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GateWorld
April 14th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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In the year 2012, London prepares to host the Olympic games -- while on a quiet neighborhood street children are vanishing, victims of a young girl whose drawings come to life.

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Tracy Jane
June 24th, 2006, 01:56 PM
The episode all in all was a bit cheesy, I have to say. It felt like Olympics propaganda, love and fuzziness and all that kinda stuff. But there were bits I really enjoyed, like the Inspector Morse references.

Next week's trailer, though. WOW!!!

beale947
June 24th, 2006, 02:05 PM
Its was quite creepy though, though i'll admit its not very good, but better than last weeks, the best part of the whole episode was the trailer and OMG were screwed, darleks, cybermen, and torchwood, 3 enemies and no tardis....

in circles
June 24th, 2006, 02:25 PM
Liked the joking around between the Doctor and Rose but the main plot was a bit dull. Having the girl whisper all her lines when she was posessed by the flower thingy just sounded a bit stupid.
The last 5 minutes or so with the Doctor carrying the olympic torch of rainbows and fluffiness were pretty bad. I felt like I was being beaten over the head when Rose was going on about how nothing could ever possibly happen to her. I was expecting something a lot better from the guy who wrote 'Life on Mars'.

pbellosom
June 24th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Well I like this episode, it wasn't the best episode but it was way better than "New Earth" and "Love and Monsters". I liked the whole thing with the Doctor carrying the torch, but I think Rose could have worked out that everyone was coming back to life at the place they disappeared. What I did like was the trailer for next weeks episode, it looks sooooo good.

Flyboy
June 24th, 2006, 02:49 PM
I'm sorry, but since when did the Olympic torch become a symbol of hope for all man kind? And the end bit with the Doctor and the torch...? Totally saw it coming. And Im torn between going - "Yay Doctor!" and "My God it "Ghostbusters II all over again!"

Metarock Sam
June 24th, 2006, 03:21 PM
Wel;l It was a poor episode and in my opinion worse than last weeks flop.
Syaing that next weeks ep looks Brilliant.
Damn BBC making us wait a week !!!!!!!!! For Torchwood, Cybermen, Daleks and Ghosts WOw :O

Matt G
June 24th, 2006, 03:43 PM
Oh...come on...

1. The first few mins I was just waiting to see who'd get snatched next.

2. Of course when Rose tried going into Chloe's room I immediately thought of what happened to her in The Idiot's Lantern.

3. OK...so the commentator ramblings were a bit corny.

Overall, it felt like what Love and Monsters should have been like. Corny themes but this time it got away with it.

Having said that - I still expect next week to blow it off the map!

ShadowMaat
June 24th, 2006, 08:15 PM
A bit predictible, but I liked it. The stuff with Rose at the end WAS a bit heavy-handed, though. Might have been interesting to see what Scribbleworld was like and why/how the Isolus(?) could interact with them THERE but not out in the "real world" but I guess that's asking a bit much. ;)

Loved the tarmac guy. The Batty Old Woman, though... I kinda liked her, but at the same time it would have been nice to know why she had a sense about what was wrong when no one else did. Otherwise it reduces her to nothing but background color. Oh, and that cat SO should have disappeared right out of Rose's arms. :P That being said, I'm disappointed in the Doctor for not making a Schrodinger about the cat in the box...

Was there a Torchwood reference this week? 'Cause I didn't catch it.

Oh, and as for the ball bearings you can eat... that's really weird, because I was just thinking about those last night. Dunno why, but I was thinking about making cookies at my Grandma's house and how much I LOVED those ball bearing things. They didn't taste very good, but they were shiny and rolled all over the counter and I loved it. :D Weird that they show up on Who.

Next week's ep looks fantastic!

yaaayoubetcha
June 24th, 2006, 09:00 PM
This ep didn't do much for me.

It was a great concept, but I found the execution lacking.

The move from buildup to realizing it was the girl seemed to drag on and then suddenly be rushed.

