• @blenkinsopthebrave

    Hmm, that’s interesting about the ghosts. They certainly made a point of emphasising it at the end.

    I’m also slightly troubled by how this story seems to contradict the events of the Eighth Doctor Big Finish stories with Mary Shelley in them, particularly the one set at Diodati. I thought BF was canon now. Personally, I’m…[Read more]

  • I seem to be saying this every week but that was probably the best episode of the Whittaker era (which is a good sign that it is constantly improving). Certainly this episode finally gave Jodie her ‘Doctor’ moment and it’s been a damn long time coming. I’m liking this angry and impatient Doc a lot more — in fact, she excels at being more…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic General Films thread

    @craig

    Think I read the Corman many moons ago but never the Russell. (Corman to me always came across as a funny and affable bloke who never took himself too seriously. Russell, meanwhile, um, didn’t….)

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Can You Hear Me?

    @blenkinsopthebrave et al

    It’s an interesting statement and I think I largely agree with the sentiment. Though part of me thinks that if you have to put out a statement explaining a scene then that scene has probably failed. Some thoughts:

    For one thing, the ‘socially awkward’ line seems so gauche, and not something any Doc would come out and…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic General Films thread

    @craig

    There’s also Frankenstein Unbound which had Michael Hutchence as Shelley, if you can believe that. Plus the biopic of Mary Shelley from a couple of years back, which I believe is on Netflix….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Can You Hear Me?

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Maybe the ennui is just setting in. Not that this was a bad ep. I’d maybe count it as among the better episodes of s12. I liked the Syria setting and kind of wish that they’d stayed there a bit longer. It was also good to see the ‘fam’ (shudder) having their backstories filled in a bit more. I rather wish we’d seen some hints…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Praxeus

    Yep, that was terrible. Back to s11-style well-intentioned ‘kernel of a great idea’ but utterly screwed up in a breakneck, poorly thought-out slice of Who pudding. After Ker-Blam and now this, I’d really like it if they kept Pete McTighe away from Who. And I wouldn’t even say the environmental message was handled particularly well. The Green Death…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    @badwolfalice

    Absolutely, anything is possible in this show. Let’s cross our fingers for more Gat.

    @davros

    While I wouldn’t want to be overly negative, I must admit I do still have quite a few reservations with s12. Here’s what I posted on Twitter after a rewatch of the ep:

    Just rewatched Fugitive. Brilliant, kinetic fun but I don’t think my…

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  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    @bluesqueakpip

    Done.

    @badwolfalice

    The Doc’s motivation for getting involved in Gloucester was that the Judoon were trigger-happy and dangerous, so I think those deaths were there to bear that out. And if what they were hunting was a renegade Time Lord then it would make sense that they would have guns that would have an anti-regeneration…[Read more]

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  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    @juniperfish – yes, it would have been difficult to imagine 13 and Jack getting on, possibly even less so than 12 and Jack. (In fact, for someone so chirpy, I can’t help but feel that 13 is the Doc least likely to get on with a whole range of people. She seems to use that fam like a security blanket in a way. And as that is stripped away, as in…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    Well, that was interesting. It looked great and had a real kinetic forward momentum in the direction. And this was the first time that Jodie was really clicking for me as the Doc too. Plus I even liked the Judoon, who I thought were pretty rubbish in Smith and Jones.

    Plus the other Doc’s TARDIS looks great. Why can’t we have that one instead of…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip

    Good point about the Looms. As you say, it doesn’t mean that won’t manifest in some form and it’s true that the show does have form in nicking stuff from other media. Having said that, Chibs seems to be going out of his way to retcon Moff’s vision of Gallifrey out of exsistence, so I wouldn’t put anything past him at the…[Read more]

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  • @juniperfish

    How much would Davros crow if it turned out the Doctor’s own people were guilty of similar genetic “enhancement”.

    This will be very interesting if it goes into this kind of territory. But are we veering dangerously close to Looms and such things?

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic General Music thread 4

    @whisht

    Worth it for the title alone. Many thanks indeed….

  • @bluesqueakpip

    Yeah, I’m not sure I buy that personally. Especially as Tesla’s own tech got given a Doctor boost in a potentially highly destructive way. But to me it highlights the fundamental issue at stake — the Doctor shouldn’t get to choose, particularly not on a set of murky and possibly shifting criteria of her own devising….

    (I’m…[Read more]

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