On the sofa
15 April 2013 at 19:50 #5683Whisht @whisht16 April 2013 at 04:13 #5721vizier @vizier
@juniperfish My son seemed liked the Bells of St John Episode a lot (which I didn’t as much). Rings, we both found utterly bizarre, I get the general impression that he thought that it was stupid. (On 2nd viewing, I didn’t mind it as much but felt that it was fairly bonkers, with the bad Smiley faced sun to end it..)
Cold War… I didn’t get a chance to watch it with him, so all I got out of him was that he didn’t like that the Ice Warriors can suddenly take their armour off. (He’s seen Seeds of Death and the Peladon stories before).. 😀
I loved Cold War.16 April 2013 at 09:30 #5731
@craig – I’ve been at the searching for victims ::cough:: sorry, research subjects stage myself, so I’d be happy to volunteer. Like Whisht, I trust she’s giving her subjects anonymity? (if she isn’t, she needs to re-read her ethics chapter 🙂 )16 April 2013 at 09:59 #5737
Hello People !!
Just joined – fantastic forum ! Looking forward to reading all your speculations!
I am quite new to the world of Doctor Who but I am well and truely hooked.
After much web searching I found this forum and I liked what I read and so here I am.
Just saying hi to everyone and picking a comfy sofa spot to camp out on 🙂16 April 2013 at 10:18 #5741
@wibbly There is something very satisfying about the phrase “Wibbly on the sofa” 🙂
I hope you brought jelly and ice-cream. Nice exploding TARDIS avatar, or is it really the collision of two, or even three, versions of the TARDIS? One of the many things currently being mused over around these parts.
Welcome! Jump in. We are mostly on the Cold War thread at the moment, when someone is not DJ-ing in the music thread (under “General”).
You will see on your travels that we have our origins on Dan Martin’s blog on The Guardian and we still travel regularly between here and there.
The latest from there: http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2013/apr/13/doctor-who-cold-war16 April 2013 at 10:43 #574316 April 2013 at 20:42 #5833
A warm welcome to all new adventurers to this happily bonkers corner of the Whoniverse! Have a cupcake…
Sofas need cupcakes…
Artist’s credit 🙂 : http://forlorn-faerie.deviantart.com/art/Dalek-Cupcakes-20517110716 April 2013 at 20:52 #584316 April 2013 at 21:05 #585316 April 2013 at 21:16 #5859
@haveyoufedthefish Indeed! Lol 🙂
The one squawking “geronimo”? He seems to have dropped that…17 April 2013 at 04:24 #590917 April 2013 at 08:36 #5913
Edible ballbearings – Brilliant !17 April 2013 at 09:54 #5915janetteB @janetteb
Love the cup cakes. My second son is currently making a marzipan dalek for his father’s b’day cake. He’s putting on bumps now. I will take photos, I promise.
Janette17 April 2013 at 13:53 #5921
For those interested, Dan Martin is reviewing “The Sea Devils” as his next classic serial..17 April 2013 at 16:10 #595917 April 2013 at 22:39 #600119 April 2013 at 20:07 #6082
Sorry, but nightmare in silver is a rubbish title. Neil, please feel free to help yourself to my unused cyberman story names:
When in chrome
Much ado about rusting
Tin god we trust
I would have got away with it too, if it wasn’t for those metal/tin kids
The alloy of sex
Hope I die before I get gold
Anodised and confused
The zinc panther strikes again
You can’t put a gold head on young shoulders
Time to separate the men from the alloys
All work and no play makes jack a dull alloy
Polly, put the metal on
Better dead than lead
(Yes … I am bored)19 April 2013 at 20:18 #608519 April 2013 at 20:20 #6086
As the kids say, @haveyoufedthefish LOL.
I hope someone in the BBC gets to see that list. You’ve just given them about 7 series of episodes 😀
Actually, copyright them all right now. Go do it, quick…
It was supposed to be called “The Last Cyberman”, or something like that, so I think there is a colour thing going on. Especially with “Crimson” in the episode before. Crimson of course was important in “The Doctor’s Wife”.
Perhaps the title of every episode of the new season reveals The Doctor’s name? Or just his password.19 April 2013 at 20:28 #6087Whisht @whisht
@haveyoufedthefish – loved these!
Made me think that in a parallel universe, Tintin may have been a young cyborg adventurer….
with a K9 called Snowy.19 April 2013 at 20:46 #6089IAmNotAFishIAmAFreeMan @pedant
Apropos of stuff, a cautionary tale that there is a time and a place for everything, including bonkers theorising.19 April 2013 at 21:00 #6091
@pedant (IAmNotAFishIAmAFreeMan) The Guardian carried almost exactly the same story twice.
