• ichabod replied to the topic World Enough and Time

    @doctordani  Would he sacrifice one of his hearts to save her? I know it’s probably a really daft notion, but I couldn’t get the idea out of my head.

    I wondered abut that too — but – but – to keep her alive as a human, or a cyberman, or something in between — ?  That was a hell of a big hole blown through her middle, I dunno . . . but it’s…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic The Return of Doctor Mysterio

    @pedant: Bless you for that. I realised that you must have meant Name of the Doctor and watched. Let’s hope the ‘spoilers’ meant the return of River Song.

    @doctordani: Mr. Huffle is the companion we never knew we wanted! True, and I definitely want one. 🙂


  • Missy replied to the topic The Return of Doctor Mysterio

    @doctordani: When isn’t SM cooking up something. I dare say we’ll see a little more of Mr. Huffle too now it’s taken up resdidence on the Tardis.

    @pedant: I shall have ro re-watch Time of the Doctor, can’t remember River’s remark?

    @alexwho: This special stands alone, and most definitely for kids. I don’t think you (you generally) can compare it…[Read more]

  • @DoctorDani

    On reflection, Moffat’s recurring theme is loneliness – especially the Doctor’s existential loneliness. From “Are you my Mummy?” through the Girl in The Fireplace’s “Poor lonely boy” to Amy’s abandonment issues echoing in him, to the loneliness of command made easier by Clara, right up to the superhero having to live a double…[Read more]

  • @DoctorDani

    I wonder that as well (I actually forgot about the name Harmony of Shoals and your observation about synonyms struck me too).

    I think two closely related factors are in play:

    1. Moffat will have discussed with Chibnall where he wants to launch from;

    2. Moffat is all about the arc and I would not put it past him to send us right…[Read more]

  • Kharis replied to the topic The Fox Inn

    I’m bringing this to the pub, since I have no idea where to post, and sense I’m a little toasted I thought ‘The Fox Inn’ would be best…

    @ichabod and @puroandson very interesting evaluations and deductions as usual.

    @missy I am also struggling more than I care to admit with a year off of Doctor Who and Sherlock.  It’s like withdrawal or worse.…[Read more]

  • Kharis replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @ichabod and @puroandson very interesting evaluations and deductions as usual.

    @missy I am also struggling more than I care to admit with a year off of Doctor Who and Sherlock.  It’s like withdrawal or worse.  /:

    @doctordani Heavens, I hope so, River and and 12 are amazing together, but I pray your theory about 12 is wrong.  I can’t even take th…[Read more]

  • Arbutus replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @DoctorDani     I agree. It would also be impossible to experience what the Doctor went through in Heaven Sent without lasting impact! I like the idea that the Christmas episode is like a punctuation mark to the finale of S9. A purification (in Heaven Sent) followed by catharsis (the battles fought with others and self in Hell Bent), and then a h…[Read more]

  • @puroandson @doctordani @bluesqueakpip

    Thank you for your answers, although I must say I can only agree with @doctordani.

    I don’t think the moment was supposed to be kept intimate, I think it was something more complicated.
    Like, imagine River was alive when the Doctor had to go to Trenzalore, that would explain why River was sorry. She was…[Read more]

  • @puroandson, @petri19 and @doctordani

    I don’t think it is a ‘dropped plot’, more something so intimate that we, the audience, were never privy to the moment the Doctor told River his name. If it’s a Gallifreyan marriage symbol of a genuine marriage, my romantic little heart suspects that he told her his name on Darillium as evidence that she is…[Read more]

  • DalekTor replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)


    Oh, I don’t know about not scary. They’re still imperialistic space nazis, after all, and you have to have at least some respect for a species that can build and use a weapon that can destroy reality and win a war with the Time Lords.

    Although they were stopped by the Doctor and company both times, but those were Acts of Writers.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @DoctorDani Yes. If only those sawdust for brains who run our respective nations could work out that simple little equation. People who have money spend money. The economy keeps on rolling. Take money away from people and they stop spending. Economy shrinks. Economics really is quite simple. It is only complicated for those trying to twist the…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On The Sofa (8)

    @doctordani — a Bowie docu with Capaldi would be interesting. He did a very good one a few years back on Scottish artists which is worth seeking out if you haven’t seen it already….

    @bluesqueakpip — I think you were just unlucky to get landed with a total jobsworth before. In the previous times I’ve been involved with the dole-ys I’ve had…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic Companions past and present


    As you say, the chemistry was instant. It was a risk, as no one can act ‘good chemistry.’ It’s either there or it

    Also, if Rassilon escaped………..?



  • Missy replied to the topic On The Sofa (7)

    @doctordani – you said

    “In contrast, I think Moffat has always allowed his Doctors and the rest of his major players to have more mystique to them and a much richer interior life. Their relationships are more complex. Of course that’s in part due to the actors he’s been lucky enough to utilise. Nevertheless, and I’ve been shot down for sayin…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic On The Sofa (7)

    @missy, @arbutus and @doctordani I am currently (finally) doing a rewatch of 42 if indeed i have watched it at all and I agree with all that has been said re’ Martha. When she was allowed to be the Companion and not unrequited lover she was excellent. Personally too I always felt that if the Doctor had to fall in love with a companion Martha was…[Read more]

  • Mersey replied to the topic The Witch’s Familiar

    @doctordani @kbranagh
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>And what about a situation in which Davros kills the Doctor and he can’t save Davros in the past? Would it erase Davros from the history and prevent him from killing the Doctor (and many more)? I think in both cases Davros would survive because of the screwdriver.</p>

  • Kharis replied to the topic Doctor Who News (3)

    @janetteb  I had no idea Moffat was going to be a part of the spin-off series, what wonderful news.  (:

    @missy Completely agree.

    @puroandson and @doctordani  Yes, the actress would have to be incredible.

    @pedant I didn’t believe the rumor, it was my annoyance that people are throwing out names, even silly names, almost all of them female, an…[Read more]

  • Missy replied to the topic Doctor Who News (3)


    I do understand, and am usually up for trying something new. But I am of the view that if a thing isn’t broken, don’t fix it.



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