Rate "Gridlock"

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Rate "Gridlock"

82% 82% 
[ 9 ]
0% 0% 
[ 0 ]
18% 18% 
[ 2 ]
0% 0% 
[ 0 ]
0% 0% 
[ 0 ]
 
Total Votes : 11

Rate "Gridlock"

Post by Patrick on Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:55 pm

Series 3 delivers it's third story, and it proves to be our last visit to New New (New New...) York. And things seem a bit of a standstill. Anyone missing the Macra? Alright, don't have kittens!

So what did you think of Gridlock? Brilliant story, or jammed up dead end cul-de-sac? Let's be hearing from you.


Last edited by Patrick on Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:51 am; edited 1 time in total

_________________

Check Out My Book:
Licence: Reviewed, 50 Years Of James Bond Movies
Dr. No through Skyfall


Now Available On:
AMAZON (for Kindle Readers); BARNES & NOBLE (for Nook Readers);  Apple iTunes (for iBooks on Mac or iOS); and KOBO  (for Kobo Book Readers)


What Are You Doing Here?
avatar
Patrick
Fast-Living Admin

Number of posts : 7956
Age : 50
Location : 5,900 feet above sea level
Awards :


Registration date : 2008-11-04

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by barnaby morbius on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:43 pm

quite possibly my favourite story.

6/5
avatar
barnaby morbius
What about moi computer?

Number of posts : 1609
Age : 44
Location : Location Location
Awards :

Registration date : 2008-11-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:07 am

This did absolutely nothing for me, and still doesn't. Can't understand the love for it.

_________________
avatar
The Co=Ordinator
Tony the CyberAdmin

Number of posts : 11054
Age : 58
Location : On a box, in TC7, long long ago..........
Awards :


Registration date : 2008-11-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by Rich Flair on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:37 am

7/5. One must be right thick not to like this. cheers
avatar
Rich Flair
Master Deviant

Number of posts : 1656
Age : 46
Awards :


Registration date : 2008-11-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by Patrick on Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:38 am

For me, the references to Gallifrey were just marvellously under-played, almost lyrical. I loved that the Doctor lied to Martha about the fate of his home planet, and spent the rest of the story regretting it. It made for a nice twist on having to engage in a bunch of expositional dialogue about the Time War, and besides, we'd already seen that in Series 1.

And, into the bargain, we got a big clue about the Series 3 story arc neatly deposited in our laps. I think the overall story arc in Series 3 was handled much more deftly than either "Bad Wolf" or "Torchwood."

All told, I'm very fond of this story. 5/5

_________________

Check Out My Book:
Licence: Reviewed, 50 Years Of James Bond Movies
Dr. No through Skyfall


Now Available On:
AMAZON (for Kindle Readers); BARNES & NOBLE (for Nook Readers);  Apple iTunes (for iBooks on Mac or iOS); and KOBO  (for Kobo Book Readers)


What Are You Doing Here?
avatar
Patrick
Fast-Living Admin

Number of posts : 7956
Age : 50
Location : 5,900 feet above sea level
Awards :


Registration date : 2008-11-04

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:40 pm

Rich Flair wrote:7/5. One must be right thick not to like this. cheers

Obviously.

_________________
avatar
The Co=Ordinator
Tony the CyberAdmin

Number of posts : 11054
Age : 58
Location : On a box, in TC7, long long ago..........
Awards :


Registration date : 2008-11-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by Zoltar on Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:50 pm

The Doctor: I lied to you, cos I liked it. I could pretend, just for a bit, I could imagine they were still alive underneath that burnt orange sky. I'm not just a Time Lord; I'm the last of the Time Lords. The Face of Boe was wrong; there's no one else.

Gets a 5/5 from me as well. Though the use of the Macra was little more than window-dressing, I didn't mind it. I loved The Doctor's role in this story, and Tennant ran with it. I liked Brannigan and his wife, as well as most of the other characters. Plenty of good dialogue, some great visuals, all told a fine episode.

