• JimTheFish replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 6

    @wolfweed — I’ve always loved that picture of the Voord with the watches. (The true reason for the invasion of Marinus? To set up a budget jewellery concession?)

    To be honest, I’ve found these episodes a bit of a slog, so I’ll probably just remain an interested observer for the Aztecs….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 2

    @wolfweed

    Yeah, saw that. Almost impossible to get hold of, I reckon. Though it may show up at collectors fairs and what have you. No indication of what this ‘signature collection’ might be though. I’d be very disappointed if it was just a collection of signatures, for example…

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 2

    @wolfweed

    Cheers for that, especially the designs. I really like Cusick’s work, not least because it points to a time in the BBC’s history when it had whole armies of these guys who seemed to look upon what would now be considered jobs as High Creatives from a kind of National Service-inflected just-a-job technician point of view. I think it’d…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 2

    @wolfweed

    seconded thumbs-up for the colour pics…

    @bluesqueakpip

    So that’s why Billy was so uptight about the glass breakage. He was fearing it was going to come out of their wages….

    And what is it about the Brains of Morphoton that is reminding me of Blakey from On The Buses?

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    @winston

    I totally want to see 12 meeting Susan just for that to happen….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 2

    I’m sure I used to go to a goth nightclub called The Velvet Web….

    Yes, that was a fun ep too. The Brains of Morphoton were surprisingly creepy and have stood the test of time — although they were surprisingly obliging with the exposition.

    Lots of other fine Who tropes on show here too. Like hiding just slightly behind a pillar will instantly…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    For all the Big Finish fans, the core cast of An Adventure in Time and Space are going to reprise their roles for Big Finish.

    Could be very interesting.

     

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    @bluesqueakpip

    Yes, must admit I did think I was being a bit harsh. But then again, I will always be a bit harsh on Nation. Can’t help but feel he deserves it…. 🙂

    Certainly I think he’s still chanelling his own childhood influences in these first two series and it’s not until Dalek Invasion of Earth that he gets a bit more interesting when…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Keys of Marinus part 1

    Well, that was quite fun.

    First of all, going by her behaviour I’m less and less inclined to think of Susan as any kind of Time Lord. She’s much too much of a wuss. I get that that was how teenage girls were written back then but still.

    As @whisht pointed out, the TARDIS crew was much more even-handed in those days (which is rather in the eye…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

    SPOILER, SPOILER, SPOILER...

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

    @wolfweed

    This sounds awesome — and the Romana thing sounds intriguing….

    I’m so kicking myself that I never got down to the Experience before it shut up shop….

  • And just to echo @bluesqueakpip‘s estimation of CC’s ability to bring a Doctor (who just happens to be female rather than a ‘female Doctor’) to the screen. Barring RTD himself, I don’t think there’s any writer more capable of doing the interesting character nuances (I’d agree that SM had just that bit too much of tendency to make everyone Special…[Read more]

  • @janetteb

     if Jodie Whittaker has the courage to take on the role then I think she has something of what it takes to be the Doctor

    Amen to that.

    With regards to JW in Broadchurch, it’s a very specific role and Beth Latimer is in a very particular place and JW plays it brilliantly. But it’s in no way going to give you an idea of how she might…[Read more]

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

    @wolfweed — jealous! And if you happen past any, um, experiences then do enjoy them….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @wolfweed— to be fair I don’t think Pern is all that worse than the real Tereliptil…

    and kudos to Davison and his excellent comedic chops….

  • @wolfweed

    Cheers for that link. She comes across brilliantly. Really enthusiastic. And I really hope she gets to keep her accent as Capaldi and Eccleston got to keep theirs….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    To save @whisht from stumbling onto spoilers, which I know he dislikes…

    @Nick is right that it’s been a kind of rolling, evolving thing. But where it’s at at the moment is a rough discussion of AI, automation and cultural production with me arguing that how we consume culture — meaning everything from TV to music to books — is ultimately…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    I’ll stick this here because, although possibly it should go in TV shows or On The Sofa. But, let’s face it, Brian Pern was a musical legend. Lots of Who references here too which are fun, including Peter Davison, Matt Lucas and Christopher Eccleston (proving that he really can do comedy). But it’s Michael Kitchen who once again steals the show.

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    Can I suggest that both religious debate and economic future discussions make their home here and keep the Spoilers forum free for spoilers. (Although both discussions are fascinating and part of why this site is so great.)

    Couple of belated points.

    @bluesqueakpip

    Well, there is a need. Because if you think you don’t need to explain and j…

    [Read more]

  • @missy

    Not sure why JW being politically active should count for or against her. Quite apart from anything else, you could say the same thing for Christopher Eccleston and David Tennant for that matter.

    However, perhaps they have decided to try the same thing with Doctor Who, and save some money. *she says cynically*

    You surely can’t have…[Read more]

  • Load More