• JimTheFish replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    Me again. Just to echo @juniperfish‘s thoughts on WhitDoc. It is indeed a shame that the Doctor’s flirtatious arrogance was excised from this interpretation. I look forward, now that the fact of a female Doctor has been established, to seeing more courage in this direction in the future. And, yeah, I was also surprised at how lacklustre an end…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @blenkinsopthebrave and @bluesqueakpip

    I’m with Pip on this one. While there are crash-bang-wallop shows on Disney+, the general trend, as far as I can see, has been for character and plot driven series. WandaVision, Obi-Wan Kenobi and especially Loki (which is so timey-wimey that you’d swear that Moffat had had a hand in it) have all looked…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    @translatorcircuit

    As the whole process of regeneration is a natural thing, what possible explanation can there be for these dark roots?! Don’t forget than the explanation must fit in with the story.

    Not sure it does really though. I think the regenerated body has to be starting point that can then be altered as any biological body would. O…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Power of the Doctor

    I suppose it’s symptomatic of Chibs’ era that it’s taken me this long to muster up the enthusiasm to watch and put some thoughts together. And I have to admit that I watched The Power of the Doctor in a state of anxious frustration – constantly willing it to be better than it actually ended up being. Frustration, I think, will be the definin…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Winchester

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Sadly, Harold Saxon would be a model of competence, probity and intelligence compared to what we’ve been saddled with….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @dentarthurdent

    What @bluesqueakpip said. I believe the prevalent theory at the moment is that this new Rose is new character and not some new version of the original Rose (there is a more specific theory but I think I’ll save that for the Spoilers section). As to Yasmin Finney’s credentials, they look pretty solid. I’ve only checked out a couple…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Dr Who News (5)

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    I suspect you’re right — although it’s hardly RTD’s fault and is largely down to the public filming. But I think it’s almost certainly true that a lot of people will be watching Jodie’s last episode just waiting for Tennant to show up.

    Having said that, even at this early stage, RTD has already provided some juicy…[Read more]

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

    As it looks as if now that RTD is back in the pilot’s seat that news, hints and teases will probably the order of the day, I’ve started a new news page (since this one has creaked its way well past the 1000-post mark).

    You can find it here!

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

    I really liked Smith’s first one. For me, it had just the right level of quirk and space. Never really liked Tennant’s one. Capaldi’s really grew on me though and I think it is definitely the best one of the new iteration. Though if TUATFotJ showed anything, it was that the classic Brahacki still stands up today if done properly…

    As to costume,…[Read more]

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

    Rather late to this party but Ncuti looks like a great choice. I seem to be envisaging a more playful Doc from him — maybe in the vein of Matt Smith or Tom Baker. @blenkinsopthebrave — I’ve only seen clips of Ncuti and a few interviews but I think he’s definitely got a lovely sense irrepressibility and I think I can see him having the gravitas…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Legend of the Sea Devils

    OK, so I’ve finally got around to watching it and, um, let’s just say I didn’t love it. Flux might have had its problems but I ultimately found it a pretty enjoyable step up from the rest of Chibs’s run but we were here right back to the bad old days of s11. It felt like all of Chib’s worst foibles were on display. The supporting characters were…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Legend of the Sea Devils

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Apologies, fellow veteran. Just haven’t got around to watching it yet (like much of the rest of the population if the viewing figures are to be believed). Such is the ennui of the Chibs era. Plan to watch later today/early tomoz and will post my thoughts soonest.

    Have seen the Next Time trailer though and have to say that the…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On The Sofa (10)

    @scaryb and @winston

    Sorry to hear about your Covid encounters and that you’re all safe, well and on the mend…

    And all the best to all the bonkerising crew for ’22.

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Eve of the Daleks

    Well, I quite enjoyed that. It’s usually best to go into the festive episodes with low expectations but I thought that was a pretty solid, if not exactly mind-blowing, bit of Who. It was basically Who does Russian Doll, wasn’t it? The concept was cool, the guest stars engaging and created characters that I was actually concerned about for once and…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Spoilers (4)

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  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Part 6 – The Vanquishers

    Just to say to @blenkinsopthebrave that the blog is an excellent idea. Flux has given much to chew over (albeit in a gristly rawhide kind of way). I’ll look forward to reading it.

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