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    The Empress of Mars was really poor. It was woefully predictable and rather boring. A very disappointing return for an old foe.
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    Re: "ZOMG! Doctor Who (& Torchwood)!"

    The Eaters of Light
    That was better, not great but thankfully not objectively bad.
    I did get up to make myself a coffee mid-way into the episode though, didn't seem all that historically accurate so I missed whatever happened with the black stuff on her and how the doctor found her.
    I don't see why the threat had to be universe ending, the creature didn't seem like a universe ending threat in the slightest.

    Next one looks more interesting, as it always seems to.....
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    The Eaters of Light
    That was better, not great but thankfully not objectively bad.
    I'd largely agree. Was a little bored by the dismissive lecturing, but didn't feel it was awful.

    I did get up to make myself a coffee mid-way into the episode though, didn't seem all that historically accurate so I missed whatever happened with the black stuff on her and how the doctor found her.
    It wasn't, unsurprisingly, accurate.
    But you missed: she sat in a random shaft of sunlight in the cave system, so it went away (which... seems counter to the nature of the creature) and...
    he didn't. She talked the survivors into leaving the amazingly extensive cave system, and by walking down a tunnel and climbing a ladder into the main hut, so she basically rescued herself, after the requisite moral anvil about what encompasses sexual norms. Naturally a red shirt got eaten in the process.

    Er, the process of spelunking. Not during the episodic reminder that Bill is entirely gay and we're certainly not making a big deal about it by bringing it up randomly in situations where it isn't vaguely relevant. Every episode. I get treating her sexuality as normal, but that's best approached by actually treating it as normal, not rolling in a soapbox every episode as a substitute for letting her interact with women at all. Don't have the pope or the UN Secretary General interrupt her sad attempt at a hookup, just have her go on a date sometime. They got it fairly right in the first episode, then bollixed it ever since.

    I don't see why the threat had to be universe ending, the creature didn't seem like a universe ending threat in the slightest.
    Yeah, that seemed quite the jump- it didn't even seem to be based on anything, the Doctor just exposited that it was, randomly, a threat to the entire universe, and not, say, an alien space wolf. It was basically a Dark Eldar Khymera, and fair enough, it ate people (in a weird tentacle-y way). How it would make the sun go out and how more creatures would wander in then wander off to eat the stars is a bit of a mystery.

    But then I'm not sure how things were solved. Sure, they added more of the temporary stopgap, but... well, odds. By rights the world should have ended around 1000-1500, even if they somehow added up linearly.
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    World Enough and Time
    John Simm does a pretty good Zathras impersonation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theunwantedbeing View Post
    World Enough and Time
    John Simm does a pretty good Zathras impersonation.
    I had that same thought. not!Zathras being Zathras was the one thing that kept the episode going while waiting for everyone to twig to the basics of the scenario being set up.

    The end did manage to surprise me, however- fairly well done though I can't figure out how it logically makes any sort of sense.

    Better than the rest of the season put together just for not messing about anymore and bringing the B plot to the fore where it always deserved to be.

    Best lines of the season came in the kitchen. Roughly the
    'She's the person most like me in the entire universe'
    'So you want her to be a good person, yeah?'
    '...'

    Bill is kind of a terrible companion. She repeatedly just doesn't get it.
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    This was much more like it. A decent plot and a linear story, which actually finally made me get engaged with what was happening. This is what Doctor Who is supposed to be like. I really hope that they do not mess up the finale, as it has the potential to be excellent.
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    Agreed - although I haven't disliked the past series as much as some, most episodes were rather middle-of-the-road affairs. Not bad, not great (or even good). The three-parter was quite a mess. My only gripe with this one was the amount of info leaked by the bloody trailer at the end of the previous episode (wasn't quite fast enough to turn it off), but I guess it's even stronger for still being interesting despite that.

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