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The Doctor
2011-08-28 01:22:47 UTC
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8/10 .

I loved this!!

Twists and turns that makes RTD look like an amateur.

Who would have thought that cousin MEl was Amy and Rory's daughter.

Who are these justice time travelelrs?

Will they be back.

Hitler to be killed? History would be messed up!

And River Song going nuts in a regen scene
add to that her murderous kisses!!

So the Doctr did get River to realise who she is.

Guess what. River is explained!

As for the Doctor, what will happen?

The Silence? A religious order? Hmmm!!

Headless monks.

And will the Time Lords be back?

Still River Song is the Child of the TARDIS.

Add to that the Flesh is still about.

Something is leading to a climax.
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Arthur Lipscomb
2011-08-28 02:36:57 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
8/10 .
I loved this!!
It was better than I thought it might be.
Post by The Doctor
Twists and turns that makes RTD look like an amateur.
Who would have thought that cousin MEl was Amy and Rory's daughter.
I know she said Amy raised her, but who were her parents? Where did she
come from? At what point was she brainwashed.
Post by The Doctor
Who are these justice time travelelrs?
Did they indicate that they were the *only* ones?
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Hitler to be killed? History would be messed up!
They said they took people at the end of their lives. But how
incomplete are their records if they couldn't tell the difference
between 1938 Berlin and 1944 Berlin?
Post by The Doctor
And River Song going nuts in a regen scene
add to that her murderous kisses!!
So the Doctr did get River to realise who she is.
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Post by The Doctor
As for the Doctor, what will happen?
The Silence? A religious order? Hmmm!!
Headless monks.
And will the Time Lords be back?
Still River Song is the Child of the TARDIS.
Add to that the Flesh is still about.
In 1938 so were the Silence.
Post by The Doctor
Something is leading to a climax.
The Doctor
2011-08-28 03:29:47 UTC
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Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
8/10 .
I loved this!!
It was better than I thought it might be.
Post by The Doctor
Twists and turns that makes RTD look like an amateur.
Who would have thought that cousin MEl was Amy and Rory's daughter.
I know she said Amy raised her, but who were her parents? Where did she
come from? At what point was she brainwashed.
When she was removed from Demon's Run.

The Doctor did have all summer.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Who are these justice time travelelrs?
Did they indicate that they were the *only* ones?
Mother Ship is a hint.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Hitler to be killed? History would be messed up!
They said they took people at the end of their lives. But how
incomplete are their records if they couldn't tell the difference
between 1938 Berlin and 1944 Berlin?
And 1945 Berlin.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
And River Song going nuts in a regen scene
add to that her murderous kisses!!
So the Doctr did get River to realise who she is.
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
She mind have been train to cluod her mind.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
As for the Doctor, what will happen?
The Silence? A religious order? Hmmm!!
Headless monks.
And will the Time Lords be back?
Still River Song is the Child of the TARDIS.
Add to that the Flesh is still about.
In 1938 so were the Silence.
10/10 .
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Something is leading to a climax.
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Dano
2011-08-28 07:05:30 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
8/10 .
I loved this!!
It was better than I thought it might be.
Post by The Doctor
Twists and turns that makes RTD look like an amateur.
Who would have thought that cousin MEl was Amy and Rory's daughter.
I know she said Amy raised her, but who were her parents? Where did she
come from? At what point was she brainwashed.
Post by The Doctor
Who are these justice time travelelrs?
Did they indicate that they were the *only* ones?
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Hitler to be killed? History would be messed up!
They said they took people at the end of their lives. But how
incomplete are their records if they couldn't tell the difference
between 1938 Berlin and 1944 Berlin?
Post by The Doctor
And River Song going nuts in a regen scene
add to that her murderous kisses!!
So the Doctr did get River to realise who she is.
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.

==================================

Not sure that my memory serves...but was Melody not conceived on board the
Tardis? I think that's a key.
Wouter Valentijn
2011-08-28 07:24:49 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
8/10 .
I loved this!!
Me too.

