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Did anyone else pick up on the similarities between the settings of The Doctor's Daughter and The Ark? When they reached the spaceship at the end, I was really hoping for an explicit line about "the Steel Sky", or perhaps an elephant in the undergrowth. As it was, it looked very similar to the jungle where the Doctor, Steven and Dodo met the Monoids all those years ago. So perhaps there was a general policy of sending out mixed crews of humans and humanoids; in one case, the humanoids might be half man, half fish; in another, they might be half human, a quarter Beatle, and a quarter ping-pong ball.

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loveandgarbage
May. 11th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
LAwrence Miles had the same thought (see minutes 10 and 35) at http://beasthouse-lm2.blogspot.com/2008/05/week-six-response-to-doctors-daughter.html

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livii
May. 11th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
I didn't, but see it now - and d'oh, I really like The Ark!

they might be half human, a quarter Beatle, and a quarter ping-pong ball.

Best description of the Monoids ever!
nickbarnes
May. 12th, 2008 08:54 am (UTC)
Saturday's episode showed again, as if any more confirmation were necessary, that several script-writers on NuWho are phoning it in. They don't give a damn for consistency, plausibility, or common sense.
Is it a terraforming device (good idea) or a glass bubble of gases (shit idea)? A good idea turns into a shit idea in the space of ten seconds.
There's No Bloody Difference between a set of long numbers representing a week in the middle of December (!!!) and another set of long numbers. Insane. This would make really good sense if it were a larger set of numbers covering a period of, say, six months. And in fact that would make the whole plot make a heck of a lot more sense. So the scriptwriters came up with a good idea and then turned it into a shit idea. Again.
There are nothing like enough humans or Hath or resources in this tiny poxy tunnel complex to sustain a war, even for a week, let alone for the much longer time we are supposed to believe. What do they eat? Where does their sewage go? Where do they get their ammunition? The materials for the Progenation units (hey, a good idea)?
Why do people come out of the progenation units fully adult and fully dressed?
Who reprogrammed the progenation units to make soldiers? And on which day? Shit idea.
Martha and Peck?! When and where did he get a name? How are they communicating? Oh, I'm supposed to care about this ambulatory spirit level? Oh, now he's dead. Good riddance. Plus, terrible costume/makeup.
Americans don't write dates yymmdd. They just don't. Shit.
Oh, and the Doctor's daughter? Shit idea. Cute though. Way cuter than That Other Blonde.
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