• Arch replied to the topic Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

    Yup loved it. An obvious improvement over last weeks Orphan.

    The only issue I have with using real life people is the fact that they are real, we know a lot about them and the writers obviously have an opinion on both Edison and Tesla, neither man was perfect and it complicates things.

    Concentrating on the virtues of Tesla and ignoring the less…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic Orphan 55

    Loved the season opener, very my type of WHO. This on the other hand I have no compulsion to rewatch.

    Pacing seemed off and it introduced a lot of characters, rushed through some very sloppy character development and had way too many redundant scenes.

    It’s a stand-alone episode, which does not add to the season arc hinted at in the opener w…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos


    in Tim Shaw’s case sure I’m willing to reduce myself to the most depraved

    If killing monsters is depraved then I’m depraved

  • Arch replied to the topic The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos


    Im actually against the death penalty in most cases.

    This is not real life, this is TV. Tim Shaw is an evil being, responsible for the deaths of countless people and almost the genocide of 5 planets. On top of that he’s clearly in pain.

    I do believe a creature of that level of evil deserves death and suffering as he is deserves the s…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos


    All fine points. However the Dr strives to be better then those she is fighting, a constant inner turmoil throughout dr who’s long history. Clearly the compassionate thing to do is to put him out of his misery, he’s old, beaten and helpless. Locking him away evil or not for the rest of time is far worse than ending him.

    Same  co…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

    Yeah this was not the way to end a season. Okay episode but it’s all over the place and a lot of it made no sense. Thing that bothers me is bringing back Tim Shaw the self proclaimed god, clearly on life support, incapable of supporting himself, 1000s of years old, locking whole planets in prisons and then beaten by a retired bus driver with a l…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    So I rewatched this episode and it’s still good but something about the resolution rubs me the wrong way and I can’t put my finger on it.

    I’m a sci fi guy and their is some big sci fi elements here but they seem to fall flat. The frog at the end is certainly whimsical but a disembodied voice would have worked better for me or anything reall…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    Not sure about this one. Certainly didn’t dislike it but somethings not sitting right. Can’t put my finger on it yet though.

    ill have to rewatch it

  • Arch replied to the topic The Witchfinders

    This episode seems to have disappointed a lot of people including some within my own circle of friends. As I nentioned I really like the episode, but perhaps I approach who in a different way.

    I consider myself a fan, been watching since the start of the reboot and I enjoy most episodes, some more than others but I always find something to like.…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic The Witchfinders

    Solid episode. Thought they were originally over doing how camp king James was but he acted the part so well I was on board by the end.

    I much perfer my historical episodes with a big dose of sci fi and happily this didn’t disappoint. Found the dr far more doctory in this episode for lack of a better expression and this was really the first t…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic Kerblam!

    This is the kind of who I love. Loved the episode, tickled me in all the right places. When it started I was thinking “planet of the ood” which I also loved. Went in a very different direction but felt similar.

    The villain I honestly did not pick, my money was on a virus. Anyway, less character building chances for the main cast and a huge foc…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    I liked the episode. Certainly made me feel, which is always good. The aliens did nothing for me though, I just couldn’t get into them.

    The story itself was well written, acting good, nothing wrong with any single element but when brought together they just didn’t gel for me. I think WHO is at its best when it’s not steeped in real world histo…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic The Tsuranga Conundrum

    Loved it but I have one massive issue with this episode that I am unwilling to get over. Why did Ryan not fist bump Graham. I’d have totally fist bumped him. Boo Boo I say.

  • Arch replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    Yeah not my type of episode. Way too many loose ends And script and villain seemed shaky. That aside love graham, Walsh is playing the character very well and I love that we have a mature companion again.

    Seems obvious now that Ryan and yas will end up shacking up at some stage. Plus loving Jodie as the dr, though this episode didn’t do her j…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic Rosa

    The thing that strikes me as odd is, Ryan and graham haven’t asked the question “if this is a time machine why can’t we save my wife/grandmother”.

    I was almost expecting it to come up in this episode, presumably she’d be alive at the other side of the pond in 1955, thought the question may have come up, her name certainly came up a lot in the ep…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic Rosa

    Fantastic. Such a powerful story about such an important part of history. The acting was excellent and the script likewise.

    I usually like my sci fi separated from real life events, but this was done perfectly. I’m glad they didn’t play down what a horrible racist, society 50s America was.
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I’m still struggling to co…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    Since we now know that the stenza are not a throw away one episode villain and would appear to be shaping up as this seasons cybermen I think it’s pretty reasonable to assume that their appearance on earth was not random.

    If they were to be prepping for an invasion it would make sense that they would try to weaken earth in some way before hand. I…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    Liked it. Felt a bit rushed in sections but overall I thought it was solid. Very interesting to see the Stenza again, as I had assumed Tim Shaw was a once off.

    I think Jodie will need a couple more episodes before we really see the type of Dr she is going to be.

    I think she will be a more collaborative and vulnerable Dr. She let the boys and in…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic The Woman Who Fell To Earth

    Love it. Capaldi will be tough to top but good luck to our new Dr, I sincerely hope she does.

    I liked the episode, story was a bit formulaic but it was well written and on par for a new Dr intro in my opinion.

    I think the relationship between Graham and Ryan has a lot of potential, first time he calls him grandpa will wrap it up for me. Not sure…[Read more]

  • Arch replied to the topic Oxygen

    Love it. What a terrific season, stellar acting all round and good to see more of Matt Lucas.

    Im willing to concede my many crazy theories on the content of the vault, it does indeed look like its Missy , as a bonus now that he has last his sight he will be forced to team up with her and rely on her for sight which could lead to some great stuff…[Read more]

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