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Comments The Parting of the Ways

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Tom
4 September 2005, 05:21 PM

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I’d just like to point out that this review marks a Grapefruit record: Doctor Who is the first TV show to have ever had an entire season reviewed here. Although Buffy came close in season seven. And it has an advantage, only having 13 episodes and not 22.

But the point stands.

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Andy
5 September 2005, 01:51 AM

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What? I want the entire season reviewed on Grapefuits merit badge too. I’ll review them right here:

701: Crap 702: More Crap.

There done. The entirety of season seven.

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Tom
5 September 2005, 03:07 AM

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That’s not nearly long enough. You didn’t get away with a one paragraph review, don’t you remember?

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Tom
28 October 2005, 02:19 PM

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I feel self-conscious every time I use the word “Incidentally” to start a grapefruit comment these days. I blame Jackson. He ruined the word for the rest of us.

Anyhow: a fellow called Philip Purser-Hallard did a talk on Doctor Who at a Christian convention recently. Obviously it’s from a Christian perspective but it’s still quite interesting. Anti-subtext people may take issue with some points…

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Jack
28 October 2005, 06:00 PM

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Good article. Subtext is great if you are pointing it out for the sake of interest or mitigate it with words like “arguably”.

Philip Purse isn’t being judgemental, he’s just putting things out there for discussion. I like him. He makes some interesting points.

Lawrence Miles just pissed me off because he got so angry and used a possible interpretation to attack.

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Tom
28 October 2005, 06:41 PM

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Anger can turn one into a tool of the dark side of the force. Or sometimes, just a tool. I’m surprised how much analysis season one can stand. I’m not saying it’s super-duper literature or anything but it definitely stands some scrutiny, and ties together very well. Can’t wait for the DVDs/christmas special/next season/that teeny children in need special.

Purser-Hallard is a clever fellow. He’s written various acclaimed Who spin-off books which I haven’t read. Perhaps they’ll have a Torchwood range of novels that he can write for. They seem to be happy with their small group of writers for the slightly kid-friendly official Who novels.

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Jack
28 October 2005, 07:28 PM

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Incidentally, I haven’t ruined any word for anybody.

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