Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Resolution

DVD - 2019
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As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring, from across the centuries of Earth's history. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?
Topical Term: Heroes
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Publisher: London : BBC, [2019]
Branch Call Number: F
F
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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optical
surround
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Alternative Title: Resolution
Language Note: English audio; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)

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Fuzzy_Slippers
Sep 14, 2020

I loved this episode! so full of surprises and tying up loose ends!

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Yavin
Jan 07, 2020

Let's start off saying that I don't hate the Thirteenth Doctor. I was able to look past the political and try to take this Doctor at face value. Having seen Jodie Whitaker in other things, I knew that she had potential. While her first season was hit or miss (I blame the writing mostly as the newest season has so far been a lot better), this special, which aired January 1, 2019, sees Jodie's Doctor going up against her first recurring monster (e.i. a monster that wasn't introduced in her era) in the form of a Dalek. I enjoyed this story, it's fun and gives the Doctor a worthy adversary. Nick Briggs (the voice of the Daleks) gives an awesome chilling performance as the Recon Scout Dalek, possibly his best performance yet. The actress who plays the Dalek's host does a great job. Yeah, the interactions with Ryan's dad feel a bit forced, but it does work nice as an epilogue to Series 11 with the Ryan/Graham/Grace arc. So, in essence, not perfect but still fun.

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Thorinams
Dec 12, 2019

Terrific! Finally a female Doctor, which only makes sense since the Doctor can be anyone.
Jodi Whittaker is perfect casting, she has the feeling of optimism and goofiness and fun that are hallmarks, but in her own way. All the companions are well-drawn and the stories are big scope, lots of flavor. If you like Doctor Who stories, you’ll enjoy these.

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P58Jackson
Aug 22, 2019

A female Doctor was attempted before. It went over so well you almost can't find that it existed.

I couldn't even get through this, it is pathetic.

Perhaps it's time to bring back Paul McGann...

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rosenfel
Jul 06, 2019

The new Dr. Who series is the worst ever. The blame has to be laid squarely on the writer, Chibney, who gives us sappy, uninspired stories. Jodie Whitaker could have been better if she had better scripts to deal with. Loved her in Broadchurch.

The other problem is the "companions". At first, it seemed that the woman police officer was a good character, but nothing has developed there. The "old guy" is a terrible actor - no depth at all. Ryan is one-dimensional. The female companion is O.K. but she isn't given much to do. Too bad the grandmother was killed off - she would have been better than the old guy. The "Christmas" special was a disappointment. Too much time spent on Ryan and his absent father - sappy to the extreme - also unrealistic. The so-called plot line with the Dalek was completely derivative. How many times do we see aliens take over humans to dominate the earth? All the time. It's not even the earth, it's an insignificant city in northern England. The point is - the plots are very localized, the actors all have the same accents - even the doctor - and none of them stand out. I found that I didn't care about any of them - hoping maybe that the writer might kill off a couple. As if that wasn't bad enough, three more characters were brought into the Tardis for the special - a bit crowded.

Whitaker seems to run around spouting nonsense - at least with other doctors we got some basic technical explanations and they did seem to be rational. It's too bad she is being relegated to the sidelines (seems to get lost in the crowd) since she is after all the first female doctor, and it would be nice to have her portrayed as a knowledgeable and in-charge character.

And - perhaps the most important criticism - there are too many companions. The writer seems to feel that he has to give a sub-plot about each one. That's fine if you have one (or two at the most) but this just confuses and takes away from the action and the plot.

Honestly, I did watch the entire special - to give it a chance. I did take out the first season, and watched the first episode - horrible - and the last one to see if things had improved. Then I returned it to the library.

This Doctor Who will not survive unless there are 1) a cull of the companions and 2) a new writer or writers.

Sorry, I have been a Dr. Who fan for years, but this newest series seems to be aimed at pre-teens. I doubt whether it will last the 4 years of this doctor.

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tenet
May 19, 2019

Rated 8/10. Definitely the best special that's ever been put out. I do notice this time that it was not a sappy Christmas one, but rather a New Year special.

My only complaint was that there was too much side story with Ryan's father.

Overall, well done to the new team!

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