The Doctor carrying the Olympic torch seemed really silly. Beyond silly.

Then there was Rose who pretty much solved everything on her own, but then could't figure out that everybody was reappearing where they disappeared and was all worried about why the Doctor didn't show up in the house or on the street.

I don't mind if they write her silly one ep, brilliant the next and damsel in distress the next, but please try to keep the intelligence level within the same ep.

overall :sam: outta :sam: :sam: :sam: :sam: :sam:

previews for next week looked awesome.

Dallista
June 25th, 2006, 12:31 AM
I thought this was great. With Doctor Who, I often need to see the episodes more than once to really appreciate them, but this one had me hooked from the start. Loved the little things like the finger pointing, finger on the lips, the TARDIS needing to be turned 90 degrees, and the whole Olympics 2012 setting had my heart beating just a bit faster. (I'm an Olympics junkie.)
As for the story, it felt so Doctor Who; being trapped inside a drawing is a terrifying idea. The girl was really good, and I always enjoy seeing Nina Sosanya on screen.

I switched to another channel as soon as the trailer for next week started; I so don't want to see that trailer. I've already been spoiled about three things, I hope nothing else joins that list.

Major Clanger
June 25th, 2006, 01:46 AM
what a great cheesy ep!
Very disappointed about the lack of Schroedinger comment, and it beggars belief that there wasn't widespread panic (and still running with the flame!) when 80,000 people vanished but...

I loved it.

Loved the "Lewis" comment and the tarmac guy, and I loved how they got round the freezing cold weather during the Olympics

Apart from a Schroedinger reference, i would have liked a very fleeing (even if only visual) reference to England having won the world cup in 2006 - that would have been very good.

So far the Gruesomes haven't mentioned if it was really scary to have that picture in the wardrobe...

BC - 303
June 25th, 2006, 01:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pB6pNyGq-Q&search=army%20of%20ghosts
That was the best part of the episode, yes the Doctor carrying the torch was abit silly, but then again, not as silly as Love and Monsters, and next week looks so good.

Willow'sCat
June 25th, 2006, 02:17 AM
Could have been better, but it was OK for what it was and really it was a filler eppy, I also think younger kids would have liked it more then us older ones. ;) It was lamely predictable and if Rose hugs him one more time...

The child was not the best actor in the world better casting there was needed given how many lines she had to deliver and the 'channeling' was just silly.

Loved the part when he says he was a dad, the look on Rose's face...

Next week? Well I wouldn't miss that for quids. :p

BC - 303
June 25th, 2006, 02:29 AM
Loved the part when he says he was a dad, the look on Rose's face...

loves that too
Apparently there was a Torchwood refference.

The reporter on BBC News 24 mentions Torchwood when he is shocked about the disappearance of the stadium spectators.
Can anyone varify this.

Easter Lily
June 25th, 2006, 02:43 AM
I enjoyed this episode in spite of or perhaps because of its simplicity... I think it touched something in me as a parent or maybe it's because the five year old was watching it with me...

I thought David Tennant was particularly good in this and unlike most people I LOVED the bit with the Doctor taking over from the torch bearer...

I liked this one much more than The Idiot's Lantern... and yet there were obvious parallels.

Scaramouche
June 25th, 2006, 02:56 AM
The torchwood reference comes right after when the girl is talking to chloe webber when looking at the atlas. As soon as she finishes talking the word torchwood is said by the newsreader. If you are not listening carefully you can miss it.

Willow'sCat
June 25th, 2006, 03:06 AM
The torchwood reference comes right after when the girl is talking to chloe webber when looking at the atlas. As soon as she finishes talking the word torchwood is said by the newsreader. If you are not listening carefully you can miss it.ah yes, you can only really make out the word Torchwood, but I think he is saying they may have to call Torchwood. The silly girl/alien is whispering over the announcer talking.

EDIT: You know for a secret organisation a heck of a lot of people seem to know about them! Are they meant to be more like the CIA, you know they are there and kind of what they do but they behave in secret?

