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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by emandbri, Jul 8, 2007.
I found the bride annoying and grating. I was glad she didn't choose to travel with the Doctor.
Apparently there was a power outage when I went out Friday night, so therefore my Tivo didn't record the first two eps.
You might not like the future if what I read is true......
I hate all the inter-racial romance in the new series. It's like the BBC has an agenda and they're ramming it down our throats no matter how much it gags us.
I don't know how much more I can take before I stop watching it altogether.
Did you have your full KKK gear on when you posted this?
wow.. people just say the darndest things on the internet, don't they?
I really liked the bride and was hoping she'd be a companion. Yes, she was annoying and grating, but she was supposed to be. It would have worn off to some extent pretty soon.
She was too dense to be a good companion. She'd get killed in half an episode.
Inter-racial relationships are much more common in the UK than they are here. That whole slavery issue and second class citizen thing that we had had a tendency to put a damper on them around here.
Yes, I've noticed that British TV is far more casual about inter-racial relationships than American TV, where until recently any inter-racial relationship tended to be a Big Event. Lately, American TV has gotten a lot better at both having non-white characters, and having them interact with white characters in ways that have nothing to do with color, but that only means that it's now bad instead of terrible; we still have a LONG way to go before we catch up with the British on this front.
I didn't enjoy the episode because that's all I was worried about...she was awful...all I kept thinking was "please don't let this woman be his companion!"...
Tegan Jovanka was a Davison-era companion who could also be annoying and grating, although less so than Donna. In Donna's defense, much of her annoyingness was because she was upset at having been plucked from her own wedding -- I can't imagine many brides taking such an event casually!
Rumor has it that Donna will be returning as a full-time companion in the next season of the show. If done half-competently, this could be a good thing. IMHO, they've overplayed the Doctor/companion romance card in the last couple of seasons, and having a companion who's more likely to want to yell at than to snog the Doctor is a good thing. IMHO, much of the reason for the long-term success of the show is that the relationships between the main characters have undergone frequent changes, and having Donna as a long-term companion could work quite well in that respect.
I thought this was the WORST Dr. Who episode I have ever seen. The spider-woman's make-up and the general effects were terrible, as was the acting.
So, Doctor Who-related time travel question:
They're in "the present", then travel into the past (in this case, to the formation of the Earth) and spend some time there. When they then travel back to "the present", why has time passed? Why not just return to the exact moment they left? Does time continue to "flow" and the TARDIS can only enter into the timeline with the same amount of time relative to what they'd just spent elsewhere? (That sentence makes no sense). I'd expect more of a Bill and Ted-style time travel where:
(do I really need to spoil this?)
In Bogus Journey, they travel somewhere in time, spend several months learning how to not suck at being musicians then come back after just a few seconds of "our" time.
I'm just curious what the "rules" are in the Doctor's universe.
I thought her acting was deliberately over-the-top, I but agree that whatever effect she was trying for, it didn't work.
Dude, whatever you do, never watch Torchwood!
just out of curiosity, who is "us"?
Didn't you guys watch saturday morning cartoons? The spider lady was just like a cartoon villain. I loved it. I had enough of the Doctor and Rose being in wuv. This episode was 180 degrees in the opposite direction and was fun.
Maybe he has a pet frog in his pocket. Either that or he's royalty.
The major reason probably is because the TARDIS is not 100% accurate as to when it lands. To avoid landing in a timeline where they already are, which might result in a paradox and trigger the Blinovitch Limitation Effect, they deliberately shoot to land some random amount of time "after" (in normal time) they leave.