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Ten-ohyes

I think that might have been the most Chibnall-y episode to ever Chibnall. Fabulously entertaining and fun and utterly ridiculous and PEOPLE and FAMILY and [redacted - i.e. the threat thing, which... *hands*].

A lot of character stuff for those that want to delve into it, Imma just gonna sit over here and chuckle to myself.

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Date: 4 November 2018 08:26 pm (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Well, that's encouraging. Looking forward to it.

(It's episode five, btw.)

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Date: 5 November 2018 12:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gillo
I wish I liked it. The Guardian recap says a lot of what I feel:

To its credit, The Tsunagra Condumdrum boasts an awesome spaceship, an impressive guest cast (led by Casualty’s Suzanne Packer as General Cicero), a wonderfully deadpan android and an amusing subplot involving a pregnant man. To its detriment, there’s a rather over-reliance of exposition–ish pseudo-science (the antimatter passage just went on) and once again, here is an episode without very much of a real villain. And come to think of it, there isn’t really much of a “conundrum” to speak of at all. This was whizzy and bright and perfectly fine. But call me old-fashioned, right now I’m crying out for a jolly good alien invasion.

The script just feels clunky to me, far too heavy with the exposition and villains nothing like evil enough. And a developing habit of just throwing sentient beings "away", as if that deals with the problem. What happens when it gets hungry again?
Edited Date: 5 November 2018 12:02 am (UTC)

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Date: 5 November 2018 08:54 am (UTC)
copracat: Amelia Post grinning (amelia)
From: [personal profile] copracat
I love the ones where everyone is likeable and interesting and the situation is the problem.

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Date: 5 November 2018 09:31 am (UTC)
auroracloud: Nyssa of Traken in a white top, looking away from camera (Default)
From: [personal profile] auroracloud
I agree, a very Chibnall episode. I just watched it, and it felt like 42 (the S3 episode) meets Torchwood.

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Date: 5 November 2018 12:57 pm (UTC)
auroracloud: Nyssa of Traken in a white top, looking away from camera (Default)
From: [personal profile] auroracloud
Yes, with a PTING! :-D

When I think about it, I really like that one of the highest danger levels in the universe goes to a tiny imp that doesn't give a damn about people and EATS EVERYTHING.

I wonder how long we have to wait before someone designs a knitting or crochet pattern for a Pting.

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