Jonzey
June 25th, 2006, 04:01 AM
EDIT: You know for a secret organisation a heck of a lot of people seem to know about them! Are they meant to be more like the CIA, you know they are there and kind of what they do but they behave in secret?
Well I think they were a secret organisation from their establishment in Tooth and Claw until 2006 (judging from next week's preview & TARDISode, which were awesome, by the way), but I reckon they'll go public very soon.


On topic: A reasonable episode. I have an annoying cousin who laughs at all the cheesy bits and the cgi stuff which really bugs me- he doesn't really get what Who is about. But I did think it was a bit of a cop out having the monster in the cupboard come to life, but never seeing it.

The Signal
June 25th, 2006, 04:05 AM
Apparently Im in the minority this week, but I really liked it, sure it was cheesy, but, duh, its Doctor Who! Its a shame to it, but Rose is no longer the companion guessing her next move, she has learned everything she can from the Doctor. The ending was great, the Doctor taking the flame and then the final scene as the Doctor sees that something is coming, and I think he knows that something will happen to Rose, back in SR he said he would never go without her, but he didnt seem so sure this time.

7/10

Ailikor81
June 25th, 2006, 04:19 AM
I could have sworn the little girl had a picture of what looked like a black hole on her closet door, reference to the beast maybe?

Jonzey
June 25th, 2006, 04:21 AM
I could have sworn the little girl had a picture of what looked like a black hole on her closet door, reference to the beast maybe?
Wasn't the drawing of her 'father' in the wardrobe more like the devil anyway?

silverdamascus
June 25th, 2006, 05:27 AM
A bit naff, worth it for the "I was a Dad once" line though. It was nice to see Rose standing totally on her own though, the Doctor provided the knowledge but Rose did all the work so to speak.

For me, the only way the Olympic Flame scene would be any good was if David Tennant went nuts and decided to try and wrestle it off the runner in 2012! That would be entertaining.

Tracy Jane
June 25th, 2006, 05:40 AM
Wasn't the drawing of her 'father' in the wardrobe more like the devil anyway?
I thought it was a picture of the beast, actually.

Willow'sCat
June 25th, 2006, 05:50 AM
I thought it just looked like a kids drawing of her father; not everything has to be related to other episodes folks. :S

ShadowMaat
June 25th, 2006, 06:22 AM
It looked like her father drawn as a monster. Overbig, kinda lumpish and squat, glowing red eyes, big fists... The glowing eyes might have been a bit Beast-like, but that was the only bit that did.

On reflection, I'm thinking the carrying of the torch might have been a bit much. It seems very... public for the Doctor. He's more of a "just get on with it" sort of thing, but now people the world over are going to know exactly what he looks like... and in some ways that could be a very bad thing.

Also, if a stadium full of 80,000 people disappeared in the blink of an eye, would they really carry on with the opening ceremonies as scheduled? Wouldn't there be some kind of delay while police investigated?

Tracy Jane
June 25th, 2006, 07:06 AM
I thought it just looked like a kids drawing of her father; not everything has to be related to other episodes folks. :S
Oh yeah, I know. I wasn't paying much attention at the time. I was trying to cook my dinner as well, so I just "thought" it was the beast.

Madeleine
June 25th, 2006, 07:18 AM
Mostly this was really good. It would have been entirely good if it had had absolutely no reference to the olympic torch whatsoever - every bit with the torch in it was corny, contrived and naff.

Moan over; the good stuff was really good. Nina Soysana is always watchable. The little girl was as good as a grown-up actor, you didn't have to keep making allowances for her youth. The drawings really looked like children's drawings (most children's drawings on TV look like adults have done them to look like children's drawings, and it bugs me and spoils suspension of disbelief so although that might seem trivial it was a big plus for me). The idea of people trapped in drawings was cool, and the scribblemonster cooler. Not entirely happy with the Dad subplot, but it wasn't bad. Loved the look of the asolus(?) creatures and the spaceship, loved the concept of the billion siblings in convoy. Will rewatch, but not the very end.

