• ichabod replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @missy  Why does it have to be a female? No one has come up with an adequate answer

    I think it’s the wrong question; that’s why.  “It” doesn’t *have* to be “a female”.  But IMO it *is* a good idea to find new ways to vary the recipe (ways that speak to the culture that’s happening at the time) in order for the cake not to become flat, stale, an…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @gamergirlavatar  I’m a lot more nervous about Chibnall than I am about Whittaker, myself, but that’s because Moffat is the kind of writer whose work I enjoy — for its energy, its daring, and its intelligence — and I’ve found what I’ve seen of Chibnall’s work flatfooted and draggy.  But maybe the DW challenge will bring out some spark in him t…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @bluesqueakpip  Hurray for the bones of novel!  Congratulations!

    @thane16  my hair is turning curly and I’m taller.

    Thank goodness!  It would be a problem if your hair were taller and you were turning curly.

    I am feeling frisky today because a) my asthma is letting up, and turns out to be the cause of all this g.d. sleeping I’ve been doing…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @missy   Thanks for the reminder — Happy birthday, Thane!

    And thanks for the 5 Meet as well — I can get BBC Radio four on my computer!  I think I did once, anyway.

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  • @mudlark   . . . the realisation of how much individual insight and historical knowledge is lost when any individual dies, but a Time Lord has the advantage of at least being able to carry that forward through successive regenerations

    I know that feeling (we do seem to be on a wavelength here, and happy birthday to you too!).  It’s so fru…[Read more]

  • @pertweetroughton  So really, if you average it out, the era is mediocre, but for some reason, it doesn’t feel like that.

    IMO, the reason is that it isn’t mediocre but so much better than that, that the “lows” can’t hold the rest down.  And I think that Moffat-Capaldi-and-all achieved so much *despite* the lapses and flat bits etc. that it’s the…[Read more]

  • Had a birthday Sunday (I slept through it, actually, an aftereffect of a bout of food-poisoning), woke up today thinking about CapDoc and “I don’t want to go!”  And the rest of it — I can’t keep on becoming someone else, someone else walks away as me, etc.  I thought I’d like to hear him say — this Doctor more than any of the others, because o…[Read more]

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  • ichabod replied to the topic Companions past and present

    @mjr1107  Me too; I liked her very much, and I’ll miss her — pretty good, considering she was only on board for one series.

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  • 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]

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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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