• @galaxymage

    Really like your idea of invoking Daedalus! Victorian engineer building tunnels under Liverpool and Daedalus constructing the Minotaur’s labyrinth. The parallel is striking, now you point it out. You never know, there might even turn out to be a place for Icarus as well…


  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Timeless Children


    Tecteun has a vaguely Aztec feel, but I suspect it’s a made-up name. My guess is the tect is from ‘Tekton’ (ancient Greek), followed by the Korean girl’s name ‘Eun’ which Chibbers might know from a Korean film or an actress.

    Anyway, the two would fit. Tekton is Greek for ‘builder’, ‘eun’ is Korean for kindness, mercy, charity.…[Read more]

  • BadWolfAlice replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @miapatrick Hmm, that’s true. The memories that the Doctor saw of the Timeless Child could have been projected into her mind by the Master, perhaps, like he apparently did with the Brendan thing (not that there was any indication from the Doctor that she was receiving those images, which was odd).

    By the way, was it explained why the Doctor’s…[Read more]

  • nerys replied to the topic Praxeus

    @galaxymage I commiserate with you about the commercial breaks. Even watching it on demand, there are still short commercial breaks which disrupt the flow. I’m always happy when a season moves to Crave, and I can watch these stories as they were intended to be shown.

    I thought this episode was good. Yes, there was a message, but they didn’t beat…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Praxeus


    Sympathy over the commercial breaks 🙁  Living in the UK where that is not a problem I can only imagine how frustrating that must be, especially since BBC productions are not designed to accommodate them. It’s irritating enough on commercial channels where the shows are generally structured around the ads.

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon


    Anything that’s been mentioned that my brain either never noticed or flagged as weird and then forgot.

    I think Graham being mistaken for the Doctor needs to be watched for. It’s happened twice now in this series.

  • @galaxymage

    Still processing all your ideas (there’s a lot there!) but certainly agree that Ruth is not the timeless child for the reasons you outline. I don’t buy the idea of Ruth as the actual Doctor– Doctor I am prepared to accept, but the actual Doctor, no. When it comes to the Master and his motivations, there seems to be a general c…[Read more]

  • I agree with all who say this episode is a vast improvement over the last. “Orphan 55” seemed to be a bit of a throwaway, by-the-numbers Doctor Who episode. With a bit of tweaking, it could’ve been good … but wasn’t. This episode had all the characters well drawn out and engaging, especially Tesla, of whom I knew almost nothing. Hubby’s…[Read more]

  • winston replied to the topic Orphan 55

    @galaxymage  Sorry about that, I added a letter.See above.

  • syzygy replied to the topic Orphan 55

    I think, please, that we need some mods to deal with the code that often crops up in people’s posts. I have NO idea why all of that appeared so apols for the masses of punctuation that appeared there and wasted space. To Blue:


    Keep protesting. But don’t forget the science textbooks.

    You’re saying the “poor” couldn’t get to work b…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Spyfall part 2


    I agree on the mind-wipe. My son, didn’t. However, Lovelace saw some truly shattering images & despite her obvious curiosity & later work with Babbage, I would think that exposing her to the Doctor’s world, though briefly, could change Lovelace’s time line. She’s made a considered decision to have Lovelace’s life play out without the…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Spyfall part 2


    I think the ‘timeless child’ picture is a flash from the Doctor’s own buried memory – but we might have to agree to differ on that one until we both have more information.

    Welcome to the forum and to our bonkers theorising!

    I think that Daniel Barton was watching when the Master banged his head against the console.

    or that…

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  • syzygy replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @galaxymage  I meant to add to your complex (and wonderful) theories that in my re-watch the Master says “before you die” or “in your last moments I want you to know that everything you think you know is a lie.”

    So, before killing her, he was ready to give her a hint and then “puff.” But being a TL he plans for the possibility he doesn’t…[Read more]

  • syzygy replied to the topic Spyfall part 2


    It’s the Doctor, on his own, with other humans (River). It’s Ashildr who is Mire and human. The dynamic of the Doctor with Clara is still complex, enough. However, you might be right  suggesting something deeper. That there’s a ‘thing’ (that’s my word, I’m sticking to it!) the Doctor is responsible for/doesn’t know about/a myth he…[Read more]