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Old 31st October 2021, 09:12 PM
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Surprised no one made any comment yet on tonight’s episode of Doctor who,
I enjoyed it a lot better than previous Doctor who, and more how Doctor who should be, I won’t say anything so won’t spoil anything.
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Old 31st October 2021, 10:01 PM
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Seems to be the response I've got from others. It was an improvement but still think it's a bit pants
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Old 31st October 2021, 10:06 PM
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A very dodgy start but it settled down and i was pretty invested in it by the end. It's a pity we don't have a good Doctor any more and some of the dialogue was very poor but on the whole it was far better than the majority of Chibnall episodes and thankfully stopped with the lecturing. However the music was far too loud.

SFX wise it was better than any previous Doctor Who.

The Liverpool FC nods were very welcome to me and John Bishop superior to Whitaker and the other one. The Weeping Angel scene with the key was nicely done.

Look forward to episode two.
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Old 31st October 2021, 11:20 PM
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A very dodgy start but it settled down and i was pretty invested in it by the end. It's a pity we don't have a good Doctor any more and some of the dialogue was very poor but on the whole it was far better than the majority of Chibnall episodes and thankfully stopped with the lecturing. However the music was far too loud.

SFX wise it was better than any previous Doctor Who.

The Liverpool FC nods were very welcome to me and John Bishop superior to Whitaker and the other one. The Weeping Angel scene with the key was nicely done.

Look forward to episode two.
Not a fan of John Bishop, long story but stems back to when I went to see him yrs ago, I donít think he was all that funny either .
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Old 1st November 2021, 05:44 AM
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With the accents of both Jodie and John Bishop, I needed the subtitles turned on to understand what was being said most of the time!

It was an enjoyable episode, but there was too much comedy, and the pre-credit sequence was painful - Goddess knows what someone who has never seen the show before made of it!
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Old 1st November 2021, 05:45 AM
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Who: Before And After #572
Name: Lloyd McGuire [1947 - ]
Year(s): 1977
Stories: The Face Of Evil part 1
Character(s): Lugo
Note: Would later appear as General-Lieutenant Tendexter in the 2010 Big Finish audio story 'The Architects of History'.

Before Who:
Films: None
Television: Village Hall: Friendly Encounter (1974) / Softly Softly - Task Force: Worth a Million (1974) / BBC Play of the Month: Chips with Everything (1975) / Oil Strike North: Headhunters (1975) / Coronation Street [7 episodes, different characters (1975-2011)] / Red Letter Day: Well Thank You, Thursday (1976) / A Place to Hide [2 episodes as PC Brockhurst (1976)] / Survivors: Lights of London (1976) / The Onedin Line: Shipwreck (1976) / Space 1999: Catacombs of the Moon (1976)

After Who:
Films: Carry on Emmannuelle (1978), Prostitute (1980), Loophole (1981), The World Cup: A Captain's Tale (1982), Nine Days in May (1984), Max Headroom (1985), The Saint: The Brazilian Connection (1989), Dear Sarah (1989), Murder East - Murder West (1990), The Crucifer of Blood (1991), Killing Me Softly (1995), Sword of Honour (2001), Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001), Ali G Indahouse* (2002), Still Life (2013)


