• thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @miapatrick @pedant

    ooh, The Rick! Don’t you just love his hair?

    Bowie: Well, I can’t comment on his talent. But I wish I had his hair.

    rimshot 😀

    Puro

  • @miapatrick

    Not all of us. I, for example, am a little bit rickroll.

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @miapatrick

    Maybe the Doctor could ‘magically rewire his brain’. But that would be a terrible path for the show to take.

    I agree completely.  I have to remember Vincent and the Doctor, and how the show is more special for letting us see what the Doctor can’t do, too.

  • @craig @ichabod @miapatrick @pedant @idiotsavon

    Let’s play Finger The @Cumquat

    No. Wait. That came out way more obscene than intended.

    Or did it?

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

    @ichabod @miapatrick @pedant @idiotsavon

    Let’s just say I won’t be taking any action against the hilarious cumquat – it’s not me either though, by the way.

    Edit: As the new Doctor might say “Or is she?”

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

    @miapatrick Well Chibnall wrote episode 10 and in my book it’s one of the better episodes of this season, but really does not say much at all as this is easily the worst season ever. He has little to no talent IMHO.
    As for the directing of episode 9 the scenes with Ribbons, the moths etc dreadful. When he goes for the “tubular” and gets killed.…[Read more]

  • ichabod replied to the topic It Takes You Away

    @miapatrick To me the high concept of this series is that the monsters are not just monsters.

    Yes, that seems to be a theme here — consistent with a Doctor who’s “heroic” on a deliberately smaller scale, so her companions can share in the heroics on a human scale, instead of having to stretch hard to help rescue a  planet, a species, a u…[Read more]

  • Yay! Graham faced his demon and survived. The series arc was never the Stenza, or Tim Shaw, it was Graham’s journey (and on another level, Ryan’s). False gods, the value of life, the soul-destroying nature of a life focused on vengeance. Tim Shaw paid the price for this, Graham didn’t have to. And Team TARDIS is the Doctor’s fam!

    @Miapatrick   T…[Read more]

  • @miapatrick

    One of the things that struck me in this episode was how much the Doctor has grown. Compare the Smith Doctor and Bishop Octavian with the Whittaker Doctor and the Ux religion. Plus her spelling out her (variable) rules about weapons. Generally, anything that can be rebuilt is fine to blow up. People, on the other hand, can’t be…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @miapatrick Agreed!  It’s a terrific episode which benefits from repeat viewings and shows the Doctor in a variety of acting poses: she’s quite “terrified” and yet manages to laugh while saying so without doing a Tennant:

    “this is the worst and most terrifying monster in the history of the universe (delivered with immense doctory-ness) and so…[Read more]

  • thane16 replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @miapatrick Agreed!  It’s a terrific episode which benefits from repeat viewings and shows the Doctor in a variety of acting poses: she’s quite “terrified” and yet manages to laugh while saying so without doing a Tennant:

    “this is the worst and most terrifying monster in the history of the universe (delivered with immense doctory-ness) and so…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @pedant @bluesqueakpip @miapatrick @jimthefish

    I agree.  I’ve made clear, I think, that I haven’t been enjoying this season as I’d hoped.  But it would absolutely be a terrible outcome for JW to leave after one season.  I’m glad she’s sticking around at least one more year, and preferably two.  A Doctor’s third year is often (10, 12) their bes…[Read more]

  • JimTheFish replied to the topic Dr Who News (4)

    @pedant @bluesqueakpip @miapatrick

    Yeah, this doesn’t contradict anything that was coming out of the rumour mill. Whittaker and Chibbers were always going to on board for s12, as far as I know.

    Not sure about spurious though. A single source so far but I’ve seen no denials of a delay or a split season. I wouldn’t be massively surprised if either…[Read more]

  • @miapatrick @bluesqueakpip

    I think the rumour was more two seasons and then both leave (along with the spurious rumour about delay until 2020).

  • nerys replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @miapatrick Thank you for posting that link! Sometimes trolling has its virtues, in that it prompts posts like yours with that link. You said you’ve posted it before, but for whatever reason that’s my first time reading it. Sometimes we need to be reminded of how progressive the times before us have been, and how in reality what is deemed “PC” is…[Read more]

  • @miapatrick

    Still love that link.

    I love the term ‘edgelord’. That’s you @magickirin. It’s code for ‘complete fuckwit who needs some sex’.

    Also: Gay gypsy bar mitzvah for the disabled is one of the funniest things I have ever read.

  • thane16 replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @miapatrick @bluesqueakpip Agreed.

    You could argue cracks were showing, and that he was becoming dangerous…”

    I found 12 in his night-shirt quite distressing. Walking around London searching for the lost dinosaur? Bleating on the top of buildings? It was almost undignified! People complaining (and I get it, I really do) that the current Doctor…[Read more]

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @miapatrick – Brilliant!

  • Kevin Who replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @bluesqueakpip @miapatrick

    I think the desire of the creative team for a new direction could explain why we’ve had an entire series without any old favourites at all – but if the Doctor has made an emotional clean slate and the production team want to hide it, then that would also explain it.

    Very good point.

    Let’s see what comes up in the final…

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  • Bluesqueakpip replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @miapatrick and @kevinwho

    Yeah. I think the desire of the creative team for a new direction could explain why we’ve had an entire series without any old favourites at all – but if the Doctor has made an emotional clean slate and the production team want to hide it, then that would also explain it.

    Having no fear of the Daleks, for example, would…[Read more]

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