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post #31 of 351
So far it's kind of weak.
post #32 of 351
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

So far it's kind of weak.
I thought 'Dinosaurs on a Space Ship' was good. Very entertaining. Very well done effects. Fun story. Haven't seen this week's episode yet, though.
post #33 of 351
Cowboys Vs. Aliens meets Terminator episode...

with much less Cowboys and aliens though..
post #34 of 351
The dinosaurs on a spaceship line cracked me up, I took it as a poke at Snakes on Plane reference.
post #35 of 351
Does it seem to anyone else that Moffat is still feeling his way and isn't as comfortable as Davis was recreating the series in modern terms? Or is it just me? I'm still a "whobie-newbie", with most of my experience with the good doctor coming from the reboot, so I'm interested in what the real whobies think. So far, I much prefer the Davis years, which I find mystifying since I believe Moffat is the much better writer. And thats not a knock on Davis. I don't know if there is anyone as good as Moffat at his best.
post #36 of 351
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Cowboys Vs. Aliens meets Terminator episode...
with much less Cowboys and aliens though..

Now that I've seen this week's episode, I realized I had seen it before. There were a lot of similarities to this classic Battlestar Galactica episode: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lost_Warrior .

This Doctor Who episode was much better, however.
post #37 of 351
Angels Take Manhattan - one of the best epsiodes ever, possibly the only way to end the story line, though gut-wrenchingly sad. I loved the Ponds and thought they brought a great deal to the show. I was not one of the ones who thought it became the "Amy & Rory" show. I loved the interaction between the group along wih River. I understand the shows format with regeneration and constant companion changes and I will always be a fan but for me, the show will never be the same.

This will be a hard act to follow frown.gif
post #38 of 351
I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had the surprising opportunity to guest supervise some of the effects for this episode. I flew to Wales to oversee the filming of the rooftop scene, and the team of artists I work with at Stargate Studios created all the backgrounds for the scene, as well as the Weeping Angel Statue of Liberty. I have to say, it was the single most fun day of filming of any TV show I've ever worked on, and it was just a total blast to be involved with Doctor Who in any capacity.
post #39 of 351
I really enjoyed the episode, great way to wrap up the Ponds. It always hurts the first time seeing a partner of the Doctor leave. It was cool how they showed the Statue of Liberty in the long shot and at least for me my brain suddenly says, hey it's a statue? Cut to the rooftop scene, very cool how they did that.
post #40 of 351
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I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had the surprising opportunity to guest supervise some of the effects for this episode. I flew to Wales to oversee the filming of the rooftop scene, and the team of artists I work with at Stargate Studios created all the backgrounds for the scene, as well as the Weeping Angel Statue of Liberty. I have to say, it was the single most fun day of filming of any TV show I've ever worked on, and it was just a total blast to be involved with Doctor Who in any capacity.

The rooftop scene was fantastic! The leadup anticipation from the "noise" to seeing the Weeping Angel Statue of Liberty with the fierce growl was incredible!

GREAT JOB!biggrin.gif
post #41 of 351
Liberty Weeping Angel. Badass. No more Pond. More badass,
post #42 of 351
Great, Fun, Sad and Badass all in one. Great episode.

But you have to wonder. Sure they could not go to the THE point to save Rory but how about 1 year later?
post #43 of 351
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Sure they could not go to the THE point to save Rory but how about 1 year later?

This is Dr. Who ... there's always the possibility that we'll see the Ponds again. OTOH, if the mythos is to be consistent, then Amy's epilog at the end of the book (and the Dr.'s response) would make *everything* related to Amy/Rory fixed in time (since she would then know everything that is to come in live) ... I think ... wink.gif

Pretty clever way of saying, "Don't you dare change *anything,* Raggety-Man. ... No regrets."
post #44 of 351
I'm pretty convinced that "a fixed point in space and time" is Dr Who-speak for "whenever we want to create something that time travel can't fix."
post #45 of 351
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I'm pretty convinced that "a fixed point in space and time" is Dr Who-speak for "whenever we want to create something that time travel can't fix."

