• Craig replied to the topic Boom

    @scaryb Nothing to be sorry about 🙂

    The ending works for me too. I just think, if I was giving notes, The Doctor should have somehow reprogrammed the AI John to attack your recurring friend Susan Twist. It would have given The Doctor more agency.

    By the way, is Susan Twist real? I haven’t Googled her. I’m not sure I want to.

  • Craig replied to the topic Boom

    I’ll give my thoughts as it’s a Moffat script. I think that’s probably the episode that has appealed to me the most so far, as I prefer sci-fi over fantasy. And I liked the high-concept. And it was, for all the budget, a bottle episode, and Doctor Who in a quarry (which is fun for us older viewers).

    It had a lot of good ideas. And Moffat really…[Read more]

  • Craig started the topic Boom

    It’s the return of the Moff. Stephen Moffat comes back to Doctor Who with what sounds like a very high-concept script.

    Caught in the middle of a devastating war on Kastarion 3, the Doctor is trapped when he steps on a landmine. Can he save himself and Ruby, plus the entire planet … without moving?

    Sounds like it has echoes of the scene…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Devil’s Chord

    @ps1l0v3y0u

    Yeah, the obvious interpretation is “Christmas Waits”. Given Ruby’s origin it seems to be going that way. Is “The one who waits” Father Christmas (or Kris Kringle)?

  • Craig replied to the topic The Devil’s Chord

    @gotthejam

    Can you please read the Etiquette page. We have tried to cultivate a site where everyone shows respect for everyone else.

    Phrases like “woke crap” are actually denigrating to people who share those values. You are basically saying “your beliefs and values are crap”.

    Take a deep breath, and consider a different way to make your…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Devil’s Chord

    @bunface

    Here you go 🙂

    Chris Waites billboard

  • Craig started the topic The Devil’s Chord

    The Doctor and Ruby meet The Beatles but discover that the all-powerful Maestro is changing history. London becomes a battleground with the future of humanity at stake.

    This is once again written by Russel T Davies. It is directed by Ben Chessell, who has directed two episodes this year. He is an Australian director with a lot of TV…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @blenkinsopthebrave Now this is weird. I knew it was dropping on Disney+ slightly earlier. What I didn’t realise was that it was also dropping on the BBC iPlayer at the same time.

    They have dropped the first two episodes – which are showing back-to-back tonight on terrestrial TV.

    I guess I should just open threads for them now and we can gauge…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    HI all, just to let you know I have marked MonicaWillims as a spammer (and the jackets people) so we shouldn’t hear from “her” or them again.

  • Craig started the topic The Church on Ruby Road

    When she was a baby, Ruby Sunday was abandoned in the snow on Christmas Eve. Now Ruby, grown up, meets the Doctor and may learn the secret of her birth.

    Ncuti Gatwa, as the fifteenth Doctor, takes over the TARDIS for his first epic adventure. He is joined by Millie Gibson, a former ‘Coronation Street’ actor, making her debut as Ruby, the…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Winchester

    @oochillyo

    Hi Declan, I’m just putting this out there for you and for other people who find this a hard time of year. I don’t particularly enjoy it myself, if I’m honest.

    If you are in the UK you can always call The Samaritans on 116 123

    There are other ways to contact them too.

    Samaritans – Contact Us

    I hope you feel better.

  • I’m just gonna put this here. I have been watching The Crown on Netflix and it has finally ended.

    I didn’t watch the first three series but when it got up to my era, with Charles and Diana – and Thatcher (grrrr), I started watching. And it was really good.

    There is one incredibly good episode in Series 4 called “Fagan” which is about the guy who…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Winchester

    @scaryb and @jimthefish

    That is indeed very sad news. I was a little bit in love with Halo Jones when I was young. He also did fine work on other characters – making Judge Dredd a skinny boy is bold but he pulled it off (and something I appreciate, being a skinny boy).

    I just grabbed this off my shelf – think I’ll read it again tonight.

    Halo Jones

  • Craig replied to the topic The Giggle

    @phaseshift I almost spat out my gin and tonic at “pet Tennant” 🙂

  • Craig replied to the topic The Giggle

    Short comment. That was weird but I liked it. It’s almost like RTD can never let David Tennant go. “I’ll create a double to be with Rose”. Then “I’ll create a bi-Doctor to be with Donna”. Is bi-Doctor the right term? I have no idea. I’m sure people more informed than me will come up with the right term.

    But of course, it means we can get the old…[Read more]

  • Craig started the topic The Giggle

    The Giggle

    The giggle of a mysterious puppet is driving the human race insane. When The Doctor discovers the return of an old enemy, he faces a fight he can never win.

    Neil Patrick Harris guest stars as the Toymaker, an enemy that hasn’t been seen on screen since 1966, when he was previously known as The Celestial Toymaker, portrayed by Michael…[Read more]

  • Craig replied to the topic The Winchester

    Many thanks @dentarthurdent Very kind of you.

    Just as a reminder, if anyone else wants to donate to Streets Kitchen, which feeds the homeless and those in food poverty 7 days a week, and also provides tents and sleeping bags and clothes and sanitary products etc. you can do so here:

    https://peoplesfundraising.com/fundraising/streets-kitchen-winter-appeal

  • Craig replied to the topic The Winchester

    @juniperfish and @jimthefish Many thanks for your contributions. Very kind. They will be put to good use.

    Cheers.

  • Craig replied to the topic The Winchester

    Hi all, I’m not a huge fan of doing this, but times are tough for a lot of people. Especially those most vulnerable.

    I volunteer for an organisation called Streets Kitchen. I feed the homeless, and those in food poverty, every Friday and Sunday night (was doing it last night). Streets Kitchen does it 7 days a week. I’ve been doing it for about 4…[Read more]

  • Craig started the topic Wild Blue Yonder

    Following on from last week, thanks to Donna spilling the coffee, the out-of-control TARDIS takes The Doctor and Donna to the furthest edge of adventure, to face the most desperate fight of their lives, with the fate of the universe at stake.

    I could find very little online about this episode. It’s been kept very quiet. Russell T Davies…[Read more]

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