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PostSubject: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:44 pm

What do those who saw the Christmas special "Voyage of the Damned" think of this story?

I thought it was a bit bleaker for a Christmas story, but it had my attention and was fun.

Tennant's Doctor seemed less manic then usual.
Kylie's character really did not have a great deal to do.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:15 pm

4 out of 5. The only disappointment was Max Capricorn.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:17 pm

magicman92 wrote:
4 out of 5. The only disappointment was Max Capricorn.

He was a bit anti-climatic.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:19 pm

cinnur wrote:
magicman92 wrote:
4 out of 5. The only disappointment was Max Capricorn.

He was a bit anti-climatic.
The angels were amazing, but Astrid's death nearly had me in tears Sad Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:19 pm

I liked Foon.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:34 am

is it on you tube yet?
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:16 am

yes, that is how I saw it.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:40 pm

I teared up a bit when Astrid died...I really liked the special.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:35 pm

This episode was Bannakaffalattastic.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:22 pm

I thought it was fantastic. Definitely rivals The Christmas Invasion as my favorite of the Christmas specials.

Mr. Copper's interpretation of Earth Christmas traditions was hilarious.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:19 pm

So when is the Astrid with Bannakaffalatta figure coming out? I also need about 2 or three Host figures with halo throwing action.

On another note, while I adore this show, I am really getting annoyed with each and every companion he's had lusting after him. Even Capt. Jack for heaven's sake! They even had to have his one-off companion fall for him. Knock it off guys!!!

I know Donna is a very unpopular choice in a new companion but at least she won't be trying to bonk him at any given moment. At least I hope she won't.

When Martha does some back, I hope she will have gotten over The Doctor and be more of an equal to him. She was a very strong character, even stronger than Rose IMO, but reduced to a groupie with a crush. Grr.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:30 am

Clavius wrote:
So when is the Astrid ...

On another note, while I adore this show, I am really getting annoyed with each and every companion he's had lusting after him. Even Capt. Jack for heaven's sake! They even had to have his one-off companion fall for him.

To be fair The Doctor has also turned into a flirt. Almost a rival to Jack, just a bit more subdued.

He was flirting with Astrid.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:35 am

I posted this in the episode section too, but it pissed me off that he so willingly accepted Astrid and shot down Richard Bucket (somebody has to get this ref.) - even lying to him. I mean, sure 30 minutes after he invited her along with him, she died, but still.

I would love seeing a companion that didn't fit the mold for a little while. Take the old guy along for a ride, have him guard the TARDIS for a few episodes, drop him off on a beautiful island full of alien bikini babes.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:47 am

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I posted this in the episode section too, but it pissed me off that he so willingly accepted Astrid and shot down Richard Bucket (somebody has to get this ref.) - even lying to him. I mean, sure 30 minutes after he invited her along with him, she died, but still.

I would love seeing a companion that didn't fit the mold for a little while. Take the old guy along for a ride, have him guard the TARDIS for a few episodes, drop him off on a beautiful island full of alien bikini babes.

I agree it seemed odd to me as well. The Doctor did not even offer him a ride home. I guess he is just into younger blonds now.
The Doctor did not even treat Martha very well, and she is a babe.

Bucket might have made an interesting choice. Obviously he would not fit the mold as you mentioned. Hopefully Donna's return next season will not have her fall for the Doctor. I was not crazy about her first appearance, but she would be a bit more of a welcomed change. Just not as much a change as Bucket.

Bucket could have been like Evelyn along side Colin's Doctor. A great pairing of personalities.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:49 am

Well, we saw from the trailer that she wants to travel, but is not in love with the Doctor
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:46 pm

Quote from the episode...

Astrid - "You look good for a man who's 903 years old."

Doctor - "You should see me in the morning"

Astrid - "Ok"

And the way she said "OK" combined with her rather nervous look immediately afterward suggested to me that she wanted to take The Tardis for a spin in more ways than one. She may not have been in love with him but she was definitely FALLING in love with him.
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:10 pm

magicman92 wrote:
Well, we saw from the trailer that she wants to travel, but is not in love with the Doctor

Clavius wrote:

And the way she said "OK" combined with her rather nervous look immediately afterward suggested to me that she wanted to take The Tardis for a spin in more ways than one. She may not have been in love with him but she was definitely FALLING in love with him.

I think magicman meant Donna, not Astrid. I'll give Donna props for one good line in the trailer...

Doctor: I just want a mate.

Donna: Well, you're not matin' with me Sunshine!
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:45 pm

So he did. Missed the context of his post. My bad
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:50 pm

Clavius wrote:
So he did. Missed the context of his post. My bad
It's fine - I do it all the time Smile Embarassed alien
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PostSubject: Re: 2007 Christmas Special   Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:43 pm

The Doctor's refusal of Mr. Copper struck me as odd (I originally typed 'ood') until I thought about his reaction to finding out he was wealthy. Of all the things that money could buy, all he wanted was a house. With a garden. I think the Doctor knew that he would be more content with that -- finally having a home to call his own, and to be able to enjoy his retirement -- than traveling through time and space. That and I don't think the Doctor was in any hurry for a new companion after losing Astrid, probably figured Mr. Copper had a better fate ahead of him if his association with the Doctor ended there.
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