The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:21 am

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That's an odd decision to take, any ideas as to why they've changed their mind?
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby Burn » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:41 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:That's an odd decision to take, any ideas as to why they've changed their mind?

No idea. Given that ABC AU fired it's Managing Director last week and the Chairman of the Board quit within a few days, it's may be they have no idea what they're doing.

Maybe they wanted to push people to cinemas.
In the middle of the day.
On a Monday

...**** if I know really, none of it makes sense. The only thing that I can think might be a legitimate reason is they want America to be the ones to follow the UK.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:08 am

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So what are you going to do about watching it then?
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby Burn » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:41 pm

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Legally.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby Burn » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:00 pm

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To say this season was disappointing would be an understatement.

I don't blame Jodie Whittaker though, she has the potential there to do a good job in the role, but she was lumbered with some incredibly terrible writing. In fact, out of the whole season, only one episode stood out for me and that was "Demons of the Punjabi". Everything else was just ... boring.

I really do have to wonder if BBC are attempting to kill the show off, given there's only one episode in 2019 and there's been no indication they're getting rid of Chibnall.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:34 am

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I don't know why but I assumed that we were getting half now and the last half next year. It seems to have gone down well with everyone, with even an article explaining the ratings drop.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby Burn » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:19 am

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ZeroWolf wrote:I don't know why but I assumed that we were getting half now and the last half next year. It seems to have gone down well with everyone, with even an article explaining the ratings drop.

I've read the media outlets.

Then I've read the fan comments.

Media outlets are puffing it up big time. It's ratings are not as spectacular as they make it sound.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:41 am

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I've been having trouble to gauge the actual response for that reason. Though I think if the BBC wanted to kill it, then they should just copy how the eighties went for the franchise.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby Burn » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:29 pm

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Frankly I'd rather watch Trial of a Time Lord than this last season.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:45 pm

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That's a new one :shock: I can understand though, I'm afraid that people are hyping the series now just because of the change in doctor than the quality. Oh well, next ep is the new year's one anyhow.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby JazZeke » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:15 pm

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Yeah, this season was mediocre at best. I think Jodie did an amazing job with what she was give, and I absolutely adore Graham and Ryan. Yazmin was the least-developed of the cast. (Not bad, just overcrowded by the rest of the group. And, let's face it, in the first episode she was basically a human Judy Hopps.) But Chibnall's strengths apparently lay more in concepts than executions. Too many times, the ideas were good, but the actual way events went down in the episodes (particularly the ones he had sole writing credits for) almost always failed to engage.

And I friggin' hate the new TARDIS interior too.
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Re: The Dr Who (and spin-offs) Thread *potential spoilers*

Postby Whifflefire » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:28 pm

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I liked the last season. At the very least, the episodes made sense on first viewing, and the challenge of the week was the focus, rather than a side quest in subordination to attempts at foreshadowing future plots. During series 7.5, 8, and 9, I found myself unable to connect with more stories than not. It felt like there was a lack of effort in trying sell the story to the viewer, like the ostensible focus was shoehorned in between scenes about less important matters that expected you to pay as much attention to them. ( I've been rewatching clips from this era, and I seem to have missed a lot of good scenes because they appeared in context as filler.)
These last two seasons have emphasised The Doctor Solving the problem he (and she) encounters, with contextually logical explanations and solutions rather than the pulled-out-of-a-hat gamble of a solution some stories would come up with (Journey to the Centre Of the TARDIS and Kill the Moon come to mind). Even the season finale, as underwhelming as some found it, at least it was not the series 6 finale, with its constant subversive plot twists bordering on a parody.
I don't mind the new Doctor, it only makes sense that after the brooding, perpetually suspicious old man comes a peppy, life-loving, friend-to-all hipster. And the companions have been very enjoyable, I think everyone agrees Graham is the unprecedented champion of the line up. Hopefully next series will give more time to Yaz and explore Ryan's relationship with his father more. (Or maybe by the time it gets here we'll have forgotten and stopped caring)
And the New Years special was quite enjoyable as well, I hadn't been following spoilers so I didn't actually know there was going to be a dalek featured, but I correctly guessed the identity of the squid-thing on the wall when it first showed up.
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