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    Docteur Qui reacted to Sandor in Which are the last 2 John Williams scores that you personally consider to be "masterpieces"?   
    1993 Schindler’s List
    2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
     
    Of course, Williams has scored many truly great and excellent scores in between and afterwards, but I think Williams has written 10 scores that can be regarded as genuine ‘masterpieces’ and of those, Schindler’s List and the first Harry Potter scores are the last two. 
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Bofur01 in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    It’d be ironic if this next series is one of the show’s best, which isn’t likely but also not outside the realm of possibility. As much as I’ve disliked Chibnall’s take on the show I’ve always held out hope that he would improve along the way. Having a single storyline for the next series is intriguing, and I’m always supportive of the showrunner shaking things up and taking risks with the format. Moffat tried it plenty (and failed often), but I’d argue that series 9 and its two-parter format was one of the show’s very best. I also appreciated the ambition of the Monk 3-parter in series 10 even if it didn’t quite stick the landing.
     
    I can’t help but worry about the show’s future now. Even though I’m not displeased that Chibnall’s moving on there’s also no clear heir to the throne. By all accounts it sounds like a truly gruelling job that burnt out all three of the showrunners emotionally and creatively. The fan criticism alone would be unthinkable to deal with. I smell a hiatus on the horizon, which does not bode well as the show approaches its 60th year.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    It’d be ironic if this next series is one of the show’s best, which isn’t likely but also not outside the realm of possibility. As much as I’ve disliked Chibnall’s take on the show I’ve always held out hope that he would improve along the way. Having a single storyline for the next series is intriguing, and I’m always supportive of the showrunner shaking things up and taking risks with the format. Moffat tried it plenty (and failed often), but I’d argue that series 9 and its two-parter format was one of the show’s very best. I also appreciated the ambition of the Monk 3-parter in series 10 even if it didn’t quite stick the landing.
     
    I can’t help but worry about the show’s future now. Even though I’m not displeased that Chibnall’s moving on there’s also no clear heir to the throne. By all accounts it sounds like a truly gruelling job that burnt out all three of the showrunners emotionally and creatively. The fan criticism alone would be unthinkable to deal with. I smell a hiatus on the horizon, which does not bode well as the show approaches its 60th year.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from ChrisAfonso in The Last of Us (New HBO show by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin)   
    YES! I am here for Anna Torv, she is a very underrated actor.
     
    They're really throwing a lot of money at this thing. I'm looking forward to it but I really hope it doesn't just fall into a pit of despair and grittiness. I know that's how the games are, but there's a big difference between watching grim shit happen and being "in control" of it. There's a salient philosophical meta-idea in the games, particularly heightened in the second one, about the cycle of violence, narrative perspectives, deconstruction of hero/villain tropes etc, but it's unlikely to translate to the purely passive world of TV.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Jay in Upcoming Television Shows   
    Barry to begin filming Monday - seasons 3 and 4 to be filmed back to back
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Koray Savas in The Matrix Resurrections (Fourth Matrix film)   
    Cloud Atlas is impressive just for the sheer scope and ambition of it all. I really enjoyed it when I saw it, but not sure how it would up over repeat viewings. It could kinda be described as a beautiful mess.
     
    The extended trailer is one of my favorite trailers ever, though. I still watch this from time to time; the editing is superb. 
     
     
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Tom Guernsey in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    I think I’d prefer a new showrunner (and composer if I’m honest) than a new Doctor. But it doesn’t seem totally beyond the realms of possibility that she’ll leave after this year. 
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Goldfinger in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    I'd prefer someone like Jamie Mathieson to take over honestly. Three of his four Who scripts have been terrific IMO and his movie FAQs About Time Travel was a nice and inventive take on the genre.  He definitely gets science fiction and his scripts are always fun, which is something the show needs after Chibnall making things so dour.  
     
    I like what Chibnall has done, but there needs to be more mass appeal for the show for sure at this point and a more light-hearted approach is probably definitely needed at this point.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Richard Penna in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Whittaker's second season is completely forgettable - I can barely remember anything beyond one or two episodes, and it's completely the fault of Chibnall and the writing team for uneventful stories with too much emphasis on sermons.
     
