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  • ichabod replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • ichabod replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @missrori  Well put, and you’re right.  Given a choice, he’d refuse to lose what he’s learned while wandering the universe with our company.  I’m just not feeling very — admiring of us right now.

    Although new human heroes are definitely in the making as we speak; the times demand them.

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  • ichabod replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @bluesqueakpip   in real life, anecdotal evidence is often what you’ve got.

    I think that may be the deciding factor in whether a discipline is called a “hard science” or a “soft science” (although from a long enough perspective, I suppose it’s *all* anecdotal, so “hard science” is really “malleable” rather than “hard”).

    Thinking about that after…[Read more]

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  • ichabod replied to the topic The Eaters of Light

    @blenkinsopthebrave  @countscarlioni  The key point I thought came from Bill when she realised that everybody must seem like a child to the Doctor. Well, not everybody, and so no wonder he’s yearning for more `grown-up’ conversations with Missy.

    Good point — “Grow the Hell up!” was a surprise.  It’s another sign of “wearing thin” — I wonder…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Eaters of Light

    @arbutus  @soundworld and everybody else who loved this — I loved it too!  It seemed to rip right along, was full of good jokes, and ended with a beautiful set-up for the end of this series — the idea of the Doctor being a tad irresponsible (as well as off-handedly heroic, of course) in signing up for who knows how long as the guardian here, and…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @cathannabel  something last night about Grenfell Towers

    A true and tender offering — thank you for the link.

    Damn these evil times.

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @missrori  Excellent point — the TARDIS is his friend.  She may come to his rescue as only a Magic Box can (or its resident genie/fairy/wish-granting carp) can.

    Come to think of it, the Tardis itself is a brilliant concept for creating a variety of stories in different settings, without needing to take a chunk of run-time setting up plot reasons…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @soundworld  I really liked the ideas up-thread that Missy might be a regen of the Doctor, although I don’t think that is likely. The Doctor has already made a lot of acknowledgement of his dark side and many moves towards integration, I don’t feel that his character would go through that kind of total flip. His need to have his friend back, and…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @missy  Perhaps I am easily pleased, but I do know that I have been more transported, with dleight, sadness, grief and laughter, since Capaldi took over the Doctorship.

    Me too; I just haven’t been this *engaged* in DW for years — it could be partly the hark-back to Tom Baker, who was the first Doctor who really struck me as an original creature…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @Nerys  Yeah, pretty stretchy all round, but that’s DW for you, and it was a cheery little “Tarzan and Gunga Din at King Solomon’s Mines” story with a more accurate take on Victorian Empire building.  Except for the beach ball part . . .

  • ichabod replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @nerys  I apologize in advance for my ignorance: Would it have been historically accurate for a soldier like Vincey to be serving in a Victorian-era regiment?

    Gatiss talked about this in an interview — but he came across an article about a young boy who was adopted by a regiment in — somewhere in Africa of the middle east (?) who did, in fact,…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @soundworld  he would be able to link directly into the ‘hall of records’ and access the full horror of what he went through.

    Hmm, a tulku who can visit the akashic “library” — but then wouldn’t he also remember everything about Clara that he’s forgotten, neural blocker or no neural blocker?  kind of undercuts the end of HB for me.  And yes, I’m…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @nick  Re the Doctor in HB being “cowardly” — He had the chance to say a final goodbye and find the beginnings of an emotional closure (an overused word) to companion Clara. But he fails that test and runs from the best answer, which would be to stop and return Clara to her grave.

    Okay, got it now.  How interesting!  I’m seeing what you’re…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @missy   All of which must have had an affect on him, and the fact that he looked so tired when they returned to the Tardis, is to my way of thinking something to be taken into consideration.

    True; lots of stress and conflicting demands, plus some big losses and challenges with very uncertain outcomes.  That stuff could wear out even a TL; maybe…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @nerys  Who will heal the Doctor?

    Probably nobody, fully, until he heals himself — by regenerating; turning the page on 12.

    Damn it!

    @thane15   Our hybrid is humming right along tonight (well, night for me, anyway).  I didn’t care for Seinfeld, but I do like “the bar man is the therapist”.   And you’re so right about that shabby coat — at…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @lisa  Wow! I’m inspired! I shall market it on Etsy and at Comic Cons :)

    You’ll make a fortune, at least until “Deadpool Face and Bleaching Cream” comes out, not to mention “Batman’s Bat musk”.

    @nick  Anyway Ichabod, the questions that most relate to S10’s strange behaviour, is why and how does it relate to the last 2 or 3 episodes of D12.

    Not…[Read more]

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