The Doctor Who: Series 5 Episode 4 “Time of the Angels” Thread

Posted: April 25, 2010 in CCW Nation, CCW Open Thread, Geek Culture, Television
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So, I have only been watching Doctor Who on a regular basis for the last few years but I am really enjoying the new season and it seems like some of our CCW regulars are too. Because of this Doctor Who will be getting a weekly thread through the end of the series (season) as long long as we have enough people participating. Should be fun.

J.

Photo from The Doctor Who Official Website

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  1. The Mike Skinner (aka The Streets) cameo at the very beginning was pretty cool to me. What did you guys think of this week’s episode?

    J.

  2. tomstewdevine says:

    I thought it was really nice to see the doctor in a darker mood for most of the show, and loved the confidence at the end but wish it wrapped up, now I am very antsy for next week to come.

    • I know. I didn’t know it was a two parter!

      J.

      • kurumais says:

        i think this is supposed to echo silence in the library/forest of the dead 2 parter that introduced river song a bit
        remember they were in the biggest library in the universe this one started in the biggest museum ever
        proper dave = sacred bob

        a few other points that struck me that i cant remember right now

  3. littlekingryan* says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought there were some good, suspenseful moments (Amy locked in the truck with the vid recording), but the ending confused me. I think it’s just something about the Doctor I don’t know being very new to the program. If’n ye don’t mind, will someone explain exactly what he did?

  4. I do believe that Amelia is making this season greater than I would normally think. The chemistry between her and The Doctor is perfect.

    J.

  5. littlekingryan* says:

    Well, now I know. I’m not supposed to know. Yet.

  6. tomstewdevine says:

    I loved the jeslously that pond had when she heard that it was the doctors wife.

  7. vegedge says:

    great episode.

    i liked the older rotting statues (kinda zombie like, loosing limbs and stuff) slowing crawling after the doctor.

    when i herd river song was in this one(i have not got to season 4 yet on dvds), i got her mixed up with sally sparrow from the first angel episode ‘blink’. i was kinda annoyed thinking a girl from the 60’s is gonna be in a new space episode. nevermind, i’m dumb.

    good stuff. i really like the new doctor more than any i have seen so far. the whole show has a more real tone to it. and their isnt random out of place pop music anymore, like britney spears, or that weird voodoo child song.

  8. vegedge says:

    i noticed something today rewatching the older series on dvd. almost every actor who is a big part later in the show first is an extra.

    martha jones was a cyberman in series 2 finale

    master was somewhere as an extra(cant remember now)

    and amy pond was also a soothsayer in fires of pompei. just think its kinda cool to see.

    • tomstewdevine says:

      that is cool, I would like to see the fires of pompei, to see what amy pond looked like.

      • kurumais says:

        you wouldn’t recognize her she has so much make up on and a costumes that covers her hair she plays a priestess of Cybele but i love that episode

  9. gallifreyan wanderer says:

    I thought this week’s episode was a huge step up from the last couple of weeks – which were good, but nothing special. Having said that, Matt and Karen have been consistently good, and both great in this week’s too. I like River Song too – I know there are some who don’t, but I like the character, I like Alex Kingston, and I think it’s a great mystery and backstory of discovering just HOW she knows the Doctor, and when and where they first meet (in her timeline). I hope that simmers away for a while and that we don’t find out everything too soon. But little reveals every so often would be quite nice!

    As for the actual story and episode, the Angels are great villains. I loved them in “Blink” and so glad Moffat brought them back. Being some of the oldest beings in creation, they deserve to pose a serious challenge even to a Timelord – so I am looking forward to seeing how the Doctor deals with them.

    There were some fantastic lines in this episode – “I’ll never be done saving you lot” as the Doctor grins delightedly, for example. And, even though I had seen it in a trailer, the whole “There’s one thing you never put in a trap, if you’re smart.” speech made my hairs stand up. I was almost punching the air like Ecclestone’s speech to the Daleks near the end of S1 “Rose Tyler I’m coning to save you…”

    Also, the Doctor impersonating the TARDIS groaning noise – priceless!

    Anyway, I’m obviously WAAAY too into Doctor Who…. πŸ™‚

    • tomstewdevine says:

      NO, NO, your not brother, we all love the Doctor so come back every week so we can hear more of your insight. It seemed this episode is the first this season to see the Doctor actually worried, and I loved it.

      • kurumais says:

        i posted some of these thoughts in the open thread but i shall repost some if you woul indulge memy hat is off to moffat i thought the weeping angels were a one trick pony a terrific one trick pony but one trick none the less. i thought once you saw the fantastic BLINK the angels really couldnt get you again but moffatt pulled it of that scene with amy in the trailer was all kinds of creepy/spooky!! i loved it

        good point on the messed up angels seeming zombie like

        my favorite line was ” river” ” what” ” give amy a hug”

        btw not a fan of river song only thing that saves the character is alex kingston who i do like

  10. phil says:

    okay, I checked out the clip, So far I’m not missing my Tv. What am I missing? Aside from viewing some nice cleavage from the former E R doc, I don’t get the fascination. I mean is it one of those things where viewing a synopsis does’nt do it justice? Or are you suppose to watch a whole host of shows to appreciate the deeper meaning? As it stands from the clip…like I said, I don’t get it. No judgment, just observation.

