• janetteB replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    Finally got to watch the episode two nights ago and have not had time to even post let alone read all the comments, a treat in store.  I want to post my thoughts before the next episode blows them all to dust.

    It is about Susan…. Finally. I have wanted Susan to be addressed for so long so wish come true and i hope to see some answers in the…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Devil’s Chord

    @vickymallard. The new Tardis interior is very white and clean but it does at least look like a spaceship. After the last Tardis interior which was just ugly and weird I don’t mind it.

    I think you will enjoy the next few episodes.

    Cheers

    Janette

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  • janetteB replied to the topic Rogue

    Ah reading through @whohar‘s list it occurred to me that maybe the “other face” of the Doctor is an alternative Cartmell type Doctor who is the Boss referred to and the Doctor at the end has to over come themselves. The alt Doctor is the “big bad”. All the horrible things that have happened to them, finally cause a switch to flick, (touching on…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Rogue

    @thane16 on echoes of the past the Doctor recalling promising to keep Ruby safe reminded me of the promise he made to Jackie to keep Rose safe.

    I also think this is an alternative universe, and there is a “mastermind” pulling the strings. I am reminded of the Mind Robber but maybe just because it is one of the few Troughton/doc episodes I have…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Rogue

    @snocita Actually plenty of middle aged romantics love science fiction and many people watch both Bridgerton and Sci Fi.

    @juniperfish I will tell the “kids”, (well into their twenties but always kids to me) that you approved of their theory. I have not seen them this excited about Dr Who for a long time and that is very pleasing.

    @ps1l0v3y0u and…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Rogue

    I did have one minor gripe with the episode, Ruby telling Bird/girl that she can be whatever she wants, go climb mountains etc. Very 21st century and wrong. A young woman in 1813 would have very limited choices. There were jobs for women of education who were skint, governess, computer, etc but they were not really considered “respectable”. Most…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Rogue

    @juniperfish. I wondered if 1813 was a J.A. reference. Well done.

    I have finally caught up with the episode. Lots of fun, light but very enjoyable. I have been following the comments (Yes before watching, I cheat). A few things I noted. He promises to take Rogue to Gallifrey. Does that mean that Gallfirey still exists? Loved the “don’t call me…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Wild Blue Yonder

    @dentarthurdent. I think it is worth a re watch but then I have always been a fan of Donna and that helps. It was lovely to see her and Tennant Doc again even if the circumstances were contrived.  I kind of saw these specials as not really cannon and so settled back and enjoyed them for what they were. The spaceship design was a notch up for Dr…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @blenkinsopthebrave Yes The entire household were shocked when I told them that Feathers McGraw is getting out of prison. Our boys grew up with Wallace and Gromit. We have Wallace and Gromit soft toys and numerous penguin toys so we are all quite excited by the news.

    Cheers

    Janette

     

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  • janetteB replied to the topic Dot and Bubble

    @mudlark The “no hugging” I thought, reflects the growing tendency to view all tactile signs of affection as suspect. Teachers for instance cannot do anything but talk to a distressed child. Hugs however are natural and release positive endorphins that we need. Fear of paedophilia is blurring the distinction between positive and harmful contact.…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dot and Bubble

    Well finally got to watch the episode and I have to say I don’t think in all the time I have been watching Dr Who have I ever wanted to see a major character get fed to the bugs more. I just spent a good part of the episode wishing I could push Lindy into one of them. I just hope that there are a whole batch of bugs waiting on that river. They…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @scaryB Thank you for sharing that news. Very sad. I am glad he made one last appearance but I feel that he deserved a better episode for that.  Yes I agree with @blenkinsopthebrave He would have been a lovely teacher. It must have thrilled him though to see Dr Who still going strong after all these years and he certainly played his part in…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Church on Ruby Road

    @blenkinsopthebrave I had not noticed that Ruby is found in 2005. It does not seem that long ago. I think it is more RTD’s meta nod to the series reboot, the kind of thing a writer does, (I would totally do that if I was writing the scripts) and may not signify beyond that. Nice catch though and it is echoed by the Doctor re visiting London in…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic Dot and Bubble

    @Brewski Hi. RTD is running with the calendar names isn’t he? Tuesday in Boom. I wonder if that signifies anything or is just because he really doesn’t like picking names for characters.

    1963 is also featured so a Sunday in September 1963 maybe? The first episode began on a schoolday but I don’t think it is ever stated which day of the week it…[Read more]

  • janetteB replied to the topic The Winchester

    @dentarthurdent. I had the feeling that Moffat no longer knew which was which. Revelation or whatever it is called is one of the better Chib era episodes I thought.

    cheers

    Janette

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