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    Movie Title Game

    Underwater
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    General Chat

    Now I'm really regretting not getting Carrie-Anne Moss this year. I'm rather excited for this film though. https://variety.com/2019/film/news/matrix-4-keanu-reeves-carrie-anne-moss-lana-wachowski-1203307955/
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    LATEST GUEST SUGGESTION - CLANCY BROWN

    Just so you're aware the winter LFCC is no longer going ahead.
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    Movie Title Game

    Spaceballs
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    Guest Suggestions 2020

    John Travolta Rosa Salazar John DiMaggio The Doctors MCU Horror
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Starting today, I will be watching every single Doctor Who episode in order. I've seen all of them at least once at some point, but I've never gone through the entire show like this before. I will watch one or two episodes a day, and I will write mini reviews in here. I'm hoping other DW fans here will get involved in discussing the episodes, and maybe give their own reviews. After each season I will also give an overall rating for that season. I'm pretty sure the next LFCC will be here before I've finished.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Im glad that you were able to find something to enjoy in this one. For me personally this is a bottom of the barrel episode, and I will most likely never rewatch it. There are some stories that I too think are worse than this one, but they only beat this one by a small margin. I can't stand this episode, but it's good to see that some people like it more than I do.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    In The Forest Of The Night- The winning streak has ended. Not only that, but the quality has crashed immensely. I can't stand this episode. Nothing works in it. Capaldi and Coleman save it, as they do with every bad episode. Samuel Anderson is the only other actor who manages to give a good performance here. I don't know wether to blame the actors too much for this, because the script they were given was awful. The writing and pacing is atrocious. This episode bores me so much, I honestly struggled to get through it when I watched it earlier. Somehow it makes 45 minutes feel a lot longer. The tree plot is incredibly stupid, and if it wasn't for the egg moon, this would be the silliest idea the show has had for a long time. It's overly simple, boring and has an awful ending. Since this episode is resolved without The Doctor actually doing anything, the whole thing just feels inconsequential because pretty much nothing happens for the whole run time. I don't need to go more in depth than that, and this episode doesn't deserve my time. It's garbage, and is second only to Kill The Moon as the worst that this series has to offer (although there really isn't much between those two). Not only is it one of the worst of this series, but it's one of my least favourite episodes in general. Overall- 1/10. When this series hits its peak, we get stories like Listen and Mummy. Yet somehow, this same series has also given us this and KTM. The massive fluctuations in quality are more noticeable when you watch the episodes in order like this. There's a couple of good episodes, then we get pulled down to the level of episodes like these.
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    Guest Suggestions

    I'm really not planning on doing Spring, but if Karen goes I guess I have to.
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    LATEST GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT - ROBERT ENGLUND

    I got a photo with him at the last spring event, so I might pre order an auto this time.
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    Guest Suggestions

    Harrison Ford...
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    Autographs acquired in 2019

    I genuinely didn't even notice that. Edit- corrected. I apologise for that.
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    Autographs acquired in 2019

    Katy Manning
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    General Chat

    Group hug? Now I'm even more interested.
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    Big announcement for Spring at 7pm Wednesday 14th

    Since I'm at another event this December and planning on attending the summer lfcc, I'm hoping this isn't one for me, as I most likely will not be attending. Hopefully this announcement will make a lot of other people on here happy though.
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    Natedammit's super original '19 Questions' game

    That's a much more helpful answer, thank you.
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    Natedammit's super original '19 Questions' game

