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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Qikz » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:05 pm

That wasn't the finale was it? It's on again next week right? right?

That all in all was pretty ridiculous and everything seemed to be decided by really arbitrary restrictions (e.g. allowing one person to come back from the dead!?!). Also there's no way the master would let him/herself get killed that easily so I'm incredibly confused about everything. Pretty much nothing was resolved. The Masters Tardis is still missing, Danny for some reason was one of two people in the entire world who somehow managed to avoid control by the cyber controller and the Master lied about where galliphrey was.

That was one of the most baffling finales I've ever seen of any show. I can't say whether it was good or bad because I liked some parts and hated others. I liked how the master this time was a bit more sinister without losing his cleverness, which was something John Simms Master did as he turned into a complete maniac.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Pedro » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:06 pm

Capaldi can sell any garbage as if it was Shakespeare but that was pretty godawful. Moffat is really starting to outdo the old regime with shitty endings. We will always have Simms' great turn as the Master. Can we just have one ending that doesn't conclude on "power of love conquers all".

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Pell » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:09 pm

That was utter dump. And people on Twitter like it!?! What were they watching? Ugh.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by The Watching Artist » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:09 pm

Need to rewatch as next door decided to unlesh every firework known to man. But I thought it was a bit crap to be honest.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Jay Adama » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:20 pm

Thought it had some great moments and some awful ones. Genuinely loved Michelle Gomez's performance and she was pretty brutal too, killing off Osgood and (at least we thought) Kate Stewart.

The whole emotions overcoming the odds thing is getting a bit tiresome though.

It seemed like they didn't really make enough of the opening gag of Clara saying she was the Doctor and switching the order of her Capaldi's names along with her eyes in the titles. I thought they were gonna stretch that idea for longer but it was a pretty quick resolution...

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by evanswolves » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:53 pm

Some bits good, some bits bad, gutted Osgood died, wanted her to be the next companion lol, think she wouldve been good

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Garth » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:59 pm

Didn't really like Osgood, I'm not bothered by her death :shifty:

Equally, I disliked Danny Pink - he was a right moany, whingey sod through most of the series. This episode would've been more impactful if I'd cared about him. Glad he's gone TBH.

I hope Missy returns though!

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Fatal Exception » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:11 pm

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Can someone explain ghost pink for me? :lol: Way back from where? Considering it was just his mind in a hard drive, how the strawberry float did he ghost back from the afterlife?

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Death's Head » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:14 pm

That was gooseberry fool. Worst series since the reboot and some of this was utter strawberry floating nonsense.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Dowbocop » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:18 pm

Scene: top secret bunker with all the world's leaders.
David Cameron: Israel, Palestine, knock it off! Russia, Ukraine, chill your boots! Koreas, calm down! I know you have your issues, but this is important! If we're invaded by aliens, I propose we make another alien President of Earth. He's a good alien though, so don't worry...
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A decent finale overall, despite issues like the one above. I think the scene in the cafe was very poignant and a good way to end the series. I did have a WTF moment at the final bit though (like many of us!). Christmas special could go either way :slow:

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Cheeky Devlin » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:29 am

Well as a series it was average at best.

Capaldi was the single shining light in the whole thing.

The finale was, as with so many episodes this season, a mixture of good and bad.

The Good:
Capaldi, as usual.
Cybermen from beyond the grave. Ok, I quite liked the idea.
Return of the Master.
No Gallifrey. Capaldi's rage was awesome.
Nick Frost reveal for Christmas special


The Bad:
The Doctor as "President Of Earth".
Every attempt at humour.
Ollie from "The Thick Of It" being a gimp.
Love conquering all. Again.
Danny beaming back the kid from BEYOND THE GRAVE!!! (Seriously, why not just send him directly back to his parents. Instead dump him in a foreign country, with a weird woman who has absolutely no idea who he is or where he's from)

I feel kind of bad for Capaldi. He's been handed some of the poorer episodes of Who since it came back.
For me there weren't any episodes where I didn't like the idea behind it, but the writing has really been hit and miss this time around.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Pedz » Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:19 am

Yeah, I's agree with it being a pretty average series this time. Capaldi is great though, hopefully he'll get some good gooseberry fool next series.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Alvin Flummux » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:54 am

Time for Moffat to bow out?

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Qikz » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:07 am

[iup=3610188]Death's Head[/iup] wrote:That was gooseberry fool. Worst series since the reboot and some of this was utter strawberry floating nonsense.


No way in hell. The majority of this series has been good. There's only been a few duff episodes, unlike Ecclestones series which was awful.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by BID0 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:36 am

1 okay episode, which appeared to be good when you hold it up against the other 11 episodes this year that were total gooseberry fool and made literally no sense

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Death's Head » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:38 am

What? There were about 2 episodes this series that were OK, the rest were poor. Maybe my kids are getting too old for Dr Who, but unless the special picks up, I can't see them continuing with it.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Frank » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:50 am

[iup=3610295]Qikz[/iup] wrote:unlike Ecclestones series which was awful.


Wow. The Doctor Dances > Everything

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Memento Mori » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:58 am

The best scene in the finale was Capaldi's rage at the missing Gallifrey, everything else was fairly incoherent and unexplained.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by Lagamorph » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:29 am

[iup=3610295]Qikz[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3610188]Death's Head[/iup] wrote:That was gooseberry fool. Worst series since the reboot and some of this was utter strawberry floating nonsense.


No way in hell. The majority of this series has been good. There's only been a few duff episodes, unlike Ecclestones series which was awful.

Agreed.
It's a miracle the new series managed to survive Ecclestone's tenure. Though that was more down to incredibly poor writing than Ecclestone himself.

As for the finale for this series. It was.....ok. I didn't dislike it, but I wasn't blown away by it either. It just didn't feel as big or epic as all the build up in the previous episode seemed to be leading to.

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PostRe: Doctor Who - Finale Saturday 8pm
by The Watching Artist » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:14 pm

[iup=3610310]Frank[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3610295]Qikz[/iup] wrote:unlike Ecclestones series which was awful.


Wow. The Doctor Dances > Everything

The Unquiet Dead, Dalek and Fathers Day would all like to say hello as well. Specially Fathers Day.

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