• Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @juniperfish I felt as though the 7% not human DNA was a big part of Barton’s coldness here.

    And I think the Master played the Nazi thing a bit camp mostly because he’d find the concept of human racism ridiculous – not because of anything fine in his character, but because he holds the whole species in such contempt. Pot calling the kettle a…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    @devilishrobby possibly because of the concept of the Time Lords as a really, really Big Bad. Bad enough to upset the Master, and he usually likes that kind of thing – I’m reminded hazily of Ten talking about how Time Lords have to look into something – and what was in it turned the Master mad, meanwhile, the Doctor started running. (it’s been a…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall part 2

    OK, interesting: ‘how else could I get your attention?’ or was it would – after all, how else would the Master get the Doctor’s attention? He can’t just call like a normal person…

    So this could be between Simm and Gomez, or after Gomez – I think I remember she refused to regenerate, did she? So has the Simm version.

    If between, the events of…[Read more]

  • @pedant yup, and often when they’re not metaphors for male sexual violence, they’re warnings against predatory lesbians..

    @juniperfish I don’t know – she was in hospital dying, so they would probably have run tests on her – she was asymptomatic when she drank the blood. It’s possible that the pain was the process of regeneration rather than the…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall

    @devilishrobb yes but the niceness at the end, the siding with him – that was the whole plan. Give him a Cyberman Army. That’s simply what she was up to. Not the kind of gift he would ever want. So still evil, but somehow kindly disposed towards the Doctor, which is the kind of change I’m talking about. Giving him the army was the idea from the…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall

    @devilishrobby oh she wasn’t good, but she built the cyber-army for him and referred to their ‘friendship’. She was less hostile to the Doctor, just as murdery to human beings.

  • @fatmaninabox it was Mina who had a bit of a thing for the barmaid, which to me means Victorian Clara confirmed. Agree about sister Agatha, was quite glad to see her come back.

    Episode two- The Master! The actors had a pretty good new year period!

    @pedant – additionally, I felt as though he realised that he’d always thought he could die any time…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall

    If these light creatures aren’t Cybermen, or not quite, we know that as well as changing people’s DNA if they get hold of them, they can be used to transport people from the site of one of their ‘bodies’, to this weird place, and from there to the site of another of their bodies. So if they grab hold of you, you’re destroyed and replaced by a…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall

    @arbutus – he did – but not so quickly. Haha, caught me, I’m the master, finally got you, now you die! Now obviously the Master’s MO is heavily influenced by the fact that it’s part of an episodic drama made for TV. But that’s the same reason you could say Hamlet prevaricates. So in drama you make it part of the personality. The Master favours…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall

    @cathannabel ah I suppose it’s a matter of balance. Overall relatively positive at t’other place, more positivity than I’ve seen lately at least. And random box ticking winning hand at bingo troll over here.

    Ah but what you have to understand is said troll isn’t just talking about this place, oh no. They’re referring to the internet. The t…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall

    @ollie14: Missy wasn’t with him all the time, though, so he might remember bits. I think it’s possible, if he is between Simms and Gomez, that he has an extra sense of hostility towards the Doctor but doesn’t quite know why, just running with it. Of course, all this is based on the idea that the Master is being honest with the Doctor in the last…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall

    Yorkshire is still recognised as a geographical and cultural region. When it comes to specific police stations, like hospitals, the program will tend to make them up.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall

    @badwolfalice a few people – like @thecaptain above have speculated that this Master comes between Simm and Gomez, which I think might make sense. I think the aliens are Cyberman related at least, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a Master quite so instantly, frantically determined (or claiming to be) to kill the Doctor. The master usually likes to…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Spyfall

    I’d heard rumours of cyber men – possibly from a promise of ‘old enemies’, but not a whisper of the Master.

    I think the aliens are cybermen, especially what with the Master and all.

    So has the Master switched right back? I’ll be concerned if historically the closest the Master comes to redemption is when they’re a woman. But you never, never, kn…[Read more]

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

    HappyNew Year everyone, and NEW DOCTOR WHI TOMORROW!

    In my house there is so much booze I’m slightly frightened, we’ve already had two dinners, and someone’s already fell asleep.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @janetteb thanks, love. I’m feeling pretty pessimistic at the moment (at least I’ll either be right or pleasantly surprised…) dark days indeed. The fact that tomorrow is Friday the 13th really doesn’t help!

    I’m hoping for a small victory at least, that I’ll feel part of. The candidate I’m voting for slashed the incumbents majority from about…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @missy his ‘shut up – shuttedy shuttedy up’ moment in his last season (I think) was a clear tribute to his Malcolm.  The man has fantastic timing and verbal dexterity, so I suppose the lesson is, if you’re going to do something, do it well.

     

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

    @cathannabel I’m so sorry to hear this. I absolutely think Who can be a source of hope and comfort – especially here. x

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @thane16 the outline for assignment scoring is written, in my opinion, for advanced STEM students. It’s all quite complicated. The conversation there came about because I was reminding people (and myself) that the first assignment score accounts for only 5% of the taught module score (which is itself only 50% of the Masters) so, not to panic. But…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic BBC Approved Spoilers

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