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  1. It's his only movie moment. Oh snap! Take that, wildly successful millionaire actor! [EdwardJamesOlmos]You've done a man's job, sir.[/EdwardJamesOlmos]
  2. Hah. I saw a Youtube video of people having the same reaction. Spoiler! --Click here to view--Wow. I was expecting far more resolution to the setting of last week's episode. The show took us out of there in, what, two seconds? The Master is not only the Evil Doctor but Evil Tony Blair as well. Gallifrey. Squeee! I'm making a bet that the Toclefane are gonna turn out to somehow be the Gallifreyans themselves. The last remnants of their consciousness placed into mechanical form, taking on the name of the childhood boogeyman they irrationally feared? They were certainly presented as in
  3. Unlikely. Here's his dying words to the Doctor : It seems clear to me that at the time he was told this the Doctor was literally the only remaining Time Lord alive in existence. The Master was human with his Gallifreyan consciousness suspended in the watch. Nevertheless, the fact that some remnant of his people exists in some potential form was what was being communicated. Whether the YANNA equals You Are Not Alone stuff was just Russel T. Davies playing about or some sort of legitimate hint to the Doctor within the confines of the story remains to be seen. Is it the Face of Boe playing w
  4. Excellent. You pass the Voight-Kampff test and can be presumed to be human. Good for you! Hmmm. You're in the desert. You see a tortoise lying on its back, struggling, and you're not helping. Why is that?
  5. Likewise, ewww. That wasn't where I was going at all. I was thinking it'd be neat if the show somehow had the Doctor have a companion who was the last of the human race. Oddly enough, this episode already established that Cap'n Jack would be a fair contender for that title. So they could make that explicit (ewwww! I mean, make it obvious!) through him or could even choose one of the many people knocking about there at the End of the Universe. Either way, I think it'd be an interesting direction for the show to go on to. And since they've added Barrowman to the cast itself I'm starting to w
  6. A fair criticism. I guess it just depends on how wide the range is of how you apply that term. He might be that way to you but in comparison with those who'd I consider heavyhanded he has a fairly nimble touch. "Love and family conquers all" is the sort of theme that tends to be beaten intr annihilation. "You are what you choose to be!" If I had a choice, I'd ratheo our heads by those who choose it and I think Bird's use of it stands as a good example of how to swim in that pool without choosing to happily drown in it. Err, to mix my metaphors in a powder keg of righteous retribution topped by
  7. Besides being a nice little moment on its own the show also seems to be echoing the words of Harriet Jones who said something similar (but well-intentioned) in the exact same situation when she was Prime Minister. A small clue some of you might have missed : when Derek Jacobi was talking about the pocket watch and how he got it he mentions he was found as a child "on the fringe of the Silver Devastation". Which was where the Face of Boe was introduced as having arrived from way back in the first season. So hopefully the show isn't just using that character to lead us into the Master's arriva
  8. A similar situation is the general impression people get when you say "comic book". Just because the ostensibly most predominant form of a medium is a specific genre that doesn't make the whole medium itself simultaneous to the same genre. It's like assuming that the only thing that can be done on a radio is commercials because that's what you usually hear. Also, Brad Bird is a genius. A loud yelling eccentric genius who is probably a little bit crazy ("I have said time and time again! WE USE EVERY PART OF THE BUFFALO!") but a genius nonetheless. When the whole world watches the scene wher
  9. Spoiler! --Click here to view--An even easier solution is to just assume that the "Master No. Six" stuff was intended for the fans and won't actually play a part in the Master's choice of it as an alias. Much as the oft-repeated "Torchwood" was never acknowledged as being an anagram of Doctor Who within the program itself. And, yeah, I'm not sure why this is in spoilertext either.