Television: Play for Today: Love on a Gunboat (1977) / The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978) / Law & Order: A Prisoner's Tale (1978) / Time of My Life (1980) / Buccaneer [2 episodes as Dave (1980)] / The Professionals: Hijack (1980) / Juliet Bravo [7 episodes as DS Bernie Duckworth (1981-1983)] / Bergerac [2 episodes, different characters (1981-1991)] / Minder: Poetic Justice, Innit? (1982) / The Hard Word: £29,000 a Year for Them, £47.02 a Week for Us (1983) / A Family Man [3 episodes as Young Bill (1984)] / Eh Brian! It's a Whopper [5 episodes as Gavin (1984)] / Dempsey and Makepeace: Tequila Sunrise (1985) / C.A.T.S. Eyes: Hit List (1986) / Big Deal: Tuppence Coloured (1986) / Boon [3 episodes, different characters (1986-1992)] / The Charmer: Gorse the Imposter (1987) / Casualty* [3 episodes, different characters (1987-2014)] / Screen Two: Love Birds (1988) / The Brothers McGregor (1988) / Minder: Fiddler on the Hoof (1989) / The Play on One: A Master of the Marionettes (1989) / Saracen: Robbers (1989) / Poirot: The Veiled Lady (1990) / Birds of a Feather [2 episodes, different characters (1990-1997)] / One Foot in the Grave: The Return of the Speckled Band* (1990) / The Bill [9 episodes, different characters (1990-2007)] / Perfect Scoundrels: Blue Kisses (1990) / Spender: Double Jeopardy (1991) / The Chief (1991) / Chancer: Jo (1991) / Red Fox (1991) / The Good Guys: Going West (1992) / Harry Enfield's Television Programme (1992) / The Return of Shelley: A Little Learning (1992) / Between the Lines: Words of Advice (1992) / Kinsey: Conflicts of Interest (1992) / Prime Suspect 2: Operation Nadine (1992) / Lovejoy: The Prague Sun (1992) / Inspector Morse: The Day of the Devil (1993) / Under the Hammer: The Jolly Joker (1994) / Nelson's Column: Words Fail Me (1994) / Blue Heaven (1994) / Faith [2 episodes as David Critchley (1994)] / The Buccaneers: Plunder (1995) / The Politician's Wife ]3 episodes as the Trade Union Representative (1995)] / The Thin Blue Line: Rag Week (1995) / Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: A High Profile (1996) / Jack and Jeremy's Real Lives: Hospital Entrepreneurs (1996) / Sometime, Never: Respect (1996) / Ruth Rendell Mysteries: May and June (1997) / Silent Witness: Only the Lonely (1997) / Jonathan Creek: The Wrestler's Tomb (1997) / Plotlands: Rory (1997) / Thief Takers: Sisters in Arms (1997) / Blind Men: Blood Letting (1997) / The Grand (1998) / Goodnight Sweetheart: London Pride (1998) / The Broker's Man: Swansong (1998) / Forgotten [3 episodes as Ed (1999)] / Wing and a Prayer (1999) / Maisie Raine: Can't See for Looking (1999) / Monarch of the Glen (2000) / Always and Everyone (2000) / Down to Earth: The Great Escape (2000) / Teachers [40 episodes as Bob Porter (2001-2004)] / Timewatch: The King's Servant (2001) / Doctors [8 episodes, different characters (2001-2013)] / Sweet Revenge (2001) / Heartbeat [2 episodes, different characters (2002-2006)] / Holby City: Never Can Say Goodbye (2003) / EastEnders [3 episodes as Dom (2004)] / Rosemary & Thyme: Swords into Ploughshares (2004) / Midsomer Murders: Four Funerals and a Wedding (2006) / Wire in the Blood: Time to Murder and Create (2006) / Thieves Like Us: The Warehouse Job (2007) / The Queen: Us and Them (2009) / White Van Man: The Stand (2011) / The Shadow Line (2011) / White Heat: The Past Is a Foreign Country (2012) / The Hour (2012) / Endeavour: Home (2013) / Trollied [3 episodes as Martin Shell (2013)] / You, Me and the Apocalypse: T Minus... (2015)

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Old 1st November 2021, 09:21 AM
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It was an enjoyable episode, but there was too much comedy, and the pre-credit sequence was painful - Goddess knows what someone who has never seen the show before made of it!
Agree.

First scene script meeting:

Chibbers: Let's think up something really 'out there' that can't possibly be realised with the CGI budget we can afford and then let's give our two main characters (who have limited acting range anyway) the most wackiest, risible, undeliverable dialogue we can think of. Yep, that ought to draw the audience in and get them on our side...

Doctor Who has always (well, at least since Patrick Troughton) been a little bit wacky, but it used to be the wackiness was incidental to the drama. Now the drama is incidental to the wackiness...

Where this was played straight it was good... unfortunately, there was very little of that...
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Old 1st November 2021, 01:18 PM
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It was basically Chibnall's metaphor for Covid.

Humanity doomed by huge virus swarm except there's a life saving vaccine, er' space ship for every single person (aside from Yaz probably) but the simple truth is all anyone really needs is their own lockdown puppy.
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Old 1st November 2021, 01:43 PM
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Old 1st November 2021, 03:59 PM
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Against my better judgement, I watched the first episode of the new series.
The pre - credits sequence was one of the worst scenes Iíve ever witnessed in the history of the series. I seriously contemplated switching off ( I wonder how many did? ) but stayed the course.
The whole thing just looked like a mishmash of different scenarios and aliens, with a story that didnít really engage me at all. John Bishop wasÖJohn Bishop.
The effects were good and the Sontarans looked much more like their real selves, but that was about it.
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