• syzygy replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @pedant @whisht  @arbutus

    Hey YOU! You’ve been gone a very. Long. Time 🙁

    I hope all is well in the Arbutus manor?

    And that reminds me of another manor!  The @idiotsavon castle!

    I spent, ooh, about 3 hours last night watching Listen & reading all the comments. I’m a-watching all of the Peter Capaldi years again. How beautiful. I was reading a…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Spoilers (3)


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

    Was depressed all day yesterday after seeing the news. I really hoped PC would do one more series with Chibnell. I have to say I am not optimistic for the future of our favourite TV series right now. Trying not to make comparisons with old Who.

    I was annoyed with the Guardian last night. they ran an article quoting comments from BTL and picked…[Read more]

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


    I have been reading through your posts over the last few years. Brilliant. It really is great to have you back.

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

    @chickenelly and@blenkinsopthebrave:

    You are entitled to your opinions like the rest of us.

    It was meant as a romp and it was.


    @juniperfish; I’ve just posted that on the NEWS thread.

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

    Hello @chickenelly!!

    What a long time you have been gone. A “younger model”…well I suppose that that dashes any hope I might have had of applying for the job.

    I must say, I am glad there is someone else with street-cred on this forum who thinks as you do about the last Christmas special. I was rather hesitant about expressing my doubts (which…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic The Cloven Hoof

    Thanks to @Blenkinsopthebrave, beautiful toast. (#36737)

    To new friends, old ones, lost ones and those who are just temporarily AWOL

    Special thanks to our mighty Emperor @Craig and the mods @JimtheFish, @FatmaninaBox and @Phaseshift (I’m with you on 2014, it started off OK but I’m not sorry to see the back of it! (Loved your snow pic from last…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic The Cloven Hoof

    As the year draws to a close, I thought this might be appropriate time to raise a glass in The Cloven Hoof to absent friends.

    First and foremost, there is @HTPBDET. Gone, but never forgotten.

    Then there are those, like @wolfweed, who I hope will be with us again soon.

    And then there are those, like @WhoHar and @chickenelly, who have been gone…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Kill the Moon


    Anyway another theory time, I don’t know if someone mentions this yet but at the beginning of the episode when Clara and Doctor was discussing about Woods, he said ” that was ages ago ” and didn’t seem like he remember her, but we don’t know how long from the Caretaker’s episode date to Kill The Moon’s date and as we know, Doctor is a t…

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  • ScaryB replied to the topic Time Heist

    So many great posts.

    @Phaseshift and @Chickenelly Love your galleries, great stuff

    @Mudlark Completely in awe of your Mozart spot. Someone on the production team would be so chuffed to know that was picked up on.

    @Handles I see what you’re getting at with multiple timelines but it ties my little brain in gordian knots! Never thought I’d see the…[Read more]

  • Timeloop replied to the topic Listen

    @chickenelly Moffat got his budget cut? Reason?

    @Juniperfish Hello you! Still not well? It’s about time you kick that thing in the b***.  Yeah, I’d also say it’s been ‘Dad skills’ -we also know what he did. He did it to himself in Deep Breath, remember?

    @JimboMcMaster We will have to wait and see if he is still bothered by those questions. He…[Read more]

  • FiveFaces replied to the topic Listen

    @ABXY @mattie @chickenelly I’m another who was reminded of Midnight. I felt that there were some unresolved questions from that episode, and for a moment I was excited by the thought that they might be answered; but maybe that was a red herring?

    So much to think about, and will need to watch again, but one thing that struck me very powerfully was…[Read more]

  • wolfweed replied to the topic Robot of Sherwood

    I’m loving – ‘The spare who didn’t want to wash up’… Very topical what with today’s news of a royal understudy on the way…

    ‘Doctor Who’ Series 8 – “Robot of Sherwood” Production Artwork


    As to the Shrek thing (thanks @chickenelly ), I’m surprised that Disney don’t own Robin Hood along with…[Read more]

  • geoffers replied to the topic Robot of Sherwood

    @chickenelly – even without the cut scene, the sheriff remarks (during the final duel) that he is “the first of a new breed… half man, half engine.” maybe the robots were converting him, bit by bit?

    this whole ep reminds me of a BG-who ep, but i can’t put my finger on which one. (maybe one of five’s?) it also featured a crashed ship, a castle,…[Read more]

  • Arbutus replied to the topic Robot of Sherwood

    @chickenelly   I like your Shrek analogies, especially the Robin Hood one. I had forgotten that scene, but that RH is exactly the one this RH reminded me of. They had the same bright, camp, over-the-top quality.

  • Silverman replied to the topic Into the Dalek

    @phaseshift – nice ‘list of top slaps’. I’ve missed much of ‘slapgate’ on here, but when I was reading everyone’s comments, Jackie slapping Ecclestone’s Doc was the one that I was going to mention (mostly because I’ve just done an all-nighter and worked my way through series 1 and 2, so have seen it recently…). As slaps in Doctor Who go it…[Read more]

  • ScaryB replied to the topic Into the Dalek


    Nice shout out on the “don’t breathe/don’t not breathe”

    And @Wolfweed and @Chickenelly‘s “eyes” motif

    Lots to watch out for, including the resurrection of @Juniperfish‘s red/blue strands (thanks @Phaseshift)… or maybe it’s Reservoir Doctors! (And seconding that wish that we see the finny one back here, fit and heartily bonkering,…[Read more]

  • wolfweed replied to the topic Deep Breath


    ”Oh, no, that’s good. Awwwwww. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…

    It’s good…”

  • thommck replied to the topic Deep Breath

    Wow, that took a while to catch up on messages since my last post!

    First of all, thanks to @pedant for helping me understand why Clara found the Doctor’s new look so hard to take

    Clara isn’t a Claricle, she is Clara

    Secondly, I half re-watched the episode again while reading through the email alerts from this forum and I made sure I listened r…[Read more]

  • PhaseShift replied to the topic Deep Breath


    but the impaling of Cyborg man on the church spire I took to be a reference to Troughton’s demise in The Omen.

    Surely a reference from your Granny?! But a brilliant reference all the same.

    @cathannabel (lovely new avatar, BTW)

    “it would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an ele…

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