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A Christmas Carol

Post by tony ingram on Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:17 pm

OK, so what did everyone think of Steven Moffat's version of the old classic? I rather liked it. Though I thought Abigail's ultimate fate was a bit of a shame...

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by codywillis1 on Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:10 pm

In a word.... drivel.

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by kembel on Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:25 am

Great family entertainment for a Wintery Christmas Evening. I sat with two other adults and one eight year old and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I personally thought the writing was excellent, rather clever in places, and it was also Matt Smiths finest moment so far.

Looking forward to the next series.

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by tony ingram on Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:42 am

Seems to have gotten a pretty positive response from the general audience, too-overnight ratings of 10.03 million! Not bad for a new boy...

Anyone else notice that Rory and Amy's honeymoon role play gear (Centurion and policewoman) echoed that worn by Rodney and Cassandra when trying to spice up their marriage in Only Fools & Horses?

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by GBF on Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:19 pm

You'll never guess...I missed it! Doh!!! santa

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by codywillis1 on Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:11 am

You lucky b*****d. Wink

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by GBF on Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:21 am

That bad,eh? Well, at least Ingram is easily pleased...
Norton showed us how brilliant this series is with a REALLY exciting clip of Smith talking to the red headed bird...on a phone! WOW! I'll buy the box set of this AND shell out more for the Blue-Ray edition too...the doctor talking on a MOBILE phone!! FANTASTIC writing!
I saw Matt Smith on Graham Norton last night - is this Doctor the wierdest looking Doctor of all?
I'll start my own thread thing here...Who is the wierdest looking Doctor? Is it:
1) Matt Smith
2) The Eleventh Doctor?
3) The actor who currently plays Doctor Who?
Keep sane! Or, be like Tony...keep watching!!! Twisted Evil

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by tony ingram on Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:30 am

codywillis1 wrote:You lucky b*****d. Wink
I knew it was too good to last! Laughing

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by codywillis1 on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:08 pm

Laughing

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by felneymike on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:47 am

I thought it was crap, and I liked the giant steampunk Cyberman!

I originally read a synopsis and just thought it'd be exactly like A Christmas Carol, but in an amazing twist, the ghosts are really... aliens! The resulting show actually managed to be worse.

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:48 am

Well, they were hardly going to be real ghosts-such things do not exist in the Whoniverse, Jon Pertwee said so!

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:43 pm

Final ratings for this episode have been announced: 12.1 million viewers, the fourth highest rating since the show returned in 2005! That's a timeshift of around two million over the overnight figures, and it was the third most watched programme of Christmas Day (predictably, EastEnders took the top spot as usual). The great British public still loves their Doctor Who, it seems!

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by kembel on Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:30 pm

Indeed. The show is as part of the cultural landscape now as it was in 1965 during the first wave of Dalekmania and then again with the huge ratings during the 70's with Pertwee and Baker. Quite an achievement.

The fact that the popularity since the return in 2005 doesn't seem to be waning despite three seperate Doctors in the lead role is quite an achievement as well.

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Re: A Christmas Carol

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:03 pm

kembel wrote:Indeed. The show is as part of the cultural landscape now as it was in 1965 during the first wave of Dalekmania and then again with the huge ratings during the 70's with Pertwee and Baker. Quite an achievement.

The fact that the popularity since the return in 2005 doesn't seem to be waning despite three seperate Doctors in the lead role is quite an achievement as well.
That's what about fifteen years of Who starvation does for you! Very Happy

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