    Her first season, while far from perfect, had many memorable episodes
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Marian Schedenig in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Chibnall's Who scripts have never been highlights. He did great things with the first two seasons of Broadchurch, so I figured he might fare better if he handled the whole show himself and could do more character based long form stuff - but somehow none of that translated to Who.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from BrotherSound in The BFG appreciation thread   
    The BFG was a lovely movie and score. It’s a spiritual counterpart to Hook (or ever Potter 1), just as Tintin was to Raiders. As such, they’re entirely inessential, but it’s nice to see two masters revisit previous genres with some new tricks up their sleeves. If the movie was released in the 90’s (animation style notwithstanding - the score and storytelling I mean), it would be considered a classic.
     
     
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Sweeping Strings in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    I also checked it out recently having never seen it before, erm ... YEAH. I'd previously thought my least favourite arrangement of the theme was the one for Colin Baker's second season, but the dance-remix version of McCoy's that was used on this ... YIKES. I'd say Tom, Sylvester and Sophie emerged with at least some dignity by not having to appear in EastEnders, but the rest of them ... well, let's just say it's as well it was for charidee. 

    @Docteur Qui, couldn't agree more about the 'zip' in the show during the Smith (and Tennant) years compared to now, and also about the 'clean slate' approach Chibnall took with the writers ... I'd have the likes of Mark Gatiss, Toby Whithouse and Jamie Matheson back on the writing team in a (double) heartbeat.   
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Arpy in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Recently rewatched Smith/Moffat's first season and really, honestly just can't get over how much fun it is. I loved it at the time, but now it just hurts to see how much the show has dipped in quality since. I know the Chibnall-bashing is flogging a dead horse but the difference is night and day.
     
    What stuck with me wasn't the arc-centric episodes (which are very good), but how entertaining the monsters-of-the week are. Vampires of Venice is a delightful romp with a wonderful villain in the late Helen McCrory, jam-packed with fun and illuminating character beats from Amy, Rory and the Doctor. The Lodger makes me laugh out loud despite the broad humour sometimes falling flat - it's almost always made up for by Smith's earnest performance.
    Victory of the Daleks, which I recall being very tepid on, just sings in comparison to something like Revolution of the Daleks (the blatant plot similarities notwithstanding).
     
    Even the most expository scenes vibrate with energy and movement. To then watch something as anaemic, simplistic and procedural as Orphan-55 or Arachnids in the UK is such a drag.
     
    As I said, flogging a dead horse, but man, remember when Doctor Who was fun? Or at least tried to be?
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Bofur01 in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Recently rewatched Smith/Moffat's first season and really, honestly just can't get over how much fun it is. I loved it at the time, but now it just hurts to see how much the show has dipped in quality since. I know the Chibnall-bashing is flogging a dead horse but the difference is night and day.
     
    What stuck with me wasn't the arc-centric episodes (which are very good), but how entertaining the monsters-of-the week are. Vampires of Venice is a delightful romp with a wonderful villain in the late Helen McCrory, jam-packed with fun and illuminating character beats from Amy, Rory and the Doctor. The Lodger makes me laugh out loud despite the broad humour sometimes falling flat - it's almost always made up for by Smith's earnest performance.
    Victory of the Daleks, which I recall being very tepid on, just sings in comparison to something like Revolution of the Daleks (the blatant plot similarities notwithstanding).
     
    Even the most expository scenes vibrate with energy and movement. To then watch something as anaemic, simplistic and procedural as Orphan-55 or Arachnids in the UK is such a drag.
     
    As I said, flogging a dead horse, but man, remember when Doctor Who was fun? Or at least tried to be?
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from DarthDementous in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Recently rewatched Smith/Moffat's first season and really, honestly just can't get over how much fun it is. I loved it at the time, but now it just hurts to see how much the show has dipped in quality since. I know the Chibnall-bashing is flogging a dead horse but the difference is night and day.
     
    What stuck with me wasn't the arc-centric episodes (which are very good), but how entertaining the monsters-of-the week are. Vampires of Venice is a delightful romp with a wonderful villain in the late Helen McCrory, jam-packed with fun and illuminating character beats from Amy, Rory and the Doctor. The Lodger makes me laugh out loud despite the broad humour sometimes falling flat - it's almost always made up for by Smith's earnest performance.
    Victory of the Daleks, which I recall being very tepid on, just sings in comparison to something like Revolution of the Daleks (the blatant plot similarities notwithstanding).
     
    Even the most expository scenes vibrate with energy and movement. To then watch something as anaemic, simplistic and procedural as Orphan-55 or Arachnids in the UK is such a drag.
     
