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Neil Perryman
Durham
Capsule reviews for my 2010 telly habits. One a day for a year.
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And that's why I'll be turning the comments off soon!
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This was discussed but we couldn't make it pan out. Sorry.
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Hooray! Victory at last (now where's my cut?): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1327676/Red-faced-Channel-4-hand-Million-Pound-Drop-couple-325-000-reprieve-admitting-wrong-Doctor-Who.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
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McCoy has gone on the record many times claiming he's the longest serving Doctor. Whichever way you cut it, my issue is with the ambiguity of the question. What do they mean by "played" and "period" - it's too ambiguous for such a massive sum of cash.
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I can't even watch the Proms on the telly without bursting into tears every ten minutes so god knows how I would have coped if I had seen it in the flesh.
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It didn't break into the Top 100 as far as I can tell.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2010 on LOGOS (1982) at Tangerine Dream: The Chronology
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In that case why did it suddenly become Kiev on the remix albums? Now I'm confused!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2010 on EXIT (1981) at Tangerine Dream: The Chronology
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Yeah, it's not explained properly but the way I read it is that Amy wakes up aged 7 and has a mum and dad. Then we see Amy wake up aged 21 where she just thinks she's not got a mum and dad for a bit - like waking from a weird dream. So she, er, always had a mum and dad. I think.
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That makes no sense either - they must have been to her house *before* they built the Pandorica - they took the design from her book... To be blunt, the trap makes no sense at all. Yet.
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That still doesn't explain how Amy's memories played any part in springing this trap...
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I think it's been a good ratio. 5 out of 12 episodes haven't just been good, they've been some of the best episodes of Doctor Who ever produced...
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Oh bugger. I should probably change it then!
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Thanks - I have amended the entry!
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I bet this will happen. They've already done it once in The Lodger when Amy is told to write the note that the Doctor was already seen in the newsagent's window. Everything in this series is there for a reason...
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That all depends on whether Rory was *always* an Auton, doesn't it?
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Thanks! I already have!
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The Lodger is better than Genesis of the Daleks. You heard it here first. And last, probably.
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Not true. I loved The 11th Hour, I enjoyed The Beast Below, I thought Amy's Choice and the Weeping Angel 2-parter were some of the best Doctor Who stories ever produced. I love this show.
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This is a restrained version of some of the emails I've received this week. And to answer your question: of course not. You charming individual, you.
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Oh, and if this is a return to the show's educational roots then so is Victory of the Daleks...
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I don't usually respond to comments to my reviews but perhaps if I address a couple of points then maybe people will stop sending me anonymous hate mail. I would like to address my flippant remark about the phone line first. To be honest I just didn't see how the episode dealt with depression in any meaningful way. I failed to see it and I still do. I have no issue with the BBC including a phoneline but it implied to me that there were giving the episode unnecessary weight. I never said that people who are manipulated whilst watching TV are morons. I thought I made that obvious by listing all the times I have been manipulated myself. I just like my tears to be earned instead of coaxed out of me with a power ballad. And finally, to the huge swathes of you who have taken the time to email me in order to tell me that Bill Nighy does pronounce Van Gogh's name right - then that means the Doctor (a bloody genius!) got it wrong instead. Either way, it's the least of the episode's problems. God, I hope I like next week...
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'It was very clichéd. It was very routine. Running up and down corridors and silly monsters'. - Chris Chibnall, Open Air, 1986.
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Thanks for the comment. I almost said they were 'tangentalised' but then I assumed newcomers to the band wouldn't know what that actually meant. It's something I'll deal with at length when I finally get to the 1990s.... And by adding new sounds to the final mix, it's still technically remixing, surely?
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Don't mug yourself over it, Stu.
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Apr 9, 2010