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2013-05-02 10:47:00 AM
Like most Moffat creations, Strax functioned wonderfully as a one-off and then was promptly driven into the ground.

See also: River Song, Weeping Angels, Jenny and Vastra, Amy Pond ...
 
2013-05-02 10:59:10 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Like most Moffat creations, Strax functioned wonderfully as a one-off and then was promptly driven into the ground.

See also: River Song, Weeping Angels, Jenny and Vastra, Amy Pond ...



Shut your mouth. I love that potato guy... Sure, he'd be as tiresome as a Politics Tab troll if we saw him every other episode, but once or twice a season he's great.
 
2013-05-02 11:07:33 AM
Seeing this video and watching the actor be able to answer those kinds of questions in character on the fly, I wonder if any of Strax's lines were ad libbed in the episodes he has been in.
 
2013-05-02 11:13:32 AM
Commander, when will Clara get her kit off?

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2013-05-02 11:14:02 AM
The "new" Sontarans are a pale shade of their predecessors, and are more suited to be in a remake of Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory, so pandering to the kiddies is a good fit I suppose.

See: The Sontaran Experiment for an example of a real Sontaran.

/FU Moffat
 
2013-05-02 11:17:34 AM

Keyser_Soze_Death: The "new" Sontarans are a pale shade of their predecessors, and are more suited to be in a remake of Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory, so pandering to the kiddies is a good fit I suppose.

See: The Sontaran Experiment for an example of a real Sontaran.

/FU Moffat


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2013-05-02 11:27:25 AM
Didn't he die at Demon's Run?

Great episode by the way, which puts this season's to shame. They've been mostly "meh". I miss the Ponds.
 
2013-05-02 11:37:38 AM

Keyser_Soze_Death: The "new" Sontarans are a pale shade of their predecessors, and are more suited to be in a remake of Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory, so pandering to the kiddies is a good fit I suppose.

See: The Sontaran Experiment for an example of a real Sontaran.

/FU Moffat


I think the Moffat Sontarans are better. I love the old stories as well, but how can you not dig on what they've become.

Now the skittles colored Daleks on the other hand..... Moffat can kiss my ass.
 
2013-05-02 11:39:52 AM

Titanius Anglesmith: I think the Moffat Sontarans are better. I love the old stories as well, but how can you not dig on what they've become.


I dunno. There was that one episode where the Doctor and Romana were playing hide and seek with a Sontaran in a quarry- I think that's really where Sontarans as comically inept really started to take hold.
 
2013-05-02 11:42:06 AM
The Doctor and a companion in a quarry? Sorry, but I need you to narrow that down for me a bit :D

/would you care for a jelly baby?
//building a TARDIS
///almost done with it
 
2013-05-02 11:54:02 AM

Wellon Dowd: Commander, when will Clara get her kit off?

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A quick trip to google will find you proof that she's already done that for the camera
 
2013-05-02 12:00:48 PM

Walker: Didn't he die at Demon's Run?

Great episode by the way, which puts this season's to shame. They've been mostly "meh". I miss the Ponds.


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xyh6yb_demons-run-2-days-later_shor tf ilms
 
2013-05-02 12:07:36 PM

Walker: Didn't he die at Demon's Run?


Nope.  Explained away in the Christmas special...wibby wobby timey wimey stuff, if I remember correctly.
 
2013-05-02 12:17:07 PM

Wellon Dowd: Commander, when will Clara get her kit off?

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Where she gets the milk (NSFW): Link
 
2013-05-02 12:18:57 PM

matthew_m_g: Walker: Didn't he die at Demon's Run?

Nope.  Explained away in the Christmas special...wibby wobby timey wimey stuff, if I remember correctly.


Thanks, I missed the explanation. The Dalek episode with Clara and the Xmas one were good. The ones that came after, not so much. The whole universe was saved by a leaf?
 
2013-05-02 12:20:56 PM

Walker: matthew_m_g: Walker: Didn't he die at Demon's Run?

Nope.  Explained away in the Christmas special...wibby wobby timey wimey stuff, if I remember correctly.

Thanks, I missed the explanation. The Dalek episode with Clara and the Xmas one were good. The ones that came after, not so much. The whole universe was saved by a leaf?