Commander Ivanova
June 25th, 2006, 08:50 AM
On reflection, I'm thinking the carrying of the torch might have been a bit much. It seems very... public for the Doctor. He's more of a "just get on with it" sort of thing, but now people the world over are going to know exactly what he looks like... and in some ways that could be a very bad thing.

Also, if a stadium full of 80,000 people disappeared in the blink of an eye, would they really carry on with the opening ceremonies as scheduled? Wouldn't there be some kind of delay while police investigated?

Re torch-carrying - indeed.
Re stadium - quite.
Suspension of disbelief figured strongly in this one. Too much going on as well, didn't need the Olympic stuff in there really. Didn't like the Dad in the cupboard bit but loved the scribblemonster.

silverdamascus
June 25th, 2006, 01:29 PM
I think the 80, 000 people disappearing then re-appearing reaction would be along the lines of: "What do you do when a strange blue box appears out of nowhere? Nothing, you ignore it."

But on a larger scale so people would be more inclined to just ignore it. Very few people would ever probably mention it again. Except maybe to laugh at the poor commentator for being an idiot at looking at an earlier tape, cause 80 000 people can't just disappear.

ShadowMaat
June 25th, 2006, 02:01 PM
But on a larger scale so people would be more inclined to just ignore it. Very few people would ever probably mention it again. Except maybe to laugh at the poor commentator for being an idiot at looking at an earlier tape, cause 80 000 people can't just disappear.
Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus causing a glitch in the transmission signal? ;)

Madeleine
June 25th, 2006, 02:07 PM
Some poor technician would probably be getting fired for playing a practical joke...

beale947
June 25th, 2006, 02:57 PM
or:

"Wait, you were getting COFFEE!!!"

Scoobing
June 25th, 2006, 04:17 PM
Loved the bit at the start with the TARDIS facing the wrong way, and DT's expression, and then he re-parks it lol.

MrBright
June 25th, 2006, 05:47 PM
this episode was nothing special, but it was funny in the beginning, but the trailer at the end OMG !!! It was worth the wait. I can't wait until next week, I hope it will be spectacular !!!!

Darkstar
June 26th, 2006, 02:25 AM
To say that this episode was average would be lying....it was dull, boring and i switched the TV over at times because it didn't keep my interest, at least lask weeks episode had peter kay in it, and the Dr Who confidential was more funny that the episode.....have to say that for once from watching all of the episodes from last year that the episode comming up next later this week looks the best yet.......but we will see?

silverdamascus
June 26th, 2006, 04:40 AM
Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus causing a glitch in the transmission signal? ;)

Exactly. :D

BC - 303
June 26th, 2006, 10:20 AM
Loved the bit at the start with the TARDIS facing the wrong way, and DT's expression, and then he re-parks it lol.
When has the TARDIS ever been THAT presise? im suprised it didnt send them to an Alternate Dimention or something, The TARDIS only malfunctions at the begining and end. its the biggest plot hole in Doctor who. Brilliant though.

Darkseid
June 26th, 2006, 11:04 AM
Finally getting my chance to write my notes about the episode. First off, I liked it. Not perfect, not wonderful, but I liked it. I get a big kick out of the internet smarks who act as though it’s meaningless because it wasn’t grand enough, or big scaled. 98% of all Doctor Who is on this level (granted it’s not always set on Earth). If you had the Daleks or Cybermen in every episode
they would quickly be turned into COBRA from GI Joe. Having to loose every week would just water them down. My thoughts;

1) The Doctor has to repark the TARDIS! That was funny.

2) What’s up with the little girl? She was good for the part, but the constant whispering got really old really quick.

3) How can this little girl color inside the lines when I can’t???? Pisses me off!!!

