• 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]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston Good to hear you’re slowly recovering, though it must seem too slow. Hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy summer when it arrives. DON’T apologise for posting, I’m sure we don’t mind as long as Craig tolerates us all (and he’s usually remarkably tolerant 🙂

    Our weather, since you mention it, has been poor for the last week. I had a…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @nerys Resuming the James Bond theme, I just watched Skyfall and Spectre. Skyfall was quite good (I gather it’s highly regarded amongst the Bond genre), though I do have to question his wisdom in taking M to a deserted house in the highlands without stocking up from Q’s gadget collection first. And I thought the new Moneypenny (Naomie…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston Well it’s great to hear your surgery was a success. But I’m sorry to hear that you’re still in pain. I had assumed they could give painkillers for it but I was forgetting that that seems to be an area where medical science isn’t yet perfect, no such thing as a 100% effective yet completely harmless painkiller. Hopefully the pain…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Winchester

    @winston I’ll just wish you the very best with your operation, and your six weeks’ enforced bed rest.

    I have no idea if this will help, but when I had a heart valve repair about 15 years ago, I almost enjoyed the ‘holiday’. NOT the operation itself (which of course I have no recollection of whatever), but the week I spent in hospital…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @ps1l0v3y0u That ‘browser history’ has been a running joke ever since The Eleventh Hour, when the Doc advised the helpful Jeff to delete his Internet history. I have to say, I know the feeling.

    Twice Upon a Time was a big lightening-up from The Doctor Falls. In fact, as the Doctor said, “It isn’t an evil plan. I don’t know what to do…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @ps1l0v3y0u From memory, I think Twelve rather hastily cut in before Bill could, err, bring One up to date with the 21st century…

    Actually, checking the transcript, I was wrong, that was some time before Bill appeared. But there were several moments where I thought Bill was going to read the riot act to One. Evidently One’s travels…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @nerys Yes, the Doctor’s companion looks okay from the teaser. Can’t really tell until we see her in an episode. However, RTD is quite good a writing companions, so hopefully she’ll be good. I’m only up the The Power of the Doctor on DVD’s, I should see if my public library has later ones.

    @winston @janetteb Yes Twelve’s victorian…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @nerys @winston Well the Tardis interior certainly looks a lot better than 13’s era. Not as good as Twelve’s by a long shot (IMO!) but orders of magnitude better than the Crystal Grotto of Doom that 13 inhabited.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @ps1l0v3y0u Well Jenny – that is, Georgia Moffett – was already in real life a Doctor’s daughter, just not Ten’s. (I think it was Five). I can’t see why her becoming a Doctor’s wife in real life should make a difference. Incidentally, no relation to Steven Moffat. Although she was also the daughter of Sandra Dickinson, Five’s real-life…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @ps1l0v3y0u I think maybe it was just the writer and/or showrunner leaving an opening for future development that never actually materialised.

    A bit like The Doctor’s Daughter (Jenny). That was just begging for a semi-regular part for Jenny. She’s still out there (along with Clara, Me, Bill and Heather)

    I guess sometimes these threads…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @ps1l0v3y0u I’ve tried that before and it didn’t seem to work. Maybe it will this time. I’ll know when I hit Submit.

    I had my own theory about Danny/Orson, but I’ve long forgotten what it was.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @janetteb I think it was Slartibartfast (what a name!) who called Arthur Dent Dentarthurdent. It was of course Doug Adams’ satirical take on Bond, James Bond.

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @janetteb The only way to get ps1l0v3y0u right is to copy & paste. Some of those characters in his name aren’t even on a terrestrial keyboard, at least they never work when I type them, I suspect he’s an alien. 🙂

    Danny, Orson and that toy soldier caused me much headscratching trying to explain it. But I could never make it fit. I’d…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @ps1l0v3y0u I’d hate to misquote Moff, so I stuck the DVD in again and in the extra on Disc 5, ‘The Finale Falls’, at 0:41, Moff says “I thought oh my god those are cheap rubbish ones, I hope they never bring those ones back”. Or more fully, at 3:24, “I remember getting the very first Doctor Who magazine of any kind I’ve ever seen, and it had…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @ps1l0v3y0u @janetteb I had the impression that Moff liked the original Mondassian Cybermen. I was wrong, according to a comment by him on the DVD extras for The Doctor Falls, he thought they were pretty naff. Apparently Peter Capaldi loved cybermen, which is why the Moff humoured him by incorporating cybermen (and not Daleks or Weeping…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @janetteb Entirely concur. The betrayal was more figurative than actual – by which I mean that it was not deliberate on the Doctor’s part, just a rash promise – which he did his utmost to keep in rescuing Bill. If he’d said “I can’t guarantee that” would Bill have gone with him anyway? – almost certainly. That doesn’t change Bill’s…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @dwnerdfrommars That brief scene was a visual nod to the ‘butterfly effect’ – the concept that (originally) a butterfly flapping its wings could lead to a tornado some time later. This was coined by Edward Lorenz, a meteorologist who was trying to model the weather mathematically and found that, for some determinate systems, a minute change in…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    I’ve just re-watched it. I don’t think I can add anything to what I said last time.

    This time round, though, I can follow the plot precisely, and the way the time difference is handled now makes complete sense to me. I even get the precise timing of how Missy was able to kill the Master and he was able to kill her, almost simultaneously but…[Read more]

  • Dentarthurdent replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    Hey, I like it!

    (I trust the little Disney+ logo won’t be stuck in the corner of the screen the whole time)

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