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  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @nick

    My clip from the Mel Brooks version above was not entirely (although mostly) meant to be frivolous. Look at who Moffat and Gatiss are. Both have a track record in writing comedy. I would be very surprised indeed if their approach to Dracula was comedy-free. Gattis loves MR James and Victorian popular literature, and so there is an obvious…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @Wolfweed

    It would be interesting to know which Dracula they admire the most

    Well, I am hoping it might be the Mel Brooks/Leslie Nielsen version

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    Not so much Dr Who News, as post-Dr Who News.

    It would seem that Moffat and Gatiss are teaming up for a new take on Dracula.

    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-06-20/steven-moffat-and-mark-gatiss-reunite-the-sherlock-team-for-a-remake-of-dracula

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @nick, yes, I read about this. Coming so soon after Grenfell Tower does not seem like a coincidence. If there was one thing that came across in the coverage of Grenfell Tower it was that, when it came to the residents, race didn’t matter, religion didn’t matter, they all came together as…Londoners. There was this sense, through what I read and…[Read more]

  • Oh, and a third reflection would be about the Doctor offering to sacrifice himself to save humanity felt, this time, a bit gratuitous; almost as if he was doing it to avoid something else. That point came through when Bill had to point out to him that this was not his call, it was something the Picts and the Romans had a right to do. Could this…[Read more]

  • The other point I would make about this episode is that the pattern that some have seen in this series of monsters that aren’t really monsters deep down does not seem to apply in this story. The Eaters of the Light are just there to consume everything in their path, it would seem.

  • Well, an enjoyable tale, perhaps a bit a bit slight, but with some good moments. What I especially liked about it was that it really did have an old Who feel about it. The whole construction of the story, where the Doctor casually lets Bill go wandering off in 2nd century Scotland by herself while he tries to prove his own theory is something that…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    As Capaldi’s run is coming to an end, we decided to watch “Deep Breath” again last night. It was interesting for a number of reasons. First, the pace of the episode was actually quite slow in comparison to what it is like now. Second, Capaldi’s first outing as the Doctor has one important characteristic that has stayed with him…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Have been reading about the Grenfell Tower fire with a sinking heart, and, like most, I hope, I am appalled. I just read this:

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/14/grenfell-fire-location-reaction-anger

    I have great respect for the UK contributors on this site, and ask, therefore, if this captures the situation? Because it reminds me…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @nerys

    Would it have been historically accurate…

    Actually, @wolfweed posted a very interesting article about just that question, over on the Spoilers thread at #59056

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @missrori, @tardigrade

    I think there is a big difference between one storyline running through a season, and an arc that slowly unfolds or is slowly revealed. Moffat does the latter very well, I think, but this is not what Chibnall and Strong seem to be referring to. They seem to be talking about something closer to Broadchurch. Would that work,…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @jimthefish

    I am inclined to agree. Indeed, after reading the RT article and the TV article, I had this vision of S11 opening with the body of Nardole lying in the sand at the base of the Dover cliffs as the Time Lords rope off the area…

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @mudlark
    Glad to hear there was a positive outcome. I have always venerated the NHS after a brief episode while on holidays in Scotland some years ago. That was why I was disappointed to hear that Jeremy Hunt was left in charge of its destruction in the recent cabinet non-reshuffle.

    P.S. You beta blockers sound wonderful!

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  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @lisa

    what’s the deal?

    I know I am hoping for a “Michelle Gomez as the new Doctor” scenario, but:

    Could it be possible that the Doctor has already (partially) regenerated, and…somehow…they split in two and the newly contrite Missy is really the new Doctor in embryo, as it were? That might explain why the Tardis zipped off to get Missy. Or…[Read more]

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