• MissRori replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @ichabod A while back I read Steve Silberman’s Neurotribes, which is effectively a history of autism in its being recognized, diagnosed, defined, etc.  It notes that early SF fandom and clubs in the 1920s or so seemed to attract a lot of people who, today, would likely be diagnosed as autistic.  In fact they seemed to be the people who helped or…[Read more]

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

    @tempusfugit At this point about the only vacation time I take off from work save for an annual week in Las Vegas is specifically for going to conventions, usually just a few hours away in Chicagoland.  Not an exotic locale for the money but it’s more than worth it to see the Artist Alleys, cosplayers, and so forth.

    The Who-specific conventions…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Faces of the Doctor

    @tempusfugit @ichabod @janetteb I pretty strongly identified with and sympathized with Twelve’s grumpiness in Series 8 because I could see where it came from.  I am on the autism spectrum, and I understand what it is to have no interest in small talk, to be grumpy, brusque, and blunt in the heat of trying to get things done — being too focused…[Read more]

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

    @tempusfugit @ichabod What’s funny is that I couldn’t really get into Tennant — I’d really enjoyed Eccleston’s one season, but Series 2 just came off as too focused on character angst for me, the sort of problem I’d had with the expanded universe novels, specifically the ones from the 1990s — they seemed more interested in analyzing and…[Read more]

  • @tempisfugit Hi, I would have replied sooner but I was out of town for a convention and then needed some time to recover. 😉

    This forum is still active, along with the episode specific ones. 🙂 12 is my Doctor too and he was far from my first! (Gushgushgush)

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

    @thane16 I think those theories carry some weight.  From what I’ve gleaned in other, sometimes more disreputable parts of the ‘net, a lot of fans were let down by the latter two Matt Smith seasons, and Moffat in particular was getting a pretty big hatedom (especially regarding how he wrote female characters).  The 50th anniversary special and t…[Read more]

  • @ichabod and company: I’m not too worried about Mackie.  She did some theatre in London this past spring and has been getting lots of conventions under her belt otherwise.  I hope to meet her at Chicago TARDIS this Thanksgiving.  Whovians take care of their own!  😀

    Capaldi definitely has been taking it easy.  Aside from the David Copp…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @craig Sorry to hear you’ve had some really tough times.  I hope things turn around soon, and how cool that you encountered Matt!

    I don’t follow filming reports and such, and a recent shoulder injury’s still got me down, so I’ve been quiet too.  But hopefully Series 11 will give me lots to talk about!  🙂  Also, I made it to the Reg…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    So sorry to hear about your troubles Missy!  Take care and be happy… <3 <3

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @missy I would have liked to see Twelve learn that he brought Missy around to the side of “gud” too given how the Testimony works, especially as she was the one constant in his grand arc as it were, but at the same time that would have compromised the nature of her demise — “Without hope, without witness, without reward”.  Between that and…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @ichabod You make good points on the memory issue.  Of course this was considered in Series 9 with the Ashildr/Me arc, with the idea of her human brain not able to hold all the memories of her evolving existence, and the larger conceit of characters forgetting/being made to forget/remembering things in turn, starting with Davros remembering his…[Read more]

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

    @jimthefish @thane16  A belated thank you for the good vibes.  Heaven knows my country needs them right now… 😉

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

    Hello all,

    I’ve had a run of bad luck lately that isn’t letting up, and a bad case of cabin fever in this rough Midwestern winter.  I had been hoping to get out to the Regeneration Who con in Baltimore (late next month) to meet Peter Capaldi — my parents wanted to make the trip my 40th birthday present — but circumstances are not looking…[Read more]

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

    @trinajoanne  I have found Blogtor Who (blogtorwho.com) to be the best of the unofficial news sites for collecting legit stories/press releases about all aspects of the Whoniverse, including other projects the cast and crew are busy with.

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @tardis123 @bluesqueakpip  It’s either one or the other, which the Testimony specifically gives as a “present” to the Doctor.  🙂

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    Okay, thinking back on what people (here and elsewhere) were hoping/expecting to see in this one — I was glad this story didn’t turn out to be the First and Twelfth Doctor’s sides of “The Day of the Doctor”, but why wasn’t Susan Foreman brought back for a cameo?  Apparently Peter Capaldi hoped his Doctor would meet her, and they did find a way…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @tardigrade The Doctor may have bought into it with the Library, but at this point he’s had experience with the Nethersphere too, so he has some reason to have doubts over whether such a concept works/is a good thing or not, I suppose.

    Regarding the cue cards, I was okay with them, though I can see where some thought this overplayed Twelve’s…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    @jimthefish The Moff has said that “The Doctor Falls” was supposed to be the regeneration but Chibnall didn’t want to introduce Thirteen for Christmas and the show wouldn’t get any more Christmas specials if they skipped a year, so Moff decided to go with the coda approach you mentioned to squeeze out one more story for Twelve.  And yes, I did…[Read more]

  • MissRori replied to the topic Twice Upon a Time

    I notice that one question people have with this one is “Why bring back Rusty the Dalek, of all 12th Doctor-specific characters?”  Here’s my theory:

    It fits in with the episode’s larger war-and-peace, soldiers and Doctors motif.  Rusty is sort of the bad counterpart to the good Captain, stuck in a situation he didn’t create.  Thanks to the po…[Read more]

  • @nerys The article was written and posted before the Christmas special aired, and isn’t discussing it with regards to the endings of Clara and Bill.  The author is just referring to their respective fates in “Hell Bent” and “The Doctor Falls” — both women die, at least in a metaphorical sense, and the Doctor isn’t able to do anything for them as…[Read more]

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