Three posts up and you can see.  ^^^^^

It wasn't in the xmas special.  It was in a short film that led up to it.  Not Timeywimey at all.
 
2013-05-02 12:35:53 PM

Walker: matthew_m_g: Walker: Didn't he die at Demon's Run?

Nope.  Explained away in the Christmas special...wibby wobby timey wimey stuff, if I remember correctly.

Thanks, I missed the explanation. The Dalek episode with Clara and the Xmas one were good. The ones that came after, not so much. The whole universe was saved by a leaf?


Just wait until you see BBC America's new pre-credits intro for the show...

When I was a little girl, I had a leaf. It was the most important leaf in all the universe. It came from somewhere else. The leaf is bigger on the inside, and can travel anywhere in time and space. I ran away with that leaf, and some crazy old stalker called "The Doctor", and we've been running ever since.

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/Strax is fun. The Potato men have always been hilarious, just not on purpose.
 
2013-05-02 12:37:41 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Walker: matthew_m_g: Walker: Didn't he die at Demon's Run?

Nope.  Explained away in the Christmas special...wibby wobby timey wimey stuff, if I remember correctly.

Thanks, I missed the explanation. The Dalek episode with Clara and the Xmas one were good. The ones that came after, not so much. The whole universe was saved by a leaf?

Just wait until you see BBC America's new pre-credits intro for the show...

When I was a little girl, I had a leaf. It was the most important leaf in all the universe. It came from somewhere else. The leaf is bigger on the inside, and can travel anywhere in time and space. I ran away with that leaf, and some crazy old stalker called "The Doctor", and we've been running ever since.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x281]


/Strax is fun. The Potato men have always been hilarious, just not on purpose.


Tell me they're really not doing that on BBCA.
 
2013-05-02 12:44:30 PM

Wellon Dowd: Commander, when will Clara get her kit off?

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You have to watch her pre-Doctor Who days for that.
 
2013-05-02 12:51:37 PM

BafflerMeal: Walker: matthew_m_g: Walker: Didn't he die at Demon's Run?

Nope.  Explained away in the Christmas special...wibby wobby timey wimey stuff, if I remember correctly.

Thanks, I missed the explanation. The Dalek episode with Clara and the Xmas one were good. The ones that came after, not so much. The whole universe was saved by a leaf?


Three posts up and you can see.  ^^^^^

It wasn't in the xmas special.  It was in a short film that led up to it.  Not Timeywimey at all.


Sorry, work blocked that site. Can't get to it.
 
2013-05-02 01:17:30 PM
Personally, I like the direction the show is going even if there has not been a great episode this spring so far.  Doctor Who is like sex and pizza:  even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.
 
2013-05-02 01:18:27 PM

Walker: BafflerMeal: Walker: matthew_m_g: Walker: Didn't he die at Demon's Run?

Nope.  Explained away in the Christmas special...wibby wobby timey wimey stuff, if I remember correctly.

Thanks, I missed the explanation. The Dalek episode with Clara and the Xmas one were good. The ones that came after, not so much. The whole universe was saved by a leaf?


Three posts up and you can see.  ^^^^^

It wasn't in the xmas special.  It was in a short film that led up to it.  Not Timeywimey at all.

Sorry, work blocked that site. Can't get to it.



It's on Amazon instant video for free too, if you can get to amazon.

"Doctor Who, Season 7 Part 2, Ep. 102 "Demon's Run: Two Days Later"
 
2013-05-02 01:19:59 PM

conductormtm: Personally, I like the direction the show is going even if there has not been a great episode this spring so far.  Doctor Who is like sex and pizza:  even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.



Yeah, I agree with that.  Still watch the Simpsons that way too.  Doesn't have to be the best thing in the world, but all things being equal it's kindof nice and occasionally makes things better.
 
2013-05-02 02:08:50 PM

BafflerMeal: Walker: BafflerMeal: Walker: matthew_m_g: Walker: Didn't he die at Demon's Run?

Nope.  Explained away in the Christmas special...wibby wobby timey wimey stuff, if I remember correctly.

Thanks, I missed the explanation. The Dalek episode with Clara and the Xmas one were good. The ones that came after, not so much. The whole universe was saved by a leaf?


