A Good Man Goes to War

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Rate A Good Man Goes to War

67% 67% 
[ 4 ]
0% 0% 
[ 0 ]
17% 17% 
[ 1 ]
16% 16% 
[ 1 ]
0% 0% 
[ 0 ]
 
Total Votes : 6

A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:56 pm

Interesting. I wasn't surprised by River's true identity (it's been obvious for weeks) but a great episode all the same, I thought. Anyone else?


Last edited by tony ingram on Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:00 pm; edited 1 time in total

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by felneymike on Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:12 pm

Not sure I liked the "nice" Sontaran or a Silurian apparently living fairly openly in the middle of London(!). It was starting to reek a bit of last year's awful series ending where all the baddies show up and then run away because they are told to. However it got better.

I'll have to find a way of watching it on the other side of the world now, mind you. They ought to do something with iPlayer where you can "sign up" from an address in the UK using your national insurance number or something and then use it from anywhere in the world if you log in.

felneymike

Posts : 237
Join date : 2010-01-05

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:47 am

felneymike wrote:Not sure I liked the "nice" Sontaran or a Silurian apparently living fairly openly in the middle of London(!). It was starting to reek a bit of last year's awful series ending where all the baddies show up and then run away because they are told to. However it got better.

I'll have to find a way of watching it on the other side of the world now, mind you. They ought to do something with iPlayer where you can "sign up" from an address in the UK using your national insurance number or something and then use it from anywhere in the world if you log in.
Where are you going, Mike? Fleeing the country for tax reasons?

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by codywillis1 on Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:12 am

Over blown nonsense that has little to do with Who and more to do with Star Wars, yet entertaining nonsense regardless.

I rather liked the Sherlock Holmes lesbo Silurian and her sword wielding maid/lover lol. Would have liked to have seen that situation/story be set up. Shame we didn't get to have THAT Silurian story last year instead of the one we did get!

codywillis1

Posts : 386
Join date : 2010-02-25

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:25 am

I thought 'Star Wars', too-but I liked it. To me, it gives the Who universe a feeling of being bigger, of having more scope, and the inclusion of characters like the Victorian lizard lady adventurer make it clear the whole universe doesn't revolve around the Doctor all the time. From some of the stories we got under Davies' tenure, you'd think the Doctor was the only one who ever did anything...

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:40 am

I liked it Smile

Lucy McGough

Posts : 2125
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 28
Location : Northwich, UK

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:45 am

Why does nobody ever use the polls? I...I go to all the t-trouble of posting them and nobody (sniff) ever votes. Oh, I'm so depressed... Crying or Very sad

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:03 am

Would you like a hug? cheers

Lucy McGough

Posts : 2125
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 28
Location : Northwich, UK

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:04 am

Thank you. At least someone cares...

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by GBF on Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:46 pm

Yep - have to say - that was excellent and have voted so. I just watched it on iplayer and will watch it again. I was so glad curly came back! There's something about that woman...and I realise what it is now. One day I'll tell you!
Really enjoyed it - REALLY.

GBF

Posts : 426
Join date : 2009-12-25
Age : 61
Location : Iapetus

http://www.glennbfleming.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:54 pm

Whoah-an excellent from GBF! Steven Moffat, your life's work is redeemed! Razz
Alex Kingston does have a certain something, doesn't she?

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by GBF on Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:37 pm

Why is the Doctor not on until the autumn?

GBF

Posts : 426
Join date : 2009-12-25
Age : 61
Location : Iapetus

http://www.glennbfleming.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:49 pm

They announced some months ago that this would be a split series, with seven episodes in the Spring and six in the Autumn. There's a lot of speculation about it, but the most probable theory seems to be that this is part of a move to change the regular time slot back to Autumn/Winter, where it traditionally sat and where it tends to get higher viewing figures (early evening shows in the Summer lose a lot of casuual viewers in good weather and also tend to conflict with the major sports fixtures). Their latest announcement was that another 14 episodes of Who with Matt Smith have been commissioned and 'a large chunk' of them will be shown next year: some people are panicking over that, but I'm guessing it'll mean a return to the 70s format of a series starting in the late Autumn and carrying over into the next Spring. That would make sense, since the 50th Anniversary falls on a Saturday in November 2013.

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:41 am

really enjoyed it, there was maybe a few slight problems that are very very minor, but i still found it most excellent.

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO

Posts : 78
Join date : 2010-03-04

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by felneymike on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:40 pm

The only question remaning is where the name "River Song" comes from. My money is on it being a reference to the final episode of the series which will be at the fire that inspired Deep Purple's "Smoke on the water".

felneymike

Posts : 237
Join date : 2010-01-05

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:35 am

We were told where the name comes from-it's a mistranslation of Melody Pond which Lorna perpetrated when she was weaving the prayer leaf, since her people have no word for 'Pond' as 'the only water in the forest is the river'. She takes her name from the prayer leaf.

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by codywillis1 on Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:14 am

Presumably they don't know what a melody is either. Wink

codywillis1

Posts : 386
Join date : 2010-02-25

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:20 am

I think it's more likely that Moffat thought Amy naming her child 'Song Pond' would be a little odd. Maybe the people of the Gamma Forests don't have individual words to differentiate things like melody, just the one word 'Song' which relates to the whole concept. Some Earth cultures do the same.

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by GBF on Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:04 am

Which ones oh great oracle?? affraid

GBF

Posts : 426
Join date : 2009-12-25
Age : 61
Location : Iapetus

http://www.glennbfleming.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by GBF on Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:06 am

If Moffat thought Amy naming her sprog 'Song Pond' was odd...why did he not think the name 'Pond' was odd in the first place? Then again - he's called 'Moffat' so I guess I've just answered my own question... What a Face

GBF

Posts : 426
Join date : 2009-12-25
Age : 61
Location : Iapetus

http://www.glennbfleming.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:26 am

GBF wrote:If Moffat thought Amy naming her sprog 'Song Pond' was odd...why did he not think the name 'Pond' was odd in the first place? Then again - he's called 'Moffat' so I guess I've just answered my own question... What a Face
The bloke who used to own most of the land my village is built on was called Archie Pond.

tony ingram
Admin

Posts : 5692
Join date : 2009-12-24
Age : 46
Location : The Wilds of Suffolk

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by GBF on Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:17 am

That's what he told you. His REAL name was 'Nobb'. And who's called 'Archie' anyway?? That bloke who gets shot on the wire in The Great Escape: (Jock accent) Arrrchibald Ives!

GBF

Posts : 426
Join date : 2009-12-25
Age : 61
Location : Iapetus

http://www.glennbfleming.com

Back to top Go down

Re: A Good Man Goes to War

Post by Sponsored content Today at 6:12 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum