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(12-05-2018, 03:20 PM)Handman Wrote: [ -> ]

They should have done 'The Space Pirates' instead because then they'd have Troughton's last Season (S6) 100% complete (in film or animation), where as S4 (where that serial is from) is nowhere near complete.
But no one wants to see 'The Space Pirates'.  :-P
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Finally got a copy of this!  Just in time for Christmas.  And my 60s Who DVD collection is now complete (That is, until The Macra Terror shows up).
This feels more like a series finale than the actual series finale did.
Twitch will be streaming Classic Who for the majority of January, starting today
Finally watched RESOLUTION.

It was good.  Easily better than the majority of Who Christmas specials the last few years.

It was the first story where I felt we got a glimpse of this newest Doctor incarnation as an actual character.  Instead of the typical fast-talking joking dialogue (that could easily coming from the mouth of Smith or Tennant) we had some real moments, though brief, of depth and vulnerability.  

So I liked it.  I didn't love it.  Much like this entire season.  Liked.  Not loved.

If one had never watched Who before and was completely unfamiliar with it's lore, I can see this season being very accessible and enjoyable for many.   And I think the ratings support this, according the BBC, this season is the highest it has been in years.

However, if you have been watching since Eccleston, or even the original series, I could see how for some this season may feel like a frustrating step or two backwards.

But if one wants WHO to survive, it has to thrive and pull in new viewers.  It can not stay loyal to a small specific niche of uber fans, and ignore all others, which Moffatt's writing often felt like through his run.   I personally, being a geek, loved Moffatt's continuity obsession to the classic series and loved researching odd references he would make in an episode, leading me to discover the joy of a classic Who episode I was unaware of.   But that can be intimidating and off putting for many viewers.  So I think this new direction is probably a smart move on Chibnall's part.

On the whole, I would give this new season a 7 out of 10.
(01-05-2019, 11:38 AM)bionicbob Wrote: [ -> ]And I think the ratings support this, according the BBC, this season is the highest it has been in years.

That's entirely all spin and based off consolidated figures. The show's live overnights this season (i.e first transmission) were just about all on par with Capaldi's numbers and steadily dropped every week. Resolution's ratings, even when consolidated, were still below expectations.

I enjoyed this season in parts as well, but it is not the game-changing success its' fans pretend it is.

The idea the show has to abandon all trace of continuity to draw in "new viewers" is absurd. People aren't stupid, if they want to catch up on the show's lore all they have to do is ask and a fan will point them to the simple approach of binging RTD's run as that is a perfect step-by-step introduction/reintroduction to everything. Viewers learned more about the Doctor and his story, plus a few new twists and turns, in one season of Eccelston than they EVER did in Jodie's first season.
(01-18-2019, 09:55 AM)Zarius Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-05-2019, 11:38 AM)bionicbob Wrote: [ -> ]And I think the ratings support this, according the BBC, this season is the highest it has been in years.

That's entirely all spin and based off consolidated figures. The show's live overnights this season (i.e first transmission) were on par with Capaldi's numbers and steadily dropped every week. Resolution's ratings, even when consolidated, were still below expectations.

I enjoyed this season in parts as well, but it is not the game-changing success its' fans pretend it is.

Are the BBC the fans that are pretending? I'm not sure I understand. Where can one check ratings? Casual google searching (first page results) shows one result from The Sun claiming ratings went down, which another google search suggests is a tabloid. All other results appear to say they went up.