_________________
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
-Mark Twain
avatar
Zoltar
Caring Mod

Number of posts : 5371
Age : 46
Location : The wilds of New Jersey
Awards :


Registration date : 2008-11-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by stanmore on Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:49 pm

One of the greatest stories ever. Even better than Mindwarp.
avatar
stanmore
Justified and ancient

Number of posts : 1669
Age : 33
Location : wishing you peace
Awards :

Registration date : 2008-11-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by Time_Spectator on Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:06 am

A fine thing, having The Doctor's recollection of Gallifrey be a near direct quote from his own grand-daughter, Susan.

An odd concept - I can see how it may not hook one, and if the concept does not, little else is likely to compensate. If it does work for you, I'd think you'd relish this episode. Some things were a bit overblown/overplayed, to my taste. In this case I liked that the arcs were not particularly relevant, whatever forecasting went on. The Time War is really not something likely to be a good focus in terms of detailing (thus we don't have Time War Who movies, specials, episodes etc). Its principal value is as a device which put The Doctor in a particular light. That was well reflected here. Most of this episode however is bold and/or intriguing to me and it is among my favorites of classic or modern Who. 5/5 here.

Am sorry to hear it didn't work much for you, CO.

Have any of you seen the bit in one of those documentaries showing the lady playing the cat nun nurse waiting about on the steps off set in full regalia? Seen out of the show and in an everyday context really set off for me just how brilliant and intricate the makeup/prosthetics were. The talents of those guys are just stunning. She also came off quite charmingly I thought.
avatar
Time_Spectator
Youngster

Number of posts : 34
Age : 43
Location : It's all relative.
Registration date : 2011-08-24

View user profile http://timespectator.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:04 am

Time_Spectator wrote:Have any of you seen the bit in one of those documentaries showing the lady playing the cat nun nurse waiting about on the steps off set in full regalia? Seen out of the show and in an everyday context really set off for me just how brilliant and intricate the makeup/prosthetics were. The talents of those guys are just stunning. She also came off quite charmingly I thought.

Presuming you mean Anna Hope, having had the pleasure of meeting her she's a lovely lady. Smile

_________________
avatar
The Co=Ordinator
Tony the CyberAdmin

Number of posts : 11054
Age : 58
Location : On a box, in TC7, long long ago..........
Awards :


Registration date : 2008-11-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by konstantin on Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:23 am

I always wondered if anyone was tempted to do a flashback to just after the Doctor and Martha left Hame weeping over the departed Boe - when Boe does a large gasp, and asks her out for a drink...
avatar
konstantin
Justified and ancient

Number of posts : 2045
Age : 62
Location : Durham, NC USA, Sol3
Awards :

Registration date : 2008-11-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by Rich Flair on Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:10 am

The Co=Ordinator wrote:Presuming you mean Anna Hope, having had the pleasure of meeting her she's a lovely lady. Smile

I had quite a thing for her in cat form, but haven't seen her in human guise.
avatar
Rich Flair
Master Deviant

Number of posts : 1656
Age : 46
Awards :


Registration date : 2008-11-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by Time_Spectator on Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:24 pm

The Co=Ordinator wrote:Presuming you mean Anna Hope, having had the pleasure of meeting her she's a lovely lady. Smile

Right. You have the flattery feeling of being assured I am quite jealous, you lucky thing.

konstantin wrote:I always wondered if anyone was tempted to do a flashback to just after the Doctor and Martha left Hame weeping over the departed Boe - when Boe does a large gasp, and asks her out for a drink...

Ha! Good one. Laughing

BOE: Will he never leave? Just this far I have counted that Cachaphonious Time Lord in nine lives. Speaking of...
avatar
Time_Spectator
Youngster

Number of posts : 34
Age : 43
Location : It's all relative.
Registration date : 2011-08-24

View user profile http://timespectator.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by Ginger Ninja on Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:11 am

Rich Flair wrote:7/5. One must be right thick not to like this. cheers

Curious that the Co=ordinator clan seem to be the only ones not to like this...
avatar
Ginger Ninja
Properly wrinkly

Number of posts : 229
Age : 24
Location : Following a Certain Cyberman
Awards :

Registration date : 2008-11-06

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Rate "Gridlock"

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum