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(Den Of Geek)   The Doctor and Clara are going ghost hunting, and Bonnie Hammer finally thinks Doctor Who is a worthwhile show and is cursing herself for taking it off of Siffy's schedule. It's Doctor Who: 'Hide', 8 PM on BBC America   (denofgeek.com) divider line 25
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2013-04-20 09:54:12 PM
2 votes:
That episode was basically a Poltergeist rip-off.
2013-04-20 09:42:23 PM
2 votes:
Haven't seen the episode yet and I scrolled down this thread quick to avoid any spoilers, but this came to mind:

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2013-04-20 09:30:35 PM
2 votes:

clintster: [i107.photobucket.com image 600x676]


Earlier in the thread when serial_crusher beat you to it.
2013-04-20 09:06:04 PM
2 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Who the fark is Bonnie Hammer and what is Siffy and why should I give a rat's ass?


Bonnie Hammer is the reason The SciFi Channel became SyFy and started showing Wrestling and really bad disaster movies.

Of course BBCA shows Dr. Who, ST:TNG, and Battlestar Galactica, so that's at least 3x as much SF as SyFy.
2013-04-20 03:21:46 PM
2 votes:
Bonnie Hammer's dead to me.
2013-04-20 02:11:24 PM
2 votes:
www.yourprops.com

shrug, I don;t like Dr Who, but evidently it's about a time traveling Doc and a woman named Clara.
2013-04-21 09:06:19 AM
1 votes:

xria: Given that the Doctor recognized her immediately and there is now (historically) no place/time for her, I wonder if she might be added as a companion, and hence more of her story can be added as we go along.

/maybe the next week preview thing ruled it out somehow, but I always avoid watching those


While she wasn't explicitly mentioned (or seen that I saw) in the "next time" preview, that doesn't mean she won't tag along for an episode or two; similar to Captain Jack, or that young kid who had a thing for Rose and then tried to take future knowledge back to his own time before the Doctor got pissed and tossed him out.

Most likely however, we wont see her again, and be left to assume that she was taken care of between episodes.
2013-04-20 11:34:22 PM
1 votes:

ActionJoe: I thought this was a much better episode than the previous ones. I also liked Clara's reaction to going to traveling through the entire history of Earth. It was a nice touch to that is normally forgotten when companions get used to traveling. She still isn't used to it so seeing the Earth from birth to death would be a bit creepy. I was a bit irked that she seemed ok with the Doctor saying she was the greatest mystery. Umm, wouldn't you want to hear some clarification on that? This was also right after the empath girl told her not to trust the Doctor. Seemed like it could have been developed a bit more.


The way I interpreted that was that she thought that he was saying Humanity was the greatest mystery, instead of him literally saying SHE was the greatest mystery, and that's why she didn't question it.
2013-04-20 11:31:53 PM
1 votes:
I thought this was a much better episode than the previous ones. I also liked Clara's reaction to going to traveling through the entire history of Earth. It was a nice touch to that is normally forgotten when companions get used to traveling. She still isn't used to it so seeing the Earth from birth to death would be a bit creepy. I was a bit irked that she seemed ok with the Doctor saying she was the greatest mystery. Umm, wouldn't you want to hear some clarification on that? This was also right after the empath girl told her not to trust the Doctor. Seemed like it could have been developed a bit more.

Aside from that, a pretty solid story. Having the doctor encounter a counterpart was interesting. Another man who has seen war and done terrible things having to live with it all while trying to move on. Then comes across a mystery and gets with an assistant to solve it.
2013-04-20 11:19:38 PM
1 votes:

clintster: [i107.photobucket.com image 600x676]


Funny thing is, if they'd kept the Clara Oswald from the victorian era, she'd have been dressed much like Doc Brown's Clara.
2013-04-20 11:16:27 PM
1 votes:

cptjeff: Mentat: Haven't watched it and I don't think I'll be able to. I can usually suspend my disbelief, but every once in a while a show does something that's just impossible to ignore and in Defiance it's the break in the Arch. A catenary arch works by compressing the legs against the center piece thereby passing the force down through the legs to the foundation. If any piece is missing, the entire structure collapses in on itself instantly.

I had the same reaction. They had a biatch of a time putting the thing up for exactly that reason- if the structure was weakened significantly, much less broken entirely, it would collapse immediately. It's just so completely and obviously wrong, and it reveals that the people running the show have no attention to detail whatsoever, and that they're not even going to try making the sets, characters, or plots even remotely plausible.


The first trailer for the new American Sherlock Holmes series had Sherlock discovering a hidden panic room because "the weight of a panic room can make the floor of the house slope by up to five degrees".  A 5 degree slope in your bedroom floor would be huge, like one side of the room being twelve inches lower than the other! No way anyone could possibly fail to notice that.
2013-04-20 10:17:17 PM
1 votes:

MadSkillz: Even Jesus Doctor 10 was better than that.


