Doctor Who *Spoilers Abound! We've lost Containment*

CaptainCrowbar wrote:
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I think you misunderstood - it's been ten years for them, running around time and space with the Doctor, but only a couple of years for their friends back on Earth. Episodes set on contemporary Earth are generally supposed to be taking place fairly close to the air date.

spider_j wrote:
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I was thinking about this last night. They could see a friend one day, spend 6 months running about with the Doctor, and then see the same friend the following day. 6 months passed for Ponds, 24 hours fir the friend. Tricky. I hope that he set them up with a decent scheduling app.

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The thing is, lately it hasn't been like that at all. It's seemed like each of the episodes so far in Series 7 have been taking place about a year or so apart from the Ponds' point of view - the Doctor shows up, takes them someplace for a little bit, drops them back off at home, and then disappears for another year or so. It was even specifically stated in "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" that ten months had passed since "Asylum of the Daleks".

It's become a running joke at this point that the Eleventh just can't get back to the place in Amy's timeline where he left off. There have been multiple occasions over the past few seasons where he shows back up, says "Hi, how have you been", and is surprised at how much time has passed for Amy and Rory. When Amy said it had been ten years, I actually took at at face value, since the Doctor keeps vanishing and reappearing later in her timestream.

Keldar wrote:
CaptainCrowbar wrote:
Spoiler:

I think you misunderstood - it's been ten years for them, running around time and space with the Doctor, but only a couple of years for their friends back on Earth. Episodes set on contemporary Earth are generally supposed to be taking place fairly close to the air date.

spider_j wrote:
Spoiler:

I was thinking about this last night. They could see a friend one day, spend 6 months running about with the Doctor, and then see the same friend the following day. 6 months passed for Ponds, 24 hours fir the friend. Tricky. I hope that he set them up with a decent scheduling app.

Spoiler:

The thing is, lately it hasn't been like that at all. It's seemed like each of the episodes so far in Series 7 have been taking place about a year or so apart from the Ponds' point of view - the Doctor shows up, takes them someplace for a little bit, drops them back off at home, and then disappears for another year or so. It was even specifically stated in "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" that ten months had passed since "Asylum of the Daleks".

It's become a running joke at this point that the Eleventh just can't get back to the place in Amy's timeline where he left off. There have been multiple occasions over the past few seasons where he shows back up, says "Hi, how have you been", and is surprised at how much time has passed for Amy and Rory. When Amy said it had been ten years, I actually took at at face value, since the Doctor keeps vanishing and reappearing later in her timestream.

Spoiler:

She said it had been that long for them, but not for the Doctor and not for their friends & family.

I liked last night's episode for the most part

Spoiler:

up until the last ten minutes. That was no time to introduce a new alien race we have never heard of before. And why did the Shakti need human bodies if the cubes had scanned all of humanity? And just what was the purpose of the cube-mouthed interns? There was a lot to like in this episode--the mystery of the cubes, the Brig's daughter, the return of UNIT, the examination of the Ponds' life with/without the Doctor, but the parts that stuck out just seemed so unnecessary.

CaptainCrowbar wrote:
T-Prime wrote:
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So if my math is right, after last night's episode (The Power of Three) the Ponds still have a Wii in their living room in the 2018-2022 timeframe?

Spoiler:

I think you misunderstood - it's been ten years for them, running around time and space with the Doctor, but only a couple of years for their friends back on Earth. Episodes set on contemporary Earth are generally supposed to be taking place fairly close to the air date.

Ah. That makes sense. So essentially...

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In the three seasons of Eleven and the Ponds (call it three years for the sake of the argument), they've lived 10 years.

Wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey.

Am I the only one who thinks that the prevalence of iPhones can be compared to that of the cubes?

sometimesdee wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks that the prevalence of iPhones can be compared to that of the cubes?

Pretty sure that was the point.

Anyone catch the snack all three were eating while sitting on the couch?

McChuck wrote:

Anyone catch the snack all three were eating while sitting on the couch?

I was too busy looking at Amy.

Dr.Ghastly wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks that the prevalence of iPhones can be compared to that of the cubes?

Pretty sure that was the point.

Kate Stewart actually said it was "like iPads have dropped out of the sky".

CaptainCrowbar wrote:
Dr.Ghastly wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks that the prevalence of iPhones can be compared to that of the cubes?

Pretty sure that was the point.

Kate Stewart actually said it was "like iPads have dropped out of the sky".

Whew, luckily I'm safe with my android device.

cheesycrouton wrote:
CaptainCrowbar wrote:
Dr.Ghastly wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

Am I the only one who thinks that the prevalence of iPhones can be compared to that of the cubes?

Pretty sure that was the point.

Kate Stewart actually said it was "like iPads have dropped out of the sky".