Three posts up and you can see.  ^^^^^

It wasn't in the xmas special.  It was in a short film that led up to it.  Not Timeywimey at all.

Sorry, work blocked that site. Can't get to it.


It's on Amazon instant video for free too, if you can get to amazon.

"Doctor Who, Season 7 Part 2, Ep. 102 "Demon's Run: Two Days Later"


Nah, the bastards blocked all streaming video sites to save on bandwidth. Nevermind that we're a multi-billion dollar company with over 70,000 people in offices around the world. We need to cut Tim off from watching a YouTube clip to save some money....and then give it to our CEO.

But I'll watch it when I get home. Thanks for the info.
 
2013-05-02 03:21:00 PM
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Reminds me of the panels that the actors for General Martok and Chancelor Gowron do at conventions, in character.

Imagine having Strax walking up in costume and asking them a question.
 
2013-05-02 05:45:22 PM

Keyser_Soze_Death: The "new" Sontarans are a pale shade of their predecessors, and are more suited to be in a remake of Willie Wonka and the chocolate factory, so pandering to the kiddies is a good fit I suppose.

See: The Sontaran Experiment for an example of a real Sontaran.

/FU Moffat


Eh, it's really only one Sontaran. They were a decent enough villain back when Doctor 10 ran into them. Strax has something else going on about restoring the honor of his clone batch, and being demoted to nurse that he's running around with Jenny and Vastra.
 
2013-05-02 09:16:30 PM

TV's Vinnie: [www.treknews.net image 600x400]

Reminds me of the panels that the actors for General Martok and Chancelor Gowron do at conventions, in character.

Imagine having Strax walking up in costume and asking them a question.


Why have I never been to one if these?!  :(
 
2013-05-02 10:00:52 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: Eh, it's really only one Sontaran. They were a decent enough villain back when Doctor 10 ran into them. Strax has something else going on about restoring the honor of his clone batch, and being demoted to nurse that he's running around with Jenny and Vastra.


Correct. Strax is a silly one-off Sontaran, and as long as he's used in moderation, I don't mind his comic relief from time to time, although the more they use him, the more they're going to need to redeem him at some point by having him go to battle.

As for 10's encounter with them, it was good right up until they started chanting "Sontar-HA! Sontar-HA! Sontar-HA!" At that point the whole lot of them were sillier than Strax could ever be on his best day.


My take on Moffat: He's is the M. Night Shyamalan of "Doctor Who":

- Fantastic early stuff
- Great one-off ideas
- Great at twisty storytelling

Then you're forced to watch the wheels come off his wagon:

- Later stuff doesn't stand up to even a modicum of common-sense scrutiny
- Upon greater reflection, a lot of early stuff doesn't stand up to deeper scrutiny
- Twists become more important than common sense or character consistency
- etc.
 
2013-05-03 07:59:47 AM

100 Watt Walrus: Dingleberry Dickwad: Eh, it's really only one Sontaran. They were a decent enough villain back when Doctor 10 ran into them. Strax has something else going on about restoring the honor of his clone batch, and being demoted to nurse that he's running around with Jenny and Vastra.

Correct. Strax is a silly one-off Sontaran, and as long as he's used in moderation, I don't mind his comic relief from time to time, although the more they use him, the more they're going to need to redeem him at some point by having him go to battle.

As for 10's encounter with them, it was good right up until they started chanting "Sontar-HA! Sontar-HA! Sontar-HA!" At that point the whole lot of them were sillier than Strax could ever be on his best day.


My take on Moffat: He's is the M. Night Shyamalan of "Doctor Who":

- Fantastic early stuff
- Great one-off ideas
- Great at twisty storytelling

Then you're forced to watch the wheels come off his wagon:

- Later stuff doesn't stand up to even a modicum of common-sense scrutiny
- Upon greater reflection, a lot of early stuff doesn't stand up to deeper scrutiny
- Twists become more important than common sense or character consistency
- etc.


After that episode aired, I switched off the TV and sat in my chair, silently, for a minute. Then I started chanting "Sontar-Ha!" and doing the arm movement thing, too. Quickly, oldest son and youngest daughter joined in. Eventually my wife stopped the whole thing and I had to spend an hour or so in the garden, weeding.
 
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