Last edited by Darren; April 10th, 2011 at 04:32 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!!!
Yepp, it's blank down here.
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....
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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'.
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.
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!"
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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
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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!
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. 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. Weird that they show up on Who.
Next week's ep looks fantastic!
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.
previews for next week looked awesome.
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.
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...
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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.
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.
loves that tooOriginally Posted by Willow'sCat
Apparently there was a Torchwood refference.
Can anyone varify this.Originally Posted by Wikipiedia
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.
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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.
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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.Originally Posted by Scaramouche
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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.Originally Posted by Willow'sCat
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.
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.
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