<snip>
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's
part Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
==================================
Not sure that my memory serves...but was Melody not conceived on
board the Tardis? I think that's a key.
Indeed.
At the moment of conception (the honeymoon of Amy and Rory Pond) she was
exposed to the Time Vortex.
And as she was raised as a weapon to be used against him, I'm sure the enemy
put some kind of cloak in place around the Time Lord aspect.
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The Doctor
2011-08-28 13:03:09 UTC
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Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
8/10 .
I loved this!!
Me too.
<snip>
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's
part Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
==================================
Not sure that my memory serves...but was Melody not conceived on
board the Tardis? I think that's a key.
Indeed.
At the moment of conception (the honeymoon of Amy and Rory Pond) she was
exposed to the Time Vortex.
And as she was raised as a weapon to be used against him, I'm sure the enemy
put some kind of cloak in place around the Time Lord aspect.
Call it mental training.
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The Doctor
2011-08-28 13:02:28 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
8/10 .
I loved this!!
It was better than I thought it might be.
There you go.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Twists and turns that makes RTD look like an amateur.
Who would have thought that cousin MEl was Amy and Rory's daughter.
I know she said Amy raised her, but who were her parents? Where did she
come from? At what point was she brainwashed.
Probably after the Silence kipnapped Amy
and the pathcy eye took the baby away.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Who are these justice time travelelrs?
Did they indicate that they were the *only* ones?
Mother ship.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Hitler to be killed? History would be messed up!
They said they took people at the end of their lives. But how
incomplete are their records if they couldn't tell the difference
between 1938 Berlin and 1944 Berlin?
What about 1945 Berlin.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
And River Song going nuts in a regen scene
add to that her murderous kisses!!
So the Doctr did get River to realise who she is.
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Cloak trained.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
==================================
Not sure that my memory serves...but was Melody not conceived on board the
Tardis? I think that's a key.
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China Blue Tip Wrench
2011-08-28 11:00:57 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA the way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
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The Doctor
2011-08-28 13:04:53 UTC
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Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA the way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
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Well there is an induction period for Gallifreyan to become Time Lords.
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john smith
2011-08-28 16:44:21 UTC
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Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA the way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? Bleh!

The opening scene was good, but then - when they cut to that cheap crappy
overhead shot showing 'Doctor' written in the corn - my heart sank. I
thought the episode was Moffat's usual contrived bollocks. I couldn't give
a shit about River Song anyway... the whole thing was just so many rabbits
pulled out of hats...

Thank God next week's episode is a stand-alone story. It looks nice and
creepy, plus it has that newish actor Daniel Mays ("Red Riding", "Ashes to
Ashes", "The Street") playing the dad. At least he can act...
Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
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Ross
2011-08-28 17:38:34 UTC
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Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Guess what.  River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA the way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they?  Bleh!
Yes. Exactly the same way that all humans are the result of mutation.
Random mutations, naturally selected for over many many generations.
It's called "evolution".

(River, due to being conceived in the TARDIS, suffered some kind of
mutation which has some similarity to the pattern of selective
adaptations that occurred on gallifrey as life there was exposed to
the untempered schism over millions of years. Vastra suggests that
Madame Korven and her band did further manipulation to Melody in utero
to reinforce and enhance those mutations)
Adam H. Kerman
2011-08-28 18:13:36 UTC
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Post by Ross
Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA
the way it alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? Bleh!
Yes. Exactly the same way that all humans are the result of mutation.
Random mutations, naturally selected for over many many generations.
It's called "evolution".
Yeah, it's a fabulous analogy, except that we don't live inches from the
source of mutation. That doesn't explain how Gallyfreans were well suited
to live with life-long exposure to the time vortex in the first place,
let alone how they developed technology to manipulate it.

We don't know if regeneration came before or after.

Remind me again why Matt Smith's regeneration was blocked, except that
he had signed his contract.
Anim8rFSK
2011-08-28 20:40:52 UTC
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Post by Adam H. Kerman
Post by Ross
Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA
the way it alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? Bleh!
Yes. Exactly the same way that all humans are the result of mutation.
Random mutations, naturally selected for over many many generations.
It's called "evolution".
Yeah, it's a fabulous analogy, except that we don't live inches from the
source of mutation. That doesn't explain how Gallyfreans were well suited
to live with life-long exposure to the time vortex in the first place,
let alone how they developed technology to manipulate it.
We don't know if regeneration came before or after.
Remind me again why Matt Smith's regeneration was blocked, except that
he had signed his contract.
The TARDIS vocal interface just said so, and he took her at her word.
No explanation beyond that.

