Doctor Who - Night Terrors - 9/3/2011 - Spoilers

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  1. Sep 4, 2011 #1 of 40
    Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    Not sure if it was just me, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that was up there with "Blink" on the creepy factor.

    My 11 year old daughter has NEVER been scared after watching Doctor Who....and she wanted to sleep in my bed last night. And I have to admit, that since hubby is out of town, I was glad to have her there myself. LOL!!

    We were both a couple of 'fraidy cats!

    Guess it didn't help that I was going around singing the little song about "Tick tock goes the clock....even for The Doctor".
     
  2. Sep 4, 2011 #2 of 40
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Didn't do much for me.

    With all that's going on, I can see where they might want to take a break and have a filler episode. But with all that's going on, if they're going to have a filler episode it would have to be a killer filler to distract me from all that's going on. And I'm sorry, but this was no Blink!

    The kid was good, though. He gave great terror.
     
  3. Sep 4, 2011 #3 of 40
    LoadStar

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    Not *quite* up there with Blink, but definitely a classic creep-out Doctor Who along the same lines. I think the biggest difference was that in Blink, you had one person (Sally Sparrow) you were following for the whole episode, making the creep-out in that episode so much more personal. On the other hand, the inspiration for this episode is more genuine; who in their life wasn't that kid, afraid of the monsters that live in the dark?
     
  4. Sep 4, 2011 #4 of 40
    Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    My daughter wanted to know what was up with the cupboard theme.

    She kept saying that Hitler was going to be in there. LOL!!
     
  5. Sep 4, 2011 #5 of 40
    tgrim1

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    Filler, yet still leading us along the "doctor's death" arc. The whole tick-tock song and the screenshot at the end.
    I was watching on my laptop with earbuds, my 3yo daughter sitting on my lap didnt like the "monsters" one bit.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2011 #6 of 40
    Rob Helmerichs

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    A sign of just how filler-y it is... this was shot as 6x04, and was bumped for whatever reason to the second half of the season.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2011 #7 of 40
    LoadStar

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    I'm guessing the "wrap-around" scenes in the TARDIS were filmed new to adjust it for continuity.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2011 #8 of 40
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    That makes a WHOLE lot more sense to me. The biggest issue I had is that it seemed "off" for Rory and Amy and the Doctor to be hanging around in the TARDIS with coffee cups all leisurely Sundaylike, as they were at the beginning of the episode, and to be leisurely choosing a new destination, as they were at the end, with all that's been happening.
     
  9. Sep 4, 2011 #9 of 40
    pgogborn

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    If it had been put out in the originally intended order putting the monster Hitler in the cupboard would have worked better.
     
  10. cheesesteak

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    A nice, scary filler episode.
     
  11. tgrim1

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    Makes sense. I'll bet the tick tock song and the doctors death-date screenshot at the end were added later, they really had nothing to do with the show.
     
  12. ThePennyDropped

    ThePennyDropped Now I get it.

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    I have to say, I didn't think it possible to make a worse Doctor Who episode than Fear Her (which this episode felt derivative of), but Mark Gatiss outdid himself in his effort this time. ;)

    I really disliked this one. It was painfully slow moving, and a huge letdown after last week's terrific return.
     
  13. Timbeau

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    After watching about 80% of this episode and having nothing really happen, I had a horrible thought -- "This can't be a two-parter can it?"

    I agree with ThePennyDropped, this was painfully slow moving.
     
  14. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I don't even remotely know how anyone could compare this crap to Blink.
    IMO, there was nothing at all creepy about the dolls, they were just sad and pathetic 3rd grade paper maché art projects.
     
  15. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Sure, a classic creep-out Doctor Who, where if you were eight years old, you'd want to hide behind the couch. But maybe not so creepy for some of us grown-ups -- not compared to Blink or The Empty Child.

    I think the comparison to Fear Her is apt.

    After all, if this episode were to be truly creepy for grown-ups (at least childless grown-ups), it would need to have some of the vibe of the classic Twilight Zone episode
    "It's a Good Life" (story by Jerome Bixby)
    where the actions of a young child can affect the entire community.
     
  16. phox_mulder

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    This belonged in the first season of the Matt Smith era.


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  17. Cainebj

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    I loved Matt Smith from day 1 as the doctor. But not all the episodes. So far this new season they seem to have really found their stride - hope it keeps up.
     
  18. dianebrat

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    Well it was initially slotted and filmed to be 6x04 so it was initially early S2 for Matt
     
  19. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I liked the actor who played George's father's work in Outcasts. That show got killed by the critics but I've seen far worst shows and liked it a lot by the time it ended.
     
  20. pteronaut

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    I'd be scared too if my dad was the entity dragging good cops into hell. (Ashes To Ashes, Jim Keats)

    As soon as I saw Amy turned into the doll, it was obvious that this was an 'everybody lives' episode.
     

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