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    Visit the Episode GuideDOCTOR WHO SERIES 29
    SMITH AND JONES
    EPISODE NUMBER - 2901

    An ordinary day of work at the Royal Hope Hospital becomes extraordinary for Martha Jones when the building is teleported to the Moon, where an army of rhinoceros-like police called the Judoon are hunting for an alien hiding among them.

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    Just aired tonight in the UK, what did everyone think?

    Personally I thought it was great, like the new companion, and thought the visual effects were particularly nice.

    EDIT: Oh cool, someone is making a season 29 folder as I type this, speedy thanks!

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    I liked it - was a giggle.

    Liking the new Gal - shes different enough from Rose to impress me
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    Way better than I was expecting after the awful Christmas special. Planet Zovirax made me realise how much I missed this show. Shame I won't be around to see most of the series.

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    Thanks Skydiver. This is the correct thread, right?

    So, just to kick things off. What did everyone think of the series opener?

    Wow! The show still runs along at a lightning fast pace. I'm liking the new companion. She is very lovely. Throughout the episode I noticed the way the Doctor was observing her, as if sizing her up as a likely companion. I think she's going to fit in well. Damn, there's a lot more I was going to say, but I've already forgotten much of the episode. A second watch is needed, heh.
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    Yes, sorry to the mods, my fault, I got a bit trigger happy - just so excited about the episode. If my topic could be merged with this one please I would be ever so grateful.

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    Awesome ep, so funny. Its nice to have a smart companion. She's also really funny and I loved every minute!

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    I thought it was brilliant, much better than Rose for an introduction. I liked the planet Zovirix jibe. The rhino's were a bit suspect I'd have laughed myself sick if the Intergalactic police force were pigs . I like the fact Martha has brains and is so different to Rose, I'm looking forward to seeing more of this series, this ep wasn't as disappointing as New World, which is a good omen, I hope

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    i really enjoyed it and agree that she is differenly enough from rose that i quite like her, i didn't want them to simply replace rose and move on, so i think having the docter still pained about it is a nice touch

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    I reckon that's definately the best season opener Doctor Who has done since it came back. I really enjoyed it.

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    The Judoon are my ideal aliens big, Rhinos, and take no crap from anyone, hope we see them again. The best part of this episode was the way it unravelled with everyone assuming the Jagoon are the bad guys and then a twist which completely changed the tone of the episode.

    There was a nice reference to the last series with the hospital shop (New Earth). Mr Saxon is defiantly the running phrase of the series, with two references towards the end of show, the radio report and the 'Vote Saxon' poster in the alleyway.

    Martha is going to make one heck of a companion, she is completely different to Rose and this refreshes the entire show. The sonic-screwdriver fix was way too easy, although it did add some nice scenes and the one liners were brilliant with the Doctor not having it.

    I just hope the Doctor won’t pine over Rose for too much longer…

    Defiantly worth watching again
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    oh yes, we all thoroughly enjoyed it over here
    I love Martha's family - nice touch there after just having Rose & Jackie

    I was a bit disconcerted by RTD's comment (in the Confidential) that the relationship between Martha and The Doctor is more of unrequited love.

    Those Jagoon were great though, weren't they? A little Vogon-like if you ask me, but none the worse for that (and I was waiting for another "Arthur Dent" comment, but alas it didn't come)

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    Before I saw the episode, I thought the Jagoon would be overly cheesy, but the animatronics aere actually pretty good and I thought they were handled well.
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    Id just like to correct everyone first. They were called Judoon, not Jagoon.

    Anyway, I thought this was a very good season opener, not as good as 'Rose', but hey, to each his own

    Is it just me, or does RTD have alot of respect for the late Douglas Adams? Im only asking because of the various references and familiarities like with the Judoon, they reminded me heavily of the Vogons, the 'Arthur Dent' comment in 'The Christmas Invasion' and also the upcoming DW episode '42'.

    I thought the whole 'sucking blood through a straw' to be kinda cheesy but thats what makes DW fun and enjoyable to watch.

    Martha is going to fit right in

    I had heard of the Sonic Screwdriver getting destroyed, but was only from the tabloid newspaper 'The Sun'. I gotta admit that I got a bit teary eyed when the sonic screwdriver got wrecked, it was a star in its own self. Glad the Doctor got a new one. Where did he get it though? I thought the factory that made them was destroyed accidently and made into an extra-terrestial banana plantation, as explained in 'The Doctor Dances'.

    Guess we will probably find out soon.

    Overall, 9/10, not exactly what I was expecting but still brilliant.
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    Martha reminds me of Rose in alot of ways but probably because all humans would ask those type of questions. I had suspicions that the evil lady would be either slitheen or an obsorbaloff but meh I'm glad it wasn't.

    Yesterday on Richard & Judy (my dad watches it) in the interview with Russel T. Davies he nodded, smiled and said 'Love to bring those guys back.' when they looked at the Ood so maybe they return in this series lol just me being paranoid maybe.

    Anyways this episode I really enjoyed and next time's looks good too, the doctor is great and so funny.
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    1. Interesting that the Doctor is reluctant to get another companion. Maybe he feels he got 'too' close to Rose.

    2. Martha will definately be a change of pace she feels like she has a lot more 'bang'. Welcome aboard.

    3. The Judoon were good.

    4. The Doctor did a good job outsmarting Finnegan.

    Overall, good start to the series.

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    Really liked this one, I was expecting to like Martha, but nowhere near as much as I did, her relationship with The Doctor should turn out to be something much different to the one he shared with Rose. They click, but in a different way, whereas Rose wanted all the adventure, as did the Doctor, Martha picks things up quickly, and thinks like he does, all looking good at the moment.

    The Judoon were good, though I wasn't quite so keen on the Plasmavore, not quite as sinister as she could have been IMO. I thought the post X-ray scene was a bit too much "kids TV" for me, had they left it at the nursery line it'd have worked, but the jumping about, not so much. My only other trouble was him crossing his own time line, I know he explained it, and it was VERY well excecuted, it just didn't sit right with me.

    That said, overall, a good episode, picking up a great 8/10 from me, better than both New Earth and Rose IMO.

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    just an fyi for folks. this IS the official thread...i just don't have a folder to put it in yet.

    I tried to make one but couldn't get it to work so we're waiting on darren

    as soon as a folder exists, this will go where it's supposed to be.

    so, in the meantime, pardon the construction mess and have fun

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    Wow, now Martha is a good character. I am very happy that Dotor Who has returned to our TV Screens ,and I'm looking forward to the next episodes.

    This was much better than "New Earth" or dare I say "Rose"
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    The sonic-screwdriver fix was way too easy, although it did add some nice scenes and the one liners were brilliant with the Doctor not having it.
    one of my fave part was

    Martha-well if your not going to answer me

    doctor- no it realy it is its a screwdriver and its sonic

    also when the sonic screwdriver borke

    doctor- my sonic screwdriver i love my sonic screwdriver

    then near ened when he was trying to stop the mri and he goes for the sonic screwdriver buts its not there lol


    i was a bit scared when it broke i thoght they were going to get rid of it again.

    as for the whole ep i liked it and i liked Martha lot more then i liked rose when i frist saw her. thats petty much all i have to say about it i liked the music that was playing when martha watched the tarids dispear in the alley

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