• Mirime replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @missy I worked in retail for a while. Gives you a terrible view of the human race and I wasn’t exactly sociable before that.

    I prefer cats.

  • Mirime replied to the topic The Eaters of Light

    @missy same here. I don’t think I’ve ever been so upset at a regeneration.

  • Mirime replied to the topic The Eaters of Light

    He does seem determined to sacrifice himself with very little regard for the fact there will be another monster along next week, and given that he hates staying in one place for too long… :(

    I suspect Missy might well be trying her best, but I too thought of Ohila and ‘hope is a terrible thing on the scaffold’. No wonder he’s looking weary, all…[Read more]

  • Mirime replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @Missy there are a few of us around :)

  • Mirime replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @Missy I’m with you on that. And the hair is great isn’t it!

  • Mirime replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    @pedant I think you may be right about Chasm Forge.

    @nick the implication of the BSOD moment and ‘you don’t understand’ line is that it’s only then that he remembers at least something of the previous times.

  • Mirime replied to the topic Empress of Mars

    Oh I wrote a long post and it seems to have not made it through the ether. Damn.

    OK, short, rough version.

    Losing Clara – different to the other losses in that in a way she died three times – the Doctor failed to save her three times – and was willing to risk her life to save him.

    (by the way I don’t believe there ever was a ‘Clara Prime’, I…[Read more]

  • Mirime replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @nick could well be, but I’ve seen that once and it was 20 years ago while Deus Ex is one of my obsessions hobbies!

  • Mirime replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    I don’t agree with everything said in this link but it’s an interesting look at the philosophy of the ‘Trilogy’ truth in fidelity… (& it makes me appreciate it a bit more as a trilogy, even though it’s slagging it off a bit)

    @wolfweed Thanks for the link, it’s reminded me of something – anyone else here play the Deus Ex games? Because on the…[Read more]

  • Mirime replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    also his comment to Missy in front of Bill: “here’s the only other TL”

    @thane I’ve only watched it once but didn’t he say ‘this is the other last of the Time Lords’

  • Mirime replied to the topic The Lie of the Land

    @nerys another issue is that if everyone remembers all the attempted invasions and catastrophes the Earth in Doctor Who will move further and further away from real life which would be problematic for any story set in the present.

  • Can’t remember if this has been mentioned but just watched again and Bill’s jacket changes colour. It’s pink when she’s with Penny then blue later. Google tells me it’s reversible, but that doesn’t mean the change isn’t significant. She was wearing it when UN people turned up, a bit odd if with a potential crisis going on she’d said ‘yep, I’m…[Read more]

  • @Lisa @brewski how many monks have we seen? I seem to recall at some point it being said you need six people to properly pilot a Tardis…

    Without checking I seem to remember there being at least five in the glowy string room.

  • @missrori of course Clara was willing to risk the universe because she wanted Danny back. Bill giving away the Earth to save the Doctor at least makes sense from the point of view that the Doctor has saved the Earth repeatedly and without him, even if the Monks did give up, who will save the planet from the next lot who fancy a second home in the…[Read more]

  • @jimthefish I thought the barely moving mouths added to their creepiness. They’re not human, they’ve just taken on that shape. They’re quite possibly not even speaking out loud.

    As for the quick surrender, if you believed the end of the world was imminent and the aliens weren’t the cause but could prevent it (even at a cost) how many missiles…[Read more]

  • But your average domestic moggie and fancy breeds? They would be very quickly ‘selected out’.

    @pedant, many individuals would, and of course many domestic cats are spayed/neutered so it wouldn’t matter from a gene pool point of view. But I’ve certainly had cats that were fantastic hunters (unfortunately for the smaller creatures in our local…[Read more]

  • @pedant I suspect cats would do OK without us overall – obviously plenty of individuals wouldn’t – and the next generation would all be feral.

  • Mirime replied to the topic Extremis

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Or at least Missy said the Daleks told her about Darillium. The Daleks have never struck me as being the gossipy type!</p>

  • Mirime replied to the topic Extremis

    Meanwhile at io9’s review, the critic noted that the Doctor’s shabby coat in the Missy scenes is the same one he wears in the regeneration tease clips in the trailer for Series 10…

    @missrori that is probably why I was wondering about how disheveled he looked. There was something nagging at me about that and there’s the explanation.

    Which now…[Read more]

  • Mirime replied to the topic Extremis

    @wolfweed I think we knew he’d killed a lot both from his reaction to Bill questioning him and the comment made in ‘Hell Bent’ about the Doctor in the Time War:  “The first thing you will notice about the Doctor of War is he’s unarmed. For many, it’s also the last.”.

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