illogicology

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  1. I suppose you could argue that in Season 2 the Doctor was actually kissing Cassandra... Still, I don't think you could say Moffat's moving the show away from that, I mean River's companion status might be dubious but it's still very much "The Doctor kisses a running character."
  2. I feel like they've basically done that in nearly every episode this series. He promises Amy he'll be back in five minutes, he fails. He nearly kills the star whale when he really should have noticed. He pushes and pushes at the daleks to find out what they want and basically kicks off a new dalek empire by not keeping his mouth shut. He makes the big mistake with the angels in the maze of the dead. Vampires in venice, he lets Amy go into the school and fails to save the last of an alien race. I don't have one for Amy's choice yet but i'll think of one. It seems that this Doctor has a way of making things worse before making them better, he's a lot more fallible and I love it; it's a real contrast to his older, wiser view of himself.
  3. One of my favourites, definitely my favourite non-moffat of the series. also, fed up of the nutters on gallifrey base with their 20 page thread in which the same five people attack the silurian design for not being really silurian enough.
  4. I enjoyed, in fact I enjoyed it a lot, but I think it had issues. I think the split narrative gave it pacing problems early on, that got a lot better as the episode went on but I found the first 15 minutes hard to connect with. I wasn't having trouble following it or anything, just having trouble getting invested. I also thought the ending was a bit of an anti-climax and not as clever as Nye seemed to think it was. However, it was a lot of fun for most of the time an a definite improvement on last week.
  5. I thought it was the most Doctor Who-by-numbers episode I've ever seen. Nothing actively bothered me like Victory of the Daleks but nothing excelled for me. I doubt I'll really watch it again.
  6. Updated List: Lost in Time Box The Beginning Box The Daleks' Invasion of Earth The Rescue/The Romans Box The Time Meddler The War Machines The Mind Robber The Invasion The Seeds of Death The Silurians Inferno The Sea Devils The Three Doctors Dalek War Box Carnival of Monsters The Green Death The Time Warrior Robot The Ark in Space The Sontaran Experiment Genesis of the Daleks Planet of Evil Pyramids of Mars The Brain of Morbius The Hand of Fear The Deadly Assassin The Talons of Weng-Chiang The Invasion of Time The Key to Time Box Destiny of the Daleks The Leisure Hive The E-Space Trilogy New Beginnings Four to Doomsday The Black Guardian Trilogy Earthshock Time-Flight/Arc of Infinity Warriors of the Deep Resurrection of the Daleks The Caves of Androzani Attack of the Cybermen Vengeance on Varos The Two Doctors The Trail of a Time Lord Remembrance of the Daleks The Curse of Fenric Survival Series 1-4 The Complete Specials - Blu-Ray (awesome) The Dalek Collection (Peter Cushing Movies) If anyone wants info about any of those disks; quality, features etc. just let me know and I'll fill you in.
  7. Well it wasn't up to the standards of last week's but I think all in all it's been the strongest two-parter since The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.
  8. She also asks Tennant if they've don't the crash of the Byzantium yet. Clearly he hasn't; A: She was there and it was the Eleventh Doctor she met and B: she'd established it's early days for him and therefore a younger face not an older one.
  9. teehee... poor JNT. He wasn't that bad but I find it hard to separate him from question mark lapels.
  10. I agree with that sentiment, I know Churchill is considered to be this big hero to most people these days but for the Doctor to meet a world leader during one of the most devastating and horrific wars in history without a single word of criticism felt so wrong to me. I think perhaps the production team were too worried about offending the british flag waving brigade, terrified of having to view Churchill as a serious, complex figure and would rather see a smiling fat guy with a cigar. Not to mention that we're talking about a war in which millions of jews, gays and ethnic groups were "cleansed" and Churchill wanting to use the TARDIS to save lives is a big joke to the Doctor. I know the Doctor could never hand over a time machine to the allies but perhaps a moment of empathy would be in place. Thinking about it, the Doctor being friends with Churchill is totally out of character; ok so Churchill is generally considered to be a good guy because he fought the Nazis, the ultimate bad guy; but he made some truly horrific decisions during the war like everyone else involved. A Doctor who ignores atrocities like the bombing of Dresden because Churchill was with the good guys isn't a Doctor I care for much. I realise it's a family show and that there's a time and a place to be getting into serious philosophical debate and a lot of people have said that Doctor Who isn't the place for it but personally I don't buy it. It's the place for discussing the futility and evil of war when it's set on an alien planet, where the soldiers are cloned humans and hath and they've only been fighting a week but it's not the place for it when it's a real war where real people died? I know it's only one episode and I'm not writing anything off just yet but I'm certainly unsettled by it.
  11. I'm almost positive it was written as a two parter and then hacked down.
  12. Interesting article here http://www.private-eye.co.uk/sections.php?section_link=eye_tv&issue=1260 My favourite bit