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PostRe: Doctor Who- Episode 5 - The Tsuranga Conundrum - Tonight BBC1 @ 7PM
by jawafour » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:01 pm

I just watched The Tsuranga Conundrum... it's easily my favourite episode of the new series so far. I think that things remain a little "jumpy" in terms of feel - by that, I mean the constant flit between funny and surprisingly meaningful moments - but I enjoyed it. It's a step forward, in my view, and I'm keen to carry on watching.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Episode 5 - The Tsuranga Conundrum - Tonight BBC1 @ 7PM
by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:34 pm

The episode did stared promising but ultimately ended up like a CBBC version of alien, the Pting was more cute than anything it kinda reminded me of Stitch.
I wasn't that keen on the episode what so ever, less Graham this week which is a shame but he was funny especially during the birth scene.

Next episode does look rather promising and hopefully Yaz will develop a bit more as a character than just being there.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Ep5 - The Tsuranga Conundrum - Garth says "an ocular migraine"
by Ord » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:00 am

Ok. For me, that was another gooseberry fool "nothing" episode. I'm really not feeling this series of Doctor Who at all. Now that could be down to Chibnalls writing or the fact that that this Doctor really isn't doing anything for me. She mumbles to herself about great people she met, which starts to grate and frankly the spotlight is shining on everyone BUT her. Graham usually steals the show but even the secondary characters like Astos The Main medic and Eve Cicero The pilot were more interesting.
The set design of the ship was dull (ok it's a medical ship so that can be given a pass), but ultimately the story was boring. This is the first time in Who history where I was playing Candy Crush (to get the missus past a level that was irritating her) rather than giving it my full rapt attention.
Best thing about this story is that it ended (ok the speech about the anti matter drive was nice) and I got my wife past the level that she was stuck on for days.
I'm worried for Doctor Who!

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Ep5 - The Tsuranga Conundrum - Garth says "an ocular migraine"
by Moggy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:20 am



The Sun :lol: :fp:

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by imbusydoctorwho » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:46 pm

The first episode of a new Doctor will always have high viewing figures and further episodes will always see drops in viewers, but on the night viewing isn't the be all and end all as it once was due to the iPlayer bring in people who missed it.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Episode 5 - The Tsuranga Conundrum - Tonight BBC1 @ 7PM
by OrangeRKN » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:58 pm

Dual wrote:Wasn't the alien basically Nibbler from Futurama?


Exactly what I thought

The episode was a bit bad and daft but hey at least it was in space with spacey things. I appreciated the tardis being written around, and I liked the pilot/engineer/robot trio.

Very disappointed with this series so far though, I might stop watching soon :(

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by The Watching Artist » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:27 pm

Dual wrote:Didn't like when Ryan and Yaz stopped half way through to talk about his dead mum. Completely took me out of it.
I liked the scene but its timing was terrible. Thanks to smarted people on twitter I discovered this term for what happened- https://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/Signal_from_Fred So basically when Ryan says "why am I telling you this now?" It's the writer admitting (maybe unconsciously so) that the script isn't working.
Dual wrote:Why couldn't they just radio ahead to the station to say 'listen we've got a problem here but don't blow us up just yet we're sorting it out'

I hadn't even considered the stupidity of the whole set up at the time. The real villains of the story were the ship designers. Who builds a space ship ambulance that has to travel on a set course? Did Team TARDIS just luck out that it was passing by? Who designs a space ship ambulance with no way of properly communicating with its base? A lot of this could have been sorted if the Pting was an actual hostile intelligent lifeform. That took out systems logically. Or.... they get to the end and are suddenly all charged for their medical treatment and you realise the company in charge has been cutting corners to save money!

Nice breakdown of the story and how it didn't work-



And yeah the Pting is Nibbler. :wub:

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Ep5 - The Tsuranga Conundrum - Garth says "an ocular migraine"
by shy guy 64 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:28 pm

i am not getting nibbler from that thing

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:52 pm

- Weird cute alien
- Can eat anything and everything
- Incredibly powerful and dangerous

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Ep5 - The Tsuranga Conundrum - Garth says "an ocular migraine"
by shy guy 64 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:05 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:- Weird cute alien
- Can eat anything and everything
- Incredibly powerful and dangerous


well yes i can see it, but i just doesnt out me in mind of nibbler is what i meant

reminds me of something from a gravity falls short

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by Jenuall » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:11 pm

The Nibblonians are far cuter than that Pting!

