• @mudlark

    I’m not sure that’s entirely fair – as I said a couple of weeks back, it’s really difficult to do an arc that may involve the Doctor’s past without going back into the Doctor’s past. I’d agree Chibnall didn’t have a ‘winner’ like the Weeping Angels when he tried a series of entirely new monsters – and it may well be that he’s got the…[Read more]

  • @jimthefish

    Well, ghosts in the Whoniverse are often the sign of a time distortion. So maybe the ‘conflict’ with the Big Finish audio (haven’t heard it) is a subtle signal that the time distortion caused by sending the Cyberium back (followed by the Lone Cyberman) is more dangerous than we think?

    The Big Finish set with Mary Shelley then becomes…[Read more]

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

    Hi @davros

    This is probably a question for our resident Time Lords, @craig, @jimthefish, @phaseshift, who manage the site. In the interim, there is always the “On the Sofa” thread, which is open to all Who-related discussion.

  • Craig replied to the topic General Films thread

    @blenkinsopthebrave @jimthefish

    Two of my favourite film books, strangely enough.

    Film books

  • @jimthefish

    “Frankenstein Unbound”. What a fantastic movie!


    Of course, the problem with watching Ken Russell and Roger Corman now, is that we are possibly setting ourselves up for disappointment with the approaching episode.

  • Whisht replied to the topic Can You Hear Me?

    I’ve not really been commenting much on the episodes.
    Usually everyone here covers all (and then much more!!) of my thoughts.

    Oddly with this episode I find myself agreeing with @jimthefish but also with those more disposed toward it.
    Personally I found the Graham and Doctor interaction at the end jarring, but not because of past Doctors and how…[Read more]

  • blenkinsopthebrave replied to the topic Can You Hear Me?


    Looking back over the previous comments I find myself in agreement with all your points on this one. For example, I agree with your point that Yaz’s mental health issue might have been more effective if it had been seeded in previous episodes. Also agree strongly with your points about the Whittaker Doctor. She seems to have forgotten…[Read more]

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Can You Hear Me?


    It’s about memory. Not fanwankery – memory. I’d have to check the individual episodes to see if I can spot the set, but the two themes running through that I’ve spotted so far are genetics and the Doctors’ pasts. I don’t think it’s really possible to do an arc about whether the Doctor and the Master’s pasts are based on a lie…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Can You Hear Me?

    The first thing that struck me about this episode were the parallels with Listen, and not just in the sequence of the titles – Listen, Can You Hear Me?  Both dealt with the hidden fears which lurk in our subconscious and in our nightmares; the insecurities and doubts which generate the monsters under the bed and the bogeymen haunting the shadows,…[Read more]

  • Arbutus replied to the topic Can You Hear Me?

    @blenkinsopthebrave      I watch on iTunes, so I don’t see it until Monday morning. Having just done so, I can now say that I really enjoyed this! I found it properly creepy, and interesting watching all the threads come together. I enjoyed the looks at the “real life” stories of the companions.

    @jimthefish    For what it’s worth, I think that s…[Read more]

  • Rob replied to the topic Can You Hear Me?

    Bit of a manic weekend so only managed to watch this late last night (bits of site being blown around entailing a trip to Somerset and back with added chainsaws).

    We both enjoyed Can You Hear Me, Zellin was properly sinister,  the fingers in your ears, another flashback to hiding behind the sofa.

    I get what your saying @jimthefish but perhaps…[Read more]

  • @craig, @jimthefish, @phaseshift

    Is there any chance of a new page for “TV Shows”?

    The page is in use again and it is way overdue for an upgrade.


  • Spider replied to the topic Praxeus

    I pretty much agree with @jimthefish here. I personally found this one very disappointing. For me it fell (as so many have) into the ‘great idea and set-up for a story that was ultimately let down by being poorly executed’.

    I was pleased that the environmental issue was done a bit more subtly than in Orphan 55, also the supporting cast were,…[Read more]

  • Mudlark replied to the topic Praxeus

    That was certainly topical, but the way in which the message was delivered was far from subtle, with rather too much high-speed exposition for my taste. It is the kind of subject which multi-episode stories have dealt with rather more effectively, and The Green Death is a prime example as @jimthefish has already pointed out; and that did it…[Read more]

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  • BadWolfAlice replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    @jimthefish Good point. My theory may have been partially wishful thinking as I also would have liked to see more of Gat. Then again, this is a show about time travel so that may not be out of the question…

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon

    @psymon – Yes, that’s a spoiler. That particular article is being discussed in the Spoilers forum

    @craig or @phaseshift or @jimthefish – can you do some post removal please? Ta

  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic Fugitive of the Judoon


    Maybe on early pre-Hartnell Gallifrey it was assumed to be impossible?

    That’s what I’d go for. The Martin Doctor and Gat are from Gallifrey’s past. Which past isn’t what the Doctor thinks, maybe. Or maybe it’s her own and the Master’s past?

    The thing about the alternate timeline – where are the clues? The only clue I could possibly…[Read more]

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