    As I said, flogging a dead horse, but man, remember when Doctor Who was fun? Or at least tried to be?
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Recently rewatched Smith/Moffat's first season and really, honestly just can't get over how much fun it is. I loved it at the time, but now it just hurts to see how much the show has dipped in quality since. I know the Chibnall-bashing is flogging a dead horse but the difference is night and day.
     
    What stuck with me wasn't the arc-centric episodes (which are very good), but how entertaining the monsters-of-the week are. Vampires of Venice is a delightful romp with a wonderful villain in the late Helen McCrory, jam-packed with fun and illuminating character beats from Amy, Rory and the Doctor. The Lodger makes me laugh out loud despite the broad humour sometimes falling flat - it's almost always made up for by Smith's earnest performance.
    Victory of the Daleks, which I recall being very tepid on, just sings in comparison to something like Revolution of the Daleks (the blatant plot similarities notwithstanding).
     
    Even the most expository scenes vibrate with energy and movement. To then watch something as anaemic, simplistic and procedural as Orphan-55 or Arachnids in the UK is such a drag.
     
    As I said, flogging a dead horse, but man, remember when Doctor Who was fun? Or at least tried to be?
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Molly Weasley in The Doctor Who Thread.....   
    Recently rewatched Smith/Moffat's first season and really, honestly just can't get over how much fun it is. I loved it at the time, but now it just hurts to see how much the show has dipped in quality since. I know the Chibnall-bashing is flogging a dead horse but the difference is night and day.
     
    What stuck with me wasn't the arc-centric episodes (which are very good), but how entertaining the monsters-of-the week are. Vampires of Venice is a delightful romp with a wonderful villain in the late Helen McCrory, jam-packed with fun and illuminating character beats from Amy, Rory and the Doctor. The Lodger makes me laugh out loud despite the broad humour sometimes falling flat - it's almost always made up for by Smith's earnest performance.
    Victory of the Daleks, which I recall being very tepid on, just sings in comparison to something like Revolution of the Daleks (the blatant plot similarities notwithstanding).
     
    Even the most expository scenes vibrate with energy and movement. To then watch something as anaemic, simplistic and procedural as Orphan-55 or Arachnids in the UK is such a drag.
     
    As I said, flogging a dead horse, but man, remember when Doctor Who was fun? Or at least tried to be?
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    There are few things in this world I'd less rather watch than YouTubers spending hours complaining about Star Wars. And this is coming from someone who recently watched a 5-hour video of someone complaining about Doctor Who.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Bofur01 in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    Orrrrr they threw the shot together for the trailer, which has been very known to happen.
     
    The lightning in the emperor/Rey scenes is definitely on-set lighting, anyway, which implies the whole look of the planet was known
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from mstrox in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    There are few things in this world I'd less rather watch than YouTubers spending hours complaining about Star Wars. And this is coming from someone who recently watched a 5-hour video of someone complaining about Doctor Who.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from Bofur01 in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    There are few things in this world I'd less rather watch than YouTubers spending hours complaining about Star Wars. And this is coming from someone who recently watched a 5-hour video of someone complaining about Doctor Who.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from crumbs in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    There are few things in this world I'd less rather watch than YouTubers spending hours complaining about Star Wars. And this is coming from someone who recently watched a 5-hour video of someone complaining about Doctor Who.
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    Docteur Qui got a reaction from DarthDementous in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    There are few things in this world I'd less rather watch than YouTubers spending hours complaining about Star Wars. And this is coming from someone who recently watched a 5-hour video of someone complaining about Doctor Who.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Brundlefly in Temple of Doom Sanskrit Sacrifice/Sacrifice Sweetener/Drums   
    Source music and diegetic music aren't the same. You both described the latter. Source music just refers to the fact that it was not particularly written for the film, but instead taken from a pre-existing source and used for the film. There's intradiegetic music on one and extradiegetic music on the other hand; and then there's the source music on one and the score on the other hand. I'm not quite sure what pre-existing, however, newly arranged pieces would qualify as.
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    Docteur Qui reacted to Datameister in Temple of Doom Sanskrit Sacrifice/Sacrifice Sweetener/Drums   
    No he's totally referring to Williams's fantastic cartoon pastiche. The best part is that he says it'll be replaced with a march or something - which is, I'm sure, an intentional reference to the sorts of music people more commonly associate with Williams. 
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