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Rate: "The Bells of St. John"

Post by Patrick on Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:49 pm

After a three month hiatus, series 7 resumes for its second half. The Doctor has a new companion... in the form of the twice dead Clara Oswin Oswald. We have intelligent wifi, apparently attacking unsuspecting computer users. And we have something called "Spoonheads," which, since this isn't Star Trek, means something other than Cardassians. Other than that, we don't have a whole lot of information.

So, what did you think of The Bells of St. Johns? Let's hear your thoughts!

This thread will remain closed until after transmission of the episode in the UK. Which leads us to our standard spoiler warning for North American Who fans: once this thread is opened, if you venture in here before the episode airs on this side of the Atlantic, there is every possibility you will come across details of the story that may thwart your surprise. So, beware and don't read on beyond this point if you don't want the story spoiled for you!

The Bells of St. Johns, March 30, 2013.

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Re: Rate: "The Bells of St. John"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:29 am

Fingers crossed!

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Post by Nick Barlow on Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:05 pm

Not bad, but was better when they did it with Tennant and Tate and called it Partners In Crime.

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Re: Rate: "The Bells of St. John"

Post by Dave Webb on Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:41 pm

I thought the episode was fun, although it was a deliberate attempt to be darker and perhaps a bit edgier. It was nice to see the show back, and it was still the best thing on TV on Saturday night.

I'm not scoring it out of five - I liked it. And hooray! We're back in London!

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Post by Zoltar on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:24 pm

The Doctor and Clara together again. A good episode I thought. I liked The Doctor's idea of motivation.

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Re: Rate: "The Bells of St. John"

Post by Patrick on Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:39 pm

I want a motorcycle I can ride up the side of a building. And for the record, I've never trusted "the cloud."

I thought this was actually a pretty clever story. The Big Bad for the remainder of the series is The Great Intelligence. And while we got re-introduced to the twice dead woman, we still have the mystery of who is Clara Oswin Oswald. Alright, I'm down for the mystery. Color my suitably intrigued. 4/5 from the Rocky Mountain West.

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Re: Rate: "The Bells of St. John"

Post by The Browncoat Cat on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:34 pm

So, for the first time for a long time a Moffat story that wasn't gratuitously complex. This was quick, simple and entertaining story which didn't need an encyclopedic knowledge of the previous seven episodes to enjoy. Yes, it was part of an ongoing arc, but the arc wasn't allowed to get in the way of episode.

I was perplexed when I first heard the title, but I thought that it being a reference to the TARDIS phone ringing was a very nice touch. As was the monk's genuflection when The Doctor said "No, a woman."

Anyone else get a Doctor#7 vibe when the Doctor deliberately left Clara with an infected netbook. That he knew that the spoonhead would come and get her, so he deliberately let Clara get uploaded, forcing all the bad guys to download all the poor buggers from the Datacloud.

The appearance of the Great Intelligence was not really a surprise.

I felt really sorry for what remained of Ms Kizling. Imagine how horrible falling asleep as a six year old and waking up considerably older must be. Celia Imrie did of course steal the show.

Loved Clara calling the TARDIS a snog-box.

They've tweeked the theme again. More 'diddly-dums' per square inch than you can shake a stick at, and the electronica brought back to the front of the mix. Excellent, as the '80's cybermen would say.

I still wish they would delay the logo until the bakeresque bit of the titles so they could use the Diamond Logo.




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Re: Rate: "The Bells of St. John"

Post by The Co=Ordinator on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:26 am

Some great one liners. One of those that is halfway between a 3 and a 4. Have gone with the 3.

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