View Poll Results: How do you rate The Big Bang?

Voters
27. You may not vote on this poll
  • 10: Explosive

    7 25.93%
  • 9: Banging

    5 18.52%
  • 8: Blast

    8 29.63%
  • 7: Fiery

    1 3.70%
  • 6: Boom

    2 7.41%
  • 5: Sparking

    2 7.41%
  • 4: Wet fizzle

    0 0%
  • 3: Dying embers

    1 3.70%
  • 2: Ashen

    1 3.70%
  • 1: Damp squib

    0 0%
Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 158
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bracknell, Berks
    Posts
    29,732

    Default Rate and Discuss: The Big Bang

    It's the end of the series. The Doctor is in the Pandorica, Amy is dead, Rory's an Auton and the TARDIS is exploding as the Universe disintegrates...

    How will they get out of this one?

    Si xx

    I've just got my handcuffs and my truncheon and that's enough.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Downstairs by the PC
    Posts
    13,254

    Default

    Aw, I was hoping for "Was that bang big enough for you, Brigadier?"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bracknell, Berks
    Posts
    29,732

    Default

    Oh I wish I'd thought of that!

    And I thought you'd have gone for "We're heading for the biggest explosion in history!"

    Si xx

    I've just got my handcuffs and my truncheon and that's enough.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    6,018

    Default

    Sheldon's the best character, though Raj gets some great one liners.
    Bazinga !

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,128

    Default

    Well that was an enormous disappointment - for me it's my least favourite finale yet. Last week was amazing, but this felt drawn out, tedious and just...rubbish.

    3/10 - and that's being bloomin' generous.

    Edit: Just to go in to a bit more detail: I just feel so let down by that right now - last week's moved at such a pace, and was so exciting, but this was so tortuously slow. Okay, the first 20 minutes were alright, but the Doctor and Amy being brought back to life was just oh so convenient, and then there was just lots of long and drawn out scenes until we reached (what I thought was at least) an incredibly predictable denouement with the Doctor's return.

    It was just another rubbish use of the reset button, it never really felt like the Doctor was in danger, or anyone else for that matter. The only bit I liked was the Dalek's "Mercy" moment, and some bits with River Song, but bar that it just seemed so...pointless. Obviously the lead character's never going to die - at least not when we know another season's been commissioned, but the best episodes make me forget that and really worry for the Doctor - but I never felt that in the slightest here.

    I'm annoyed that not everything was wrapped up, either, so we still have to wait til god knows when to find out what's really going on with River Song (which I'd been led to believe would be answered this year) and what the voice in the Tardis last week was.

    Bah, it just felt so lifeless, and rubbish. And such a massive, massive let down.
    Last edited by Alex; 26th Jun 2010 at 7:12 PM.
    "RIP Henchman No.24."

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Evercreech
    Posts
    3,621

    Default

    It's what I feared from day one.

    An epic buildup, so much promise - but it was all spoiled by a rubbish finale.

    I mean, the first half-hour or so was great, but after that, well...let's just say there's a reason stories tend not to end halfway through. I'm quite disappointed.

    The only glimmer of hope on the horizon is that there are still some secrets left to be revealed (presumably in the 2011 season finale), but, to be honest, they could have dispensed with most of the last fifteen or so minutes and had more big reveals. That would have been the perfect end to a perfect series, and would have gone down in the annals of Whodom as the greatest year since...ever.

    I honestly thought better of the Moff.
    For every fail, there is an equal and opposite win.

    ...Oh, who am I kidding?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    Posts
    17,652

    Default

    Unfortunately I seem to have thoroughly enjoyed that, I thought it was brilliant, clever, witty, emotional etc.

    So I'll keep quiet.
    Pity. I have no understanding of the word. It is not registered in my vocabulary bank. EXTERMINATE!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bracknell, Berks
    Posts
    29,732

    Default

    I suspect the big revelas are still to come... it's an ongoing story, not closed completely at the end of a season. That, I think, is a great thing. A really great thing! It makes a change.