They also excrete dark matter and can fly on Scooty Puff Jr's so they are clearly winning the best tiny aliens competition!

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by Minoru » Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:24 am

The cute destructive monster isn't the most original idea, it reminded me of Stitch and Nibbler, but I still liked it. I don't think the episode was amazing or anything but it was fun and watchable, which is about how I feel about the series as a whole so far. I really like Jodie's Doctor though, maybe I'm biased but I don't care. I think the series can and probably will get better but I'm still enjoying it so far.

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by T9Flake » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:20 pm

Jenuall wrote:The Nibblonians are far cuter than that Pting!

They also excrete dark matter and can fly on Scooty Puff Jr's so they are clearly winning the best tiny aliens competition!


And voiced by Megatron.

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by jimbob555 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:34 am

i appreciated an episode where the characters were "trapped" in a confined space and none of the characters there were like outright idiots/evil. im still super digging this series. unlike the last few series i dont get angry or annoyed by them. they are really chilled watches. i think they might falter a bit on the excitement factor (i do wonder how i would feel about the episodes if i was younger) but i think theres some really interesting things going on and mix ups


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PostRe: Doctor Who- Episode 4 - Arachnids In The UK - Tonight BBC1 @ 7pm
by Pacman » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:51 am

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lex-man wrote:I'm definitely enjoying the focus on self contained episodes rather than trying to do some over arching story. They never really managed to make them payoff in a satisfactory way.

This actually tempts me to start watching again. I stopped watching in the Matt Smith days... Have there been any must-watch/OMFG/amazing episodes since then?


Last weeks Rosa was fantastic, but you might want to watch the first two episodes of the series first to get to know the characters.

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lex-man wrote:I'm definitely enjoying the focus on self contained episodes rather than trying to do some over arching story. They never really managed to make them payoff in a satisfactory way.

This actually tempts me to start watching again. I stopped watching in the Matt Smith days... Have there been any must-watch/OMFG/amazing episodes since then?

This series or in general? If you mean in general, check out Heaven Sent, hands down my favourite episode ever and Capaldi just absolutely nails every single bit of it.

Thanks guys, I'll check out Heaven Sent and then start the new series and then go back to Capaldi :)

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Episode 4 - Arachnids In The UK - Tonight BBC1 @ 7pm
by The Watching Artist » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:11 am

Pacman wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Pacman wrote:
lex-man wrote:I'm definitely enjoying the focus on self contained episodes rather than trying to do some over arching story. They never really managed to make them payoff in a satisfactory way.

This actually tempts me to start watching again. I stopped watching in the Matt Smith days... Have there been any must-watch/OMFG/amazing episodes since then?


Last weeks Rosa was fantastic, but you might want to watch the first two episodes of the series first to get to know the characters.

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lex-man wrote:I'm definitely enjoying the focus on self contained episodes rather than trying to do some over arching story. They never really managed to make them payoff in a satisfactory way.

This actually tempts me to start watching again. I stopped watching in the Matt Smith days... Have there been any must-watch/OMFG/amazing episodes since then?

This series or in general? If you mean in general, check out Heaven Sent, hands down my favourite episode ever and Capaldi just absolutely nails every single bit of it.

Thanks guys, I'll check out Heaven Sent and then start the new series and then go back to Capaldi :)

Heaven Sent is one of the best bits of Who ever. But it is rather part of an ongoing story. Not to the point you couldn't understand it but you will some context and maybe spoil some stuff if you watch it individually.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Ep6 - Demons Of The Punjab - Tonight BBC1 @ 7PM
by The Watching Artist » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:56 pm

Absolutely loved the heart of that story but actually felt the typical Doctor Whoness got in the way. The demon stuff was a bit pants and the Sonic waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over used.

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Ep6 - Demons Of The Punjab - Tonight BBC1 @ 7PM
by kerr9000 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:11 pm

I really liked the fact that
the Aliens who we at first are led to think are villains actually look pretty scary but are actually goodies and that normal people and there intolerance is the real villain/issue of the piece

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PostRe: Doctor Who- Ep6 - Demons Of The Punjab - Tonight BBC1 @ 7PM
by Dual » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:14 pm

:( sad episode


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