Penfold wrote:Good point Chris, but since when has that stopped them. With any time travel sci-fi, there is always room for paradoxes......a universal storyline 'get out of jail free' card, sort off.
Tonyblack wrote: The Doctor should have more male companions. Patrick Troughton's Doctor with Frazer Hines's Jamie, were a great partnership.
I didn't think it was boring - I said it was pants.Quatermass wrote:Well, I just watched The Rebel Flesh, and I'm not sure why people say it is boring. It is slower paced, to be sure, but it's about the same pace as many a classic series story, and I think it works well with the psychological horror angle, the whole thing about the Gangers becoming 'human'. It feels like the bastard offspring of Malcolm Hulke's work and Fury from the Deep (am I the only one who thinks Cleaves, the bitch forewoman, was basically a female version of Robson from Fury from the Deep?).
It's not quite as good as The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon and The Doctor's Wife, but it's much better than the very average Curse of the Black Spot. The most egregious fault in the writing is that Jennifer suddenly snaps from being angsty to villainous at the end of this particular episode with virtually no transition. If she was more overtly fearful than venomous when she did that, I might understand.
And keep in mind that I went in thinking that it would be boring.
pandasthumb wrote:Tonyblack wrote: The Doctor should have more male companions. Patrick Troughton's Doctor with Frazer Hines's Jamie, were a great partnership.
Apparently Patrick and Frazer would try to work 'gee Dr that's a big one', or words to that effect into the script of every story. (They unsuccessfully tried to get Wendy to make this remark about the rocket in Seeds of Death).
pandasthumb wrote:I guess Rory (being a nurse) has a caring nature, (the need to nurture?) and here was a weak, defenceless female who would let him be the big, strong man. I find it interesting after the brilliant 'I hate Amy, kill Amy' scene in the tardis...
Tonyblack wrote:I didn't think it was boring - I said it was pants.
I like Rory - I'm kind of fed up with the whole girl-in-love-with-Doctor thing. The Doctor should have more male companions. Patrick Troughton's Doctor with Frazer Hines's Jamie, were a great partnership.
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