LOL ... right. I don't mind the make-it-up-as-we-go-alongness of it, as long as they try to be consistent when they do "explain" things. I believe the whole "don't read ahead" bit was just to set-up the final scene.
post #46 of 351
I wasn't aware that time manipulation was one of the Weeping Angels' stocks in trade and provided their "energy". Had they shown that aspect of them before or was that just the deux ex machina that allowed the show to progress to the post-Pond era?
post #47 of 351
I'm pretty sure the 'time energy' thing goes all the way back to the angels' first appearance in Blink.
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The rooftop scene was fantastic!

Thanks. It was a lot of fun.
post #49 of 351

In my crazy world, a Google search for "TV budget saving" would give weeping angels top ranking.

post #50 of 351
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I wasn't aware that time manipulation was one of the Weeping Angels' stocks in trade and provided their "energy". Had they shown that aspect of them before or was that just the deux ex machina that allowed the show to progress to the post-Pond era?

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I'm pretty sure the 'time energy' thing goes all the way back to the angels' first appearance in Blink.


The intro to "Blink," if I recall correctly, was about a 20-something blonde gal from modern times who was sent back to the 1800s by a Weeping Angel. She wrote a note for her 21st century friend/roommate to let the friend/roommate know what happened and that she lived a happy life (I haven't seen that episode since it's original airing on BBCA).

Minor correction (2 Oct): I think that episode originally aired on Sci-Fi Channel, long before the BBCA came into my life.
Edited by jc5810 - 10/2/12 at 5:33pm
post #51 of 351
You got it, Everyone should go back and watch "Blink" now. It is one of the best episodes.
post #52 of 351
So long Amy... I love you so much, maybe the most beautiful companion ever, she looked nice in every mood... farewell I hope Karen does more TV or something..

Looking forward for the next mid season though.. and new companion..
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post #54 of 351
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Everyone should go back and watch "Blink" now. It is one of the best episodes.
And "Blink" gave us the now very famous term, "wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey" which almost DEFINES Doctor Who! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #55 of 351
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The intro to "Blink," if I recall correctly, was about a 20-something blonde gal from modern times who was sent back to the 1800s by a Weeping Angel. She wrote a note for her 21st century friend/roommate to let the friend/roommate know what happened and that she lived a happy life (I haven't seen that episode since it's original airing on BBCA).

Yep - it happens to a couple of characters in Blink. And it is arguably the best 'New Who' episode. (And Carey Mulligan's Sally Sparrow was the best companion-that-never-happpened-but-should-have)
post #56 of 351
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This is Dr. Who ... there's always the possibility that we'll see the Ponds again. OTOH, if the mythos is to be consistent, then Amy's epilog at the end of the book (and the Dr.'s response) would make *everything* related to Amy/Rory fixed in time (since she would then know everything that is to come in live) ... I think ... wink.gif
Pretty clever way of saying, "Don't you dare change *anything,* Raggety-Man. ... No regrets."
I still don't think it rules out visiting them sometime during the rest of their lifetime after Amy wrote the afterword in the book. One other loose end that I would have liked to see is Rory's father either receiving a note from Rory explaining what happened to him or the Doctor telling him.
post #57 of 351
I am hoping that in the Xmas, or a later episode, the Doctor will make contact with Rory's father. Not doing so would be very un-Doctorlike.
post #58 of 351
Blink and Silence in the Library are among my favorite episodes. Both are eerie, creepy, and exciting.
post #59 of 351
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I still don't think it rules out visiting them sometime during the rest of their lifetime after Amy wrote the afterword in the book.

Right ... plenty of precedence for that ...
post #60 of 351
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Who's looking forward to the snowmen episode of doctor who? I might catch it on iTunes and watch it on Apple TV.
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