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Title: Don't Blink
Post by: Plynkes on April 24, 2010, 06:13:40 PM
Wow. That was good. I love those angels. Best thing since the 2005 relaunch. They scare the fucking shit out of me. After a decidedly dodgy bit of crappy Dalek-wank, the series really got back on track tonight. Instant classic. Doctor Who meets Aliens with John Hanning Speke thrown in for good measure. More of this, less Daleks, please.

And that guy at the start with the lipstick was Mike Skinner out of The Streets, wasn't it?
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: fastolfrus on April 24, 2010, 06:39:53 PM
Looking forward to next week.

You can't kill a stone, but can't you wop it with a sledgehammer ?
Or put a bag on its head so it doesn't know if you are looking ?

Some lovely scenery this week too.

We've already bought as many of the pre-painted D&D figures of angelic statues as we could find, so just need to acquire a bishop's platoon now.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Tacgnol on April 24, 2010, 06:50:14 PM
Cracking episode. I'm champing at the bit for the next instalment.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Steve F on April 24, 2010, 07:13:09 PM
Just a shame about the cartoon Graham Norton, breaking the tension just before the cliffhanger.

... And reminding me of the existence of Graham Norton, for that matter.   >:( :'( >:(
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: dijit on April 24, 2010, 07:39:00 PM
ahhh, you irritating people  :D I have to wait until someone is kind enough to put it up on a place of legal greyarea before I'm going to get to see it. But if it's anything like 'blink' then it's got to be good.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Viper on April 24, 2010, 07:46:31 PM
I thought it was far better than Blink, simply because of the stunning setting.

I'm a huge fan of horror stories that feature the military and everything going wrong, Dog Soldiers is probably my favorite movie, Aliens would be another in the same vein.

After lastweeks episode which I felt was utterly dire it made it feel even better. More importantly this was the first time I really felt Matt Smith was relaxed and fitting into the role of the doctor, I wasn't convinced in any of the previous episodes and felt he didn't quite fit, but he was great this week.

I've heard a lot of anger about this animated advert thing popping up near the end, I watched the show on iplayer just after it broadcast so didn't get that.

So yeah after a feeling of dread that all my worst fears had come to light last week I am now in a very happy, but decidedly creeped out (thanks Moffat), place.
 :)
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Plynkes on April 24, 2010, 07:59:30 PM
I actually really like Graham Norton. But that little cartoon advert thing popping up in the episode - that is unforgivable. I'm not a vindictive person, but I hope there is enough outrage that someone loses their job over that. Totally broke the immersion.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Red Orc on April 24, 2010, 08:20:59 PM
Especially annoying as a) it was right at the thrilling climax (by the way can I suggest Plynkes that you put 'SPOILER ALERT' in either the subject line or early in the thread?) and b) the programme it was trailering was on in about a minute, and they then told us about it while the credits were running.

Poor show, Auntie Beeb, poor show. Not enough to ruin it completely but bloody instrusive. If I wanted Graham Norton muscling in on my climax ... etc etc.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Plynkes on April 24, 2010, 08:30:34 PM
I don't see the need for a spoiler alert. What have we given away, apart from the fact that a cartoon Graham Norton intruded on the show in a very annoying fashion? The fact that the Weeping Angels are back is hardly a state secret. They are in the episode's title, have been on the adverts, in the listings magazines, etc.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: dijit on April 24, 2010, 08:48:34 PM
As someone who has yet to see it, I'd say no need for a spoiler - nothing given away.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Red Orc on April 24, 2010, 09:11:52 PM
As a precautionary measure - I backpedalled on what I was going to say specifically so I didn't give certain things away. Just because no-one has yet revealed anything crucial doesn't mean they won't.

As a courtesy - we've seen it, mostly, we don't need a spoiler alert, but those who, for instance, might think this is a thread about the previous Weeping Angels storyline might appreciate more warning about possible spoilers.

I think on the whole it's better to put it in, because then people can chose to view the thread or not, rather than not put it in and risk spoiling someone's enjoyment of the episode because they've stumbled across something by accident that they maybe didn't want to know.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: myincubliss on April 25, 2010, 12:50:09 AM
We've already bought as many of the pre-painted D&D figures of angelic statues as we could find

Link? Although my first thought was to muss up some sculpting dollies to use as the other statues...
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: elysium64 on April 25, 2010, 02:12:25 AM
Just watched this on iplayer, at last a brilliant episode. I have liked Matt Smith from the start but here he had the quality script that he needed.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: bandit86 on April 25, 2010, 04:29:07 AM
Blink was so cool and the weeping angels were just so creepy.  Just watched the 1st show with the new doctor.  And just like he needs to get use to new teeth I guess i'll have to get use to him he was ok so far and his companion was ok and hot wish the police women I worked with were like her(I know she was not a real police woman)
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: fastolfrus on April 25, 2010, 09:00:34 AM
Link? Although my first thought was to muss up some sculpting dollies to use as the other statues...

We mostly picked them up through ebay or rummage boxes at wargames shows.

