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Old 05-01-2011, 04:58 AM   #151
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That's definitely a complaint I can see. I rewatched both episodes back-to-back and there are a few cheats, like the precredits scene where Delaware.....hunted and killed Rory and Amy? Who decided in 1969 to go back to Utah? And then the show moved on without more than a superficial explanation.

But, I was impressed enough just watching the kinetics of this whole thing go down with a mere taste/sip of the underlying logic that I'm ok giving the show a few weeks to start properly explicating why things happened as they did.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:26 PM   #152
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The Black Spot:

Hmmm......Amy and the Doctor brought a lot more to this than the plot did. Especially compared to Victory of the Daleks, this felt like a pretty example of how a series that's found its footing visually and character-wise can....well, I'd call it surviving a weak script. Not that memorable, though. At the start I was rolling my eyes a bit at the exposition and the instantaneous way the Doctor deduced that water was the issue, but the mid-episode correction made me feel a little better. This Doctor certainly has his share of flaws, and being too satisfied with his own cleverness is one thing that's cropped up before.

The "sliding window" thing feels a little too much like a copy of last season's cracks. Bargain discount story arc builder!

Next week looks completely awesome.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:33 PM   #153
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The "sliding window" thing feels a little too much like a copy of last season's cracks. Bargain discount story arc builder!
Did this appear again this week? Where?

I must have missed it.
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I was dozing off myself.

But it was when they spent the night in the cargo hole, Pond woke up first and a plank in the side of the ship slid open and there was a woman there for a second, then it slid closed.

someone else can confirm this is correct.
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Ok, found it. The woman is heard saying "you're doing fine...just stay calm".

I really hope this whole season isn't just happening in Amy's dreams.

Because that would be lame.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:10 PM   #156
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Aye. The woman said "you're doing fine, just fine....stay calm." This was about 25 minutes in after they realized the crown reflection problem.

edit-well, there you go
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Sounds like someone talking to a woman giving birth?
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They'd be repeating what was depicted in Amy's Choice ever so slightly, but what really got me is how often Rory has either died or is supposed to be dead.

Amy's Choice
Cold Blood
Day of the Moon
Black Spot

4 times in 10 episodes!

We usually only saw Worf get his ass kicked in TNG fights, usually to prove how dangerous the Alien of the Week is. Poor Rory. At least they got the Doctor in on the act in the season premiere.
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Just wondering if anyone has thought that in the second episode that the ripped apart spacesuit with the life support gear was somewhat like a incubator, with it being ripped open in the process of giving birth to the girl.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:48 PM   #160
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Just wondering if anyone has thought that in the second episode that the ripped apart spacesuit with the life support gear was somewhat like a incubator, with it being ripped open in the process of giving birth to the girl.
Hmm I did not think of that but it's plausible. I was confused how the girl popped out/away if the Silence were around here when they abducted Amy, given the Space Suit was a Silence invention in the first place. That must have been part of The Plan for them.
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Awwww hells yeah Season 5 is now on Netflix instant streaming. Now I can watch The Eleventh Hour, and not-watch Cold Blood.
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I'm so thankful for torrents so I don't have to give a fuck about Netflix.
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I'm so thankful for torrents so I don't have to give a fuck about Netflix.
In this narrow instance it's useful for me though because my laptop (approaching 4 years old) is running low on HD space. So there's slightly over a gig of space being taken up by Pandorica/The Big Bang torrented episodes, plus over my internet connection the Netflix episodes are at a higher quality than the torrented files.

Although Vuze has made itself more attractive recently as it can stream files to my PS3.
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The Doctor's Wife- the first truly great episode of this season. Had the Season 6 premiere's density (could NOT believe it was only 44 minutes), but in service of a proper plot.

I thought I was watching The Wire at the start, trying to decipher some of the dialogue, although Idris' tense confusion was understandable.

they also killed Rory again, this MUST be a running joke
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Yeah but it was an imaginary Rory this time, do imaginary killings of Rory count?

The episode had some of the best lines of the story yet,

"She's the TARDIS. And she's a woman."
"Did you wish really hard?"

Corsair the timelord also reintroduces the idea that the Doctor could be a woman, plus his name the Corsair I think may be a play on the poem by Byron The Corsair which plays on the gender roles of its lead characters with the lead Conrad being a take on Byron himself.

Excellent episode and next week's the Rebel Flesh looks to ramp up the scares, plus apparently it's the episode where we start to get some of the answers to series questions.
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