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The Vampires of Venice [Saturday 8th May 2010 at 9:34 pm]

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"You have no idea how dangerous you make people to themselves when you're around!"

The quote above is from the lecture Roy gives the Doctor, just after Guido has blown himself (and a bunch of invading vampire fish aliens) to smithereens. It's got echoes of Davros' speech from Journey's End, where he points out how the Doctor's companions don't return to a normal life, but continue fighting. Amusingly inverted a short while later when Roy refuses to leave the Doctor.

One thing that bugs me - the perception filter. Amy damages it, which causes it to occasionally fail. But why would that prevent her turning the filter off? And why does she even need to turn it off? It's a perception filter, not an actual shape-changer like the Slitheen suits. The in-universe explanation for perception filters is that they're not invisibility cloaks, they're not shape-shifters, they just make you not get noticed. They don't work on alert people who are expecting to see the real thing, and they don't work if the cloaked person tries to get noticed. So surely, the fish-aliens would see the real Rosanna and not eat her?

I don't recall seeing a crack in this episode, but the silence at the end cannot be a good sign. Didn't Rosanna say something about running away from the silence?
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Monday 17th May 2010 at 10:04 pm (UTC)
...you're right, why didn't the Doctor just sonic it open? Unless of course it was "deadlock sealed", which feels a bit overused as a anti-deus ex machina.

Power Ranger Daleks - not heard that one before, but it does make sense. The descriptions I've seen have generally been "Ikea Daleks". Apparently part of why they redesigned the Daleks was to make them physically taller - the original Daleks were designed so that the eye stalk lined up with Rose. Amy is taller, so they had to make them bigger to avoid having them looking up at her.
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