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The Rings of Akhaten

Post by tony ingram on Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:12 pm

I'm far from sure what that episode was actually about (though I think the Doctor may have just beaten Ego the Living Planet from Fantastic Four) but the crowd scenes were very impressive-very 'Mos Eisley'! Imagine if we'd been able to say that about an episode of Doctor Who in 1977?  Razz


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Post by BluesShark on Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:59 pm

Everybody keeps saying Blade Runner or Star Wars, whereas I saw Hellboy II. <shrug>

A bit of a nothing episode to be honest, but as has been said, a perfectly pleasant way to spend 45 minutes in the company of an increasingly assured Smith and the hardly hard on the eye J-LC.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:03 am

Ah, now I never saw Hellboy II...

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Post by Mbast1 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:09 am

tony ingram wrote:Ah, now I never saw Hellboy II...

Neither did I. Loved the first one, though.

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Post by Sam_Vimes on Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:57 am

Hellboy II was, in my opinion, just a slight bit better than the first. And I also have to agree with BluesShark that this episode's crowd scenes were more reminiscent of THAT than Star Wars or Blade Runner.

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Post by BluesShark on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:58 am

I loved both Hellboy movies (but I am both a Hellboy nut from the first issue of the series and a Del Toro fanboy since Cronos), but they are very diifferent - the first one is Mignola's Hellboy, the second one is definitely Del Toro's.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:42 am

BluesShark wrote:A bit of a nothing episode to be honest, but as has been said, a perfectly pleasant way to spend 45 minutes in the company of an increasingly assured Smith and the hardly hard on the eye J-LC.
Yes - no plot, but the pictures and soundtrack were very pretty. Sort of like a sci-fi themed relaxation DVD.

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Post by BluesShark on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:06 pm

A tone poem, I thought. I liked the speech about possibilities, although it was a tad sophomoric.

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Post by codywillis1 on Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:45 pm

tony ingram wrote:I'm far from sure what that episode was actually about (though I think the Doctor may have just beaten Ego the Living Planet from Fantastic Four) but the crowd scenes were very impressive-very 'Mos Eisley'! Imagine if we'd been able to say that about an episode of Doctor Who in 1977? Razz

Yes, but we WERE able to say they had good scripts, which is more than you can say these days.

That was dire.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:48 am

Written in a hurry, I understand.

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:53 am

As a last minute replacement for another script. 'Hide' was his first script, and I think it's obvious he spent more time on it.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:36 pm

Yes, 'cos it doesn't read like an all-nighter. 'The Rings of Akhaten' is mostly filler. Good-looking filler, though.

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Post by karatattoo on Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:37 pm

I though it was a boring episode.

'Nuff Said.

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