1. Post #2201
    Mrglitch2000's Avatar
    February 2008
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    Or the production team is just messing around with the intro
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  2. Post #2202
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
    July 2008
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...s-8142477.html

       River Song will be back!   

    Edited:

    Link is spoilerish.
    Not a spoiler at all, she was in the trailers.

    Edited:

    I hope when we get a new companion that love is not a subplot in any shape or form.
    Rose and Doctor loved eachother
    Martha loved The Doctor
    Donna was getting married
    Amy loves Rory

    You can tell a story about people without it involving romance.

    Edited:

    I found this episode a bit disappointing, but it was great moral and story wise.
    This is what sometimes gets me with some of the Moffat-era episodes, the directing is a bit wonky at times,
    The last two episodes had crappy directing. The director should be treating the show as a drama or fantasy. When the director tries to treat it liked a childs show it falls apart on screen and becomes hard to take seriously.
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  3. Post #2203
    Official Smiles.
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    January 2010
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    Seems like they're getting kinda lazy with their special effects.
    For an example, the latest episode.
    When the ship explodes in the closeup shot the explosion is big a fire-y and it rises somewhat slowly

    Now, when it goes back to the town the explosion is just a small puff of smoke and seems like its right behind the building.


    no clue why this bugs me
    but other than that great episode
    yeah I thought the exact same thing

    Edited:

    also these guys look quite scary
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  4. Post #2204
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    November 2008
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    also these guys look quite scary
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  5. Post #2205
    CatFodder's Avatar
    August 2010
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    The darkening title sequence could just be them changing it to make it look better against the colour of the logo, since it's been different for every episode this year.
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  6. Post #2206
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    The lights flickering is happening around Amy; her dressing room, her house, the room/town she's in in the American West.

    I don't know if you guys are on the same train of though (unfortunately I don't have time to go back and read all the previous posts) but I'll reiterate my previous theory from a couple of weeks ago;

    Amy had an 'image' of Angel Bob in her head.
    Image was destroyed when the Angels passed through the cracks.
    But everything that was consumed by the cracks was restored in The Big Bang by the Pandorica.
    So the Angel in Amy's head came back too.

    I think Moffat also said that the answer to 'how the Ponds leave' is in The Eleventh Hour; I might go back and watch that episode again to see if there are any flickery lights
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  7. Post #2207
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    The lights flickering is happening around Amy; her dressing room, her house, the room/town she's in in the American West.

    I don't know if you guys are on the same train of though (unfortunately I don't have time to go back and read all the previous posts) but I'll reiterate my previous theory from a couple of weeks ago;

    Amy had an 'image' of Angel Bob in her head.
    Image was destroyed when the Angels passed through the cracks.
    But everything that was consumed by the cracks was restored in The Big Bang by the Pandorica.
    So the Angel in Amy's head came back too.

    I think Moffat also said that the answer to 'how the Ponds leave' is in The Eleventh Hour; I might go back and watch that episode again to see if there are any flickery lights
    I'll do the same.
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  8. Post #2208
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    The only lights I can think of are when the Doctor is trying to signal the Atraxi and burns out the sonic as well as setting off the car alarms and exploding the phone box light.
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  9. Post #2209
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    Maloof?'s Avatar
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    The only lights I can think of are when the Doctor is trying to signal the Atraxi and burns out the sonic as well as setting off the car alarms and exploding the phone box light.

    Thinking about it a bit more, I don't think the flashing lights would be the hint in The Eleventh Hour; the universe was reset to the morning of the Ponds' wedding; several months after The Eleventh Hour. In no time stream would the Angel in her head have been present at the time of the Eleventh Hour
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  10. Post #2210
    Frivolous Speculation + Trolling ElectronicG19 = Grizz
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    “Of course I’ve got a job. What do you think we do when you’re not here?”
    That’s an interesting name for any fans from the classic series.
    “With a dress sense like that, you must be the Doctor”
    “The Doctor is god knows where. The cubes aren’t doing anything at all. Did real life just get started?”
    It’s Rory’s turn to kiss the Doctor this week.
    “Who has an underground base! Terrible ventilation”
    Amy rips the Doctor’s clothes, and gives him a shock.
    “Through the Looking Glass Amelia”
    “I thought the Shankry were a myth, a myth to keep the young of Gallifrey in their place”
    “Actually it’s you they can’t give up Doctor”
    Familiar RTD tropes are employed.
    The Silence make an appearance.
    Flickr, YouTube and Twitter get mentioned.
    Nintendo, Apple and Ugg boots will be pleased.
    For those wondering if Christmas would be mentioned four episodes in a row, you won't be disappointed.
    The cast of a television show referenced in Series 6 Part 2 appear.
    A classic monster is mentioned (and technically seen).
    A talent the Doctor showed off in The Lodger makes a return.
    Things can only get better.
    Adric. Poor Adric.
    "Invasion of the very small cubes. That's new."
    "We're wanted at the Tower of London."
    "I had a metal dog that could do that."
    "These people are precious to me and I will defend them with my last breath."
    "Don't mock my log."
    "Doesn't time fly when you're alone with your thoughts?"
    "Patience is for wimps."
    "UNIT's been adapting…"
    "Cook up some cubes, see what happens."
    "A myth to keep the young of Gallifrey in their place."
    Spoiler TV & CultBox
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  11. Post #2211
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    Maloof?'s Avatar
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    The cubes sort of remind me of the Tardis distress-message-boxes.

