S32E11: The God Complex

S32E11: The God Complex

Postby Captain Seafort » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:13 pm

Not a bad episode, although I was a bit irritated by the Curse of Fenric ripoff. Sylvester McCoy was far more convincing.
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:28 pm

Haven't seen it yet-not until BBC America tonight-but the God Complex? This is a psychological analysis of the Doctor, then? ;)
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby Mikey » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:15 am

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Haven't seen it yet-not until BBC America tonight-but the God Complex? This is a psychological analysis of the Doctor, then? ;)


In a double entendre, yes. Meh. Filler ep until the ending, though the bit about "I'm not talking about myself" was a nice tie-in to the theme of the season. A bit ham-handed in the application of the main device - yes we get it, nightmare angles = creepy, now give it a rest - but the ending was a puller if wrapped up tritely.

Of note to BBC America viewers might be the advertisement for DW mini-action figures. :lol:
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:25 pm

Oh, god it is just so weird seeing Who action figures advertised like that! Especially since I just bought a Leela action figure and the Fourth's sonic screwdriver!
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby Mikey » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:13 pm

I notice that Underground toys also sells a plush TARDIS with lights and sounds. :)
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:55 pm

Mikey wrote:I notice that Underground toys also sells a plush TARDIS with lights and sounds. :)

That might be a good Christmas gift for my friend...

Anyway, episode! Just... didn't feel it, to be honest. So, it was a distant cousin of the Nimon, then? As for leaving Amy and Rory behind... they'll be back. Kinda have to, since Karen's signed on for the next series. ;) And to quote the Lone Dalek, "And the coward survived."

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And as for the Seventh doing stuff better? Sylvester McCoy reading the Pandorica Opens speech.
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby Nutso » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:01 pm

That was...abrupt. If the show runners wanted to surprise us, well it worked on one viewer. Plus why not say "goodbye" to Rory?
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby Mikey » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:06 pm

Nutso wrote:That was...abrupt. If the show runners wanted to surprise us, well it worked on one viewer. Plus why not say "goodbye" to Rory?


Because as much as he's become a character rather than just attached comic relief, Rory is still just an also-ran in the Doctor's mind.
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:49 pm

Rory is the butt monkey of the series. He's Mickey... well-executed.
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby Mikey » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:03 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Rory is the butt monkey of the series. He's Mickey... well-executed.



On the contrary, I think Darvill's done a fantastic job of turning from Mickey into a relevant, passably-deep character. The only issue is that Rory hasn't become anything more than Amy's camp follower in the Doctor's mind.
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Re: S32E11: The God Complex

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:27 pm

Mikey wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Rory is the butt monkey of the series. He's Mickey... well-executed.



On the contrary, I think Darvill's done a fantastic job of turning from Mickey into a relevant, passably-deep character. The only issue is that Rory hasn't become anything more than Amy's camp follower in the Doctor's mind.

Ah... that's what I mean.
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