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Doctor Who Season 36
Angry Angel
I really enjoyed this one, funny, creepy and dramatic.
 
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JustBrad
littlesue wrote:



This has been an issue of recent times.
It's just not the music, but the fact that the actors seem to be mumbling their lines.
I have just watched the first episode of the last series of Ripper Street....and I cannot make out half the dialogue. We've turned the volume up to over 30 and still can't hear what's being said.
It's no good experts saying that its the new TVs....I've played B7 DVds and The Persuaders through the TV and I can hear every word.
So methinks its something to do with the sound engineer...or something!!!


Indeed, I don't think Capaldi would mumble, rather there is a trend by directors to have actors all but whisper the most dramatic lines. I first noticed this in the the new BSG. While this in itself is not a major failing, coupled with a sound engineer who doesn't back off the background music and Sound Effects accordingly, there are times when I want to turn on closed captioning.
 
littlesue
JustBrad wrote:

littlesue wrote:



This has been an issue of recent times.
It's just not the music, but the fact that the actors seem to be mumbling their lines.
I have just watched the first episode of the last series of Ripper Street....and I cannot make out half the dialogue. We've turned the volume up to over 30 and still can't hear what's being said.
It's no good experts saying that its the new TVs....I've played B7 DVds and The Persuaders through the TV and I can hear every word.
So methinks its something to do with the sound engineer...or something!!!


Indeed, I don't think Capaldi would mumble, rather there is a trend by directors to have actors all but whisper the most dramatic lines. I first noticed this in the the new BSG. While this in itself is not a major failing, coupled with a sound engineer who doesn't back off the background music and Sound Effects accordingly, there are times when I want to turn on closed captioning.


We find that turning on the surround sound can help.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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trevor travis
It's the set-up of the TV. We had problems with the old one. Ironically the new one is far cheaper, but the balance is far better.
 
President Solvite
TV setup can help to an extent but definitely there is something in modern productions where either the actors seem to not annunciate properly , the sound engineer doesn't get the balance right or dialogue gets drowned out by excessive background music. Or maybe a combination of all three.

I can watch the same channel on my setup and with some film/series the sound is perfectly clear and in others not so much. Which rules out it being a pure setup issue.
 
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littlesue
President Solvite wrote:

TV setup can help to an extent but definitely there is something in modern productions where either the actors seem to not annunciate properly , the sound engineer doesn't get the balance right or dialogue gets drowned out by excessive background music. Or maybe a combination of all three.

I can watch the same channel on my setup and with some film/series the sound is perfectly clear and in others not so much. Which rules out it being a pure setup issue.


We actually put the surround on last night to watch Ripper Street. It was a little better, but STILL couldn't make put what the bloke called Shine was saying.
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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Rainesz
I watch all my episodes on my laptop with speakers attached and don't seem have have the same problems everyone is having here. I guess because I don't have an elaborate sound system!
 
trevor travis
Now watched World Enough And Time four times. It's probably been a decade since I've done that.

I've decided part of it is that the episode was outstanding. And part of it was my fan gene exploding - Mondasian Cybermen, John Simm finally getting a chance to go a bit Delgado/Ainley, etc.

And that despite it being a chilling body horror tale, there was still time for humour: "I am that mysterious adventurer through all of time and space, known only as Doctor Who, and these are my disposables – exposition and comic relief."
 
Rainesz
trevor travis wrote:

Now watched World Enough And Time four times. It's probably been a decade since I've done that.

I've decided part of it is that the episode was outstanding. And part of it was my fan gene exploding - Mondasian Cybermen, John Simm finally getting a chance to go a bit Delgado/Ainley, etc.

And that despite it being a chilling body horror tale, there was still time for humour: "I am that mysterious adventurer through all of time and space, known only as Doctor Who, and these are my disposables – exposition and comic relief."


That was an excellent line. The whole opening segment with Missy trying to be the Doctor was hilarious-- and then everything took a very, very dark turn. I admit to being very freaked out by the big hole in Bill's chest. And then the ending. Argh. This episode was excellent but left me thoroughly depressed!
 
Klenotka
Very grim and dark, indeed.

