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Doctor Who night [Sep. 27th, 2012|10:39 pm]
[Current Location |Invercargill]
[mood |busybusy]

Tonight just goes to show that a simple story done well is more fun to watch than a complicated story done averagely.

Wait... what was that little gadget looking thing that got blown up? Was it a Quark? If so, they're really dredging the bottom of the barrel of obscure `sixties references now...

"It's only a few years out." "That's what you said when you left your phone charger in Henry the Eighth's en-suite."

"Thank you, but I don't need a new suit." "I'm the undertaker, sir."

"Why would someone want you dead? Unless they've met you."

The Doctor is now admitting to being 1200 years old. ... Something tells me he just pulls ages out of a hat to see if they make sense.

Spaceships now have... car alarms. I suppose that makes sense.

"That's not the plan. He's not following the plan!" "Welcome to my world."

"You wouldn't!" "... I genuinely don't know."

"Everyone who isn't an American... DROP YOUR GUN!"

"Give me a Dalek any day."

[User Picture]From: voicelessloud
2012-09-27 03:59 pm (UTC)
good episode
i like the sheriff, he was the lead on farscape one of thee best sci-fi shows ever
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2012-10-04 09:35 am (UTC)
I haven't had the chance to see Farscape... what little I've heard of it sounds like fun. If I ever get enough spare time to watch more than the occasional episode of TV I'll keep it in mind. (I watch probably about three hours of TV a week, and actually pay attention to about one hour of that - said hour being "Doctor Who").
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[User Picture]From: intheologus
2012-09-28 09:45 am (UTC)
The incidental music ruined this episode for me. It made it sound like they wanted to make a Firefly episode. If that's what they wanted then let them do that instead of Doc Who. The jangly music irritated me no end!
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2012-10-04 09:33 am (UTC)
I think that's just about de rigeur for a story like that. They were very much aiming for the classic SF western atmosphere, and with Firefly being the SF western (don't quibble, lots of planets have a west) there wasn't really much else they could have done.

And Who has been making episodes of other shows and rebranding them as itself for longer than I've been alive... definitely for a couple of episodes of "The Keys of Marinus", and possibly even earlier.

Edited at 2012-10-04 09:33 am (UTC)
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