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Ok, I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it, but...


I haven't been so confused by such a disjointed storyline since "Delta and the Bannermen"

And it seemed to totally trash series continuity in several places.  (Small spoiler:  Went to end of universe... no Toclafane??  Da fuq?)

And tried to teach a 'lesson'.  No, fuck no!!  STOP TRYING TO PREACH!!  Doctor Who is not about vague and vacuous pseudophilosophy.  It's about a dude in a blue box who shows up and punches bad guys in the face with half his brain tied behind his back... and who frequently won by accident.  It's especially aggravating when the 'moral' is so severely subjective and can be very strongly contested by people of entirely the opposite opinion, such as myself.

Suffice to say, this episode made absolutely no sense at all.  It felt like someone took fragments of 5 or 6 separate stories and tried to combine them into a single script.

I fear the series is once more going down the maddening path it went with Sylvester McCoy, where the writers tried to make the Doctor the end-all, be-all of everything, and various bizarre incarnations of mythology began showing up until even hardcore fans threw up their hands and started jumping ship.

Speaking of that... this episode completely has the opposite message of the McCoy episode "Curse of Fenrick".  

Ugh, can the series get back to finding weird aliens, stopping Big Bads from being bad, and having neat plot twists like Captain Jack actually being the Face of Boe?   I look back at the glory days of such magnificent episodes as "Blink" and "Silence in the Library"... and I weep.  Or back to the classics, "Pyramids of Mars" and "Logopolis" and so many others which established the series as so unique and clever in its mythos.

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#1374997 · 3w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1372210 Dat plot.  :rainbowwild:

Hmm, plot makes people do stupid things all the time!  :rainbowwild:

Especially when the plot is convenient... :rainbowwild:


#1372210 · 3w, 2d ago · · ·


Because the plot demands it

Wait what are we talking about?

*checks reply links*

Oh then, yeah, the plot demands it

#1345954 · 5w, 1d ago · · ·

Thanks for the fav!

#1340344 · 5w, 4d ago · · 3 ·

>>1338837 *nods*  And that's my issue.  I cannot fathom why these otherwise reasonable and intelligent characters are doing things that are so obviously really stupid.


#1338837 · 5w, 5d ago · 1 · ·


The only thing I can say, Al, is that everyone in the story is doing what they think is the right thing to do.

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