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Dinosaurs On A Spaceship Review with spoliers
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The Doctor
2012-09-09 02:34:25 UTC
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Highly rate this 9/10 !!

This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.

Even Better.

The Doctor enlists Neferiti , Riddell and the Pond-Williams
to preserve a ship in 2367 AD from Indian missile.

The ship the Size of Canada?

The Doctor find a madman called Solomon on a Silurian Ship.

Chibnal is full of surprises.

Riddel is dynamic in this one.

Solomon is pure greed.

Nefertiti really is gutsy.

All right the robot are really mean! Shooting a defenseless dinosaur.
Suck that!!


I love the solution, decoy Solomon's ship with Solomon on board .

Even better get to the solution in little time.

All for an interesting script.

Top indeed!!
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Ubiquitous
2012-09-09 09:38:37 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
Highly rate this 9/10 !!
This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.
Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these motherfuckin' dinosaurs on
this motherfuckin' spaceship!
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Adam H. Kerman
2012-09-09 10:32:04 UTC
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Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these motherfuckin' dinosaurs on
this motherfuckin' spaceship!
Samuel L. Jackson was desperately needed.
The Doctor
2012-09-09 11:28:17 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these dinosaurs on
this spaceship!
Samuel L. Jackson was desperately needed.
Nope. The whole plot worked for me.
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The Doctor
2012-09-09 11:27:42 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
Highly rate this 9/10 !!
This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.
Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these dinosaurs on
this spaceship!
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iceberg a second time."
That's your problem. Not a fan of the Silurians, eh?
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Preacher
2012-09-09 15:43:46 UTC
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Seriously, Yads, if you don't get a joke that the rest of us find pretty
damn funny, maybe you should just stay silent, eh?

Steve
Post by The Doctor
Highly rate this 9/10 !!
This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.
Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these dinosaurs on
this spaceship!
--
"Re-electing Obama is like backing The Titanic up and hitting the
iceberg a second time."
That's your problem. Not a fan of the Silurians, eh?
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The Doctor
2012-09-09 20:21:31 UTC
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Post by Preacher
Seriously, Yads, if you don't get a joke that the rest of us find pretty
damn funny, maybe you should just stay silent, eh?
Steve
Post by The Doctor
Highly rate this 9/10 !!
This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.
Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these dinosaurs on
this spaceship!
That's your problem. Not a fan of the Silurians, eh?
Hence why smileys were invented ;-)
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Preacher
2012-09-09 15:44:09 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
Highly rate this 9/10 !!
This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.
Enough is ENOUGH! I have had it with these motherfuckin' dinosaurs on
this motherfuckin' spaceship!
________________________________

LMAO... good one.

Steve
Fett
2012-09-09 16:21:55 UTC
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Post by Ubiquitous
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"Re-electing Obama is like backing The Titanic up and hitting the
iceberg a second time."
Hahahahahaha. That quote is funny as hell.
MDS
2012-09-09 16:50:41 UTC
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Post by Fett
Post by Ubiquitous
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"Re-electing Obama is like backing The Titanic up and hitting the
iceberg a second time."
Hahahahahaha. That quote is funny as hell.
I missed that. That's a good one!
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solar penguin
2012-09-09 10:13:52 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
Highly rate this 9/10 !!
As opposed to lowly rating it 9/10 ?
Post by The Doctor
This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.
What's a "4 to Doomsday type story"? A giant frog stages a
celebration of ethnic dance on a spaceship?
Post by The Doctor
Even Better.
Better than Four To Doomsday? Talk about damning with faint praise!
Post by The Doctor
The Doctor enlists Neferiti , Riddell and the Pond-Williams
to preserve a ship in 2367 AD from Indian missile.
I think the date of 2367 is a continuity error. Given that it's
clearly set in an era when people program robots to mimic 21st century
British entertainers (in this case Mitchell & Webb), it would make far
more sense to set the story around the same time as the Bad Wolf two-
parter.
Post by The Doctor
Riddel is dynamic in this one.
As opposed to all the other ones he's been in?
Post by The Doctor
Nefertiti really is gutsy.
Yes. It might've been better if she'd been Hatshepsut rather than
Nefertiti. Now there was a really gutsy Egyptian queen.
anim8rFSK
2012-09-09 14:38:04 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
Highly rate this 9/10 !!
This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.
Even Better.
The Doctor enlists Neferiti , Riddell and the Pond-Williams
to preserve a ship in 2367 AD from Indian missile.
The ship the Size of Canada?
Sigh. One of the few big stupids in this ep; they gave the size of the
ship as if it were flat.
Post by The Doctor
The Doctor find a madman called Solomon on a Silurian Ship.
Chibnal is full of surprises.
Riddel is dynamic in this one.
Solomon is pure greed.
Nefertiti really is gutsy.
And unrecognizable as her guest character in Death in Paradise.
Post by The Doctor
All right the robot are really mean! Shooting a defenseless dinosaur.
Suck that!!
I love the solution, decoy Solomon's ship with Solomon on board .
Even better get to the solution in little time.
All for an interesting script.
Top indeed!!
The shot with Rory's Dad sitting on the stoop of the TARDIS with his
lunchbox ranks up there in the finest of all WHO moments.
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Stephen Wilson
2012-09-09 15:06:41 UTC
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Post by anim8rFSK
Post by The Doctor
Nefertiti really is gutsy.
And unrecognizable as her guest character in Death in Paradise.
I'd also love to know how Solomon's computer identified her seeing as she
died somewhere around 1330 BC. Even if it had a 3d representation of the
bust stored in its memory, I doubt that the bust alone would provide a
positive match against the real Nefertiti...
anim8rFSK
2012-09-09 17:12:56 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wilson
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Post by The Doctor
Nefertiti really is gutsy.
And unrecognizable as her guest character in Death in Paradise.
I'd also love to know how Solomon's computer identified her seeing as she
died somewhere around 1330 BC. Even if it had a 3d representation of the
bust stored in its memory, I doubt that the bust alone would provide a
positive match against the real Nefertiti...
Actually, last we saw her, she lived at least into the 20th Century :)
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Alane Sue
2012-09-09 17:51:09 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wilson
Post by anim8rFSK
Post by The Doctor
Nefertiti really is gutsy.
And unrecognizable as her guest character in Death in Paradise.
I'd also love to know how Solomon's computer identified her seeing as she
died somewhere around 1330 BC. Even if it had a 3d representation of the
bust stored in its memory, I doubt that the bust alone would provide a
positive match against the real Nefertiti...
I've only watched one time through, so maybe I didn't get this right.
But how is it that the computer couldn't identify the Doctor, but the
Indian space agency folks seemed to know who he was?

