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What did you think?
1. Globally eco-friendly - Excellent 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
2. Save a whale - Good 43%  43%  [ 3 ]
3. Conscientious recycling - OK 57%  57%  [ 4 ]
4. Put your plastic cup in the bin - Mediocre 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
5. Landfill - Terrible 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:50 am 
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Another tilt at eco issues as the world's plastic lures a potentially devastating plague.
Lot's of leaping around from place to place helped keep the episode moving along at a brisk pace. Not bad, though the materialising the Tardis around someone the split second the spaceship they're in explodes to save them was pushing it a bit. At no point would you just get the person without bits of exploding ship before they were toast. Also, does anyone else think the writers are being overly PC with yet another gay couple as central characters?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:28 pm 
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Enjoyed that - not as much as last week, but still a reasonably entertaining run of episodes so far. Some bits that jarred such as the scientist guy that gets attacked by the birds on the beach and nobody seems to have noticed he’s gone. I thought Yaz was going to leave and go off with the blogger. Saving the guy in the spaceship robbed the ending of the noble sacrifice so it felt a bit flat.
Despite those the story rocked along at a fair old pace and everyone got their chance to shine - even Ryan got to be useful. Graham was a little underused, but his chat on the beach with the policeman was perfect with so much said with so few words.


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Im a 45 year plus fan (since Pertwees regen)

and tbh the last 2 series has been generally under whelmimg as far as writing is concerned

I love the cinematography now its never looked more beautiful

the music is lovely and almost hauting at times

I like teh cast

but the writing is just Meh! Not great but better than last week is the general opinion in my household now

Oh yeah and I hate the TARDIS interior

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I voted OK, not terrible but not great, just kind of mediocre.

I could do with less of the social commentary, week before last it was global warming, this week plastic pollution. Just tell good stories!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:13 pm 
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Written by Pete McTighe and showrunner Chris Chibnall.
Guest stars Warren Brown and Matthew McNulty.
Brown had done several Big Finishes including playing Lt Sam Bishop in the UNIT series.
In Resolution, UNIT had its operations suspended.
Obviously Chibnall owed Brown a job!
In fact Brown plays Jake Willis who we first see as an ex-cop working in a supermarket but got fired for still acting as a cop.
Gabriella mentions reddit. This is the first time that reddit is referenced in Doctor Who but I did check with TARDIS Wiki to find that it was referenced in the Whoniverse before in Class in The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo.
Funny when the Doctor says that Ryan smelt of dead bird.
Ryan finds plastic whilst dissecting the dead bird which led the Doctor to mention the Autons but has nothing to do with them.
Funny when Yaz made a certain correction to Graham in Hong Kong.
The Doctor says brains, plural. Does she has two brains as well as two hearts.
Amaru gets killed by the birds but his death went unnoticed, on-screen, by the others. Whovians made fun of this when a (pretend) bird attacked Rove whilst the others continued talking oblivious to it.
Praxeus is the name of a virus and by sheer coincidence, as the production team could not have known about it at the time of filming, that current in the news is the Coronavirus.
Coincidentally coronaviruses spreads an infection the same way that Praxeus does.
One place affected by the coronaviruses is Hong Kong and Hong Kong is coincidentally in Praxeus.
What a surprise villain in Suki.
Oh my what a revelation that they were at the bottom of the Indian Ocean with all that plastic around.
I am disappointed for Yaz that it was not a planet that she discovered on her own.
A surprising good episode looking at a particular topic of the environment which is not the kind of subject that I am necessarily a subscriber to.

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The Doctor says brains, plural. Does she has two brains as well as two hearts.


I took that to mean the different regenerations. Precedent in Capaldi's consulting with himself as previous Doctors in Mummy On The Orient Express.

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