I can’t help thinking that old media is jumping on an opportunity to hit back against citizen journalism/new media, despite old media being just as unreliable in the past.
This is not meant as a defence of what happened, they are idiots and deserve condemnation. But as I say, old media has been just as bad.19 April 2013 at 21:02 #6092
If you are bored @haveyoufedthefish let’s ……
SPIN THE WHEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can I take your bets (for notional DoctorWhoForum “Gold Stars”) on the contents of the Tardis in the episode “Journey to the centre of…”
I have, at the moment…
Many…..many, bloody corridors (Evens)
Scores Null points (bit obvious)
Many…..many, bloody corridors that look suspiciously like a closed hospital circa 1978 (1000:1)
Scores 100 points
Eleven’s previous control room (20:1)
The Doctor’s study (40:1 as seen in the spinoff games from series 5).
Ten’s previous control room (100:1, remember it was deleted)
The First’s control room (50:1, has been reconstructed for the drama-doc)
The Cloister Room (20:1)
The Pavillion Changing rooms (66:1, Castovalva saw Davison pick his cricket outfit here)
The Zero Room (100:1, It was deleted in Castrovalva)
A Swimming pool (10:1)
A Library (10:1)
A Library in a swimming pool (10:1)
3 points. Sorry – you don’t get anything for a pair. NOT IN THIS GAME.
So, any other previous locations in the TARDIS we remember or want to see? Let’s suggest some oddities, place values from them, select 4 each and play a notional sweepstake?19 April 2013 at 21:08 #6093
@craig – yes, they have – the Leveson Inquiry dealt with more than one person who’d been falsely libelled as a criminal by the traditional press.
But since I have asked previously that we avoid current events in our little corner of the Internet, could I suggest that we don’t discuss this further?19 April 2013 at 21:15 #6095
@bluesqueakpip Apologies, you just get chatting and before you know it…
Agreed. You have definitely taken on some sort of honourary mod role despite yourself, which I’m very happy about. Please keep picking me up on it when I forget. I’m still kinda new to this. 🙂19 April 2013 at 21:20 #6096
Can I just admit my point scoring system was a bit all over the place in the last post?
Invitation to scenarios and things we will see still stand. Points to be determined on nominations.
I’ll offer 100,000,000:1 on a pocket construction dimension that contains a partly built spare earth (as in HGttG). Potentially game winning points on offer!19 April 2013 at 21:28 #6097
@craig – drat. One and a half glasses of red wine and I start forgetting which site I’m on. 🙂
Glad you don’t mind. Just stop me if I suddenly start discussing Joss Whedon. 🙂19 April 2013 at 21:35 #6098
@phaseshift Totally lost on the points thingy 🙂
But I’ll bet on the library and the swimming pool, possibly merged as you say…
Maybe some former companions’ own rooms too. How about one for the lovely Prof. River Song?
Or some kind of shrine room, where sketches and photographs and mementos of former companions are pinned up on the walls and candles lit, with “Et in Arcadia Ego” written over the door [or is that too pretentious? :-)]
I’d like the Doctor’s some-time walk-in wardrobe to get a look-in too, with the outfits of former Doctors hanging up there, along with various bizarre Comedia del’Arte masks etc.
What’s my score?!19 April 2013 at 21:42 #6099
Maybe some former companions’ own rooms too. How about one for the lovely Prof. River Song?
Some valuable suggestions there. They will score highly. I did think I’d suggest the room Susan inhabited for some reason (I may be coming round to that theory). Let’s keep the bidding open over the weekend. I think @htpbdet and others may have other suggestions based on dialogue (I’m sure I’ve forgotten loads). Lovely suggestions though 🙂19 April 2013 at 21:45 #6100
@bluesqueakpip no probs at all. Am happy for the advice. My forum experience has always been either answering technical questions (always on topic) or chatting randomly (never on topic). I see now that this needs to be kept on the path.
Whedon will probably inhabit a little space on our site. Maybe once he gets enough traction in the TV forum. Then you can go wild. 😀19 April 2013 at 22:15 #6103
@phaseshift – 1,000,000:1 at some point someone says about the tardis “OMG…actually, it’s full of stars”
1,000,000,000:1 a gravity bubble with another police box at the centre
1,000,000,000,000: the eye of harmony – because we all ate too much cheese before bed in 1996 and dreamed that one. It. Never. Happened. OK?
