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posted by [personal profile] susanreads at 03:02pm on 28/05/2017
I thought the episode was a very mixed bag. Parts of it were good, e.g. choosing a military confrontation to materialise in the middle of was obvious as misdirection to the audience, because we've seen the other situation developing, but the characters not spotting it straight away doesn't make them idiots. Pity the same can't be said of some other people.

The incompetence of the hungover guy in particular was groan-worthy, but also the automatic venting to outside (considering what they study, a shockingly bad decision by somebody who presumably wasn't hung over at the time); and even blind, the Doctor should be able to deal with a combination lock. Use your sense of touch! Or an app on your smart-glasses! Email Bill a photo! The fact that he didn't seems like an egregious case of This Is The Plot Speaking.

As for next week, I guess I'd say I'm looking forward to it ... with trepidation.
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posted by [personal profile] miss_s_b at 03:14pm on 28/05/2017
I like your ellipsis there LOL

Yeah, who grabs a handful of dead goop and wanders around with it?
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posted by [personal profile] momentsmusicaux at 09:41pm on 28/05/2017
Emailing someone a photo is a really good idea! I'm kicking myself I didn't think of that. You'd just ask them to tell you what the numbers currently say, and then you'd know how much to advance each one by.
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posted by [personal profile] dbskyler at 09:36pm on 29/05/2017
I totally agree; the whole "the Doctor can only be saved by giving the world to the aliens" scene was ludicrous. He could have been saved with Skype. Or, as you say, by an emailed photo -- once the Doctor knew the starting numbers, it would be easy to dial the combination by touch.

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