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    Visit the Episode GuideDOCTOR WHO SERIES 28
    NEW EARTH
    EPISODE NUMBER - 2801

    Five billion years in the future, the Doctor and Rose visit a hospital facility on humanity's new home world. While the Doctor visits the dying Face of Boe, Rose's body is possessed by none other than Cassandra, whose brain survived their last encounter.

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    I like David Tennant soooo much as the Doctor. But I haven't time to post about him, this is just a bump post to get the thread noticed

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    I loved that! The last five minutes reminded me a bit of 'The Doctor Dances', with it's quick-fix ending, but that didn't detract from it at all! It was great seeing the Face of Boe again, although his exit was slightly cheesy (but isn't that why we love Doctor Who?).

    Billie Piper completely blew me away in that episode. Not just because of how stunning she looked, but her portrayal of Cassandra. Man, can she act! David Tennant was brilliant too - loved the 'Watch out for the disinfectant!' scene.

    I'm glad they included Mickey and Jackie at the beginning - that was perfect continuity from The Christmas Invasion.

    I wonder how many people sat up and said "They took that from Futurama!" when the Doctor said "New New York".

    Wow, this was my first post on GW for a while!

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    Whoops, sent Darren a PM with details for this before it was bumped, oh well, we need the folder anyhow. I will quote in my comments in a moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by PtahTheCreationGod
    So anyways, David's Doctor is pretty great still, he has all of the energy of the older Doctors, and he has a quick temper, no nonsence, no discussion, very different to the Ninth Doctor. Him as Cassandra, brilliant! But as for the Doctor, very appealing, its took all of ten seconds to settle into him this time around, even though I felt "Yeah this is good" in The Christmas Invasion, there was the doubt in my head that it wouldnt continue. His speaches are brilliant, when he goes into angry mode he is bursting with power.

    I think Billie did a bit of a duff job as Rose, but as Cassandra she was great, lets hope she picks it up, IMO it felt like she was showing off to the Doctor a little perhaps thats what she meant in which case well done to her.

    My Rating - 8/10 - it looses marks for Billie's work as Rose and the 10 seconds of "Oh dear" I felt when they first ended up on New Earth.

    Favourite Scene: So many to choose from, either the disinfectant scene, or the Doctor confronting the Sisters Of Plentitude and Cassandra, drama and character over comedy, so its the Doctor confronting them wins out

    Favourite Quote:

    Doctor: Now that is enigmatic, that is textbook enigmatic that.
    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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    *waves to hywel*

    Brilliant ep! Billie stole the show for me, she was awesome.

    Sat here in a happy place now.

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    Oh Wow, Billie Piper was excellent in this and so was David Tennant, I think DT's Doctor is going to have a bit more of a sense of humour.

    Was it me or did the "We Can Hear the Machines" line sound chillingly like the Shadow enhanced Telepath from Babylon 5

    Nice to see Zoe Wanamaker get her face on screen this time too

    I can't wait until next week, bring it on

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    David Tennant was great as was Billie but the plot was a bit iffy. They really need to turn the music down too, I could barely here some of the dialogue.

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    Did anyone catch the Torchwood Referance? I didnt but... maybe it was in there.
    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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    It was pretty good, not as good as "The Christmas Invasion". I wish they'd slow down the pace a few 100mph though. The resolution kinda felt like hitting a reset button to me.

    I'm actually looking forward more to next week's episode. Broken spoiler tag? I didn't see any spoilers.
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    i loved the ep i thought DT makes a great doctor!!!i thought the plot was witty and well writen i'm looking forward to the next ep. wooooooooooow the doctors back baby!!!!

