• JimTheFish replied to the topic General Books thread

    @wolfweed

    Just binge-finished it tonight and I can guess why it might push the buttons of those who insist on having their buttons pushed. There are a few times when you feel the Moff is enjoying tweaking some particularly sensitive noses. Still no genuine cause for outrage though. Personally, I thought it was marvellous. A genuinely…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @cathannabel

    Sorry a bit late to this party. The 24-hour inspire looks great. Best of luck with it, and with your lecture.

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic General Books thread

    If anyone is looking for a fresh Who fix over the agonising summer drought, I’d heartily recommend the new series of Target novelisations, which are adaptations of actual Nu Who stories. Steven Moffat’s The Day of the Doctor is shaping up to be excellent so far, deepening the story we saw on TV considerably as well as being as narratively playful…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip

    Yeah, sorry if that came across as on the overly grumpy side. (For the record, I did watch the rest of The Aztecs and did quite enjoy it — but just couldn’t find that much to say about it.)

    OK, let me try this again and hopefully be a bit less 12th-Doctor-ey about it.

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  • I’ve gone on record before as disliking Gallifrey stories in general and it’s probably this one that I’m usually thinking of as the worst culprit. True, as @bluesqueakpip says, it was something of a rush job but I’d disagree with Pip in that I think it shows in almost every aspect of the production. The set design is awful and if there’s one place…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @ddoherty95

    At the moment, for me it’s Heaven Sent, by a country mile….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @ddoherty95

    Pretty much what everyone has said above. It’s impossible to have a BEST doctor because they’re all so very different and fulfilled different roles in the show’s history. You could argue Hartnell because he was the first. Or Troughton because his is the template from which the Doctor as we know him now essentially springs. Or Tom…[Read more]

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  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Aztecs part 1

    Well, not that bad actually. And the first thing that you’re struck with is just how different the TARDIS dynamic is, how low in the mix the Doctor is, as it were. In the context of templates for a female Doctor, this (and the other Hartnell we’ve watched) suggests to me that Barbara is a much better fit than Susan. Jacqueline Hill is once again…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @missrori

    Sorry, it’s been tough for you of late. And while it’s probably not what you want to hear, it’s probably a bit of a waiting game. As you know, it’s a transitional time for the show and Capaldi (and others from the Moffat era) will be in the process of starting new projects, maybe even putting a bit of distance between themselves and…[Read more]

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

    @trinajoanne — personally I find the best Who news source is the mighty @wolfweed.

    Speaking of which, I don’t have a massive problem with Who moving to Sundays and can even see the wisdom in it. Saturday evenings is just too much of a ground zero for ratings these days. Even if you hold your own there, if something beats you then it can feed…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @wolfweed

    that video is fascinating, as well as being a total blast from the past. I’m hoping we see more art-related documentaries from Dr Funkenstein in the future.

    Cheers for that.

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @craig

    I’m loving these videos and what he says about fan communities is spot on….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic General Music thread 3

    @thane16

    See, I knew Puro would be on the case. Cheers for that.

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

    @craig

    Very kind but I think @mudlark also has to takes some of the blame credit

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