• JimTheFish replied to the topic The Winchester

    And the crappy news just keeps coming. Seem to remember we’ve had Homicide discussions here in the past so here’s the terrible news that the mighty talent of Andre Braugher has passed away. It seems everyone associates him with Brooklyn 911 these days but he’ll always be Frank Pembleton to…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Giggle

    And just to add to the cards analysis, note the cards featured in this promo image

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

    Yep, watched this last night and it’s very much channeling Labyrinth – but as that’s a favourite film of mine of got no problems with that. I guess what RTD is going for is the ‘Big Xmas movie’ vibe now that all the traditional Xmas tropes have been played out. It definitely reminds me of the ‘Dance, Magic, Dance’ sequence in Labyrinth.

    I wonder…[Read more]

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

    Yep, watched this last night and it’s very much channeling Labyrinth – but as that’s a favourite film of mine of got no problems with that. I guess what RTD is going for is the ‘Big Xmas movie’ vibe now that all the traditional Xmas tropes have been played out. It definitely reminds me of the ‘Dance, Magic, Dance’ sequence in Labyrinth.

    I wonder…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Winchester

    @scaryb

    That’s awful news. I’d have to say that Gibson was my all-time favourite comic artist. Often bordering on caricature but always getting away with it and a really distinctive, uncopyable (believe me, I’ve spent my whole life trying) style. And the fact that he’s responsible for the visualisation of Halo Jones definitely puts him firmly in…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On the Sofa 11

    @scaryb — re. the new sonic. Yeah, I was dubious at first sight but have to say that now I absolutely love it….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On the Sofa 11

    As requested by @ScaryB and @juniperfish (it’s very long, so I wouldn’t blame anyone who gave up halfway through…

    https://open.substack.com/pub/cathode/p/doctor-who-and-the-warriors-of-culture?r=e49nm&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

     

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Giggle

    OK, some thoughts now that I’ve had time to mull that over.

    First a few general thoughts. NPH was fine enough as the Toymaker though for a lot of the time he just felt like a new iteration of the Master (with Simm’s version coming particularly to mind) rather than the cosmic threat of the Toymaker (certainly he lacked the suave of  Michael…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    Yep, that positively screams Harry Potter, doesn’t it? Though to be fair, pretty sure Rusty said that the show was going to lean heavily into a fantasy direction going forward. Looks like he wasn’t joking….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Giggle

    Well, lots to process there so more thoughts later but overall I enjoyed it with a few nagging reservations — although that has to be the most RTDiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

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

    Hi, @mudlark, yes, saw that. I see also that there’s a rumble of ARSE about the animation style but I have to admit that I rather like it. (Oh, and @blenkinsopthebrave, Celestial Toymaker, such as it is, duly watched. Lots of fun, despite having two of the most annoying companions ever on board and Hartnell being just a bit too pixie-ish for my…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic On the Sofa 11

    Hi, @scaryb

    It goes live tomorrow and I’ll definitely post a link for anyone who’s interested. But while my subscribers are not many it’s probably only fair that they get first dibs…

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Wild Blue Yonder

    @juniperfish

    A whole other interesting concept we haven’t really discussed yet is the fact that, by human standards, Time Lords are also “race fluid”

    That is an interesting point and has loads of implications — primarily to my mind whether there’s an aspect of regeneration that uses a kind of social camouflage or ‘imprinting’, as I think has b…[Read more]

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

    @blenkinsopthebrave

    lol, yes, it does have shades of Timeless Child v2 about it….

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

    And just to whet appetites for Saturday…. (from Threads)

    Russell T. Davies in Doctor Who Magazine: “…there will be controversial events in [The Giggle]. If you watched the commentary on iPlayer, I unroll a whole new Doctor Who mythology for you, based around the events taking place… The commentary will have information that will rock the…

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  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Wild Blue Yonder

    In fact, here’s the trailer….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Wild Blue Yonder

    Well, if these last couple of forums have proved anything is that one of Chibs’ major failings was the ability to inspire any kind of significant speculation. Have to say I’ve missed this level of bonkerising.

    @phaseshift

    Interesting convergences you mention there. If entities in this story were proto-Eternals and the Toymaker is definitely one…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic The Winchester

    @craig

    No problem at all. Tis the season and all that … besides it’s damn cold out there at the moment….

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Wild Blue Yonder

    @robertcaligari

    It’s a contentious subject I know but can we please keep it civil? You’ve started an interesting discussion here (imo) and everyone’s entitled to agree and disagree but let’s try to do it in a friendly way? Part of the point of this site’s inception was as a refuge away from the more combative corners of the internet and we should…[Read more]

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