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Last episode (Dark Water) doesn't make sense. Clara already met Danny's descendants in previous episodes. How is that supposed to happen now?
post #362 of 371
I think they are just trying to kill off Clara/Danny as quickly as possible.

There is zero chemistry between Capaldi and Coleman, they desperately need to rectify that with a new companion if they aren't to loose their viewership.

Jenna Coleman is achingly pretty, and in interviews she steals my 'Dream Girl' award from Emma Watson, but good lord, she's a terrible companion.
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Last episode (Dark Water) doesn't make sense. Clara already met Danny's descendants in previous episodes. How is that supposed to happen now?


Rumor is we might find out she is pregnant in the Christmas Special. It would be a natural way for her to leave the show and keep with the narrative told so far.

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I think they are just trying to kill off Clara/Danny as quickly as possible.

There is zero chemistry between Capaldi and Coleman, they desperately need to rectify that with a new companion if they aren't to loose their viewership.

Jenna Coleman is achingly pretty, and in interviews she steals my 'Dream Girl' award from Emma Watson, but good lord, she's a terrible companion.

Really? I disliked her during Matt's run, but thought she has been fantastic with Peter. The chemistry has been great with the new Doctor. I honestly couldn't disagree with you more here.
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I respect that.

I think I might just be disappointed that the Clara character doesn't live up to JLC's potential to be a ManicPixieDreamGirl, and that's on me. I still think that the dynamic is wrong though; a clueless doctor needs an assertive companion, and a leader-of-men doctor needs some comic relief. As it stands, I just don't see either of those at present.
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I respect that, but hasn't she been assertive enough? If anything I feel like she sometimes overpowers the current Doctor. She comes across as his equal more often then not. After all she is a "Doctor" herself by name.

At the end of the day, it's Doctor Who and let's face it... Fans have very diverse opinions on what the show should be. satisfied.gif
post #366 of 371
They should change the name to Doctor Blows. Seriously. No Tom Baker = suckfest.
post #367 of 371
Trailer for season 9. Peter has been an astonishing Doctor and I can't wait to see where the next season takes the show. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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^ Looks interesting.

 

I haven't seen any of the Capaldi Doctor Who episodes as yet. I watched Doctor Who when young, so I saw a lot of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Doctor episodes (Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison) but didn't like Colin Baker or the subsequent doctors and can understand why the series came to an end for quite a while.

 

I wasn't such a fan of Ecclestone's Doctor but really like Tennant. I then lost a bit of interest again with Matt Smith's Doctor but my kids (10 and 7) have recently become absolute Doctor Who fanatics and are hooked on watching the David Tennant and Matt Smith adventures, which are being repeated on TV here at present.

 

I've come to enjoy Matt Smith as the Doctor but, as someone mentioned a page or two back, I am a bit tired of the whole "Doctor Who is the most important creature in the universe" plotlines that, at times, really seem overly convoluted and contrived. Despite the much-improved special effects and cinematography nowadays, I do sometimes long for the old Pertwee/Baker/Davison episodes, when things were simpler - something nasty's happening, the Doctor finds out what it is, he and the companion are in danger, Doctor saves the day and all is well again.

 

Peter Capaldi reminds me a bit of Jon Pertwee. Of course, he physically resembles Pertwee's Doctor but his outfit, whilst much more minimalist than Pertwee's outfit (as Pertwee had a ruffled dinner shirt, if I remember correctly, and sometimes wore a velvet jacket), still harks back to that general vibe.

post #369 of 371
I honestly think the best modern storyline was Bad Wolf. The even was universe-wide, but it wasn't becuase the Doctor caused it, and the little mentions of Bad Wolf throughout the series were enough to really pique my interest.

At this stage, I'm really struggling to maintain interest - they need some serious new blood in the writing room. Especially now that people are used to series-spanning plots from epics like GoT and House of Cards. Audiences have shown they're willing to invest in characters, but they need to be rewarded with a payoff, not just 12 episodes that you could shuffle like a deck of cards and come out with nothing new.
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My wife and I have found that the last few seasons have been really "meh" on the first viewing, but we like them a lot better when we go back and binge-watch the season again.  Second time's the charm.  The biggest disappointment for me in the last season has been the "ah-ha" moments when the doctor solves the puzzle or beats the bad-guy.  Percet example: the mummy on the Orient Express.  Cool premise, awesome build up, huge amounts of tension, then

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"we give up!" and it's suddenly all hunky-dory.  Mummy gone.

Disappointing ending to an otherwise decent episode.

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Rumor is we might find out she is pregnant in the Christmas Special.

Good to hear.  That plot point had been bothering me.

 

I was under the impression we're stuck with Coleman for two more seasons?  Someone please tell me I'm wrong?

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PSA: The past season is now on Netflix.
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