Alane
David Johnston
2012-09-09 19:20:04 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wilson
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Post by The Doctor
Nefertiti really is gutsy.
And unrecognizable as her guest character in Death in Paradise.
I'd also love to know how Solomon's computer identified her seeing as she
died somewhere around 1330 BC. Even if it had a 3d representation of the
bust stored in its memory, I doubt that the bust alone would provide a
positive match against the real Nefertiti...
I've only watched one time through, so maybe I didn't get this right.
But how is it that the computer couldn't identify the Doctor, but the
Indian space agency folks seemed to know who he was?
Alane
His woo-woo was probably blocking the DNA scan the computer uses to
evaluate living commodities.
anim8rFSK
2012-09-09 20:22:01 UTC
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Post by Alane Sue
Post by Stephen Wilson
Post by anim8rFSK
Post by The Doctor
Nefertiti really is gutsy.
And unrecognizable as her guest character in Death in Paradise.
I'd also love to know how Solomon's computer identified her seeing as she
died somewhere around 1330 BC. Even if it had a 3d representation of the
bust stored in its memory, I doubt that the bust alone would provide a
positive match against the real Nefertiti...
I've only watched one time through, so maybe I didn't get this right.
But how is it that the computer couldn't identify the Doctor, but the
Indian space agency folks seemed to know who he was?
Alane
My assumption is that the memory wipe of last week somehow affected
Solomon's computer.
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The Doctor
2012-09-09 20:22:52 UTC
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Post by Stephen Wilson
Post by anim8rFSK
Post by The Doctor
Nefertiti really is gutsy.
And unrecognizable as her guest character in Death in Paradise.
I'd also love to know how Solomon's computer identified her seeing as she
died somewhere around 1330 BC. Even if it had a 3d representation of the
bust stored in its memory, I doubt that the bust alone would provide a
positive match against the real Nefertiti...
I've only watched one time through, so maybe I didn't get this right.
But how is it that the computer couldn't identify the Doctor, but the
Indian space agency folks seemed to know who he was?
Alane
must be keeping comtemporary information.
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The Doctor
2012-09-09 20:19:38 UTC
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Post by anim8rFSK
Post by The Doctor
Highly rate this 9/10 !!
This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.
Even Better.
The Doctor enlists Neferiti , Riddell and the Pond-Williams
to preserve a ship in 2367 AD from Indian missile.
The ship the Size of Canada?
Sigh. One of the few big stupids in this ep; they gave the size of the
ship as if it were flat.
Still huge.
Post by anim8rFSK
Post by The Doctor
The Doctor find a madman called Solomon on a Silurian Ship.
Chibnal is full of surprises.
Riddel is dynamic in this one.
Solomon is pure greed.
Nefertiti really is gutsy.
And unrecognizable as her guest character in Death in Paradise.
In which show?
Post by anim8rFSK
Post by The Doctor
All right the robot are really mean! Shooting a defenseless dinosaur.
Suck that!!
I love the solution, decoy Solomon's ship with Solomon on board .
Even better get to the solution in little time.
All for an interesting script.
Top indeed!!
The shot with Rory's Dad sitting on the stoop of the TARDIS with his
lunchbox ranks up there in the finest of all WHO moments.
That is a youtube moment!
Post by anim8rFSK
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Dave Arnold
2012-09-09 20:42:21 UTC
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On Sun, 09 Sep 2012 07:38:04 -0700
Post by anim8rFSK
Post by The Doctor
Highly rate this 9/10 !!
This is really good. I was expecting a 4 to Doomsday type story.
Even Better.
The Doctor enlists Neferiti , Riddell and the Pond-Williams
to preserve a ship in 2367 AD from Indian missile.
The ship the Size of Canada?
Sigh. One of the few big stupids in this ep; they gave the size of
the ship as if it were flat.
One of the FEW? This plot was so full of holes that you could have
ridden a dinosaur through it.

