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I totally like to envision the last pic as what he looked like when he got high with Craig Ferguson
TM2YC Wrote:It had me wondering if Capaldi and the team are slipping in overt refrences to all 12 previous Doctors (Including The War Doctor) across the 12 episodes?

1. The new Pertwee style costume
2.
3. The Doctor duels with a spoon, a favourite prop of McCoy
4. Hurt's barn of solitude
5.
6. Smith lookaliketeacher
7. Tom Baker's Yo-Yo
8. Hartnell neck tie

I can't remember anything from 2 and 5 right now but hopefully the next 4 episodes will feature props like cricket-bats, leather-jackets, lucky-cat-brooches, 3D-glasses, penny-whistles and... I unable to think of a specific McGann prop :oops:. I may have overthought this.


Into The Dalek is very much a throwback to Series 1's Dalek. Even naming the captive "Rusty" is a reference: Nine at one point quipped that the Dalek in the museum was starting to rust. Unless The Doctor does something or other with a banana later this season, I think that counts as our Eccelston reference.

As for Time Heist... well. The entire plot is sent in to motion by

audio recordings of The Doctor's voice, guiding the proceedings. Perhaps that's a reference to McGann's tenure being almost entirely limited to the Big Finish audio plays?
That, or we'll get some reference to very comfortable shoes down the line. Unless they want to open up the "half-human" can of worms again.
I just had a crazy thought. Maybe all these little homages are foreshadowing the Doctor's future ability to "revisit his old favorite faces", culminating in the Tom Baker Curator character from Day of the Doctor. Selectively able to summon up aspects of his former regenerations when the situation warrants it. He really was channeling Tom's voice in his discussion with himself...
Foxes' full cover of "Don't Stop Me" by Queen from last night's episode.
[video=youtube_share;FxLR6cP1_Q8]http://youtu.be/FxLR6cP1_Q8[/video]

With some nice spoilery peeks at the upcoming episodes.
matrixgrindhouse Wrote:I just had a crazy thought. Maybe all these little homages are foreshadowing the Doctor's future ability to "revisit his old favorite faces", culminating in the Tom Baker Curator character from Day of the Doctor. Selectively able to summon up aspects of his former regenerations when the situation warrants it. He really was channeling Tom's voice in his discussion with himself...

Good theory, I often feel also that it's a process that allows any old lead actor to come back into the role for a nostalgia tour, maybe for an episode or a whole series, and it would be good to sort of build it up for the viewer so they have similar wild guesses as to which one that will be of the living actors
I like Capaldi.

I like Doctor Who.

I don't like Capaldi's Doctor Who.

To be fair, I don't think it's his fault - I think the writing this season is utter crap.
I've been loving this season. Sorry if you or anyone else hasn't.

After Season 7 taking 3 years (I'm counting the 50th anniversary and x mas special) Season 8 could be a bag of crap and I'd still probably enjoy it more by comparison. That aside, I've been really enjoying the writing, acting, costumes, sets, etc. The cinematography, editing, and directing styles have been interesting and teetering on experimental, but not detrimental.
I haven't enjoyed a Doctor Who series so much since 1996 but I can see why this change of pace might not be to everyone's taste.
It is a hard one to absorb, I think it'll get easier to tolerate on subsequesant reviewings. There's series I've been brutal with that I end up enjoying after a marathon
Flatline:

Awesome concept, great execution. Legitimately creepy visuals. Had a very stop-motion quality to the CG that I've never seen before, and it worked very well. That's two for two for Jamie Mathieson. I hope we get more scripts from him next season. And that ending... most mysterious.

9/10