerblam!”
Replies: 62
Views: 5018

Re: Rate “Kerblam!”

By modern Doctor Who standards it was a perfectly okay episode. Very straightfoward with few surprises, just like most of series 11. I do find it interesting that we seem to have gone from the Moffat era where any idea would be thrown at the wall, no matter how bad it might be, to the Chibnall era ...
by johnshoo
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: SERIES 11
Topic: Rate “Kerblam!”
Replies: 62
Views: 5018

Re: Rate “Kerblam!”

By modern Doctor Who standards it was a perfectly okay episode. Very straightfoward with few surprises, just like most of series 11. I do find it interesting that we seem to have gone from the Moffat era where any idea would be thrown at the wall, no matter how bad it might be, to the Chibnall era w...

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