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Discuss the last episode of Doctor Who you watched

Post  MarthaJonesFan on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 17:21

Tell us the most recent episode you watched, write a little review and give it a score out of 10!

I watched both The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion earlier. One of the best stories of Capaldi's era so far for me, he really comes into his own with that speech in part 2. It felt like a classic Doctor Who episode really, with an actual threat and a memorable monster to fight, something it feels like we don't get as much these days (in favour of character moments, which are done very well in all fairness). It's a solid 9/10 at the very least anyway, one of the most rewatchable stories of series 9 definitely.

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Post  Scary on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 17:29

MarthaJonesFan wrote:Tell us the most recent episode you watched, write a little review and give it a score out of 10!

I watched both The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion earlier. One of the best stories of Capaldi's era so far for me, he really comes into his own with that speech in part 2. It felt like a classic Doctor Who episode really, with an actual threat and a memorable monster to fight, something it feels like we don't get as much these days (in favour of character moments, which are done very well in all fairness). It's a solid 9/10 at the very least anyway, one of the most rewatchable stories of series 9 definitely.

That story is definitely going to go down as one of Capaldi's best! It was brilliantly well made and such good storytelling and characterisation. One of my faves of the 12th Doc era.


Most recently watched The Dominators. And as its reputation goes, it was indeed terribly boring, and get's a 4/10 from me. Troughton of course is on top game as usual, and there aresome great scenes with him, Jamie and Zoe. The action is surprisingly amazing for '60s Who as well, with massive practical effects and explosions throughout the story that was unprecedented in Doctor Who at the time. Beyond that though, the story was so weak and tiring, and the Dominators and the Quarks were horrendously cardboard cut-out villains. This is the first Troughton story I really haven't been impressed with, so it's a shame!

But I'm onto The Invasion now which is ten times better already and I'm only on episode two. Can't wait to watch the rest! Very Happy

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Post  VirtualDalek on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 18:05

Recently watched Last Christmas again, only my second time ever watching it! I must say a second viewing really helps you understand, I remember being very confused by it when it originally aired. Nick Frost as Santa was fantastic and Capaldi is on top form as ever.

The plot was interesting, a little influenced by both the Alien franchise and Inception, however my main concern with this episode is that it very quickly becomes complicated. The dreams within dreams bit was cool, but the fact the whole episode then takes place withing two more of The Doctor's dreams did confuse me at the time.

Not the best Christmas special, but nowhere near the worst either.

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Post  The Professor on Sun 07 Aug 2016, 21:43

My most recent would have been Doomsday, I think; I was doing a rewatch for the tenth anniversary of Series 2, which is sort of a scary thing to think about!

I quite enjoyed it, really. Something I was conscious of while watching it was that this story, being my first proper Dalek story, did a lot to define my view of the Daleks, and what they should be like. Cold, superior, a little sarky, brutal - in many ways, the Cult of Skaro, particularly Sec, is almost the definitive or default Dalek personality type for me.

Next episode I watch will probably be The Runaway Bride, in time for Christmas!

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Post  MarthaJonesFan on Mon 08 Aug 2016, 00:39

Last Christmas is pretty enjoyable for what it is I think! I must rewatch it actually, only seen it a couple of times. Now I know what I'm doing tomorrow! Very Happy

Doomsday is one of my absolute favourites (along with Army of Ghosts too), in fact I'd only rank it second behind The Stolen Earth/Journey's End actually. My first experience of the Daleks also! I was sobbing for ages over Rose's exit, can't believe it was over 10 years ago now, I feel old Crying or Very sad Razz

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Post  Stark-Boy on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 20:15

I just rewatched "The Husbands of River Song". 
Wow, I do remember enjoying it the first time around and thought it was a lot of fun. But I enjoyed it and appreciated it a lot more this time around. I think the dynamic between 12 and River is fantastic, I was never a fan of Matt Smith's 11th Doctor as her love interest, but this works a lot better. The humour is great, especially with Peter Capaldi being able to play the Doctor much more lightheartedly. I have a soft spot for Nardole too, due to me being a big fan of Matt Lucas, and look forward to seeing him back in Series 10. Greg Davis is great as King Hydroflax too, and the storyline is nice and simple. Overall I really like it, definitely one of my favourite Christmas Specials. 

4/5

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Post  Cromwell on Sun 14 Aug 2016, 21:06

Part way through The Invasion. It's a good old Cyber romp, if I do say so myself.  Cool
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Re: Discuss the last episode of Doctor Who you watched

Post  The Professor on Sun 21 Aug 2016, 09:06

Been quite a while since I saw Trial, yet I'm still quite fond of it. 

It's a weird one, though; I can't help but feel I enjoyed it basically solely because it's Doctor Who, I already love Doctor Who, and I'm sort of "in on the joke", as it were. I don't think I could ever justifiably turn around and say, "yeah, this was the right idea for Doctor Who in the 80s when it was in a precarious position".

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