Doctor Who episode 10 The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

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Doctor Who episode 10 The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

Post by mr friendly guy » 2018-12-10 06:56am

So Tim Shaw is back and he builds a device which is a combination of the Pirate Planet (from the classic Tom Baker episode) and the Dalek magnetron device.
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Post by Crazedwraith » 2018-12-10 07:17am

Aagh. Someone else did the thread. The formatting. *panic*

Still need to catch the last couple of episodes on iPlayer.
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Post by madd0ct0r » 2018-12-11 03:30am

I was not impressed.

It was not terrible, but easily one of the weakest scripts of the season.

Why the big deal about the planets mental effects when they have no thematic bearing on the story?

Graham's acting continues amazing. Yaz remains underused.

Playing with the fandom over doctors attitude to weapons was amusing.

Tim Shaw remains a tool and a recurring villian.
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Post by bilateralrope » 2018-12-11 04:05am

A full season with no daleks, no cybermen. Doesn't this mean they lose the rights to use one of them ?

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Post by Broomstick » 2018-12-11 06:03am

madd0ct0r wrote:
2018-12-11 03:30am
I was not impressed.
It was not terrible, but easily one of the weakest scripts of the season.
My feeling as well.
Why the big deal about the planets mental effects when they have no thematic bearing on the story?
Agreed - the only reason I can see for it was giving a reason why the Doctor would have "neural balancers" later on in the story for disrupting what the Ux were doing.

The Ux species, as a concept, are ridiculous. A species with just two members? Not viable. Not the last two a species, but a species that only has ever had two? Just as well they didn't dwell on it that much.
Graham's acting continues amazing. Yaz remains underused.
Agreed.
Playing with the fandom over doctors attitude to weapons was amusing.
I'm not sure if Chibnall is trying to better define the Doctor's stance on weapons and using them, or mock it.
Tim Shaw remains a tool and a recurring villian.
Yes, but his first outing was much stronger. In this episode he mainly just stood in place or postured. Granted, he's supposed to be debilitated but so's Davros and he usually moves more than Tim Shaw did in this episode. It's like there was no body language.
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Post by Q99 » 2018-12-16 06:52am

bilateralrope wrote:
2018-12-11 04:05am
A full season with no daleks, no cybermen. Doesn't this mean they lose the rights to use one of them ?
Nah, it just feels that way due to how often they show up. Frankly I'm glad to have a break!

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Post by Eternal_Freedom » 2018-12-16 07:20am

Decidedly average. There were some good elements, and Graham continues to be the most engaging of the new companions, and Jodie continues to impress as the Doctor...but the script was just bland.

This would have worked better as a mid-season episode, not as the finale.
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