    I loved it! It was clever and witty and scary and very Steven Moffat, but without the Steven Moffat-y bits I don't like. Fabulous end to a fabulous series of the show.

    Si xx

    I've just got my handcuffs and my truncheon and that's enough.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Birmingham, UK
    Posts
    1,256

    Default

    I thought it was all very clever, and a refreshing change from the typical epic-finale we've gotten for the past few years.

    Unfortunately, my signal was lost at a pivotal moment, which left me rather confused about what was going on with Amy and the house...

    Also, the stone Dalek looked much better than the other, ridiculously coloured Daleks, despite being the same shape. I kinda wish we had seen more of the big alliance as well.

  10. #10

    Default

    That actually all seemed to make sense. Everything that happened seemed to have had a good reason for why it worked, often explained earlier in the series.

    Still don't know who the mystery voice is and WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DUCKS?

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Downstairs by the PC
    Posts
    13,254

    Default

    I thought it was one of the most enjoyable episodes of Doctor Who - in fact, of anything - that I've ever seen. It was complex, but not too complex, it was funny, it was unexpected, it was sad - quite a small cast, but all played superbly, Matt Smith in particular keeping the whole thing moving along, and being so dignified at the end... and then just heartbreaking when he reappeared.

    Loved it!

  12. #12

    Default

    Well that was that then.
    Still never found out who that voice was? Lost a couple of points for some "knowing" dialogue. It didn't make the "Moonlighting" series any better, rather not see it on this show cheers!
    Rather low key for a series finale wasn't it? I know the time scale was epic and the episode was extended, but I can understand how some felt cheated.
    Still gave it an 8 though.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bracknell, Berks
    Posts
    29,732

    Default

    I liked the Fez.

    Si xx

    I've just got my handcuffs and my truncheon and that's enough.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Downstairs by the PC
    Posts
    13,254

    Default

    Me too - I particularly loved the way he said to River, "I wear a fez now".

    Oh and I finally worked out who Rory reminded me of, it's Johnny Saunders from Chris Evan's Breakfast show.

    I'm still on a happy high - energised & excited just as I was after The Eleventh Hour.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Downstairs by the PC
    Posts
    13,254

    Default

    Oh, and credit where it's due to the eagle-eyed who've been claiming for weeks that there were two Doctors in Flesh & Stone, which I've been dismissing as a continuity error being blown out of proportion. Clearly nothing is accidental in Moffat's Who.

    Even the bowtie 'gag' had a bloody pay-off, brilliant!!

  16. #16

    Default

    That was absolutely wonderful. There were a few tiny holes, but no cracks; and it's the flaws which make things truly beautiful, not absolute perfection.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bracknell, Berks
    Posts
    29,732

    Default

    Moffat's attention to the little details is rather wonderful at times.

    Si xx

    I've just got my handcuffs and my truncheon and that's enough.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,128

    Default

    I'm glad folks liked it, but I genuinely don't understand why...I feel ridiculously cheated by the way they tied up the cliffhangers to last week's episode, using the Pandorica as a magic box that can not only bring people back to life, but also fly in to a massive explosion and restore life to the entire Universe. I always thought it was supposed to be the ultimate prison for the Doctor, so why the enemies who created it added all those features is beyond me. To me it seemed another lazy use of the 'reset button' solution, which I really hoped Moffat would avoid.
    "RIP Henchman No.24."

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    2,642

    Default

    I feel better about it than any of the previous finales. Of course there was going to be some kind of reset button. The universe was destroyed. We need a universe and mainstream Doctor Who isn't about to have a whole new, strange, unknown universe created in place of the one with all the famous people, places and monsters in it. This is probably a good thing as previous attempts at creating a totally new universe soon disappear up the head writer's arse and become incredibly tiresome. I'm not specifically referring to Gary Russell but he'll do for the purposes of this sentence.

