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Everything Else / Re: Deaths and Near Deaths
« Last post by Hydromancerx on Yesterday at 08:39:10 pm »
Good news he was able to come home today! So basically 24 hours in the hospital. He still has some pain in his leg but they could not find anything wrong with him.
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Everything Else / Re: Deaths and Near Deaths
« Last post by Inkling on Yesterday at 03:31:02 pm »
Yeah, hope he and you are doing well!
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Everything Else / Re: Deaths and Near Deaths
« Last post by eropS on Yesterday at 02:49:27 pm »
Hope its a passing thing, thoughts are with you Hydro hope you're doing ok
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TV / Re: Doctor Who - The Regeneration Game
« Last post by Krakow Sam on Yesterday at 10:56:12 am »
The one that was a cyberman.
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Everything Else / Re: Deaths and Near Deaths
« Last post by Hydromancerx on Yesterday at 09:59:40 am »
So we took my dad back to the hospital on Sunday night. He is having trouble breathing, pain in his throat and leg. Not sure whats wrong, but atleast he was brought there without having to call 911 this time.
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TV / Re: Doctor Who - The Regeneration Game
« Last post by Person21 on Yesterday at 09:31:11 am »
Which Loch Ness monster?
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TV / Re: Doctor Who - The case of the sonic glasses
« Last post by Krakow Sam on Yesterday at 09:13:04 am »
Remember when the cybermen pretended to be the loch ness monster?
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TV / Re: Doctor Who - The case of the sonic glasses
« Last post by Person21 on Yesterday at 09:01:50 am »
That's always the way with finales though. The promise of a really strong first episode can never be fulfilled in the second part.
The show's been fumbling followups in general. "I bet the guys who can accurately simulate the Earth down to Doctor Who's magic glasses working and interfacing with the real one will need some really clever and unpredictable plan some guys running into their base with guns and the power of love to be beat."

I agree on Heaven Sent. It was the right mix of weird concept and strong character stuff with the Doctor, like the kind of thing that got Moffat noticed when he wasn't having to crank out billions and billions of scripts.

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The Cybermen have always been a decent monster but back in the day they quickly came "generic baddies" who had plots where the villain could have easily been Sontarans or Ice Warriors or pretty much anything else instead
Remember that time the emotionless cyborgs got so full of hatred and anger at Adric Earth they decided to get revenge on it by destroying it?
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TV / Re: Doctor Who - The case of the sonic glasses
« Last post by Krakow Sam on Yesterday at 08:22:53 am »
That's always the way with finales though. The promise of a really strong first episode can never be fulfilled in the second part. Heaven Sent (Capaldi's "solo episode") is probably my current favourite episode of all time and despite some nice Gallifrey fanservice the concluding part was pretty pants.

And totally agree on the sockheads. The Cybermen have always been a decent monster but back in the day they quickly came "generic baddies" who had plots where the villain could have easily been Sontarans or Ice Warriors or pretty much anything else instead, then in the revived series they became a hivemind borg knockoff which they never really were to begin with. Luckily Neil Gaiman sort of ran with that in an interesting direction and gave them a bit more personality and worked back in the survival at all costs angle. Cool to see them come full circle and amp up the medical body horror stuff as far as it'll go in a show that's allegedly for kids :P
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TV / Re: Doctor Who - The case of the sonic glasses
« Last post by Person21 on Yesterday at 07:49:37 am »
Good ep if a bit heavy on the usual Moffat fanwank but I think we can forgive it as it's his last bow.

I can forgive it because I really ****ing like the sockhead design. It's the only Cyberman that's really creepy in how it seems more like there's a mutilated human under a thin shell rather than it just being a humanoid robot.
They did a good job getting the Cybermen away from being a space-zombie/Borg ripoff and capturing the real horror of people choosing to turn themselves into emotionless cyborgs as a desperate survival strategy.

It was good stuff. I expect the next episode to be extra disappointing.
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