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Old 10-28-2018, 11:36 PM   #1
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Doctor Who - Chibnall's steaming dump

On a scale from one to ten, how many thousand donkeys does Chibnall's script writing/show running blow?

I was so stoked Whitaker was cast, but I feel Chibnall is so far out of his depth that he is only going to ruin Doctor Who for a lot of fans, and possibly sour people on a woman doctor. It would be a shame if she went a single season like Eccleston because the scripts were so heavy handed and preachy and lacking in any type of depth and subtlety. They just seem so poorly thought out or realized, just a keystone cops routine with a TARDIS.
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Old 10-30-2018, 01:46 PM   #2
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I enjoyed the first couple of eps. Haven't seen the most recent yet.

It feels a lot like classic Who to me.

Doesn't have the complexity (yet - give it time) of davies Who, nor the dark fairytale charm of Moffat's Who - but i find it entertaining. And I love her as the Doctor.

The plots seem a touch thin - but the way she is written is pretty good I think.
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:18 PM   #3
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I enjoyed the first couple of eps. Haven't seen the most recent yet.

It feels a lot like classic Who to me.

Doesn't have the complexity (yet - give it time) of davies Who, nor the dark fairytale charm of Moffat's Who - but i find it entertaining. And I love her as the Doctor.

The plots seem a touch thin - but the way she is written is pretty good I think.
I might be spending too much time on r/gallifrey, but I find his writing doesn't grasp the complexity of the doctor. A lot of people there say there is a lot of early doctor in his portrayal of her.

One of the things that bugs me is how preachy and expository he writes her. freshman english comp: Show, don't tell.

The first two were ok, 5-6/10 the Rosa Parks episode was about a 4, and the latest spider one was a 2.

My biggest complaint is that they threw everything out for no reason other than new boss, we're going to do things my way. Got rid of things that worked and tried to redo it in one fell swoop.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:46 AM   #4
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I've been enjoying it. I actually think they've been getting better. I'm not sure how "preachy and expository" could be applied more to this incarnation than any other. Or any other perennial fault of the show, really. The only thing they've thrown out, for now at least, are the old villains. And while I don't think I could ever tire of the Daleks, I think the Cybermen were overused. And I found every addition to Weeping Angels lore made them less interesting.

I'm not sure the new ones are all that great so far (especially the flying sheets and their useless robot guards), but at least they are new.

And the show didn't throw out the running through corridors.
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I liked "Demons of the Punjab" a lot. Especially the scene where the Doctor realizes that she put the remains of a decimated race through a still.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:35 PM   #6
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I loved it. Dad was a child of the Raj so I grew up on tales of India - and of the horrors of Partition too.

Hearing the Doctor set out the numbers and the scale of it - and seeing that conflict play out on such an intimate level was strange - I could imagine Dad, a kid with this happening around him. He saw some really disturbing stuff in the run up to the family leaving India.
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