4) Missed the Torchwood reference....if there was one (thankfully)

5) I enjoyed the whole thing with the Olympics. As an American, I was really happy that London got the Olympics (mostly because everyone thought is was going to be France that was going to get them) and the thought of a Doctor Who episode written around that time is a great idea. The whole torch carrying bit is a little out there however. Wouldn’t someone recognize him? Wouldn’t this just add to other conspiracy theories from other groups out there that are similar to L.I.N.D.A. This isn’t just a small TV show. This is the whole world watching (except France of course)

6) I am glad to see that The Doc changes his shirt on a regular bassis. I always had issues with Doctors who didn’t change their clothes ever (*coughDavisoncough*).

7) Love....that’s the theme....awwwwwwwww......

8) Liked the ‘futuristic’ car.

9) The trailer for next weeks episode looks insanely lame. We have our first look at Torchwood, we have a sad revamp of Cybermen (who have been turned into wind-up tin soldiers), we have a voice over by Rose saying it’s her last adventure, and we have someone on the street dying from what looks like a Dalek energy weapon. I wasn’t totally sold on the fact that the Daleks would actually appear. Chop that up to thinking that RTD would actually allow surprises pop up from time to time instead of giving everything away months before it happened. But, I saw the person die on screen, so evidently I am wrong. The rumors of Rose dying in this story are backed up
with the voice-over, which means that she probably won’t. Everyone points to the fact that Satansaid she was going to die in battle, and that Satan’s voice was heard in the trailer, completely forgetting that; a) One of Satan’s nicknames is ‘The Prince of Lies’, and b) If Satan was really good at looking at the future, how come he didn’t see that he would go flying into a blackhole? If she does die at the end of this story, I will completely believe that RTD not only can’t keep a secret, but doesn’t even want to keep a secret. The whole bit where the Earth’s are merging I find lame (Liked it better the first time I saw it, when it was called “Crisis on Infinite Earths”) and to me it’s a hell of a coincidence that it’s the Alternate Universe that we just saw that’s coming to our Universe. Does this mean that we will see Mickey? We know that our Earth survives, we see it get destroyed in “The End of the World”, so humanity continues to thrive. [mod snip] the lame Alternate Universe versions....come on people, these aren’t even real Cybermen!! This is a terrible reboot of the classic villains we all know and love!! The only thing that makes them Cybermen are their names!! And the juggy heads...) Guess we will see next week...

Jonzey
June 26th, 2006, 04:53 PM
I know that no matter how bad it is, most of you all will love it just because there are Cybermen
Am I the only one who takes offence to that? You're saying our opinions are stupid, but yours is better? [snip]

ShadowMaat
June 26th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Ahhh.... Gods bless the Ignore List. I can exist in happy ignorance of all the nasty, negative vibes being hurled by angry individuals intent on ruining the fun for others. :)

I think the only ep I've actively hated so far (of both seasons) is Idiot's Lantern. Contrary to how I am with most shows, I seem to be pretty laid back in regards to my standards on Who. For the most part I can appreciate the sheer joy of a new ep of a show I love without getting too upset/frustrated about the perceived quality.

Sure, I can think of a lot of ways that some eps could have been improved and there are some elements that drive me bonkers whenever they appear (*cough*Tyler famliy*cough*) but the good still tends to overbalance the bad, at least in my book.

Fear Her was an interesting story. Maybe there was a better way to tell it, but I don't think it was bad. It's a fun twist on the idea of drawings being another world (Harold and his Purple Crayon, Simon in the Land of the Chalk Drawings, ChalkZone, etc) with maybe a bit of that old superstitious fear of pictures/images stealing your soul thrown in for good measure.

Awfully heavy thoughts for a fairly light ep, though. And while the explanation of why the air was so cold in summer was a bit obvious, it still made me grin and I appreciate that more than them trying to pass it off as a hot summer day.

NowIWillDestroyAbydos
June 26th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Good episode, one of my favorite of the season so far. I give it a ***. Next week's episode looks good, can't wait.

