Doctor Who Series 37 Episode 8 - "The Witchfinders" Spoilers

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Doctor Who Series 37 Episode 8 - "The Witchfinders" Spoilers

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-11-25 02:24pm

Another fun episode, with an alien menace rather than a pure historical.

The treatment of James I seemed a little inconsistent from camp humour to the horror of witch hunting.

And the first episode I've seen where the Doctor in the past gets treated really differently because of her sex.

But yeah, called the Doctor was going to be called a witch.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 37 Episode 8 - "The Witchfinders" Spoilers

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2018-11-25 02:52pm

Crazedwraith wrote:
2018-11-25 02:24pm
Another fun episode, with an alien menace rather than a pure historical.

The treatment of James I seemed a little inconsistent from camp humour to the horror of witch hunting.

And the first episode I've seen where the Doctor in the past gets treated really differently because of her sex.

But yeah, called the Doctor was going to be called a witch.
Really, how could she not be? It was inevitable.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 37 Episode 8 - "The Witchfinders" Spoilers

Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-11-25 03:09pm

Yeah, I don't claim great insight with that prediction.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 37 Episode 8 - "The Witchfinders" Spoilers

Post by SpottedKitty » 2018-11-26 04:26pm

Crazedwraith wrote:
2018-11-25 02:24pm
The treatment of James I seemed a little inconsistent from camp humour to the horror of witch hunting.
Actually, less camp and more historically accurate — it's right there in the record that James was known to have a few... "special" male friends over the years.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 37 Episode 8 - "The Witchfinders" Spoilers

Post by madd0ct0r » 2018-11-27 09:03pm

SpottedKitty wrote:
2018-11-26 04:26pm
Crazedwraith wrote:
2018-11-25 02:24pm
The treatment of James I seemed a little inconsistent from camp humour to the horror of witch hunting.
Actually, less camp and more historically accurate — it's right there in the record that James was known to have a few... "special" male friends over the years.
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Re: Doctor Who Series 37 Episode 8 - "The Witchfinders" Spoilers

Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2018-11-28 02:12pm

Finally saw it last night and rather enjoyed it. An interesting subversion where it seems like the alien menace aren't actually malevolent and then...boom. And interesitng look at it all, though I can't comment on historical accuracy because I know sod-all about that period. But the writing was good, the performances were excellent (especially James, so wonderfully hammy).

Also, I only noticed this in this episode so it may not be new, but the TARDIS translation circuit now seems to translate idioms as well - Ryan says "I feel you" to James and James knows what he means. Whereas Nine tried telling Dickens he was a "number one fan" and that Charles had no idea what he was on about.
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