This one looks good (but the current price is way too high, we got ours for about 50p each) :
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=d%26d+statue&_sacat=0&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313&_dmpt=UK_Toys_RolePlaying_RL&_odkw=d%26d+miniatures&_osacat=0&bkBtn=
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: majorsmith on April 25, 2010, 09:07:59 AM
i liked the dalek episode, just the usual cheesy dr who stuff as normal really! will have to watch yesterdays on the i player, was playing CODMW2
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: LikeTheSound on April 25, 2010, 10:59:27 AM
Wow. That was good. I love those angels. Best thing since the 2005 relaunch. They scare the fucking shit out of me. After a decidedly dodgy bit of crappy Dalek-wank, the series really got back on track tonight. Instant classic. Doctor Who meets Aliens with John Hanning Speke thrown in for good measure. More of this, less Daleks, please.

And that guy at the start with the lipstick was Mike Skinner out of The Streets, wasn't it?

It was Mike Skinner, you can read more about it here
http://like-the-sound.blogspot.com/2010/04/mike-skinner-in-doctor-who-time-of.html
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Plynkes on April 26, 2010, 09:47:39 AM
Ah, thought it looked and sounded like him. Ta.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Gluteus Maximus on April 26, 2010, 06:55:30 PM
I actually really like Graham Norton. But that little cartoon advert thing popping up in the episode - that is unforgivable. I'm not a vindictive person, but I hope there is enough outrage that someone loses their job over that. Totally broke the immersion.

Just goes to show none of the telly companies really give a shit about the viewers of anything but "reality" shows. I've complained to the Beeb. "Riled from Rowley Regis". I don't expect a result, though.

Still, idiotic intrusions aside, it was probably the best Who I've seen for a while- and there has been a lot of very good Who in the last few years.

I hope they keep the quality going for part two and don't spoil everything with a really silly ending  :)
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: anevilgiraffe on April 26, 2010, 07:33:48 PM
Just goes to show none of the telly companies really give a shit about the viewers of anything but "reality" shows. I've complained to the Beeb. "Riled from Rowley Regis". I don't expect a result, though.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8643684.stm

5000 and counting...
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Thantsants on April 26, 2010, 10:05:58 PM
Recorded it on Saturday and just finished watching it now - Ace stuff - the angels were pretty creepy!  >:D

As for the Graham ~!%*ing Norton and the ~^"!ing idiots who stuck him in at the end...

Can we have an all-star epsiode where the good Doctor fails to save certain celebrities from painful and exotic deaths at the hands of some suitably nasty aliens. It could be set on a reality TV show looking for the next vapid "star" for some crappy West End show...  >:( >:(

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5000 and counting...

Now 5001!
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: myincubliss on April 26, 2010, 10:46:46 PM
Can we have an all-star epsiode where the good Doctor fails to save certain celebrities from painful and exotic deaths at the hands of some suitably nasty aliens. It could be set on a reality TV show looking for the next vapid "star" for some crappy West End show...  >:( >:(

Bring back the Anne-droid, and blammo, it's canonically possible...
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Geckilian on April 26, 2010, 11:54:23 PM
I watched it on the iplayer, and didn't get a Graham Norton ad at the end. I guess being at work when it airs helps.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: ancientsociety on April 28, 2010, 04:45:25 PM
*possible spoilers*

Just watched it last night and...I dunno, I'm getting a little tired of the power creep cliches Moffat seems to be stuck on right now...first it's the Dalek Rangers, now the Angels new "imaging" and "eye staring" powers...ummm, when did that happen? In Blink, the angels don't possess the latter, so when (and, more importantly, WHY) did they acquire it?

Also, I thought the Angels original "death touch" was brilliant but it's now gone!?  :'(

And River Song was just annoying the whole ep. I really liked her character in Silence In The Library and how melancholy/conflicted she was over meeting the Doctor so early. Now she's just cocky and over-enthusiatic...

Sorry, I've probably given something away to those who inadvertantly read this. I'm just curious if anyone else was as underwhelmed as I was?
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Thantsants on April 28, 2010, 09:36:47 PM
Not underwhelmed myself although I see where you're coming from about River Song - "Sonic me!"  ::)

Quite liked the imaging stunt and Angel Bob on the radio was quite creepy.

Seem to remember there was a little "throwaway" line the Doctor mentioned to explain the differences between Angels old and new - but can't remember what he said...  ;D
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: anevilgiraffe on April 28, 2010, 09:49:53 PM
Seem to remember there was a little "throwaway" line the Doctor mentioned to explain the differences between Angels old and new - but can't remember what he said...  ;D

the last lot were scavenging to survive... these ones have a plan...
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Thantsants on April 28, 2010, 10:06:17 PM
That's the bunny!  :D
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: fastolfrus on May 03, 2010, 06:50:51 PM
Loved that line towards the end - about "sorting out".

Wish they'd stop giving away half the next episode in the trailer though.

The "Confidential" documentary on BBC3 was good too.

I noticed (in the supermarket) that dedicated Angels fans can get a free Weeping Angel mask on the latest Dr Who comic.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Froggy the Great on May 03, 2010, 06:57:47 PM
I get the feeling that up till now Moffat has been playing with us.  About halfway through Angels pt II I suddenly had the feeling of the plot expanding and unfolding around me.  It was fun.
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Steve F on May 03, 2010, 07:11:56 PM
I trust that everyone noticed that when the Doctor apparently came back to speak to Amy after she had shut her eyes, he was wearing a jacket?

Wibbly-wobbley timey-wimey, perhaps?  "Spoilers!"
Title: Re: Don't Blink
Post by: Bako on May 04, 2010, 01:03:20 AM
Sorry, I've probably given something away to those who inadvertantly read this.

Oh, balls. Though I will admit I've not watched any Who in a coupla' months.