• Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @archaicwhovian

    They’re short for Before Gap and After Gap. The Gap is the over-long period when Who wasn’t being produced. After Gap starts with the episode Rose.

    Other sites refer to Classic Who and New Who, but we felt that identifying an era by whether it was before or after the Gap was more value-neutral.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @archaicwhovian,@winston,@blenkinsopthebrave she’s a great actor, but… I don’t want the Doctor to be anything but British. It’s probably as irrational as people not wanting the Doctor to be female, the Doctor isn’t, after all, human. I don’t object to American actors playing British characters, or vice versa. I’d forgotten that Christian Bale…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @blenkinsopthebrave and @archaicwhovian   I really like Whoopi and I am happy she is such a Whovian but as the Doctor? Who nose? It would be great if she could do an episode of Who , maybe as an alien.

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @archaicwhovian   The episode with the wooden cyberman is The Time of the Doctor. It is a Christmas episode and there is a forum here about it.

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @archaicwhovian

    I think the cyberman (wood) was a long, long time ago on Trenzalore? The cybermen sent many different things to stop Trenzalore so the Doctor simply never left.

    @kevinwho

    I think a lot of us ‘make up’ things as we see the consequences of something that’s occurred. I liked Sherlock & the way we saw the first thing which happened…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @archaicwhovian only from this site. So, yes we do ;).

    I know what you mean by ‘pure moments’, that’s an excellent way to put it.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @rougecyberman, I think the sonic is mostly a useful shorthand. In a lot of sci-fi, a character from a technologically advanced species is going to pull out some useful tech, for this to be valid story telling the tech has to be mentioned before, so you get the choice of either ‘cheating’ by not doing this, or quite a bit of story clutter. But…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @archaicwhovian Given that most other fictional tv and film “heroes” rely upon guns to get out of trouble I think the use of the sonic is quite justified. At times writers need to pull a little magic. After all this is a show about an alien who travels in time and space in a police box and critics complains about the way he/she uses the sonic. The…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @archaicwhovian  and @rougecyberman   Hello from Canada and welcome to the site! it is a great place to discuss Who and I hope you enjoy exploring it all.