• ichabod replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 4

    Damn it.  I think I need a new mouse.  That last sentence was supposed to end with “with”.

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 4

    @bluesqueakpip   I wonder whether, given Chibnall’s interest in female characters, whether a female Doctor will be seen encountering more adventures involving women in major roles — which would likely lead to at least a more in-depth look at factors like the Sisterhood of Karn, maybe the lives of women masquerading as men to be able to go to…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • ichabod replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    Yeh.  That great big hole burnt right through poor Bill — feels kinda like that, but first, the last Hurrah!  Damn.

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @missy  Oh, I’d go for it!  New universes to be conquered by . . .

     

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @missrori   I think “The Lie of the Land” comes off as a bit rough, even half-baked, which in fact the script was — that’s the one Moffat apologized for in an interview because he was still working on it when his mother got sick and died.  He lamented the fact that he never got to do a final revision or go over the draft that he turned in with C…[Read more]

  • @whisht  “Damsel”, per THoRS?  Constantly falling into trouble, and getting herself and her friends out of it again.

    @wolfweed  The Doctor’s (Potential) Half-Humanity would certainly explain his anomalous […]

  • @bluesqueakpip  Thanks for the correct quote; and he always is, isn’t s/he?  Not the person he was before, not the person he’ll be after, but Somebody Else.  Like the rest of us, only a lot move obviously!

    the […]

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  • ichabod replied to the topic The Doctor Falls

    @hiker  . . . I took it as ‘I won’t change again, I want to stay as I am or die.’

    An echo of CyberBill, “I don’t want to live if I can’t be me.”

  • ichabod replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

  • @bluesqueakpip  . . . the Doctor doesn’t like regenerating. He’s scared that he’s going to lose himself; that the ‘new bloke’ might be the one who finally makes the break from that original self, that the humans […]

  • @juniperfish  Who knows, perhaps further into the future, we’ll get an incarnation who identifies as non-binary and prefers to present as androgynous.

    I think that concept is what some people were leaning […]

  • @hiker  He does know Clara exists, which is more than we can say for Donna, and knowledge of that feeling is enough to prevent him from doing the same to Bill.

    Yep; this is deep learning, to come from experiences no longer consciously remembered, so it is a signal itself that the Twelve/Clara relationship was a particularly powerful one.  What m…[Read more]

  • @thane15  Yes, the PC thing “but that doesn’t mean I’m a reactionary jerk” is one flag.  Another is “virtue signaling”, a tern that’s been showing up from alt.right and the like, meaning “Oh, you *say* you’re for pay parity but you’re just saying/doing that so people will notice you and applaud you for it!”  It makes me think of somebody who fe…[Read more]

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

    Not sure where to put this — a humor piece about time travel that (keeping in mind that JW’s Doctor will be a time traveling alien rather than a time traveling human) has a couple of interesting ideas (such as reverse infection) for your…[Read more]

  • @thane15  Thanks!  “Inside out” in S8 makes sense to me — CapDoc externalizes his interior attributes, finding out who and what he is: playful rival hero in Robot, good-hearted criminal mastermind in Heist, […]

  • @bluesqueakpip  Thinking about it, I see that my reservations about Chibnall are rooted in my negative reaction to “Broadchurch”, which implies a judgment on his team as well.  But I’m clearly in a minority in disliking that show (and I haven’t seen the third series yet — Dish network kept switching my BBCA service on and off in an effort to g…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip  That’s a good reminder, and makes me feel more confident about the coming change.  Thanks.

  • Oh, man, she’s got to keep the accent, in the show!  She comes across, to me, as very fresh and energetic — a bit like Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts, in fact.  And I like it.  A lot.  That will make missing Twelve easier, in a way.

    I do read rumors, thought, that Chibnall has expressed no interest in inviting Rachel Talalay back to direct, and I d…[Read more]

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