  10. Uh, no. I haven't. Some might say that this indicates a clear and present flaw in my judgment of that movie's quality. And by "some" I mean "anyone with brains" and by "judgment" I mean "illogical and unfounded presumption". So, yeah, you got me there. I'd blame their competitors for that rather than Pixar themselves. Dreamworks and other studios took a look at the nature of the movies Pixar has been making and threw out cheap'n'quick imitations. They should have followed their example rather than just playing a game of monkey see and monkey do. You refer to Pixar's role in the marketpla
  11. And look at what a steady gig that turned out to be! FYI : that show was canceled after two nights on TV. The remaining episodes are being thrown on the air over the 4th of July. I, for one, remain uninterested in the prospect of even EU materials for the 'Verse. The comic series Joss Whedon co-wrote with Brett Mathews was a pretty uninspired (albeit well drawn and with a few cool moments) link between the series and the movie. Even if they did a Firefly : Season 2 ala the current Buffy comics I probably wouldn't be too enthused about getting it. Probably the only thing that would perk my i
  12. Wow. I'm surprised to see that Final Fantasy drek getting any votes at all. As can be seen here I am quite biased in this matter. And while I was exaggerating slightly, well, The Incredibles is just an amazing movie on so many levels that I become honestly surprised when someone admits to disliking it. I have a similar level of devotion to Brad Bird's previous film "The Iron Giant" with a slightly greater tolerance for the possible idea that someone somewhere might somehow not enjoy it quite as much as I do. Yep. That's a psychological phenomenon referred to as the 'uncanny valley'. Ba
  13. Meh. That was a pretty mediocre episode 'till the reveal at the end. Maybe I only feel that way since the past few episodes have been pretty high quality and I was expecting better. Russel T. Davies is rather fond of his little word games, isn't he? Spoiler! --Click here to view--Sam Tyler as The Master is a really inspired piece of casting. Back when I first saw the preview shot of him with an airmask stuck to his face and knocking out the opening beats of the show's theme song with his signet ring, well, that was great.
  14. :thumbsup: Well done this week. A number of nice touches kept it from being just so-so and pushed it up to a higher level. That bit at the end was a little much for my taste but it would have completely petrified any nearby eight year old kid. Was the policeman's comments about the TARDIS's dissimilarities from a real police box a complete cut-n-paste from real fandom discussion or was it the result of the show's producers themselves knowing such an obscure fact? Eh. I should just watch the Doctor Who Confidential program to satisfy my urge for behind the scenes info.
  15. Good point, UK. I think that was actually the reason given why Paul McGann wasn't shown regenerating into Ecclestone, despite the fact that McGann eagerly offered to Russel T. Davies his own cameo experience. They didn't want to confuse the kiddies. I think most grown fans (myself included) over-estimate the degree to which the show should be taken seriously. It's really aimed precisely at a bright albeit sleepy eight year old boy, not the thirty year old Jon Pertwee fan. To put it another way, I think one's enjoyment of Doctor Who is directly correlated to how often you find yourself hiding
  16. Yep. Tweaked his ears, cleaned his teeth and said "Oh well, could have been worse". Oddly enough, the pilot also showed evidence that this version of the Doctor had already had substantial adventures within the recent span of Earth's history, while alone and companion-less. Which seems kind of contradictory to me. I suspect it'll be something of an unrequited crush rather than the full-blown Ross 'n' Rachel fest that was Billie Piper's character. The Doctor won't love her back. But, yeah, too soon.
  17. :thumbsup: This two-parter is the best it's been for a while. John Smith desperately pleading for his life ("I'm not a story") was a highlight. Especially liked the little sequence where the headmaster went out to parlay with the Family of Blood ("Do you think they'll thank the man who taught them war was glorious?") and the farewell between the Doctor and the nurse. In regards to my theory, which was based on footage that was some sort of psychic projection or dream sequence, I still think there's some inkling that the show will eventually show Susan's origins. Didn't the Doctor say a f
  18. There's a certain irony to hardcore Doctor Who fans getting upset over the inclusion of the Paul McGann '96 movie into continuity when the episode in which it happens contains the very elements they were so pissed about in the first place. It was a little weird to see the girl from 'Spaced' making out with Doctor Who. Do you folks count stuff from the episode previews that run in the credits as spoilers? Just in case... Spoiler! --Click here to view--The teaser for the second half of this two-parter showed Doctor Who getting married and later holding a newborn baby. Assuming that 's actua
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