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Rate: "Journey's End"

Post by Patrick on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:31 am

Series 4 reaches it's conclusion. Davros and the Daleks have perfected the reality bomb, but Martha Jones, Sarah Jane and Captain Jack each have plans to deprive them of that goal. Children of Time, they are.

The Doctor and Rose are confined in Davros' chamber, while Donna and TARDIS witness the Doctor's old severed hand spontaneously grow a new Doctor. And the Earth finally gets towed home by the TARDIS.

So, what did you think of the big finale to Series 4? Was it big finish or a bog standard? Let's be hearing from you!

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Re: Rate: "Journey's End"

Post by Zoltar on Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:35 am

A solid conclusion, I thought. I'd give it a 5, but for two things. Firstly, though it wasn't a huge bother for me, the Daleks were dispatched in a way that didn't exactly help them seem menacing. And then there's Handy. I didn't have a problem with his character, per se, but I never really took to him becoming Rose's consolation prize. He was a bit too convenient.

In contrast, there were plenty of great little character moments for the so-called Children of Time. Donna's exit was poignant indeed. Great music, good dialogue, a lot of fun and a feeling of an era coming to a close.

4/5.

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Post by Tessellated Facsimile on Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:06 pm

Zoltar wrote:And then there's Handy. I didn't have a problem with his character, per se, but I never really took to him becoming Rose's consolation prize. He was a bit too convenient.
This.

We knew Rose couldn't end up with the real 10. But better anybody else than his spare part replacement. Sad

Apart from that - we loved it. Very Happy



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Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:41 am

I think Zoltar has put things very well. I too rate this 4/5.

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Post by Ginger Ninja on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:47 am

I find myself troubled to give it 5/5 but thats what I'll do, the points made by Zoltar are very much the worst points, but for me its more an emotional choice, I was devastated at Donna's memory being wiped, such a sad exit, part of me was hoping that Rose would 'die' but as departing companions go, by far the saddest in a long time. so for the reason that it made me sad is the reason I'm giving it 5/5. Very good story.
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Post by The Browncoat Cat on Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:21 am

I still find it hard to forgive RTD for the cruel and unusual end to the character of Donna. It was unnecessarily nasty. He could have found a way of preventing her from travelling in the TARDIS without robbing her of all her memories. It was just too awful for words.
Everything else was perfect which is why it grudgingly gets a 3/5.
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Re: Rate: "Journey's End"

Post by Patrick on Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:45 am

Oh, I agree with everyone about how heart-rending Donna's memory wipe was. But it did serve something larger, strategically, in the character of the Doctor. Indeed, the whole Rose/Meta-crisis Doctor departure, the departures of Sarah Jane, Captain Jack, Martha and Mickey, in combination with Donna's plight, made the Doctor far more reticent to travel with a companion- he has lines to this effect in "The Next Doctor." And that's a pretty fateful decision for him.

As for the story itself, okay, yes, it was a strong pull to my inner 12 year old, who loved it. What I find remarkable is that prior to Series 4, no one really enjoyed Donna Noble as a character after her one-off appearance in "The Runaway Bride." By the end of Series 4, she'd made such an impact as a companion her departure was truly one of the most emotionally impactful of any companion.

For that reason alone, and how Donna defeated Davros with a healthy dose of comedy, I give this a 5/5.

A very satifying conclusion to one of my series of Nu-Who.

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Post by barnaby morbius on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:14 pm

a 4-not as good as the first part, but two parters seldom are...

a great series
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Post by Rich Flair on Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:17 pm

6/5 - you don't get better than this.
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Post by stanmore on Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:19 am

3/5 You get better than this.
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Re: Rate: "Journey's End"

Post by Rich Flair on Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:55 am

Oh no it isn't.
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