Apparently he thinks he has another regeneration left (and there is some
limit on them still; River had it, although they didn't say what it was)
but of course he CAN'T regenerate since he's going to die in this form.

Wouldn't it have been nice if they'd had the interface be played by the
actress that WAS the TARDIS? Not that I objected to seeing Martha and
Rose again, albeit briefly. Fanwank would be that River got in and did
something.
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Adam H. Kerman
2011-08-28 22:15:42 UTC
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Wouldn't it have been nice if they'd had the interface be played by the
actress that WAS the TARDIS? Not that I objected to seeing Martha and
Rose again, albeit briefly. Fanwank would be that River got in and did
something.
Yeah, I didn't get that at all. Apparently, this week's writers didn't see
any of the shows from earlier in the season and didn't know that TARDIS
has a personality.

I was waiting for, Press One to regenerate, Two in case of a green slime
emergency, Three for gold to defeat Cybermen...
Ross
2011-08-28 23:19:55 UTC
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Post by Anim8rFSK
Wouldn't it have been nice if they'd had the interface be played by the
actress that WAS the TARDIS?  Not that I objected to seeing Martha and
Rose again, albeit briefly.  Fanwank would be that River got in and did
something.
Yeah, I didn't get that at all. Apparently, this week's writers didn't see
any of the shows from earlier in the season and didn't know that TARDIS
has a personality.
Idris makes a big deal out of the fact that she's _not_ meant to
interact with him like that. I don't think they forgot at all; I
think they didn't want to cheapen that episode by turning around and
saying "And now the doctor can hang out with TARDIS/Idris whenever he
wants."

The reason I don't think they forgot is that I actually think the
voice interface is a *deliberate callback* to that. In 'The Doctor's
Wife', he _mentions_ the idea of building a voice interface, then at
the end, he tinkers with the TARDIS, and then at the very end, he
*tries talking to it* -- and not just as a wisftul thing, but rather
as a sort of "This thing I just did probably won't work, but I really
hope it does; let's try it"
Duggy
2011-08-28 22:47:26 UTC
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Remind me again why Matt Smith's regeneration was blocked, except that
he had signed his contract.
Well, Mels was out to kill the Doctor. To do so would require a
method that would kill the Doctor.

I assume the poison chosen would be one that blocks regenerations.

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john smith
2011-08-28 20:28:10 UTC
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Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA the way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? Bleh!
Yes. Exactly the same way that all humans are the result of mutation.
Random mutations, naturally selected for over many many generations.
It's called "evolution".



Exactly - "over many generations" - not coz their mum and dad shagged while
they were in the time vortex!




(River, due to being conceived in the TARDIS, suffered some kind of
mutation which has some similarity to the pattern of selective
adaptations that occurred on gallifrey as life there was exposed to
the untempered schism over millions of years.


Exactly - "over millions of years"!



Vastra suggests that
Madame Korven and her band did further manipulation to Melody in utero
to reinforce and enhance those mutations)
China Blue Tip Wrench
2011-08-28 22:21:23 UTC
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Post by Ross
Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA the way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? Bleh!
Yes. Exactly the same way that all humans are the result of mutation.
Random mutations, naturally selected for over many many generations.
It's called "evolution".
Exactly - "over many generations" - not coz their mum and dad shagged while
they were in the time vortex!
During conception, each gene is represented by only two complementary sequences
of DNA; any mutations at this point become mutations throughout the whole body.
If you suppose the vortex is mutagenic environment that creates mutations that
adapt to the vortex, a human conceived there could mutate in a single
generation. If the Gallifreans only exposed themselves when older, it would
require changing one germ cell out of trillions in their bodies.
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john smith
2011-08-28 23:07:25 UTC
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Post by Ross
Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA
the
way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? Bleh!
Yes. Exactly the same way that all humans are the result of mutation.
Random mutations, naturally selected for over many many generations.
It's called "evolution".
Exactly - "over many generations" - not coz their mum and dad shagged while
they were in the time vortex!
During conception, each gene is represented by only two complementary sequences
of DNA; any mutations at this point become mutations throughout the whole body.
If you suppose the vortex is mutagenic environment that creates mutations that
adapt to the vortex, a human conceived there could mutate in a single
generation. If the Gallifreans only exposed themselves when older, it would
require changing one germ cell out of trillions in their bodies.
Anyone can "suppose" any old bullshit if it makes them feel better!
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Looking out from my lonely room | Annoying Usenet one post at a time.
Day after day. | At least I can stay in character.
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China Blue Tip Wrench
2011-08-28 23:16:36 UTC
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Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Post by Ross
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Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA
the
way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? Bleh!
Yes. Exactly the same way that all humans are the result of mutation.
Random mutations, naturally selected for over many many generations.
It's called "evolution".
Exactly - "over many generations" - not coz their mum and dad shagged while
they were in the time vortex!
During conception, each gene is represented by only two complementary sequences
of DNA; any mutations at this point become mutations throughout the whole body.
If you suppose the vortex is mutagenic environment that creates mutations that
adapt to the vortex, a human conceived there could mutate in a single
generation. If the Gallifreans only exposed themselves when older, it would
require changing one germ cell out of trillions in their bodies.
Anyone can "suppose" any old bullshit if it makes them feel better!
Suppose a human could isolate an DNA sequence from one cell and implant it in
the egg cell of another species.
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Duggy
2011-08-28 22:48:22 UTC
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(River, due to being conceived in the TARDIS, suffered some kind of
mutation which has some similarity to the pattern of selective
adaptations that occurred on gallifrey as life there was exposed to
the untempered schism over millions of years.
Now you're getting it.

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john smith
2011-08-28 23:13:22 UTC
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Post by Ross
(River, due to being conceived in the TARDIS, suffered some kind of
mutation which has some similarity to the pattern of selective
adaptations that occurred on gallifrey as life there was exposed to
the untempered schism over millions of years.
Now you're getting it.

===
= DUG.
===



Getting what?
The Doctor
2011-08-28 23:48:50 UTC
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Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Guess what. =A0River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's par=
t
Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA the way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? =A0Bleh!
Yes. Exactly the same way that all humans are the result of mutation.
Random mutations, naturally selected for over many many generations.
It's called "evolution".
(River, due to being conceived in the TARDIS, suffered some kind of
mutation which has some similarity to the pattern of selective
adaptations that occurred on gallifrey as life there was exposed to
the untempered schism over millions of years. Vastra suggests that
Madame Korven and her band did further manipulation to Melody in utero
to reinforce and enhance those mutations)
They are mutated into Time Lords via the vortex.
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Andy Leighton
2011-08-28 19:23:50 UTC
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On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:44:21 +0100,
Post by john smith
Thank God next week's episode is a stand-alone story. It looks nice and
creepy, plus it has that newish actor Daniel Mays ("Red Riding", "Ashes to
Ashes", "The Street") playing the dad. At least he can act...
Hmm, did you see Outcasts?
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john smith
2011-08-28 20:29:22 UTC
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Post by Andy Leighton
On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:44:21 +0100,
Post by john smith
Thank God next week's episode is a stand-alone story. It looks nice and
creepy, plus it has that newish actor Daniel Mays ("Red Riding", "Ashes to
Ashes", "The Street") playing the dad. At least he can act...
Hmm, did you see Outcasts?
No, it looked shit. Why? Was his acting crap in that?
Post by Andy Leighton
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Andy Leighton
2011-08-28 23:24:59 UTC
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Post by john smith
Post by Andy Leighton
On Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:44:21 +0100,
Post by john smith
Thank God next week's episode is a stand-alone story. It looks nice and
creepy, plus it has that newish actor Daniel Mays ("Red Riding", "Ashes to
Ashes", "The Street") playing the dad. At least he can act...
Hmm, did you see Outcasts?
No, it looked shit. Why? Was his acting crap in that?
Yeah, it was pretty wooden. But a number of the main cast put in
poor performances.
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Monsieur Tabernac
2011-08-28 21:00:16 UTC
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Post by john smith
The opening scene was good, but then - when they cut to that cheap crappy
overhead shot showing 'Doctor' written in the corn - my heart sank. I
thought the episode was Moffat's usual contrived bollocks. I couldn't give
a shit about River Song anyway... the whole thing was just so many rabbits
pulled out of hats...
I think the problem I have with much of SM's Who is that I don't care
at all about River, Rory, Amy or their miserable baby so all of this
"drama" leaves me cold. However, I can see how viewers could be
greatly enjoying it all, as long as they cared about the characters.
China Blue Tip Wrench
2011-08-28 22:07:22 UTC
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Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA the way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? Bleh!
Everyone after the primorial ooze is the result of mutation.
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Duggy
2011-08-28 22:39:17 UTC
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So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they?  Bleh!
All humans are the result of mutation. And all plants and animals.

