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So...? Not the biggest surprise at the end there.
although I can't put a finger on why. It just didn't hold my interest.
It was largely ok. Similar in tone to the Silurian two parter I thought and for that reason a bit familiar. Cloning isn't a new concept either but it looked great again. Except for that Abyss-head-out-of-the-loo scene. Pretty scary too at times.
Nice to see Rory get some screen time.
Could the Doc we saw get shot be The Flesh? Or indeed, Amy, from that massive pause and look the Doc gave her...
Looks like next week we'll find out more about that robotic eye woman through the hatch too.
Is just too obvious. I'm sure Steven Moffat will have asked to include this here as some sort of red herring.
Really enjoyed this, reminded me of a good old fashioned Troughton-esque base under siege tale. Some really cool ideas and moral conundrums on show too, the likes of which we haven't really seen since the RTD era. But like you say, too early to judge until we see next week's really.
Can't believe there are only 2 more eps until the break.
Didn't Amy actually explicitly ask in The Impossible Astronaut whether it was a clone? I know they couldn't have really known, but I just think it would be too easy to use this explanation.
Ithought the scene where the two grey haired guys both talked about missing their son was great. Looking forward to part 2 for sure.
When will the second half of the series return?
A little generic i have to say. Perhaps something special will happen next episode.
Sub thread: Anyone got much of an idea about the eyepatch lady yet? She was there again.
The 'clones' having life long memories and wanting to go home and stuff.
Meanwhile, something intriguing has come to our attention. Deep within the bowels of the BBC website you'll find this video of the Doctor in some distress. Its title, Analysis Lessons, is an anagram of Lonely Assassins. And Lonely Assassins was of course a name for … the Weeping Angels. Could they be this year's real Big Bad?
My mate also had a GREAT theory about what The Flesh is - early Auton / Nestine. Might explain why Rory is so defensive of the girl...?
No one seemed to give a toss.
It just didn't seem to amount to much before the whole 'anagram' part of the puzzel fell into place?
Would be weird if the angels were somehow lumped into it again though.
Seeing as it was Moffat who created them, and they've been talked about as the best new monster/enemy of new Who. And the anagram is too much to be a coincidence. Plus the fact it's a video, hidden on the BBC site - an easter egg - which is a call back to the DVD easter eggs of Blink.
River, pregnancy, the Silence, the TARDIS blowing up, the astronaut, the little girl, talk about the Master's wife coming back or whatever (I haven't seen much RTD, so I'm a bit fuzzy on that). I'm not sure having the angels as some sort of controlling force or intelligence behind it all would make any sense.
Though perhaps my mistake is hoping that it will all make sense.
it does look like the River / pregnancy / Silence thing will be the main story arc. I just thought we'll probably get another episode about them, like how the Daleks came back in series 3, without the whole series being about them that time. Maybe the angels will be in the episode 7 + 8 two parter, as that's written by Moffat.
(How much of the RTD era have you seen? If you didn't see series two, that's definitely worth a watch. I can lend you the box set if you like.)
Not sure I fancy it really, though I don't know why.
It would be good to see the angels again (Blink is one of the few older episodes I've seen), just not too much of them.
The fucking Slitheen...
Otherwise. Erm.. the Ood. That's about it I think?
Almost made Rory an interesting character. Almost.
More just a chance for once for Amy to feel like the one doing the chasing, which was hinted at last week in those scenes in the TARDIS corridors
as the first episode in a two-parter, it was pretty good - it set everything up nicely to be resolved in the following episode. but as a stand-alone it was kind of boring. it was like they didn't want to do too much in this episode so they can save all the good stuff for the second part. it's a good way to keep you tuned in for part two, but not enough to hold your attention for one episode. I expected it to be scarier, but I'm guessing (and judging from the trailer) they're gonna save all the scares for the next episode.
- definitely think the eye patch woman is a Time Lord midwife
- definitely don't think Amy is pregnant with the Doctor's baby because ew
- seriously doubt the clone Doctor was the one who was shot in The Impossible Astronaut, because, yeah, that'd be so cheap and easy to do. also, it MUST be the real Doctor who was shot, otherwise they wouldn't have been sent on that mission to save him (which needs to be followed up soonish, I think)
I like that there are more two part episodes coming up. it makes it feel more like the serials of old where a story was told over four or five episodes, so each series was basically made up of several mini-series. I think they should get back into that.
something I've been thinking about: could the title 'A Good Man Goes to War' be referring to the Time War? I would really love to see the Time War explained and explored, but I don't think this is the right series to do it since there's already so much stuff going on. it would be a bit overwhelming.
I guess the Time War will be impossible to do since it happened pre-series. it'll probably just be alluded to forever and ever and no one will ever know how or why the Doctor killed everyone.
which is possibly consistent with her being in labour?
I liked the episode, but i like most episodes. I would rather the BBC person hadn't said the doctor comes face to face with himself before the episode, because yeah, it wasn't unexpected, but still.