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  • 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 be…[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…

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  • @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]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • @nerys and @juniperfish

    I must admit that I have to share a bit of Clara-fatigue in the current rewatch. Jenna is great but Clara is definitely hard work. (I’m sure part of it is because I could never quite forgive her for not being Amy though.) While still disagreeing with ‘waaah it’s just the Clara Show now’ buffoons, I definitely to get the…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @Nick

    Shifted the general ‘economics of the future’ chat over hear for fear of boring everyone else on the Spoilers thread to death. Just a couple of things I’d like to say.

     I don’t think it ever be the case for films and much TV as a whole (as well as other cultural pursuits, which require significant training to become skilled).  You really…

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  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Spoilers (3)

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  • @juniperfish — I too am enjoying a Capaldi restrospective at the moment. But I am finding that my list of faves is shifting slightly under the rewatch. The Zygon two-parter has definitely slipped in my estimation but some others like Listen and Face the Raven have shot up the list. And Heaven Sent is still for my money the single best episode of…[Read more]

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  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @missy

    Many happy returns!!

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