Oh. You're one of those. It must really annoy you when the Doctor
travels back more than 5,000 years.

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The Doctor
2011-08-28 23:48:14 UTC
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Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
Why should she be part Time Lord? The Vortex alterred her human DNA the way it
alterred Gallyfrean DNA into Time Lords.
So all Time Lords are the result of mutation now, are they? Bleh!
The opening scene was good, but then - when they cut to that cheap crappy
overhead shot showing 'Doctor' written in the corn - my heart sank. I
thought the episode was Moffat's usual contrived bollocks. I couldn't give
pulled out of hats...
Thank God next week's episode is a stand-alone story. It looks nice and
creepy, plus it has that newish actor Daniel Mays ("Red Riding", "Ashes to
Ashes", "The Street") playing the dad. At least he can act...
Post by China Blue Tip Wrench
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Rate it out of 10 light Aga and I did.

I like it and made sense of it.
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cloud dreamer
2011-08-28 11:59:35 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
8/10 .
I know she said Amy raised her, but who were her parents? Where did she
come from? At what point was she brainwashed.
Obviously she was brainwashed as a toddler then placed with adoptive
parents near Amy....by whom remains the question.
Post by The Doctor
Who are these justice time travelelrs?
New guys.
Did they indicate that they were the *only* ones?
No. They are not alone.
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Probably.
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
They explained it because she was conceived aboard the TARDIS.


Moffat is pure genius.

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Charles E. Hardwidge
2011-08-28 13:12:27 UTC
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Post by cloud dreamer
Moffat is pure genius.
Sorry, I missed the memo on that one.
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Duggy
2011-08-28 22:36:01 UTC
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Post by cloud dreamer
I know she said Amy raised her, but who were her parents? Where did she
come from? At what point was she brainwashed.
Obviously she was brainwashed as a toddler
Can I just say, River claimed the the regenerating child was a
toddler, but she was older than that.
Post by cloud dreamer
then placed with adoptive
parents near Amy....by whom remains the question.
That assumes they recaptured Mels (which I assume they did).
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Post by The Doctor
Who are these justice time travelelrs?
New guys.
The wrist-bands were very early-Time Agency looking.
Post by cloud dreamer
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Probably.
Dunno. They're an interesting idea... but... what can they do in a
Doctor Who story?

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john smith
2011-08-28 23:00:34 UTC
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Post by cloud dreamer
Post by The Doctor
Who are these justice time travelelrs?
New guys.
The wrist-bands were very early-Time Agency looking.
Post by cloud dreamer
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Probably.
Dunno. They're an interesting idea... but... what can they do in a
Doctor Who story?

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An "interesting idea"? Did you never read the "Numskulls" story which
started in "The Beano" in 1962?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Numskulls

Quote: 'The strip is about some tiny human like creatures that live inside
the head of Edd Case (a pun on head case), a boy, and control his actions.'

And the 'tesselection' effect was pretty shoddy-looking too. In fact, the
whole episode looked cheap and shoddy. The sets were lame, and don't even
get me started on the hairdryer antibodies inside the tesselector...
Duggy
2011-08-28 23:09:59 UTC
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Post by cloud dreamer
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Probably.
Dunno.  They're an interesting idea... but... what can they do in a
Doctor Who story?
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An "interesting idea"?  Did you never read the "Numskulls" story which
started in "The Beano" in 1962?
No, but I thought of a Eddy Murphy film I didn't watch.

The robot body was a stupid idea. The time travelling Justice
Department with a mothership was, especially as a precursor to the
Time Agency...