..I loved that...Grin
Donīt be Lasagne
 
littlesue
I listened to the good Dr discussing with Bill the Time Lords and how they can become either male or female....here we go, I thought, they are laying the foundations for having a female doctor.
So I wonder if that is on the cards?
My problem is that the Dr is a father, a grandfather, husband....wonder how his grand daughter Susan would react if granddad turned up....in female form??
I'm a bit old fashioned, I'm afraid, and I still think the Dr should be a chap.
Personally I would love to see Adrian Lester take on the role.
Have there been any clues given out as to who will be the next doctor?
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
Cold is when you have ice on the INSIDE of the window!!!


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sues youtube channel http://www.youtub...e54/videos
sues book shelf https://www.media...ne%20Shelf
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trevor travis
Just watched The Doctor Falls for a second time.

So much going on - the departure of two companions, the death of two Masters, a seemingly mortally-wounded 13th Doctor bumping into the similarly about-to-regenerate 1st Doctor. On the whole, I liked it. Especially the Doctor's appeal to both Masters. The Doctor does what he does to be 'kind'.
 
President Solvite
Hmm... thought it was a bit of a mess myself.
 
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briggsy1
Me too. Why is there such a long delay in announcing the new actor to play the role? Peter Capaldi was introduced as the 12th Doctor amidst much brouhaha ages before Matt Smith left the role.
 
Klenotka
I think itīs fair to let a current Doctor to finish his run without a shadow of the new person in the role. It was hard enough to get out of the shadow of previous Doctor who was not too good but had the same showrunner sho he got his TARDIS, his companion and some of his stories.

I personally loved it. The speech about doing something because it is right basically sums up Doctorīs life. First, he ran away for reasons we can speculate about and then he decided to help people.

Billīs story was finished in very Moffatīs way but I don īt mind. At least she is happy.

I am going to miss Peter. For me, he became *my* Doctor and he is one of the best actors in the role. Too bad he doesnīt want to stay longer.
Donīt be Lasagne
 
trevor travis
briggsy1 wrote:

Me too. Why is there such a long delay in announcing the new actor to play the role? Peter Capaldi was introduced as the 12th Doctor amidst much brouhaha ages before Matt Smith left the role.


Peter Calpaldi was only announced once Matt Smith had completed his final season, and only had a couple of specials to go. I imagine it will be the same this time; now the season has ended, they will make the announcement. Only fair to let the current actor have the limelight until the season is over.

Unless, of course, they're going to try to surprise us on Xmas Day. It would be mega-hard, but not impossible, to do in these days of instant news.
 
Angry Angel
I enjoyed The Doctor Falls, a good ending to the season, and finished off the two-parter well. Lots to enjoy, I especially liked the creepy opening with the 'scarecrows' in the fields, and the way they showed Bill not realising what she had become.
 
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Rainesz
Peter Capaldi is definitely MY Doctor as well. He's been consistently wonderful through all 3 seasons and his Doctor has probably had the greatest arc as far as character development (well, the exception of maybe Colin Baker on Big Finish, which actually proved how wonderful his Doctor could be given the chance.)

I would prefer the regeneration to be a surprise at Christmas time, but fat chance of that happening. (Someone would leak it.) All said, I am ecstatic for David Bradley being back as the First Doctor-- he was superb in An Adventure in Space and Time. Two Doctors on the verge of regeneration.

I only regret we couldn't see the Simm/Master regenerate into Missy. THAT would have been fun. Seeing Missy in that outfit!
 
Grade Four Ignorant
littlesue wrote:
My problem is that the Dr is a father, a grandfather, husband....wonder how his grand daughter Susan would react if granddad turned up....in female form??


Being from a more enlightened civilisation she probably wouldn't mind.
 
JustBrad
Minor Spoilers Ahoy.

Finally saw it, really enjoyed. Proud of myself for calling the final interaction between the Masters.

A bit disappointed by the Deus Ex Machina resolution, but they did foreshadow it, so I'll be forgiving. Not a ten, but better than average. Particularly liked all the 'callbacks' to previous regeneration scenes classic and new.

I have some issues with Moffat, but he has made me like both Katherine Tate and Matt Lucas.
 
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