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Stand and Deliver

Stand and Deliver - your comments or your life! Well, no we don’t want your comments on The Woman Who Lived that badly, but we definitely would like them. And not just on the episode, but what people thinks the ending might mean for the rest of the season. How are people taking to the Sonic Sunglasses? How about the Doctor playing the guitar every story so far this season? And how about move to two-part stories as the norm this year (90 minutes in length, equivalent to a classic series four-part story). The topics are as endless as Ashildur’s life seemingly is. Or is that Me’s life? And how cool was that nod to The Visitation?

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It was rubbish, start to finish. Clearly the cost-saving episode of series 9 which will allow for an effects-heavy story later with Clara featuring prominently.

“Did you miss me?” Clara asked the Doctor. ‘F*** YES!!’ I screamed at the television.

The first compnion-light story of new WHO that was an absolute embarrassment.

When DrWho (especially New WHO) can tell the most engaging dramas with richly developed characters against a sci-fi/space opera backdrop, it’s really sad to see the show dragging its feet like this.

And with all the STAR WARS hype beginning to rev up, this is NOT the year to be slacking.

Sorry, that was my rant.

Posted by Steve  on  10/25  at  11:42 PM

It was rubbish, start to finish. Clearly the cost-saving episode of series 9 which will allow for an effects-heavy story later with Clara featuring prominently.

“Did you miss me?” Clara asked the Doctor. ‘FUCK YES!!’ I screamed at the television.

The first compnion-light story of new WHO that was an absolute embarrassment.

When DrWho (especially New WHO) can tell the most engaging dramas with richly developed characters against a sci-fi/space opera backdrop, it’s really sad to see the show dragging its feet like this.

And with all the STAR WARS hype beginning to rev up, this is NOT the year to be slacking.

Sorry, that was my rant.

Posted by Steve  on  10/25  at  11:44 PM

That was a significant improvement over last weeks episode. Quieter, but less odd tonal shifts and a lot more going on under the covers. Not sure about Ashildr’s instant change of heart though, that could have been a greyer transition. And hooray, (almost) no Clara!

I’m not sure that having Ashildr in episodes 5, 6 and 10 is the best structure. This wasn’t really part 2 of 2, it was a second standalone linked by her. I think it might have worked better if she was in 3, 6, and 10. Use her as a linking theme for single eps with two-parters in between,

Posted by Andrew  on  10/26  at  09:01 AM

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