    It was superbly written and the blipping back and forth in time, the surprise of Amy being inside the Pandorica and all the bits we saw from both the now and the then perspective were very Steven Moffat. It didn't always quite make full and complete sense but there wasn't that feeling of the day being saved by a magical thing that just happened to be there, not really mentioned before, and which did exactly what was needed. No special switch, no vortex super powers and no magic ring. Just bits and pieces that had been scattered throughout the series like clues in an Agatha Christie novel. If you're like me and you'll take Poirot's word for it because he is so certain and so well argued then you'll also take this episode's word for it. It showed its working which means it must be right.

    It can probably be nitpicked to death but it felt right to me just as this entire season has felt right. It's a fitting end to the series and still leaves some important questions to be answered in later episodes.
    Dennis, Francois, Melba and Smasher are competing to see who can wine and dine Lola Whitecastle and win the contract to write her memoirs. Can Dennis learn how to be charming? Can Francois concentrate on anything else when food is on the table? Will Smasher keep his temper under control?

    If only the 28th century didn't keep popping up to get in Dennis's way...

    #dammitbrent



    The eleventh annual Brenty Four serial is another Planet Skaro exclusive. A new episode each day until Christmas in the Brenty Four-um.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Wokingham
    Posts
    7,947

    Default

    a solid 8/10 for me people on other forums are saying that they were left confussed and that it all made no sense personaly I can't understand why as a lot of stuff has been sign posted right through the series and for me tonights episode was just a case of joining up the dots.eenjoyed the episode right from the moment the pandorica, open to reveal Amy pure magic by the moff that totally wrong footed me. There was a tear in the eye as the Doctor sat talking to young Amy as she lay asleep in bed. and the ending was both happy yet left some tantalising questions unanswered.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Downstairs by the PC
    Posts
    13,254

    Default

    To be fair the box of itself couldn't fly at all, it was only when the Doctor wired in the vortex wristband thingy.

    I keep remembering little bits, which I'm sure will make my presence on this thread very annoying - but anyway, I really liked the exchange between Amy & the Doctor, when he's inside the box. Not asking her to remember him, or anything like that, his 'last thought' is to urge her to remember her parents because after this, they'll come back. So touching - as was the bit where he wakes up in the TARDIS thinking he's survived properly... only to discover that it's akin to his life flashing before his eyes.

    And the dancing!!!

  22. #22

    Default

    The reset button didn't seem to be magical, but reasonably logical. The Pandorica was a prison so powerful that it preserved parts of the universe as it was (as well as not allowing people to die). The TARDIS explosion reached all time/space so anything in it penetrated everywhere. The wristband allowed the Pandorica to be piloted into the explosion, jump starting the universe.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Zummerzet
    Posts
    1,523

    Default

    Does anyone know why Ian Collier is on IMDB.com as Omega (Uncredited) for this episode?
    One Day, I shall come back, Yes, I shall come back,
    Until them, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties, Just go forward in all your beliefs,
    and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine!

  24. #24

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord President View Post
    Does anyone know why Ian Collier is on IMDB.com as Omega (Uncredited) for this episode?
    "Spoilers!"

  25. #25

    Default

    I didn't, but I can guess. That's probably a big spoiler.

Similar Threads

  1. The BF Time Warp 039: Bang-Bang-A-Boom!
    By SiHart in forum Big Finish and BBC Audios
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 6th Dec 2017, 10:14 PM
  2. Rate and Discuss: Dragonfire
    By SiHart in forum ...to Season 24!
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 5th Mar 2014, 12:21 PM
  3. Rate and Discuss: The Highlanders
    By Rob McCow in forum ...to Season 4!
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 24th Apr 2012, 9:18 PM
  4. 2.1: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
    By Milky Tears in forum Spin-offs
    Replies: 74
    Last Post: 23rd Apr 2008, 8:36 PM
  5. Rate And Discuss 3.7: 42
    By Pip Madeley in forum The New Series
    Replies: 87
    Last Post: 9th Jun 2007, 3:01 PM