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While Dinosaurs on a Spaceship was mostly fun adventure, this is a rather morality test set in the Old West. While, I did love Crichton from Farscape as the Marshall, it comes down to the other alien doctor who sorta steals the show. The dark mirror of the Doctor that we sorta lost when the Master died. Speaking of the Master, he got a shot out which might be the first time he has been mentioned to the Ponds. The end result is contrived, but it does end fairly well. Amy and the Doctors confrontation with the guns was a nice bit of business of showing why the Doctor needs companions.



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This was a pretty sweet Firefly episode.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.84

much better than last week.

A theory I saw on the guardian today: all the computer voices this season have been female. and it was uncredited in epsiodes 2 and 3. Oswin?



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I'm not sure I like the "doctor" misdirects we've been getting. The started with Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and continued here. I may be seeing patterns that don't exist again though.



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This series is just chock full of recurring motifs so far and only 3 episodes:

"doctors"
egg
flickering electricity
female computer voices





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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.65
    Originally posted by odessasteps

    This series is just chock full of recurring motifs so far and only 3 episodes:

    "doctors"
    egg
    flickering electricity
    female computer voices


It says a lot about my powers of observation that I picked up on none of these until you mentioned them.

    Originally posted by lotjx
    I did love Crichton from Farscape as the Marshall


My first thought was "fuck me, Kryten must've really been hitting the sauce since leaving Red Dwarf" but it turns out it was a completely different Crichton from I show I never watched. Who knew?

Decent episode, but I did find myself wondering why Amy never raised the whole "killing people's bad" thing *last* week.
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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    This was a pretty sweet Firefly episode.
EXACTLY what I was thinking.
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    Originally posted by dMr
    Decent episode, but I did find myself wondering why Amy never raised the whole "killing people's bad" thing *last* week.


Because she was busy tranquilizing Raptors.

A lot of times, the Doctor gives bad guys an out and they refuse to take it. Only Nefertiti saw the Doctor being callous to Solomon and she was in no mood (or natural inclination) to be merciful.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.65
    Originally posted by Llakor
      Originally posted by dMr
      Decent episode, but I did find myself wondering why Amy never raised the whole "killing people's bad" thing *last* week.


    Because she was busy tranquilizing Raptors.

    A lot of times, the Doctor gives bad guys an out and they refuse to take it. Only Nefertiti saw the Doctor being callous to Solomon and she was in no mood (or natural inclination) to be merciful.
Yeah, but Amy must've been aware of what happened to Solomon even if she didn't know how cold the Doctor was in offing him. She obviously feels pretty strongly about the no killing thing but at the start of this week's episode she was laughing and joking like nothing had happened. You don't think she'd at least have mentioned what happened to Solomon wasn't cool before heading off into Mercy?

I had zero problem with the Solomon being killed or the story they were trying to tell, I just thought the execution (no pun intended) was a bit clunky.

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