• JimTheFish replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers


  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Legend of Ruby Sunday

    Hello all. Sorry I’ve been AWOL the past week or so — the continued craziness of this general election has been keeping me from the truly important matters … like this. That said, I didn’t really have much to say about Rogue, except that I loved it a lot. Nice to have another Captain Jack figure in the mix — particularly one this time who is…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Dot and Bubble

    Not much to add to all that’s been written above except that I thought it was another cracker and at the very least should be applauded for having a bit more confidence and righteous anger that I don’t think Chibs managed to muster. I was at first a bit dubious about the ep, feeling it was a bit Black Mirror-lite and going for rather easy targets…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic 73 Yards

    First of all, sorry to hear about your troubles, @devilishrobby, and glad to hear that you’re on the mend now. Get well soon.

    In terms of the episode, a bit late to this party so I’ve really nothing to add the insightful comments above so will just say that this was another absolute corker — RTD’s best Who episode in my opinion. As others have…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Boom


    You’re quite right. My apologies @juniperfish. Surprisingly fast moving thread this one…. and thanks for the Sargent info. It’s almost certain that the 2000ad artists of that period would know the works you refer to and would be more than eager to reference them in their work, I reckon….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Boom

    oh and cheers, @scaryb for the link to that Moffat/RTD interview. That was really interesting. Could listen to that two rabbit on about Who for hours….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Boom


    Back to Boom – interesting image from the first scene, which is at the head of this page – a blinded (and blindfolded) soldier stumbling around with a big gun. Very metaphorical. It also reminds me of something but I can’t think what yet… It does put me in mind of the art from 1980s 2000 AD – particularly Ezquerra, Brian Bolland. E…

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  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Boom

    Well, that was an absolute cracker. Once again, The Moff has come up with the goods. Interesting that some feel it was a piece of second-tier Moff as while it maybe wasn’t in the Blink/Listen/Heaven Sent strata, it was still above the Beast Below/Let’s Kill Hitler tier. Mind you, I’m not one to talk, having been dismissing the recent RTDs as…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Devil’s Chord

    @juniperfish — that’s really interesting about the Xena episode. I never knew about that at all. Must check it out. I think @mudlark is spot on that OMWF (and presumably the Xena episode) have their songs deeply integrated into the narrative. Not sure The Devil’s Chord manages that — The Twist at the End number could and really should have…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Devil’s Chord

    well, that was … interesting…

    My main take-away from this was that RTD still hasn’t gotten over really, really wanting to be Joss Whedon but still not quite managing it. It’s seemed for years now that a musical episode of Who would always be on the cards and I always wondered how Who would be able to rationalise it and I guess this current…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Devil’s Chord

    And good point, @juniperfish and @scaryb

    I’d say Daleks are almost certainly NB. Ditto Cybermen. Not to mention Sontarans, Time Lords, Alpha Centauri and so on. I think it’s safe to say that the Whoniverse is and always was pretty genderfluid in its outlook.

    And as to the young uns being confused by a ‘man in a dress’ … I suspect centuries…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Devil’s Chord

    ah, I see @scaryb has got there before me….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Devil’s Chord

    hmm, I see we have an incursion from the tedious culture warrior brigade. Just to echo @craig if you want to contribute then make sure it’s an actual contribution and not the usual tired word salad of Clarksonisms. Plus make sure it respects the community etiquette guidelines.

    Full thoughts later but just to chip in on the billboard controversy.…[Read more]

  • Hi @dwnerdfrommars

    a thousand apologies for not being around to answer your query. The answer tends to be that just site admins can add blogs but if you want to DM me with your blog I can upload it on your behalf….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Space Babies

    hello all. Good to be back.

    I didn’t mind this tbh. Pretty much 2nd tier RTD but with him mining quite a lot from the Moffatt era. Elements of Oxygen and Sleep No More and maybe even a hint of The Beast Below and it does look like we might be getting a re-run of Amy’s phantom pregnancy storyline — although that’s maybe what we’re supposed to…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Church on Ruby Road

    Well, I thought that was very good, although again it did feel just in places like RTD was raiding both his own and other showrunners’ greatest hits — not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. The Goblin King impaled on the church spire kinda reminded me of Deep Breath and Ruby Sunday really did remind me of Impossible Girl-era Clara a lot.  And…[Read more]

  • @ps1l0v3yOu

    Yes, there is a kind of similarity between Shona and 11 (and I really, really wanted Faye Marsay to stay on as a companion) but it does fit my ‘imprinting’ theory quite nicely — maybe Shona had a […]

  • Posted on behalf of @theunknowndoctor

    FAN COMIC: The Unknown Doctor Issue No 1

    Hi I’m honored to be the creator and writer for The Unknown Doctor. A 100% unofficial series. Along with the brilliant artists at D9 Comics.


    I hope you enjoy it.

    Please feel free to reply

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Star Beast


    Great post and really interesting to get some of the Marvel background too. Hadn’t realised just how impactful and widely disseminated Star Beast actually was. Certainly I’d say that I’d consider those early Who strips (of which I think this is the best, closely followed by the later Tides of Time) had more of an impact on me than…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On the Sofa 11


    Glad you’re enjoying the blog.

    Baker’s Who often really reflected on questions of power. It was just, very often, rather more implicit than explicit about it.

    Yep, I think that’s totally hitting the nail on the head. His era (or at least pre-s18) is about the destructive arrogance of power rather than the social structures of that p…[Read more]

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