Say whatever else you want, but no, that's pretty much factually wrong.
2013-04-20 10:05:27 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: t3knomanser: Flint Ironstag: so BBCA has to be self financing

Speaking of BBCA, has anybody else been catching "Orphan Black"? It's been showing some promise.

Y'know, I just don't trust shows from BBC America yet, considering how they've traditionally treated Doctor Who.

Plus, it's BBC America. Whenever America sticks their nose into BBC shows, bad things happen.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L4dJ8n64HE


While Torchwood: Miracle Day was nowhere near as good as Torchwood: Children of Earth, you have to admit Bill Pullman did one hell of a job as Oswald Danes. Insanely brilliant.
2013-04-20 09:53:21 PM
1 votes:
I wanted to like this episode a lot more than I actually did. There was no real explanation of why the lost girl was trapped in the pocket universe, no explanation of who she was and no information about what was going to.happen to her after the rescue.

I'm not sure Clara is going to live up to the hype. I thought she was supposed to be feisty like Donna Noble. I'm not seeing it yet. But then again, I still think that Donna was the best of the NuWho companions.
2013-04-20 09:43:40 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: t3knomanser: Flint Ironstag: so BBCA has to be self financing

Speaking of BBCA, has anybody else been catching "Orphan Black"? It's been showing some promise.

Y'know, I just don't trust shows from BBC America yet, considering how they've traditionally treated Doctor Who.

Plus, it's BBC America. Whenever America sticks their nose into BBC shows, bad things happen.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L4dJ8n64HE


Can we add Top Gear America to that list, too?
2013-04-20 09:39:34 PM
1 votes:

Nefarious: Yes, there is potential there, I'm enjoying it so far.


The lead actress does an amazing job. Her German accent was a little goofy, but I  never get the feeling that all of the clones are actually the same person. They all feel convincingly different. That's a pretty amazing feat.
2013-04-20 09:27:08 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: technomuse: Satanic_Hamster: Who the fark is Bonnie Hammer and what is Siffy and why should I give a rat's ass?

Bonnie Hammer is the reason The SciFi Channel became SyFy and started showing Wrestling and really bad disaster movies.

Of course BBCA shows Dr. Who, ST:TNG, and Battlestar Galactica, so that's at least 3x as much SF as SyFy.

However, it is much less BBC than they should be showing.


BBC America have a problem. The BBC is not allowed to use any British licence fee money on overseas service, so BBCA has to be self financing. They can't even get BBC shows cheap. And lots of BBC stuff is not made by the BBC but by indie production companies who own the rights, and they can choose to sell to whoever will give them the best price. Great BBC shows like Sherlock, Life On Mars, Merlin, QI, HIGNFY are all made by indie production companies. The BBC doesn't own them.
2013-04-20 08:35:07 PM
1 votes:
Bonnie Hammer is evil and stupidity incarnate.
2013-04-20 08:06:16 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: it seems that most people really don't like the whole "Love conquers all" thing that's been running through the Moffat years.


It's such a tired cliche. And in this case, it was wedged into the monsters for no good reason. The romantic subplot in this episode was fine, and even felt somewhat believable. But slapping the same pattern on the monsters was just... ugh.
2013-04-20 07:41:52 PM
1 votes:
To me, it seemed like they realized the episode was running short and there was no bad guy, so hey, let's add a misunderstood monster!  Take out the monster and it would still have been a good story and there would have been more room for character development, especially for the lost time traveler.

Still, it was spooky, had great acting and great character moments. It's my favorite of the season, so far.

/whiskey is NOT disgusting!
2013-04-20 05:24:24 PM
1 votes:
God I hate her more than ever now....11th most disgusting thing ever indeed........
2013-04-20 02:07:50 PM
1 votes:

Uisce Beatha: Nefarious: [i189.photobucket.com image 457x236]

Puppet show?

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Never forget.  Bonnie Hammer cancelled it twice.
2013-04-20 01:41:02 PM
1 votes:

Nefarious: [i189.photobucket.com image 457x236]


Puppet show?

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2013-04-20 01:33:31 PM
1 votes:

unlikely: Is Clara an actual character yet or is she still just a macguffin?


Not yet and not yet. She was a far better character in the Christmas special and the last season premiere, but so far she's been... well. Not much more than eye candy, really. She hasn't stood out in this season much at all except to look cute.

She hasn't been much of a macguffin so far this season. Looked like it was going to be that way in the premiere, but then she's settled back into just a plain old Companion. This is probably going to change, if the previews are anything to go by.

All in all, this season has been rather disappointing so far. The good news is that it probably can only go up.
2013-04-20 10:15:02 AM
1 votes:
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