    Mainly because... they're cubes
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  12. Post #2212
    Propane Nightmares
    Acezorz's Avatar
    May 2007
    8,504 Posts
    Seems like they're getting kinda lazy with their special effects.
    For an example, the latest episode.
    When the ship explodes in the closeup shot the explosion is big a fire-y and it rises somewhat slowly

    Now, when it goes back to the town the explosion is just a small puff of smoke and seems like its right behind the building.


    no clue why this bugs me
    but other than that great episode
    it's not laziness with special effects so much as it is the budget that the post production house are given for each series. i've met a guy from the company who do the special effects and the bbc are very tight on their budget. they have to make the special effects work and render within a certain deadline because the more detailed they are, the longer it takes to render.
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  13. Post #2213
    Frivolous Speculation + Trolling ElectronicG19 = Grizz
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    July 2009
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    The Doctor has been Matt Smith for a quarter of his life.

    The constant changes in his age amuses me.
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  14. Post #2214
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    Anyone else thinking Captain Jack would do well with 11?
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  15. Post #2215
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    Anyone else thinking Captain Jack would do well with 11?
    I miss Captain Jack.
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  16. Post #2216
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    Anyone else thinking Captain Jack would do well with 11?
    I think 11 would appreciate some of Jack's methods and free-spirit.

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  17. Post #2217
    Actually a Time Lord
    Coyoteze's Avatar
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    Really left-field.



    But that sky and that vortex. I wonder if it will be more than just a poster feature. Also, New York is almost shrouded in darkness. I don't know, I'll stand by the lights-going-out theory for now. Guess we will just have to see what happens.
    That picture without the titles and credits

    in a wallpaper-resolution.

    Please.

    Edited:

    Okay, I found this for now:

    http://hal9209.com/blog/wp-content/u...-Manhattan.jpg (Warning: quite huge)

    getting there...

    Edited:



    Yes!
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  18. Post #2218
    Cabbalistic's Avatar
    September 2009
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    That picture without the titles and credits

    in a wallpaper-resolution.

    Please.

    Edited:

    Okay, I found this for now:

    http://hal9209.com/blog/wp-content/u...-Manhattan.jpg (Warning: quite huge)

    getting there...

    Edited:



    Yes!
    Any better (it is larger)?

    http://poptimal.com/wp-content/uploa...bca_bugged.jpg

    You could crop it.
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  19. Post #2219
    The Silence make an appearance.
    shitting chribst
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  20. Post #2220
    LA Face and British Booty
    ElectronicG19's Avatar
    January 2011
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    shitting chribst
    The Silence are the order, not the aliens!
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  21. Post #2221
    Actually a Time Lord
    Coyoteze's Avatar
    November 2011
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    shitting chribst
    I wonder if they're falling...
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  22. Post #2222
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
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    I miss Captain Jack.
    I really liked it when he was a companion. One of the best.

    All the surgery John had means Jack looks nothing like he did in his first series. But I'd like Jack to come back as a temp companion again. It adds a nice dynamic.

    Edited:

    I'm gonna watch something from Series 1

    Edited:

    ughhh I can't decided an episode. This series is that good.

    Edited:

    Wish Chris didn't do one year. What a nob. Such a good Doctor as he's easily the most unique.
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  23. Post #2223
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    I never liked Christopher Eccleston as the doctor but it seems like most others do, Jack should definitely come back since he's a pretty interesting character.

    Am I the only one who couldn't wait for Rory to die in the past few series but now wants to see more of Rory than Amy? Amy's gotten really boring to me.
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  24. Post #2224
    I like how we're seeing more of rory's family life

    he got kinda neglected in the previous series
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  25. Post #2225
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
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    Rory I still find interesting and real and makes me laugh. Amy I just tire of.

