[watching] Doctor Who

#5
It worked well, and there were some really nice touches. The new Doctor owned the role from the start, with a suitable dose of eccentricity. The plot made enough sense. And Sheffield!

My gripes are minor and a little spoilerish. Of the new companions, I like the probationary police officer the most.
 
#6
I thought it was ok, it was pretty obvious that:
Mrs Bradley Walsh was going to cop it as she wasn't shown as one of the new companions

I don't really care how smart you are, you're not going to be building a super high tech device from scratch in an engineering workshop.

I guess they have to run through all the usual stuff, next episode they'll have to do the "bigger on the inside" stuff again.

Didn't really feel any different to me from previously, I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing!
 
#8
I enjoyed it. I would have liked to hear the theme properly. I don't care who will be guest starring later in the season (although, I'm looking forward to Alan Cumming). And I immediately got back into posting roleplaying content AS the episode was progressing. Yes, my Tim Shaw may not be perfect, but it had me thinking from the get go.
 
#9
I thought it was ok, it was pretty obvious that:
Mrs Bradley Walsh was going to cop it as she wasn't shown as one of the new companions

I don't really care how smart you are, you're not going to be building a super high tech device from scratch in an engineering workshop.

I guess they have to run through all the usual stuff, next episode they'll have to do the "bigger on the inside" stuff again.

Didn't really feel any different to me from previously, I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing!
I agree with your spoiler.

Disagree with you on the screwdriver. From Jon Pertwee building a time field scrambler out of a teapot and spoons (etc) to Tennant's "Timey-wimey detector" (which seemed to have a kids toy at the centre) The Doctor cobbling devices together from mundane items is trope.

And it's a good thing that it doesn't feel different.
 
#16
Not quite sure what the traditional "unable to hit anything" elite sniper bots were doing there - were they part of the race or just hanging around in a 10' square room waiting for PCs to come along? Were the evil bits of duster ever explained? Not sure I'd want to be that close to a huge burning expanse of acetylene either even if there was that much leeching out of the ground, in which case you'd probably be affected by it way before then.

It was ok but nothing special.
 
#17
Both the Sniper Bots and the Rags were leftover weapons technology developed by the Stenza, apparently. I would imagine if they've been left behind on the planet that they'd be sub-standard or something. Industrial seconds?
 
#20
The final consolidated viewing figures are in for The Woman Who Fell to Earth. A whopping 10.54m tuned in to watch Jodieโ€™s opening episode, with a further 360,000 plus catching up on the iPlayer, to bring the grand total to just over 10.9m viewers. This is the first episode of Dr Who to be number one in the ratings.
 
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