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1.0 out of 5 stars Unbearably pleased with itself, 2 Sept. 2011
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This review is from: Doctor Who -- The Complete Series 5 [DVD] (DVD)
Appalling dialogue throughout-so many "zingers" I felt sick. I am now convinced that the trademark fast pacing of the new series is an attempt to stop people noticing how rubbish the content actually is (quite a successful ploy it seems). The weak, self aware, self satisfied scripts are made even worse by Matt Smith who is a rubbish actor-just like the writers and his boss-Moffat, he is all about trying to create an effect with absolutely no truth in his work.
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Initial post: 24 Apr 2012 09:15:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Apr 2012 09:38:53 BDT
Cobaltmotari says:
"Appalling dialogue throughout-so many "zingers" I felt sick. I am now convinced that the trademark fast pacing of the new series is an attempt to stop people noticing how rubbish the content actually is (quite a successful ploy it seems). "

<sarcasm>Yes, because as we all know, Doctor Who has never lapsed into fast-paced dialogue humour long before even the revived series started!</sarcasm>

"The weak, self aware, self satisfied scripts..."

<sarcasm>Yes, because Doctor who has never resorted to genre savviness before. I mean, look at the episode titled Boom Town! No self-awareness whatsoever! Not one moment!</sarcasm>

"...by Matt Smith who is a rubbish actor-just like the writers and his boss-Moffat, he is all about trying to create an effect with absolutely no truth in his work."

<sarcasm>Yes, because as we all know, the most amazing sci-fi shows ever are based around scientific accuracy down to a quantum level...</sarcasm> you know what, I don't even have the energy to be sarcastic any more. Really, Nick, are you saying that Smith and Moffat are bad because you genuinely feel that compared to the faults of the past incarnations of Doctor Who, the current flaws are genuinely worse than ever? Or is it just because you want Tennant and Davies back like almost every hard-to-please fantard who 1-starred this boxset? Because need I remind you, Davies also dabbled in self-aware scripts such as the aforementioned "Boom Town", as well as moments of weak execution, such as "Partners in Crime". Basically, a little willing suspension of disbelief can make you go a long way.

Also, next time you write a review, don't sit there expecting people to just take your word for it by not putting actual examples or evidence in your review. Yes, I can't change your opinion, but I can ask you to write reviews with a little more substance.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2013 16:02:27 BDT
Alex Lyon says:
A gentleman does not resort to sarcasm or abuse simply because someone writes something he disagrees with.
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