Ruined_puzzle
June 27th, 2006, 12:08 AM
I liked it, way better than last weeks episode. Plus I did love all the hugs :)

Madeleine
June 27th, 2006, 01:20 AM
Darkseid, I've said this in private to you but it doesn't seem to have had the effect I'd hoped, so it might be worth saying it here: it would be really helpful if you could totally avoid all references to other fans when you post. Those are the only posts of yours I ever need to snip or delete. When you focus on critiquing the show itself, you're really interesting and good to read; but as I've told you before, it's just not on to belittle other fans for liking stuff that in your opinion is substandard. No one does that to you; please show the same courtesy to others.

Cheers.

The Signal
June 27th, 2006, 09:19 AM
Am I the only one who takes offence to that? You're saying our opinions are stupid, but yours is better?
No, I did to, people know how much I hated Rise of The Cybermen, and I wasnt a fan of Age of Steel either.

Davidtourniquet
June 27th, 2006, 10:05 AM
The plotline was pretty good, the door facing the container was funny.
The girl tried to sound like the exorcist girl with the whispering.
Nice to see rose saving the day.

On the trailer,
there are a few possibilities of what happens to Rose:
1) she dies
2) she gets ghosted
3) she gets daleked
4) she gets cybered
5) she enters the tear between the AU worlds to close them (although thats rather buffy-esque when you think about it)
6) She does the time vortex thing again but the doctor isn't there to save her (the girl just doesn't learn)
7) She becomes one with the Tardis for good.

Major Clanger
June 27th, 2006, 10:27 AM
hey, Darkseid,
I'd have rather had that last section of your message in a spoiler/speculation thread for the next ep so I didn't have to read it - in fact I'm quite cross now.

And at least one person up there in the thread mentioned that they hadn't watched the trailer so they wouldn't be spoiled.

It's just a bit of courtesy...

HyperCaz
June 27th, 2006, 03:17 PM
I didn't mind this episode so much, better viewing imo than Love and Monsters. As to the Olympic torch thing, I agree with what some people have said. The doc wouldn't draw attention like that to himself but I guess I can see him doing it not for the sake of the games, but for his own amusement. Didn't he need to put it in the flaming bowl for the pod to go home though? So that makes some sense for the Doctor to carry it into the stadium.

I actually enjoyed that part, mostly due to mirth than appreciation.

The cat! I loved the cat disappearing but in plain view would have been more interesting.

I agree with some more people - I loved the TARDIS being parked the wrong way and DT sticking his head out. As to the hugs and ship, I don't mind. It will all be over soon lol.

Sepik
June 27th, 2006, 08:18 PM
I enjoyed this episode, a lot. It was very good in my opinion. I really liked the thought of the jellyfish spore things... Now I have to urge to write a ff about them! ^^ Well, first I have to do the four I already have mapped out in my head. >>. But eh. I would die of shock/happiness if David Tennant got to light the torch 2012. Not going to happen... but one can hope.

Sepik
June 27th, 2006, 08:19 PM
The plotline was pretty good, the door facing the container was funny.
The girl tried to sound like the exorcist girl with the whispering.
Nice to see rose saving the day.

On the trailer,
there are a few possibilities of what happens to Rose:
1) she dies
2) she gets ghosted
3) she gets daleked
4) she gets cybered
5) she enters the tear between the AU worlds to close them (although thats rather buffy-esque when you think about it)
6) She does the time vortex thing again but the doctor isn't there to save her (the girl just doesn't learn)
7) She becomes one with the Tardis for good.

Okay, I'm sorry, but ROFL.

Flyboy
June 28th, 2006, 04:52 AM
Okay, I'm sorry, but ROFL.
Thank GOD I'm not the only one who smirked at that!

ShadowMaat
June 28th, 2006, 11:04 AM
So that therm is still used in that context, eh? Heh. I can remember folks boasting about that sort of thing. Kinda squick if you ask me. :P

Night Marshal
June 28th, 2006, 11:21 AM
Honestly you all are a pickly bunch. Its your right of cource but I thought this was well done. The writing is well done. Sure it not the first time I've seen this idea but I think it was done well. And I think it always good to put rose on the spot because when she is running around unlike the doctor your not sure if she is going to pull it out in the end. From what it looks like there will be more of that next two weeks.