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China Blue Tip Wrench
2011-08-28 23:12:14 UTC
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Post by Duggy
Post by cloud dreamer
Post by The Doctor
Who are these justice time travelelrs?
New guys.
The wrist-bands were very early-Time Agency looking.
Post by cloud dreamer
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Probably.
Dunno. They're an interesting idea... but... what can they do in a
Doctor Who story?
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An "interesting idea"? Did you never read the "Numskulls" story which
started in "The Beano" in 1962?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Numskulls
Quote: 'The strip is about some tiny human like creatures that live inside
the head of Edd Case (a pun on head case), a boy, and control his actions.'
Also used in the beginning of the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius.
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Everyday my mind is all around you,| I'm whoever you want me to be.
Looking out from my lonely room | Annoying Usenet one post at a time.
Day after day. | At least I can stay in character.
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Jerry Brown
2011-08-28 23:42:02 UTC
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On Mon, 29 Aug 2011 00:00:34 +0100, "john smith"
Post by Duggy
Post by cloud dreamer
Post by The Doctor
Who are these justice time travelelrs?
New guys.
The wrist-bands were very early-Time Agency looking.
Post by cloud dreamer
Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Probably.
Dunno. They're an interesting idea... but... what can they do in a
Doctor Who story?
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An "interesting idea"? Did you never read the "Numskulls" story which
started in "The Beano" in 1962?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Numskulls
Quote: 'The strip is about some tiny human like creatures that live inside
the head of Edd Case (a pun on head case), a boy, and control his actions.'
This idea has surfaced a few times since then.

Viz did a strip a couple of years ago about David Beckham being
operated by a crew of mice inside his head, while Victoria has budgies
instead.

And there was Herman's Head in the nineties:
<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101115/>, and "Meet Dave"
<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765476/> in 2008.
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Duggy
2011-08-28 22:31:00 UTC
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Post by The Doctor
Who would have thought that cousin MEl was Amy and Rory's daughter.
I know she said Amy raised her, but who were her parents?
Maybe he was raised by an aunt with an eye-patch.
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 Where did she come from?
Amy's vagina.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
 At what point was she brainwashed.
Either as a small child between her birth (A Good Man Goes to War) and
her escape from the Silence (The Impossible Astronaut) or after they
found her again.
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Post by The Doctor
Will they be back.
Hitler to be killed?  History would be messed up!
They said they took people at the end of their lives.  But how
incomplete are their records if they couldn't tell the difference
between 1938 Berlin and 1944 Berlin?
The fact that they were on their way to his office not his bunker
should have been the biggest give away.
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Guess what.  River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord
Did you watch "A Good Man Goes to War"?
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
River Song has already given up her regenerations every time we've
seen her, so she's no longer a Timelord.
The baby Melody wasn't really Melody she was a Ganger.
That leaves the girl in the space suit and Mels that he didn't detect
and they were only part Timelord.
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Post by The Doctor
Add to that the Flesh is still about.
In 1938 so were the Silence.
The alien-looking things or the movement?

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Arthur Lipscomb
2011-08-28 23:00:29 UTC
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Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Post by The Doctor
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord
Did you watch "A Good Man Goes to War"?
Yep. All I recall from that is both of her parents are human.
Post by Duggy
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
or why since she's part
Time Lord the Doctor couldn't sense her.
River Song has already given up her regenerations every time we've
seen her, so she's no longer a Timelord.
The Master had used up all of his regenerations and remained a Time
Lord. When the Doctor said if any of his people were still alive
anywhere in the universe he could sense them, I'm sure he included
Timelords that have reached that last regeneration as well.
Post by Duggy
The baby Melody wasn't really Melody she was a Ganger.
That leaves the girl in the space suit and Mels that he didn't detect
and they were only part Timelord.
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Post by The Doctor
Add to that the Flesh is still about.
In 1938 so were the Silence.
The alien-looking things or the movement?
The aliens that have been running earth behind the scenes since the dawn
of time and would have still been running Earth in the 1930s. Not that
they'd ever been seen before so no reason to expect they'll ever be seen
again other than the fact the Doctor didn't really defeat them and they
still exist in full force in all earlier timelines.
cloud dreamer
2011-08-28 23:02:30 UTC
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Post by Duggy
Post by Arthur Lipscomb
Guess what. River is explained!
I'm still not clear on how she's part Time Lord
Did you watch "A Good Man Goes to War"?
Yep. All I recall from that is both of her parents are human.
Who did the deed on their wedding night....inside the Tardis.

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