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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 5:43 am

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Oh, I also wanted to mention that I am growing increasingly fond of the 11th Doctor, but there are a few major personality quirks that are driving me nuts. The main one is the fact that he flat-out refuses to even hint at what's going on.

Have you seen any of the 7th Doctor stories? You might not like him too much because he's known to always keep his companion in the dark.

Overall I really liked the story and I really like the way things are developing between Rory and the Doctor. Rory doesn't seem to be bumping heads with the Doctor as much as Mickey did. I have the feeling that these Silurians are all female which would explain why they look different. I can't remember their first appearance so I don't know if there were any females in that story. I also think that the third eye will not make an appearance as well.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 5:59 am

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a1cmustangpilot wrote:
Oh, I also wanted to mention that I am growing increasingly fond of the 11th Doctor, but there are a few major personality quirks that are driving me nuts. The main one is the fact that he flat-out refuses to even hint at what's going on.

Have you seen any of the 7th Doctor stories? You might not like him too much because he's known to always keep his companion in the dark.

Overall I really liked the story and I really like the way things are developing between Rory and the Doctor. Rory doesn't seem to be bumping heads with the Doctor as much as Mickey did. I have the feeling that these Silurians are all female which would explain why they look different. I can't remember their first appearance so I don't know if there were any females in that story. I also think that the third eye will not make an appearance as well.

The only bit I've seen of the 7th Doctor is from the movie. :/

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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 6:40 am

I too am liking Matt's Doctor more and more these days. I don't blame Matt for these quirks, I blame the bloomin' writer, MOFFAT! He has completely forgotten about all previous traits the Doctor has carried right from the start. What's up with that?

But I do think the episodes are getting better each week. I can't wait to see how this concludes! I'm trying not to get to excited incase its rubbish, but its kind of hard. I can't stop thinking about my little army of 5" Silurians and that just keeps me excited for this next episode!

I sure hope CO do make some Silurians. Perhaps they could have interchangeable heads; One with mask on, one with mask off as I don't think it'd be possible to actually have a removable mask? To fiddly, I'd think? I mean, if they can't make a removable hat then they certainly can't make a removable mask!
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 7:23 am

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[The only bit I've seen of the 7th Doctor is from the movie. :/

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I'm surprised that you haven't seen him in Remembrance of the Daleks considering your passion for the little pepperpots. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 8:04 am

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[The only bit I've seen of the 7th Doctor is from the movie. :/

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I'm surprised that you haven't seen him in Remembrance of the Daleks considering your passion for the little pepperpots. Smile

Yes, start with this one. One of his best, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 8:26 am

Yeah, Remembrance was my first 7th Doctor story. Tremendous episode! Absolutely love it!
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 8:35 am

Well, tonight, I am watching Silurians! Good old Pertwee at his best!
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 9:57 am

I was just thinking about when Rory placed the ring on the TARDIS console. Why do I have this feeling that this is not a good sign and that something really bad is going to happen to him by the end of the story? I had read that he was going to meet an untimely end, but I thought that was a reference to Amy's Choice.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 11:32 am

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Yeah, Remembrance was my first 7th Doctor story. Tremendous episode! Absolutely love it!

That was my first 7th Doctor story as well and it was because of that episode that I fell in love with the Imperial Dalek design, and the SWD.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 11:34 am

a1cmustangpilot wrote:
Oh, I also wanted to mention that I am growing increasingly fond of the 11th Doctor, but there are a few major personality quirks that are driving me nuts. The main one is the fact that he flat-out refuses to even hint at what's going on.

Amy is desperate to know what's wrong with her, but he won't even hint. He just tells her to trust him. Does he just not know, does he not want to speculate, or what? He has no problem with being wrong yet when Amy asks him for answers, he changes the subject or ignores it entirely. And people say that Ten was cruel? Sorry, this is worse than anything that Ten had ever done in his arrogance. Even if he was belittling of Mickey, at least he didn't torture his companions to death by ignoring their questions that should have been addressed.

It seems that he has completely forgotten that he used to actually tell his companions what's going on. I know that Eight does it a lot and most of the Doctors would have done it. I still think that 11 is suffering from a bad bad BAD regeneration.

Of course, there's always the painfully obvious thought that for some reason he CAN'T tell her anything...
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 11:58 am

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scarywood wrote:
Yeah, Remembrance was my first 7th Doctor story. Tremendous episode! Absolutely love it!

That was my first 7th Doctor story as well and it was because of that episode that I fell in love with the Imperial Dalek design, and the SWD.

Yeah, the Imperial design is my favourite of all. I like it so much that one day I hope to make a full size version of it that I can zoom around in Very Happy.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 12:41 pm

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artanyus wrote:
scarywood wrote:
Yeah, Remembrance was my first 7th Doctor story. Tremendous episode! Absolutely love it!

That was my first 7th Doctor story as well and it was because of that episode that I fell in love with the Imperial Dalek design, and the SWD.

Yeah, the Imperial design is my favourite of all. I like it so much that one day I hope to make a full size version of it that I can zoom around in Very Happy.

