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

    @bluesqueakpip
    Can’t figure out how to put in the link, ya I’m forum stupid, but it’s a article and comic books .com. Just Google Chinball wants to leave the show

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

    @bluesqueakpip


    No I don’t work in TV but there are plenty of SciFi shows that made more than 10 episodes a year..Star Trek TNG, V, DS9, Dark Matter,The Magicians, and so on to name a few ….but it sounds like you are telling me that if The Doctor was cut back to a 6 episode split season with 10 to 12 months or more in bewteen the “split” that…[Read more]

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

    You’re complaining about the number of episodes.@bluesqueakpip pointed out that we, in fact, got a loss of fourteen minutes this last series. That’s very little difference in work load, it’s just longer episodes.

    She also pointed out that to get more episodes, they’d need a bigger budget. The greatest enemy of the Doctor has always been, not the…[Read more]

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

    @bluesqueakpip
    Like I said, repeating myself for some reason….
    It doesn’t matter where you work, if you can’t keep up then it’s time to change jobs!!

    No one said anything about budgets, Peanut with a “C” was complaining about work load.

    As for budgets, now they have been mentioned, it’s simple, what the hell is the Doctor doing with so many…[Read more]

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

    I was born in 1967 which makes me 51 and one thing I know, @bluesqueakpip m’dear, and understand, is just how much work the arts ‘creates’ -and that was back in the late 90s and into the 00’s.

    TV is even harder. I’d say next to politics working in television certainly ages a person considerably -not necessarily in looks but as noticed in the…[Read more]

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

    @bluesqueakpip
    It doesn’t matter where you work, if you can’t keep up then it’s time to change jobs!!

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

    @bluesqueakpip
    It doesn’t matter how much work it is, it’s 12 episodes a year, well it’s supposed to be 12, for those who give a sh*t about the show. IF he wants to produce he should stick to that because as a writer he is less than ordinary which DW does not deserve, not that any of the others (writers) are much better. So pinhead with a “C” if…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Rosa

    @margaret-blaine

    (I’m guessing both the above named are from the USA) it must be irritating to see a whole subset of your fellow citizens categorized in this way.

    I am, but that’s not what bothers me – although I admit having it come from someone non-USA is as aggravating as when our chump of a president dumps on the British PM.

    There’s cer…

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  • IAmNotAFishIAmAFreeMan replied to the topic Rosa

    @kevinwho

    it’s, if I can coin a term, inciteful

    And describing a scene where a British Asian woman and a British black man discuss there experience of racism as “makes me want to eat gravel” isn’t?

    Riiiight.

    As @bluesqueakpip alluded a couple of weeks back, the only question is in which Reddit sub they are discussing tactics.

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

    @bluesqueakpip brilliant idea. For me, some distance from the show can cause me to realise that the reasons could be because of other things affecting programming

    @kevinwho  I just did this looong philosophy thing on logic, rationality and god: can you use rational thinking to prove the existence of God.

    Sometimes we need to be emotional in the…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    @bluesqueakpip
    Credits don’t work that way.
    Okay (shrug).  If the producer and director now getting a title sequence credit when they didn’t before means nothing, then it doesn’t.

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    @bluesqueakpip @jimthefish

    I do want to add that one thing I found disturbing about Chibnall’s tenure, right from the start, was that there does seem to be less emphasis on writing and story.  Now, maybe I’m […]

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    @bluesqueakpip
    I’d agree on that, in fact. I think what he has shown brilliance in, this series, is picking writers who are new to Who and shaking the post-Gap pattern up so that we are released from the ‘ […]

  • JimTheFish commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    @bluesqueakpip

    Sorry, don’t agree. There’s a world of difference between there being ‘enough for the actor to work with’ and actually being decent writing and while in terms of character work for Graham you […]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @thane16 (puro)

    It be a slow tortoise but I be getting there in the end

    And I have the very T shirt.  On the front is a head-on view of a cheerful-looking tortoise advancing and the legend I may be slow …

    On the back is the rear view of the tortoise retreating and  … but I get there

    Mind you, that was acquired in another context; I don’t g…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    @arbutus – Thank you for the kind words – shared with @bluesqueakpip of course!
    There’s also the fact that it’s pretty impossible to tell a complete story in 45 minutes, without sometimes leaving out the sha […]

  • Arbutus commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    @kevinwho  @bluesqueakpip      Great discussion. My take is that the story isn’t being told from the POV of the white population of 1950’s Montgomery. I think I can fairly assume that all these people had fam […]

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    Let me add one thing.  When @bluesqueakpip says –
    Why is a story about black people…
    – I can’t say that’s wrong.  But I will say it’s the way I try not to think.  It’s a story about people, and some are op […]

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    @bluesqueakpip
    What’s making me feel really, really uncomfortable about this is that – basically – the black writer is being criticised for making her own oppressors less than sympathetic.
    I can see that, […]

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Backing Away from the Premise

    Oh, @bluesqueakpip – I know you were kidding/teasing about the “boot on the other foot,” but I don’t identify with the Montgomery whites.  Shoot, out of the current TARDIS crew, I think I identify most with […]

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