Doctor Who "Dinosaurs On A Spaceship" 9/8/2012

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  1. Sep 10, 2012 #61 of 111

    BitbyBlit .

    Aug 25, 2001


    This is an important point.

    The Doctor explained his plan, but Soloman chose not to leave because he thought the Doctor would never let the ship be destroyed with him in it.

    This wasn't murder or even an execution. Had Soloman surrendered and wanted to leave, the Doctor would have taken him into his custody, and dropped him off somewhere to be held accountable for his crimes. But Soloman stayed on the ship thinking he could still get away.

    Yeah. I didn't notice anything different about the effects this time.

    Personally, I enjoyed the silliness of this episode. I'm not tired of Amy and Rory. I like the fact that they have grown beyond merely being the Doctor's companions, and have become family to him. If this continued on for multiple seasons, I might get tired of it. But knowing how many episodes are left before the new companion shows up, I am enjoying it.

    I think the Doctor picking up Amy and Rory without even asking was meant to be more of a lighthearted absurdity than a serious sign of the Doctor abusing his relationship with them. This whole episode was to allow the Doctor, Amy, Rory, and the viewers to have some fun before things start to get serious.

    And since this is one of the most silly episodes of the modern series, I am expecting some of the most dark ones to be happening soon.
  2. Sep 10, 2012 #62 of 111

    tiassa Me --Avatar

    Jul 2, 2008
    When I saw the title, I was hoping for someone to say "I am sick and tired of these MF'n dinosaurs on this MF'n spaceship" (or something in that vein). I was kind of disappointed actually that it didn't happen.

    I should have gotten the Big Game Hunter/Jurassic Park reference (and some of the other JP references), the robots singing "Daisy" was clever.

    And it was an execution, not a murder -- Solomon had already confessed to murdering all the Silurians.
  3. Sep 10, 2012 #63 of 111

    BitbyBlit .

    Aug 25, 2001
    I think that was more to say, "If I am willing to do this to something that is valuable to me in order to get something I want, imagine what I will do to you whom I don't value."
  4. Sep 10, 2012 #64 of 111
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    io9 has a much more positive take on this episode than most people here (not even mentioning the big hang-up seen in this thread).

    I basically agree with most of what she says, although I also agree that the death of Solomon was terribly jarring and out-of-place (I'm not so sure it's out-of-character, although it certainly pushes the envelope).
  5. Sep 10, 2012 #65 of 111

    BitbyBlit .

    Aug 25, 2001


    One other thing the episode had in common was that something got destroyed by missiles. It would be fun if all the remaining Amy/Rory episodes ended with something being blown up by missiles. :D
  6. Sep 10, 2012 #66 of 111

    cstelter Active Member

    Mar 17, 2002
    Mankato, MN
    Isn't there still the potential for a 'flesh' Doctor out there? I've wondered if perhaps the two could not be taking turns with the tardis. Seems a bit far-fetched, but not necessarily outside the realm of possibility for this series.
  7. Sep 10, 2012 #67 of 111

    kmccbf New Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    A silly episode, but I also saw a change in Matt Smith's Doctor. It was really first time I saw the type of "you've pushed me too far." attitude that I liked in Tennant's Doctor. Matt's has always been less serious and more playful, in this one I saw the beginning of a change and I kind of liked it.
  8. Sep 10, 2012 #68 of 111

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    About 50 years ago.
  9. Sep 10, 2012 #69 of 111

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Not darker. Just a step back seeing what happens around the Doctor. Always happened. The Doctor having regrets about people dying around him is new. While the Doctor always tried to save people, the old Doctor usually trundled on. Since the restart, the Doctor has grown more emotional.
  10. Sep 10, 2012 #70 of 111

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Is that in answer to the scan? It wouldn't be able to tell them apart.

    And it seems the flesh doctor is gone. They would have used him last year.
  11. Sep 10, 2012 #71 of 111

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    In retrospect it's probably obvious, but the actor playing the BGH is close in physical type to the late Bob Peck who played the game warden in JP.

    But I still didn't think too much about it until the triceratops showed up. After that it wasn't much of a surprise when the sound effects for the dinosaurs sounded really familiar.
  12. Sep 10, 2012 #72 of 111

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Oct 27, 2000
    I liked this episode, much better than last weeks.

    No issues with what happened to Solomon.
  13. Sep 10, 2012 #73 of 111

    Gerryex Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land O...
    I agree with Rob, that although the Doctor has been known to cause the death of many beings, this was kind of jarring because he took a more active role in the actual death. And also because most of the episode was very silly!

    As far as the episode itself, certainly not a great one it wasn't all that bad. And I still like Amy Pond!!!

    By that way, I've been watching Dr Who starting with just some of the William Hartnell episodes, most of the Patrick Troughton episodes and then ALL OF THE REST!!!!

  14. Sep 10, 2012 #74 of 111

    MarkofT ****

    Jul 27, 2001
    Where Texas...
    Brian was there for the first bit as a lark, later he was needed to fly the space ship.

    As pointed out in a previous series, The Doctor has always been peacefully violent. This was just a bit more explicit then previous escapes.

    Best quote of the show:

    Big Game Hunter: Holding them off is a 2 man job.
    Amy grabs the other gun and heads out.
    BGH: Where are you going?
    Amy: I'm at least 2 men. You can come help if you want.
  15. Sep 10, 2012 #75 of 111

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

    Sep 23, 2003
    Nashua, NH
    I was amused that rory's father is a Pond :)
  16. Sep 11, 2012 #76 of 111

    digdug New Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    overall not a bad episode I thought. I'm growing a bit tired of the Ponds. Time for something new.
  17. Sep 11, 2012 #77 of 111

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Interesting that the Doctor was able to heal Solomon's wounds. He's repeatedly said in the past that he's "not that kind of Doctor".
  18. Sep 11, 2012 #78 of 111

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    Didn't the Doctor call them, Mr. and Mrs. Pond when they got married?
  19. Sep 11, 2012 #79 of 111

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

    Sep 23, 2003
    Nashua, NH
    Yes he has been calling rory Pond since the wedding. I'm just amused it has extended to his father.
  20. Sep 11, 2012 #80 of 111
    Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    Peep Show and TM&WL are two of the funniest shows ever on tv. Both are available on Hulu and Netflix. Peep Show is often NSFW.

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