• Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @cedarbranchtardis You can usually pick up old seasons of Dr Who on DVD on Ebay for a reasonable price – that’s how I watch the whole of Dr Who anyway. (I make sure any DVD player I buy is multizone so I can play any DVD’s from anywhere).

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    @janetteb Wouldn’t you know it, my smug statement about no snakes was disproved in under a day. The news just featured an item about a yellow-lipped sea krait in the Auckland Zoo which apparently washed up on Takapuna Beach a year ago and has been carefully nursed back to health. I’m staggered, since the usual fate of any snake which manages…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @ps1l0v3y0u @devilishrobby Whooo. This is all way over my head. 🙂 Yes I know I asked for it.

    I read it all with interest but I have to admit, the concentration required to properly comprehend it is absent at the moment. I was aware that there were some inconsistencies in Who chronology but, I assumed, nothing too ruinous – then Chibz…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @ps1l0v3y0u I get a bit hazy on Doctor history. Was it Chibs who screwed around with the backstory or did someone in oldWho suggest that there had been a Doctor(s) before One?

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    @janetteb I have to admit that my tolerance towards spiders is probably influenced by the fact that there are no deadly ones here and very, very few even poisonous ones. They’re less hazard than wasps.

    Same goes for my tolerant attitude towards snakes – we don’t have any. Not even non-poisonous ones.

    But yes the moralising was all over…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    I just re-watched Arachnids in the UK. Actually, I found it – not bad. Liked Yaz’s family, and I found the Doctor a lot less grating than previous occasions, I must have got used to her over three series. I wrote a blurb about it over on the episode thread, found I’d written the previous two posts, so I just deleted all the repeated bits and…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    Skipped Rosa again. Just started re-watching Arachnids in the UK. Well the American owns a golf course and a hotel with gold paint all over it and is ruthless about firing people and only the absence of a fake tan and a bad hairpiece distinguishes him from we-know-who.

    I see the last two posts on this ep were both me. 🙂 So rather than…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @ps1l0v3y0u Did Clara’s Tardis have a stuck chameleon circuit too? I know that last sight we had of it, was as the diner, but that may have been just director’s shorthand to make it clear to us which Tardis it was (or, in-universe, because it hadn’t landed somewhere else yet so the chameleon circuit hadn’t operated to reconfigure itself).…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @ps1l0v3y0u Umm yes, I thought the lighthouse was going to turn out to be Ruth’s Tardis. Can a Tardis disguise itself inside as well? I guess the writers wanted to have something to dig up. But an American Diner would have been too big to easily bury. But then, continuity-wise, an American Diner would have been just as ‘wrong’ as a police box.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb I like big spiders. Possibly because the only poisonous spiders we get here are small and quite rare. We used to have a few Avondale spiders (immigrant Australian huntsman spiders) in our garden but I haven’t seen one for decades, which saddens me. But anyway…

    The one with Jo Martin as Ruth Clayton (the Doctor) was Fugitive…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dwnerdfrommars I don’t entirely blame you skipping all of Thirteen’s episodes. However there were some that weren’t too bad. I think the best was the third from last special, Eve of the Daleks. The Power of the Doctor was also okay, as I recall.

    The special at the end of Season Chib 1 (aka Season 11), Resolution, was okay. As it…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @pa1l0v3y0u Yes Rory grew to be a useful character. Initially he was a bit of a spare wheel. But he did improve vastly with time (even if he was an Auton?)
    Danny always rather annoyed me, too intense, too controlling, too insecure. Absolutely the wrong boyfriend for a dominant character like Clara.

    Best incidental character I think was…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @ps1l0v3y0u Oh, and you mentioned the Lady Doctor. I have no problems with a lady doctor, or a black one, it’s perfectly explained by regeneration. My practical problem is that I just can’t see any trace of Doctor-ishness in Whittaker’s portrayal. Also, “fam”. And “I’m the Doctor. Sorting out fair play throughout the universe.”…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @ps1l0v3y0u Well I skipped Woman who Fell to Earth this time round. I get uncomfortable when the interior of the Tardis goes up in flames for no apparent reason (as it did when Eleven arrived, also). But that was just a minor point. And cobbling up a Sonic Screwdriver with gas welding gear in a garage – seriously? The fact it looks like…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    Well I thought I’d finally give Thirteen a chance. Selected episodes only. Gave the intro a miss (not fond of blue teeth boy). Started The Ghost Monument and what’s the first scene? – Whitdoc being annoying and nagging some guy about how he should pilot his own ship. As is well known the Doctor can barely pilot the Tardis, and suddenly…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston Skyfall (James Bond) or Spyfall (Dr Who)? Think you meant Spyfall, but I’m guessing.
    I just watched No Time to Die, the last James Bond (so far). In which he did. Die, that is. Probably. But you know what these fictional characters are like, 007’s almost as bad as the Doctor for regenerating…
    No Time to Die is actually…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @ps1l0v3y0u Well I remember Spyfall as being, on the whole, one of the better episodes of the series (not that the standard was very high). BUT I seem to remember cringing when Noor Inayat Khan was brought into it, I get uneasy when real people** are represented (and inevitably misrepresented) in fiction. And the other thing I disliked was…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @devilishrobby Yes I know that. The Absorbaloff was pretty naff, but – for a Doctor-lite episode – I found it quite absorbing. I mentioned it because I seem to recall it got a lot of flak as ‘worst ep.’

    Actually, I have another candidate for worst ep ever, Kill the Moon. On the one side, it broke every single rule of basic physics or…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @janetteb @ps1l0v3y0u I too missed the Baker years (both Bakers!) so I really can’t comment on them. (I’m very slowly nudging back into oldWho territory from the back end, so to speak, i.e. Seven’s last season.) Colin Baker does (from what little I’ve seen) appear to be an abrasive character, though he was okay in the Five-ish Doctors.…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston I agree about the awfulness of the 6th Doctor’s outfit. I recall Seven complaining about the jumper with question marks on it – he didn’t know how lucky he was. (Well actually, he must have seen Six’s amazing technicolor dreamcoat so maybe he did know). Seven of course actually was/is a clown by disposition, but like all good…[Read more]

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