• Kevin Who replied to the topic Kerblam!

    My BG Who experience still isn’t what it should be, but as far as corporations being evil or not, this episode actually reminds me of The Green Death.

    That corporation (spoilers) turned out to be evil indeed – not surprising, given when it was produced and by whom – and yet remember those protesters at the start, wanting the jobs the corporation…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Kerblam!

    @xad4 – Hey, you’re right – I missed that.  Good one!!

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Kerblam!

    @pedant @lionheart564

    Work isn’t only a means to an end.

    I’m with @pedant here; 40 hours a week x 50-ish weeks a year x 30+ years = something that needs to be more meaningful than just a means to an end.

    P.S. I meant to mention above, loved loved loved the fez.

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Kerblam!

    Interesting comments above!  I actually liked this episode far better than any other this season; it had an interesting message but didn’t beat me over the head with it, gave everyone something to do, and even something appropriate (Yaz restraining Charlie, Ryan knowing how warehouses work), and didn’t leave me saying “Now wait a minute!” the…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @mudlark – Yes, second the motion.  Hope all does go well!!

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    @bluesqueakpip @arbutus @mudlark @jimthefish – You know, even aside from how controllable the TARDIS is, so far this series practically every antagonist has walked away.  It’d be a shame if companions had harder […]

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    Oh, that didn’t read quite right.  I’m not suggesting they aren’t already showing any!!

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    @mudlark – Yes, absolutely.  But I was trying to suggest it would have to be more so, if companions could not get home reliably as @bluesqueakpip suggested.

    Finding ways for companions to want to leave without […]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @blenkinsopthebrave – Well said, and your argument certainly makes sense.  The new historicals fit well with what I’ve seen of the original historicals.  Although I can’t say as I’ve liked the Hartnell historicals I’ve seen (I prefer to learn history from books).  But Chibnall is certainly staying true to Who.

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Rosa

    @dogboythecat – If you look around here, you’ll find I’m not enamored of the newest series, primarily for reasons of taste.  (I’m not completely thrilled with the stories and writing.)  However, if this series is losing viewers, it’s seemingly still having much higher numbers than almost all after-gap (AG) Who, and any drop off from episode 1 to e…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @bluesqueakpip – Well, it’s certainly far too soon to declare a trend.  Keep an eye on maybe.  And, again, ratings have got to trump the Index.

    It’s easy for me, somewhat put off by this season’s writing, to look for an excuse to say, “See?  Lots of everybody feels just like I do!”

    Except that’s rarely true, so I try to keep my critical fa…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @craig @bluesqueakpip – I got a PM along those lines too

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    @bluesqueakpip
    But, long-term, we’ve got to get out of this problem that RTD started. That the Doctor can now control the TARDIS, get people home reliably…
    This is where me beginning my Who experience so r […]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @ichabod @jimthefish

    in all his episodes Chibnall has never shown the remotest interest in the Doctor

    You know, I figured one reason for lots of companions was to take the load off the actor playing the Doctor.  All the promotion, personal appearances, etc. seems to take its toll.  So with more companions, less screen time for the Doctor, e…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    @bluesqueakpip – That makes a lot of sense.  You may be right.  It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out.  Because a couple of things come to mind for me.  Both more or less follow from something I’m pre […]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @arbutus

    By this point, I’m not sure how anyone can continue to argue that this isn’t the Doctor.

    Come now, it’s the internet! 😉  But don’t worry, I’m not going to take up the gauntlet. 🙂

  • Kevin Who commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    No more fun puzzles, time paradoxes.
    You know, that made me think of something.  Does this make sense?  Or am I making too much of something?

    RTD wanted to engage our minds but mostly our hearts.
    Moffat w […]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @bluesqueakpip

    …it’s deliberate: it is an artistic choice being made

    I know.  And it’s drawing ratings and mostly favorable response.  I get that.  But that choice is one that’s going to drive me away from about the only tv show I watch.

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    I’m afraid I’m with @jimthefish on this one, but maybe even more so.  This isn’t how the episode went, I know, except in my head:

    Doctor: …These people are protected!

    “Demons”: By whom?

    Doctor: By me!  I’m the Doctor, the Bringer of Darkness, the Oncoming Storm, the Imp of the Pandorica, the Beast of Trenzalore!  (deflates)  Well, I used to…

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  • So, have you seen or heard the rumors there won’t be a Christmas special, but a New Year’s one, instead?  (I’ve seen this attributed to the Mirror.)  The ostensible reason is the writers can’t think of anything new for a Christmas special.

    Admittedly they’ve gone through quite a few, but frankly, if the story is true, I think they just should h…[Read more]

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