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Oooh, Doctor Who was rather good this week. The weeping angels are *way* scarier than the Daleks, and River Song is great.

Although, did they *really* have to put that bloody bright yellow 'over the rainbow - coming next' thing across the screen right on the epic finale scene? Grrrrrrr.

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alyse From: alyse Date: April 24th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
The weeping angels scare the ever-loving crap out of me. It makes me very nostalgic for the years I watched Dr Who from behind the sofa - literally ::g:: Even if these days I just watch it from behind my hands.

Scary, scary episode.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 24th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think part of it is because I'm very, very squeamish about anything to do with eyes, so the thought of not blinking for an extented period of time just creeps the hell out of me. If I met a weeping angel I'd be dead within two seconds!
entangled_now From: entangled_now Date: April 24th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the angels, they're a fantastic bad guy.

But I had no idea that was a two-parter!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 24th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had no idea it was a two-parter either. And I'd completely lost track of time as well so I was surprised when the end titles suddenly started.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: April 24th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, Doctor Who was rather good this week. The weeping angels are *way* scarier than the Daleks, and River Song is great.

I really enjoyed it this week (though I liked last week). Great to see them getting off Earth. And Iain Glen as a military cleric *swoon*

Although, did they *really* have to put that bloody bright yellow 'over the rainbow - coming next' thing across the screen right on the epic finale scene? Grrrrrrr.

I know! I was hurling invective at the screen at that point. What a stupid thing to do! I really hate all that coming soon crap and talking over the credits and music.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 24th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was kind of ambivalent about last week's ep, it's the only one so far that I've only watched once. But this week's was very definitely a good, tense ep. Also, River Song is great and I love her relationship with the Doctor and all the little hints.

Honestly, why couldn't they have waited just ten more seconds and done the 'coming next' thing over the titles, not over the episode itself? Especially over such an important scene with the Doctor delivering that line that I've been looking forward to ever since they played it at the end of the first ep.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: April 24th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is no excuse for the Over the Rainbow banner!

Agreed it was a great ep and a brilliant cliffhanger!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 24th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally wasn't expecting a cliffhanger, that was a complete surprise.

You have to wonder what they're thinking when they put those banners across the screen when it's still in the middle of the bloody programme. Do they honestly think that the audience is going to switch the tv off as soon as the music starts?
lil_shepherd From: lil_shepherd Date: April 24th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Complain to the Beeb about the trailer! I thoroughly intend to do so. There has been much complaint already about 'squeezing' the credits to accommodate trailers, and this will really, really make people angry.

Good episode, though.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 24th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I might well do. The really annoying thing is I'd been looking forward to that 'never put me in a trap' speech ever since I first heard it on the series trailer, and that stupid banner thing completely distracted me so I missed the speech.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: April 24th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I hate the credit-crunching and yapping over the theme music. They could at least have waited till the creidts to put that stupid banner up, rather than spoiling the climax of the ep. If I was the Moff, I'd be bloody annoyed.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 24th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm currently on the BBC website pootling around trying to find a forum or contact e-mail to send a complaint to.
lil_shepherd From: lil_shepherd Date: April 24th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suspect it was meant to go out over the credits, and the programme was running seconds late.

I have suggested to the Beeb that they sack the person responsible.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: April 24th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
So agree about the rainbow graphic! They've basically been using that scene to 'big up' the new Doctor ever since they started advertising the series, and then they go and do that! *growls*

Having said that, the ep was about 100 times better than last weeks - the bit with the angel moving in the recording scared the crap out of me! *g* Although River and the Doctor's timelines give me a headache...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 24th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
This ep was sooooo much better than last week's. Honestly, I've never really seen why the Daleks are meant to be so scary. Weeping angels, on the other hand, are bloody creepy as hell.

I do like River Song, she's a great character, and it's nice to see someone who knows the Doctor who doesn't just seem to be awe of him like a lot of people are. There's obviously a lot of resepct and affection, but at the same time she enjoys making fun of him.
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