• @jimthefish oh The Good Place is fabulous. How far have you got out of interest?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @charlie-cook wonder what the chances are it was the/a Doctor?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Something said on t’other place has made me think: how are we explaining River’s regeneration ability now? How would the Tardis be able to do that, if that isn’t how the Time Lords came to be in the first place?

    I suppose in theory it might actually have been done to her when she was held as a child.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @Lisa yup. I hate to agree with the Master, and mass murder is never justified, but there are times when I can see his point somewhat…

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @vervain it would though be pretty hard to follow ‘everything you think you know is a lie’ with something that doesn’t smash up a lot of canon, though.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Was this… the most complex suicide attempt ever? (I say attempt because it’s most likely a case of how, not if, the Master got away/survived).

    That the Master wanted to die seemed pretty clear from his disappointment that shrinking the lone Cyberman didn’t set it off. But at the same time, he wanted the Doctor to pull the trigger, a final…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    @bluesqueakpip yes it was odd. Not to mention the profession of nurse as we know it came about during a war, because of a war even, arguably.

    Also people who practice medicine, and people who teach are pretty much the oldest and most consistently found members of a civilisation.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    @blenkinsopthebrave yes – I already knew it was Guarda, but this episode really bought it out. I even said to my boyfriend ‘I like that it’s guard in Ireland.

    So I looked on OED and I feel that my response is reasonable. Police comes from public order, administration, possibly regulation. To police something is one kind of thing. To Guard is to…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    Not to mention showing Ryan’s growing confidence, working alone.

    So anyway, I’ve made my decision, and I’m sure CC is on tenterhooks to hear what I’ve decided, but: I’ll accept Graham leaving, Bradders does love doing his quiz shows, on condition that he returns for Christmas/New Year episodes and if they do a multi-Doctor story for the next…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    @blenkinsopthebrave I saw a little shared ‘moment’ between the two of them and predicted: Graham’s leaving, either through death or re-marriage.

    Both are actually set up too. He’s worried about the cancer returning. He still has feelings of guilt about Grace. Please, please, please be the second one, though. The man’s earned it, and it leaves…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Ascension Of The Cybermen

    @jimthefish The Doctor is definitely getting interesting, more edge. The bouncy freshness of her original regeneration feeling the pressure, perhaps, of so much time and memory

    .@ollie14, I think so too, but I also agree wit @bluesqueakpip that he’s the timeless child

    We now know that the Time Vortex can do one of two things to human style b…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Can You Hear Me?

    So, the problem of the Doctor’s lack of a sympathetic speech.

    I think the problem was that Graham really needed a chat with, well, Graham.

    Graham would have told him, in a kindly, sympathetic, but utterly down to earth way: well, none of us know how long we’ve got yet do we? And things looked pretty dark for you for a while back there. And you…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip oh that’s good to know!

    I’m studying Don Juan a few module blocks from now, so I’d like to think I’d have known that if I’d seen this episode later.

    ‘An over active imagination’ works splendidly with the gothic aspect as well.

  • Great timing for this if we’re considering looking at Penny Dreadful after Who ends…

    I didn’t much like (this is actually possibly the number one complaint on t’other place which is delightfully positive so far) the implication of cowardice in Byron. There is a difference between ghosts and an oncoming army, sure, but he did die in a war he was…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Praxeus

    One last thought about this episode – an interesting contrast I think – that yes, the plastics message was, maybe, a little heavy handed, though executed better than in episode three.

    On the other hand, the married couple was extremely well done. To the point where I didn’t feel particularly aware of anything being ‘done’ at the time (but then my…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Praxeus

    @geekknocker123 it has been said many times, but: Doctor Who has always engaged with political issues. Including, in the past, the dangers of all this plastic.

    I actually had a conversation on another site where someone was saying how much better this issue was handled in the 70’s, which I found slightly amusing. Because here we are.

    @Tardigrade[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Praxeus

    @ollie14 I don’t entirely get the sense of Yaz and Graham as a potential couple thing. Partly because ‘give me your sister’s number, I’ll be a great brother in law’ is just a really, really weird way to flirt.

    as for Yaz’s future, I can’t help wondering if there was another significance to featuring the Judoon. Would becoming a police officer on…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Praxeus

    @bluesqueakpip they do, though it would have been nice to have seen it more. I can definitely see Yaz roaming the universe – did they imply she was on an official sabbatical from police work? Seeing as the last time she got away she was told it was absolutely the last time… and obviously my dyspraxic heart cheers on seeing Ryan’s growing…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Praxeus

    darn it! fatherly advice. Must be all the birds.

    Incidentally the bird attacks are instantly relatable for anyone who has attempted to consume an ice cream on Llandudno pier. I really don’t recommend it.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Praxeus

    I feel that the companions were possibly at their best here, exhibiting a kind of confidence, competence, and in Yaz’s case, breathtaking recklessness that slightly adds to my feeling that a lot of their work and development is taking place off screen. It was nice seeing Graham do his stuff again, giving some kind, feathery advice like he does so…[Read more]

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