• Brewski replied to the topic Part 3 – Once, Upon Time

    Ok, so they’ve already telegraphed how 13 is going to die: broken by messing around in her timestream.

    She wants to go back to find clues to her hidden past life.

    Except… she already has one!  Karnavista.  Wouldn’t it be best to just look him up again and say, “I know I used to work with you.  Tell me what you know.”  Gotta be less risky than…[Read more]

  • Brewski replied to the topic Part 3 – Once, Upon Time

    Going back for a re-watch because frankly I haven’t figured out enough to comment yet.

    Except this: Vindar reported that the Grand Serpent’s condition for the alliance was the deaths of some innocent people.

    The commander scoffs at this: “It wasn’t on the recording”.

    Vindar: “He made me stop the recording.”

    Um… isn’t The Grand Serpent…[Read more]

  • Had one other random thought:

    They didn’t say it outright, but I got the impression that the Sontarans failed to recognize 13 as the Doctor because they were assuming he would be a man.

    But I thought they couldn’t tell the difference between genders.

     

  • @blenkinsopthebrave Actually, as I think about it, I suppose that could be a resolution to Yaz’s story–i.e. the Doctor discovers her reality, while Yaz either goes off to explore the universe in her reality or returns to Earth (again, her reality), hopefully with the memories of her adventures with the Doctor intact.

    Oh I like that idea!  Othe…[Read more]

  • @devilishrobby lol. Isn’t bonkers theorising what we do here.

    Heh, yep.  But I was afraid I was out of practice.

    @blenkinsopthebrave Now that is a bonkers theory. I like it!

    I particularly like the idea that the Doctor is the real Doctor, but everything we have seen over the last three years has taken place in an alternate reality.

    Thanks.  I co…[Read more]

  • Hello all.  Been a long time!

    But this is the first time in a while I’ve felt a bit bonkers.

    I enjoyed this ep more than I thought I would.  The Sontaran story is a bit boilerplate but was ok for that.  The main plot, anyway.  The sub-plot in contemporary Liverpool was a little sappy.

    Felt like a standalone ep shoe-horned into the main arc,…[Read more]

  • Brewski replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    @mudlark I like that hypothesis!  I’m gonna have to noodle on it a bit more.  As far as what we find out is really happening being more mundane?  Well… that IS the sub-title of the discussion board, isn’t it? 🙂

    btw…tying in with that Christmas episode is something that popped into my head as I was watching.  The remark(s) about the sonic…[Read more]

  • Brewski replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    <span style=”color: #333333;”><span style=”font-family: Arimo, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>So I suppose the answer is that it’s a perfectly allowable retcon to say that a </span></span></span><span style=”color: #333333;”><span style=”font-family: Arimo, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;”><span style=”font-size: sm…

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  • Brewski replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    @mudlark: The reviewer in question clearly lacks imagination

    I can forgive that. But not knowing basic facts like we have not witnessed all the regenerations?? Unforgivable! :p

    Thanks for the invite to the spoilers discussion. But I have decided to go spoiler free this series.

     

    After a rewatch, here is my big question:

    Since when does a H…[Read more]

  • Brewski replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    Hi @blenkinsopthebrave,  Thanks!

    ETA: Just watched a reviewer claim that another unknown Doctor can’t be wedged in to the lore because we’ve seen all the regenerations.

    Untrue: We never actually saw Two to Three.  So if they wanted to squeeze in another Forgotten Doc, it could be done.  But I don’t think so.

     

  • Brewski replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    I’m going with WhitDoc is in a parallel universe.  Has been since her Regen.  That’s why the TARDIS went nuts and tossed her out.

    And why she didn’t recognize the Stenza.

    FWIW, it means we could meet other parallel Docs who might have had different fates, different deaths, different regens.

    Cue the appearance of one of the Classic Docs!…[Read more]

  • That’s the one!  Thanks @wolfweed!  Off for a re-watch…

  • @craig  Somewhere long ago I stumbled on a “making of” video of The Curse.  It has interviews with the cast and Moffat as well.  Might be worth adding it to this page.  I’ll try to track it down somewhere.

    Thanks.

  • Brewski replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @ichabod @lisa @janetteb @jimthefish

    I think I am most drawn to the notion of this being a Full Circle kind of thing.  Where 13 is the 1 of the new cycle.  (I’m sticking with the Classic Numbering System, sorry War Doctor. 😉 )

    I do agree that rehashing Susan as she was would never work.  But I don’t think it would have to be like that.  Sin…[Read more]

  • Brewski replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @jimthefish I just had another thought as I awoke from a nap.  How’s that for hopeless fan?  😉

    Twelve takes One to see Susan (played by Carole Ann Ford of course) who is now old and nearing regeneration.  Which she does.  Becoming the new, younger Susan and Thirteen’s new companion!

    She’ll be pretty sassy and refer to him as “GranDoc”. 🙂

  • Brewski replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @jimthefish [sigh] No, probably not.  I never get my wish.  Even at Christmas.  :p

    I’ll settle for the fangasm, though! lol…  (settles in to wait…)

     

  • Brewski replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @ichabod  Thanks!

    I know others like @blenkinsopthebrave are thinking its more likely that Doctor One will be the Clarence of the story, rather than CapDoc.  However, I am rather keen on the twist of the teacher becoming the taught.

    In other words, Twelve is all against regenerating, but when he stubbornly explains its virtues to One he i…[Read more]

  • Brewski replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    Hey @wolfweed.  Thanks for the comics!  Very cool.

    I always thought it would have been interesting to have Two killed by the Time Lords by aging him to death.  That way, he could have been teleported out in the middle of it and appear as a much older version of himself.  And then teleported back at the exact moment he was taken away.

    Come to thi…[Read more]

  • Brewski replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @<span class=”useratname”>blenkinsopthebrave</span> Thanks!  But sometimes I think I shouldn’t postulate what I actually want to see.  Since I am never right! lol.  I should theorize what I DON’T want to see.

    Actually if Moff really wanted to give fans an out-going treat, he’d find a way to give us the missing Two-Into-Three regen!

  • Brewski replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    First off, congrats to everyone who predicted the return of Heather.  Well done!

    And kudos to myself for maintaining my perfect record of Not Getting it Right. :p

    Stand-out moments: Missy dying.  How did they manage to make that sad?!  But they did!

    SimmMaster getting aroused by himself.  Gold!  As was the music.

    And now on to Bonkers for Chri…[Read more]

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