Davidtourniquet
June 28th, 2006, 01:25 PM
Thank GOD I'm not the only one who smirked at that!

Your all dirty minded people :D.
Ok Ok I smirked when I wrote it, then just wrote it anyway.

Metarock Sam
June 28th, 2006, 02:40 PM
Me too I just was busy at the time LOL.

HyperCaz
June 29th, 2006, 02:47 AM
For some reason I get the image in my head of the Doc having a pet cyberman called Rose. *scratches head*

I'm a little wary at saying how much I liked this ep, considering the kind of critique that is going on, but some I totally agree with.

Missster.Freeman
June 29th, 2006, 10:47 AM
For some reason I get the image in my head of the Doc having a pet cyberman called Rose. *scratches head*
omfg! That's done it. I now have an image burned into my mind of a cyberman with a blonde wig. :eek: I know the Doctor will miss Rose if she kicks the bucket, but I hope he doesn't miss her THAT much. :P

Darkstar
July 12th, 2006, 06:29 AM
Femme-bots, *shivvers*, Damn Cybermen with wigs and eyeliner, and....well you know the rest cos ya seen the movie but that though will life in my mind for a long time thank you :D

ShadowMaat
December 15th, 2006, 06:02 PM
Inappropriate moment of laughter relating to Torchwood's premiere:

Near the end when Rose was wailing, "Who's gonna hold his hand now?" all I could think was, "JACK! Jack's holding his hand! In a jaw! BAWAHAHA!" :D

creed462
December 15th, 2006, 07:31 PM
WHen the Tardis Appeared wrong I almost expected Tom Backer to come Out lol.

I thought it was a good ep. Still a little fun before the serious one comes out.

Col.Foley
December 15th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Preatty good episosde over all. And I am starting to agree, the shippiness is starting to get a little, we know it already just admit it and move on. To the episode. Yikes. that poor girl. Some interesting twist and turns in there. Also loved that last bit. With the Doctor carrying the Olympic torch, that was a truly great sene, possibly one of the best senes of all of Who that I habve seen.
Any way 8/10

lord-anubis
December 15th, 2006, 08:45 PM
it was better then love and mosters i can't wait for next weeks ep

Nolamom
December 15th, 2006, 08:53 PM
For me, the Olympic torch part was the worst! Cheesy. I could have accepted it better had the Doctor aided the runner rather than taking the torch himself. It just came off so OFF.

lord-anubis
December 15th, 2006, 11:46 PM
i liked that part it could have gone with out that guy on the tv talking thou

Doxymom
December 16th, 2006, 04:39 AM
I liked this ep so much better than Love and Monsters, which was kind of dull--even my kids thought so.

I wish they would explore the Doctor's comment about being a Dad more. I couldn't help but perk up when I heard that, and feel like I'd missed something. "What? What? When was that?"

:-)

I don't mind the shippiness. I think the hugs give the Doctor more a softer, more relatable edge. Not all of his incarnations have been "huggy" types, so I think it's nice to see different aspects of him.

doxy

creed462
December 16th, 2006, 01:29 PM
I liked this ep so much better than Love and Monsters, which was kind of dull--even my kids thought so.

I wish they would explore the Doctor's comment about being a Dad more. I couldn't help but perk up when I heard that, and feel like I'd missed something. "What? What? When was that?"

:-)

I don't mind the shippiness. I think the hugs give the Doctor more a softer, more relatable edge. Not all of his incarnations have been "huggy" types, so I think it's nice to see different aspects of him.

doxy

I'd only accept it if its linked to Susan

lord-anubis
December 16th, 2006, 03:40 PM
i think it is well thats what i thought when he said it

Xzyl
December 18th, 2006, 04:17 PM
It was an ok family episode. My daughter sat in on this one but even she was not fully interested. The episode kind of reminded me of one of Doctor #1 episodes about being trapped in some place made out of imagination.
So I liked it on a nostalgia level but I also liked the alien design and concept.

