• Miapatrick replied to the topic Resolution

    @kevinwho agree about Yaz, the problem at the moment is that the Doctor absolutely loves her, but we haven’t really seen much of why. I mean, we can see why she would, she’s a perfectly lovely character, but we haven’t really seen her do much – in this episode, she escorted two people through the vault to the stairs.

    So like a lot of people I’m…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Resolution

    Also, one thought. When she comments about dads being complicated ‘so I’m told’ is that a nod to her relationship (or lack of it) with her own father, or a comment on her relationship with her own children in the past?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Resolution

    I thought that was good. And nothing like a Dalek to make the Doctor go, well, full Doctor. I’m the Doctor, Earth is protected. Maybe if I just tell them that they’ll go away…

    100% thought Graham would sacrifice himself for Ryan’s dad.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Happy New Year everyone! (before I get too drunk to safely post.)

    This year’s been pretty rough in my household. There have been death threats, serious surgery, close friends dying and nearly dying. Other close friends lost. And three of our dogs died, one of them yesterday. So mostly I’m just settling down and waiting for this bloody abomination…[Read more]

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

    @pedant When I played it the second time, I almost became less excited but more interested by what he’s doing with this. The second time I deliberately tried to make different choices, didn’t find many different scenes. There seems to be several optional endings and only one absolute, though I’ve been told there are five ‘real’ endings.

    I’m…[Read more]

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

    Has anyone watched the new Black Mirror episode?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @ddoherty95 Matt Smith for me. They’re both great, but I think the thing is, the show runner is a key part of it. Smith was a quintessential Moffat Doctor, Tennant was perfect for RTD, and I’m (with respect to RTD’s achievement) team Moffat.

    When Moffat wrote for RTD, the characters that stand out to me are the characters he created – Captain…[Read more]

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

    @winston – they love their jumpers. Unfortunately, day turned out less than perfect since one doggie (who is suffering from heart and kidney failure) decided she needed a tummy bug to round things off.  I mean, she’s up on the window seat as we talk shouting at passers by so we’re not panicking, but let’s just say she’s given me lots of Christmas…[Read more]

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

    Merry Christmas everyone. Currently drinking tea with brandy, watching Mika on youtube, dogs are wearing their Christmas jumpers, beans on toast later for dinner. Christmas traditions are whatever you make them.

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

    @Craig I don’t know if it concerns me, personally, it certainly doesn’t surprise me. The episodes by other writers were in my opinion much better. (Though I will say that his episodes for this series are among his best work).

    Rosa – it’s tempting to assume the time traveler elements were Chibnall, most of the setting the other writer, but both…[Read more]

  • @ichabod I’m a fan of the Netflixs Marvel TV shows, and one thing I like about episodes mades specifically for the platform is the irregular run times. It’s not usually more than a few minutes, but it feels as though if they felt an episode had to be 53 minutes, it’s 53 minutes, if they felt this particular episode was a 46 minute story, they did…[Read more]

  • @magickirin I see where you’re coming from with Graham not moving on – but I disagree. At the beginning he decided to travel with The Doctor while standing in his now empty flat talking to Grace in his head. So yes, there is a degree of avoidance, of not wanting to stay in the place where he spent, it appears, the happiest but much too short time…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @ichabod that’s a good point, and after all, in his final season, 12 was a professor. And what did we call people with that job at Polytechnics before they got turned into universities? Lecturers.

    I think sex/gender is affecting how some people respond to theDoctor. I’ve seen her accused of ‘hectoring’ a grieving father (for telling his blind…[Read more]

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

    @everyone – but aren’t we all, in our way, a little bit @cumquat? Or isn’t there at least, a little @cumquat inside us all?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    So, while waiting for the New Years Day episode (and dreading the approaching Who-less year that will follow. And hoping the BBC/Netflixs keep the old episodes on their platforms for the duration) I’ve been thinking a lot about Ryan.

    Graham was, rightly, for many people the stand out character and people have noted how his relationship with R…[Read more]

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

    @cumquat I can only apologise (and thus compound the wrong) but, like @idiotsavon, I can only say, I try, but I fail. For example, while I flexed my fingers over my laptop with the purpose of pouring out a torrent of abuse in response to your posting, I have all but lost control of my fingers which insist on asking you:

    Really five Basset…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip yes that was interesting from Yaz. Graham, quite reasonably, struggled. Ryan felt right away his gran wouldn’t have wanted that, especially not for Graham. Meanwhile Yaz was seriously making that calculation. This series the character development quite understandably focused on the two people who had just lost someone they loved.…[Read more]

  • @bluesqueakpip absolutely. I really think her objection in the first episode was about the human (can’t remember his name – Colin?) who tried to kill Tim Shaw, it was more for his sake, the effect that killing another being has on a person.

    It would have destroyed Graham. The spellchecker on here wanted to change my misspelling to ‘distorted’ and…[Read more]

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

    @psychossassin I would assume an auton doesn’t count as a life form? They’re non organic and automated by a disembodied consciousness.

  • @bluesqueakpip hope – and Grace. Never such a well named character. I’ve kept thinking, through this series, of this line ‘Justice is getting what you deserve. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. Grace is getting what you don’t deserve.’ You can give out justice, you can dispense mercy, or you can bestow grace.

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