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Doctor Who night [May. 2nd, 2013|11:08 pm]
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No, not Rodney.

Magnetophones and oscilloscopes... are they doing 1960s retro tonight? ... No, they've given the date as late 1974. ... That looks a bit late for all that sort of gear. Then again, it's almost a decade too soon for "Ghostbusters".

"I'm looking for a ghost." "And you are...?" "Ghostbusters". Still ten years too early...

"Why are we going to find the ghost?" "You want to find the ghost." "I dispute that assertion!"

"Ignorance is going to be ... what's the opposite of bliss?" "Carlisle." "All right, ignorance is Carlisle."

"What is that?" "It's a ... very loud noise."

"Doctor... I might be a teeny tiny bit terrified."

So far, this is shaping up to be the best episode of Sapphire and Steel that Sapphire and Steel aren't actually in.

"Whisky is the eleventh most disgusting thing ever invented."

A darkroom scene. I haven't seen one of these for a few years.

"Don't trust him. There's a sliver of ice in his heart."

"When are we?" "About six billion years ago... It's a Tuesday, I think".

"To you, I'm a ghost... We're all ghosts to you."

"You are the only mystery worth solving."

"We need some sturdy rope, and a blue crystal from Metebilis 3". Which goes waaaay back to the Pertwee era, and a story screened in... 1974. Although a different time of year.

"It's not a parallel universe, it's a pocket universe."

"What's wrong?" "You know that exit I mentioned? I seem to have misplaced it."

"I chose the image of someone you esteem." ... Wow, that was catty of the TARDIS.

"I am the Doctor, and I am afraid."

"What kind of girl is she?" "She's a perfectly ordinary girl."

... And it was all going so well, until the ending which suddenly got confused and rushed. If that whole aliens-have-feelings-too sub-plot had been saved for another episode, this would have been one of the classics. As it is, it's a good episode with some great bits in it.
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2013-05-02 08:42 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I find the near misses the most frustrating of all. They come so close to greatness before missing it... {Odd Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2013-05-04 09:07 am (UTC)
It was still enjoyable to watch (and didn't do any harm to Doctor Who's reputation as a series where you don't know what genre it's going to be using from week to week), it just fell to bits a bit in the end. Like more than a few books I've read...
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[User Picture]From: aeb
2013-05-04 08:38 pm (UTC)
I see. It was pretty good, then. I'm glad. {Smile}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
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