• winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent    My leg is healing thanks for asking. I have just started to take some steps with crutches  and to put some weight on it. I won’t be running any marathons soon but then I never ran any in the first case. As for my career as a knee model, probably over but I may have a funny walk now.

    The specials were great but they need ano…[Read more]

  • WhoHar replied to the topic Rogue

    @mudlark @janetteb @juniperfish @ps1l0v3y0u @blenkinsopthebrave @cathannabel @thane16

    @scaryb @devilishrobby @dentarthurdent @krathoon @miapatrick @cookgroom @bunface @orionhunt @fozzyb @bobbyfatv2 @spacedmunkee @Craig

     

    Thought I’d do a recap ahead of the two-part finale.

    What needs clearing up:

    1. Who is Ruby’s mother / mysterious woman wh…

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  • janetteB replied to the topic Wild Blue Yonder

    @dentarthurdent. I think it is worth a re watch but then I have always been a fan of Donna and that helps. It was lovely to see her and Tennant Doc again even if the circumstances were contrived.  I kind of saw these specials as not really cannon and so settled back and enjoyed them for what they were. The spaceship design was a notch up for Dr…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent. I had the feeling that Moffat no longer knew which was which. Revelation or whatever it is called is one of the better Chib era episodes I thought.

    cheers

    Janette

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent. The Icelandic Tv series Katla explores similar territory. And of course there is Osgood who may or may not be her Zygon twin. (I have forgotten if we ever do find out.)

    Cheers

    Janette

     

  • winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent @janetteb @ps1l0v3y0u The 10th Doctor left the hand Doctor with Rose saying that he had his memories and thoughts and he certainly was a replica. Was he “the Doctor”?
    Dentarthurdent, have a great trip! It sounds exciting.Your lemon tree makes me envious,I can’t grow them here.
    Janette, good luck with your new fruit trees! Plum…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent. I too think that It Takes You Away is the best episode of the series, though it has more plot holes than a goth’s stockings. The setting and characters helped and I agree. The entire show would have been better if they had left Graham in the alternative reality with Grace.

    if you ‘create’ a replica of a person, complete with all…

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  • WhoHar replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent

    Interesting (to me anyway) to see how the TV script formatting differs from movies.

    Chrissie’s transcripts at Chakoteya.net.

    I didn’t know about those. Thanks.very much.

  • Devilishrobby replied to the topic The Winchester

    @ps1l0v3y0u you’re are indeed right that the 12 regeneration rule was created as cannon in the Deadly Assassin but that particular bit of cannon was partially broken by the 5 Doctors special episode when it was hinted/stated that Timelords from the ancient times like Rassilon were potentially immortal obviously implying that sone Timelords could h…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent

    if you’re bored you can say so. It’s fine.

    Otherwise… in Name of the Doctor it’s obviously 1 who stole the tardis in it’s ‘death star elevator’ form but that’s Moff’s retcon.

    The existence of other Timelords and tardises is introduced in The Time Meddler (season 2) and expanded on with The War Games (season 6) when Timelord, th…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Arachnids In The UK

    @dentarthurdent

    You must be in a mellow mood indeed. There are good aspects to this episode, speaking from memory as it isn’t one I re watch. I like Yaz’ family and think it a great shame that they were recurring characters. the rest was meh, very meh and not one to appeal to Australians.  I also found the moralising not just heavy handed, Chibs…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent

    Clara/Ashildr’s tardis did indeed have a duff chameleon circuit. A Type 40 problem? Like Leyland fully detachable door handles? Or it’s the same tardis and sexyidris thought all those shakes and burgers would be bad for her figure.

    Last point… everyone assumes Ruth predates 1, just as everyone (now) assumes the faces we saw in Mo…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent

    Could you disguise the inside of a tardis? The Diner had a back room (presumably a kitchen???!) which was the tardis proper. Clara and Ashildr may have gone anywhere (apart from The Time War and Earth circa Chicxulub) and met anyone.

    In that a chameleon circuit is supposed to disguise a tardis, why bury it?

    Otherwise, could the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @ps1i0v3y0u

    I agree with most of your summary of the episodes. I did like Demons of the Punjab in part because it reminded me of a novel which I studied in Post Colonial lit and like that novel I did not feel it needed to comment on the Raj. It was telling a different story. However it wasn’t really Dr Who. It was good but something else. It…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent

    Samuel Anderson is a great actor. Obviously he was part of the ‘centenary soldier’ arc. I loved it when Danny identifies the Doctor as an officer. So yes he’s abrasive; he is an antagonist. Not everyone can be warm and fluffy. Rory is in some ways more Doctor-like than the Doctor; its a tribute to Arthur Darvill’s acting that he…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dwnerdfrommars @dentarthurdent

    George Lucas a Whovian?? I had a friend who was an (American) Professor of Anthropology, a huge sci fi fan, and he confessed he didn’t get Who at all. Denis Waterman was famously dismissive. Perhaps he wanted write the them tune/sing the theme tune ala Little Britain.

    The most obvious parallel for Star Wars is D…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent

    Some might say brave. Others foolish.

    I remember meeting a fellow whovian late in 2018 and we eventually, reluctantly turned to the problems of the new season.

    The overriding impressions were of slowness and incoherence. We identified the tiptoeing around The Lady Doctor issue (and so the unwelcome return of the crowded Tardis…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent @ps1l0v3y0u The only thing I really remember about Skyfall is that one of the main characters had the same name as my mister which made me very happy. I was so happy every time they said his name, my own little Doctor Who connection. Maybe I should rewatch, there must have been more happening.

    Stay safe

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent

    Spyfall… I confess I have issues with the Bond franchise. This doesn’t help me take the story seriously.

    Noor Inayat Khan… doh! I typoed her name! Sorry.

    If Zchib, or Moff, want to bring on Nazis for creative reasons, so be it. Better be done well tho. If they can advance the story with recent political or historical figures…[Read more]

  • ps1l0v3y0u replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent @devilishrobby

    I really like Love and Monsters. Even Moaning Myrtle’s (hinted) life as a paving slab. But then I happily defend doctor 6.

    CB wasn’t a great actor but he was given an impossible brief; Tom in that role (to judge from the occasional shouty moments from a decade before) would have been truly terrifying. And I dou…[Read more]

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