That would be awesome. I would love to see one like that.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 12:43 pm

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a1cmustangpilot wrote:
Oh, I also wanted to mention that I am growing increasingly fond of the 11th Doctor, but there are a few major personality quirks that are driving me nuts. The main one is the fact that he flat-out refuses to even hint at what's going on.

Amy is desperate to know what's wrong with her, but he won't even hint. He just tells her to trust him. Does he just not know, does he not want to speculate, or what? He has no problem with being wrong yet when Amy asks him for answers, he changes the subject or ignores it entirely. And people say that Ten was cruel? Sorry, this is worse than anything that Ten had ever done in his arrogance. Even if he was belittling of Mickey, at least he didn't torture his companions to death by ignoring their questions that should have been addressed.

It seems that he has completely forgotten that he used to actually tell his companions what's going on. I know that Eight does it a lot and most of the Doctors would have done it. I still think that 11 is suffering from a bad bad BAD regeneration.

Of course, there's always the painfully obvious thought that for some reason he CAN'T tell her anything...

That thought hadn't crossed my mind yet, but now that you mention it, it does seem like a good reason. Just look at some of the episodes from Ten's era where he didn't want to tell them, but did only to see the events written out the same with some minor differences. That will certainly leave him not wanting to tell Amy what's is going to happen or is going on, in order to ensure that perhaps history can be changed.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 2:00 pm

"Can't you Sonic it?"

"It doesn't do wood."

"That is rubbish!"

"Oy! Don't diss the Sonic!"

I smell a T-Shirt in the making.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 2:27 pm

I thought this was a great episode. I am looking forward to Silurian toys and I like the look. I don't think it's as unique visually as the old design, but maybe we'll see an update of that look some day.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun May 23, 2010 7:54 pm

seeing as how this is a 2-parter, i'm not going to judge this episode too harshly. this seemed like more of a lead in to the second story. as long as the 2nd story is good, i won't knock the whole serial.

to me, i liked that this went a bit slower than the time of angels. by the time that got to flesh and stone, it was only a disapointment. as long as the next episode isn't all about the crack, and the crack is the deus ex machina in the doctor beating the enemy, i'll be happy.

my only major complaint about the writing was two things. 1. rory loves amy so much, but the doctor loses her, says trust him, and rory doesn't hit him or anything. sorry, but to me he doesn't come across as greiving.
2. a way doctor could have avoided said beating, or said afterward, would have been to said "look, we saw you two waving to us from the future. you know we'll get her back." that was a missed opportunity for time travel.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Mon May 24, 2010 12:20 am

Clavius wrote:
"Can't you Sonic it?"

"It doesn't do wood."

"That is rubbish!"

"Oy! Don't diss the Sonic!"

I smell a T-Shirt in the making.

LOL I loved that bit. And I too can definitely see a T-shirt in the making there.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Mon May 24, 2010 10:45 am

jfh1970 wrote:
I was just thinking about when Rory placed the ring on the TARDIS console. Why do I have this feeling that this is not a good sign and that something really bad is going to happen to him by the end of the story? I had read that he was going to meet an untimely end, but I thought that was a reference to Amy's Choice.

I MUST go seek out more spoilers and speculation about this! If that really happens, I WILL BE UPSET!!! *hoping that Rory's untimely end was the temporary one in AC*

I really enjoyed this episode, though...so much good and scary stuff! I can hardly wait for the next one!
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Wed May 26, 2010 8:14 am

I just saw some pictures that featured more Silurians and they're male so there goes my theory that these new ones were all female. Didn't see the third eye and I have to admit that I am a little disappointed.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Fri May 28, 2010 2:39 am

jfh1970 wrote:
I was just thinking about when Rory placed the ring on the TARDIS console. Why do I have this feeling that this is not a good sign and that something really bad is going to happen to him by the end of the story? I had read that he was going to meet an untimely end, but I thought that was a reference to Amy's Choice.

I was thinking, what if Rory falls into the crack, and he is wiped from time, then Amy finds the ring and wants to know where it came from, and maybe the Doctor will remember??? I don't know, lol. Just guessing here.

Or maybe the Doctor needs a diamond really fast for some reason, and either Amy doesn't have it on her, or it's handy in the TARDIS.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Fri May 28, 2010 4:35 am

It'll be a surprise to me to see the crack again because I thought it was plugged up with the weeping angels. Even if I'm right though we still don't know what caused it in the first place which I'm sure will be revealed before series end.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sat May 29, 2010 5:35 pm

Overall poll vote: Good episode.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sat May 29, 2010 7:31 pm

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I was thinking, what if Rory falls into the crack, and he is wiped from time,

Give the man a Jelly Baby!
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:32 pm

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It'll be a surprise to me to see the crack again because I thought it was plugged up with the weeping angels. Even if I'm right though we still don't know what caused it in the first place which I'm sure will be revealed before series end.

While not seen, the crack was hinted at in Vampires of Venice. It's the whole reason the fish were there... and the silence in the end was part of it.
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PostSubject: Re: S5E8: The Hungry Earth (Spoilers)   Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:14 pm

I enjoyed this one. . .
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