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Doctor Who night [Nov. 2nd, 2014|09:04 pm]

Tonight's episode is more playing with concepts, although this time it's less 'high concept' and more 'weird concept'.

Tonight's was a very visual episode so there's not a lot of dialogue snippets this time.

"Everyone seems to know everything apart from me."

"We can't have been asleep for that long, can we?"

Although the episode title references William Blake, all my thoughts of allusions so far are of David Byrne. (Song below might explain a bit).

"I thought you said they were in love. Why are they shouting at each other?"
"That's what people do when they're in love."

"... Tree facebook!"

"This is Coal Hill Year 8 Gifted and Talented Group".
"What are the round bits for?"

Poor old Danny Pink is still trying to get his head around what the Doctor is, while using military concepts as reference. "... Special unit?" ... If only he knew.

"Ruby, you're letting your imagination run away with you."
"I don't have an imagination. Ask Miss Oswald."

And here's William Blake, right on cue. Or a tyger. Whichever.
"There are really good scientific reasons for being very frightened right now."

"Don't make me say it."
"Say what?"
"Don't make me be the last of my kind."

"I don't want to see more things. I want to see the things in front of me more clearly."
And Clara still doesn't really seem to be getting the hint...


[User Picture]From: foenix
2014-11-02 11:13 am (UTC)
Aaand from my favourite episode of the new series, to my *least* favourite. ;)

I really could've done with less of the kids.

And the Doctor was...largely inconsequential to the plot, yes? If he'd never shown up, everything would've been fine. We might've cut down a few trees, but probably not enough to make much of a difference. He didn't really DO anything for the story...
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[User Picture]From: southerndave
2014-11-09 08:10 am (UTC)
Not the main story, but I think that was almost a McGuffin. The actual plot being moved along here was Danny, Clara and the kids. Who weren't as annoying as they could have been... imagine if they'd all been as annoying as that one little boy (I think it was the ginga?) who Needed His Medication.

And I never got around to mentioning how impressed I was with the sets and/or effects. Must have taken a fair bit of organising. Even though, being what the British thinks a forest looks like, it looked like a well-manicured 'park-like setting' compared with some of the forests over here... that did not mesh very well with that whole bit about primeval fears of forests.
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