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Doctor Who "ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS" Sept 1, 2012 BBC America

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DianaMo, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Sep 2, 2012 #21 of 148
    JETarpon

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    Probably. I've been watching the marathon episodes, and have been noticing the scenes they've cut even since the original BBCA airing. So annoying.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2012 #22 of 148
    JohnB1000

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    Wait a minute. How were The Doctor and Rory hearing a human voice?
     
  3. Sep 2, 2012 #23 of 148
    Unbeliever

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    They spoke through ship's comm. They only did "Dalek Voice" when the Doctor was in the same room and hearing with his own ears.

    --Carlos V.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2012 #24 of 148
    aaronwt

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    Yes it would have been nice if it was mentioned that it was a spoiler about a future episode. This thread is about the first episode of the season. Since I already watched it I didn't think I had to worry about reading something in a spoiler tag. But I was wrong since the spoiler was not about the episode but an episode far in the future of this season.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2012 #25 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    That's why it had a spoiler tag.

    There's no such thing as a spoiler from the current episode in an episode thread.

    Ironically, I thought I had given too much away with the "ironically," since there's really only one spoiler that could have followed in that context. The reason I went ahead is because it isn't really a spoiler, since
    the new companion has been very widely publicized, and the intent of the producers wasn't to slip her in unnoticed, but rather to have it be a huge shock when she showed up several episodes early.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2012 #26 of 148
    ThePennyDropped

    ThePennyDropped Now I get it.

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    I also guessed the reveal about poor Oswin (sp?).

    I was disappointed in the episode as a whole, although I can't exactly pin down why. It was crazy and chaotic, which should have equaled "fun", yet somehow it didn't for me.

    I will say that the entire business about Amy and Rory splitting up was unnecessary, and the reason for their split was terribly contrived. Do they live in an alternate universe where men never face disappointment and where adoption/surrogacy/infertility treatments don't exist?

    Why did the Daleks not think that the Doctor had been killed, as the rest of the universe was led to believe last season?
     
  7. Sep 2, 2012 #27 of 148
    JoBeth66

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    I've been watching Dr. Who for 40 years.

    This. Was. Awful.

    It was one of the worst episodes I can remember. I'm not a fan of Matt Smith to begin with, and this is solidifying it even more.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2012 #28 of 148
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I understand JohnB1000's question, and while it hadn't occurred to me while watching I think it is a very good one. I don't follow Carlos' answer: are you saying that the ship's comm somehow converted the Dalek-sounding-voice to make it sound human?

    As far as the spoiler goes, I'll weigh in to say:

    (spoilerizing, because I comment about the substance of Rob's spoiler)
    1. I've known there is going to be a new companion this season, but I hadn't heard when or who. So Rob's spoiler did spoil me.

    2. Rob spoilerized it, so I have only myself to blame for reading it.

    3. It might have been nice had there been a contextual warning preceeding it, but I don't think forum rules require that. (e.g. parenthetically stating (plot spoiler) or (casting spoiler) etc).

    4. The fact that the new companion has been widely publicized wouldn't make it fair game to be stated unspoilerized, since news from third party sources must be spoilerized, but, again, Rob did spoilerize it.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2012 #29 of 148
    lambertman

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    To me it SEEMED like the BBCA airing moved more quickly, but I don't remember anything important from the BBC One airing not being there.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2012 #30 of 148
    john4200

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    In response to 3, that would have only made it worse. "casting spoiler" would have given it away to anyone paying attention to the context.

    Rob followed the rules, and not only that, he followed them wisely.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2012 #31 of 148
    john4200

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    I agree. I am used to suspending disbelief with Doctor Who, but the plot and consistency problems in this episode were far beyond what I normally expect from Doctor Who. None of the characters behaved in ways that made sense given the situations and things that have happened in the past. I think the writers really wanted to do a Dalek episode, but they really forced the situations instead of finding a way to let it flow "naturally".
     
  12. Sep 2, 2012 #32 of 148
    JohnB1000

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    So widely publicized that even though I watch everything, listen to a podcast, and casually read a couple of blogs, I did not know.

    I realize you have to always be right and yes you followed the rules, but a little context would have been welcomed.

    Nice to see johnn4200 actually making a comment about the show.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2012 #33 of 148
    john4200

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    Rob was not only in the right, he followed the rules wisely. You are asking for him to do something unwise. Additionally, your previous comments make no sense (I thought you were joking).
     
  14. Sep 2, 2012 #34 of 148
    jschuur

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    Oswin BTW, appears to be an old English name meaning 'God's friend'.

    Time Lord... God... Friend... companion...
    Oh noes! A spoiler tag! Should I clicks on its?

    PS: Leave Rob alone! After all he's been through!

    *smirk*
     
  15. Sep 2, 2012 #35 of 148
    cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

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    I really liked Oswin. I didn't guess that she was a Dalek. I was thinking along the lines of "Devil in a red dress".

    I'm tired of Amy and her bs. Can't wait until she leaves the show.

    This episode was severely lacking in River Song awesomeness.

    AT&T and American Express. I don't remember this show having such big sponsors or at least I didn't notice until this episode.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2012 #36 of 148
    Unbeliever

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    She's in complete control of the computer. She can (subconsciously) make it sound like whatever she wants.

    --Carlos V.
     
  17. Sep 2, 2012 #37 of 148
    danterner

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    Ah, okay. I can accept that. Thanks.
     
  18. Sep 2, 2012 #38 of 148
    JMikeD

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    It's alo possible that the Dalek shell just has crappy speakers or audio circuitry, but going through the computer gives hifi. And maybe Dolby stereo, also. :)
     
  19. Sep 2, 2012 #39 of 148
    danterner

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    How annoying would that be? No wonder they're always so cranky!
     
  20. Sep 2, 2012 #40 of 148
    JoBeth66

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    Yep. I have no problem suspending disbelief, but the whole thing left me, my husband & my son looking at each other going 'really?? really??'

    Especially the end. When all the daleks are saying 'Doctor Who?'

    Bleh. I really hope it gets better. It almost HAS to.
     

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