• Davros replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    I was watching a Doctor Who reviewer on YouTube, some seasoned whiskery Northerner.

     

    He said, “I didn’t really understand the concept of regeneration when I saw the 9th Doctor’s regeneration,  ’cause I was only five years old…”

     

     

    Get the hell off my lawn.

    Still surprises me that there are full grown adults for whom the start of New Who…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son and now his 6 year old nephew, continued: 3C)

    “The Runaway Bride”

    Donna’s spectacular intro. I kind of had the feeling we would see more of her.

    The Doctor says Donna is not important: he has said this about other people too. Kind of contradicts his comments for instance in “Christmas…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @nightingale

    Yeah I never really understood the lack of enthusiasm for Clara or Martha. My favourite companion is still Donna, though.

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son and now his 6 year old nephew, continued: 2×12 to 2×13)

    “Army of Ghosts”/”Doomsday”

    Why oh why does the BBC give away the farm in the end-of-episode p…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son, continued: 2×7 to 2×11)

    Although I’d remembered the Cyberman-related eps of Series 2 fondly, somehow in my memory the rest of the second half of the Series was a bit bland. Although they certainly have their weaknesses, they are much better than I’d remembered. They all contain Torchwood r…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son, continued: 2×4 to 2×6)

    (Forgot to mention that in School Reunion, a conversation between SJS and 10 makes another Time War ref: “I lived. Everyone else died.” The slow drip drip drip of information is always something I liked about Who, even in the Before Times.)

    “The Girl in the F…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son, continued: 2×2 to 2×3)

    “Tooth and Claw”
    Opening with Western monks doing Eastern martial arts: whacky, exciting start.
    This is a historical episode but, unlike some others, it’s unlikely to teach youngsters anything important, though it is true that Albert had the Koh i Noor whittled d…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    I think the 14th Doctor is likely to be a Person of Colour.

     

    And I don’t mean like this…

  • Davros replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son, continued: 2×C to 2×1)

    “Christmas Invasion” is the first Christmas special, and not a bad one. It’s a fine introduction, and sets up a number of things that are important or called back to in later episodes: The Doctor’s lost hand, his inability to resist big red buttons, the fall and…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic The Timeless Children

     

     

    @badwolfalice

    “I haven’t seen much of pre-2005 Doctor Who yet so there’s a lot of those that I don’t recognise, but I know #11 is a Dreg from Orphan 55, #12 is clearly Gallifrey but I’m not sure what the shapes in the foreground are, and #19 is the Pting from The Tsuranga Conundrum. I recognise #15 but can’t think who she is. I’ve seen…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    28/ 12th Doctor standing proudly
    29/ 12th Doctor holding a weapon
    30/ 12th Doctor standing in front of bright sky
    31/ 11th Doctor standing
    32/ 11th Doctor standing in close up
    33/ 11th Doctor in the TARDIS doorway
    34/ 10th Doctor crying … is he holding the Master?
    35/ 10th Doctor yelling
    36/ 10th Doctor in front of a circle of bright dots
    37/…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    I tried to post a list of the images shown when The Doctor was trying to blow up the Matrix but I think that post kind of blew up the Matrix, so I’ll break it up a bit.

    So here are the images that are shown before The Doctor blows up the Matrix. I counted 89 images, it runs for about 10 seconds, so it’s about 3 frames per image, average. It’s a…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Previous mentions of the Shobogans on-screen:

    In “The Deadly Assassin”
    SPANDRELL: Just the kind of hooliganism we’re always running the Shobogans in for.

    In “Hell Bent”:
    DOCTOR: The last I heard, he stole the moon and the President’s wife.
    CLARA: Was she, er, Was she nice, the President’s wife?
    DOCTOR: Ah, well, that was a lie put about by…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Interesting that The Doc’s coded memory, then, shows Brendan being shot by a criminal before falling off a cliff. Perhaps this implies that what really happened to the Timeless Child on Gallifrey with the other kid wasn’t an accident.

  • Davros replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    BTW, The Master paraphrases Ozymandias (“Look upon my works, Doctor, and despair”) which is by Shelley, tying back to episode 8.

     

  • Davros replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Overall, I enjoyed this episode. I did not suspect that the Ireland scenes were a screen for what was happening to the Doctor as an agent on Gallifrey: not for a second. Great work by intense Whittaker and manic Dhawan. Cyber Time Lords really is an unnerving idea, so that part of the plot was nice enough in itself. Beautiful callbacks to The…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    I’ll tell you something else for free: when Brendan falls off the cliff, right after he opens his eyes there is a moment when he is covered in freckles. In every other shot he has clear skin.

  • Davros replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    @cathannabel
    @davros I read somewhere – probably on the Other Place, and whether it was info or speculation I know not – that the same actor played Old Brendan and Ko Sharmus….”

    I don’t see how that’s possible. They look completely different.

  • Davros replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    Maybe what we’re seeing through the gate is not the Citadel destroyed, but the Citadel being built.

     

    BTW do you know the name of the actor who plays old Brendan? Often when DW doesn’t include someone in the credits, it is significant.

    Old Brendan

  • Davros replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    This is the kind of ep I like. Mystery, WTF, action, pathos.

    I suppose you all have covered all the possibilities. The connection between Jack’s condition and Brendan’s is an obvious thought but I don’t think it is hereditary. Sadly we know that Jack’s descendants can be killed…

    Are Bren’s guardians Time Lords? Is the master stocking Gallifrey…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son, continued: 1×11 to 1×13)

    Boom Town is not among my favourite episodes, and the Slitheen aren’t my favourite aliens… but this episode does some important setting up. We’re re-introduced to the importance of the Rift mentioned in The Unquiet Dead, we’re shown some of the power of looking i…[Read more]

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