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    Apparently there will be a sequel to this episode in S3, once again on New Earth with its characters, so Im guessing the Sisters will return. My guess is it will deal with the fallout of the hospital coming under new control and some sort of civil war involving the New Humans and New New Yorkers. Perhaps we will see the face of Bo for the "third and final time" though I would like to wait a while before we find his secret (Which, rumer has it, is four words long), possibly until the 11th Doctor (so 2 or three years) *Cue Face Of Bo's Secret Speculation Threads*
    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.
    - Joss Whedon - Equality Now

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    I had high hopes and...wow! I loved the episode!
    David Tennant is a very talented actor and brings a lot of energy to the role, which he's managed to make his own already. Add his darn fine good looks and that great 'geek chic' outfit...yup, I'm in heaven.
    The special effects and make-up, etc seemed better than last series - in fact, everything had a better, more polished look.
    I thought the cat nurses worked well and the lift decontamination scene was hilarious.
    I was pleasantly surprised by Billie Piper revealing that she really is a talented actress - her portrayl of Cassandra in Rose's body was brilliant.
    DT's Cassandra possession was great fun and I liked his dark, angry confrontation with the Sisters.

    I could be here all night listing the bits I liked...since, well, I liked pretty much every minute of it! So I'll leave it there, just adding that I can't wait to see the next episode! I watched the behind the scenes thing of BBC3 and the clips of future episodes have fuelled my excitement!
    Argh! 7 days to wait for more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PtahTheCreationGod
    Perhaps we will see the face of Bo for the "third and final time" though I would like to wait a while before we find his secret (Which, rumer has it, is four words long), possibly until the 11th Doctor (so 2 or three years) *Cue Face Of Bo's Secret Speculation Threads*
    IMHO I think that the Face of Boe and his secret will be this year's "Bad Wolf"

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    I must say that was a good opener to the new season...who am I kidding, I thought it was completely fantastic.

    Both David and Billie did some terrific acting in that episode and how can I not post here without mentioning in some slight way about the disinfectants.



    I'm now really looking forwards to next Saturday. Oh and also tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefgirl
    IMHO I think that the Face of Boe and his secret will be this year's "Bad Wolf"
    Nope, its not, the arc word this year is
    Spoiler:
    Torchwood
    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.
    - Joss Whedon - Equality Now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefgirl
    IMHO I think that the Face of Boe and his secret will be this year's "Bad Wolf"
    That was my initial thought as well. I hope not because it's just a bit obvious, like Ptah said I'd love to see it in a later series.

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    Billie Piper is so damn hot!

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    I loved the episode. Okay the solution was a little bit too easy, but when you've only got 45 minutes, what else can you do.

    I thought both Billie Piper and David Tennant were hilarious when they had Cassandra in them.

    I really like David Tennant as the Doctor. I like his quirky playfulness and the authority he brings to the Doctor when he's angry.

    Roll on next week.

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    OK...

    1. I thought the cat people were going to be more evil than they were...still their scheme was pretty dodgy though.

    2. How hopeless was Cassandra at impersonating Rose? It was going to be a case of 'the Doctor had 'better' not fall for this' and I doubt he was suckered for a milisecond.

    3. Hope my sister's kids weren't too freaked out by the plague zombies.

    Overall, decent start but doesn't really touch some of last season's best stuff.

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    Overall I didn't mind the episode... even if it was somewhat derivative. (But what manner of scifi isn't these days?) Somehow it manages to pay homeage to The Matrix, Coma and All of Me at the same time. To my mind it isn't half as humorous as The Christmas Invasion and seems to lack an underlying coherence. Still, I can put up with the ham and the cheese as it is afterall Dr Who but I don't like the obvious lingering looks between the Doctor and Rose. That I find bleahworthy.
    I'm convinced Tennant could be a great Dr Who by the way he channels Troughton and Baker... and even shows glimpses of Davison and Pertwee. The way he moves from one scene to the next leaves me exhausted. The man is a veritable Time Lord jumping bean.

    Hasn't sfx come a long way in Dr Who?... Gone are the days of the cheesy sets and monsters. The Cat Sisters were very well done... as were the diseased clones. Personally, I felt that they could have been utilized a lot more but someone has said that there's a sequel to this episode so I leave my comments till then.

    Good performances by Billie Piper and David Tenannt, by the way...

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