Whew, luckily I'm safe with my android device. ;)

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Quintin_Stone wrote:
McChuck wrote:

Anyone catch the snack all three were eating while sitting on the couch?

I was too busy looking at Amy.

As was I. Damn she's purdy.

McChuck wrote:

Anyone catch the snack all three were eating while sitting on the couch?

I'm pretty sure it was the infamous Fish Fingers and Custard that the Doctor discovered the night he regenerated and met Amelia.

Oh yeah, the fish custard. Didn't he say he invented Yorkshire pudding based on it?

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That was a disappointing episode I felt.

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all that build up for some new race thrown in at the end? Easily beaten with a couple flicks of the sonic screwdriver? I enjoy the tension between their life and life with the doctor but it just didn't resonate with me or hold my attention as a story line.

Oh well still a great show. Even the best have let down episodes.

Well after a long delay of visiting parents, finally got back to s4 tonight.

Just watched "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead." Wow! :shock:

Happy to say I guessed what was whispered.

Anyway that was a ton of foreshadowing for future storylines I guess. Hopefully they pay some of that off in future seasons.

Already was loving this show, but those episodes probably just bumped it a few notches higher on my all time favorites. So great. :cooL:

Stele wrote:

Hopefully they pay some of that off in future seasons.

Oh they do don't you worry.

Stele wrote:

Just watched "Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead." Wow! :shock:

Happy to say I guessed what was whispered.

Anyway that was a ton of foreshadowing for future fashion choices I guess. Hopefully they pay some of that off in future seasons.

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Brilliant!

Hahahahaa, nice!

Continuing s4, Turn Left was really fun last night. A nice recap of some highlights of the last couple seasons.

And we actually watched The Stolen Earth but my wife was falling asleep at at the end so we couldn't stay up later to finish with Journey's End. What a crazy "to be continued" to take an 18-20 hour break on. Can't wait to finish tonight!

We are supposed to watch the Tennant specials between s4 and s5 right?

Stele wrote:

Continuing s4, Turn Left was really fun last night. A nice recap of some highlights of the last couple seasons.

And we actually watched The Stolen Earth but my wife was falling asleep at at the end so we couldn't stay up later to finish with Journey's End. What a crazy "to be continued" to take an 18-20 hour break on. Can't wait to finish tonight!

We are supposed to watch the Tennant specials between s4 and s5 right?

Yup. The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Waters of Mars, and End of Time pts. 1/2

Tanglebones wrote:
Stele wrote:

Continuing s4, Turn Left was really fun last night. A nice recap of some highlights of the last couple seasons.

And we actually watched The Stolen Earth but my wife was falling asleep at at the end so we couldn't stay up later to finish with Journey's End. What a crazy "to be continued" to take an 18-20 hour break on. Can't wait to finish tonight!

We are supposed to watch the Tennant specials between s4 and s5 right?

Yup. The Next Doctor, Planet of the Dead, Waters of Mars, and End of Time pts. 1/2

Yeah, totally, these need to be watched, in that order.

The Next Doctor is unique in my new Who watching experience. I fell asleep when it was first broadcast, and couldn't pay attention to it when I tried to watch it again. That makes it the only episode that I haven't seen, and I have no real drive to correct that.

spider_j wrote:

The Next Doctor is unique in my new Who watching experience. I fell asleep when it was first broadcast, and couldn't pay attention to it when I tried to watch it again. That makes it the only episode that I haven't seen, and I have no real drive to correct that.

... you're not missing much

Tanglebones wrote:
spider_j wrote:

The Next Doctor is unique in my new Who watching experience. I fell asleep when it was first broadcast, and couldn't pay attention to it when I tried to watch it again. That makes it the only episode that I haven't seen, and I have no real drive to correct that.

... you're not missing much :P

Well, the best bit was at the very beginning.
"I am the Doctor! Simply the Doctor! The one, the only, *wink* and the best. Rosita, give me the sonic screwdriver."

Slacker1913 wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
spider_j wrote:

The Next Doctor is unique in my new Who watching experience. I fell asleep when it was first broadcast, and couldn't pay attention to it when I tried to watch it again. That makes it the only episode that I haven't seen, and I have no real drive to correct that.

... you're not missing much :P

Well, the best bit was at the very beginning.
"I am the Doctor! Simply the Doctor! The one, the only, *wink* and the best. Rosita, give me the sonic screwdriver."

I also loved how it was the main guy from Blackpool. Was like a mini reunion!

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Watched "Waters of Mars" tonight. Holy crap.

Spoiler:

Doctor went off the rails at the end there. Almost sounded master-like. And hah, guess who's coming back next episode.

So it seems like they have been pushing that since the last couple episodes of s4. That the doctor was angry, warlike when we first met him. That Rose helped him. And now, alone, he's heading for a bad place.

Need a new companion stat!

End of Time tonight! Maybe thoughts later.