• Avaris replied to the topic Hell Bent

    @midnyt @lisa @mudlark

    I don’t think the Doctor deliberately left the sonic glasses on the tardis panel.  He sort of throw them out of anger and despair.

    I think the Doctor intended to use it on Clara up to the point which Ashildr and Clara change his mind.  There is a long pause before the line of “better than a coin toss”. This is the point th…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic Hell Bent

    @puroandson

    Thx for answering my questions.  Those are the right answers which I find out when rewatching the episode with subtitles.  Still it is rather unsatisfying since I am expecting something more.  I think is Moffat’s writing has a bit of post-mordernism characteristic in it – being quite open-ended and deconstructing.

    I still believe Cl…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic Hell Bent

    @misterhoo
    Urgency of death matters.  There is a huge difference between having 5 mins to live to 5 years to live.   People tends to care less if things happen in the distant future.

    I also doubt that she will die.

    I think Clara can only die when she goes back to the fixed point in Face the Raven.  I am not sure if it is fixed anymore.  Only Twe…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic Hell Bent

    Whoops, forgot to mention that, Clara last words to the Doctor is beautifully phrased.

    “Run you clever boy and be a Doctor”

    First half is referring to her adventures with Eleventh Doctor – always running, no idea why they are going.

    Second half is a nice twist as the Doctor could not remember her anymore (hmm, I think the words on the…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic Hell Bent

    I just woke up, and will rewatch it later in the day.

    @puroandson
    Nice catch of Don’t Stop Me Now cover in the dinner.  I think there are a lot of little references to the adventures of the Doctor and Clara in this episode or in this series, for instance, the barn to the Day of the Doctor and Listen (soldier with no gun too), Cold War r…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic Heaven Sent

    @gothamcelt @delta

    I am sorry to hear that you guys didn’t enjoy the episode.  This episode is a bit metaphorical.  I believe the very key part is the Doctor enters room 12 and remembers all of his previous encounters.  The Doctor wants to give up and asks Clara why he has to continue like this.  Yet, in the end, he still stands to his prin…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic Heaven Sent

    To me, this episode is an instant classic. It is unique, atmospheric and emotional. This is Peter Capaldi’s best performance, most doctor-defining, and most memorable episode to date.  This episode demonstrates (to Gatiss in particular)the way you play with new ideas in DW.

    First, some nit-picking with continuity issues in the episode. T…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic Face The Raven

    Ok, my perspective on Clara’s Death.

    Yes, it is plainer than what I have expected.  After some thinking, I think this is a nice way to bring closure to her story as it explores her character, the Doctor and her relationship with the Doctor.

    First, Clara is always selfless, willing to sacrifice herself for others ( i.e. Asylum of the Daleks and [Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic Face The Raven

    Theories
    @juniperfish
    Speaking of roses, Clara in series 7 is heavily connected with the imagery of roses. There is always red in her apparel; Oswin has a rose on her ear; Victorian Clara work at the rose and crown.  I always think that Rose/ Bad Wolf has arrange the meeting of Clara and the Doctor.  I think there are still something mysterious a…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic The Zygon Invasion

    @nerys we have no idea Osgood is human or Zygon.

    The reason there is no name and other information of the dead Osgood is probably that the UNIT don’t want to leak out any information about Operation Double out to the public.  It will be quite bizarre when the alive Osgood visit the dead Osgood grave.  This may raise some questions and induce s…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic The Zygon Invasion

    @jphamlore

    Now imagine this alternative scenario:  Kate Stewart’s Zygon counterpart contacts her about trouble between the Zygon generations.  Osgood allows herself to be brainwashed with whatever Kate Stewart wants the younger Zygons to learn and pretends to go off reservation to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.  And what was Clara doing whil…

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  • Avaris replied to the topic The Zygon Invasion

    @soundworld
    Back to hybrids.  The question could be, are they a good or a bad thing ?

    On the subject of hybrids, I see them as the consequences of the Doctor’s decision.  Up-till this episode,  there is a hybrid in every single story in series 9 due to the Doctor’s choice.  In Magician’s Witch’s, a dalek/timelord hybrids were created due to the…[Read more]

  • Avaris replied to the topic The Zygon Invasion

    Hi, new member here.  I am not a English native speaker, so I apologize for my grammatical errors in advance.  Some things about myself.  I have started watching Doctor Who since NuWho is released.  Favorite episode: Midnight.  Favorite Companions Clara, Oswin, Miss Oswald LOL.

    I have been reading the posts on series 9 in this forum for a while…[Read more]

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