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Posted Mar 9, '13 at 8:28pm

wolf1991

wolf1991

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I personallly do not like Matt Smith as the doctor. He just isn't as engaging as David Tenant was.

However, I concede the fact that Matt Smith has a better script to work with more often than not. But I've noticed some glaring holes in some of the solutions presented by this new team of writers.

1) Would someone please explain how the doctor returns at the end of season 5? Personally I hated that season finale it was utterly anticlimactic.
2) They often use "perception filters" as the excuse for why people do not notice things.
3) Season 6 was horrible. There wasn't any tension in the build up to the finale because you knew what was coming, and you knew the Doctor wasn't going to die anyway.

Overall, I prefer the Tenant era despite the shoddy writing which held it back from being truly great. Matt Smith's Doctor simply isn't the character the show needs him to be. I often get bored watching Doctor Who these days, which is a shame. The script may be tighter, but the plots are becoming a little obnoxious. At least with David Tenant, bad writing aside, the season finale was actually exciting. Case and point: The Master taking over the world and turning the Tardis into a paradox machine.

 

Posted Mar 9, '13 at 11:34pm

daleks

daleks

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I like Matt Smith as the Doctor but I do not like the writing. It is not good. Moffat is making the show darker than I believe it should be and he gets to wrapped up in his complicated plots. He seems to focus more on the hardcore fans and not people trying to get into the show.

 

Posted Mar 10, '13 at 12:55am

Jacen96

Jacen96

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2) They often use "perception filters" as the excuse for why people do not notice things.

Tennant used perception filters too, and its not like they're used everyday.

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted Mar 10, '13 at 11:49am

blk2860

blk2860

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Does that picture on page 8 lag for you guys too? Anyway, I've started watching the Tenth Doctor and he's really good. The Eleventh is still my favorite though.

There wasn't any tension in the build up to the finale because you knew what was coming, and you knew the Doctor wasn't going to die anyway.

So, you knew exactly what was going to happen in the end, just by watching the first episode of the season, eh?

 

Posted Mar 10, '13 at 5:21pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

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1) Would someone please explain how the doctor returns at the end of season 5? Personally I hated that season finale it was utterly anticlimactic.

Because Amy remembered her raggedy man.

And what was so anti-climatic about it?

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted Mar 10, '13 at 8:38pm

wolf1991

wolf1991

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Tennant used perception filters too, and its not like they're used everyday.

True, but not nearly as often. And it just feels irritating when it's brought up either multiple epissodes in a row, or having them pop up close together.

So, you knew exactly what was going to happen in the end, just by watching the first episode of the season, eh?

Pretty much. Not the how, but I knew that the Doctor wouldn't be killed. Can you honestly tell me that the first epissode setting up the season finale didn't take some of the fun out of watching it?

Because Amy remembered her raggedy man.

Yes, I know, but how does that bring him back? That makes no sense whatsoever. Yes, okay, it's Doctor Who, sense isn't always a priority, but at least they made an effort, before Matt Smith, to explain the why/how of things that occured. Simply "she remembered him" is lazy writing.

And what was so anti-climatic about it?

There didn't seem to be a legitimate threat. Okay the Doctor gets locked up, great, interesting. Why does that affect the entire universe? Because of the cracks in time and space? Or because it's the Doctor and why the hell not?

See, threatening the Docotor, as seems to be the trend with Moffat and his team, doesn't get me invested because, as I said, I find Matt Smith boring to watch. Threatening Rory or Amy, that got me invested. "A Good Man Goes to War" was a fantastic epissode, that had something at stake. Hell the season opener of season 7 was fantastic! That's what I like in the finale's, a sense of everything going to hell in a handbasket. The season finales, at least in my opinion, were some of the weakest epissodes in both seasons 5 and 6, and that should never be the case.

 

Posted Mar 10, '13 at 10:05pm

blk2860

blk2860

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Pretty much. Not the how, but I knew that the Doctor wouldn't be killed. Can you honestly tell me that the first epissode setting up the season finale didn't take some of the fun out of watching it?

Yes. I honestly can tell you this.

weakest epissodes in both seasons 5 and 6, and that should never be the case.

Oh really? So you were just falling asleep in a puddle of drool, while time completely stopped, the universe was destroyed, and all of history happened at once?

There didn't seem to be a legitimate threat. Okay the Doctor gets locked up, great, interesting. Why does that affect the entire universe? Because of the cracks in time and space? Or because it's the Doctor and why the hell not?

Well, because only he could stop the TARDIS from destroying the entire universe, because no one else knew he wasn't the one destroying the universe, and trapping him meant he couldn't prevent it.

 

Posted Mar 10, '13 at 11:19pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

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There didn't seem to be a legitimate threat. Okay the Doctor gets locked up, great, interesting. Why does that affect the entire universe? Because of the cracks in time and space? Or because it's the Doctor and why the hell not?

Because the Doctor was the only one who could stop the explosion.

Yes, I know, but how does that bring him back? That makes no sense whatsoever. Yes, okay, it's Doctor Who, sense isn't always a priority, but at least they made an effort, before Matt Smith, to explain the why/how of things that occured. Simply "she remembered him" is lazy writing.

Its goes back to cold blood, remember how The Doctor was trying to get Amy to remember Rory, that was the only thing keeping him from being erased from time, so no one remembered him.

With the Doctor, he had been erased, so Amy would have never met him, so she wouldn't have a raggedy man, so by remembering, she brought it crashing down and merged the old timeline with the new.

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted Mar 14, '13 at 8:08am

wolf1991

wolf1991

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With the Doctor, he had been erased, so Amy would have never met him, so she wouldn't have a raggedy man, so by remembering, she brought it crashing down and merged the old timeline with the new.

I'm still going to chalk up that explanation to lazy writing. :\\ Because basically it's what I said, "she remembered him".

 

Posted Mar 14, '13 at 9:52pm

daleks

daleks

3,299 posts

And like usual people skip over my comment. Probably because it is so awesome you have nothing to say to it.

On the topic of the Doctor dying, yes, we all knew that he would come back somehow. Without him there would not be a show. However, the fun is in the shock of watching him die, you cannot honestly say you saw that coming, and trying to figure out how they will get him back.

On the topic of Pandora's Box. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. But what Darth said was correct.

 
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