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Rate "Boom Town"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:31 am

What are your thoughts on the *filler* episode of Series One? Poll open for 2 weeks. Smile


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Post by Rich Flair on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:19 am

Better than the two before!
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Re: Rate "Boom Town"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:48 am

Trust you Mr. Controversial!

I'm still a fan of this grossly underrated story and give it a solid 4/5.

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Post by barnaby morbius on Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:34 am

like this one. bit unusual.
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Post by andrea on Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:44 am

I really like it and will give it 4.
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Post by Johnstone McGuckian on Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:35 am

I've always liked this one. One of RTD's better scripts, probably because of its small scale. Not that he does large scale badly, I just prefer it when he works on this level. Same reason that I like The Long Game so much I suppose.

Has to be said that I've rated series one very highly, I fear this may change with series two however...
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Post by Patrick on Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:09 am

In retrospect, you could be forgiven to concluding that this episode was done primarily to do two things:
- Wrap up the story line concerning the Slitheen; and,
- Introduce us to the heart of the TARDIS in preparation for series finale.

But boiling down the story to those points alone overlooks what is some truly wonderful dialogue and character moments. Margaret baiting Rose, Jack, Mickey and the Doctor about whether they could look her in the eye. The dinner conversation between Margaret and the Doctor. Mickey and Rose appearing to break up.

What I like about this story is that this was RTD's first serious introspective look at the nature of the show, as Margaret played the role of judge to the Doctor's "happy go-lucky" lifestyle, even as the Doctor was playing judge to Margaret's Slitheen crimes.

I give a solid 3/5. It isn't my favorite of the first series, but it's a nice quiet story that's actually held up fairly well in the past six years.

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Post by stanmore on Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:23 am

3/5. I think there's an issue with pacing, but otherwise a fine addition to Doctor Who.
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Post by Dave Webb on Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:49 am

4/5 - Mostly for giving us a look at the morality involved in being the Doctor and for reminding us that disappearing into time and space has unpleasant knock on effects for the people left behind.

I had no pacing issues, but I did feel that the scenes between Mickey and Rose could have been given a bit more attention.

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Post by Zoltar on Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:23 am

Hrmm, missed rating this one. 4/5 from me. Great character stuff, some solid performances and, to be honest, I don't care about accusations of DEM. Never have, never will. There's nothing wrong with that cropping up in SF now and then.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:33 am

Unfairly overlooked at the time, this deserves to be seriously re-evaluated. 4/5
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