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

    Grant Imahara from Mythbusters has died at the age of 49. I only mention that here because he was a massive and active Doctor Who fanatic, and indeed presented the US pre-show for the 50th anniversary special.

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

    @winston
    Happy Canada Day. Been a long time since I was in Canada but I always had a good time there.

    A Canadian, Sydney Newman, was the driving force behind the creation of Doctor Who.

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

    Louis Mahoney, the Gambian-born actor who played three different Doctor Who roles, has just died. He played Old Billy Shipton in the 10th Doctor story “Blink” and Ponti in the 4th Doctor story “Planet of Evil”, both of them memorable stories. He also appeared briefly as a newscaster in a 3rd Doctor story “Frontier in Space”.
    Coincidentally, he…[Read more]

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

    @fearsomedaleks

    I hadn’t noticed this. Can you name one of the episodes where this is seen, so I can look at it?

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

    Sorry to be breaking this post up but it appears I am over some limit.
    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son and now my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×14continued)

    The Next Doctor (continued).

    Other things:

    Although we saw sketches of some of the early Doctors in “Human Nature”/”The Family of Blood”, this was the first time…[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 my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×14)

    So now we are in to the five specials shown from Christmas 2008 to New Years Day 2010.

    The Next Doctor.
    A typical whimsical Christmas special, lots of fun but don’t inhale. David Morissey throws himself right into the role of a Victorian-era…[Read more]

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

    Seems there’s something wrong with this thread now. I can’t make posts of more than a few lines. I hope it’s not something I did wrong.

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

    @dalekbuster523 one quote I missed

    ROSE: Three Doctors?
    JACK: I can’t tell you what I’m thinking right now.

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

    @dalekbuster523 It’s been pointed out to me that was Rose says is “And Captain Jack Harkness has transported to the Sontaran home world”, meaning that perhaps he went willingly, perhaps as part of a mission.

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son and now my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×12 and 4×13)

    The Stolen Earth/Journeys…[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 my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×11)

    Turn Left

    A very pleasing Donna-focused episode. What-ifs are always fun.

    Of course the “fun” in this ep is everything going to hell quickly. Real world events in the past few years have been so weird and perversely terrible that some…[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 my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×10)

    Midnight

    A little episode, wedged between the grand Vashta Nerada story and the explosive Keep Left.

    On the board, in comments sections, I often see this referred to as a poor episode, but that’s not how I see it. There are no onscreen…[Read more]

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

    @janetteb Yes, The Face Of Evil was a fine story, one of those that I remember most clearly from my childhood.

     

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son and now my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×8 and 4×9)

     

    Silence In the Library/Forest of the Dead

    This is well and truly one of my favourite DW stories. Great sci-fi…[Read more]

  • Hey Rory and Amy start the episode on Earth, without The Doctor. How did they get back to 21st century Earth from the 52nd century Demon’s Run? The Doctor kind of abandoned them there.

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

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son and now my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×7)

    The Unicorn and the Wasp

    A fun and somewhat silly story with plenty of humour. A bit of a breather before we head to the Library I suppose.
    It does read a bit like a Christie novel: the characters are a little thinly drawn and somewhat s…[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 my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×6)

    The Doctor’s Daughter

    The previews at the end of The Poison Sky made sure to show The Doctor saying “She’s my daughter”. Come on, we knew it wouldn’t be that simple…

    This is one of those episodes where The Doctor’s Wife takes The Doctor…[Read more]

  • Davros replied to the topic An Unearthly Child

     

    There was a non-broadcast version of An Unearthly Child., sometimes called the Pilot episode but that’s a bit of a misnomer: it was just a first recording that was not sent out because the producers felt there were too many problems with the recording and performances.

    One notable thing about it is that the interior of the Tardis is shown from…[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 my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×3 to 4×5)
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    Planet of the Ood

    This is one of my favourite episodes. The moral problems of Ood slavery introduced in The Impossible Planet are addressed. Donna develops, gets to see more of the tough calls the Doctor has to m…[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 my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4×1 and 4×2)

    Partners in Crime

    Donna’s back! And don’t we just love her. My favourite companion.

    Even by DW standards, blobs of fat peeling off a person and brought to life is a pretty wacky concept, and the body horror is only ameliorated by the…[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 my 6 year old nephew, continued: 4C)

    Voyage of the Damned

    It’s a pleasant Christmas episode. The stakes are high but spirits are light. As is often the case, the tension is raised by the fact that the Doctor is separated from the Tardis early in the piece. He saves the day, uppance…[Read more]

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

    A few more things from that three-parter…

    The Master offers Lucy a jellybaby.

    MASTER: “The Eve of War. Lovely woman.”

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