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Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:58 am

The waiting is over. What did you think?


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Re: Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by Rich Flair on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:01 pm

That were good.
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Re: Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by barnaby morbius on Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:20 pm

a simple story but really well done. good stuff. next week looks good as well.
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:58 pm

Well worth the wait.
5/5
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Post by Zoltar on Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:43 pm

Very good, but I'll give it another viewing before settling on a final score.

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Re: Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by Nick Barlow on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:33 am

It says something when one of the best stories of the last couple of years comes from the man who wrote Rise Of The Cybermen...

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Post by Zoltar on Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:08 am

I've settled on a 4/5. I could've easily given it a full 5 but I didn't care for some of the direction.

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Re: Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by Lee Carey on Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:53 am

Nick Barlow wrote:It says something when one of the best stories of the last couple of years comes from the man who wrote Rise Of The Cybermen...
And the best story from series five was written by the man who co-wrote the Hee Bee Gee Bees' single "Meaningless Songs (In Very High Voices);" The best story in series one was written by an ex-Why Don't You presenter; meanwhile, back in the seventies, the best story of season 14 was written by the man who wrote not only the Krotons but the Space Pirates; and the best writer from season 7 wrote for Crossroads.

And the Daleks were created by a failed comedian. Your point is?
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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:19 pm

A pleasing story that needed some tighter editing. But I'll give it 4/5 as it comfortably surpassed my expectations.

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Re: Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by stanmore on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:31 pm

Nick Barlow wrote:It says something when one of the best stories of the last couple of years comes from the man who wrote Rise Of The Cybermen...

That's probably the grimmest way I've ever seen "I liked it" communicated. (Smile)

I liked it. The main characters were all well-catered for and the actors rose to the challenge well. I especially like the fractured conclusion. I agree that it could have been tighter. 4/5
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Re: Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by Guest on Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:12 pm

The Girl Who Waited: Or Why This Week’s Episode Made Me Sit-Up And Say To Myself “Well Golly Gosh, Fancy That. If Only I’d Realised, How Different Things Might Have Been”…

Let’s get one thing absolutely straight and crystal clear from the outset. “The Girl Who Waited” was without question my joint favourite episode of the Moffat era of Doctor Who; instantly vaulting itself over the heads of what had come before, to land shoulder-to-shoulder with Neil Gaiman’s “The Doctor’s Wife” in my personal Gold Medal pantheon of modern-day classics.

“Why’s that then, Sid?” You ask. (Well I damned well hope that that’s what you’re asking, otherwise everything that’s yet to come will have been a massive waste of expanded personal creative energy on framing apt phrases and then typing out the finely polished gems-in-question).

So don’t go letting me down: I’m trusting you. (Nods head emphatically).

First of all a massive thank you to Tom MacRea, for crafting a tale which positively leapt into the emotional core of my being and proceeded to shake it into a roughly rude awakening that I was neither prepared for, nor ready to defend against. So much so in fact, that I found the unexpected parallels and resonances with my current and recently past circumstances so powerfully marked that I’m still very much in the process of assimilating its after-affects. So, I honestly can’t, and won’t attempt to, claim that there’s anything even remotely objective or detached about my thoughts on this story. But rest easy, I promised you that there would be no existential angst, and I’m nothing if not a man of my word, so I’ll encapsulate my feelings towards this episode in a single succinct sentence and leave it at that.

After close to five decades of enduring identification with the titular character of the series in question, I came to the (admittedly rather belated and probably definitely long overdue) realisation that…

I would rather be (and probably was always intended to be) Rory rather than the Doctor.
Simple. As. That.

Oh, and one final observation. Arthur Darvill and particularly Karen Gillan were simply outstanding performance-wise this week. Really astonishing.

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Post by barnaby morbius on Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:40 pm

Lee Carey wrote:
Nick Barlow wrote:It says something when one of the best stories of the last couple of years comes from the man who wrote Rise Of The Cybermen...
And the best story from series five was written by the man who co-wrote the Hee Bee Gee Bees' single "Meaningless Songs (In Very High Voices);" The best story in series one was written by an ex-Why Don't You presenter; meanwhile, back in the seventies, the best story of season 14 was written by the man who wrote not only the Krotons but the Space Pirates; and the best writer from season 7 wrote for Crossroads.

And the Daleks were created by a failed comedian. Your point is?

i quite liked "rise of the cybermen"...
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Post by Ginger Ninja on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:35 pm

I actually found that rather enjoyable as well as a bit sad at the end.
Good stuff 4/5
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Re: Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by Nick Barlow on Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:40 am

Lee Carey wrote:Your point is?
That most of the past two series has been extremely disappointing. Happy now?

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Re: Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by Patrick on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:25 am

I'm giving this story a 4/5. There were some outstanding performances from the companions this time around, particularly the 50-something Karen Gillan, and very poignant conclusion to the story.

What caught my attention about this story was how seemingly hands-off the Doctor was in solving the problem. I'm speaking particularly of the scene where he put the decision about opening the TARDIS door in Rory's hands.

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Re: Rate "The Girl Who Waited"

Post by Dave Webb on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:30 pm

I may have missed the point of the story, but I didn't get it and didn't enjoy it.

I felt as though there was a missed opportunity in there to give fifty year old Amy a bit of a shake and say "Yes, you'll stop existing, but then you won't have condemned yourself to thirty odd years of hell. Now, was it such fun that you absolutely have to go through it?

I wasn't convinced about the peril either. They've got the ability to split time into streams, and teleportation, but they can't handle unfamiliar biology.

So - almost certain I've missed something important, but not invested enough to go back and watch it again. 2.

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Post by Rich Flair on Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:53 am

Oh Webbo, they finally done a good 'un and you had to diss it.
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Post by Dave Webb on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:58 am

Rich Flair wrote:Oh Webbo, they finally done a good 'un and you had to diss it.

What can I tell you? I clearly prefer it when it's pants.

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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:58 pm

I have just watched it again. Did anyone else get a huge dose of Ark in Space from the first fifteen minutes of this episode. The Doctor and Male Companion get separated from the female companion in a building with lots of white walls and sliding doors. Not that I am complaining. Ark in Space is one of my favourite Doctor Who story.
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