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    That was great fun. The Christmas tree was surprisingly scary, if very cheesy , and the Sycorax were impressive. 'Sycorax Rock' - indeed! I was quite surprised at how our cuddly sweet Harriet turned warlord at the end.

    Rose's mum cracks me up, the way she can discuss trivia like fruit and veg or big things like the world being invaded with exactly the same tone of voice. DT is worth his fee - I like him better right now than I liked CE after his first ep, and I liked CE lots.

    Roll on spring, cos I'm really stoked for all the things the teaser showed. Only please let there be some episodes not set within the confines of our solar system....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Clanger
    Me and the Gruesomes were waiting for Captain Jack
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    just in case... pity he wasn't in it, it would have been fun.
    Capt Jack is waaay in the future remember? He was stuck on Satalite 5 and I doubt he can time travel anywhere without the Doctor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McKay's girl
    Capt Jack is waaay in the future remember? He was stuck on Satalite 5 and I doubt he can time travel anywhere without the Doctor.
    It'll be interesting to see how he joins Torchwood then, maybe it was his ship that crashed 10 years ago

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    ^ thats my guess, he's a smart guy, and will most likely be able to cobble together a half decent time ship
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    Actually, having read the page on wikipedia about Torchwood, it seems that John B himself has said that it wont be explained how he got back to the 21st century
    Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women. And the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who is confronted with it.
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    Default Re: The Christmas Invasion (Post-viewing thread)

    Perhaps he fell through a timewarp ?
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    Amazing episode, just amazing.

    The new doctor kicks more ass than I could have ever imagined, AND AND AND he had a sword!

    But my favourite part of this episode? UNIT! Yes people, UNIT are back and in full force!

    Though Harriett Jones seems to have really been affected by being PM, rather sad really.


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    Brilliant. Sorry, can't think of anything else to write. I'm a man of many words
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    I've finally had a chance to see it. Loved it...

    It's easy to tell this is a British show... (spoiler tags just to be safe)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dallista

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    Cringed at the Lion king joke. Ugh. I love the Lion King, but that quote just didn't work for me at all.

    What bit was that? My damn head always empties after I've watched something
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drwho'srose
    Just a friendly reminder on spoilers for non-Stargate shows. They are basically the same for Stargate use spoiler tags, it doesnt matter if the UK has seen them other countries haven't but in all likely hood will soon.

    GateWorld spoiler policy for non-Stargate shows (thread)

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    Are you guys down south scheduled to see this ep anytime soon?

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    I love the bit where the alien starts to speak british and the camera swoops past the crowd of humans and the doors to the TARDIS open to reveal;
    'Did you miss me?'

    Tennant rocks!

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    I gotta say, I agree with Harriet Jones' decision to use Torchwood, as distasteful as it might seem. Here you just had alien invaders threaten to kill 2 billion of the Earth's people (or sell 3 billion into slavery) and they DID murder two of her staff right in front of her. The Doctor himself has seen first hand that their leader's own promise sworn on the blood of their species isn't worth diddly squat. And I'm sorry but the Doctor winning a duel involving swords is hardly a significant deterrent to other potential alien invaders.

    I do understand the Doctor's wish for peaceful solutions because it's his nature, despite what happened to him and his race. He also has a soft spot for humans in general and no doubt wishes a kinder gentler future for Earth, even though he knows what lies ahead for its people. I guess I'll attribute his emotional tirade at Harriet Jones to him still feeling the after effects of regeneration.

    Good episode though. I really like David Tennant. Also hope to see Jackie in future eps, though poor Mickey often seems like a third wheel pining after Rose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missster.Freeman
    What bit was that? My damn head always empties after I've watched something
    Not sure if I have all the words correct, but it's something like "From the day they arrive on the planet, blinking, step into the sun. There's more to be seen than can ever be seen, more to do..."
    Ugh, I hate it. Looks like the rest of the fandom loved it, though. I guess I just don't like cheesy Disney references.

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    yes, but the cheesey Disney reference was very tongue in cheek, I felt. And was more than made up for by the nod to Douglas Adams, who - let's not forget - used to write for Dr. Who in the "old days when I were a lass"

    Not so sure I agree with
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    growing another hand, but at least that gave us a timeframe to work with, regarding the regeneration


    As for Captain Jack - well, I wasn't really expecting him, but it would have been nice. And I'm another who believes that he was in the crashed ship 10 years ago. Whenever he does turn up, though, I hope he's still in Serious Leather.
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    As for Captain Jack - well, I wasn't really expecting him, but it would have been nice. And I'm another who believes that he was in the crashed ship 10 years ago. Whenever he does turn up, though, I hope he's still in Serious Leather.
    Oh me too *Drool*

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    Speaking as a high-level Dr Who pedant, I loved it! There was almost nothing about it that I didn't love, from the killer tree to death by satsuma.

    Spoiler-y bits

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    As to the issue of Harriet Jones' decision, I'm with the Doctor, 100%. Yes, have a defence; yes, use your defence; no, don't shoot a retreating foe in the back because you're pissed that you couldn't save your friends.

    What it came down to wasn't whether the Sycorax would come back, or whether they were going to spread a warning or an invitation to the rest of the galaxy, but that the Sycorax leader killed two people in front of Harriet Jones and she wanted them to feel that helpless. Having the defence was a good call and if it had been up and running in time she would have been justified in using it against the Sycorax, but gunning down a defeated foe as they retreated was murder and the Harriet Jones who told the President he wasn't turning this into a war would not have done it. The fact that Harriet opted to threaten the Doctor instead of standing on the merits of her choice shows that she knew it as well.


    That's my feeling, anyway, and I think it can only be a good sign that a science fiction show is generating such a difference of opinion.

    And I thought Mickey was great, and it was good to see how naturally Rose turned to him, not for protection, but for comfort. We watched Rose when they repeated it on BBC4 and it was interesting to see how Mickey and Jackie have grown through the series. It's easy to see with Rose herself, but the recurring characters also change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Egeria
    Are you guys down south scheduled to see this ep anytime soon?
    Well I have just seen it *cough* and WOW loved it, David is brilliant. Um Australia's ABC has said nothing about screening the new series at all, I assume they will but I have sent an email to their programming department asking if they are going to show this episode anytime soon but they are bad with giving info too far ahead of their programming schedules. Shame as I know that Canada has screened the episode.

    At least I have a cousin in the UK.

    This was brilliant and makes me wish that SGA could get writers as good as Russell *oops did I say that?* and love the whole reference to Arthur Dent, Douglas Adams work on Dr Who is not forgotten.

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    The PM and the end? PM - 0 Doctor Who - 100.
    I didn't even mind Mickey in this episode and I have really begun to love Rose's Mum she is so matter-a-fact about everything and the Tea! Haha, yes we need Tea.


    This episode was great and now I can't wait for the rest of the series, why oh why do we only get 13 episodes? I could easily watch 25 if this quality keeps up. Anyone know how much it cost to make it looked so good.

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    What I'd love to see is the Tardis land in Atlantis and have the Doctor storm out of the doors screaming "What the *Bleep* are you doing here, humanity shouldn't have got this far yet"

    I smell FanFic coming on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefgirl
    What I'd love to see is the Tardis land in Atlantis and have the Doctor storm out of the doors screaming "What the *Bleep* are you doing here, humanity shouldn't have got this far yet"

    I smell FanFic coming on
    oh wouldn't it be fab? RTD really should be writing for other shows... but then he wouldn't have time for Dr. Who so on reflection, we'll keep him busy with that.

    Anyone know some good SG-1/Dr.Who or SGA/Dr.Who crossover fics?
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