• Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @swankycriminal I think the elder version remembers the previous meeting only when it happens again. Before that he’s forgotten it because it still lies in his future.

    So, in Day of the Doctor, Eleven remembers meeting, well, Eleven, back when he was Ten only when he, Eleven, meets Ten.

    And both Ten and Eleven remember meeting Ten and Eleven…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @ichabod I think the Doctor felt that one person could possibly stay but with so many both universes were in danger of collapsing, and it might be that she knew that if she was that one person it would continue to collapse because of her nature.

    But Graham would only be with a copy of Grace. If you remember, in the Name Of The Doctor, when he…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Witchfinders

    @Paul in Europe between 75-85% of the people persecuted for witchcraft were women.

    In Early Stuart drama, Witches are overwhelmingly portrayed as women.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @tardigrade see this is why I actually like the use of frog form. I think the Doctor found it slightly endearing, and found it easier to feel warmer towards the Solitract when it wasn’t using the form of one of her friends (albeit a short friendship) the form that was being used to trap another of her friends, a form that completely screwed up by…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @mudlark It’s looking at them closely thats the problem, something about the size of their bodies…

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @jimthefish well just the one frog actually…

     

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    But aside from confirming what I always suspected about the bloody creatures, good episode. Looked amazing, great initial misdirection, and a baddie that isn’t really a baddie, just a dangerously lonely and powerful entity nearly blowing up the universe. It managed to both be a ‘the universe is in peril’ story and carry on the overall theme of…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    Just wanted to say, always hated moths anyway. They’ve always creeped me out.

    Really didn’t need an episode of flesh eating moths chasing people down dark corridors…

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 experiences are great presents! a friend of ours bought my boyfriend one with birds of prey, and added me on to it (carer’s perk!), so we get to have falcons etc on our arms.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 happy birthday! (thane17!)

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Witchfinders

    That said, they were off to attend a coronation, rather than intending to get stuck into a witch trials/aliens plot. But dramatically, for the plot, the lack of costume makes sense. And potentially, since the Doctor is trying really hard at the moment not to get involved in history, the unplaceableness still could make sense.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Witchfinders

    regarding the clothes, I can think of a reason for the crew not to be in costume. This is a time period where clothes still very much denoted status. I can’t remember if laws still specifically decreed what clothes you were allowed to wear according to your class, but if they didn’t, they had until fairly recently. This group of people turning up…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    @ichabod, and to be fair, at times the actors did seem to be working to that reading, especially in the mentioned conversation.

    re: housework – all writers need a ‘wife and servants to keep the kiddies in […]

  • Miapatrick commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    @bluesqueakpip, that’s a good point about status, this was still very a much a time of aristocratic power. The convents were gone, which had cut women down a little bit, but the patronage system was still very […]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Witchfinders

    Lots of interesting. Once again this Doctor is much firmer – in theory at least – about not messing with timelines. I feel sure this will come up near the end of the series. However, it is such a great change, I feel we’ll need some explanation for why this sudden emphasis on it.

    People have talked of hesitation, passivity, ineffectualness of th…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick commented on the post, Out of the comfort zone

    @whisht – I agree. But this does make me think very hard about the sci-fi/Chibnl aspects of the Rosa episode.

    As you say, it’s about ‘doing something about it’, but the right thing – peaceful protests like […]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Demons of the Punjab

    @turntheclock most of the tension within the episode was based on religion rather than race. As for social morality look at this

     

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Kerblam!

    sorry, pronoun slip in there at the top.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Kerblam!

    re: the system, The Doctor does have a history of holding the human race to a higher standard than artificial intelligence the human race has created. See Smile, for example. In that episode, does the fact they’ve forgotten killing so many people really make it all right? Possibly, partly because it was after all a problem in the programming, and…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @janetteb is is a writ thing because it can be disrespectful – calling servants by their surnames, for example, or school boys – surname without title can be disrespectful. But when I was at a school which had formerly been all boys, the boys being called by surname and the girls by first name didn’t sit well with me. (It didn’t help that roughly…[Read more]

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