  11. Why the hell are you guys tainting the Doctor Who thread with talk of a shitty Millar book?

    J.

    • Bboyce109 says:

      I started watching Doctor Who when Christopher Eccleston was the Ninth Doctor, when he died i really didn’t know much about the British tv show and the the whole idea of regeneration. Then came David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and i finally starting watching more of the show and looking up the past doctors. David Tennant was a great actor and i perfred him to be the doctor over the even younger Matt Smith, who looks like a teenager. I have been watching show not as much as i did before but i am happy how this new season is going. David Tennant is my favorite doctor so even though hes gone i hope they can continue writing great story’s for the doctors to come.

    • Deemar says:

      I don’t know what I was thinking

      *Eep!*

  12. kurumais says:

    btw if anyone is new to the series and hasnt seen BLINK yet it ag reat episode to go back and watch completely safe from spoilers and you absolutely dont know anymore then you do now about the series or the doctor they did a few doctor-less episodes that didnt have the doctor as the star but had everything to with the show. it was really great how they did them. blink was one of them plus it stars new hollywood IT girl cary mulligan as the very cool and cute protagonist sally sparrow

    the episode won a bunch of awards a really great one and done bit of science fiction/horror
    well worth seeking out and turn out the lights when you watch just for fun

  13. vegedge says:

    so the doctor only has 2 regens left..

    i really hope this creative team stays on to the end(which is good for us…bad for later generations who will miss out..orthey will retcon that 12 faces thing)

    i hope river song actually shows up later as a companion after amy and makes a big impact. marriage and that junk.

  14. kurumais says:

    some random thoughts on series 5

    where is amy’s aunt? who would leave a 7 year old orphan girl home alone at night and why? where was she 12 and 14 years later?

    i liked rory and jeff in the first episode i thought they were setting up a long time love triangle between the 2 and amy that would be further complicated by the intrusion of the doctorthat would have been a lot of fun
    but according to imdb only rory will be coming back which i think is a shame considering jeff is the doctor’s best man
    rory reminds me of alan tudyk ‘s wash from firefly and stephen kepler from dollhouse quite a bit in his dialog and delivery
    i liked how the doctor patted rory on the head near the end of episode 1 such a small thing that added a lot to both characters for me

    how did the multi form know the doctor was a timelord?

    i miss the murray gold soundtrack especially the doctor’s theme it was cool and creepy at the same time you dont hear it anymore in this series

  15. Fallows1985 says:

    I loved this episode, I don’t see why people hate River Song I thought she was cool in this episode and thought the wifey put downs were funny as well as Amy’s Teasing but the Doctor still seemed the Doctor, he still did things as the Doctor so its cool and I was on the edge of my seat (literally) during his “there’s one thing you never put in a trap if you smart, if you have any plans of seeing tommorrow, there’s one thing you never ever put in a trap…. me” sorry had to say it all plus the music was brillaint in that scene

    Have to say though, the Angels are shit scary, during the tv scene with amy I was shitting, literally taking the Doctor Who motto to heart I hid behind the couch.

    • kurumais says:

      from wiki
      A Mary Sue (sometimes just Sue), in literary criticism and particularly in fanfiction, is a fictional female character with overly idealized and hackneyed mannerisms, lacking noteworthy flaws, and primarily functioning as a wish-fulfillment fantasy for the author or reader. Perhaps the single underlying feature of all characters described as “Mary Sues” is that they are too ostentatious for the audience’s taste, or that the author seems to favor the character too highly. The author may seem to push how exceptional and wonderful the “Mary Sue” character is on his or her audience, sometimes leading the audience to dislike or even resent the character fairly quickly; such a character could be described as an “author’s pet”.

      from tv tropes

      She’s exceptionally talented in an implausibly wide variety of areas, and may possess skills that are rare or nonexistent in the canon setting. She also lacks any realistic, or at least story-relevant, character flaws β€” either that or her “flaws” are obviously meant to be endearing.
      She has an unusual and dramatic Back Story.
      In other words, the term “Mary Sue” is generally slapped on a character who is important in the story, possesses unusual physical traits, and has an irrelevantly over-skilled or over-idealized nature
      most Mary Sue characters will include an element of romance. They don’t really become a Relationship Sue unless it becomes obvious that character exists, first and foremost, to be in a relationship with another character.

      that remind you of anybody?

  16. vegedge says:

    well online is said some episode soon is the doctor going back and seeing amy and her baby? so she gets dropped off soon i guese? and he returns for her. i wonder if he is late this time again.

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