I’d say 4ths secondary control room should defo be on there too (200:1 ?)
Romana’s bedroom (150:1 ?) – jettisoned I think?
Boot cupboard (20:1) – extra points if the doc makes a joke like “who’s shoes are these?”
The ponds bunk bed (30:1)
Nyssas lab (80:1 ?) – that was in terminus, right? Or have I made that one up?
Cloister and zero rooms, boot cupboard and bunk bed for me please, Bob!19 April 2013 at 22:33 #6107
Well, we’ve already had millions of corridors in The Doctor’s Wife. The poster features millions of stairs – admittedly the posters are rather interpretive, but stuff on them generally turns up in some form.
Stairs Even money.
The Swimming Pool Also even money. It’s been mentioned too often.
The Library 100:1 because The Library might appear in the finale or at the 50th.
Another Control Room 3:1 – they have three others readily available – Ten’s (which they’re probably using for the 50th), the First’s (drama doc) and the Eleventh’s Mk 1 (I doubt they tore it down).
I think we may find that Professor River Song’s room is in fact her husband’s bedroom. Seeing as they are, in fact, married. She might have her own study.19 April 2013 at 22:56 #610820 April 2013 at 04:01 #6122janetteB @janetteb
An art gallery with exhibits from all over the universe.
Janette20 April 2013 at 10:50 #6131Ubik @ubik
Just popped in to say “Hello” and check my avatar …
“Hello.”20 April 2013 at 11:21 #6133
Welcome @ubik and the Dan Dare avatar is looking good. Look forward to your comments on tonight’s episode.20 April 2013 at 21:12 #6187wolfweed @wolfweed
Interesting diagrammatic explanation of time (Who related) just posted.20 April 2013 at 22:25 #6206Branfish @branfish
Well, hi there all. Another migrant/vagrant from the Guardian series blog here. Hello to my fellow travellers (who, a brief scan of the thread above suggests, would appear to be most of you).
Not sure how regularly I’ll be able to post here, but I thought I’d show my face. Hopefully I’ll be able to find the time to post here – the absence of bloody nesting may well make it less time consuming than keeping up with the Guardian blog…20 April 2013 at 22:31 #6207
Welcome @branfish glad to have you aboard. You’re certainly one of the people we hoped would be joining eventually.
And I promise. There will never be any nesting here!20 April 2013 at 22:35 #6208
Yes, I can’t keep up with the nesting. I lose the threads of the discussion. Still enjoy it over there and will continue to float between – but the flow is easier here. Also, we have cupcakes 🙂20 April 2013 at 22:38 #6210
And a big sofa 🙂 (welcome @branfish)
AND there’s an edit function. Not only time, but posts can also be rewritten here!20 April 2013 at 22:41 #621120 April 2013 at 23:07 #621220 April 2013 at 23:33 #6214
… Something Fishy This Way Comes …20 April 2013 at 23:36 #6215
@bluesqueakpip – “So, do we now have a shoal?” We shurely do!
Shurely everyone knowsh that fishes don’t have shoals …(hic)?20 April 2013 at 23:38 #6217Anonymous @
We definitely need someone to call themselves Steven Moffish though….20 April 2013 at 23:42 #621820 April 2013 at 23:46 #6221
@jimthefish – arf! He’d only pick an argument with Russell T Dave-fish …21 April 2013 at 05:24 #6232blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
Greetings fellow enthusiasts. It has been a while. I write from…the Qantas Club Lounge. Where else?
It has been a busy time at chez Blenkinsop, and I have been travelling in time and space a bit, so hence the silence up until now.
Now, I confess to not having read all the wonderful posts (but I do see that @whohar is active…hurrah!) so what I say is probably way out of date.
I was thinking about who is Clara, and I have long harboured a theory that she is mother of Susan, daughter of River and the Doctor. Now I see that River Song re-appears in “The Name of the Doctor”, and there was all that talk of fathers and daughters in “Cold War”, and the 10th told River that “there is only one time I would ever tell you my name” (or something like it) and there was the point when River puts The Doctor’s hand on the cradle and says “I am telling you”. Anyway, I am still hanging out for that resolution. But I am sure minds far more clever have proved that it cannot be true.
While my Kennedy theory for the 50th looks all but dead, could The Doctor not spend a couple of minutes swinging by Dallas and pick up a new companion..Canton? I know; I hope for too much.
Oh, my flight has been called, so it is off to travel in time and space again, on a ship which is smaller on the inside.
Fortunately, the free booze in the club lounge helps.21 April 2013 at 08:24 #6237chickenelly @chickenelly
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