Why was the ship only just returning? It's been millions of years since
the dinosaurs were wiped out, that's rather a long time for forward
planning and if they did intend to return why not just go for a few
laps around the solar system? - after all the reason for the Silurians
panicking was that they thought the moon was going to crash into the
Earth.

I'm sure they said they were waiting until it got to 10,000KM before
trying to blow it up, which ties in with a comment about the
atmosphere. That's an absurdly close distance, the explosion required
would have a disastrous impact if it was large enough to vaporise the
spaceship otherwise the breakup of the spaceship would have caused a
similar level of damage. And speaking of which, I think there were less
than 10 missiles to blow up something the size of Canada. OK they may
have been extraordinarily powerful but that's still a lot of debris to
come crashing down given how close they were waiting. But the missiles
clearly impacted when the spaceship was still some distance from the
atmosphere. Oh yeah, and why no self-destruct when they knew the Doctor
had succeeded?

And is it me or has the Doctor become a lot more blaise about letting
"bad people" get killed so that they can be saved? He could just have
easily taken him on board and still released the ship to divert the
missiles. Not a very positive message to be sending to the kiddies is
it?

Did they explain why the dinosaurs were freely wandering around
the ship potentially causing untold damage? Considering Solomon regarded
them as valuable you'd have thought he wouldn't have released them and I
doubt the Silurians would have let them roam free? And if they got free
before then how did they manage to survive for so long?

What sort of ship designers build a control system that requires two
operators with matching "gene chains"? If all of the crew had the same
gene chain why bother requiring it to match? If not, what were the rest
of the crew meant to do in an emergency situation, unless the selection
process included matching pairs - which seems to be a lot of trouble to
go to unless they expected the ship to be hijacked. Oh, sorry, silly me
it was to provide a reason to include the Harry Potter guest star as
Rory's dad. Remind me again how the TARDIS can materialise around a
larger physical area than the part that extrudes into normal space? as
Rory, Amy and the dad were clearly wider apart than the size of a
police box capable of holding one person, and the dad was on a
stepladder putting his head above the top of the box.

Wasn't it lucky that the Doctor decided to pick up the hunter bloke at
random before he even knew there would be any animals involved.
Nefertiti being along you can explain - although I always thought she
was pretty enamoured of being worshipped so don't see why she would
throw that away - but if he was picking up Rory and Amy then why bother
with him? And why would Nefertiti have decided to stay with him at the
end?

A machine that knows the worth of everything in the universe, and time
to date: how else would it know Nefertiti was valuable? Seriously,
there are whole rooms in the British Museum containing uncatalogued
artefacts. The sheer scale of work would be unimaginable, as would the
storage requirements and especially on a ship the size of Solomons. I'm
guessing it not knowing about the Doctor is supposed to be something
significant. I did liked the twist of him appearing to know about the
Doctor but really just assuming he was a medical doctor.

And wasn't it convenient that the only internal transporter that
burned out after use was the one that placed the team in the dual
danger of pterydactls and meeting the guard robots. And did I seriously
hear the Doctor say that they were using tide-power on a spaceship?
Anyone with any basic science education knows that the tides are caused
by the gravitational interaction of the Earth and the Moon - how is that
supposed to work on a spaceship?

And don't get me started on the attempt at a comedy duo with the
robots. Do all these famous guest stars take reduced fees to star in
Doctor Who, otherwise why bother paying Mitchell and Webb to provide
the voices when two unknowns would have been just as effective for a
fraction of the cost. Reminds me of the awful last few series with
the likes of Kenn Dodd and Alexei Sayle. And I see they suffer from the
Hollywood affliction of bad guys not being able to hit a barn door - or
in this case a dinosaur - from a 100 meters away.

I don't mind the odd stretch of logic or physics where it is internally
consistent for the story but I hate it when it is done as a lazy way to
allow a plot point to be included. And I especially dislike it when the
whole premise of the plot makes no sense, and this falls squarely into
that category.
Post by anim8rFSK
The shot with Rory's Dad sitting on the stoop of the TARDIS with his
lunchbox ranks up there in the finest of all WHO moments.
Have to admit that this was a pretty good moment - even though I still
don't like the ret-con of being able to open the TARDIS doors whilst it
is in flight.

Dave

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