    Edited:

    I hope series 8 goes back to the format of 1,2,3,4,5. A couple of episodes, two parter, couple more, two parter, couple more, two part finale.

    This idea of a break and no two-part finales and now no two parters is annoying. I don't really like it as much.

    Edited:

    The break is horrible too. I just want 13 weeks of fun adventures. Not 5, a game changer, then a few more.

    Edited:

    Still gold
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  26. Post #2226
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    November 2008
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    I like that Rory has stayed on so long, the spat of female-only companions seemed a bit forced to me, allievated only by Captain Jack.
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  27. Post #2227
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    To everyone saying "the Doctor wouldn't shoot a gun".
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  28. Post #2228
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    To everyone saying "the Doctor wouldn't shoot a gun".
    nigga dat a fly lookin' piece dat doc be packin
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  29. Post #2229
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
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    To everyone saying "the Doctor wouldn't shoot a gun".
    *snaps neck* "Come along Sarah"

    What a gentleman
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  30. Post #2230
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    To everyone saying "the Doctor wouldn't shoot a gun".
    The Post-Timewar Doctor wouldn't.
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  31. Post #2231
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
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    The Post-Timewar Doctor wouldn't.
    But he had. And worse.

    It annoys me Tennant fangirls on Youtube and shit get pissy is The Doctor holds a gun when THe Tenth Doctor slaughtered an entire race of spider-like aliens and burned a mother alive and then drowned her children. Or when Nine destroyed Downing Street with a missile and slaughtered a family doing it
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  32. Post #2232
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
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    Looking at that, it makes me wonder why he has such an aversion to guns nowadays. Maybe he thinks guns are somewhat unsporting, in which case he'd probably be better off with some sort of folding crossbow or even a holographic rapier and shield "app" for his sonic screwdriver. (by hologram I mean the physical omni-tool kind of hologram). That way he'd have an actual weapon whilst still being against guns, a somewhat alright compromise between being a hypocritical pacifist and the old-school kind of Doctor who wouldn't hesitate to actively fight against an unreasoning threat, as opposed to just running.

    If his screwdriver had the "holographic forcefield" app, it could be kind of a "bulletproof umbrella", and the holographic rapier app would probably be pretty awesome.
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  33. Post #2233
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
    Dan2593's Avatar
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    Sorry I'm distracted by how hilarious it is watching The Doctor snap a blokes neck and run off.
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  34. Post #2234
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
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    Yeah; it's just so casual yet amazing. It's just a snap of the neck and then he runs off like a boss before Sarah Jane can even remark on it.

    Still, I think it'd be awesome if the sonic screwdriver got a "solid hologram projector" module added to it, even if it'd technically make the Doctor like some sort of time traveling Green Lantern. Speaking of which, I suspect someone might have wrote a Green Lantern/Doctor Who crossover fic; after all there's so much stuff like that on the internet.
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  35. Post #2235
    You're Gonna Carry That Weight.
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    Doctor didn't use guns because they don't work on what he goes up against. RTD decided it should be because of morals.
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  36. Post #2236
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
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    The whole "guns aren't that effective" thing makes a fair slice of sense pie; you can hardly shoot a big metal robot with a rifle. Russel's interpretation of him not liking guns just because was pretty RTDed if you follow me; if the Doctor said something like "Really fellas, guns? Where's the fun in those? At LEAST use a sword or a crossbow or something; those're much more sporting", then it'd at least have context and be sort of "fashionable", but nope; poorly-explained moral qualms it is from Russel T Davies.

    I'm hoping Moffat makes those kinds of changes to the Doctor's character; if not through a terrible event that makes the 11th Doctor more inclined to use weapons (like if he could have prevented a close friend's death if he'd only chopped the bad guy's hand off with a sword), then as part of the 12th Doctor's quirky new personality.
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  37. Post #2237
    Everything I post is absolute bollocks until proven otherwise.
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    Doctor didn't use guns because they don't work on what he goes up against.

    [URL]


    Good ol' Brig. Always aware guns never work but always shoots the fuckers anyway.

    Chap with wings. Five rounds rapid.

    Edited:

    "Just for once I would like to meet an alien menace that isn't immune to bullets."

    - Brigadier
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  38. Post #2238
    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
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    Yep, I remember the Five Rounds Rapid. Never know if it don't work until you try.
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  39. Post #2239
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    Episode 5 is apparently 50-minutes long, with a glimpse of Christmas post-credits.
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  40. Post #2240
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    I'm going to try to be really strict with myself about previews for The Angels take Manhatten.
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