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I don't think it does, despite what The Master says [in a title drop gag line that only makes sense if you're a die-hard Who nut], we know from next week the more advanced Cyber designs play a part in the story also. The ship came from Mondas, but we don't know yet if it'll go back there to begin the conversions or if it's just something that was already a priority on the planet when the ship departed.
(06-25-2017, 05:21 AM)Zarius Wrote: [ -> ]I don't think it does, despite what The Master says [in a title drop gag line that only makes sense if you're a die-hard Who nut], we know from next week the more advanced Cyber designs play a part in the story also. The ship came from Mondas, but we don't know yet if it'll go back there to begin the conversions or if it's just something that was already a priority on the planet when the ship departed.

I hope your right about that.
(06-25-2017, 12:59 AM)Zarius Wrote: [ -> ]

A clip of The Master in action


So I wasn't the only one to think that Big Grin .


Sigh. I wish Simm would stick around. It's nice to have a Master who looks like The Master, acts like The Master, has an evil Master goatee and is you know, actually called "The Master". Oh well, back to Hannibal Poppins then.
Overall, I have found this season to be average... it feels a bit tired, a bit predictable...  last episode especially left me bored and I was really looking forward to it as I have always been fascinated by the mystery of the 9th Legion, but this just felt like Moffat by the numbers, nothing fresh or surprising.

Upon reflection, Word Enough and Time would have been a great, if not fantastic, episode if it hadn't been completely ruined by the BBC marketing department.  We have known for months about the return of The Master and the Mondasian Cybermen, so the very well constructed and executed build up and reveal feels like pointless filler until the second part.  Sadly, now the first part feels more like an easter egg buffet for long time Whovians.

Hopefully the conclusion gives Moffat and Capaldi the home run send off they both deserve.   

You think that's bad?  Even if one went in spoiler-free, the BBC America broadcast still spoiled it.  During commercial breaks this season (for reasons I can't fathom), they showed out of context clips from the episode that were yet to air.  For this episode, it was the Mondas revelation, followed by a Cyberman appearance - long before either showed up in context.  Not fun.
The only way the season finale's ending scene could have provoked an even stronger reaction from me would have been if it looked like this:

SPOILERS

Mixed emotions over the series 10 finale...

Great direction and editing.  The score, as per usual, was epic and emotional.  Dr. Who has one of the best tv soundtracks, it very effectively stirs the FEELS in me every time I watch LOL.

All performances were excellent.  Capaldi was outstanding!  Total standing ovation.  I really don't want him to go.

But when it comes to the actual story.... I dunno.... on first watch, I was sucked in and completely emotionally manipulated.  Upon second watch, I felt more frustrated and disappointed.

The Two Masters.... very anti-climatic.  Honestly, other than the Who historic moment of the having them team up, and some witty banter between them, they really did not have any significant impact on the narrative.  The story could have worked just as effectively without them.  It really felt like a wasted opportunity.  Though I did appreciate the way Moffat ended their team up, it felt in character, mixed with tragedy and irony.

Bill... speaking of tragedy... I loved her arc right up til the last 10 minutes.   It was powerful and heart wrenching.  And then the Moffat reset button was hit.   Even though the ending was set up in the season opener, it still felt like out of left field and a cheat.  Not to mention, it was very repetitive of Clara's fate, which was handled much better.   Also, Bill's ping pong of emotion... sad to happy to sad back to happy... really played out odd.

Nardo.... so not safe, left in mortal danger along with all the other survivors.  Moffat better resolve this plot point in the xmas special.

So for me, it was a well produced, if but a very uneven episode.  The cliffhanger brought a smile and I look forward to the Christmas episode for the final swan song.
I think I have said this before, but the one thing I thoroughly enjoy about Moffat's run is his devote love for Who History... his constant dropping of Easter Eggs to the Classic Series and creating continuity between the Old and the New....

Den of the Geek has a nice article discussing Moffat's cleverness clarifying the creation of the Cybermen...
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/doctor-wh...n-ideology
I'm not really excited like I usually am because unlike other regenerations since the show came back, I'm not expecting expecting/hoping the new person is going to be better than the last Wink .