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1 hour ago, DualSense said:

Did someone here do a rewatch of the whole series and blog about it? Can someone direct me to the website as search doesn’t come up with anything.

 

That was @Sprite Machine's Doctor Who From the Start:

https://doctorwhofromthestart.wordpress.com/

 

(I found it by filtering the search to This Topic - which you can only do in desktop mode - and searching for the word "blog"!)

 

 

Another episode-by-episode blog that I liked (from someone not on this forum) was Ian Symes's Curiosity in a Junkyard:

https://curiosityinajunkyard.wordpress.com/

 

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I really hope it's going to be an amazing send-off, where Chibnall shows how much he's learnt from the reaction to his run and leaves us all wishing we'd seen more of this Thirteen. Of course it's far more likely to be a complete mess, but yes, thank goodness it's finally over.

 

I really want to go back to Doctor Who being a highlight of my week, and not feeling like an obligation.

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He's going to kill everyone in a it by creating such twisted matrix of inconsequential fluff that twists and turns like a twisty turny thing, that everyone's brains explode trying to fill in all the plot holes and  justify the stupid decisions they make.

 

It'll be even more wank than the last one

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Remember the days when the TARDIS would appear, the Doctor and companions would have an adventure, and then it would finish? Then, they would do the same again somewhere else. Like Scooby Doo or something but with time-travel.

 

Now though, we have a MYTHOS which seemingly requires a qualification (a Doctorate maybe, or perhaps a Masters? :D ) in Doctor Who studies to comprehend all the ins and outs and twists and turns and timey-wimey.

 

 

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Season arcs etc are absolutely fine, as good as standalone adventures if they're well written.  I don't really give a shit how each season is structured if it's good TV.  Chibnall's era simply has not been good TV.  You could count the decent episodes of the 13th Doctor on one hand and I really have a lot of sympathy for Jodie Whittaker who I think has been dealt a really bad hand.

 

Doctor Who can be simple, complicated, funny, sad, but it's an absolute crime to make it boring - it should never, ever be boring.

 

Right now, we've got boring stories with boring characters.

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2 hours ago, Boothjan said:

Season arcs etc are absolutely fine, as good as standalone adventures if they're well written.  I don't really give a shit how each season is structured if it's good TV.  Chibnall's era simply has not been good TV.  You could count the decent episodes of the 13th Doctor on one hand and I really have a lot of sympathy for Jodie Whittaker who I think has been dealt a really bad hand.

 

Doctor Who can be simple, complicated, funny, sad, but it's an absolute crime to make it boring - it should never, ever be boring.

 

Right now, we've got boring stories with boring characters.

 

The trailer makes it look like it's boring characters, but with the overblown nonsense that characterised Russell T Davies at his worst. Daleks!Cybermen!Master!StarkillerBase!

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I gave up entirely on Doctor Who which was a real shame - it just became boring and a bit shit.  The first season of Matt Smith's run is still the best for me.  For a while we got away with 'a bit shit' and a quirk... but now, it's competing for our attention with some of the best telly we've ever had across all the streaming channels from studios who have *massive* pockets.  RTD can really write good characters - but I hope he reigns in the MASSIVE OMG LETS WALK AROUND THE WORLD SAYING THE DOCTOR pish and take it right back.  I'm not convinced.

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The TV writeup makes this sound like Chibnall's smushed together about six different episode ideas:

 

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Doctor Who

 

70. The Power of the Doctor

 

In this feature-length special to mark her last adventure, Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor must fight for her very existence against her deadliest enemies: the Daleks, the Cybermen and her arch-nemesis, the Master.Who is attacking a speeding bullet train on the edges of a distant galaxy? Why are seismologists going missing from 21st-century Earth? Who is defacing some of history’s most iconic paintings? Why is a Dalek trying to make contact with the Doctor? And just what hold does the mesmeric Rasputin have over Tsar Nicholas II in 1916 Russia?The Doctor faces multiple threats - and a battle to the death.

 

For goodness sake, focus!

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