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September 9, 2012

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by fluffy at 7:43 PM

I don't think there's any point in going into the individual things about "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" (Doctor Who) that bug me, because either you were also bugged by them or you thought it was a pretty good episode.

I just want to mention, though, that one thing that the classic series did really well was to keep the universe feeling very big by making the individual stories stay pretty small. Even the larger arcs still kept the stories small without having this endless fractal sprawl-upon-sprawl of pulling in dozens of timeframes and callbacks to previous episodes and sprawly arcs.

Comments

#15067 Anonymous 09/20/2012 11:29 am
    Very true! I hate when series insist on having there only be about a dozen races/inventors/villains/significant events/whatever in the whole universe. I am looking at you, Star Trek. You're exactly right that it shrinks rather than grows the universe to constantly call back to things.
    #15068 BunnyHugger (unregistered) 09/20/2012 11:30 am
      Oh, and that was me, by the way.