I am not bothered by DT's Doctor running with the torch. He always struck me as being impulsive and getting caught up in the moment. That and he wanted to get the pod working again.


When has the TARDIS ever been THAT presise? im suprised it didnt send them to an Alternate Dimention or something, The TARDIS only malfunctions at the begining and end. its the biggest plot hole in Doctor who. Brilliant though.

Well ever since the show has come back the Tardis has been more controllable than in the past. The Doctor materialized the Tardis around Rose in The Parting of Ways and he dematerialized the Tardis around K-9 to leave him behind for Sarah. But yeah back in the old days if you tried to re-park the Tardis you would be lucky if you rematerialized in the same Galaxy.

Doctor: "Brigadier I am going to get some coffee would you like some?"

Brigadier: "Sure I will take a cup."

Doctor leaves through door and the sound of the Tardis dematerializing is now being heard. The Brigadier slowly looks up from his papers with a look of total annoyance on his face. The Tardis materializes in an alien swamp. The Doctor walks out while counting some money when he realizes that he is not at his intended destination and then looks up into the night sky.

Doctor: "Andromeda?! There is no Starbucks in Andromeda!"

Col.Foley
December 19th, 2006, 03:13 PM
O, I agree I like the ship, but the thing that I don't like about it is the way that they keep on bringing it out without admitting that they have feelings for eachother. that is the big difference between simmering relationships that takej the series to develop, or fade out. IE Carter O'Neill, and to an extent Chickota/ Janeway, which that whole thing was to me one of the biggest let downs, and re writes in trek history. I like Rose as a character, and I even like the shippiness, to an extent, but admit it already, move on. And the second kind of shipping is the forced upon us immeadietly, Doctor/ Rose classic example of that IMO.

full.infinity
December 21st, 2006, 12:36 PM
When has the TARDIS ever been THAT presise? im suprised it didnt send them to an Alternate Dimention or something, The TARDIS only malfunctions at the begining and end. its the biggest plot hole in Doctor who. Brilliant though.
My guess is that accuracy is proportional to distance of travel. And the term is plot device.

Trek_Girl42
February 10th, 2007, 06:44 PM
Decent ep (liked it more then "Love and Monsters"), with some funny bits- loved the part at the beginning when the Tardis was squeezed between the dumpsters and they couldn't get out. And there was lots of cheeziness- the Olympic commentary was irritating. But seeing the Doctor carrying the torch was kinda fun. :D

And the preview for next ep! :eek: Lots of excitingess, finally get to see who these "Cybermen" guys are that everyone goes on about. :P

Dumper
May 17th, 2007, 12:49 PM
I really struggled to like this episode it just seemed too silly, it was better than Love & Monsters but that's not saying much. One thing i did like was the music it really captured that uplifting feeling really well.

GateTMM
May 19th, 2007, 08:06 AM
I actually think that this is the weakest ep of the new series to date. The whole plot seemed silly, and the cheesiness at the end really got to me. Don't get me wrong, I'm usually good with that sort of stuff (I love the Eurovision :D ) but the lines towards the end seemed amazingly contrived. Still, I guess I can't love every episode...

Gamma626
October 25th, 2010, 08:53 AM
I liked the plot, the creature and the way everythig unfolded, however, the little girl just got on my nerves and brought the episode down for me.

mi_guard
September 16th, 2011, 08:10 AM
"It only seems like yesterday a few naked Greek blokes were tossing a diskus about, wrestling with each other in the sand and the crowds stood about— No wait a minute. That was Club Med."

maneth
June 26th, 2012, 10:50 AM
Cool episode, especially given that the London Olympics are soon upon us...

maneth
August 11th, 2014, 10:08 AM
Hmmm... This time I thought it was rather ordinary...