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  1. Dorian
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    It was an excellent episode. I also want to formally register my love for River Song, although the reasons for that show up more in The Big Bang, actually.

    I thought the pre-credits sequence was really audacious, and executed rather better than I would have expected, for something so…sprawling.

  2. Kite
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    I quite liked it, for a Moff episode. Might even love it with rewatch value. It certainly had its clever twists and turns.

    LOL!Pawpaw when the Doc & Amy step out of the TARDIS to gawk at the diamond cliff. Tropical trees = budget alien vegetation for a temperate audience.

  3. Kristin King
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    Let’s see . . . I thought the graffiti bit was tacky, especially compared to the coolness of her note in Flesh and Stone. I’m tired of the hallucinogenic lipstick. But River made a lovely Cleopatra. Underhenge – the name sends shivers down my spine – I want China Mieville to write a novel with that title. Good misdirection with us thinking there was something inside the Pandorica trying to get out. All in all, loved the episode!

  4. tigtog
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    I dunno about any difference in tackiness quotient in the cliff graffiti vs the other message (in The Time of Angels, methinks) – after all, they both said the same thing, just in different languages.

    I also squeeed at the name Underhenge. I luff it.

  5. tigtog
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    Just saw The Big Bang (finale) – woot!

    I really really really enjoyed that.

  6. Mindy
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    It took a while, but now I’m hooked. Just in time to wait until next year. Dammit.

  7. tigtog
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    One of the repeated motifs I’ve seen in commentary about this season is people describing Amy as “having no personality”, which I just don’t see AT ALL.

    Does anybody have a handle on that? Surely it’s not just because her reaction to danger tends to be a quiet and watchful one, rather than a scaredy face or scaredy noises? Not that any other companions dissolve into puddles when danger’s around, and they rise to defensive challenges admirably, but they perhaps display a bit more fear more obviously?

  8. Mindy
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    No personality? Are they watching the same Dr Who? I thought the ‘Mr Pond’ bit summed it up nicely.

  9. WildlyParenthetical
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    I think perhaps it’s because her reactions to things are not straight-forwardly predictable: sometimes she’s quiet and watchful, sometimes she’s sassing the baddies when she’s most scared. I quite like this bit of unpredictability about her (okay, I’ll be honest, I find her tendency to kiss the Doctor when she’s feeling happy/excited amusing and awesome), but I suspect she’s a bit less easy to ‘get a grip on’ than other companions, perhaps?

    I very much enjoyed the last episode; to be able to weave together all those elements without losing coherence, really (or at least without *explaining* things so they felt… y’know, reasonable-ish) takes a really very good storyteller. I was impressed. And I *really* like the TARDIS being that special wedding *something*; the moment when Amy is reciting it to herself gave me goosebumps, while the ‘late for my wedding!’, announced in her deep-and-throaty put-on voice just made me grin wholeheartedly. I liked that Rory found his own special way of being heroic, and I liked the Doctor’s coding of them both as having ‘waited’ in their own ways. And I adore River Song, all the way through, her smirks and her sass and her bad-ass-ness and her knowingness. I cannot wait to get to know her better :-)

  10. WildlyParenthetical
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    Sorry peeps, I’m very tired; take out the ‘without’ prior to ‘explaining’. Sigh.

  11. tigtog
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    This little bit of deviantart has been linked to by a lot of geekery sites, but for those who haven’t already seen it: Doctor Hoo

    Doctor Hoo - the eleven incarnations of The Doctor as owls

  12. SunlessNick
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    So what does Sylvester McCoy have against Tom Baker’s scarf?

    Amy as “having no personality”, which I just don’t see AT ALL.

    Nor do I. I think a lot of the dislike is simply that she’s not Donna.

  13. tigtog
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    I think McCoy is having a Gollum moment – he wantssss it.

  14. Mindy
    Mindy at |

    I really need to swot up on my Drs. The four in between Tom Baker and Christopher Eccleston are sort of a blank for me. I know one of them was blond with a perm but that’s about it.

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