S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

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S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:12 pm

Starts in five minutes.
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Re: S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:28 pm

Meh. More than last week this one really suffered for lack of time. I could see a proper four or six part serial in there struggling to get out, but because of the modern format everyone was reduced to rushing about frantically, with at least three or four interesting characters who would have played major parts in an old style serial getting few or no lines. It's frustrating more than anything else, that you can see what could have been.
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Re: S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:37 pm

I'm not liking Clara. And the Doc... *Shrugs*
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Re: S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby Nutso » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:45 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:Meh. More than last week this one really suffered for lack of time. I could see a proper four or six part serial in there struggling to get out, but because of the modern format everyone was reduced to rushing about frantically, with at least three or four interesting characters who would have played major parts in an old style serial getting few or no lines. It's frustrating more than anything else, that you can see what could have been.

Yeah. It's a god being awakened and some character development for the new companion. Should have been a slower paced story giving more character interaction. Maybe see what The Doctor would give up for that speeder thing. It was kind of weird how he just vanished for a bit, so we could have Clara start the story.
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Re: S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby Nutso » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:48 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I'm not liking Clara. And the Doc... *Shrugs*

I am ambivalent about her so far. She has a sob story, but so far the most interesting thing to me is what most interesting about her to The Doctor. Why has she appeared to The Doctor in 3 different times.
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Re: S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby Graham Kennedy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:05 am

Another aspect of NuWho that I'm getting fed up with - most problems can be solved by thinking magical thoughts at them.

Seriously, how often has this happened? It seems like every other episode is solved by people just caring about things so damn much.
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Re: S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby kostmayer » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:08 pm

A good Doctor Who story should either make me laugh, cry, or crap my pants. Lately they haven't done any of those things.
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Re: S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:15 pm

The thing is Clara... she's not that special. Split across time? 'City of Death' is calling. It wants the plot back. :P Hell, they handwaved away Gwen and the maid from the Unquiet Dead being the same actress.
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Re: S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby kostmayer » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:45 am

At what point will he tell Clara her ultimate fate, or that her talent for dying is surpassed only by the Doctor himself, Rory, or Sean Bean.
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Re: S34E2: The Rings of Akhaten

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:56 pm

Or realize the other rather more mundane explanations for her, including, "A big whopping coincidence"/ ;)
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