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Posted: 26 Dec 05, 04:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My word! I expected it to be good but nothing prepared me for it being THAT good.

First off David Tennant was excellent as the new Doctor, he seems funnier than Christopher Eccleston's though at the end he showed some grit when the PM unleashed "Torchwood". Love the knowing nod to HHGTTG (very Arthur Dent) Rose's family and Rose herself were all brilliant. Some of the special effects during the sword fight were bit crap but maybe that was the point? It is Dr WHo after all.

The Tardis crash landing was a nice touch and Rose's speech to the Sycorax very funny. All in all a magic Christmas Day moment. It was the only thing I watched yesterday but worth it.


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Posted: 26 Dec 05, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What was wrong with the sword fight?

Don't get me wrong, I'm well aware there were things wrong with the show, but I didn't see anything wrong with the sword fight.

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Posted: 26 Dec 05, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i buggering missed it, we had to have (very nice) christmas dinner, awful timing though ;-)


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Posted: 26 Dec 05, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Repeated BBC Three, 7pm 1 January 2006.

"...knowing nod to HHGTTG (very Arthur Dent)".

What is HHGTTG?

I enjoyed the nods to Tennant's Casanova character, and the Tom Baker scarf and the Sylvester McCoy hat during the Tardis wardrobe sequence.


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Posted: 26 Dec 05, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HHGTTG = "Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy", proof that not everyone who worked on the classic series of Doctor Who never did anything else with their careers! ;-)

And that was actually Phil Collinson's scarf that his grandmother knitted him when he was a child! Bless!

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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Taylor-Mayed wrote:

What was wrong with the sword fight?

Don't get me wrong, I'm well aware there were things wrong with the show, but I didn't see anything wrong with the sword fight.


The background looked awful. Remember in the orginal Star Trek when Kirk and Spock were on Teleboxial V* or something and the matte painting background looked cheesy and obviously painted? That's what it looked like.

I'm not complaining though. The TARDIS crash landing the slow realisation that the Sycorax was speaking English and the preview of next series more than made up for it.

*made up name can't be arsed checking if Kirk copped off on this planet or not.


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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not entirely sure what you mean. The fight was shot in two real actual physical locations - the interior bits in Clearwell Caves in Gloucestershire, and the exterior bit on a beach somewhere in South Wales. (If you shoot out to sea you get a clear horizon, which was what they needed to give the impression they were way up in the air).

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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"New teeth" is actually from the end of the series one finale, "The Parting of the Ways".