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Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 12:25 AM #1
Grandmaster of Flowers (Lvl 18)
So, who wants to talk about new Doctor Who (spoilers likely)
So, I recorded Doctor Who and kept off the whole internet until I'd watched it - and was glad that I did.
I felt it was a strong start to the new series, although one obvious question is this - where have all the daleks come from -this- time?
After all, originally I thought the point of the time war was that it finished off both the daleks and the time lords. Sure there was one old dalek on Earth, and a bunch of 'nearly-daleks' and then some others hidden in non-dimensional spaces. But rather foolishly in those circumstances they didn't really let them escape and rebuild at the end. Yet here they are!
Anyway, that's just a minor niggle. I loved the detailed elements of the story here.
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Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 12:29 AM #2
Enchanter (Lvl 12)
LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA--- plugs ears----
Airs in the US tonight...
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On one hand, taking away their weapons is a dead giveaway that they will need them. On the other hand, by the time conflict starts the players will already have opened the rulebooks and found the parts that deal with bare-handed combat, performing disarm moves, and using improvised weapons. Players may blunder through dialog with shocking ineptitude, forget the name of the country they are in, or get confused about which side they are on, but once it comes time to roll for initiative they all turn into Sun Tzu. - Shamus Young DM of the Rings
Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 06:27 AM #3
Thaumaturgist (Lvl 9)
I've stopped keeping track of how many times, and in what times, the Daleks themselves have been "exterminated". I don't find them scary, I don't find them interesting, I think they usually make crappy villains, and in case it's not clear, I just didn't care.
Well, I just checked the internet and saved myself from a gigantic case of foot-in-mouth, as Oswin will indeed be back in some form or another (personally, I'd really like it if she actually moved forward from this point, otherwise it's just another River Song sort of thing).
Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 09:00 AM #4
The Grand Druid (Lvl 20)
Spoilers for series five.
Oh, and I think the Daleks can't ever be legitimately scary as a race because we know too much about them. You never fear things you know so thoroughly. So it was great to encounter some insane ones in an asylum, where you didn't know what to expect.
And Jenna-Louise Coleman -- Oswin -- is adorable.
I loved the episode. The show is not meant to be taken very seriously. You're supposed to revel in the campiness of hovering boxes with suction cups being the space stand-in for super-Nazis.
Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 09:07 AM #5
Scout (Lvl 6)
Starts here 13 September, I'll let you know then
and yeah I agree with RW, Daleks aren't scary anymore but they are fun in a campy nostalgia way
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Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 10:46 AM #6
Minor Trickster (Lvl 4)
Just watched this. Liked it. My impressions:
WARNING! SPOILERS BE AHEAD!
Episode 1: ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS
- Daleks back in form. The last couple of Dalek stories have been kind of dissappointing, but leave it to the Moff to make em scary once more. I'm quite fond of the idea of the brand new Dalek agents. Pretty neat.
- The Asylum. The idea of an insane asylum for Daleks too crazy even for the regular ones, well that's quite a creepy idea when you think about it. And it was implemented quite well.
- Matt Smith. One of his better performances. Really liked the part where he expresses his disgust at the thought of Daleks having mercy for their own kind, hence the asylum.
- Jenna Louise Coleman. Wow. Quite a looker. And a delight to hear. But her appearance begs a lot of questions. Isn't she the new companion? But how can she be since we all saw her fate at the episode's end? Or is this another case of a patented Moffat Timey Wimey ball? I guess we won't know until the Christmas special.
- The Daleks forget the Doctor. Woohoo! Now even his greatest enemies don't know who he is! So glad that Moffat is getting rid of the oncoming storm stuff and returning him to his roots as a mysterious traveler.
- Amy and Rory marriage troubles. Ugh. Enough of that Moffat! We don't need another roller coaster of emotions between these two! Let them be settled down for once! But it looks like it was resolved by episode's end.
Last edited by horacethegrey; Sunday, 2nd September, 2012 at 11:07 AM.
Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 12:11 PM #7
Acolyte (Lvl 2)
The asylum has defences in the form of nanoclouds that in some cases turns any non-dalek in to an actual dalek which in itself would explain why the doctor has failed to wipe out all the daleks since Rose & the time vortex can't wipe out everything the dalek's created and all it would take is for one very stupid humanoid opening the wrong artefact and start creating new daleks again...
Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 03:59 PM #8
Grandfather of Assassins (Lvl 19)
I thought it was okay. Not the best ever, not bad. Just okay.
I really wish the BBC would stop messing about with the format, though. Thirteen episodes in a sequence starting around Easter, plus the Christmas Special, is the right format. No breaks, no delays, no gaps. Leave it alone!
If I were running the show, I would make it a rock solid rule, "if you use the Daleks, a 'named' character dies."
Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 05:40 PM #9
Defender (Lvl 8)
The Asylum was cool.
Daleks forgetting the Doctor was an interesting development.
Oswin was fun.
I liked Pond at first, but I'm tired of her now. I'll be quite happy when she's done.
Never been a fan of Rory. And I'm still not.
Overall, I feel very meh.
Last edited by Mercutio01; Sunday, 2nd September, 2012 at 05:43 PM.
Sunday, 2nd September, 2012, 06:04 PM #10
Thaumaturgist (Lvl 9)
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