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

    Hey before I proceed, would you prefer I put these in the individual episode threads? Or not do them at all? 🙂

     

    (Rewatching all of post-gap Who with my 11 year old son and now my 6 year old nephew, continued: 3×13)

    In parallel we see two the story develop in two places. Aboard the Valiant, Jack and the Joneses scheme, and The Master…[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: 3×12)

    The Sound of Drums

    We start with the big payoff to the Saxon breadcrumbs. Master as Prime Minister is a suitably nightmarish scenario. Old Who Master was a hypnotist so we may suppose he got his start by hypnotising a small number of people…[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: 3×11)

    The start of the de facto three-part story that ends season 3.

    Utopia.

    Has there been a better revival of a pre-gap entity than the reveal of the Master here? They did clues that the Master was someone known to the Doctor, and I suppose “The…[Read more]

  • Some years ago I was making DW-related memes, mostly crossovers with other franchises. I’ll post some here.

     

  • 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: 3×10)

     

    Blink.

    What’s not to like? It’s a nice time travel story, it’s terrifying for the kids (and spooky enough for the adults, if I’m honest). The Angels are the first new evil critters of the Post-Gap era to make an enduring and valuable…[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: 3×8 to 3×9)

    The last six episodes of season 3 are, to my mind, one of the greatest runs of eps in the history of the Doctor Who: this two-parter lays the basis of the final three parts, with the iconic “Blink” in between as a breather.

    Human…[Read more]

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

    @bluesqueakpip
    “Not actually true. She’s had a reasonably busy career outside the Whoniverse, but not if you compare it with top-level writers like Moffat and Davies. Post Who she’s done a series for BBC Wales (Baker Boys) and was lead writer for Mr Selfridge. Currently I think she’s got several treatments out and a pilot filmed, but I dunno if an…[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: 3×4 to 3×5)

     

    Daleks in Manhatten/ Evolution of the Daleks. This two-parter is a lot better than I’d remembered. It does a lot to further the grand lore of the Daleks, and provides a nice link between the events of Doomsday and those of Stolen E…[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: 3×1 to 3×3)

    Smith and Jones. This is an enjoyable character introduction. Little Old Lady villains are the best, even better than Child villains. There’s something very unnerving about Grandma gone wrong. We also see a poster for Harold Saxon.

    This…[Read more]

  • 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]

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