• ConfusedPolarity replied to the topic Into the Dalek

    Well I loved Deep Breath, but I think I liked Into The Dalek even more.  If they keep this up, it’s going to be my favourite series of the AG era by a mile.

    A few random points (I’ve just watched again on iPlayer and my mind’s a bit scrambled – probably should stop and think before offering my ideas but I suspect I’ll lose them if I don’t do it…[Read more]

  • ConfusedPolarity replied to the topic Deep Breath

    Gosh, this place is good! So many theories in such a short space of time 🙂 Forgive me if I don’t name-check the brilliant people whose comments have inspired these ramblings of mine – I’ll only get confused, and unlike the Doctor I don’t have the excuse of regeneration to blame…

    The new theme tune, which I decided instantly I loathed, is…[Read more]

  • ConfusedPolarity replied to the topic Deep Breath

    Hello! (pokes head nervously over the parapet…)

    I’ve not been about for a while – real life’s been a bit mental – but real life goes on hold for a new series, so…

    I’m saddened to see so many negative comments hereabouts, but personally I loved Deep Breath.  Delighted to see Moffat dealing with the small-minded and shallow minority who…[Read more]

  • ConfusedPolarity replied to the topic Smith and Jones

    Alas, poor Martha!  She had all it took to be a magnificent companion and yet so much of that potential was frittered away!

    Not, I should say, by Freema – a lovely actress who gives a terrific performance – but by the demands of the storyline she was given. Her job was mainly to be “Not Rose”.  Such a waste!

    I take @Bluesqueakpip‘s point ab…[Read more]

  • ConfusedPolarity replied to the topic Spoilers (2)


  • Frank Skinner, eh? Well, it could be worse; if they’d announced James Corden was coming back my anticipation levels would certainly have taken a dramatic drop!

    In general I’ve been really impressed with the calibre of guest stars they’ve been announcing – Keely Hawes, Hermione Norris, Tom Riley et al  – and I noticed the name of David Bamber…[Read more]

  • Love the Doctor’s sang-froid in dealing with the potential executioners, you never for a moment think he’s in less than complete control of the situation. I’m rather less comfortable with his casual use of the gun, though; I don’t mind him using his fists (or his martial arts skills) in close combat, but  did find that jarring.

    So, are Anat…[Read more]

  • I’m very glad you’ve chosen is one (even though it means watching on the laptop as I don’t have the DVD).  It’s the fist time I’ve seen it, and I must say I’m starting to regret that!

    There’s a lot going on – a lot of threads for me to try and weave together, the way I like it.  Pertwee is glorious; Jo’s actually very sweet here, and I can s…[Read more]

  • @Wolfweed – oh, this  sounds more and more as if someone’s been peeking at my personal Doctor Who wish list 🙂 Less matey, more mysterious and with something of a clean slate – hopefully that means the whole Time War gubbins is put to bed!

    It was an interesting diversion, and certainly cleared the decks for the AG show, but personally I’ll be…[Read more]

  • ConfusedPolarity commented on the post, Crazy Captions 68

    This Time War lark isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, is it?

  • ConfusedPolarity replied to the topic Tooth and Claw

    I’m in full agreement with those who find Rose annoying as all Hell in this one – barring the moments down in the cellar when she’s brave enough to question the caged host and has the initiative to try and break the chain, she’s just smug, ignorant and deserving of a damned good slap in my eyes 🙂

    I should add (it’s probably already obvious)…[Read more]

  • Another strong episode – The Mind Robber really is a tight, controlled piece of storytelling.

    I love the central clash between the Doctor and the Master/the Master Brain; it’s the biggest mistake possible to allow the Doctor equal power over the computer and he’s quick to take advantage. Troughton’s on top form again; there’s everything from…[Read more]

  • ConfusedPolarity commented on the post, Crazy Captions 67

    It was fortunate Peter Capaldi accepted the role, because the production team’s second choice for the Twelfth Doctor might have proven a bit controversial…

  • @wolfweed – I’m never sure what I find funnier about the fight – its overall camp silly quality or the Doctor’s hand-wringing interjections – suggesting to Ze Karkus that they talk things over and urging him not to do anything rash…. I do love the Second Doctor!

    His casual dismissal of the technobabble weapon caused most of the trouble in the…[Read more]

  • ConfusedPolarity replied to the topic Spoilers (2)


  • @jennydb – No need for pretence on my part – I honestly don’t want to see Jack back!  He’s at that in-between stage for me; he’s been gone just long enough that his return wouldn’t feel completely natural, but nowhere near long enough for any great nostalgia buzz in the School Reunion way.  River, on the other hand…. I’d like to see her ag…[Read more]

  • Another terrifically atmospheric episode, what with all those creaking doors and cobwebs – even the smoke from the candles in the labyrinth shows up brilliantly.  Limited budgets and basic technology be damned – this is a perfect example of what imagination, ingenuity and some committed acting performances can do.

    There’s only one shot that…[Read more]

  • @purofilion – thank you most kindly!  There’s a lot I love about AG Who, but the humanisation (is that a word? If not it should be 🙂 ) of the Doctor’s emotions isn’t one of them.  I’d like a bit more of the alien and the scientist back, please!

    @Bluesqueakpip – The Pyramids of Mars is one of my all-time favourites but I didn’t twig that l…[Read more]

  • Can’t believe I’ve not posted on this one before!

    I’d add my name to the list of people hoping to see UNIT back, just occasionally; I’d like a nice, solid invasion of the Earth to be foiled (to be honest I’ve got a bit tired of the gigantic “universe in peril” stuff; I’d be happy with a base under siege!) I’d not want to see the Doctor Earthbound…[Read more]

  • It’s the first time I’ve seen The Mind Robber this way – the way it was supposed to be viewed, one short blast per week – and I have to say, I love it.

    Never mind the bagpipe warning that accompanied episode one: there should be a “Padbury Scream” warning; blimey, Wendy had a good pair of lungs as a girl! Never mind the bottom shot – it’s that…[Read more]

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