    Male or female?
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Flatline- Jamie Mathieson somehow managed to deliver back to back greats. I love this episode. Not quite as much as MOTOE, but it's still a brilliant episode. Capaldi and Coleman are brilliant, and this episode took a risk by putting Clara at the forefront. Other episodes have done this in a less satisfying way, but here it works perfectly. Side-lining The Doctor is something I usually don't like, but the way it's done here is great. The shrunken TARDIS idea is a unique one, and it leads to some very funny moments. This is one of the funniest episodes of this season, and Capaldi's era in general. The dialogue is golden. This episode is very well shot and directed, and the pacing is excellent. The Boneless look brilliant, and are some of the most unique monsters that the show has given us in recent seasons. The supporting cast are fine, but the characters aren't anything amazing. They aren't bad by any means, but nothing is hugely memorable about them. I include Rigsy in that. I don't have a clue why they decided to bring this character back in series 9, and although I do prefer the character then, his first appearance isn't one I particularly like. Special mention has to go to Capaldi's ending speech. "The man that stops the monsters." I get chills every time I watch that scene. If anyone still doubts Capaldi's ability as The Doctor by this point, then that scene surely has to make them change their mind. The majority of the episode focuses on Coleman, who is fantastic throughout, but Capaldi really does steal the show in every scene he has. Overall- 8/10.
  19. What is everyone going to get signed at this event? After the event has finished, please post pictures of your signed stuff here as well.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Mummy On The Orient Express- And we're right back to an amazing episode following on from a bad one. I could talk for ages about the opening sequence alone. The tone, the set and costume design, the reveal of the train being in space, the clever use of a timer, it's perfect. Other than a few small issues, I think the whole episode is this great. Capaldi and Coleman are at their peak, and there's finally a supporting cast which is memorable. Frank Skinner and Daisy Beaumont are the standouts, but everyone is great. The relationship between Clara and Maisie is really nice, as are the interactions between The Doctor and Perkins. The Mummy is a gorgeously designed villain, and the timer really adds tension, and for once we have a villain which feels threatening, which is something that this particular series has been lacking. The train setting makes this seem like something we could have easily seen in the classic era, a small, claustrophobic set which has a small cast. This works in the episode's favour, as it gives it a great atmosphere which other episodes this series have lacked. The biggest issue I have with this episode us how little we learn about the true villain, Gus. I was hoping we could get at least some closure on that, and find out more about who it was. This doesn't affect the episode itself, because the resolution is still strong, it is just something I would have liked to have seen, and because of that I'm not going to deduct any points for it. What else is there to say? This episode is my favourite of series 8, one of my favourites of Capaldi's era, and one of my favourite modern Who stories. Overall- 10/10.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    Kill The Moon- How we went from the quality of The Caretaker to this I still don't understand. I'm sure Peter Harness is a fine writer, but this episode really does him no favours. This is an atrociously written episode. The idea of spiders on the moon is a good one, but that's the only thing I can praise about this. The idea of the moon being an egg is incredibly stupid. This show requires a certain level of suspension of disbelief, but sometimes it gives us an idea which is so incomprehensible that it just does not work. The moon being an egg is one of those ideas. The cast are bland, and the characters are uninteresting. Courtney is one of the most annoying character Who has given us. I can't stand that character. She was annoying in The Caretaker, and she's even worse here. The pacing is awful, and the visuals are mixed. There's nothing I like about this one except for Capaldi and Coleman. Easily the worst episode of this series, and one of the worst Who episodes ever in my opinion. Overall- 1/10.
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    General Chat

    I'n back at work this weekend. My holiday is over already. But thinking about the next LFCC will keep me going for the next year. I have another convention coming up in December, but I'm not allowed to talk about that one here so talk about LFCC 2020 will do.
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    Guests you missed this year

    The only people on my autograph list who I didn't end up meeting on the day were the Burns twins. If I was made of money, then there were quite a few other guests who I would have loved to have met. Shatner, Fraser, Ricci and Momoa are good examples. Maybe at a future event I can get another chance to see them.
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    My huge Doctor Who episode marathon.

    The Caretaker- This is a vast improvement over Time Heist, and it is another of my favourites of this series. This shouldn't really work in Doctor Who. This episode feels like a rom-com, focusing mainly on Clara's life and relationships with Danny and The Doctor. For some reason, I really enjoy how it was done. Gareth Roberts and Steven Moffat did a great job with this script. Despite how little actually happens, the pacing feels great. The leads are amazing. I love getting to see The Doctor in unique situations, and seeing him go undercover as a school caretaker is brilliant. Peter Capaldi handles the comedy excellently. Overall this is a very funny episode, and for once most of the jokes land. Coleman and Anderson are great. Usually I'm not a fan of romances in Doctor Who, but I think that the relationship between these two is easily one of the best that the show has given us. This episode looks brilliant, and is very well shot and edited. I have one issue with this episode, and it is unfortunately a major one. The villain. The Skovox Blitzer (which is a rubbish name in my opinion) looks cheap and uninspired, and it does literally nothing interesting. This is another case of a villain being shoe-horned in purely because there needs to be some sort of threat to move the plot forward. However, as this episode focuses on the character drama between the leads, this monster is bland and poorly written because so little of the episode focuses on it. Overall- 8/10. This is a very fun story, with some great moments of both comedy and drama. Unfortunately it is massively let down by a terrible villain.
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    OFFICIAL 'INTRODUCE YOURSELF' THREAD!

    Welcome to the forum.
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