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Demdike@Cult Labs 25th February 2020 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by hivemind (Post 621255)
I was looking at the ratings for Army of Ghosts and Doomsday.

8.19 m for Army and 8.22 m for Doomsday. I bet deep down at the BBC they wished Parody Who had those viewing figures. The Days of Wine and Roses at the BBC.

Bugger the viewing figures. I wish they had that quality of story.

Army of Ghosts and most of Doomsday were terrific episodes.

I won't even mention The Stolen Earth (nor it's 8.78m viewers).

I do think the last couple of stories (plus Spyfall) have been decent episodes, but when you come to watch them and then watch even an alleged lesser episode like Boom Town or The Long Game as two examples from series one, that you realise that the writing, especially the writing of the characters and their interaction simply isn't there, in fact nowhere near as good.

As a spectacle Ascension of the Cybermen was enjoyable.

hivemind 25th February 2020 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 621257)
Bugger the viewing figures. I wish they had that quality of story.

Army of Ghosts and most of Doomsday were terrific episodes.

I won't even mention The Stolen Earth (nor it's 8.78m viewers).

I do think the last couple of stories (plus Spyfall) have been decent episodes, but when you come to watch them and then watch even an alleged lesser episode like Boom Town or The Long Game as two examples from series one, that you realise that the writing, especially the writing of the characters and their interaction simply isn't there, in fact nowhere near as good.

As a spectacle Ascension of the Cybermen was enjoyable.

Ascension of the Cybermen would be worth watching if it had four qualities, great writing (without the agenda driven shite), spectacle and a decent Doctor who can actually act, and companions who aren't like cardboard cut out's. Not a tall order to ask for is it. Overtime, it will become apparent that nothing can compare to what Russell T. Davies and Moffat put out. What went before was far superior to what went after series 10. You're look back and think how lucky you were until we got landed with Parody Who. You'll appreciate it far more. The days when Who still was Who.

Susan Foreman 26th February 2020 04:47 AM

Popular music in 'Doctor Who' #56

Episode: 'Turn Left'
Artist: Queen
Title: Bohemian Rhapsody
Notes:
* In a parallel world, Wilfred Mott, Donna Noble, Sylvia Noble, Rocco Colasanto and everyone else living at number 29 on a street in Leeds sang in 2009 on the night that all ATMOS cars emitted gas
* The song, originally written by Freddie Mercury (of course), was a huge hit in the UK (of course), reaching #1 for nine weeks when it was first released in 1975 (of course) and #1 again in 1991 when it was re-released following Mercury's death (of course)
* In the UK, it is the third-best-selling single of all time
* It can be found on the 1975 album 'A Night At The Opera'

As seen in the episode

The full song

Demdike@Cult Labs 26th February 2020 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by hivemind (Post 621260)

Ascension of the Cybermen would be worth watching if it had four qualities, great writing (without the agenda driven shite), spectacle and a decent Doctor who can actually act, and companions who aren't like cardboard cut out's. Not a tall order to ask for is it. Overtime, it will become apparent that nothing can compare to what Russell T. Davies and Moffat put out. What went before was far superior to what went after series 10. You're look back and think how lucky you were until we got landed with Parody Who. You'll appreciate it far more. The days when Who still was Who.

There's been no agenda driven shite in the last two episodes.

hivemind 26th February 2020 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Demdike@Cult Labs (Post 621266)
There's been no agenda driven shite in the last two episodes.

No. Because the BBC want Dr Parody to be successful in the ratings. By removing it from the episode(s) broadcast on Sunday, the BBC must of thought this would've helped give Parody Who a much needed boost, it didn't, and it won't. Nice try BBC, but the show is still total shite.

Even if it plays on the spectacle element.

Demdike@Cult Labs 26th February 2020 09:54 AM

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Nardole (Matt Lucas) and Bill (Pearl Mackie) face up to their predicament in Oxygen (2017)


Susan Foreman 26th February 2020 11:27 AM


Demoncrat 26th February 2020 07:41 PM

Having just finished watching AOTC, I will now stick my oar in.
Was I drawn into it? Check.
Was I excited by it? Check.
Was I reminded of past stories? Check.
Will I have to wait to see this finale, just like everyone else? Check. :lol:

Bring it on. :nod:

Susan Foreman 27th February 2020 04:48 AM

Popular music in 'Doctor Who' #57

Episode: 'The End Of Time, Part Two'
Artist: Murray Gold
Title: Vale Decem
Notes:
* Played before The Doctor's regeneration
* The vocals are sung by Mark Chambers, with choral by the Crouch End Festival Chorus and orchestration by Ben Foster and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
* The Latin title translates as 'Farewell Ten'
* The song can be found on the 2010 'Series 4 - The Specials' CD release


Demdike@Cult Labs 27th February 2020 08:40 AM

Image of the Day # 325
 
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A promo photo of Sophie Aldred as Ace, companion to the seventh Doctor.



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