I liked two of them but not enough to watch it again.stiggie;n3555362 said:Well that's the latest series over and I honestly can't think of a single episode I'd want to go back and watch again.
That's exactly the problem with Chibnall's writing in a nutshell. There's no payoff. He sets up a problem and then solves it a minute later. It doesn't add anything to a story.Chibouki;n3555388 said:On the first episode the Doctor wakes up as a woman with no memories trying to figure out what happened and... nothing!
She just remembered further in time that she is the Doctor and that's it.
Yea, they're very 60s-80s scifi... the finale was as well. Stuff like the Ux was, definitely. I'm not sure Chibnall understands that sci-fi is about having an idea to revolve around rather than just having an aesthetic. Episodes like The Ghost Monument, Stitch/Nibbler in a Hospital and even the finale didn't really have much of a point to them.Chibouki;n3555388 said:The spaceships were ugly as fuck. One that had only white paint everywhere, and the others were so badly done that the Red Dwarf from 1982 seems like the top of technology. You put pipes and electric cables all over the place and you have an alien space ship? That simple?
Your proposed episode would have been far better than that travesty they tried to fob off on us.Chibouki;n3555420 said:I guess that most of the Doctor's fans would have done better than Chibnall.
Take me, the first episode would have been all about the Tardis:
1- The Doctor (Capaldi) is agonising on the floor of the Tardis unable to regenate. The Tardis is not able to make it happen.
2- The Tardis in desperation says "Locate Doctor's daughter".
3- The Tasdis find Jenny and bring her onboard.
4- The Tardis tries to convince her to fusion with the Doctor and become "The Timelord" and perpetuate the race and goals.
5- She finally agree and get mixed with Capaldi's body.
6- She regenates as Jody Whittaker (Or keep Jenny's actress) and says "The Timelord is back".
7- End of story.
Instead we had a toddler Doctor doing not much around.
I'm not sure it's really failed by the BBC's terms to be honest, ratings and international sales are both up apparently. Critical reception isn't up, but I doubt the accountants care. Audience feedback scores haven't gone down by much - most people who watch it in the UK are casual fans who want something nice and simple after Countryfile, I guess. (edited because I misread your original comment)Spectre;n3555423 said:I expect loud, public Ghostbusters-reboot-esque complaints from BBC/Dr. Who staff that the series failed due to misogyny/sexism/racism/some other -ism (instead of admitting the real cause - the writing was terrible and the writer/showrunner needs to be fired) incoming in ten... nine... eight... seven... six...
Funnily enough, I've been left so frustrated by the writing this year that I've started writing my own ideas down on a Microsoft Word file. My first episode involves a giant underground hospital ward, alien lizards that feed on serotonin, a negligent aunt and an old lady who's secretly running a cult.Chibouki;n3555420 said:I guess that most of the Doctor's fans would have done better than Chibnall.
I've just noticed that the title of the episode is "Resolution". I hope it's more of a finale too...Chibouki;n3555388 said:Maybe the Christmast special will fix something... I hope so but I have small hopes.
I was far more annoyed that Lynn's Mondeo was apparently imported from Australia (right-hand drive, speedo with KPH scale).I was too busy being annoyed that they gave the Police a 2000 MY E46 Touring in 2019.